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obj69 #1 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 01:54

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Thinking about buying it.

Worth spending the money on?

heavymetal1967 #2 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 02:00

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I don't have it, so hard to say but from the some of the posts it's pretty close to the T28.  The sloping to me is nice, but it's got that soft belly to consider too.  And the 28 has noticeably better accuracy - at least on paper as I haven't ran the premium.

 

If you're talking about buying it outright imo no.   But that's mainly cause it's an overpriced bundle imo.

 

Again my opinion, if you can discount it by at least half and/or depending on how much you value the other stuff (mainly the 0 xp BIA crew tbh) that's the big consideration.

 

My target discount percentage is 70 which I just started or 80 personally. 

 

 


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cKy_ #3 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 02:09

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I hate TDs. I hate turretless TDs. I hate slow vehicles. I hate slow, turretless TDs. I will hate this tank. If you are the same way, you'll probably hate it too.

NiteDog #4 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 02:16

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Doublenut #5 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 02:16

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the hard lesson on buying a premium, any premium is this. How long do you have before its nerfed/balanced? Only premium I know of the game that has not been screwed with is the leaf blower. My advice to anyone is spend no money till wg stops its nonsense.

 



ClydeCooper421 #6 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 02:17

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to me, it just looks like a worse T28. 

 

if you are gonna buy it, grind as much of the marathon as you can and buy it at the end. 



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View PostcKy_, on Apr 08 2019 - 20:09, said:

I hate TDs. I hate turretless TDs. I hate slow vehicles. I hate slow, turretless TDs. I will hate this tank. If you are the same way, you'll probably hate it too.

 

Not my playstile either. I have a few but this one is pretty slow which makes it even worse. Got the box tank and that is fun because of the tier it occupies and it's turning on a dime. That to me is laughable considering it's size. Can't go wrong with Russian bias !  :teethhappy:

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View PostDoublenut, on Apr 08 2019 - 20:16, said:

the hard lesson on buying a premium, any premium is this. How long do you have before its nerfed/balanced? Only premium I know of the game that has not been screwed with is the leaf blower. My advice to anyone is spend no money till wg stops its nonsense.

 

 

How about the defender, Lowe, Chrysler K, E-25, Warcrime panther, Lt-432, Type 62, T-44 (100)? I don't think any of those have ever been "screwed with" unless buffing counts.  If I thought about it for a bit, I'm sure I could think of others.  

MountainLion1 #9 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 03:23

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Myself, I am currently over 1/2 way through stage VI. If I am able to get through stage VIII this weekend, I figure it would be worth picking up. I personally don’t feel that any tank is worth $75, but to each his own. See y’all on the battlefield.

KingofDragons #10 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 03:30

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Would be nice to have since the crew from the E3 and E4 fit right in there... They are the only TDs that are running 2 loaders and no radio ...

 

Plus i believe most people can reach lvl6 and get a 60% discount which would make it a good buy at that price.. $38 canadian..

 

The only problem is its slow  traverse which might make it a deal breaker since i already own the T28..



BigDollarBillz #11 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 03:40

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View PostHellsfog, on Apr 08 2019 - 20:52, said:

 

How about the defender, Lowe, Chrysler K, E-25, Warcrime panther, Lt-432, Type 62, T-44 (100)? I don't think any of those have ever been "screwed with" unless buffing counts.  If I thought about it for a bit, I'm sure I could think of others.  

 

Yep they said they will not a nerf a premium any more after having to give people a chance to sell back the super p back when they nerfed it. But the Lowe and type 59 were both nerfed as well. But the Lowe and Super P both got buffs even before they buffed the pref matchmaking premiums here awhile back. I just wish they would buff the 59 back to what it was and take away the pref mm from it.

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View PostDoublenut, on Apr 08 2019 - 22:16, said:

the hard lesson on buying a premium, any premium is this. How long do you have before its nerfed/balanced? Only premium I know of the game that has not been screwed with is the leaf blower. My advice to anyone is spend no money till wg stops its nonsense.

 

 

Actually, no premium in the game has been nerfed since the great SP debacle several years ago.  So called "Stealth" nerfs are actually just figments of over active imaginations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Xumos #13 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 03:48

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Passing on this tank. Bad gun depression, slow tank traverse, just "slow" and armor is bypassed by hitting the 2 key. I have precious little gaming money these days and this tank seems like a bad buy. Relies too heavily on keeping people in front of you, and that is something this tank struggles to do. Not worth it imo.

 

Also, not russian. That automatically disqualifies this tank as a top tier premium.


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View PostBigDollarBillz, on Apr 08 2019 - 21:40, said:

 

Yep they said they will not a nerf a premium any more after having to give people a chance to sell back the super p back when they nerfed it. But the Lowe and type 59 were both nerfed as well. But the Lowe and Super P both got buffs even before they buffed the pref matchmaking premiums here awhile back. I just wish they would buff the 59 back to what it was and take away the pref mm from it.

 

The Lowe is a strong tank with most of the negative things said about it being subjective, such as the speed being unappealing to a player.  The Type 59 was buffed in 2018 with the rest of the pref MM premiums, wasn't it? It seems to be in a good place, to my mind anyway. Also much of the nostalgia about how it was it based off how it compared to other tanks at the time and the environment that existed the time we first saw it (gold rounds for gold among other things)  We can disagree about the Type but let's agree that the person who originally posted about WG "screwing with" premiums is probably a dunce. 

TankClash #15 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 06:34

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I completed the TS-5 Marathon and got mine today, so far, it's not bad, though you gotta hide that lower plate... Oh and if facing tier X, best to 2nd line...

Do the marathon(Missions) till the 15 and you'll get discounts... if you complete it, you get it for free + a 100% crew with BIA perk

If  you like the T28/T95/E3 and play American TD's in general, go with it... though it does make me wonder when they'll release a turreted premium tier 8 TD for the American branch.

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Thinking about running Rammer, GLD, Optics on this and because Optics will get me to 455 meters of view range, I'd prefer that flexibility over Binocs.  

 

Then though, I'm seeing that it has good aim time, so how necessary is the GLD?  Perhaps Rammer, Vents, Optics is a better option?



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View PostPFDR, on Apr 09 2019 - 01:54, said:

Thinking about buying it.

Worth spending the money on?

 

Yes it is.  The tank is a beast.  I was playing FL last night with it and its only major weakness is getting flanked.  Wish I had a screenshot to show how good it was, but put it this way, I bounced almost as much damage as I did, and I did 10k damage with it before I was eventually killed.  I do have a feeling that it will be nerfed at some point.

moogleslam #18 Posted Apr 16 2019 - 13:32

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Worth it just for this battle  http://wotreplays.eu/site/4852011

 

:)



Ironclad73 #19 Posted Apr 16 2019 - 13:59

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View PostDoublenut, on Apr 08 2019 - 17:16, said:

the hard lesson on buying a premium, any premium is this. How long do you have before its nerfed/balanced? Only premium I know of the game that has not been screwed with is the leaf blower. My advice to anyone is spend no money till wg stops its nonsense.

 

 

The reason the leaf blower wasn't nerfed is the same reason they haven't nerfed any premium since the Super P ages ago because of what happened over that.

 I'm not interested in the TS-5 because I hate slow arty magnets that can't flex.



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View Postmoogleslam, on Apr 17 2019 - 00:32, said:

Worth it just for this battle  http://wotreplays.eu/site/4852011

 

:)

 

I almost got a Kolobonov's medal in my TS5 on my third battle with it... Unfortunately, I was never going to win because the very last vehicle I had to defeat was a GW Tiger P (440 HP vs 400 alpha) and I only had roughly 100 HP left meaning the baddie arty could miss me and still kill me. I still got that Radley Walters medal though... And a similar damage number to your battle, maybe slightly higher maybe slightly lower definitely higher than 4k though.




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