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futureSEAL #1 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:05

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I was thinking of grinding up to the t28 Prot. (and maybe farther), but Ive heard various things about it, its slow, its gun sucks, etc. Is it worth it? I thought a good tactic would probably be point defense (defend a point) and ambush(do I have to explain this tactic?). Really, is it worth it. I know that TDs are normally weak against other tanks in a brawl, but if its worth the grind, how would you suggest playing it?

Icescreamman #2 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:11

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Every line has it's strengths and weaknesses.  Whether you find it's worth grinding to or not depends almost (ALMOST) entirely on your ability to adapt your gameplay to those strengths and weaknesses.

The most you'll get here are the opinions of other players based on their experience, or more laughably common, bullshit from people who can't help but comment on tanks they don't even play... I've done well in tanks that other players have bitched about in the forums, and poorly in some tanks other players like.  You'll have to find out for yourself mate.

One thing you could do is take note of how tough an opponent the T28 prot is when you encounter it in battle.  I tend to start grinding towards the tanks that piss me off the most in battle.

Edited by Icescreamman, Nov 12 2012 - 20:18.


Tpaktop2_1 #3 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:21

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I would play it. Stock it is tough. however, once you get the 120 gun Sweet! The biggest headache you have to deal with is fast tanks. Once in "ambush mode" this tank performs. Just dont get spotted.   :arta:

paradat #4 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:25

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The T28prot is not worth the grind, but the T-30 and the T110E4 are

Skraeling #5 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:38

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Also the 120mm does NOT suck in any way.

JakenVeina #6 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:39

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The reason it gets such a bad rep is because it's THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE of all the previous tanks.

M8A1/T49/M18/T25/2 all have: great speed, great fast-firing gun, shitty armor, great gun depression

T28Prot has: terrible speed, slow firing-rate, quite good armor, .....still great gun depression, actually.

It's tough because you're going to grind through 4 tanks and learn a specific play style that won't be useful in the T28Prot. If you realize this ahead-of-time, it won't be too bad. Hell, you might love it, I know enough people who do.

T30 and T110E4 regain most of the speed and lose the armor again, but keep the terrible firing rate in exchange for a great pen/damage/accuracy gun. Although the T110E4 suddenly takes it from great depression damn-near no depression. The only USA tank with worse depression is the T95.

View Postparadat, on Nov 12 2012 - 20:25, said:

The T28prot is not worth the grind, but the T-30 and the T110E4 are
^ Agreed. But, that's my personal opinion.

Edited by JakenVeina, Nov 12 2012 - 20:40.


Skraeling #7 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:40

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slow firing rate is pretty relative though.  120mm out reloads my lowes.  also they damn well better have a slow reload once you get into the 750/850 avg dmg guns.

gardeth #8 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:43

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I hated my T28 Proto, until I remembered that I had money and free XP'd the 120mm!  Up until that point it was a terrible grind, 2nd only to the E-50.   Still can get ganked by fast movers and you are the target of choice for arty.  Fear even the Grille.

Knarfis #9 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 22:26

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@ FutureSeal

All though there are some good comments in this thread, you might want to do a search first as you would have found a thread with almost exactly the same title as your own found here..... http://forum.worldof...d/#entry2994252

Not trying to be a jerk here, just simply pointing it out is all.

On to the subject, from the link above I think you will come to the same conclusion as myself.  That is that the tank does not really come alive until you get the top gun.  Now I can not comment on the tank as I do not have it yet, I do see my live in this tank a bit easier with the fact that I have also done the other line of American TD's up to the M36.  Though the Slugger is not as slow as the Prot. I will be playing the Prot. the same way as the Slugger simply because, outside of the Prot. tech line where you can rely on the speed of the tanks.  The Slugger side of things you have to rely on finding a good place and just sit and shoot.  I would suggest to maybe help out in the learning curve, to get into the Slugger and get a feel for what you are about to deal with in the Prot.  I think it has prepared me for the Prot. and I look forward to the small challenges I face soon with it.

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Ninjaherb #10 Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:32

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I loved my T28 proto from the beggining. I used freeXp for engine and tracks, and mounted 105mm right away from my T25 AT. I got ace tanker with this setup. Penetration sucks, but DPM is amazing. It can cost you quite a lot of money, because shells cost 1k and don't do much damage, but at least you don't feel gimped in the battle. Then there is 120mm. With this gun, you can comfortably hold whole flank alone, or push against people, that are not that familiar with your armor layout(fun fact: most people doesn't know where to shoot).

Right now, after 9000 battles in various tanks in all tech trees, T28 proto is my favourite tank by far. Little example of how most of my battles looks like:
http://mwreplays.com...y/C19SJU12RMH5/

iCanon #11 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 04:10

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T28 prototype is one of my favorite tanks. The major thing you have to watch out for is arty. It can be 1 hit by tier 5+ arty so you have to stay arty safe. The gun is amazing and when angled right its very hard to pen you.

Just had my best match in it this morning
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=wRp7EY2aPa4

TachikomaO_O #12 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 12:18

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Slower than a T95.  Open top easy to get penned.  Good for babysitting the arties.  Just try to grind through it. Muff said.

Crix #13 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:08

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I want to like my t28prot, but it's poor speed combined with the open top is brutal, I'm pretty much forced to change my playstyle completely just to hide from artillery.  It doesn't have the front armor of the normal t28 either, other t8 heavies will be able to penetrate you, however it lacks the obvious coupola weakspots the normal t28 has, giving it good protection against lower tiers.

US_3rd_Army #14 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:16

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I love the T28Prot. it was such a fun TD, its slow as hell, but i have so much fun in it. For the Grind, i had the good forture of grinding the T25AT before i got the T28Prot. and i already had the 105m which was a good gun and it held up, the 120 great. its down size is that since it open toped the turret, be more mindful of arty

KannonFE #15 Posted Nov 15 2012 - 02:59

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View PostTachikomaO_O, on Nov 14 2012 - 12:18, said:

Slower than a T95.  Open top easy to get penned.  Good for babysitting the arties.  Just try to grind through it. Muff said.

The T28 proto. is faster than the t95, and the open top is only an issue with arty and tanks on higher ground.

Compared to the m18 and the T25/2, the play style changes completely. Instead of driving all over the map, you focus on getting to a sniping position or support. Instead of running away from fights, you face your heavy armor towards the threat and weather the storm while firing hard hitting rounds.