Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The mighty American Heavy Tanks are too mighty?

The standing joke in World of Tanks right now is how weak the American tanks are. With guns that are low penetration, low damage with fast reload speed being their only positive offensive point and subpar armour protection on the hull... could they possibly nerf these tanks even further?

The T29 Heavy Tank is one of the tanks being nerfed - Why?

At the moment US heavies tier 7-10 have 120% armor. The values displayed in game are correct but apart from that heavies have 20% bonus of additional armor.

It is bug, that is going to be fixed in 0.6.2. Some players have already noticed the distortion between the diplayed armor values and penetration test results for T 28/29/32/34.

No other nerf is planned for T-30 and T-34. As for T-32 and T-29, some minor adjustments are possible, like decrease in traverse speed and turret rotation. At the moment these two outclass both IS3 and KT.

This is a direct quote from Overlord, Developer on the WoT Forums.
If the US Tier 7-10 Heavy Tank armour is effectively 120% of what it should be then I agree that it should be rectified. For me who has just got into his T29 it's a bit of a kick in the balls but I am sure it will still be an excellent tank.

To reduce the traverse speed and turret rotation does not seem to be right. From what I have seen the T29/T32 tanks do not 'outclass' the IS-3 or King Tiger and if anything, they would be weaker against a more experienced player.

On the other hand, it seems the T1 Heavy and M6 might be getting a buff or so I have heard in the passing whispers. Good news for all of us who have made it through the T1 Heavy and M6 through sheer attrition (actually, they aren't half as bad as people say they are!)

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