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ReddNekk #1 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 06:40

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I just started WoT just over a week ago and I played World of Warships for over 3 years. Anyway, in WoWs tier 8s were endlessly bottom tiered stat fodder against greatly superior tier 10s. Does that happen on WoT? BTW, I'm in no hurry to get to the higher tiers but I just want to find out what I may be in for when I eventually get there.

I_QQ_4_U #2 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 06:45

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It used to be, much better since the last patch.

haxmachine21 #3 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 07:26

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The incidents of Tier 8s (especially Preferential Tier 8s) being constantly bottom-tiered was fixed to a substantial degree with the most recent update. Still, MM is being further fine-tuned by WG. We can probably expect even better results either later this year or early next year.

tanopasman62 #4 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 07:48

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You do get to face tier 10s on your 8s, but not as often as before.

 

Most of the time you'll be in two tier games (Against either 7s or 9s) or all tier 8 games.



ExploratorOne #5 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 08:43

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(4 years WOT w/160 tanks and 13.9k battles, 3 years WOWS w/203 ships and 9.2k battles)

A big difference is that I can damage and sink a T10 ship in a T8, but many T8 tanks can't really hurt some T10 Tanks.  Being T8 in a T10 WOWS battle means I get to farm increased XP and credits.  Being T8 in a T10 WOT battle means I have to play carefully and place my shots really well to hope to do the same farming.  Using kiting and islands in WOWS, I can burn any ship to the ground regardless of angling; torps also do wonders.  I can also lop of small chunks of HP with superstructure and deckline AP salvos.  In WOWS, a CL or DD (exclude Khab) has thin sides that can be citadelled by AP at any tier.  In WOT, I might as well forget about getting through most T10 turrets with many T8 vehicles and hope the target exposes their lower plate or that I can get around to their side or back.

 

The good thing is that I don't find myself bottom-tiered nearly as much as before in WOT after coming back a month ago following a year+ break.  And, Frontline is a blast -T8s facing T8s.  The games are somewhat different beasts and offer different challenges.  Wait until you have the real fun of trying to battle a T10 jet in a T8 prop plane in WOWP.

 

Oddly, I like all three...


Edited by ExploratorOne, Apr 24 2019 - 08:56.


ReddNekk #6 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 18:58

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Thanks folks!




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