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FusionStar287-x #1 Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:23 PM

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For those of you who haven't noticed yet, WG released their very first ever tier X premium tank today: the VK 72.01 (K). It costs 450k free XP to purchase, and since I already had a ton of free XP saved up (plus I've gone full Wallet Warrior since the Machine :hiding: ) I picked one up today. So, how does it play? Well, put the E100's gun on a Pz. VII, and congrats, you have the VK 72.01. For those of you who haven't played the tier X German heavies, the 72.01 is a slow heavy tank (although quite a bit faster/more mobile than many of the Super-heavy tanks like the Maus and Type 5) that has incredibly strong and trollish armor with an incredibly hard-hitting 750 alpha damage gun. It does have a couple weak points, but at the same time they're difficult to hit (especially when the tank is wiggling and moving) and missing the weak points results in a near guaranteed miss or bounce, and with 2500 health the VK can still trade effectively with most tanks in the game.

 

All in all I have to say that I really, really like the VK 72.01. It has pretty much replaced my E100 and I would certainly enjoy it more than the Pz. VII if I had one as well, and while it's not the most consistent tank it is a complete powerhouse when it works (which is more often than not). It's probably not worth the gold price of converting the total amount of XP for the tank, but if you have enough free XP saved up that it wouldn't cost much to convert enough free XP (or better yet if you already have the full amount of free XP sitting there) I do recommend picking this tank up. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and happy tanking. :)

 

Oh, and if you want to see here are the results from my first game in the VK: 

https://xboxclips.com/FusionStar287/screenshots/e1aefebb-d0c2-44f3-8086-62c949961c12

https://xboxclips.com/FusionStar287/screenshots/32d6fc13-6c79-446a-af68-4c1e91920aaa

 

And a couple other games I've had in it:

https://xboxclips.com/FusionStar287/screenshots/c533b6f9-8908-4be2-93bc-6303ca60e0dc

https://xboxclips.com/FusionStar287/screenshots/4f221c69-24c9-4bb5-9960-7e525740dcce


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No need to make a thread about a couple mediocre games.
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XT356-x #3 Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:31 PM

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So, its still the [edited]panzer 7 with a slightly more damaging gun. Garbage tank is still garbage.
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donny007-THX #4 Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

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Fusion, what is the silver earn rate?  Its a State Secret, so please leak it.
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FusionStar287-x #5 Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

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View PostAnonymousHobo69, on 11 June 2019 - 11:25 AM, said:

No need to make a thread about a couple mediocre games.

I wouldn't call 5.5-6k damage games mediocre for a Superheavy, especially when two of those games were clutches while outnumbered and surrounded. Besides, this thread is more about my first impressions of the tank than it is about a few of the good games I've had in it so far.


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View Postdonny007-THX, on 11 June 2019 - 04:35 PM, said:

Fusion, what is the silver earn rate?  Its a State Secret, so please leak it.

 

Tankopedia says 78% and from the one game I played that looks about right. You'll earn more in a TT T10 for a good game, but lose less for a bad game.

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I have over 600K Free XP right now but am not really interested in this tank. Will keep saving it up and hope that a tank I am interested in arrives soon.

 

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View PostFishfood50, on 11 June 2019 - 08:45 AM, said:

 

Tankopedia says 78% and from the one game I played that looks about right. You'll earn more in a TT T10 for a good game, but lose less for a bad game.

 

Thanks.  Rai said the Tankopedia 73% number is wrong and is in the process of being corrected.  She did not state what the correct value is.....
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View PostAnonymousHobo69, on 11 June 2019 - 04:25 PM, said:

No need to make a thread about a couple mediocre games.

:facepalm:

 

Sure...

 

FYI, mediocre would mean average.  Not a single person IN ANY T10 is averaging 5.5-6k dpg.  These are good games even for the best tankers.



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Thanks for the review. 

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I’m sitting at 2M available Free XP atm (not the convertible and etc. [edited]) but I’m still considering do I wanna get Pz VII with E100 gun for 450K Free XP. :hiding:

 

P.S. (Edit) Maybe it’s good to play few games with the “sources” (Pz VII and E100) to recall how the body (hull and turret) and the gun are working. They both are just gathering dust in my garage and I haven’t played them for quite a bit to forget them at all. 


 

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Nice review. Sounds pretty cool. Doesn't fit my style and I have nowhere near the free XP to get it. But I like the idea. Gives players some other options.


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I already made a thread to this

 

http://forum-console...6-vk-7201-k-no/



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View PostXT356, on 11 June 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:

So, its still the [edited]panzer 7 with a slightly more damaging gun. Garbage tank is still garbage.

 

One man's garbage is another man's gold ;) I love Panzer VII and I think I would love VK 72.01 (H) even more... 

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View PostAnonymousHobo69, on 11 June 2019 - 04:25 PM, said:

No need to make a thread about a couple mediocre games.

 

Some people wait for Fusions Review of a Tank. Also Rest No More's Tank Reviews seem popular too :)

I've moved to my Dialga88-x account in the game and on the Forums. If you need me, you can contact me there. :)

 

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View Postf1mitku, on 11 June 2019 - 12:18 PM, said:

I’m sitting at 2M available Free XP atm (not the convertible and etc. [edited]) but I’m still considering do I wanna get Pz VII with E100 gun for 450K Free XP. :hiding:

 

P.S. (Edit) Maybe it’s good to play few games with the “sources” (Pz VII and E100) to recall how the body (hull and turret) and the gun are working. They both are just gathering dust in my garage and I haven’t played them for quite a bit to forget them at all. 

 

View PostAJH387, on 11 June 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

Nice review. Sounds pretty cool. Doesn't fit my style and I have nowhere near the free XP to get it. But I like the idea. Gives players some other options.

The tank certainly isn't for everyone, as it is a heavy tank with obvious weak points. So far I've found that it can use those weak points to its advantage, somewhat like the Maus, by bating shots into bouncing when the enemy thinks they would pen, but at the same time I understand that many players will find it to be easily penned and won't enjoy it.

 

Simply put, if you like the E100, Pz. VII, and Maus you will very likely love the VK 72.01 (I believe that it's easily the best tier X German Heavy now), but if you don't enjoy the tech tree German heavies then chances are you won't enjoy the VK either.


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View PostFusionStar287, on 11 June 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:

 

The tank certainly isn't for everyone, as it is a heavy tank with obvious weak points. So far I've found that it can use those weak points to its advantage, somewhat like the Maus, by bating shots into bouncing when the enemy thinks they would pen, but at the same time I understand that many players will find it to be easily penned.

 

Simply put, if you like the E100, Pz. VII, and Maus you will very likely love the VK 72.01 (I believe that it's easily the best tier X German Heavy now), but if you don't enjoy the tech tree German heavies then chances are you won't enjoy the VK either.

 

I have the E100 and I like it, but I am not very good in it. I need to practice more in it before I would blow that xp on the new VK. Also, if there are more tier 10 premiums on the horizon to be aquired like this, then I'd rather save up for a different machine. But I am still very interested to hear what everyone thinks of this new 10, being our first premium.


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View PostAJH387, on 11 June 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:

 

I have the E100 and I like it, but I am not very good in it. I need to practice more in it before I would blow that xp on the new VK. Also, if there are more tier 10 premiums on the horizon to be aquired like this, then I'd rather save up for a different machine. But I am still very interested to hear what everyone thinks of this new 10, being our first premium.

That's a good point. The VK's addition opens up the door for other tier IX and X "premiums" from PC to make their way here (like other Clan Wars reward tanks or the Personal Mission tanks), although personally speaking the VK is still one of the tanks from that selection that I wanted the most (the other being the Object 279).


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I have 1,100,000 free xp.....Can I buy 2...?

 


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I want the 121B and object 907 (un nerfed pls)




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