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Jambijon #1 Posted May 03 2018 - 22:47

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Hey Tankers!

 

With the On Track for the Centurion Action X event running I wanted to do the same thing I did with the T110E5 On Track.  Of course, I’m no means a pro but I just wanted to share my experiences and opinions about the pros and cons I found with the line.

Like always, criticism and/or advice that may help others grinding through the line is very much appreciated!  To start, the Action X line was, to say the least, challenging but extremely fun.

 

On track credit discounts:

  • Tiers I - V 50% discount
  • Tiers VI - X 30% discount

Current credit prices for Tiers I - X:

  1. Free!
  2. 1,900
  3. 20,500
  4. 55,000
  5. 190,000
  6. 630,000
  7. 945,350
  8. 1,645,000
  9. 3,515,500
  10. 4,270,000

 

Configuration comparison of different loadouts.  *Crew bonuses or equipment modifiers not included on all comparisons.

 

Tier VI Cromwell:

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Pros:

  • SPEEDY
  • Decent gun depression
  • A platoon of 3 is a force to be reckoned with
  • Runs circles around slower tanks (flanking nightmare)
  • Good DPm

Cons:

  • Armor? What armor? (Very thin, not sloped very well)
  • Module/Crew damage should be expected
  • Can’t mount Vertical Stabilizer
  • Inaccurate gun

 

My Research Path:

  • Engine
  • Tracks
  • Gun
  • Turret
  • Gun - Howitzer for fun
  • Engine
  • Gun
  • Radio

 

The Cromwell, and it's premium counterpart the Cromwell B, are among my favorite medium tanks.  Seriously, if you haven't had the pleasure of running 3 Cromwell's in a platoon I highly recommend you do it and experience the power of the wolf pack swarm.  It's speed will tempt you to push far into enemy territory so it's best to resist the urge unless you are certain you have adequate cover and an escape plan.  Fantastic reload time and the shells are pretty cheap too so don't be afraid to talk your "pot shots."

 

Tier VII Comet:

 

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Pros:

  • Amazing gun depression
  • Punishable high rate of fire and with good accuracy to boot
  • Decent speed
  • Did I say gun depression? (-12 degrees) :bush:

Cons:

  • Very thin armor and flat angles
  • Unreliable gun penetration 
  • Traverse speed is very slow

 

My Research Path:

  • Engine
  • Tracks
  • Turret
  • Gun (77mm)
  • Radio

 

The Comet is easily becoming one my go to "lets have some fun" tank.  I'm a sucker for anything -10 degrees or less gun depression.  There's nothing worse when you barely hit a slight incline when engaging someone and your shell sails over them like a joke from Frasier told to a 5 year old.

 

Tier VIII Centurion I:

 

Spoiler

Pros:

  • Like its predecessor, excellent gun depression
  • Ridge line warrior
  • Great pen on top tier gun
  • Good turret armor once upgraded

Cons:

  • Hull armor seems non-existent
  • Aim time is pretty high on top gun
  • Bad concealement
  • Prone to module damage
  • Stock grind is a nightmare

 

My Research Path:

  • Tracks
  • Turret
  • Engine
  • Gun - (Saved up for A Barrel)
  • Engine
  • Radio

 

Coming from the Comet it is a little odd jumping into the Centurion I.  They play pretty similar but it feels like the great things you had in the Comet (speed/gun handling) are sluggish.  However, the top tier gun feels really good.  I rarely found myself in a situation where it was logical to use premium rounds.  There's nothing ground breaking about this tank but it is fun to play for sure and especially if you like playing the ridge line.  I recommend having an auto fire extinguisher equipped.  This thing loves fire.

 

Tier IX Centurion 7/1:

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Pros:

  • -10 degrees of gun depression
  • Top tier gun is just amazing
  • High pen HESH shells
  • Great turret armor
  • Good acceleration 

Cons:

  • Large body for a medium
  • Low concealment
  • Shot bloom on the move or turning is very large
  • DPM takes a hit from the reload time
  • Susceptible to crew/module damage

 

My Research Path:

  • Gun
  • Tracks
  • Turret
  • Engine
  • Gun (105mm)
  • Engine
  • Radio

 

I generally can't stand having an extremely slow engine when I'm grinding a new tank but I was pleasantly surprised at the stock version of the Centurion 7/1.  It's not a pain to grind through at all in my opinion.  The stock gun is definitely "doable" though you may want to go for the B Barrel for the extra DPM. It may have a slower top speed but it gets up hills just fine and that's the main priority for this tank.  Also, the HESH rounds are just mean and I love them, but they are expensive.  

 

Tier X Centurion Action X:

 

Spoiler

 

Pros:

  • Great gun depression
  • High alpha with good accuracy 
  • Excellent turret traverse
  • Handles different terrain really well
  • Heavily armored and sloped turret

Cons:

  • Giant hull with thing armor
  • Low concealment 
  • Ammo rack and tracks gets hit a lot

 

Though I haven't had a lot of time with the Action X I can say that progressing through the line definitely prepares you for its play style.  Like the tanks before, you are going to be sticking to cover and ridge lines while you snipe.  I haven't had much positive experiences using this tank to "brawl" up close with other mediums.  That's not to say it can't be done, I may have just not gotten the hang of it.  However, the gun is fantastic (when stationary).  The shell velocity is great and makes it pretty easy to lead your shots on moving targets.  That's it!  Hope my experiences were able to help you out in any way!

Though I don't agree with everything he says, Quickybaby has a really solid review of the Centurion Action X: 

 

 

:)

 



CynicalDutchie #2 Posted May 03 2018 - 23:05

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According to your profile you haven't made it past the comet yet, I call WG hacks :izmena:

FrozenKemp #3 Posted May 03 2018 - 23:23

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Just say no to Cromwells with the deep gun.  Seriously, just don't. :p

Mikosah #4 Posted May 03 2018 - 23:26

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I'll disagree on one thing- the Centurions 1 and 7/1 are very different from the AX. Both of the former have very poor DPM and gun handling for their respective tiers, which makes them eccentric. Meanwhile the AX finally rectifies this and is very generic in its tier. 

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View PostFrozenKemp, on May 03 2018 - 14:23, said:

Just say no to Cromwells with the deep gun.  Seriously, just don't. :p

 

This almost sounds dirty...

 

I assume you mean the derp gun?

 

Really?  I have the 3.7 inch howitzer on my Cromwell since I also have the Cromwell B, and I find it a hoot

 

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View PostMikosah, on May 03 2018 - 16:26, said:

I'll disagree on one thing- the Centurions 1 and 7/1 are very different from the AX. Both of the former have very poor DPM and gun handling for their respective tiers, which makes them eccentric. Meanwhile the AX finally rectifies this and is very generic in its tier. 

 

I found the 7/1's gun handling to be pretty good . . . DPM is pretty poor, but best-in-class pen makes up for it, because you'll pen more shots than a M46 will.

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I try to have two in the line to work on the Ace Tanker badge for and I had already Aced the Cromwell and Comet so i went down to the Mark IV to pair with the Centurion I grind. Finally Aced the Mark IV today. It takes 8 kills and 1100 damage.

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View PostCynicalDutchie, on May 03 2018 - 23:05, said:

According to your profile you haven't made it past the comet yet, I call WG hacks :izmena:

 

Maybe he has a second account :P

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Could we please have an explanation as to why this was On-Track in January, and again in April, and also an explanation as to why the T57 Heavy Tank was On-Track in March, and again in May?

 

Thanks in anticipation.



FlakKnight #10 Posted May 04 2018 - 17:13

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This line is milquetoast once you hit the Cents.  It's not as bad as many lines, but it really doesn't offer anything different.

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View Postmoogleslam, on May 04 2018 - 11:34, said:

Could we please have an explanation as to why this was On-Track in January, and again in April, and also an explanation as to why the T57 Heavy Tank was On-Track in March, and again in May?

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

It makes sense that they double it up.  Most players can't get through an entire line in one week.  I think the thought process is that you get people excited and into tier 6-7 during OT 1, they plod along maybe to tier 8-9 in the interim and then OT2 let's them hit the tier 10.



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View PostBeornotns, on May 03 2018 - 17:26, said:

 

This almost sounds dirty...

 

I assume you mean the derp gun?

 

Really?  I have the 3.7 inch howitzer on my Cromwell since I also have the Cromwell B, and I find it a hoot

 

~B

 

I hate autocorrect?   Yes, I meant the howitzer. 

 

Can you REALLY get good results with it?  I mean the shell velocity is utterly awful and it's a gun you can get far earlier than tier 6. and I mean a good performance overall - stats wise - not "when all the stars align I wreck face".



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View PostCynicalDutchie, on May 03 2018 - 22:05, said:

According to your profile you haven't made it past the comet yet, I call WG hacks :izmena:

 

View Post_Gungrave_, on May 04 2018 - 09:01, said:

 

Maybe he has a second account :P

 

That's correct!  I have another account I use for testing and I'm still grinding up this line on my personal account. 



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Tier IV through X are good tanks except the 7/1 .I can't figure what that tank is supposed to do.Low rof with one gun high rof with the other that doesn't pen anything.I guess 1 out of 6 isn't bad at all.

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View PostFlakKnight, on May 04 2018 - 12:15, said:

 

It makes sense that they double it up.  Most players can't get through an entire line in one week.  I think the thought process is that you get people excited and into tier 6-7 during OT 1, they plod along maybe to tier 8-9 in the interim and then OT2 let's them hit the tier 10.

 

I get what you're saying, but there are now 49 Tier X tanks in the game, and by the end of the year, there will be 52.  At 2 per month, you'd need more than 2 years to get through them all.  Players deserve to see all those tanks On-Track before we start having crazy repeats. 

 

Besides, no one needs to get through an entire line during an On-Track.  They can progress as much or as little as they want, but there's no incentive to do all ten tiers at once!

 

I also highly doubt that is the thought process.  More likely it's:

 

  • Employee turnover / not keeping a system in place
  • Chaos from move to Texas
  • Collecting data
  • Proving my predictions wrong :P


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View Postmoogleslam, on May 04 2018 - 12:34, said:

Could we please have an explanation as to why this was On-Track in January, and again in April, and also an explanation as to why the T57 Heavy Tank was On-Track in March, and again in May?

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

They're trying to get more non-Russian tanks to play tier 10. Right now it's like down town Moscow at rush hour.

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View Postmoogleslam, on May 04 2018 - 11:34, said:

Could we please have an explanation as to why this was On-Track in January, and again in April, and also an explanation as to why the T57 Heavy Tank was On-Track in March, and again in May?

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

The On Track was changed to the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t.  For more info, check out the following link:

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/general-news/overview-may-2018/



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View PostJambijon, on May 04 2018 - 15:46, said:

 

The On Track was changed to the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t.  For more info, check out the following link:

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/general-news/overview-may-2018/

 

Not actually an explanation, but I know :)  Already wrote this :)

 

... and thank you again!



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Why is this still pinned?

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View PostAnublister, on May 25 2018 - 08:56, said:

Why is this still pinned?

I was just about to ask the same question.







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