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Grayshaddo #1 Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:52 AM

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Is the tank getting changed or buffed anytime soon. It's in a really bad spot right now with a really shitty gun. It can barely penetrate the same tier heavies, sometimes even cant.

Enforcer1975 #2 Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:57 AM

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It will be removed and players will get the Obj. 252U instead.

Grayshaddo #3 Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:02 AM

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Are you sure about that, is there a source somewhere? Pretty please.

Enforcer1975 #4 Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:09 AM

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Not really. I just wish they don't eff up.
Tbh there is no way they can keep the bad pen for a heavy at it's current state even if it only meets tier 9 max, it already has problems with the new tier 8 tanks.

Balc0ra #5 Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:45 AM

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It's on the to do list on buffs. But issue is. WG don't know how to do it. Their mindset atm is that pref MM tanks is an issue. And they want to buff it massively on the gun. But that would indicate it losing it's pref MM. Or give it a moderate buff, and allow it to keep the pref MM.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #6 Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:53 AM

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View PostEnforcer1975, on 06 December 2017 - 03:09 AM, said:

Not really. I just wish they don't eff up.
Tbh there is no way they can keep the bad pen for a heavy at it's current state even if it only meets tier 9 max, it already has problems with the new tier 8 tanks.

 

You know i love you right? :) but IS3 is a very old tier 8 heavy that the IS6 meets all the time and bar over-matching the turret roof, IS6 have little chance of dealing with the IS3 frontally.

Matcorr #7 Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:14 AM

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Too many premium tanks have been powercrept, it's just as bad as nerfing them. If I even had the slightest chance of getting a refund on my CDC I'd go for it.

shane73tank #8 Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:47 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 06 December 2017 - 01:45 AM, said:

It's on the to do list on buffs. But issue is. WG don't know how to do it. Their mindset atm is that pref MM tanks is an issue. And they want to buff it massively on the gun. But that would indicate it losing it's pref MM. Or give it a moderate buff, and allow it to keep the pref MM.

They've stated this and until then the is2 is a better place to train your crew , the is6 had crap pen and potato gun accuracy , Stalin does not approve hence does not guide your shells



spuriousmonkey #9 Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:26 AM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 06 December 2017 - 03:53 AM, said:

 

You know i love you right? :) but IS3 is a very old tier 8 heavy that the IS6 meets all the time and bar over-matching the turret roof, IS6 have little chance of dealing with the IS3 frontally.

 

Isn't that valid for most tier 6 tanks?

IS-3 is tier 8.5-9 after all.



Noo_Noo #10 Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

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Something will happen eventually. It's a Russian tank after all. We cant have an underpowered Russian tank now can we? Especially a heavy.

Martijn_mk2 #11 Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

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View Postspuriousmonkey, on 06 December 2017 - 08:26 AM, said:

 

Isn't that valid for most tier 6 tanks?

IS-3 is tier 8.5-9 after all.

Yes it it, maybe they should make the is6 a tier 6? :P

What about the VK100.0P, impossible to penetrate.



TheOneAboveAII #12 Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

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Well...if IS-6 gets its gun buffed...then wg will have to make sure to buff the gun on my 112 as well...otherwise...hell no...they don't want to know what's gonna happen.

Edited by TheOneAboveAII, 06 December 2017 - 09:48 AM.


TheOneAboveAII #13 Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

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View PostMartijn_mk2, on 06 December 2017 - 09:45 AM, said:

Yes it it, maybe they should make the is6 a tier 6? :P

What about the VK100.0P, impossible to penetrate.

Impossible to penetrate? No comrade...you just have to load the gold, and then flank and shoot the rear and hope rng doesn't [edited]you over...or...get a T95 with 276mm pen and bounce on that tier 8 cupola all day long...because balance, da?


Edited by TheOneAboveAII, 06 December 2017 - 09:51 AM.


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IS-6 will be updated with a new drivers manual named "Git Gut Scrub".

112 will not be effected.

 

Source: The Dingers HQ



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View PostTheOneAboveAII, on 06 December 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Impossible to penetrate? No comrade...you just have to load the gold, and then flank and shoot the rear and hope rng doesn't [edited]you over...or...get a T95 with 276mm pen and bounce on that tier 8 cupola all day long...because balance, da?

 

I'm doing something wrong here. I get penned by the 112 and IS-6 a lot in my VK, even when reversed sidescraping.

My VK 100 P might be defect. Can i have yours?



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View PostAxarn, on 06 December 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

 

I'm doing something wrong here. I get penned by the 112 and IS-6 a lot in my VK, even when reversed sidescraping.

My VK 100 P might be defect. Can i have yours?

I don't have one...and i don't understand how in hell's name you get penetrated by those...in my 112 when i point the reticle at a vk100.01p...the pen marker suddenly changes from a tiny red dot...to a big "GO AND F-CK YOURSELF" written in RGB with serb sitting inside the U chilling and eating gold plated caviar.


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I bought it this summer as my first prem, coz the guy (who didnt play wot for a couple of years) told me it was a greatest tank ever. I even did read some articles about it, probably from 2014. 

 

It would be ok if pref MM would mean it sees only tier 4 tanks. But it doesnt. Or you can use it as a huge, slow moving extra visible bad view range spotter. Personally, a few weeks back i decided not to touch it anymore, even on a x5 special.



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View PostAxarn, on 06 December 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

 

I'm doing something wrong here. I get penned by the 112 and IS-6 a lot in my VK, even when reversed sidescraping.

My VK 100 P might be defect. Can i have yours?

 

Lots of places to shoot the VK. Mine is defective as well. And all the ones I encounter on the battlefield also have these weakspots that shouldn't exist according to some.

Noo_Noo #19 Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:11 AM

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Best way to play the IS6 is to bully softer targets. If you're top tier go to the heavy flank, otherwise consider going to the other flank and bully some mediums / lower tier tanks. Depends on the map of course but something to think about.

I dont play mine much at the moment although I did grab a game or two a week or so ago. Will need to dust it off I think. I need to improve my results in it. That probably means more gold!

arthurwellsley #20 Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:11 AM

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View PostVrocatus, on 06 December 2017 - 12:52 AM, said:

Is the tank getting changed or buffed anytime soon. It's in a really bad spot right now with a really shitty gun. It can barely penetrate the same tier heavies, sometimes even cant.

 

There has been a lot of discussion about the IS6 on the RU forums (also the KV5). The devs answer on those forums. From the RU forums it is clear that the devs are well aware that there are issues with the IS6 (&KV5). It is also clear that they have been testing internally ways to address the issues for the IS6. However none of the options has yet reached supertest stage. The devs have said on RU forums that the re balance of the IS6 has been difficult. 
 
It therefore seems likely that the IS6 will be changed at some point during 2018, but how and when is presently anyone's guess as the available information from the RU forum replies is pretty sketchy.





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