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JDBC567 #1 Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:17 AM

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What's the point of this tank???? Low speed. Paper armour, normal gun

The only strong point is the gun depression but that isn't usable. It's not fast enough to use that depression and it doesn't have a strong turret to go Hull down. So this tank is useless!! Are the Italian autoloaders worth this pain??



JDBC567 #2 Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:59 PM

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Anyone have an opinion?

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Haven't played it but I've played most of the tier 5 mediums, and that generic 160 alpha gun + 10 degrees of gun depression works very well at tier 5. People are less aware so you pop out and shoot them and at the second half of the game get more aggressive and don't be so anal about not getting shot back  

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View Postownin, on 03 July 2020 - 02:47 AM, said:

Haven't played it but I've played most of the tier 5 mediums, and that generic 160 alpha gun + 10 degrees of gun depression works very well at tier 5. People are less aware so you pop out and shoot them and at the second half of the game get more aggressive and don't be so anal about not getting shot back  

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Lord_Melchett #5 Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:44 AM

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At least it has something going for it.  Insane gun depression lets you get shots that would otherwise be unavailable.  But its a paper medium, so don't sit in the open, and pick your targets to brawl.

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View PostJDBC567, on 01 July 2020 - 10:17 PM, said:

What's the point of this tank???? Low speed. Paper armour, normal gun

The only strong point is the gun depression but that isn't usable. It's not fast enough to use that depression and it doesn't have a strong turret to go Hull down. So this tank is useless!! Are the Italian autoloaders worth this pain??

Tbh, the mobility isn't that bad, it's acceleration is only average, but it's mobile enough to get around. It's currently the only mid-high tier tank with 15 degrees of gun depression and a turret, allowing it to make ridiculous shots that would otherwise be impossible. The upcoming Stridsvagn 74 for the high tier Swedes would be similar, but would also have laser accuracy, so you might want to get used to it.



JDBC567 #7 Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:33 AM

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Yeah but gun depression can't be used alone. It's like a supporting trait. Just like the ability to talk is a supporting trait. You can talk without vocal chords.
Gun deppresion should be coupled with good mobility or a good gun or a well armoured turret. The strv has no other strengths to play to. The mobility is not bad but it isn't good either. My main problem with this tank is that it's stats don't support each other. They are standalone stats that are useless.

Lord_Melchett #8 Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:20 AM

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Man, you are so negative all the time.  Not all tanks are strong.  Part of the fun of this game is working out how to get the most out of a tank that has plenty of weaknesses.

__iTATi__ #9 Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:40 AM

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Its not bad but make use of that gun depression. To be fair, MT's at tier5 are much of a muchness anyway. All quite similar. Not many are that mobile, so its lack of mobility will not stand out. The gameplay is hardly strategic at that tier either - so its just wolfpack as a team until you unlock the P43 Bis which thought was a nice tank.     

JDBC567 #10 Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:09 AM

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Ok thanks. And I'm negative my Lord, cause I sold my p43/06 Ann, kv3, stug , vk28.01
And I normally don't have a lot of credits. So now I'm stuck with 3 tier 5s. Forgive me for being cranky.

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View PostJDBC567, on 03 July 2020 - 08:09 AM, said:

Ok thanks. And I'm negative my Lord, cause I sold my p43/06 Ann, kv3, stug , vk28.01
And I normally don't have a lot of credits. So now I'm stuck with 3 tier 5s. Forgive me for being cranky.

Why did you sell the P43/06?



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View Post__iTATi__, on 04 July 2020 - 06:05 AM, said:

Why did you sell the P43/06?

I don't like most mediums. And if I play mediums it's generally because I want to get to the higher tiered tanks. I'm going to play the strv only because I want to try out the Italian autoreloaders. Why couldn't there be autoloading heavies???



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View PostJDBC567, on 03 July 2020 - 07:02 PM, said:

I don't like most mediums. And if I play mediums it's generally because I want to get to the higher tiered tanks. I'm going to play the strv only because I want to try out the Italian autoreloaders. Why couldn't there be autoloading heavies???

Well personally heavies are too slow for me in general lol but that's just a personal thing. 

The upcoming EMIL II and the Kranvagn are autoreloading heavies, so you'll be glad to hear that, although they aren't your typical heavies to be fair. I loved the Stridsvagn m/42 and I'm keeping it, but if you hated it, you'll probably hate the Stridsvagn 74 and the Leo you need to get through to the Swedish heavies.



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View PostP36C, on 04 July 2020 - 09:28 AM, said:

Well personally heavies are too slow for me in general lol but that's just a personal thing. 

The upcoming EMIL II and the Kranvagn are autoreloading heavies, so you'll be glad to hear that, although they aren't your typical heavies to be fair. I loved the Stridsvagn m/42 and I'm keeping it, but if you hated it, you'll probably hate the Stridsvagn 74 and the Leo you need to get through to the Swedish heavies.

I think the heavies are premiums.

Blitzshanger says they are premiums. And by Italian autoloaders I mean the single shell in clip reload type. Not the traditional autoloaders.

Edit: just saw the teaser. The heavies are tech tree tanks. All the more reason for me to grind the strv. :(

Also, what do you mean by 'not your typical heavies'? Are they heaviums or like the high tiered French heavies?

Last question- are they going to be like the Italian autoloaders or the traditional autoloaders?


Edited by JDBC567, 04 July 2020 - 06:07 AM.


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View PostJDBC567, on 03 July 2020 - 09:46 PM, said:

I think the heavies are premiums.

Blitzshanger says they are premiums. And by Italian autoloaders I mean the single shell in clip reload type. Not the traditional autoloaders.

Edit: just saw the teaser. The heavies are tech tree tanks. All the more reason for me to grind the strv. :(

Also, what do you mean by 'not your typical heavies'? Are they heaviums or like the high tiered French heavies?

Last question- are they going to be like the Italian autoloaders or the traditional autoloaders?

It’s kind of like a AMX 50B that’s much much slower and has much less DPM, but has insane turret armor and a great UFP. It’s hull armor is generally bad, though not as bad as the AMX 50. You can think of it as an AMX 50 that trades mobility and firepower (DPM wise) for godlike turret armor. However the armor is terrible unless on a ridge line. Leopard 1s will be a bane for this tank I think because it will be able to shoot at the weak points if it’s not completely hull down and can quickly and stealthily flank its poor sides and unlike the 50B, it won’t have the speed to run nor will it have the DPM to hold its ground. Definitely an unique tank and worth grinding for, but will probably need much map awareness and map knowledge. See what I mean by not your typical heavy? It’s a one of a kind tank.



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There are autoloader heavies. AMX 50 100, 120 and 50B.

Blitzhangar shows test tanks as premiums. When they release the tech tree they'll change that to researchable.




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