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Ranger772 #1 Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:44 AM


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I have compared the US M44 with the M12 and the French Lorr 155-50 with the Lorr 155-51. There seems to be little advantage in moving up from the M44 and from the 155-50. Both have higher rates of fire than their higher tier counterparts. Both have similar damage. The M44's arc is superior to the M12's. The 155-51's arc is slightly better than the 155-50's. The only difference is in stun duration.

​But why would I want more stun duration? In my experience since WoT has added stun, I don't earn all that much XP from stun. Stun XP is highly team dependent. That is, you only earn the HP if a teammate damages the tank that you have stunned. I don't see players taking advantage of an opponent's stunned condition. It may be argued that stunning an opponent aids the team in achieving a victory by reducing the stunned crew's effectiveness. But this is very indirect and again is team dependent.

​So when it comes to accumulating XP and credits, I see little advantage moving up from the M44 or from the Lorr 155-50. I haven't compared the other nationalities' SPGs, so I'm not speaking to those. (I'll never sell my Bert. . . .)

Version43 #2 Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:58 AM


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The M12 is just a step in the way to the M53/M55 or at least that is my reasoning.

Gremlin182 #3 Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:03 AM


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Its the same for all tank lines you get to a point where the next tank up has the same gun same pen and damage all that has changed is maybe it has a little better gun handling.

Then you get to the next tank and that is a real upgrade.



wremise #4 Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:35 AM

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Have you ever played russian artys? their you get the s51 top gun, and the tier 8 and 9 have the same gun, only the softstats are better (before arty "nerf")

Brodie_ #5 Posted 16 September 2017 - 11:29 AM

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I hardly play arty now since the abomination that was 9.18     :angry:

My tier X arty just sit there a sorrowful shadow of what they were...


If your still finding them fun? Good.

What I will say was when I went through the M12 it was the most dissapointing tank in that line. The tier 8 is much better & the tier 9, was the favorite of most arty players.

The M44 was excellent. (Cannot comment on it now)


I played 1 game in my French tier X the other day. Hit virtually all my shots...

They did around 130 damage each!

I have my second mark of excellence on it. Pre 9.18.

I was about as usefull in the battle as an AMX 40. It was horrible!

I doubt I will ever play it again.

WG have shat all over our efforts to get our tier X's.


I won't sell my Bert.

But I may put the crew into the Challenger when they buff it & give it the 32 pounder next patch...


I cannot bring myself to play even 1 battle in it.


Good luck

Edited by Brodie_, 16 September 2017 - 01:10 PM.

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