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samthestooge #1 Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:59 AM

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Just a thought I had on one of the details in 5.5 I think might have an unintended consequence. Several regulars in this forum have posted at least a couple times about how it would have been better to make the KV 2 the collector tank and leave the T 150 in the tech tree. Up until now, the IS 4 and IS 7 lines were probably the most recommended lines for a new player's first grind. Which grind was kind of a tomato/tomato thing, especially for new players who didn't appreciate the finer points. Now, what was once excellent continuity in the IS 4 line has been interrupted at Tier VI by the KV 2. This has the double downside of not prepping new players for later tiers as well AND encouraging potato-y habits in said new players. In light of this, a few questions for discussion...

 

1.) Considering the above observations, should the IS 4 line no longer be recommend as a player's first grind? Is the IS 7 line now the standard recommendation (of the two)? If so, is there another line that would be a consensus pick to be an alternative, but almost as good, initial tech tree line to work (perhaps a good poll thread in the forums)?

 

2.) If the above is true, might the IS 4 line in time become significantly less driven? If so, how long do think that might take?

 

3.) Can I just say, I'm really stoked I had the T 150, but not the KV 2, and they gifted me the KV 2 (I promise not to be too much of a potato)? 

 

There you go. My two cents for the evening. Enjoy! Ready, set... DISCUSS!



I_Maverick_I #2 Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:06 AM

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Worst part about IS-4 line is KV-4 grind. I free xp'ed the whole thing. With KV-2 now the required tank for it, IS-4 grind should be even more popular. I personally got the T-150 through the KV-2 back in 2017.

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matthew2ndson #3 Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:08 AM

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THEY BROKE THE DARN GAME WITH 5.5!! IT WAS A BAD IDEA AND SHOULD BE UNDONE

I_Maverick_I #4 Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:09 AM

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View Postmatthew2ndson, on 12 November 2018 - 06:08 PM, said:

THEY BROKE THE DARN GAME WITH 5.5!! IT WAS A BAD IDEA AND SHOULD BE UNDONE

 

great input. why again?

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Posit1ve_ #5 Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:10 AM

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IS-7 line has always been the standard recommendation, and until the recent IS-4 buff, has also been a better tier 10 to boot.

Even with the IS-4 being better than IS-7 rn, IS-7 has remained the new player recommendation because the IS-4 line grind is horrific. KV-4 has an awful grind as already noted, but the STI has an especially nasty stock grind.

 

Playing down the IS-7 line has much more forgiving stock tanks, and the line overall is better


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limhawaii #6 Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:02 AM

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IS-7 hull down is superior.



Untrust______ #7 Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:30 AM

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It's great now everyone gets to kv2 derp camp. When it was just an option previously. I think it's great it will teach new players the finer points of camping in back and shooting once before dieing. This update is the best thing to happen to the game. Tier 10 meta at tier 5/6. what's not to like.

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