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SKurj #1 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 02:40

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ok its been years since i've driven the IS.... grabbed it to learn the new RU hvy lines... and wthis it terrible...

 

In most matchups I don't seem to bounce much, but with my 3 second aim time (slight exageration) and terribad gun handling ...   a snap shot usually misses by a mile and an aimed shot by a mile...   (maxed config)   should I be considering a lesser gun....   

 

 

If memory serves wasn't this thing fairly dominant at its tier at  one point?

 

I am getting craptalk from teamates in game now because i have no f'n clue how to play it in most matchups... (as mid or low tier usually)   

 

It almost seesm to need to be played as a TD... (oh and u should hear the team then...)  due to the long aim time...



BabA_YA6A #2 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 02:44

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View PostSKurj, on Jul 11 2018 - 09:40, said:

ok its been years since i've driven the IS.... grabbed it to learn the new RU hvy lines... and wthis it terrible...

 

In most matchups I don't seem to bounce much, but with my 3 second aim time (slight exageration) and terribad gun handling ...   a snap shot usually misses by a mile and an aimed shot by a mile...   (maxed config)   should I be considering a lesser gun....   

 

 

If memory serves wasn't this thing fairly dominant at its tier at  one point?

 

I am getting craptalk from teamates in game now because i have no f'n clue how to play it in most matchups... (as mid or low tier usually)   

 

It almost seesm to need to be played as a TD... (oh and u should hear the team then...)  due to the long aim time...

 

Five words...Welcome to the power creep! 

saru_richard #3 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 02:48

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we call this powercreep, it is only going to get worse with the IS-3 ( poor girl...)

Slatherer #4 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 02:50

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It's not so bad if you run with the mediums when bottom tier.  I mean you aren't that fast, but you'll still get there.

RickPatton #5 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 02:53

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As it power creeps more, our bold tanks start to power crawl.

Shut_Up_Karl #6 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 03:50

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it's not that it is crap, as it is more power creeped from all the new and over buffed tanks, it is quite long overdue for a buffing

 



MCBAIN4EVER #7 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:13

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Use the 100mm. Leave the 122mm to his manly brother the KV-3.

PD: The IS armor was always weak with some autobounce zones nothing else.

goldfinger_555 #8 Posted Jul 11 2018 - 04:18

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I play it with the 100mm gun. Faster reload and aim time plus better pen with premium ammo. It doesn't have the armor to do anything besides peek-o-boo. if you wait for the 122mm to aim fully, you likely will take at least one hit if playing it like a true hvy. When low tier it works good hanging out with the mediums in a support role.

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I loved the IS with 122mm! Your side armor is decent and you can drop high alpha bombs on softer targets. I'd recommend brawling mediums where possible. Make it a close range fight, and you'll beat any tier 7 med in a 1v1 and most tier 8 meds will pause and think twice before trading shots with you.

 

Gun handling isn't that bad. (To be fair, I used a 5 perk female crew, vstab, and GLD).



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View PostSKurj, on Jul 11 2018 - 01:40, said:

ok its been years since i've driven the IS.... grabbed it to learn the new RU hvy lines... and wthis it terrible...

 

In most matchups I don't seem to bounce much, but with my 3 second aim time (slight exageration) and terribad gun handling ...   a snap shot usually misses by a mile and an aimed shot by a mile...   (maxed config)   should I be considering a lesser gun....   

 

 

If memory serves wasn't this thing fairly dominant at its tier at  one point?

 

I am getting craptalk from teamates in game now because i have no f'n clue how to play it in most matchups... (as mid or low tier usually)   

 

It almost seesm to need to be played as a TD... (oh and u should hear the team then...)  due to the long aim time...

 

Too funny!  I was about to Necro an old thread about the IS using the 122 mm.

 

Anyways right now I am grinding out the IS for fun.  For about forty matches I used the 100 mm and did very well in this tank.  My win rate was at 70%.  For me that is amazing.  So, then I said let’s upgrade to the 122 mm D-25T.  I also own the IS-2 Berlin so I know what to expect. 

 

Leave it to Wargaming, I then go 2-20.  After quitting WoT for a week in a fit of rage I am using the 100 mm again.  Support the mediums.  It’s a more enjoyable grind but facing Tier IX will hurt.

The problem I saw last week was that I kept shooting curve rounds and missing the lower plate.  Even at a semi close distance.  The same thing was happening in my IS-2.  Maybe it was just a very bad session but this way I will not crush my monitor! 

 

 






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