Message from Reaps in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #vidya-games

2018-01-16 20:35:42 UTC  


2018-01-16 20:42:59 UTC  

Europa Universalis 4

2018-01-16 20:56:32 UTC  


2018-01-16 20:57:03 UTC  

Big Brain Boyz play Minecraft

2018-01-16 21:00:35 UTC  

Still can't believe you got rekt'd as Brandenburg

2018-01-16 21:05:23 UTC  

I was still trying to figure out how warfare worked, okay

2018-01-17 05:13:46 UTC  

@Reaps are french tanks worse than japanese tanks?

2018-01-17 05:21:12 UTC  

Tier 1 Frenchies are fucking terrible because they are actual 1940 tanks having to face AFVs from 1942 (hello Marder) or other 1940 tanks with ahistorical loadouts (PzIVF1 with HC spam)

2018-01-17 05:21:31 UTC  

Soon as they get their autoloaders and oscilatting turrets they can be pretty good, especially around T4

2018-01-17 05:22:15 UTC  

but until then...tears of salt?

2018-01-17 05:22:46 UTC  

BR compression is bad for French T1

2018-01-17 05:23:13 UTC  

even in sim, where BR doesn't matter as much as specific vehicle sets, they face off against tanks that can murk them in one shot

2018-01-17 05:23:26 UTC  

Some French guns can't even pen Pz IIIs or IVs frontally

2018-01-17 05:23:35 UTC  

and the reload times are painfully slow by comparison

2018-01-17 05:23:41 UTC  

You can get out of T1 pretty fast

2018-01-17 05:23:51 UTC  

And then use US tanks instead 💯

2018-01-17 05:24:21 UTC  


2018-01-17 05:24:39 UTC  

Like, 40mm on a T1 tank is pretty good

2018-01-17 05:25:01 UTC  

But it means fuck all if it's regularly facing T2 vehicles with 76mm guns or Hollow Charge shells

2018-01-17 05:25:51 UTC  

"Why does my 1942 FW190 have to fight 1944 Yak3s reeeeee"

2018-01-17 05:25:55 UTC  

Meanwhile in Frenchland..

2018-01-17 05:26:57 UTC  

Jap tanks suffer similar issues

2018-01-17 05:27:04 UTC  

Most of their shit is 1940-era

2018-01-17 05:27:11 UTC  


2018-01-17 05:27:23 UTC  

Their pen is usually comparatively worse too

2018-01-17 05:27:38 UTC  

But they have a compartively huge bursting charge, so if you do pen it's usually an OSK

2018-01-17 05:28:34 UTC  

German and Soviet trees are generally the safest and most reliable way to get anywhere until you have a better idea of wtf is going on

2018-01-17 05:28:51 UTC  

Brits usually have shitty armour but good reload speeds

2018-01-17 05:28:57 UTC  

French = advanced tier?

2018-01-17 05:29:03 UTC  

and neutral steering on nearly everything

2018-01-17 05:29:22 UTC  

well, they're just a PITA initially, but later on you get high-pen guns with autoloaders

2018-01-17 05:29:41 UTC  

But that's still a specific playstyle
because once the magazine is empty, it takes like 60 seconds to reload

2018-01-17 05:29:57 UTC  

And their armour is generally pretty crappy on the oscillating turrets

2018-01-17 05:30:07 UTC  

their TD line is pretty strong though, armour-wise

2018-01-17 05:30:31 UTC  

How do you feel about the Americans?

2018-01-17 05:30:47 UTC  

by and large pretty good really

2018-01-17 05:30:59 UTC  

M4 cops shit but it can do what any other med can do

2018-01-17 05:31:16 UTC  

M18 is murderous in the right hands

2018-01-17 05:31:33 UTC  

.50cals are fucking flamethrowers against aircraft

2018-01-17 05:32:09 UTC  

And most guns get a solid shot round, an APHE shell and a tungsten shot too

2018-01-17 05:32:39 UTC  

Just expect to be playing a lot of different M4s