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Gojira1150 #1 Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:56 PM

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I've been playing a lot of Tiers 6, 7, and 8 recently, and the Annihilator is still an extraordinary tank worthy of fearing, but it no longer feels broken to me. This might just be the tanks I'm playing, but I haven't minded it too much and have found them fairly easy to deal with if you know what your doing. What are your guy's thoughts on the Annihilator now that its been in the game for a couple of updates?

RonaldusMaximus_ #2 Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:59 PM

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I have zero evidence of this, but I believe the Annihilator has had some MM adjustments lately and sees tier 8 quite a bit more often than it used to.

 


Gojira1150 #3 Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:02 PM

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 26 January 2021 - 07:59 AM, said:

I have zero evidence of this, but I believe the Annihilator has had some MM adjustments lately and sees tier 8 quite a bit more often than it used to.

would make sense. I've been encountering it less often in my Tier 6s and more often in my Tier 8s, so I can believe that



srennon #4 Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:54 PM

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View PostGojira1150, on 26 January 2021 - 01:56 PM, said:

I've been playing a lot of Tiers 6, 7, and 8 recently, and the Annihilator is still an extraordinary tank worthy of fearing, but it no longer feels broken to me. This might just be the tanks I'm playing, but I haven't minded it too much and have found them fairly easy to deal with if you know what your doing. What are your guy's thoughts on the Annihilator now that its been in the game for a couple of updates?

 

The reason it is no longer broken, is because the players playing the tank are newbs (and usually not the greatest).  It is only when you see a platoon of them and then... good luck



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The tank is still broken, just mostly anyone with a brain and a shred of decency parked it long ago. 
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RonaldusMaximus_ #6 Posted 26 January 2021 - 03:21 PM

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View Post_Crusader6_, on 26 January 2021 - 10:10 AM, said:

The tank is still broken, just mostly anyone with a brain and a shred of decency parked it long ago. 

 

Are you saying you aced yours already?


Edited by RonaldusMaximus_, 26 January 2021 - 03:24 PM.

 


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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 26 January 2021 - 10:21 AM, said:

 

Are you saying you aced yours already?


Yes - game #2, I played a few more felt dirty and parked it at 13 games.  


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_Zakalwe_ #8 Posted 26 January 2021 - 03:33 PM

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 26 January 2021 - 05:59 AM, said:

I have zero evidence of this, but I believe the Annihilator has had some MM adjustments lately and sees tier 8 quite a bit more often than it used to.

 

IMO it's just down to the relative popularity of tier 6 vs. tier 8. Having fun at tier 6 is hard because it sees a lot of tier 7 which has been buffed into orbit. That has probably hurt its popularity. Plus it takes no time at all to grind through the tech tree nowaday with free premium time, boosters, x3/x5 certs, discount certs and so on. Why hang about at tier 6?



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I busted out both the Anni and the Smusher yesterday. Cru is right. Had to take a shower afterwards, but it was kinda fun.

 

 

 

They are both still broken.


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dport02 #10 Posted 26 January 2021 - 03:52 PM

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No, no, it’s still stupidly broken. Tried playing the T26E3 the other day, and I got penned 2 times while hull down by an annihilator, and I was moving to make it harder for him to hit me. Still a ridiculous tank, which is why I avoid tier 6 and 7.
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View Post_Crusader6_, on 26 January 2021 - 03:10 PM, said:

The tank is still broken, just mostly anyone with a brain and a shred of decency parked it long ago. 

 

LOL @ me next time. The shred of decency not the brain.



cheasesteak #12 Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:05 PM

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View Postdport02, on 26 January 2021 - 03:52 PM, said:

No, no, it’s still stupidly broken. Tried playing the T26E3 the other day, and I got penned 2 times while hull down by an annihilator, and I was moving to make it harder for him to hit me. Still a ridiculous tank, which is why I avoid tier 6 and 7.


6 is fine.  It is my most played tier, even after the Anni came out.  When you get an Anni or smashed on red, you just need to manage them carefully.  Nothing to really worry about.  
 

and I must have no decency.  If I have an OP tank, of course I am going to play it.  I don’t feel the least bit dirty about it.  



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View PostGojira1150, on 26 January 2021 - 01:56 PM, said:

I've been playing a lot of Tiers 6, 7, and 8 recently, and the Annihilator is still an extraordinary tank worthy of fearing, but it no longer feels broken to me. This might just be the tanks I'm playing, but I haven't minded it too much and have found them fairly easy to deal with if you know what your doing. What are your guy's thoughts on the Annihilator now that its been in the game for a couple of updates?

 

I partially agree with you. I've played over 1k games in the Annihilator. When it first came out, it was crazy OP because no one knew how to deal with it so it just wiped the Reds clean off the map. When a tank accidentally spotted an Anni, it would immediately do the wrong thing out of fear of getting hit by 600 Alpha. Now people know that if Red has an Annihilator and Green doesn't, that Anni needs to be taken out as fast as possible and at all costs. I have been tooned up with another Annihilator and been completely whooped because Red simply had a better team and knew how to deal with the Annihilators. So you're right in that it's probably not as broken anymore because players know its vulnerabilities but comparatively, it is still an OP tank even against most tier VIII


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I do seem to get more battles in it as low tier rather than high recently. Just a feeling, no data. 

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View PostChiefmac, on 26 January 2021 - 11:27 AM, said:

I do seem to get more battles in it as low tier rather than high recently. Just a feeling, no data. 


7 is usually low tier simply due to tier 8 spam -- I logged a bunch of 7 data in the last 30-60-90, 161 battles worth, and I was low tier, in 137 of those games...

     SO a hair more than 85% low tier...

 

 


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View Post_Crusader6_, on 26 January 2021 - 11:10 PM, said:

The tank is still broken, just mostly anyone with a brain and a shred of decency parked it long ago. 

 


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View Post_Crusader6_, on 26 January 2021 - 03:10 PM, said:

The tank is still broken, just mostly anyone with a brain and a shred of decency parked it long ago. 

 

I'm a terrible player so I bust it out to destroy super unicums like Cru6! Like the famous philosopher Conan the Barbarian once said when asked what is best n life: "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of the women"

https://youtu.be/_XUu3_pLPUE


Edited by YOLO_4_BOLO, 26 January 2021 - 04:58 PM.

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View PostYOLO_4_BOLO, on 26 January 2021 - 11:53 AM, said:

 

I bust it out to destroy super unicums! Like Conan says:

https://youtu.be/_XUu3_pLPUE


Hot Take, Super Unicums are playing tier X, or credit grinding in a tier 8 premium, and are just going to make a speed bump out of an Anni.


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I see it hiding in the rear a lot lately.  I take that as a sign bad players are the ones mostly playing it now.

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View Post_Crusader6_, on 26 January 2021 - 04:56 PM, said:


Hot Take, Super Unicums are playing tier X, or credit grinding in a tier 8 premium, and are just going to make a speed bump out of an Anni.

 

Only giving you a hard time Cru because I know you can take it. Seriously though, I find most of Tier X filled with players that should be playing Tier IV or V that have purchased a Tier X tank such as the T-22 or VK90. I think most of the Super's are in Tier VIII


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