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epic_beast #1 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:32

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I'm on the IS-3 and that thing sucks money so fast so I had to get this.

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jsatkovich #2 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:34

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play it alittle like an is3 it has great turret armor but not great hull. angle, hull down and snipe. its not a brawler.

Courier90 #3 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:36

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Ok well the Lowe isn't the greatest tank around. Its armor is less than stellar so don't rely on it heavily. Any T8 can really pen u frontally. And to add insult to injury u have poor side and rear armor. Aka my T5 M4 can pen u. Mobility is poor. However the jewel of the tank is its gun. Its very accurate and can hurt a lot of the tanks ill come across. You need to stay back and play sniper in this for sure. Don't get cocky bc ur in a heavy tank. Gl to you.

PanzerKriegen39 #4 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:37

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Snipe your butt off in the Lowe. Don't brawl unless you're top dog and everything else is junk (tier 7 mediums and lower). Hide your lower front plate or you will die in a fire. Your turret will bounce almost every shot from just about any tank so hide your hull only showing your turret and snipe from far distances. You should be an all star if you can keep your head and not rush or go retard in a match. The basics. If only your turret is showing from the front, let them sit and trade, you will win. If there's big arty don't show yourself a lot. Take a shot and move away.

epic_beast #5 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:40

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Thanks guys! Ok so snipe and don't show front armor plate. Got it.

Harnisfechten #6 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:43

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you have one of the best sniper guns in the game. It has great accuracy, muzzle velocity, penetration, damage, and decent RoF. Use it.

The gun is literally the only good thing on this tank, so in order to be effective, you need to be using that gun as often as possible. Find positions that give you good vantage points to multiple areas of the map, always be aware of shots you can take on enemies on different flanks.

Oh and when brawling, use sidescraping. You can actually bounce SOME shells off your highly angled side, and it has a great front turret/mantlet.


edit: I'll try and post some replays later.

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View Postepic_beast, on Dec 20 2012 - 16:32, said:

I'm on the IS-3 and that thing sucks money so fast so I had to get this.

Lol, if you're making huge losses on the IS-3, you're doing something wrong. Hell, I even make money in my IS-8 most of the time

xxtaylorxx #8 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:50

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I don't know what it is you're doing, but something is just horrible with your average.
100% crew?
Repair/Crew/Fire kits?
Using Modules?

Your hit ratio is terribly low for a non-arty player, and your survival rate is terrible as a scout player.

Suicide scouting is a terrible terrible terrible way to play your T-50.

I would strongly recommend reading ALL of the guides Lert has written: Lert's Collection of Guides

As well as Tazilon's Scouting Guide <-- probably best to go to his website: www.tazilon.net

But other than that, you really need to learn to play smarter.
Learn your angles. Learn how to fight around buildings and obstacles (i.e. sidescraping). Learn what hull down is and how to get it.

And stop playing with 50% free crews.

Also, no matter what tank you get, if you can't hit anything, you can't get credits.
Credits come majorly off of damage you do.
35% hit rate = no credits/loss of credits. Especially since you die so much. The way you play the game ENCOURAGES losing credits.
Aim better. Don't rush shots. Get better trained crew to reduce your aiming circle.

Super_Salo7 #9 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:52

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Lowe is not IS3. Lowe is a sniper, is3 is a brawler.
in 9-10 tier battles stay behind and snipe, you can pin-point weak spots on enemy tanks. same goes for most tier 8 battles.
in some tier 8 and most below you can lead an attack, it will be painful though as its speed is ridiculously slow.

epic_beast #10 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:54

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View Postxxtaylorxx, on Dec 20 2012 - 16:50, said:

I don't know what it is you're doing, but something is just horrible with your average.
100% crew?
Repair/Crew/Fire kits?
Using Modules?

Your hit ratio is terribly low for a non-arty player, and your survival rate is terrible as a scout player.

Suicide scouting is a terrible terrible terrible way to play your T-50.

I would strongly recommend reading ALL of the guides Lert has written: Lert's Collection of Guides

As well as Tazilon's Scouting Guide <-- probably best to go to his website: www.tazilon.net

But other than that, you really need to learn to play smarter.
Learn your angles. Learn how to fight around buildings and obstacles (i.e. sidescraping). Learn what hull down is and how to get it.

And stop playing with 50% free crews.

Reason for the low survival rate is because in low tier battles I just ram other tanks. And I don't have gold so I'm working with 50% crew about to be 75% though. And hit ratio In low tier battles like my T-50 I shoot random building a lot so yeah, I'm not actually that bad but In low tiers I play around.

xxtaylorxx #11 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:55

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edited my last post to add more ^^

Hoss1193 #12 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 16:57

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I only have a little over 100 battles in the Lowe, a recent acquisition for me.  Many others have far more experience in it.  That said, I'll make a few quick comments.

Lowe strengths:
  - Gun accuracy & penetration.  You can consistently hit targets for damage at longer ranges.  At short-to-medium ranges, you can consistently hit small frontal weakspots and/or track sprockets.
  - Strong turret armor, with relatively small commander cupola.  Look for hulldown opportunities where possible.  Lots more exist now on post-physics re-rendered maps than before.

Lowe weaknesses:
  - Speed.  Not a fast tank.
  - Hull armor.  Frontal armor is okay when well-angled vs guns below Tier 8 top guns.   Side & rear armor is pretty much butter vs the guns of all your opponents from Tier 6 on up, especially if they get a flat shot.

Many folks seem to think that this combination of strengths/weaknesses means Lowe needs to stay far back and snipe.  Very common to see this taken to the extreme of base-camping the whole game regardless of what the minimap indicates.  This is usually a huge mistake.  Instead, Lowe can and often should be up front and in the thick of the fight, if the conditions are right.  Avoid getting yourself flanked.  Avoid being caught in the open with hull side exposed.  Protect your lower glacis as much as possible...at least by angling if no hard cover immediately available.  Seek short-to-midrange engagements (down to about 50m), but try to avoid solo point-blank brawling.

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Read this: http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/L%C3%B6we

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View Postepic_beast, on Dec 20 2012 - 16:54, said:

Reason for the low survival rate is because in low tier battles I just ram other tanks. And I don't have gold so I'm working with 50% crew about to be 75% though. And hit ratio In low tier battles like my T-50 I shoot random building a lot so yeah, I'm not actually that bad but In low tiers I play around.
stop ramming tanks or waste your shots, you reduce the effectiveness of your team by damaging yourself and you give away your position in lower tiers.

djb_95 #15 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:06

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Lowe is slow.  Try to turn that in to an advantage.  It means you get to the front last behind everyone else.  But that is kind of where you want to be, snipe from back there.

Lowe makes enough credits you can afford to load a lot of premium rounds and still make a profit.  Great when you are battling tier 9's and 10's.  You can damage higher tier tanks, but you don't do enough damage per hit to trade shots with them.

Make sure you got a fire extinguisher!

Put binocs on your Lowe.  They have pretty good view range to begin with and the binocs on top of that make for great sniping range.  (Get Vents, rammer, binocs).

When you are top tier, you can afford to get out front and be a bully, but try to have some friendlies around when you do.

xxtaylorxx #16 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:14

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View Postepic_beast, on Dec 20 2012 - 16:54, said:

And hit ratio In low tier battles like my T-50 I shoot random building a lot so yeah, I'm not actually that bad but In low tiers I play around.
T-50's will see Tier 7 and Tier 8 fights a lot. And usually nothing below Tier 6. No idea what you're talking about "Low Tier battles in my T-50"...

epic_beast #17 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:18

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View Postxxtaylorxx, on Dec 20 2012 - 17:14, said:

T-50's will see Tier 7 and Tier 8 fights a lot. And usually nothing below Tier 6. No idea what you're talking about "Low Tier battles in my T-50"...

I got tier 5 battles all the time.

bryanhscw #18 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:18

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I love my lowe, he is my money maker. Last weekend I just had top gun with my lowe and I made 140000 credits. Just like other people said Lowe is good sniper. Keep moving to find a good spot to snipe and support front line battle. The average damage per shot is between 400-200, must of time is 300-200. So take time to punch enemy by its accurate gun. Have fun and make enough money.

Edited by bryanhscw, Dec 20 2012 - 17:21.


epic_beast #19 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:21

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View Postxxtaylorxx, on Dec 20 2012 - 17:14, said:

T-50's will see Tier 7 and Tier 8 fights a lot. And usually nothing below Tier 6. No idea what you're talking about "Low Tier battles in my T-50"...


I'mma do a check here, I have 433 battles in my T-50 you have 61. Pretty sure I know what i'm talking about. ;)

epic_beast #20 Posted Dec 20 2012 - 17:35

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View Postepic_beast, on Dec 20 2012 - 17:21, said:

I'mma do a check here, I have 433 battles in my T-50 you have 61. Pretty sure I know what i'm talking about. ;)

I don't mean to be a jerk, just telling you what I know.