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SpartacusDiablo #1 Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Otherwise known as "Confessions of a KB/M Player"

 

Short version, the T49A is broken.  It isn't OP it is flat out broken.

 

Pros:  Guided fricken missiles that you can shoot into the air and drop on unsuspecting foes.

 

Cons:  Slow for a light tank.  Soft as warm butter.  Poor mobility for a light tank.  Long Reload.

 

Give me any mobile tier 6 through 8 light or medium tank and I can virtually guarantee a kill on a red T49a (excluding a lucky ammo rack shot :arta:​).  Once a T49a has blown it's wad it can't fight and it can't run.  They don't stand a chance.

 

Personally when I originally heard about the tank I had planned to skip it for the spare parts.  But then the complaints started rolling in and I became curious.  "Is it really that easy to drop missiles on folks???"  Short answer yes and no.  I've seen these missiles hit tanks running full bore, I've also seen these missiles miss tanks that literally moved a few feet back or forwards.  Lobbing a missile into the air (while fun and hilarious when it hits) requires minimal skill and in my opinion is bad for the game.  

 

The tank promotes bad (most) players to camp in the hopes that they won't be hit.  The irony is that it is the campers that are the easiest tanks to drop a missile on.  If I'm shooting at an aggressive in your face tanker with a missile there is a good chance that they will dodge it.  On the other hand the passive camper is going to get clobbered.  These missiles create a stagnant type of game play where players are afraid to advance due to the chance of vertical death smacking them for all their health.

 

Personally I don't think missiles in their current configuration are good for the game.  Unfortunately I don't think this is the last we are going to see of guided missiles in Blitz.  If they do have to come back at some point the ability to autolock a target should be removed entirely when guiding a missile.  

 

My final verdict is this.  The T49a is broken and generally bad for the game.  That being said it is undeniably fun to drop a missile onto the top of an unsuspecting tank. :teethhappy::trollface:

 

 

 

 


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WipWapJaws #2 Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

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I personally didnt bother with it as I guessed that it wouldnt fit my play style plus i wanted those spare part s more :-)

SpartacusDiablo #3 Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:37 PM

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View PostWipWapJaws, on 08 September 2017 - 07:29 AM, said:

I personally didnt bother with it as I guessed that it wouldnt fit my play style plus i wanted those spare part s more :-)

I really should have grabbed the  spare parts but my curiosity got the better of me. So I guess now I'll milk this missile tank for all it's worth until the REPO agency pulls it from my garage. I just hope they leave my equipment alone this time...


Edited by SpartacusDiablo, 08 September 2017 - 12:38 PM.

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slayer_____ #4 Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

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View PostWipWapJaws, on 08 September 2017 - 07:29 AM, said:

I personally didnt bother with it as I guessed that it wouldnt fit my play style plus i wanted those spare part s more :-)

 



fanninch #5 Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:07 PM

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Was tooning with clan mate in our is3d's.  Guaranteed win when reds had 2-3 of these on their side. They shoot me for 150 and I was fast enough to chase and empty clip as need to extinguish them.  Good fun.

 

But, I agree with OP....guided missles really degrade the essence of the game IMO.



Gavidoc01 #6 Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:54 PM

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not sure how some didn't get it and hte spare parts. I was able to get all the spare parts awards, the free equipment award and this was AFTER getting the 49a.


I agree, it's not as OP as people make it out to be. I've seen more KB/M players miss trying the Arty thing then normal touch players who just roll up and smack you in the face.


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SpartacusDiablo #7 Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

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View PostGavidoc01, on 08 September 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

not sure how some didn't get it and hte spare parts. I was able to get all the spare parts awards, the free equipment award and this was AFTER getting the 49a.

Family and 13 hour work days. I normally only complete one set of missions a day.  Playing pixel tanks just wasn't the main priority.


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Rockracer #8 Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

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Next time they  USE this missile feature they added, I hope it's on a tier 10 KV-2. With it's own matchmaking restricted only to itself.

"I'm a soviet TD master"

Maybe.

 


Noob987654321 #9 Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:44 PM

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T49As provide an unfair advantage.  I am sick and tired of being vaporized in my tier 6 by T49As.  If they aren't gone soon, I will be...

SpartacusDiablo #10 Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:45 PM

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View PostNoob987654321, on 13 September 2017 - 03:44 PM, said:

T49As provide an unfair advantage.  I am sick and tired of being vaporized in my tier 6 by T49As.  If they aren't gone soon, I will be...

We get it. You don't like the T49A. Do you think that spamming every thread with the same post is going to make it go away any faster?


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David_Rish #11 Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:55 PM

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View PostGavidoc01, on 08 September 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

not sure how some didn't get it and hte spare parts. I was able to get all the spare parts awards, the free equipment award and this was AFTER getting the 49a.


I agree, it's not as OP as people make it out to be. I've seen more KB/M players miss trying the Arty thing then normal touch players who just roll up and smack you in the face.

 

A lot of people have lives. Simple answer to how all didn't get everything.

David_Rish #12 Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:56 PM

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View PostSpartacusDiablo, on 08 September 2017 - 08:05 AM, said:

Family and 13 hour work days. I normally only complete one set of missions a day.  Playing pixel tanks just wasn't the main priority.

 

This..^^^^

Sergeant_Pain #13 Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

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I'm done playing until the T49A is gone. Been zapped, one shot, one kill, too many times by them. It's too OP and ruins the spirit of the game. See you guys when the WOT money grabbers finally pull them from the game.

 



SpartacusDiablo #14 Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:01 PM

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So long T49A. You stupidly broken, hilariously fun, salt mining, troll little tank. You will and won't be missed.

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Red_October_Moon #15 Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:07 PM

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Ouch Man leave my M48 Patton out of this! :ohmy:




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