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Vajsravana #1 Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:46 AM

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Hi forumites,

I'm looking for a fun premium tank. You know, not necessarily an OP beast , but one of those tanks you always enjoy to drive and shoot things around. Of course, even better if it's also a good tank, but that's not the main point.

 

Today's offer on advent calendar is the Lorraine 40t... what do you think about it in "fun factor" terms? If you own one, do you enjoy playing it? Is today's offer worth?



RinTin_NL #2 Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

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It's a great tank but I don't enjoy tier 8 games anymore (90% low tier), so I don't play it much. But it makes good credits thats for sure...


Edited by RinTin_NL, 10 December 2017 - 10:51 AM.


unrealname #3 Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:57 AM

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this was the one that i was actually waiting for, dont really care about other stuff they are going to release in advent calendar, i dont even have to try it out, because i really liked the old lorraine even when it was at tier 9. unles they sell defender im not really interested in anything else, unless they release elc even 90, i would get it just for the memes :d 

As for the fun factor, for me any fast moving tank is fun, but usually all of them are much less forgiving ;)


Edited by Bond90, 10 December 2017 - 11:00 AM.


Schepel #4 Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

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I got one and I love it. It is not an easy to play tank, though, so I am not sure if it will be everybody's idea of fun.

RaxipIx #5 Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:01 AM

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It's my only tier 8 prem that i enjoy playing even in the tier 8 MM. And i got the Skorp G, Defender, Patriot.

 

It's not an easy tank to play, and the gun can be a bit derpy from time to time, but mobility is great, it has the highest pen from the tier 8 meds so i only take 1 clip of premium ammo in it.

Ok gun depression, it's a solid and fun tank to play.

 

If you like the french LT's and the Batchats you'll have a blast playing it.



clixor #6 Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Depends on how you define 'fun', if you like a brawling tank the lorraine is not for you. Anything will pen you, and as you don't have that much hp to begin with, just charging in will just mean you die. If you like the supporting role, be Neo and dodge every shot, than indeed it's much fun.

magkiln #7 Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:47 AM

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View PostVajsravana, on 10 December 2017 - 10:46 AM, said:

Hi forumites,

I'm looking for a fun premium tank. You know, not necessarily an OP beast , but one of those tanks you always enjoy to drive and shoot things around. Of course, even better if it's also a good tank, but that's not the main point.

 

Today's offer on advent calendar is the Lorraine 40t... what do you think about it in "fun factor" terms? If you own one, do you enjoy playing it? Is today's offer worth?

 

Good mobility and a good gun usually makes for a fun tank. The Lorraine is no exception. Just make sure to use that mobility to run away in time, because you cannot stand and fight in it.

deivio82 #8 Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

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View PostVajsravana, on 10 December 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

Hi forumites,

I'm looking for a fun premium tank. You know, not necessarily an OP beast , but one of those tanks you always enjoy to drive and shoot things around. Of course, even better if it's also a good tank, but that's not the main point.

 

Today's offer on advent calendar is the Lorraine 40t... what do you think about it in "fun factor" terms? If you own one, do you enjoy playing it? Is today's offer worth?

 

THEY NERFED IT ALREADY !!! tanks is not as good as it was .

 



dennez #9 Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

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Its fun until the novelty wears off and you realise its huge has a derpy French gun and is just another tier 8 getting raped in 80% bottom tier games

xtrem3x #10 Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

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If it wasn't bottom tier all the time it would be a lot more fun.

It is still good though



unrealname #11 Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

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View Postdeivio82, on 10 December 2017 - 12:57 PM, said:

 

THEY NERFED IT ALREADY !!! tanks is not as good as it was .

 

 

more tinfoil please

RamRaid90 #12 Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

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View Postdeivio82, on 10 December 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

 

THEY NERFED IT ALREADY !!! tanks is not as good as it was .

 

 



clixor #13 Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:04 PM

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View Postdennez, on 10 December 2017 - 12:08 PM, said:

Its fun until the novelty wears off and you realise its huge has a derpy French gun and is just another tier 8 getting raped in 80% bottom tier games

 

I run vert stabs AND gld just for this.. food will help as well but as it's my credit maker i won't use that.

 

But in any case, lorraine with good crew has good view range and just enough mobility to be useful in tier10s as well.



Vajsravana #14 Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:50 PM

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Well, my idea of fun is much more on the "run and gun" side than on the "brawl" one. I usually enjoy paper frenchies very much, even if they are quite difficult to play. 

As for tier VIII MM... well, being bottom tier sucks. But if you have mobility and good pen, it sucks much less.

 

So, after all, I think I will take it. 

Thank you very much for your answers! :medal:



Sams_Baneblade #15 Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:51 PM

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I haven't played mine in a while as I don't play WoT atm, thus I cannot say much about it's behaviour in the current MM.

But out the few battles I did, I loved it. It punishes mistakes VERY hard, it turns like a whale, but...It rewards good gameplay, the mobility is very good and that gun is truly nasty. I goes through anything -when combined with the mobility-, has pretty good handling values for an autoloader and causes up to 1200 dmgs per clip.

I remember platooning with a friend an clip-rushing ennemies with our Lorraines or clip-sniping helpless bobs stuck in the open. I strongly recommend, as long as the driver has the required skill.

However, I have few experience of that new matchmaking.

Enforcer1975 #16 Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:57 PM

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Not worth the 40€ imo...maybe half if anything.

speedphlux #17 Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

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I like mine, but it has flaws which are a bit too big for me to fully enjoy it. The tank is too situational and team-dependent. If your team is not willing to push on an be aggressive, you have no openings to exploit. If you are forced to create the opening yourself, then you're stuck with 35 seconds reload in between your clips. And often the gun will let you down. It's not accurate at all.

Is it worth it ? I think so, yes. It's pretty awesome trainer for your Bat Chat 25t crew and that alone is worth all the shortcomings. But you kinda have to be good at the game to make this tank work properly so it can pay you off. If I had to pick just one Tier 8 Medium to buy thou, it would be the T-44-100 or T-54 mod1. Why ? Rasha ! 'Nuff said.

Poerhis #18 Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:18 PM

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It's more of a tank you play occasionally. If I had to grind, say 2 million credits, I would never ever do continuous runs with the Lorraine. It has just too many weaknesses to be a solid performer. Most arty hits pen you, you are a huge target and the gun is occasionally unreliable.

 

One to two games per day is great though. It's glorious when you succeed and RNG is on your side.

 

For 40€ though? Nah. I used a 30% off coupon for the tank.



Bennie182 #19 Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

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View PostBond90, on 10 December 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

i dont even have to try it out, because i really liked the old lorraine even when it was at tier 9.

It's funny that a lot of people hated the Lorraine at tier 9. I really loved it, also because it was different then all the French lights (incl Batchat 25T) It was/is huge, but I didn't really struggle with arties as much as other people did.

At tier 8 I think it's a great tank! In the right hands it is really a devastating tank, and still able to have a good potential against higher tier tanks.



Vajsravana #20 Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:04 PM

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Well, it looks fun in fact.

Let's just say it would be a bit funnier without the wonderful streak of 6 defeats I got in bundle with the tank... :angry:







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