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_ImUrHuckleberry #1 Posted 22 February 2020 - 05:08 AM

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So i finally get the chance at the IS-3 Defender and/or the 3 defenders for a relatively cheap price. But, I have another 20 or so PT certificates left and let's face it, PT is much more valuable then any premium tank out there (and i have a decent selection anyway).


But here's the rub, i only play a few games here and there before bedtime, so wouldn't that mean PT would be a colossal waste of money given my scarcity in the battlefield? Then again, the Blitz economy is way more accommodating since the equipment changes/ pramo nerfing. If only WG would sell PT certificates like they peddle all the boosters, they'd make decent profits.


I guess i could go for plan C: Save my money and be much more resourceful, like paying attention to those missions for freebie certificates. BTW are the Defenders fun to play? I have the Lowe, T34, and various other boring credit grinders, and i go numb from boredom after a while. I recently bought the Type 62, and i'm kicking myself for not buying it sooner. Credit grinding and having fun, win-win in my book.


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Fat_Turd #2 Posted 22 February 2020 - 05:23 AM

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Neither, waste of money.

EricOtown #3 Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:09 AM

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I don’t understand why you have to choose between premium time certificates and buying a defender? The defenders are selling for gold and you said that you have about 20 premium time certificates? Why can’t you buy a defender with gold and use your PT certificates whenever you want to? The two things are mutually exclusive and unrelated to one another. 

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View PostEricOtown, on 22 February 2020 - 05:09 AM, said:

I don’t understand why you have to choose between premium time certificates and buying a defender? The defenders are selling for gold and you said that you have about 20 premium time certificates? Why can’t you buy a defender with gold and use your PT certificates whenever you want to? The two things are mutually exclusive and unrelated to one another. 

He’s saying he’s almost out of certs so he’d have to use gold to extend the premium time.

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_Cletus #5 Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:05 PM

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IMO, and I do not own any of the defenders up for grabs, but I think they are overrated.  The is3 defender has been powercrept, the other one was never great, and the new one doesn't seem awesome, but it's new so I could be off on that one.  At any rate, their are a lot of really nice tier 8 premiums, I think you could do better.


I've never bought premium time.  I tend to play in one hour sessions, so if I'm grinding a tank or grinding for credits I'll pop an hour cert.  If I'm just messing around, playing without a specific goal as usual, I don't worry about of.


So, if I was you, two things: you'd instantly be way better looking, and I'd save your money for a better premium.  I'm a fan of the T34, wz-111-2, and the progetto 46 right now.

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dport02 #6 Posted 22 February 2020 - 08:46 PM

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Is3 defender has been powercrept and t28 defender is meh. Idk about cent though
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__Crusader6__ #7 Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:11 PM

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All the Defenders are better than their tech tree equivalent. 
  The IS-3 Defender was the first autoloader- it really hasn’t been powercrept as it’s still a very good tank - folks just got used to the autoloader on it.   Most players in game can count to 3 - (most).  It’s armor is still good, but WG fixes the hitskin - so the UFP accurately shows weak spots that and the stronger slots where it wasn’t properly displayed before.  
 The 28 D is a vastly improved 28 P, and can put out a fair amount of damage.  

The Mk1 Defender is a better Cent I.  It looses in terms of raw DPM, but is faster, and has the second best gun handling in tier 8 Meds - losing slightly to the Cent I.   Pen is fine for a med and doesn’t really need CS due to the relative accuracy.    Turret is solid - and of your team allows you cover on reload (and doesn’t watch reds push around cover to focus you) it’s a great tank.  

The current deal for all three is a great deal. If your looking for premium 8’s that are fairly competitive. 


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Morphman11 #8 Posted 23 February 2020 - 03:24 AM

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Anyone who says that every Defender class is powercrept is either trash or doesn’t own the vehicles. The IS-3D isn’t bad vehicle, it’s just awkward to play an IS-3 with an auto-loader. T28 D is just a T28 P but more useful because the tech tree vehicle is too slow to utilize its gun. Mk I Defender, is the worst one in my non-humble opinion. Honestly, the regular Cent just feels 10x better.

Dark_Magician_Girl #9 Posted 23 February 2020 - 03:38 AM

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I would personally purchase premium time.  It is a quality of life improvement.  However, I also think premium time value is largely dependent on how much you play.  If you buy a years worth chunk on discount but barely play, I could see someone arguing that is not a good purchase.  


If premium time doesn't interest you I would just save the cash.

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BAR_001 #10 Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:41 AM

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I have the heavy defenders and I agree with Morph and Crusader. They are good tanks. I would really like to add the new one but I dont want to spend right now. The game just feels too jacked up to spend anymore. If I had a little more gold on hand I would get it though.


 Premium time vs premium tank, I would go for the tank. The time will run out, but the credit grinding perks of the tank will always be in your garage.

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ZebraUp #11 Posted 23 February 2020 - 01:08 PM

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View Post__Crusader6__, on 22 February 2020 - 04:11 PM, said:

 Most players in game can count to 3 - (most).  




I think you might be giving the average player in our current playerbase too much credit here. Two is the number.. Two hands, two feet, two eyes. I think you're assuming they have progressed to where they can use their fingers to count with... or find the calculator on their device.

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Don’t have any but the IS-3D but it’s not powercrept to an unplayable level. It’s still a top tier heavy and very viable in tourney play. It has great armor and very non russian gun depression. A pair of them can clip out any tier 8. That’s a game changer still to this day.

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