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xGear #1 Posted May 08 2011 - 05:53

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I just got my T29 I need some suggestions on what equipments to buy for it. Thanks :D

von_Krimm #2 Posted May 08 2011 - 06:34

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optics, rammer, spall liner, or if you are the hiding sort get a cammo net in place of the spall liner; skip the 105 'cause they nerfed the heck out of the RoF for it last patch, stick to the 90mm.  I moved from T29 to t32 in 141 battles with that set-up.

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View Postvonkrimm, on May 08 2011 - 06:34, said:

optics, rammer, spall liner, or if you are the hiding sort get a cammo net in place of the spall liner; skip the 105 'cause they nerfed the heck out of the RoF for it last patch, stick to the 90mm.  I moved from T29 to t32 in 141 battles with that set-up.
The 105 might have been nerfed, but it's hardly useless. You'd also be grinding the 40k XP for the 105 on the T32 using a 90mm gun. Not only would that suck for you, you'd be useless to your team as a Tier 8 Heavy in any battle.

I have optics, rammer, and gun laying drive. But I do see the logic behind using a spall liner, since a lot of people are likely to use HE against your impenetrable turret.

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I reccomend #1 getting a Gun Rammer

#2 get a vertical stabilizer (unless you do nothing but sit and snipe)

#3 I recommend a gun laying drive for faster aiming. It is KEY to domination in the T29 to constantly stay in motion to avoid artillery. If you plan on camping, this is less useful

Runner-ups would be...
1. Ventilation
2. Spall Liner

Those are the only five you would see on my T29.

superfluidity #5 Posted May 08 2011 - 15:17

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For me, I have;

A gun rammer, duh.
A stabilizer...
And spall armor.

I find myself pushing forward more then laying in wait.  The 29 seems to attract artillery more then other tanks.

as far as items go, I was thinking to go with;

a small aid kit.
high octane gas (more for turret turn then anything else)
and a gold fire extinguisher... it prevents fire... so it is hardly used.

Any opinions on this setup?

von_Krimm #6 Posted May 08 2011 - 18:18

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View PostVooDooPC, on May 08 2011 - 07:17, said:

The 105 might have been nerfed, but it's hardly useless. You'd also be grinding the 40k XP for the 105 on the T32 using a 90mm gun. Not only would that suck for you, you'd be useless to your team as a Tier 8 Heavy in any battle.

You might want to look at my in-game stats for the T32 as your opinion on usefulness without the 105 may change.  And I should be moving onto the T34 in another 170 battles or less, where free XP will buy me the 105 or sooner; in which case I will use it on the T32 for the last few matches.

View Postsuperfluidity, on May 08 2011 - 15:17, said:

For me, I have;

A gun rammer, duh.
A stabilizer...
And spall armor.

I find myself pushing forward more then laying in wait.  The 29 seems to attract artillery more then other tanks.
as far as items go, I was thinking to go with;

a small aid kit.
high octane gas (more for turret turn then anything else)
and a gold fire extinguisher... it prevents fire... so it is hardly used.

Any opinions on this setup?

I rarely find the VS crucial for a heavy; not saying "never", just rarely (around 04% of the time). The rest of your equipment and consumables look good.

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View Postvonkrimm, on May 08 2011 - 18:18, said:

You might want to look at my in-game stats for the T32 as your opinion on usefulness without the 105 may change.  And I should be moving onto the T34 in another 170 battles or less, where free XP will buy me the 105 or sooner; in which case I will use it on the T32 for the last few matches.



I rarely find the VS crucial for a heavy; not saying "never", just rarely (around 04% of the time). The rest of your equipment and consumables look good.

I just looked at your stats for the 29 and 32 Von, they are pretty bad, your advice to use the 90 over the 105 isnt very good, in fact the 105 (even after the nerf) is still a very good gun. You wanna see stats for using the 105 gun on the 29? Look at mine, i have the 32 unlocked but am choosing to free exp past it to save on credits. When i started playing my 29 i used free exp to unlock the 105 right away.

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don't use free xp to skip past the t32. the t29 and t32 are the only good american hvys, and once you get the t34 you will be like wow this tank is complete crap and its still bad even after getting the 120mm

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105 is the best gun for T29 and T32, so why don't you use it whenever you can, I mean you should use it for T29 and get rid of the 90mm asap, then you can use in T32 right after you get it (I guess the free exp is enough to research T32's track), moreover you still have to use 105 in the T34, the most painful part while grinding to the 120mm.

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T32 is a great tank except for module damage and the 105mm, it starts to feel lacking at that tier. Still sufficient but it always feels like the penetration is lacking. (Compare BL-9 , KT Long 105, and T32 105mm)

105mm > 90mm for big tanks, 90mm > 105mm for little tanks I would think.

As for equipment, I have

Vertical Stabilizer (Helps accuracy alot, my accuracy went from <60% to 75%)
Gun Rammer (I heard it might be bugged, but I'm too poor to change)
Binoculars (I camp alot)

As runner ups, I would heavily consider

Spall Liner
Ventilation
Repair Box

I throw Binoculars and Camo Net onto tanks which I have just purchased and can't afford the funds to purchase locked modules, or tanks which I don't intend to keep as I can remove the binocs and camo net and use them on different tanks.

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View Postdravin00, on May 08 2011 - 18:50, said:

I just looked at your stats for the 29 and 32 Von, they are pretty bad, your advice to use the 90 over the 105 isnt very good, in fact the 105 (even after the nerf) is still a very good gun. You wanna see stats for using the 105 gun on the 29? Look at mine, i have the 32 unlocked but am choosing to free exp past it to save on credits. When i started playing my 29 i used free exp to unlock the 105 right away.

Considering you are STILL in the T29 (170-ish games), and I am not (finished the T29 in 141 games), pretty much says it all. But to present a clearer picture: I mean you have won 15% more games than me, but survived 3% fewer games, yes your hit rate is 81% and mine is 74%, but for every 81 out of 100 shells that you fire and hit I am hitting with over 146 shells.  Which means you would actually need a hit % of 97 to do as much damage with that 105 as I do with the 90mm.  So to sum it all up:  I am out of the T29 and into the T32, you are not; I have done more damage with my 90mm's 74% hit rate than you have with your 105mm's 81% hit rate for an equivalent number of games.  before you start commenting upon someone's stats, be sure you understand all the data that goes into the metrics; else you end up looking like a pusillanimous jack-hole.

BTW, I never said the post-nerf 105 is not a good gun, I said skip it because it was nerfed and to consider using the 90mm instead, big difference.  Reading comprehension is crucial if you choose to paraphrase someone.

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Back on topic, not to ruin your hissy fit match...

I personally go rammer, vert stab, and then vent, as I find the extra 5% tends to affect everything, rather than just aiming speed. Although spall is close second.

Hellgrunt #13 Posted May 09 2011 - 15:31

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I had the same question, I just got my t29 have the 90 from m6 and about 20k free exp. on equipment was thinking vent, spall, and either rammer or vert stab.

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Simply put, the 90/105 quagmire with the T29 is like the 57/85 quagmire with the T-28.

With one (90mm) you have more accuracy (.33 vs .37) and higher DPS (2160 vs. 1800) at the expense of lower pen (160 vs. 198). To me, it's almost no question that if you're in a match with 1 Tier-8, 2 Tier-7s and a whole mess of Tier 5s and 6s... you want the 90mm. It will damage/pen pretty much everything Tier-7 and lower and well placed shots will find pen on most Tier-8s. Plus, the cost per shell is 1/4 of what the 105 has so you make more money. I trained the 105 but left the 90mm equipped on the T29. However, the 90mm looks like a toothpick coming out of the enormous turret and the 105mm looks more fitting.



That aside, xGear, are you a sniper, move/hull-down/shoot/move or move/move/shoot/move/move player? That will absolutely dictate what you should equip.

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move/hull-down/shoot/move sounds about right. I basically find a group and support them. So I don't stay and defend base,Snipe from far away nor spearhead attacks.

I have Rammer and I'm leaning towards getting VS for the accuracy boosts, Not only does it increase accuracy on the move but it lowers the aiming time since the circle starts out smaller. The more shots that connect the more damage i'll do in the end. For the last slot, I question if spall lining is really useful since it's effect doesn't seem like much so I'm looking at Vents or Repair box.

As for the guns, I only have the 90mm so far but other then it's low penetration I like it.

Oh and thanks for all the replies  :Smile_great:

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Anything has a bigger gun than T32 , Victory's: 3 /Loses: 11 ,T29  Victory's :162 /Loses :186 . Conclusion :at tier 8 T32 is not the sharpest tool in the shelf ,and with IS3 as an opponent you will eat lead thats a fact. I think after the " updates " the T32 become to be a .......the IS3 is better damn I cant penetrate the damn Russian tank ,how can I fight it ?IS3 have 122 mm gun it will do some holes in your T32 ,in this game the Russian tanks are better and its sucks because NOT ONLY RUSSIANS PLAYING THIS GAME ,DAMN DEVS WHAT THE F*** IS WRONG WITH YOU ???????

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Vert stab's accuracy bonus is constant so it's a good choice. Rammer is obviously a good choice if it works since rof is important. I would lean toward the spall liner since at T7 you get into some matches where you are top tank and your biggest threat in those matches is HE from arty?

I heard vents were broken and then someone else hears rammer is broken ;p go figure

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OK I just got my t29, I grinded the hell out of my m6 for silver and for crew repair skill witch is now at 85% I got spall, vert stab, and vent for it before i even used it. 1st game 3 kill, 3 damage, 4 spots, and steel wall. This is with the 90mm lol.  :D  I love it already. One note you will lose a driver and have to buy a new loader if moving crew from m6 :(

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I prefer the fast firing 90mm on the T29 so I have Rammer/Stab/Vent for maximum effective dps. While IS-3's and Ferdi's will steamroll me I can get great xp and profits in most games. Stab seems to make a difference since I'm usually taking snap-shots, dog-fighting, etc. Rolling the 105mm I'd go with something other than Stab - the RoF is so slow you need to nurse your shots and make them count so a Stab is redundant. Spall liner could be useful against HE spam and lower-tier arty since your turret is so big. Repair is nice until your crew gets skilled. Basically though you should get the Stab/Spall/Repair for the last slot over Binocs/Optics/GLD/Camo Net(terrible stealth rating)/etc (in that order).

My T32 runs Rammer/Optics/Vent since I need to target weak-points with the 105mm vs T8+ so again the Stab is redundant. It feels like the Coated Optics makes a difference but its hard to tell. I don't recommend spall liner b/c it doesnt make a difference on the lethal hull shots by the T5+ arty that usually show up. At this level+ its really playstyle so I dont have any more reccomendations.

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View Postvonkrimm, on May 09 2011 - 06:52, said:

Considering you are STILL in the T29 (170-ish games), and I am not (finished the T29 in 141 games), pretty much says it all. But to present a clearer picture: I mean you have won 15% more games than me, but survived 3% fewer games, yes your hit rate is 81% and mine is 74%, but for every 81 out of 100 shells that you fire and hit I am hitting with over 146 shells.  Which means you would actually need a hit % of 97 to do as much damage with that 105 as I do with the 90mm.  So to sum it all up:  I am out of the T29 and into the T32, you are not; I have done more damage with my 90mm's 74% hit rate than you have with your 105mm's 81% hit rate for an equivalent number of games.  before you start commenting upon someone's stats, be sure you understand all the data that goes into the metrics; else you end up looking like a pusillanimous jack-hole.

BTW, I never said the post-nerf 105 is not a good gun, I said skip it because it was nerfed and to consider using the 90mm instead, big difference.  Reading comprehension is crucial if you choose to paraphrase someone.

He did say he is playing his T29 to earn free exp.  I looked at both your stats, and he earns +300 exp per match more than you, so I'd assume he'd have been out of the T29 quite a bit faster than 141 battles you claim is a great achievement.




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