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  1. Chi To (3 votes [4.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.23%

  2. M18 Hellcat (20 votes [28.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.17%

  3. VK 30.01 D (11 votes [15.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.49%

  4. T-34-85 (37 votes [52.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.11%

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___Chimera #1 Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:31 PM

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Should I buy the Chi To, VK 3001 D, T-34-85, or the Hellcat?

 

The first and only tank I have ever rage sold was the Chi To, after losing 3 battles in a row in it. 

 

I sold the M18 Hellcat because I felt my stats showed I sucked in it.

 

I have the T-34-85 in my garage right now, but haven't played it in a while because I can't stand the mobility with the second engine even when using 10% fuel.

 

The only tank I haven't played is the VK 30.01 D. 

 

I have enough time to grind TWO of them, and wanted to know which ones to get. I tend to play very aggressively and, as mentioned above, can't stand slow medium tanks. 

Which tanks best fit my play style, and which lead to the better tier 10's? (I.E., the E50 M, the Object 140, the STB-1, AND the T110E4)

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :).


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BATM4N21 #2 Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:34 PM

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34-85 is OP due to russian bias, and the hellcat packs a huge punch for a vehicle of it tier
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VK 30.01 D is wonderful. Great gun, mobile enough platform, meh armor at best. I think it fits me better than the 34-85 because it lends itself to playing the fringes and using the accuracy to annoy the entire red team. Given the info you provided, I cannot say if you will like it as much as I do, but it is worth a shot at minimum.

 

If your primary concern is what tier ten to pursue, then continue up the Russian line as you have nothing but good tanks ahead of you. In the other lines, there are duds along the way.


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Rekt_em #4 Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:49 PM

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34-85 we run platoon of them and Stalin provides us victories

 

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View PostBATM4N21, on 08 August 2016 - 05:34 PM, said:

34-85 is OP due to russian bias, and the hellcat packs a huge punch for a vehicle of it tier

 

^^^ all this and a bag of chips!

Silevern #6 Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:01 PM

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Hellcat and T-34-85. Hellcat is still a great sniper and is decent at flanking too. T-34-85 is fantastic due to Russian bias.

 

Plus, both lines lead to great tier 8-10 tanks.



witwhat #7 Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:42 PM

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The T-34-85 leads to one of the most OP tank lines in the game. This line has great maneuverability, speed, and armor. The downsides to this line are the gun penetrations tend to be lacking. The T-34-85 is an amazing tank and packs quite a punch and has very bouncy armor.

 

The Hellcat leads to some pretty powerful, but slow TD's. I personally have not played the Hellcat, but I do know that the gun is good but the armor is nice and squishy. It accepts my HE shells readily.

 

The VK 30.01D is one of those great "all around" tanks. Not very fast compared to other mediums, but the gun and armor make up for it. This tank line leads to more of the same style of tanks until you reach the Leopard 1.

 

The Chi-to is a very underrated tank in my opinion. It is another "all around" tank, but with less armor. It's not the fastest tank out there. But this tank does shine hull down and peek-a-boo. It leads to the Chi-to, which plays similarly. The tank after that is the STA-1, which is a very small tank with no armor, marginal speed, and okay gun. I have not played above the STA-1 in that line.

 

My preference, in order would be:

T-34-85, VK30.01D, Chi-to, Hellcat, but that is when I am looking at the tanks past it and my play style preferring quick/fast tanks.

 

In terms of just Tier 6, I would say T-34-85, Hellcat, VK30.01D, Chi-to.

 

Nothing against the Chi-to, it is an amazing tank and should definitely be considered, its just not the easiest tier 6 to play well, which is why it tends to get poor praise.


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michaeltsoon #8 Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:13 PM

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All Japanese tanks (except the tier 10) are made with paper and usually never get bounces, unless if someone is stupid enough to shoot your tiny manlet. HE can pen it in the rear and sides 95% of the time. 

Hellcat has a terrible turret rotation speed and gets HE derped. So no M18 Hellcats

T-34-85, on the other hand has good mobility, just enough armor to prevent HE derping, bouncy turret, excellent gun and a decent RoF.

VK3001D has German Accuracy with its top gun (75mm L/70) and leads to a good line (Indien Panzer and Leo 1+Panther, Panther II is terrible thou)


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BATM4N21 #9 Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:18 PM

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View Postwitwhat, on 08 August 2016 - 06:42 PM, said:

The T-34-85 leads to one of the most OP tank lines in the game. This line has great maneuverability, speed, and armor. The downsides to this line are the gun penetrations tend to be lacking. The T-34-85 is an amazing tank and packs quite a punch and has very bouncy armor.

 

The Hellcat leads to some pretty powerful, but slow TD's. I personally have not played the Hellcat, but I do know that the gun is good but the armor is nice and squishy. It accepts my HE shells readily.

 

The VK 30.01D is one of those great "all around" tanks. Not very fast compared to other mediums, but the gun and armor make up for it. This tank line leads to more of the same style of tanks until you reach the Leopard 1.

 

The Chi-to is a very underrated tank in my opinion. It is another "all around" tank, but with less armor. It's not the fastest tank out there. But this tank does shine hull down and peek-a-boo. It leads to the Chi-to, which plays similarly. The tank after that is the STA-1, which is a very small tank with no armor, marginal speed, and okay gun. I have not played above the STA-1 in that line.

 

My preference, in order would be:

T-34-85, VK30.01D, Chi-to, Hellcat, but that is when I am looking at the tanks past it and my play style preferring quick/fast tanks.

 

In terms of just Tier 6, I would say T-34-85, Hellcat, VK30.01D, Chi-to.

 

Nothing against the Chi-to, it is an amazing tank and should definitely be considered, its just not the easiest tier 6 to play well, which is why it tends to get poor praise.

xD Chi-To leads to Chi-To


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Hellcat feels like trying to steer a derailed train.  T 34-85 is glorious.  One of my favorites 

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anonym_2ZNiJLJL8ln2 #11 Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:02 PM

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I have only owned the T-34 85, Vk 30.01 (D) and, most recently, the Chi To out of your selection, and henceforth, will only review these three vehicles in this post.

 

The Vk 30.01 (D) never really managed to make a position as a target of priority in my experience. Nor did I do particularly well in the vehicle, but then, please recall, I was still a new player then. It, I believe, has perhaps the best staying power of all the selected. Of the choices, it has the best mix of armor penetration, accuracy, and damage per minute. Of course, I personally would never enjoy the vehicle as it did not lend itself to damage per minute. Mobility wise it is a rather swift vehicle, with significant hull protection to boot. While I as a new player failed to truly appreciate the concept of angling the turret and "wiggling" it, I believe that it would have tremendously boosted my perception of the vehicle. A sort of balance between armor, firepower, and mobility. And thus, it would forever disappoint me.

 

The Chi To... I would have many things to say about the Chi To, suffice to say, many of which would not be allowed to be on the forums. Imagine the Vk 30.01 D, except with armor protection at the level of the Panzer IV. Yes, essentially that. In some places worse infact. You get odd ricochets occasionally, however not often. It trades accuracy and that armor protection for... Nothing that I can think of. An outright worse vehicle.

 

The T-34 85 is a strange vehicle to me. While I would never appreciate the vehicle in a way most tankers would, I preferred the T-34 57 more, simply due to a damage per minute improvement. To me, the vehicle was a sort of "side step" upgrade. Where it traded hull armor for turret armor, and damage per minute for gun penetration. And some speed for enough hit points to make it to tier 6. Personally I would recommend passing the tank over as one to stay in "my garage", but it is nevertheless a good vehicle that leads to many other great vehicles. Yet I cannot handle wanting gun depression, hence my movement to the Japanese tech tree

 

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View Post_RachelReynolds, on 08 August 2016 - 05:31 PM, said:

Should I buy the Chi To, VK 3001 D, T-34-85, or the Hellcat?

 

The first and only tank I have ever rage sold was the Chi To, after losing 3 battles in a row in it. 

 

I sold the M18 Hellcat because I felt my stats showed I sucked in it.

 

I have the T-34-85 in my garage right now, but haven't played it in a while because I can't stand the mobility with the second engine even when using 10% fuel.

 

The only tank I haven't played is the VK 30.01 D. 

 

I have enough time to grind TWO of them, and wanted to know which ones to get. I tend to play very aggressively and, as mentioned above, can't stand slow medium tanks. 

Which tanks best fit my play style, and which lead to the better tier 10's? (I.E., the E50 M, the Object 140, the STB-1, AND the T110E4)

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :).

Most of those tanks you mentioned are for second line attack. 

 

Hellcat is a TD, so only snipe

 

Chi-to hangs in the back and hides behind heavies

 

T-34-85 i never really played

 

Vk30.01D has little armor ( but can get away with some bounces ) and German accuracy ( so second line )

 

 


 

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glass2707 #13 Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

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Chi To has the distinction of being the only tank I free exp'd past completely.  The tier 5 was so bad that I free exp'd out of it after unlocking all the modules.  That was during -2-+2 so might be more playable now, but I would avoid that one if I were you.

Alucard8732 #14 Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:17 PM

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VK and hellcat. Im at e50 right now hating this 88, but at least i got the turret. And its looks like the e50 will miss the nerf bat, so thats a plus too

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Hellcat and t34 85. Stay back and hide in the Hellcat and farm out the damage. The turret and the gun are good on the t34 and it is fast with the last engine. That said being a mediocre player, I got one of my very few masteries in the Chi To.

_Crusader6_ #16 Posted 23 January 2017 - 02:57 AM

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All are good tanks in that tier.  

 

Chi-to leads to the Chi-Ri which with the autoloader was pretty OP.   I haven't played it since the loss of +/-2 but it did well then, not sure with the riser of the lights and the Halloween things. 

 

Hellcat, It is much more than a sniper.  I ran mine second line medium support. 

 

T-34-85, fairly OP tank in your hands. 

 

Vk30.01D, I don't recall it much but have seen a bunch clubbing in it lately. I Noobed it up to around 60% so it can't be bad. 

As at the same time I was under 50% in the Cromwell 


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Much of the vk medium line are more all-rounders and serve towards support tanks. That said, I somehow aced the Vk30D and it's brother M within the first or second game of playing them in my more noob days. That just goes to show that lots of people don't like to  adapt in them. If you're looking for a particular strength in these two, it'd be their adaptability and gun handling rather than any one field of specialty.

 

The Chi-to is similar in that aspect, but is subject to weaker armor and more sluggish handling, I think. I've used it more as a peekaboom tank or pure support. I am enjoying the Chi-Ri at the moment, however, due to the autoloader. Just keep to hard cover as much as possible and, as usual, keep the gun in the game.

 

the 34-85 is very solid and can reliably bounce shots once properly angled. The entire line is sturdy and can take a lot of abuse if handled right. The gun is adaquate. No complaints on this line at all.

 

As for the hellcat, I've never played it so I can't say anything on it.


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I think the Chi-to is a great tank but one has be play it smartly. It's like the Japanese sherman in my opinion. Also, the Chi to leads up to the Chi Ri (one of my favorite tanks, still paper armor)!

 


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I know you can get the top engine on t-34-85. I did almost 1500 average damage in it on my other and that's me! besides you already saw my video on it, Id say get that and the VK. Hellcat holds like 30 shells, and unless you platoon, better hope you conserve hard. VK has speed, and the Chi-to has no side armour, but more I think that the hellcat does.

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Hellcat is the most fun I have had in blitz and I have a bucket crap load of tanks(I was 11 hp away from getting the highest hellcat game)

 

it's definitely a keeper, other than that go with Russian blyatz cuz worthless jap tanks get rekt everytime






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