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Has anyone picked up the ISU-130? What crew skills do you recommend?


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sleeper_agent #1 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:27

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Its a big tank so camo skills wont help hide this elephant.

 

6th sense and repairs? Then drop for BIA?



Dead_Zombie #2 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:33

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imho, i would just leave it in the garage, and don't waste a crew on it.. when a tier 5 can pen you frontally, you're in  for a long night. but anyways, for me, I would run camo net, binos and optics to get max view range with that thing.. if u have BIA recon and SA, you can reach out to like 560, add rations and  its like 583

 

but I would do what i can to get the camo up.. repairs isn't going to help a slug, so its best to try and stay hidden.



Knagar #3 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:38

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The standard... concealment on all your crew.. 6th on cmdr, anything to get your view range up.. clutch breaking because the gun arc is so tiny..

 

if you have a bit of gold or extra credits, invents in some camo on the tank..

 

Probably want a rammer, vents, and maybe binos or optics, again, with the tiny gun arc you're going to be constantly turning and then waiting for binos and nets to come up if you go that route.. If you can live with out the view range, a GLD, but I think it had some good aim time at 2 seconds stock.


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Xumos #4 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:39

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Definitely going to pass on this tank, eventhough it's russian. It's got what? 215 pen on it's standard ammo. Bleh. Seems like this was designed to fling gold ammo, which is counter productive in a premium tank. 

82nd_19D1P_D3 #5 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:40

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I'm a "tank collector" but I don't even really care about this for some reason. Maybe I am burnt out spending money on the game. Maybe its that the "special" tanks aren't so special when they sell them all the time or give them away in loot boxes. Maybe it is because they plan to nerf premium ammo and I don't want to have buyers remorse anymore. I just don't care anymore. 

 

P.S. It sounds like it's crap anyways.

http://ftr.wot-news....-audience-only/



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Still go with camo on everyone but the commander eh? hhmmm

 

The slug comment makes sense in going with repairs too.



Knagar #7 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:42

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View PostXumos, on Jan 14 2019 - 16:39, said:

Definitely going to pass on this tank, eventhough it's russian. It's got what? 215 pen on it's standard ammo. Bleh. Seems like this was designed to fling gold ammo, which is counter productive in a premium tank. 

 

With current MM, yeah, you're going to be seeing more T10s than you can pen... On the other hand, they have planned MM changes coming, could be later on down the road you see more T8 and lower games.. Imagine this would be a monster tank in those.

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View PostXumos, on Jan 14 2019 - 15:39, said:

Definitely going to pass on this tank, eventhough it's russian. It's got what? 215 pen on it's standard ammo. Bleh. Seems like this was designed to fling gold ammo, which is counter productive in a premium tank. 

gold, oops,i mean "Special" ammo has 187 pen.. and cost 4000 credits lul



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View Post82nd_19D1P_D3, on Jan 14 2019 - 16:40, said:

I'm a "tank collector" but I don't even really care about this for some reason. Maybe I am burnt out spending money on the game. Maybe its that the "special" tanks aren't so special when they sell them all the time or give them away in loot boxes. Maybe it is because they plan to nerf premium ammo and I don't want to have buyers remorse anymore. I just don't care anymore. 

 

ok but if you had it , how would you lay out its crew skills for the first set?

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View PostDead_Zombie, on Jan 14 2019 - 16:43, said:

gold, oops,i mean "Special" ammo has 187 pen.. and cost 4000 credits lul

 

ill just fire HE at everything and be a noob...lol

82nd_19D1P_D3 #11 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 22:49

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View Postsleeper_agent, on Jan 14 2019 - 21:44, said:

 

ok but if you had it , how would you lay out its crew skills for the first set?

 

First Set: 6th Sense and concealment for the rest until you get your second set then switch to :  6ths, Snap Shot, Clutch Breaking, Safe Stowage, Sit. Awareness for the 1st set then concealment on the 2nd set, repairs on the 3rd. But that's just the way I roll on TDs though. 

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The new premium turreted Tier VIII Russian TD is more of a meta tank than the ISU-130 by what I have seen on YouTube. The 130 is slow, thin armor, and low penetration. It may do well as top tier but I think it will suffer at middle and bottom tier. Just my thoughts about it. I am looking forward to the premium Tier VIII American TD being released if the stats stay as they are right now. 

pickpocket293 #13 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 23:09

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View PostXumos, on Jan 14 2019 - 15:39, said:

Definitely going to pass on this tank, eventhough it's russian. It's got what? 215 pen on it's standard ammo. Bleh. Seems like this was designed to fling gold ammo, which is counter productive in a premium tank. 

 

The premium ammo has less penetration.

Sink_Stuff #14 Posted Jan 14 2019 - 23:19

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View Post82nd_19D1P_D3, on Jan 14 2019 - 21:40, said:

I'm a "tank collector" but I don't even really care about this for some reason. Maybe I am burnt out spending money on the game. Maybe its that the "special" tanks aren't so special when they sell them all the time or give them away in loot boxes. Maybe it is because they plan to nerf premium ammo and I don't want to have buyers remorse anymore. I just don't care anymore. 

 

P.S. It sounds like it's crap anyways.

http://ftr.wot-news....-audience-only/

 

I feel you man. I got 12 new premium tanks this past Christmas. But I also know that in today's game a premium really has to be worth it. Here are the reasons I am NOT getting it.

 

* 212 pen means a lot of wasted shots

* Bad armor and bad camo means you are going to die when spotted

* There are far better RU premium TD's to play, even a tier 8 premium one

*  Not a good tank for Front-line mode

 

And here is the ultimate kicker that no one is talking about yet....................

 

Wheeled Light Tanks are going to make playing this tank totally suck. 

 

WOT has obviously noticed all the camping TD's and is introducing a hard counter tank that is going to be nothing but OP. My 13-57 is already a TD / arty nightmare. I can imagine how bad it's going to be for campers once wheeled vehicles get into the game. And here is another point about this tank that is going to make it ultra suck to play that no one is talking about................

 

This tank has tiny gun arc and will be moving a lot to get shots off, which will ruin it's camo rating and get it spotted

 

Yeah, I already feel the pain of trying to play my ISU-122S and they think I want an even worse one that can't even pen a Defender and will be spotted by everything whenever it actually tries to shoot anything? Right. My tier 7 ISU-122S has BETTER pen than this tier 8 does. HA, i already bounce shells with 217 pen and they think I want 212 pen at tier 8? LOL. The only thing going for this tank is DPM and it just is sucks too much in other areas to make it worth it. I already have an ISU-122S with great DPM and I don't like using it. Hard pass on me for the ISU-130

 


Edited by Sink_Stuff, Jan 14 2019 - 23:23.


YANKEE137 #15 Posted Jan 15 2019 - 04:30

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It's for sale? 

Sink_Stuff #16 Posted Jan 15 2019 - 04:34

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View PostYANKEE137, on Jan 15 2019 - 03:30, said:

It's for sale? 

 

You get a message saying that you are a special loser who gets to waste his money on a piece of trash 3 days before other people get duped by it if you have premium account time. Great way to make premium time users feel SpeSHULL huh? Here everyone, you get to buy worthless junk that we never even considered to buff before everyone else does! Don't you feel good now? :sceptic:

Edited by Sink_Stuff, Jan 15 2019 - 04:38.


gideon_an #17 Posted Jan 15 2019 - 05:17

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I recommend 1st skill BIA then all Camo. Then second skill your commanders BIA and whatever other skills you like. If you have a female crew commander in it then maybe 2nd skill can be all BIA.

Camo is 47.7 though. that 2/10 gun traverse makes me shudder.



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View PostXumos, on Jan 15 2019 - 09:39, said:

Definitely going to pass on this tank, eventhough it's russian. It's got what? 215 pen on it's standard ammo. Bleh. Seems like this was designed to fling gold ammo, which is counter productive in a premium tank. 

Lol no its gold is 187 with higher alpha, SU-100Y style.

 

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View PostSink_Stuff, on Jan 15 2019 - 15:34, said:

 

You get a message saying that you are a special loser who gets to waste his money on a piece of trash 3 days before other people get duped by it if you have premium account time. Great way to make premium time users feel SpeSHULL huh? Here everyone, you get to buy worthless junk that we never even considered to buff before everyone else does! Don't you feel good now? :sceptic:

I got it, 2 years ago, when it was purely a thankyou gift for people who helped WG out. Yes, I was one of the 17 or so people on the server that owned it (according to VBaddict)

 

And lol. Yes, its bad now. But it got what is probably the biggest buff in recent WoT history a few patches back. Im talking a solid 3 second buff to its reload (12 secs to 8.something secs) and a 47% (I think) buff to its gun handling. 47%! They basically halved its bloom.



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View PostAsassian7, on Jan 15 2019 - 04:56, said:

I got it, 2 years ago, when it was purely a thankyou gift for people who helped WG out. Yes, I was one of the 17 or so people on the server that owned it (according to VBaddict)

 

And lol. Yes, its bad now. But it got what is probably the biggest buff in recent WoT history a few patches back. Im talking a solid 3 second buff to its reload (12 secs to 8.something secs) and a 47% (I think) buff to its gun handling. 47%! They basically halved its bloom.

 

So your a good player and you have had the tank for a while so....Whats your take on it. Because while it's a tank that apparently a lot of CC's got for free, none of them really talk about it much from what I remember. You said it's bad. But how bad are we talking here? And I guessed that wheeled light tanks are going to feast on these camper TD's.




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