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Mio_Akiyama #1 Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

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Well, after a very fun time with my T-44, i had gotten enough expirience to unlock the T-54 and did so, i bought it and fitted a rammer, vents and stabilizer. I have to admit, my first impressions weren't very good. It felt like it lost some mobility in comparison to the T-44 and the stock turret just doesn't seem to fit the tank. The LB-1 was fun on the T-44, mainly due to favorable matchmaking, now it's pretty inadequate and facing al those tier 9s and 10s makes it a hard thing to put this tank to good use. It's frontal armor however bounces even the most powerfull guns. If you face a batchat infront of you  slightly angled, he will bounce all his shots onto your frontal hull. Now that i've gotten the upgrades.. It's kick ass. The D-54 gun is such a beast, at 6.8 seconds reload with 220mm pen and 320 damage it's unbelievably powerfull. Yes, the ammo costs are pretty outrageous, but that doesn't take away the beauty of it. It's what makes the T-54 feared, together with the upgraded engine and tracks, this is an unstopable flanker and circler. And even if the terrain doesn't allow you to do so, you can easily bounce the maus's gun of your frontal armor if you angle it just a bit.

My overall opinion about this tank is that it's totally worth all the effort put into the russian medium line. All the way from the horrible A-20, to the magnificent T-34, the okay T-34-85, the bad T-43, the great T-44 towards this gem of an T-54 i have enjoyed the grind.

Most memorable tank will always be the T-44 for me, since that really is the most fun tank i've ever driven.

And really, everyone wanting to go for the T-54 and hearing all the horror story's about it not being good anymore and it's better to get the batchat/patton/E-50, don't let anyone bring you down like that. The driver makes the tank, and if you play the T-54 properly, it's atleast as good as the aforementioned tanks! Good luck towards your goal of the beautifull T-54!

Shortcake #2 Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

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*Most memorable tank will always be the T-44 for me, since that really is the most fun tank i've ever driven.*

it's cos you had to play it for so god damn long. after the type 59 update it wasted another 60k exp for the gun/engine - i've never had to play a friggin tier 8 for so long ffs, Even with a wet ammo rack i still get ammo racked all the time. its ok, not that good though. Pershing is better, i'm starting to think maybe the patton is just gonna be better than the T54.

i will elite the f****r though

edit: btw i do have a patton and sometimes i almost cream my pants - i love it

GenesisJenova #3 Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:15 PM

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Shortcake #4 Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:17 PM

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View PostGenesisJenova, on 26 March 2012 - 11:15 PM, said:

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Pedro79 #5 Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

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View PostShortcake, on 26 March 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Even with a wet ammo rack i still get ammo racked all the time.

Strange I have played 650 battle with my T-44 and i got ammo racked about 15 times only. Without WAR. This is just far away from "all the time"

TankkiPoju #6 Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

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Actually, you can kill a Maus in close combat easily if you get a bit lucky: Align T-54 the same way as the Maus is going and "side scrape" him while pounding the Maus with your gun.

Maus cannot hit you as it's gun won't go low enough.

This tactic might not work after next patch though as T-54 hits puberty and grows in height.

I have gotten ammo racked 3 times in 80 fights. IMHO WAR is not worth it.

Also, the secret to successful playing T-54 is use your mobility: Don't be afraid to take long trips to the other side of the map or long flanking maneuvers  if situation calls. You have the speed.

mamlas #7 Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

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WAR was necessity on T-44 in the older days, it was ammo-racked once per 10 battles.

T-54, while it has some merits, its is true it is worst of the pack. Its fun tank, but nerfed continuously into oblivion, now in 7.2 it gets size increase (again) - so no side-hugging mauses anymore.

And yes, if you play the tank like a pro, you'll be able to barely keep up. But Patton/chat/E50 of same skill level will outclass you.

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View Postmamlas, on 27 March 2012 - 01:32 PM, said:

WAR was necessity on T-44 in the older days, it was ammo-racked once per 10 battles.

T-54, while it has some merits, its is true it is worst of the pack. Its fun tank, but nerfed continuously into oblivion, now in 7.2 it gets size increase (again) - so no side-hugging mauses anymore.

And yes, if you play the tank like a pro, you'll be able to barely keep up. But Patton/chat/E50 of same skill level will outclass you.
Got nothing to add.

Wait... they're increasing the height of it again? good thing i don't play this pos game anymore other than for a few runs here and there.

foxdie_01 #9 Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

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I thought they were decreasing the size of the turret in 7.2?

tomatojim #10 Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:40 PM

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nah, it's a little higher now, not much, but still. I was hoping the gun depression would become better with the higher turret, but doesn't seem so.

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View Postmamlas, on 27 March 2012 - 01:32 PM, said:

WAR was necessity on T-44 in the older days, it was ammo-racked once per 10 battles.

T-54, while it has some merits, its is true it is worst of the pack. Its fun tank, but nerfed continuously into oblivion, now in 7.2 it gets size increase (again) - so no side-hugging mauses anymore.

And yes, if you play the tank like a pro, you'll be able to barely keep up. But Patton/chat/E50 of same skill level will outclass you.

Ever since the buffed all the ammo racks on the soviet mediums its not necessary anymore... (well beside on T59)

Never got ammo racked since that patch in my T54 either.. ammo rack damage is another thing, but racked... nope.


Statistic wise the E50 is the worse tank of the T9s, but they are all within 1% so theres no clear winner there. It depends on to much on the situation and the player behind it. I usually eat pattons alive in my T54 if i can keep them beyond 150m (cause then they have a high chance to bounce), if you try to do the same against a E50 you loose.

Different tanks require different approaches.

The only real KO for the T54 is ammo cost... it has lowest alpha and you need 20-30% more cash to do the same damage as the other T9s...

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View PostShortcake, on 26 March 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:

i love you too big man

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Arkhell #13 Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

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after playing with it a bid more it indeed isn't to bad a tank, although the gundepression is what ruins on the move shooting and beeing able to shoot from hills. (driving over the slightest bump will trow your aim off because teh gun can't aim down what so ever) overall it's a rather fun tank to play after you get used to it. pretty expensive though :D


but patton still woops T-54 ass hands down.

gomolj #14 Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

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View PostArkhell, on 27 March 2012 - 03:46 PM, said:

but patton still woops T-54 ass hull down.


Fixed it for you...

Falafel #15 Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

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I actually enjoyed A-20 more than T-54. T-44 is the best med of USSR line, no doubt.
E: sorry, writed that while i was still mad about defeat strike on all of my tanks. T-54 plays like T-59 (except it eats money), you have to pay attention to it to play well. But i dont still like it so much that i would drive it after dbl exp.

Anthoniusii #16 Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

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Are we talking about T-54 here? Are you sure?
We are talking about that tank that fights ALWAYS against tier 9 or tier 10 heavies that CAN NOT harm until some other heavy has damaged them
beyond 60%?
Are we talking about the T-54 with that "beast" gun  D-54 that has LESS penetration and makes LESS damage comparing with other tier 8 and tier 9 medium' tanks guns
but still a single shell costs 1230 credits each?
Are we talking about that T-54 that can not harm IS-4 or E-75 and it can be destroyed by AMX-13-75 in 20 secs?
Are you sure that we are talking about the same tank?

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View PostAnthoniusii, on 01 April 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Are we talking about that T-54 that can not harm IS-4 or E-75 and it can be destroyed by AMX-13-75 in 20 secs?

Dude this is simple not the truth.
I have killed IS4 and E75 too with my T-54 not once not twice... And AMX 13-75 cannot kill you. AMX 13-90 can thats sure. I know coz i had both AMX.

tomatojim #18 Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

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View PostAnthoniusii, on 01 April 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Are we talking about T-54 here? Are you sure?
We are talking about that tank that fights ALWAYS against tier 9 or tier 10 heavies that CAN NOT harm until some other heavy has damaged them
beyond 60%?
Are we talking about the T-54 with that "beast" gun  D-54 that has LESS penetration and makes LESS damage comparing with other tier 8 and tier 9 medium' tanks guns
but still a single shell costs 1230 credits each?
Are we talking about that T-54 that can not harm IS-4 or E-75 and it can be destroyed by AMX-13-75 in 20 secs?
Are you sure that we are talking about the same tank?

seriously, what?
obviously we're not talking about the same tank, I'll just assume you're mixing T54 up with another tank.
You cant hurt E75 and IS4? where are you shooting at?
it has less pen and dmg than other t8 and 9 medium guns? boy, it has the SAME pen that Patton and E50 have and more than any t8 except lorraine with the 100mm.
it can be destroyed in 20 secs by AMX 13 75? at least now it takes 20 secs not 12 anymore like in other threads.
not a single "fact" fits on T54, sry.

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View Posttomatojim, on 02 April 2012 - 08:26 AM, said:

seriously, what?
obviously we're not talking about the same tank, I'll just assume you're mixing T54 up with another tank.
You cant hurt E75 and IS4? where are you shooting at?
it has less pen and dmg than other t8 and 9 medium guns? boy, it has the SAME pen that Patton and E50 have and more than any t8 except lorraine with the 100mm.
it can be destroyed in 20 secs by AMX 13 75? at least now it takes 20 secs not 12 anymore like in other threads.
not a single "fact" fits on T54, sry.

Well, hes right about the crappy gun and outrageous ammo costs.
And atm there is just one tank that you cant kill at all, the us T10 heavy. Rest can be dealt with.

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View PostAnthoniusii, on 01 April 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Are we talking about T-54 here? Are you sure?
....
Are you sure that we are talking about the same tank?


No, we're not talking about the same tank. The one you're talking about has crappy drivers that don't know how to play a medium. The ones we're talking about has good drivers.

My only gripe with the T-54 (except ammo costs ofc) is the abysmal aim time. With the new skills it should become a beast again  though.







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