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Wombeer #1 Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

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I don't understand this tank. I've never given up on a grind before, and I've finished every line through tier 7 at minimum. But this is a completely unplayable tank. I know it has the potential for 400 alpha if it can manage to pen with an HE shell, but so far that appears to be its ONLY advantage. Everything else is sub-par or miserable. I ended up using some of the free gold provided in the daily crates to convert free xp to just finish off the modules, and I'm considering just skipping over the grind to the S35 CA entirely at this point. What was WG thinking? No armor, no camo/view range, no pen/accuracy/reload on the gun (s), awful gun arc paired with slow traverse, miserable mobility, and relatively low HP bank with a large profile and tumor turret. The only improvement it offers over the UE57 is a decent buff in gun depression, but that's not hard to do considering the 2 degrees the UE57 has. Is there any way to play this thing well other than hoping the other team are a bunch of mouth breathers?

Modern_Neanderthal #2 Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

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Grind. The bathtub is so worth it. 

popisdead #3 Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

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The first cannon on that tank is from 1895.  I'm not finding it too bad, seems okay but yeah. the view range is a struggle at that tier cause no lights/meds actually spot for you.


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Blartch #4 Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

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It doesn't get a lot better.  The bathtub is OK, but in general each tank of the line sucks rocks in its own unique and special way.  My quick and hasty judgement is that this is easily the worst line available in the game to date, and I fully regret wasting so much FreeXP on it.

jkwon126 #5 Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

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You have to book an appointment to turn this thing.

 

Don't miss, cause the turning crew is booked up until 2018.


 

 

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TheMainframe #6 Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:30 PM

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I skipped it too. I didn't want to, but I wasn't willing to put my teams through it anymore.

I love the ones that need it most.


TonnerreCadien #7 Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

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I always grind lines later than everyone else, so I have been driving this bucket of bolts. It's slow, it's inaccurate, no gun on it is worth anything. I think this is my new least favorite tank. It has no strengths, as in zero, as in nada, as in zilch, as in the empty set, as in rien, as in worthless hunk of junk that I wish I'd passed over. My God is this tank a piece of [edited]. 

Edited by TonnerreCadien, 21 November 2017 - 10:06 PM.

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Wombeer #8 Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:14 PM

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View PostTonnerreCadien, on 21 November 2017 - 10:06 PM, said:

I always grind lines later than everyone else, so I have been driving this bucket of bolts. It's slow, it's inaccurate, no gun on it is worth anything. I think this is my new least favorite tank. It has no strengths, as in zero, as in nada, as in zilch, as in the empty set, as in rien, as in worthless hunk of junk that I wish I'd passed over. My God is this tank a piece of [edited]. 

 

Yeah I ended up using free xp to just skip it if I recall - one any only time I've done this. The S35 CA is very much worth it; I used it roughly half the time in the KPZ 70 event to put up big damage numbers (with the multiplier of course). The tier 6 though takes a nose dive right back into SAU 40 territory unfortunately. At least it has a pretty good gun though, so some improvement. 

Destroy0 #9 Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

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View PostBlartch, on 20 July 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

It doesn't get a lot better.  The bathtub is OK, but in general each tank of the line sucks rocks in its own unique and special way.  My quick and hasty judgement is that this is easily the worst line available in the game to date, and I fully regret wasting so much FreeXP on it.

What did you just say about my bathtub? 



mrrch_1 #10 Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:06 PM

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It is bad, next one up is much better.

 



DerpytrollerZ #11 Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:28 PM

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I was on my friend's account (he is a noob) and played a completely stock Churchill GC and a somewhat upgraded Sau 40 and all I have to say is I enjoyed the GC around 4x more and it was a STOCK Churchill GC.

F*** WG am i right?


r3cursion #12 Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:43 PM

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Worst tank in the game imo....or worst one I have owned at least

TheGreatAuk #13 Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:13 AM

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I only drove it 14 times.  Got a mastery, finished the grind with a 78% win rate.  Then never drove it again........

TonnerreCadien #14 Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:09 AM

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View PostTheGreatAuk, on 21 November 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

I only drove it 14 times.  Got a mastery, finished the grind with a 78% win rate.  Then never drove it again........

 

Maybe I should have you drive mine!

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Gavidoc01 #15 Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

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at least it's better than the POS UE 57. 

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Wombeer #16 Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

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View PostGavidoc01, on 22 November 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

at least it's better than the POS UE 57. 

 

Both require all opposing players to completely ignore you in order to be even remotely effective :D

cheasesteak #17 Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

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I will never feel your pain.  French TD is one of those lines where I realized immediately would never fit with the way I play.  Avoiding it forever. 

 

 

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Gavidoc01 #18 Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:43 PM

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View PostWombeer, on 22 November 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

 

Both require all opposing players to completely ignore you in order to be even remotely effective :D

 

and with the UE 57 that your team doesn't mistake you for a beach ball that gets batted around like at concerts.

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SchnauzerKampfwagenIV #19 Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

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I like weird looking tanks. This one appealed to my aesthetic. I sold it after 20 or so games, because its a deathtrap.

jkwon126 #20 Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:24 PM

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Took a string of losses early, and in the end it took over 170 matches to get it back above 50% WR.

 

What a POS.


 

 

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