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  1. Is the 88 viable on the Tiger II? The lackluster pen might make me reconsider, but the DPM wouldn't be bad...

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    2. Jesse_the_Scout


      I would not consider it viable. The gold round is a joke at a tier where armor inflation runs rampant. Even penning lower plates of soviet heavies isn't reliable with 236 APCR, and you're basically helpless when a tier 9-10 heavy is rolling down your flank. Alpha is generally more important than DPM too, you need buzzsaw DPM before it seems impactful, not +300. The top gun is laser accurate with great pen, it's a pretty big upgrade.

    3. FavreFan4ever


      Ahh, I didn't notice the low DPM increase that the 88 offers... and I had a few marginally better games in the KT which, when combined with your advice, has convinced me to stick with the 10.5 cm. Thanks for the advice!

    4. tajj7


      No, but the 105 is viable on the E75

  2. That's good advice. I'm far too aggressive in this thing and it shows with a survival rate of around 20%.
  3. I just started my Skoda T50 grind. I'm still lacking the top engine so it is sluggish, but the gun is just so good. You hardly feel like you're doing damage and then you look down and you're on 3k. The smaller clip size is a blessing and a curse: you can get that clip off very quickly but you won't be able to assassinate targets like a Batchat can. The camo is pretty bad so don't expect to win any vision games. I'd say its still quite viable in today's game (I only play randoms), it's a very enjoyable tank to play.
  4. I don't see a lot of these things running around, is it worth to continue the 430v2 grind and research this thing? I'm not enjoying the v2 as much as I used to and I'm contemplating selling it.
  5. Armor balance started going out the window when WG changed the armor penetration reticle to account for the angle of armor. You just can't effectively bait shots anymore because any player aiming at you has a real-time estimate on whether or not their shell will pen.

    1. nabucodonsor


      No it started when WG let people get gold rounds for credits. Suddenly tanks who had armour to withstand regular ammo became a XP pignata like the Maus pre-buff.

    2. FavreFan4ever


      Fair point- I lack the experience with the pre-gold-for-credits meta, however, I'd say that the fastest changes have occurred since pubs didn't need to think anymore about where/when to shoot. Tactics like sidescraping became significantly more difficult because everyone can see that their shot isn't going to pen.

    3. 8_Hussars


      I though it started with Murazor and the removal of weak spots and promotion of armor.  Continuing on with OP armored premiums... 

      I don't think pubbies use the pen indicator...

  6. Advice for playing this thing in the current meta? Free xp isn't an option, and I've had real trouble getting the armor to work even when sidescraping.
  7. It's going to get nerfed, but it looks like a decent machine. And I don't mind its appearance.
  8. Ahh, I'd repressed the memories of the -1 depression to the sides on this tank.
  9. Please talk me out of buying the AMX M4 54 when now that it's on-track. Is it viable at all with the 130mm? Gold pen seems kinda low but 560 alpha on a French tank... :frenchy:

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    2. FavreFan4ever


      @8_Hussars Run the 100mm and the stock turret, at least if you get hull down you can stand a chance. Good luck!

      I had over 1500dpg and a 55%WR in mine for some reason, and I'm not even a good player. Wonder how that happened...

    3. Matross


      You were always into weird hipster French tonks, finish the collection.

    4. FavreFan4ever


      @Matross True that

  10. Ok, talk me out of picking this thing up while it's on-track. I've written at length about it but that's only my take based off paper stats. How is this tank with the 130mm in the current meta?
  11. Likely would've been easier to just nerf the alpha on premium rounds, although one could argue that increasing hp pool in lower tier tanks is necessary. I personally don't like this way of changing things (increasing standard round damage) because it's going to mess with my brain. I see something running an 88 or a 90mm and it suddenly hits for 300+? That'll take some getting used to.
  12. I can't speak to how viable tanks are in CW, but I have played a couple. -Maus is good for HT missions, although I ground it out when you had to go through the VK 4502 series. I haven't played mine much for some reason but its a Maus. If you're getting tanks for nostalgia's sake, one of two initial tier X heavies is a great place to start. -AMX M4 54 is poorly balanced. The chassis is decent, although the turret is weak to gold in unexpected areas. That's fine, it's no SConq and tanks should have weakspots anyways. But the guns... the lack of DPM on the 120 and the lack of pen on the 130mm make either gun choice abysmal. You'll always end up in a situation where you wish you were running the other gun, when in reality neither are good options by themselves. With the 120 you're a poor man's SConq, with the 130 you'll be ineffective against anything with armor and will have to spam gold to be competitive. If you do grind this line, run the stock turret + 100mm on the AMX 65t and then stop once you've reached the AMX M4 51. -268V4 is still really good. If your end goal is tier X, don't let a bad tier 8/9 keep you from getting a tank you've always wanted. -I don't think armored cars are good for many missions, but they are fun as heck to drive.
    1. 8_Hussars


      Players - "WG ffs balance your game"

      WG - proposes balance changes...

      Players "WG ffs - How dare you touch my OP soviet tank"WG - Sigh...

      "the introduction of previously presented changes for the Soviet medium tanks Object 430 and Object 430U has been abandoned"

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