Posted Dec 09 2015 - 23:52
Posted Jan 05 2016 - 07:24
A proverbial unicorn of World of Tanks, the MTLS is exceptionally rare, so rare that it's not even possible to find server statistics for the vehicle on typical sites. The average player will likely never even witness the tank in a battle. The sole time players might encounter the vehicle is in the hands of a sheriff account, generally run by a WGLNA player. There may actually be a handful on the server on standard accounts but even that is unclear. Players should be thankful that they are almost never graced with the presence of the MTLS. Should players find themselves on the opposite side of this twin barreled terror in a tier 3 match, a loss almost certainly awaits. The MTLS is simply THAT good, especially in skilled hands. Tier for tier, the MTLS is the most singular overpowered vehicle in WoT. While during various patches there may have been vehicles which could compete in OP'ness the MTLS has remained consistently at the top. Tanks like the Sherman or T82 prior to the 8.6 derp nerf *shudders* were right up there but thankfully that was amended long ago. Vehicles which people may have at any one time considered highly OP were often times one trick ponies or power crept to oblivion, the MTLS has always been the whole package.
The platform of the vehicle is certainly nothing special, but it's more than sufficient for any player to work with. With a top speed of 42 kph, a respectable 15.77 power to weight ratio and average terrain resistances it has no trouble getting around. Top speed is easily achieved. While it might not make it to pivotal locations 1st, it will never be lagging far behind. With a typical 320m of view range and slightly below average camo levels for tier 3 it's hardly put at much of a disadvantage spotting wise. It's no FCM 36 Pak 40 but it gets the job done. 10 degrees of gun depression allows it to work slopes just fine. Lastly, it's armor is better than most at its tier. Encased in 38/25/25mm of armor it's able to fend off most other pesky auto-loaders and provides the player with some decent survivability, making it more forgivable than say the Cruiser IV which is its closest counterpart. An HP of 250 is also slightly higher than most tier 3 tanks, giving it an extra slight edge to boot.
The armament is obviously what makes the MTLS such a potent force. The twin barrels are nothing short of AMAZING. In 1.17 seconds this tank rattles out 10 shells each for an average of 40 damage. 400 damage is more than enough to destroy any tank at tier 3. Most only have 240 HP so there's plenty of room for error on the MTLS' part in order to clip out a singular vehicle. Accuracy wise it's lackluster at .48, with each burst firing 2 shells the 2nd shell can tend to stray but from under 150m it's rarely problematic. The aimtime of 1.7 seconds is very nice and prevents the player from ever feeling the need to rush shots but can if needed since it dumps out so many in a short window. The dispersion is also nothing to worry about since it aims down so quickly. The gun's penetration is really the only short coming of the vehicle with 45/61mm standard and gold round pen respectively. Nobody in their right mind though ever uses standard rounds while operating an MTLS so the pen is really 61 for all intents and purposes. 61 is more than enough for tier 3, only the AMX 38 or PZ II J (very rare) can even pose an issue. In tier IV battles the pen actually continues to be sufficient for the majority of vehicles and only versus tier V tanks does it finally drop off. It's still capable of pestering effectively if it can get to the flank. The clip reload is fairly long for tier III at 15.3 seconds, but can be lowered to just over 13 seconds with crew skills, equipment, and food. For someone used to playing say the batchat or 50b, 13+ seconds is hardly a long wait. The downtime is rarely ever an issue if played effectively and is short enough to stay in the action. Once loaded, hardly anything can withstand a full burst.
The MTLS is simply absurd. A 6+ kill game at tier III is nothing short of standard for a decent player with the MTLS in hand. While it should be pointed out that the general level of skill is far lower at tier III-V than say Tier VIII+ this doesn't entirely dismiss the fact of just how easy it is to have such games in the MTLS. While other particularly good vehicles at the tier such as the FCM 36 Pak 40 or Cruiser IV have their advantages, the ease with which a player can dominate in the MTLS is bar none. It's in an entirely different class at its tier. It is quite simply the most overpowered vehicle in WoT.
Competing even at tier V- http://imgur.com/ZJAZEkP
Firepower example- gfycat.com/OptimalLightElver
Disclaimer: Hundreds of pubbies were clipped out in order to fully evaluate the MTLS' capabilities and OP'ness, their sacrifice is appreciated
Posted Jan 19 2016 - 06:00
Battlestations of o7
As something a bit different, we thought we'd give everyone a look into our personal battlestations! Imgur doesn't always play nice so the album is in 2 parts.
Batch 1- http://imgur.com/a/xDxc8
Batch 2- http://imgur.com/a/0P5KT
Camador- Check out that mousepad, appropriate for a player with one of the highest WN8's in the game
Meadowhawk- With a sweet chair and the studio setup in the back, maybe he hopes to draw attention away from the aftermath of a rage-quit, too stronk
Fosta- Who needs nice keyboards anyways? Gamepads all the way
ZXFT- What a rather clean setup for a student, seems he just really wanted to show off his personal collection
Makos- Clearly putting the work in, gotta hit those reps during the ingame countdowns
Synergy- Making do with what space he has, always need to have snacks in reach
Rox- Is there anything he doesn't have? Rocking a beast of a rig as well down under with 2 GTX 970
Smoothmolasses (Seedeath)- A nice productive setup, but a wireless mouse? Clearly he's just trying to level the playing field for everyone else
Vetro- Pretty sure that mousepad is the size of Delaware, how much do you really need??? Must be working since he is the fantasy king
Warbander- Not too shabby from our foreign friend, tho I think Pixar wants its lamp back
Posted Apr 22 2016 - 21:25
By the blessings of Serb, praise be, I will be giving away either a Type 59 or a Blackdog (winners choice) via our twitter, @o7gaming. All you need to do is follow and leave a reply with your ingame username to enter. The contest shall end Monday night at 9 eastern. Good luck! o7o7o7o7o7o7o7
P.S. I will be at Pax East tomorrow, Saturday, as well as the tanker meetup from 5-9 so I hope to I'll have the chance to meet some of you!
Edited by fostakid, Apr 22 2016 - 21:25.
Posted Jul 01 2016 - 21:03
I'd like to finally unveil our team website! We've been slowly working on it for the past month, we're hoping to provide some useful sections for the playerbase on topics such as maps, guides, general news, as well as WGLNA fantasy updates. It's certainly a developing project as we add more and more information so be sure to check back for updates now and then, we'll also be posting on Twitter as well when new additions are posted. Since people can't respond here, head to the listed forum thread to provide feedback for Exo on his Maps section, or the Reddit thread for general feedback. We really appreciate any and all support from the community on this project, so let us know how else we can help!
Edited by fostakid, Jul 01 2016 - 21:03.
Posted Jul 02 2016 - 06:57
I've just finished overhauling our Maps section to be more user friendly, my options were a little limited but this seems to be far better. If anyone has some fresh feedback on the overhaul hit us back in Exo's thread or via reddit, both linked above.
Posted Jan 09 2017 - 19:39
I've heavily updated our team website, this includes a write up on our changes for this season, Fantasy League information/advice, photos from the previous LAN and other small edits here and there to improve the overall experience. o7
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