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T21 Slugish LT?

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Afdass #1 Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

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A few weeks ago I decided to start grinding something new. Looked into the Tech Tree and some stuff and decided to go for the T57 Heavy. Good support heavy with a quick reloading autoloader that can make 1.6k avg dmg. Decided it was the next tank to go for.

Skipped a few lower tiers and got stuck into the M7. Quite nippy T5 Light with some interesting capabilities: Low profile, some quite good camo values, gun handling ok, DPM trash (as usual) and VR trash aswell. Grinded the whole 40k or so of EXP to the T21 with Binos+Camo net+Rammer. Worked pretty well for the gameplay I adopted to play with.

 

Finished that grind and now I'm about to buy the T21. First thing I noticed, trash VR again, but better than some of the others tier 6's. 

Currently have a low skill crew: Commander was that girl from the campaign compensation and the rest of the crew has camo on 70% or so. So that means if I play the T21 like this I will get like 420m VR with optics/rammer/vert stabs, because no BiA, no situational awareness, no recon, no food and no vents. 

 

So is this thing playable this way or with binos/camo net/rammer or vert stabs or is not playable at all?



yun9 #2 Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

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I liked it quite a bit, but it's pretty challenging to play. It's pretty slow for a light and really requires patience. The gun handling is very nice since you can mount a VStab and because it's a US tank you're going to to want to keep moving to benefit. 

 

Run VStab/Optics/Rammer if you have a camo crew, go for BiA or repairs next. I really suggest you run food because with it and BiA you'll hit a very decent viewrange to make it less of a mobile medium and more like a true light tank that just gives up a bit of mobility for much better handling.



Afdass #3 Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:16 AM

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Didn't played it yet. Grinding/wasting time on other tanks. Just bought it this week and I'm waiting to get the patience to get stuck on it. So, I'll pretty much play it with almost 100% camo on everyone and then will see if BiA or Recon/Sit. awareness. Then if I play it with Rammer/Optics/VStabs and put food on it, the VR only gets slighly above 435, which is kinda decent at this tier right? If I run Vents instead of VStabs it will get something like 444.45m or something. Is it worth? I know with some time I will probably get the crew with BiA and the VR skills, but that won't happen in the near future.

 

So, in terms of mobility, am I right to expect something like a super massive upgraded T20 with 200% more mobility? If so, it's not to bad since I quite enjoyed the T20.



undutchable80 #4 Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:03 AM

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Played it some months ago (prior to the US LT tech tree changes) and hated it. Compared to the Chaffee and T37 I felt sluggish in the T21. Since I could bypass it to get the T71 I sold it after 20 or so games.

Afdass #5 Posted 26 December 2017 - 12:51 AM

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So far i'm quite enjoying this little thing. Despite "only" having 439m view range (which works very well for low tier matches) and a low skill crew its working quite decent for what I expected. The mobility is not bad at all, dpm is bad but is workable, camo rating is not great but is also workable. When I get in a full tier 6 game or any of the others where I can be top tier, is quite a beast to play with. But when you are bottom tier and there are tier 8 lights you get shat on. Half way to the T71 DA and i'm really pleased with this thing. Not having intentions of playing it for too much battles since I will most likely buy the T71 once I research it and put the crew there, but is probably one tank to probably take for a spin in the future.

undutchable80 #6 Posted 28 December 2017 - 09:58 AM

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Glad you enjoy it mate. Always great when you find a tonk you click with. :great:

Afdass #7 Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Finished the grind yesterday after just 49 battles. Didn't ended with a great result but worked fine for me (better than expected I guess). Probably the fastest tank I managed to get 1 and 2 marks (If it wasn't the bonus from the christmas event I would have probably 3-marked it with a couple more of battles, but I don't really enjoy the mark farm because everytime I'm getting close to x, my games just get very irregular.)

 

In the other hand, hating the T71 so much while grinding it stock. Maybe it will change once I get the top gun and top engine (maybe).



undutchable80 #8 Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

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View PostAfdass, on 28 December 2017 - 12:51 PM, said:

Finished the grind yesterday after just 49 battles. Didn't ended with a great result but worked fine for me (better than expected I guess). Probably the fastest tank I managed to get 1 and 2 marks (If it wasn't the bonus from the christmas event I would have probably 3-marked it with a couple more of battles, but I don't really enjoy the mark farm because everytime I'm getting close to x, my games just get very irregular.)

 

In the other hand, hating the T71 so much while grinding it stock. Maybe it will change once I get the top gun and top engine (maybe).

You will. Stock sucks the big one. Hang in there! 



Snaques #9 Posted 29 June 2018 - 11:18 PM

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Three marked this today. Was a decent grind, but far from the more exiting ones I've had.

 

T21 wasn't anything special really. The mobility is quite mediocre for an LT and gun doesn't really save it either. I mean it is perfectly workable, but you have to look for opportunities instead of deciding at the beginning what you are supposed to do. Sounds kind of obvious, but it was even more obvious with T21.

 

I ran it with vents and optics. I believe the third one was VStab, but if not then vents.

 

I think I used it more as a support medium than a proper scout. Often times it was too slow to be an active scout and the view range was lacking as a passive scout. Binos would fix that, but I can't live without optics because I like to move around to where I'm needed the most.






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