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KV1s vs KV3


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blastpop #1 Posted May 15 2011 - 22:32

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I am trying to evaluate the pluses and minus of the KV1S and KV3's to research.

The KV1S cost is approx 5500 experience more than the KV3

Is it worth it or should I get the KV3 and upgrade it instead?

Looking for comments as to the direction I should pursue.

Thanks!

Josh______ #2 Posted May 15 2011 - 22:35

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KV3 is the "heavier" tank. KV1S plays more like a medium. The KV3 has the additional benefit of giving you a free slot and tank when the new research trees get added. I'd personally go with the KV3, but the KV1s will allow you to jump into the Russian medium tree through the KV13 when 0.6.4 rolls out.

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View Postprecambrian, on May 15 2011 - 22:35, said:

KV3 is the "heavier" tank. KV1S plays more like a medium. The KV3 has the additional benefit of giving you a free slot and tank when the new research trees get added. I'd personally go with the KV3, but the KV1s will allow you to jump into the Russian medium tree through the KV13 when 0.6.4 rolls out.

Where it the new tree info posted and when is the expected date for that?

cmraven9 #4 Posted May 15 2011 - 22:37

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why dont you go both? :)

Lert #5 Posted May 15 2011 - 22:51

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KV3 is a T6 heavy that thinks it's a Maus. KV1S is a T6 heavy that thinks it's a Stuart. Both are decent tanks, but I find myself usually ignoring KV1S's, while I'll hunt down and kill KV3's with extreme prejudice, because they are very dangerous when played right.

Ghosth #6 Posted May 15 2011 - 22:53

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KV-1s costs you more twice, once from the KV to the KV-1S (KV-3 takes less xp)
Again from the KV-1S to the IS (KV-3 to is takes less xp)

That being said, the KV-1S is a fun tank once you have it upgraded.
However, the biggest difference is less armor and more speed. The speed difference you really won't see until you have both tracks and engines upgraded. The lower armor you will notice right away.

I chose that route in beta as I was so tired of the KV being slow, and ponderous.

This time I plan to take the KV-3 route. Driven well they can be competitive, but I think its harder overall to do well in than the KV-3.

Tank1911 #7 Posted May 16 2011 - 00:38

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Also look at the new tech tree, as I believe kv1s will allow you to get IS 3 later if this is what you aiming for spacifically.




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