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jamesdoz #21 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 19:37

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View PostSpitYoYoMafia, on Aug 07 2017 - 16:33, said:

Just press 2, problem solved 

 

Yes press 2 and now you have a whopping pen of 219

SpitYoYoMafia #22 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 20:13

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View Postjamesdoz, on Aug 10 2017 - 10:37, said:

 

Yes press 2 and now you have a whopping pen of 219

 

It's more than the IS-6 and if I make 217 APCR work on the IS-6 what's your problem? Perhaps you should engage the proper tanks and stop whining and complaining.

vinnybagadonuts #23 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 20:15

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kv5 with a derp gun?  sign me up

Markd73 #24 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 20:45

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View PostDuqe, on Aug 07 2017 - 20:08, said:

The KV-5 is the epitome of a brawling heavy tank. It's tall, it's meaty, and its lack of penetration is compensated for by the fact that you can shoot down in almost any vehicle's roof, barring Japanese heavies, while rubbing up against them. It also has decent DPM even to this day, meaning it can swap most heavies of its tier (minus the Japanese ones) for their hitpoints and come out on top.

 

This ^^^ plus the sweet ability to ram people.

black43bear #25 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 07:32

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i appreicate all the feed back maybe wargaming is watching and will bless us KV5 owners with something to make it good in the tiers it sees. how about it wargaming the ball is in your court all we ask is to make the tank fun again and able to fight at the tiers it sees?

black43bear #26 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 07:34

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niot everyone can afford to spam gold just to win a fight . and no i am not whining just sick of getting out done by tier 9s with better standered penning ammo

 



HotMachete #27 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 07:55

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All off the low-pen tier 8 premiums with pref-MM are garbage now under the new MM.  All of those tanks were balanced originally with the intention that they'd be top tier, with tier 6 and tier 7 tanks to shoot at in half their battles.  You're now lucky if you get one true top-tier battle every few days.  I wouldn't be surprised if the average tier tank that most of the pref-MM tanks face under the new MM has gone up by at least one full tier.  That's essentially a huge nerf.  The easiest fix for these tanks would just be to slash the cost of their premium round.  I doubt WG will do that, though.  I think they'd rather all the pref-MM tanks never left their owner's garages.

Kerosedge #28 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 09:02

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I miss my KV5 and IS6. Hopefully they fix them soon.

black43bear #29 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 15:15

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Well wargaming there you have it alot of KV 5 owners want more pen and while yes there are some that feel the need to critize what others post and call it whining i feel as do other KV5 owners it needs more pen. This was no a post to "whine" or anything it was meant to give other KV 5 owners to express thier views and whatever else they wanted to share. As far as gold rounds yes that is and option but not even gold rounds pen 100% of the time and not all cal afford to "spam gold ". thank you for your thoughts and opions

lordpelvis #30 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 18:15

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Give it the derp.............I would even be happy with HE shells only

kalten00 #31 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 18:22

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Wg doesn't give a crap they got your money enjoy the [edited]they give their customers.

vinnybagadonuts #32 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 21:10

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oni gun on the KV5 would do me nicely! =D

Hurk #33 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 21:29

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View Postkalten00, on Aug 13 2017 - 10:22, said:

Wg doesn't give a crap they got your money enjoy the [edited]they give their customers.

actually you are wrong. they are working on alternative buffs for the KV-5 currently, but nothing has gone to super test yet. watch the latest 9.20 video. 



BrassFire #34 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 21:39

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View PostDuqe, on Aug 07 2017 - 21:08, said:

The KV-5 is the epitome of a brawling heavy tank. It's tall, it's meaty, and its lack of penetration is compensated for by the fact that you can shoot down in almost any vehicle's roof, barring Japanese heavies, while rubbing up against them. It also has decent DPM even to this day, meaning it can swap most heavies of its tier (minus the Japanese ones) for their hitpoints and come out on top.

 

The problem is that the behemoth R2D2 on the front completely defeats that purpose. That freaking thing really needs to be smaller.

Edited by BrassFire, Aug 13 2017 - 21:44.


KGBNinja #35 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 21:42

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Having the KV-5 as my only tier viii prem. is painful. It works when it works, but it badly needs more pen, or SOMETHING to make it better. It does great in matches where it's top tier, 3/5/7 has helped out with that, but now it just seems to get 24/7 tier IX games, seeing as tier viii doesn't exist anymore.

 


For me, the most visible issues are:

 

- Severe lack of penetration since WG removed alot of weakspots, or straight up over-armored tanks Type 4, Vk 100.01(P), O-Ho ect.

- Still has weakspots. Seeing as weakspots are not part of the meta anymore, this is a huge issue (Pun intended) because R2D2 will get you penned very reliably

 

KV-5 is playable with APCR, but then the purpose of being a Tier VIII premium tank is gone, and if you're playing it just for fun and not to make money, you might as well just choose one of the many much better tier VIIIs.

 

 


Edited by KGBNinja, Aug 13 2017 - 21:48.


BrassFire #36 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 22:35

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View PostKGBNinja, on Aug 13 2017 - 21:42, said:

Having the KV-5 as my only tier viii prem. is painful. It works when it works, but it badly needs more pen, or SOMETHING to make it better. It does great in matches where it's top tier, 3/5/7 has helped out with that, but now it just seems to get 24/7 tier IX games, seeing as tier viii doesn't exist anymore.

 


For me, the most visible issues are:

 

- Severe lack of penetration since WG removed alot of weakspots, or straight up over-armored tanks Type 4, Vk 100.01(P), O-Ho ect.

- Still has weakspots. Seeing as weakspots are not part of the meta anymore, this is a huge issue (Pun intended) because R2D2 will get you penned very reliably

 

KV-5 is playable with APCR, but then the purpose of being a Tier VIII premium tank is gone, and if you're playing it just for fun and not to make money, you might as well just choose one of the many much better tier VIIIs.

 

 

 

It should have a weak spot; it just needs a smaller one since the R2D2 is so large it defeats the entire purpose of the KV-5's armor profile.




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