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OmniJackal #21 Posted Feb 01 2013 - 11:57

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Doesn't seem OP to me at all. The terrible gun depression means it will lose an ant hill fight every time. What is broken are those stats. Every tank in the game that uses the glorious 122mm gun is now worth a damn against tier 8+ due to gold rounds usage. I did great in my IS-6 pre gold round for credit patch. Now I do even better. Having 5 with me for every battle means that I can pop out and put one in the engine of that sneaky E-75 whereas before I would avoid it at all costs unless I could get behind it.

rogue_gamecube #22 Posted Feb 06 2013 - 15:18

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With regards to the IS-2 early/IS-2 late turret, the 'late' turret picks up a large chunk of armor just above the gun mantlet to cover more of the roof, and a slightly wider gun mantlet in general. As well as that silly machine gun.

If you really find it hard whether to run AP/HEAT in this, split your loadout somewhere around 50/50, and load HEAT against anything tier 8 and higher. Putting holes into the upper glacis of a KT effortlessly is my kind of fun. Anything tier 7 and lower you should be using AP, 175pen is tons.

Here's hoping they don't 'fix' these HEAT rounds for at least one update or more, the 110 must be absolutely hilarious with these HEAT rounds.

OmniJackal #23 Posted Feb 07 2013 - 02:48

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View Postrogue_gamecube, on Feb 06 2013 - 15:18, said:

Here's hoping they don't 'fix' these HEAT rounds for at least one update or more, the 110 must be absolutely hilarious with these HEAT rounds.

Same gun same HEAT rounds. So far I am doing rather poorly in the 110. Driver gets killed a lot, gunner gets killed a lot, loader gets killed a lot, and the ammo rack gets damaged more than any other tank I've owned in almost 2 years of playing. Still only loading 5 HEATs per match but that is just to stay viable against tier 8+. 40k xp away from getting the tier 9 gun and hopefully I won't have to blow so much money on HEAT after that.

Leader_H #24 Posted Feb 07 2013 - 04:47

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View Postrogue_gamecube, on Feb 06 2013 - 15:18, said:

With regards to the IS-2 early/IS-2 late turret, the 'late' turret picks up a large chunk of armor just above the gun mantlet to cover more of the roof, and a slightly wider gun mantlet in general. As well as that silly machine gun.

If you really find it hard whether to run AP/HEAT in this, split your loadout somewhere around 50/50, and load HEAT against anything tier 8 and higher. Putting holes into the upper glacis of a KT effortlessly is my kind of fun. Anything tier 7 and lower you should be using AP, 175pen is tons.

Here's hoping they don't 'fix' these HEAT rounds for at least one update or more, the 110 must be absolutely hilarious with these HEAT rounds.

the coming WZ-111 premium will have these HEAT rounds...makes it the tier 8 premium with highest pen?

the_moidart #25 Posted Feb 09 2013 - 23:31

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This tank is awesome, as long as you never snipe, and play flanker in support of others in high tier games. I'm only partially upgraded, but even the 1st 122 is shredding the enemy, and the stock engine is more then enough. I forsee a sizable mobility nerf, since mobility plus the normal-for-tier-7-122mm's gun is what makes the tank so great.

The second you replace the lame stock 100mm with the first 122, it becomes great.

zap123 #26 Posted Feb 10 2013 - 06:41

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View Posttaror, on Jan 29 2013 - 22:37, said:

Whats the point of the "late" turrent? I understand you have to get it to move on to the tier 8, but you dont have to have it for its top gun, so is it just for looks?
50HP only as far as I can see.

Catatonick #27 Posted Feb 10 2013 - 12:42

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http://mwreplays.com/newreplaysimg/2b9222d3ab120da25bd7ce35f78d032e.png

I do pretty alright with it.

dustbowl #28 Posted Feb 26 2013 - 04:02

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Batting 4 for 4 so far and averaging 3 kills per match with solid XP.  It's accuracy seems better than you would expect.  Biggest downside is that it doesn't make credits like a lot of other tier 7 heavies do.

dustbowl #29 Posted Feb 26 2013 - 04:03

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View Posttaror, on Jan 29 2013 - 22:37, said:

Whats the point of the "late" turrent? I understand you have to get it to move on to the tier 8, but you dont have to have it for its top gun, so is it just for looks?

50 HP plus a sweet looking MG mounted over the commander's hatch.

Kilpanic #30 Posted Mar 04 2013 - 16:50

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View Postdustbowl, on Feb 26 2013 - 04:03, said:

a sweet looking MG mounted over the commander's h


Sold.

the_moidart #31 Posted Mar 04 2013 - 20:44

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The HEAT round's currently rather OP. I penetrated a JT's front glacis from slightly above but angled 30 degrees with HEAT. Finished him off in next shot with a unspotted HE shot. Went on to win the game because the ally who the HEAT round saved helped me outcap the enemy.

LeoXiao #32 Posted Mar 08 2013 - 00:48

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I really hope they dont nerf the HEAT round because I am going to get this tank exactly so I can play a t7 without ever fearing a t9.

RustyGalloway #33 Posted Mar 30 2013 - 16:31

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View PostKilpanic, on Mar 04 2013 - 16:50, said:

Sold.

:teethhappy:  Yep, I know, I'm pretty vain myself.

Rokuzachi #34 Posted Mar 31 2013 - 02:12

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I really enjoyed the IS-2. I hardly have any experience with the IS, and none with the KV-1S.

I found it to be serviceable in its own tier, and a fantastic bully when you're at the top. However, when you start getting put in tier 8 and 9 matches you really do need to pack HEAT. I kept a mix of something like 16 AP/ 10 HEAT/ 4 HE. I found that when I was at the bottom of the list, people tended to underestimate me - but you're toodling around with that 390dmg, 300 pen. You'll punish sloppy higher tier players. I elited it (so that my other Chinese tanks will have some extra stuff instead of being pure stock), and yes the "late" turret is silly. Looks sweet at least!

The OP is spot on about the speed. It feels pretty good and lets you get out of tight spots and put the hurt on people just barely before they can react to you if they're in one of the big slow metal beasts.

Sadly, I sold her today after hitting 57% @145 games. Because I'm poor as hell and didn't have enough money to buy the 110.

Amusingly enough, even though I thought I performed well in the IS-2, my teammates often thought otherwise. Even when we were winning and I had done 3000+ damage, people would still insult me for "not playing a heavy right". People would also get really angry when I blasted them for 400+ and start hurling racial insults at me. (I'm chinese just cause I drive a chinese tank, rite?) Good tank all around, and the fun factor only goes up because it apparently makes people angry.

Edited by Rokuzachi, Mar 31 2013 - 02:29.


raidenii #35 Posted Jun 26 2013 - 19:08

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Just got this tank, 32 battles and 20 defeats. This tank has NO armor and NO penetration either. I cannot penetrate even a T5 tank in the front. Every single shot I fired get bounced/not penetrated while the enemy can easily penetrate my armor from any angle.

DeadlyDays #36 Posted Jun 27 2013 - 18:13

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the gold rounds are still 300 pen, then add the additional accuracy and you fail.

Tupinambis #37 Posted Jun 28 2013 - 05:54

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View Postraidenii, on Jun 26 2013 - 19:08, said:

Just got this tank, 32 battles and 20 defeats. This tank has NO armor and NO penetration either. I cannot penetrate even a T5 tank in the front. Every single shot I fired get bounced/not penetrated while the enemy can easily penetrate my armor from any angle.

Holy Crap you are doing something horribly, horribly wrong.

ComradeHX #38 Posted Jun 28 2013 - 19:01

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View Postraidenii, on Jun 26 2013 - 19:08, said:

Just got this tank, 32 battles and 20 defeats. This tank has NO armor and NO penetration either. I cannot penetrate even a T5 tank in the front. Every single shot I fired get bounced/not penetrated while the enemy can easily penetrate my armor from any angle.
Obviously because you think it is similar to easy-mode SPG you play so much.

Learn to aim for weakspots, 300 pen HEAT is not magical.

Kenjis9965 #39 Posted Jul 17 2013 - 22:37

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View PostTupinambis, on Jun 28 2013 - 05:54, said:

Holy Crap you are doing something horribly, horribly wrong.

Agreed... I have one of these things, I love it to pieces.. Have 2 Radley-Walthers medals in it(Both games a loss..).. 102 games 55% win rate(Mostly from the first 30-40 games where i had the 100mm and couldnt do as much to win)... Really good tank... Havnt played the Russian IS so I do not know how it compares, but i personally just adore this thing...




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