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_EXODUZ_ #1 Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:22 AM

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Do you guys think Patton got overbuffed? It could easily be the best med after 907 right now. Don't own one yet, but they seem to do really well. 4k DPG seems to be minimum for a decent player.

K_A #2 Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:31 AM

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I think your idea of a "decent" player differs from mine.

Exozen #3 Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:23 AM

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It's in a good spot right now , but still to slow for competetive play. I still prefer pretty much any other tier 10 medium over it since i can have a bigger impact on the game if i can move around quickly. So no i dont think its overbuffed or to good.

Ubervold #4 Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:50 AM

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The turret is not total crap now, if you can find a location where you can fight from a good hull down position.

But the M48 is still big and slow and if caught in a less favorable position not that strong.

 

To me it feels like NOW you can play it the way it is supposed to be played. But it is far from the best tier X medium at the moment.


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shishx_the_animal #5 Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:58 AM

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It's not overbuffed, it's still very slow and rather big compared to 907 (as OP mentioned it). It's nice but far from OP.

Yakito #6 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

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Its still not strong enough for clan wars. Apparently.

tajj7 #7 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:14 AM

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Remember that soon both the STB-1 and Cent AX will be getting improved turret armour, both those tanks are faster and have a little more gun depression as well. They also have quite a bit more camo as well (surprisingly for the Cent AX). So I think in terms of turret amour all those 3 tanks will be similar but with the Patton being slower and bigger it then gets the better gun handling. 

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Makes you wonder why they nerfed E5 if they are going to buff all other tanks. :D



japtank #9 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

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I think the E5 was overnerfed.

Radu_Korne #10 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

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It is overbuffed. But 2nd after 907? no way... far too slow. One of the best meds to play in randoms atm.

cro001 #11 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:34 AM

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View Postjaptank, on 19 September 2017 - 08:20 AM, said:

I think the E5 was overnerfed.

 

It would be decent if they didn't buff every other tank besides it in next patch. :D

brumbarr #12 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:49 AM

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Idk,i played it after buff only and imo with the current MM ( 50% full tier10 games) i dont think its that great, i only do 3.5k dpg whereas in the wz i just bought i do 4.5k. It doenst have enough armor or alpha to be a very strong tank in the current meta.

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View Posttajj7, on 19 September 2017 - 07:14 AM, said:

Remember that soon both the STB-1 and Cent AX will be getting improved turret armour, both those tanks are faster and have a little more gun depression as well. They also have quite a bit more camo as well (surprisingly for the Cent AX). So I think in terms of turret amour all those 3 tanks will be similar but with the Patton being slower and bigger it then gets the better gun handling. 

 

Can't wait for that Centurion AX turret buff, it's good already but why not because WG... Cent AX <3

arthurwellsley #14 Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 19 September 2017 - 12:22 AM, said:

Do you guys think Patton got overbuffed? It could easily be the best med after 907 right now. Don't own one yet, but they seem to do really well. 4k DPG seems to be minimum for a decent player.

 

No I do not think that the M48 Patton got overbuffed.

Not it could not be the best medium after the 907 right now.

Yes I own all of the tier X mediums apart from the AMX 30, and yes I play them.

I would say that the Object 140 and T62A are still superior to the M48 Patton now. As others have said the M48 Patton is still large and slow.

 

Bat chat and Skoda auto loaders still better as fast mediums to get around the battlefield and assist allies where dpm is needed rapidly to turn a fight.

 

With the incoming buffs to CAX and STB-1 they may do a better job than the M48 Patton on the support sniper role, but that depends on just how the buffs turn out.

 

M48 Patton is again playable and competetive in randoms. Still unlikely to be picked in CW. So not over buffed and not best med after 907. Merely best support sniper of CAX, STB-1, and AMX 30, but even that rank may change.

 

Personally I rather like the CAX, and it will be interesting to see how it performs after it gets it's buffs.


Edited by arthurwellsley, 19 September 2017 - 08:58 AM.


Aikl #15 Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:00 AM

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From personal experience? No.

 

I'm more "worried" about almost every medium tank getting turret buffs and whatnot. Seems a bit bland. 140 and T-62A are essentially clones now. Patton, and then STB-1 and CAX gets turret buffs. Seems a bit boring to make every tank the same.

 

Centurion AX will likely be superior to the Patton anyway. Gun handling's not great, but it's quite a bit faster. Even now it feels like a decent tank. Not having much turret armor is allright, it's not like I can rely on the Patton turret to bounce stuff anyway (which is kind of the way it should be).

 

(CAX also gets quite a bit better final accuracy, which seems to make it a bit less annoying at long-range engagements.)


Edited by Aikl, 19 September 2017 - 09:02 AM.


Obsessive_Compulsive #16 Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

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About time my E50-M got a buff to its turret.:hiding:

RSAGhost #17 Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Yep e50m turret needs buff  tried side scraping vs a e4 last night he just penned my turret :)

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NiemandXL #18 Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

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It's balanced now. It has up as well as downsides. Yes the turret is decent now and the Patton has good DPM and gun handling. Yet it's also really slow and big for a medium. GL getting to positions like the hills on Tundra or Mines, or the camper balcony on Airfield with the Fatton.

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View PostNiemandXL, on 19 September 2017 - 02:20 PM, said:

It's balanced now. It has up as well as downsides. Yes the turret is decent now and the Patton has good DPM and gun handling. Yet it's also really slow and big for a medium. GL getting to positions like the hills on Tundra or Mines, or the camper balcony on Airfield with the Fatton.

South boost to balcony from east spawn still possible.


Edited by Sfinski, 19 September 2017 - 01:23 PM.


Shivvering #20 Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

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Considering going down this line at some point over the next few months. Worth it? Or likely to be FotM then back to the ranks of 'meh'?




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