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Joco3000-x #1 Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:49 PM

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Here's a non-controversial question that I sometimes find myself asking.

As it stands in-game, there are five premium SPGs available for purchase. Two of them are tier VIII, one is a tier V and the final two are Sexton Is.

Of these, the FV305 is a rather unique vehicle, the Equaliser is a fairly standard vehicle (ignoring the burst mode), the LeFH105 is decently armoured and low calibre, and the Sexton I UK is about as generic as it gets. The US is one of the more broken vehicles in the game.

 

I feel that there are several niches that could be covered by premium artillery that aren't explored by the tech tree choices.

 

For example, here is a 194mm WWI era SPG.

As you can imagine, being a WWI SPG, this vehicle was incredibly slow. 7 Kph at best.

However, there was also a 155mm variant, a 220mm variant and even a 280mm variant (or it might had been a separate design, I am unsure).

Such a large gun on such an ungainly chassis could be an interesting vehicle to play.

 

Another example would be this 105mm turreted SPG.

It is related to the tier V French SPG, and is known as the Mk 62.

A low calibre, turreted SPG simply does not exist in-game. The closest is the tier IV German, which is technically turreted in the way the T28 Prototype is.

 

A final design would be this WWI era Christie tank.

This would be the opposite of the GPF, a fast and agile 155mm armed SPG.

This one uses the 155mm from the M12.
 

There are some crazier designs I haven't touched upon, as I decided to go for more conventional types. There's a 152mm Object 261 variant, a 135mm turreted Leopard 1 variant, a 305mm siege mortar attached to a Panther chassis. Several odd designs, and many less odd.


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hexine-p #2 Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:54 PM

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you know some TD count as SPG also (infact most)

 

but yes i want more premium arty. including a premium mercenary arty built on the TOG 2; the hindentog



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More SPGs?
just no lol 

Cyrex005-x #4 Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:19 PM

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Doesn't the Birch Gun fully rotate too? Been awhile since I played it.
Could get the Bandkanon 1A (built in 1967) as a premium. Keep its 14 round magazine and autoloader but give it the damage of the Equalizer's burst round. One of them not the whole burst. It would be funny to see one fire all 14 rounds and watch as the rounds cover 2 square grid sections. Make the splash radius 7 meters. The thing would have a 120 second reload.

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A Tier 10 premium arty..Yes please.:honoring:
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This would be good as a poll.

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If WG want to add more Premium Arty, nothing we can say would stop them, though I wish Jocco wouldn't keep giving them ideas along those lines!
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Joco3000-x #8 Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:53 PM

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View PostCyrex005-x, on 13 September 2020 - 08:19 PM, said:

Doesn't the Birch Gun fully rotate too? Been awhile since I played it.
Could get the Bandkanon 1A (built in 1967) as a premium. Keep its 14 round magazine and autoloader but give it the damage of the Equalizer's burst round. One of them not the whole burst. It would be funny to see one fire all 14 rounds and watch as the rounds cover 2 square grid sections. Make the splash radius 7 meters. The thing would have a 120 second reload.

 

Can't say I agree.

 

The reason why is quite simple. Sweden are fully capable of having a full SPG line, and that line would need the Bandkanon. Both of them.

 

View PostPLK180W-x, on 13 September 2020 - 08:44 PM, said:

If WG want to add more Premium Arty, nothing we can say would stop them, though I wish Jocco wouldn't keep giving them ideas along those lines!

 

No.

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No

 

Not until they fix arty in its current form

 



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Heck yeah. I’m all for more arty, I find it quite relaxing and not as frenetic as lights, or some mediums, not as heavy going as heavy tank play, (looking at you mauschen, maus, type 4, type 5. Etc).

Id also be very interested in an entire Swedish line, bandkanons in particular, although I don’t think 16 round autoloaders would go down well. In some cases, one loadout could last a good length of time.

Could work like the Equaliser, but maybe not in one 16 round burst. Maybe 4 four round bursts.

In short, yes, more premium arty.


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Germany needs a premium SPG for sure.  I can also see a case for Chinese, Swedish, and Russian SPGs too.  I still really wished they had made a Merc SPG when they had the opportunity and momentum.

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At this point I don't think adding any Premium vehicles is a good idea. When was the last time we had a complete tech tree added? Enough with all the Premiums already, they're everywhere! How about working on the Polish medium line, or Soviet double barreled vehicles, or even the wheelie bois? With the recent addition of special tier IX and X vehicles, this game became a freaking World of Premium Tanks...

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View PostCyrex005-x, on 13 September 2020 - 09:19 PM, said:

Doesn't the Birch Gun fully rotate too? Been awhile since I played it.
Could get the Bandkanon 1A (built in 1967) as a premium. Keep its 14 round magazine and autoloader but give it the damage of the Equalizer's burst round. One of them not the whole burst. It would be funny to see one fire all 14 rounds and watch as the rounds cover 2 square grid sections. Make the splash radius 7 meters. The thing would have a 120 second reload.

 

Yes, Birch Gun has fully rotating gun or turret, same thing with SU-26.

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View PostCptBadger-x, on 13 September 2020 - 04:41 PM, said:

This would be good as a poll.

 

Probably thats the reason why its not a poll. 

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I'd be 100% for this if they changed arty to some type of sub-class tank destroyers. Basically, they function as normal TDs but with the artillery symbol, improved gun handling, and more HP. Maybe they could test that somehow. 

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View PostM4ntiX-x, on 13 September 2020 - 09:56 PM, said:

At this point I don't think adding any Premium vehicles is a good idea. When was the last time we had a complete tech tree added? Enough with all the Premiums already, they're everywhere! How about working on the Polish medium line, or Soviet double barreled vehicles, or even the wheelie bois? With the recent addition of special tier IX and X vehicles, this game became a freaking World of Premium Tanks...

 

I can't disagree. 

 

However, I can think of a few such candidates that don't take up spots from a potential SPG line, of which there are many.

 

Off the top of my head, there's the following potential lines:
US (Pre-war)

US (Post-war, lower calibre)

Japanese

Czech

Italian

Swedish

Swiss

 

It also would not surprise me if a second British, French, German and Soviet line is possible, or at least partially.

For example, I'd like to see the FV3802 somewhere, which was a shortened Centurion with a 25 Pounder in a casemate like the FV3805.

 

View PostHaukkis-x, on 13 September 2020 - 10:08 PM, said:

 

Yes, Birch Gun has fully rotating gun or turret, same thing with SU-26.

 

I forgot about the lower tiers.

I tend not to frequent around those tiers, and the two tanks are not the most memorable.

View PostMonneyMan98-x, on 13 September 2020 - 10:13 PM, said:

 

Probably thats the reason why its not a poll. 

 

It is exactly the reason why it's not a poll.

I'm no fool, I know exactly how that would turn out.


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Another premium arty,  heck yeah,  I would buy it. Let's make it a T9 or T10.. :great:
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View Posttokyobatman-p, on 13 September 2020 - 11:04 PM, said:

Another premium arty,  heck yeah,  I would buy it. Let's make it a T9 or T10.. :great:

 

Tier X Light and TD first.

 

Adding more tier X artillery players is not something I wish upon this game.


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View PostM4ntiX-x, on 13 September 2020 - 09:56 PM, said:

At this point I don't think adding any Premium vehicles is a good idea. When was the last time we had a complete tech tree added? Enough with all the Premiums already, they're everywhere! How about working on the Polish medium line, or Soviet double barreled vehicles, or even the wheelie bois? With the recent addition of special tier IX and X vehicles, this game became a freaking World of Premium Tanks...

 

How about something unique for console. Plenty of tanks they could add even without needing to model new parts. 


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View PostJoco3000-x, on 13 September 2020 - 08:53 PM, said:

 

No.

I want to gift you many things, but we can't always get what we want.

 

...And I really wish WG would give us some of the gifts you suggest...

 

But I still wish you wouldn't suggest Arty.


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