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T26E5 Patriot - Best Tier 8 Heavy Now?

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Claus_Kellerman #1 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 19:44

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Have you bought one or played against one yet?  What are your thoughts?  Claus gives you a NO [edited]review of the new Patriot...



Brother_Noodle_PizzaTime #2 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 19:53

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I think the normal one is slightly better, something about spaced armor on the side

MagillaGuerilla #3 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 19:57

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I had 65 % victories in the rental. I like it. That being said, it's not Russian so it can't be the best.

rEprEzEnt #4 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 19:58

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The gun is unbelievable.



TheGrizzlay #5 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 20:01

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View PostxAzDKr, on Nov 13 2016 - 14:53, said:

I think the normal one is slightly better, something about spaced armor on the side

 

Sides of turret. In the painted one, they removed the rack on one side and the piece of track on the other side (of the turret). They add just a little more to the armour value. Not really enough to write home to mom about but better than nothing.

 

The reason it's removed on the painted one is to we can see the nice eagle painted there.



QUACK_PoT #6 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 20:07

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It is way better than the T34 heavy.

Cruxdei #7 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 20:12

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weird way to say is-3.

General_Lee_Miserable #8 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 20:12

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a complete noob like me, never having played above T6 and with only 500 battles, scored 2 kills and secured the win for my team the very first time in this tank in rental. That being said, I bought it :-) 

Edited by Drewthesteelman, Nov 13 2016 - 20:13.


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Clickbait Kellerman strikes again

Flying_Pancake_V173 #10 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 20:51

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"IS-6 used to be the big bad tank." Yeah, I was able to park a T26E5 point-blank in front of an IS-6 and he couldn't pen a single shot. It was kind of surreal seeing it made completely worthless like that. And you know what WG's rationale is for the T26E5 being balanced? "It's hard to play a heavy with low alpha." Sure, if you're completely married to the idea that it has to be a traditional heavy, but  as a heavium it's devastating.

 

And then, at the same time, we've got tanks like the M4 "Improved" and the Panzer III K that can't even cut it when they're top tier. The premium tank balancing department (if there is such a thing) really needs to figure out how to actually make balanced tanks.



Cruxdei #11 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 21:01

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View PostFlying_Pancake_V173, on Nov 13 2016 - 16:51, said:

"IS-6 used to be the big bad tank." Yeah, I was able to park a T26E5 point-blank in front of an IS-6 and he couldn't pen a single shot. It was kind of surreal seeing it made completely worthless like that. And you know what WG's rationale is for the T26E5 being balanced? "It's hard to play a heavy with low alpha." Sure, if you're completely married to the idea that it has to be a traditional heavy, but  as a heavium it's devastating.

 

And then, at the same time, we've got tanks like the M4 "Improved" and the Panzer III K that can't even cut it when they're top tier. The premium tank balancing department (if there is such a thing) really needs to figure out how to actually make balanced tanks.

 

if wg lacks prem tank balancing department,don't expect the tech tree balancing department to exist too.

Guido1212 #12 Posted Nov 13 2016 - 21:12

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Concur.  The "rebalance" discussion from six months ago is dead.  They never, in fact, intended to do anything about it.  Threw out the "sandbox" which was apparently an abysmal failure (as any developer/software quality control person could tell you it would have been as they already had a test server process and hundreds of millions of games worth of data from test and actual game play).  It appears that we're in a cycle of money grabs as they milk what's left of the game.

 

I still love the game, but it's really gone off the rails development wise.  It's hard to understand the Scorpion G and this thing in the context of trying to fix their balance issues.



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View PostClaus_Kellerman, on Nov 13 2016 - 18:44, said:

Have you bought one or played against one yet?  What are your thoughts?  Claus gives you a NO [edited]review of the new Patriot...

Claus you have the balls to tell it like it is.  And you are absolutely right on this one.



BADGED_Qc #14 Posted Nov 14 2016 - 00:41

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Its not that OP its definitely a good heavy and speed make this tank perform! Its not that hard to kill in another tier 8 heavy! 

Zamboniman_60 #15 Posted Nov 14 2016 - 02:17

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View PostGuido1212, on Nov 13 2016 - 20:12, said:

Concur.  The "rebalance" discussion from six months ago is dead.  They never, in fact, intended to do anything about it.  Threw out the "sandbox" which was apparently an abysmal failure (as any developer/software quality control person could tell you it would have been as they already had a test server process and hundreds of millions of games worth of data from test and actual game play).  It appears that we're in a cycle of money grabs as they milk what's left of the game.

 

I still love the game, but it's really gone off the rails development wise.  It's hard to understand the Scorpion G and this thing in the context of trying to fix their balance issues.

 

They have gone off the rails with this game... they don't appear to be taking the community into consideration when they change things.  I see this (like you) as another money-grab premium tank that in time, will get 'rebalanced' after the sales drop off... or they buff it in order to boost the sales.  Either way... it's all about the money here... and I get it to a certain extent... I just see a great game slowly going downhill because they don't listen to the customer...  eventually (like cable TV), people are going to get tired of it, find a better vice and move on...

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View PostClaus_Kellerman, on Nov 13 2016 - 19:44, said:

Have you bought one or played against one yet?  What are your thoughts?  Claus gives you a NO [edited]review of the new Patriot...

Great video.  Great rant.  Great post.  Keep them coming.



slyther83 #17 Posted Nov 14 2016 - 04:23

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The T26E5 is like having a tier 10 russian medium gun on a tier 8 heavy with excellent hull and turret armor, mobility, vision, and 10 degrees gun depression. 

 

Totally balanced.



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View PostBADGED_Qc, on Nov 13 2016 - 18:41, said:

Its not that OP its definitely a good heavy and speed make this tank perform! Its not that hard to kill in another tier 8 heavy! 

Yeah this,

I've had no problem killing them in my Tier 8 heavies and Meds

and it sees Tier10 so...



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i don't even know the damage, penetration, or rate of fire since wg makes that information annoyingly hard to find

SluggerJackson #20 Posted Nov 14 2016 - 05:38

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View PostHiroe, on Nov 13 2016 - 22:21, said:

i don't even know the damage, penetration, or rate of fire since wg makes that information annoyingly hard to find

That info has been in the Tankopedia for a week.  







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