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bitslice #1 Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:03 PM

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Just bought one, 20% coupon off, so that was £27.20 rather than £34.00

 

First game, Prokhorovka, Tier VIII, so boringly I have to sit on sloped flank where nothing happens,

even more so as the scout went AFK and I had to drive all the way over to nudge him back to life.

 

Anyway, this thing is great, point at tank, doesn't seem to matter where, shell goes boom - that'll be 500 damage, thank you Sir. Even right across the map, this thing will fire up the left nostril of your chosen enemy tank crew.

(I'm sure in tier X I'll have to aim or whatever those unicums like to do)

 

Camo is bad but not tragically awful so far, but no 6th sense on this borrowed crew so I'm mostly getting shot because of that.

Turning circle is really bad, you'll need to reverse out of cover or you'll get shot in the rear.

 

I end the game with 2094 damage, (my recorded game average would be >500 as I suck)

and in that game I ranked up there with players massively better than me, so that was nice.

also 56K credit, amazing

 

This is a great TD for noobs, and I'm sure better players will get even more from it.

 

 

One thing caught me out, it needs a Radio Operator not a Loader, and my Hetzer and Stug IV don't have one.

I was intending to use up the three Christmas females I won, but now I'll also need to retrain someone with BIA from elsewhere.

 

About ten games so far, 900-2400 damage, 9K to 56K credits

this is easier than a Patriot.

 

Anyone else bought one today?

 

Picked up a second Halonen medal in this thing, and 4 kills + 3,151 damage, almost unheard of for me.

 

and that was a 2nd class mastery, good players must be beasting this.

 

 

btw.

binos + BIA (100%) + Situational awareness (51%), gives 469m View Range

Game max spotting range is 445m

 


 

qpranger #2 Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

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Armour is weak, should be buffed.

bitslice #3 Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:46 PM

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Another 4 kills, 1800 dmg, 37K credits

on a city map too

 

that never happens to me

 

 

 

^

despite having paper thin armour, you've got 1,150 HP, often good enough to survive three hits or so


Edited by bitslice, 02 January 2018 - 12:06 AM.


Homer_J #4 Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:50 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 01 January 2018 - 09:40 PM, said:

Armour is weak, should be buffed.

 

My arty disagrees.

 

I love to focus those things.  Shame they don't last long.  Maybe some more hitpoints would do the trick.



Isharial #5 Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:28 AM

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cant see the draw to it tbh

 

if I had to choose between this or another premium T8 TD, id choose the WZ 120 FT, as its superior in basically every respect



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View PostIsharial, on 02 January 2018 - 01:28 AM, said:

cant see the draw to it tbh

 

if I had to choose between this or another premium T8 TD, id choose the WZ 120 FT, as its superior in basically every respect

 

Doesen't have a turret tho

Isharial #7 Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:34 AM

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View PostDerethim, on 02 January 2018 - 01:29 AM, said:

 

Doesen't have a turret tho

 

who cares? the WZ turns fast enough that any use of a turret wouldn't make a difference... the turret is a down point for the skorp anyway, as its one giant weakspot for HE pens...

 


Edited by Isharial, 02 January 2018 - 01:35 AM.


NoPoet406 #8 Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:37 AM

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The OP gave me a good chuckle. I deliberately avoided playing for a couple of days when the Skorpion went onto the Christmas sale and warned my platoon mate to do the same. Fortunately they haven't been anywhere near as prevalent as expected and I've never particularly suffered because of one. In fact my only encounter with one is when I shot it in the face twice from long distance in my Churchill I (IIRC). Pay to win THAT.

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View PostNoPoet406, on 02 January 2018 - 01:37 AM, said:

The OP gave me a good chuckle. I deliberately avoided playing for a couple of days when the Skorpion went onto the Christmas sale and warned my platoon mate to do the same. Fortunately they haven't been anywhere near as prevalent as expected and I've never particularly suffered because of one. In fact my only encounter with one is when I shot it in the face twice from long distance in my Churchill I (IIRC). Pay to win THAT.

 

I thought failplatoons don't work anymore? I think you don't recall correctly :D

Do you mean the tier 6 Churchill VII?

Because Churchill I is tier V, doesen't meat Skorpions. Only Scorpions (confusing, I know).



Somnorila #10 Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:15 AM

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View Postqpranger, on 01 January 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

Armour is weak, should be buffed.

 

Yes, it needs an autoloading system with at least 10 shells. And better mobility, camo, aim time, and turret traverse. 

Noodl_ #11 Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:27 AM

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Against a skilled player, a TVP VTU would still come out on top. 

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View PostNoPoet406, on 02 January 2018 - 12:37 AM, said:

The OP gave me a good chuckle. I deliberately avoided playing for a couple of days when the Skorpion went onto the Christmas sale and warned my platoon mate to do the same. Fortunately they haven't been anywhere near as prevalent as expected and I've never particularly suffered because of one. In fact my only encounter with one is when I shot it in the face twice from long distance in my Churchill I (IIRC). Pay to win THAT.

 

You don't recall correctly. The Skorpion G is tier VIII, The Chirchill 1 is tierV. Therefore physically impossible to shoot at one.

 

Scik of your lying on here now, it's just getting annoying.



NoPoet406 #13 Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:46 AM

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Hmm, either WG really do have a grudge against me, or I am superimposing a desire to see the tier 5 "Man Tank" defeating a Skorpion G over reality. It must have been in AT 15A, as that would see the Skorpion G in combat.

Additional to above, as can't edit posts on my phone: sick of what lying? I clearly remembered it wrong, what lies am I telling???
 

Aoishi #14 Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:03 AM

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View Postqpranger, on 01 January 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

Armour is weak, should be buffed.

 

steel wall in mine m8

 



Radu_Korne #15 Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:58 AM

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Technically, if a Tier 5 with autocannon fired at you a few clips and you're still alive afterwards... Steel Wall.

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View Postbitslice, on 01 January 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

Just bought one, 20% coupon off, so that was £27.20 rather than £34.00

 

First game, Prokhorovka, Tier VIII, so boringly I have to sit on sloped flank where nothing happens,

even more so as the scout went AFK and I had to drive all the way over to nudge him back to life.

 

Anyway, this thing is great, point at tank, doesn't seem to matter where, shell goes boom - that'll be 500 damage, thank you Sir. Even right across the map, this thing will fire up the left nostril of your chosen enemy tank crew.

(I'm sure in tier X I'll have to aim or whatever those unicums like to do)

 

Camo is bad but not tragically awful so far, but no 6th sense on this borrowed crew so I'm mostly getting shot because of that.

Turning circle is really bad, you'll need to reverse out of cover or you'll get shot in the rear.

 

I end the game with 2094 damage, (my recorded game average would be >500 as I suck)

and in that game I ranked up there with players massively better than me, so that was nice.

also 56K credit, amazing

 

This is a great TD for noobs, and I'm sure better players will get even more from it.

 

 

One thing caught me out, it needs a Radio Operator not a Loader, and my Hetzer and Stug IV don't have one.

I was intending to use up the three Christmas females I won, but now I'll also need to retrain someone with BIA from elsewhere.

 

About ten games so far, 900-2400 damage, 9K to 56K credits

this is easier than a Patriot.

 

Anyone else bought one today?

 

You have 32 games in it. Average damage 1225...easy mode? Only 100 more than in your T-44 for example. 

 

Skorpion is seriously overrated. Very good players can do exceptionally well in it but they can do that in any tank with good mobility. Bad/mediocre players will struggle a lot with the Skorp G. Mostly because camo is horrible (it has the same camo rating as Panther II if I remember correctly). The most powerful thing about the Skorpion is the speed and most bad/mediocre players will fail to utilize that anyway.

 

It does print good money and its a monster when top tier. But most games will be TX games where enemy MTs/LTs will spot you from across the map.

 

 



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I finde it so freaking boring to play that i hardly want to take it out over my other premiums anymore , you can't duel people , its all about shooting and hide before getting return fire. It feels really snowbally and the only carry potential you have is if the team lets you snipe them from 450m away.

 

That said , its still a good money maker , its just very stale , especially now when the TD / Heavy meta is making a comeback after the long lasted Medium meta.



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Skorpian G is a really good tank, but the amount of exaggeration is pushing things.
The Steelwall comment is just hillarious.

SkorpG has great alpha, DPM and pen and you can use that to your advantage as with 4 hits your up 2k dmg.
Its a very big tank with no armor that is relatively slow to accelerate and can not fire at all on the move.
You have to aim and you have to aim well as the soft stats on move, traverse and turret movement aint that great.

Its a great credit earner, its a fun tank and close to the level as the patriot but not as good.
Its a fallacy that you will hit every shot, boom 500 dmg, its more accurate than some but we all play under the god of -+25% RNG.
Its tanks like the Skorp and above with superb dispersion values really get you raging at RNG.
It soft stats are pretty mediocre and being open top absolutely hates HE or arty.

It would be a great German crew trainer but doesn't have a loader and the Grille or JP E100 need 2!
The Skorp is a baby Grille without loaders and its up there with the best of prems.
Maybe has been eclipsed by the new Chinese WZ TD 

    

Edited by DumbNumpty, 02 January 2018 - 07:46 AM.


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My KV-2 disagrees.

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View PostAoishi, on 02 January 2018 - 06:03 AM, said:

 

steel wall in mine m8

 

 

Replay or it didn't happen.




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