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Content_WG #1 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:00

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Here is the new video review. This time it will be devoted to the British Medium Tanks.

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DiscordedTwilightSparkle #2 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:32

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It's me or do they seem a lil... overpowered when played right ?

insomnia125 #3 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:35

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I like how the video is like, tier 7 medium isn't that good. LETS GO TO THE TIER 8

They are pub stompers. I don't see them being clan wars worthy at all.

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LOBSTER_MOBSTER #4 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:39

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The video is right the tier 7 Comet is mediocre at best .

Grendel61 #5 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:42

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View PostDiscordedTwilightSparkle, on Nov 12 2012 - 14:32, said:

It's me or do they seem a lil... overpowered when played right ?
Its you..I'm to the tier 9 medium...they are in no way OP....armor is somewhere between american and french, gun fires fairly quickly and pens decent but rather low damage per shot IMO.  These tanks, and the heavies, do NOT need a nerf...they're difficult to play, to say the least.

DiscordedTwilightSparkle #6 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:43

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View PostGrendel61, on Nov 12 2012 - 14:42, said:

Its you..I'm to the tier 9 medium...they are in no way OP....armor is somewhere between american and french, gun fires fairly quickly and pens decent but rather low damage per shot IMO.  These tanks, and the heavies, do NOT need a nerf...they're difficult to play, to say the least.
Thanks god, I almost at the caern. I wouldn't want a sudden nerf Xd

ColdWar82 #7 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 14:52

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I think most tanks when played right are OP compared to the standard player in any PUB match.
Add in some significant situational awareness and you end up with those 55+% win rates.

The good news is that WG uses the over all stats before deciding to nerf/buff.
I expect the adjustments will go either way, but it is not worth getting my blood pressure up.

In the meantime, loving the Hp/Ton ratio and speed on the T5-T6 tanks.
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CinnamonHawk #8 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 15:36

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Wow, for a dev post this sure has very few replies. :P

cRommels #9 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 16:02

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Centurion MK.1 very well armored? who makes these scripts? even the T10 med is paper, i really dont know what are people talking about. Have no problem at all penning them.

Centurion MK.1 has that turret ring so exposed, might aswell make a skin with "shoot me". Funny review anyway xd

Dodge_the_HEAT #10 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 16:12

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I spent xp to jump straight to the crusader and all it's unlocks -
i looked at it, and decided that it was essentially a lower profile sherman - but it lacks the derp gun of the sherman, so playing peek-a-boo isn't as effective. I had few great matches in it.
The only times it ever performed well was when there was a fair break in enemy lines, and i scooted through, and went back field hunting - arty, and slow td's, and spotting the big stuff for, hopefully, tier 4 arty to do something about (infrequent, but that's more a porblem of tier 4 arty drivers).
I was very happy to sell it, and get the cromwell.
To me, the cromwell is a faster, higher profile t20, minus the nice 90mm - the 75mm HV seems decent, but i don'y have enough matches to render a solid judgement yet

Basically idk what to make of the brit meds yet - but i seriously doubt that anyone can call them OP with a straight face...

Edited by Dodge_the_HEAT, Nov 12 2012 - 18:28.


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Very shallow description of Crusader, as I find it to be the most problematic of all the meds/lights.

The tank has no armor, maneuverability is not good enough to scout effectively, its top gun is tier IV, not accurate, lacks alpha.... reloads faster than it can aim, meaning that the effective DPM is affected by its high aiming time. And its usually one shot by other tanks of the same tier mounting derp guns. Even MM likes this screw this tank, usually placed last on tier 7 battles.
This is the worst tier 5 ever. There is nothing good in this tank, at least nothing better than other tier V's.

Tpaktop2_1 #12 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 18:38

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I am up to the Crusader in the Research Tree. The video touches on all points for each model for this side of the research tree accurately. I just found out I was doing the same tactics in the game as shown in the video.

I found the 3 inch Howitzer is fun in some cases. For example on the El Halluf map, the main portion of the battle was around the A2 hill position. People with traditional tank guns at the base of the hill or across the valley were having trouble hitting any tanks in the new ridge line area because of the cover. However, I used the 3 inch Howitzer in my A13 Covenanter which arched the shot up and over the ridge to nail a PZIII/IV from above like a local arty. My quick rounds took him within 15 HP before he had withdrew from the A2 area.

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View PostDiscordedTwilightSparkle, on Nov 12 2012 - 14:32, said:

It's me or do they seem a lil... overpowered when played right ?

Luckily 99% of people on this game have no idea how to play them right, and will prob ignore the video so they'll never play them right.

accelerate #14 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 19:07

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em-kay,  'mark' is faster lol

_Goliard #15 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:33

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I love how even your video doesn't bother with the Comet  :Smile_teethhappy:

nremies1 #16 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:35

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Who's writing the VO script for your voice actor?  Is it being translated from Russian or something?  Very awkwardly worded in spots.

ACraZYHippIE #17 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 21:22

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well what he said at 1:10 its impossible to pen from the front i say its not true i can pen it with a panther

SqueakyShoes7 #18 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 21:57

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View PostDiscordedTwilightSparkle, on Nov 12 2012 - 14:32, said:

It's me or do they seem a lil... overpowered when played right ?

Anything can be OP if played right ;)

UncleDaddy #19 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 22:11

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I like how the video is honest and basically says the comet is a pile of junk.

Gt2slurp #20 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 22:38

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@1:01

There is a blurred tier 5 premium tank there. Any idea what it could be?