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Why the hate for the EVEN 90?

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LordSwaggyMcBadassington #1 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 10:03


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Hey all,



I recently picked up an EVEN 90 on a whim; ignoring my better judgement and all the negative reviews from streamers (Jingles, Quickybaby, Circonflexes). I expected it to be a terrible tank, but one which I would hopefully have fun trolling around in.



I've found, however, that it's hugely exceeded my expectations. It's speed, mobility, and view range seem workable, and certainly not as poor as some people have suggested on the forums previously. Even on a no-skill crew, the firepower is good enough, and hilariously fun when you charge up to a isolated target and hit-and-run them with a 600-700 dmg burst. It's fast enough to get back into cover, so the DPM doesn't matter much, and it's also so damn invisible that I've had heavies literally drive right past me and not spot me camping bush.



I am definitely not the most competent light tank player (as my stats in the tank show) but even then, I'm managing to have a blast in this little terror of a tank. I don't really understand why so many seem to despise it so much; So, why the hate? Anyone who truly dislike the tank care to share why?

kapri25 #2 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 10:21


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Basically it boils down to this. Very low profile, great camo rating, for such a small thing it has a good gun, really good mobility, and great camo rating. Why do people hate it? Because no one is allowed to beat them in any tank. Arty? Nope they're broken get rid of arty. Even 90? How dare a light tanker have skill and us it to beat my heavy?. They will complain and whine about something they feel is "wrong" with the game and yet are quiet as a mouse when it comes to other things of the game that they take advantage of. They will whine about the ELC Even 90 but don't you dare say anything about the Defender in their garage. 

Monarchco #3 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 11:11

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I don't /like/ mine.


I also don't think it's competitive.


But I get some good giggles. There are bushes it can scout from in the middle of the open that no other tank can fit in above tier 4. It's brought me multiple insane passive scouting games that wouldn't have been possible in any other tank at any other tier.

Edited by Monarchco, Apr 09 2019 - 11:11.

__WarChild__ #4 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 13:42


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It's not competitive, but if you need a spotting mission done - the ELC is your tank.

YANKEE137 #5 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 14:07


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It needs a camo crew, and BIA doesn't hurt. I use food too, which makes it expensive. The biggest weakness right now, IMHO is the fast cars:  If they spot you, you cannot escape, and that hit-and-run gun which works well against tanks is not much use against an EBR on your tail. 

Better for Clan battles where you can count on your team to cooperate. In pubbies, spotting may or may not work depending on the herd's composition.

Edited by YANKEE137, Apr 09 2019 - 14:09.

Bad_Oedipus #6 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 14:14


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I like mine; however, I can see why it's "no good".... it's a great spotter, hart to detect and hard to hit, cause it's designed for ump lumpas.  It tend to get great spotting damage, and that's bad if you care about your Win8.


moogleslam #7 Posted Apr 09 2019 - 14:55


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This tank is OP in the right hands.  I've expressed my love for it a few times in these forums.  Here's one:


ELC EVEN 90 is best pure scout in the game.  It can get to bushes that no other tank can get to, and can also hide in smaller bushes than just about anything.  People will say it's gun handling is bad, as is it's DPM, and that is true, but those characteristics are mostly irrelevant for the role it will play.  When it does have to transition from scouting to damage dealing, it is usually flanking solo and/or distracted targets at close range, and dropping it's 660 clip damage to eliminate tanks.  It can be an offensive powerhouse if played right.  I've managed 4k+ dmg games, 10k+ spotting, a Pool's, a Kolobanov's, and never ever feel limited by it's offensive characteristics.  I have a 60% Win Rate in it over 400 battles.  This might be the most underrated and misunderstood tank in the game.  Play it right, and you can dominate and win....  a lot.


Copacetic #8 Posted Apr 10 2019 - 20:41

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I love mine...gets me lots of wins...early game spy and late game assassin.

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