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Seymmelb #1 Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:54 PM

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hi folks,

I'm looking for some advice and on the FV4202 because I want to buy it.

Is it worth the money or is there a better British premium instead?

What equipment do you guys run on it and what skills are recommended on the crew for the best performance from the tank?

Thanks,

Seymmelb



breeeze #2 Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Not really, it's a very mediocre tier 8 medium, the terrible dpm and gun handling really hurt its ability. Cent. 5/1 will probably be better once introduced and right now I'd personally say Cromwell B is better, but it's tier 6 obviously.

Seymmelb #3 Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

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View Postbreeeze, on 16 May 2018 - 07:59 PM, said:

Not really, it's a very mediocre tier 8 medium, the terrible dpm and gun handling really hurt its ability. Cent. 5/1 will probably be better once introduced and right now I'd personally say Cromwell B is better, but it's tier 6 obviously.

 

ah ok, I did hear about a new tier 8 premium but didn't know what it was called so I got a bit confused and thought the FV4202 was the one that was being added.

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FV4202 is a POS in every and all aspects, poor dpm with poor alpha and bad aimtime. the pens OK but thats literally the only thing good about it. wait for the Cent 5/1 RAAC, its basically better in every aspect.

signal11th #5 Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

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I love mine but would I pay for it... no way as above wait for the next power creep medium they will release..

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View PostSeymmelb, on 16 May 2018 - 06:54 PM, said:

hi folks,

I'm looking for some advice and on the FV4202 because I want to buy it.

Is it worth the money or is there a better British premium instead?

What equipment do you guys run on it and what skills are recommended on the crew for the best performance from the tank?

Thanks,

Seymmelb

 

I noticed that one poster who pops up from time to time asking for advice had played 250 games in FV4202 and had achieved in it a WN8 of 0.

 

You may well be a better player than he is, but it suggests that it might not be a great tank.



lnfernaI #7 Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:09 PM

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Hell no.

Warzey #8 Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

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It is quite a decent tank, I could easily recommend it over most of the other T8 premium medium tanks. Progetto and Lorraine are better, but you can't exactly buy those when ever you want. When we talk about meds that you can actually buy, I would say that M4A1 Rev and T-54 mod 1 are the only real competition, all 3 of those tanks have a very different play style so it really comes down to preference. 

 

Then again you could wait for new Centurion which will almost certainly be better than FV4202, but I have no idea when it's going to arrive and how much it's gonna cost.  



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View Postsignal11th, on 16 May 2018 - 09:30 PM, said:

I love mine but would I pay for it... no way as above wait for the next power creep medium they will release..

 

I agree.  But I really like hard to play machines that are not a win button.  This is the tank that WG forgot.  

 

Frontline has made me love this machine however 



Frostilicus #10 Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:07 AM

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View PostCeeb, on 17 May 2018 - 04:48 AM, said:

 

I agree.  But I really like hard to play machines that are not a win button.  This is the tank that WG forgot.  

 

Frontline has made me love this machine however 

 

Was going to say exactly the same thing, hard to love in randoms, but it does have a use in FL where its recent buff to mobility helps it get around the battlefield in time to be of use

lnfernaI #11 Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

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View PostWarzey, on 17 May 2018 - 12:51 AM, said:

It is quite a decent tank, I could easily recommend it over most 

most 

most 

 

The tank had nothing going for it before it's transfer to T8,now it doesn't either. The hell are you saying?



Negativvv #12 Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

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I bought mine on sale awhile ago. It's meh.

 

Problem is it's alpha sucks in a MM when most others pack 400+ and your other stats like mobility and turret armour are not that good either. I know they were buffed but compared to a T54 Mod 1 the FV loses out. Sure the FV pen is good but that's about it.

 

Probably ok in the right hands but with the MM hating on T8s you really need something that is competitive and not just ok.

 

I did lol the other day when I clipped out a full HP FV4202 in my T54E1 with g0ld loaded. The guy messaged me abuse but I only had gold to kill a T95. Not my fault the FV decided to rush me :trollface:



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Own it and like it. Would I recommend it now? No, since the new Centurion Mk.5/1 RAAC should be available soon. I'd recommend you wait for that.

 

Personally I am hoping for the release to coincide with a tank trade in, so I can trade my FV4202 for the Cent 5/1...



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View PostNegativvv, on 17 May 2018 - 07:42 AM, said:

I bought mine on sale awhile ago. It's meh.

 

Problem is it's alpha sucks in a MM when most others pack 400+ and your other stats like mobility and turret armour are not that good either. I know they were buffed but compared to a T54 Mod 1 the FV loses out. Sure the FV pen is good but that's about it.

 

Probably ok in the right hands but with the MM hating on T8s you really need something that is competitive and not just ok.

 

I did lol the other day when I clipped out a full HP FV4202 in my T54E1 with g0ld loaded. The guy messaged me abuse but I only had gold to kill a T95. Not my fault the FV decided to rush me :trollface:

 

to be honest t54e1 has so crap gun, that its 100% understandable that you would even use full apcr  loadout on it, because lets be real, its not fast enough to flank properly and 210 pen nowadays with bad accuracy on gun is just bad.

As for the fv4202 i played 1 battle in mine and had quite a nice game in it, for me the only thing that i didnt like about it much is low dpm,  e50m has low dpm as well, but i love that thing :D the thing going for it is high base pen and gun depression + workable frontal armor.



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Actually the FV4202 is quite decent after the buff some patches ago.

 

Its not great but its ok.

 

Revolorise is better but its a different playstyle more like a td.

 

Sta2 is better due to mobility imho but FV is still decent.

 

If u want it for a british crew trainer buy it.



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The RAAC is going to be a much better option as tier 8 British premium medium. 

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 16 May 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

 

I noticed that one poster who pops up from time to time asking for advice had played 250 games in FV4202 and had achieved in it a WN8 of 0.

 

You may well be a better player than he is, but it suggests that it might not be a great tank.

 

That one player has just sold his:D

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View PostlnfernaI, on 17 May 2018 - 05:42 AM, said:

 

The tank had nothing going for it before it's transfer to T8,now it doesn't either. The hell are you saying?

 

FV4202 received a few rounds of buffs, and after those it's quite a decent tank. The only thing I personally dislike about it is low DPM, I can't really complain about anything else.

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View PostWarzey, on 17 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

 

FV4202 received a few rounds of buffs, and after those it's quite a decent tank. The only thing I personally dislike about it is low DPM, I can't really complain about anything else.

 

minor quibble but turret is useless at anything at or over tier 9, if they gave it the primo/cent 5 values would actually be semi usable. 

Edited by signal11th, 17 May 2018 - 12:10 PM.


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View Postsignal11th, on 17 May 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

 

minor quibble but turret is useless at anything at or over tier 9, if they gave it the primo/cent 5 values would actually be semi usable. 

 

Main reason i hate FV the turret is useless, its ether autobounce for tier 10 rounds or a tier 6 can autoaim pen the stupid roof armor.




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