ThomChen114

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  1. ...what am I about to get myself into? I've gotten a bit bored with the the ISU-152. Ok, more like frustrated. I don't play the ISU lately as much as I did when I first got it, and maybe because I'm not taking advantage of the TD meta. And I know there's nothing new with how derpy and inconsistent the 152mm BL-10 gun can be in the ISU. I've always preferred medium tanks (and fast HTs like the T-10 and WZ-111 1-4), and I've considered trying out the alt Soviet TD line for awhile. From what I can tell, the SU-100M1 seems to be kind of opposite to the SU-152 (which I enjoyed) in terms of firepower. I played the SU-152 with the 152mm derp (for lols) and the 122mm (for WN8), whereas the SU-100M1 seems to have a medium tank gun instead. But it seems reasonably mobile here's hoping I can make that laid-back profile work.
  2. Good write-up, the Conqueror was a beast before its change, the turret front shields IMO weren't too necessary but guess does help when everyone and their dog starts to spam more APCR/HEAT, but the slight drop in DPM as balance, while barely noticeable for what is still an overall great gun, just means you either make your shots count or pay more to make your shots count the M103 WG can't fuck around with as much as we'd like them to since it actually existed unlike a great deal of the recent tanks they just introduced. it can be good in the right hands and can still perform, but its not very newbie friendly or forgiving of mistakes, and you can't pull off risky maneuvers in the M103 they way you can do so with a lot of other tier 9 heavy tanks.
  3. Researched:
    Object 430 researched.

    Undistributed experience spent: 260,000.

    Free Experience spent: 0

    Purchased:

    Obj 430 purchased.

    Credits spent:

    6,100,000

    Decent price for a tier 9 and 10 i'd say.

    1. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      I managed to get mine with the tier 10 discount from holiday ops, was nice.  Basically getting a free tier 10 after the patch

    2. ThomChen114

      ThomChen114

      I wasted my tier 10 discount on the Maus. And I'm still at the Tiger(P). Maybe I'll get to make use of that late this year, inb4 they add the Ratte

  4. So, yet another Soviet premium tier 8 heavy tank is coming soon. Because there's never a lack for them. Will it be any good compared to existing Soviet tier 8 heavy tanks like the IS-6, IS-3A, IS-5 and IS-3. And for arguments sake, compared to the Chinese 112, WZ-111 and 110 (because they're pretty much the same deal)
  5. Surprised no one started thread on this yet. So i'm sure everyone knows about the latest marathon mission for the T25 Pilot #1. The replays and reviews are also out. Seems like the verdict from the people who've played and reviewed this tank is that its a balanced tier 8 USA premium medium tank, compared to the M26 Pershing it has a better 90mm gun, mobility is good but with a bad engine, the overall armour is poor, the gun mantlet isn't the thickest nor the largest. IMO its a good but somewhat bland tier 8 medium tank. I'd have to agree with what Jingles mentioned about why the T25 Pilot is being introduced to the game. Most premium tanks introduced are pretty much similar to the non-premium versions with some minor differences that make them distinct and sometimes better than the original. The T25 Pilot seems to follow the German TD syndrome. But most importantly, at least, It's not a controversial premium tank. It's not like the last few premium tanks WG introduced recently to WoT PC like the Obj 252U/Defender, T26E5 (Patriot), AMX M4 49 (Liberte) and the Skorpion G that are blatantly P2W. And its practically being given away for free to people who play WoT fairly regularly. No salty tears at its announcement, but no celebrations either.
  6. way to revive a near necro thread, but it is relevant now with the upcoming 9.22 and noticed a tad more players running in either ISs, A-44s, SU-100M1s, or T-43s. would be interesting if they changed up some of the guns, I'd fantasized the IS getting a rapid-fire higher penetration 85mm similar to the 57mm gun on the KV-1. Just imagine the carnage you could unleash!
  7. Would much rather they give us the Sturmtiger to drill holes through Types
  8. Sold:
    'Sturer Emil' successfully sold.

    Good fucking riddance you abomination of a tank destroyer.

    Purchased:
    Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger' successfully purchased.
    Spent credits:  2,040,000.

    Researched:
    Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger researched.
    Undistributed experience spent: 71000.
    Free Experience spent: 0.

    1. Bludsuager

      Bludsuager

      I enjoyed the Sturer Emil :) I for the life of me cant get the RHM to work:cri: My winrate, my everything is terrible in it :cri: gonna get rid of it ASAP and stop the TD line there for awhile so my mind can recover

  9. If WG brings in the Sturmtiger, they need to at least render the rocket itself.
  10. After 158 games:

    Researched:
    FV215b (183) researched.
    Undistributed experience spent: 235,000.
    Free Experience spent: 0


    Purchased:
    FV215b (183) purchased.
    Credits spent: 4,270,000


    God save the Queen.

  11. it's so ridiculous that I almost wish this did actually happen, a tiny but amusing moment in history already filled with stories of powerful people fucking up and screwing over the common folk
  12. but LTG is Russian so completely balanced da
  13. or buff gun DPS to same as M41 Bulldog? what concerns me slightly is how QB demonstrated it easily taking collision damage from going down slopes. It's not unique to it, since I know a lot of LTs do take damage easily from falls or bumps, but the way the front juts out...
  14. Finally finished Bomber Crew campaign, by dropping a Grand Slam bomb on Hitler's Bunker (which is how the Brits won the war of course)

  15. T26E5 Patriot Skorpion G Strv series something Russian SPG
  16. WG NA must have missed their target earnings and getting desperate to look good to their bosses. And someone decides that this is a good idea. To be fair, WG NA can only do so much to address why the game isn't doing too hot in their region (game balance etc), but putting out a blatant whale bait surely isn't among the best options?
  17. cuz if (almost) everything is OP, nothing is!
  18. what a time to be alive. pre 9.20: Caern worst tier 8 heavy tank! post 9.20: Caern OP pls nerf!
  19. I love my Firefly, it's a punchy tier 6 MT with the great 17-pdr gun which makes up for the lack of armor (understandable since its a Sherman platform), but while it isn't the fastest it is still mobile. i thought i'd bite the bullet and move up to the Challenger, the tier 7 TD. and it's just as bad as i've heard. before the introduction of the new British TD line, the T25/2 was the only tank destroyer at tier 7 with a turret. and i've heard complaints that people have with the T25/2 in regards to the mobility and firepower. i didn't have much of a problem with the T25/2, it was fairly mobile, the 90mm gun while compared to the 105mm the T25 AT could mount didn't have as much alpha damage compared to any of the other tier 7 TDs, it did the job. all i can say is that the Challenger makes the T25/2 look good. and i will be comparing these two TDs as they are the most similar let's start with the platform: it's fast (52 kph), being based off a Cromwell chassis, but turns poorly. this makes it not ideal at close range and is almost as helpless as a turretless tank destroyer when it gets circled. but this is a similar case with the T25/2 (which is faster at 56 kph). but the turret traverse on the Challenger is reminiscent of a battleship, making the Challenger more vulnerable at close range than the T25/2 (16 d/s vs 18 d/s) another issue with the Challenger is the complete lack of armor anywhere, not helped by the tall height and large size of the turret. the number of times a moving IS w/ the 122mm gun could snapshot the turret of a hulldown Challenger is enough to demonstrate. the T25/2 had at least a gun mantlet and wasn't as tall a target and could actually hulldown effectively as was the flavor of the US tank line. now to the firepower. with the 17-pdr AT gun it has some of the worst DPS of any of the tier 7 TDs (150), with only the E-25 being lower (135) but that's not an issue because its the E-25. the T25/2 with the 90mm gun does 240 average with its 90mm AP. the penetration with the 17-pdr AT AP shell at 171mm is better than the 90mm....by 1mm. with the APCR that bumps up to 239mm for the 17-pdr, but the 90mm gets a better 258mm pen. both TDs do struggle with tier 8-9 HTs and heavily armored TDs, but the Challenger will have a tougher time doing any appreciable damage, let alone do enough damage. the advertised DPM of the Challenger is 2194 compared to the 1869 of the T25/2, but that's if you can even get the Challenger to plink away undisturbed at a leisurely rate, not getting shot at in return. which is something that rarely happens in the Challenger since it has atrociously poor camo rating and struggles to find anywhere it can hide in aside from the thickest foliage cover, which is sometimes not enough to hide this thing (it's like that tall kid in class who sticks out in a group) i am starting to come to grips with the Challenger and its many limitations and what few advantages it had. doesn't mean i enjoy it http://wotreplays.com/site/2107304#stalingrad-thomchen114-challenger the above was one of my better performance in the Challenger (thus the Ace) i can only hope the Charioteer is worth the grind after the Challenger
  20. Sold:
    AT 15' successfully sold.
    Received credits:  1,642,825. 

    Good bye, you mediocre, knee-capping slug.

     

    Purchased:
    'Tortoise' successfully purchased.
    Spent credits:  3,500,000.

    And as a bonus, I already get the L1A1 railgun thanks to my Conway.

    1. NightmareMk9

      NightmareMk9

      Can you play another 80k in my AT15, so I can be ready for the 183 on track?

    2. HowitzerBlitzer

      HowitzerBlitzer

      I'm 20K away from the Tortoise, will get there this week, sell it, buy Tortoise during on-track (sale price) and grind the Fv215b 183 during the x2 each win weekend. Plan is set and I have gold set aside for the weekend. 60K Free EXP for that top gun, too.

  21. Yes For one, It's definitely been around longer than the runner-ups Diable 3 and Overwatch (how are those in the same category?!) and yes I've been playing WoT since long before there was a SEA server. It's the only game my potato PC can handle reliably. cheap of WG to not give us free garage slots tanks, just a measly x2 EXP weekend (which I missed huhu). Either WG didn't think they'd win or they don't really care about the Joystick Awards (and tbh who cares really?)
  22. Researched:
    Tortoise researched.
    Undistributed experience spent: 161000.
    Free Experience spent: 0.
    And it only took me about 127 games to do so (with boosters, platoon and occasional clan reserves)

  23. Purchased:
    'IS-7' successfully purchased.
    Spent credits:  5,185,000.

    "The instrument of doom..."