Hello all, I'd like to begin by expressing my deepest condolences for those who felt buyers remorse towards the T34B. I understand you may feel betrayed, the description in the Black Market told you the turret could stop Thor's Hammer but it cant seem to stop a tank shell? I hope that if enough people shed light on this insanely power-crept tank, maybe something can be done about it.
My account name is RussianWinter, I have played World of Tanks since December 17, 2011, but this isn't about my service record, rather my experience playing the
1. The T34 was the first tank to fool the WoT player base.
The T34 Heavy Tank was originally a tier 9 tech tree tank below the tier 10 T30 Heavy Tank, and after becoming a tier 8 premium tank the T30 became a tier 9 tank destroyer, while the T34 retained its heavy tank tag for… reasons? I've found that the T34 performs far better as a sniping vehicle, but it often feels wrong to do so. So much armor that could potentially help out a front but in my experience it is the least effective tier 8 heavy at fighting close range (besides Germany heavies but that is a whole other issue).
2. The T34 has the worst DPM of any premium heavy tank.
With a BIA crew, Vents, and a Rammer, the T34 Heavy Tank can achieve 1,938 DPM. To give some perspective, this is less than the DPM of the standard, unmodified, 100% no-perk/skill crew of the 50TP, which
This is the extent of it right? The 50TP is pretty inaccurate so it gets slightly better DPM as a trade off, right? Wrong.
3. The T34 does not have the alpha nor the accuracy to justify its reload time.
The DPM isn't the whole issue for the T34. The alpha and accuracy are extremely overlooked on this vehicle. I decided to create a
4. The T34's mobility issues are the most frustrating part about this vehicle.
If Wargaming could change one thing about this vehicle, it would be the mobility. Often i've wondered how this vehicle can be so slow, the specific power isn't that terrible, though not great. I compared the mobility of the T34 to the same vehicles as earlier, and found that the T34 has the worst mobility of all of them, regardless of the power/weight ratio,
If this was a rant, i'm sorry to waste your time, but i'm passionate about this game and I like to shed light on vehicles that I used to enjoy but by changes or additions to the game I no longer can. Thank you for reading, and please let me know your thoughts and criticisms.
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