Does the Jackson have any advantage over the Hellcat ?
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 03:05
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 03:09
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 03:13
I think having a hellcat and becoming proficient with it makes you better at the game overall. Getting good with the hellcat requires you to learn how to damage without getting damaged. Good luck.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 03:24
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 06:25
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 16:11
being able to get back out of sight and snip away with 400 to 500m or more shots (dependent of course on team mates spotting) is quite the advantage on the more open maps. I haven't tried the jackson yet, but my hellcat is a definite keeper tank. I even use it as a scout at times. not sure I kept the replay or screen shot but in one match I had just shy of 3k spotting damage and 2k in active shooting damage. at campinova in a tier 8 battle that nearly went the full time frame. mind you that's not to brag as I'm clearly not that good to be bragging :)
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 16:22
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 18:45
Before I buy either the M18 or M36, I plan to elite a T49 and see how much better or worse I like it than my M10, and then decide from there.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 18:51
1) Its mobility allows you to get where you need to be and control/carry battles that you wouldn't be able to in the jackson. Armor doesn't matter so much because they are both soft targets not really meant to take shots, in over 9k battles I've never noticed a jackson being any harder to destroy than a hellcat. Hellcat also gets wicked mantlet bounces just like the jackson and can hull down all the same.
2) If you change your mind at what tier 10 you want later you can get to both the T110E4 and the T110E3 from the hellcat line, if you go up the jackson line only the T110E3 is availible unless you go all the way back to the hellcat and start over.
It only goes one way:
Hellcat is the wiser choice all around.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 20:16
The Jackson forces you into a more traditional TD role while the hellcat also for more flexibility at the cost of being much less forgiving for mistakes.
the real difference is in the tanks that follow them as they are very different. I know that I like the T25 AT much more than the T25/2 because the best gun available to the T25/2 is very underwhelming and the tank no longer feels very quick while retaining it's paper thin status.
but then at the next step it could be completely different. Do some research on the higher tier tanks they get you into and try to figure out what kind of role you would prefer.
Or do what I did and just get them both :P
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 20:24
The Hellcat mobility advantage should trump Jackson's armor advantage according to conventional wisdom, but I tend to perform a little better in the Jackson - 58% to the Hellcat's 53%. I think for me this boils down to two factors:
1)Jackson is a little more forgiving...if I get exposed and take shots I usually tend to live long enough to correct my mistake and find cover, while when I make a mistake in the Hellcat more often than not I am dead -everybody on the battlefield including scouts, low tiers, and near misses from arty(Jackson turret top helps) can rip holes in you. Also, when top tier, Jackson can play bully a little bit with low tier tanks, while the Hellcat can't bully anything because of it's squishiness.
2)Hellcat's speed can get you in trouble if not used properly, it's certainly an asset but the agility and traverse isn't very good and you will get ripped up in brawls and ill-advised flanking manuevers. Play it conservatively at first, use speed to get to sniping spots and camo up...the speed is great for hunting and reacting later in the match but if you are too aggressive early you will likely end up in a smoking heap.
Both are fun and strong performers though, as are Wolverine and T49...I'd play both lines if you can.
Edited by Dr_Powderfinger, Mar 23 2013 - 20:27.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 20:58
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 21:57
Remember the m36 leads to the T25 and T28 and T95... all Turretless tanks.
I like my M36 a lot, I rebought it after grinding the T25/2, and am still playing it. It plays a lot like the t25/2 does in my opinion, since the t25/2 doesn't get the big boy gun the other 7's get.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 22:32
this extra armor also gave it ability to brawl better, where speed often became irrelevant.
Hellcat can be super dangerous when flanking or being flanked by one. they can pop up and unlease dat 90 without mercy. (learn it the hard way)
have one of my lads with Hellcat and I've been plat with him. hellcat is definitely good.
Posted Mar 23 2013 - 23:18
I pay a lot of attention to Tanks, TD's and even god forbid arty that perform well in the tiers I play in 5 and 6 ..
I have a Must kill asap list I keep in mind when playing.. Not because I dislike a tank, but because of the Potential damage they create in battles
I take these out on sight and yes your hellcat is on this short list.
Mediums-----M-4, PzKpfw IV Schmalturm, PzKpfw IV
Posted Mar 24 2013 - 00:32
edit to add: The newer T-58 I bounce a lot of shells on also and have trouble going face to face, but I would assume a Hellcat with the same gun would also.
Edited by Cozmacozmy, Mar 24 2013 - 00:34.
Posted Mar 24 2013 - 01:45
Hellcat - More speed; better camo (19/15.5 vs 16.5/10)
Same guns, same easy death when shot in the sides/rear.
Posted Mar 24 2013 - 01:57
Hellcat all the way.
Posted Mar 24 2013 - 08:11
I usually see jacksons playing the stationary sniper more and hellcats are the undisputed kings of shoot & scoot, really good for taking quick shots and ducking away.
Posted Mar 24 2013 - 08:26
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