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Tier VIII of the Week: IS-6


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Darkrenown #81 Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

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Back when it would often be top tier and before the Oh-ho and latest round of OP premiums came out the IS-6 was bordering OP. That's the thing about tanks that rely on their armour though - both the MM changes, generally increased use of premium ammo, and the more powerful tanks which have came out mean there's a while lot more that can pen it (or HE it), so it went from "awesome bully tank that few things it faces can hurt it frontally" to "XP pinata that might as well alt f4 if it meets a Defender".

Edited by Darkrenown, 06 November 2017 - 10:35 PM.


Evilier_than_Skeletor #82 Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:33 PM

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I'll just run this through the "Is this tier 8 prem worth it" -checklist.

Is it Defender?

Yes: Yes

No: No



Battiglia #83 Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

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Defender YES :) 

 

Just sold my IS6 didnt use it anymore, boring, weak pen, so many other premium tanks way better.. 



WoT_RU_Doing #84 Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

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Very surprised to see that I use the IS-6 Black version well, even though I bought it after the Defender....have not bought the standard one as I don't see the need for the added waste of money in my case, but if you check my bad stats you will find the IS-6B in the top 25. BTW, this is a time limited post... I have 88 battles...I will play heavies again sometime this year, so the stats may change

Bavci #85 Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:51 PM

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All pref mm tanks are screwed now

 

I hardly see any top tier game with my IS-6

 

Most of the games MM is like 5 tier 9 - 10 tier 8 and/or all tier 8

 

Imagine the enjoyment of trying to find weakspot of defender, chrysler, wz-120 ft with 3,4 aimtime and 0,44 accuracy plus 175 mm pen.

 

But above anything else the most delighted moments are against type 4 heavies which shooting gold HE.

 

IS-6 is just an anthique in the memorial part of the garages. 

 

Since i don't think that they will change "122mm guns", i hope that WG will offer gold compensatiton for pref mm tanks as soon as possible.

 



Samulayo #86 Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

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Hey WG, this post is 100% indication that IS-6 problems need to be addressed ASAP.

Here is my suggestions:
1) Take away its pref MM, +50hp, up armour here and there, increase pen to IS3/Defender level
2) Move it to tier 7, nerf armour here and there (because in todays meta IS-6 is tier 7 tank)

K_A #87 Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:04 PM

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I find it kinda funny that while all other pmm tanks are being phased out because they brake the matchmaking, IS-6 is still very much on sale in-game and even given it's own events.. :rolleyes:

Thrael7 #88 Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:31 PM

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Throw ppl some pretty colours on a poster and they will bite. New IS6s the whole weekend. 2 battles so far today and in both I had teammates in newly bought IS6s with 0 or 1 of damage as top tier.

Edited by Thrael7, 07 November 2017 - 05:32 PM.


LK_4D4 #89 Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:32 AM

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View PostCommunity, on 03 November 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

A Soviet brawling machine is on offer, get yours today!
<a href="https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/premium-shop/tier-viii-week-is6-nov2017/">The full text of the news item</a>

 

are you reading all those comments?

Edited by LK_4D4, 08 November 2017 - 08:32 AM.


Crayon_eating_Muppet #90 Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

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Trololol:trollface:

britinmadrid #91 Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:04 PM

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DO NOT BUY THIS TANK!

 

Godzilla tanks = lose.

New German Heavies = lose.

New MM = lose.

Gold spam = lose.

 

Once upon a time this was a good tank and now I don't play it as it loses money and fails to make the XP to (re)train a crew, so what is the purpose of it as a Premium?

 



valyan #92 Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:41 PM

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I'm just curious now... How many of these "brawlers" have you sold?

At least 99.9% of buyers will be dissapointed. I can guarantee that.

 

DO SOMETHING WITH THAT TANK!

 

Think about your players you pieces of "rainbow". That tank going on sale is downright disrespectful to your player base. Disgusting.



Aikl #93 Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

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View PostK_A, on 07 November 2017 - 04:04 PM, said:

I find it kinda funny that while all other pmm tanks are being phased out because they brake the matchmaking, IS-6 is still very much on sale in-game and even given it's own events.. :rolleyes:

 

It's a fair illustration of how WoT is seemingly unable to move in one, uniform direction.

 

It's also incredibly dumb, but all the T8PMM replacements (literally all) were turned into 'special' status tanks and got a round-handed buff. It's all about them money. Money vs. matchmaking. Money vs. not scamming people...



Zentry #94 Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:41 AM

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Solution Kick the EU crew and let NA crew run it in Eu to

Solexi #95 Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:39 AM

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View PostCommunity, on 03 November 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

A Soviet brawling machine is on offer, get yours today!

 

More like Soviet bawling machine! Because... It's so bad you'll cry... geddit? :facepalm:

Crayon_eating_Muppet #96 Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

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Yes, 1st. April Fools/Halloween offer ends and hopefully they are going to treat us with something special. WG dark humor at the best. :trollface:

Edited by FunkyMoneY, 09 November 2017 - 12:15 PM.


Chronis_Psy #97 Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:07 AM

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But why they dont Give to the IS6 the second gun with the bigger penetration and little slower reload like is in Blitz so can hit easely the tier 9 tanks?why WG? by the way i wait for the Obj 252 to be in shop!

Edited by Chronis_Psy, 10 November 2017 - 08:09 AM.





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