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xtc4 #21 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 15:39

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View Posttanopasman62, on Dec 07 2017 - 09:23, said:

Use your mobility, fight against the meds then proceed to shoot the heavies up the ***, profit.

 

^Yes. Many players who have success with the IS-6 nowadays look to do other things than brawl with the heavies.The IS-6 moves well and can often go with the mediums. There you can be the big bully and out-trade the red mediums.

YANKEE137 #22 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 15:44

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View PostWinningWithWarchild, on Dec 07 2017 - 14:41, said:

By the time I reach 100 battles in mine, I will have either 2 or 3 marks.  But I don't care about marking tanks because that requires selfish stat padding. I just like helping my team try to win.

 

It's weird that a game that is supposed to be based on team play has so many "goals" that are individually based.   A large majority of the playerbase lives for this, which explains a lot more than you think.

 

Yes. Intentional or not, people who camp are often rewarded with high damage totals as the red team finally closes in on the base. Then you got the guys who watch you sidescrape and jump in to get the kill on your reload. Ranked battles version 1 was like a showcase of professional level  buddy f**k ing.

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Shadowtanker14 #23 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 18:00

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View PostBurglarOfBanff_ff, on Dec 07 2017 - 07:52, said:

I get a bunch of marks on mine every time I take it out.

 

Haha :trollface:

Shadowtanker14 #24 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 18:01

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View Postdominator_98, on Dec 07 2017 - 08:42, said:

Because it’s bad you don’t have to do as much damage per game as you would in a Defender. The secret is to play in a platoon with two other IS-6s and play so aggressively that the only thing the enemy can do is crap their pants.

 

I guess that's what I'll have to do.  Playing it solo just isn't working.

tanopasman62 #25 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 18:21

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View Postxtc4, on Dec 07 2017 - 15:39, said:

 

^Yes. Many players who have success with the IS-6 nowadays look to do other things than brawl with the heavies.The IS-6 moves well and can often go with the mediums. There you can be the big bully and out-trade the red mediums.

 

I had a rental IS-6 back in the days where I was figuring out how to play and I completely loved it, though it was the time when 100.01 OP, Defender, Chrysler Grand Foch and others didn't exist, so when I got the IS-6 B from the marathons because I'm a nostalgic bas**** I had low expectations of it.

 

When I actually got to drive it I realized it wasn't that bad, just pick your routes based on what MM throws at you, flank what you can't pen and bully lower alpha meds, and the gun wasn't that bad either, I've won most of my encounters against IS-6s and IS-3s by shooting the turret roof and microhatches on them, I should check out if this works against the Defender too.

 

So far I played 40 battles so far, I'm doing 1.6k DPG, 60% WR and 2015 WN8.



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View PostF0R_M07H3R_RU5514, on Dec 07 2017 - 08:16, said:

It's been many years, but someone was talking (back in the day) about the OP IS-6.  We went to a training room on Malinovka.  Me in the Tiger II (Rammer, Vents & BIA - 8.5 reload) and him in his OP IS-6.  It is OP, so he has to come and kill the much weaker and outclassed Tiger II.  As soon as he is spotted ...

 

Track - Drivers Hatch

Repeat, rinse

 

Granted, this is a scenario tailor made to exhibit the weakness of an IS-6 vs. a Tiger II, but you get the point.

 

​The Tiger 2 is practically made to counter the IS-6.

SOB_Tenato #27 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 18:32

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The gun suck but the armor is still trolish to some extent. Just use prem ammo or if you are poor (no prem acc) use HE :trollface:

Skyrimosity #28 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 18:52

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Honestly, I really like the IS-6

VinnyI82 #29 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 19:04

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Havent played it in a few days but I'm at like 92 or 93%.  I think i carry 1 or 2 HE and the rest prem ammo.



Clickez4Fun #30 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 19:15

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Easiest way to 3 mark any tank(and also why the marks are meaningless), is on Ebay. :bajan:

 

 

...and my Mum is the proudest, when I don't "earn" any skid marks of excellence. :girl: 



Elenar #31 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 20:11

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Just 3 marked mine this week, and it's my only 3 marked tank as well as my main credit grinder. Sadly you need to be willing to carry 2/5ths gold and be ready to press 2 often. The IS-6 is bad against tech tree 8s and 9s and should not try to fight them head on, so if you're in a high tier game you have to go with the meds unless its one of the open maps where your lack of gun dep will get you killed. People increasingly know how to aim at the cupolas which sucks but you can still bully the ones who don't. Shots have to be fully aimed, and even then you still eat dirt way too much, but what can you do. Fun pub stomper though.

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Why do people not understand how Mark of Excellence works? It literally doesn't matter how good or bad the tank is.

 

The Mark is based on your performance vs OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SAME TANK.

 

No matter how bad the tank is. The other people are using the same tank. So if its a bad tank for you its bad for everyone else. It simply means the people who 3 mark it do better in it than you do in it.



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Don't sell it. Just Park it for awhile if you're having some bad luck or burned out with it.

Shadowtanker14 #34 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 22:10

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View PostDon_Keedik, on Dec 07 2017 - 16:00, said:

Don't sell it. Just Park it for awhile if you're having some bad luck or burned out with it.

 

I'll have to do that... :)

Diomidis #35 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 22:52

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MoE are judged against the avg dmg of other players in the same vehicle. If the vehicle cannot yield lots of dmg, the avg dmg yield is ... low, so...if you are above 65% avg you get a MoE, if you are above 85% you get a second MoE etc.

 

Arguably, the more people play a meh tank, the easier it is for an above avg player to mark it. At least for the first 2 marks. 

And don't complain too much about meh APCR rounds, because the meh HEAT rounds the Chinese get for the same gun are way more situational. 


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SmirkingGerbil #36 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 23:13

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View Postdominator_98, on Dec 07 2017 - 07:42, said:

Because it’s bad you don’t have to do as much damage per game as you would in a Defender. The secret is to play in a platoon with two other IS-6s and play so aggressively that the only thing the enemy can do is crap their pants.

 

Solo two marked mine. Really, it still is a good tank. It can bully, or play hull down defensively if outclassed. I didn't get the Defender, not really sure I missed all that much. IS-6 still glorious Stalin death machine.

StiffWind #37 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 23:26

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I wouldn't feel to bad...I'm sure cheating is involved in at least some of the cases...

Some folks just gotta have that third mark, you now.



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View PostStiffWind, on Dec 07 2017 - 16:26, said:

I wouldn't feel to bad...I'm sure cheating is involved in at least some of the cases...

Some folks just gotta have that third mark, you now.

 

And some folks just gotta crash civil discussions and fling around baseless clueless remarks.

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View PostSmirkingGerbil, on Dec 07 2017 - 23:34, said:

 

And some folks just gotta crash civil discussions and fling around baseless clueless remarks.

 

Sounds like somebody who cheats...how about it, SG?  Do you?

 



Shadowtanker14 #40 Posted Dec 07 2017 - 23:58

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View PostStiffWind, on Dec 07 2017 - 17:26, said:

I wouldn't feel to bad...I'm sure cheating is involved in at least some of the cases...

Some folks just gotta have that third mark, you now.

 

Lol... Someone who cheats to get marks doesn't deserve them... Anywho how would you cheat to get marks? Are you referring to someone spamming apcr? (apcr isn't a cheat, I know)





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