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Community #1 Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:00 AM

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Come take a look at the featured class this week!

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munja_RA #2 Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:35 AM

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nice image lol

new icons in this game?



Diminios #3 Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:45 AM

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View Postmunja_RA, on 22 June 2018 - 06:35 AM, said:

nice image lol

new icons in this game?

 

Sure looks like it, yes.

 

For those who come by later, the icons in the news article are:

Toolbox = x3 xp for daily win,

Optics = discount on T5 tech tree light tanks,

Vents = discount on T6-7 tech tree light tanks,

Rammer = discount on Type 64.



iKnewIT #4 Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:46 AM

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View Postmunja_RA, on 22 June 2018 - 07:35 AM, said:

nice image lol

new icons in this game?

 

Yep...

Change icons (or discounts, it would be better) in Bonuses & Discounts



PZoli #5 Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

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  • x2 Crew XP for the battle
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  • Really???
    Heavy, Med, Td weekend repeatable crew xp. Light weekend only 3 times?


iKnewIT #6 Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

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View PostPZoli, on 22 June 2018 - 08:43 AM, said:

  • x2 Crew XP for the battle
  • Three times per day
  • Really???
    Heavy, Med, Td weekend repeatable crew xp. Light weekend only 3 times?

 

As it was with other classes in Spotlights.

Why have You not disturbed then?



Cobra6 #7 Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

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While the ELC EVEN90 can be a fun tank to play due to the troll camo, the Tier 1 tank DPM and atrocious gun handling means you can not properly put pressure on enemies or defend yourself when it's needed.

 

In the end you are just a little punching bag for pretty much any tank in the game as even the worst machines out-trade you and you camo won't help you in the majority of games as most play-areas on the maps are under 400m effectively so you will get spotted all the time.

 

Also, your spotting range is trash for no reason so expect to be outputted by everyone and their dog as well.

 

So:

-DPM increase to at least 1700 and gun handling buff to get actual light tank gun handling.

 

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kaneloon #8 Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:24 AM

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The few times I encountered an Elc Even it was circling assassin style and it was pretty efficient.

Those trying to snipe once spotted, hoping to be saved by the turret size didn't have this success.



Cobra6 #9 Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

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Funny because when I try to circle anything in my EVEN90 I can rest assured that due to the horrible p/w ratio and sluggish acceleration I will easily be out turned even by some heavy tanks.

 

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fighting_falcon93 #10 Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:36 AM

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Good job WG. If you don't get the information or text wrong, you get the icons wrong :rolleyes: :facepalm:



Negativvv #11 Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

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It's a shame as I want the little Johnny 5 thing (Even 90). But most say it isn't strong.

 

I have the 13 57 which is basically OP, I'll just keep using it I think...



Cobra6 #12 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

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View PostNegativvv, on 22 June 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

It's a shame as I want the little Johnny 5 thing (Even 90). But most say it isn't strong.

 

I have the 13 57 which is basically OP, I'll just keep using it I think...

 

No, the EVEN90 as a package is underpowered, it has some strong points like the camp and the small size, but in every other department it pays dearly for these, frankly, very little usable strength. The amount of times you can actually viably use your camo due to map design/limitations and your own mediocre view range is negligible.

 

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As for the 13 57, it's very strong but not overpowered as a platform, the reason why it's doing so well is because it has an autoloader. If exactly the same tank would be a single shot one it would be fine.

Looking at my own performance in it my average damage is similar to other tier 7 light tanks and my win ratio in it is similar. 

The simple fact is that the autoloader is more useful in key moments of the fight then a single shot gun meaning you win more matches, it doesn't mean however that you also do more damage.

 

 

I'm not the world's best light tank player but doing a pretty good job at it and honestly, I don't feel like it's overpowered.

Just to compare my performance in it to various other Tier 7 (light) tanks I've been playing recently:

 

13 57:    1211 damage    61% winratio

T71DA:  1223 damage   64% winratio

WZ-131: 1116 damage   59,70% winratio

Type62:  1164 damage   92% win ratio (Lol)

E-25:       1518 damage  65% win ratio

Comet:   1405 damage  70% winratio

Leo:        1189 damage  51% win ratio (lol)

VK4503: 1510 damage  74% win ratio

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 22 June 2018 - 11:05 AM.


Mr_Burrows #13 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

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View PostNegativvv, on 22 June 2018 - 09:41 AM, said:

It's a shame as I want the little Johnny 5 thing (Even 90). But most say it isn't strong.

 

I have the 13 57 which is basically OP, I'll just keep using it I think...

 

Love my EVEN but still advice against buying it. Way too expensive for a gimped pixel tank. 

azakow #14 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Great move WG!

Now all LT commander will have a change to expereince what it is like not to proper audio feedback on incomming fire.

My hope is you will get tones of tickets from frustated LT commanders.

 

As for AMX EVEN 90:

My advice to any causaul LT commander is: Do not buy!

 



Negativvv #15 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

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View Postazakow, on 22 June 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:

Great move WG!

Now all LT commander will have a change to expereince what it is like not to proper audio feedback on incomming fire.

My hope is you will get tones of tickets from frustated LT commanders.

 

 

That is the most annoying thing about 1.0, the sound bug is infuriating. Sometimes 500+ alpha and there's no feed back, you look at your HP bar and it's hacked to bits so you need to change how you play...



azakow #16 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:47 AM

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*edited* WG are you serious ?

 

I am asking becasue none of the recent spotlight events had this restriction!

 

I am getting more and more certain, that is a very good idea to keep my wallet closed until you get sorted!


Edited by G_Bg_82, 22 June 2018 - 06:30 PM.
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Gremlin182 #17 Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

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Love light tanks so great event even though we will likely be overrun by the little blighters ;)

 

Type 64 excellent you can play it light tank style or even TD style like a T67 or even a hellcat its just got a much faster turret traverse.

T92 is pretty good too.

 

The even 90 is an interesting experience superb in some respects horrible in others, the main one being its overgunned.

Its like the original ELC in that respect if you put a really big gun on a tiny tank with a small crew you can expect its gun handling to suffer.

 

the 90 has superb camouflage. good but not great maneuverability a little like the current ELC AMX,

You can get anywhere you want to go on a map usually unseen and a lot of the time you can have good games but with my skill level I struggle.

 

Problems horrible DPM Its got the worst dpm of any tier 8 light tank in fact its got the worst dpm of any light tank of tiers 6-10

Its got better dpm than most low tier light tanks but that's not saying much.

Its expected that autoloaders have somewhat low dpms as they have the advantage of the magazine burst fire.

Even 90 has this but its just 3 shots and then long reload time, this is fine against slower tanks but you can easily be chased down by another light unless you kill it with your three shots.

 

Usual story good players will make it work average players will need to up their game.

 

 



Cobra6 #18 Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:06 PM

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View Postazakow, on 22 June 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

*edited* WG are you serious ?

 

I am asking becasue none of the recent spotlight events had this restriction!

 

I am getting more and more certain, that is a very good idea to keep my wallet closed until you get sorted!

 

Hahaha, are you surprised? 

 

I mean it's been stated on this forum time and time again:

Wargaming *hates* light tanks because they are a skill based class more than any other class in the game.

 

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Edited by G_Bg_82, 22 June 2018 - 06:32 PM.


NoobySkooby #19 Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 22 June 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

 

No, the EVEN90 as a package is underpowered, it has some strong points like the camp and the small size, but in every other department it pays dearly for these, frankly, very little usable strength. The amount of times you can actually viably use your camo due to map design/limitations and your own mediocre view range is negligible.

 

======

 

As for the 13 57, it's very strong but not overpowered as a platform, the reason why it's doing so well is because it has an autoloader. If exactly the same tank would be a single shot one it would be fine.

Looking at my own performance in it my average damage is similar to other tier 7 light tanks and my win ratio in it is similar. 

The simple fact is that the autoloader is more useful in key moments of the fight then a single shot gun meaning you win more matches, it doesn't mean however that you also do more damage.

 

 

I'm not the world's best light tank player but doing a pretty good job at it and honestly, I don't feel like it's overpowered.

Just to compare my performance in it to various other Tier 7 (light) tanks I've been playing recently:

 

13 57:    1211 damage    61% winratio

T71DA:  1223 damage   64% winratio

WZ-131: 1116 damage   59,70% winratio

Type62:  1164 damage   92% win ratio (Lol)

E-25:       1518 damage  65% win ratio

Comet:   1405 damage  70% winratio

Leo:        1189 damage  51% win ratio (lol)

VK4503: 1510 damage  74% win ratio

 

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I have quite simply come to loathe all light tanks with a passion that equals that of the arty hate brigade, and this 8 shot autoloader I oddly find too many shots, maybe it is just me, well in fact it is probably, the 4 shot system of the 12 t is better (even though I hate lights) maybe you could post a few specific links to your channel, on hoe to play the damn things, that said I have watched just about most incarnations of stream and lights, I simply throw my hands up in the air with disgust and despair, about the only light I can even hope to do well in is the Valentine, and that is a vague hope at best.:angry:

Cobra6 #20 Posted 22 June 2018 - 02:20 PM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 22 June 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

 

I have quite simply come to loathe all light tanks with a passion that equals that of the arty hate brigade, and this 8 shot autoloader I oddly find too many shots, maybe it is just me, well in fact it is probably, the 4 shot system of the 12 t is better (even though I hate lights) maybe you could post a few specific links to your channel, on hoe to play the damn things, that said I have watched just about most incarnations of stream and lights, I simply throw my hands up in the air with disgust and despair, about the only light I can even hope to do well in is the Valentine, and that is a vague hope at best.:angry:

 

Sure, here you go :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 22 June 2018 - 02:29 PM.





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