Yeah, if I do sell the T71 it will be because of the bouncy ride. The tank is too physically short to be a stable firing platform while moving. I definitely do the long distance sniping in the early match to stay alive until... ...zooming into to help team mates mop up outmatched and unsuspecting enemies that I know aren't supported by any long distance snipers. The T71, for me, is a support tank that plays almost exactly the same as the T21. Snipe and stay alive, then finish them. Look for tanks that have been cut off from their team. The ELC AMX, on the other hand, is a mobile coup de grace machine - some early match sniping followed by some mobile derping to the back of unsuspecting tanks. And then doing this: . So true: Stay Alive. You are the #1 threat if there are only five tanks left on the other side. Everybody tells me that the T71 is the best trainer for the BatChat25 in the game. I haven't got the Chaffee yet, but it certainly seems from afar like this hierarchy is true for my playstyles as well. Once I get the T69 I'll get a Chaffee, but I want to grind through the rest of the XP on the T71 first. I have not been effective at passive scouting in it for three reasons: I'm usually with tanks who have the same view range as me, I'm not terribly great at passive scouting, and that gun is so effective at any tier that it seems such a waste to me to take that gun out of the game. However, now that you bring it up, it is clear that with Coated Optics, Recon, and Situational Awareness, this would have a 460m view range while moving, and with Binocs it would be 530m while still. :eek1 That is good. Maybe I should try it like this sometime. By the way, Sam, since you started this T71 discussion, I play the tier 6 AMX 12t the same way: snipe from afar before zooming in to support/mop up with team mates. 7mm and I played 4 or 5 rounds in the 12t last night like this (While I was drinking wine made from the grapes he grew) and we were rocking it. One round I ran out of shells and we both had 1500+ damage (In the T71 it would've been 2500+ damage each, probably) which was good enough for fourth and fifth on our team in a tier 9 match that we won because us two shut down their push from sniping so fast. My main advice: Stay alive and don't get caught alone. I snipe then support, but MN_Smurf's tactic of Passive Scouting is effective as well. Both require you to stay alive and have friends around.