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Who here, is NOT going to attempt to get "The Machine"?

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Poll: I am getting the Machine, not! (241 members have cast votes)

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Are you going going to let The Machine pass you by?

  1. Absolutely yes! can't care less about it (107 votes [44.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.40%

  2. I have been patiently waiting for it, no way I'd let it slide (36 votes [14.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.94%

  3. I may start the contract just to get the inter stage reward, but I won't make it a crusade (72 votes [29.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.88%

  4. I am prepared to go "All in" to get it, including buying stages if I need too.... (26 votes [10.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.79%

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John-berg1995 #21 Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:12 AM

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Ill just buy my way to it.  

Perfecshionist #22 Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:59 AM

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You left out; I have no tier x tank so the Machine is essentially a gold sink.

RFCAN76 #23 Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:19 AM

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I do not play the game enough to get the grind done before the contract ends.   most days I do less than 20 games a day
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RAGNAR0K N ROLL #24 Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:30 AM

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I might try but I wager the win condition is going to be so excruciating that I’ll give up

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XERXEZS #25 Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:37 AM

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Honestly they should concentrate on historical tanks instead of diverting resources to pieces of junk brought together to make a tank.

BrogueOne #26 Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:21 AM

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View PostXERXEZS, on 13 February 2019 - 03:37 AM, said:

Honestly they should concentrate on historical tanks instead of diverting resources to pieces of junk brought together to make a tank.

Several Mercs are based on historical vehicles. Bigtop, Plaguebringer, Stinger, and Jammer all have real life counterparts which were either prototype experimental vehicles or actually saw service...... just saying.



pilotguy79 #27 Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:36 AM

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I will go for it. Looks like it with me a good tank.  It’s going to be a long grind .  

 



milesizdead #28 Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:59 AM

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Why not start it, Tusk wasn't that bad. 

 


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Being that Tier7 is about my limit for the Merc tanks in regards to grinds and I absolutely do not have the depth of garage required to do above Tier 8 this will be passing me by.

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KilledByPing #30 Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:05 AM

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View PostP6X330, on 13 February 2019 - 03:16 AM, said:

 

This tank has been subject of a lot of anticipation from many players....

 

Is there anyone who is NOT going to work for it?

 

 

Well. This tank is going to be good, but defently NOT OP.

Same turret is Chieftain and Sharpshooter. So it manage to bounce some shots but Tier 10 TDs can easily penetrate thru it and Cupola are weak and can be penetrated even with HE shells.

AMX B Chassis are big and it's Armour are marginal. It can't bounce more then 1-2 badly aimed random shots.

Skoda tier 10 gun means you will have to use premm ammo ONLY.

 

So... MEH. I would work for it only if there wont be any other "better" option among the contracts at the moment.


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Brass Drag0n #31 Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

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I'm pretty much done with "Mercenaries", unless WG have done something about the over long grinds and the obvious roadblock stages I'm just not willing to devote my time to them any more. I don't want the game to become a job, as it is I've had to put in real time and effort to get Merc tanks which turn out to be dust gatherers.

 

Saying that though The Machine does look good - Hopefully WG will do something more like the Winter Op to earn it?


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FinlandRed #32 Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:41 AM

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View PostXERXEZS, on 13 February 2019 - 03:37 AM, said:

Honestly they should concentrate on historical tanks instead of diverting resources to pieces of junk brought together to make a tank.

 

Indeed. They managed it with the new Russian Tiger.

 

This will be a new way for idiots to fail to Tier X.



srogerson #33 Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

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For the amount of XP you'll need to grind to get it, you'll be able to unlock 4 other tier X tanks. 

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View Postsrogerson, on 13 February 2019 - 04:42 AM, said:

For the amount of XP you'll need to grind to get it, you'll be able to unlock 4 other tier X tanks. 

That's assuming that it will require around the same amount of XP as the tusk did. Even if it does cost the same amount, you're getting the single best tier X in the game for that XP.


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View PostFusionStar287, on 13 February 2019 - 09:45 AM, said:

That's assuming that it will require around the same amount of XP as the tusk did. Even if it does cost the same amount, you're getting the single best tier X in the game for that XP.

 

Simply saying it's the best tier X in the game is down to individual interpretation. Purely on a stats basis I reckon the Super Conq & Obj705a are still better tier X heavies. It's all down to play style though.  

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Depends on the requirements.

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 Might check the contract, then decide.

 

If it's like the Tusk with millions of XP to do with 2 tanks then no way, but if I can use say 6 tanks then I might go for it.



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View PostBrogueOne, on 13 February 2019 - 01:37 AM, said:

Really?!? Just one? Just pick one and let it run in the background.

Tell that to me and my Spyglass contract. Oh yeah I can really let that run in the background when the restrictions keep moving from mediums to lights, Chinese to French.

 

As for the machine I'll see if it's in line with my current grinds before making a decision.


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View Postsrogerson, on 13 February 2019 - 05:03 AM, said:

 

Simply saying it's the best tier X in the game is down to individual interpretation. Purely on a stats basis I reckon the Super Conq & Obj705a are still better tier X heavies. It's all down to play style though.  

I'm talking about just stats. Assuming it isn't going to be nerfed the Machine will be the fastest tier X that isn't a light tank, being able to travel at 67kph, and it will reach that speed under its own power (along with reasonably good mobility for a heavy). It will have very strong frontal armor on both the hull and the turret along with 10 degrees of gun depression, which will make it even tougher to pen on ridgelines. And to top it all off it will have a better version of the T50/51's gun which is capable of slamming an enemy for 1300 damage in just about five seconds time with reasonably good accuracy/gun handling, and it will only have to spend 27 seconds reloading (before crew skills and equipment). It will be the best tier X tank without a doubt if it isn't nerfed first.


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View PostFusionStar287, on 13 February 2019 - 11:22 AM, said:

I'm talking about just stats. Assuming it isn't going to be nerfed the Machine will be the fastest tier X that isn't a light tank, being able to travel at 67kph, and it will reach that speed under its own power (along with reasonably good mobility for a heavy). It will have very strong frontal armor on both the hull and the turret along with 10 degrees of gun depression, which will make it even tougher to pen on ridgelines. And to top it all off it will have a better version of the T50/51's gun which is capable of slamming an enemy for 1300 damage in just about five seconds time with reasonably good accuracy/gun handling, and it will only have to spend 27 seconds reloading (before crew skills and equipment). It will be the best tier X tank without a doubt if it isn't nerfed first.

 

It's definitely going to be fast, no doubt about it, it's more a medium than a heavy. The armour of the 50b is bad, unless you a stupid enough to aim at the very front of the hull, everywhere else other than the nose is paper. The cupola of the Chieftain is a massive weakspot, and more than likely every other player will be firing HESH, HEAT or APCR at you. To make effective use of ridgelines, you need effective teams and they don't come around often, nor do the maps with the ridgelines. I agree it will be a great tier X in the hands of great players, but your average Joe will just look stupid, to the point that they won't play it and only the good players will. Those good players will make the tank look OP and the tank will get nerfed because "numbers say so".

 

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