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Jambijon #1 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:39

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Greetings Tankers!

 

The pre-sale for the M41D is live and will be available until the 15th, 03:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET.  An M41 adopted and modified by Taiwan, the M41D is a Premium Tier VIII light tank that joins the Chinese line.

 

To compare the M41D to the other bulldogs, check out this tanks.gg link: https://tanks.gg/compare/m41d?t=m-41-90-mm~m41-bulldog

 

For more detailed information, click the image above or click here.

 

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YANKEE137 #2 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:40

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What's the deal with the camoflage styles ? Are they for any vehicle/nation ?

Everlasting_Chungus #3 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:50

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so I guess the M41 90 is too good so you're offering a slightly buffed standard bulldog? Looking at tanks.gg all you get on this is a better gun for worse agility, and considering the playstyle of the bulldogs, that's not too bad I guess?

TristanXD6 #4 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:51

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I purchased the standard version, then found out afterwards about the special camo on the other offers. That's what I get for not reading the additional details.



Scorpiany #5 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:52

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Here's a quick overview of the tank.

 

Pros:

  • Overall better gun than most Tier 8 light tanks.
  • Very good shell velocity on standard APCR, great shell velocity on premium APCR
  • Premium APCR instead of HEAT as on the regular Bulldog means that you get the advantage of going through spaced armor
  • Above-average standard and Premium penetration
  • 9 degrees of depression, 19 elevation
  • Some spaced armor down the sides which may stop HE shells from penetrating some side shots (Although not all of the side is protected)
  • 10% chance of fire is much lower than most other lights

 

Cons:

  • Large profile, no armor
  • Somewhat sluggish to traverse around for a light tank, although it's still going to be quicker to turn than most mediums
  • 390m View Range, while very good, isn't quite up to the same 400m as you'd expect from a Bulldog
  • Has the expected problem with many Chinese scouts - The fuel tanks and the ammo rack are easily hit, so fires / ammo racks are certainly a possibility.
  • Fairly poor camo rating for a light tank.

 

Compared to the regular Bulldog, this tank has an overall better gun and lower chance of fire. However, it sacrifices a little bit of mobility, 1 degree of gun depression and 10m of View Range.

 

It costs the standard $30.99 USD that has come to be expected from non-bundled light tanks, which means it's equally priced to all the other tanks.


 

Rating: 7/10

 

Worth it? Maybe. It's an overall decent light tank, well-balanced to other scouts. Its main advantage is the gun performance, seeing as the tank has better DPM, penetration and shell velocity than most Tier 8 light tanks. However, the Bulldog isn't a very good scout. Its camo rating is poor, it's a large target, and it doesn't turn quickly enough to duck and weave on a dime.

 

The LT-432 is a better tank without a doubt, but compared to the other tanks we've seen? The M41D could certainly be worth a buy if you enjoy light tanks, especially if you've enjoyed the ones with better gun depression. However, if your cup of tea was more along the lines of the WZ-132, don't expect anything similar with this tank. Even though they're both Chinese lights, they have completely different playstyles.

 

Crew training also isn't very relevant with this tank, as the Chinese light tree plays completely differently than the M41D, and the Chinese light tank line isn't considered very competitive after Tier 8. That being said, the Type 64 also has the same issue of playing like an American tank rather than the actual Chinese tech tree. Type 64 is a better value, but the Type 64 won't make nearly as many credits as this tank. Type 64 can play in Strongholds, while the M41D can play in both Strongholds and Frontline. If you haven't purchased the Type 64 yet, the M41D might be worth it. If you have, then it depends how much you enjoy the light tank playstyle and whether or not you plan on playing Frontlines.


Edited by Scorpiany, Feb 08 2019 - 23:16.


YANKEE137 #6 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:53

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I wasn't going to buy the $49.99 bundle but when I saw it gives three full sets of camo I couldn't say no  :

 

  • VIII M41D;
  • BONUS 100% CREW;
  • CREW WITH 1ST PERK;
  • CAMO "FOROSSKY TRICOLOR" SUMMER; 
  • CAMO "FOROSSKY THREE-COLOR" DESERT; 
  • CAMO "FOROSSKY TRICOLOR" WINTER; 
  • GARAGE SLOT;
  • GOLD: 3,000;
  • IMPROVED VENTILATION CLASS 1;
  • MEDIUM-CALIBER TANK GUN RAMMER;
  • COATED OPTICS;
  • PERSONAL RESERVES: +200% CREW EXP FOR 1 HOUR.

Edited by YANKEE137, Feb 08 2019 - 22:53.


YANKEE137 #7 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 22:54

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Three summer, Three winter and three desert  and don't you dare come back with "this is a mistake".

Edited by YANKEE137, Feb 08 2019 - 22:55.


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View PostJambijon, on Feb 08 2019 - 14:39, said:

 

Greetings Tankers!

 

The pre-sale for the M41D is live and will be available until the 15th, 03:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET.  An M41 adopted and modified by Taiwan, the M41D is a Premium Tier VIII light tank that joins the Chinese line.

 

To compare the M41D to the other bulldogs, check out this tanks.gg link: https://tanks.gg/compare/m41d?t=m-41-90-mm~m41-bulldog

 

For more detailed information, click the image above or click here.

 

GLHF!

 

 

 

 

So... why doesnt the base bundle come with the camos? The base bundle coming with a crew but not the camos seems like a really really odd choice by whomever put this bundle together in the NA office...

gpc_4 #9 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 23:08

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Well, I totally do not need this tank...but I love LTs and have a 20% off coupon that ends today which works with the non-bundled tank. You win again WG.

Vardeman #10 Posted Feb 08 2019 - 23:52

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I've got a 15% discount I'd like to use on this tank (base tank, not bundled).  How the heck do I use it?

gpc_4 #11 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:11

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View PostVardeman, on Feb 08 2019 - 23:52, said:

I've got a 15% discount I'd like to use on this tank (base tank, not bundled).  How the heck do I use it?

 

You probably can't. The 15% coupons I have won't work with special/limited offers. That's right, I have two 15% coupons that will likely go unused because of their many, many restrictions.

Mikosah #12 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:17

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As things are now, I'd say the M41D is by a large margin more practical than the tech tree bulldog. Because of the lower chance of catching fire and premium profitability, it is very compatible with food- and if using food then its drawbacks in view range and mobility are more than compensated for and its advantages are enhanced. And even if this weren't the case, it would still be the more practical tank because the "fat scout" niche depends on firepower to function. Because of the bad camo, they're going to be seen. And because of the bulky silhouettes, even in spite of their speed they're going to be hit. Because of that, normal scouting tactics just don't work. The way you get ahead is using the mobility to deliver firepower where its needed, but if you're a tech tree bulldog and therefore have laughable firepower, then you're up a creek. 

 

So moral of this story, bulldogs with good guns are worth having. Perhaps even more so right at this moment because fast dakkawagons could be an effective and necessary counter against the wheelibois. But that one bulldog that doesn't have a good gun is a sad eyesore. WG should therefore consider buffing the tech tree M41. Not just because its average WR is terrible, nor because then it might correspond better both to its premium counterparts and also the T49 that follows it. But because it would be the right thing to do. For heaven's sake I wouldn't even mind if its alpha was returned to 150 if we got the original DPM values back.



Dragnix #13 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:20

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What the deal that I can't buy the tank. I login my account, click pay, then it doesn't show tank in premium shop. Is it required premium account again?

Vardeman #14 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:24

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View PostDragnix, on Feb 08 2019 - 19:20, said:

What the deal that I can't buy the tank. I login my account, click pay, then it doesn't show tank in premium shop. Is it required premium account again?

 

For now, yes.   It's a pre-sale (hence the title of this thread).  It'll be available to non-premium accounts soon.

 



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View Postgpc_4, on Feb 08 2019 - 19:11, said:

 

You probably can't. The 15% coupons I have won't work with special/limited offers. That's right, I have two 15% coupons that will likely go unused because of their many, many restrictions.

 

So what good are these coupons?  Waste of electronic ink imnsho...

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View Postgpc_4, on Feb 08 2019 - 18:08, said:

Well, I totally do not need this tank...but I love LTs and have a 20% off coupon that ends today which works with the non-bundled tank. You win again WG.

 

How come your 20% off coupon works but my 15% off coupon doesn't?  You lose again WG.

YANKEE137 #17 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:32

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You DO get 9 camo units (3,3,3) . But,, "FOROSSKY THREE-COLOR"  you will not find.  The actual camos are named "Formosan three color".    All the way to the left on your Chinese camo carousel.

Arrowfoot #18 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 00:34

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Sooooooo, this game that claims in its TV adds to be "historically accurate" is taking a tank from  Taiwan and giving it to China? Its not like the Chinese and Taiwanese have a long history of not getting along. Oh wait the do have a long history of not getting along. In fact the Chinese want to reclaim Taiwan and return it to Chinese control, after killing of the current leadership. Makes as much sense to me as most things that WG does.  

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sorry

Edited by Arrowfoot, Feb 09 2019 - 00:38.


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View PostVardeman, on Feb 09 2019 - 00:27, said:

 

How come your 20% off coupon works but my 15% off coupon doesn't?  You lose again WG.

 

Good question. The 20% works on limited time offers but not on anything that is already discounted. The single tank is a non-discounted, limited offer so.....20% off.




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