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Is the KV-4 worth keeping?


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pepe_trueno #21 Posted Sep 07 2018 - 00:05

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kv-4 got powercreeped to death and beyond, at this point with some small changes to the gun they could just drop it to t7. To be fair its not a kv-4 only thing, most tanks that rely on thick flat armor with no other particular trait going for them are having a hard time in the land of 3/5/7 MM and gold spaming.

 

well they can always add an equipment  that increace armor thickness by 30% vs gold and higher tier tanks :teethhappy:



Brids17 #22 Posted Sep 07 2018 - 21:11

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Well, thanks for the input everyone. I decided to sell it. Currently working towards the KV-85 now. Not sure if I'll attempt the awful IS-M or just take the easy route and go with the IS-3 but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. 

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_Gungrave_ #23 Posted Sep 08 2018 - 03:07

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View PostBrids17, on Sep 07 2018 - 21:11, said:

Well, thanks for the input everyone. I decided to sell it. Currently working towards the KV-85 now. Not sure if I'll attempt the awful IS-M or just take the easy route and go with the IS-3 but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. 

 

I'll never understand the hate for the ISM because its a decent heavy and far more enjoyable than the KV4.

Gothraul #24 Posted Sep 08 2018 - 05:02

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None of the regular tier 8s are worth keeping in the current era despite there being some decent tanks mainly due to the nature of the server and the 3-5-7mm hell putting tier 8s bottom tier 90% of the time. The scouts are ruined, the heavies are lacking, the mediums are snacks for heat spamming tier 10s, the TDs are struggle boxes against tier 10s, and the sky cancers are pointless aside from spamming stuns. All in all WG ruined tier 8 big time over the past year and there is no going back. Tier 9 is starting to show signs of stress similar to 8 on this server, the mid tiers are a dice roll though fairing better for now however that could very easily change.

landedkiller #25 Posted Oct 31 2018 - 23:24

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I think they are waiting till st-2 drops to rebalance the line

The_Pushok #26 Posted Nov 04 2018 - 05:13

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I like the KV-4, but that thing just suffers in this MM. I really enjoy the tank, but it is just impossible to play when it is bottom tier 90% of the time. I think it is among the most suffering tier 8 heavies with this MM. It has great pen, low on the dmg scale, awesome gun handling, but that thing is large and sllooowwww. Good for tier 8 battles, sucks for everything else. 

 

Really though, there are numerous better tier 8 tanks, even Soviet ones. The IS-3 will do circles around it. 



General_Greg101 #27 Posted Nov 04 2018 - 07:32

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     The KV-4 is not worth keeping. The KV-4 is suffering. I think the tank is flat out too slow, and it is killing it. It's slow in every category. I think if it had better mobility, a decent rate of fire, and a little better gun handling it would be great, but right now. I would rather have the silver, and drop the dead weight of this thing.

WaywardChild #28 Posted Nov 05 2018 - 07:14

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I like the KV-4......

General_Greg101 #29 Posted Nov 08 2018 - 02:59

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View PostWaywardChild, on Nov 04 2018 - 22:14, said:

I like the KV-4......

 

Masochist spotted. The only logical explanation for someone could like the KV-4. I do agree it looks cool, but if only if it were cool to play...

TheWingman99 #30 Posted Nov 27 2018 - 17:02

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The KV4 might not be what it used to and sure isn't the best tier 8 but man I love it. It literally is THE best sidescraping tank in the game, trolls the crapout of tier 10's, and when you're top tier most tier 6's and some tier 7's can't pen your frontal armor and will still bounce off your side a lot, which is hilarious. I have almost 800 games in it, and I don't ever plan on selling it. Yes it needs buffs but it is still a viable tank. The standard ammo has 227 pen which is decent, and the standard rounds have 289 pen, which I think is pretty damn good. The only buffs I think it REALLY needs is frontal armor. Maybe increase the hull to 200mm and the turret to 220-230mm, I think that would be good enough, maybe increase the top speed a little but don't go crazy.

 



EdibleEmpire #31 Posted Dec 11 2018 - 04:00

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Just sell it for the IS-M. Rear mounted turret and you can angle horribly and still have a really good chance at bouncing anything ~200 pen and under.






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