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del520352877 #1 Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:31 PM

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Is-8is totaly uselles tank. It is a joke compared to the rest of tier 9. IS-3 was a lot better than this tank. Its armour is useless - even tier 7 guns penetrates all the time. It is slow and big. So that is the point of IS-8? What of WOT makes had in mind making such crappy tank for ties 9? IS-8 is even suggesting to uninstall WOT blitz at all.

x_Iskra_x #2 Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

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I don't know what tank have you been playing, but IS-8 is anything but slow.It has terrible frontal armor though , so I often tried to sidescrape or turret hug other tanks.In close battles , while circling around and angling, diamond shaped sides help a lot and can take a lot of punishment without tank taking damage.Second gun is a game changer for IS-8, more damage and much faster reload time.

IS-8 should be played as a heavy medium and not a real heavy, it can't withstand punishment from several tanks at once , but if used for flanking and wolf-packs with other mediums it is excellent.


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wassimz #3 Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

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Guys you had superior tanks in tier 5-7 ( soviet tanks) where you could hit a german heavy 400 alpha and finish him. Tier 8-10 german tanks rock. But speaking about is-8 you are wrong, that gun can penetrate pretty much tank( even if only hulls sometimes) speed is great, armor is somehow inferior to e-75 but could be great if you hide behind a wall and angle.

i remember now how I felt inferior in my panther and tiger 1. My e-50 is just awesome :) 



kaizeus #4 Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

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well I'm an IS-8 player and I disagree with you,The Tank is one of the best in Tier 9(If not the best) when fully upgraded. 

The Top Gun of the IS-8 which is a game changer can pen all tier-9 and tier 10 with exception of E-100 with Normal AP.Just Focus on getting the Top Gun then research the engine and Tracks and Finally Get the Turret,Its not much of a big deal to get the turret you will just get extra 100 HP :smile:

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I found IS-8 fast enough even without tracks and engine upgrade , IMO researching that is waisted experience , stock turret can't be penned by most tanks, if any, so getting secondary turret to have 100 more HP also wasn't that appealing. 

 


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texoM78 #6 Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:56 PM

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For sure you need to play like a med whit is8, similar on PC version.

 


BigBadVuk #7 Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:06 PM

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Paskalaatikko #8 Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

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Oh dear. To be honest, maybe the problem isn't the tank but the one holding the sticks... It is good tank, it just need skills like any other high tier tank to be successful. Really. Just hone your skills mate. I think it is more forgiving to play than M103 or even E75.

pelaminoskep #9 Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:45 AM

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With every new tank I get, I always think at the beginning: man this tank dies quickly.

Somehow that always wears off after a while after I learn to survive in a specific tank. I think the IS8 just isn't an IS3 and has a totally different playstyle...

 

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kaizeus #10 Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

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View PostZudykas_1, on 04 August 2014 - 11:56 PM, said:

Tried to play as medium still sucks. It is too slow to be medium tank. Worst tank ever. I think I will dropmsoviet heavy line and start other.[edited] IS-8.



Is your crew 100% yet? is your tank fully upgraded? If not,I suggest that you just have to be fully patient till your tank is fully upgraded and You will notice the difference yourself plus You are not alone,When I first bought the tank I suffered a lot of defeats but after I free xped most of the Modules My win rate in this tank went up from 33% to 50% for now and My crew isn't 100% yet so I suggest you just be a little patient till you fully upgrade it :smile:



pelaminoskep #11 Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

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Now I'm very curious fo what you've changed :eyesup:



smalley #12 Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

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Not being funny here but when should a heavy support a med.?

kaizeus #13 Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

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View Postsmalley, on 10 August 2014 - 10:16 PM, said:

Not being funny here but when should a heavy support a med.?




IS-8 when fully upgrade is fast enough to support mediums and It's not really a heavy tank :smile:



TheMurat12 #14 Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:09 AM

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Is series main idea no pain no gain. 

I have IS now and it is hard for me because the gun is kv1s's gun and maybe kv1s makes wonder in his tier but with IS im usually challange with tier 8-9 and the gun is not enough to penetrate them. Now I'm thinking about how to get this 77k xp 



bajsi #15 Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

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Every tank sucks when you buy it. Crew is at best at 75% (if you don't spend gold), you usually don't have money for equipment (if you don't spend gold), you don't have upgrade (if you don't spend gold for free XP), so bottom line, unless you have shitload of gold, the tank is gonna SUCK. Every. Single. One. of. them. But you forget them when you play it for a while.

 

when I got IS-3 i had to play 5 games to get a single win, and fully loaded IS usually beat me in score.



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It's a halfbreed medium/heavy peekaboom tank. If you play accordingly, a fully upgraded IS8 is a die cast, stalinium alloy soviet beast.



jamin87 #17 Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:33 PM

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Hey all, lots of interesting info here. 

 

I've got a similar issue, except not anywhere near as bad. almost got the gun upgrade so am just playing the patient game really. I find the manoeuvrability lacking if playing as a medium however. Also probs wont get the turret upgrade as I don't see the point. ONLY HP is improved. Not view range, ROF, etc. Most turret upgrades give this to some degree. 

 

Although Im sure it will be a good tank once maxxxed out it's the biggest disappointment in this line of tanks.

 

I digress tho. I actually have a question relating to this topic thought which is: 

 

Is the is-7 worth the trouble of playing around with the IS-8?



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View Postjamin87, on 09 September 2014 - 07:33 PM, said:

Hey all, lots of interesting info here. 

 

I've got a similar issue, except not anywhere near as bad. almost got the gun upgrade so am just playing the patient game really. I find the manoeuvrability lacking if playing as a medium however. Also probs wont get the turret upgrade as I don't see the point. ONLY HP is improved. Not view range, ROF, etc. Most turret upgrades give this to some degree. 

 

Although Im sure it will be a good tank once maxxxed out it's the biggest disappointment in this line of tanks.

 

I digress tho. I actually have a question relating to this topic thought which is: 

 

Is the is-7 worth the trouble of playing around with the IS-8?

 

 

IS-7 was dissapointing mediocre tank for me after whole Russian high alpha damage heavy tree.Then again I don't have many games with it and it can be rather fun in hull down position, but E-100 is much more fun and all-around tank in my opinion.


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AnasGh96 #19 Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:30 AM

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In time you'll learn to play smoothly with it. I'm an is8 player and its just doing very well. After having 100% crew and upgrading everything in it, and byuing equipment, you'll see a big difference

DerpyMcderp #20 Posted 20 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

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View Postx_Iskra_x, on 09 September 2014 - 09:04 PM, said:

 

 

IS-7 was dissapointing mediocre tank for me after whole Russian high alpha damage heavy tree.Then again I don't have many games with it and it can be rather fun in hull down position, but E-100 is much more fun and all-around tank in my opinion.

 

the IS-7 is like the E-100, but more mobile at the sacrifice of alpha damage, it also has better penetration and a quicker turning turret, so I think it's more all round than an E-100 IMO 

 

i like to think of the IS-8 as a small heavy, it's quite mobile and is more of a flagship medium, but it can do a heavies job sometimes.


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