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Tier IX sweet spot - Obj 430? Leo PTA?


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Tao_Te_Tomato #1 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 20:28

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This has popped up in a number of threads - and in my own experience, orange though it may be - that a lot of Tier IX tanks are the place to stop.  Unlock the X, but stay with the IX.

 

Advice is, though, that some lines are worth going the rest of the way.  Swedish TD, for instance.

 

So - I'm kind of improving my performance in the Object 430 (and liking it better this time around), and looking at getting a Leo PTA as soon as I can save enough pennies.

 

Are either or both of those in the "better to stop at IX" category?  Comments I've seen suggest that the 430U is worth the move, but still worth asking, IMHO.


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View PostTao_Te_Tomato, on Jan 17 2020 - 13:28, said:

This has popped up in a number of threads - and in my own experience, orange though it may be - that a lot of Tier IX tanks are the place to stop.  Unlock the X, but stay with the IX.

 

Advice is, though, that some lines are worth going the rest of the way.  Swedish TD, for instance.

 

So - I'm kind of improving my performance in the Object 430 (and liking it better this time around), and looking at getting a Leo PTA as soon as I can save enough pennies.

 

Are either or both of those in the "better to stop at IX" category?  Comments I've seen suggest that the 430U is worth the move, but still worth asking, IMHO.

 

I haven't had the pleasure of enjoying the two tanks you mentioned but of the two the Leopard PTA did receive buffs recently to increase the shell velocity. This makes it so you don't have to lead your targets very much. Not sure of your playstyle but if you want sniper medium then Leo is the way to go IMO. 



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Both of those have great A Tier 10 tanks, but don't mean you have to give up 9s.

waikin_alter #4 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 20:47

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430 if ur bad, leo if ur good. simple

PTwr #5 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 20:51

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430 if you want to play dead drunk.

Leo if you need a reason to get drunk.



Eedadique #6 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 20:55

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View PostPTwr, on Jan 17 2020 - 14:51, said:

430 if you want to play dead drunk.

Leo if you need a reason to get drunk.

The perfect explanation.



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I don't know, I'm loving the Leo PTA and definitely want to grind out the Tier X.  Can't speak for the 430, but I plan on using the Tier X Leopard.  However, I probably won't go past the T49.  

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Both are keeper 9's with the Leo being the much harder to play side.  I kept both 9's and X's.

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Tier 3 is the sweet-spot, aside from the E-25.

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View PostTao_Te_Tomato, on Jan 17 2020 - 13:28, said:

This has popped up in a number of threads - and in my own experience, orange though it may be - that a lot of Tier IX tanks are the place to stop.  Unlock the X, but stay with the IX.

 

Advice is, though, that some lines are worth going the rest of the way.  Swedish TD, for instance.

 

So - I'm kind of improving my performance in the Object 430 (and liking it better this time around), and looking at getting a Leo PTA as soon as I can save enough pennies.

 

Are either or both of those in the "better to stop at IX" category?  Comments I've seen suggest that the 430U is worth the move, but still worth asking, IMHO.


If you go for the PTA and value your sanity have some free XP because the stock gun with stock turret are horrible. The top gun is 64,000 XP so grinding that is a pain. Also the top turret makes a huge difference on this tank. It gives you way better dispersion, way better dpm, better dispersion while moving turret, extra 10 M view range and 50 extra hit points. I just got it and was rocking a 500 damage per game average with everything stock before I gave in and just used gold for free XP yesterday (Of course it goes on sale the next day). I got the top turret this morning and am doing much better in it. I suck but can see potential in this tank if I can make myself be patient. It also has such high pen you almost never need gold rounds. I hope I enjoy it even more once I get the top tracks and engine.



Tao_Te_Tomato #11 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 23:53

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View PostPTwr, on Jan 17 2020 - 20:51, said:

430 if you want to play dead drunk.

Leo if you need a reason to get drunk.

 

Hah.  Only amateurs need a reason.....  ;)

 

View PostJambijon, on Jan 17 2020 - 21:03, said:

I don't know, I'm loving the Leo PTA and definitely want to grind out the Tier X.  Can't speak for the 430, but I plan on using the Tier X Leopard.  However, I probably won't go past the T49.  

 

That being one of the examples, yes.  AMX M4 51 being another.  



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I have both 430 and got the 430 U recently. I have the PTA and used to have the Leo I but sold it before the buff so it is a better tank now. Saying that they are two different styles of play, the Leo's are sniping tanks, basically fast and mobile TDs without armor. The 430's are armor laden and are upfront support to heavies typically speaking. I will be purchasing the Leo I as I like tanks that are mobile, but I only have enough credits to purchase it or the IS7 and have enough left over for the T54 with top gun. Problem is I don't see much difference between the PTA and I except with the PTA I see 7s. I usually keep both the tier 9 and 10 since I like playing 9s more. If the had more Grand Battles I might play 10s more since I like the big maps and 30v30 so there is that aspect to getting a 10. The problem for me is that since I play 9s more I have more experienced crew in the 9 and have to move up a less experienced crew for the 10. But I did put my 6 perk crew in my 268 V4 TD. I am enjoying the 439 U, especially with the 3D cammo and that is another perk 10s have right now. So my advice is to get both the 9 and 10 and keep them. Make sure you have 3 or 4 perk crews for both as the experience level at 9 and 10 make a difference. 

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View PostJambijon, on Jan 17 2020 - 21:03, said:

I don't know, I'm loving the Leo PTA and definitely want to grind out the Tier X.  Can't speak for the 430, but I plan on using the Tier X Leopard.  However, I probably won't go past the T49.  

I like the T49 but I keep switching guns. lol






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