Now edited to reduce hyperbole!
There's a lot of speculation and hearsay in World of Tanks. But what do the actual numbers say? I wanted to find out, so I analyzed over 1 million XBOX player records. I'm still sifting through the information, but here are a few of the most interesting initial insights:
- Despite its popularity, the T110E5 performance is actually quite bad. 31 out of 32 in avg. damage, same for avg. vehicles destroyed (0.90), 22 in avg exp (868.18), 49% win rate.
- Whether intentional or not, Russian bias is very real:
- 5 out of the top 10 tier 10 tanks are Russian (as measured by win rate, avg. damage, kills, etc.)
- 5 out of the top 10 tier 9 tanks are Russian.
- 3 out of the top 10 tier 8 tanks are Russian.
- 5 out of the top 10 tier 7 tanks are Russian.
- 4 out of the top 10 tier 6 tanks are Russian.
- Published accuracy numbers are not reflected in the actual performance. Tanks with stated very low accuracy perform just as accurately (sometimes more) as their peers.
- The IS-4 outperforms the IS-7 in avg. damage, vehicles destroyed, avg. experience, win rate, and hit percent.
- The 121 performs exceptionally well: 1st in wins with a 55% avg. win rate, 3rd in avg. exp (1148.96) (1st amongst mediums).
- Artillery is irrelevant to win rate (virtually none have a higher than 50% win rate). The exception is the FV304 which has an avg. 53% win rate.
- The best tier 8 tank is the IS-6 (premium or otherwise). 1st in win rate, with 54%, 2nd in avg. vehicles destroyed (1.12 per battle).
- The Brazilian Bulldog performance is really, really bad. It is dead last in avg. dmg. with 574.31, last in vehicles destroyed (0.43), 41st out of 48 in avg. exp., last in win percent (48%), and 43rd in hit percent.
- The Excelsior is actually pretty darn good. 3rd in win rate (54%), 2nd in avg. exp (984.90), 3rd in avg. vehicles destroyed (1.2 per battle).
- The T-44 is much better than people think, with a 53% win rate.
- The Löwe and T34 are average to low performers.
- The Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) is a damn fine tank. 4th in avg. damage for its tier (298.75), 4th in avg. destroyed (1.3), 3rd in avg exp (708.42), 3rd in win rate (57%).
I hope to further detail and share my findings with you guys as I can. If there is something specific you'd like to know, maybe I can query the data for you -- just post it here.
Edited by Gr4btharsHammer, 04 November 2015 - 08:49 PM.