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Sherman VC Firefly: the Choice of Joe Ekins


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Community #1 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:00 AM

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Take my base, take my tracks, take me back to the barracks. I don't care about the Tech Tree; you can't take this tank from me.

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Vtsuk #2 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:12 AM

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The fact that you don't care about the tech tree was pretty obvious in the latest patch. :trollface:

gunslingerXXX #3 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:31 AM

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Please add that you don't care about older, non-Russian, premiums either, to be complete in your honesty. 

 



GeneralMarvin #4 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:31 AM

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View PostVtsuk, on 28 April 2020 - 05:12 AM, said:

The fact that you don't care about the tech tree was pretty obvious in the latest patch. :trollface:


Yes, and Soon TM not the crew either! :sceptic:



Lanrefni #5 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:43 AM

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it is okay tank, if you can play td.

pen is enough for pretty much everything it meets.



Eroe_dell_Iride #6 Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:58 AM

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What's the reason to remove regular Firefly from the british tech tree and now sell a premium version? 

Forzo #7 Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:14 AM

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Love the reference!

Already got the tank and it's quite nice if you like the Shermans.



Painless_se #8 Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:17 AM

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Do we get brown coats with the tank? :)

StinkyCamper #9 Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:55 AM

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 28 April 2020 - 05:31 AM, said:

Please add that you don't care about older, non-Russian, premiums either, to be complete in your honesty. 

 

Honesty ? That's a good one. If they would be near honesty they would ban XVM first. It is all about your money and how they can move it from you to them. Keep paying, lol.  If you on the other hand want to see changes stop paying.


Edited by StinkyCamper, 28 April 2020 - 08:57 AM.


Ser__Jaime_Lannister #10 Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:11 AM

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I like tier 6 tanks and mm it is fun to play. But this tank is bad. In my opinion worst tier 6 ihad in my garage i gladly traded that for a Skoda t40 because Skoda is a beast for this.

Maxert_Axon #11 Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:14 AM

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A great Tier VI support medium tank without any good armor protection. The only real downside is the 884 m/s AP shell velocity.

 

I mean you can give some lead to your shots, but in some bigger maps that lead is just too big, considering the fact your target can change its direction. APCR can help ya out, but in the current state of premium shells will just cause massive gold spam. I know this is the meta, but if the "big rebalance" will be only messing up with shell damages and not changing the horrible shell velocity for some tanks.. then this tank will be a mediocre support tank.

 

Mobility-wise it's like all the Shermans which are not the E8 variant - it can goes where it wants, not too slow, not fast either. Profile is "big", but it doesn't matter 'cause you are a support tank, 2nd 3rd line is the most comfortable place. With skilled crew and good equipment, it can spot for itself.

But the gun, oh man... its GREAT (if we exlude the bad AP shell velocity). The penetration is godlike compared to other Tier VI meds, standard and premium shells alike. DPM is great, accuracy and gun soft stats are also good.

My opinion is based on my two main accounts, I played 100+ battles with this tank, so I know what am I talking about.

 


Edited by Maxert_Axon, 28 April 2020 - 09:22 AM.


Morgan_the_Reaper #12 Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:30 AM

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Not bad tier 6 .somewhat slow .Gun depression don't feel great , the only good is the gun with good penetration values. Better choice wait for cromm b . 

SlyMeerkat #13 Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:47 AM

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I already have this tank, i got it on its first day of release, played it, Aced it along with a Pools Medal and never touched it again lol

Truntea #14 Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:55 AM

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Who is Joe Ekins and why is he on my lawn?

 

:teethhappy:



Misago #15 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:04 AM

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At this point, just sell us something like a "premium token" for a tier, to allow us to give premium status to a single tech tree vehicle. Would make it much more pleasant for everyone.

ZeroKelvin #16 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:06 AM

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I think the regular version can still be bought once you research British T6 Mediums.

 

I like it as a more flexible TD, that can advance and brawl later in the game.



Simona2k #17 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:11 AM

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Nice tank

mynameispuffs #18 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:20 AM

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So are we going to ignore that this thing is pretty much flat out better than the regular Firefly?

Lanrefni #19 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:22 AM

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View PostTruntea, on 28 April 2020 - 10:55 AM, said:

Who is Joe Ekins and why is he on my lawn?

 

:teethhappy:

It's Joe Ekins.



Szatanshow #20 Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:56 AM

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I like the tank is kinda nice but its not worth that amount of money


Edited by Szatanshow, 28 April 2020 - 10:58 AM.





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