I really do want to blame the tank here, but I'll take the high road and say that I can't make this thing work. Like, at all.
Clan mate gifted it to me out of the blue, so I wasn't gonna say no... but oh geebums this thing is so uncomfortable.
I'm used to my American and Brit tanks, to be fair. I've only gotten the IS-3 as its tier 8 meta, should we decide to do tier 8 stronks/cw later on. I hate the KV-4, but will eventually buy it back to get ST-I so that I actually have a superheavy.
But I'm willing to give this thing another chance, as I know alot of people love it.
BEHOLD, THE LIST OF GRIEVANCES:
Terribad penetration + 3.4 aimtime + 0.46 accuracy = LOLNO.
Even If i do hit a weakspot, that pen means i stand a good chance of bouncing anyway.
Long reload for that kind of gun performance.
Turret cheeks easily penetrable by 175mm pen guns
UFP armor seems to not want to bounce anything, despite high sloping.
I still can't figure out if I should treat it like a pikenose or angle that SOB.
Angled butt cheeks mean I cant reverse Sidescrape it.
(ignore KV-2 WR, that's from when I played it as an ultra noob. Bought it back and trying to dig that WR out of the hole.)
And before you say fire pure gold...
Other than the month of prem I just bought with TOG gold, 90% of the time i run without prem account.
Because of that, I try to limit gold usage to what's absolutely necessary.
On more usable guns, that helps me practice better aim.
Prem tanks should be making me money, not losing it for me.