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VeryRisky #1 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:24 PM

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I guess tomorrow night there will be a lot of clown cars whizzing about.  I'll take a stab and say I might leave the skypiggies in the garage for a day or two but other than that, what do you think would counter them best?   Something with a turret, for a start....

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Maus? Just run over them


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Russian hovermeds ;)

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That's a cure for everything...

IncandescentGerbil #5 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:31 PM

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Just uninstall. Try a less absurd game. World of Warcraft, for instance, has a firmer basis in reality.

VeryRisky #6 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:45 PM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 05 February 2019 - 01:31 PM, said:

Just uninstall. Try a less absurd game. World of Warcraft, for instance, has a firmer basis in reality.

 

Never looked at it, but I imagine the forums are full of people ranting "Pixies OP pls nerf".



Dava_117 #7 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:48 PM

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View PostVeryRisky, on 05 February 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

 

Never looked at it, but I imagine the forums are full of people ranting "Pixies OP pls nerf".

 

When I tryed it, lots of year ago, it was boring as hell. You hit a boar and then wait 3 seconds for you sword to "reload"...

tajj7 #8 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:50 PM

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High view range lights and meds with good gun handling. As long as you don't do the initial rush to a spot, you'll out spot them most of the game, especially tier 9 and below. Anything with like 450-480m plus view range is going to dominate them and then you need good gun handling to hit them. 

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View PostVeryRisky, on 05 February 2019 - 01:45 PM, said:

 

Never looked at it, but I imagine the forums are full of people ranting "Pixies OP pls nerf".

 

I've seen very similar whines indeed - cheerleaders of fail, RNG freaks, and the usual mad cuz bad brigade :)

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Good old T49 Derp should do it.

TungstenHitman #11 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:57 PM

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Well, their strength is their insane speed and ability to hit that speed fast. They're weaknesses are no armor, bad view range and relatively poor guns so based on that.

 

Avoid

 

1. Anything that's slow, not so much in terms in top speed but slow traverse of both hull and turret, because they're will be a lot of them and they'll be swarming around like flies. If you can't traverse your gun fast enough it could be a tough experience.

 

2. Turretless TDs and Semi-turreted tanks. Might seem a bit obvious but just like light tanks, these will be very attractive targets to farm and get in behind only probably a bit better at doing it than light tanks since these will come in faster and you will have even less time to try counter them.

 

3. Arty - good riddance. I'd imagine mid battle and obviously neglected flanks with clear runs through to arty nests are going to be a particular wheeled tank favorite. Any map that suits and arty is most likely going to have the space and cover needed to zip through chinks in view ranges and get in at arty.

 

4. Slow reloading tanks - stands to reason that fast tanks like them are going to be harder to hit so missed shots are going to be frequent, especially initially until we all adjust to these speeds and learn to compensate or shots. What you don't want is to miss and then have to wait a long time just to probably miss again. I'd suggest respectable reload speed tanks initially just until we find our feed vs these tanks. They're not strong tanks and don't have massive amounts of hp so you don't need a massive cannon, just something that will knock it's wheels off and pump some shots into it.

 

To Use

 

1. Agile tanks with decent frontal armor - Russian meds and some of the more nimble semi-armored tanks that can both be reasonably able to get a gun on these wheeled tanks while also traversing just enough to laugh off the shots inbound.

 

2. Tanks with decent reload times - Obvious enough I suppose but missing shots against a tank that moves and changes direction that quickly is gonna happen a lot so you don't want to be playing a tank with a really slow reload. 

 

3. Fast shell velocity - it's just going to be easier to hit something moving fast with 1500 shell velocity instead of 850.

 

4. Auto-loaders - The wheeled tanks are dead without their speed so it's about knocking their wheels out not just with one shot but after they invariably tap their repair kit. Something with an excellent combination of high capacity mag and shell velocity like some French lights and something like a T71 DA is going to really shut down these tanks down fast. We'll have to wait and see but I would feel light tanks are better overall and have superior fire power so perhaps light tanks are about as good as it gets to counter these wheeled tanks.



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T37 maybe can the CM please sticky  a 1.4 whine now ,so we don't get flooded with OMG posts

IncandescentGerbil #13 Posted 05 February 2019 - 03:16 PM

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View PostVeryRisky, on 05 February 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

 

Never looked at it, but I imagine the forums are full of people ranting "Pixies OP pls nerf".

If anything, the pixies need a buff, considering their real life DPM. The premium Russian hobgoblin, on the other hand....



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View PostBattleTitan, on 05 February 2019 - 02:54 PM, said:

Good old T49 Derp should do it.

 

I'd love to see the outcome from being shot by that little mutant.

 



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View PostVeryRisky, on 05 February 2019 - 01:24 PM, said:

I guess tomorrow night there will be a lot of clown cars whizzing about.  I'll take a stab and say I might leave the skypiggies in the garage for a day or two but other than that, what do you think would counter them best?   Something with a turret, for a start....

 

Normal tracked lights and nimble mediums will do the trick, they r supposed to be the natural counter. I will do the same thing.

OIias_of_Sunhillow #16 Posted 05 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

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You need a gun with a velocity high enough to counter their speed.

T49 derp is not it, unless the target is being driven by a dildo.



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I'm just going to sit here hitting F5 on the forum. :teethhappy:



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I'll be using my type62 with HE loaded :)

 

I bet the ELC and T92 will give them problems too,



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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 05 February 2019 - 02:31 PM, said:

Just uninstall. Try a less absurd game. World of Warcraft, for instance, has a firmer basis in reality.

 

Bad idea, it's gone downhill since WotLK expansion finished. Now it's a noobhole where you just play Simon says, literally your skills shine when you have to press them and they've reduced the skill cap from about 40-50 spells at once to just 15-20, so everyone can play a much simpler game.

 

I'd try Warthunder, it's much more grindy but has a lot more realistic gameplay, tanks don't have HP and instead you have to knock their crew or systems out to disable their tanks. However get ready to farm tanks like mad, it's much tedious over time, and you get so few credits it's pretty much laughable. At least there's no gold ammo.

 

Armored Warfare was the best in this regard, but they made very poor decisions and it sunk. PvE missions to grind left the PvP mode barren and full of bots, MBTs were dominating the battlefield and they "balanced" the game to make them even stronger, other tanks were mostly worthless like top tier LTs here instead of making scouts worthwhile.

 

If I was you I'd play Dark Souls, it's a single player game with end game PVP, and very few people invade so the experience you get while playing is verbatim. You'll be the only one responsible for your progress, you'll be greatly rewarded for your effort... all the opposite of this game really.



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My mighty Soviet KV-2 will obliterate these silly frogs!




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