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stabbymckill #1 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 18:47

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Good Morning Tankers,


February marks the start of the Lunar New Year and also the arrival of the new Chinese 122 TM premium medium tank. 

The 122 TM is a surprisingly well armored medium, what it lacks in speed it makes up for in penetration and damage output. This vehicle is well-suited to it's role as a long range sniper. 

 

 

To pair with the release of the vehicle, the Lunar Challenge series of missions will give you a chance to win it, along with it's unique 2D style. Daily chapter II missions are available for those who have already added the 122 TM to their garage, allowing you to unlock the unique 3D style, which celebrates the year of the ox! 

 

 

The Lunar Challenge begins Feb 12 and runs through Feb 22. Full details and more are available in the article here.

 

 

 



dagengster #2 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 18:57

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Can we have like... more realistic 3d camos?

Im happy we have the option to turn them off visually but dang. At least the previous semi fictitious 3Ds like the crane for the Kran or the Valentine Lowe look like they belong on a battle field.



Jaguarz #3 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 19:05

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I think you mean alpha, not damage output which is literally bottom of the pile on this tank.

NateRocko #4 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 19:07

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17.5 seconds for a 400 alpha shot.

 

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RamaLamaDingDong1 #5 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 19:18

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View PostNateRocko, on Feb 09 2021 - 19:07, said:

17.5 seconds for a 400 alpha shot.

 

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Putting shell on target an damage generated is going to be ridiculous in this tank. The gun depression is also. 280 turret with 8 depression and dispersion being so low for a medium with a 299 pen an 400 damage. Niche tank that will have people crying about it when played to its strengths. Mitigate the reload with crew an equipment. I feel like its going to be a ridge abusing purple platoon nightmare.


Edited by RamaLamaDingDong1, Feb 09 2021 - 19:19.


Bad_Oedipus #6 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 19:19

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You think it's easy to load this gun with all the fireworks and other decorations in the way?

How about mask style 3D skin, like below:



PTwr #7 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 20:06

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Thanks for reminding me about finishing my selective de-skinner utility.

Its gonna come in handy, as that abomination is in Type59G league. 



Omega_Weapon #8 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 20:20

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Is the crew zero skill BIA?

bake3020 #9 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 21:03

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Well, I won't be wasting my time on it.  It's way worse than the CS LIS was.

Tahllol #10 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 22:05

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Thanks, WG, for a useless Medium tank with crap armor(massive pimples mean no armor) and a longer reload time than tier 10 heavies. Heck, tier 6s and 7s meds have higher DPM as your tier 8 reward tank. Hell, even the 60tp reloads only a tad slower than this POS and it at least has 750 alpha and over 2400 stock dpm. 

Lord_Magus #11 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 22:10

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Since I'm not going to be finishing this marathon anyway, the tragic DPM won't be a problem. (Now wait until there's a tier 10 reward version with good DPM and siege mode as the "122 TH".)

 

So I'll just point out how silly that 3D style looks. And that it's kinda lazy on the basic 3D model that the machine guns and missile launchers are covered in canvas so they don't have to be fully modeled. And even the red stars on the fenders aren't colored for some reason.



Hjamnr #12 Posted Feb 09 2021 - 23:20

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170mm, max, HUGE commander's hatches can be easily penned by almost every tier 6 med with prem, and every t8+ with normal ammo.

 

They are HUGE.

 

Tank is pretty much a joke.



Cowcat137 #13 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 00:23

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So the skin has a cow's head on the cannon. Does it Moo?

ImouseI #14 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 03:16

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The round symbols on the 3D style are only used on coffins in Chinese culture. It means to offend someone when used somewhere else. Can't believe WG put it there 

Edited by ImouseI, Feb 10 2021 - 03:17.


EdibleEmpire #15 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 04:04

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View PostImouseI, on Feb 09 2021 - 21:16, said:

The round symbols on the 3D style are only used on coffins in Chinese culture. It means to offend someone when used somewhere else. Can't believe WG put it there 

 

lmbo.

 

As for the tank - it's hard to know without playing and seeing soft stats but the gun outside the DPM looks amazing. The turret armor seems really good too and with 8 degrees of gun depression...

 

It's just that DPM is so, so low that it seems like a legitimate concern.



Lord_Magus #16 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 06:06

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View PostImouseI, on Feb 10 2021 - 03:16, said:

The round symbols on the 3D style are only used on coffins in Chinese culture. It means to offend someone when used somewhere else. Can't believe WG put it there 

I don't know enough about Chinese culture to be familiar with this.

 

But maybe they're saying something about what will happen to the crew of this tank.:trollface:



BianHong #17 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 08:46

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It is said to be the year of the Metal OX but my birth time falls on the Wood Ox. 

 

Well... an Ox is an Ox. going to grab that camo and tank once released. :great:


Edited by BianHong, Feb 10 2021 - 08:46.


BianHong #18 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 08:58

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View PostImouseI, on Feb 09 2021 - 18:16, said:

The round symbols on the 3D style are only used on coffins in Chinese culture. It means to offend someone when used somewhere else. Can't believe WG put it there 

 

nahh...



RoachMuncher #19 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 11:09

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View PostImouseI, on Feb 10 2021 - 02:16, said:

The round symbols on the 3D style are only used on coffins in Chinese culture. It means to offend someone when used somewhere else. Can't believe WG put it there 

 

It means something like "Happiness" but it's a character that's used especially to celebrate weddings, not really the new year. So it's not offensive but it's as they made a Christmas skin with a Santa and an inscription that read "Happy wedding" instead of "Merry Christmas"



Wildest_Coyote #20 Posted Feb 10 2021 - 14:19

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Interesting, looks like a t-34-3 with more armor, alpha, penetration, accuracy, aim time, gun depression, mobility, hitpoints, and concealment.

 

Does have marginally worse VR and dpm, but at least you can hit/penetrate what you're shooting at.

 

Still much worse than the lis / 274a if you ask me. 






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