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LesterQuaestor #1 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:02

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  Are they the new heavies?

 

  I came back after 6 months. Still working up, but I am doing much better than I was before I left. The new balancing seems to be good for me personally, but I do think that lights have lost some of their special characteristics. Games like this used to be very rare for me.

 

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tanopasman62 #2 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:04

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Things are different for lights with real guns.

 

Doesn't apply for rofl op machinegun tanks.



Iowa_Kai #3 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:06

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It's more that they fight with tank of their own tier now so you can actually be efficient with them on the field if you ain't one of those suicide yolo who then blame team being bad. Since now there are Tier X Light Tanks the Matchmaking system no longer screw you over for playing that Tank class.

LesterQuaestor #4 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:12

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  the Matchmaking system no longer screw you over for playing that Tank class.

 

  I would have thought a reasonable approach would have been to move the scouts up a class when getting rid of scout MM.

Gothraul #5 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:21

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The main value they have at this time is not being glued to the map and can actually get something done instead of being a beached whale. The mobility is the only thing they really have atm as everything is too VR saturated on such tiny maps.

alex10skater #6 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:31

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Well the meta sure has changed, now I do more damage in my light tanks than I do spotting...

Anderwar #7 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:35

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The thing is if you are top tier in light now why would you spot for tanks that are lower tier than you? Just make the gun sing.

alexgt9123 #8 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:43

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If you want good light tank gameplay pick up one of the Tier 9 lights, I have 2, the T49 and the Ru 251 and thay are a blast. I wouldn't recommend the tier 10's though unless you are collecting tanks, they really need some buffs.

Kliphie #9 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:46

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Tier 4 German lights are OP, film at 11

kingmeofme #10 Posted May 20 2017 - 03:54

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The tier 8 and 10s are overwhelmingly bad, the 9s are alright, but still UP

Doomslinger #11 Posted May 20 2017 - 04:03

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Most of the light tanks were nerfed but the luchs and pz38na escaped the nerfs even though they fight lower battle tiers now.

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View Postkingmeofme, on May 20 2017 - 02:54, said:

The tier 8 and 10s are overwhelmingly bad, the 9s are alright, but still UP

 

​Well the WZ 132 is not bad, and the Bulldog, even without the autloader, is still very good at tier 8,  the LTTP is not bad either, so tier 8 is ok.  Tier 9 is pretty good.  I don't have tier 10 lights but they seem to be underwhelming like you say. 

Red_Ensign #13 Posted May 20 2017 - 04:49

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the new meta is lights do damage and mediums are for scouting.

LesterQuaestor #14 Posted May 20 2017 - 04:49

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 Well the meta sure has changed, now I do more damage in my light tanks than I do spotting...

 

  Yes, this is my observation too. I still rush to my old spotting locations, but don't get much assist damage.

 



Aknazer #15 Posted May 20 2017 - 07:43

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View PostAnderwar, on May 20 2017 - 03:35, said:

The thing is if you are top tier in light now why would you spot for tanks that are lower tier than you? Just make the gun sing.

 

Because you have no armor so if you spot you can conserve your HP by spotting.  Or you Chai Snipe to make the gun sing but spotting your own targets is highly risky at the start.




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