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X32Wright #1 Posted Jan 17 2019 - 19:50

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I have had this tank since it was given to my by WGA years ago and I have always liked it, it actually converted me into a TD player as well.  Its a wonderful credit maker and a threat to most meds and most heavies over distance since ti doesn't have any armor. It certainly is not a normal TD by any stretch since it requires you to be creative on where to place it on the battlefield. So any of you like it so far?

Edited by X32Wright, Jan 17 2019 - 19:53.


Bad_Oedipus #2 Posted Jan 17 2019 - 21:46

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I wonder if 15 of those could kill one Maus....

X32Wright #3 Posted Jan 17 2019 - 23:06

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Find the other 14 tankers with an ISU-130 and we can test :)

Freak_O #4 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 03:53

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View PostX32Wright, on Jan 17 2019 - 19:50, said:

I have had this tank since it was given to my by WGA years ago and I have always liked it, it actually converted me into a TD player as well.  Its a wonderful credit maker and a threat to most meds and most heavies over distance since ti doesn't have any armor. It certainly is not a normal TD by any stretch since it requires you to be creative on where to place it on the battlefield. So any of you like it so far?

 

I'm a super casual tanker who seems to collect tanks.  

 

Out of 35 battles so far, my win rate is 54.3%  WN8 is about 1092 and I average just over 1K dmg a game.  Hardly stellar!

 

When I bought the tank, I thought it was a trash.  It seems to have the camo of a Maus!  Actually, the gun arc causes you to move so you can't keep most standing cammo ratings.  Camouflage nets and binoculars are a waste on the ISU-130. Then I started long distance sniping or using double-bush tactics ... and I improved.  It is teaching me patience.   It excels when a flank falters and you have a bunch of tanks slowly moving forward toward an entrenched spotter allowing you to tear things up.  It is VERY situational so I have a lot of zero damage or 450'ish type games.  Then about once every 5 games you get a good map and things melt.

 

It is not good at pushing a flank.  It is 100% support. It is a large brick that has no armor. It runs dangerously low on ammunition in many games.  I don't play consistently enough to carry.  Even if I 'could' carry a team I'm thinking this tank would make it almost impossible.  

 

 

The tank is full of LOL's when that cannon connects with an opponent though.  Tier VIII matches are obnoxious when you use the premium rounds. It has the situational capability to do stupid amounts of damage.

 

Beyond the occasional laugh or "OH S&^%" moment ... My opinion is that it is still a pretty crappy tank.



Konigwolfen #5 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 05:43

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Can barely pen tier 8s.

Sees tier IX and X in the vast majority of games because of Wargaming's special matchmaker. Which they already said was an issue currently yet still decided to sell this tank without bothering to increase the standard pen to at least 220. Most maps dont allow you to get flanking shots, and relying on teammates to have any semblance of intelligence is just not reliable at all.


Edited by Konigwolfen, Jan 22 2019 - 05:44.


Avalon304 #6 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 08:43

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After 20 battles im averaging right around 2k per battle, pretty much firing nothing but the premium AP (unless I run out, which has happened). Im finding myself not having many issues dealing damage even in tier 10 battles. Im not winning as much, but the 130 really isnt a carry tank, so Im not too upset about it. Im sitting at like 44% on the MoE progression after these 20 battles, which is as far ahead as I think Ive ever been on that progression after this many battles. This tank is hilarious and I love it to bits.

Bloodscourge #7 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 15:53

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So far I despise it.

 

On paper looks good but I miss non stop and when I do hit its rarely a pen.

 

Now I know I am not a good player or anything but I do not normally do anywhere near this poorly.

 

It's like im RNG cursed with it.

 

Fully aimed....miss miss miss some outside the reticle lol

 

EDIT: OK interesting...sample size of ONE but JUST ran a match....

 

MOST of my games are miss miss miss miss etc.

 

Been using 100% prem ammo trying to use its supposed dpm.


Went to reg AP this match....

 

All but ONE shot hit 3200+ dmg Tier 10 match lol.

 

Not even talking about the pens but the shots all went in the reticle for once.

 

I wonder if the prem ammo is screwed up some how?


Edited by Bloodscourge, Jan 22 2019 - 16:01.


24_inch_pythons #8 Posted Jan 23 2019 - 15:55

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 It isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm generally able to find something to pen. I got it at a 30% discount with a coupon so it's the price of a Tier VII td, not bad at that price.

TommyBuns #9 Posted Jan 24 2019 - 03:15

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View PostX32Wright, on Jan 17 2019 - 17:06, said:

Find the other 14 tankers with an ISU-130 and we can test :)

 

With 215 pen, do you actually think they sold that many?

Picklefish44 #10 Posted Jan 27 2019 - 03:59

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I shoot alot of HE at long range. Still suck in it though. Not my worst prem.





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