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Venom7000 #1 Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

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I was thinking since I have a good top tier German crew with all members on their 4th skill. I am tempted to switch from Maus grind (im currently on Mauschen and 30k exp) and go for E100.
Given how gold spam is real having a tank who's entire schtick is "armor" is not such a good idea.
I want to make people regret me shooting them.

 

Any opinions?



XxKuzkina_MatxX #2 Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:57 PM

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The E100 and i suspect other tanks in this line starting from tier 8 are supposed to get buffed in a few months. So continue your grind to the Maus for now and wait till the other line gets better.

 

People mostly regret getting shot by TDs, especially the SU-152 and the ISU-152. Not fun at all playing them or getting hit by them!



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Bad idea.

 

You can turn your turret slightly off and make any shot bounce on the Maus. The E-100's turret is autopen by sides or front, even without gold ammo.



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Claus think it's a bad idea.

vasilinhorulezz #5 Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:22 PM

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E 100, mediocre at best, everyone will shoot premium when they see it and it's only good in platoons, Maus, on the other hand, can bounce a lot, even special ammo if you know what you're doing, is more forgiving, and in general it's a more solid heavy. Still, it's only a matter of what you enjoy playing, but in terms of effectiveness, Maus is the better tank.

Venom7000 #6 Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:31 PM

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I guess I speculate that Maus is not as exciting to play as E100 from how I am having a bad time with Mauschen. People just spamm HE and premium ammo. That is why I am asking you guys for opinion.
You dont get to shoot a lot in either Maus or e100 but at leas the damage is higher in E100. I had fun in V100.01p but if the Mauschen is the preview of Maus. I feel like at least taking a tank that is penable more easily but has a more meaty gun.
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View PostWindSplitter1, on 27 April 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

Bad idea.

 

You can turn your turret slightly off and make any shot bounce on the Maus. The E-100's turret is autopen by sides or front, even without gold ammo.

 

I meet couple of E100 these past few weeks. I tried shooting them with my Object257 from the front of the unangled turret or side and still with out gold I cant pen them to save my life. The lower glacis too. Not arguing with your statement. I am just saying that I am always having trouble penning then from the front. :mellow:

Edited by Venom7000, 27 April 2019 - 06:35 PM.


XxKuzkina_MatxX #7 Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:40 PM

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View PostVenom7000, on 27 April 2019 - 07:31 PM, said:

I guess I speculate that Maus is not as exciting to play as E100 from how I am having a bad time with Mauschen. People just spamm HE and premium ammo. That is why I am asking you guys for opinion.
You dont get to shoot a lot in either Maus or e100 but at leas the damage is higher in E100. I had fun in V100.01p but if the Mauschen is the preview of Maus. I feel like at least taking a tank that is penable more easily but has a more meaty gun.

 

Only the Mauschen armor is nowhere near as good as the Maus.

 

Mauschen:

 

Maus:

 

Both angled as best as i can and both against the same 340mm HEAT.



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View PostVenom7000, on 27 April 2019 - 09:01 PM, said:

I guess I speculate that Maus is not as exciting to play as E100 from how I am having a bad time with Mauschen. People just spamm HE and premium ammo. That is why I am asking you guys for opinion.
You dont get to shoot a lot in either Maus or e100 but at leas the damage is higher in E100. I had fun in V100.01p but if the Mauschen is the preview of Maus. I feel like at least taking a tank that is penable more easily but has a more meaty gun.
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I meet couple of E100 these past few weeks. I tried shooting them with my Object257 from the front of the unangled turret or side and still with out gold I cant pen them to save my life. The lower glacis too. Not arguing with your statement. I am just saying that I am always having trouble penning then from the front. :mellow:

 

That's because 257 doesn't have 340 HEAT. 

330 and 340 HEAT shells go through the turret like hot knife through butter.

View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 27 April 2019 - 09:10 PM, said:

 

Only the Mauschen armor is nowhere near as good as the Maus.

 

Except that there is only 1 good angle where Maus's turret becomes that tough. You miss by 1 degree less or more and you are no longer that hard to pen. Still agree that even if you are a bit careless, the armor is good enough to be able to have a 50% chance to bounce 340 HEAT shells. That's a lot lot better than any tank has to offer.


Edited by DeadLecter, 27 April 2019 - 07:42 PM.


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View PostVenom7000, on 27 April 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

I was thinking since I have a good top tier German crew with all members on their 4th skill. I am tempted to switch from Maus grind (im currently on Mauschen and 30k exp) and go for E100.
Given how gold spam is real having a tank who's entire schtick is "armor" is not such a good idea.
I want to make people regret me shooting them.

 

Maus will bounce even premium rounds and with the upcoming nerf to the Japanese top heavies you have even less to worry about.

 

E100 doesn't even need premium against it most of the time and although it has a bigger gun it has a choice of poor AP, unreliable HEAT, or puny HE.

 

I have both in my garage, both with decent crews, and I know which one I prefer to take out.  In fact it's the only tier X I take out regularly.


Edited by Homer_J, 27 April 2019 - 08:40 PM.


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Superheavy tank = superheavy spall liner

 

 



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View PostVenom7000, on 27 April 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

I was thinking since I have a good top tier German crew with all members on their 4th skill. I am tempted to switch from Maus grind (im currently on Mauschen and 30k exp) and go for E100.
Given how gold spam is real having a tank who's entire schtick is "armor" is not such a good idea.
I want to make people regret me shooting them.

 

Any opinions?

 

Do not do it! maus is far superior to E100 as it stands now. and the e100 buffs no idea when or what.

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View PostHomer_J, on 27 April 2019 - 08:39 PM, said:

Maus will bounce even premium rounds and with the upcoming nerf to the Japanese top heavies you have even less to worry about.

 

E100 doesn't even need premium against it most of the time and although it has a bigger gun it has a choice of poor AP, unreliable HEAT, or puny HE.

 

I have both in my garage, both with decent crews, and I know which one I prefer to take out.  In fact it's the only tier X I take out regularly.

 

Not to mention the fact that the Maus' gun handling is god-like due to its low mobility.

 

Anyway:

View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 27 April 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

The E100 and i suspect other tanks in this line starting from tier 8 are supposed to get buffed in a few months. So continue your grind to the Maus for now and wait till the other line gets better.

 

People mostly regret getting shot by TDs, especially the SU-152 and the ISU-152. Not fun at all playing them or getting hit by them!

 

Did I miss something? I heard nothing of this. :amazed:



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View PostPervyPastryPuffer, on 28 April 2019 - 12:29 AM, said:

Did I miss something? I heard nothing of this. :amazed:

 

The E100 and the IS-4 along with maybe the T-62a (my guess) are next in line for a rebalance.

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 27 April 2019 - 11:40 PM, said:

The E100 and the IS-4 along with maybe the T-62a (my guess) are next in line for a rebalance.

 

Ahh, that "what to expect in 2019" thing, now I remember! :harp:

Venom7000 #15 Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:09 AM

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I see...
Well you guys convinced me. I will stay with Maus line.
Just unlocked my first Tier X tank the Is7 so I have that to keep myself busy for a while. 
I just have to ....... grind out 189.000 more exp in .......Mauschen to play before I can even start to think about Maus. :facepalm:

 

At least Is7 is fun enough. Until people start pissing gold at you by default. 



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View PostVenom7000, on 28 April 2019 - 01:09 AM, said:

I see...
Well you guys convinced me. I will stay with Maus line.
Just unlocked my first Tier X tank the Is7 so I have that to keep myself busy for a while. 
I just have to ....... grind out 189.000 more exp in .......Mauschen to play before I can even start to think about Maus. :facepalm:

 

At least Is7 is fun enough. Until people start pissing gold at you by default. 

 

Congrats on your IS-7, it's a good tank still although one of the oldest in the game along the Maus. Carry a good amount of APCR and try to stay hulldown. Your turret is probably the most armored thing in this game! :)

 

The Mauschen grind can be easier if you used boosters and some gold. It's not a bad tank if you play a bit defensively.



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The E100 is still a good tank, just don't expect to be able to sit and bounce all day. It is a bit like a well armoured TD: you can bounce some shots and hit hard, but you need to hide in between. Good players will know how to pen you, but as long as you can trade 750 dmg for 400(ish), that isn't too big of a deal. Also, it is one of the few tanks out there which can truly use AP, HEAT and HE, depending on what you are facing. One of the most underestimated heavies in the game, IMHO.

 

The MAUS, however, is still a tank to do bounce missions in: http://wotreplays.eu...ay-schepel-maus

 

So, get both. :-)

 

And if you really only want to do one: get the MAUS.

 

 



Toni112007 #18 Posted 28 April 2019 - 06:51 AM

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How I imagine E100 buff will be like. +5mm on the turret face and nerf gun handling, mobility and everything else basically.:B

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I'm enjoying my E100 a lot. Armour is not the most reliable, but you have a gun that make up for it.

I can win a 1vs1 against a Maus whenever I want. You can outtrade Type5 and you can spam HE at hulldown tanks.

On his side, Maus got reliable armour and 300HP at the expence of gun performance.

So your choice depend on your playstyle: Maus if you like to be the steel wall or E100 if you prefere to outtrade you enemy.


Edited by Dava_117, 28 April 2019 - 12:29 PM.


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View PostThejagdpanther, on 27 April 2019 - 05:17 PM, said:



Claus think it's a bad idea.

 

Nice review of this game.





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