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  1. 34 minutes ago, Wanderjar said:

    NA got blessed/delayed to 5:55 P.M Central (6:55 Eastern, 3:55 Pacific). becuase, according to WGNA twitter, "Someone forgot to set the initial timer"

    so from here on out (I guess. it IS WG after all) the NA market switch times are at 5:55AM/PM ish. so NA has a 7-8 hr window to know whats coming from RU/EU

    Those times are some of the most inconvenient for me, geez.

    At least I know if I'll rip my dick off if I'm missing out on something cool, I suppose.

  2. 6 hours ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

    LOL, you are funny, that's not how WG works. 

     

    1 hour ago, Deus__Ex__Machina said:

    *WG nerfs it a little*

    Made me blow through my nose a little.

    The nerf doesn't do too much for the tank though, should still be a very interesting concept. I still wonder what WG is doing with all these tier 9 premiums...

  3. 20 hours ago, hall0 said:

    Isn't this the M60A2 Starship turret? 

    Must've been a concept for it.

    EDIT: Looks like I was correct
    sWO1X9w.png

    That said, the armor profile on this is super interesting. The turret looks strong as fuck until you look the other way a little and they pen the flat turret sides where the gun is mounted. The engine deck can also be shot at when sidescraping a la T28 Prot.

  4. On 12/23/2019 at 12:41 AM, Panzergraf said:

    I notice the Löwe has 10 degrees of gun depression now also. IIRC it had much less back in the day. Is the Löwe good  now?

    Yes the Löwe is a very good tank now, a bit boring because it's quite slow but otherwise a good credit earner

    To humor myself until Christmas arrives I'm going to do mini-reviews for all the T8 premium tanks as of posting (Dec 2019). It's best to learn up on all the tier 8 premiums since they populate the tier by a fair bit now.

     

    T34
    - was trash then, still trash now, it just doesn't work that well as a boomstick heavy especially with 440 alpha heavies

    Löwe
    - Good tank, decent pen and workable armor means you're competitive in all tiers, also a good credit earner

    T26E4
    - Surprisingly a good heavium in today's meta, I think is the best of the pref-MM tanks right now because of the speed and pen buff it got years ago

    Type 59
    - Once a real hunter in a tier 8 wolfpack, got powercreep'd into being just alright. I'd rate it as a T-44-100 with pref-MM. Probably up there with the SP for being alright pref-MM prems

    IS-6
    - kinda shit even with the pen buffs, you're meeting much more armor at tier 8 these days

    KV-5
    - pretty shit these days, pretty much a meme if you pull it out

    FCM 50t
    - I'd imagine it's still competitive, but I never see these things around anymore to gauge its performance.

    JT 8.8
    - It's a bit bad, hard to make work because of the pew-pew gun and noturret

    T-34-3
    - was a Type 59 but worse and has 122, even more crap now because tanks hit harder these days

    112
    - see IS-6

    Panther 8.8
    - kinda shit, apparently due for a buff in the future

    STA-2
    - kinda shit to almost alright, don't see these around anymore because there are better options

    AMX CDC
    - was shit before, is shit now

    T-54 1st prot.
    - T-44-100 that trades mobility for armor, so you can kind-of interchange the two, I'd still pick the 44-100 though. Pretty good tier 8 medium.

    WZ-111
    - see 112

    Pz. 58 (Mutz)
    - I don't enjoy this tank, you have better options, although it is arguably one of the better tier 8 premium mediums

    M46 KR
    - An alright tier 8 medium, altough that isn't saying much these days

    59-Patton
    - I think it was meant to replace the T-34-3 when they decided to get rid of pref-MM, it's kinda shit since its armor profile doesnt work

    M4A1 Revalorise
    - Pretty good medium, packs a heavy punch of 390 alpha although you're pretty fragile. Also kinda slow for a medium

    FV4202 (It's a premium now)
    - It's an alright T8 British medium, but there are better options now

    IS-3A (It came out around this time)
    - Was kinda shit before, now it's a strong T8 heavy because of the autoreloading system (look it up yourself)
    - I don't think it's better than tech tree IS-3, though

    Kanonenjagdpanzer
    -  It's shit, the 105 variant is much better

    M41 90mm
    - One of the better tier 8 lights, although overshadowed by latter releases, HESH round that wrecks wheelchair tanks

    T-44-100
    - Strong tier 8 medium, I would pick this up if it's on sale but that's just me, in general though tier 8 mediums aren't very competitive besides a couple

    ---(Start of the OP premium era)---

    Rhm. Skorpion
    - This tank was so dominant when it came out, and still is these days (most popular premium tank). The 490 alpha + mobility + turret is a killer combo

    AMX M4 49 (Liberte)
    - Was really strong when it came out, these days its fairly balanced (says a lot about the current meta)

    T26E5 (Patriot)
    - Very strong heavium, mobility + armor is very good. Personally not a fan of the gun though since it's a bit derpy

    Obj. 252U (Defender)
    - currently the strongest tier 8, so strong WG refuses to sell it again (besides events I think?) Armor + mobility + 440 alpha is very strong, you can chop off a portion of your brain and YOLO and still get a better WR than average

    ---(End of the OP premium era)---

    T25 Pilot #1
    - solid tier 8 medium, although there are better options. Really don't see these around anymore

    Lorr. 40t (yes it's a premium now)
    - Solid autoloading medium, good mobility and burst, overshadowed by a certain tier 8 autoloader

    M6A2E1 (they put it for sale around this time)
    - Yes this was a beta tester tank, yes WG is greedy, yes it's very comptitive because its frontal armor is strong for its tier, no the gun did not get better

    Strv S1
    - King of the bushwanker TDs, makes good profit beacause of 288 pen standard APCR round, very reactive tank because of Siege mode mechanics (look it up)

    Chrysler K

    6 hours ago, M4A3E8sherman said:

    Chrysler K is another one, while it looks a little silly both appearances and stats wise it's very effective if you spam gold and sidescrape.

    Strv 81 (Primo Victoria)
    -  premium Swedish Centurion, on-par with the Cent. 5/1 RAAC I think

    WZ-120G-FT
    - very good brawling TD, meaty 440 alpha and the hull traverse will catch flankers off guard

    STG (Guard)
    - Obj. 416 with 390 boomstick, I like it even though it's a bit bad

    AMX Cda 105
    - Decent TD, has the same gun as the (old) AMX-30, outclassed by the Strv S1 in bushwanking

    T92
    - an alright tier 8 light, severely outclassed by wheelchair tanks. I like it, though.

    VK 162.01 (Mauerbrecher)
    - Kinda shit, even if it has a 440 alpha gun, think tier 8 Maus

    ELC EVEN 90
    - ultimate variant of AMX ELC before it got castrated, very good tier 8 light, best camo in class b/c it's small as fuck so you can passive spot for days

    Somua SM
    - AMX 50 100 with one less shot and more armor, which means it's a better tank

    Progetto M35
    - currently the best tier 8 medium, shits on the other autoloaders because it autoreloads and has god-mode dispersion / mobility values

    Cent. 5/1 RAAC
    - premium Australian Centurion but better, on-par with Strv 81

    Caernarvon AX
    - Strong tier 8 heavy, like the T26E5 but trades mobility for more armor, I think good credit maker too but I don't have one

    Kanonenjagdpanzer 105
    - Better than standard KJpz because it has the 105 of tier 10 mediums, stil loses to S1 as a bushwanker

    50TP prot.
    - Obj. 252U that trades armor for a touch better mobility and a better gun, still not as strong as a Defender but still overall a good tank

    LT-432
    - broke tier 8 light meta, has the armor of a medium with the size and speed of a light, pick one up if you can

    SU-130PM
    - like the Skorp in that it has mobility + 520 boomstick, trades a bit of Skorp mobility and a full turret for a touch better gun

    ISU-130
    - used to be a CC only tank, not very good because the platform is ass even if you have the best DPM

    M41D
    - Don't see this tank that much. It's a Chinese variant of the standard tier 8 M41 Bulldog, I guess it's average to worse than the other lights?

    EBR 75
    - Wheeled tank, game-breaking mobility, really doesn't matter what you do as long as you can YOLO the enemy you'll get 3k spotting

    HWK 30
    - Ru 251 if it was still a tier 8, about the same as the M41 90, I think it has a better sillhouette so it's a better spotter

    TS-5
    - tier 8 american TD w/o a turret, surpisingly good if you can make it work. Pretty slow though just like the line

    Lansen C
    - 50/50 tank, either you like the 320 alpha -10 degree gun depression boomstick medium or you're turned off by the gun comfortability (it's kinda bad)

    T-103
    - Don't see this tank a lot, but from what I can gather it's bad

    EMIL 1951
    - Solid autoloading heavy, if you can find a ridgeline and go hulldown you're gucci

    VK 75.01 (K)
    - Like the Mauerbrecher, but it gets a meatier 490 alpha gun and is balanced by the god-awful platform it's on

    Skoda T 27
    - It's a good autoloading medium, still gets shit on by Progetto though

    Senlac
    - The best tank in its line, and it's the goddamn premium lmao please don't get this tank

    TL-1 LPC
    - surprisingly a strong medium, get's a touch meatier 280 alpha which is better than its 90mm brothers

    Turtle Mk. I
    - Good if you can get to the fight and hulldown, you will melt whatever is in front of you, otherwise you're just a map tourist

    M48A2 Raumpanzer
    - Literally a heavy medium because it's the M48 at tier 8, it's just alright, I suppose? Looks comfy although you might not enjoy it because it's a slow medium like M4A1 Rev.

    M54 Renegade (T54E2)
    - Very good heavium, trades off workable armor for decent mobility and a good and meaty 360 alpha gun

    E-75 TS
    - Like the Renegade but trades the gun for a touch better mobility and workable armor

    Obj. 703 II
    - Don't have one, but is currently the only tank with double barrels, If you can trade two shots you're really strong

  5. 2 hours ago, Diriz0n said:

    ?    

    aren't their mobility pretty much the same? 

    ''more usable mobility'' ?

    They have the same top speed, same reverse, same HP/T. E75 has better terrain resistances, Rene traverses quicker and has quicker turret rotation

    From what I can see, E 75 gets to its top speed more than the Renegade because of those resistances. In terms of short range mobility the M54 wins out because of good hull/turret traverse but when speeding to positions E 75 TS will get there faster because its terrain resistance modifiers arent holding back its acceleration

    Also E 75 has 1 more kph reverse speed so it's not the same :doge:

  6. I've played the tank for even more games now, so my perspective is starting to solidify. Some more thoughts:

    - this tank takes module/crew damage like crazy, I had to run a large medkit and retrain my crews to jack of all trades / armorer / safe stowage to mitigate it, it eats into profits too since you cant deal damage at maximum efficiency and you get less VR so less assists

    - i have to reiterate what @M4A3E8sherman said that this thing plays like a tier 8 M46, you have to play like an absolute bitch and have other tanks meatshield for you just because you dont take hits very well

    - Since youre so tall youre firing down into the lower plate of some tanks so your gun has a tad bit lower pen than it should, this can be mitigated with the good gold round tho

     

    other than that, very good tank but you need a certain set of skills to use it properly unlike chopping off a part of your brain and press W like the Defender

  7. On 12/4/2019 at 4:34 PM, leggasiini said:

    Do type 5 heavy pls :minidoge:

    also this ^

    Some aspects of the review (how he does firepower/armor/mobility and overall rating) does resemble my reviews a bit, but I don't think its intentional and it seems like a coincidence to me.

    Can't really tell if there are more refences, might be just that my memory is getting rusty. It's been too long :feelsbad:

    I believe Garbad/Kewei used a numerical scale when reviewing tanks too, but this is only from memory and I can't be assed to look up their old reviews

  8. I got the tank at a 70% discount (20% more than what I was aiming for) and played for a bit, so written below are my first impressions/ review. I'll compare it to the T26E5 since it's the American premium HT to get (why would you get a T34 lmao just play the T29 a tier lower)

    Let's take a look at the tank trifecta of criteria:
    Mobility
    The mobility on the tank is good for a heavy, only decent overall. You're rarely going to hit your top speed of 45 and just hover around the 40 mark. Turning kills any speed on this tank because of the terrain resistances so it's best to take racing lines everywhere you go to minimize the speed bleeding. Overall a touch better than the T26E5.
    3/5

    Firepower
    This is the highlight of the tank, honestly. It's such a good gun I believe it should be on a tier 9 (it should've been :'(). Because you don't move so quickly the bloom on hull movement does barely anything for the gun and coupled with the really good but not IS-3 tier .1 turret dispersion means you snap for days. The below-average aimtime is not a problem because the bloom is just so low. The alpha and reload sit at a very good sweet spot wherein you can trade decently with heavies and also out-DPM them 8/10, which fixes my problem with the T26E5 wherein the alpha and bloom are hard to manage to fight decently with the enemies. The penetration is also pretty good, although you'll have problems fighting tier 10 superheavies but all tier 8s have problems with those anyway.

    The only downside I can think of is that you'll get out-traded by most heavies, especially so with the Defender/VK 100.01, which is really important in heavy brawling where you both trade around cover one at a time.
    4.5/5

    Armor/Survivability
    You're honestly not going to bounce anything except with the turret. The hull armor is just garbo enough that anything tier 7 and above will autopen it. You'll have to bait with the tracks to bounce anything on the hull or snapshot your trade so they don't get a chance to hit you (which you're really good at). Turret wise, it will bounce most shots save lucky cheek shots. The cupola is very prominent, but if you're playing it right you can make it a hard shot for most of the enemy. It just means you can't stand still or you'll get hit in the cupola. The height is a problem since the hull is kinda tall, so you have to pick the cover you'll use. Arty wise you're going to get splashed by 200-400 every hit which isn't ideal, especially since the tank is pretty large. I've also noticed my crew dying a bit more than usual, so you might want to consider a large health kit. This the only category wherein the T26E5 edges it out, if only because the hull/turret combo is more useful.

    View range is also really good for an 8, so you can at least spot in high-tier games where you're kinda useless. I run optics on the tank although a case can be made for vents if your crew is good enough and/or running food.
    3.5/5

    How is it as a premium?
    Since you can do a lot of damage due to the really good gun, you can potentially make a lot of money. It's not a 90mm shell though in terms of cost/damage, nor can it farm high-tier opponents like the S1/Lowe, but it makes good credits.

    Should I buy it?
    This one's tough to say, especially since it's only a marathon tank for now. At 10-40% discount I'd think about it, 50-70% discount I'd say buy, 80-90% is too good of a deal unless you don't want to give WG money. I got it not only because it was 70% off, but also because I like collecting historical American tanks. I'm still kinda miffed they renamed it to the M54 since it never made it past prototype stages. As a crew trainer it trains both the T57 and T110E5, but the American HT line in general isn't in a very good spot these days bar the T29.

    Totalling up the ZXScore™ and the tank comes out at 11/15. It's a really good heavy, but it's no Defender :^)

    thank you for reading my blogpost

    AddenumThe HE does 440 damage, so you can splash low-HP tanks and kill them. I still wouldn't rely on it, though.

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    20 hours ago, Oicraftian said:

    When I look in tanks.gg live model, it seems stronger than Caernarveon or Centurion 1 turret, and CAX against 268 pen guns... Aside from the cupola that's really good isn't it?

    Hull armor *seems* workable. But no matter how you angle it you expose this ~200 eff armor band between the "beak" and rest of UFP.

    Screenshot (511).png

    I'm not sure why you're looking at UFP effectiveness, especially since nobody in their right mind would shoot an UFP unless they're a.) braindead which is easy to outplay or b.) they have enough pen to butter it, which is most tanks you're gonna face. Tier 8 is a very popular tier, which means most of the people you fight can instapen the hull.

  9. 3 hours ago, Diriz0n said:

    What we really need,  is bat chat 25 AP to move down a tier,  to 8. Remove the top gun, replace it with CDC and FCM standard 212 AP pen gun. Then have this tank fill in current Bat Chat 25 AP tier 9 spot.

    The purpose of this is to expand the tech tree, making the french have a tech tree tier 8 med, instead of having to invest six-hundred K exp on a light tank.....bat chat 12T

     

    Honestly the batchat-AP would be kinda bad at tier 8 with a 240 autoloader since its a tad bit too large at tier 8 to be useful

  10. Which of the removed maps do you guys miss and/or wish WG brought back with some tweaks?

    To jog your head:


    - Dragon Ridge
    Dragon_Ridge.jpg


    - Hidden Village
    HiddenVillage_MiniMap.jpg


    - Komarin
    Komarin.jpg


    - Northwest
    Northwest.jpg


    - Pearl River
    Asia_Miao.jpg


    - Port
    map-port.jpg


    - Sacred Valley
    Sacred_Valley.jpg


    - Severogorsk
    map_1c28bb5d9b18d015e11dc001a1f3e15be18f


    - South Coast
    south_coast.jpg


    - Stalingrad
    stalingrad.jpg


    - Swamp
    JKtSRKE.jpg


    - Windstorm
    84_winter.jpg

  11. 3 hours ago, Oicraftian said:

    The amor is not bad. I would say good. UFP is about 190-220 for the weaker bit. LFP is glass but tumor is a real problem

     

    apparently the gun that seems ported from a tier 9 medium is supposed to compensate. Good handling for 360 alpha, 2.1k DPM 226 pen, almost like its fucking over the mediums.

     

    mobility is good if not for the magical ground resistances from hell.

     

    VR is good enough to replace mediums because again fuck balance.

     

    side armor and good shell velocity...

     

    bullshit/10 would delete again

    The gun slightly out-DPMs the T26E5 while having more alpha strike, so yeah very strong gun

    I have no idea why they made this a tier 8 prem since the real world stats should suggest that it's tier 9 medium territory. The fact that it does being a medium better than other mediums in its tier is quite amusing

  12. Not sure why they changed the name to M54, especially since the tank never made it past prototypes...

    Are you guys going to grind it out all the way or get the tank at a discount?

    Stats: https://tanks.gg/tank/renegade/stats
    nDES0UZ.png

    Marathon missions:

     

    Stage 1

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 3,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    1xlargefirstaidkit.png 1xautomaticfireextinguisher.png 1x Premium Repair kit

     

    Stage 2

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 5,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Cause at least 20% of the total amount of damage caused by your team.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    2xrezerv_svobodnyy_opyt.png 2xadditionalbriefing.png 5x Sixth Sense directives

     

    Stage 3

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 9,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Earn at least 850 points of base experience 5 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    100,000money_silver_big_48x.png 5xrezerv_opyt.png 5x Firefighting directives

     

    Stage 4

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 17,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 10 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    1xday1_s.png 1xstabilizator_vertikalnoy_navodki.png 10x Vertical Stabilizer directives

     

    Stage 5

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 30,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Be the top player on your team by damage caused 15 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    200,000money_silver_big_48x.png 10xrezerv_svobodnyy_opyt.png 10x Sixth Sense directives

     

    Stage 6

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 30,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Cause at least 20% of the total amount of damage caused by your team 10 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    300,000money_silver_big_48x.png 10xadditionalbriefing.png 15x Firefighting directives

     

    Stage 7

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 32,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Cause at least 4,500 HP of damage 10 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    1xday1_s.png 1xdosilatel.png 15x Gun rammer directives

     

    Stage 8

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 35,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Be the top player on your team by damage caused 20 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    500,000money_silver_big_48x.png 10xcombatpayments.png20x Sixth Sense directives

     

    Stage 9

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 40,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Earn at least 850 points of base experience 25 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    1xday1_s.png 1xuluchshennaya_ventilyatsiya.png 20x Ventillation directives

     

    Stage 10

    Conditions of Missions for Commitment

    • Earn a total of 50,000 points of base experience.
    • Tier VI–X vehicles only.

    Conditions of Missions for Mastery

    • Finish the battle as the top player on your team by experience earned 25 times.
    • Tier IX–X vehicles only.

    Rewards

    1x prize_hangarslot.png 1xicon_battle_missions_prize_premtank.png 1xadditionalbriefing.png 1x Bundle of credits and other goodies

     

  13. On 6/14/2019 at 9:31 PM, Deus__Ex__Machina said:

    Kinda looks like they basically took the Tier 10 M48A2/T54E2/T123E6 From the Files and down tiered it to tier 8. 

    wRONG. It doesn't have the flat engine back used for the later model M48's. This one has the angled back like on the older M48A1.

    This tank is pretty much the only tank left that I would like WG to release (and I would get), bar a tech tree T95 MT which will unfortunately never happen :'(

  14. 26 minutes ago, Tanager said:

    Being too lazy to read back, am I right in thinking that we reset the base score from 30 to 20?

    Yeah, we did.

    T-10: 27 + 1 = 28 I really only have a couple of T9 tanks (E1, T49, 46, sold the M103 for obvs reasons), this tank is just a solid performer across everything bar gun depression.
    AMX M4 51: 24
    T49: 24

    T-54: 25
    Conqueror: 23
    WZ-111 1-4: 23
    Type 4 Heavy: 22
    E50: 21
    E75: 21
    AMX 30: 21
    T30: 20
    T95: 21
    M46 Patton: 21
    B-C 25t AP: 21
    Skoda T50: 21
    Leopard PTA: 20
    Object 704: 20
    Object 263: 20
    WT Auf Pz. IV: 20
    Object 430: 20
    ST-I: 20
    Tortoise: 20
    AMX 13 90: 20
    Mauschen: 20
    STRV 103-0: 20
    50TP: 20
    Standard B: 20
    Centurion 7/1: 19
    T-54 LW: 17
    Object 257: 17
    WZ-132A: 17
    WZ-120: 17
    Object 705: 17
    Jagdtiger: 17
    Conway: 17

    VK 4502 (B): 14
    T54E1: 15
    Foch: 14
    Type 61: 14
    WZ-111G FT: 14

    Emil II: 11 - 3 = 8 I like to refrain from downvoting tanks I don't play but this tank has always been pretty bad on principle. Just play the Krapvagn if you want that -12 hulldown meme.
    AMX 50 120: 8
    M103: 5

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