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TheOnlyMagician #1 Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

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Hello T54 unicums,

I don't know what I do in T54 till i get the top gun, just bought it - thanks to credit mining during Holida Ops(thanks WG). I can not pen any tank like enemy t54 pen my heavy tanks and E50 so easy.

Every game i am useless, losing more than half the time.

What do I do?

my t54 is 'perfect' setup though :- 

4 girls :- 3@4th skill, 1@ 3rd skill

Vstab,vents,rammer.

Hate to use APCR (gold in the first 2 guns), it does not pen like heat 54.

I am about to give up and sell this shi.t-54 and send the girls back to Obj 416, which is a lot more fun and was even when stock.

Thinking of dragging myself as long as I have premium account(from missions) and if not improved I give up and go back to my shiny E50.

Thanks and no offence meant.



commer #2 Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

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Use ACPR, go to forward spotting positions for your team, hit tracks, look for lower tier tanks and prey on them. T54 is not as bad stock as some other t9 tanks. 

xtrem3x #3 Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:58 PM

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I don't buy a tank unless I have enough free XP to research the gun I want

Mav75 #4 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

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It’s a pain in the rear until you get either of the two top guns.

Solutions are either to suck it up and spam gold or get enough free xp to unlock the gun.



WhoCares01 #5 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

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I rarely do so, but for this tank I tapped my free-EXP pool (currently at ~220k).

But let me tell you from the perspective of the n00b I am, even with whatever gun you chose, it seems one might still need a significant amount of HEAT to perform consistent in the T-54...



Uebergewicht #6 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

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You kinda screwed yourself by going the 416 route (like I did), because none of the guns from the 416 carries over - the 54 would be completely fine if it could use the 416s top gun.  But you cant do much about it except either use free XP or find weaker targets and spam apcr. Basically play it like a tier 8 medium with bad match making. Stock grinds suck.

mvdt #7 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

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I went 416 line aswell. I got some gold and got all modules. Aced it first go.

In my opinion having a lot of gold or free xp is the only solution.



tajj7 #8 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

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View PostTheOnlyMagician, on 16 January 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

Hello T54 unicums,

I don't know what I do in T54 till i get the top gun, just bought it - thanks to credit mining during Holida Ops(thanks WG). I can not pen any tank like enemy t54 pen my heavy tanks and E50 so easy.

Every game i am useless, losing more than half the time.

What do I do?

my t54 is 'perfect' setup though :- 

4 girls :- 3@4th skill, 1@ 3rd skill

Vstab,vents,rammer.

Hate to use APCR (gold in the first 2 guns), it does not pen like heat 54.

I am about to give up and sell this shi.t-54 and send the girls back to Obj 416, which is a lot more fun and was even when stock.

Thinking of dragging myself as long as I have premium account(from missions) and if not improved I give up and go back to my shiny E50.

Thanks and no offence meant.

 

Bully.

 

You have 120mm upper/lower plate, means you can get about 210 - 220 effective hull when angled and even the stock turret is pretty strong. PLus the T-54 is agile enough so you can wiggle wiggle in front of them to make the armour even better. 

 

Go find the weakest enemy tanks, tier 8 meds, low pen tier 9 meds, tier 7s, limited MM tier 8 heavies etc. and bully them with your armour, most of those won't need high pen to penetrate and they'll struggle to pen you. 

 


Edited by tajj7, 16 January 2018 - 02:53 PM.


eldrak #9 Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

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Shoot more gold than usual or use free exp to unlock top gun(s).

K_A #10 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

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What to do in T54 stock?

 

Free XP the top gun. That's what you do.



Balc0ra #11 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

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I got my T-54 via the 416. So I started out with a 175 pen gun. Tho this was a long time ago. Super heavy meta was not a thing yet. But I played mine like a tier 8 light. And I aced it spotting the old Magical forest several times via spotting alone. Or on campinovka even. But if most of the enemy top tiers are paper tanks. Like French meds etc. Or US meds with a big hull on the side for you to pen. Then do that. As in a wolfpack with other meds/lights, you can still bully rather good in it with the stock guns.

 

And if spotting or bullying is not easy due to the map etc. Tracks shots was an easy way to farm XP, unless you want to spam 100% gold ammo. 



Bora_BOOM #12 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

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View PostK_A, on 16 January 2018 - 02:14 PM, said:

What to do in T54 stock?

 

Free XP the top gun. That's what you do.

 

Or you can cry deep inside...

Lomion_EU #13 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

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View PostWhoCares01, on 16 January 2018 - 01:30 PM, said:

I rarely do so, but for this tank, I tapped my free-EXP pool (currently at ~220k).

But let me tell you from the perspective of the n00b I am, even with whatever gun you chose, it seems one might still need a significant amount of HEAT to perform consistently in the T-54...

 

Only when you are unable to use the excellent mobility of one of the best tier 9 medium tanks in the game or, I translate, don't take on heavy targets from the front, go really fast around the sides and back where they are soft and squidgy (for the most part).  I don't remember the last time I fired any HEAT in the T-54.

Mimos_A #14 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

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1: cry
2: cry some more
3: play other tanks until you have enough free xp.

But if you really enjoy torturing yourself you can play a depressing amount of games being confined to bullying lower tiers and lights. Stock it still has good armour and decent camo and mobility for a med. Try to find and isolate tanks that will struggle to pen you and run away from stuff with good pen or armour. Maps and meta don't really accommodate this at the moment though, so I'd still recommend free xp and maybe some daily doubles if you're really in the mood.



Agent_327 #15 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

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I got the obj 430 II first so I got the good gun almost at once with the t-54. You don't need tracks to mount the top gun so you can actually wait with that which makes the grind less hard. I took tracks then engine as the two last upgrades on my t-54.

dimethylcadmium #16 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

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View PostTheOnlyMagician, on 16 January 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

Hello T54 unicums,

Every game i am useless, losing more than half the time.

What do I do?

 

 

You get free xp and then buy 20 heat shells, just like "the t54 unicums", because if they grind tanks, it will hurt their stats :(:(:(:(:(:(



tankqull #17 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

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View PostBora_BOOM, on 16 January 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

 

Or you can cry deep inside...

 

im in that situation aswell... 28k to go to till the D-54 :izmena: but to be honest its not as worse as the cent1 in stock status...

SandDanAdua #18 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

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If you think the stock T-54 is bad you should check out the stock WZ-120

Bora_BOOM #19 Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

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Yeah, we all know how it goes, regardless the tank:

stock --> exp sink --> free exp --> convert exp --> gold--> spend money...

Nobody should act surprised, and its OK, cause you have been presented with a choice to end the above chain at any point.



commer #20 Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

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View Postdimethylcadmium, on 16 January 2018 - 03:54 PM, said:

 

You get free xp and then buy 20 heat shells, just like "the t54 unicums", because if they grind tanks, it will hurt their stats :(:(:(:(:(:(

 

How can those horrible people do it? Plan ahead and gather up free experience so they don't have to drive a stock tank. Using your brain should be banned. 




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