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Hechaton #1 Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:23 PM

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After the last patch WG turned down the speed on light tanks -yet again. Making it even harder to scout or run away.

 

How about giving the lights some armour in compesation for a change?

 



Balc0ra #2 Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:18 PM

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Or is it because you drive on soft terrain more? Cus I don't see a lick of difference. No tanks have been nerfed for 2 patches.

WindSplitter1 #3 Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:27 PM

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WG doesn't like LTs because they are the primary nemesis of Heavy Tanks, which WG likes.

 

I had an interesting battle in a B-C 12t + Cromwell + AFK Dicker Max VS a Skorpion G and a Mauer in Redshire

Took us both me and the crom a while to kill the skorp and after that, I went into guerrila warfare on the Mauer, wearing him down with multiple flanking runs.

 

Eventually we capped out since it was hard to dig out the TD and to kill him.

At 100% cap, I put the last round on him and he died. And mind you, this wasn't a tomato player.

 

This is what LTs are capable of. A 1-on-1 vs a heavy where you can maneuver = victory to the LT if he is competent enough.

 

Most ppl who drive HTs do it because they have strong armour and HP like there's no tomorrow, which represents a good chunk of the playerbase. Often those who [edited]and moan about gold ammo making their armour useless.

 

LTs are what can spot them first, put the first shots in, track them so others can farm them, etc.

Since WG tends to favour that sort of player, LTs get the nerfbat.

 

That's why our maps have a lot of tunnels, to guard HT flanks while they traverse, why map rotation keeps putting city maps, where speed, camo and view range are useless.

 

I'm used to the Chaffee's 77km/h. Makes no sense to me that LTs are slow enough for Mediums to catch up.

You might say it's unhistorical, but so is the Maus' 260mm of turret armour, Type 5 (usually, anything Japanese is large and thin), V4, and others.

 

EDIT:

 

No, LTs were not given another speed nerf. But their current speed is slow.


Edited by WindSplitter1, 25 April 2018 - 05:27 PM.


Mr_Burrows #4 Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:21 PM

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Yes, lights had a bad nerf but that was a few patches ago. Now? just get the Type 64 and if possible the 13-57 if/when on sale again, and do not bother with pretty much anything else. Well, besides the 1375, which is nice on its own. 

I almost only play prem tanks nowadays. Why bother with anything else unless grinding for some soon-to-be-nerfed tier X? 

I play this game to chill, thus grinding is almost gone for me. And nowadays my sweet spot is tier 6-8, and lights at that. 

 

 



CraftyVeteran #5 Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:20 PM

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lt drivers are useless. they refuse to keep up with meta and just pretend to be tds. im sick of them and gladly splat them in arty.

Bordhaw #6 Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

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View PostHechaton, on 25 April 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

After the last patch WG turned down the speed on light tanks -yet again. Making it even harder to scout or run away.

 

How about giving the lights some armour in compesation for a change?

 

 

How much more speed do you need?

 

Most battles barely last 5 minutes. 



TheComfyChair #7 Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:35 AM

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If you play the "Benny Hill" theme tune it makes your tank go faster. Bloke at the pub gave me the tip and it bloody works a treat.



Rage_Quit_Inc #8 Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

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View PostHechaton, on 25 April 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

After the last patch WG turned down the speed on light tanks -yet again. Making it even harder to scout or run away.

 

How about giving the lights some armour in compesation for a change?

 

 

you want armour drive a MED

azakow #9 Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

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View PostHechaton, on 25 April 2018 - 04:23 PM, said:

After the last patch WG turned down the speed on light tanks -yet again. Making it even harder to scout or run away.

 

How about giving the lights some armour in compesation for a change?

 

Somking less recently?



Enforcer1975 #10 Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

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View PostRage_Quit_Inc, on 26 April 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

 

you want armour, camo, speed and firepower drive an MED Obj 268 4   :great:

 







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