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Cobra6 #1 Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

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Really.....as if this is something to be proud of or aspire to....

 

It is telling that WG decided to give this tank away in droves, doesn't predict much good.

 

But congratulations I guess Wargaming, "Well done!".

 

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gunslingerXXX #2 Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

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Just got it as well, you beat me to it with this topic... 

 

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spuriousmonkey #3 Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

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better than 37k new defenders.

gunslingerXXX #4 Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

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View Postspuriousmonkey, on 13 January 2018 - 10:53 AM, said:

better than 37k new defenders.

True. Its a sell-out, not a game braker.



_EXODUZ_ #5 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

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Wow, and I'm in the NO TYPE 59 club. :teethhappy:

UrQuan #6 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

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I can hear WG laughing all the way to the bank now. So many new Type 59's means those boxes sold really well. 

MarcoStrapone #7 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

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first proto way better than this type 95.

jack_timber #8 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

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Hmm didn't get one but then again didn't buy the boxes was sure I might have got one from the mission boxes though:)

Balc0ra #9 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

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It's not really an OP tier 8 premium is it? And I suspect most are only mad because the rare factor drops on it. Not because it ruined tier 8 MM by dominating it. Like it would have been if they tossed a Defender in that slot instead. And 2 months from now, it will be a less common sight to see as before Xmas. As it was with the T-34-85M.


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8126Jakobsson #10 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:10 AM

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View PostMarcoStrapone, on 13 January 2018 - 11:04 AM, said:

first proto way better than this type 95.

 

Never played the Type but I find that very hard to believe :P

spuriousmonkey #11 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:11 AM

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I had it since it originally came out.

 

I am not upset about the rarity factor.



MarcoStrapone #12 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 13 January 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:

 

Never played the Type but I find that very hard to believe :P

 

at least you have faith :mellow:

dimethylcadmium #13 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

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Vladimir: Comrades, how do we sell more Type 59 without people raging at us because we said we won't sell it?

Ivan: I have an idea. Why not sell loot boxes, and make people think they will get it as a gift, instead of directly selling the tank?

Sergey: Don't forget to nerf the Tank drop rates after the 1st week!

Ivan #2: Good work comrades.

Gosha: Good work comrades!

 

1 month later

 

Vladimir: Reports have just arrived. We have earned more than 4 million euros from loot boxes. Vodka for everyone!



KleinerTiger #14 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 13 January 2018 - 10:08 AM, said:

It's not really an OP tier 8 premium is it? And I suspect most are only mad because the rare factor drops on it. Not because it ruined tier 8 MM by dominating it. Like it would have been if they tossed a Defender in that slot instead. And 2 months from now, it will be a less common sight to see as before Xmas. As it was with the T-34-85M.

 

Nah, it's crap. Trust me, I've had it for over 5 years. It was powerful when it was new, but then over time they stealth-nerfed it (ground resistance), so it has felt terribly sluggish ever since. And at the same time we had a general power creep and several changes of the meta. Now the Type 59 doesn't really have a place in the game anymore.

 

I have about 800 battles on my Type. For the first 500 or so, I rode a steady 58-60% WR. Ever since then my WR has only gone _down_. Now it's barely positive, just 50,8% or so. So you do the math -- it means that throughout the last 300 battles, I lost two out of three games with it. 

Basically it's a Tier 7.5 tank. So PMM doesn't really help much either -- most of the time you get into 8-only or 8-9 MM, so you're always Bottom Tier. 



UrQuan #15 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 13 January 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

It's not really an OP tier 8 premium is it? And I suspect most are only mad because the rare factor drops on it. Not because it ruined tier 8 MM by dominating it. Like it would have been if they tossed a Defender in that slot instead. And 2 months from now, it will be a less common sight to see as before Xmas. As it was with the T-34-85M.

 

Tbh on how the game currently is, I think it's one of the few balanced T8 medium tanks, with pref MM. Part of it's reputation, you get a decent T8 medium tank that doesn't see TX. Do note that the general T8 med is in a sorry state compared to other T8 tanks.

TankkiPoju #16 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

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Wait until WG sells Defender / Obj252u in next year's loot boxes :trollface:

TankkiPoju #17 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 13 January 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

It's not really an OP tier 8 premium is it? And I suspect most are only mad because the rare factor drops on it.

 

No it's not OP, but it really doesn't have anything terrible about it either. It does have qualities that good players can abuse like turret, so in hands of good players it's a good tank.

 

And pref. MM is still usable, despite MM being what it is. Tbh I feel Type 59 is probably the best pref. tier 8 still for a good player.


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UrQuan #18 Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 13 January 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

Wait until WG sells Defender / Obj252u in next year's loot boxes :trollface:

 

By then, new tanks will have been released & other tanks buffed, making the Defender feel balanced, so I'm fine with that. Now WG, buff my KV-4, so it can compete with VK 100, can't let a german super-heavy out-do a russian one eh?

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 13 January 2018 - 11:20 AM, said:

 

No it's not OP, but it really doesn't have anything terrible about it either. It does have qualities that good players can abuse like turret, so in hands of good players it's a good tank.

 

And pref. MM is still usable, despite MM being what it is. Tbh I feel Type 59 is probably the best pref. tier 8 still for a good player.

 

 

It's comparable to the T-44, except the T-44 sees Tier 10.



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View PostUrQuan, on 13 January 2018 - 11:21 AM, said:

 

By then, new tanks will have been released & other tanks buffed, making the Defender feel balanced, so I'm fine with that. Now WG, buff my KV-4, so it can compete with VK 100, can't let a german super-heavy out-do a russian one eh?

There is already a new Ruski heavy at T8 in the making, the IS-M or something. 






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