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Zathustra #1 Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:21 PM

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   WG just put another Equalizer into the game. I got the heroes chest last night and it contained lots of gold and the banshee comet which I had so I was given its equivalent in gold. So wg has given me more than enough gold to buy the Equalizer.

. I took the Equalizer out for its maiden run and used barrage mode for laughs and giggles. I fired 8 shells, destroye 2 tanks, did 1600+damage and placed in number 1 spot . Both teams only destroyed 4 tanks each so my 2 kills were have my team's kills and I was high damage dealer on both teams. This was in a tier 8 high battle.

.  I still think WG needs to limit this tank to only tier 8-10, but it sure felt good giving out what I had been receiving plus the added bonus I took out the equalizer on the red team while he had ZERO damage done to our team!:playing:



FusionStar287 #2 Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:37 PM

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It honestly sounds like you had a very lucky first game. I haven't had much experience with the Equalizer in game yet, but I've already seen one fire about 20 shells at the side of an E75 in the open, miss more than half of them, and deal only about 400 damage with the eight or so shells that did connect. And despite many people's complaints with the Barrage fire mode dealing module damage, that E75 never lost anything but his tracks. I imagine that the Equalizer would be a contender for the worst tier VIII premium, if not the worst tier VIII period, if it were prevented from being top tier (at least with the barrage gun).

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LiteralComic635 #3 Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:46 PM

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They seem, like every other artillery in the game, to be a royal pain for the opposing forces or just a chance for another arty killer medal. I think that they look fun, but I plan to hold off until they are 50% off. 

 

Have fun with your new toy though, and don't mind the arty haters!

 

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Haukkis #4 Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:47 PM

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View PostFusionStar287, on 14 February 2020 - 06:37 PM, said:

It honestly sounds like you had a very lucky first game. I haven't had much experience with the Equalizer in game yet, but I've already seen one fire about 20 shells at the side of an E75 in the open, miss more than half of them, and deal only about 400 damage with the eight or so shells that did connect. And despite many people's complaints with the Barrage fire mode dealing module damage, that E75 never lost anything but his tracks. I imagine that the Equalizer would be a contender for the worst tier VIII premium, if not the worst tier VIII period, if it were prevented from being top tier.

 

"worst tier VIII?" That title goes to ISU-130 ;) I don't have Equalizer but considering it has good mobility, semi-traversable turret and it's other, single-shot 155m gun is quite good (at least it was on M40 and M53/55) I think Equalizer is at least decent or good tier VIII premium vehicle.

Haggis McNoob #5 Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:22 PM

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I've changed to the single shot and it's actually a decent arty. I haven't landed 4 shots in one barrage yet which is disappointing.

Was on the receiving end of one lastnight and with being ammo racked and tracked over and over I just had to sit there and die.

I think the barrage is good for killing low health tanks as the chance of one of the 4 hitting is high

PumpkinEcobar #6 Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:05 PM

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I just started playing again after a couple weeks break and I've only noticed one in game so far. Blasted him with 152mm of love from my T49 from a ways away.

But in theory I like the machanic.

FusionStar287 #7 Posted 14 February 2020 - 08:59 PM

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View PostHaukkis, on 14 February 2020 - 12:47 PM, said:

 

"worst tier VIII?" That title goes to ISU-130 ;) I don't have Equalizer but considering it has good mobility, semi-traversable turret and it's other, single-shot 155m gun is quite good (at least it was on M40 and M53/55) I think Equalizer is at least decent or good tier VIII premium vehicle.

I was saying that the Equalizer would be the worst tier VIII if it only saw tier IX and X matches, and to be fair I briefly forgot about its single shot gun as well (which would still allow it to do at least something with that MM). As it is now I probably agree that the ISU-130 is the worst tier VIII tank although I've played a few that I might consider worse as well.


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animatethant #8 Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:18 AM

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ISU 130 worst tier 8 prem in the game? 

 

Hhmnnnn... Not sure I'd agree with that.

 

It's got weaknesses but also can put up monster games in the right map and played well. 

 

I did 6.3k DMG in a tier 10 match once. 

 

Couldn't do that in a gorynych ... Or wraith...



SPUK4U #9 Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:36 AM

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I also got the Equalizer and I find barrage gun fun, buy in efficient. What I do is usually 400 - 1000 damage with it and some module damage. Single gun is better if you wan't to cause more damage. Barrage gun works better if you run it with premium ammo as it has more pen and wider splash rate. What I like in this arty is the permium bonus as it can actually make positive games with premium ammo.

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XERXEZS #10 Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:40 PM

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With the ISU-130 you can do 5k damage easy, you're a sniper that's it, if you catch someone out of place they're done, combine this with 60% silver bonus and it's not bad at what it's intended to do, snipe.

With the Newer and more recent premium tier VIII TD's introduced into the game I wouldn't recommend the ISU-130 to a new player, the other TD' have it all, camo, speed, penetration a d armor.

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Potato QQ #11 Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:43 PM

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Use the Single Shot,  it's  lot more fun, you will do a lot more dmg and you will contribute a lot more to the team.

XERXEZS #12 Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:02 AM

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The only reason I don't play artillery is because it's too easy, one shotting players without any skill, yes please.

Haggis McNoob #13 Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:09 AM

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View PostXERXEZS, on 16 February 2020 - 08:02 AM, said:

The only reason I don't play artillery is because it's too easy, one shotting players without any skill, yes please.

I don't find it easy at all. I can't hit anything in them and that's fully aimed in 



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View PostXERXEZS, on 16 February 2020 - 12:02 AM, said:

The only reason I don't play artillery is because it's too easy, one shotting players without any skill, yes please.

 

Arty isn't easy and 1 shot kills rarely happens. 

SPUK4U #15 Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:28 PM

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View PostPotato QQ, on 15 February 2020 - 10:43 PM, said:

Use the Single Shot,  it's  lot more fun, you will do a lot more dmg and you will contribute a lot more to the team.

 

I find the barrage mode gun more fun and contributing more than single shot gun.  With barrage gun I cause a lot of module and craw damage and just by having critical module or crew damaged can make a full health tank a pile of junk.  With Equalizer It's a lot easier to support teammates that are in bad position as there is a good change that one out of four shot will connect and knock out some important module from the enemy tank. 

 

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EODDoogie369 #16 Posted 16 February 2020 - 05:12 PM

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Please, for the love of god, learn how to counterbattery.  Arty hides in the same danged place almost every game, kill it. Use your barrage powers for good!

 



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View PostEODDoogie369, on 16 February 2020 - 05:12 PM, said:

Please, for the love of god, learn how to counterbattery.  Arty hides in the same danged place almost every game, kill it. Use your barrage powers for good!

 

 

Playing counter battery by using blind fire to the know location is waste of gun time. While you shoot into dirt, you are not shooting enemy tanks and it's not helping team to win.  Also, if you miss the shots or fail to kill the target, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what you are trying to do and relocate leaving you to shoot at the empty spot. 

 


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ScottyDubs77 #18 Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:38 AM

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Nothing feels better than one shotting an iron rain with the equalizer and them sending you a message *reported haha

zombiedefense13 #19 Posted 17 February 2020 - 12:19 PM

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Actually the down side of the barrage gun is counter battery. Your location is given away a lot easier. When I see there is one on an opposing team I wait for those 4 flashes.

 

 


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View Postzombiedefense13, on 17 February 2020 - 12:19 PM, said:

Actually the down side of the barrage gun is counter battery. Your location is given away a lot easier. When I see there is one on an opposing team I wait for those 4 flashes.

 

That's so true, with Equalizer, you better relocate few first shots just to see if there is anyone trying to do counter battery fire.

 


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