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Dark_Magician_Girl #1 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

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Hi everyone, I'm back at it again with a rankings list of tier 8 TD's!  Tier 8 TD's are a very diverse set of vehicles in that they are the case of both extremes: some are exquisite, but the rest are poo with very little room between these 2 extremes.  As always, I will provide my own thoughts on the "best" tier 8 TD and I apologize in advance if your favorite is at the bottom of the list. This is purely my opinion, and you are free to provide your input.  Hope you enjoy!

 

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Rayray4141 #2 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

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View PostDark_Magician_Girl, on 15 October 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

A little too harsh on the T28 eh?

Never played it but the dpm is good on it


Edited by Rayray4141, 15 October 2017 - 03:22 PM.


Rockracer #3 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

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anything but the SU-101

 

And oddly enough thats also the TD that's most fun.

If I had to bet on anything, would be the T28 Proto.


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woof_defender #4 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

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I would definelty say that the t28 should be ranked higher. I played the tank about a month ago and I had an awesome time with it. It’s meant as a breakthrough tank, so if you can watch your mini map, and watch for flankers from a mile away, you can focus on just rolling forward and putting shot after shot into your enemies. It’s hilarious when you roll in front of the enemy heavies and they start pinging off your armor because you have to play aggressive in this tank. Don’t snipe or sit still. Keep moving forward and wiggle. But don’t suicide into your enemy(obviously). Anyways, this is all my opinion.

 

 

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Blartch #5 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

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JT88 >>> JP2, IMO.  I had too much trouble getting the poor-depressing/slewing gun to behave on the JP... it would just troll and troll and troll and troll.  These were troubles that I didn't have with the even more poor-depressing SU-101 due to its smaller, more mobile platform.  Heck, I even loved the JT88 with its 88, because permatracking is love.  Armor is pretty darned good for tier 8 (unlike tier 9 JT), traverse is workable (especially with crew skills and equipment), and who needs pen when you can snipe everyone's cupolas from across the map?

 

SU-101 deserves to be higher.  It isn't a TD, it's a turretless medium, and like many Russians, works best when brain is removed.  Just sit in a bush and snipe, or drive up into faces and DPM.  Pulls off the Triangle of Death well.  This little guy was exceptionally easy to win with, not sure what everyone's problem with it is.

 

Completely agree on the T28 Proto (to this date, the only tank I ever FreeXP'd through the final grind) and AC48 (totally unworkable low DPM).  On AC48... I tried my much-improved best with this thing and it's still my 2nd lowest TD-8 average damage, below most tier 7 anythings.  Just horrible.

 


Edited by Blartch, 15 October 2017 - 03:43 PM.


smalljamalkamal #6 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:42 PM

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JP2 might be my favorite tank in the game, for everything DMG said. Its speed and traverse make it incredibly versatile - it can snipe, brawl, and the upper hull can be very bouncy when angled properly. The traverse also allows it to snap-shot very effectively with practice - which, while not exactly a peek-a-boom style, can allow for very effective fighting in towns/close quarters. Fantastic tank.

NinjasInPajamas #7 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:43 PM

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View PostDark_Magician_Girl, on 15 October 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

Hi everyone, I'm back at it again with a rankings list of tier 8 TD's!  Tier 8 TD's are a very diverse set of vehicles in that they are the case of both extremes: some are exquisite, but the rest are poo with very little room between these 2 extremes.  As always, I will provide my own thoughts on the "best" tier 8 TD and I apologize in advance if your favorite is at the bottom of the list. This is purely my opinion, and you are free to provide your input.  Hope you enjoy!

 

*Note: Reviews are done in the style of WoTLabs.  

 

What do you think is the best tier 8 TD?  Let me know!

 

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Chariot_Solace #8 Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:56 PM

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This is a good list. I'm surprised at how high the Ferdy is though. They always seem really easy to deal with. On the other hand, SU101s and T28s in the hands of a good driver, can sometimes be a pain. I've bounced countless gold rounds off the front of T28s, lower plate and cupola, but it depends on what I'm driving. Lowe? No pen problems at all. Premium IS#? Prepare to bounce a lot unless you can get around it. Same on the SU101 but only against good drivers who get in good positions and have their wiggling technique down to a t. In lesser hands, yes they are quite easy to kill.

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Blartch #9 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

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View PostChariot_Solace, on 15 October 2017 - 10:56 AM, said:

This is a good list. I'm surprised at how high the Ferdy is though. They always seem really easy to deal with. 

 

Ferd is the JT of tier 8... outstanding gun hampered by a not-enough-armored hull



michaeltsoon #10 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:04 PM

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In each "Division", are tanks ranked from top to bottom by effectiveness? (e.g. SU-101 according to your charts, is worse off than the Borsig)
 


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Forgotten_Fox #11 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

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Im a little disappointed at how low the AT-15 ranked... the type B barrel makes it a DPM Monster, and it sports enough armor to rival that of the Ferdinand.

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ExposedPanties #12 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

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You dare under rank stalin's railgun the isu152? *gasp* I'm.Disgust.ed.

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_GraceToo #13 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

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OK I just traded in the Conqueror for a JP II to see what it's all about.  Thanks for the fine work as always DMG.

wannabeunicum #14 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

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View PostBlartch, on 15 October 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

JT88 >>> JP2, IMO.  I had too much trouble getting the poor-depressing/slewing gun to behave on the JP... it would just troll and troll and troll and troll.  These were troubles that I didn't have with the even more poor-depressing SU-101 due to its smaller, more mobile platform.  Heck, I even loved the JT88 with its 88, because permatracking is love.  Armor is pretty darned good for tier 8 (unlike tier 9 JT), traverse is workable (especially with crew skills and equipment), and who needs pen when you can snipe everyone's cupolas from across the map?

 

SU-101 deserves to be higher.  It isn't a TD, it's a turretless medium, and like many Russians, works best when brain is removed.  Just sit in a bush and snipe, or drive up into faces and DPM.  Pulls off the Triangle of Death well.  This little guy was exceptionally easy to win with, not sure what everyone's problem with it is.

 

Completely agree on the T28 Proto (to this date, the only tank I ever FreeXP'd through the final grind) and AC48 (totally unworkable low DPM).  On AC48... I tried my much-improved best with this thing and it's still my 2nd lowest TD-8 average damage, below most tier 7 anythings.  Just horrible.

 

 

su101 has pretty mediocore dpm?

5 rpm at 420 isn't that special. 



DanAnsomeHansome #15 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:38 PM

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Another nice write up! How about doing some YouTube videos?

 



Dark_Magician_Girl #16 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

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View PostDanAnsomeHansome, on 15 October 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Another nice write up! How about doing some YouTube videos?

 

 

I try recording things but the files seem too big when I try to upload to discord.  Seems like a lot of hassle and I feel like it might lag the game.

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Dark_Magician_Girl #17 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

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View Postmichaeltsoon, on 15 October 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

In each "Division", are tanks ranked from top to bottom by effectiveness? (e.g. SU-101 according to your charts, is worse off than the Borsig)
 

 

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Dark_Magician_Girl #18 Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:43 PM

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View Postsmalljamalkamal, on 15 October 2017 - 10:42 AM, said:

JP2 might be my favorite tank in the game, for everything DMG said. Its speed and traverse make it incredibly versatile - it can snipe, brawl, and the upper hull can be very bouncy when angled properly. The traverse also allows it to snap-shot very effectively with practice - which, while not exactly a peek-a-boom style, can allow for very effective fighting in towns/close quarters. Fantastic tank.

 

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king_tiger637 #19 Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:05 PM

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*WARNING! BAD GRAMMER UP AHEAD! TURN AWAY NOW! :trollface:*  You dare say at 15 is bad?-10 gd, with arch making it armor even more stronger when using hill,  the armor is already strong, the tank is DPM, which is among the best, with angles making it armor one hard tank to pen, play it at mid range and see how many bounce you get. 

 

 


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View Postking_tiger637, on 15 October 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

*WARNING! BAD GRAMMER UP AHEAD! TURN AWAY NOW! :trollface:*  You dare say at 15 is bad?-10 gd, with arch making it armor even more stronger when using hill,  the armor is already strong, the tank is DPM, which is among the best, with angles making it armor one hard tank to pen, play it at mid range and see how many bounce you get. 

 

 

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