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jylpah #1 Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:05 PM

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Apologies if this has been discussed already, but does anyone else find the "new" IS-3 (WG updated the IS-3 model in 4.5) bit "better" (read "more OP") than the previous one. For example it seems far more difficult to pen the roof weak-point and hull front seems as stronk as IS-5's hull. As if IS-3 was particularly weak tank before. 

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View Postjylpah, on 03 January 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

Apologies if this has been discussed already, but does anyone else find the "new" IS-3 (WG updated the IS-3 model in 4.5) bit "better" (read "more OP") than the previous one. For example it seems far more difficult to pen the roof weak-point and hull front seems as stronk as IS-5's hull. As if IS-3 was particularly weak tank before. 

I have discussed it a lot, particularly the typo about the 20mm rear plate, which is in fact still the old 60mm.

the turret is larger, and especially its taller, so if you don’t face it, it’s much easier to pen for low end mediums like my rides are. 

I don’t drive is3 anymore, so I’m satisfied. From the front, well, I try not to be on their front end.


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jylpah #3 Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:56 AM

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I was shooting with Löwe multiple shots from a higher position to the IS-3 roof hatch. All bounces. Unbelievable or actually “работая по назначению”...

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RA1D_SCHNITZEL_ #4 Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:12 AM

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Definitely buffed. The IS3 feels much more like a IS5 now as an enemy and I dont only mean lookwise. One of the most uncalled-for buffs and Tier 8 is again even more the happy russian heavy playground than it used to be before the update.

 

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Is3 is buffed.Turret roof is 47 mm instead of 20.So now only 150 mm guns can overmatch it.Great job wargaming.

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the new IS3 rocks - seriously 

minitelrose #7 Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:54 AM

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View PostJJSawry, on 03 January 2018 - 06:37 PM, said:

I don't drive it, but since I'm mostly in t8, in my experience the new one is just better. The front pike angles respond faster to adjustment, so are harder to pen. Roof hatch is a lot harder to hit. Side armor bounces a lot more.

Yes, turret armor on sides is weaker, but that's what you gave up, and it's a way to balance it.

 

I didn’t shoot a lot on the sides but the view shots I have, indeed seemed harder to put in :/

and I rarely have the occasion of shooting in the roof top rather than the nose, probably cause I don’t face hug it much, and probably because I rarely play heavies. 

 

i don’t quote the other comments but according to my understanding it’s the current PC model, modeled after 3D scans of a real tank, rather than modeled after blueprints and photographs. 

 


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I want just that, and replay files.

 





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