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HassenderZerhacker #1 Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

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I'm new to the E100.

It seems to perform reasonably well in 3-5-7 templates in randoms, but I have trouble in ranked.

I can't pen anything from the front except lights and arties, but most enemies shoot through my turret, often using just AP.

 

I'm feeling that with such a weak cannon I have to flank, but... it's a superheavy with superheavy mobility.

And E100 doesn't seem to be a popular tank in ranked.

 

I also don't understand why mediums have more pen.


Edited by HassenderZerhacker, 01 October 2017 - 08:54 PM.


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Crashzi #3 Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:49 PM

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View Post6kalle9, on 01 October 2017 - 09:23 PM, said:

Press 2-2 and watch what happens

 

Or he can only buy HEAT.

Homer_J #4 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 01 October 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

I'm new to the E100.

 

 

Do you still have the stock gun?

Linkowich #5 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

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HassenderZerhacker #6 Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:12 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 October 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

Do you still have the stock gun?

 

yes... but the other gun doesn't have more pen.

Homer_J #7 Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 01 October 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

 

yes... but the other gun doesn't have more pen.

 

The 150mm gun is all the E100 has going for it.



MattieW #8 Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:12 AM

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Full gold, except for spaced armour tanks.

use cover. Keep an eye where your team mates are (don't over extend!).

angle and wiggle the turret otherwise you get penned in the face every time.

Generally ranked isn't worth the frustration because everyone just camps to get top 5 dmg.



HassenderZerhacker #9 Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:52 AM

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View PostMattieW, on 02 October 2017 - 12:12 AM, said:

Full gold, except for spaced armour tanks.

use cover. Keep an eye where your team mates are (don't over extend!).

angle and wiggle the turret otherwise you get penned in the face every time.

Generally ranked isn't worth the frustration because everyone just camps to get top 5 dmg.

 

my mistake must have been that I didn't camp enough...

 

I can't afford to shoot premium ammo what will bounce off the OP tanks.

I guess I'll shoot a lot of HE instead and aim for the tracks.



Homer_J #10 Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 02 October 2017 - 03:52 AM, said:

 

my mistake must have been that I didn't camp enough...

 

I can't afford to shoot premium ammo what will bounce off the OP tanks.

I guess I'll shoot a lot of HE instead and aim for the tracks.

 

If you aren't going to play to win then you probably should save yourself the hassle of ranked battles.

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HassenderZerhacker #12 Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:43 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 02 October 2017 - 12:20 PM, said:

If you aren't going to play to win then you probably should save yourself the hassle of ranked battles.

 

so I reached rank 2, I think I will first grind the bigger gun before trying my luck any more

Hedgehog1963 #13 Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:50 PM

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 01 October 2017 - 07:50 PM, said:

 

 

I also don't understand why mediums have more pen.

 

Because you have more armour.  Balance and whatnot.

 

You should have ground the Maus.



BKatt #14 Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

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E100 only has the big derpy gun, going for it.

The turret armor is outdated and in todays corridor gold spam, your a hp pinata.

 

Atleast if you load some gold urself, you can hurt the enemies back, and 750 does the job well.



HassenderZerhacker #15 Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

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View PostBKatt, on 03 October 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

E100 only has the big derpy gun, going for it.

The turret armor is outdated and in todays corridor gold spam, your a hp pinata.

 

Atleast if you load some gold urself, you can hurt the enemies back, and 750 does the job well.

 

it's not worth the credits.

I go into close combat and shoot tracks. works.

 

I'll experiment a bit later, once I have the big gun, with shooting HEAT.

Or do you know if 750 damage on a tier 10 target is paid more or less than 5000 credits?


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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 03 October 2017 - 11:03 PM, said:

 

it's not worth the credits.

I go into close combat and shoot tracks. works.

 

I'll experiment a bit later, once I have the big gun, with shooting HEAT.

Or do you know if 750 damage is paid more or less than 5000 credits?

 

If you hit with all your gold shells, you actually wont lose any credits at a win, if you havnt been shot too much to pieces. And the dmg/contribution is far greater than just being on trackduty every 15sec or so.

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 02 October 2017 - 02:52 AM, said:

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I guess I'll shoot a lot of HE instead and aim for the tracks.

 

Depending on the situation that might not be a bad idea to maximise the XP gain. Beats bouncing AP left and right, I mean.

 

Oh, being helpful to the team? Well, some say...



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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 04 October 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

 

it's not worth the credits.

I go into close combat and shoot tracks. works.

 

I'll experiment a bit later, once I have the big gun, with shooting HEAT.

Or do you know if 750 damage on a tier 10 target is paid more or less than 5000 credits?

 

You aren't there to shoot tracks.  And BTW AP breaks tracks just as well as HE.

 

With the Maus gun you have to expose yourself more often and unlike the Maus you can't afford to get shot.

 

With the big gun you can use AP more often than most people seem to think, HE is also good for finishing off low health targets or lightly armoured tanks, and you have good penetration from the HEAT but only if you have a clear shot at hull armour.

 

The long reload means you will often find yourself with the wrong shell loaded and you just have to make the best of it though.



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View PostHomer_J, on 04 October 2017 - 07:41 AM, said:

 

You aren't there to shoot tracks.  And BTW AP breaks tracks just as well as HE.

 

With the Maus gun you have to expose yourself more often and unlike the Maus you can't afford to get shot.

 

With the big gun you can use AP more often than most people seem to think, HE is also good for finishing off low health targets or lightly armoured tanks, and you have good penetration from the HEAT but only if you have a clear shot at hull armour.

 

The long reload means you will often find yourself with the wrong shell loaded and you just have to make the best of it though.

 

I got the big gun now... let's see how well it works.

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E-100 is a terrible tank for competitive modes, it has it's uses in some CW maps but otherwise it's either Maus or 113/WZ5A nowadays.

 

Some tips although they will not help much against the rampant premium spam in competitive modes:

- Play it with the 150mm, not the 128mm.

- Always angle your turret away when you are not about to fire.

- Hide your lower plate, it can be penned frontally even when angling.

- When angling hide your drivewheel, it can be penned frontally.

- Load HEAT if you are shooting at anything with armour, you can't afford to bounce with that reload and DPM.

- HEAT has a terrible shell velocity so take that into account when leading the target.

 

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