BlitzReaper

How to complete T55A sky cancer missions?

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I'm almost done with every other tank except sky cancer. I only have a GW Tiger that I have had since 4-5k battles (tomato) and want to kill myself every time I play it because I can't do anything else other than click, and worse than that I can't seem to get any mission done (I have around 6 left).

 

Please help me :brokenheart:

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I blew through them using the US line. Give it a shot, even if you have to start the line from scratch. And then promptly sell them ( f arty).

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Did my t55a missions in gw panther and gw tiger p, but i used tokens on the 15th mission. 

Which 6 missions do you still need done?

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Did almost all of them in US tier 9 + BERT for the cancer missions.

The M53/55 has enough mobility to push into positions to get angles that slower pigs can't hope get to, it has a turret so you can mount vents along with cola+GLD+BIA+full premHE = you will actually hit almost every shot thanks to recent arty buffs.  Hits hard, accurate and if you can read minimap and predict activity the speed lets you reposition relatively easily.

 

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I used the GW tiger P for all my T55a arty missions and skipped 15 as well.   Seeing as how T8's get thrown into T10 games all the time now it's actually a benefit because of the increased HP pool and you're not denying your team a T9 or T10 tank.  The gw tiger p has the same alpha as the T10 just slightly less dpm.  No reason to go any further imo.  Maybe sell the gw tiger and buy the tiger p....better mm at the very least for missions.

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3 hours ago, kreigermann said:

Did almost all of them in US tier 9 + BERT for the cancer missions.

The M53/55 has enough mobility to push into positions to get angles that slower pigs can't hope get to, it has a turret so you can mount vents along with cola+GLD+BIA+full premHE = you will actually hit almost every shot thanks to recent arty buffs.  Hits hard, accurate and if you can read minimap and predict activity the speed lets you reposition relatively easily.

 

This. ^


I did mine mostly with Bert + CGC (and FV3805 during the grind up to CGC). I've found the CGC underwhelming (maybe I [email protected]), I think the M53/55 is better overall.

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If I were looking for arty to complete missions only, I'd go for the GW Panther at 7, the Lorraine at 8, the 53/55 at 9 and the CGC at 10. Obviously, nobody wants to grind 4 arty lines just for missions, but the 53/55 is the most flexible of those choices. SPG 15's damage requirement would be easiest to hit in a tier 10 (because it can get a 15x10 game), but 8s and 9s should be able to do it as well if you can get the right map, the right team, and a game that lasts more than 3.5 minutes. That's the main problem with the arty missions - it's really, really tough to do them when the game's over before your 4th reload.

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3 hours ago, Darvek said:

That's the main problem with the arty missions - it's really, really tough to do them when the game's over before your 4th reload.

This, this so, so much. I'm stuck on SPG 15.3 for the T55A as well (I do have the orders but trying to see if I can get it done). It feels close to impossible to do this mission since the re-work to arty, mostly because either the game is over so quickly you have no chance to do damage, or if the game lasts longer, it's usually because you team is potato and never shoots the tanks that you stun and while you have the damage and maybe the XP on your own, you don't have the stun assist that you need.

So frustrating.

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14 hours ago, hiipanda said:

Did my t55a missions in gw panther and gw tiger p, but i used tokens on the 15th mission. 

Which 6 missions do you still need done?

6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 :/

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Three suggestions: 

-- the US line is the only one you really need for the missions. The 53/55 rocks

-- in some cases (especially for Stun tanks X times or duration of stun) I used the stock/smaller gun on the 53/55, giving up alpha for reload+accuracy thereby hitting tanks more frequently and adding up the stun time.

-- Tier 10 grand battles are pretty good for arty missions

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i also started to pull shots/shoot in the proximity of low health tanks instead of centering them, so i could get thhe "let your teammates kill a tank you stunned/immobilized" part.
sadly one has to "play worse" to get half of the pigs missions...but pigs they are alas

 

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10 hours ago, BlitzReaper said:

6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 :/

6: Pretty sure i used gw panther and shot at tanks that were already being focused by my team.

11: used gw tiger p, loaded gold, and prayed for a good map.

12: used gw tiger p and got a good match. I needed luck for a game to last long enough.

13: used gw panther and spammed invites at all arty on my team. Easier if the arty are lower tier than you.

14. used gw tiger p and spammed invites once in the battle to arty. Higher tier arty platoonmates  are better for this.

15: Skipped this, so i can't offer advice.

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I've done all the T55 cancer missions using the M40/43 and the 261. There might have been one with a number of hits required that I used the FV304, but I might be wrong about that.

After taking a break from the game for a year or so I found arty annoying again, not the stun shit (although that is annoying) but apparently snapshotting my light tanks on the move, even swerving, or when I get lit for the first time in a spot nobody should have been aiming for and I get hit as the 6th sense goes off (so 3 seconds after getting lit arty moved the aim there, fired and the shot landed). So I took arty out for a spin again to see how the fuck this was happening. Apparently cancer is easier than ever to play after the changes, since I've done several of the Object 260 missions by accident. Arty now hits more often than not and is super fast to aim in. Oh, and of course I've snapshotted several light tanks at long range on the move. Because the game really needed snapshoting arty.

Eh, one question though, since I've been away from the game for a while. What is this about skipping missions, how do you do that?

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I got T-55A by playing all other mission types.

I have never played arty, and I don't plan on doing it either.

You heroes can talk shit about arty being cancer all day long, but if you play arty... you are part of the disease. No exceptions.

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4 hours ago, TankkiPoju said:

I got T-55A by playing all other mission types.

I have never played arty, and I don't plan on doing it either.

You heroes can talk shit about arty being cancer all day long, but if you play arty... you are part of the disease. No exceptions.

Could everybody please upvote this?  No mission or tank is worth playing cancer.  I am reformed, over a year arty free and no plans of there ever being one in my garage again.  Be part of the solution, don't play arty.

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6 minutes ago, Archaic_One said:

Could everybody please upvote this?  No mission or tank is worth playing cancer.  I am reformed, over a year arty free and no plans of there ever being one in my garage again.  Be part of the solution, don't play arty.

Or we could not, because it's hysterical and hyperbolic and it's soapboxing rather than answering the OP's question.

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4 hours ago, Archaic_One said:

Could everybody please upvote this?  No mission or tank is worth playing cancer.  I am reformed, over a year arty free and no plans of there ever being one in my garage again.  Be part of the solution, don't play arty.

#MoarPubbieTears

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11 hours ago, Kymrel said:

Eh, one question though, since I've been away from the game for a while. What is this about skipping missions, how do you do that?

Completing a 15 mission with honors get you a commendation. You can spend 4 commendations to complete a 15 mission, but not with honors. You probably can get an easy 260 if you check your campaign missions.

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18 hours ago, woe2you said:

Or we could not, because it's hysterical and hyperbolic and it's soapboxing rather than answering the OP's question.

He's pretty spot on though, even if off topic.

13 hours ago, Errants said:

#MoarPubbieTears

haHAA

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On 2/8/2018 at 5:34 AM, Kymrel said:

when I get lit for the first time in a spot nobody should have been aiming for and I get hit as the 6th sense goes off (so 3 seconds after getting lit arty moved the aim there, fired and the shot landed).

Given that shell travel times still exists, it's more like the moment you got lit, arty moved the aim there and fired, and the shell landed just as your sixth did.


Or he was preaimed and your idea of "nobody should have been aiming for" is vastly different from your average cancer player, pick one

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On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 7:26 AM, PlanetaryGenocide said:

Given that shell travel times still exists, it's more like the moment you got lit, arty moved the aim there and fired, and the shell landed just as your sixth did.


Or he was preaimed and your idea of "nobody should have been aiming for" is vastly different from your average cancer player, pick one

-OR there was someone on your team feeding them info on a drop-in. I'm pretty sure I've been on the receiving end of that a couple times.    OH look... two platoons from ClanXYZ, playing cancer... on each team.... and how fucking lucky that they are both blind firing the correct bushes/targets before anything was lit... shocking, I know.

The question of whether it belongs in the game is valid(but its already been done to death)... and its here, and a part of the game.. and they put good bait in the missions to get people to play it. 

4 extra girls(and easy honors tokens).... was all the incentive I needed to ruin other peoples games. The question of balance, and whether the mechanic is stupid is separate.. I wanted mo' chickies, so I ground out mo' chickies. that's that.. second easiest of the whole group for me, especially since they buffed the accuracy. 

I almost hate to admit it, but It also gave me a better idea of where I was going to be screwed by the godlasers and to some small extent improved my risk calculation(both pitching and getting fucked). 

(Removal of XVM would solve a LOT of the bullshit issues with godlasershitterhate... if it prevents me from camping, oookay.. fine.. if it prevents a major push because of shit-on-you supporting fire?.. fine-ish.. but when it is used to specifically single out players, not fine)

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On 2/8/2018 at 9:41 PM, hiipanda said:

Completing a 15 mission with honors get you a commendation. You can spend 4 commendations to complete a 15 mission, but not with honors. You probably can get an easy 260 if you check your campaign missions.

Ah, thanks. And here I was, grinding away like a hamster on a wheel. So it might make sense to go back and finish some easier 15 missions (there are a couple I didn't finish with honor on the second and more on the third) to get a free pass. Right now I have 12 so I could skip quite a bit (3x15 missions, skipping tryharding rushing TDs on my meds sounds good), especially since I finished the (very easy) cancer missions for the Obj.260, all but 4-15 on the lights and don't have that many to go on TDs, Meds and Heavies.

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Best part of the new system is you don't even need to complete the 14 previous missions to unlock the 15th with commendations.

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