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Edin8999 #1 Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:53 PM

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So i already have some premium tanks, the m4 revalorise, and the t26e4 ( which i hate and wish i never got).

 

Looking at the premium shop right now i am interested in either the AMX M4 49 Liberte or the MAUERBRECHER, is the M4 Liberte still a solid tank frontally?

 

And will the Somua autolader be back in the shop soon? Because i was going to buy that but now it's gone.

 

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lord_chipmonk #2 Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:54 PM

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Yes, the Liberte is still a solid tank. I wouldn't expect the SOmua back soon, but it will return at some point. 

Browarszky #3 Posted 09 April 2018 - 10:08 PM

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 09 April 2018 - 08:54 PM, said:

Yes, the Liberte is still a solid tank. I wouldn't expect the SOmua back soon, but it will return at some point. 

 

What about the Defender?

lord_chipmonk #4 Posted 09 April 2018 - 10:31 PM

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View PostBrowarszky, on 09 April 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

 

What about the Defender?

 

I expect it will also return at some point. I can only hope that by the time it does, the game has moved to the point where it is no longer exceptional. 

TankkiPoju #5 Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:05 AM

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 09 April 2018 - 09:54 PM, said:

Yes, the Liberte is still a solid tank. I wouldn't expect the SOmua back soon, but it will return at some point. 

 

Liberte is garbage.

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View PostEdin8999, on 09 April 2018 - 08:53 PM, said:

So i already have some premium tanks, the m4 revalorise, and the t26e4 ( which i hate and wish i never got).

 

Looking at the premium shop right now i am interested in either the AMX M4 49 Liberte or the MAUERBRECHER, is the M4 Liberte still a solid tank frontally?

 

And will the Somua autolader be back in the shop soon? Because i was going to buy that but now it's gone.

 

Thanks

 

I think you need to decide what you want the Prem heavy for. If it is only to make Silver then take a look at stats for tanks that earn the most.  If you are using the prem to train crew, then take one that will help the most for the country that you are currently researching.

mortalsatsuma #7 Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:16 AM

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Playing tier 8 at this point is purely for masochists who enjoy being bottom tier 90% of the time.

 

With tier 8 premiums you're literally paying to get screwed over but hey, some people like that and who am I to judge.   



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View PostEdin8999, on 09 April 2018 - 08:53 PM, said:

So i already have some premium tanks, the m4 revalorise, and the t26e4 ( which i hate and wish i never got).

 

Looking at the premium shop right now i am interested in either the AMX M4 49 Liberte or the MAUERBRECHER, is the M4 Liberte still a solid tank frontally?

 

And will the Somua autolader be back in the shop soon? Because i was going to buy that but now it's gone.

 

Thanks

 

AMX M4 49 = still decent frontally, weak at the sides and rear.

Mauerbrecher = slow.

 

Possibly consider the Lowe which after it's buffs is in quite a nice spot. Probably a better tier VIII heavy than the Mauerbrecher.



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If you really want a tier 8 heavy, I'd say the Lowe is a good choice. great armour, pen, accuracy and 400 meters viewrange.10 deg of gun dep is a nice bonus added to it. It does however lack DPM and speed, it's hull armour is also nothing special in tier 9 en 10 games, but sidescraping and using the turret can still be effective.

Gunerstile #10 Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

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Go for the Lowe if you are interested only in credits. Best allrounder available on the board. MB is just full of frontal weakspots and to slow to react and Libertee is simply rendered obsloete at this point, and while it is semi good at ridge lines and hull down it cant sidescrape at all.
IS6 and 112 are no go, because of reasons that are too long to write here.
T34 is also oblosete, slow, long aim time and uncosistan gun in terms of actually conecting shots even when fully aimed.
That leaves you only with Lowe which himself is far from perfect but at least can somewhat hold his own even in tX matches.
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If you want a tank for credit making: Löwe/Liberte/Defender

If you want to spam gold and go at 45kph (down a slope) then go for 112.

If you want to throw your keyboard and monitor across the room and get depressed due to your purchase: KV-5/IS-6

Scorilo #12 Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

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View PostLentomies1, on 10 April 2018 - 08:44 AM, said:

If you want a tank for credit making: Löwe/Liberte/Defender

If you want to spam gold and go at 45kph (down a slope) then go for 112.

If you want to throw your keyboard and monitor across the room and get depressed due to your purchase: KV-5/IS-6

The last one looks like fun :playing:

But i would go with Lowe or T26E5



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View PostTankkiPoju, on 10 April 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

 

Liberte is garbage.

 

So true.

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View PostEdin8999, on 09 April 2018 - 08:53 PM, said:

 

And will the Somua autolader be back in the shop soon? Because i was going to buy that but now it's gone.

 

Don't purchase the Somua thinking that it plays like a heavy tank, think of it more as a slow Lorr 40 t with one extra shell in the clip. Both are good tanks, but I'd choose the Lorr 40 t over the Somua for fun.



Negativvv #15 Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

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I'd argue Patriot/E5 isn't a true heavy. As in its armour is essentially awful at the MM and you play as a Medium for better results.

 

Lowe is nice and can bounce higher tiers with a bit of angling/luck but it's a bit too slow for when you have to pretend to be a Medium because of the MM. 



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As others have said the Lowe seems to be the best all rounder, I do enloy taking it out, the rest are not so hot, the T34, is ok'ish, the Maurbrecher is there for if you want to be silly and have fun, it dosen't do anything amazing but sometimes, just sometimes i have survived a battle in mine. Already got shot of the IS M, IS6 and the 112, the libertie might be the next one to go, as for me it does nothing at all, even spamming gold, useless, although that said i am not the best heavy player.

 

Sadly it looks like the Defender will never see the light of day again, and if here is only one tier 8 you should get it is that one or the IS3a which I am told is better than the regular IS3.

 

If there was a vote maybe the Lowe would win.



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I vote for the Löwe aswell. It's one of those rare premiums that is actually as good as the regular tree equivalent. AFAIK it's actually better than the Tiger II since WoT updated the Löwe's stats, while the Tiger II apparently still has the same stats as it did in 2014.

 

..the mauerbrecher is just a VK100 with gimped armour :(


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Also if you like TD style you can go whis WZ-120-1G FT . Same gun as a Defender whis better soft stats and pen . 

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View PostBexleyheath, on 10 April 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:

I vote for the Löwe aswell. It's one of those rare premiums that is actually as good as the regular tree equivalent. AFAIK it's actually better than the Tiger II since WoT updated the Löwe's stats, while the Tiger II apparently still has the same stats as it did in 2014.

 

..the mauerbrecher is just a VK100 with gimped armour :(

 

Tiger 2 has lel for amour. It's utterly trash, whereas the Lowe can bounce quite a lot. Especially with the dome turret.

 

Tiger 2 has a marginally more accurate gun but it isn't worth it to get penned by everyone.



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View PostNegativvv, on 10 April 2018 - 08:55 AM, said:

I'd argue Patriot/E5 isn't a true heavy. As in its armour is essentially awful at the MM and you play as a Medium for better results.

 

Lowe is nice and can bounce higher tiers with a bit of angling/luck but it's a bit too slow for when you have to pretend to be a Medium because of the MM. 

 

I feel the same way about the Patriot. Somewhat more like a heavy tank if top tier, a slow medium if facing higher tiers, and at least I am in deep trouble with in that case....:hiding:

 

View PostBexleyheath, on 10 April 2018 - 09:10 AM, said:

I vote for the Löwe aswell. It's one of those rare premiums that is actually as good as the regular tree equivalent. AFAIK it's actually better than the Tiger II since WoT updated the Löwe's stats, while the Tiger II apparently still has the same stats as it did in 2014.

 

..the mauerbrecher is just a VK100 with gimped armour :(

 

I've been on the verge of getting the Löwe myself for a long, long time. Never has happened yet, though.

 

BTW, sadly your little trick with the Tog didn't work for me... :(






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