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iS-8 underwhelming always or just needing a little play around?


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Poll: iS-8 underwhelming always or just needing a little play around? (41 members have cast votes)

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IS-8

  1. Good tank overall (13 votes [31.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.71%

  2. underwhelming but get's the job done (7 votes [17.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.07%

  3. lacks something like ____ may need a buff for that. (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  4. a tank that is too underwhelming to use free xp it or play for to quickly get IS7 or needs a much needed change to be worthy for it's tier 9 placement (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  5. very underrated tank. Just needs a playstyle to fit. Deserves more respect. (6 votes [14.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

  6. Tank is good just not great in comparison to the rest. (8 votes [19.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.51%

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Gerogy_Zurkov #1 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:39 AM

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Altough I only gotten this tank from what I've been seeing it's petty not sort after granted I've seen more negatives than pluses for it. I want to see how people feel about it. I only played a 3 games in it so my opinion is invalid at the moment. Also I found IS3 just underwhelming also really unlike some people.

Gerogy_Zurkov #2 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:43 AM

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Also what's with the -1 already? I said I was only did 3 games in it while the performance was not absolutely great I need to put a bit more to get the other stuff that's why I said my opinion is invalid at the moment until I get more in it.

Pheldagriff #3 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:43 AM

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IS-3 Great tank.

IS-8 OK tank.

I've only played IS-8 on PC, but it's very fast with a decent gun. One of the only heavies that can CoD other heavies.


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Psychopathy #4 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:43 AM

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I dunno I just got IS-8 and ST-I. Also max out the gun first. IS-8 stock doesn't look like stock, speed so good but armor is some what made me feel sad. I know IS-8 is good for flanking but many battles people spread around so I don't know where to go and it's like a weak tank same to T34. It turns out I love ST-I with top gun and top turret A LOT more. Bounced like hell.

_S3MPRIAN_ #5 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:44 AM

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View PostGerogy_Zurkov, on 28 June 2015 - 09:43 PM, said:

Also what's with the -1 already?

 

Fixed that for ya

Gerogy_Zurkov #6 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:45 AM

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View Post_S3MPRIAN_, on 29 June 2015 - 04:44 AM, said:

 

Fixed that for ya

 

thank you

1Joetom #7 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:45 AM

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The IS-8 plays around its gun and mobility. The pike nose is pretty weak, and guns with 200 pen can pen the lower glacius. Sides are pretty troll though, and you can sidescrape, but just very carefully. The turret is pretty strong, but still has weak turret cheeks (not as weak as the M103 though). I didn't do bad in it, 53% winrate with 1810 average dmg (considering this was my second tier 9) but I really didn't like it. Find a tough tank to stick with, platooning with an ST-I or E75 can be effective. 

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Psychopathy #8 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:53 AM

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View Post1Joetom, on 29 June 2015 - 11:45 AM, said:

The IS-8 plays around its gun and mobility. The pike nose is pretty weak, and guns with 200 pen can pen the lower glacius. Sides are pretty troll though, and you can sidescrape, but just very carefully. The turret is pretty strong, but still has weak turret cheeks (not as weak as the M103 though). I didn't do bad in it, 53% winrate with 1810 average dmg (considering this was my second tier 9) but I really didn't like it. Find a tough tank to stick with, platooning with an ST-I or E75 can be effective. 

 

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AntonioSoares #9 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:54 AM

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its literally just a downgraded m103

duanedragon #10 Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:56 AM

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Is8 is a fine tank.

_Tenshi #11 Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:12 AM

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IS-8 is a fine tank. Its problem is just the fact that its not properly configured for what it supposed to do.

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Gerogy_Zurkov #12 Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:14 AM

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Added more poll options and modify some make it better.

realRichard #13 Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:17 AM

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It's a mediocre tank. Unlike the IS3 which I think is a good tank.  

 

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PPCmgb #14 Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:18 AM

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IS-8 is more agile and faster than some heavy tanks. You have to try flanking if possible. Also, the lower front and hull armor are weak, and there are two armor plates that don't face straight ahead, if you angle, a round could get through the plate and cause damage. Don't try to expose your hull, you must hull-down, show your turret. Also, don't get flanked by other tanks, your armor is weak on the sides and rear, and the gun depression is bad.

 

 

 


Gerogy_Zurkov #15 Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:18 PM

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I just think that the tank needs more armor I mean 10mm more on the pike nose and having 10 taken out in the sides is OK however the pike looks weak on armor inspector meaning any over 200mm guns can go though straight the pike regardless. It does need more armor in the pike nose to be better it wouldn't be OP cause sides and rear are not well armored.

Gerogy_Zurkov #16 Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

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And the reason why I said IS3 is underwhelming well let's look at it. The front pike nose is very good at stopping shots that is if the shots are less than 176mm that's tire 6 and some tier 7 guns not including tds that's fine because your tier 8 heavy tank you should have armor to make it very difficult to beat. However when we talk about tier 8 that's when it becomes underwhelming most guns in tier 8 are at least 200 or more except the t32. This is problem because the is3 pike can only stop shots at 176mm and with the pike flatten out those under 176mm guns can get though. Yes you have troll side armor but that can be avoided for medium to shot straight ahead at it. Tiger 2 can bounce the BL 9 by angling and actually go though the pike nose even straight a head.

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With 200 games with it, I think it's a fine tank on some maps but it just gets shredded by tier Xs on maps where it can't sidescrape or hull down.  It faces a lot of E75s and you really have to work like mad to come away alive.  I love its speed and with speed boost can be an inch behind a T54 getting to mines.  If a T54 and I make mines we can stop the approach dead in its tracks and rule the hill.  Other maps like oasis palms in the dunes I can have an IS shred my lower plate before I can bring him down.  And its gun depression is truly pitiful.  I have spent many moments twisting to try and get the gun down to fire at something.

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It's so bad that you need to play around with it just so that it can be considered at least underwhelming :trollface:

 

Jk. Problem with it is that it is kinda out of place for its role. It's definetly not a front line brawler, that is something most people need too understand right off the bat.

 

Some really like it for its mobility and for them, the move up to the is7 is lateral instead of longitudinal. I guess if you play with mediums, and go where the mediums go, you might do good in battle. Idk. Back when I had it I hated it but I feel like I might do better in it now. One more thing to mention is that an is8 is prolly a medium's worst nightmare (besides another medium) at tier 9 due to its mobility, gun, and the wierd bounces. IMO, it's harder to cod one and it can still give chase to mediums.


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Ookla_the_Mok #19 Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:50 PM

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My stats are decent and I contribute well in it but cannot get win rate up. I agree with above poster that it struggles on certain maps and I have started using positions to hide the bad gun depression even if it means unusual tactics. If your team has heavies that are actively engaged there is a chance to move beside and past them given your speed and mobility. If I am lower tier I'll embrace a flank on certain maps. 

 

I probably need to read a guide or something as I enjoy the play style but need to improve. It is not a horrible tank but it does fit oddly into battles.


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View Postchowpow531, on 28 June 2015 - 11:12 PM, said:

IS-8 is a fine tank. Its problem is just the fact that its not properly configured for what it supposed to do.

 

But isn't that the definition of a bad tank?

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