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RealStormZ #1 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

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Currently grinding that line, should I avoid T-43 with blueprints and free xp?

JocMeister #2 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:14 PM

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Why would you? Its a good tank.

wsatnutter #3 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:15 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 01 July 2020 - 07:14 PM, said:

Why would you? Its a good tank.

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snowlywhite #4 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:18 PM

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depends on how many bps you have/how much interest you have in soviet tanks/etc.

 

it's by no means tragic. It's... mediocre. Probably you won't find many t-43 fans. But:

 

- it's not unplayable;

- it's t7. You usually want to skip the t8-t9 grinds of free xp sinks.

 

p.s - you seem new(after the # of battles, didn't check your stats). When you're new you want:

 

- not to rush through tiers. Actually t7 is a good place to play for a while at the start. T7 or T9. Ofc, definitely not in t-43 ;)

- not waste free xp on low tiers. I mean, you'll bp the t-44, but you still have to free xp gun/whatever else leads to t-44.

 

You're better off saving free xp for t-54 stock grind. That one is rough when stock. If you go 430 instead of t-54, you can use free xp to unlock gun on t-44.


Edited by snowlywhite, 01 July 2020 - 08:24 PM.


splash_time #5 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:19 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 01 July 2020 - 10:14 PM, said:

Why would you? Its a good tank.

 

It's not bad by any means, but the only drawback it has is the gun. It's a T7 MT with the same gun of T-34-85's. So...it's kinda weak and needs to shoot gold. 

I played mine, but didn't like it honestly, because it was performing poorly (also a fact that i was bad player when i played it).



NekoPuffer_PPP #6 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:19 PM

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One of the best tier 7 mediums I ever played...had stats in it so good, I skipped it and unlocked the T-44, just to keep the stats on the T-43. :trollface:

Draakard #7 Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:45 PM

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It's a good tank, but convert free exp to get the VII turret + VII gun from the start.

 

2 - 3 maxed crew skills doesn't hurt….

 

I went pretty fast to the T-44.



Uh_Oh_ #8 Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:09 PM

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T43 is cool. gun trolled me like a mofo but it wasnt a bad all rounder

SuNo_TeSLa #9 Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:23 PM

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Solid tank, no reason to skip :)

antwerp_fighter #10 Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

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short answer: yes, skip it.

 

reason: not because T-43 mediocre, its because T-34-85 and T-44 are too good.



StronkiTonki #11 Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:20 PM

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T-43 is a good tank as far as I remember. But it was many years ago when I last played it, so my opinion could be very outdated.

Edited by StronkiTonki, 01 July 2020 - 10:21 PM.


PowJay #12 Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:45 PM

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In all honesty I have to ask- what is your rush? Your overall and recent stats do not suggest that you are learning enough to play higher tiers effectively and if I don't go to any trouble to explain your failings, I still need to ask what you expect to get out of the tier VIII, IX and X that you can't get out of the T-43?

 

My own personal skill-ceiling appears to be around tier VII. I have a few tier VIII that I am OK with but over the last couple of years they were heavily punished by 3/5/7 MM and many that I played around this time didn't do so well. I can't entirely blame that MM format as I did badly in some before as well. :teethhappy:

 

The T-43 is actually turning out to be a fair tank for me. I played a few battles yesterday to get the Union (2) mission to get 12 damaging shots. As my fastest-firing tier VII Soviet vehicle, it was the ideal choice. It was mainly non-pens and non-damaging (even with HE) shots that meant it took three/four or possibly even five battles.


These are my stats for the T-43 and T-44


Although not awesome in comparison with better players, my T-43 has average damage that beats a few of my tier VII meds and, in comparison, the tier T-44 is not good. Although I haven't played quite so many tier VIII meds, most beat this tank. I can only tell you about my own experience. I was reluctant to play the T-43 with the 85mm gun a tier higher, but it's OK.



vonadnan #13 Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:05 AM

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I was thinking that the same gun on tier higher will be unplayable so I made a topic about it long a go, asking should I go with rear turreted line. Anyway the tank is actually decent and I ended up with nice stats, for me, with it, so yeah,play it. 

HitouNamichan #14 Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:41 AM

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its a great tank 

 



catlikehana #15 Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:00 AM

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T-43 is an underrated tier 7 medium, quite good when played right but can be a pain when played wrong (quite unforgiving which is surprising for USSR)


Edited by moenie, 02 July 2020 - 02:03 AM.


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T-43:
Good tank on a difficult tier. 

 

Keep in mind that this tank has the same gun as the 34-85, so you dont need to unlock the top gun. But.. you DO need the second turret and track upgrades to mount this gun. If you dont have the free exp to get the turret and tracks (although you could spend on torsion bar equipment) this tank is a terrible stock grind. You have been warned. 

 



TurboGrevling #17 Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:01 AM

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View PostMarlekin, on 02 July 2020 - 08:06 AM, said:

T-43:
Good tank on a difficult tier. 

 

Keep in mind that this tank has the same gun as the 34-85, so you dont need to unlock the top gun. But.. you DO need the second turret and track upgrades to mount this gun. If you dont have the free exp to get the turret and tracks (although you could spend on torsion bar equipment) this tank is a terrible stock grind. You have been warned. 

 

 

Equip the derp gun and hope for the best? I have the free XP, but I like to hoard free xp.


Edited by TurboGrevling, 02 July 2020 - 11:02 AM.


Spikey_The_Cat #18 Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:31 AM

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I enjoyed it and somehow I managed a 58% winrate in it, and as my record shows I'm pretty crap at tanks.

 

If I remember rightly it had a tendency to burst into flames or get ammo racked if you ran over a bump or crashed into a tree, so the safe-stowage skill is needed. :)


Edited by Spikey_The_Cat, 02 July 2020 - 11:31 AM.


murn123 #19 Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:47 PM

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View PostRealStormZ, on 01 July 2020 - 08:09 PM, said:

Currently grinding that line, should I avoid T-43 with blueprints and free xp?

No. Its a great tank. I know the penetration stat looks troubling but in my experience it was not that big of a concern with todays matchmaking and the fact that many current meta tanks are made out of paper. You have to play it to its strengths: mobility and front mounted turret make for a good flanker.



Uh_Oh_ #20 Posted 02 July 2020 - 03:16 PM

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It's probably a bad time to play it right now with all the T7 TDs ppl just got and the heavily bottom tier MM. As said above stock grind will be horrible




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