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Path64 #1 Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:43 PM

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Have had fun in the IS6 but I noticed that it really struggles with the new meta and the influx of all these new prem heavys (or is it just my lack of skill?).  I am considering selling it because I could use the silver for researched unbought TXs.

Any opinions out there for or against selling? 


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I've rarely taken it out since the new MM, and the same with the 112. The penetration is always going to be a challenge, and it has been fun in the past. It seems like tier IX games are a lot more common than top tier, and most tier 8 tanks don't struggle against the IS6 so unless it's your only premium Russian heavy and you need it for crew training I can't think of a reason to take it out of the garage at the moment.

 

I suppose you could sell it, but I don't know how MM is going to change again as they are looking at it. There was an acknowledgement on the Q&A news item that tier 8 and 6 isn't working effectively. That may impact on tier 8 PMM. 

 

In principle I don't sell a PMM tank, just in case they pull them totally. For silver, don't forget TB on a weekend is good for filling the coffers.



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no, rip.

 

Wait till next trade period.


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BKatt #4 Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

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@OP: My advice is, if you dont enjoy it, sell the damn tank.

Silver is always usable. And theres no point in keeping something u dont enjoy.



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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 27 August 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

I've rarely taken it out since the new MM, and the same with the 112. The penetration is always going to be a challenge, and it has been fun in the past. It seems like tier IX games are a lot more common than top tier, and most tier 8 tanks don't struggle against the IS6 so unless it's your only premium Russian heavy and you need it for crew training I can't think of a reason to take it out of the garage at the moment.

 

I suppose you could sell it, but I don't know how MM is going to change again as they are looking at it. There was an acknowledgement on the Q&A news item that tier 8 and 6 isn't working effectively. That may impact on tier 8 PMM. 

 

In principle I don't sell a PMM tank, just in case they pull them totally. For silver, don't forget TB on a weekend is good for filling the coffers.

 

Yeah the only reason I haven't sold it is the chance that something might change since many tanks are flat out useless now.  I sold my superpershing as that was the worst of the lot with the changes IMO.  There are 87 tanks in my depot so I reckon I could find some others to sell.

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The sheer amount of T9 games the T8 PMMs get is a problem, but I wouldn't sell it. Buffs seem to be in the woodwork, once they can figure out what to actually do. Worst-case it might be worth it in case of another tank swap - which I expected to be followed soon by buffs to currently weak tanks.

 

Other tanks I've simply pawned, as the +10% rebuy cost is practically nothing. IS-6 stays, for the time being, though 60-70% T9 games tell me that actually playing it is a waste.



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View PostBKatt, on 27 August 2017 - 03:05 PM, said:

@OP: My advice is, if you dont enjoy it, sell the damn tank.

Silver is always usable. And theres no point in keeping something u dont enjoy.

 

True that but I used to enjoy it.

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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

 

Yeah the only reason I haven't sold it is the chance that something might change since many tanks are flat out useless now.  I sold my superpershing as that was the worst of the lot with the changes IMO.  There are 87 tanks in my depot so I reckon I could find some others to sell.

 

Print a list, I love a good spring clean.

 

The premium tanks I've sold/traded in were the CDC and Panther 8.8. If the IS6 wasn't PMM it would have gone the journey as well. 

 

Just an idea. Have you looked through your depot and cleared out any modules or ammunition you don't need any more? There's sometimes a lot of cash sat there on the shelf.



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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 03:43 PM, said:

Any opinions out there for or against selling? 

It's a premium tank you bought with real cash and the game constantly changes. No need to be hasty...

 

 



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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 03:11 PM, said:

 

True that but I used to enjoy it.

 

Well if you used to enjoy it. Perhaps give it the benefit of the doubt, as others have said. It might change. Who knows, perhaps its the next Defender.

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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 02:43 PM, said:

Have had fun in the IS6 but I noticed that it really struggles with the new meta and the influx of all these new prem heavys (or is it just my lack of skill?).  I am considering selling it because I could use the silver for researched unbought TXs.

Any opinions out there for or against selling? 

 

I think you are correct, the IS6 is just not the tank it once was since the new OP T8 premiums started being sold. I notice the Lowe also got an armour buff - that makes a good difference to that prem tank now compared to IS6.

 

I have sold two prem T8 tanks on myself, the Lowe before the buff, and the French FCM. Keep in mind if you don't have another prem T8 credit earning tank besides that one, you will struggle to make any money fast after selling the IS6. But yeah, on paper the IS6 isn't that good (up there) a heavy now after all the new Prem tanks that have come since after it.

 

I think there's only the Lowe worth parting with £40 for (and that's only because of the armour buff it got), the T34 and IS6 are too old and outdated on stats.
 


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View PostGaryThomasBolton, on 27 August 2017 - 03:38 PM, said:

 

I think you are correct, the IS6 is just not the tank it once was since the new OP T8 premiums started being sold. I notice the Lowe also got an armour buff - that makes a good difference to that prem tank now compared to IS6.

 

I have sold two prem T8 tanks on myself, the Lowe before the buff, and the French FCM. Keep in mind if you don't have another prem T8 credit earning tank besides that one, you will struggle to make any money fast after selling the IS6. But yeah, on paper the IS6 isn't that good (up there) a heavy now after all the new Prem tanks that have come since after it.

 

I think there's only the Lowe worth parting with £40 for (and that's only because of the armour buff it got), the T34 and IS6 are too old and outdated on stats.
 

 

Yeah I bought the Lowe a couple of months ago as it seems to still be a decent option atm, useable armour and gun.  Lusted after the FCM back in the day but abstained, wisely in retrospect.

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It's going to get buffed soon. Issue is that WG going by the recent Q&A, is that they are not 100% sure what approach to pick. Either give it a modest pen, along with better aim time etc and keep the +1 MM. Or give it a massive pen buff and remove the limited MM. And ofc offer refunds to those that want it, as most bought it for +1 MM alone. KV-5 will get the same deal.

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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 27 August 2017 - 03:14 PM, said:

 

Print a list, I love a good spring clean.

 

The premium tanks I've sold/traded in were the CDC and Panther 8.8. If the IS6 wasn't PMM it would have gone the journey as well. 

 

Just an idea. Have you looked through your depot and cleared out any modules or ammunition you don't need any more? There's sometimes a lot of cash sat there on the shelf.

 

 

 

I think after reading the replies here I will be patient and hold on to the IS 6 for now in anticipation of a fix thanks guys.

 

oh and as requested LRS (there are 4 thumbnails there)

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Can you notice 2 vehicle types that are conspicuously absent from my lineup?


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View PostBalc0ra, on 27 August 2017 - 05:24 PM, said:

It's going to get buffed soon. Issue is that WG going by the recent Q&A, is that they are not 100% sure what approach to pick. Either give it a modest pen, along with better aim time etc and keep the +1 MM. Or give it a massive pen buff and remove the limited MM. And ofc offer refunds to those that want it, as most bought it for +1 MM alone. KV-5 will get the same deal.

 

Where did you read that?

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View PostBalc0ra, on 27 August 2017 - 04:24 PM, said:

It's going to get buffed soon. Issue is that WG going by the recent Q&A, is that they are not 100% sure what approach to pick. Either give it a modest pen, along with better aim time etc and keep the +1 MM. Or give it a massive pen buff and remove the limited MM. And ofc offer refunds to those that want it, as most bought it for +1 MM alone. KV-5 will get the same deal.

 

That sounds promising but as Jocmeister asks where did you see it?

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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

 

 

 

I think after reading the replies here I will be patient and hold on to the IS 6 for now in anticipation of a fix thanks guys.

 

oh and as requested LRS (there are 4 thumbnails there)

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gar2.jpg

gar3.jpg

gar4.jpg

Can you notice 2 vehicle types that are conspicuously absent from my lineup?

 

If you're after some credits and need a yard sale, this would be my suggestion. Obviously you're a connoisseur with no arty to sell.....:B

 

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I know the Cent is getting a buff, but if you've got the 7/1 and tier IX plays well with this MM do you need the Cent ?

AMX 50 100 seems to struggle at the moment, as does the T54E1. You've got the 13 90 so do you want the 12t as well?

T1 seems to struggle at tier V at the moment.

 

If you're really desperate then maybe lose the Vickers?

 

Just my thoughts, but you might have made enough credits tooning this afternoon.....:coin:!


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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 27 August 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

 

If you're after some credits and need a yard sale, this would be my suggestion. Obviously you're a connoisseur with no arty to sell.....:B

 

sell.jpg

 

I know the Cent is getting a buff, but if you've got the 7/1 and tier IX plays well with this MM do you need the Cent ?

AMX 50 100 seems to struggle at the moment, as does the T54E1. You've got the 13 90 so do you want the 12t as well?

T1 seems to struggle at tier V at the moment.

 

If you're really desperate then maybe lose the Vickers?

 

Just my thoughts, but you might have made enough credits tooning this afternoon.....:coin:!

 

Good suggestions the T1 and cent 1 are kept for purely sentimental reasons so I could get rid of them (I find the VK3001 H much more fun as a T5 heavy).  50-120 is researched but the 50-100 can be useful in TBs at times.  The T54E1 is almost done research wise and the Bat chat 12t is actually recently done (AMX 30) but there are more branches that can unlock.

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View PostPath64, on 27 August 2017 - 07:39 PM, said:

 

Good suggestions the T1 and cent 1 are kept for purely sentimental reasons so I could get rid of them (I find the VK3001 H much more fun as a T5 heavy).  50-120 is researched but the 50-100 can be useful in TBs at times.  The T54E1 is almost done research wise and the Bat chat 12t is actually recently done (AMX 30) but there are more branches that can unlock.

 

You're right, the 50 100 can be useful in TB on the right map with the right teams, but is it a good credit earner if you're just keeping it for TB? If you're going for an autoloader heavy then the Emil 1 has the turret, and a 30 second reload instead of 45. You have the joy that is grinding the Swedish line as well. But if you're not that desperate maybe keep the 50 100 and crank it up for the weekend.

 

A 45 second reload tank at tier 8 must be a challenge at the moment in solo randoms with this MM.



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Still seems to perform alright for me...




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