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OMG_Abaddon #1 Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:03 AM

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God I didn't think there was a worse than than TOG II. If there's a tank that gives me more pain to plan than the whale, it's the reverse whale IS-M. Next to this trash, the T-34-1 even looks like a godlike peek-a-boom tank.

 

Just wanted to let you know guys, in case you were wondering if the way to Obj705A would be EZ PZ, no it's not. This is one of those tanks I literally couldn't care less about winning or losing on it, I won't even buy engine and tracks to save myself 40k XP and get rid of it as soon as possible.

 

I'd also like to extend my deepest condolences to any team mate that ever has to play along side me on the IS-M, if you have any inquiry please direct it to player support and make sure to add "Pls Abaddon so nub Y U make him play bad tonk he even worse now pls WG buff IS-M or Abaddon fkin 900 WN8 low T_T" and they'll surely responding within a days notice with the correspondent automated text bot.



apaleytos #2 Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:21 AM

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No way i would play it stock(and i play stock tanks).Free xp sink tank to unlock the turret.No point in playing  it with IS turret.And with 218 pen good luck  penning these t10s.Looks OP as top tier in  elite config,

OMG_Abaddon #3 Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:26 AM

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View Postapaleytos, on 10 March 2019 - 12:21 AM, said:

No way i would play it stock(and i play stock tanks).Free xp sink tank to unlock the turret.No point in playing  it with IS turret.And with 218 pen good luck  penning these t10s.Looks OP as top tier in  elite config,

 

Yeah I freeXPed those as soon as I read about it on the wiki, but that's about it. All the XP I get on this tank goes towards researching the next tank. Also good luck getting top tier 3-5-7 in a tier 8 tank, 1 in 50 matches hopefully? That one match will probably be Prokhorovka, I'm sure.

 

I also bought Black Prince last week and cried a bit when I thought I was in for another Churchill VII gameplay on tier 7... Little did I know I'd even earn 3 ace tankers in 10 matches. I really was hoping IS-M would be a similar experience, crap tank on paper but surprisingly good on practice... not the case definitely.



cro001 #4 Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:23 AM

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If you hated IS-M, you're in for a ride in Object 705.

NekoPuffer_PPP #5 Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:45 AM

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View PostOMG_Abaddon, on 10 March 2019 - 12:03 AM, said:

I won't even buy engine and tracks

 

NOTE: YOU CANNOT LABEL A TANK AS "BAD" IF YOU'VE NOT FULLY UPGRADED IT

 

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It is a great tank and I've had loads of fun in it. I don't understand why people keep saying it sucks...upgrade it, you lazies.



MeNoobTank #6 Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:48 AM

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IS-M was a good tank, not better than IS-3 but definetly a good tank. I even played the stock grind. You just need to chose your targets, you do not go to fight against Maus in your stock IS-M.

 

Obj. 705 is worse tier for tier than IS-M, so if you hate it so much them stop grinding this line because it is not for you.



TheDrownedApe #7 Posted 10 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

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I can't even face doing the x2s

OMG_Abaddon #8 Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:17 PM

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In all honesty the tank isn't that terrible compared to other tanks in its tier, it's really strong at sidescraping, but it just feels like a step down from IS, and I really had to vent that frustration somewhere.

 

I know Obj705A is even slower, but at that point I won't have trash crews and I will buy it 100% upgraded, whereas this tank I won't waste extra time to farm that 40k on top for tracks and engine, the sooner I get past it the better, which is a big handicap. Obj 705 however suffers the same problem I'll see how much XP it needs for tracks and engine and see the improvements relative to top modules, then make a decision just like with IS-M, although I guess it will be the same choice.



vasilinhorulezz #9 Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:07 PM

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It's slow, turns like a battleship, the gun is bad and the armor doesn't really work,

did I miss something?

Hated it with passion.


Edited by vasilinhorulezz, 11 March 2019 - 06:07 PM.


TankkiPoju #10 Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:10 PM

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IS-M is pretty much a one trick pony.

 

Sidescraping. When you grind ISM few hours, even if you wake up in middle of night thirsty from all the salt from ISM you will subconsciously sidescrape your way to kitchen to drink water. When picking up kids from school, you will sidescrape out of the car on school's parking lot, Later you will sidescrape in your car as you try to escape the cops because you forgot you don't have kids and tried to steal some. What the heck am I even writing here.

 

So uh yeah sidescrape. Otherwise your tank has the armor of Goofy's right shoe, which is what ISM is modeled after anyway

 

Otherwise the gun isn't that terrible for a Russian heavy and it has fairly good DPM. The playstyle is just quite boring unless you really enjoy scouting. j/k I mean sidescraping.



Sfinski #11 Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

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It worked fine for me, like did the 705. Not good, not bad, just decent. So balanced I'd say.

OllieCromwell #12 Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

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Initially I thought the same, but In all honesty I've changed my mind once it was fully upgraded (as stated above) ... 

In a Tier X battle it will struggle, but in a Tier VIII the IS-M is a beast.



FatigueGalaxy #13 Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:35 AM

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View PostOllieCromwell, on 11 March 2019 - 08:40 PM, said:

Initially I thought the same, but In all honesty I've changed my mind once it was fully upgraded (as stated above) ... 

In a Tier X battle it will struggle, but in a Tier VIII the IS-M is a beast.

 

Until VK 100.01 P or Defender rolls up and you find out that even your premium ammo has problem dealing with them...

Xandania #14 Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:00 AM

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Finally a techtree-tank on a similar level as the preferentials. Might be better if it had an engine instead of getting flintstoned by the crew.

Balc0ra #15 Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:27 AM

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View PostOMG_Abaddon, on 10 March 2019 - 12:03 AM, said:

God I didn't think there was a worse than than TOG II. If there's a tank that gives me more pain to plan than the whale, it's the reverse whale IS-M. Next to this trash, the T-34-1 even looks like a godlike peek-a-boom tank.

 

T-34-1 is actually not bad. I love mine. Tog II is bad, but still can be fun. IS-M is just flat out bad. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

I could not get that thing to work more so then anything tbh. The armor worked rather often vs not. But the gun never did for me. Either it never wanted to hit, even at close range. Or I suspect I low rolled the 212 pento often. Bounces got me killed as much as misses. I had little love for it. 


Edited by Balc0ra, 12 March 2019 - 03:27 AM.


OllieCromwell #16 Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:16 AM

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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 12 March 2019 - 12:35 AM, said:

 

Until VK 100.01 P or Defender rolls up and you find out that even your premium ammo has problem dealing with them...

 

There is always the exception to the rule :) ... 

FatigueGalaxy #17 Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:35 AM

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View PostOllieCromwell, on 12 March 2019 - 08:16 AM, said:

 

There is always the exception to the rule :) ... 

 

It's not an exception if it happens every battle.

eldrak #18 Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:54 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 12 March 2019 - 02:27 AM, said:

 

T-34-1 is actually not bad. I love mine. Tog II is bad, but still can be fun. IS-M is just flat out bad. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

Pretty sure he mistyped T-34-2, that's the turd on tracks in that line.

 

IS-M armour actually works sometimes, you have to put a lot of effort into it though. I would go the route of researching the modules, then you can actually get to engagements in time and you can also turn to keep you front towards meds if they try to go around.



OllieCromwell #19 Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:59 AM

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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 12 March 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

 

It's not an exception if it happens every battle.

 

Hmm... maybe MM hates you more than me then, as I don't seem to suffer from that ... 

vixu #20 Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

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It is not perhaps an exceptionally good tank. But for some reason I do like it, especially in FL mode. 




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