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Poll: Upgrade Path (6 members have cast votes)

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Upgrade Path

  1. Gun, Turret, Engine, Tracks (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Gun, Turret, Tracks, Engine (1 vote [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Turret, Gun, Engine, Tracks (1 vote [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Turret, Engine, Gun, Tracks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Engine, Turret, Gun, Tracks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Engine, Gun, Turret, Tracks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Tracks first, nothing else matters... (1 vote [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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zulton55 #1 Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:18 PM

    Sergeant

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I will be working on the IS-8 and wanted some opinions as the last thread for this was in 2017.

I currently have the 122mm BL-9 gun.

What would you focus on for upgrade path as this does not play like a regular heavy (more of a heavium)?



Morphman11 #2 Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:30 PM

    Senior Sergeant

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Always go for the gun first. Then the engine. Rest of it is simple enough.

j0nn0 #3 Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:51 PM

    F2P Skrub

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    06-27-2014

Gun, then engine.

 

Play it like a heavium and roll with the mediums to bully opposing mediums. Stick to hulldown when you can and you shouls be set. 


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ARandomGenieGuy #4 Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

    First Sergeant

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Gun then turret for extra hp then engine. It’s a heavium, it has worse armor than is3 so you shouldn’t play it like a brawler. Almost everything will pen you but you might get a bounce here and there. 

zulton55 #5 Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:43 PM

    Sergeant

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Thank you everyone!!

Posit1ve_ #6 Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:05 PM

    Credits Master

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Hold it!!!

 

 

Gun -> Tracks -> Turret -> Engine

 

The tracks are infinitely better than the engine. First off, they improve the effective hp/t more than the engine does. Moreover, the tracks improve the gun handling, and they also improve the traverse, AND they're cheaper. Save the engine for last, it's pretty expensive for a mere 50 extra HP (IIRC).


Edited by Posit1ve_, 06 May 2019 - 09:07 PM.

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zulton55 #7 Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:23 PM

    Sergeant

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View PostPosit1ve_, on 06 May 2019 - 01:05 PM, said:

Hold it!!!

 

 

Gun -> Tracks -> Turret -> Engine

 

The tracks are infinitely better than the engine. First off, they improve the effective hp/t more than the engine does. Moreover, the tracks improve the gun handling, and they also improve the traverse, AND they're cheaper. Save the engine for last, it's pretty expensive for a mere 50 extra HP (IIRC).

 

Thank you much Posit1ve.

Currently making my way through the daily wins for tier 9.  Then free xp for the gun.

With this event, I should be able to get at least the tracks and turret (looking forward to the x5 days).



_Shellz #8 Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:07 AM

    Lance-corporal

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The event is awesome for grinding. I ground this line just for the IS8, after the first 6 battles in it I love it. I play it like a heavium, the speed is your armor, get behind cover fast. I lucked out and got back to back masteries, and I'm barely an average player. Super fun tank.





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