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izgoy99 #1 Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

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Yea, I know ram things, understand and got the spall liner.  

 

Guess looking for the heads up before I take it out for the first time, and not fall into the hype. 


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John Arrowsmith #2 Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

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Use your massive hp pool to your advantage and obviously ram stuff:izmena:

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Mr Crowley ll #3 Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

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Better be within 30 meters of an enemy when shooting on the move.

 

 


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Your dpm is low, so beware reds with high dpm.  They can eat through your health in a hurry.  Try not to let them aim in at your turret as well.

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It actually shoots rather fast and has decent pen with Premium so you can shoot things rather well. It just isn't that accurate on the move and has almost no gun depression. Remember this when facing Heavy tanks as you generally don't want to ram them. 

 

It is rather fast but it really doesn't turn very well so if you do go to ram things be sure to plan your approach in advance. And it can do circles of death but you will need a wide area to do it. 

 

Also, matchmaker weighs the rank as a Heavy rather than a Medium so the reds will usually get an extra Heavy tank to match you. Don't let this discourage you. 


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Try not to yolo too much
 


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You just drive it into the spare garage slot I have here, get out, and walk away. ;)

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SHMc77 #8 Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

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It side scrapes really well if the reds don't know to just shoot you in the face.   It also gets extra gun depression if you get the gun off the front of the tank.  Also ram stuff.

zeus 171 #9 Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

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Unfortunately, the global accuracy nerf we received a while back, killed the gun on the tank.   It's accuracy went from .37 to .39, while that doesn't seem like much it's terrible at range and FORGET shooting on the move. 

 

When top tier, ram everything, when fighting 7's take your time and spam premo. 

Spall liner and controlled impact. 

 

I amased over 750k xp on it before quitting the game and had a blast in it. 

 

 

 



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Drive it like you stole it

izgoy99 #11 Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

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View PostPit Friend, on 22 January 2017 - 04:17 AM, said:

It actually shoots rather fast and has decent pen with Premium so you can shoot things rather well. It just isn't that accurate on the move and has almost no gun depression. Remember this when facing Heavy tanks as you generally don't want to ram them. 

 

It is rather fast but it really doesn't turn very well so if you do go to ram things be sure to plan your approach in advance. And it can do circles of death but you will need a wide area to do it. 

 

Also, matchmaker weighs the rank as a Heavy rather than a Medium so the reds will usually get an extra Heavy tank to match you. Don't let this discourage you. 

 

Yea, testing it on the Proving Grounds I noticed that, but also that it is the same as the Ru 251, Aufkl Panther, etc in that you get better depression over the sides. Also changed out muffled shot for clutch braking which seems to have helped it in turning a little. 

 

View Postzeus 171, on 22 January 2017 - 05:48 AM, said:

Unfortunately, the global accuracy nerf we received a while back, killed the gun on the tank.   It's accuracy went from .37 to .39, while that doesn't seem like much it's terrible at range and FORGET shooting on the move. 

 

When top tier, ram everything, when fighting 7's take your time and spam premo. 

Spall liner and controlled impact

 

I amased over 750k xp on it before quitting the game and had a blast in it. 

 

 

 

 

Training it now on my crew. 

 

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killer etzi0 #12 Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:05 AM

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Also, learn the skill of shooting one tank while ramming another.... never waste rounds on a tier lll tank.. you ram him while shooting at a different tank.

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Victimizeracing #14 Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:08 AM

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If it is a high health tank shoot it on approach to ramming, if low health save the ammo.

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View PostMr Crowley ll, on 21 January 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

Better be within 30 meters of an enemy when shooting on the move.

 

so sad when the in the good ole days you could actually shoot and scoot on the run with that baby. The V/IV was the first (?)  of quite a few premium tanks we bought that were subsequently nerfed into oblivion lol.

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Make as much use of the Gun depression on the sides as much as you can and bob and weave enemies as much as you can taking note of when they've fired etc. If you see light tanks in terms of weight ram them if you want to have alot of fun and dont be afraid to spam premium here and there considering the guns pen is 110. When top tier go ape [edited]by be weary of tier 5 heavies as they will have no problem penetrating you in the hull armor as well as matilda's. Other than that theres not much else I can tell you to be honest. 

On my rampaner, I dont run Spall liner, I run Gun rammer, Vents and Optics. not a popular choice but I run vents for the boost to the accuracy since its pretty meh. 

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Don't RAM unless you just play just for lolz.

Because you completely expose yourself, track yourself, make yourself open to be shot by any red tank within 500m ... Seriously, don't do it.

The v/IV has a superior health pool for it's tier. Good regular round for same tier or below. Use premium for tougher tanks like the t1 heavy etc.

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Before the Nerf you didnt need any help how to play this beast, it was a matter of click autodrive ram and shoot, now it turns like a boat so take it easy on the sharp corners, dont try circling your enemies, and hide your tracks as they have extra large hitboxes.

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View PostxXlAmbitionzlXx, on 22 January 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

Make as much use of the Gun depression on the sides as much as you can and bob and weave enemies as much as you can taking note of when they've fired etc. If you see light tanks in terms of weight ram them if you want to have alot of fun and dont be afraid to spam premium here and there considering the guns pen is 110. When top tier go ape [edited]by be weary of tier 5 heavies as they will have no problem penetrating you in the hull armor as well as matilda's. Other than that theres not much else I can tell you to be honest. 

On my rampaner, I dont run Spall liner, I run Gun rammer, Vents and Optics. not a popular choice but I run vents for the boost to the accuracy since its pretty meh. 

^ this. The tank is good at ramming regardless but when bottom tier you're going to have to play it like a tank and not a bull so i'd use a setup that helps with that. 



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RAM RAM RAM!!!!

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