73 thoughts on “9.3 Matchmaking Table

    • That one was being tested even before the Te-Ke. Now it’s just hanging in the files.

    • Interestingly enough, historically people prefer the T-50 over the A-20.
      I prefer the A-20…. faster, lighter, more agile, adequate gun……
      Still, the T-50 is not a *bad* light for its tier, and it’s not an infantry tank (unlike most of the special-mm lights). Also, nicer armor for lucky bounces and good cannon. Fun times in both.

        • There’s no way how to spot tanks with Chaffee in battle tiers above 9 except surviving battle to undecided end game on open maps that are now rare. Every medium has same or better view range, high camo depending on crew and some of them better or similar top speed. On the other hand it was needed to somehow compensate how OP it is on tier 7.

    • They HAD that kind of MM (even worse for end-of-line lights, back when they all were at max 5).
      Then came the french, then T-50-2s went extinct and germans were adjusted…. recently most were cut their top-tier mm…..
      Overall, I find all of this as wonderful news….. just need to save for my RU <3

    • Well, it has insane top speed and very nice acceleration and turning rate…. ground resistence could be boosted a bit, but it’s a darned fun tank to play with.
      Also…. if you’re going personal against Tier-4 heavies with a Tier-2 whatever, you deserve to die.

      • Who sayed something about going in front of tier 4 heavys? I just really dislike the fact, that T2 LT really struggles to pen even back of tier 4 meds and it has worse mm than normal tanks even when it is premium. What for? To be scout? With 260 m vierange and 325 radio range? Not even talking about how this whole “scouting” stuff is broken in game atm.

  1. My suggestions:

    1. Tier4 Lights need to have 5-7 Battle Tier range, same as normal T5 tanks. And need to be rebalanced for it. Having bt4-7 range just makes them bad for platooning and impossible to balance because in bt4 they’d be OP and in bt6-7 completely useless.

    2. T-50 needs complete rebalance for BT it has. Should not have MM changed like A-20 but instead buffed.

    3. T2 Light Tank needs normal tier2 MM. It is completely useless even in tier3 match, more so in t4. And scouting a lot wasnt useful before and is much less now. Alternatively, it can keep current MM but with huge increase in view range. But this would mean it’s still bad for platooning

    4. Not a fan of current tier4 heavy tank MM. It causes multiple problems. Makes tanks bad for platooning and in general neither of those tanks is enjoyable to play or even used. No one plays them, which clearly indicates something is wrong.

    • Actually, I see at least one B1 or DW2 every other battle in my Cruiser II Stress Relief Derp and my Panzer S35. And I actually enjoyed the B1, although that was before the advent of the German Glass Cannon TD line.

    • 1.- Tier-4 Lights fighting in Tier-4 battles is a welcome relief from tougher battles. Also, it helps offset the fact that some Tier-4 Lights act as gateways to Tier-5 Meds, and many got awful reputation as “bad tanks” for being there.

      2.- Tier-4 Lights are not useless in Tier-6/7 battles. It’s there where you have to stop thinking about your tank as “fast medium with small cannon” and act like “can dash around with no camo penalty” agile tank. That allows for easy transitioning from scouting to flanking to infiltrations…. the trick is knowing when and how to move from one task to the next.

      3.- If you’re platooning with a Light, you MUST know the MM of your vehicle and those of your platoon mates. If you want an easier life, get a Med or Heavy.

      4.- T-50 is alright. It’s got more armor, better cannon and better terrain resistence than A-20. The illusion that the T-50 is now “worse than the A-20″ came from the fact that the A-20 was once in a harsher MM, and thus people disliked it. The A-20 has now a nicer MM, and those of us that like it are glad for it….. New players now have to choose between the lithe and agile A-20 and the tougher T-50…. and still, the handling isn’t that different anyway.

      5.- T2 LT has unmatched top speed, top-grade acceleration and turning rate, and good visibility. The only thing it needs is slightly better ground resistence so that it doesn’t become sluggish while off-road. It’s the lowest-tiered true scout. Just watching the cannon stats should be enough for people to understand it’s not meant for heavy combat.

      6.- Well, call me no one, for I very much love my Luchs, greatly enjoyed the PzNA, Leopard (back when it was Tier 4), Covenanter, T-50, A-20, M5 Stuart and Ke-Ho, and am planning to get the duckling again (fun times).

    • Interesting points D_d. My thoughts:

      1. Agreed. Give T4 light’s MM of 5-7 and a slight scouting/camo buff, where needed.

      2. T-50 is a lost cause. Wish it was bringed back to former glory of pocket driftrocket; who cares for historical accuracy.

      3. Fully agreed. It can’t even act as scout with 260m (joke)viewrange.

      4. Yeah they are far from perfect, but it’s pretty minor issiue. There are far bigger problems on T4 (matilda and TDs) that have much bigger impact on game…

  2. If only the brought back battle tier 12 so t8 mediums/heavies wouldn’t suffer from all those t10 battles where they are almost useless against t10 powercreeped fucktanks

    • You know there may actually be a case for that but it would need to be put forward using sensible language and a well thought out argument.

      Unfortunately since WG hid the numbers of tanks in the queue we don’t have the evidence to hand.

      Tier 8 queue times don’t seem excessive any more though, which could be an indication that there are enough tier 10 tanks to warrant BT12 on a limited basis at least.

  3. that list is missing an essential tier 3 tank PZ-1c is not on the list at all why not its utilized as a scout on a lot of maps and some times in Medium tc’s as well when you use 2 of them

    • it’s not missing.
      it gets normal tier 3 light tank MM, so there isn’t an exception for it.

      It would be too good if you gave it 3-4 mm, and it would be painful if you gave it 3-6mm.

  4. Medjed i agree i am so tired of having my non premium tier 8 tanks having to take on tier 10′s constantly its costing more more to repair and re-arm everytime i go into a battle now worse than before

    • It was already pretty bad before but now I don’t even play t8 except if I really have to for unlocking t9. It is the worst tier after tier3, and they ruined t8 only because Russian server has too many t8 so long queues or some BS like that.

  5. I still don’t understand why high tier light tanks with less hp, less armor and comparable view range never get to see their own tier and often get saddled in battles way beyond it?

    they should get each tier balanced and equal and have it all the same, except for premiums which get preferred as part of being a premium.

    • The issue seems to be lack of light tanks to fill the slots.
      Way back, the top was Tier-4 for lights and 8 for SPGs.
      When they found enough tanks to arrange the arty to their equivalent tiers, they did so.
      So, if they had enough light tanks to fill up to Tier 10, they’d certainly fix the trees again and adjust their matches.