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  1. Only played a few games so far, I like it- camo seems good, aim time seems awkward, mobility is pretty decent, but your fuel tanks are at the front. Don't play Chinese tanks, so maybe this is a no brainer for many of you, but I've been set on fire twice from front penning shots, and had my fuel tanks damaged a number of times Something to keep in mind.
  2. AS the title says. Been thinking of taking my Type 64 crew and throwing them into the TD line for fun and profit. But while some of the mid tiers look good (and the T8 prem looks fantastic) the higher tier tanks seem...meh. Curious if anyone has played enough to start forming opinions on the mid or higher tiers.
  3. Hey all So (because so many are doing it and damnit, I'm a follower)thinking of grinding the 183 line before the replacement. (And because that replacement tanks looks sexy) But most of what I can find on the various AT seems to predate the Japanese heavies and the Swedish TD line. AS well as buffs to various tanks, new premiums etc, so (to me) it looks like armor that was "OK" a few years back is decidedly useless now. I like the idea of the line (just stack DPM on more DPM) but I'm not sure how it will play out in the hands of an average player. Anyone have any recent experience?
  4. From the pictures on TAP, doesn't this look more like a nerf? It's definitely from the side/top/back of the turret, but the front seems to have less armor in numerous spots , the cheeks look stronger, but around the top looks like it's less.
  5. Because I'm stupid. Or maybe xenophobic. Thanks all! I've got enough free XP to get the T7 elited, so might start with that and see how life is as a semi armored 20KPH machine.
  6. Thanks- kinda what I assumed but good to get confirmation from a (much) better player. I actually don't have much interest in the 183, I've simply always liked the idea of the Tortoise, but have always gad to admit I have no idea how to make a slow,giant, underarmored tank work. Maybe best to just wait and see what the T10 is going to be like, if it has enough armor to be workable. I've watched a bunch of replays for teh T7-9, but they all seem to be the red team driving in front of one of the TD's repeatedly rather than any decisive positioning or playing.
  7. Yeah, the tank seems fantastic -if i can get hull down and in a position where I have time to aim. Any other situation and it's kinda... useless. I don't get the love for it, as I said, totally get the hull down thing, but in all those situations where it can't get hull down, that gun handling (worst T9 heavy) coupled with the aim time (worst T9 heavy) just make it so...crap. It's not a bad tank by any means, had some fantastic games in it, it just seems so...situational.
  8. So... Apparently it's a bad idea to tell platoons of Scouts they suck, I get TK'd enough that I don't really need a platoon going for me You're a little sick. (Also lesson learned, never tell a scout platoon they suck...apparently they take it personally) Watched a few of your replays and you always seem to carry premium HE, don't think I've ever seen you use it, what do you carry it for? EDIT= Also want to thank you guys for making/posting in this thread. I've discovered the sheer number of completely useless players running around in T49's with 152, either singularly or in platoons is staggering, playing the 54lt has never been so much fun.
  9. And more importantly- from what I understand, being able to complete three trees for "free". would mean I get 3 female crew right away (again unless I'm mistaken)
  10. Really? So just looked and I actually completed all 5 of the final missions with honors from Stug,T28, and T55A, this means I only need to complete one 260 set to get the tank? That is kinda nice.
  11. So it makes more sense right now to go back and make sure I have all the Stug/T28/T55A final missions done with honors now, instead of continuing to grind the Obj 260 missions- or am I completely misunderstanding this?
  12. So just picked it up, seems ...OK (elited, but not used to it yet) How do you equip one of these? Rammer/Vstab and vents or GLD? I'm thinking the vents reduce the load time by a fraction, and help the soft stats, but GLD might get that aiming time down to somewhere mid 2's. (Well probably 2.7 or something, but less than 3) Any opinions from players who are actually decent so I can repeat them in pub matches and seem all smart and stuff? ,
  13. Have they mentioned this getting buffs? It's one of those tanks I want (looks cool) but it just seems so...meh, even in the hands of much better players than I am, it always sems like a free damage tank as I can just keep putting 265 pen shells through it's front hull.
  14. If the constant stream of games many people had before the MM changes, where you were one of two or three T8's with nine Tier 10 tanks didn't stop premium sales, I don't think MM that gives you 7 other T8 tanks to shoot at will.
  15. How many of these GIFs and replays are from typical games? Is this like every game, every other, or one in ten? T49 is one of those tanks I decided to sell after having game after game of misses, or splashing tanks for 200Hps of damage on rear shots. This and the Sheridan thread are kinda making me want to buy it back (although I don't have any more exceptions until 2018) but I\m not sure my results will be any different.
  16. This really might be a case of a player not the tank, I have no idea how you managed to do that much damage, (other than you know, skill) but all of the ones I ran into yesterday were pretty much a joke for anything T8+ (and in 2 cases my Type 64) to pen their armor. I actually hope they sell a lot of them as its nice to shoot at a new premium that's pretty much point and pen.
  17. Apologies if I just missed it- but saw on the NA September preview that WG is going to have 2 new premiums on sale in September, one (I assume) will be the STRV81, but curious if anyone knows/suspects what the second one might be? I know there's been a fair number mentioned as being in development, but haven't seen anything confirmed, and since I haven't seen anyone discussing it, I'n guessing it's something that's blatantly obvious to everyone but me...
  18. Thanks all! Might just pick up the Premium (as I'm sure 15 thousand other people will do) and see how that goes.
  19. Turrets are for suckers. Not only can I camp base, but I even have an excuse not to turn. Really? That doesn't seem right. I'm sure most pub teams won't let you get to their TD's flanks
  20. I'm a scrub compared to the rest of the comments here, but it works best for me if I do go to where the medium fighting zones are, and avoid the bricks. Your team will hate you though.
  21. Hey all So finally have decided that the STB is simply to cool looking to not be in my garage, so it's time to go up the Japanese medium line. Have a potential female crew, so I'm not as worried about that (just trying to decide to use them for this line or the Leopard 1) Just curious if any of the t4-7 tanks are actually worth playing, they look.terrible but I'm an an average player, so entirely possible I'm missing something. Trying to decide if I should free XP to T8 or play the line, or if there's some worth playing, and others to just free XP past. Looked through some of the reviews, but most comments are a couple years and more than a few updates ago, so not sure how relevant they are in the current meta. Thanks as always for any input
  22. I think I saw that episode on the History Channel.
  23. Swell..... So is it worth maxing vision? (I'm guessing so, but..I suck so what do I know) I pretty much game up on optics on most of my T10's as vents just worked better for me. But this map seems like it's...big.
  24. Yeah I'm looking forward to that turret and 8 degrees. Yeah this is the second Sov HT line, went IS7 first. Think that's part of the reason I'm ...irritated with teh KV4, the IS3 was just so easy to use. Stock shouldn't be an issue, I always try and have enough free XP to outfit at least most of the modules on anything T8+
  25. Yep, that's why I've started the grind now, think it's the second on track for September. And I'm going to stick with trash. The problem with the armor is that it's great- if you angle vs one opponent, But you can shoot through the turret face (and it's a big face) with 175 pen (rolling high) So as soon as you turn your turret to shoot..again great vs one opponent, (especially one stupid enough to fire when i have the turret angled), but (and maybe it's just my play style) the number of times I get to fight 1v1 is pretty low. I can see how this was a great tank back before the box tanks, and the swedish TD line, but now? Too many boxy sides. I'm pretty sure even the Tiger 2 bounced more long range fire than this (although- to be fair, this is far better anytime you can sidescrape, at least it works far better for me)