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  1. Well, if nothing else this will at least serve as a eulogy to getting insta-clicked by sky cancer. Arty is still a wretched broken mechanic - but this video will remain to remind us that it used to be worse.
  2. The prevalence of Patriots, Liberte, Defender, Skorp Gs, M4 Revs, Lowes, etc. has pretty much made all tier 6 premiums except the Crommy B and Type 64 irrelevant.
  3. This is without any doubt the worst tank I have ever played. -edit To elaborate, the big gun is incredibly derpy - like KV-2 levels of derpy. The small gun is also derpy but it shoots fast so you can miss more often. 155 pen at tier 7?. Its huge, its sluggish, it has no armor, no camo, and the turret traverse is powered by cough syrup addled gerbils. I have been working my way through this tank while power grinding the T28 Proto. Every time my proto dies early and I have a reserve popped - I play the Leo. Knowing I have to play the Leo if I die has done wonders for my survival rate in the Proto.
  4. If you are in a tier 6 tank, you should never see more than 3 tier 8s in a battle. I agree that tier 6 has in general gotten a lot tougher, but I think it has a lot more to do with all of the new premiums rather than MM.
  5. I hate this tank and I suck in it, but here was a sort of carry exhibiting my typical green shitter undecidedness. It would be just another brick in the wall except for the clutchest (AKA luckiest) reset shot I've ever made. Otherwise just mid-tier weekend shenanigans. Did I mention I hate this tank, so many trolls by my gun . . .
  6. For those who are interested, Straik just put up about 10 hours of new Youtube content after about 6 months off.

    1. Archaic_One


      Of course, being Straik - thats only about 30 games :minidoge:

    2. Raj


      o shet and I was just thinking about coming back to break 5k deeps. Good find.

  7. I'll have to try it out, tier 7 could definitely be a sweet spot for getting LT missions done.
  8. But don't worry, Ensk and Paris will still suck . . .
  9. So I bought it for the on-track and have been power grinding it all week. Post speed buff and post 9.18 arty. I cannot imagine how bad it was before . . . A few observations: You should never be the farthest forward green tank on your minimap unless its clean-up time. Stay in cover, try to keep between buildings, rocks, wrecks, etc. As long as enemy is in front of you, you have a chance. Taking a second to plan your deployment really pays off in this tank. Your worst enemies are light tanks, your turret traverse is slow and they are fast. If they get close to you, you are a dead tank. Your hull is better than your turret, dont go hull down or people will just shoot your turret. This is a rare instance where I'll say XVM is helpful - red/orange/yellow players will rack up steel wall medal for you, green/teal/+ players will kill you. A bad player in an E75 is much safer to fight than a good player in a T29. Your gimmicky armor only works against idiots - find them. You have just few enough HP that NATO 105s can three shot you. You have a really good gun that shoots through almost all tier 8 heavies with AP. Your APCR round can deal with Maus or Type 5s frontally if you aim. You're going to have a lot of 3K+ damage games where you are literally creeping death. You are also going to have a lot of 0 damage games where you get spotted early and vaporized because you could not traverse quick enough to get front towards enemy. This happened to me twice crossing on Mountain Pass, now I just drive it to the bridge. I hope the T30 is worth it.
  10. SH Advances >>> CW, I'd like to see the next campaign based on the advances model.
  11. Which Tier 9 TD is more of a 'keeper' the T30 or Jagtiger? I'm not interested in the tier 10 in either line.
  12. The Luchs was OP when it saw 7s, now its truly broken. All of your friends are doing it, you know you want to . . .
  13. The 132 was always superior to the T-54 LT, but not very many people had it because china.
  14. The other thing is that with arty splash now measured in acres, you are going to be receiving shit loads of incidental module damage if you are in a brawl area if arty start dumping rounds into the scrum. Save the repair kit for guns, engines, and racks, let the crew fix the tracks.
  15. A tier X LT is simply not even half as valuable as a Tier X heavy, trying to balance them against each other is a joke.

    1. SchnitzelTruck


      I think they need to be nerfed again. Mobility is way too OP

    2. Fabunil


      People haven´t realized yet that the best scout tank at tier 10 is a Maus equipped with optics, especially now that it only has to worry about 3 guys on the enemy team wo are actually being able to pen it.

    3. CheekiBreeki_


      People thinking lights should be competent are joking, rofl 



  16. pubbies

    Even tinier feel good post. (kappa)
  17. Well, when you think about it everybody on the test server plays tier Xs and there are hardly ever platoons on test/SB servers. I can see how it got missed, but punishing people for platooning after years of trying to encourage platooning seems like a WG kind of thing to do.
  18. The penalty for platooning in non-tier X tanks is pretty harsh. The guys in my tag are genuinely talking about whether a social clan like ours can survive it. I get the idea behind the 3-5-7, and when you play tier X its great, but tonight derping around with 3 DHO guys in tiers 4-8: 24 matches, bottom tier 24 times. The only games we were not bottom tier was in 15 v 15 matches all the same tier. It was about as unfun of a night playing as I've had in a while, we were even bottom tier in all of our pref-MM games.
  19. Necrophilia alert So, I have this in my garage now, along with a BC 12t and a Bulldog. I know its a little soon, but is there any reason why I would choose this as my go-to tier 8 SH light tank? Other than a little bit of armor, it looks inferior to the bulldog in every way.
  20. Got hit by T92 in my 140, lived, got pascuiccis medal, profit. Light tanks driven by 7500 PR or better players are very effective, LTs driven by shitters are pretty much food. Same as usual. The reusable kits are the biggest game changer of the patch, hands down. Suddenly, getting hit by a Grille in first minute does not force you to kemp bush for rest of game.
  21. If you happen to own stock in Morton's Salt, I'd advise selling it - the NA forums are flooding the global salt market. 9.18 is apparently ranking somewhere between a biblical apocalypse and a global nuclear catastrophe.  However, if you like memes about window licking basement dwellers, well you're probably going to be a lot less productive at work today.

  22. None whatsoever in that example, the T21 utterly dominated the E8 right now.