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SU-101 It Is Pretty Darn Bad

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Player_5773117413 #1 Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:22 AM

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I. Do. Not. Like. It. 

 

My worst Tier 8 experience in all of my Blitz career, up until the past week or so, has been a tier between the Pre-Buff Glacial and T28 (not Proto, regular one). Both were pretty bad, but the latter may have been even worse since I played it during the days of -2/+2, and Tier 10s were its absolute bane.

 

Now there is another contender for the top spot on the list of absolute €&@¥. Strangely enough, there are actually good things about this TD here. The only problem is, they are completely outweighed by the bad. I mean, on paper you get the IS-8/IS-4/ST-1 gun mounted on a Tier 8. And it's kinda fast. Sounds like a good combo, right?

 

Except...

 

...for the very narrow gun arc, which makes aiming at moving targets fifteen times harder...

...and the Russianlike gun handling does nothing to help this...

...and the dpm isn't that high in comparisson to the other tier 8 TDs...

...but the armor is pretty darn weak...

...and the small hit pool makes it even worse...

...and the lack of gun depression is the most depressing thing about this whole tank.

 

Absolute trash. I've had a couple decent games in it. But there are four or five mediocre to very bad (usually the case of the latter) in between each of them. Terrible TD, leaves bleak prospect for the su122-54 if this is what to expect. 

 

Kewlstory's  Player_5773117413's Scale of Tank Performance Relative to Tier1

 

ABSOLUTELY UNPLAYABLE

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL

VASTLY UNDERWHELMING        <---------SU-101

DEEPLY FLAWED

ANNOYING QUIRCKS SOMETIMES PAUSE THE FUN

MEDIOCRE (NICE WAY OF SAYING MIDDLE OF THE PACK)

OCCASSIONALY/SITUATIONALLY BRILLIANT

RELIABLE FRIEND

PERMANENT RESIDENT ON THE STARTING LINEUP

MODERATELY OVERPOWERED

SHOULDN'T THIS BE IN THE NEXT TIER?

 

1Patent Pending. In meantime, feel free to use scale to judge tanks of your choice. Upon approval of patent, scale shall be freely licensed to all.

 

 

Edit: Scale Rating Changed


Edited by Player_5773117413, 21 August 2017 - 08:01 PM.

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Terutsuki #2 Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

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What would you rate the St. Emil....Without the 128....because of that 60K XP grind...

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Player_5773117413 #3 Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:39 AM

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View PostNot_A_Fascist, on 20 August 2017 - 11:33 PM, said:

What would you rate the St. Emil....Without the 128....because of that 60K XP grind...

 

don't have it but likely "absolutely unplayable". That 105 has a shaky foothold on a spot that is slightly above average at tier 6 when mounted on the dicker max, but I can't imagine it fairing too well in a higher tier, especially on that platform.


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^ Gotta derp around in Tier 7 before the inevitable nerf! ^

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Paradox_Donut #4 Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:39 AM

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View PostPlayer_5773117413, on 20 August 2017 - 09:22 PM, said:

I. Do. Not. Like. It. 

 

My worst Tier 8 experience in all of my Blitz career, up until the past week or so, has been a tier between the Pre-Buff Glacial and T28 (not Proto, regular one). Both were pretty bad, but the latter may have been even worse since I played it during the days of -2/+2, and Tier 10s were its absolute bane.

 

Now there is another contender for the top spot on the list of absolute €&@¥. Strangely enough, there are actually good things about this TD here. The only problem is, they are completely outweighed by the bad. I mean, on paper you get the IS-8/IS-4/ST-1 gun mounted on a Tier 8. And it's kinda fast. Sounds like a good combo, right?

 

Except...

 

...for the very narrow gun arc, which makes aiming at moving targets fifteen times harder...

...and the Russianlike gun handling does nothing to help this...

...and the dpm isn't that high in comparisson to the other tier 8 TDs...

...but the armor is pretty darn weak...

...and the small hit pool makes it even worse...

...and the lack of gun depression is the most depressing thing about this whole tank.

 

Absolute trash. I've had a couple decent games in it. But there are four or five mediocre to very bad (usually the case of the latter) in between each of them. Terrible TD, leaves bleak prospect for the su122-54 if this is what to expect. 

 

Kewlstory's  Player_5773117413's Scale of Tank Performance Relative to Tier1

 

ABSOLUTELY UNPLAYABLE

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL         <------- SU-101

VASTLY UNDERWHELMING

FLAWED

ANNOYING QUIRCKS SOMETIMES PAUSE THE FUN

MEDIOCRE (NICE WAY OF SAYING MIDDLE OF THE PACK)

OCCASSIONALY/SITUATIONALLY BRILLIANT

RELIABLE FRIEND

PERMANENT RESIDENT ON THE STARTING LINEUP

MODERATELY OVERPOWERED

SHOULDN'T THIS BE IN THE NEXT TIER?

 

 

1Patent Pending. In meantime, feel free to use scale to judge tanks of your choice.

 

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PinDadNW #5 Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:47 AM

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ABVFAMORPMS. That's your scale? Or does it read from best to worst?

SMPROMAFVBA. Still lacks any way to remember your ranking scale.

The colors are nice though.


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EdAWACSdenyY #6 Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:13 AM

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Than I cannot wait to see what you think of the AMX AC mle. 1948 since it has almost all the same attributes but is harder to play in almost every aspect

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King6510 #7 Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:22 AM

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Go with mediums and hug enemy tanks.

 

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Dark_Magician_Girl #8 Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:05 PM

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I agree and I love your color coded list!  +1


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