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TacticalPlaid #1 Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:00 AM

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I've read plenty of BL10 threads and I didn't want to believe it at first but I can honestly say that after 150 games (US server) one simply doesn't aim the BL10. The BL10 aims you (Win rate is 55% in case you wanted to tell me to go L2P). At ranges past 200m you are at the mercy of the RNG gods as shots will frequently veer up or inexplicably nose dive into the ground. At close quarters you will hit more consistently but zero % crits and detracking can occur rather frequently unless you have some rabbit foot around your neck and made the request blood sacrifice of 10 virgin MS-1s.

Anyhow, I'm not hating on the BL10. 750 damage is nothing to scoff at and when it hits it can really overcome crap team mates or poor MM better than any tank. I just find the crap shoot that is the BL10 rather amusing if not utterly foam-at-the-mouth frustrating at times. If anyone else has any Bl10 horror stories feel free to vent or hear other tankers' story and feel better.

ViktorKitov #2 Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:32 AM

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View PostTacticalPlaid, on 11 March 2012 - 03:00 AM, said:

I've read plenty of BL10 threads and I didn't want to believe it at first but I can honestly say that after 150 games (US server) one simply doesn't aim the BL10. The BL10 aims you (Win rate is 55% in case you wanted to tell me to go L2P). At ranges past 200m you are at the mercy of the RNG gods as shots will frequently veer up or inexplicably nose dive into the ground. At close quarters you will hit more consistently but zero % crits and detracking can occur rather frequently unless you have some rabbit foot around your neck and made the request blood sacrifice of 10 virgin MS-1s.

Anyhow, I'm not hating on the BL10. 750 damage is nothing to scoff at and when it hits it can really overcome crap team mates or poor MM better than any tank. I just find the crap shoot that is the BL10 rather amusing if not utterly foam-at-the-mouth frustrating at times. If anyone else has any Bl10 horror stories feel free to vent or hear other tankers' story and feel better.

BL-10 works in close ranges everything above 200m is a pot shot at best (On the other hand sometimes it goes to extreme lenghts to make me laugh) That gun has a personality.

HerpesLabialis #3 Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:17 PM

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i'm actually not having much problems with it. it helps aiming just a bit higher then where you want to hit if shooting from longer range(because of drop) and you'll penetrate.

usually the RoF gets me killed...or lemming teammates leaving me behind in the ISU...

Nekomancer #4 Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

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Why aim higher if the game automatically compensates the drop?

markiz #5 Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

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I've had a string of bad luck with it lately. Struggled to win a match in ISU.
Weirdly it began around the moment I unlocked object (didn't buy it though).
Sure I've had some great games - like 17 out of 18 hits on El Halluf - and all of them pretty much at long distance.
But lately much more common are games like that one from earlier today :
Prokhorovka - I'm top tank. 18 shots fired, only 8 hits - one of them did not penetrate Tiger P stock turret. In the end we won, but I did only 1900 damage and those missed shots were just "WTF?" - all of them at ranges 200-300 meters - few even with the enemy tank filling 95% of the aiming circle - and it went out of the circle into the ground just nearby enemy tank.
Still it's much better than T30's gun :D

harl3qin #6 Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

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Yes, it's a strange gun, and I wonder how it works sometimes. I even dinged a guy driving artillery once - in the side. But then again, it might reward you if you cuddle it enough, like when you come as an utter surprise to those juicy tier X heavies  :Smile-izmena:

Mr_Sukebe #7 Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

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I've dinged the side armour of an AMX with it recently.  I think it's just more noticeable because of it's slow ROF and also the fact that you expect it to obliterate anything that's already damage or of a lower tier than you.

rasfo #8 Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

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example from last match 2 hits to Grille 2 times detrack :Smile-hiding:  I just rammed him to death  :Smile-playing: it saved me some credits and nerves....

TacticalPlaid #9 Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

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Haha, man all these stories really cheer me up.  :lol:

Deleted_User_spa_740557 #10 Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

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i sold ISU as soon i explore OBJEKT 704... He was me goal, so i have no need for ISU... and bl10 on OBJEKT is little, and i say, little better...

But it also have free will, and that will is factor that will bring me win or def in some cases...

Good day for bl10, oneshoted KV on 600m... Destroyed Ferdy on 540m with 2 shota... etc etc...
Bad day, detracked 3, three!!! times in a row IS-3 and LOWE!!! then dinged LOWE one more time... Same battle, so 4 shots, killed non of tanks doing 0, zero dmg... normal we lose...
On good day IS-3 is one shot ammoracked, LOWE 2 shots...
Bad day, amx 30-90 on 50 m, critical for 0 dmg...
Good day oneshoted IS-4...
want some more examples :lol:

btw...

hit ratio cca 84%
avrg. dmg dealt = cca 2400...
ef, ratio = cca 2700.
So i do good in objekt more or less, but sometimes bl10 is eating me nerves...

p.s.

remember one more day for a defeat...
dinged VK3601, hit on KV leaving him on 2%...
Same KV killed me later with derp gun while i was busy with stronger enemy... we lose with same enemy KV survived...  :rolleyes:

but when OBJEKT and bl10 cooperate with me will, man o man, enemy is terrified.... and strange, i do like city maps, and i do good in city maps with objekt... duno why, but i do better sometimes than in open maps...

I wonder, what will be with money nerf and smaller objekt after patch... ( non premium player so money nerf will strike me.. )

Gankalicious #11 Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

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Two 'horror' stories:

1. Four hits to kill a T-50 with my Object. First two traced him, third bounced, fourth one-shotted him.

2. Four bounces on an IS- aiming for the weak spots from 100 meters. Fifth shot killed him, then the enemy lit me up :(

Deleted_User_spa_740557 #12 Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

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it will be nice to put some stats for ISU-bl10 or objekt 704, when posting goo/bad days...
Just for comparison.
To see if there is way to improve some stats personally.
Thanx.

Intruder313 #13 Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

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The Object 704 buries the ISU-152 on every level (the gun gains ROF and Accuracy too) but the ISU gets more favourable MM so can make a bigger difference to the outcome.

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View PostIntruder313, on 15 March 2012 - 04:23 PM, said:

The Object 704 buries the ISU-152 on every level (the gun gains ROF and Accuracy too) but the ISU gets more favourable MM so can make a bigger difference to the outcome.

but OBJEKT 704 is OBJEKT 704 ;) ( nice look, for me, and wow factor... ) but i do enjoy most SU-85/with zis  :Smile-playing:

TD i wanted, TD i even enjoy to play and TD that is capable of maintain himself WITHOUT premium :) +1 from me for OBJEKT 704.

but bl10 on objekt... hell i do have even more gray hairs than with ISU-bl10... :lol:

i do wait for him to become smaller, i suspect it will be even more deadly  :Smile-hiding:

Fawlty_Turrets #15 Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

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Accuracy ain't the issue, it's the lolbounces off of tanks that it's mathematically IMPOSSIBLE to bounce off.....

Master_Warmaker #16 Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

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First i thought that it was a myth...until i got it first on isu,now on object...
Man,this is the weirdest gun i ever had,i swear to god this gun got its own life.

Aine #17 Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:59 AM

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Hi, one question.

Which ammo should I use for the BL-10? HE or normal?
Just unlocked it...

guguloi #18 Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:02 AM

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AP man. You can penetrate everything in this game. But only if the Patron Saint of the RNG loves you. :Smile_veryhappy:

Aine #19 Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

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In Soviet Russia BL10 aims you?

RudeBwoyUK #20 Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

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I dont think BL-10 too much inaccurate. I'm happy with how it is so atleast enemy has a small chance of avoiding my big shells.
My accuracy on T95 is 70%, on t30 its 71% and with 704 71%. To me BL-10 definetly feels more reliable than the American 155mm AT Gun even though they more or less same thing.