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Poll: Best Tier 8? (317 members have cast votes)

Heavies

  1. Tiger II (105 votes [33.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.12%

  2. IS-3 (115 votes [36.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.28%

  3. T32 (42 votes [13.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.25%

  4. Löwe (8 votes [2.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.52%

  5. KV-5 (4 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

  6. M6A2 (3 votes [0.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.95%

  7. AMX50 100 (22 votes [6.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.94%

  8. VK4501A (18 votes [5.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.68%

Meds

  1. Panther II (60 votes [18.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.93%

  2. T-44 (33 votes [10.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.41%

  3. Pershing (68 votes [21.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.45%

  4. Type 59 (91 votes [28.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.71%

  5. Lorraine 40t (65 votes [20.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.50%

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deamy #1 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

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Tier 8 is widely regarded as the most balanced tier. But what heavy and medium tank are better?

MrVladimir #2 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:10 PM

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is-3 cuz it can roll with the meds, and in good hands its not weaker than the other t8 slower heavys in a 1v1

Catalunya_2011 #3 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

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The lowe,amazing gun and best moneymaker

Mikicat #4 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

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Heheh X3 I don't agree on it, but I imagined the Type 59 would be regarded as the best medium. The heavies are VERY close. If there was a gap, it's been long closed. In the end the IS-3 is the most versatile of the lot, so my vote will have to go for that, but by a very small margin.

migrater #5 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

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the IS3 has way to much front armor now, no doubt about that.
I played my IS3 before the patch and it was fine then. Now, it can bounce shots better than a KT, rolls faster than a KT and does the same penetration/damage...
IMO: more armor = slower / less armor = faster.

Szturmi #6 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

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Type 59 best 8 tier med? Hahahahahaha! Public opinion...

piotrov1996 #7 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

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It's difficult to say because KT has good armor and good gun but I'm still afraid of an IS-3 when I play with my KT.  :o

BrianDuffy #8 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:38 PM

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allegedly the Lorraine 40t according to some stats I saw on another thread

Szturmi #9 Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

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View PostPere_Ubu_Roi, on 01 February 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

allegedly the Lorraine 40t according to some stats I saw on another thread

ATM thats true, but Lorraine will be nerfed.

Krass #10 Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

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It is a nicely balanced tier.. mostly it all comes down to driver competence at this level. I think the type 59 and IS3 are popular because they are more forgiving in the skills department. I have them both as well as a Persh and KT, and those require a bit more effort to get similar results.

Doesn't seem to be a lot of love for the KV5, but I've seen them turn what looked like a certain defeat into victory in the last minuets of a battle. Not my kind of thing though..

The premium tanks can be a bit of a lottery really.. when you round that corner in Himmelsdorf are you gonna be brawling with a clan leader demi-god, or teen noobster with a bad twitch. But really, any of the tier 8's can hold their own in the right hands.

theghostcat #11 Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

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After playing both the IS3 and the T32 I think the T32 is better tank all the way around. Not has much damage, but I higher ROF and better barrel deflection.

Mediums.
Haven't played them all yet, T59 its simply amazing. Perishing is solid, T44 is much better now, I think the panther 2 is the weakest of the lot due to its low alfa, and so-so armour.

But for what it does the New Frenchy scares the crap out of me.

imartas #12 Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

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IS3 is the best,great gun ,armor and mobility. B)

CuddlyPanda #13 Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

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M26 because of its versatility, and IS-3 because of it armor, speed and big alpha gun.

OpCentar #14 Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

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Voted IS3 and Lorraine.

IS3+BL9 = good blend of armor, firepower and mobility. VK45A - paper armor, KT too big and slow (epic guns though), T32 crap gun penetration and accuracy wise, don't care about premiums.

Lorraine with the DCA kills anything tier 8 and below 1vs1, every time. Nuff said.

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IS 3 + Lorraine

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View PostSzturmi, on 01 February 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Type 59 best 8 tier med? Hahahahahaha! Public opinion...

A tier 8 that makes win 1 million credit every day is better that a tier 8 that make you lose one million every day (panter 2)

Szturmi #17 Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

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View PostLostSpider, on 01 February 2012 - 04:38 PM, said:

A tier 8 that makes win 1 million credit every day is better that a tier 8 that make you lose one million every day (panter 2)

Credits shouldn't be taken into account. Then Lowe is best 8 tier heavy.

Accoding to EU server unofficial stats Type is in win ratio third behind Lorraine and Pershing. The same shows stats from RU server.

In heavies on both servers wins AMX 50 with T32 behind him on second place on RU and third on EU (second is M6A2E1).

This are facts.

arriva #18 Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Hey,

my own experience show that the new french tanks can eat every tier 8 tank within seconds. When I played Lorraine and AMX50 100, my first enemycontact nearly allway went like this:
Standing 1 vs 1, shooting down my 6 shots of autoloader while gettin hit 2-3 times. Enemy destroyed, my tank has still about 50% hp. And thats the moment the real advantage of the french comes out. While reloading you can relocate and help your teammates on the other flank. In no other tank I dealt so much avg dmg then in the french ones.

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Rockarola #19 Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

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At that level it's all about waht the driver prefers.

I love the T32 and the Panther II, but that is because how I like to play them.
Somebody with a different playstyle would probably prefer IS-3 and Pershing.
From VII and up, it's all about the player, not the tank.

Nectaria #20 Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

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Quite happy with my Tiger II (my KT seems less happy with my skills, but I'm working on it), an IS3 is probably the worst heavy that comes in front of my barrel, but I still can take care of it.

As for meds, I'd say Panther II, T59 isn't such of a badass anymore at Tier 8 then it was when I was still Tier 5 or 6, and basically 99,9% of all T59's and Lowe drivers are so confident they rush themselves to death, which is cool when they're red, not so cool when they're green.

French options are highly situational, from the rear they're easy xp and credits, from the front, you better keep your calm and hit because they'll surely hit you.

Pershing, T32 and 4501A are tanks that require skill. Sometimes I have it easy with them, sometimes I meet a fellow tanker that is better then me and I lose, simple.