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Tnater #1 Posted May 12 2019 - 20:57

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Dear WoT,

You got me again.  I took the bait.  I bought the IS-7 when it was discounted, and now I know why you discount the TierX tanks that you do.  They are underperforming turds.  This tank's pen is embarrassing for its tier, as is its armor now that everyone is goldslinging.  Angle the armor and go hull-down, you say?  Makes no difference.  This tank should be buffed or banished.  I know others will say, 'It's a great tank; it's me' like always, but really......this piece of slag is so bad only idiots like me buy it and play it anymore, because the field of new tanks has passed it by.  Years ago, apparently.  You have to steeply discount it now to get ANYBODY to buy it anymore.

 

So disappointing to finally buy a couple Tier Xs, only to find they are just targets......after grinding 450,000 XP to get them.  Congrats on another hoodwink.



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:popcorn:

Insanefriend #3 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:03

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Is-7 is still a fine tank, you just need to get used to the armor and gun.

Exiledcrow #4 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:04

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VooDooKobra #5 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:06

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View PostTnater, on May 12 2019 - 12:57, said:

Dear WoT,

You got me again.  I took the bait.  I bought the IS-7 when it was discounted, and now I know why you discount the TierX tanks that you do.  They are underperforming turds.  This tank's pen is embarrassing for its tier, as is its armor now that everyone is goldslinging.  Angle the armor and go hull-down, you say?  Makes no difference.  This tank should be buffed or banished.  I know others will say, 'It's a great tank; it's me' like always, but really......this piece of slag is so bad only idiots like me buy it and play it anymore, because the field of new tanks has passed it by.  Years ago, apparently.  You have to steeply discount it now to get ANYBODY to buy it anymore.

 

So disappointing to finally buy a couple Tier Xs, only to find they are just targets......after grinding 450,000 XP to get them.  Congrats on another hoodwink.

 

 

how much are you angling is my first question.  pike nose tanks dont need as much angle as other vehicles, if you angle them like you would a normal tank you defeat the effectiveness of that style of front



Tnater #6 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:06

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Lol. that took exactly 2 responses...

 



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IS-7 is a great tank in the right hands. You're not the best tanker, just like I am not either. Keep the tank and play it more often and you will get better in it.

Tnater #8 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:08

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Not much, just 5-8 degrees, but nothing seems to work with this tank.  Everything pens it, and it's no even exchange of a punching match.  This gun is so impotent for its tier.

Exiledcrow #9 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:09

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View PostTnater, on May 12 2019 - 21:06, said:

Lol. that took exactly 2 responses...

 

 

Yeah, you got the correct response almost immediately. Not anybody else's fault you can't make the IS-7 work.

 

Newsflash: It IS you. 


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Tnater #10 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:09

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View PostBigDollarBillz, on May 12 2019 - 15:07, said:

IS-7 is a great tank in the right hands. You're not the best tanker, just like I am not either. Keep the tank and play it more often and you will get better in it.

That happens with a lot of tanks in this game, and no, I'm not very good, but with this tank my WR keeps plunging.  I'm below 10% in it since I bought it, maybe 25-30 games.  



Tnater #11 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:10

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View PostExiledcrow, on May 12 2019 - 15:09, said:

 

Yeah, you got the correct response almost immediately. Not anybody else's fault you can't make the IS-7 work.

 

Newsflash: It IS you. 

 

Fair enough, hotshot.  What's YOUR WR in it, btw?

 



Tnater #12 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:11

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Crickets...…..

 



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They should give it an autoreloader like its real life counterpart. :justwait:

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Was watching Wallhacks stream last night. He was in the 277 and could not pen the 268-4 for the life of him. He was using heat and hitting perfectly to the top bar and lower plate and practically square shots. It was just crazy and I could not believe what I was seeing and he was freaking out.

Exiledcrow #15 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:19

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View PostTnater, on May 12 2019 - 21:10, said:

 

Fair enough, hotshot.  What's YOUR WR in it, btw?

 

 

52.89%, with a WN8 of 1804 over the course of 242 battles. Since you asked so nicely. But forgive me for not being quicker on the response, how will I ever live down the shame of keeping such a fine gentleman waiting.

Tnater #16 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:31

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Assault and flattery, Crow.  Gets you nowhere.  But thanks for the numbers, anyway.  I just like to know who's legit and who's full of sabot rounds.....

Filthywon #17 Posted May 12 2019 - 21:36

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E5, Grille15 and after this new patch the 4005 all gone, sold them, unless you are a unicorn they are not worth the grey hair they produce . 

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View PostTnater, on May 12 2019 - 20:57, said:

Dear WoT,

You got me again.  I took the bait.  I bought the IS-7 when it was discounted, and now I know why you discount the TierX tanks that you do.  They are underperforming turds.  This tank's pen is embarrassing for its tier, as is its armor now that everyone is goldslinging.  Angle the armor and go hull-down, you say?  Makes no difference.  This tank should be buffed or banished.  I know others will say, 'It's a great tank; it's me' like always, but really......this piece of slag is so bad only idiots like me buy it and play it anymore, because the field of new tanks has passed it by.  Years ago, apparently.  You have to steeply discount it now to get ANYBODY to buy it anymore.

 

So disappointing to finally buy a couple Tier Xs, only to find they are just targets......after grinding 450,000 XP to get them.  Congrats on another hoodwink.

 

Are you serious my dude, 

The IS7 is one of my favs for pubbing at t10. Go hull down and not a single thing in the game can pen you, whether they fire gold or not. 

And with the semi-recent buffs to its mobility, it much more fun to drive now. 



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View PostTnater, on May 12 2019 - 21:31, said:

Assault and flattery, Crow.  Gets you nowhere.  But thanks for the numbers, anyway.  I just like to know who's legit and who's full of sabot rounds.....

 

That's assuming I CARE to get anywhere, which is a pretty big stretch.  

 

It's been power-crept, like many older tanks, but far less than some and the gun was never all that good, anyway. Hulldown or facehug and listen to all the pings.



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The pen on the IS-7 has always been lackluster against other heavies and super TDs. I think it's what "balances" the tanks good mobility and yes, overall armor. The HE rounds are amusingly effective. It would still be the go to meta tank for clan wars if the Obj. 277 didn't have superior gun handling in every way. IS-7 has always excelled at, and still does, at bullying mediums and lights and all lower tier tanks. It's good at leading a push against 1-2 enemy tanks and flanking tanks. Otherwise it plays more of a supporting role to other heavies and sometimes mediums.

 

As for the armor, it's just like the IS-3 (and probably the Obj. 257, a tank that was added well after I bought the IS-7, and therefore haven't played). It can very subtly side-scrape and reverse side-scrape. It can face hug a wide array of opponents. When completely exposed, do not angle the front. Point the tip of your pike nose at the enemy's barrel and keep it lined up until they fire. When hull down, the flat part of the turret roof is often exposed. Wiggle the turret and elevate the front of the tank ever so slightly by driving up onto the rubble or hill or whatever is in front. 

 

As for the win rate. Everybody has at least one tier 10 tank, OP or not, that they constantly lose in, regardless of skill level.







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