ThomChen114

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  1. ThomChen114

    re: Arty Focus in Hulldown Tanks

    taking that hill on Malinovka, you better have superior numbers on your side. Aside from maybe not getting arty focused, it's also important to use that numbers and firepower advantage to take that windmill as soon as possible and clear the hill. The longer the slugging continues, the more punishment arty can just send out with ease.
  2. ThomChen114

    M60 - the fast-boi Patton

    from how the Leopard is oft described it makes plenty of sense. I have to actually get myself a Leopard I to see or feel that for myself (currently at the Leo PTA)
  3. 3 defeats in a row as bottom tier T69 and all 3 battles i'm top on the team as the rest of the team potatoes.

    weekend Asia server ftw

    1. sohojacques

      sohojacques

      Between the arty spam for the new campaign missions and people grinding for a free(ish) Caravan it's been absolute chaos in randoms. I haven't felt at all in control of my win rate since the Caravan X missions started tbh. 

  4. ThomChen114

    M60 - the fast-boi Patton

    Felt like the M60 needed its own thread. I love this big old tank. Don't get me wrong, the M48 Fatton is great and all. But I have more fun in the M60. Maybe it's that speed, which leaves other NATO meds like the M48, CAX, and STB in the dust, and can catch up to the Leo, 30B, and BC25t. And the mobility is absurd. I may be overusing the handbrake turn, but the M48 Fatton can only dream about being able to dance like the M60. And once it gets to where you want to go, it's gun is just that bit more reliable. Almost the best aim time and decent accuracy just makes it more reliable at most ranges, whether its snapshotting or sniping. And armor? Who cares nowadays. Unless its Russian or Japanese (and maybe Polish), armor is almost irrelevant. The M60. Fat but fast.
  5. ThomChen114

    Medium top tier play

    Assess the map, the enemy team, and your team. Consider how your team is deploying. You can afford to be somewhat aggressive early on like in the BC25t as you do some early scouting, but do try to stay alive. The 140 can also do the same to an extent (getting to an early aggressive spot), while the M48 and 430U may be too slow for that. Being in mobile medium tanks, it's not all being about at the frontlines and in the thick of it. Observe and assess how your team is deploying, where the enemy team may be and put yourself in a position to react to those. You can try to fill the holes in a gap or snipe from the flanks, exploit breakthroughs, etc. and most importantly, retreat and reposition before it's too late. Try not to play like a heavy tank, even against tanks 2 tiers lower than you. Aside from maybe the 430U, you can't and shouldn't try to "tank" too long. Support the heavy tanks on your team but don't draw too much attention, poke and spot for your sniping TDs or cover the flanks of turretless assault TDs. Be flexible.
  6. ThomChen114

    The T29 Thread / MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    that could be said of a lot of tanks for a lot of players who just started out long ago, and coming back to it with some experience then suddenly everything clicks. sorta glad that nothing so far has replaced the T29 at tier 7 as the king of hulldown positions.
  7. ThomChen114

    The P.43 Bis, 240 alpha ? Yes please !

    I've kept the bis as I'm slowly grinding up the ter. After the bland tier 5, having that 90mm gun at tier 6 that isn't a heavy tank or tank destroyer really makes you sit up and pay attention. This thing really shits on lower tiers, and also not to be discounted by the higher tiers. Gun handling feels okay, and you can sorta accept the tradeoff for that big alpha and yet not suffer too badly for it. The front armor is surprisingly bouncy, which just adds to its bully factor and lends some explanation as to why the Italians think this tank would've been their heavy tank.
  8. Finally completed TD-15.3 after Chanka-knows how long. All thanks to the blyat-mobile Obj 263 and a healthy dose of approval from RNGesus (especially the final shot)

    1. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      You would probably do it every other battle in the broken mobile a tier higher

    2. ThomChen114

      ThomChen114

      That's what I was aiming for. But this was a pleasant result and made it feel less dirty.

  9. That didn't hurt the Charioteer, and this one will have a bit more HP to work with. But at least now the Brits will have something to match those pesky Skorpions!
  10. ThomChen114

    T95E6

    while the buffs to the T95E6 seems decent, I'm gonna pass on getting it since I already have an M60.
  11. ThomChen114

    Streaming and how to start streaming?

    Combine these two
  12. ThomChen114

    How to balance the 268-4?

    One month later... "The turret top weak spots are too weak! What do we do Ivan?" "Remove turret top weak spot!" *T110E5 cries in the corner*
  13. weekends should be more interesting
  14. first ever game in the Progetto 46 and Aced it already. don't think I'll play this tank for a week as I'm not sure I can top that in awhile.

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina

      Deus__Ex__Machina

      i played like 30 battles in mine, i love it and put it up there with the lorr 40t and the 44-100

      but i cant bring myself to play more tier 8 MM. ill just wait till this weekend and play it in front-line for dank credits.

    2. HemanathanRX7

      HemanathanRX7

      watafaq i still haven't aced mine u pyro hacker reee

  15. ThomChen114

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

    Looking back to them announcing these French tanks in patch 9.7 preview, they seem to just barely glance over the low tier tanks. All they could say about these was that they were alternate lines to go and that the Somua S35, SARL 42, and G1 R are "more dynamic" than current vehicles. At the time, those "less dynamic" current vehicles were the D2, B,1& BDR G1B, and the AMX 38, AMX 40, & ELC AMX (RIP). If by less dynamic in that they had limited playstyles and options on how to play them, sure... The medium-to-heavy trio were decently armored but were better in support roles, either with the B1's mini gun (multi-gun mechanics pls), or the BDR's 90mm. The AMX series starts with relatively well-armored light tanks that could tank surprisingly well, then flips that to a fast go-kart with a 90mm gun. I think WG overuses the term dynamic to describe new tanks.