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callum347 #21 Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:50 PM

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View PostVenom7000, on 17 February 2020 - 04:47 PM, said:

Looking at it on paper I cant see a single use or good thing about it. Whats the point of this premium tank?

 

Yes, it reverses at 16km/h



Venom7000 #22 Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:41 PM

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View Postcallum347, on 18 February 2020 - 09:50 PM, said:

 

Yes, it reverses at 16km/h

 

:facepalm::D



1ucky #23 Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:20 AM

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If it was too good, you'd be less motivated to buy a Tier 8 premium.

 

So it has to be a bit bad, to make sure.

Cause it's Tier 7.



Venom7000 #24 Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:40 PM

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View Post1ucky, on 19 February 2020 - 07:20 AM, said:

If it was too good, you'd be less motivated to buy a Tier 8 premium.

 

So it has to be a bit bad, to make sure.

Cause it's Tier 7.


Yes fair enough. But then again there are some nice tier 7 tanks that are premium (IS2 Berlin on top of my head) and we still want to buy tier 8 tanks. If they kept the low alpha gun but just upped the pen it would have been playable. Or increased the mobility. Again this tank is not that worse or better than IS6 or 112. Granted they have lousy pen even today. But its kinda usable + some mobility. :)

This tank is so far from "too good". If they buffed it 2 times in a row it would still be just barely ok. So WG cant go wrong with making it at least playable.

I kinda like the idea of rapid fire low alpha heavy. Do something....accuracy, pen or mobility... do one of them  :)

But I still agree with you that they need to make sure that tier 8 is not threatened. 



1ucky #25 Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:54 AM

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I don't know, maybe it's true that it's too bad, but somehow I just don't have such expectations of Tier 7 prems that it would bother me. Also, it's probably at least in part a matter of taste / personal preference so I guess it doesn't matter too much either way but to me it doesn't feel substantially worse than other Tier 7 premiums. I mean I know it's probably a million times less popular than the IS-2B, but to be fair that's in huge part due to marketing reasons and due to the fact that russian heavies in general are extremely popular, plus with the IS-2B there's also the bundled-in zero-skill-BiA crew (another reason to buy it over other prems), the likes of which the FV isn't being sold with.

 

Anyway, I like the fast rate of fire idea, too, and who knows maybe it'll get buffed eventually...

It could even happen quite soon, if the "new balance" patch says so...

 

 



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View Post1ucky, on 20 February 2020 - 01:54 AM, said:

I don't know, maybe it's true that it's too bad, but somehow I just don't have such expectations of Tier 7 prems that it would bother me. Also, it's probably at least in part a matter of taste / personal preference so I guess it doesn't matter too much either way but to me it doesn't feel substantially worse than other Tier 7 premiums. I mean I know it's probably a million times less popular than the IS-2B, but to be fair that's in huge part due to marketing reasons and due to the fact that russian heavies in general are extremely popular, plus with the IS-2B there's also the bundled-in zero-skill-BiA crew (another reason to buy it over other prems), the likes of which the FV isn't being sold with.

 

Anyway, I like the fast rate of fire idea, too, and who knows maybe it'll get buffed eventually...

It could even happen quite soon, if the "new balance" patch says so...

 

 

 

I hope it gets some buff because I am thinking of buying it then. Just to have it. A guilty pleasure if we have to label it :)



Rati_Festa #27 Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

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The A45 was at one point quite useable, I have 500 games in mine and 58% wr but that was from 3 years + it become UP when the Jap tanks appeared, then more so when the "Super" prems arrived that it can't scratch them it struggled to face off with any of them. If I recall the dpm is very good and the Hp pool made it an excellent medium tank bullier in its day, the armour is bad but it can really whittle away at hps of the enemy with the pew pew gun.

 

Giving it pref mm would help make it slightly more appealing, as it's basically a fat/slower panther M10.

 

The best t7 heavy premium or tech is the German premium.


Edited by Rati_Festa, 20 February 2020 - 11:37 AM.





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