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Josiah_W #1 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

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So they are having an XP conversion discount this weekend and I'm thinking about getting the T49. I have the M41 Bulldog, and I hate it a lot. I can barely play it, even with full upgrades, and I lose 90% of the battles I play in it. Should I spend some free XP and research the T49 and all the modules? Or is the T49 not worth it? Credits aren't a problem; I have 11,000,000 to burn.

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slayer_____ #2 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:23 PM

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It’s not nearly as much fun as it was. 

blahblahguy #3 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

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The pen was nerfed because it was op but I meant there is the first equipment slot that boosts pen. But from what I have seen very few t49s perform well after the nerf. I cant speak since I dont have one but its not something I fear anymore.

 


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j0nn0 #4 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

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Personally, I say no. Not after the ammo nerf, the still sub-par alpha for its caliber, wholly inadequate HEAT pen, and the reload nerf further deteriorating its RNG based dmg output. I mean, it is still a relatively usable tank given the right situation, but what tank isn't?

 

If I haven't said it enough on this forum, I'm still salty about what they did to my SP1C and I've since added the T49 and British meds to that list of tank "balances" than I'm annoyed A.F. at.


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GableHawk #5 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

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View Postslayer_____, on 12 October 2017 - 11:23 AM, said:

It’s not nearly as much fun as it was. 

 

Well I've never driven it. HOWEVER, even after the nerf, it still seems pretty OP. There's guys still going around causing major damage. JMO

 

Seems like a very mobile SU-152 dang near.


Edited by GableHawk, 12 October 2017 - 05:26 PM.


Wombeer #6 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

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View PostGableHawk, on 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM, said:

 

Well I've never driven it. HOWEVER, even after the nerf, it still seems pretty OP. There's guys still going around causing major damage. JMO

 

Seems like a very mobile SU-152 dang near.

 

I dunno, I haven't seen anyone use it effectively since the nerf. That includes a few PURPL T49 toons I saw, which is not a good sign. 

j0nn0 #7 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:30 PM

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View PostWombeer, on 12 October 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

 

I dunno, I haven't seen anyone use it effectively since the nerf. That includes a few PURPL T49 toons I saw, which is not a good sign. 

 

This about sums the rest of it up. The T49 is a one trick pony that has broken a leg. It's still cute and all, but can't exactly do that one trick reliably anymore. The most i fear from them is a proper flanking or splash when I'm low HP.

Edited by j0nn0, 12 October 2017 - 05:30 PM.

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_Catsro #8 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Not anymore

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Pippen66 #9 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

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Only as a stepping stone to a good tier 9 and great tier 10 now.

 

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VonMiller58 #10 Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

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View PostPippen66, on 12 October 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

Only as a stepping stone to a good tier 9 and great tier 10 now.

 

Mine is parked permanently

 

yep, I am grinding to those tanks

 

The T49 is not very effective right now

 

Long reload and lots of your shots will do little damage if any at all....the heat round even gets absorbed by other T49 armor at times


Edited by VonMiller58, 12 October 2017 - 05:50 PM.

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pot_luck #11 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

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I've been plodding along with that piece of junk bulldog so I could get the t49, but now the payoff is mediocre at best. :-(.  I had respect for the t49 but here recently I've been sending them packing.  The developers need to just leave tanks alone!  There's a reason why you work for weeks or even months to get that OP killer just to have it nerfed.  Its frustrating and not necessary. 

Rage_And_Love #12 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

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No, it's not.  It's now a bland tank that needs to be driven to perfection to do well, and even then it's more dominant on supremacy because it can run around and snag bases snd not because it's any real threat.  As with other nerfs (AMX 50B) WG over did it, and the tank is just another tank.  The T54 ltwt is way more entertaining/strong at this point.  Even the RU is more fun and more effective at this point.

Edited by Rage_And_Love, 12 October 2017 - 06:34 PM.


SpartacusDiablo #13 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

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What can I say. It's still a fun tank. You can't put down the damage like you could before but it's still fun. I load pure HE. I've found the HEAT rounds to be too ineffective and generally frustrating. HE may be expensive but I know it'll do something when it hits. Don't expect to make silver playing the T49. There are some matches where I want to throw my laptop out of the window after playing it but then there are matches where it's an absolute hoot. Plugging another light or a Borsig for 800HP is priceless and more than makes up for the missions where RNGesus gives you the middle finger.

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outersketcher #14 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

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View Postj0nn0, on 12 October 2017 - 09:25 AM, said:

Personally, I say no. Not after the ammo nerf, the still sub-par alpha for its caliber, wholly inadequate HEAT pen, and the reload nerf further deteriorating its RNG based dmg output. I mean, it is still a relatively usable tank given the right situation, but what tank isn't?

 

If I haven't said it enough on this forum, I'm still salty about what they did to my SP1C and I've since added the T49 and British meds to that list of tank "balances" than I'm annoyed A.F. at.

 

yah.. I'm right there with you on this. ugh..

 


Edited by outersketcher, 12 October 2017 - 07:17 PM.

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_VEDDER_ #15 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:23 PM

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I am going through Bulldog now and my only goal is to get the T49 because I am bored and need something to mess around in. I've already researched the T10 in that line just haven't bought it due to lack of credits


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john_bond_16_pc #16 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:32 PM

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I still love it, it is the only tech tree tank I fully equipped :great:

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junaluska7 #17 Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

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View Post_Catsro, on 12 October 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

Not anymore

 


 

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_CH3F #18 Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

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It's not as good as it used to be but it's still a hoot! I played close to 20 games for n it last cpl days. I say get it! It's a fun tank. Fast and good gun depression. 

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mpastor2000 #19 Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

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This tank is similar in my mind to the KV-2 for a whole lot of reason.  

1)  It is a total unrealistic bastardization of the original tank.  Neither of these tanks would shoot HE at enemy tanks in real life if they could avoid it.  The KV was not really a tank fighter and the sheridan would use a missile if faced with an enemy tank (oddly enough the missile side of the later is more realistic imo, though HE from a missile is dumb.  It should shoot Missile AT and HE shells).  

2)  They are both really just newb killers.  Most others have a very easy time taking either of them out.  

3)  Neither tank is any good at carrying a match which means you need to be on a team doing well for these tanks to typically do well.  So, if you worry about win loss rates I would suggest neither.

4) They are both abominations of their actual tanks.



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View Postj0nn0, on 12 October 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

Personally, I say no. Not after the ammo nerf, the still sub-par alpha for its caliber, wholly inadequate HEAT pen, and the reload nerf further deteriorating its RNG based dmg output. I mean, it is still a relatively usable tank given the right situation, but what tank isn't?

 

If I haven't said it enough on this forum, I'm still salty about what they did to my SP1C and I've since added the T49 and British meds to that list of tank "balances" than I'm annoyed A.F. at.

 

110% agreement.

 

I still play my T49 --- but I expect whopping 200 dmg HE when I shoot - and a 17 sec reload...

    It still can do damage - but other lights and any med with a brain will try to chase you down and DPM you.

 The module dmg used to be enough to keep a lot of the other lights at bay - but now it's very unlikely that your rack them - so the fear is gone.

 

 Here is it's current history.

T49  8     4,396  301         51.40       32.22   1.23        0.86      1.38          79.52  679     1208      1.35       0.39    1,128

 

Yeah clearly needed that nerf :facepalm:

 

What angers me even further is everyone in the top 15 players in this tank did significantly better in other tier 8 tanks, but the T49 was "OP"

Give me a F&*^#*@ break.

 

It's global stats had been dropping like a stone since the non unicum crowd got it.

    And clearly WG's blatant falsehoods about balancing for the 60'er crowd is also full of poo, as several other tanks didn't get nerf'd that had better stats (and no not all of those are premiums).

 

Lastly I enriched mine - as I looked at the numbers and said there is no way WG will offer permanent enrichment and plan a nerf.

  HAHA C6 joke was on you...

 

* I am still doing okay in it, I dipped a bit under 68% and avg dmg down to 1,800, but it's still yolo fun, and unaced, so I NEED to keep playing it.

 


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