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ZebraUp #1 Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

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1500 gold is a lot, but to me the KV-13 is worth every bit of that, if not even more.

I have just a hair under 200 battles in it at only a 57% winrate, but that's not the tanks fault! Rather the fault is mine as transitioning from heavies to mediums has not been the least bit easy for me. (same with me learning to play non-turreted TDs),

But the KV-13 is an awesome, much overlooked tank that I have no plans on selling. 

Here are screenshots from my first battle in it since the update, taken just a few minutes ago... I was the only tier VII tank in a tier 8 battle.

 


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TO_Dominator #2 Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:35 PM

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I sold mine. It's better than the IS in every single way, but too slow for my taste.

"Blitz" can't exist within a world of TDs.

ZebraUp #3 Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

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View PostTO_Dominator, on 19 November 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

I sold mine. It's better than the IS in every single way, but too slow for my taste.

 

50 km/h is too slow?? It's only 1-2 km/h slower than most of the mediums in tier 7 including the Rudy, T-43, etc.

Edited by ZebraUp, 19 November 2018 - 04:47 PM.

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Barny227 #4 Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

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Mine has been sold. KV-13 is a very good tank and taught me a lot when I was coming up through the tiers.


 



Give_Anna_An_Alt #5 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:01 PM

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It is a true gem. I am keeping mine, love the vehicle, good armor, decent mobility, decent gun stats.

luckb0x #6 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

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Sold mine a long time ago, lack of gun depression makes it the weaker cousin to t-43, IMO of course.  And I've got the Rudy which is my go to tier7 med.

Fu_Manchu_ #7 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

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I looked at it is: take 1500 free gold and play the T-43 anytime I have a hankering to play some tier 7 Russian medium. Or forego the gold and play a tier 7 Russian medium that leads to nowhere and is worse than the T-43.

 

It was an easy choice for me.

 

The only advantages for the KV-13 are hull armor and acceleration. But the T-43 has a much better gun (better pen, alpha, DPM, dispersion, aim time and gun depression/elevation) and better turret armor. I saw no reason to play the KV-13 over the T-43 prior to 5.5 and 5.5 gave me 1500 reasons to never play the KV-13.


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Morphman11 #8 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:38 PM

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KV-13 was op but its a boring drive.

Zuke76 #9 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

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t43 better.

j0nn0 #10 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:55 PM

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Keeping mine. Dont play much these days, much less the kv13, but it's a solid drive when i feel like taking it out for a spin. Plus, if I need instant gold, ive got loads of former premiums in low tiers to sell off, in addition to my 9k from ads and 10+ gold certificates. 

I may have a few too many tanks. I think I was over 150 in garage by last count.


Viper8757NC #11 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:55 PM

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Already sold it.  Boring.


Fu_Manchu_ #12 Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:58 PM

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View PostMorphman11, on 19 November 2018 - 10:38 AM, said:

KV-13 was op but its a boring drive.

 

Not even remotely close to OP.

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Rou_Garou #13 Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

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I didn't like it, struggled in it. Glad it is gone.  T-43 and Rudy are much more pleasant to run.

Don't rush inBe patient and Don't brawl unnecessarilyKnow your tanks and enemy tanks;  Know your tanks' role;  

Knowing maps allows situation awareness; Mini-map is a mighty map;  Drive to cover;

Fight like you have no armor; Relocate and reset camo oftenBe the lover of cover;  

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TonnerreCadien #14 Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:39 PM

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Zebra, I'm with you on it 100%! It is (so far) the only tier VII (or greater) medium I have aced. I guess I play haplessly and cluelessly enough that I need some damn armor in order to win.

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Fu_Manchu_ #15 Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:49 PM

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View PostTonnerreCadien, on 19 November 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:

Zebra, I'm with you on it 100%! It is (so far) the only tier VII (or greater) medium I have aced. I guess I play haplessly and cluelessly enough that I need some damn armor in order to win.

 

Don't forget that the ability to ace a tank doesn't mean it's a good tank.

 

I see a lot of people say something like "I aced this tank already, I love it!"

 

My highest ace per battle rate is for the Chi-to and that is definitely not a good tank. It took me about 600 battles to ace the Tiger (P) and that is a fantastic tank.


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TonnerreCadien #16 Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:02 PM

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View PostFu_Manchu_, on 19 November 2018 - 01:49 PM, said:

 

Don't forget that the ability to ace a tank doesn't mean it's a good tank.

 

I see a lot of people say something like "I aced this tank already, I love it!"

 

My highest ace per battle rate is for the Chi-to and that is definitely not a good tank. It took me about 600 battles to ace the Tiger (P) and that is a fantastic tank.

 

Good point - after all, if no one's driving a tank because it sucks eggs, you may be able to be in the top 1% fairly easily!  As you found with the Tiger (P), if it's an op tank that everyone's kicking butt in, it's going to be hard to be in that number.

 

The KV-13 is a solid tank, though. It works better for me than the T-43 does, for sure.


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twirlingtowardsfreedom #17 Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

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Fun drive and a valley warrior - I like the challenge of finding spots for its nonexistent gun depression. Good teacher tank for those graduating beyond tier 6.

 

I can't recall his/her name, but there was a driver who went a solid year or two only using this tank, thousands of battles. Showed up all the time in late night battle sessions. Very good player too.



InkaPanzer #18 Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:57 PM

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KV13 is a good medium, sold it for 1500 gold, T43 is good too but I'm going to sell it today since I have the Rudy.

 

AND the Dracula :B


Edited by InkaPanzer, 19 November 2018 - 10:58 PM.

Saludos desde Perú!

 


TO_Dominator #19 Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:05 PM

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View PostZebraUp, on 19 November 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

 

50 km/h is too slow?? It's only 1-2 km/h slower than most of the mediums in tier 7 including the Rudy, T-43, etc.

 

It doesn't feel as agile, and doesn't really have armor to make up for it. I prefer the t-43.

"Blitz" can't exist within a world of TDs.

dayton07277 #20 Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:11 PM

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View PostFu_Manchu_, on 19 November 2018 - 09:23 AM, said:

I looked at it is: take 1500 free gold and play the T-43 anytime I have a hankering to play some tier 7 Russian medium. Or forego the gold and play a tier 7 Russian medium that leads to nowhere and is worse than the T-43.

 

It was an easy choice for me.

 

The only advantages for the KV-13 are hull armor and acceleration. But the T-43 has a much better gun (better pen, alpha, DPM, dispersion, aim time and gun depression/elevation) and better turret armor. I saw no reason to play the KV-13 over the T-43 prior to 5.5 and 5.5 gave me 1500 reasons to never play the KV-13.

this^^^^

 







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