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Hambijon #1 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:12

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Attention Tankers!

 

Prior to Update 1.3, the IS-3A was more of a "collectors" item rather than a solid Tier VIII Heavy Tank.  After the rework, specifically with the auto-reloading feature (reverse of the Italian auto-loaders) the IS-3A became a scary adversary to be in close quarters with.

 

For all the juicy details, check out the article linked below:

 

Vehicle Profile: IS-3A

 

Also, yes we are totally selling this by the way (without the crates).  Offer for the pre-sale goes live on May 11th to the 13th and then the general sale will be live May 13th to 31st.

 

GLHF

 

 

 



__WarChild__ #2 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:21

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View PostHambijon, on May 09 2019 - 14:12, said:

Attention Tankers!

 

Prior to Update 1.3, the IS-3A was more of a "collectors" item rather than a solid Tier VIII Heavy Tank.  After the rework, specifically with the auto-reloading feature (reverse of the Italian auto-loaders) the IS-3A became a scary adversary to be in close quarters with.

 

For all the juicy details, check out the article linked below:

 

Vehicle Profile: IS-3A

 

Also, yes we are totally selling this by the way (without the crates).  Offer for the pre-sale goes live on May 11th to the 13th and then the general sale will be live May 13th to 31st.

 

GLHF

 

 

 

 

Are we going to lose 1/2 of our NA Community Contributors with this second release?  I know several of them uninstalled b/c the IS-3A is too OP to be let loose...

 

:facepalm:

 

__WarChild__

 

 

 

 

:trollface:


Edited by __WarChild__, May 09 2019 - 21:22.


Garandster #3 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:25

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Buyer beware, its not as great as everyone makes it out to be, so if you can only get it in a war chest, don't do it.

dnaman #4 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:26

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View Post__WarChild__, on May 09 2019 - 13:21, said:

 

Are we going to lose 1/2 of our NA Community Contributors with this second release?  I know several of them uninstalled b/c the IS-3A is too OP to be let loose...

 

:facepalm:

 

__WarChild__

 

 

 

 

:trollface:

 

didn’t you know it’s massively OP and completely broke the game?  I’m not sure I believe you’re serious with your concern...

cloudwalkr #5 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:27

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3a was yet another incredibly bad idea to put in the game.  I'm sure you'll sell a ton of them.

LpBronco #6 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:30

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If I had a nickel for every time I've heard the sky is falling...

PTwr #7 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:37

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You make it mighty hard to not shot feble messenger, mate. 

Volcanic_lobster_220 #8 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:45

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View Post__WarChild__, on May 09 2019 - 21:21, said:

 

Are we going to lose 1/2 of our NA Community Contributors with this second release?  I know several of them uninstalled b/c the IS-3A is too OP to be let loose...

 

Yeah 4Tankers uninstalled during the holiday, probably others did too

 

View PostLpBronco, on May 09 2019 - 21:30, said:

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard the sky is falling...

 

It IS, slowly but surely friendo, NA online player count was 22K a year or two ago, now when i log on even on the WEEKENDS, it's only about 17K on average... :/



raymee101 #9 Posted May 09 2019 - 21:46

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View PostHambijon, on May 09 2019 - 21:12, said:

Attention Tankers!

 

Prior to Update 1.3, the IS-3A was more of a "collectors" item rather than a solid Tier VIII Heavy Tank.  After the rework, specifically with the auto-reloading feature (reverse of the Italian auto-loaders) the IS-3A became a scary adversary to be in close quarters with.

 

For all the juicy details, check out the article linked below:

 

Vehicle Profile: IS-3A

 

Also, yes we are totally selling this by the way (without the crates).  Offer for the pre-sale goes live on May 11th to the 13th and then the general sale will be live May 13th to 31st.

 

GLHF

 

 

 

 

dont you guys feel even a bit guilty about fleecing everyone for xmas boxes cause of this tank and then selling it normally a short while later?  I mean you really screwed over all those people that spent hundreds of dollars to get the tank thinking it to be rare and then its common sale now, thats very shady business ethics.  I am glad i had mine prior to the whole box thing cause i would feel so ripped off right now.

__Worm__ #10 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:02

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Dang Wally ......

YANKEE137 #11 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:07

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OH THE HUMANITY

 

I may have to stop reading the forum for a month. IS-3A is the most over rated premium ever. If you drive it over a cliff there is a fifty percent chance it will miss the ground.

 



Avalon304 #12 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:08

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Mediocre tank is mediocre. Great if youre given time to actually put all 3 shells in the drum... worse than the normal IS-3 in just about every way if you arent.

123zorn #13 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:08

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And yet another OP tank that destroys the meta for premium vehicles.  This is why longtime players quit the game in disgust. 

 

Pay-to-win is a consistent problem with the game overall, so what does WG do?  To make the IS-3A WG starts with the IS-3 (a quite good tier 8 heavy on its own), keeps the armor, adds 50hp (as if it needs more hp at tier 8), reduces the acceleration a bit, improves the aim time by 13+% (aim time is really the 1 major downside of the regular IS-3), and then ups the DPM by ~11% over the maxed out tier 8 heavy.  For a mostly brawler tank, DPM and aim time are the functions that truly matter.  So yet another premium that is markedly superior to the maxed out regular heavy that it was based upon.  This is NOT the meta for premium tanks, premiums are supposed to be somewhat inferior to maxed out same tier tanks, but offer substantively superior silver production and xp gains.

 

This tank is just another pay-to-win tank that continues the destruction of the premium meta with which this once great game started.  Keep it up WG, incrementally chip away at what made this game truly great and make it into a pure pay-to-win game.  Surely that is why your current player base is interested in the game, they just want to lose to those that pay more money...



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Hm, guessing rent must be due at WG HQ :D

MountainLion1 #15 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:46

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I feel like the IS-3 is a better tank over all, but the auto reloader does require a little different play style.

Garandster #16 Posted May 09 2019 - 22:46

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View Post123zorn, on May 09 2019 - 16:08, said:

And yet another OP tank that destroys the meta for premium vehicles.  This is why longtime players quit the game in disgust. 

 

Pay-to-win is a consistent problem with the game overall, so what does WG do?  To make the IS-3A WG starts with the IS-3 (a quite good tier 8 heavy on its own), keeps the armor, adds 50hp (as if it needs more hp at tier 8), reduces the acceleration a bit, improves the aim time by 13+% (aim time is really the 1 major downside of the regular IS-3), and then ups the DPM by ~11% over the maxed out tier 8 heavy.  For a mostly brawler tank, DPM and aim time are the functions that truly matter.  So yet another premium that is markedly superior to the maxed out regular heavy that it was based upon.  This is NOT the meta for premium tanks, premiums are supposed to be somewhat inferior to maxed out same tier tanks, but offer substantively superior silver production and xp gains.

 

This tank is just another pay-to-win tank that continues the destruction of the premium meta with which this once great game started.  Keep it up WG, incrementally chip away at what made this game truly great and make it into a pure pay-to-win game.  Surely that is why your current player base is interested in the game, they just want to lose to those that pay more money...

 

It has worse DPM since it can't take a rammer so it's basically a wash. It has 33% less P/W, and ~15% worse turret & track traverse. It does have .38 seconds better aim time, but equipped out it has 0.05 worse base dispersion, 0.04 worse moving dispersion,0.04 worse track traverse dispersion, and 0.06 worse turret traverse dispersion. That's 13%, 25%, 25%, and 100% worse respectively. Its a one trick pony with the auto-reload, and once its empty its just a real [edited]IS-3.

 

I have a feeling after the sale starts we'll see a lot of complaining because people bought a big bundle to get it and hate the tank and after a month you'll see few if any on the battlefield like it is now.


Edited by Garandster, May 09 2019 - 22:47.


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View Postraymee101, on May 09 2019 - 12:46, said:

 

dont you guys feel even a bit guilty about fleecing everyone for xmas boxes cause of this tank and then selling it normally a short while later?  I mean you really screwed over all those people that spent hundreds of dollars to get the tank thinking it to be rare and then its common sale now, thats very shady business ethics.  I am glad i had mine prior to the whole box thing cause i would feel so ripped off right now.

They paid for "early access."



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please please please PLEASE stop selling these overpowered tanks.  for the love of God please stop it. 

Zup77 #19 Posted May 09 2019 - 23:26

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I can't tell if this OP stuff is all sarcasm or not so I'll have to reread these posts again later when my head is clear. I got one in the crates at Christmas, played it a few times, didn't think much of it and it sits in my virtual garage collecting virtual dust. 

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wg need many




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