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phlaminius #1 Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

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I am trying to get the T55A. I think I have (nearly) all the German premium mediums in WOT (I'm into WW2 and all that) so I'm particularly keen. When I do play well, it's generally only in medium tanks so the personal missions are like pulling teeth. I only have the MT-15 done with honours. I did the TD/Arty/HT without honours so I need to complete the LT missions. My problem is in a month of trying I have come across 2 games with 3 arty for LT-7, the two times I got 3 arty I was too jittery to think as I thought I won't get another game with 3 arty until the next ice age - too much pressure. I got close but each time my team (without realising it) denied me my chance.

 

Anyway, with the grand battles it seems my chance of redoing the other missions "with honours" has gone up. Or should I try a tier 10 LT and get it done? How many arty are people seeing in grand battles? I have no tier 10 arty or LT whatever I do will involve a LOT of tech tree grinding.



laulaur #2 Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

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The arty limit in GB is 4.

DuncaN_101 #3 Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

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You can also retry the last missions of the other classes WITH honours.
It's how I got my t55a

Aikl #4 Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

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Finding an arty to platoon with helps a bit, at least.

TerpsyX #5 Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:43 AM

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I didn't drive my t55a the last patch but you will be disapointed my friend.

Fought so hard for that tank only to be penned in every occasion I found myself against the usual t62s, BCs etc....

And all these for no extra money since its only a reward tank....

 

Just a fair warning, since  you are a collector and you will get it anyway.



NervosCuNervii #6 Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:41 AM

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T-55a is now straight up worse than the T-54. Before it had a worse hull and slightly worse mobility. Now it has a worse turret as well.

Edited by NervosCuNervii, 01 September 2017 - 11:42 AM.


DorsVenabiIi #7 Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

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View PostNervosCuNervii, on 01 September 2017 - 11:41 AM, said:

T-55a is now straight up worse than the T-54. Before it had a worse hull and slightly worse mobility. Now it has a worse turret as well.

 

It's a way better sniper. I love the T55A, gunhandling and accuracy is awesome. I never liked T54 and I haven't tested it out yet this patch. 

 

In my opinion T55A has become more unique and I consider it to be the superior medium tank, it's just not as idiotproof as T54 so you have to play a bit more snipey and more as a support. 



eldrak #8 Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

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You're a good enough player. Just keep going and you'll get it eventually.

Chopchopchop #9 Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

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I gave=up and moved to the next mission....then I didn't spotted and damage all 3 artys in 1 game....so i have to go back to it again....

 

30 vs 30 might not be the best place for that, 2 reasons;

1) it is in random queue, I don't know the chance to get in to them battles.

2) even if you are end-up to get in one, it still not 100% to have artys(or 3) in the battle, but you will have to face 30 enemy on a bigger map. Unless you learned the map. You should have a better chance to find 3 arty on the maps you know.



StinkyStonky #10 Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:30 PM

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View Postphlaminius, on 31 August 2017 - 08:51 PM, said:

... the personal missions are like pulling teeth. 

 

You can say that again

 

I have every PM up to MT-15 (2k damage to tank destroyers) for the T28 HTC done with honours.

 

It's become increasingly annoying but a week ago I bought the BC 25t AP and so spent all day yesterday trying to do MT-15-2 and I eventually did it.

 

Here's what I noticed.

80-90% of games have 3 or less TDs.

5% of games have 7 or 8 TDs (if you play TDs you probably see these quite often and you'll notice there are only 2 or 3 mediums).

 

In all games, but especially in the very rare games with lots of TDs, I played cautiously initially and only took shots if it was important to be able to get past tank(s) (to the precious TDs behind).  A lot of the time it was important to let the enemy wipe out a lot of my team (I didn't want lights/meds rushing to share the precious TDs).

With an autoloader, if there was a TD amongst other tanks, I was reluctant to "waste" shots on other tanks, even if it was the strategically correct thing to do (screw wn8).

Only once all (most) of the precious TDs had been killed did I revert to "normal" play.

 

Yesterday I finally got a game on Ensk with 7-8 TDs.  I initially sniped in the town (at a TD, avoiding wasting shells on Heavies/Meds).  After a while I was able to flank down "TD road" (ironically there were no TDs on it).  I was able to side clip a Strv S1 and then reload before a T28 HTC "rushed" me (I clipped him from the front - RNGesus was smiling at me).  I then got a few shots on another TD before I noticed I'd done 2500 damage with only 350 against non-TDs (a T29).  So I then camped like a coward while my team cleaned up the remaining enemy.

 

I've now got an extra female and I'm on MT-11 for T55a (ram kill).  It's nice to be able to play mediums normally instead of like a complete male hen.

 

Many of the PMs are just dumb.



StinkyStonky #11 Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

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FYI, I'm also stuck on LT-7.

 

Salti_Jedi recommends "M41 Bulldog or T37, 59-16, T-71 (if you are lucky to get 3 spg’s, use the auto loader capabilities, DO NOT YOLO TO FIND THEM. If they have been spotted, wait and re spot them again before engaging)".

https://www.saltyjedi.com/55a-lights

 

I think any autoloader (in my case I'm thinking BC-12t or AMX 12 90) is a good choice.  Salty's advise to let spotted arty go unspotted before you engage (i.e. re-spot them) is good, but the crucial thing is you only need to damage an arty, not kill it, so once you've hit it once, move on to the next and then the next (this will be hard as you instinct will be to use a 2nd, or 3rd shot, to get the kill).

 

When you (and I) do get this it will be from a lucky break where a flank collapses and you are able to run their side of the map and come across all 3 arty in the same corner.  When this happens you have to quickly damage each one before your "allies" kill any that you haven't damaged.


Edited by StinkyStonky, 01 September 2017 - 02:41 PM.


phlaminius #12 Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:18 AM

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That gave me an idea, I will try 3 or 4 different LT's maybe some levels see more arty than others. Desperate measures but anyway. Also when there's less than 3 arty I'll try out aggressive spotting locations, I'll either be an asset and learn a new location or get killed and I can move onto the next light tank in the garage. I do admit to suicide runs when I've no chance to do the mission which is idiotic, so this is a compromise. I'll try arty platoon aswell if possible

Edited by phlaminius, 02 September 2017 - 11:22 AM.





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