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Hellfoxe #1 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:25 PM

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Dear tankers

 

Has almost everyone in wot finish they t-55a mission/skipped and got they t-55a tank because is not much people anouncing they got a "T-55A" tank in they garage.



Sfinski #2 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

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Or as it's so much worse than T54 there's no point announcing it anymore. It needs a buff, badly.

MR_FIAT #3 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

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There was hype over this tank?

Doom_On_You #4 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

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View PostSfinski, on 31 December 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

Or as it's so much worse than T54 there's no point announcing it anymore. It needs a buff, badly.

 

So true. I'm convinced the fuel tanks are made from fur and the turret is hollowed out on the inside in random places.

thiextar #5 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

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t55a hype? i think the only reason to hype over getting a t55a is that you get some vagina-having crew members and unlock the next missions ;)

upsetti_spaghetti #6 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

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Hype? I always taught it was a light weight t-54, it shows from the stats, at tier 9 who can't pen a 200mm turret?

Stimpeltje #7 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:06 PM

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I just got mine today



EltvilleTiger #8 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

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Just another Soviet variant.  It doesn't seem any better than the others.  There was never any hype over this tank.  It was all in your head.

SuedKAT #9 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:21 PM

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Didn't even know there was any hype for it at all, the Obj 260 was quite good when it was introduced but the other 3 tanks I've always seen as rather meh, now all of them have been power creeped.

Uebergewicht #10 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

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When grinding the T-54, I was always worried when I saw T-55As in the enemy team "oh my, these players must be quite experienced!". Yet, somehow, I manged to win every single of these games quite handily. And the T-54 just seems to come out on top every time when these two meet.

Hiisi #11 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

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T55a needs to get slightly better snipergun than t54 and same turret as t54. 

brumbarr #12 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

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View PostHiisi, on 31 December 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

T55a needs to get slightly better snipergun than t54 and same turret as t54. 

 

The T55a gun is better than both of the T54 guns.

qpranger #13 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:31 PM

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Is it any better than the Kolohousenka?

Balc0ra #14 Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:18 AM

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View PostSfinski, on 31 December 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

Or as it's so much worse than T54 there's no point announcing it anymore. It needs a buff, badly.

 

Turret, sure. Gun? Nope. I actually like the fact it has a hybrid gun now vs the two options T-54 has. Dispersion & aim time of the sniper gun, same pen and a bit less dpm then the brawling gun.

Spurtung #15 Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:59 AM

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View PostMR_FIAT, on 31 December 2017 - 08:27 PM, said:

There was hype over this tank?

 

This. First time I even hear about such a thing.

ExorcistFi #16 Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:32 AM

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T-55A hype? No. This isn't 2015.

logaritmusnaturalis #17 Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:10 AM

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T55A is good. It's just not your brain dead variety soviet medium with impenetrable turret and idiotic hull armor, so it's understandable that players who have become accustomed to idiotproof press W tanks do not like it. It has absolutely fantastic gunhandling, second best to m46 patton amongst all tier 9 mediums. To be fair shell velocity is rather poor. Unlike T-54 you do not sacrifice any DPM at all for the good gunhandling, the DPM is still competetive. You play this tank more as a sniper than your traditional soviet meds, you have great camo values, use it, you also have decent view range. The turret is alright, definetely can't compete with T-54, just don't rely too much on it. The mobility is not up to par with T54 as well, that is the main disadvantage I guess, but it still does the job. All in all it's a powerful support tank. 

 

But it's true it has been powercreept unfortunately with the overbuffs to many mediums and newly introduced mauses, type 5's etc. In my opinion if it got its mobility buffed, the shell velocity was improved it'd be fine. 

 

I love the tank, but you can't deny how lacking in imagination WG was when they designed it, just a soviet med with slightly better gun statistics, let's make it german and call it a day! 

Why not give it like mixed properties of both german and soviet tanks? Like giving it the standard soviet 320 alpha gun but with APCR as standard ammo. maybe even a german 105mm :o idk, they could've made something more unique is what im saying. 



Sharp1903 #18 Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:32 AM

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It's gun needs more penetration. It should be buffed like T54. 

Havenless #19 Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

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When I got mine and realized you can sell it for 3 millions, I happily sold it. I hated T-54 and upon quick inspection on the T-55A my worst fears were realized. I had no desire to ever fire a 200 pen gun at tier 9 again, nor burn lots of credits in HEAT spam on a tank I don't even like.

 

I would've happily sold it for 300k credits, so 3 millions was too much to refuse. I can understand others wanting to keep the tank, but I've just never been much of a Russian med player myself. 

 

With Type 59 available now I think if you enjoy the playing style of tanks like this, you should grab the tank that makes credits over the HEAT sink.



Ankara_Aatu #20 Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:36 AM

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View Postqpranger, on 31 December 2017 - 11:31 PM, said:

Is it any better than the Kolohousenka?

 

Nothing is better than the Kolohousenka.




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