Please leave your feedback here for the changes made to the German heavy tanks in this thread.
Thanks for soliciting this feedback, it's nice to know the company is hearing the player base.
Regarding the vehicles, I have had the VK100 and now am on the Mauschen. I found that VK100 was very dependent on the tier it was in. Its HP pool, slow speed and predictable weakspots make it an easier target for high tiers (especially arty), spall liner was virtually a necessity to prolong its usefulness. There is an angle specific weakspot just inside the tracks on the LFP that makes angling less useful and exposes the frontal armour quite vulnerably. Outside of the weak spots, the armour is impressive, capable of bouncing even tier X AP. I had my highest armour effectiveness ratio in this tank largely due to its performance in tier 8 (around 1.2 when I sold it). Stock gun was fine at tier 8, but by tier 9,10 it is not feared. This tank should see less tier X until top gun. On the plus side, it performed as a bully in tier 8 often enough to justify its slow speed and huge size and was fun to play then and in some tier IX battles.
Mauschen is much better. The smaller LFP and cupola, higher HP and good top gun foreshadow the Maus nicely. Again, the issues exists just inside the tracks on the LFP when angled that one cannot use the Mauschen recklessly. This 'extra' weakness over the already existing and well-known LFP soft spot is a bit of a disappointment considering what the superheavy gives up in terms of speed, camo and size that it still must hide the frontal armour from in tier AP. That said, for those working up to the Maus, the Mauschen is a worthy trainer and a welcome addition in place of using totally unrelated tanks in the previous line. I think the LFP angling weakness on both should be removed to support their roles better.
I have not tried the PzVII.
Regarding the compensation occurring from the line switch - I too was a VK45.02B owner working up to the Maus when the change occurred and felt let down to now be so far away from the tank I was trying to get. To have been given lateral progress would have been welcomed. I think its nice that WG gave the tanks to players owning the Maus already, but going back to the Tiger I P is a bit of a blow to the rest of us.