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Do I want an IS-M?

  1. Yes go for it. You will love it. (32 votes [69.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.57%

  2. No Don't bother (14 votes [30.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.43%

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CLIFFKINSEY #1 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

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I don't see as many of them as I used to. Has the novelty worn off? 

killer etzi0 #2 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:30 PM

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If you like a side scraping good hitting fairly fast tier VIII heavy..... then yea. 

"When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."

 

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f1mitku #3 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

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It's normal that IS-M numbers are lower later. The most of them were ground when IS-M was a new vehicle. Now the most of these old players have finished with IS-M grind and play another tanks. And thus IS-M now is mostly just a regular tank as all the rest but it's not less good. So - go for it.
Don't rush me, I'm waiting for the last moment!

DrHorrible4Life #4 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

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You sure don't want the stock grind.  Finished product is a monster.

x_BAlN_x #5 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:38 PM

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View PostDrHorrible4Life, on 03 April 2019 - 09:36 AM, said:

You sure don't want the stock grind.  Finished product is a monster.

 

One of the worst stock grinds in the game. But worth it.

BrogueOne #6 Posted 03 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

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View Postbain61, on 03 April 2019 - 03:38 PM, said:

 

One of the worst stock grinds in the game. But worth it.

If you have already gone through the other Soviet Heavy lines you can immediately upgrade the gun, which is nice.  Still takes some time to unlock the turret and engine upgrades.

 

It’s absolutely a strong tank though!  I loved my time with it and plowed clean through to the Tier X.  If you like brawling Heavies, you’ll like The IS-M.



x_BAlN_x #7 Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

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View PostBrogueOne, on 03 April 2019 - 09:46 AM, said:

If you have already gone through the other Soviet Heavy lines you can immediately upgrade the gun, which is nice.  Still takes some time to unlock the turret and engine upgrades.

 

It’s absolutely a strong tank though!  I loved my time with it and plowed clean through to the Tier X.  If you like brawling Heavies, you’ll like The IS-M.

 

Hmmm. I did the IS-7 and IS-4 lines. Couldn't upgrade the gun immediately. Must have missed a tank somewhere.

Afro Palestine #8 Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:59 PM

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Are you grinding to the tier X?   Then yes.  Not much choice there.   Unless you are saying you have the option to free XP past it.

 

It is a very competent heavy and can contribute. But it sees tier 10 often.



MADBrettZ #9 Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:09 PM

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Love this tank.... whole grind was easy ( done with very good crew though )

Gun hits hard, tracks seem to eat lots of incoming fire.

I think I will sell my IS3 and keep this tank instead.

 

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test777777 #10 Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:13 PM

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Top tier package is great. Painful grind though.

 

Playing it safe


BrogueOne #11 Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

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View Postbain61, on 03 April 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

Hmmm. I did the IS-7 and IS-4 lines. Couldn't upgrade the gun immediately. Must have missed a tank somewhere.

I could be mistaken.  I just remember I immediately went to the first upgrade..... if nothing else it wasn’t terribly expensive for me... maybe 16-20k



x_BAlN_x #12 Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:54 PM

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View PostBrogueOne, on 03 April 2019 - 11:31 AM, said:

I could be mistaken.  I just remember I immediately went to the first upgrade..... if nothing else it wasn’t terribly expensive for me... maybe 16-20k

 

Maybe not. Didn't do the 257.

t_wilson01 #13 Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:22 AM

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View PostBrogueOne, on 03 April 2019 - 10:46 AM, said:

It’s absolutely a strong tank though!  I loved my time with it and plowed clean through to the Tier X.  If you like brawling Heavies, you’ll like The IS-M.

 

I agree. It's a great brawler. 



PumpkinEcobar #14 Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:57 AM

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Yes, the IS-M is great. I don't remember the grind being bad but I probably free xp'd at least a little. The 705 is a long grind for the good gun. It's worth it for the 705a though.

USSWISCONSIN94 #15 Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:07 AM

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Its worth getting. Tank is one of my fav tier 8 non prem tanks in the game. It just works

http://www.wotinfo.n...N94&server=xbox

youtube.com/channel/UCkXtmp3Ikozzl-K73GuxxNQ

 

Will WG ever have WoT offline like they promised?


rrmike #16 Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:28 AM

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I like it.  I free xp’d The top package.  Grinding it on my alt is brutal though.  Until the final package you just have the IS turret and everybody can just shoot right through it.  Sidescraping only works if the red doesn’t realize this.  After you get the top package though, it’s pretty good.

FromBravo2Kilo #17 Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

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Haven’t personally played it yet, but they are a pain to deal with.  Most time it seems I’m playing a low pen tank when I run into them.  That just makes even more frustrating.  


 


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View Postbain61, on 03 April 2019 - 03:38 PM, said:

 

One of the worst stock grinds in the game. But worth it.

i've laready lost the will to live with it, may have to crank out some big multiplier ops at some point I guess....horrifying grind.

How can it be 220k xp to the top turret?!?



dadandcam001 #19 Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:40 PM

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Fun tank, I never excelled with it, overall just a good heavy for myself. Like everyone said, once you get to the top package, it's a lot of fun. It was one of those tanks that I didn't feel the grind when I played it. 

 



CLIFFKINSEY #20 Posted 07 April 2019 - 01:04 PM

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Thanks for the input. IS-M will I try. MMMM 





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