World of Tanks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I hate what they did to the PzIV. No more sniping across the map.

    The little ELC jumps well on dunes. Was circling a KV5, pecking him to death in the open while his turret just turned. Then some asshat came by and stole my kill.
  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    WoT Logger - A stats program that has a DOS window running in the background, like XVM, to show you your stats with individual tanks.

    http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/68849-wot-logger2/

    Perhaps it was of more use before 8.0 where we didn't have detailed after-battle info if we left a battle early, but it still has some use in Efficiency per tank data and maybe some other stuff I'm not focusing on.

    For the life of me I can't get a screenshot or Print Screen of mine, but here is the example given by the developer:

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  3. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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  4. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    IMHO, T-32 and IS-3 are very similar vehicles. The KV-4 is decent. The two German tanks are squishy and comically slow. The French T8 heavy is just unfortunate.

    If I was going to pick a T8 to cruise around in, it would probably be the IS-3 on account of the BL-9 390hp/225pen alpha.
  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I jumped the sherman....by mistake on a dune and busted a track.
  6. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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  7. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    My problem with the IS3 is mainly the armor. The speed is good and the gun is fine, but no matter how head on I get with a target (which is how i've read it need to be) everything punches through. :dunno
  8. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Just like the IS-7, and all tanks (except perhaps German tier 8's and 9's after the new patch - we're having troubles with those all of a sudden), the lower glacis is a soft spot for smaller tanks if you are head-on. But I agree - I seemingly pen the upper fronts of IS-3's with my T34.

    This would be a good match-up in a training room to get an idea of what we're looking at. Invite me, SpearFisher, when you see me online and we'll see what we think.

    Smurf, thank you so much for posting that. The PzIV is just crap now. I've played two games in it, and been in the thick of it in one of those games... and I no longer see it as a true tier 5 tank. It just isn't what it was, and it doesn't hold up its part of the bargain anymore.

    I will sell it now before those sale prices come into play.
  9. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Anyone else having massive connection issues post-8.0? I've been disconnected every other battle on average all evening. It's severely frustrating.
  10. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I think I read about a few disconnect problems on the WoT forums, but I haven't had any troubles, and my clan mates didn't report anything either.
  11. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I have been having some problems, but thought it was me....it has been stormy here and just marked it up to that. The lag light is blinking like a RR crossing.
  12. Rafiki

    Rafiki Some Dude

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    Tried playing a couple rounds in my 4502b last night....ping was 900-999 both rounds....normally im averaging 50-60 ping....very frustrating.
  13. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Hehehehehe.....in on the Warplanes Beta......


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  14. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    I checked my stats for the T34/IS3

    T34 - 97 battles, 50 victories, 46 defeats. destroyed : 42 hit ratio 67% Damage 78000.
    IS3 89 battles 32 vics 57 defeats. destroyed :28 hit ratio 65% damage 37500

    Gun on the IS3 is D25T, Gun on the T34 is of course the stock T53A1


    For nearly the same amount of battles, that's a huge difference in damage. Survivability on teh IS3 is 23% vs 36% T34

    maybe that training room thing is a good idea.
    The T95 beats my ass no matter what tank I'm in :eek1
  15. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I havent got to try the PZIV yet, we looked at some of the maps in the training room lastnight, my finger was hurting to much to do a lot of clicking so we just playing around to see where we could or couldnt go. I'm also going to back down from the 88 on my 3601 and try the 75L70 gun on it now that the PZIV no longer has it.

    Also I'm getting 100+fps now with everything turned up.. WOOT!!!

    oh and where the hell is the premium PZIV they said we could buy? I guess they will wate and let everyone forget about it then bring it out and it will own like it use to and eveyone will be like i hat people who buy premium tanks and and and... yeah.........................................
  16. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Premium PzIV is only for Supertesters right now....it should be available for the rest of us after 8.1.....
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    So it will be long enough for us to forget about how the tank really was.....that way they can take away half the armor, and nerf the hell out of the gun.....you know be on par with the rest of the german stuff.
  18. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Comparing the T34 and the IS-3 makes little sense, especially pre-BL9. Of course the T34 is going to do more damage.

    D-25T: 390dmg, 175 pen, 0.46m accuracy
    T53: 400dmg, 253! pen, 0.35m accuracy

    By normal distribution, the D-25T will bounce the weakest point of the T34's hull 30% of the time. In contrast, there is literally no point on the hull front of any tier 8 heavy that the T53 cannot pen a majority of the time.

    It's important to remember that all the tier 8 premium heavies have tier 9 guns and tier 7 hulls (except KV-5, which is reversed in that regard).

    Feel free to summon me into a training room on the weekends. I have a T34 to practice against, as well as an IS-8 with a very similar hull armor layout to the IS-3.
  19. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Ya know, those premium Pz4 and Panther tanks look pretty sweet in their tier bracket.

    So the question is: should I resign myself to owning a German tank. :eek1 Or wait for the inevitably uber Russian equiv in 0.9
  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Are you comparing a not fully upgraded IS-3 to a T34? Keep in mind that any and all premium tanks are already upgraded to be equivalent to something under what they could be if they were offered as regular tanks with research-able equipment. In the T34's case the gun is considered a fully upgraded part (for its tier), while the motor (and, really, hull since it is so similar to the T29) probably isn't.

    Unless I have the guns mixed up, you're rolling around in an IS-3 with a gun that was the top gun for a tier below it. I'm just not seeing how that is a fair comparison.

    T34 <table class="moduleTable"><tbody><tr><td align="center">
    </td><td align="center">400/400/515 HP</td><td align="center">248/297/60 mm</td><td align="center">4
    r/m</td><td align="center">0.35
    m</td><td align="center">3.4
    s</td><td align="center">-10°/+15°</td></tr></tbody></table>
    IS-3: your gun
    <table class="moduleTable"><tbody><tr><td align="center">
    </td><td align="center">390/390/465 HP</td><td align="center">175/217/61 mm</td><td align="center">4.86
    r/m</td><td align="center">0.46
    m</td><td align="center">3.43
    s</td><td align="center">-5°/+23°</td></tr></tbody></table>The gun everyone else uses:

    <table class="moduleTable"><tbody><tr><td align="center">
    </td><td align="center">390/390/465 HP</td><td align="center">225/265/68 mm</td><td align="center">4.53
    r/m</td><td align="center">0.4
    m</td><td align="center">3.43
    s</td><td align="center">-5°/+23°</td></tr></tbody></table>
    What I'm seeing there is that the IS-3 that serves me well has 225 pen, while the t34 has 248 pen, and that the BL-9 has a faster rate of fire. I see that the T34 has more pen, but for very nearly the same damage that IS-3 creates more damage per minute (as long as I'm not aiming at a T29/T32/T34 turret's front).

    What is your in-game name? I'd like to see how you're doing with other vehicles ... forgive me for conjecture as I don't know if you've had 2k battles or 10k here, but what may be happening is that since the IS-3 is so much faster than the T34 that you're rolling into danger and being put in bad situations more often... though if that really isn't the top gun for the IS-3, I can also see how you'd be unable to shoot it out with anything that mattered.