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MMI_SPI #21 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 03:00

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View PostDarvek, on Feb 09 2018 - 20:50, said:

A-44 seems like it should be on there somewhere. It's just absolutely miserable. I don't think it's worse than the Church Gun, but maybe it slides in somewhere between 3 and 5.

 

Naaah! Its not that bad, you just need some meatshield around u to reload your gun. The 107mm punch hard when it hits, plus its a medium so you can always leave the flank and go the other side, unlike a T28 Prot. Fight in close quarter, hide during reload and remember to pray RNGesus before each game.


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I actually rather enjoyed the A-44. Doesn’t mean I did well in it but it was fun as a gimmick tank. I still have terrible memories of old mm pz38na. A slow scout tank. Didn’t even have the ability to pen the tier 9s it could face. The old VK3002DB was pretty bad as well. Otherwise I can mostly agree with this list being limited to current tanks.

Prosqtor #23 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 03:05

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Even is not terrible.  It is terrible for WN8 because spotting does not count.  The AMX AC 46 has to be a contender for worst tank.  Yuck. 

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View PostProsqtor, on Feb 09 2018 - 20:05, said:

The AMX AC 46 48 has to be a contender for worst tank.  Yuck. 

FTFY
Less gun depression, big weakspots, bad gun handling, and all the low rolls on the 120 mm.
IIRC, the already bad gun handling was nerfed when it got the autoloader.
Played it before the autoloader, so idk if the 1200 burst makes up for all those negatives.



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I got one that should be there imo. Challenger. A TD that doesn’t have enough pen to play like a TD

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View PostDarvek, on Feb 10 2018 - 02:50, said:

A-44 seems like it should be on there somewhere. It's just absolutely miserable. I don't think it's worse than the Church Gun, but maybe it slides in somewhere between 3 and 5.

 

The A-44 was my first Tier VII tank. I was attracted by the speed and hitting power. But I just wasn't ready for it so I put it away. I recently started running it again and I'm astounded by how well it has been doing for me. Speed, a big hammer, great frontal armour, sidescrapes like a boss. You just need to work around the non-existent gun depression. I am absolutely loving it. I had a Tier VIII battle in it last night at El Halluf where I was top damage, top experience and felt like I made a huge contribution. Surprised to see it as a bad tank for some.

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View PostScorpiany, on Feb 10 2018 - 02:49, said:

 

Just because a good player can make a bad tank work in battle, doesn't change the fact that it's a bad tank.

 

Objectively speaking, there are bad tanks in the game. There are tanks in the game that are worse than every other tank of the same Tier. That makes it, from a factual standpoint as far as gameplay goes, a bad tank.

 

A bad tank isn't necessarily an excuse to do terribly in battle... But you also can't expect bad tanks to go around carrying matches left and right. In many cases for these tanks, that's just not going to be possible; regardless of how hard you try or how well you play them.

 

Consider a real-life example. I just finished reading a book regarding Creighton Abrams​ and the M4 Sherman Tank. This tank is often regarded as one of the worst tanks of the 2nd world war when compared to its adversaries. However Abrams and 4th Armour proved that training and tactics allowed the M4 to best its German adversaries. Consider that Abrams had the same crew in his tank from Operation Cobra all the way through to the German surrender.

 

Abrams and his crew were noted for always being in the thick of battle. The only time their tank was replaced is when it was mechanically worn out.

As a unit, 4th Armour destroyed for more enemy tanks than they lost in battle.



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View Postfavrepeoria, on Feb 09 2018 - 18:17, said:

I got one that should be there imo. Challenger. A TD that doesn’t have enough pen to play like a TD

 

They gave the Challenger a new 32 pounder gun that actually has very good penetration for Tier 7.

 

Even then, both guns are very accurate, with great aim times, high DPM, good gun depression, wide gun arcs... And the tank is mobile.

 

It would be far from a bad tank, even with the 17 pounder.

 

View Postmoogleslam, on Feb 09 2018 - 17:57, said:

Interesting list, and I love all your content.  I've never thought about this myself, so I'll just share my thoughts on your picks.

 

  1. Haven't played the Pz. III K.  How did you even get that?  I don't remember seeing it on sale.
  2. Churchill GC would be my #1 by a mile.  Slow, big, no camo, no armor.  Surely you need at least one of those.  TD's are my least favorite class to start with, so I'm surprised this didn't put me off TD's forever.
  3. It's ~6 months since I played the T-34-2, but I don't remember it being that horrendous.  Yes, the gun depression and accuracy were AWFUL, but it had decent mobility and good alpha, which I thought was a reasonable balance.  Does it need a buff?  Sure, but hard to believe it's top 5 bad.
  4. Yeah, probably can't argue that this list needs two Churchill's.  I actually loved the Matilda back in my early days, but by the time I moved to Tier V, VI, VII, I knew some.... any.... mobility was important, so that entire grind was hell, especially since none of those tanks held up at their own tier.  Wouldn't have argued with either Churchill, or the BP.  Statistically, I actually sucked the most in the BP, but at least you could side scrape in it.
  5. I don't have the EVEN 90, but it's actually high on my wish list.  I'm not a believer in "passive scouting is dead in the current meta", (because I do it all the time), and to me, the EVEN 90 is an excellent passive scout thanks to it's off the charts camo ratings.  Yes, it's DPM is the worst of the worst, but it's clip damage is average, and it can always fulfill other roles while on reload.

 

The T-34-2 is terrible compared to all of its competition. Even though in theory a decently mobile tank with some kind of armor and gun performance shouldn't be all that bad, in the current Tier 8 meta, it's very underperforming.

 

ELC Even 90 is certainly fun, but the gun is the worst of any Tier 8 tank. I'd argue that even if you dropped the tank down to Tier 7, it would still be fine for the most part without any rebalancing.


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View Postfavrepeoria, on Feb 10 2018 - 03:04, said:

I actually rather enjoyed the A-44. Doesn’t mean I did well in it but it was fun as a gimmick tank. I still have terrible memories of old mm pz38na. A slow scout tank. Didn’t even have the ability to pen the tier 9s it could face. The old VK3002DB was pretty bad as well. Otherwise I can mostly agree with this list being limited to current tanks.

 

Oh man, another tank that I've gone back to and which seems to be running spectacularly well for me. Statistically, the PZ 38 na is one of my best tanks. In fact, I run it as my first tank every day. A nice low-tier warm-up. It reminds me to be mobile but protect myself. And I love the VK 30.02D! I guess we just have  different tastes, Favre!

 

I haven't played any of the tanks that Scorp lists as his bottom 5. Looks like that's a good thing!


 

Great topic, Scorp!



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View Postkihew, on Feb 09 2018 - 18:26, said:

 

Consider a real-life example. I just finished reading a book regarding Creighton Abrams​ and the M4 Sherman Tank. This tank is often regarded as one of the worst tanks of the 2nd world war when compared to its adversaries. However Abrams and 4th Armour proved that training and tactics allowed the M4 to best its German adversaries. Consider that Abrams had the same crew in his tank from Operation Cobra all the way through to the German surrender.

 

Abrams and his crew were noted for always being in the thick of battle. The only time their tank was replaced is when it was mechanically worn out.

As a unit, 4th Armour destroyed for more enemy tanks than they lost in battle.

 

That's down to a tactical superiority and having sufficient numbers. Doesn't change the fact that the M4 Sherman was a mechanically unreliable vehicle.

 

In that same regard, in our pixel tank game, being a good player won't make a bad tank any good - It just means you'll have outplayed your opponent, or did your best to make it work.



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I dislike the ikv - 103 more than most of your list...

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The Churchill VII? 

 

I kept it. But I completely understand why players would not like it. 



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Black Prince is extremely bad.

lt is basically a Churchill Vll hull, with better features like a great turret, great -GD, and a slightly better 17pdr. 

Same awful hull, same awful speeds, same awful reverse, same awful alpha damage. A tier higher with more EXP to go

 



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I actually bought the Pz. III K thinking "hey, that model looks great, at tier V I can try to mark it, and maybe I can work with that gun, sure it'll be fun!"

Man, how can someone be so wrong... "please WG buff this tank"

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Hmmm.... Why no Russian tanks on this list.

SturmEnte #36 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 04:39

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TVP VTU

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View PostScorpiany, on Feb 10 2018 - 01:25, said:

I tried to avoid listing tanks below Tier 5, since the low Tier experience can be a chaotic mess to begin with.

among other comments, below tier5 you have a wide choice, i ve kept several, @t/3&4&5, most (below 5) are prem. except the 3 pz1c, 4 there are a rare few, 5 there are (again) some. 



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Any tank that Citizenfour plays, he’s such a baddie!

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The ELC EVEN needs some sort of gun improvement when you have a Gun that is actually worse then all but 19 tanks above tier 3 and 14/19 of those tanks are tier 4. Horrible horrible horrible gun. Tier 8 light with low engine power, armor lower then tier 2, and a gun that is tier low end of tier 4 well it does need a little love.

Ridiculously fun if there are isolated tanks. You can park right beside them and hide from their gun. They flat out can't hit you in close  if you are in their side/rear arc.

I killed a Death Star 183 because he fired and I just kept against him and reloaded and killed him. He asked for his own arty to shoot me. :P

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I'm surprised the M3 Lee isn't on the list.  It's a medium that's the size of a HT, is turretless, and plays like a TD.  The armor can be a bit trolly, especially against T3 targets but really it belongs in the land of misfit toys and in no way should it be a med.  MAYBE if it was reclassified as a TD to fit its playstyle would I consider not one of the worst tanks in the game, though it would still be pretty bad.




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