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PervyPastryPuffer #1 Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:48 PM

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Data taken from vBAddict. Top 10 most frequently appearing tanks over the past 30 days.

 

 

"It's always a Skorpion" :sceptic: Not one tier 8 match goes without getting hit by one. Most of the time.

 

This is just crazy... Don't ever sell it again for the love of God...


Edited by Tankyouverymuch2, 06 August 2018 - 04:45 PM.


tumppi776 #2 Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Git gud. While driving T6 you cant kill a Defender. But T1's can kill a Skorpion.

 

I'm not saying its not OP - bcs it propably is. But atleast it can be dealt with.



PervyPastryPuffer #3 Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:55 PM

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View Posttumppi776, on 06 August 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

Git gud. While driving T6 you cant kill a Defender. But T1's can kill a Skorpion.

 

I'm not saying its not OP - bcs it propably is. But atleast it can be dealt with.

 

The problem is you can't see it until it shoots (and hits) you, by which point you're missing 30-40% of your HP. You never know which bush they'll be hiding behind... They're annoying more than anything else.

 

Edit: Plus the fact I see one in basically every tier 8 battle is starting to feel like a bad joke.


Edited by Tankyouverymuch2, 06 August 2018 - 12:56 PM.


Makotti #4 Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:56 PM

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View Posttumppi776, on 06 August 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

Git gud. While driving T6 you cant kill a Defender. But T1's can kill a Skorpion.

 

I'm not saying its not OP - bcs it propably is. But atleast it can be dealt with.

 

This.

 

Paper mache TD with non-existent camo and gun trolls a lot. Got mine from Santa last year, don't get along it at all and never seen it as a problem when facing it.

 

EDIT:

 

"The problem is you can't see it until it shoots (and hits) you, by which point you're missing 30-40% of your HP. You never know which bush they'll be hiding behind..."

 

Are we speaking about same tank ?


Edited by Makotti, 06 August 2018 - 12:57 PM.


Hellraiser0201 #5 Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:58 PM

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Blame the broken MM for that as well. Scorpion G is one of the few tanks that perform decent when bottom tier.

 

Fast, good standard ammo pen, turreted td and one of the best premium 8 for making money in the current state of the game.

 

No reason to play slow heavy armored t8 because you cant bounce **** everyone will gold spam you to death and high tier tanks are shredding you even with standard ammo.

So whats the point to all this armor, i guess just to slow you down so all your teammates die before you can reach the middle of the map.


Edited by Hellraiser0201, 06 August 2018 - 01:02 PM.


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View PostMakotti, on 06 August 2018 - 12:56 PM, said:

 

This.

 

Paper mache TD with non-existent camo and gun trolls a lot. Got mine from Santa last year, don't get along it at all and never seen it as a problem when facing it.

 

EDIT:

 

"The problem is you can't see it until it shoots (and hits) you, by which point you're missing 30-40% of your HP. You never know which bush they'll be hiding behind..."

 

Are we speaking about same tank ?

 

The gun is completely awful unless it's on full pre aim yeah.

 

Does snap shot and smooth ride help it at all?

 

OP will rage as Scorp G will be on sale again next week :trollface:



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View PostTankyouverymuch2, on 06 August 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

 

The problem is you can't see it until it shoots (and hits) you, by which point you're missing 30-40% of your HP. You never know which bush they'll be hiding behind... They're annoying more than anything else.

 

Adding to this, and when the skorpion hits you, it's usually dead. Most skorpion drivers are really clueless about the spotting/view range mechanics. That said though, a experienced skorpion driver, using double bushes etc, is really something to fear and can do well even in a tier10 battle.

 

And i think that's also the reason why it's so popular, the playstyle doesn't really change much playing a tier8 or tier10 battles.  And then there is the alpha, even with one or two shots fired you still make like 20 - 30k profit.



imperiumgraecum #8 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:04 PM

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View PostTankyouverymuch2, on 06 August 2018 - 01:48 PM, said:

"It's always a Skorpion" :sceptic: Not one tier 8 match goes without getting hit by one. Most of the time.

 

Hold your agony and frustration for the moment I finally buy my own :P.



unhappy_bunny #9 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:05 PM

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Oh well! It makes a change from arty rage threads. 

 

Why not buy one yourself and be the one causing grief?



Homer_J #10 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:07 PM

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Just whack 'em from above. :arta:

NUKLEAR_SLUG #11 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:07 PM

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They're easy enough to deal with and introducing them to the high explosive funsies rounds is especially enjoyable, they're just annoying because often the first time you know there's one there it's after it puts a sizeable dent in your HP.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #12 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

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View PostHellraiser0201, on 06 August 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

Blame the broken MM for that as well. Scorpion G is one of the few tanks that perform decent when bottom tier.

 

Fast, good standard ammo pen, turreted td and one of the best premium 8 for making money in the current state of the game.

 

No reason to play slow heavy armored t8 because you cant bounce **** everyone will gold spam you to death and high tier tanks are shredding you even with standard ammo.

So whats the point to all this armor, i guess just to slow you down so all your teammates die before you can reach the middle of the map.

 

Well said!

 

View PostNegativvv, on 06 August 2018 - 01:59 PM, said:

 

The gun is completely awful unless it's on full pre aim yeah.

 

Does snap shot and smooth ride help it at all?

 

OP will rage as Scorp G will be on sale again next week :trollface:

 

Very little, the gun will still troll you even with 8 crew skills!

Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 06 August 2018 - 01:30 PM.


CmdRatScabies #13 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:30 PM

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I thought VBaddict stats came from games uploaded by their users - for tanks played it's likely to be biased.

Cobra6 #14 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

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I'd far rather fight a Skorpion then a Defender for the simple fact that the driver of the Skorpion isn't artificially being kept alive by idiotic armor (for a tier 8).

 

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mortalsatsuma #15 Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

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News to me that this thing has camo. Got mine last year in a christmas box and hardly play it. You seem to get spotted even with a full camo crew, camo net and sitting behind a bush and that's before I fire. 

 

Plus the thing is about as well armoured as a kit-kat. Almost every time I see one of these things, within a few seconds of getting spotted, they're a smoking wreck. 



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View Postmortalsatsuma, on 06 August 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

News to me that this thing has camo. Got mine last year in a christmas box and hardly play it. You seem to get spotted even with a full camo crew, camo net and sitting behind a bush and that's before I fire. 

 

Well, it has better camo then my Charioteer for sure with the same 100% camo crew......Yet I get spotted less in the Charioteer then in the Scorpion it seems.

 

But I guess it's the same as the T-54lwt for me which seems to have the camo of a medium tank rather then a light when I play it.

 

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View PostTankyouverymuch2, on 06 August 2018 - 01:48 PM, said:

Data taken from vBAddict. Top 10 most frequently appearing tanks over the past 30 days.

 

 

"It's always a Skorpion" :sceptic: Not one tier 8 match goes without getting hit by one. Most of the time.

 

This is just crazy... Don't ever sell it again for the love of God...

 

By posting this, WG will put it on sale again and again and again.

 

:facepalm:



Robbie_T #18 Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:03 PM

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They can put it on sale.

Dont care Skorpion is as good as the player who plays it.

80% of the skorpion players are..........    probberly gonna play it like a defender in top tier and die.

And the 20% thats are dangerous in the skorp are dangerous in any other tank they drive.

Just look at the 50 TP that came out....i play a game in it 2 other 50 TP in my team.....i end up top dmg ect .

I take a look why we lost .........other 2 50 TP's 0 dmg ........(where 2  20k+ games with 44% winrate dudes)

 



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Not sure what it is, but I just cannot get my Skorp G to do anything.

I'm either chasing the battle around the 'field like a blue-arsed fly, or I'm blipped within 2-3 minutes.

 

There are others that I'm not so good at, but the Skorp G is an endless source of frustration for me.



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View PostOIias_of_Sunhillow, on 06 August 2018 - 03:03 PM, said:

Not sure what it is, but I just cannot get my Skorp G to do anything.

I'm either chasing the battle around the 'field like a blue-arsed fly, or I'm blipped within 2-3 minutes.

 

There are others that I'm not so good at, but the Skorp G is an endless source of frustration for me.

 

pick a map. :)





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