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  1. FavreFan4ever

    AMX M4 mle. 45

    The tier 9 on the AMX M4 line is better than the 50 120, but (having not played the AMX M4 54) I'd rather be in a 50B. The reason is that the AMX M4 54 has having two underwhelming guns to choose from. The 120mm makes you a subpar Super Conq with low DPM, while the 130mm makes you unable to reliably pen the enemy with its *GASP* 280mm of premium ammo pen. The tank itself is sloid, and its one of the better chassis the French line gets. However, the gun selection for a tier X is abysmal and the defining trait of the tank (which should be its niche 130mm) is all but useless. At least you can overmatch STRV's, though. It's as though every time WG wants to make armor relevant again, they introduce a French tank (Foch B, nerf to AMX 30/30B, AMX M4 54) with poor pen and then go back to putting Bobjects and Badgers in the game. Tier 8: 50 100 >> AMX 65t Tier 9: AMX M4 51 >>> AMX 50 120 Tier X: 50B > AMX M4 51 Top tier in a 3/5/7 match? You'll kick butt in the AMX M4 54, especially with the 130mm. If you're in an all tier X match? You'd probably rather be in a 50B.
  2. FavreFan4ever

    Obj 257 - the Armored Catamaran

    I'd like the tracks for the increase in mobility, mostly. Capacity isn't a problem with the stock tracks, but I do find myself wanting to be able to move my armor around more efficiently.
  3. FavreFan4ever

    Obj 257 - the Armored Catamaran

    I'm grinding this thing on the way to the IS7. I've got around 48l xp so far, as well as the top gun (thankfully). Should I go tracks/turret, or engine?
  4. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    I just miss the maneuverability, tbh. Sure, it can still scoot, but not like it used to. It might not be as bad of a tank as I fear, but the fun factor was lessened.
  5. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    They could've done this for more than just the French tech tree, although it's as though they redesigned the role of light tanks to be less "scouty" to be more (in)consistent damage dealers. On one hand, they're more effective at dealing consistent damage (I've only played the Frenchies), but less able to scout. effectively against higher tier meds.
  6. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    Should've just moved it to tier 6 and called it good. It was already balanced to see tier 8s anyways...
  7. FavreFan4ever

    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 31 T-54: 27 T49: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 Conqueror: 27 + 1 = 28 Not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said before. This tank just works. E75: 25 Type 4 Heavy: 23 AMX 30: 24 E50: 22 Skoda T50: 21 T95: 23 Leopard PTA: 15 Object 430: 21 STRV 103-0: 21 Object 263: 20 WT Auf Pz. IV: 20 Object 704: 20 Tortoise: 20 Mauschen: 20 T30: 20 50TP: 20 Standard B: 20 Centurion 7/1: 19 M46 Patton: 20 B-C 25t AP: 18 Jagdtiger: 19 AMX 13 90: 17 ST-I: 17 Object 257: 17 WZ-132A: 17 WZ-120: 17 Object 705: 17 WZ-111G FT: 8 Conway: 8 RU 251: 8 T54E1 : 9 Foch: 8 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 AMX 50 120: 8 - 3 = 5 Having played this and the other two eliminated tanks, I'd rather play the 4502B or the 430V2 than this thing.
  8. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    You quoted me... comparing the old ELC AMX bis to its current nerfed state post 9.18 (the purpose of this thread). It has always been a tier 5, it just lost its scout MM so the highest it can see is tier 7 (hence my confusion about you supposedly getting YOLO'd by a tier 5 tank in a tier 9 tank).
  9. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    We're discussing the ELC AMX, a tier 5 which will never see the 257. Is it possible you're thinking about the ELC Even 90?
  10. FavreFan4ever

    ELC AMX and the Patch 9.18 (It's still a good tank)

    Patch 9.18 killed the ELC. It took severe nerfs in mobility, firepower, and survivability in exchange for better gun handling and the potential to use a completely ineffective gun on a fully traversable turret.
  11. FavreFan4ever

    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 33Type 4 Heavy: 31AMX M4 51: 32E75: 31T49: 31T54E1: 30T30: 30T95: 30M46 Patton: 30WT Auf Pz. IV: 30Jagdtiger: 30Mauschen: 30E50: 30Leopard PTA: 30RU251: 30Object 704: 30Object 263: 30T-54 LW: 30T-54: 31 Object 430: 30Object 705: 30Object 257: 30ST-I: 30Tortoise: 30Conqueror: 30 + 1 = 31 If the M4 51 is a better M103, then the Conq is a better M4 51. Just get hull down and farm.Foch: 30AMX 50 120: 30 - 3 = 27 Numerous buffs haven't changed the fact that this tank is a poor man's Emil II.B-C 25t AP: 30AMX 13 90: 30AMX 30: 30Skoda T50: 30Type 61: 27WZ-111G FT: 27 WZ-132A: 30WZ-120: 30WZ-111 1-4: 31 50TP: 30STRV 103-0: 30Emil II: 27 Standard B: 30Object 430 V2: 27 Centurion 7/1: 27Conway: 27M103: 21 VK4502B: 27
  12. FavreFan4ever

    The ARL 44 - Actually Trash

    Yeah, the armor values didn't change but the angle was decreased, nerfing the effective armor but ~20-30mm, IIRC. I'm having a hard time finding specific numbers, though. I think the UFP was 45 degrees and now is closer to 40.
  13. FavreFan4ever

    The ARL 44 - Actually Trash

    The ARL was actually better pre-HD model, which heavily nerfed its hull armor to the current state it is now. 105 with liberal goldspam is highly recommended.
  14. I'm a tomato again after a 3+ month break. Even the KV2 let me down yesterday...

    1. SaintLaurentius


      You were aiming your shots, weren't you?

    2. FavreFan4ever


      @SaintLaurentius I think you're right! My mistake!

  15. FavreFan4ever

    The Minion Consortium Wants You

    Bless 'em, they're trying. Mostly platoons and the like at this point (although I think they'd like to resume some form of organized training), and they're at about 40 active members IIRC.
  16. FavreFan4ever

    Murazor Q&A

    But the frustration when there's 3 arty permastunning you...
  17. FavreFan4ever

    Renault G1 or the G1R and oh my goddess, what have they done...

    Whoopee, you no longer fight tier 8s so there goes 20% of your hp! Let's not forget that you only had 400 do begin with, now anything packing a 100mm or higher has a reasonable chance to oneshot you with a moderately high roll. For reference, you have only 20 more hp than the AMX 40 at tier four, and 280 less than the AMX 12t at tier 6. There's a lack of consistent hp scaling that means that the ELC is seriously at a disadvantage compared to light tanks in other tiers. A hp nerf by itself isn't so bad, but the ELC was heavily nerfed in all three major areas: survivability, mobility, and damage capability. Simply put, it's a shadow of its former self.
  18. FavreFan4ever

    Renault G1 or the G1R and oh my goddess, what have they done...

    @Assassin7 I haven't touched my ELC since the LT rebalance, except for one training room battle. -Mobility has been nerfed (mostly acceleration) -Hp got nerfed (lol it's 320 now, IIRC- say hello to getting oneshot by 122s 100% of the time instead of 50%) -Both guns are weak choices, you either get a 75mm with 129 gold pen and 110 alpha (although you do get a rotating turret) or a nerfed 90mm with even less dpm than before and 120/170 pen. Workable, sure, but it's more like a TD with a LT gun instead of a LT with a TD gun. -You maintain your VR and camo, which is nice, but in return you sacrifice the fun factor that was zooming around the maps, giggling like a 12-yr old. I wish that WG had simply up-tiered the ELC bis and called it a day. Also, if anyone actually knows where to shoot a STRV frontally with a <120mm gun (w/o HEAT), I'd love to know. Hours of staring at tanks.gg has yet to provide more than a couple pixels worth aiming at.
  19. FavreFan4ever

    Renault G1 or the G1R and oh my goddess, what have they done...

    Better players than me can make it work, but I'm loathe to take it out in a corridor meta combined with STRV's that it's 120 can't overmatch. I'll also admit to not being in touch with the competitive landscape, other than seeing posts with 10 Obj. 268V4's per side.
  20. FavreFan4ever

    Renault G1 or the G1R and oh my goddess, what have they done...

    WG just doesn't care about the French line. They've half-assed everything recently, from the 30b "rebalance" to the completely unnecessary (and thus, never played) low-tier medium minibranch. WG wonders why the French tree is so unpopular, while failing to realize that none of the tanks are useful in competitive play. Think about it- the French tree has no tier 6 medium, the 50 100 died with the influx of Defender/Liberte/Patriot, and maybe only the Batchat is useful in tier X battles anymore. I seem to remember reading that WG wanted to introduce a full French medium line, then decided not to because of a "lack of suitable candidates" (while then introducing the M4 Rev shortly thereafter).
  21. Why the heck is valley push on Lakeville so popular now? It's still a low-percentage play, but the majority of the fight seems to happen on that flank now.

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    2. Va1heru


      Easier farm, easier win. Kolni pretty much said it tho. It's where most of the HP is now, town is so far away from cap and the middle is cancer most of the time. It's a shit map anyway so I just go valley and risk the win for more reliable damage

    3. hazzgar


      @simba90 unless it's a full t10 game you are wasting a top tier tank on "distraction" when you should be dealing damage and killing people

    4. simba90


      Don't get me wrong, my suggestion is more about taking advantage of the braindead plays from the pubbies that I am stuck with. I would still prefer a Maus somewhere that it belongs and leave the flexing plays to a tank that can get out again.

  22. FavreFan4ever

    New and Improved Lowe

    I'm thinking of picking this up now that it's on sale in-game. How well does this thing hold up?
  23. I've got just over 11k gold, and the Lowe is looking like a tempting buy. Anything else from the in-game store that I should consider? Tier 8 only at this point, although If I get a tier 8 med I can also afford something like an SU-122-44.

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    2. TAdoo87


      It's one of my favorite tanks, you don't have to convince me. I meant that it is a bit slow. It can be boring for a yolo zulu warriror. 

    3. crapcannon


      This thing shits credits & that's with firing all APCR! With 10 degrees of gun depression it's one serious hull down monster.

      Maybe it's just me but ACE tanker is s bitch to get in this tank! I mean unless you're a purple or running food every game. 

    4. TheTrojanWarrior


      When ever I grind credits the lowe is the first tank of choice. I can go toe to toe with tier 10 heavies sometimes if I have back up. This tank can do anything as long as you don't need to go fast. 

  24. FavreFan4ever

    How to balance the 268-4?

    Make the reverse speed 13kph like the Foch series. Sure, let it push, but drivers beware of overextending. I also think that some kind of frontal weakspot is in order- as many before me have mentioned, even 10s have a hard time penning this absurdity. People are acting like having a weakspot will totally destroy its ability to push, and that's simply not true.
  25. FavreFan4ever

    Obj 430U

    Ideas for rebalancing this tank? I've got one, and while I had a pair of potato games in it I could tell that it wasn't the tank's fault. They're tough to deal with even in 10s, if they're hulldown you're basically screwed.