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SpitYoYoMafia #21 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 23:00

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View PostMandoWarrior1, on Aug 13 2017 - 13:02, said:

 

 

Guess I need to look thru my boosters... but I swear I onyl saw different exp ones. xD

 

depends, check to see if you have them, if not send in a ticket and claim your boosters

AMSRocker #22 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 23:07

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View PostHowitzerBlitzer, on Aug 13 2017 - 07:28, said:

Started with 7,000 EXP on the AC 46 last night, now I'm on the AC 48 with all modules (except those useless tracks) unlocked. 180,000 EXP ground out in 14 hours, not bad progress. By Tuesday I should be on the Foch at this rate, assuming the patch is next weekend I should be able to pull this off.

My only problem will be the credit grind as I'm broke, but I might have a few vehicles to sell.

 

Does anyone know when the next patch will supposedly go live? I've tried searching, but no dates are listed yet. I might be going too fast if the patch is on the 24th or some time late this month.

 

 

Keep up the good work!



Asassian7 #23 Posted Aug 14 2017 - 00:08

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Im currently on the AC48, I've ground out from tier 3 on the line.

So far its the worst line I've ever played. Every single tank is bad (except the S35 CA which was decent)

And the thing is, none of them have to be. They are all gimped in some stupid way that makes no sense, be it gun handling, camo, or terrain resistance.

The ARL V39 would be a decent tank if it had either slightly more camo, or more armour. Its decently fast and has alright gun handling and accuracy.

The AC 46 would be a decent tank if it had GUN HANDLING UGGGHHHH. Its got a terrible aim time, which makes zero sense for a 300 alpha gun with limited traverse. Seriously. The T29 has much better gun handling, a turret, and more alpha for a second longer reload for example. I could work around the camo if only It didnt take so long to aim a shot for a pathetic 300 alpha. 

The AC 48 suffers the same problem. Why? Why does it have such bad gun handling for a 400 alpha TD gun at tier 8? The Ferdi and JP2 wildly out gun handle it, and have 160 more alpha for only a second longer reload. In fact the JP2 equals or outclasses the AC 48 in EVERY aspect except reload and camo. (And has less giant weakspots which lessen the issue of bad camo)

All of these tanks I can feel have decent potential. But all of them are majorly gimped for no good reason. Its not until the foch that you actually get serviceable gun handling. But its too little too late by then.

The lack of HP is another issue. You have so little. 2 shots from a ferdi or JP2. 3 shots from most tier 8 heavies. And I was 1 shot killed by a JPE last night. Taking 1 single hit ruins your ability to do anything except hide in the back.

 

And none of these tanks have to be this gimped. Theres no reason for it. The AC 48 would be a fairly decent tank. It could even be a good tank with good gun handling. 

 

Give the 48 the Foch's gun handling. Give the foch an even faster reload and make it a lazer. (Make it rival the tortoise in DPM) give the 46 better gun handling and maybe some more camo. Give the ARL V39 slightly more armour, or make the tumor on top not a hitbox. All these tanks suddenly become serviceable. 



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View PostAsassian7, on Aug 13 2017 - 17:08, said:

 *snip*

The AC 46 would be a decent tank if it had GUN HANDLING UGGGHHHH. Its got a terrible aim time, which makes zero sense for a 300 alpha gun with limited traverse. Seriously. The T29 has much better gun handling, a turret, and more alpha for a second longer reload for example. I could work around the camo if only It didnt take so long to aim a shot for a pathetic 300 alpha. 
*snip*

While too late for you now, I've read several recommendations to use the 90mm rather than the 100 on the 46.  Much better gun handling and dpm at the cost of penetration that is mostly overkill(except against a few of the new super heavies, and there's very little gold pen difference if it comes to that) and 20% less alpha.  



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View Postspud_tuber, on Aug 14 2017 - 07:16, said:

While too late for you now, I've read several recommendations to use the 90mm rather than the 100 on the 46.  Much better gun handling and dpm at the cost of penetration that is mostly overkill(except against a few of the new super heavies, and there's very little gold pen difference if it comes to that) and 20% less alpha.  

 

yep, same with the 48, better off to use the 100mm.

HowitzerBlitzer #26 Posted Aug 14 2017 - 09:05

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View Postspud_tuber, on Aug 14 2017 - 01:16, said:

While too late for you now, I've read several recommendations to use the 90mm rather than the 100 on the 46.  Much better gun handling and dpm at the cost of penetration that is mostly overkill(except against a few of the new super heavies, and there's very little gold pen difference if it comes to that) and 20% less alpha.  

 

I ground the AC 46 with the 90mm to the AC 48, but then I researched the 100mm and ground back up with it. I preferred the 90mm because I could actually hit shots.

With the AC 48, I prefer the 120mm as I can't stay hidden long enough to use the 100mm's rate of fire, single shot damage seems to make it up on this crappy TD.

 

The whole line is killing my stats, going to be permagreen like this. I'd try platooning with someone else going down the line, too... But I don't know anyone. At least it might help the win rate.



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View PostAsassian7, on Aug 14 2017 - 09:08, said:



The AC 48 suffers the same problem. Why? Why does it have such bad gun handling for a 400 alpha TD gun at tier 8? The Ferdi and JP2 wildly out gun handle it, and have 160 more alpha for only a second longer reload. In fact the JP2 equals or outclasses the AC 48 in EVERY aspect except reload and camo. (And has less giant weakspots which lessen the issue of bad camo)

 

the 48 also suffers from being an absolute black hole for damage. everything that shoots it will pen, unless they specifically aim at your gun mantle. ive been sniped by 152 AP shells from SU152s into my roof from over 400m away. its maddening.

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View PostFiremoth, on Aug 14 2017 - 09:07, said:

 

the 48 also suffers from being an absolute black hole for damage. everything that shoots it will pen, unless they specifically aim at your gun mantle. ive been sniped by 152 AP shells from SU152s into my roof from over 400m away. its maddening.

 

Whole roof is 20 or 30mm so even when they miss your cupolas they'll overmatch the roof. Because they needed more weakpoints :)

Asassian7 #29 Posted Aug 14 2017 - 11:27

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View Postspud_tuber, on Aug 14 2017 - 18:16, said:

While too late for you now, I've read several recommendations to use the 90mm rather than the 100 on the 46.  Much better gun handling and dpm at the cost of penetration that is mostly overkill(except against a few of the new super heavies, and there's very little gold pen difference if it comes to that) and 20% less alpha.  

I considered it, but decided against it. Also the first game i played in it I did 4500 damage lol, so yeah. that didnt continue.

View PostFiremoth, on Aug 14 2017 - 20:07, said:

 

the 48 also suffers from being an absolute black hole for damage. everything that shoots it will pen, unless they specifically aim at your gun mantle. ive been sniped by 152 AP shells from SU152s into my roof from over 400m away. its maddening.

Im finding that after firing when backing away raising my gun up above the hatches causes a lot of troll bounces from shells that hit the gun and not the hatches (or pubbies just trying to aim around the gun I suppose) granted my gun gets damaged a lot but its preferable to losing health when I only have 1000



HowitzerBlitzer #30 Posted Aug 15 2017 - 01:35

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View PostAsassian7, on Aug 14 2017 - 05:27, said:

Im finding that after firing when backing away raising my gun up above the hatches causes a lot of troll bounces from shells that hit the gun and not the hatches (or pubbies just trying to aim around the gun I suppose) granted my gun gets damaged a lot but its preferable to losing health when I only have 1000

 

I'll try that in my grinding session tonight, might help me somewhat.

Also, I think I ran into you a night ago on the enemy team in the AC 48, don't remember how you did though.



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View PostAsassian7, on Aug 13 2017 - 15:08, said:

Im currently on the AC48, I've ground out from tier 3 on the line.

So far its the worst line I've ever played. Every single tank is bad (except the S35 CA which was decent)

And the thing is, none of them have to be. They are all gimped in some stupid way that makes no sense, be it gun handling, camo, or terrain resistance.

The ARL V39 would be a decent tank if it had either slightly more camo, or more armour. Its decently fast and has alright gun handling and accuracy.

The AC 46 would be a decent tank if it had GUN HANDLING UGGGHHHH. Its got a terrible aim time, which makes zero sense for a 300 alpha gun with limited traverse. Seriously. The T29 has much better gun handling, a turret, and more alpha for a second longer reload for example. I could work around the camo if only It didnt take so long to aim a shot for a pathetic 300 alpha. 

The AC 48 suffers the same problem. Why? Why does it have such bad gun handling for a 400 alpha TD gun at tier 8? The Ferdi and JP2 wildly out gun handle it, and have 160 more alpha for only a second longer reload. In fact the JP2 equals or outclasses the AC 48 in EVERY aspect except reload and camo. (And has less giant weakspots which lessen the issue of bad camo)

All of these tanks I can feel have decent potential. But all of them are majorly gimped for no good reason. Its not until the foch that you actually get serviceable gun handling. But its too little too late by then.

The lack of HP is another issue. You have so little. 2 shots from a ferdi or JP2. 3 shots from most tier 8 heavies. And I was 1 shot killed by a JPE last night. Taking 1 single hit ruins your ability to do anything except hide in the back.

 

And none of these tanks have to be this gimped. Theres no reason for it. The AC 48 would be a fairly decent tank. It could even be a good tank with good gun handling. 

 

Give the 48 the Foch's gun handling. Give the foch an even faster reload and make it a lazer. (Make it rival the tortoise in DPM) give the 46 better gun handling and maybe some more camo. Give the ARL V39 slightly more armour, or make the tumor on top not a hitbox. All these tanks suddenly become serviceable. 

 

one of my biggest gripes was the lack of HP, you can't effectively trade with anything

Asassian7 #32 Posted Aug 15 2017 - 04:23

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View PostHowitzerBlitzer, on Aug 15 2017 - 12:35, said:

 

I'll try that in my grinding session tonight, might help me somewhat.

Also, I think I ran into you a night ago on the enemy team in the AC 48, don't remember how you did though.

 

knowing my luck over the last couple days, not well. 

 

my Recent has dropped nearly 300 already D:



HowitzerBlitzer #33 Posted Aug 15 2017 - 05:12

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Waiting for it to update with my current sub-45% winrate.



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View PostAsassian7, on Aug 14 2017 - 22:23, said:

 

knowing my luck over the last couple days, not well. 

 

my Recent has dropped nearly 300 already D:

The grind is a stat killer for sure. Hell my overall went down 2 points and I have 27k games... Worst decision in my wot life was going after the foch 155 carrot but now I am committed with 140k to go until the 155.



HowitzerBlitzer #35 Posted Aug 16 2017 - 10:04

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15K EXP away from the Foch, apart from the credit grind, I should have the Foch 155 researched by the weekend. I doubt WG will have the update announced until late next week, so I should be good.

 

In the patch notes, it says the Foch 155 will cost 5 gold. Does this mean if we have it researched, we can buy it for 5 gold?






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