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iMagniFico #1 Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

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There was no news, no announcement. Its just there NOW:

Ends soon!

 

https://eu.wargaming.../wot/main/3433/

 

 



Balc0ra #2 Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:38 PM

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And it will be in a few weeks again I suspect. For some reason it's the tier 8 prem that is more on sale then off. It's been sold rather often since it appeared, and was more or less there constantly the first 8 months. So if you miss it.. You don't have to wait long. 

Bulldog_Drummond #3 Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

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View PostiMagniFico, on 30 May 2018 - 03:29 PM, said:

There was no news, no announcement. Its just there NOW:

Ends soon!

 

https://eu.wargaming.../wot/main/3433/

 

 

 

As Balcora says, it comes up on sale quite frequently.  I would also caution against buying it unless you are convinced you will be okay playing a Tier 8 TD which has a decent gun but no armour and an abysmal camo value.  It is impossible to play the Skorp effectively as a sniper, and you have to be pretty good to play it as a medium when John Jerk and his brother will pen you every time, HE will do horrible damage, and manoeuvrability is not amazing.  My own win rate in it of 35% speaks for itself.

Procjon #4 Posted 31 May 2018 - 03:48 AM

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View PostiMagniFico, on 30 May 2018 - 03:29 PM, said:

There was no news, no announcement. Its just there NOW:

Ends soon!

 

https://eu.wargaming.../wot/main/3433/

 

 

 

What is the point of spending money on tanks that are going to become obsolete.....obj. 726 coming and after even more OP garbage.

 

HF

 



polt3rg3ist #5 Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:29 AM

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only prem tank that can get in some penetrations in curent MM t10 tonks.

Indy_Bones #6 Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 30 May 2018 - 06:20 PM, said:

I would also caution against buying it unless you are convinced you will be okay playing a Tier 8 TD which has a decent gun but no armour and an abysmal camo value.  It is impossible to play the Skorp effectively as a sniper, and you have to be pretty good to play it as a medium when John Jerk and his brother will pen you every time, HE will do horrible damage, and manoeuvrability is not amazing.  My own win rate in it of 35% speaks for itself.

 

No, your horrible win rate speaks for YOU as a player, and not about the tank dude, I'm very happy with my 61% win rate in the same tank!

 

As for being impossible to play effectively as a sniper, now I know you're taking the absolute mickey, as the Skorp snipes very nicely, which is why I have half the amount of spotting you do but twice the vehicle destruction rate, play it like a TD and not a scout ffs :D

 

It's basically a premium version of the RHM with better mobility and the camo is quite nice as well tbh.



spamhamstar #7 Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:02 AM

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View PostIndy_Bones, on 31 May 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

 

No, your horrible win rate speaks for YOU as a player, and not about the tank dude, I'm very happy with my 61% win rate in the same tank!

 

As for being impossible to play effectively as a sniper, now I know you're taking the absolute mickey, as the Skorp snipes very nicely, which is why I have half the amount of spotting you do but twice the vehicle destruction rate, play it like a TD and not a scout ffs :D

 

It's basically a premium version of the RHM with better mobility and the camo is quite nice as well tbh.

 

Yup & I have 54% win rate in mine, so given the relative abilities of the 3 of us in the game, it would seem the skorpion in failry well balanced against ability.

 

Has a nice gun after all & what else do you really need?



mikedee #8 Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:01 PM

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Yes, keep giving them money to reward their good work.

Then, some time from now all the battles will be 3-5-7 having 3 object-whatever the [edited]at tier 10, 5 object-some other crapat tier 9 and tier 8 with 7 defenders and skorpions. Those 200 people left on the server will have heaps of fun.



Procrastes #9 Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:36 PM

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View Postspamhamstar, on 31 May 2018 - 09:02 AM, said:

 

Has a nice gun after all & what else do you really need?

 

With the current premium ammo standard, the gun is indeed mightier than the shield. I've sort of given up on bouncing more than the occasional shot; concentrating on dodging and dealing damage rather than hoping to deflect it.

Simeon85 #10 Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

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View PostIndy_Bones, on 31 May 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

 

No, your horrible win rate speaks for YOU as a player, and not about the tank dude, I'm very happy with my 61% win rate in the same tank!

 

As for being impossible to play effectively as a sniper, now I know you're taking the absolute mickey, as the Skorp snipes very nicely, which is why I have half the amount of spotting you do but twice the vehicle destruction rate, play it like a TD and not a scout ffs :D

 

It's basically a premium version of the RHM with better mobility and the camo is quite nice as well tbh.

 

Playing it as a sniper completely wastes the potential of the vehicle. The amount of effing useless Skorpion G players in games who just useless camp at the back give the vehicle a bad rep and are the bane of tier 8 games.

 

He's also right in that it's a paper, low hit points, rather large vehicle with poor camo that is not very forgiving. Most people can't play the tank well. 

 

The Skorpion is best played as a mobile support vehicle taking use of opportunities to plant 490 alpha into distracted or just fired enemies. Basically like how Skill plays it in this vid -

 


Edited by Simeon85, 31 May 2018 - 02:09 PM.


thestaggy #11 Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

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I'm starting to hate mine.

 

I need credits so I am playing it again and it is tanking my win rate. The gun is the biggest troll cannon I have come across. It misses fully aimed shots and gets retarded bounces. I got a zero crit hit on the side of a Progetto 65 last night from about 150 m. F*** right off.

 


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Bulldog_Drummond #12 Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

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View PostIndy_Bones, on 31 May 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

 

No, your horrible win rate speaks for YOU as a player, and not about the tank dude, I'm very happy with my 61% win rate in the same tank!

 

As for being impossible to play effectively as a sniper, now I know you're taking the absolute mickey, as the Skorp snipes very nicely, which is why I have half the amount of spotting you do but twice the vehicle destruction rate, play it like a TD and not a scout ffs :D

 

It's basically a premium version of the RHM with better mobility and the camo is quite nice as well tbh.

 

I think you make my point for me in that you are a good player and can make the Skorpion work.  I am average and cannot make it work.  My point is that low skill players will find it very difficult to make a useful contribution running this tank.

 

I don't agree with your point about the Skorp being a good sniper as even with a camo net and binos its camo rating is terrible and it is very easily spotted and put out of action.



Indy_Bones #13 Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:42 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 31 May 2018 - 06:32 PM, said:

I think you make my point for me in that you are a good player and can make the Skorpion work.  I am average and cannot make it work.  My point is that low skill players will find it very difficult to make a useful contribution running this tank.

 

I don't agree with your point about the Skorp being a good sniper as even with a camo net and binos its camo rating is terrible and it is very easily spotted and put out of action.

 

I suppose I can only comment on personal experience, but I don't find the Skorp's camo to be anywhere near as bad as some are suggesting, it's accuracy is excellent and I'd expect even an average to poor player to be able to manage 2-3 shots from some form of cover before being spotted and taken out.



Bulldog_Drummond #14 Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

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View PostIndy_Bones, on 31 May 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

 

I suppose I can only comment on personal experience, but I don't find the Skorp's camo to be anywhere near as bad as some are suggesting, it's accuracy is excellent and I'd expect even an average to poor player to be able to manage 2-3 shots from some form of cover before being spotted and taken out.

 

A couple of shots is certainly achievable.  Over the course of 125 games in it I have managed an average of 925 damage a game, which is a couple of shots.  But that's pretty pathetic and won't get the wins, hence my 35% win rate in it.

 

 



axell92108 #15 Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

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No thanks, I only want the non-clown camo version. 

Bulldog_Drummond #16 Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:55 PM

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View PostIndy_Bones, on 31 May 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

 

I suppose I can only comment on personal experience, but I don't find the Skorp's camo to be anywhere near as bad as some are suggesting, it's accuracy is excellent and I'd expect even an average to poor player to be able to manage 2-3 shots from some form of cover before being spotted and taken out.

 

Here's an example of one I played a couple of minutes ago and did okay in.  I'm not posting it to claim brilliance, merely to illustrate average play.  In this case average play was a success, against not very brilliant opposition, but most of my games in the Skorp have been pretty dismal.

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4383512#karelia-bulldog_drummond-rheinmetall_skorpion_g



Pattonizer #17 Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:08 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 31 May 2018 - 08:55 PM, said:

 

Here's an example of one I played a couple of minutes ago and did okay in.  I'm not posting it to claim brilliance, merely to illustrate average play.  In this case average play was a success, against not very brilliant opposition, but most of my games in the Skorp have been pretty dismal.

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4383512#karelia-bulldog_drummond-rheinmetall_skorpion_g

 

Wow, that bush-push was brave though, I'd have never had the guts to go out like that first. In similar situations, even in my gazillion meter viewranged Patton, I tend to get all the surprise packets instantly.

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Bulldog_Drummond #18 Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

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View PostPattonizer, on 31 May 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

 

Wow, that bush-push was brave though, I'd have never had the guts to go out like that first. In similar situations, even in my gazillion meter viewranged Patton, I tend to get all the surprise packets instantly.

 

And I got whacked for 750 by going there ;) Fortunately the enemy were unimpressive.

Long_Range_Sniper #19 Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:39 PM

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Great tank for Frontline, and my default choice for mid game once my Progetto is on cool down.

 

In randoms it needs the right approach as Simeon has explained.

 

If you enjoyed Frontlines but don't have this tank then it's a sound purchase.



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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 31 May 2018 - 10:24 PM, said:

 

And I got whacked for 750 by going there ;) Fortunately the enemy were unimpressive.

 

Don't beat yourself up about the stats, I just watched you replay and was impressed, seems not everything I was told how to play the Skorpion G was correct, i found it interesting you did not use HE ammo though, I do, so ingame later I will make amends.




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