So after months of lurking I decided to sign up.
I have always liked the more informative and detailed discussions, topics and reviews that takes place here compared to other sites.
I wonder if you guys can help me out with a few questions that I will break down into 3 groups:
Questions on upcoming trade - in event on the EU server
New tank line suggestions
Tank choices in current meta
So basically yet another 'Which tank should I get'. I have read extensively the forum, I guess I would just like an update on things.
If you are still with me, here we go:
1. Questions on upcoming trade - in event on the EU server
These are the tanks I (think) did well in or really enjoy playing:
Pz III/IV (The tier 5 on the Indien panzer line) - 2 mark
VK 3002 M - even though I didn't like the mobility.
A-43 - 2 mark
KV-2 (Obviously, when it clicks.)
Matilda and AT-2 for when I want something relaxing
So mostly fast-ish or at least ok mobility tanks with good gun control is how I would sum up with few obvious exceptions.
The premiums I have that I can and consider trading in:
T 34-85M (Though probably will keep it.)
T28 HTC (Definitely getting rid of it.)
Vik (?) English tier 2 or 3 light tank.
Swedish tier 1 or 2
Now the question is what tanks to get.
I'm thinking about:
Super Pershing - I struggle with the T25 Pilot, bad armor against tier 9 and 10 that I usually see. Super Pershing at least limits game to tier 9 and only 5 of them. Sure, slow and plays differently but it offers something unique in its armor layout. (I read that you have to wiggle, works mostly against those who don't know where to shoot, etc.) But I imagine if it clicks, it works. Problem with T25, it doesn't click for me.
M4A1 Rev - Tier 8 but not a boring 240 alpha gun. Con: Crew layout, I have 3 girl crew in tier 9 BatChat, this one would require a rookie crew to train.
Lorr. 40 - Could be fun but isn't the playstyle too similar to AMX 50100? I don't do too well in the 50100. Or completely different because Lorr. has camo?
What other tanks I should look at if I mostly want credit and fun from the tank, based on the tanks I do well in?
2. New tank line suggestion
I haven't touched the Japanese, Czech, Chinese lines and in the UK line, the highest tier I reached is 7 (Comet)
I am ready to start a new line as I will have new girl crew from T55 missions, either after update or soon. I am also ready to stop at anywhere after tier 5 if a line is not worth going down on or there are bad tier 7-8 tanks - I read the tier 6 Skoda could be a good stopping tank like that.
Am I missing out on anything fun from those lines, what are some of the noteworthy tanks from these branches?
3. Tank choices in current meta
Panther 2 - Does it s*ck or it's just me? "Armor enough to slow you down, not enough to work" as somebody wrote it on this site and I fully agree. Gun is nice. In current tier 8 MM, I really struggle with it, can't really find a niche for it. I actually sold it a few weeks ago as I got fed up with it. Is this tank an example of 'nothing spectacular' and as such, sort of 'meh'? Is the E50 a big upgrade on it and makes the grind worth it?
T54E1 - I finished the grind, 359 games, crap 1560 DPG and 42% win rate. That's bot level win rate or even worse. I see that 1 clip / game average damage is far from good but that win rate I could never explain. Any of you have such low WR with 200+battles on a tank?
Formatting looks funny here, I hope it will appear at least semi - decent.
I look forward to your feedbacks and let me know I missed something.