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Community #1 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

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Win gold and glory by successfully killing Tier X machines with your powerful light tanks!

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Wizzmann #2 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Not fair. This contest pretty much favors the amx 13/90 - the only T7 light tank that has enough penetration to actually be a threat to a tierX.  :(

Edit:

Here's a solution to make everyone happy: adjust event rules to kill a +3 tier heavy tank. Meaning if you drive a Tier 5 light (all nations but french have their top tier light 5) you have to kill a Tier 8 heavy.

Also weird fact I just noticed: it takes 50k+ Xp to go from tier 4 to tier 5 light for all nations except french.  :blink:

MadInAShed #3 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

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This means either a lot of 13 90's going for kills or my T30 is going to be battered by everyone trying to kill it....time for my T30 to gather dust as its hard enough to play it currently, never mind small uns trying their luck as well!

Wimopy #4 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

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View PostWizzmann, on 21 March 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

Not fair. This contest pretty much favors the amx 13/90 - the only T7 light tank that has enough penetration to actually be a threat to a tierX.  :(

I agree, though T30 and AMX50B, along with IS-7's back are also candidates for piercing by the tier 5 lights. Assuming you want to use AP, as HE's dmg is... insignificant at best. You could also try hitting weakspots but that requires stopping and aiming - certain death for lights.

Also, lights under tier 5 rarely (from my current experience) face tier 10s. (Do they ever? Sold my T-50 not long ago) Thus, only people who have the top category lights have a chance in this contest at all... Which still favors the AMX 13 75/90.

saml6131 #5 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

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Not only does it favour the AMX13 90 but because it does it means that there will be more of those things running around than normally. Considering one can change a match, several will just ruin them. I don't think they planned this that well. My Chaffee has little to no chance. :(

Bit of a shame that you can't use previous replays. My first battle with the Chaffee I killed a T30, well, I finished it off.

Edit - Turns out they listened to us. Only light tanks up to tier 5 are included in this competition. Thanks guys.

Homer_J #6 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

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View PostWimopy, on 21 March 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:

favors the AMX 13 75/90.

VK2801 might have a fighting chance if he steams in for the last shot an a 1% target but I guess a majority will go to the AMX13-90 just because of it's damage output.

Wizzmann #7 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 21 March 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

VK2801 might have a fighting chance if he steams in for the last shot an a 1% target but I guess a majority will go to the AMX13-90 just because of it's damage output.

Yep, the 105mm gun can roughly deliver 100 damage on a good shot.

minirhyder #8 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

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Like others said, this is clearly a contest for AMX 13 90, not light tanks.
It's kind of silly if you ask me.

GehakteMolen #9 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

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i so far killed (with T-50-2)
- ИС-7 2x
- T30 1x

did i alrdy win ? :P

OT: hmm, seems like i have to play some matches with my amx-90 and T-50-2...

T1g3r #10 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

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Great, another event/contest that favors the few (AMX 13/75s and 90s) and is pointless to everybody else.
For the rest of the week we will see poorly driven T5/T6/T7 light tanks play fisticuffs with the T10s.
This contest is "working as intended" :facepalmic:

XxXSpottedYouXxX #11 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

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Tier 10 games are boring and frustrating so to hell with this event  :D.


Enjoy.

Perscienter #12 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

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AMX 13 90 should rather count as the tier 8 medium it is. Of course that's the vehicle to go for this contest, although my Chaffee recently killed an IS-7, too.

I don't like the lottery part either.

Boendal #13 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

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So you say AMX 13/90 event...really? Did somebody think this through? -1

lammo #14 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

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View PostWizzmann, on 21 March 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:

Yep, the 105mm gun can roughly deliver 100 damage on a good shot.
VK2601? 105mm? 100 damage? On IS7 or T30? With silver bullets 105mm VK gun has the trouble to penetrate Maus and E100 only.
amx90 has the better chance only because of its 6 shots drum :)

SoulCry #15 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

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Should I say LOL or OMFG?! :) I'll just say this - I shot an IS-4 9x with 85mm on KV-13 from 20-25m distance aiming only at "weak points" (yeah, weak points on IS-4) and haven't penetrated it once! All I got was 9 0% critical shots... Yeah, you'll say: what did you expect with 144mm of penetration? And I agree but then again, how many light tanks have 144+mm of penetration??

I'm starting to think that some bored kids on LSD run WG now :D

Wizzmann #16 Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

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View Postlammo, on 21 March 2012 - 05:45 PM, said:

VK2601? 105mm? 100 damage? On IS7 or T30? With silver bullets 105mm VK gun has the trouble to penetrate Maus and E100 only.
amx90 has the better chance only because of its 6 shots drum :)

I was thinking of a HE round, obviously. It's true however that one could use gold ammo for this event.

Also amx 13/90 has a better chance at surviving, because of more hp.

lammo #17 Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

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View PostWizzmann, on 21 March 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:

I was thinking of a HE round, obviously. It's true however that one could use gold ammo for this event.

Also amx 13/90 has a better chance at surviving, because of more hp.
HE is doing 100 on KVs on a good day  :(, so it's of not particular use until 7.2.
Also, once i saw T50-2 ammo-racking Maus :D - aim for the weak spots © as they told us :)

Convi #18 Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

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AMX 13/90 or not it will require either:
a) Luck
B) 'Adjusting matches'...

grek40 #19 Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

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Who needs penetration?

"crush, cripple and kill"
"So set your vehicles to ramming speed, brace yourselves for impact and… Good luck to all of you!"

Obviously they are talking about the VK2801 and not some french shit. With VK i had a lot of ramming high tier for kills till now :)
However, i'm not sure if it works with tier 10 tanks, but the last 1-2 percent may be possible.

Wizzmann #20 Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

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View PostConvi, on 21 March 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

AMX 13/90 or not it will require either:
a) Luck
B) 'Adjusting matches'...

Not really. In my E100 I got killed multiple times by 13/90 already. The scenario is always the same: I fight against 1 or several other T9+ enemies. I shoot. 13/90 comes from nowhere in my back and delivers several shots while I don't even have time to turn to face him.

This happened just yesterday on steppes. I was fighting at hills in my E100 togheter with an IS4 against an IS7 and 2 E75. After heavy fighting both me and the teammate were under 1000hp. Amx comes on our back after we both shoot at the enemy and kills IS4 then runs away. I continue to fight desperately. 1 minute later amx comes again in my back and kills me too.

This feels just too easy.




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