Super_Noodle, on Dec 01 2013 - 23:48, said:
Why then is it ok then for the Panzer 1C (or the numerous other thanks that can go that fast)? I understand tanks become unstable when driven that quickly, but that's part of the challenge of driving light tanks - knowing when you can barrel at something at full speed and when you can't.
I don't disagree with you at all. My feeling is that if the developers want to quote "historical accuracy" for most top speeds, they should stick to that for all. The T7 and Hellcat get their speeds lowered for no other reason aside from "that's the speed they were stable at offroad" while others get to keep the top speed they were capable of.
My post above was me simply re-stating the reason the Chieftan gave for the T7's limited speed. I personally feel that they didn't want to give us another extremely effective tank (aka the Tetrarch), as the T7 combining its machine gun with its historical high top speed would be quite deadly in tier 2.
My statement of driving tracked vehicles off road comes from firsthand experience, but I wasn't disagreeing that he T7 shouldn't have gotten its actual 56kph (on tracks) speed, but rather that any basic tracked vehicle is rough at speed on rough terrain. I think that the same rule should apply to all tanks in the game, just give them their historical top speed, period.
Does make me look forward to this little British tank though, as I love my little T7.