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Rating the Premium Tanks (Tiers 5 through 8)

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2 hours ago, Strizianus said:

Aloha... 

First of all this is a rather old thread and it was last updated in february.

On the other hand I am also not a fun of the patriot, but it is clear that I am underperforming in it. I simply don't like pew-pew guns with bad handling. I would also like to call it trash - since I don't like it - but objectively it is not. 

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54 minutes ago, kariverson said:

Well, since the thread was already bumped,

The Tog is so bad it's not even worth it to put it on the shitgift category :biglaugh:

Whoah now. You've never rolled a triple TOG toon? it's hilarious, 6000 DPM and 4200 HP at tier 6. Anything in front of you just melts. Of course, anything not in front of you might as well be on the dark side of the moon, but we can't have everything.

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Id still rate the Patriot as one of the better/best tier 8 premiums. The DPM allows it to do quite a bit, and frankly Ive never had a bad time with the gun handling. To that end, I also have a nearly 5 skill crew and I use food with all the gun buffs possible, maximizing DPM and minimizing dispersion. Playing SHs, Im 100% of the time going to be either in the Patriot, Defender, or Lorrain 40t. I actually get much more aggravated playing the Defender more than anything else, due to the lack of handling period

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I never really liked the Patriot, in spite of it being statistically one of my best tanks. Picked it up again and I just hate it. It was a tank designed to crap on T6/7 while retaining usefulness in T9/10. You hardly ever see T6/7 anymore and T10 is littered with powercreeped turds. And when you're finally top tier you still get outraded by some idiot in an O-I who doesn't give a shit about you being hulldown. 

It's not really a problem with the tank itself, more with how the game's decaying around it. 

I don't have the courage to take out the Lowe anymore. I'd rather keep my fond memories of it.

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On 9/4/2018 at 1:34 PM, Sapros said:

I don't have the courage to take out the Lowe anymore. I'd rather keep my fond memories of it.

It's still worth taking out.  Run a full APCR loadout for giggles.

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Since when did this "Lowe is a good tank" shit start happening?  Did I stumble into an alternate universe Wotlabs?  Do you all have goatees?

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42 minutes ago, FlorbFnarb said:

Since when did this "Lowe is a good tank" shit start happening?  Did I stumble into an alternate universe Wotlabs?  Do you all have goatees?

Since it got buffed to have -10 gun depression, a turret that 's better than it's tier 10 brothers, an upper plate that resists Tier 10 silver with gun depression/angling, 100mms of side armour, plus actual mobility?

 

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1 hour ago, lavawing said:

Since it got buffed to have -10 gun depression, a turret that 's better than it's tier 10 brothers, an upper plate that resists Tier 10 silver with gun depression/angling, 100mms of side armour, plus actual mobility?

 

I guess that's the magic that comes from being a paper tank with iffy numbers to begin with.

It used to be a generally inferior KT that got a large gun mantlet in compensation for terrible mobility and bad DPM.

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1 hour ago, lavawing said:

Since it got buffed to have -10 gun depression, a turret that 's better than it's tier 10 brothers, an upper plate that resists Tier 10 silver with gun depression/angling, 100mms of side armour, plus actual mobility?

It's been quite a good tank for some time now for precisely these reasons, and...@lavawing forgot to mention 400m base VR.  And it still has a high pen laser with really nice handling.

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It was trash once. Then they buffed gun depression and side armor and it was solid. Then they buffed mobility, upper plate, and gun depression again because $$PREMIUMTANKSBRAH$$. And now it's back to unplayable because who the fuck wants to fight +2 tier tanks all day every day even with a good tier 8.

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Just a brief, rough assessment of my premium tanks after going through my garage.

Good: 11

Solid: 33

Unplayable: 45

And I haven't been buying shit tanks for years now. Pretty sad when half the tanks you've gotten over the years you won't even use because they're so miserable to play.

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I’d be interested to know what tanks you’ve put under each criteria.

Did you base it against how they rate against others in their tier (e.g. Lowe is good), or against the current MM (e.g. Lowe is bad)?

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Rated them based on tier. I barely play my tier 8s anymore but I'd still call the Lowe "good". Some I could shift up or down a category because it's iffy. It's all subjective, of course, but the rundown is something like:

Good: Pz 38H, T-127, T-15, Pz B2, T-28 F-30, 105 LeFH, Thunderbolt, T-34-85M, Pz IVS, Type 64, Lowe.

Solid: T7 CC, T-45, Light Mk VIC, Pz S35, BT-SV, Pak 40, Pz IV H, Stug IV, Matilda IV, Churchill III, SU-85I, Matilda BP, Excelsior, Rudy, TOG II, Strv m/42-57, AC4 Experimental, Pudel, Cromwell B, Panther M10, E-25, IS-2, SU-122-44, AT 15A, Type 62, Super Pershing (I want to say good but I can't buy a win in it), T34, T-54 Prototype, IS-6, T-34-3, WZ-111

Nope: T1E6, T2 Light, Pz IID, Tetrarch, Type 97, TKS 20mm, L-60, Locust, MTLS, Toldi, BT-7 Art, LTP, T-29, Sexton I, Valentine II, AC 1 Sentinel, M4 """""Improved""""", Ram II, T14, Pz T25, Turion, Pz III K, T-34 shielded, KV-220-2, Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai, Fury, Tiger 131, Dickermax, SU-100Y, Heavy Tank No. VI, T28 Concept, ISU-122S, FV201 A45, T25 Pilot, M41 90mm (no it's not, stop), Panther 8,8, Mutz (playable to power creeped in 1 year flat), Jag 8,8, KV-5, FV4202, CDC, FCM 50t, FV215b, FV215b (183), AMX 50 Foch 155

 

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I agree the Valentine II is absolute trash.  No pen or alpha, no mobility, no armor. 

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Interesting that you’d rate the Pz IVS as good, and the pudel, AC4 and Cromwell as just solid.

I’d also rate the e-25 as good - abuse those camo mechanics and pew pew away!

chuck the t-25 as solid, good hp and straight line speed  doesn’t put it in the nope category.

Everyone's opinions will differ of course.

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2 hours ago, Hellvn said:

Interesting that you’d rate the Pz IVS as good, and the pudel, AC4 and Cromwell as just solid.

I’d also rate the e-25 as good - abuse those camo mechanics and pew pew away!

chuck the t-25 as solid, good hp and straight line speed  doesn’t put it in the nope category.

Everyone's opinions will differ of course.

AC4 is pretty bad since it trades everything to have a 17 pdr with gun depression, but even loses accuracy for it. The IV S at least has DPM, accuracy, bloom, and turret armour.

T-25 has good raw stats but terrible soft stats. Good players will hate it because of how handicapped it is at reliably putting out damage.

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14 hours ago, FlorbFnarb said:

I agree the Valentine II is absolute trash.  No pen or alpha, no mobility, no armor. 

I like the Valentine II. Full camo crew, full APCR, always top tier. You're kind of at the mercy of your team as far as wins go, but it's a decent sneaky bastard kind of tank for prowling around in low tier battles (Soviet light tank trainers being what they are).

I still have the regular Valentine in the garage - with somehow a higher win rate - so maybe I'm just used to that sort of plodding playstyle. :maniac:

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15 hours ago, FlorbFnarb said:

I agree the Valentine II is absolute trash.  No pen or alpha, no mobility, no armor. 

It's the poor man's B2. In all fairness the armor used to be alright before everybody started slinging gold from seeing the damage log.

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4 hours ago, Necrophore said:

I like the Valentine II. Full camo crew, full APCR, always top tier. You're kind of at the mercy of your team as far as wins go, but it's a decent sneaky bastard kind of tank for prowling around in low tier battles (Soviet light tank trainers being what they are).

I still have the regular Valentine in the garage - with somehow a higher win rate - so maybe I'm just used to that sort of plodding playstyle. :maniac:

Valentine gets B2 MM?  Didn't know that.

3 hours ago, Haswell said:

It's the poor man's B2. In all fairness the armor used to be alright before everybody started slinging gold from seeing the damage log.

I admit I've only played it once recently, but I'm pretty sure I didn't bounce a thing off my armor.

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It's pretty awful, but the armor is mostly 60-80mm, which should do fine against T2/3 and some T4 lights. APCR is obviously a problem though, and even the protection it does have is full of holes. Anything can pen a Valentine with a shot to the mantlet, LFP, or lower sides.

It's really miserable to play though, the amount of sacrifices it makes to have perfect MM is more than I'm comfortable with. Playing anything that's intentionally gimped to the point where many of the tanks you fight are better in literally every way is just depressing, regardless of shallow rewards like MM/credits/xp.

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The only reason to play the Val2 is to seal club. Why? Because you enjoy stabbing puppies i guess.

 

To each their own but I will still heavily judge people who stat pad in pref 4s.

 

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3 hours ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

The only reason to play the Val2 is to seal club. Why? Because you enjoy stabbing puppies i guess.

 

To each their own but I will still heavily judge people who stat pad in pref 4s.

 

At least it's not T2 clubbing. :doge:

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