Archaic_One

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    Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s

    Yep, I can only imagine how many super pershings they are selling right now
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    Buffed Preferential MM Premium 8s

    The SP is really nice now, 202 base pen, better dpm, and it can sort of climb hills a little. My IS-6 on the other hand still has to retreat against most heavies it faces. I wish they would have left AP pen at 175 and given all the extra pen to the APCR so I could pen Type 4 and E-75 weak spots . . . The IS-6 gun handling buff is nice though, at least I bounce closer to where I was aiming
  3. You're just giving me PTSD falshbacks now
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 32Conqueror: 30T-54: 30 E75: 27AMX 30: 26 WZ-111 1-4: 25Object 430: 25AMX M4 51: 24T95: 23E50: 22Skoda T50: 22Standard B: 22STRV 103-0: 21T30: 2150TP: 21Object 263: 21 Type 4 Heavy: 20WT Auf Pz. IV: 20Object 704: 20Mauschen: 20Centurion 7/1: 20Tortoise: 19T49: 19Jagdtiger: 19B-C 25t AP: 18Leopard PTA: 17AMX 13 90: 17ST-I: 14WZ-120: 14Object 257: 11Object 705: 11 T-54 LW: 8Type 61: 8WZ-111G FT: 6 Edited, obviously not ready to be trimmed down yet.
  5. The best is getting tracked by own arty, talk about next level. TBH my least favorite thing about arty right now is their ability to hit moving targets (light tanks) with a high damage splash that ALWAYS tracks. Getting tracked in the open for 600 damage by a tier 8 arty should not be something a T100 moving 70 kph should be afraid of - yet here we are.
  6. Not to mention that right now tier 9 MM is as good as tier 10 MM is bad. Jumping from 9-10 is not necessarily a formula for improving your playing experience. Perhaps just keep feasting on Comets and Leos in your E50 instead of dumping the 6M credits in order to get fucked harder by MM
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    SEA CW is ded

    Don't forget no more BS fantasy tanks from countries that never actually had tanks Make weakspots great again!
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 32 Conqueror: 30 T-54: 30 E75: 27 AMX 30: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 Object 430: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 T95: 23 E50: 22 Skoda T50: 22 Standard B: 22 STRV 103-0: 21 T30: 21 50TP: 21 Object 263: 21 Type 4 Heavy: 20 WT Auf Pz. IV: 20 Object 704: 20 Mauschen: 20 Centurion 7/1: 20 Tortoise: 19 T49: 19 Jagdtiger: 19 B-C 25t AP: 18 Leopard PTA: 17 AMX 13 90: 17 ST-I: 14 WZ-120: 14 Object 257: 11 Object 705: 11 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 WZ-111G FT: 6 Foch: 5 WZ-132A: 2 Not a vote, just a clean up and restack
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 32Conqueror: 29 + 1 = 30 It feel more like a tier X than my Kranvagn. Its probably close to being equal to the E5 right nowT-54: 29E75: 27AMX 30: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25AMX M4 51: 24Type 4 Heavy: 20T95: 23Object 430: 25 T49: 22E50: 22Skoda T50: 22Standard B: 22STRV 103-0: 21Tortoise: 19Object 263: 21 WT Auf Pz. IV: 20Object 704: 20Mauschen: 20T30: 2150TP: 20M46 Patton: 20Centurion 7/1: 20Jagdtiger: 19B-C 25t AP: 18Leopard PTA: 17AMX 13 90: 17Object 257: 11WZ-132A: 8-3 = 5 Seriously, the 54 LtWt can literally rape this thing with impunity, it is better that the 132A in every meaningful way (mobility, armor, and firepower)Object 705: 11 ST-I: 14WZ-120: 14T-54 LW: 8Type 61: 8WZ-111G FT: 6Foch: 5
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    What's Everyone Been Up To?

    Bwa ha haa, lol. Good one
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 32Conqueror: 29T-54: 29E75: 27AMX 30: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25AMX M4 51: 24Type 4 Heavy: 20T95: 23Object 430: 24+1=25 Just bounced 3 straight shots from a Grille in this thing T49: 22E50: 22Skoda T50: 22Standard B: 22STRV 103-0: 21Tortoise: 18Object 263: 21 WT Auf Pz. IV: 20Object 704: 20Mauschen: 20T30: 2150TP: 20M46 Patton: 20Centurion 7/1: 19Jagdtiger: 19B-C 25t AP: 18Leopard PTA: 17AMX 13 90: 17Object 257: 17WZ-132A: 11Object 705: 11 ST-I: 14WZ-120: 14T-54 LW: 8Type 61: 8WZ-111G FT: 6Foch: 5 AMX 50 120: 5 -3 = 2 Interclip is so bad its not really a 4 shot autoloader, its a 2 shot autoloader twice, next to the racehorse 50B, this thing is the donkey Eyeore
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 31 Conqueror: 29 T-54: 29 E75: 26 + 1=27 The aim time buff a few patches back made this into a tier 9.5 on city maps AMX 30: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 Type 4 Heavy: 23 T95: 23 Object 430: 24 T49: 22 E50: 22 Skoda T50: 22 Standard B: 22 STRV 103-0: 21 Tortoise: 18 Object 263: 21 WT Auf Pz. IV: 20 Object 704: 20 Mauschen: 20 T30: 20 50TP: 20 M46 Patton: 20 Centurion 7/1: 19 Jagdtiger: 19 B-C 25t AP: 18 Leopard PTA: 17 AMX 13 90: 17 Object 257: 17 WZ-132A: 17 -3 = 14 This is just worse than the T-54 LtWt and the 13-90, not sure why anybody would put it ahead of Ltwt Object 705: 14 ST-I: 14 WZ-120: 14 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 WZ-111G FT: 6 Foch: 5 AMX 50 120: 5
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    re: Arty Focus in Hulldown Tanks

    Back before stun when the M44 had HEAT rounds, I did all of the HTC28 arty missions IN ONE NIGHT with an M44. I kept it for a while after stun and it was still ridiculously OP at tier 6. Its flat out better than the M12 in every way.
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    re: Arty Focus in Hulldown Tanks

    This is in a nutshell why I'm playing less and less these days. As the game has transitioned back to a lot of TDs and there seem to be 3 arty in most games my hyper-aggressiveness has become a real hindrance to winning. Pretty much in every tank I play (meds and heaviums) I drive straight to where the damage is and get up front. On Prok and Mali and many other open maps that I used to love, this means I'm the ONLY guy lit much of the time and we all know how good arty is at promoting dynamic play and preventing camping . . . Its not artys fault, its mine - but I despise passive play, I suck at redlining, I have no patience for hiding my top tier tank in back until the end game. I've tried, I just cannot make it work for me. When there weren't 6 TDs in each game the wealth got spread out a lot more, but lately there are often only 5-6 'real' tanks per game and thats too few shoulders to carry cancer on. If I was as good as a lot of you guys, I'd probably be able to deal with it better, but I'm just a pubby that likes to brawl and I've kind of been left behind in this meta.
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    Adjusted for Kolni's votes T-10: 31 T-54: 27 T49: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 Conqueror: 28 E75: 25 Type 4 Heavy: 23 AMX 30: 24 E50: 22 Skoda T50: 21 T95: 23 Leopard PTA: 16 +1 = 17 You guys do realize this thing got a serious buff right? This ain't 2015 PTA Object 430: 22 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 -3 = 14 Another one of those tanks I'm just not afraid of at all, I literally eat these things in my conq/T-10/E75 Object 257: 17 WZ-132A: 17 WZ-120: 14 Object 705: 17 WZ-111G FT: 8 Conway: 5 RU 251: 8 T54E1 : 9 Foch: 8 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 AMX 50 120: 5
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 30 T-54: 27 T49: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 Conqueror: 26 E75: 25 Type 4 Heavy: 23 AMX 30: 23 E50: 21+1 = 22 Because Straik says so Skoda T50: 21 T95: 21 Leopard PTA: 21 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: 18 AMX 13 90: 17 ST-I: 17 Object 257: 17 WZ-132A: 17 WZ-120: 17  Object 705: 17 WZ-111G FT: 8 Conway: 11 RU 251: 14 T54E1 : 12 Foch: 8 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 AMX 50 120: 8 VK 4502 (B):  - 3 = 0 Mercy killing
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    China - meds or lights?

    Seriously, why is this even a discussion - play the heavies. The chinese heavy line is one of the best if not the best line in the game because you get TWO great tanks at the end instead of just one shitty tank. The 120 and 121 are consistently talked about in worst-of-tier discussions. Read Schnitzeltrucks thread about the WZ 132-1, its bad enough that other LTs talk bad about it. The 113 is pretty damned good and the 5a is on everybody's 5 best tier 10 tanks list, and you get both for just a couple 100k extra XP. There is not a single keeper non-prem tank in the Chinese MT or LT lines
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 30 T-54: 26 T49: 25 WZ-111 1-4: 25 AMX M4 51: 24 Conqueror: 25 (+1) This is slightly better at being a heavy than the E75. I'm also trying to spread out my votes because I don't hold a grudge against any of the tier 9s TBH E75: 24 Type 4 Heavy: 23 AMX 30: 23 E50: 21 Skoda T50: 21 T95: 21 Leopard PTA: 21 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: 19 B-C 25t AP: 18 Jagdtiger: 18 AMX 13 90: 17 ST-I: 17 Object 257: 17 WZ-132A: 17 WZ-120: 17  Object 705: 17 WZ-111G FT: 12 (-3) The 704 has been power creeped hard, so WG introduces a worse version of it to farm ¥ Conway: 14 RU 251: 14 T54E1 : 12 Foch: 11 T-54 LW: 8 Type 61: 8 AMX 50 120: 8 VK 4502 (B): 6
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    `What else / more could I have done?

    Game 1 It was about 6-7 minutes into the game until you fired your 3rd shot. Your lack of map knowledge for that map was clear when you kept looking for shots at tanks on the other side of the mountain. It was almost 10 minutes into a blow out loss when you finally flexed to a spot where the 430U can really leverage its strengths. You should not have quit at the end, there were 2 squishy one shots in close proximity. Main takeaway for me is that you need to drive around in a training room and watch replays on that map, and you need to take a tank like the 430U to where the damage is from the start. Keep in mind that I am trash and a real tank player will be along shortly to laugh at my shit advice Game 2 4.5 minutes to fire 3rd shot and the game was already completely over. If your barrel is not hot enough to fry an egg on before the 3rd minute,you are in the wrong place. Same as before, go to where the damage is - there was a huge blob of red tanks on the 9-0 line and you were not there to shoot at them. Like the first game you went to the passive side and the game ended before you flexed.
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 30 T-54: 26AMX M4 51: 24T49: 25WZ-111 1-4: 25Conqueror: 23Type 4 Heavy: 22E50: 21E75: 22AMX 30: 21T30: 20T95: 21M46 Patton: 22B-C 25t AP: 18Skoda T50: 21Leopard PTA: 20Object 704: 20Object 263: 20WT Auf Pz. IV: 20Object 430: 20 +1 = 21 I'm not sure if this is any better than the T-54, but it tanks well and alpha is important in this meta of minimizing exposure or getting blapped by HEST-I: 20Tortoise: 20AMX 13 90: 20Mauschen: 20STRV 103-0: 2050TP: 20Standard B: 20Centurion 7/1: 19T-54 LW: 8.Object 257: 17WZ-132A: 17WZ-120: 17Object 705: 17Jagdtiger: 17T54E1 : 12Conway: 14Foch: 14WZ-111G FT: 15VK 4502 (B): 9Type 61: 11 -3 = 8 There are certain tanks that I just don't fear or respect in any way because I know I can easily kill them if they become bothersome. Of the tanks that are left, this instills the least amount of fear in meAMX 50 120: 8Emil II: 5M103: 5RU 251: 14 For the record, all of you are wrong about how to determine what is 'good' or 'bad' in a tank. @Kolni made reference to a Mercedes Formula 1 race car and its elite driver. Ha, Mercedes builds less than a half dozen F1 cars per year - what they do build a lot of are dump trucks. There are no unicum dump truck drivers. In most games on NA there are no unicums, frequently even at high tiers you're lucky to catch a teal. Most games are decided by a mixture of chance and the decision making of a horde of yellows. When I am evaluating the start screen I am looking at XVM (yes, I'm cancer) and at the ratio of OP/UP tanks. The evaluation process is a simple binary sorting. If I could rearrange just by tanks, which ones do I want my yellows driving and which ones do I want their yellows driving. Do that top to bottom sorting enough times and patterns start to show up. This thread is all about how each of us sorts dumptrucks. @nabucodonsor Lies, damn lies, and statistics my friend! I don't care what your stats say about the T95, the IS-4, the Ferdi, etc. If I put $1k on the table and said "pick a tier 9 and win the first game you play and its yours", not a single player in this room would pick the T95. Not one. A good tank has carry potential on every map, whether top or bottom tier, regardless of the platoons or arty or how the lemmings roll. A good tank puts the player in a position to determine the outcome no matter the circumstance. The T95 is just not that dumptruck.
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    M60 - the fast-boi Patton

    Yeah, its definitely a lot of fun now. If I owned a Leopard, the M60 would really piss me off - its everything the Leo should be but never will
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    The M103 is not a 'bad' tank. It just has the misfortune of being a Tier 9 heavy tank and is compared to the 111-14, T-10, Conq, E75, M4 51, etc which are all just silly good tanks. If you exclude the 50-120 which isn't really a genuine heavy, its hard to say that the M103 is better than any of the tier 9 heavies. I think the tier 9 TDs will also drop off quickly just because none of them get played much. TBH, the Skorp G is probably more competitive than any of them. The T-30 is kind of an outlier, but its a TD in name only. If all of the TDs were eliminated from this list, it would proceed about the same. With so many tanks, the start points should be 20 instead of 30,
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    Elimination: Tier 9 - 2018

    T-10: 34+1 = 35 If I had choose one tank in my garage to keep it would be thisAMX M4 51: 34 T-54: 33 (per Kolni) Conqueror: 32 Type 4 Heavy: 32WZ-111 1-4: 31E50: 31 E75: 31AMX 30: 31T49: 31T30: 30T95: 30M46 Patton: 31WT Auf Pz. IV: 30Mauschen: 30Leopard PTA: 30RU251: 27Object 704: 30Object 263: 30T-54 LW: 30Object 430: 30Object 705: 30ST-I: 30Tortoise: 30Foch: 30B-C 25t AP: 30AMX 13 90: 30Skoda T50: 30WZ-132A: 30WZ-120: 3050TP: 30STRV 103-0: 30Standard B: 30Jagdtiger: 27Conway: 27VK4502B: 27Object 257: 27T54E1: 25 (per Kolni)Type 61: 27WZ-111G FT: 27Emil II: 24 AMX 50 120: 24 -3 = 21 All of the disadvantages of the 50B with none of the upsideM103: 18Object 430 V2: 18 (Adjusted for @Madner Kami and @Kolni) Most of my favorite tanks are in Tier 9, I have more tier 9s in my garage than any other two tiers combined.
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    I seem to be washed up

    I'm far too aggressive since I got back, then I get tilted by all the TDs and Arty, which does not help. Meds just feel weak right now.