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Shaade_Silentpaw #1 Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:47 AM

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I'm doing great, here's me making my way out of the starting area at a blazing 19-20 km/h in Mountain Pass yesterday;

 

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So much for armour...think I'll avoid going south next time. :rolleyes:

 

Honestly though, apart from the top speed this thing is an absolute beast that I'm actually enjoying - much to my own surprise.

56 games in and 61% winrate with 2395 damage per game...waaaay better than my Jagdtiger ._.

If the new Tier X is just an upgrade to this, then bring it on!

 

I really think all this needs is a 5 km/h top speed boost forwards and reverse and better protection from arty.

How about you?



UrQuan #2 Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

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Advice from me driving slow armored stuff alot:

Mountainpass is hell. I usually go to the glacier side of things, because crossing that gap is a death-sentence in way too many cases (get lit up, get shot at by whatever is sniping/arty). If you feel adventurous, you can try bridge (but imo, bridge is hardly ever worth it)

While glacier side isn't optimal, it tends to have tanks you can shoot & you can use it to support mid/push enemy base, depending on how the game develops (just keep eyes on the darn bridge)

 

PS: speed on armored tanks is a formidable buff, even small increases can push it to OP territory (see T95, who did got a speed boost) as they can lock down critical positions even faster, making it even harder to dislodge said armored tanks.

 



Himmelfallen #3 Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:33 AM

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I recently rebought the Tortoise as I had really good memories from it. Do not regret it as I love that beast, but some people might it frustrating to play a slow box of DPM. Dunno about a buff. I feel it is fairly balanced and performing well. Good to know I am not the only one, loving this tank :) 

adameitas #4 Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

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dunno to me it looks that tortoise is free hp atm. Those huge weak spots.. poor mobility and quite poor alpha.. Played both jt and tortoise few years back and liked jt much more. Atleast they are going to replace 183 mb lets hope new tank will be more fun to play.

Sfinski #5 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

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Pain in the [edited]. One of the worst tanks I've played. Good thing the badger will be faster.

uglycousin #6 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

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Loved the gun, hated the tank. Sold it, no regrets.

somegras #7 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

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Was my second tier 9 or so and the first tank Ive ever spend free xp on in order to finish it. Mind you, I was still completely F2P back then, so that was a pretty big deal.

Enforcer1975 #8 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:40 AM

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Wanted to grind that line long ago....then i looked down the line and stopped at the AT2.

Dava_117 #9 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

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View PostEnforcer1975, on 02 November 2017 - 09:40 AM, said:

Wanted to grind that line long ago....then i looked down the line and stopped at the AT2.

 

Same here! AT-2 can even be funny, but I saw armour doesn't increase over tier, and speed is really disappointing, even for an HT player like me...

It's a pity cause I would like the deathstar, but I won't be able to reach it before it's replaced...



Stevie_Ray_Vaughan #10 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

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1st one in the whole line I am enjoying, despite it being slow as balls.

 



Baldrickk #11 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:51 AM

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Stuck on AT-15 here

wolfsrain #12 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:51 AM

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Well, you know that you can go to that Churchill GC and go from there?!

 

Thus being said, that FV is staying there, nicely, in garage, waiting for its replacement to come.



Dragonlordcv #13 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

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Stopped at T8 no more words....

Stevie_Ray_Vaughan #14 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

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View PostBaldrickk, on 02 November 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Stuck on AT-15 here

 

Basically I free xped my way through the AT2, AT8, AT7, and AT15.... Thats how much I liked them lol.

moochero #15 Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

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if your crew keeps dieing from weakspot hits fit a super heavy spall liner and large repair kit for the crew protection bonuses. your talking 65% + to crew protection.

 



Ragnaguard #16 Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

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Just unlocked everything except the tracks! 

The gun is awesome and if u get any tank in the open he is just dead! blind though and too slow!!! the only reason i am grinding it is the 183 (which i doubt i will like, but will give it a shot)



Stevie_Ray_Vaughan #17 Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

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Blind? I have 474 viewrange with SA, optics and pudding.

The_W #18 Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:25 AM

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i have no experience in the equipment, but would spall liner benefit the tortoise ? on paper it seems quite interesting to add to counter artillery

other than that i think the tortoise is fine as it is given it's gianormous amount of DPM and gun angles and accuracy, although i rarely meet one, and i have never played one so feel free to ignore my opinion honhon



Shaade_Silentpaw #19 Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

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View PostBaldrickk, on 02 November 2017 - 08:51 AM, said:

Stuck on AT-15 here

 

The AT-15 was a pain for me, too.

While the stats appear good on paper compared to the previous tanks, it's not so good for Tier VIII - probably due to the current problems with the Tier VIII matchmaking.

I didn't even ace it -_-

Tortoise feels so much better though, and aced on 9th game :V

 

View PostUrQuan, on 02 November 2017 - 07:15 AM, said:

PS: speed on armored tanks is a formidable buff, even small increases can push it to OP territory (see T95, who did got a speed boost) as they can lock down critical positions even faster, making it even harder to dislodge said armored tanks.

 

 

True - The T95 has some of the best armour in the game though, along with high pen and 750 alpha. (I believe it's speed buff was still necessary too)

The Tortoise, on the other hand, has far less armour and large weakspots which are made even more vulnerable by the fact you often have to sit out in front of opponents to fully unleash the low-alpha DPM.

So I think a 5 km/h buff would only help it keep up with the faster pace of the game...unless of course they decide to give it T95-like armour, that is. :hiding:



dennez #20 Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Its probably even worse than the Cuntway.. That actually means a lot.

 







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