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Press2ForSkill #1 Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:37 AM

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So after a really hard grind, I got the FV215b.. if you want to have an idea how hard the grind was, look at my total UK battles :trollface:

 

I just wanna know how you other guys play this tank? Armor seems pretty terrible and the tank isn't fast, the gun is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. So is this tank more like a peek-a-boo tank that snapshots enemies and shoot when enemies are reloading? Or do you play this tank more like a med or wut?

 

P.S. First time i've ever free exp'd an ENTIRE line lel, i've exp'd to tier 8 and tier 9s but never straight from tier 1→10 :)  Best. Grind. Ever. Feel sorry for the guys that couldn't to this and have to grind the Caern etc :(



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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 01 October 2017 - 08:37 AM, said:

P.S. First time i've ever free exp'd an ENTIRE line lel, i've exp'd to tier 8 and tier 9s but never straight from tier 1→10 :)  Best. Grind. Ever. Feel sorry for the guys that couldn't to this and have to grind the Caern etc :(

 

Never mind the Caernarvon, spare a thought for us poor souls that had to play the Black Prince. 171 pen and 20 km/h in tier 9. 

RamRaid90 #3 Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:41 AM

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Sidescraping at a shallow angle is the best tactic, those front shoulders directly below the turret are a genuine weakspot (around 120 effective front on because british) so be sure to keep your angle on those.

 

The tracks will eat alot of HEAT shells and take alot of the HE damage for you.

 

Gun is one of the best in the game, more like a laser than a cannon. DPM in close quarters is very useful and the HESH rounds should be used for ALL tanks with low armour values (anything french, anything Czech, etc)

 

Armour can be unrealiable at times and you WILL get set on fire every game, auto fire extinguisher is a neccessity. The modules seem very weak when you're burning (almost like they're treated with kerosine) and fires will cause catastrophic damage very quickly. The ammo rack will also take frequent damage so large repair kits are a must.

 

P.S I don't own the tank, but I have played it.


Edited by RamRaid90, 01 October 2017 - 09:07 AM.


Shivvering #4 Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:44 AM

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I've played 3 games in mine, not to great success. 

 

Seems the key 3 points are;

 

1. Don't get shot.

2. Don't get shot.

3. Don;t get shot.


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Press2ForSkill #5 Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:55 AM

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View Postthestaggy, on 01 October 2017 - 09:40 AM, said:

 

Never mind the Caernarvon, spare a thought for us poor souls that had to play the Black Prince. 171 pen and 20 km/h in tier 9. 

 

Just circle your enemies with glorious 20kmh :D But the gold is 239 so that's nice, better than IS6 :P

View PostRamRaid90, on 01 October 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

Sidescraping at a shallow angle is the best tactic, those front shoulders directly below the turret are a genuine weakspot (around 120 effective front on because british) so be sure to keep your angle on those.

 

The tracks will eat alot of HEAT shells are take alot of the HE damage for you.

 

Gun is one of the best in the game, more like a laser than a cannon. DPM in close quarters is very useful and the HESH rounds should be used for ALL tanks with low armour values (anything french, anything Czech, etc)

 

Armour can be unrealiable at times and you WILL get set on fire every game, auto fire extinguisher is a neccessity. The modules seem very weak when you're burning (almost like they're treated with kerosine) and fires will cause catastrophic damage very quickly. The ammo rack will also take frequent damage so large repair kits are a must.

 

P.S I don't own the tank, but I have played it.

My friend actually suggested for max 1 HESH only, HESH is pretty unreliable imo

Armor is unreliable yep, but fire every game? Holy crap. I've never used large med or large repair kits, 10k battles and i haven't used them even once :O :O I should probably play the tank 10~ battles and find out.



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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 01 October 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

 

Just circle your enemies with glorious 20kmh :D But the gold is 239 so that's nice, better than IS6 :P

My friend actually suggested for max 1 HESH only, HESH is pretty unreliable imo

Armor is unreliable yep, but fire every game? Holy crap. I've never used large med or large repair kits, 10k battles and i haven't used them even once :O :O I should probably play the tank 10~ battles and find out.

 

It suffers with the same problem as any tank with a front mounted engine, shots through the hull combined with high caliber guns at tier X capable of instant module destruction is a big no no (add to that the 20% chance of engine fire and relatively low engine health 320hp, 160 when damaged)

 

Regarding the HESH, with the seeming bloom in tier X mediums being used these are a very viable asset even at tier X. The 120mm penetration means shots to the side/rear of the majority of tanks you meet have the potential to penetrate and they cause absolute chaos to crew and modules.


Edited by RamRaid90, 01 October 2017 - 09:06 AM.


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View Postthestaggy, on 01 October 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

 

Never mind the Caernarvon, spare a thought for us poor souls that had to play the Black Prince. 171 pen and 20 km/h in tier 9. 

 

BP was somewhat fun to play, unlike the caernarvon.

 

Being top tier sometimes and not being ammoracked every [edited]single battle.

Edited by Stimpeltje, 01 October 2017 - 09:05 AM.


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All you need to do is keep your gun singing. The armor isnt bad, go hulldown and just outdpm the enemy, even if he only has a 50% chance of penning you, that means you have atleast 3 times the ffective dpm he does and it will always go in your favour. Same with sidescraping, it wil lower their chance to pen increasing your relative dpm to theirs.

But only do these thing against 1 or max 2 tanks. Dont sidescrape against multiple tanks. The key is outdpming your enemy by penning all your shots and making him bounce some. Never trade shots, do not engage an enemy who can retreat after every shot.

Also, dont snipe. Pls, you are a heavy tank.

But gameplay says more than a thousand words, so here is my last 3 mark session in it:



https://youtu.be/dT1tM53kiCA


 


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Press2ForSkill #9 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 01 October 2017 - 10:44 AM, said:

All you need to do is keep your gun singing. The armor isnt bad, go hulldown and just outdpm the enemy, even if he only has a 50% chance of penning you, that means you have atleast 3 times the ffective dpm he does and it will always go in your favour. Same with sidescraping, it wil lower their chance to pen increasing your relative dpm to theirs.

But only do these thing against 1 or max 2 tanks. Dont sidescrape against multiple tanks. The key is outdpming your enemy by penning all your shots and making him bounce some. Never trade shots, do not engage an enemy who can retreat after every shot.

Also, dont snipe. Pls, you are a heavy tank.

But gameplay says more than a thousand words, so here is my last 3 mark session in it:



https://youtu.be/dT1tM53kiCA


 

 

Will definitely see the replays :)

my 1st battle in the tank i got Erlenberg, forgot i dont have 6th sense and got 0 dmg :/

Then i got okay-ish maps and now DPG is almost 3k after 4 battles, gun is pretty awesome. Definitely worth 720k free exp just for this gun alone :D 


Edited by Press2ForSkill, 01 October 2017 - 10:03 AM.


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View Postthestaggy, on 01 October 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

 

Never mind the Caernarvon, spare a thought for us poor souls that had to play the Black Prince. 171 pen and 20 km/h in tier 9. 

 

Black prince was surprisingly fun to play (for me). Surprised you didn't mention the (lack of) alpha tho. Pen I could live with, but that alpha? Even light tanks go 'Dude, that's pathetic!' Still, fun to play, that armor really held up better then expected. Speed was indeed aggravating at times, with me going 'Wait up! I wanna get in into the action too!' as the heavies raced past me.

Was not gonna play Caern in current T8 MM tho, so skipped that. Didn't miss out on caern experience tho, as Conqueror stock looks like a T9 Caernavon

 

Don't have the TX heavy yet, but as people mentioned: Don't get shot. It is a pure-grade support tank that is terrified of front-line duty. Put a tank between you & the enemy at all times. Also, hope for open maps & don't steal the TD sniping spots.


Edited by UrQuan, 01 October 2017 - 10:12 AM.


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Mike_Mckay #12 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

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Are you supposed to play it?

​I thought the whole point of having the 215B was so you got the new tank which is playable


​Why do you want to play the 215B you weird person lol :)

 

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View PostMike_Mckay, on 01 October 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

Are you supposed to play it?

​I thought the whole point of having the 215B was so you got the new tank which is playable


​Why do you want to play the 215B you weird person lol :)

 

 

For, arguably, the best gun in World of Tanks.

 

Good accuracy, 3.3kdpm with rammer, some of the best bloom values of any tank when moving hull/turret, Troll HESH shells which will completely wreck any tank that lacks armour etc etc

 

Edit: Oh and a 410m base view range...


Edited by RamRaid90, 01 October 2017 - 10:17 AM.


Press2ForSkill #14 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

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View PostMike_Mckay, on 01 October 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

Are you supposed to play it?

​I thought the whole point of having the 215B was so you got the new tank which is playable


​Why do you want to play the 215B you weird person lol :)

 

 

tbh i got the 215b cuz i wanted that instead of the super conq. :P

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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 01 October 2017 - 08:37 AM, said:

Feel sorry for the guys that couldn't to this and have to grind the Caern etc :(

Carenarvon wasn't that bad once you have all modules or at least first 20-pounder.

What is super painful about this line is Black Prince as 20km/h top speed kills it.

I free XP-d until Black Prince but than had to play that POS as I kept rest of Free XP for turret and gun on Conqueror.

Had no desire to play Conqueror with 20-pounder...

 

Also unlocked and purchased FV215B today and as I had 63 personal reserves for 100% XP for 2 hours piled up when I started this grind it made it much easier :)


Edited by Maauru, 01 October 2017 - 10:28 AM.


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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 01 October 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

 

tbh i got the 215b cuz i wanted that instead of the super conq. :P

Tbh, with the sc as on test, the FV is a better tank.



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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 01 October 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

 

Will definitely see the replays :)

my 1st battle in the tank i got Erlenberg, forgot i dont have 6th sense and got 0 dmg :/

Then i got okay-ish maps and now DPG is almost 3k after 4 battles, gun is pretty awesome. Definitely worth 720k free exp just for this gun alone :D 

Yeah, gun is a joy to play with, dont forget to laod up on that APCR :)



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What was equipment you used on it?  it doesnt show in video, between matches.

could go with optics before vertstab meaby, but i am not huge fan of that... only tank i dont use vertstab is 100LT.

 


Just bought FV, but i am waiting for the next patch to see what will happen with 4005... if it comes to live server as fantastic as now (fantastic, dont wanna say OP or WG might nerf it) i will send my great HT crew to the 4005, and start with some 85ish% crew on FV and SQ... always can grind those in SH... plus, i have last girl to claim for the commander, after that PM changes.

 

Also, using extra rations today would be much harder then before arty stun mechanic.. Plus, droping AFE does not sound as good option at all.
 

I grinded FV only because of that gun. SQ is okish on TS, but i like FV far more.



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View Postbrumbarr, on 01 October 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

Tbh, with the sc as on test, the FV is a better tank.

 

Yep, i dont see the point of the SC if i already have the E5, 2nd phase of test server comes 5 or 6 october i think, so if they don't buff the SC by then... extra 3 mill credits for me.

View Postbrumbarr, on 01 October 2017 - 11:27 AM, said:

Yeah, gun is a joy to play with, dont forget to laod up on that APCR :)

Well of course, my username wouldn't dare let me forget such a thing. :teethhappy:



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View PostIgor_BL, on 01 October 2017 - 10:49 AM, said:

What was equipment you used on it?  it doesnt show in video, between matches.

could go with optics before vertstab meaby, but i am not huge fan of that... only tank i dont use vertstab is 100LT.

 


Just bought FV, but i am waiting for the next patch to see what will happen with 4005... if it comes to live server as fantastic as now (fantastic, dont wanna say OP or WG might nerf it) i will send my great HT crew to the 4005, and start with some 85ish% crew on FV and SQ... always can grind those in SH... plus, i have last girl to claim for the commander, after that PM changes.

 

Also, using extra rations today would be much harder then before arty stun mechanic.. Plus, droping AFE does not sound as good option at all.
 

I grinded FV only because of that gun. SQ is okish on TS, but i like FV far more.

I dont have acces to my client right now but i think i use rammer/optics/vstabs. Pretty sure this vid is after 9.18, so with arta stun,  you cant drop afe, so i dropped medkit. Although these days i would recommend dropping afe instead, then training ff on all your crew and mounting the ff directive, only costs 2 bonds/game






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