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T-34-3 First impression: A solid and underrated premium tank.

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On 25/05/2016 at 6:45 PM, Cunicularius said:

An accuracy buff is all it needs, and all it could possibly get.

Wait for the HD version - they might get lazy and give it the WZ120 armor model - seeing as the tanks are almost identical

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Just now, Gryphon_ said:

Wait for the HD version - they might get lazy and give it the WZ120 armor model - seeing as the tanks are almost identical

We'll see.

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I think I'm getting old waiting for this shayt tank to become HD...

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If they don't change the gun characteristics unless they give it T-54 armor it's not going to change anything. The armor isn't what makes the tank shit, it's the fucking atrocious gun that's exacerbated by massive power creep. The unreliable armor is just the cherry on top.

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12 hours ago, cpraf104 said:

If they don't change the gun characteristics unless they give it T-54 armor it's not going to change anything. The armor isn't what makes the tank shit, it's the fucking atrocious gun that's exacerbated by massive power creep. The unreliable armor is just the cherry on top.

Well... I definitely agree, tho the HD model will help me cut down battle loading time... so at least some "fun" playing this tank.... :D

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On 14/08/2016 at 6:14 PM, Gryphon_ said:

Wait for the HD version - they might get lazy and give it the WZ120 armor model - seeing as the tanks are almost identical

Well almost a year gone by, and now we get to face Defenders with same terrible gun handling, poor armor, and 250 HEAT pen.

9 hits, 2 pens with HEAT against Defenders tonight. 

<Facepalm>

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Haven't played it in ages.

Took it out for a spin after 9.18

3k damage, mark went up from 80% to 85.something.

Easiest 2 marks ever. Working on 3 marks now.

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Just sold it. Still have my 59 for crew training, and it can at least usually hit things. 112 is just better in every way as well. If this was to recieve a slightly toned down WZ-120 122mm (think raviolli levels of pen) and maybe full mm, it'd be a lot better to play.

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24 minutes ago, skyf24 said:

Just sold it. Still have my 59 for crew training, and it can at least usually hit things. 112 is just better in every way as well. If this was to recieve a slightly toned down WZ-120 122mm (think raviolli levels of pen) and maybe full mm, it'd be a lot better to play.

Type 59 hitting something? :PogChamp:

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1 hour ago, Stige said:

Type 59 hitting something? :PogChamp:

it happens...not often, but more than the 34-3

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16 hours ago, Stige said:

Type 59 hitting something? :PogChamp:

It acutally hits snapshots more often without a vstab than 34-3 with vstab.

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Armour buff incoming apparently - in 9.20.  Discuss levels of shitness now (Its shit but I love it)

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Yep its getting same armor as Type 59 (shame its not the WZ-120). Also, aimtime buff from 3.4 to 2.9. Might be playable now (apart from the 10 sec reload)

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3 minutes ago, TheMarine0341 said:

So... a type 59 w/ 390 alpha and overmatch. Awesome

Minus the base accuracy which you do notice if you have to pen something marginal.

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Its true, gun is derpy as fuck, but like the WZ-120, its so much fun blapping things full speed on the move for 400. 

Plus, unlike the french and american bullshit guns, it does tend to go towards the enemy tank instead of veer away from it some games. Its very temperamental. Some games you will hit all the weakspots you shoot at even if you don't aim, then some games the gun decides to fuck you every which way and go for tracks for 0 damage or outright miss. 

Its part of the charm, makes you appreciate those mega games when the gun just works. 

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I took this out for a spin.  Potato crew, vents/vstab/rammer.  Decided I was going to spam HE and screw accuracy.  2k damage and top xp on my team.  Went up to the spotting rocks on airfield and blapped a bulldog for 560 or so.  Then found their Mutz who was doing his best to make himself hard to dig out (which takes work in that pile of wet cardboard).  Went hull-down and laughed as he bounced shot after shot, while I proceeded to reduce his crew.   Doubt it's a sustainable way to play, but it was at least enjoyable as hell.

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IMO its currently the most enjoyable of all the D25T tier 8 prems... except for the 112 on good days. The T-34-3 can still make that shitty gun work in the current meta.

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Dug this out again to grind crew for the upcoming on-track (since I've only made it as far as the Type 58).  Still riotously fun, and yeah, play it like @igorCRO recommends.  When you do see tier 6s, blapping scouts and cromwells with HE is just so gorgeous.

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Mine has been collecting dust since (1) getting a Type 59 and (2) coming to agree with @CarbonWard’s assertion that the WZ-111 is just plain better in the same role as the T-34-3. I don’t dislike the tank though; I’ve just not had a big desire to play it.

I’d buy it again for gold a trade-in if I didn’t have the Type 59 and/or WZ-111. It’s probably one of the better preferred matchmaking tanks that you can actually buy in the garage since the buffs. 

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its confirmed they are removing this with World Of Tanks 1.0 .. Should people that don't have it hurry up and buy it ? (im a tank collector i got type 59 but i want this too) 

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54 minutes ago, Avataren said:

its confirmed they are removing this with World Of Tanks 1.0 .. Should people that don't have it hurry up and buy it ? (im a tank collector i got type 59 but i want this too) 

Reading this thread will tell what players think about it. The general consensus seems to be that the tank is okay even good but that there are other options to do the same thing.  I don't think it matters for a tank collector.  Will it come back on sale? I cannot not say.  With WG, the answer is at some point it will. 

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Seeing that they're going to remove it I'm kind of happy that I didn't end up trading mine in for something else (was close to doing so at one stage). I've not played it since the buffs, but I have a soft spot for it given it was my very first tier 8 premium tank. I moved the crew to something else, so need to scrape together a new one, but will probably now hang onto it. It was decent without buffs, now with buffs, it should remain decent despite the tougher MM and the awful 175 pen.

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