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  1. The FV4202 is great, mind it's getting replaced and getting a HEAT-round which will make it close to inferior in every way to other meds if they don't buff the top speed.


    HESH is key, DPM goes through the roof and except for the waffle, NOTHING can kill you faster than you can kill them if you fire HESH. For example, HESH pens E 100 side turrets and sides pretty regularly(8/10 over 430 damage at least) yet people NEVER use it.


    the speed is enough to flex, dep is great, gun is accurate with food and HESH DPM is awhmags  The combo is dangerous and hugely underestimated. 


    TBH, the Fv is much better than the M48 IMO. M48 is just so meh in so many ways, it gets shit on. The "All around" works great for the E5, but is crap for the M48. M48 can`t snap shot like the 62a/140 anymore, its still soft vs T9 and above all over, has a huge profile, has low DPM. So the Leo plays much better as camo opportunist. The Fv and STB have better hull down and DPM, almost all have same speed, E50 can bully as a pocket heavy sometimes and since the M48 isnt hard enough, it might as well be soft.


    I think all in all M48 is the most meh t10. Fv at least has a niche of huge DMG when flanking.

  2. Im still struggling hard to carry solo. 1 enemy platoon of meds who are competent and im cooked before I break 2k dmg. And if I sit back and hide from platoon to conserve HP, I am the shitter blue who cares more about Wn8 than Wins and we end up losing.

    I find its a good bully often times. But vs T10 meds, it is toast and in many maps you have to go medium side.

    Its great when Im platooning, but solo is bad.

  3. That is nice, but I never really had problems with the tumor. I always have problems with the LFP or just getting artied. I just need to accept that this tank and I were not meant to be.

    Whats not to like? It IMO is the 140/62a of the heavies. Fast, railgun bloom and aimtime, and solid front armor with great acceleration. Its almost as good as best in class tanks in almost all areas.

    City maps im fine and open maps im fine. Lol it even has similar camo to my m60, but 60 is the worst in class.


    What dont you like about it? I have noticed guys who prefer meds only dislike the tank as its slow. If you just keep reminding yourself your a pocket heavy its impressive what it can do. Im sure you know this.

    My favorite thing is in the new meta of funnels, its just medium like enough to get oppurtunistic kills while having enough armor to bounce often. Also the  -8 is just a huge asset.

  4. Heres a battle I had in the PTA on Karkov


    PTA cannot push, its DPM is so low that some tier 8 HT's just wreck it. Support the main push, only use your HP at the end. That HP is the only armor the PTA has

    Great game. I still see that there where 3 t10 players platooned with great stats where as the other was solid yellow. I know it doesnt take away from the tactics but doesnt it seem like the PTA simply cannot carry? I mean open maps it does very well, but It just feels like it has no carry to me.


    Like I said ill keep trying very carefully with all your tips, and Im sure it will get better. But I still am a skeptic as to how much better this tank can be. I mean facing the pTA in any other T9 doesnt scare me, si why would it scare my enemies. We shall see :). Also, as of late Im soloing 95% if the time and It really is a massive deal in a tank like this. When I have 2 others in heavies etc, this tank really shines, but solo seems hard enough without its handicaps.

  5. What crew setup and equipment are you using?
    You should be maximizing the tanks strengths as well as minimizing it's weaknesses (camo + view range = strength, gun handling = weakness).

    Run VS,Optics, Rammer if you aren't already.

    Crew skills should have BiA, Gunnery skills for OTM accuracy, safe stowage, view range perks and camo as a 3rd skill for maximum efficiency.

    Also run double repairs, or use chocolate.

    I run this pretty much. Dual reps+ Crew Camo+Optics/Rammer and all the safe skills to limit fire ammo rack.


    Im fine on long maps, its just the cities that really are bad for me. But ill try these tips today and let you know. I just hate sitting back and basically hoping my pubbies win the match, and thats what it feels like.


    Fulc toon with me and show me whats up :)

  6. The PTA actually has decent DPM. Just make your trades properly.

    I solo'd mine at 69% (190ish solo) and 2.5k DPG

    2k DPM is not good with a tank that can`t trade with anything IMO.

    IDK how you can solo 69% with it, thats crazy.

    The PTA has such a laser cannon but you seem so mundane that tanks will actually forget about you. Not like a WT or autoloader, where people will yolo you to try to take you out of the game; people only yolo you in the PTA expecting an easy kill, which if you preserve your HP and play at a distance makes that a tough task.

    And the PTA is SOOOOO maneuverable and flat out fast that "being opportunistic" can happen literally anywhere on the map, you just have to put yourself there.

    See its the opposite I find. Everyone yolos me because im as soft as a Romba but with a 10 sec reload. Also while the speed is great, the lack of depression hurts it badly IMO.

    Rus tanks have -5 and -6 but you dont have to remove the turret from all engagements. If the PTS turret is exposed, its penned.

  7. All great points. It seriously just seems like all the normal strengths a soft tank has like depression, fast reload or High DPM are lacking in the PTA and it makes it very hard. I still avg 2k DMG but it feels like much less. Like T61 at least has -9 and so you abuse depression with its low DPM/Softness. Patton line is the same.


    I think I got a good suggestion about living till end of game where my vision and camo play a role, but to me it feels to team reliant. This tank just cant do anything solo.

  8. Im really having huge trouble with Stalingrad and other maps in the PTA, it is so soft and so low on DPM even scouts can hurt me and take more than half my health.

    So on stalingrad how would you experts deploy? It seems like I go beach but lack of depression really hurts me as well as low DPM and softness.

  9. Apparently they will "fix" armor in next round of test, as in current state it's not "historical".

    Lol I love that they made the tank from drawings and then say its "Not Historical"

    INRL it would have glass armor and be only 110mm thick for UFP, but thats at 66 degrees and with glass its basically 50% increase in KE and 200+% vs HEAT


    Also it isnt Egg shaped INRL, it had a flat plate. They basically got lazy and used the M48/M103 style shape instead of a straight hull.

  10. Ok guys, Im back after 6 months and notice my friendslist is whacked. A lot of buddies moved on, some forgot me :(

    I want guys who want to win [not just DMG farm] and are always trying to improve. I prefer last 1k games 2400 ish and 58% ish. But if your a good teamate and cool guy, Im game.

    You can either add me or tell me to add you. Im on West and play 1-2 hours around lunch then from 8 pm West coast till morning.


    It has been brutal lately for me. Solo on west is so much harder than east IMO. I have been playing east. I can play east if you prefer.

    Im working on lots of T9`s. I need 50 mil of credits, so normal and Prem T8 and normal, and of course 10`s.

  11. Looking for platoon mates I can rely on to play tier 8+ with whenever I'm on. I'm looking to run mostly 9's with some pref's in b/w. I prefer playing on West because I get better ping, but East works as well.

    Please god, add me.


    I just came back after 6 months and been having a hell of a time. Im Cali on at weird hours sometimes.

  12. Both are solid tanks. Well I got off on the wrong start with the 122-44. Played it like a shitlord and continue to do so. su-122-44 does not receive pref mm so it can be subject to tier 9 violence. same penetration as an is6 so it will need premium ammo when in higher tier battles. that's for sure. i found that the 122-44 is hard to play solo. too team dependent. with the su-85i it can be fairly easy to carry the team. i think it comes down to the fact that 122-44 does not have pref mm. however in a tier 7 or 8 battle the 122-44 dominates. it's super amazing. anything above that it just lacks the ability to carry from what i've experienced.


    but i think the su-85i is better for its tier. either that or it's because when i played the 122-44 the teams were trash. i saw heavies going med positions almost every battle. i saw a lot of weird shit when i played the 122-44. i even gave up and tooned the 122-44 with blunicum players. even then i just got unlucky with the tank.

    +1 thx so much man.


    Do you own a Su76? How much is it better in its tier?


    Also is the 85mm considered goood alpha for its tier? The reason the su 12244 really shined wass its massive 390 alpha at t7. At t7 390 Alpha is very similar to having the 704`s gun at t9. I mean think of all the T5-6`s it 2 shots and things like Hellcats...Forget it.


    But after the TD nerf and map changes I wont use it as it brings my Wn8 down tons as it was way way OP. The Su85 seems like it never got a chance in the TD`s hayday.

  13. I just used mine for that cred event and OMG.....All slow US tanks need to have like 1.7 sec aim and low bloom and this one is shit.


    Its like a T32 without the great turret, and with low alpha and bad gun handling.


    Seriously this thing needs to feel like the E5 does. it needs gun handling like a Rus med seeing as its soooo slow and lacks most things.


    I still think US med line might be best.

    M4 is still fun to play as is Jumbo. T20 is fun. Pershing is pure sex and M46 is AMAZING and since it doesnt matter what T10 you get, just that its a t10 the T10 doesnt matter.


    So IMO US med, US HVY [since it can use 90mm with gold for T29-T32 until unlock] Then M103 stock 120mm is badass, makes it easiest in game almost.


    If I had money I would do French heavy as I`d FCM it till 50-100.

  14. You can carry some games in the t49.

    You can carry all games in the Bulldog.


    This is true, but its clear the Walker is gonna get nerfed and hard. Sorry to say but when the RUskis see there lights become dwarfed at every turn by a truly Semi-Op tank....You better believe that is gonna get the M48 treatment.


    T49 is hilarious. But you should not sell the bulldog. Just move the crew. That way you're saving money for when you want to play the bulldog again.

    Exactly this. Just keep the one crew man and as they get super duper high up 90% training will be fine. Im almost 100% certain M41 is gonna get nerf hard, where im almost sure T49 if anything will get small buff.


    The t49 is the ultimate peekaboom flanking tank. Was able to hit the engine deck of a prot, for 950~ and set him on fire to finish him off.

    My waifu


    Yeah this is true, watch Jacg in it. He sits there and circles enemies like a shark, then he isolates lone ones3x crits them + 700 DMG and repeats. True it might not be a finisher but the T49 actually can help its team tons by scouting as well as crippling enemy waffles and soon enemy 4005`s and other paper tanks.


    Has anyone here tried it with the 90? With good creds its very fun.



    So which do I keep?


    I`d say the M41 is gonna get nerfed into oblivion, so for now keep the m41 and enjoy it as it lasts.


    Then go back to the T49. I was so surprised how much I loved the T49 with the 90mm. It really is a laser beam and has some handling advantages over ru251, but mainly it spits those rails at huge and safe depression.


    Also using the X Turret saves huge amounts of weight and makes it great. m one of the few guys who think the 90mm is great and in some ways better than the RU. I was avging about 1900 DMG per game before CW and before derp. Its a shame they said it will never get the 90m normal AP round but that 250 mm HEAT is lethal. Autoaim and forget.


    Anyways im almost sure its Nerf proof as well, and really without the derp people thingk its harmless and get raped by it. Better one is I will shoot and an enemy will rush in thinking he has 25 secs for reload to kill me. 1500 DMG later the poor T34 is meat.                                         


    Keep m41 now to demolish guys and get rdy to sell it as they nerf it.



    The T49 with 90mm feels like a 140 or 62a mixxed with a M46 and had a little baby.


    You could use Ru but TBH the depression takes planning as it can only go to the sides where the t49 is flexible.


    @The guys who say the T49 is trash at carrying or just trash, watch Jacg play his. Its not a joke or "Fun" tank. He straight up owns in it. And I understand he is one of best light players but im sure if he can do it, so can many others to at least some degree.

  16. Imo the mistake many players make who complain about the 140 but love the 62a is that they try to go to the same positions. You can't, simple.



    Yep its true. And as I said as the Sigma/accuracy changes to more inaccurate 140 will become better. Also if 62a goes HD it will become more like T54`s IMO.


    I met two of them while grinding my STA. I've set them both on fire and than sniped those turret tops with 275 HEAT. They were very upset, to say the least. :D

    Wait you used heat vs overmatch zones in STA? Brave. I love when guys spam HEAT at my 140 as usually it means im in godmode. I love when the T54 drivers who are baddies face me.

  17. In your opinions will it surely be nerfed? Like is it Hellcat OP or just OP in good hands?


    I am just sick of waiting to long to get things like 183`s and other OP tanks before they are nerfed. If its a sure thing to be nerfed I will hurry and get it before the 3 patch nerf period.

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