The buffs of the Type 4 Heavy and Type 5 Heavy are completely broken. Think about it this way. What if World of Tanks had a tank that nobody can penetrate with standard rounds (Except TDs, but even then they won't penetrate at long range and have to be close up), but it can deal at least 400 damage (sometimes more) to you no matter where it aims and no matter how much armor you have. A tank that you can never kill (with standard rounds, again except TDs), and he can always damage you with every shot unless he misses. How is that supposed to sound fair? Yeah, that's the Type 5 Heavy. I don't even wanna talk about the premium shells but I feel like I have to. No other tank in the game allows you to fire premium rounds which are the same ammo type with the same penetration but more damage. Yes the SU-100Y allows you to fire premium shots that deal more damage, but they have less penetration to make up for that. Plus, without those higher damage rounds on the SU-100Y, the DPM is kinda bad. But sorry, that's a bit off topic. My point is, the Type 5 Heavy at least and possibly the Type 4 Heavy as well are really overpowered. Anyone who says they aren't overpowered are clearly players of the tank themself and enjoy having an unfair advantage over the enemy or simply just can't play it correctly.
Edit: I just wanted to add one more thing. In World of Tanks, for the most part, when a tank has incredibly good armor, it doesn't have an amazing gun. So, instead of your gun being an advantage to possibly help you defeat your enemies, your armor is an advantage. Your gun isn't as good, but because you have great armor it works. That's not the case with Japanese heavy tanks. I don't even mean just the Type 4 and Type 5 at this point, no, the O-I exp. fits the bill too. The O-I exp. has the highest alpha (AP rounds) of any tier 5 heavy tank in the game. You have to ask yourself wargaming, why haven't you made a tier 5 heavy tank that has that much alpha so far? Because it would be overpowered, that's why. Some people would argue, "well the O-I exp. doesn't have good armor so your logic doesn't apply." and I say, "who told you the O-I exp. doesn't have good armor?". Would you say that the KV-1 isn't well armored for its tier? I wouldn't say so. Well, believe it or not, the O-I exp. has just about the exact same armor not only on the front of the tank, but the sides as well. If you angle the O-I exp. in nearly the same way as a KV-1 then you should have just as good if not better armor effectiveness than the KV-1.
Edited by CobraWasTaken1, Feb 28 2017 - 07:32.