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conjay810 #1 Posted 22 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

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Tier 9 is widely regarded as a well-balanced and fun tier to play by good players. Many tanks closely resemble their tier 10 counterparts, and indeed, many can in fact beat them with skilled play, yet the tier also engages with the extremely widely played tier 8 pool. Thus, gameplay is varied and exciting, with a whole field of very unique and interesting yet generally well-balanced tanks. In this WotLabs style review, I will provide my personal opinion on every single tier 9 tank. I apologize if your favorite tank isn't as high as you would like it, and please leave comments and opinions below.

 

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_The_Tactition_ #3 Posted 22 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

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My T-54 is against the rating it has been given. Team IRD are very against the Batchat rating. Overall I agree with most of this.

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Howitzer_155 #4 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

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i need to re-visit the IS-8.  i played that thing back in my potatoe division days back in 2015.....

conjay810 #5 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:08 PM

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View PostHowitzer_155, on 22 December 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

i need to re-visit the IS-8. i played that thing back in my potatoe division days back in 2015.....

 

It's a fantastic tank IMO. Can play as a good medium bully or 2nd line heavy (even front line if you can hide LFP).

Best Tier 8 Tank Rankings - Best Tier 9 Tank Rankings - I disagree with a lot of my own assessments now

E100(complete)-JPZE100(complete)-E50M- GUIDE (complete)-T110E5(complete)-M48 Patton(Complete)-T-62A/OBJ140 (T-62A purchased)-IS-7 (complete)-Leopard 1 (Complete)-IS-4 (KV-4 complete)-T110E4 (T30 complete)-T110E3 (T25 AT complete)-B-C 25t (B-C 25t complete)

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LoweExpectations #6 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

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T54E1 is easily the best tier 9 medium. Just learn to play it.

 

 

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conjay810 #7 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:16 PM

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View PostLoweExpectations, on 22 December 2017 - 08:14 PM, said:

T54E1 is easily the best tier 9 medium. Just learn to play it.

 

Why? Can you back that claim up? I haven't played the tank myself.

Best Tier 8 Tank Rankings - Best Tier 9 Tank Rankings - I disagree with a lot of my own assessments now

E100(complete)-JPZE100(complete)-E50M- GUIDE (complete)-T110E5(complete)-M48 Patton(Complete)-T-62A/OBJ140 (T-62A purchased)-IS-7 (complete)-Leopard 1 (Complete)-IS-4 (KV-4 complete)-T110E4 (T30 complete)-T110E3 (T25 AT complete)-B-C 25t (B-C 25t complete)

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NaDa_22 #8 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:27 PM

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View Postconjay810, on 22 December 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

 

Where is this idea that T54 is one of the worst tier 9 tanks coming from? Have u even played it?

 

219 mm is acceptable for an AP round at tier 9. For a reference: E50 and Patton AP rounds are 220 and 219 respectively.

 

While APCR is superior to HEAT, E50 and Patton have the same 270 mm penetrations on their premium rounds as T54. None of them can really front the heavily armored tanks. 



NaDa_22 #9 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

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View Postconjay810, on 22 December 2017 - 08:16 PM, said:

Why? Can you back that claim up? I haven't played the tank myself.

 

So you are writing a review on something you have not played yourself?

ComradePike #10 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:32 PM

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Good analysis.  I can appreciate the respect given to the IS8...I think it's way overlooked.  Not sure I agree with the 54 though...it still feels plenty competitive to me.  Also...the T-30 is a fantastic tank; I think we're the furtherest apart on this tank.  The gun handling isn't German or British quality but the alpha is fantastic and the turret allows you to hull down and hold a position...the only time you get in trouble is if you're solo (and you shouldn't be) or get the occasional med/light tank that knows what it's doing.  Otherwise, and most of the time, you can really turn the tide of a fight with that freaking massive boomstick on the front.  

 

All in all though, this was a good read.  Did you use the Russian tank stats website in this?



nicog45 #11 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

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Personal opinion, but I absolutely loved the T-54. It’s my first tank at tier 8 or higher with a 60 or higher win rate. 

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_The_Tactition_ #12 Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:40 PM

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View PostComrade_Pike, on 22 December 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

Good analysis.  I can appreciate the respect given to the IS8...I think it's way overlooked.  Not sure I agree with the 54 though...it still feels plenty competitive to me.  Also...the T-30 is a fantastic tank; I think we're the furtherest apart on this tank.  The gun handling isn't German or British quality but the alpha is fantastic and the turret allows you to hull down and hold a position...the only time you get in trouble is if you're solo (and you shouldn't be) or get the occasional med/light tank that knows what it's doing.  Otherwise, and most of the time, you can really turn the tide of a fight with that freaking massive boomstick on the front.  

 

All in all though, this was a good read.  Did you use the Russian tank stats website in this?

 

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View Postconjay810, on 22 December 2017 - 02:08 PM, said:

 

It's a fantastic tank IMO. Can play as a good medium bully or 2nd line heavy (even front line if you can hide LFP).

 

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I think JT, E-50, and IS-8 are all ranked way too high. 

 

M103, and all 3 autoloaders are ranked far too low.

View Post_The_Tactition_, on 22 December 2017 - 02:58 PM, said:

My T-54 is against the rating it has been given. Team IRD are very against the Batchat rating. Overall I agree with most of this.

 

As this guy^^^ and his team found out when they played IRD in CW.

 

Bat Chat 25t AP is actually an excellent tank, and can influence a battle much more than any other tier 9 med. It can remove any tier IX tank  in 2 clips, and the mobility lets easily rotate around the map to create crossfires, and the clip can swing localized battles quickly in its favor. I'd swap Bat Chat 25t AP and Jagdtiger

 

Jagdtiger is massively overrated. Sure it has the highest DPM in the game, but everything else about it is total potato. Horrid armor, horrid mobility, and horrid gun handling. Unless the enemy decides to sit in the open in front of it without cover, it's very difficult to put the gun to use

 

Your E-50 ranking is also a tad flawed. The huge profile, weak frontal gun depression, and poor penetration make the E-50 kind of annoying to play. The upper plate is solid, but the turret does suffer frequent penetrations.

 

M103 should also be swapped with IS-8. M103 has a lower speed limit sure, but unlike IS-8, M103 has actually good gun depression allowing it to utilize shot angles the IS-8 could only dream of, and the IS-8's hull is rather large, and horridly weak, whereas M103's hull is actually not bad. Also, M103's superior dispersion and aim time lets it snap its shots much more comfortably than the IS-8.

 

Also, Conqueror and 50 120 need to be swapped. Conqeror is a total potato. Like JT, it suffers from good gun; can't use syndrome. It might be accurate and have decent DPM, but 7 degrees of gun depression, mediocre mobility, and armor comparable to a Bat Chat make it useless in pretty much all situations. 50 120 also has poor armor, but 50 120 can still use its mobility to show up behind an enemy tank in the mid-game, remove it, then silently slip away to repeat the process


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View PostNaDa_22, on 22 December 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

 

Where is this idea that T54 is one of the worst tier 9 tanks coming from? Have u even played it?

 

219 mm is acceptable for an AP round at tier 9. For a reference: E50 and Patton AP rounds are 220 and 219 respectively.

 

While APCR is superior to HEAT, E50 and Patton have the same 270 mm penetrations on their premium rounds as T54. None of them can really front the heavily armored tanks. 

 


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50 120 is ranked way too low. The T-54 is also ranked very low.

 


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You're too harsh on the cent and too generous to the e50. I would also like to add that the mbt70 should actually be in a class of its own below full potato.

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IS-8 is really good IMO. Literally a medium tank with a massive gun.

 

 


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View Postconjay810, on 22 December 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

 

Why? Can you back that claim up? I haven't played the tank myself.

 

It is relatively fast, has a good traverse rate, the oscillating turret can make for quite good troll bounces, very good aim time, good penetration, good gun depression, and the burst is really what seals it. The one issue with the T57 is that you don't have the speed to get off all shots fast as they usually duck back into cover, making you waste that last shell a lot. The T54E1 doesn't have that issue. 

 

 

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View Postconjay810, on 22 December 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

 

Uh.... T-54 is just a little bit more situational... It's still OP hull down... Also.. Calibrated shells and weakspots exist for a reason.... It's not hard to pen most T9 and T10 heavies unless they're hull down too :justwait:


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