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ThorstenM #1 Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

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Hiya,
been trying to find a answer on which is the best Tier 8 Premium tank.
But couldn't really find a answer that suited me.

 

Have to say that I am not really ready for Tier 8.
But I am doing the recruitment program with a friend and we are just a tad away from completing the 3rd part.
There's a free Tier 8 Premium tank to be had after that.
I am not going to say no to a freebie of course.

Even if at the current time it will probably be left standing in the garage for a bit and not used as much.

 

I am mostly playing Tier 1 using the LT with the normal cannon or the Kolo. More into sniping than into close quarters fighting. Autocannons like available on the LT or T1 are not really my thing. Also doing Tier 2 to 4 to a lesser degree.

Any suggestions which Tier 8 would probably be down my alley ?

 



XxKuzkina_MatxX #2 Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

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The referral program got a list of tier 8 premiums to choose from. Are you trying to choose one of those?

 

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If_I_Die_You_Die_Too #3 Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

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Anything with a tier 10 gun is the simplest approach

 

Then when you get matched with tier 9s and 10s, which happens a LOT, you don't have a potato gun which deters nobody

 

Looking at the current crop in the shop a fun alternative is the T54 mod1

WoT are sneaky with their bias and it's TINY compared to say a T26E5, so far harder to hit properly if it's moving, so fewer shells penetrate. Russian tanks are often driven by 1 metre tall russians


Edited by If_I_Die_You_Die_Too, 20 April 2019 - 10:58 AM.


The_Naa #4 Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:51 AM

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one Tier 8 option thats good for sniping would be WZ-120-1G FT.

Tier 7: would be Steyr WT.

Tier 6: would be Dicker Max.

Tier 5: Chi-Nu Kai.

lower than that. a tech tree TD is better for sniping than most Premium tanks in those tiers.


Edited by The_Naa, 20 April 2019 - 10:52 AM.


Nishi_Kinuyo #5 Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:51 AM

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Hold on, so who is the recruit between you and your friend?

Since, afaik, the recruit gets a tier 6, while the recruiter gets the tier 8.

 

The autocannons you got a tier 1 or 2 are more like machineguns, and don't really exist beyond tier 5/6.

 

As for the current lineup:

I'd say that the AMX M4 mle.49 and the FV4202 are probably the better tanks.

But do keep in mind that the selection changes in about 1½ months time.



ThorstenM #6 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 20 April 2019 - 10:48 AM, said:

The referral program got a list of tier 8 premiums to choose from. Are you trying to choose one of those?

 

Yepp.

 

View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 20 April 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

Hold on, so who is the recruit between you and your friend?

Since, afaik, the recruit gets a tier 6, while the recruiter gets the tier 8.

 

Actually I am the recruiter.

XP wise it should be the other way round.

But the friend is building a second account...so...he can use any xp and silver he can get to improve the account.



Homer_J #7 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

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Best tier VIII premium is the Lowe.  Simple.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #8 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

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View PostThorstenM, on 20 April 2019 - 12:11 PM, said:

Yepp.

 

Here is the list of the tier 8 premiums you can choose from:

 

  • T92
  • FV4202
  • AMX M4 MLE. 49
  • PANTHER MIT 8,8 CM L/71
  • 8,8 CM PAK 43 JAGDTIGER

 

The AMX would be my first choice and the T92 is a good choice too if you like light tanks.


Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 20 April 2019 - 11:17 AM.


If_I_Die_You_Die_Too #9 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

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It doesn't really matter in so far that you always make credits on a tier 8 premium no matter how you do in a game

 

This lets you learn and have fun at the same time

 

The only two I would consider from that list are

  • FV4202
  • AMX M4 MLE. 49

The FV for mobile fun and the AMX is a reasonable slugger

 

T92 fires potatoes

Panther fires potatoes

Jagd fires potatoes

 

An FV with a good crew is one of my favourite tanks, and it makes credits

 

GL


Edited by If_I_Die_You_Die_Too, 20 April 2019 - 11:32 AM.


gpalsson #10 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:33 AM

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View PostHomer_J, on 20 April 2019 - 10:16 AM, said:

Best tier VIII premium is the Lowe.  Simple.

 

Agreed.

Depending on style, this is probably the best option for a most players. It's also the one that carries one of better gold values. Taking eg T92 would probably be more fun for some, but it's worth a lot less gold.

 

Also, comment on the recruit reward - the recruit can get one of the best tier premium 7s in the game. Panther M10. Don't get fooled by the gun. It has pref mm and can be quite fun and capable. But it's not for everyone and there are certainly more forgiving options available for the recruit.


Edited by gpalsson, 20 April 2019 - 11:35 AM.


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View PostThorstenM, on 20 April 2019 - 10:44 AM, said:

 

I am mostly playing Tier 1 using the LT with the normal cannon or the Kolo. More into sniping than into close quarters fighting. Autocannons like available on the LT or T1 are not really my thing. Also doing Tier 2 to 4 to a lesser degree.

Any suggestions which Tier 8 would probably be down my alley ?

 

 

Tbh, based on that alone it won't matter much. You have a different kind of experience. The tier 1 kind. A tier most players avoid due to the chaos there. So you jumping into tier 8 suddenly, you will kinda see the same thing. A type of MM and chaos you are not used to. So we don't have much to go on as none of those free tanks are close to anything in the style of a tier 1 tbh for us to give you a good suggestion. 

 

But... You have two 88 tanks, both not very forgiving if you get flanked or caught off guard. Nor do they have superb pen. So you really need to know where to aim whit those. But they are good sniper guns. You have the FV that has a strong turret when hull-down, a good gun, but it lacks ROF. It can be forgiving, but can easily punish your for mistakes. Can also work as a support med. 

 

Then you have the T92. A US light tank. Ideal thing here is that you can use the T1 Cuningham crew in it without penalty. And train them there. As premiums can use crews from the same nation and class from other tanks without penalty. But it's a tier 8 light. Sniping can work, but it's job is to get intel. That might be a bit tricky if you only played tier 8 and not seen half the high tier maps. AMX has armor and a decent gun. It can be forgiving, it's slow, it's a brawler, but that side and rear armor will be bullied by agile lights in the open.



If_I_Die_You_Die_Too #12 Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:46 AM

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The T92 is a hoot to play, a very fun scout, but the gun is total meh

ThorstenM #13 Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:21 PM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 20 April 2019 - 11:16 AM, said:

 

Here is the list of the tier 8 premiums you can choose from:

 

  • T92
  • FV4202
  • AMX M4 MLE. 49
  • PANTHER MIT 8,8 CM L/71
  • 8,8 CM PAK 43 JAGDTIGER.

 

Been trying to find a list of available tanks.

Had only been able to find "A Commander will be able to pick up a Premium Tier VIII tank (or choose to receive the Credit amount)."

Can you give me a hint where to find the list you stated ?



XxKuzkina_MatxX #14 Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:38 PM

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View PostThorstenM, on 20 April 2019 - 01:21 PM, said:

Been trying to find a list of available tanks.

Had only been able to find "A Commander will be able to pick up a Premium Tier VIII tank (or choose to receive the Credit amount)."

Can you give me a hint where to find the list you stated ?

 

The RU forums...

 

forum.worldoftanks.ru/index.php?/topic/2031242-реферальная-программа-20-основная-информация/



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View PostThorstenM, on 20 April 2019 - 09:44 AM, said:

Hiya,
been trying to find a answer on which is the best Tier 8 Premium tank.
But couldn't really find a answer that suited me.

 

Have to say that I am not really ready for Tier 8.
But I am doing the recruitment program with a friend and we are just a tad away from completing the 3rd part.
There's a free Tier 8 Premium tank to be had after that.
I am not going to say no to a freebie of course.

Even if at the current time it will probably be left standing in the garage for a bit and not used as much.

 

I am mostly playing Tier 1 using the LT with the normal cannon or the Kolo. More into sniping than into close quarters fighting. Autocannons like available on the LT or T1 are not really my thing. Also doing Tier 2 to 4 to a lesser degree.

Any suggestions which Tier 8 would probably be down my alley ?

 

 

Best premium tanks is allways the newest! (If not its russian)

MeetriX #16 Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:26 PM

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View PostIf_I_Die_You_Die_Too, on 20 April 2019 - 11:25 AM, said:

It doesn't really matter in so far that you always make credits on a tier 8 premium no matter how you do in a game

 

Why are you lying? It is not nice.



undutchable80 #17 Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:21 PM

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http://forum.worldof...__fromsearch__1

 

From last year so newer premium tanks are not included but May give a general idea. 



ThorstenM #18 Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 20 April 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

 

The RU forums...

 

forum.worldoftanks.ru/index.php?/topic/2031242-реферальная-программа-20-основная-информация/

 

Ah...OK...hadn't come across them that much.

Had two years of russian in school.

But kinda all that remained is that I can piece together words letter by letter.

Good thing there is Google translate.

 

Last question I can think of right now : As I will not be using the Tank much rightaway I would consider waiting for the change Nishi Kinuyo mentioned.

What do you think...do I need to select a Tank rightaway or is that like a voucher I can use later ?

And would you imagine that voucher just beeing good for the Tanks available when the voucher is created...or...would you think it's good for the Tanks available at the time I'd want to cash the voucher ?



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You can have two recruits per episode (4 months), so you can have two tier 8 premiums as a reward.

 

You can also use your token(s) in the next episode if you want to wait for new tanks to be added but keep in mind that next episode you'll also have two new recruits/tanks.


Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 20 April 2019 - 03:51 PM.


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Of the currently available tanks;

  • T92 - is an absolute hoot to play with, but like all light tanks only to be recommended for the more experienced or skilled player as light tanks are hard to do well in.
  • FV4202 - lacklustre medium tank, not bad, but the other versions of the ingame Centurion the RAAC 5/1 and Primo Victoria are better.
  • AMX M4 MLE. 49 - Decent heavy tank, and so the pick of the bunch here.
  • PANTHER MIT 8,8 CM L/71 - this has always been a poor medium, and time has not improved it.
  • 8,8 CM PAK 43 JAGDTIGER - Recently buffed. Somewhat awkward to play but has the ability to print silver credits. Second choice of this group for you.





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