World of Tanks

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

  1. C.John

    C.John Epic Ride Report Wannabe

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    Already have the 59-16, agree completely on the "meekness" of the gun. What got me intrigued about the French line was last week when a AMX50 100 took out my Black Prince in relatively short order..
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The gun on the AMX 50 100 is:
    Damage 180-300 HP
    Penetration 128-213 mm
    ...but it shoots 7.4 rounds per minute (i..e slow reload on the clip)

    The American Tier 8 with an autoloader is the T69 - which is a medium. It's gun is:
    Damage 113-188 HP
    Penetration 131-219 mm
    ...and it shoots 12.9 rounds per minute.

    So with the American tank you have higher penetration with less damage - but you can shoot more often. With the Black Prince, having penetration is important (although those penn numbers are pretty much the same) :D

    Both tanks are pretty squishy and need to be played more as a medium than a "slug it out" heavy like a T34 or Black Prince.

    Graham (Dookie Chunkz) has the French Heavy line all the way to Tier X
    I have the American equivalents to Tier X as well (on both American Heavy lines).

    If you catch us in Team Speak we can start a training room and pull whatever tanks you want to check out and compare.

    :freaky
    cheers,
    Ed
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    p.s. regarding the 59-16 - I found it to be a "suffer tank". Once you are finished with it the reward is the WZ131, WZ132 and the Tier X 121.
    All 3 are keepers in my garage.

    I find the 121 is a bit of an under-appreciated sleeper tank.
    Its gun does more damage than an E5 for example (faster firing and more damage per shot).. and its turret is thicker, bouncier, and faster rotating. The tank is faster too (although slower accelerating than the E5 - it accelerates almost identically to the T57). If I'm given the choice to play my 121 or my E5 in a random battle, I'll usually take the 121. Its main draw back is the crappy barrel depression.

    ymmv :freaky

    p.s. Don't judge the line on the 59-16.. press on to the 131. If you don't like the WZ-131 and how it plays.. stop there. The tanks above it are all very similar in play style/handling.
  4. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Those are the stats for the base 76mm gun....:puke1

    The 90mm upgrade gun is 240 avg dmg, 173 avg pen and 7.27 rounds per minute. It has a 4 round magazine and takes approximately 25 seconds to reload that magazine. I'm at something like 24.7 seconds with BIA and fans. The top gun on the 50-100 has more like a 50 second magazine reload.
  5. C.John

    C.John Epic Ride Report Wannabe

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    Thanks for the suggestions/info everyone. Much appreciated.
  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks for the correction Brian.

    The T54E1 reloads in 30 something seconds.
    The T57 reloads in 22 seconds :deal

    I think I'm likely going to sell the E1 because of this; it is just more fun to play the T57.

    With the E1 I've been using its lower Tier gun which is 5 shots instead of 4 and 22 second reload instead of 33 - just to screw with people who assume I have 4 shots :D
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Check this out - Rafiki and I were just in a public battle that had 7 on 7! :scratch

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  8. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    That's because everyone else is at work. :ddog
  9. Rafiki

    Rafiki Some Dude

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    weirdest game ever.....

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  10. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    :poser
  11. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    :lol3 I just noticed the chat.

    Please do tell more about the mods that I highlighted in green on your picture. Links would be awesome if you have them. They look awesome, especially the minimap.
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Frecks: google "roughnecks mods world of tanks"
  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm diggin mine so far... :thumb

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  14. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    Thank you, good sir!
  15. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I installed roughnecks mod pack.....then removed all of it. Too busy for me. and neither of the boys liked it.

    I'm sticking with Jimbo's sight and advanced mini map.
  16. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    You need to try the Churchill GC, that will cure you.
  17. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    I just like the look of the roughnecks minimap. I haven't played with it yet though since I'm still at work. I don't want to change anything about my setup except for the minimap.
  18. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    I'm feeling an itch and a case of the stupids... want to get that panther/M10
  19. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I am kindof thinking that the Panther/M10 looks interesting too. My only draw back is a fair amount of the time that I see them in battle they die fairly quickly but that may just be moron drivers too...
  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You can use whatever parts of it you want.

    I started with the full roughnecks.. then turned off the stuff I didn't want and then edited the stuff I did want to take advantage of the resolution I run (for example I have my teammate's names appear on the minimap - but not the enemy's names; only their tank name. That way I can address someone on my team directly if need be).

    It takes a bit of time and fiddling but once you get it figured out it is very flexible. :freaky

    Mind you.. if they keep spitting updates out at this rate it is not going to be worth the hassle to go through it over and over :( Hopefully there isn't a huge xvm revamp with 8.7 like there was with 8.6