Septfox, on Jun 07 2013 - 05:34, said:
Yes, because you totally can't still go through the majority of things in a same-tier match and flank stuff in higher matches, right. And normal HE rounds? They've never oneshot light tanks or even mediums with high rolls, and they certainly don't partially ignore the armor of same-tier heavies and do in the area of 80-150dmg.Completely useless :\
105 HE is already bad enough that it makes the 105 a stupid choice for any Tier 6 tank unless you shoot HEAT. If they nerf HE's pen it's gonna get even worse, and pen tanks even less. Doing 120 damage at HALF the rate of fire of the 76mm and with much worse accuracy, when the 76 averages 115 damage...yeah, that's useless.
The ONLY use for 105 HE is to go around roflstomping lower-tier tanks. The Jumbo can do that anyway with the 76 too, and gets the benefit of not being quasi-useless against higher tier tanks.
Dunno about the ez8, but the Jumbo isn't bothered too incredibly much by artillery (direct hits and splashes to rear armor aside) due to having decent armor and mobility. The front plate in particular is chunky enough to sometimes completely shrug off artillery shells.This'll probably change in 8.6 when it meets artillery capable of doing stupidly high amounts of damage, though. Guess we'll see.
It's slower than the E8 and M4, so arty sometimes likes to look for a Jumbo, especially if you get hull-down and start being a real threat to the enemy. As for 8.6, arty's alpha will become a more significant threat, but greatly increased shell flight time and (I think) increased aim time will mean shifting locations will become more crucial and more effective. Finally (I hope) arty really will be punishing campers while being far less effective against tanks on the move.