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T34 heavy needs a buff? A poll


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Poll: Does T34 (American Heavy Tier 8) deserve a buff? (69 members have cast votes)

Does T34 (American Heavy Tier 8) deserve a buff?

  1. Yes, it is not good enough. (64 votes [92.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 92.75%

  2. No, It is already good. (1 vote [1.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.45%

  3. No. (4 votes [5.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.80%

What Kind?

  1. Armor (15 votes [21.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

  2. Gun handling (29 votes [42.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.03%

  3. DPM (16 votes [23.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.19%

  4. Speed (4 votes [5.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.80%

  5. Another? (comment please) (5 votes [7.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.25%

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michmich44 #1 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:02

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The more I was writing this poll the more I feel like it is close to average of a tank but I do believe it still needs SLIGHT tuning. I am looking forward to what other T34 players have to say about it. 

Edited by michmich44, Dec 20 2018 - 21:54.


Devildog8 #2 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:21

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little better reload and a tad more speed would be great :)

dont_ping_me #3 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:25

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It needs some tweaks to the turret armor to make it more reliable hull down.

Addicted2Trance #4 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:43

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It definitely does, though other tanks are in way worse position (looking at you worthless Amx CDC).

T34 roof is just ridiculous, even tier 7s don't have much trouble penning.

Then you would argue that Soviet HTs suffer from that weakspot, though the t34 gun handling is just atrocious.

I'd lower the penetration for sake of balance and buff gun handling characteristics in general.

For a tank with such low mobility, it does not make sense to destroy other features like the gun (which is so derpy to say the least).



tiadashi #5 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:46

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Poll flawed I cant simply check no

michmich44 #6 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:54

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View Posttiadashi, on Dec 20 2018 - 15:46, said:

Poll flawed I cant simply check no

 

I guess here it is... 

YANKEE137 #7 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 22:29

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The long reload is a real problem. you have to have a battle buddy at all times.

RHeadshot #8 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 23:00

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It's a premium tank, it's not supposed to actually be good.

The_Iron_Bullet #9 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 23:18

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View PostRHeadshot, on Dec 20 2018 - 17:00, said:

It's a premium tank, it's not supposed to actually be good.

 

That Ideology was murdered a long time ago . . .  

NomaeTheJester #10 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 23:45

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Personally I think it would be cool with a bit more turret roof armor and somewhat higher alpha. That way it keeps it's flavor of being a slow heavy with terrible gun handling, great turret armor and a powerful gun. Back in the day 400 alpha on a tier VIII heavy was really high, nowadays it is about average. If you are going to take so long to aim your shot, may as well make it a more worthwhile shot to hit.

gpsjake #11 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 00:20

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Slight reload buff to give a little more pause to those who intend you harm.

Slight movement buffs, forward, reverse, and traverse for a little more flexibility. 

 

 



ShutUpNPlayYerTank #12 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 14:14

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Give T34 the IS-6 MM; no more tier X

Knagar #13 Posted Dec 22 2018 - 15:04

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I've got almost 2500 battles in my T34, was my go to credit grinder for the longest time. When WG buffed accuracy it really killed the tank for me. an ISU-152 at full range could plant rounds into your commanders hatch, and then they made premium rounds able to be bought with credits and the one thing that made it a strong contender was nullified. The strong turret was gone, still had poor mobility, and the gun, while having some of the best standard pen rounds was still solid, but lacking a bit.

 

I don't know if the recent premium buff addressed that, but it really could use a small bump at least in gun handling if the rest of it's strengths are gone.



Konigwolfen #14 Posted Dec 30 2018 - 21:27

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As a T34 owner with 2 Marks of Excellence, I'd say the only real buff it needs is either terrain resistance or some dispersion buffs.

tanopasman62 #15 Posted Dec 30 2018 - 21:51

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I was tempted to get one until I saw the 15 seconds reload, so I'd say buff that, most tier 8s reload around 10-12 seconds for 390 damage once you put equipment on them, the T34 should have a similar rate of fire.

Konigwolfen #16 Posted Dec 30 2018 - 23:06

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View Posttanopasman62, on Dec 30 2018 - 21:51, said:

I was tempted to get one until I saw the 15 seconds reload, so I'd say buff that, most tier 8s reload around 10-12 seconds for 390 damage once you put equipment on them, the T34 should have a similar rate of fire.

It has the T30's turret with a gun that has tier X pen. The reload is the specific compensation for that firepower. With crew skills and equipment the reload isn't that bad, especially when you consider it is much more likely to pen than say, a Tiger II's 105mm, or the IS-3's BL-9.

 

The main weaknesses of the tank in the current game are its terrain resistances and gun handling attributes (dispersion on the move/turret rotation).






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