Refuge, on May 09 2012 - 06:11, said:
How did you get put in tier 9 matches? Tier 5 (excluding SPG & heavy) should never see a tier 9 unless you are platooned. I've never seen a tier 9 tank in any of my tier 5 tanks (I don't have tier 5 SPG or heavy). Granted that match I linked was a relatively good matchup for MM. I do see a lot of tier 8 matches though and those typically don't go so well unless I'm on a team that does well.
It has a derp gun but accuracy and penetration leaves a lot to be desired. Given the right circumstance the Stug can deliver some hurt just as any other tank can.
matchmaker has a special place in its heart for me. The reason I drive mostly Tier 10 heavies is not because they're my favorites, but because matchmaker constantly threw me into high tier games all the time. it happens in my m18 frequently too but that tank destroyer is pretty boss so I can cope, I've bought back a few others, the tiger and the panther. The tiger is surprisingly better than the last time I played it in 6.9, it also seems to tier in a less punishing fashion for me tier wise as well, same goes for the panther. only time will tell if i'm being lulled into a false sense of security, but for the vast majority of my grinds on all tank trees i was thrown in tier 9-10 games from tier 5 and up. It's probably why I've started to get so good, having to fight giants all the time really hones your dm and planning skills.
Personally I like the 105 but Prefer the long 75 since it works well on sides and rears on the bigger tanks, but ultimately those kinds of games are left to the bigger tanks on the vast majority of games. I bought it back and played a few but decided I'd rather put it aside for the time being as my first game in it was a 5 tier 10 game.
edit: after buying my stug back and playing 5 games and only winning one of them. I can say that matchmaker is still putting me on the bottom of the list, but now its against tier 8's and not tier 10's. although it hardly makes a difference because i'm still team dependent in an otherwise useless tank. low tiers are pointless to play once you have better things in your garage, they all tier so badly and few have the capacity to deal with it.
Edited by Battlecruiser, May 09 2012 - 11:46.