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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 08:39

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Howdy Tankers,

 

Our trade in event is here again and during the last one, I traded in my T34B because I will NEVER pick that tank over the Patriot and it was just collecting dust.  I now have a Defender and an Obj 252U, so I just don't see the IS-6B ever getting chosen over those two for pub matches or Strongholds.  Even though it gets pref MM, that's not really a selling point to me if the MM itself is messed up (like it is). 

 

My question is: Should I keep it?  Or should I trade it in for the last tank in the Tech Tree that I want, the M4A1 Revalorise?


Thoughts? Input? Advice?

 

All is appreciated.


Thank you for your time and attention.


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Edited by __WarChild__, Jun 22 2019 - 08:39.


Ratnikk #2 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 09:16

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Just like the t34, the is6 seems obsolete right now. Might as well trade it for something else.

tanopasman62 #3 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 09:49

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Tank can still fight most of the time, it's good on most aspects but the lack of pen is certainly noticeable when MM decides to send you against tier 9s or stack lots of heavies on a single match.

Atragon #4 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 11:33

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Any tier 8 tank that a noob can drive and bounce shots and survive is a keeper. The T-34 cant do that unless completely hull down but the defender and IS-6 can.

 

The IS-6 is just noob friendly in its ability to survive.


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Insanefriend #5 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 12:37

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If you have the IS-6 there isn't a reason to keep the IS-6B.  Trade in wise, I'd just wait till next holiday season and use the crazy loot box gold to pick one up.  The rev is a fun tank, but it's a support tank not a I'll brawl your face Mwhahaha heavy.

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Hola WarChild,

 

First let me say thank you for all your helpful posts, the "scavenger hunt info and codes are amazing!

I'm in the same predicament, the IS-6 was one of my 1st premium tanks but now after winning the IS-3A and Defender from Christmas crates, I removed all it's camo and equipment from her. So I'm leaning to trading her away...:( 

Looking at the 59-Patton or STA-2 just starting the Chinese and Japanese medium line. I am playing Frontlines (burnout) but don't feel like Ill make it to the tier 9 tank.(to much time investment)  Goal is the Emil 1951.

I really enjoy the M4A1 fun mid-range support sniper and nice credit maker. Every 5th game the gun will drive you to pouring another but stronger adult beverage.

My vote is to trade away! Cheers!!!

 

 



Christojojo #7 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 15:33

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The only tanks worth trading in are the tanks you own that will be given back from tankrewards.com.

 

 



mlinke #8 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 15:41

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I still believe in America and voice of people asking for a buff of USA tank line. I hope they buff t34 with that move too. Needs more gun handling ROF and pen or speed and armor. I hate that tank so much but I will keep it cause... Murica!

 

Is 6 I like overall. Can't compete with 252 but with all tank tree tanks and pref mm it is awesome.


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__WarChild__ #9 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 16:32

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Thanks for responding fellas.  Y'all are all over the map though, i.e. no consensus.  I'm going to run a mock purchase and see how much the Frenchy will cost me and make a decision then.

 

I want the Frenchy because excellent players make that tank sing, especially in FL.  They play it like a TD from what I can tell.  I have a rocking French medium crew that I can slap in there too, so there's that.  But she might have to wait.

 

I don't have the IS-6.  If I did, that'd be easy.  If I ever need to, I'll sell my 252U because I don't need 2 of those either.  But since I have the IS-3A & 2 Defenders currently, that IS-6B is a tough call.  I like the look of it in its all black and if they buff the pen like they did in the Blitz game, it could be awesome.  But for now, it's not getting used and I took it out in FL last night and faced a couple Defenders - it DID NOT PEN either one and I was aiming at all the right spots.  Lack of pen alone may get her out of my garage.  Only the "thought" of a future buff is keeping her here for now.

 

I obtained the Emil 1951 yesterday and I love it.  I bypassed the Emil 1 for the Emil II, so I never knew it at Tier 8 until now.  That's a fun tank if you like auto-loaders.

 

Thanks again fellas.  Good luck out there!

 

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__WarChild__ #10 Posted Jun 22 2019 - 17:05

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Geez, it'll only cost me 1,300 Gold to get the Frenchy if I trade in the IS-6B.  

 

Did the in-game comparison tool for the 3 Russian heavies and the IS-6B has 400 more DPM than the others but 40 less pen with APCR.  I'll probably keep her and just pass on the Frenchy though.  I'm sort of a hoarder, plus I always hold out hope. (There was no hope for the T34 though).



__WarChild__ #11 Posted Jun 23 2019 - 00:08

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I had a decent game in Front Lines with the IS-6B just now, but I didn't face any Defenders head on, so there's that.  I'll tell you that T-44s and EBRs have no trouble penning it though.

 

So, I decided to take it out in some PUB MATCHES with the awesome PREFERENTIAL MATCHMAKING:


Game 1:

Game 2: 

 

Hooray for preferential MM!!  Hard to say how I feel about the tank.  I don't use % win chance with my XVM but in the 2nd game, we had a 21% chance of winning according to someone else.  All I saw was blood red teammates in both games so I knew they were losses ahead of time.

 

Side Note: If you don't think matchmaking determines winrates, you're delusional.  Yes, you can have a small impact/sometimes large in some games, but ONLY IF MM GIVES YOU THAT OPPORTUNITY.  That's just a fricking fact.

 

I'm keeping the tank though.  I like the faster reload and if I ever get a team that has a CHANCE to win, I'll get an Ace in this sucker and put her back on the shelf.

 

Happy Tanking!



Treeburst #12 Posted Jun 23 2019 - 02:16

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Typical matches for pref 8s are going to be 5/10 BT9 games or straight 8 BT8 games. The days of pref 8s farming tier 6s is loooooong gone.

__WarChild__ #13 Posted Jun 23 2019 - 06:11

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View PostTreeburst, on Jun 22 2019 - 19:16, said:

Typical matches for pref 8s are going to be 5/10 BT9 games or straight 8 BT8 games. The days of pref 8s farming tier 6s is loooooong gone.

 

Well, my 2nd game was against Tier 6s, but I had 3 blood red (below 42% winrate) platoons on my team.  The red team had 3 red players, the rest were yellow, green, blue & 1 purple.  It is hard to describe how dominate I was in the 2nd game, but it was on the Chinese Great Wall map (I forget the name).  I was dominating the Tier 8s that I was facing and connecting every shot, but my team evaporated everywhere else and so we got surrounded.  Most players don't check the minimap, so the guys near me didn't understand when I said "TURN AROUND."  I could have had 8,000 damage had 1 of the other 2 flanks survived just a little longer.

 

I don't mind being in lowest tiers, I just want the opportunity to win every game.  Matchmaking determines the winnable and unwinnable games though.  Once I have 2 in a row like this, I stop the insanity for a while.



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View Postmlinke, on Jun 22 2019 - 15:41, said:

I still believe in America and voice of people asking for a buff of USA tank line. I hope they buff t34 with that move too. Needs more gun handling ROF and pen or speed and armor. I hate that tank so much but I will keep it cause... Murica!

 

Is 6 I like overall. Can't compete with 252 but with all tank tree tanks and pref mm it is awesome.

 

T34's pen is the best in class at tier 8, it could use some handling and DPM, but that's about it.



__WarChild__ #15 Posted Jun 25 2019 - 21:47

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View Posttanopasman62, on Jun 23 2019 - 16:25, said:

 

T34's pen is the best in class at tier 8, it could use some handling and DPM, but that's about it.

 

That's a good point, but I'm afraid that ship has already sailed.  I kept the IS-6B though, in part because it's not a bad tank and also, I'll be able to get the Frenchy if my Recruit ever gets back online and finishes the stages of the Referral Program with me.







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