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kevztot #1 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 13:14

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Which country has the best heavy tank?

ziggylol #2 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 13:46

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german

Teddy_Bear #3 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 13:57

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I've tried them all at one point or another, and they are too different to really compare. The US tanks for example have excellent frontal turret armor and when in hull down become downright lethal and can easily hold their own against any other tank out there. I can't say the number of times i've combated 5-8 tanks by myself in hull down and delayed them for several minuets while the rest of my team do whatever they did to take advantage of said situation (probably camped..)

Peak-a-boo style heavies would probably go Soviet as they tend to have the most side armor, but terrible accuracy and reloading speed.

German heavies are a little in between. They have good armor and a good gun, but like the Soviet tanks have little gun depression, although significantly more accurate.

Will_of_Iron #4 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 14:26

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German - pick off targets from a long ways off (E-50 med and maybe E-100 heavy) or with some vehicles (Maus) get in close and crush them and absorb more damage than spongebob can absorb water

American - think of Rambo, guns guns and more guns, some are decent derpers, some are decent snipers, but at the same time think of a thick turret but a weak chassis

Russian - mobile, decent sloping armor, alright weapons, decent at everything, great at nothing.

Arzoo #5 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 22:48

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tier 5: Russia by a lot
tier 6: Russia by a lot
tier 7: US by a lot
tier 8: Germany by a tiny bit. Very balanced in general.
tier 9: Russia by an unfathomable amount. The IS-4 is a tier X tank in disguise.
tier 10: arguable. All are good.

Note that there isn't really much competition at tiers 5-6, since germany has no heavies then and the US T1 heavy and M6 are blown away by KV and KV-3; the only thing less balanced than the 107mm armed KV and KV-3 is the IS-4.

If you're looking for the single best heavy tank in the game, it's the IS-4.

Note that this is all subject to change in a few patches: the IS-4 and KV-3 are jumping up a tier to where they belong, and the KV is being split into 2 tanks with the possibility of a tier increase for the 107mm armed version. The E100 and T110 will show up at tier X, and the M103 and E75 at tier 9. Pretty much the entire Russian heavy tree will be different, the Germans will have a second heavy tree, and the VK3601 is becoming a tier 6 German heavy.

johncage #6 Posted Jul 23 2011 - 02:48

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Jul 22 2011 - 14:26, said:

German - pick off targets from a long ways off (E-50 med and maybe E-100 heavy) or with some vehicles (Maus) get in close and crush them and absorb more damage than spongebob can absorb water

American - think of Rambo, guns guns and more guns, some are decent derpers, some are decent snipers, but at the same time think of a thick turret but a weak chassis

Russian - mobile, decent sloping armor, alright weapons, decent at everything, great at nothing.

russian: awful at everything.

Teddy_Bear #7 Posted Jul 23 2011 - 06:53

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View Postjohncage, on Jul 23 2011 - 02:48, said:

russian: awful at everything.


Awful? They have some of the most OP tanks in the game, though thankfully they are switching tiers and even breaking some of them into two separate tanks. I have four things i don't like about Soviet tanks, they sit way too low to the ground so it's impossible to hull down very effectively over knocked out tanks, hills, and even buildings. Their gun depression is next to nothing, forcing you to be very careful in how you're tank stays positioned and often costing you you suffer an extra hit in battle before you can bring you're gun to bare. Their snap on time is extremely slow, making you wait in the open for several seconds before you even begin to aim, and finally their accuracy is terrible in almost every case.

Their strengths are numerous as well, they have enormous damage potential, good side armor and excellent use of slopes, and their hitboxes seem to be a lot smaller.

Nisae #8 Posted Jul 23 2011 - 07:13

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Define "Best".

US = Gunpower + Turret armor

RU= All round brawler + Large cal + Thick armor

GN= Accuracy + Sight Range + Long Range


Tier 10's

US = Glass Cannon + Turret

RU = Speed Demon + Bouncium

GN = HP + Giant Metal Brick

SilverforceX #9 Posted Jul 23 2011 - 08:14

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Next patch = German.

The patch when IS-4 gets moved to tier 10 and T-30 to the TD tree = German by far.

kevztot #10 Posted Jul 24 2011 - 15:37

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Appreciate the inputs,will help me a in deciding which tank to puchase.

tkolter #11 Posted Jul 25 2011 - 23:01

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The French heavy tanks may change matters if they can fire several times between slow reloads they may prove a new force to reckon with.

Foksuh #12 Posted Jul 25 2011 - 23:44

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There is no best tank.
I keep telling this to people, and people never stop asking.
All tanks are good, even great when player properly, played according to their strengths. There isnt one nation thats better than others, they have certain shared qualities but even inside the nations tech trees there are differences.. So generalizations dont apply.
All tanks have a role and even dying at the right time can be something that leads to winning the match.

Its up to every player to find their own favourites. If you want speed you should go for a medium tank. If you want to have a hard hitting gun then you probably wanna go for a TD. If you want to have a big gun and be where the action is, push the lines and soak up damage, then you go for a heavy.. and if you want to be cursed by your enemies(and sometimes your own team-mates) and blamed for losses you play an SPG.

JDCollie #13 Posted Jul 26 2011 - 00:03

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View Postjohncage, on Jul 23 2011 - 02:48, said:

russian: awful at everything.


You have played this game, right?

Foksuh #14 Posted Jul 26 2011 - 02:47

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Ohhh, negative rep for what again? :D