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Venom7000 #1 Posted 04 July 2020 - 01:11 PM

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I just got a random final blueprint for Maus.

So no reason not to get it.

Can you guys suggest your equipment loadout? :)

NekoPuffer_PPP #2 Posted 04 July 2020 - 01:14 PM

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Rammer, VStab, Vents.

WindSplitter1 #3 Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:06 PM

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View PostNekoPuffer_PPP, on 04 July 2020 - 12:14 PM, said:

Rammer, VStab, Vents.
 

No SH Spall Liner?

It's super effective on the Maus.



Erwin_Von_Braun #4 Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:08 PM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 04 July 2020 - 05:06 PM, said:

 

No SH Spall Liner?

It's super effective on the Maus.

Concur - I would go SH Spall Liner over Rammer or VSTAB.



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View PostVenom7000, on 04 July 2020 - 01:11 PM, said:

I just got a random final blueprint for Maus.

So no reason not to get it.

 

Just don´t torture yourself with a slow big pillbox that makes you regret your life choices every time you click battle and see malinovka, prokorovka with 3 arties and 3 ebrs. 

Its just not worth it, imo, for the few great moments you end on himmelsdorf, ensk etc, farming an incompetent team while your team is barely any better (as otherwise they would kill anyone before you even see them).

 

But if you really are into masochistic stuff, vstab, rammer, optics... yeah i know it sounds weird but any bit of viewrange helps to break ninja camos. Spall liners might be worth considering if you always face he lobbing types, as its not really of much use on open maps with 3 arties, you get bombarded to death anyways so why prolonging the inevitable, its not like its going to provide a great experience anyways.

 

Might even work with vents instead of vstab, as its so slow it probably doesn´t even generate enough bloom while moving to be considered a problem. Haven´t tried it as i sold mine years ago after to many 7 arties per team "adventures".


Edited by Kdingo, 04 July 2020 - 06:22 PM.


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View PostWindSplitter1, on 04 July 2020 - 05:06 PM, said:

 

No SH Spall Liner?

It's super effective on the Maus.

 

View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 04 July 2020 - 05:08 PM, said:

Concur - I would go SH Spall Liner over Rammer or VSTAB.

 

Marginal benefits on maps where you aren't that useful either. Better to gimp out for those situations where you shine. I don't have Maus but don't see any reason not to go Rammer, VStab, Vents or Rammer Optics Vents.


Edited by Private_Miros, 04 July 2020 - 06:26 PM.


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View PostKdingo, on 04 July 2020 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

Just don´t torture yourself with a slow big pillbox that makes you regret your life choices every time you click battle and see malinovka, prokorovka with 3 arties and 3 ebrs.

 

Aced the Type 4 in Prokh with 3 arties. Not claiming I'm good because one game went perfect but should give one the notion of what's possible.

Maus especially has no issues blocking damage when properly used.



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View PostPrivate_Miros, on 04 July 2020 - 05:25 PM, said:

 

 

Marginal benefits on maps where you aren't that useful either. Better to gimp out for those situations where you shine. I don't have Maus but don't see any reason not to go Rammer, VStab, Vents or Rammer Optics Vents.

Good job we're free to choose then isn't it?

 



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View PostWindSplitter1, on 04 July 2020 - 07:17 PM, said:

 

Aced the Type 4 in Prokh with 3 arties. 

 

Ace means nothing anymore in my opinion, even the biggest donkey will get an ace at some point and be it simply cause rng said so. 


And yes maus can block, didn´t say it can´t, its just pointless driving a pillbox as on all open maps you are free food for the taking and IF this is not the case then grats your enemies have been incompetent or you had the luck of the irish. 

Slow tanks are just horrible team/map/situation dependent, if this is ones cup of tea then so be it, i rather have a root canal treatment done by a blind dentist with parkinson.



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View PostPrivate_Miros, on 04 July 2020 - 05:25 PM, said:

Marginal benefits on maps where you aren't that useful either. Better to gimp out for those situations where you shine. I don't have Maus but don't see any reason not to go Rammer, VStab, Vents or Rammer Optics Vents.

 

Simply put, it's such a slow platform that you really get little benefit from using vstab, so after rammer and vents, there really is an open spot so everyone can custom it.

 

Optics is a valid option, so is spall liner. Even a toolbox can be used in that slot.



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View PostNekoPuffer_PPP, on 04 July 2020 - 02:14 PM, said:

Rammer, VStab, Vents.

this, dont listen to some qb fanboys, spalliner is a waste of an equipment slot.

 

currently there are only 4/5 main equipment units that are used on any tank - rammer, vents, vstab, optics. + in some cases egld.

and 3 units that are widely used, but are more tank specific/situational - binos, net, toolbox(casemate tds for example).

the rest of equipment is a waste of a slot.  

 


Edited by no_skill_bob, 04 July 2020 - 08:55 PM.


Venom7000 #12 Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:24 PM

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I am doing ok so far.

I have 3 skill crew with B&A.

Have to collect some funds for equipment. So I am in no rush.

I equipment the things I had in my depo. And thats Vstab and toolbox. 

This might change when I get more credits.

 

So far the tank is ok. Amor is good and I am ok with turret angling. 

Problem is that the gun is pathetic. Yes its accurate (to a degree). But 246pen is not enough to pen even some "weak spots" on some tanks.

 

Thats just a fact.

 

I hate using gold ammo. But even with APCR you wont pen much.

Its definitely "old school tank" from bygone WOT era.



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Just drive in front and block damage.  (jk)

Rammer, optic and v-stab. 

Also, Maus is fun to drive, but hard to use, mainly, just choose the best flank, and don't go anywhere alone.

Oh and yes, don't try doing any heroic moves, because you'll be Heated alive. :trollface:


Edited by splash_time, 04 July 2020 - 09:31 PM.


Venom7000 #14 Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:46 PM

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View Postsplash_time, on 04 July 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

Oh and yes, don't try doing any heroic moves, because you'll be Heated alive. :trollface:

Cant be a herro if you dont even make it on time to the flank before your entire team is dead. :D

 

Still the gun is useless on anything that has armor. I know most tanks weakspots. And the std pen doesnt cut it on heavies.

 

Unless I start going down the med line. I cant brawl with heavies due to unusable pen.



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I run vents, rammer and spall liner.

I won't say it's the best setup in the world, but it sure is satisfying when arty hits you for 0-50 damage. :teethhappy:



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View Postno_skill_bob, on 04 July 2020 - 07:48 PM, said:

this, dont listen to some qb fanboys, spalliner is a waste of an equipment slot.

 

How is an opinion different than yours less valid?

And how exactly does that make them a fanboy, in general, and QB's in particular?



no_skill_bob #17 Posted 05 July 2020 - 02:33 AM

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View PostSpurtung, on 04 July 2020 - 11:52 PM, said:

 

How is an opinion different than yours less valid?

And how exactly does that make them a fanboy, in general, and QB's in particular?

because qb uses some really strange equipment setups sometimes, he is the one always advertising super heavy spall liner as a very good equipment unit, even though most of the time you will get way more use running vents or optics.

play how you want, im simply suggesting things that actually work well. 



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View Postno_skill_bob, on 05 July 2020 - 01:33 AM, said:

because qb uses some really strange equipment setups sometimes, he is the one always advertising super heavy spall liner as a very good equipment unit, even though most of the time you will get way more use running vents or optics.

play how you want, im simply suggesting things that actually work well. 

 

Ok. So what's the actual gain on running vstab on it?

 

I mean things like "dispersion on the move goes from xx to yy".


Edited by Spurtung, 05 July 2020 - 02:40 AM.


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To make it even better at snapshots? Because you can really afford to aim, have to keep that turret angled :)

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Just remember those gold rounds:P





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