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  1. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    Supertest: Obj. 277 (Tier X after T-10)

    When the 257 got into the game I had just unlocked all the modules on the T-10 so I got the 257 in his elite config but rightly without any XP towards the IS-7. Since i found my crew in the 257 i started slowly grinding the IS-7. What a waste of time (should be my middle name actually) that was. Thank god the T-10 is very nice to play Or do I forget the 277 since is a very similar gameplay to the 5A and I will eventually end up with two very similar tanks? As Ezz just said it doesen't seem to completely overshadow the 5A being just flat out better version of it. 277 has: - 15 mm more silver pen and 10 mm more gold pen - .35 base accuracy compared to .39 (.32 vs .36 with equip and skills) 5A has: - 7° of depression compared to 5.5° - marginal better dpm, so little it's almost not even worth metioning Id' take the 277, it's not like 5° of depression ever stopped the T-10 from being pefectly (more than) playable. Is mobility mosty the same? Is 277's armor really much better than 5A? I didn't mention that 277 gold has 1.800 m/s shell velocity so it's nice for tracking moving targets but 5A has HEAT so no pen loss. Does this balance out the 10mm more gold pen? At which distance the two shells level out pen wise?
  2. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    I WANNA GO FAST: The T-100LT Appreciation Thread

    So, I've almost unlocked the T-100 but I'm not sure what to do. I'm having so much fun with the T-54 ltwt, being a mediocre player I didn't expect to feel so well in a light tank but I ascribe this at the tank being very good (Best flanker in game? Best light-medium hybrid?) and tier 9 being the current sweet spot. T-100 looks very interesting for its peculiarities but also quite diffrent, more of a pure scout than a flanking light. How would you rate the 2 tanks tier for tier? Which is the most comfrotable to play? Which the most fun?
  3. Kill me, I can't play Black Prince again but I want to unlock Caravan before next TotT. That thing is unbeareble, not even spamming gold can save it. I'm tempted to go heavy on freeXP...

    1. breeeze


      honestly, its kind of playable if your #1 priority is finding hulldown spots

  4. Say what you want about Frontline mode but after so much time I'm having fun playing WoT again. Don't know I coped this long with the standard game and when this event will be over I'll probably rather die than go back to regular mm...

  5. This is how commitment looksDZJstJF.jpg

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina


      I think you’re mistaking the word commitment for depression, perhaps rage?, suicidal tendencies?

    2. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë


      That's the other side of the commitment coin: if it doesn't drive you almost crazy it didn't really need much effort in the commitment department.

    3. Errants


      Congrats to you!

      Eh, I got it for 60% off, not even focusing on the missions. Not too shabby.

  6. A stock T-44 has the top gun from T-34-85 (not even as first but second gun but is unlocked). So you go against t10 with a t6 medium gun grinding 50k xp to get a decent-ish gun (susp-turret-gun).

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    2. MAJEST1C


      You're going to enjoy T54 grind with the LB-1 :serb:. Now image what I went through back around 7.0 when premium ammo for credits doesn't extist for (T44 and T54).

    3. Darvek


      You can delay 13k of the grind by using a suspension equipment module rather than buying the upgraded suspension right away. You'll want better tracks eventually, but they can be delayed.

      Also, the first 100mm can be obtained from the KV3, so if you're working on that line as well, do it first. Then you need just the turret to get a serviceable gun. It won't have very good DPM, but it's better than the 85mm guns.

    4. MAJEST1C


      I just found a new bug. WoTlabs keep on reposting previous comment

  7. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    The Object 416: SerB's Gift To Mankind?

    I'm an average player* and I weight my opinion accordigly to that but I really struggle in this tank. Yes I have too my high dmg games every spare match but it's so uncofortable and I feel you really have to strive to obtain from it the same you can from other tanks with so much less effort, allowing you to care a lot less about the micromanagement of the tank itself (hello -3 gun depression) and more about the grand scheme. Of course this is a problem to me more that is to a unicum, I get it. But how do you guys cope with the horrible gun depression and with the gun? Sometimes I hate this gun, when it behaves it quite good but in a lot of occasions it just doesent hit a damn thing. I mean, is this supposed to be a brawler? Beacuse I really can't play this like a brawler: the more you get close the more you feel the non exsistence of gun depression and the non fully rotating turret surely doesn't help as a lot of positions are unusable. Playing as a distance TD is also difficult due to the gun, everytime I pull the trigger it feels like rolling a dice (I mean, even more than it really is), accuracy is meh as also the shell velocity to be a sniper (probably I'm a bit spolied?), HEAT is super good even more so from distance but again you have to hit the targets in the first place. Then when you can unload the DPM is so nice, expecially compared to other T8 MTs, but getting to that pure theoretical DPM is so hard for me. So, ramble a part, the question remains: how do you cope with the gun depression and the inflexibility of this tank? I'm playing this until this weekend when I'll unlock the T-54 before they split the line next week or I'd have to buy the T-34 to grind to that again (yes, I've never unlocked the T-34-85) so I'm just asking opinions out of curiosity. I'm selling this, no question: money is kinda important as I'm grinding a lot of stuff and I've no prem account, the crew is 80% on the 3rd skill and is going in the T-54, I've not so many garage slots left (1?) and I'm not intrested in the 430 II, don't burn me. *Just checked and I just turned from green to slighly bluish, is there a rite of passage or some kind of party I have to give?
  8. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    E-50/E-50 M Fan Club

    Hi everyone, I recently started playing again some WoT after a 1-year break that I took to gain back my mental sanity. I'm here so that clearly didn't work. I felt like I wanted to start some new line and back in the days one of the tanks I always looked forward to play was the E 50 M but is it still worth it? The whole line seems a bit 2015ish, E50 and E50 M had decent armor back then, not HT levels but surely decent, is this still a thing? Of course I don't expect this two guys to play as heavies but to rely on armor a bit more than for the occasional bounce. Like to manage ower tiers. In this E50 seems a bit better thant 50M because of course you can bully a t8 in a t9 more than you can bully a t9 in a t10. Also turret seems awful. My thought is that I should take the crew (witch is not total trash) I'm using to grind this line and put them in the Maus line. I never play that line because it was before the buffs and I went directly to the E100, also 100.01, Mauschen and Maus seem a lot more noob fiendly and I need that since in this year a forgot a lot and could use something confortable to play. Only problem is Tiger P, I'm not sure my body is ready to endure such a thing.
  9. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    Clarification of gunner skills

    Tell me if I understood correctly. So basically in WoT terms the various gunnery skill are ("aw name and effect" = "WoT translation"): - Marksman, +20% peak accuracy = -20% dispersion - Do the Twist, +10% turret traverse speed = same - Quick Draw, -10% aim speed/targeting time = GLD - Shoot from the Hip, +20% minimum accuracy (accuracy at max bloom) = VStab??? Does -I quote the game- "Minum accuracy (when the accuracy circle is largest) improved by 20%" mean the same as "+20% accuracy during movement and turret rotation" as for the VStab? Does it consequently mean less time to fully aim the reticle like in WoT or the aim time is -oddly- unchanged?
  10. Just my two cents, I downloaded the game 3 days ago so I'm just still testing varius things and getting the hang of it. Mostly played MBTs. Not sure if it's for the game being played on larger maps (longer distances) than wot or for the considerably minor rng when fully aimed compared to when not (at least I found it so) but I feel that aim time is crucial in this game: less exposing time and being able to quickly snapping peaking targets. However, regarding alpha damage vs sustained damage/dpm I think alpha is the obvious choice on MBTs since they clearly concentrate on that and have generally bad sustained damage to begin with, also dpm here is a lot less important than wot in my opinion (or at least at the low tiers when I am atm). Not sure about AFVs that relies on dpm, just played till tier 2, they don't peekaboo of course and they have really good sustained from what I saw so I guess they probably just shred the opponet with the insane dpm and maybe any % increase on dpm is magnified by the big numbers, have to test better on this. In the end, yes I think that having 8,5% more alpha and 15,4% more sustained is better than having 5% more alpha and 16,3% more sustained (TS+EP+CLB vs TS+EP+B). Btw Britzz, I would've done an "alpha % increase" column too. As I said aim time is important in my opinion, not sure if more than alpha (for the moment I this yes) and how much, having a game that let you play more like the tank needs as aw seems to be (aka not glass cannon sniping in Himmelsdorf) maybe will give us more options to fit the tank and situation. What I mean is that if the game developes correctly we'll be able to maximise (or rather minimise) aim time for snipey tanks and alpha for brawlers (or short range engagers as brawling in no near as common as in wot) and really make use of such improvements. But this thread is about alpha vs sustained so no point of discussing this further. +1 on this but the "area del tracciato" thing is really making me unconfortable...
  11. Time for some tier 8 (and 9) shopping: Ru 251, Obj 416, IS-8, ISU, T69, Pershing, 50 100, Centurion and possibly JPII.
    20M instead of 23.5M

    With what I save + what i'll have left I can buy 1 or 2 t7 out of 4 I've unlocked: LTTB, AMX 13 75, WZ-131 and Chi-Ri. What do I buy/leave behind for the moment? LTTB is so damn attractive...

  12. My very first tier 10! T110E5 researched and purchased!
    Mom! I'm a grown up now!

  13. Hîr-am-Helcaraxë

    Tier 8 to 9 "alpha jump" - Is it an issue?

    I really like how the converastion is developing, thanks everybody for the contribution. Ok, so I see that t8 gain more survivability upgrades than gun upgrades but the gap is still big imho, not unbearable and totally playable but still... Should the t8s get more dpm? would it make the situation more balanced? Or give less alpha to tier9? How would you change things to make the situation better? Are t10s the root of the problem?
  14. Captain Killstealer hits again.
    I deserve a medal for how many kills I can do with so little damage.
    Things needed to be killed though...

  15. Hello guys! In the last week I've unlocked 5 tier 8 tanks and having only another t8 and one t9 I'm not very experienced of high tiers so I was looking into some statistics to start scratching the veil of mist that still darken my path in some occasions. I tier 7 I really don't find problems in t8 games, I can manage enemy t8 tanks with not too much problems, they're better of course but the situation is manageable. Tier 9 tanks, on the other hand, usually wreck me. I'm not saying they shouldn't, they're two tier above after all, and I'm far from being unicum but my fear is that there's a gap between t8 and t9 of "more than 1 tier" meaning that t9s are more superior (is it english?) to t8s that t8s are to t7s. The tier 8 tanks seems in many cases improvement of t7 tanks while t9 often seems mini-t10. So I'm a bit worried that facing many more t9 could be a not very pleasant experience. My (lttle) experience is ok though: my first t8 was the T32, good tank and being in t9 or 10 doesen't differ that much as the turret works almost the same. The oher t8 I already have is the IS-3 which is of course very very good. Having to buy other 5 (+1 that I already bought for discount but didn't play yet due to crew not ready) t8 tanks is another story. Many t9s mount almost the same modules (guns mostly) as t10 but with worst stat/performance. Is this enough? Or are the t8s that are a bit underwhelming? Do you guys think that there is a real gap or is just my wrong mindset? I know alpha is not everything but the average increase of it from t8 to t9 is really high with the average alpha of t9 mediums that almost ridicules t8 heavies alpha. It seems that t9s are t10s with worst soft stats and the t8s are a bit under the trend. Here is a chart with average damage of mediums and heavies from tier 6: I did not count premiums, only regular tanks. I did not put in it tank destroyers, the "jump" for them is between t7 and 8 and at t10 (with avg dmg that goes from 557 to 829) but is a more complex question. The "alpha jump" is real but I'm not saying this is wrong or an issue: I'm asking you! Is it ok or is it a problem? How is this balanced or works? How to work with t8 tanks when mid tier without feeling bottom tier or overwhelmed by t9s? Why is the firepower of t9s so similar to t10s? Here are an average dpm and an average penetration charts to be more complete. The first in particular is wierd as hell. The average dpm on tier 8 mediums is abysmal, so below the trend line. Like heavies generally need alpha and get really bad one at t8 so mediums that generally need (or can use) good dpm get a really bad one at t8: Is it tier 8 the worst tier (not counting low tiers)? What am I missing?