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The PzV/IV is possibly the most hideously overbuffed tank in the history of this game.


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Tupinambis #1 Posted May 26 2016 - 02:16

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And I'm absolutely loving it. I'm sure the like.... dozen or so people left on the NA server who still have one are also loving it.

Overnight the PzV/IV went from being one of the, if not THE worst premium tanks in the game to being one of the, if not THE most overpowered premium tanks in the game.


Compared to all of the other currently available German tier 5 mediums [we're excluding the Hydro here]:

 

The PzV/IV has the best ROF and DPM [1811 vs 1720 on the PzIV and Turan, 1600 on the III/IV and T25].

Best aim time [1.92 for V/IV, 2.1 for Turan, 2.2 for IV and III/IV, 2.4 for T25]

By far the best dispersion values [literally less than half of the gun bloom while moving and turret rotation as the T25]

0.12 moving, 0.16 turning, 0.08 turret rotation for the V/IV.

0.2-0.25 moving, 0.12-0.16 turret rotation for the others.

 

Less gun bloom after firing [not a huge deal TBH].

 

Just about tied for best mobility, losing slightly to the III/IV. Slower in a line than the T25 but has great traverse values in comparison.

 

Best hull armor, by far.

 

Best view range, 365m vs 350 for the PzIV and 320-330 for the others.

 

And it can 1-hit KO tier 4's and some tier 5's by ramming.


Additionally:

Triple the engine health of most of the other mediums; fewer knocked out engines.

~70% better track health than the others, fewer immobilizations.

Better ammo rack health [180 vs 150].
 

 

 

The only things counting against this tank are;

1. The T25 and Turan have more hitpoints [610 and 570 vs 520]

2. The Turan has better turret armor [75 vs 50]

3. Marginally worse camo, but this is itself more than compensated for by the view range disparity.




And do you know what the best part about all of this is?
Not only is the PzV/IV more powerful outright than the other mediums, it also has pref-MM.
No tier 7 battles, ever.

And it will never be available ever again :trollface:


Edited by Tupinambis, May 26 2016 - 02:17.


Tupinambis #2 Posted May 26 2016 - 02:17

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Of course, this could all change with the "global rebalance".

 

Here are the stats:

http://tanks.gg/wot/...5.c:turn-iii-pt



CeltGhost #3 Posted May 26 2016 - 02:17

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Wah-mbulance, inbound.

Dutch_81 #4 Posted May 26 2016 - 02:42

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I'm glad for the most part old tanks are left to gather dust as the new tanks continue the power creep making the people that supported the game in its infancy left holding crappy tanks whose only benefit was the preferential match making. I'm happy for you go wreck some tanks with it! I wish I had one!

werecat #5 Posted May 26 2016 - 02:49

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No, I think that honour goes to the T110E5

LeaveIT2Beaver #6 Posted May 26 2016 - 03:04

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So players get this tank how?

Embiggen #7 Posted May 26 2016 - 04:16

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View PostLeaveIT2Beaver, on May 26 2016 - 02:04, said:

So players get this tank how?

 

That's easy.  Just pre-order the World Of Tanks Medium Package for 67 USD and when the game goes live you'll have the Pz. Kpfw. V/IV in your garage, right next to the M4A2E4 you earned playing 1000 beta battles.

 



120mm_he #8 Posted May 26 2016 - 13:32

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View PostEmbiggen, on May 25 2016 - 22:16, said:

 

That's easy.  Just pre-order the World Of Tanks Medium Package for 67 USD and when the game goes live you'll have the Pz. Kpfw. V/IV in your garage, right next to the M4A2E4 you earned playing 1000 beta battles.

 

 

The hard part is the time machine to take you back so you can pre-order it. Also loving mine so far. Went from total meh to total whoa dude this is fun. 

Holycow #9 Posted May 26 2016 - 16:39

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It was long over due. It sucked for 6 years

FrozenKemp #10 Posted May 26 2016 - 18:36

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Yeah, enjoy your tank.  I think you deserve to have a really good vehicle after all this time!

wylleEcoyote #11 Posted May 28 2016 - 23:41

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They fix the problem with gun depression?

 



amazingronaldo #12 Posted May 31 2016 - 22:10

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I am loving playing it again. It has gathered dust for years. I did like it when I first got it, it did fairly well. Then the power creep left it to gather dust in my garage as it was outclassed by even vehicles of its own tier, and forget about tier 7 tanks, the gun was far below useful against those tier heavies and some mediums. But now ... it is perfectly suited to tier 5 I think, and when the top tier it does extremely well, and I still do well when the only tier 5 in a tier 6 battle. It's actually playable and useful again. And the comments ... "what is that?" or "wow I haven't seen one of those in years" ... love it :)

 

I've been calling it the "Baby E 50" the last couple of nights. I've gotten a few steel walls in it since once I started angling it. I honestly didn't think it would bounce much at first based off my past history with it at tier 6, but in one match I bounced a couple rounds I thought should have penned me and it was my angling. So I am trying to do it more and getting rewarded with many more bounces or tracks eating shots. And love ramming to kill with it, even heavies! Ram killed a KV-1 last night. 

 

So much fun!! I haven't played this much in months. :)



amazingronaldo #13 Posted May 31 2016 - 22:24

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on May 28 2016 - 17:41, said:

They fix the problem with gun depression?

 

 

As far as I remember from before, it is still the same. Not great. I mean think about it, it is a Panther hull with a small Pz IV turret. Not going to get that gun down much anyway lol. 




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