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M103 - top gun or not?


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Posit1ve_ #21 Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:17 AM

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View PostHunter_676, on 08 January 2016 - 09:18 AM, said:

After burning through free XP, I upgraded my M103 all the way except for the top gun. Then I grinded the 60K required to get the top gun. But now I regret it and think I should have saved all that XP for the 110E5. It seems to me that the M103 gets supper sluggish when equipped with the top gun. The stats don't indicate that the top gun slows the tank down, but it certainly feels that way. The tank traverses slower and the turret traverses slower. The top gun is 300 Kg heavier.

 

M103 drivers, am I smoking too much weed, or does the top gun slow the M103 down? And if yes, does the extra pen, accuracy and ROF in the top gun justify the sacrifice in mobility? Personally, the small increases in performance of the gun do not outweigh the cons of making my tank more sluggish. But I'm wondering if it's all just in my head. 

 

 

 

Keep the top gun. 300Kg is nothing (about 1/3 of a ton). The tank does not slow down. 

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Paukenwirbel #22 Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

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From a completely different angle, I just got this tank during the crew training sale a couple weekends back, and I've been grinding credits to equip it, so I only took it out for the first time the other day.

 

I'd planned ahead a while back, and during the free xp conversion special, I'd converted enough free xp to upgrade all modules out of the gate.  However, having read someone say that one should, if grinding all modules, grind the engine last and drive it like a true heavy until you have done so, so I decided NOT to upgrade the engine to see if I could save all that "free" xp.

 

 I've honestly been tickled with how "perky" the M103 is on the stock engine (with the top gun).  I'll upgrade when I get there, but I'm in no hurry.

 

I guess I've been driving my Tiger II, E75, KV-4, and ST-I too long, but I'm really impressed with how nimble the M103 is with the stock engine.  I guess it's all a matter of perspective....



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But, if you research the T110E5, don't you get the topgun anyways?

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View PostxACE_OF_AWSOMx, on 28 January 2016 - 10:31 AM, said:

But, if you research the T110E5, don't you get the topgun anyways?

You do, but the difference in handling characteristics between the tier nine and tier ten gun is pretty significant. The reticle bloom feels much smaller, and the difference in pen is welcome. The tier nine gun is perfectly adequate, but the top gun is a joy to use.

 

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Zip_Zip #25 Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:52 AM

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Its all in your mind. Blitz doesn't factor module weights into the responsiveness of a tank. At least not yet. 

The extra weight does favour collisions such as ramming.

 

I just rebought the 103. One of the first tanks in my noob days I rocked pretty hard. Still has it. Very mobile. I like the E5 but there is just something about the 103 that is special. The top gun is worth it.

 

 

 

 


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View PostPaukenwirbel, on 28 January 2016 - 01:05 PM, said:

 I've honestly been tickled with how "perky" the M103 is on the stock engine (with the top gun).  I'll upgrade when I get there, but I'm in no hurry.

 

I guess I've been driving my Tiger II, E75, KV-4, and ST-I too long, but I'm really impressed with how nimble the M103 is with the stock engine.  I guess it's all a matter of perspective....

 

It is super quick for a heavy.  When I first bought it, it handled exactly like the T32 (which I did quite well in).  Focused entirely on the turret/gun line, then got the engine after I got the top gun.

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