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REVIEW: Type 62 (After the light tank rebalancing)

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Cobra6 #1 Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

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Today we are reviewing the Type 62 premium light tank *AFTER* the light tank rebalancing changes. How does it compare to the other light tanks nowadays and is it worth the money? Find out by watching the video!

 

 

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Search_Warrant #2 Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:51 PM

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*press play* *looks at 24 min video* *holy sh*t*

 

I find it odd how you say "its competative" you say that against its own tier LT's? or in tier 7 in general? as for tier 7 as a whole, its in a bad place, 1 tier above the power gap is insane. these 145pen tanks gold cant even reliably pen tier 8 "armored" tanks. never mind tier 9! you cant pen front of T29 with that! and that stupid tank gets a impenetrable turret front.

 

145pen at tier 7 is disgusting IMO, that pen is tier 6 worthy, not 7. also, its not a burst tank nor high alpha tank. so again IMO its not a good tank, no velocity just a cherry on the top of being bad. crappy HP/T and a sluggish "LT" is what REALLY grinds my gears, sluggish LT's are no excuse, other none prems got engine buffs, tanks like this got nothing and it keeps its crap pen.

 

No LT is worth it currently. Low hp with Low mod HP and bad guns with poor dpm ( Type62 at least gets some decent dpm..others not so much). packed together multi dead crews/mods for HE to ruin in 1 single hit. no armor and no reason to exist, mediums are superior in every way beyond 7 just for the hp alone.

 

Type62 is OK. but then again its in the same tier as 57GF and T71 DA, they dominate even tier 7 meds.

 

Edit: i find WG's balance department incompetant and disgust me to no end. powercreep within a tanks own tier is just mind blowing.


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Jasper115 #3 Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 20 May 2018 - 04:51 PM, said

 

Type62 is OK. but then again its in the same tier as 57GF and T71 DA, they dominate even tier 7 meds.

 

Edit: i find WG's balance department incompetant and disgust me to no end. powercreep within a tanks own tier is just mind blowing.

 

I think this Tank is very competitive, I never notice the pen issues unless its vs a type 4 or O- Ho, It absolutly dominates lower tiers, is very strong in T7, and has good firing on the move and Camo to allow you to become a nuisance in Higher tiers.

 



Cobra6 #4 Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

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Well, you do need to fire quite a bit of premium ammo against higher tier heavies but the HEAT itself is good, the accuracy of the gun is what makes most shots at range plunge into tracks/do 0 damage.

 

The Type62, like the WZ-131 has effective camp and is pretty good and snapshotting (it's no T92 but it's quite good at landing shots). I notice that most of my snapshots and shots on the move hit, now they don't all pen of course but in a light tank, sometimes hindering enemies and making them reluctant to turn is just as important as doing damage.

 

Personally I don't get why it needs 145mm pen instead of 159mm (I say that in the video as well) or why it does 180 damage per shot instead of the 200 of the WZ-131 and I'd like it to have a bit more mobility (Power to weight) but the DPM does aid you in a lot of situations.

I find this light very playable and also very enjoyable which is why it's worth it for me.

 

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Snotterman #5 Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

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I think it's really an awesome tank. The pen of the AP is lacking, yes, but the HEAT makes up for it. 

 

Recently I had a 7 kill match in a tier 9 game, so this tank can do well in higher tier matches without much problems.



Pattonizer #6 Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:35 AM

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Something is just not right with this tank. I don't know why I can't win with this one. I love the tank, I try to spot if I'm lower tier, try to fight as an assault light if top tier.

I don't know what the hell is going on.

Negativvv #7 Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:35 AM

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Weird little tank, I've had mine awhile now and I don't really get it yet even if I've had some stunning high scores in it.

 

It's probably something to do with the lel gun depression and derpy gun as I do understand other Super LTs like the Black Dog.

 

 



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View PostNegativvv, on 18 June 2018 - 05:35 AM, said:

Weird little tank, I've had mine awhile now and I don't really get it yet even if I've had some stunning high scores in it.

 

It's probably something to do with the lel gun depression and derpy gun as I do understand other Super LTs like the Black Dog.

 

 

 

yup. 5 gundep really kills my enjoyment of it.

Negativvv #9 Posted 18 June 2018 - 12:50 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 18 June 2018 - 11:46 AM, said:

 

yup. 5 gundep really kills my enjoyment of it.

 

No idea why it's so derpy. Might be RNG as it's soft stats aren't bad. I run BiA with Vstabs, Rammer plus Vents so it should be pretty OK... Even got Snap Shot and Smooth Ride.

 

I'll play a bit more of it at some point, the gun is nice when it hits vs the targets you're meant to fight. Pen could be better although I wonder if the slightly higher pen if the WZ 131 actually matters as it's such a small increase.

 


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View PostNegativvv, on 18 June 2018 - 11:50 AM, said:

 

No idea why it's so derpy. Might be RNG as it's soft stats aren't bad. I run BiA with Vstabs, Rammer plus Vents so it should be pretty OK... Even got Snap Shot and Smooth Ride.

 

I'll play a bit more of it at some point, the gun is nice when it hits vs the targets you're meant to fight. Pen could be better although I wonder if the slightly higher pen if the WZ 131 actually matters as it's such a small increase.

 

 

Interesting, penetration and accuracy have never seemed to be a problem for me, I don't even have the Snap Shot and Smooth Ride yet (concealment is on the way), and I use optics instead of Vents.

I guess everybody is just cursed in this super tank in some phony way.

Cobra6 #11 Posted 29 June 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Thing is, we've been spoiled gun handling wise by tanks like the T92, before that one was released Chinese lights were king of shooting on the move.

 

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Akathis #12 Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:50 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 29 June 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

Thing is, we've been spoiled gun handling wise by tanks like the T92, before that one was released Chinese lights were king of shooting on the move.

 

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Type 62 gun handling has always been quite mediocre, and accuracy quite trollish. Maybe is not soviet enough.



Cobra6 #13 Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:46 PM

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View PostAkathis, on 01 July 2018 - 09:50 AM, said:

 

Type 62 gun handling has always been quite mediocre, and accuracy quite trollish. Maybe is not soviet enough.

 

It's weird because the WZ-131 (old one) with the 85mm had the same gun handling pretty much and that one always hit my snapshots on the move it seems.

 

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lnfernaI #14 Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:31 PM

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Eww,it's not LTG.

 

(But i want one so bad,regardless).






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