(if this should go onto another forum topic then please redirect me to where it should go.)
So as I continue to grind to the T54E1, the T69 strikes me as probably one of the worst medium tanks at tier 8. The reason being is that you can't penetrate anything in your own tier apart from tanks with paper for armor. The T54E1 to me also seems to have this issue from just looking at the 210mm average penetration on the 105mm but it seems to be doing fine however I'm not sure if they're just flinging APCR at me for 255mm of average penetration. the T69 however has had a real penetration lack. Consider that they actually buffed the penetration of the 90mm from 174 (1mm less average than the 76mm) to 181. This is still absolutely terrible at tier 8 because I can fire a full clip of AP rounds and do absolutely no damage to a T-34-3 while he sits and derps me for 440 average with his 122mm gun. If the gun had penetration more in line with the Pershing then the tank will at least be bearable to play in my opinion. another thing that irks me about the T69 is it's Mobility can really catch people off guard with how bad it actually is. Even fully upgraded the thing is a slug. it has really bad pick up and I don't know how it can actually get to the top speed of 51kph if it even does on flat ground. to put this into perspective. The specific power ratio is less than 1 off from the T26E5 which is a heavy tank armored up the wazoo. also if you pay attention to other medium tanks at tier 8, their specific power is usually around 16.5 while the T69 sits around 15.93. The M4A1 rev is about half way to that and that's a sherman with a 105 gun usually reserved for tier 9 tanks. This does carry over to the T54E1 but that tank is competitive with its current stats. I really feel that the T69 is extremely underpowered for a tier 8 and that either a mobility buff or a Penetration buff would really help the tank out. if you went for the penetration then you would put it more in line with the Pershing and take it to 190. if it were to get a mobility buff then the Specific power would probably go to about 16.5 to get it a bit more pickup. either one wouldn't be too much to ask honestly.
Edited by Twinkinator, Feb 09 2017 - 17:38.