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As far as the MBT lines go:

Leo - superior accuracy/handling, tend to be quick in low tiers.  Leo2 has great armor, good speed, firepower only average, and less tech upgrades than some.  Noobs think its OP, vets think its averagish.  Very popular line.

US - pattons are just as shitter as wot, abrams have excellent toughness and tech, but no missiles and only average cannon.  Considered weak at the beginning of the line, stronk at the end.

Brit - specialist line.  can't use heat (so lower dpm than peers), tend to be slow, but have accurate guns and good raw toughness.  crap tech.  Goodish at start, weak at the end.

Russian - every one feels exactly the same -- high alpha/high dpm, derpy aim/accuracy, crap vision, good camo, very hard turret/frontal, weak sides/low hp, weak tech.  Hard hitting missiles.  Sluggish to fair moblity.  Beast mode brawlers, extremely good in pve, vary from good to great in pvp.  t90 is probably the best tier 8 atm.

 

Are you mostly sticking with MBT lines? The AFV class looks interesting, because it is something different then what WOT offers. I don't want to invest in this class if there aren't any real gems down the line. 

 

So...for old codgers like me, is there some tutorial for the interface and garage and progress ladder/upgrade structure.  The HUD and battle interface is similar enough; but there's a lot I see in the garage that I don't recognize and that doesn't seem intuitive.  WoT and RoF are basically the only PvP games I've played (and Naval Action alpha, which is very simple).  So, I only really know WG's way of structuring the grind/upgrade path in these grinding genre games.   Any pointers to help figuring out the system would be appreciated (and resist the urge to call me retarded).  

Found this Quick start guide

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No, its just he asked about the MBTs.  Warrior is god mode.  vbl is the best scout in the game.  Ramka is a terror.

And wheeled tank destroyers = tons of flat tires. Bring your pump.

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No, its just he asked about the MBTs.  Warrior is god mode.  vbl is the best scout in the game.  Ramka is a terror.

That ammo count though. Very much a hardcap. 

 

Also: It feels that tier 8 MBTs (class, bar Ariete) are overperforming compared to TDs, might be later class balance changes.

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So did I basically piss away my chance for a 155? It said "play a match" to get one, I did dozens of PVE missions. Guessing I needed to do PVP?

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I am disappoint.

 

<shrug>. It's what came installed.  I have no copy of Windows 7 to upgrade it to.

I'm planning on building a desktop in the next couple months though.  Get myself a reasonable machine for the long winter's hibernation...

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<shrug>. It's what came installed.  I have no copy of Windows 7 to upgrade it to.

I'm planning on building a desktop in the next couple months though.  Get myself a reasonable machine for the long winter's hibernation...

there is a website called pirate bay, you should check it out. :D :P 

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<shrug>. It's what came installed.  I have no copy of Windows 7 to upgrade it to.

I'm planning on building a desktop in the next couple months though.  Get myself a reasonable machine for the long winter's hibernation...

Now is a good time, lots of prebuilt places offer good back to school deals.

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Cunni is there a way to still get the tank? Im so sad but my connection ruined me. It kept cutting out and took me 30 hours+ to finally get it DL`d. Help meh :)

 

What is the top tier tanks that would be the same as T10`s in CW? And what is there Frontal armor like? My concern is with no lower plates on advanced tanks or LFP being like 400mm+ isnt it a steel wall up front? So if lets say Wots general tank is 300mm UFP and 230 LFP what is AW`s? And are you able to pen them frontally with top tier guns etc?

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we only have t8s max atm with tier 10 planned for later...well at least in the stress test, no idea but it's probably be balls to the wall crazy fights with missiles everywhere. :sunbro:

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Cunni is there a way to still get the tank? Im so sad but my connection ruined me. It kept cutting out and took me 30 hours+ to finally get it DL`d. Help meh :)

 

What is the top tier tanks that would be the same as T10`s in CW? And what is there Frontal armor like? My concern is with no lower plates on advanced tanks or LFP being like 400mm+ isnt it a steel wall up front? So if lets say Wots general tank is 300mm UFP and 230 LFP what is AW`s? And are you able to pen them frontally with top tier guns etc?

No way to get Object 155 now. Still great deals though with the Founder's Packs.

 

Tier 9's and 10's have yet to be released, although if you were lucky you may have spotted Jinxx71 playing a few of them that weren't completely finished (i.e. stats just copy/pasted from the 8's as placeholders).

As far as penetrating top tier tanks frontally, all of them can be readily penetrated through their frontal armor with same tier tanks. The T-90 for example has a weak lower front plate, a drivers hatch, and a few tiny spots on the turret roof where it can be penetrated for full damage. Not all of them can be penetrated via the lower front plate all of the time though.  The Ariete was near impossible to penetrate via its LFP, the Abrams was impossible to penetrate via the LFP when it received the DU/TUSK upgrades, etc.  The Leo 2A5 can be penetrated along an extremely tiny strip on its upper front plate (possibly a bug) along with some of its optical devices on the turret (quite trollish, Leo2A5 has the best top tier armor profile at the moment).  The Abrams was bugged so that shooting some of the hatches on the top of the tank dealt not just full damage, but boosted damage (due to be fixed soon).  All around, the Abrams outperformed every other tier 8 MBT...although the T-90 was extremely close. Ariete was awful and buggy as can be and the Leo2A5 had an extremely mediocre gun, only two retrofit slots, inferior mobility compared to Abrams, low HP, and quite a few other flaws which negated its armor advantage.  The turret ring was one weak spot all of the tanks had in common along with the obvious sides + rear.

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No way to get Object 155 now. Still great deals though with the Founder's Packs.

 

Tier 9's and 10's have yet to be released, although if you were lucky you may have spotted Jinxx71 playing a few of them that weren't completely finished (i.e. stats just copy/pasted from the 8's as placeholders).

As far as penetrating top tier tanks frontally, all of them can be readily penetrated through their frontal armor with same tier tanks. The T-90 for example has a weak lower front plate, a drivers hatch, and a few tiny spots on the turret roof where it can be penetrated for full damage. Not all of them can be penetrated via the lower front plate all of the time though.  The Ariete was near impossible to penetrate via its LFP, the Abrams was impossible to penetrate via the LFP when it received the DU/TUSK upgrades, etc.  The Leo 2A5 can be penetrated along an extremely tiny strip on its upper front plate (possibly a bug) along with some of its optical devices on the turret (quite trollish, Leo2A5 has the best top tier armor profile at the moment).  The Abrams was bugged so that shooting some of the hatches on the top of the tank dealt not just full damage, but boosted damage (due to be fixed soon).  All around, the Abrams outperformed every other tier 8 MBT...although the T-90 was extremely close. Ariete was awful and buggy as can be and the Leo2A5 had an extremely mediocre gun, only two retrofit slots, inferior mobility compared to Abrams, low HP, and quite a few other flaws which negated its armor advantage.  The turret ring was one weak spot all of the tanks had in common along with the obvious sides + rear.

From your great analysis it sounds like a very cool game. Am I right in thinking from what you said that modding tanks is way more in depth than wot? In WOT putting a rammer optics and vert stab doesnt really change a tanks role in combat. Sounds like i nAW just seeing another Abrams doesnt mean you can size him up and his strengths and weakness`s as easy. Is that true? If so it sounds much better.

The more customization a game allows, it usually rewards higher skill and raises the skill ceiling. Its why I love Eve and the way they balance it. Seeing a certain ship doesnt mean it is a one trick pony at all. HAC`s can be close range armor hacs or long range snipers and so it made a few ships able to turn into thousands of variants etc. And it made smart groups able to come up with super unique ideas.

So even just changing a tanks HP by 10-15% is a huge deal. WOT only changed a few things like ROF and other hard stats, but was never able to add armor, or change a tanks depression etc. This made it almost always the correct choice to make the tank one way. There was almost never a tank that was equal in 2 variants. One was almost always superior to the other.

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Cunni is there a way to still get the tank? Im so sad but my connection ruined me. It kept cutting out and took me 30 hours+ to finally get it DL`d. Help meh :)

 

What is the top tier tanks that would be the same as T10`s in CW? And what is there Frontal armor like? My concern is with no lower plates on advanced tanks or LFP being like 400mm+ isnt it a steel wall up front? So if lets say Wots general tank is 300mm UFP and 230 LFP what is AW`s? And are you able to pen them frontally with top tier guns etc?

Nope, 155 is lost for good I think.  Although they might give it to anyone who buys a founder pack.  I wouldn't bet on it tho.

Clan wars is planned to get in tier 6, 8, and 10.  8 is the main tier.

Tier 8s can have effective hardness that is extremely high.  Like 700 steel equivalent plus slope + era/etc.  Top pen guns are ~600 pen, so unless you hit a weak point or flank, you can't punch through a lot of the hardest tanks frontally.  This is by design -- kind of similar to the IS-7 without a weak lower plate, the solution to MBTs is NEVER "fire gold at them frontally."  You need to find a way to flank, put a missile in them, or so forth. Keep in mind too most modern tanks (us the exception) have jack for side armor.

 

 

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Leo 2a5, the hardest raw armor value t8.  Not quite fully upgraded, compared to a T90

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Cunni is there a way to still get the tank? Im so sad but my connection ruined me. It kept cutting out and took me 30 hours+ to finally get it DL`d. Help meh :)

Should have gotten a hold of me sooner q3q

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Nope, 155 is lost for good I think.  Although they might give it to anyone who buys a founder pack.  I wouldn't bet on it tho.

 Based on this post it seems that founder pack buyers should be getting it even without playing on the stress test: https://aw.my.com/us/news/general/object-155-exclusive-reward

Obsidian Entertainment and My.com are proud to announce a special reward for all Early Access owners – a tier 3 main battle tank: Object 155. This vehicle will be awarded to both Founder’s Pack owners and to players who gained the access by other means (such as being randomly selected or winning a forum competition) in the Open Beta phase of Armored Warfare testing.

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I am furious at this game. I was part of EA1. I have tried to download the stress test easily 4 to 6 times (500gb cap :) ) and every fucking time something goes wrong. No soviet wedge for me. I have deleted the game files from the installer, I have deleted my.com installer, I have removed the my.com installer, I have deleted the files directly from windows explorer, I have downloaded the game from the installer, I have downloaded the game from a fresh my.com install, I have downloaded the game direct from the website. NOTHING.

 

 Unless the problem is with win10 I don't know what to do and by the time I get home from work today it will be too late.

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I am furious at this game. I was part of EA1. I have tried to download the stress test easily 4 to 6 times (500gb cap :) ) and every fucking time something goes wrong. No soviet wedge for me. I have deleted the game files from the installer, I have deleted my.com installer, I have removed the my.com installer, I have deleted the files directly from windows explorer, I have downloaded the game from the installer, I have downloaded the game from a fresh my.com install, I have downloaded the game direct from the website. NOTHING.

 

 Unless the problem is with win10 I don't know what to do and by the time I get home from work today it will be too late.

If you were in EA1 you should get it.  As for install, I dunno.  Maybe ask on the main forums.  My win10 worked fine.

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