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  1. How ostracized would I be if I wrote: neither - the modern FV4202 beats them both?
  2. Note sure why that quote, above, won't go away. Any updates on play-style or buffs to the Firefly?
  3. I just had this happen at the end of the game for three shots on tanks that were capping our base. All game long I was a God controlling, and winning, the game ... we were up in tanks, but nobody on the team was trying to make it back to our base. I was top tier, and did make it there ... and bounced the shit out of everything that I needed to damage. Over 3,000 damage that game, but none when I needed it the most, lol. Next time I'll try the HE shells I guess.
  4. I'm only here because I had to buy the Tiger P back to get back on the path toward the Maus. 2012 (might have been 2011?): Because, out of the only three tier tens in the game, in 2012 I started up the German line to eventually get the Maus Because, holy hell, the Tiger tank gets penned by everything. I sold it twice, bought it three times, finally researched it out 2013: Because, by that time, other lines had been added Because, well, hell, my target of the Maus will have to wait a little bit more since it isn't a preferred nor capable Clan Wars tier ten Because, "ooh! that Bat Chat is hot shit! That's the next tier ten I'm aiming for!" Because, War gaming was giving away free gold for changing our passwords regularly, I started a second account (for the wife) and played the tier 5 premium I eventually bought with free gold Because, that turned into me playing that account more and more to have a place to go to after being temporarily banned from the main account (when it came to dealing with bullies who push teammates out or shoot them - either to protect myself or other teamamtes) 2016: Because, 'Hey, there are personal missions that require a HT to bounce shots - maybe it's time to get serious about the Maus just to get it?' 2017: Because, "Alright, this Christmas tree decorating shit is BULLSHIT - they aren't giving Americans the recipes on how to create the higher-tier ornaments, and I'm burned out from playing here after Christmas" Because, nine months away from the game Because, 'Hey, holy fook, I was RIGHT FOOKIN THERE WITH THE 4502 B, over 126,000 XP saved toward the Maus, and they changed the line?!?!?' Because, I'll ignore the whole epic fiasco - "screw it - I'll focus on other lines then" Because, "aw jesus christ, alright... I'll buy back the god damned Tiger P to research the tier 8 that I have to get to go up the Maus line again" 296 battles, 5 years later (though the Tiger P wasn't in the game back then, the Maus was), I finally get an Ace Tanker on the Tiger P And, now here in December 8th, 2017, 347 battles later, I am one battle away from fully researching out the Tiger P ... again.
  5. I don't know - it was either the WOT forum, Reddit, or somewhere early this morning.
  6. I've read arguments to keep the stock turret vs. upgrading it for reasons of weight, and increased sluggishness. Supposedly there is a power increase with the top turret, but the thing is so heavy that it makes the tank handle worse. Has anybody tested both turrets enough to lay it down for us?
  7. ty for the reminder/tip - I just put my E25 crew in the Marder 38t without retraining (they are on the other Hetzer line), plus a radio operator I had lying around, and I agree that it's working so much better than the Marder II with a 100% crew is. Funny, because 75% crews usually suck in a tank, but in the 38t they seem to be just fine.
  8. You were correct - thank you. It started to change *finally* yesterday.
  9. So I have been playing it just to attempt to correct the wrongs. I had something like 120 battles in it when I started a few days ago, and now have 151 - I've also earned the Ace tanker award in it (that was a 10,080 WN8 game), had multiple 'good' WN8 games, and yet the WN8 for the specific tank seems stuck at "144," and isn't moving up despite the numbers of battles accumulating. Sorta seems like something is stuck.
  10. Believe it or not, I've already bought and re-crewed the M3 Stuart since it was at 144 battles of "UGH!", but thank you - I won't go buying the others. Are we headed for WN9 soon?
  11. How much does the effect of low WN8 have on the player's overall WN8 for tanks played very little? I'm talking those few tanks played just a couple of games, determined were crap, and lost hard each time. On one hand they are very few games compared to a nearly 25k game account, so they shouldn't count for much - but then they are absolute Zeros, which could affect the overall greatly. (and then there's the Skorpion that is still registering Zero, but I'm not worried about that as it will eventually be taken care of/fixed) Such as: And one that I didn't realize I played so long (I knew it was a low WN8 overall, but man, 144 games?!) Should I make a point of going back in and replaying them to at least even them out to green status? Thank you.
  12. My take is this: I own the JigTig 8.8, and find it now outclassed by how the game has progressed since it was debuted. It hit me the other night as I was trying to play the JigTig to think about it like this: Take the "mobility is King" concept that gets applied to the Jagpanzer II vs. the Ferdinand choice, and apply it to everything in the game. I'm not just talking about TD's here, though - the advent of higher-tier lights has marred the JigTig's effectiveness, and that the general player base has become much worse at doing anything expected or correct, the ability to flex is too important. Mobility and a turreted gun makes the Skorpion much more effective if wins and earnings, combined, is the goal. I would almost say that the reliable earnings of the Skorp, even if lower, may equal the stouter earnings with less regular games of the JigTig. Perhaps not totally, but I'd rather the flexibility of the Skorp, now (based off of renting it, and my buddy having bought it), than what my Jigtig brings to the battles. Comparing the average daamge per battle of the rental vs. my JigTig, the Skorpion is 200 HP per battle higher, but then isn't limited to tier 9 battles (IIRC). I used to love the JigTig, but now am against the concept, and am adjusting my fleet accordingly for mobility.
  13. Felicius, I agree. I believe I disagree that the IS-2 model and total play style is the way the IS should be handled. Maybe I'm wrong, but I've been looking at the frontal armor slopes and profiles, and the IS just isn't that tank. Something else surprising (to me at least)... the 100mm gun gets every bit the penetration the 122's do, but even more with premium rounds. Accuracy is better, and spamming 235mm penetration rounds... at nearly twice the reload rate. When trading shots this is obviously a bad idea, but if the IS were to be played as a medium with its top engine instead? .38 dispersion, 2.7 second aim time on the 100mm that, the last time, I tried to give up ASAP. The frontal armor was disappointing IIRC, and ... now it has me wondering just how mobile the IS can be with better crew skills (ORD)? I know this seems fail-talk to some here, but the close-in shot-trading thing worked out like crap for me the last time.
  14. Something tells me that the IS tier 7 should be an OK tank despite its long reload and aim time, but I was never able to get it to work. Years later - like now - I'm wondering about re-trying and side-scrpaing like a mo-fo. But is that all there is to this lackluster tier 7 heavy? Rammer, vents, and GLD would be my outfit. Despite going page by page here and in the WoT forums, I found only one thread here, and really no good threads elsewhere, on it.
  15. Yes, I do have something to say since I was an original buyer of it. It was originally guaranteed to only see lower tiers, and used to be OP when used correctly. I loved it years ago. I wish I had a screen shot of the original description of it. It actually said in the description that it would be a limited tier tank. Unlike so many of the premium tanks that WG held to their promises for, the S35 instead got its description changed, and got thrown into tier 5 matches. It used to be a king, but is now a pain.
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