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t55a: does it give you credits like regular premium tank

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Finally have one, but wondering can it be used to grind credits like normal premium? Also, what is it actually good for?

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No. It's a hipster 54 with worse armor, low pen but better dpm and is about the time you realise all that mission grind is for the grind not the tank. See also 30mm roof on obj260. 

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Nope. 

19 minutes ago, Ezz said:

No. It's a hipster 54 with worse armor, low pen but better dpm and is about the time you realise all that mission grind is for the grind not the tank. See also 30mm roof on obj260. 

Wait what? Its the same as the T-54, at least before the T-54 was nerfed. Exact same gun stats, slightly different armour profile, but slower and less ammo.

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Only similarity it has to a premium tank is that it can carry other German crews without penalty, and I believe it earns more crew xp like a premium tank. No extra credits though, especially for the T-55A and it's heat spam.

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21 minutes ago, Assassin7 said:

Wait what? Its the same as the T-54, at least before the T-54 was nerfed. Exact same gun stats, slightly different armour profile, but slower and less ammo.

The 100 vs 120 ufp is noticeable.  They even buffed the 54 turret but not the 55a's.  And with the 54 gun change you either get same pen,  slightly worse dpm,  better handling.  Or similar handling,  better dpm and worse pen. 

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so I played those arty games for nothing... great.. any point in having an object 260?

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It does look cool tho. It is a bling thing, but the new camos are pretty sweet. 

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20 minutes ago, Assassin7 said:

Nope. 

Wait what? Its the same as the T-54, at least before the T-54 was nerfed. Exact same gun stats, slightly different armour profile, but slower and less ammo.

T54 armour allows you to bully tier 7s and 8s and the extra dpm just murders them. 

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WAIIIT. a sec..is it the same as a t54? Is it just as competitive?

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Opinions may differ,  but vs lower tiers imo the 54 dominates it due to bully armor. Vs upper tiers and it's pretty similar depending on how much heat you spam. Ie,  spam heat 55a better,  use mostly ap 54 better.

Noting also both have the 1200+ credit 320 alpha ap which are a stand out for how crap their value is.  

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11 minutes ago, kaneaaa said:

so I played those arty games for nothing... great.. any point in having an object 260?

Yes, I dont own a 260 but I've played it. its a big heavium. its REALLY fast. like, literally medium fast. faster than the 113 IIRC. 

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Main issue with 260 is turret roof. 30mm gets over matched by everything. Beyond that it's pretty sweet.  Tho with is7 buffs and 5a the gap is less pronounced. 

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11 minutes ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

The 55A is also slower

 

So I basically spent my time grinding for a worse t54 (which I already have)

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It eats your credits due to its expensive ammo / dmg output and tier9 repair costs. ;) 

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3 minutes ago, TohtoriP said:

It eats your credits due to its expensive ammo / dmg output and tier9 repair costs. ;) 

brilliant...any other good news

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SirFoch has a video of him running out of ammo in T-55A and losing the game due to that little problem.

 

Edited by TohtoriP

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37 minutes ago, kaneaaa said:

brilliant...any other good news

Well... since it's an inferior T-54 and you already have T-54, you can just sell it and use the credits you'll get to fund your T-54 goldspam :feelsgoodman:

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It is a shitty version of the T-54.

Basically remove the things that make the T-54 good (retarded mobility and armor sheme) , improve the gun a bit to "compensate" and you got yourself a T55A.

As for the 260, it was decent when it got introduced but it got powercreeped to hell since then, just play the 113 instead.

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The T-55A is a pretty tank and should exist in your garage for its looks. Don't bring it out often because there is no point. 

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10 hours ago, kaneaaa said:

Finally have one, but wondering can it be used to grind credits like normal premium? Also, what is it actually good for?

It’s good for heavy meta because you melt down boxy overbuffed tank with 330heat. Other than that it’s credit sink like every only gold tank. It’s fun to play, but rather weak in armor department. It’s nazi version of RU tank so little better gun traded for everything else.

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All in all WG has made these "reward" vehicles, except the objekt 260 dubious in many ways. T28HTC for example, besides other shortcomings of the entire platform (even arty really shits on you because most of top is only 25mm), T28HTC ammo is 1000 credits a piece too.. for 181 pen and 320 alpha. One positive fact is that you can trade these in if you wish however you have to spend again more gold to get a proper premium tank so WG wins anyways.

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Great another reason to dislike WG! Useless grinds

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49 minutes ago, kaneaaa said:

Great another reason to dislike WG! Useless grinds

It’s not grind, it’s (for now) unlimited time set of missions in which you can earn credits, bonus boosters, equipment, crew and tanks. 

You can do this while endlessly grinding other OP tanks and earn all those goodies in process. So quit whining and turn off missions if you don’t like it.

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3 hours ago, BlackAdder said:

It’s not grind, it’s (for now) unlimited time set of missions in which you can earn credits, bonus boosters, equipment, crew and tanks. 

You can do this while endlessly grinding other OP tanks and earn all those goodies in process. So quit whining and turn off missions if you don’t like it.

Except it is a grind, though... but see it in the way you want, your choice.

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