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M103...terrible...should I get e5?


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ramatheson #21 Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:04 PM

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Sold the 103. Bought the e5. Only 2 battles in, but like it more than 103 already.

Howitzer_155 #22 Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:09 PM

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If u did badly or disliked the 103 u r guna get obliterated in the e5

redleg2_222 #23 Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:47 PM

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View PostHowitzer_155, on 27 July 2016 - 02:09 PM, said:

If u did badly or disliked the 103 u r guna get obliterated in the e5

 

they're pretty much the same tank. The E5 is a little better and faces a little better competition, but they play the same. 

ramatheson #24 Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:04 PM

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Like the e5 so far. I'm over 1.0 STAR1, and "great" in wn8, but lost 4 out of five games I've played. The losses are from teams though...1 or 2 zero damages every time, and I'm in top two places each game. 

Praeceladon #25 Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:35 PM

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View Postpasdxd, on 27 July 2016 - 05:12 PM, said:

 

Being able to brawl =/= being advisable to brawl. IMO, trading shots is never advisable. My goal is to do damage without taking damage.

 

and if you go around a corner and theres an e75 sidescraped your probably better off backing off and just finding a new path lol.only thing i like about the e75 is digging into a good corner like a tick

 

 

 



Steeby141 #26 Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:43 AM

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View Postramatheson, on 27 July 2016 - 12:52 PM, said:

So...premium ammo, to pen mediums on the front? No thanks. 

 

You don't even need prammo to pen T-54, but if you want to avoid troll bounces, shoot prammo at T-54, especially when they are angled.

 

"No thanks" well... it's up to you. If you like bouncing shots and getting killed, then more power to you!

 

 



skyking21 #27 Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:18 AM

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It's not an M103 thing, it's a tier nine thing for you.  Your stats drop off at tier nine for every line.  Tier nine and ten are extremely competitive.  

Shadow__Lugia #28 Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:44 AM

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I was sceptical about going through the m103 at first because I could pen the turret cheecks easily with most tanks. When I got it then, I realized that all who I faced in the m103 were noobs who thought they still had the t32 turret. Wiggle and move that turret and you should be fine. As for the gun, 258 mm of STANDARD, ap penetration is more than enough. And as stated, if you can't pen, prammo is your friend. You do know you can buy premium ammo without using gold right?

XXX_Corps #29 Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:52 PM

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Hated it at first, but after a second go round I like it much more. You can get bounces when angle on a small slope. The gun has great pen and accuracy. It is also nible for a heavy.

_War_Child_ #30 Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:05 PM

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View Postskyking21, on 27 July 2016 - 10:18 PM, said:

It's not an M103 thing, it's a tier nine thing for you.  Your stats drop off at tier nine for every line.  Tier nine and ten are extremely competitive.  

 

They are?  I've never seen so many 20-40%'ers in my life.  Those tiers are pure luck of the draw for me.  If my team is halfway decent or at least takes a while to die, we win.  Most of the time, I'm seeing the worst decision making that even a Tier 2 would do better.

__Stonefish__ #31 Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:33 AM

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OMG, I got to see an M103 this weekend at the AAF museum, in Virginia.  It's huge, literally as big as a house.  Cannot wait to get it, no matter how good or bad it is at tier 9.  They also had a T-54 and and a PZ IV, plus a T-34-85, plus various T46 - 60.  Amazing museum!

 

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Lephturn #32 Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

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Grinding my 103 right now. Golded the crew, had a little free XP to get tracks and the one-up gun. Great tank. I love the mobility and I know things will get better with the turret and top gun.

 

I liked the T32 but the M103 is much better all around so far. It even side scrapes decently well in a pinch. Learn to wiggle the hull and the turret consistently and you'll bounce a ton of shots.


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Lokeen #33 Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:56 PM

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WHAT?!?!?! the M103 is an awesome tier 9 and the E5 is probably my favourite tier X heavy......'course, I'm a medium/light driver. ;)

ramatheson #34 Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:57 PM

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Update: I hated the 103, sold it...I like the e5, though. 

Barny227 #35 Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:41 AM

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Goes to show, different tanks for different folks.  I absolutely enjoy playing the 103.  The 103 is by far my strongest tier 9 at the moment.  Lephturn has done exactly what I have for the research path 2nd gun and tracks.  I have enough xp to get the 3rd gun now but I am going to get the engine next. I feel a little disappointed in my self for bailing on the 32 so long ago and not going farther up this line then. 




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