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THERebrth #21 Posted 26 January 2021 - 06:23 PM

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View PostGojira1150, on 26 January 2021 - 07:56 AM, 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?

whats broken is still broken, no one likes getting the occasional 600 hit 


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YOLO_4_BOLO #22 Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:59 PM

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View PostTHERebrth, on 26 January 2021 - 06:23 PM, said:

whats broken is still broken, no one likes getting the occasional 600 hit 

 

600? When I drive an Annihilator, I am always tooned up with another Annihilator that is on comms with me. We stick together and coordinate our attacks with 1-2 punches for 1200+/- damage. The other day we played Hellas and started on the B side. As soon as the game started, he hit our Improved Engine Power Boost and made a bee line for the Cap. As we passed the canal, I spotted a Red tank was on the opposite side going for A. We both laid into him and connected all 6 rounds for 1200 damage. Needless to say that tanker popped his turret before he even made it to the Cap. He never even got a shot off.


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Gavidoc01 #23 Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:24 PM

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_Crusader6_ #24 Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:26 PM

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View PostYOLO_4_BOLO, on 26 January 2021 - 12:35 PM, said:

 

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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  The median avg dmg in tier X was 1,645 — I cried.  


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ZebraUp #25 Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:52 PM

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I've played the Annihilator a few times recently and honestly feel that it got a stealth nerf or something.. worse accuracy or perhaps it's just the matchmaking, but something seems less than it was.

 


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TengenToppaPotatoLagann #26 Posted 26 January 2021 - 09:02 PM

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you still see them fairly often in ratings, but it's gun is just not reliable enough imo... it's definitely better against zero-awareness pubbies vs the people grinding towards diamond league. 

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Bellatormonk #28 Posted 26 January 2021 - 09:39 PM

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I will become "decent" again when the MM and player base does.  Until then...I will keep playing mine just like the Smasher players did and do to drive people insane with it.  I would like to see people Ace it these days with the bar set so high.  You need 5300 dmg to even hit 10th place.  Brand new tanks are easy to Ace within 24hrs of them being released..not so much months afterwards.  At least I got another Rasi in mine the other day. 

RonaldusMaximus_ #29 Posted 26 January 2021 - 09:51 PM

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View PostBellatormonk, on 26 January 2021 - 04:39 PM, said:

I will become "decent" again when the MM and player base does.  Until then...I will keep playing mine just like the Smasher players did and do to drive people insane with it.  I would like to see people Ace it these days with the bar set so high.  You need 5300 dmg to even hit 10th place.  Brand new tanks are easy to Ace within 24hrs of them being released..not so much months afterwards.  At least I got another Rasi in mine the other day. 

 

Could not agree more.

With the "Do 130,000 Damage with your Clanmate in a Toon" as a weekly mission and your toon mates damage does not count towards that?

Ill be toon spamming my Anni as often as I can.


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Jaq___ #30 Posted 26 January 2021 - 10:02 PM

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I had only played a couple of battles in it until last weekend when I played it a ton. Its still very broken imo.  2400 avg dmg at tier 7 is definitely insane. Also 80% with very few toons. As far as feeling dirty, I must not have a conscience because I find it really fun, just like the smasher was, just like the wz fake tank was, just the the foch, and on and on. If i want a "skill based challenge" I'll go explode in tier X Platinum ratings (good lord that makes me feel like a total noob. It feels like I won 25% and do 3 shots before I go up in flames). 

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AdderaII #31 Posted 26 January 2021 - 10:30 PM

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HE red circles for a max roll almost every time.

 

 


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whatzup22 #32 Posted 26 January 2021 - 11:25 PM

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The tank is still op. Its just that the players learned how to counter it.

AdderaII #33 Posted 27 January 2021 - 12:32 AM

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View PostAdderaII, on 26 January 2021 - 05:30 PM, said:

HE red circles for a max roll almost every time.

 

 

 

Here's some screenshots from a battle I had about 20 minutes ago in my SU-152.

Always a full roll.

 

Players are so used to angling their lower plate in other tanks, to lessen penetration, that whenever I go to shoot them, they angle and end up showing me the one place I can max roll an HE shell on. It's hilarious.

 

 


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waga100 #34 Posted 27 January 2021 - 01:25 AM

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It's still really op, but it can also be dealt with. Because of the delay it has to really catch you out to hit you for all 3 shot.

I think what they should nerf is the mobility, if it was vulnerable when you caught it out then it would be fine


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FrogWithATopHat #35 Posted 27 January 2021 - 03:00 AM

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The one thing that irks me is the Annihilator's mediocre pen. Pretty much means that it's incredibly hard to dig someone out.

 

 

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 26 January 2021 - 09:51 PM, said:

 

Could not agree more.

With the "Do 130,000 Damage with your Clanmate in a Toon" as a weekly mission and your toon mates damage does not count towards that?

Ill be toon spamming my Anni as often as I can.

 

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

  The median avg dmg in tier X was 1,645 — I cried.  

 

Not even a tier X's hit point count... disappointing, but not surprising. 

Is this trend similar in other tiers?


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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 was just posting this,

I'm happy when I agree with _Crusader6_

 

The majority of the players showing up with Anni are brain dead that would make it seem a piece of crap even the most OP tank of the game



YOLO_4_BOLO #39 Posted 27 January 2021 - 06:33 AM

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View PostBellatormonk, on 26 January 2021 - 09:39 PM, said:

I will become "decent" again when the MM and player base does.  Until then...I will keep playing mine just like the Smasher players did and do to drive people insane with it.  I would like to see people Ace it these days with the bar set so high.  You need 5300 dmg to even hit 10th place.  Brand new tanks are easy to Ace within 24hrs of them being released..not so much months afterwards.  At least I got another Rasi in mine the other day. 

 

+1. I'm with you Bellatormonk. Smashers have ruled Tier VII for too long and I love Annihilating them (Pun intended). 

I got my second Ace in the Annihilator today with only about 3222 damage, 1469XP with 5 kills. Congrats on the Raisin.


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Jaq___ #40 Posted 27 January 2021 - 04:28 PM

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Another piece of evidence that speaks to its OPness is that it isn't uncommon to see the Anni as the highest wr and and sometimes even avg dmg of every tank in someones garage, including tier x. 

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