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_The_Dane_ #1 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:38 PM

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Hi

I wanted to get some opions about playing light tanks in the top tier.

Atm im grinding the US light line and was thinking about using the christmas discount on the bulldog+t49+sheridan.

 

But is it useless to play LT in the high tiers, and will you get "shamed" out of matches if you turn up with a Sheridan.
Probably wont be playing it much, but theres a discount and i have to spend it on something and i preferrably play lights.

 

Thx for any reply

Dane
 

 

 



conductiv #2 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:43 PM

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in roughly 25% of the ingame maps lights are a great investment, provided it has decent camo and can extend sight.

 

in the other 75% of the cases you better be able to brawl well with your light, as you will need to start making a difference in the brawling phase of the game.

 

if you are great at frantic close range battles in a tank that has no real pen and no armor, and don't mind taking massive risks to spot targets for allies that take half the game to land a shot and then still cuss at you. then investing into lights is totally viable. they are however extremely difficult to play well...at least in my book. 



barison1 #3 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

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 tier IX lights and t100/13105 are worth it. remaining tier X LT are awful, dont bother with those

undutchable80 #4 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

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T49 is great fun. Had last years Christmas discount applied to it, but I dont think the sheridan is worth it. I would spend the T10 discount on something else. If you like LT then I would suggest either the LT100 or the Tier 10 French LT

_The_Dane_ #5 Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:56 PM

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View Postconductiv, on 05 January 2019 - 10:43 PM, said:

if you are great at frantic close range battles in a tank that has no real pen and no armor, and don't mind taking massive risks to spot targets for allies that take half the game to land a shot and then still cuss at you. then investing into lights is totally viable. they are however extremely difficult to play well...at least in my book. 

Hmm thats not really my strong side(if i even has one:-)

 

View Postbarison1, on 05 January 2019 - 10:49 PM, said:

 tier IX lights and t100/13105 are worth it. remaining tier X LT are awful, dont bother with those

Will look into those 2

 

View Postundutchable80, on 05 January 2019 - 10:49 PM, said:

T49 is great fun. Had last years Christmas discount applied to it, but I dont think the sheridan is worth it. I would spend the T10 discount on something else. If you like LT then I would suggest either the LT100 or the Tier 10 French LT

Yeah will do at least the t49 since i has some crew ready, but perhaps i should re-think the tier 10


Edited by _The_Dane_, 05 January 2019 - 11:10 PM.


HundeWurst #6 Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:17 PM

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The tier 9 light tanks are woeth it, besides the Chinese one. That is just bad.

On tier 10 they are all below average, however the only good one is the Russian LT100 and to a tiny extend the 13 105. The rest. Better forget about their existence.



cro001 #7 Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:17 PM

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Sheridan is a meme tank. Every time you drive it, you're gimping your team. I took it once in ranked, got Prokhorovka. My whole team got trashed because I couldn't counter T100 reliably. :D

 


_The_Dane_ #8 Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:28 AM

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Ok thx for answers.

 

Guess my idea will be take the bulldog + t49 and then begin grinding the T-100 LT light line.

Gonna take some time but some fun tanks on the way there i hope:-)



geoff99 #9 Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:22 AM

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Some t8 and most t9 lights are good.  But I'd steer clear of all t10 lights. Even T100. It is fast and sneaky but pen, alpha, dpm and depression are all poor.

 

I recommend sticking to meds or heaviums at tier 10.

 



Element6 #10 Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:00 AM

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One issue that goes for all of them, is that passive spotting is roulette. Same as in any tier. You can spot half the enemy team for about a minute in the open maps and your allies shoot a ton of shells, and you are left with 83 HP assistance. Had one of those earlier today.

 

I guess they all lowrolled on accuracy :(



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View Postcro001, on 05 January 2019 - 11:17 PM, said:

Sheridan is a meme tank. Every time you drive it, you're gimping your team. I took it once in ranked, got Prokhorovka. My whole team got trashed because I couldn't counter T100 reliably. :D

 

Don't use the 155mm then :P

But then it's not meme enough.



KleinerTiger #12 Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:33 AM

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I have the T49 and the 13 90. I like the US one better, but that may have to do with it having the much better crew. My US Light crew is on its 4th skill, Frenchies are only on 1st/2nd. It's a huge difference. 

 

Anyway, so the T49 is really good and fun, No intentions of getting the Sheridan though. 



clixor #13 Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

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I liked all tier9 lights, almost done with wz-132a, and after a rocky start, nearing 60% wr. They can excell as scout, especially if you are toptier and against tier7/8s with bad viewrange. And even you'll meet enough tier9's with bad crews/stock etc.

In all other cases i guess you just play the lights the same as meds.



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The absolute sweet-spot for light tanks is tier 7, at that tier your viewrange and camouflage *ACTUALLY* work to your advantage because most enemies are not up to viewrange cap *AND* your guns are still very competitive.

 

Tier 8 light tanks are completely "meh" because tier 8 itself is becoming garbage fast. There is a huge DPM dip at tier 8 for all vehicles compared to tier 7 and 9 for no reason (back in the days it had reason as the max tier was 9, but nowadays it's obsolete).

 

Tier 9 light tanks are in a relatively ok spot in terms of guns and mobility but their camouflage factor is fast dwindling and their viewrange is nothing special

 

Tier 10 light tanks are gimped mediums in every way possible a part from mobility. Their viewrange is often worst then mediums or even lower tier lights for no good reason, their guns have horrible accuracy to artificially protect "Steve the IS-7 driver" and their camouflage is undone by all tanks at that tier easily reaching viewrange cap pretty much.

 

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Having said that there is still *SOME* fun to be had:

-T49 with the 152mm, just because it's a nice anti-stress vehicle.

-AMX 13 105 is one of the better light tanks due to it's mobility and short reload clip (still gimped though).

-Some premium tier 8 lights are fun like the 41-90, LT432134242323 and T92, regular tier 8 lights are nothing special.

 

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View PostDerethim, on 06 January 2019 - 02:21 AM, said:

Don't use the 155mm then :P

But then it's not meme enough.

 

I don't and it's still a meme.



Darky1029 #16 Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:38 PM

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Light, up to tier 9 are nice. The t10 lights are really underpowered compared to mediums.

 

The 13 90 is probably my favorite tank now.



CyberRage #17 Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

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Tier X light tanks really need some love, it's ridiculous how most medium tier X have higher view range than their light counterparts!

Derethim #18 Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

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View Postcro001, on 06 January 2019 - 11:48 AM, said:

 

I don't and it's still a meme.

 

Tru tho, it's a huge wagon with no HP or armor.

Mr_Burrows #19 Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

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Have just a few games in the 13105 but it seems nice. I just need to learn that I get spotted in a way that I am not quite used to. Gun is a marvel, and well worth the grind. I did not like the 1390 though, strangely enough. It just did not rock my boat. 

Currently going for the Bat. Grinding tier 8 again, and the tier 8 B-C 12t is horrid... and now I have to do it all the way due to not having free XP left. *sigh* 



MulkQvist_Fi #20 Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

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I got the following:

 

t49 is ok, especially sniping with pebe gun. Prolly won't buy Sheridan ever.

Got 13 90 too but don't play it so much, so 105 is outta question atleast some time.

lt 100 which I don't like so much. Don't really know why but so it is.

BUT 54 Lwt I simply love. It's prolly the most fun tank I have. Decent armor and pen and fast. Love it. Did I say it's fun? And I love it!:)

 






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