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  1. How is the 705A in 2020? The tank is pretty nice looking aesthetically, makes me kind of want it

    1. SchnitzelTruck


      I assume its the same now as when I last played it over a year ago. Gun is total ass, but you can sidescrape/hulldown your way to victory. Its an extremely easy tank to position and play thanks to the unique hull shape and solid mobility, but the gun will fuck you over constantly. .44 acc and 317 heat pen vs super heavies is a nightmare at times. Ultimately, not great.

      For example, I had 3.7k dpg and 66%wr in it and every other tank I played that year had 4k and up to 70%. Its unreliable. You will find games where you just steamroll shit and laugh at your 8k blocked. And then you will never hit a single thing and wonder why you spent 6.1 mil credits.

      God forbid you have to hit a wheelieboi

    2. PityFool


      Lmao schnitz is spot on with that. There are times when you are sitting on a corner and literally nothing can touch you and you wonder how this tank is balanced. Then you try and use the gun and it all makes sense.

      It's actually a good tank though. Very easy to play, very stronk. Gun is just ultra derpy. 

    3. lavawing


      gun has always been ass and meta changes haven't changed that
      afaik it's never been 'competitive' but now has to contend with the buffed 7201, buffed E-100, 60TP, and buffed IS-4 which all more or less have the same niche, but all of which have much better guns

      if you like sidescraping soviet bricks get an IS-4 - that thing might be a worse 279 but a worse 279 is still a very good tank.

  2. What're y'all running on a T110E5 with equip 2.0?

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    2. flare_phoenix
    3. Haswell


      Interesting, nobody using optics anymore?

    4. Private_Miros


      (I checked since I lasted posted and it's Vents, Turbo, Rammer. So no Vert Stab as I said earlier)

      @Haswell that set up with food and crew with BIA and the view range skills adds up to 463m view range. Optics aren't needed on a HT that can get that view range without.

  3. Decided to try playing f2p style on an old alt account of mine, I had forgotten how cancer this game is in low tiers

  4. the AMX M4 45 is probably the most miserable experience I've had playing WoT in years

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    2. Assassin7


      I played AMX M4 back in literally 2012 when +4 MM was still a thing and gold ammo was for gold only, and I was a 48% potato. I used the 90mm because 212 pen worked alright vs tier 10s.

      I remember liking it. Granted it was my first tier 7, and it was so long ago my opinion in it literally does not matter in the slightest.


      Anyway, 50B is so good though. Ive never been amazing at making it work in pubs, But back when FOXEY existed I was basically an instapick 50B player lol. I still love it even today. 

    3. SchnitzelTruck


      Remember when 50b's hull was impenetrable before its HD model? Was fucking hilarious baiting e100's by peaking the front around corners, eating all their heat, then poking and dumping a clip. Worked against jag100's too which was always amazing for rage PM's

    4. kolni


      I did that in the waffle too, people just never figured out that the hull wasn’t paper and kept shooting it 

      4-5 steel walls in it lol

  5. Always a good sendoff for a session to have a great game in the Derpidan

  6. So I've become aware that I can straight up buy a T-62A because of the collector tanks thing, is it still worth the credits? I had thought about going for the 430U but I'd have to grind up from the T-34-85. If it makes any difference, I did just purchase the M48 Patton.

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    2. Rexxie


      The 62A and 55A are kinda gorgeous, that's basically the only good thing I can say about the 62A though.

    3. simba90


      I still like and play the t-62a. Just cos its not the best tank in my garage doesn't mean that I don't have fun when I bring it out and spam heat into the faces of other tanks. The buffed 140 is gonna be funny af though.

    4. churchill50


      @Assassin7 In 1.10.1, it's getting 7 degrees of gun depression and an upper plate that's 240-260 effective on flat ground.


      The T-62A still has the best gun handling out of all the Russian meds. It's even noticeably better than the Obj 140. It also, as Rexxie pointed out, is the best looking tier 10 Russian med. But, ever since the 140's turret was buffed, there's very little reason to get the T-62A. Getting a bit of gun performance (when the 140's gun performance is already great) while giving up mobility and gun depression is not a great trade. And that will only be more true when the 140 is buffed in 1.10.1

      It's not worth the 6 million credits in my opinion.

  7. It seems it's time for my semi-annual return, how's the state of things lately?

  8. I got the new double barrel thing and despite playing like a shitter for a few battles in it I've started to get the hang of it. It's a fun tank, and the gold round is great lol


    1. Tarski


      Definitely a fun tank. 

    2. lavawing


      better IS-3A?

    3. Nicarasu


      It remains to be seen long term, but I like the feel more. I ammo racked another one the first time I landed a salvo lmao

  9. Super Hellcat is more fun than I expected

    1. Assassin7


      It felt alright but I was kinda disappointed in the fact it has less gold pen than the regular one a tier up (lmao) and it still felt fairly sluggish. I was kinda hoping for pre, pre nerf stats

  10. First time hopping in a JT88 since they buffed it, this thing is really fun these days

    1. Diriz0n


      Surprisingly mobile for such a fat ass,  like T-1O3. Not necessarily in the driving, because of horrendous HP/T. But it is harder to circle, jerk, and trap than you may think because of its buffed high track traverse, which for some retarded reason is higher than Skorp G. Another buff, the relative high reverse speed, which German TD are usually stuck with 11-12,  it has 16 making it quite good.....(Tiger ll and Tech tree Jag Tiger have 12   lol) Lower hull is also 12Omm not 1OOmm,  which means you have a chance to stop standard AP from common 175 pen 1OO-122mm guns. It is very dangerous to lower tiers, and soft skins like progetto, Skorps, Lorraine, SU13OPM  -  because of its DPM and way more reliable downrange than something like TS5

      I just wished this thing carried more ammunition, Tiger ll carries more. And the gun movement range increased to +15/15-, as well as -8 gun dep. Seems modest improvement. The new 212 pen AP is nice, but 237mm APCR is extremely limiting, 244 APCR would have been fair.

      Speaking of which ,  Panther 88 is sorely needing its same pref tank status, and 212AP pen round


  11. I love the UDES 14 5, but damn if some villager were to shoot the thing with a .22 rifle you'd lose 4 modules

    1. Diriz0n


      Upper hull can be annoying. 35mm at well over autobounce angle. 1O5mm won't even work, making the tank not something you ever want to auto-aim


    2. Nicarasu


      It's a good thing for anyone shooting at it that even the slightest graze of the turret will pen though

  12. First time playing frontline in forever, wheeled tanks have absolutely ruined it

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    2. Assassin7


      wheelies have ruined every game mode tbh

    3. Nicarasu


      You're not wrong, I just feel like they're extra cancerous in Frontline.

    4. Archaic_One


      Yeah, I had all but quit a year ago, but I decided to come back to play FL again. That lasted until about March or so. The wheeled abominations just turned FL into something unrecognizable and also unfun.

  13. https://i.imgur.com/gk45xAO.png

    Had to share with somebody, second match in the thing

    1. Wanderjar


      geez bilbo nice work there

    2. Nicarasu


      Thanks! I didn't have replays on at the time but I got just under 3k damage blocked too.

  14. If I never see another Projetto again it'll be too soon.

  15. Seems I'm finally getting the hang of my Bat-Chat 25t AP. Getting the top gun is certainly going to help ha


    1. Tarski


      I wouldn't say I've gotten the hang of mine yet, but I think my performance is shifting from utterly shameful to merely shameful. 

    2. Ham_


      Should have got the 50 100 first lol

  16. Am I some kind of freakish masochist to be having fun in a stock B-C 25t AP?

  17. I give up on playing heavy tanks. Just not nearly enough fun to be worth the effort, when all you get is being bottom tier and constantly pounded by top tier arty

  18. New IS-7 skin is neat looking.


    1. Ham_


      Wg managed to monetize the IS-7s original machine gun

      Jokes, these skins are actually awesome

    2. Nicarasu


      I just wish I could afford to get more than the three boxes I was able to get, lol. Don't care much about the premium tank offerings this year, but I love the idea of alternate tank skins.

    3. lavawing


      the smoke grenade launchers look really out of place though, not to mention the plates on top of the turret. IMO a more rugged style like what the 5A has would way cooler

  19. So I was dumb enough to buy a 432, how would you guys equip one?


    1. Action


      Rammer, Optics, Vents, Food, Firefighting Directive

      With Both Vew Range skills on the commander you could drop the food and run an extinguisher instead

    2. TheChang


      I was running vstab/optics/rammer for my first 10 or so games, then switched vstab for vents. The extra view range is really needed for piercing camo, even with a max crew. It also has identical handling to the M48 Patton, so not so great that a vstab is unnecessary/unhelpful, but not so bad that you need one.

      Run food for the extra camo/view range, though pay attention when your fuel tanks get hit, it happens quite often in this tank.

      Ammo loadout is 24/24/3, I could probably run less ap, but a few games it's been useful for carrying. They also have decent shell velocity at 1k m/s. The HE shells have really excellent alpha at 300, so worth having a few of those.

  20. Purchased:
    'Strv 103B' successfully purchased. Spent credits: 4,270,000.

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    2. lavawing


      @NightmareMk9 what you said seems to be eminently applicable to both lines

    3. Nicarasu


      @NightmareMk9 I thought the tier 9 Swede was good until I got the tier 10. So much better.

    4. NightmareMk9


      Tier 9 still gets penned in the face 80% of the time.  I thought the whole point of the line was to be invulnerable from the front is ASS mode.

      The 416 was/is ok, but tier 8 mm is terrible now.  The 430/2 was very good, now its just ok

  21. Just coming back from quite a long break, did they completely rework Pilsen? I had a match on it and honestly thought it was a new map (and proved that my Ferdi is still one of my favorite tanks.)

    1. king_spaniel


      It indeed did receive major changes.  0 line is known as the blind yolo, bushline sneak area, with both sides having high ground sniper perches on 8-9 lines.  The building side (1-2-3), the entry ways were removed from the 1 line, making it a long tunnel for the A1 and K1 snipers, and the 2-3 is still where the heavies tend to go, albeit now with the middle square factory that has an opening connected to the 2-3 line.  Map overall feels larger, I would gander by about 20%.  Oh yeah, and there are a bunch of asphalt dunes in the center of 8-9 line.

    2. Assassin7


      yeah. they made it worse IMO. the field area is pointless to go to now. stupidly easy and obvious sniper spots on the ridges. you can't push it, the coal fields are not cover. you can't push it or anything. so the only option is to go down the 1 line

    3. Nicarasu


      I see. As I wasn't sure where the good firing lines were, I went to the south 8-9 line sniping area in my Ferdi. Worked out well enough, only got hit once and raked in 3k damage. Maybe my targets were just terribad, but the map feels less like death to play as a TD now.

  22. Purchased: 'Strv 103-0' successfully purchased. Spent credits:  2,160,000.

    1. hazzgar


      I prefer the UDES because it's eaasier to abuse VR at t8 but the armor will save you from time to time. It's nice the strv0 doesn't really have a stock grind since 286pen on a stock gun is not a problem

  23. The M46 KR is dead, long live the Primo Victoria.

    2017-09-09 14_32_19-WoT Client.png

  24. Seems the only thing I can win in today is my T26E5 https://i.imgur.com/9PdZ5ua.jpg


  25. You guys are making it really hard to ace this thing...

    Victory!          Strv S1      Westfield    Survived  1,695      1,027       8,322    77,406    (   95,486  - 18,080 )  Achievements    High Caliber    Tank Sniper    Sharpshooter    Mastery Badge: "II Class"     3,341       182         5       1    WN8:  4,827

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