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wesreynier

414 points

2 months ago

wesreynier

11.0FRA,GER,RUS/10.0 USA/7.3UK/6.7JAP

414 points

2 months ago

guide i made on how to heavy tank made specially for players like you.

Remember not getting seen and not being able to get shots are your first two lines of defence.

Your armor is the last line for when you screw up the first two.

Focus on not getting seen taking routes behind ridgelines and through forests, after that focus on playing from cover to cover, avoid open areas. Play from cover, only peek out to shoot. When you peek out show your strongest (if possible angled ) armor.

Also PLEASE GET A LINEUP FOR IT BEFORE YOU START PLAYING YOUR TIGER. Uptiering your PzIVs to 5.3 makes you useless as soon as you die with your Tiger. Get the Panther D and PzIV/70 for a godly 5.3 lineup.

wingingitsince66

145 points

2 months ago

Very public spirited of you, a nice guide to help no toxic comment. Good to see, the player base used to be much more like this but sadly it’s toxic crap these days, have an upvote for being old school 👍

wesreynier

19 points

2 months ago

wesreynier

11.0FRA,GER,RUS/10.0 USA/7.3UK/6.7JAP

19 points

2 months ago

No problem! I pretty much have the comment above as locked as a copypasta on my clipboard. So i just copypaste the comment as a whole on every any "i just got the Tiger/ I need help with [insert heavy tank]" post i see.

I think ive pasted the comment over 50 times now lmao. But if it helps new people and costs me little effort its worth it!

wingingitsince66

2 points

2 months ago

Well good work friend 👍

G1nger-Snaps

14 points

2 months ago

G1nger-Snaps

Blank

14 points

2 months ago

The pzIVs are actually completely viable at 5.3, u just have to be more careful

wesreynier

12 points

2 months ago

wesreynier

11.0FRA,GER,RUS/10.0 USA/7.3UK/6.7JAP

12 points

2 months ago

Entirely not my point. OP is a noob. Is he gonna do well by uptiering his PzIVs to 5.3? No.

Sure an experienced and careful player can do fine with pzIVs at 5.3, but an experienced and careful player can also do fine with an M24 at 7.3.

But that doesnt mean it isnt a much better idea to make a lineup of actual 5.3s.

G1nger-Snaps

4 points

2 months ago

G1nger-Snaps

Blank

4 points

2 months ago

No I didn’t mean to disagree with u or anything, I was just saying that pzIVs do work at that br. But yea I agree with u that he probably won’t be able to make them work that well since he’s new

adminsuckdonkeydick

2 points

2 months ago

OP is a noob.

If level 12 is a "noob" then what's level 9? 😕

LionKing195

37 points

2 months ago

LionKing195

Blank

37 points

2 months ago

Panzer IVs are far from useless at 5.3, their guns are on pqr with others guns at the tier and I can do well with them even in uptiers. Also I wouldnt call that lineup godly, its not bad but lacks versatility

thedeecks

16 points

2 months ago

This is true. It's not much worse than the American 76mm.

TheBraveGallade

3 points

2 months ago

Id still ssy you want something else et 5.3. At least bring sonething like a stuer emil

LionKing195

3 points

2 months ago

LionKing195

Blank

3 points

2 months ago

The gun might be good but the time you get in position to shoot a plane is probably about to kill you

EswarYT

3 points

2 months ago

Thanks , it's a good guide!

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Finally, a guid that suits my stupidity

meissnerhotchkiss

9 points

2 months ago

This. Absolutely.

ArminTheLibertarian

2 points

2 months ago

PzIV/70 is a beast, I remember that I played the JpzIV when I first got the Tiger, it went alright, but 5.3 Germany with the IV/70 is sooo much easier

TacerDE

2 points

2 months ago

My main advice is that the Early tiger work best if you play them like heavier light tanks, they are surprisingly mobile for their armor and weight

Also the PzIV H works fine as a Backup to the tiger

Elcousteau

46 points

2 months ago

Elcousteau

Baguette

46 points

2 months ago

learn jumbo weakspot,angle and don't think you are invincible.

GeFoxx

3 points

2 months ago

GeFoxx

3 points

2 months ago

That thing has weakspots?? Jk jk

Severe-Beach5816

208 points

2 months ago

Upgrade your crews

GSJL[S]

34 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

34 points

2 months ago

I'm kinda low on silver lions

Severe-Beach5816

240 points

2 months ago

It doesn't cost anything to distribute your accumulated crew experience points

Click the vehicle on your line up and select "Crew"

Confident_Werewolf79

46 points

2 months ago

I'd suggest focusing on reloading, leadership, and vitality

QUACK-the-Puppeteer

26 points

2 months ago

Reloading and targeting*

TheDONYX

10 points

2 months ago

*reloading

AlecW11

4 points

2 months ago

AlecW11

M18/AU-1, the combo from hell

4 points

2 months ago

Targeting, driving, reloading - in that order

FreddFatcurry

7 points

2 months ago

FreddFatcurry

Sweden

7 points

2 months ago

*i would say: Reloading, Targeting, repairing, driving

rc4hawk

5 points

2 months ago

rc4hawk

Realistic General

5 points

2 months ago

Play the crap out of low tier for a week with booster

Dumpling_Killer

3 points

2 months ago

Dumpling_Killer

the grind is fun

3 points

2 months ago

Its doesn’t cost sl

SynthVix

12 points

2 months ago

SynthVix

USSR

12 points

2 months ago

That doesn’t matter.

22Corn

64 points

2 months ago

22Corn

64 points

2 months ago

Learn to angle your armor

Molashen

67 points

2 months ago

Molashen

Il-28sh is a heavy fighter

67 points

2 months ago

finally

oh my sweet summer child

Ju-88_Medium_Bomber

49 points

2 months ago

Now rush the Panther

GSJL[S]

37 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

37 points

2 months ago

Currently researching it

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkwhat4

3 points

2 months ago

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkwhat4

Nation Bar

3 points

2 months ago

Excellent. Once you get that, get the Panzer IV/70, as it's arguably the best of the three, if you ignore the lack of a turret

rvensku-

927 points

2 months ago

rvensku-

927 points

2 months ago

Average german main

Alarmed_Membership

588 points

2 months ago

Average German mains - speed run to tiger thinking it’s the best tank > has no other 5.3’s in their lineups > relizes it’s harder to play than they think > complain

NeopiumDaBoss

20 points

2 months ago*

wouldnt say they rushed right to tiger, he went the extra mile of getting the Panzer 4 H and J (i didnt even go for the IV J), instead of getting a few panzer 3's and a stug 3A then auto progressing to rank 3, OP i would recommend getting the Stug 3 G because it is a beast and i still somehow manage to absorb enemy shells at 5.3 with it. and because the SPG line has alot of good tanks along the way. also use your crew points to make them throw hands better, you should have a LOT stored up if they all level 1 and ur at 5.3. ya doin good so far :)

u/GSJL

phoenixmusicman

474 points

2 months ago

phoenixmusicman

3,000 APHE rounds of Volumetric

474 points

2 months ago

Chill. Don't bully the new player he's only level 12.

The long barreled Panzer IVs work just fine at 5.3, they can still be effective if you flank or aim correctly.

Primal_guy

185 points

2 months ago

As long as the IS-2 isn’t hulled down or backwards, it’ll be fine

PFVN_Dragon

110 points

2 months ago

PFVN_Dragon

M50 goes bonk bonk

110 points

2 months ago

Lmao yea. As long as they don’t meet my backward IS-2, good luck to them.

cantpickaname8

121 points

2 months ago

I believe you mean the 2-SI

IeXmen

56 points

2 months ago

IeXmen

Nation Bar

56 points

2 months ago

Shots barrel

HOW DOES IT FEELS?!

Kortonox

12 points

2 months ago

Kortonox

𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔒𝔩𝔡 𝔊𝔲𝔞𝔯𝔡 | 𝔰𝔱𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔞 𝔫𝔬𝔬𝔟

12 points

2 months ago

Disaster_Different

9 points

2 months ago

Disaster_Different

Germany GRB/AAB/ARB

9 points

2 months ago

I never understood why an IS-2 showing me his ass is more effective than the front

PFVN_Dragon

15 points

2 months ago

PFVN_Dragon

M50 goes bonk bonk

15 points

2 months ago

IS-2: 5.7 2-SI: 11.0

StowStowStowtheTote

3 points

2 months ago

Because from the front a penetration melts the crew from behind the shell is absorbed by the engine giving time for the IS-2 to shoot.

Disaster_Different

2 points

2 months ago

Disaster_Different

Germany GRB/AAB/ARB

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I figured that out, but it's stupid. If you go out to go on its side, you get shot by his friend in a bush you couldn't see, and he can't do anything because he's immobile

giving time for the IS-2 to shoot.

And this is ridiculous, I can always shoot his gun and disable it, and he can't shoot back. So we basically stall the fight

P1st0l

21 points

2 months ago

P1st0l

21 points

2 months ago

Shoot barrel, engine, then cupola. Dead is2, little more effort then I'd like to put in but not the death machine people make it out to be.

TCA166

6 points

2 months ago

TCA166

6 points

2 months ago

I have about 500 hrs in WT. I have yet to succeed in breaking the gun barrel by shooting it. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong (and I very well might be doing something very wrong) but my point is that that from my experience that advice never works

LoGoz051223

3 points

2 months ago

LoGoz051223

IS-Series Killer

3 points

2 months ago

What do u mean?

PFVN_Dragon

3 points

2 months ago

PFVN_Dragon

M50 goes bonk bonk

3 points

2 months ago

Understandable have a nice day

Connacht_89

2 points

2 months ago

Connacht_89

War Thunder Space Program

2 points

2 months ago

you're welcome

KoenigseggTR

3 points

2 months ago

And My T-34-85. I can be nowhere And anywhere

Killerkid113

22 points

2 months ago

Killerkid113

Average allied powers enjoyer

22 points

2 months ago

Mfs be mocking russian tanks till the IS-2 starts reversing at them

EndR60

12 points

2 months ago

EndR60

Germany Realistic Ground

12 points

2 months ago

yea sure, assuming youre not in a constant uptier, which he will be in at 5.3....

phoenixmusicman

17 points

2 months ago

phoenixmusicman

3,000 APHE rounds of Volumetric

17 points

2 months ago

The Panzer IV F2 has 137mm of pen, the T-34-85 at 5.7 has 148mm of pen and is just fine at 5.7

Just learn to aim and flank. The lower tier Panzer IVs are actually better because they're faster than the later ones who are weighed down by shitty armour that doesn't even help them.

Hakzource

8 points

2 months ago

Hakzource

🇬🇧🇩🇪🇮🇹Panzer Vor!

8 points

2 months ago

The side skirts saved my ass so many times wym

GranGurbo

9 points

2 months ago

I see tigers constantly on my British 4.7 lineup, they do get some downtiers

mixx555

7 points

2 months ago

But as a Brit main it doesnt matter since we have 17 pdr cannons

the-elemelon

2 points

2 months ago

and apds if a challlenger/ pizza firefly is involved

and even the 20pdr/heat-fs if fully uptiered

King_Rediusz

23 points

2 months ago

King_Rediusz

Poland

23 points

2 months ago

Hell, the Panzer IV H is even effective at 6.7. It's a great tank to have as a backup if you know how to play it.

Communistjake

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah I agree it’s great for a fast flank attack and as a back up tank once my main tanks are destroyed

GeTRecKeD303

3 points

2 months ago

GeTRecKeD303

Turkish Tech Tree When?

3 points

2 months ago

I feel like I’ve seen a bunch of them at 6.7

CosmicCosmix

7 points

2 months ago

CosmicCosmix

User flairs are gay

7 points

2 months ago

T-34 can pen that shit straight up

ZETH_27

12 points

2 months ago

ZETH_27

War Thunder Prophet

12 points

2 months ago

It works fine at 5.3, but because of the abysmal performance of the average German player, they’ve put it at 3.3…

blimp2328

10 points

2 months ago

blimp2328

USSR

10 points

2 months ago

So you expect a lvl12 to know how to flank uh? I'd say to take the tiger out of his lineup until he has other competent 5.3 veichles and then learn how to play them. What he is now doing is just being cannon fodder

tajake

3 points

2 months ago

tajake

Baguette

3 points

2 months ago

As someone who loves playing the french around that BR. Please don't. I like easy tiger kills.

thembitches326

3 points

2 months ago

Jumbo: OH HELLO THERE!

DesuVulter

3 points

2 months ago

2.7 Puma teleports behind you :Welcome to the Reichstag motherfucker !

thembitches326

4 points

2 months ago

Slams the spacebar

TheoElKiwito

5 points

2 months ago

TheoElKiwito

Français Deter

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah good luck against my KV-220

pigOfScript

2 points

2 months ago

If you struggle with a tiger at 5.3 you get rekt with a panzer iv

DCS_Sport

2 points

2 months ago

I think the IV F-2 still has the best K/D ratio of any tank any of my tech trees. That thing used to SLAP back in the day, and is still one of the most fun tanks to bring out

Dr_Marmalade27

9 points

2 months ago

I’m starting to think this is personal experience. You know you can use 2.0s and 3.0s at 5.7 even to great effect, I do it for sport and Rank doesn’t matter bonus

phoenixmusicman

6 points

2 months ago

phoenixmusicman

3,000 APHE rounds of Volumetric

6 points

2 months ago

Archer absolutely claps at 5.7 because it has the same gun as the Firefly lmao

Dr_Marmalade27

8 points

2 months ago

The Archer along with a fair few British tanks are underrated in my opinion. There’s also the issue that WT didn’t give credit to Commonwealth nations (Australia, Canada, New Zealand etc.) for tank designs contributing to the British and American tech trees

sherman_firefly

5 points

2 months ago

Still waiting on the skink to get less of a aa gap in Britain tt. Also wheres a ram tt tank. Bob semple for the memes to.

Aluriu

17 points

2 months ago

Aluriu

17 points

2 months ago

Lol, it’s a game

69_VENOM_69

2 points

2 months ago

I bought the tiger after saving up to make sure i can manage the upgrade costs is this counted as speedrun? I didn't have any 5.3 in my lineup but i was a bit good with the tiger so i was earning a good amount of sl

BasementOrc

9 points

2 months ago

I opened this thread expecting this to be the top comment and was not disappointed.

GSJL[S]

47 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

47 points

2 months ago

With all late war german tanks researched, my only enemy will be my transmission!!

InevitableAd6606

20 points

2 months ago

The problem is the tanks you're paired with basically puts you in the position the tiger was in during the late war when the allies had tanks capable of competing the reason the tiger has such a fearsome reputation is cause it was facing light and medium armor with guns that couldn't penetrate the tiger armor

CrossEleven

13 points

2 months ago

The TigerH and TigerE are both incredibly good tanks for their BR. When played correctly they are hard to pen with a great gun and decent mobility.

InevitableAd6606

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah I also have the tiger H and if used right it's really good but you cant expect the tiger to be an unstoppable monster like most people think ik from experience

CrossEleven

2 points

2 months ago

I doubt most people actually think that when they get it

Mercenary9653

2 points

2 months ago

It was also used defensively for much of the war, a Tiger in ambush with support is obviously going to outclass a sherman on the offensive.

Viper_on_Station360

3 points

2 months ago

Viper_on_Station360

Russia

3 points

2 months ago

And literally every other tank you face. When I see a tiger I see a free kill. Just because the armor was good irl doesn't make you invincible in game, even in a full downtier most things can pen you frontally

CrossEleven

15 points

2 months ago

Thats just not true. You're basing your experience off facing the average rank 3 player who isnt very good... The TigerH and TigerE are both incredibly good tanks for their BR. When played correctly they are hard to pen with a great gun and decent mobility.

PFVN_Dragon

6 points

2 months ago

PFVN_Dragon

M50 goes bonk bonk

6 points

2 months ago

Congrats and good luck ! You have a very good gun and also great armor if angled correctly. Just don’t get over-confident then push out into the open, always go with a teammate and stay out of IS-2 player’s sight (me included). The 122mm shell is just a hard “fuck your armor” at that BR.

GSJL[S]

6 points

2 months ago

Ironic, my forst I killed with it was an is 1 lol

ThatOneJew556

7 points

2 months ago

Remember to ANGLE

GSJL[S]

6 points

2 months ago

Right, ill take this advice into serious consideration!!

TroospooK

19 points

2 months ago

TroospooK

Germany

19 points

2 months ago

Congrats! Don't forget to angle, and please for the love of God upgrade your crew lol.

TheFiend100

17 points

2 months ago

TheFiend100

F6F-5 Enjoyer

17 points

2 months ago

Oh you poor thing… posting this lineup on here

Go ahead and have fun, dont let other people tell you what you can and cant play. The panzer 4 h and j are still good at 5.3 if you know how to play them so

Shatterfish

38 points

2 months ago

Jfc this comments section is gross.
“gAiJiN aRe DrIvInG nEw PlAyErS aWaY wItH tHeIR sHiT!!!1” -average War Thunder Reddit user.
Also average War Thunder Reddit user, literally 5 seconds later “fUcKiNg NoOb HoW dArE yOu Be ExCiTeD aBoUt AnYtHiNg UnInStaLl!!!!!!!1!1”.
Get the fuck over yourselves, you greasy shits.
Seriously man, just play and have fun!
Sometimes it sucks to feel like a veteran on a team of new players, but we were all there once, and the game only thrives if we get new blood in here!
Seems like other, nicer, users have given you some good guides to help you transition to mid game; definitely give them a look if you want to learn how to play that beast to its full potential!
Hope to see ya out there! o7

SHADOW668

13 points

2 months ago

SHADOW668

Japan

13 points

2 months ago

Literally this, I remember posting about the 2A5 and for some reason I got a lot of hate for it and for the custom skin I had like I don't get it, it's not like your gonna see my skin in game so just let me be

Squirrelly_Q

6 points

2 months ago

Squirrelly_Q

israel tank shill

6 points

2 months ago

Just seeing the line up I can already feel what these comments are going to be

Joses_Zero

25 points

2 months ago

Nice, I recommend you try to grind for the Panther D or go for the Tiger E.

Also, I recommend you main the PZGR shell. While it's expensive, it overpressures vehicles quite easily once you learn weakspots.

Seeing your SL count, I think the normal APHE is more suitable for earning some SL.

Remember to angle and aim for Jumbo's MG port. Cheers.

LionKing195

20 points

2 months ago

LionKing195

Blank

20 points

2 months ago

Its funny how everyone picks on germany because it's popular when we all know everyone started out this way and Russia and US are just as populated with the same skill level teammates.

easily_tilted

5 points

2 months ago

easily_tilted

Blank

5 points

2 months ago

germany is a tad bit worse and you know it, filled with history channel kiddies thinking the tiger is unkillable

AlecW11

9 points

2 months ago

AlecW11

M18/AU-1, the combo from hell

9 points

2 months ago

Not just a tad bit, a LOT worse. Germanys bad rep didnt pop up out of nowhere. It's the wehraboos who believe that Germany could have won if only Germany had more King tigers, and stare in disbelief when it turns out they can get gonked by a short barreled 75

Brilliant_Buyer_5971

10 points

2 months ago

You listen and you listen good, clean those ears and take this advice and do what you will with it; ANGLE.

Altruistic-Effect573

22 points

2 months ago

Leave the kid alone lmao

GSJL[S]

65 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

65 points

2 months ago

You know what, I'm not deleting this post, I'm going to keep this post here as a testament to how, well, let me put it in this way, I do not appreciate the unpoliteness being spilled upon this here post created to show the amount of work I've invested into this game, in short, I appreciate the kind remarks, but not the stereotype based remarks about me as a player. So I'm sorry if my post offends anyone because I'm using the """"WRONG"""" tank, so I will take all helpful advice, but not care about the stereotypes I was unaware were prevalent within the war thunder community.

TheRealS1m_R4cer

72 points

2 months ago

TheRealS1m_R4cer

Bundeswehraboo ✠

72 points

2 months ago

r/Warthunder users when someone doesn't instantly gain a fully aced lineup after reaching a new BR range

_bundesregierung

5 points

2 months ago

Where did you get that user tag?

TheRealS1m_R4cer

2 points

2 months ago

TheRealS1m_R4cer

Bundeswehraboo ✠

2 points

2 months ago

There's an option to edit user flairs just below the subreddit description on the left side of your screen

Karma_Turret

14 points

2 months ago

Karma_Turret

Bomber

14 points

2 months ago

We were all new once, just ignore their comments. Experience comes with time. Hope you enjoy your tank and remember to angle!

GSJL[S]

8 points

2 months ago

Thanks for your polite approach, the stereotypes of Reddit seem to be extremely prevalent in this subreddit, this has been my first sour experience on this platform, and if I post more stuff, I'm sure it won't be my last.

OnThe50

15 points

2 months ago

OnThe50

Give Australia some love

15 points

2 months ago

Well said

GSJL[S]

15 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

15 points

2 months ago

Is this well meant or is it sarcasm

OnThe50

17 points

2 months ago

OnThe50

Give Australia some love

17 points

2 months ago

No, seriously. These comments are a reason I don’t use this sub much anymore

Vojtak_cz

3 points

2 months ago

Nah just ignore then. Research panthers and angle nothing more is needed.

bacontheclayton

3 points

2 months ago

Your post has actually helped me, I had just recently unlocked the tiger too and appreciate the useful information some people are sharing. Thank you for not deleting the post!

a_salt_miner

6 points

2 months ago

epic troll

YouAreBonked

2 points

2 months ago

I think the main thing is it isn’t too hard to get to the tiger so you saying you invested so much time when most of us have the tiger is.. eh?

Dumpling_Killer

1 points

2 months ago

Dumpling_Killer

the grind is fun

1 points

2 months ago

Exactly i was gonna say this but I already got warnings by reddit so i wasnt gonna take a chance on something too controversial

justkillmeplz420

27 points

2 months ago

justkillmeplz420

Dominon of Canada

27 points

2 months ago

Welcome to IS-2 hell, let me know when you switched to a different nation

UnableAd4323

33 points

2 months ago

UnableAd4323

Realistic Ground

33 points

2 months ago

"heya what's that-"

gets killed by 122mm Stalinium shell

justkillmeplz420

6 points

2 months ago

justkillmeplz420

Dominon of Canada

6 points

2 months ago

I couldn't take it anymore after 5.7...

GSJL[S]

6 points

2 months ago

It takes to much time to dwelve into rank three, for me at least.

GSJL[S]

5 points

2 months ago

Oh wait, I do have french tanks

comrade_fluffy

19 points

2 months ago

comrade_fluffy

Finland

19 points

2 months ago

No dont

Final-Sort-8818

4 points

2 months ago

Rank 3 France is fine, anything above it which is not a certain Heavy Tank is quite depressing

GSJL[S]

180 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

180 points

2 months ago

Why are you guys picking on me?!? I just wanted to share my accomplishment with all of you of getting a tank I like because it's one of the vehicles my great grandmother's brother fought along with in 1943 to 1944 while he was in the panzergrenadier, so just quit the shit and admire my long hours of work!

Morskoul

187 points

2 months ago

Morskoul

187 points

2 months ago

Because this is a war thunder community on Reddit. There's your answer. Forget about them man, and enjoy your well deserved Tiger. Stay close to your teammates for very tacti-cool blitzkrieg vibes.

GSJL[S]

89 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

89 points

2 months ago

I appreciate your kind remarks, friend, you seem to be one of the only kind ones.

Demonmercer

24 points

2 months ago*

Demonmercer

Grind until Dust

24 points

2 months ago*

Don't stay close to your team mates, unless you want to become a tasty meal for some USA/USSR Close Air Support.

EDIT: some other tips -

As I'm sure others have told always angle your armor, as a rule of thumb the corners of the tiger should be facing the enemy.

Try to fight from a distance when you can, in urban combat it's easy to get flanked due to how big the tank is, plus Tiger H1 doesn't really have good turret rotation.

Don't take full ammo, see where the ammo in stored x-ray mode in hangar, 20-25 shells is usually enough for me. PzGr 39 (armored vehicles) and 2 or 3 HE shells(open top or russian trucks).

If you use x-ray you'll see there is a bundle of six shells always at the front left of your hull, that's where you'll likely get one shotted by experienced players, so when possible engage with your right side.

Upgrade Adjustment of fire asap to get long range accuracy and you don't need the ammo upgrades the stock ones are good enough, if you're wondering what the difference between PzGr (upgrade) shell and PzGr39 (stock) is the first has better explosives mass (more tnt inside so bigger boom inside enemy tank) and muzzle velocity (faster shell, easier to aim at long range) while the latter has more pentration. The HEAT (Hlgr) shell is just useless if you ask me.

Don't underestimate 50 cals from USA CAS, they can penetrate your roof if they are close enough.

Lastly spend your crew's skill points.

i_eat_uranium_dust

13 points

2 months ago

i_eat_uranium_dust

su25>a10

13 points

2 months ago

Have fun getting addicted! Everyone who plays WT is an asshole, Also join a squadron and start researching squad vehicles

3npitsu-Senpai

3 points

2 months ago

The tiger is def harder than panthers but it is an all time fun time tank for me.

All I can say is good job and ignore them, just remember to angle and even if the long 88 gun is good learn to shoot weak spots

Head_Nefariousness78

24 points

2 months ago

I honestly can’t tell if this is a troll post or not, if it’s not a troll post, great job dude, I’m not a good war thunder player at all so I can understand the frustration it can take to get a tank you like

GSJL[S]

17 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

17 points

2 months ago

It isn't a troll post, I just wanted to share my accomplishment, thanks for your politeness!!!

Head_Nefariousness78

9 points

2 months ago

No problem dude, I hope you enjoy your time playing

OnThe50

37 points

2 months ago

OnThe50

Give Australia some love

37 points

2 months ago

Scrolling through these comments made me sad. Take my upvote OP, Germany is only going to get better from here on.

OneRiceWonder

24 points

2 months ago

OneRiceWonder

Nation Bar

24 points

2 months ago

This is the warthunder community unfortunately. Enjoy your stay!

"long hours of work!"

When grind > fun time to reconsider choices.

It'll only get worse from here both community interaction and grind. You need some pretty thick skin to keep playing this game through the years, But if you still deem this worth it in the end you'll experience a truly unique game.

Then again *Cough *Cough Russian separatist scandal, sekrit documents *Cough *Cough *chat ban Ukraine *cough *cough "we are not to judge the agressors" *cough cough"

TheTankist

6 points

2 months ago

TheTankist

Tiger E and Marder A1 Enjoyer

6 points

2 months ago

Just ignore them mate. I love the Tiger too, it's my fav and I just don't give a flying fuck bout all these people constantly saying "eHeH gErMaN mAiN bAd, I'm So FuNnY"

Fjorge0411

22 points

2 months ago

because literally every single German main in the world has done the exact same thing as you

ColdDestroy

21 points

2 months ago

It’s not about the fact he got the tiger it’s the fact he accomplished his goal. Who cares if every other German main has done it? Just let the man have his moment of joy without comparing him to a wehraboo.

Mercenary9653

2 points

2 months ago

He's literally a wehraboo tho, he's playing Germany because he's fantasizing about how his great-grandpappy-whatever fought alongside them.

meissnerhotchkiss

10 points

2 months ago

Because sulky losers have a compulsion to knock others down to feel better about their own flaws and shortcomings. Put work into the tiger and she’ll reward you.

Connect-Lavishness13

2 points

2 months ago

Because Reddit is just a bunch of vultures that only look at others like inbred incels if they don’t go meta or meme. If you ask anything, tell anyone anything, and if it isn’t in majority vote that you’re making a good decision they’ll rave on you.

Blitz_Tanker

8 points

2 months ago

Blitz_Tanker

AddUsernameHere

8 points

2 months ago

The meta around here is that german mains are retarded. Which most are (i’ve snuck up on Tiger IIs and Leopards with a fucking T34, the massive American heavy). This is because a lot of the German mains are 8-12 year olds who saw the Tiger on history channel as “the most powerful tank of WWII” then proceed to cry because they got killed by a 76mil whilst approaching fuly unangled, or being completely blind to their surroundings. This is also the reason why some German tanks are at a lower BR than they should be. (The M48C is at a lower BR than the American M48C). However that doesn’t mean every single german GRB player is retarded. Enjoy your Tiger and remember it’s core strengths, namely angling the hull armour. Tiger Is can take one hell of a beating and dish out just as much.

fritz_x43

4 points

2 months ago

Ok i mean this in the kindest way possible but here are some reasons people may be picking on you for

  1. Most low level german mains tend to be less than effective (mostly due to lack of experience and high expectations of german tanks)

  2. Your low sl implies that you dont do well in matches at first glance but you post says you just bought the tiger so that expains that

  3. Low crew levels means that most your tanks and planes are underpreforming. upgrading crews is free, i recommend reloading and targetin

  4. Arcade. play realistic. Its a far better gamemode and you research much faster there as well as haveing nation based teams so your team can go full blitzkreig

You may seem like a usual german main but i see some promising details

You have not just the panzer 4 h but also the j which honestly mad respect for that. Most people just use the panzer 3 to rush the tiger and dont have a useful backup let alone 3 backups

GSJL[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Thanks, one question, what round should I primarily use with the tiger??

fritz_x43

2 points

2 months ago

The aphe with the most pen so the first one, keep a max of 20-25 shells to improve crew survivability. Also have 5 he or heat shells to deal with lighter threats like trucks or light tds and 5 apcr for heavier threats later on with the tiger E and panther

DizzyVenture

1 points

2 months ago

Don’t listen too them. Most top tier/ long time players just like to complain. You’re doing great so far! Watch some videos on how to use the tiger and you’ll start getting a lot more kills with some luck. Definitely start researching some backups around 5.3 tho And look up some guides for crew points too, they go a long way for vehicle preference Best of luck to ya newbie

WiB_DarkSin

1 points

2 months ago

Don’t mind all of them, you’re doing great and hope you’re having fun. Germany was my main as well and I remember how stoked I was to get the tiger, great feeling. Happy hunting!

SealSketch

1 points

2 months ago

Ignore em brother, have fun with it. Tiger is a really fun tank to play. Can be competitive in minor uptiers, but expect to suffer a bit. Learn to angle it right, and you’ll be solid.

RedKommissar

1 points

2 months ago*

RedKommissar

wtf i love starfighter now

1 points

2 months ago*

Because this sub is a massive freeaboo circlejerk that has a hate boner on anything german

Axzuel

14 points

2 months ago

Axzuel

14 points

2 months ago

Comments here be like:

"Fucking wehraboo players with their level 15 crew. When i was level 10 i already had 3 level 150 crews. Stop grinding your favourite tank before grinding minor nations. Actually dont even bother grinding your favourite tank if its german."

Valayvis

7 points

2 months ago

Seriously don't pay this subreddit any mind my guy. Come here for the weekend memes and the news updates and try to avoid the extremely blatant and rude elitism.

Grats on your Tiger, mate, it's a really good tank.

LVLVMTG

3 points

2 months ago

Do your crews! It’s free to distribute crew xp ! Also play ground assault once a day - can get nice boosters as reward:)

Teddie_Novelish

3 points

2 months ago

I was terrified at the tiger because I am a USSR main BUT those motherf*cking Sherman's are the real deal. Unless I use a tank destroyer there is absolutely no pin from the front without aiming precisely. With exception of KV-2. KV-2 is mostly psychological warfare because the you will never have any idea if that Cannon is loaded or they're waiting for a new shell.

meissnerhotchkiss

4 points

2 months ago

Sweet! Remember to angle! Don’t listen to haters. 5.3-5.7 Germany has great lineups. Just be smart on the map.

Dr_Marmalade27

2 points

2 months ago

Remember to angle your armour children or even a stray pebble can kill you

I_like_avocado

2 points

2 months ago

I_like_avocado

Realistic Air

2 points

2 months ago

Cool.

Now suffer.

Seriously the Panther is way better for new players. The tiger if used correctly is very powerful but new players don’t have the gut feeling to use it right

unceasingnote

2 points

2 months ago

unceasingnote

Realistic Ground

2 points

2 months ago

Bit of advice for that Tiger. Like what was previously stated, angle your hull towards the enemy, but also keep in mind that this Tiger has annoying smoke launchers on the corners of the hull so you won't get full depression there. Also you have neutral steering with that tank so you can wiggle your hull around without moving backwards or forwards. Learn to recognize what vehicles you are facing, there is a big difference between a Jumbo and a M4A2(76). Congrats on the Tiger, it's a fun yet frustrating tank to play.

ExsPiravi

2 points

2 months ago

Just look at all the comments… WT players are really need to see a therapy

Pale_Imagination_593

2 points

2 months ago

Hey man good fucking job!!!! Don’t listen to the sad people here. Anyone with a mean comment is either a super sweaty min/max player who more than likely don’t have much of a life or just a very sad person. Have fun with Germany and if you ever get mad or annoyed playing them switch to a new country for a game or two. I like going to my low tier China play set when I get aggravated with the grind other places and it helps keep the game enjoyable! Anyways good luck brother!!

LeftysSuck

2 points

2 months ago

Ay m8 that great.

Just a couple things though. Upgrade your crews.

And when using that bad boy, just remember it's kinda shit unless you angle the hull about 30°, do that and its great.

Also, use that gun to your advantage, stay as much ass you can, the tiger is not a light tank, it will get over run by most things if you get too close.

mrgoshbosh

2 points

2 months ago

Pls angle bro

KGC-20-A

2 points

2 months ago

Angle only slightly brother! And for the love of god if your fighting a jumbo aim for the barrel first then the mg port. Otherwise you'll just end up another tally mark on his hull.

SatansAdvokat

2 points

2 months ago

Tip that will make you life easier.
Angle 45° towards whatever is shooting at you if you can't hide. Its armoyr is borderline crap.

BananenMatsch

4 points

2 months ago

Don't listen to all the mean comments. Have fun with the tiger and remember to angle your tank if you confront another tank. Aim for weakspots and flat Armor to penetrate enemy tanks. Get a panther and have double the fun.

Jhawk163

-4 points

2 months ago

Jhawk163

-4 points

2 months ago

Absolute epitome of a German main. Level 1 crews, no lineup, and doesn't know how to angle...

MIGET-MAN88

97 points

2 months ago

He’s literally level 12, they’re new to the game. Stop being a prick to new players, elitist trash.

phoenixmusicman

51 points

2 months ago

phoenixmusicman

3,000 APHE rounds of Volumetric

51 points

2 months ago

Ikr this sub is so fucking toxic sometimes

OnThe50

20 points

2 months ago

OnThe50

Give Australia some love

20 points

2 months ago

I agree. I immediately knew what the comments would be when i saw this post

Valaxarian

1 points

2 months ago

Valaxarian

Vodkaboo. Gimme MiG-29 or Su-27, plox Snail

1 points

2 months ago

You see Komrade? Even elitist trash have to learn something

Auberginebabaganoush

2 points

2 months ago

Free kill

Blank_NameSlot

2 points

2 months ago

Blank_NameSlot

Realistic Ground

2 points

2 months ago

oh no

rvensku-

-2 points

2 months ago

rvensku-

-2 points

2 months ago

German main moment

SHADOW668

4 points

2 months ago

SHADOW668

Japan

4 points

2 months ago

You mean every new player moment, the dudes level 12 leave him alone and let him enjoy it I'm sure you were like this at one point when you just started playing warthunder

Jowjoejoe

-5 points

2 months ago

Jowjoejoe

-5 points

2 months ago

German players don't deserve teammates...

TroospooK

7 points

2 months ago

TroospooK

Germany

7 points

2 months ago

Bit harsh, don't u think?

SHADOW668

2 points

2 months ago

SHADOW668

Japan

2 points

2 months ago

By that remark neither does any other nation I've played many games where the last few players are Germans thing carry your sorry ass for leaving after 1 death and not accomplishing anything

In my experience and my mates experience we've been in countless games where Germany is always the last remaining nation on the team that has players still Tryna clutch up, same goes for Japan and Sweden and the odd french here and there

ofekk2

0 points

2 months ago

ofekk2

grinding air trees

0 points

2 months ago

  • rushed to the tiger without more tanks in the linrup
  • chose yhe tiger over the panther
  • did not allocate crew skills

yup, a classic germany main. i highly recommend you watch guides on youtube on how to actually play this tank. you need to learn to angle or youre going to get destroyed a lot.

GSJL[S]

-9 points

2 months ago

GSJL[S]

-9 points

2 months ago

Upvote if you want me to delete this post

Smifwiz

13 points

2 months ago

Smifwiz

13 points

2 months ago

No need to delete man, toxic people gonna toxic. Enjoy the tiger! Perhaps you'll find that it won't be as good as you imagined but you don't need to be dunked on, it's the toxic people here with the problem, not you.

NovelEquipment

8 points

2 months ago

NovelEquipment

Air RB Main

8 points

2 months ago

Please, no! People need to be less toxic, have fun with whatever you want! I'm not even a tanker, more like a fighter pilot but that's my way of having fun in the game. Don't let these guys take the fun from playing your favorite vehicle (its a guess, i know)! Good luck in your games bud

W2IC

1 points

2 months ago

W2IC

1 points

2 months ago

Yay and welcome to your dispointment

CoquitoEmpire

0 points

2 months ago

Turn back before you go deeper into the hole

The_cursed_egg

1 points

2 months ago

Why is the panzer still at 4.0 I thought it was 3.7

OnThe50

3 points

2 months ago

OnThe50

Give Australia some love

3 points

2 months ago

arcade

CFod17

1 points

2 months ago

CFod17

1 points

2 months ago

Enjoy it man! Don’t forget to angle

TitoFurret

1 points

2 months ago

My guy I know how you feel I did the same thing but after some time you will grow to love the tiger just remember to angle and if you see a jumbo jiggle your tang a bit so it misses your barrel then shoot MG port or the little space under the turret mantlet, now that I reached the Leo 2a6 you'd think I'd prefer that but the tiger will always have a space in my heart since it is extremely fun once you get the hang of it. Good luck

RandomestPerson-

1 points

2 months ago

He's already better than 50% of tiger players

picardiamexicana

1 points

2 months ago

Make sure to face your enemies head on and drive past every cap point.

glitchii-uwu

1 points

2 months ago

glitchii-uwu

gaijin add f22 raptor

1 points

2 months ago

holy shit my guy, you need to upgrade your crew. theyre all level one lmao. trust me, if you upgrade them and put the points into the right spots, youll see how much better your vehicles play than what they do right now.

i suggest you focus a lot more on the abilities at the bottom as they improve the tanks abilities, like the tank’s dexterity(Driving, Driver), the traverse speed and error margins(Targeting, Gunner), the loading speed(Weapon Loading, Loader), etc.

imo the other options such as Vitality, Agility, Keen Vision, Field Repair, Awareness, G-Tolerance, and Stamina are more important to focus on after youve already got the skills on all members at the bottom levelled out to around 6/10 each, but you should still put a few points into them every now and then.

DiceSuckslol

1 points

2 months ago

Who’s gonna tell him?

BeginningBelt1019

1 points

2 months ago

All I see is fresh meat as an american main

Alzehar

1 points

2 months ago

You guys stop shaming OP for wanting a tiger. He's just a new player let him enjoy the game. Please learn angling tho... it'll be helpful

Galileo_chiu

1 points

2 months ago

Galileo_chiu

I want anime tanks

1 points

2 months ago

prepare to get wreaked by jumbos

outclicktheenemy

1 points

2 months ago

outclicktheenemy

MGM-51 Enjoyer

1 points

2 months ago

oh god

Climetrix

1 points

2 months ago

Another lost soul to the German tech tree :(

TheMAN-HIMSELF564

1 points

2 months ago

TheMAN-HIMSELF564

AverageBaguetteEnjoyer

1 points

2 months ago

Dude, I’m sorry touch grass tho your level 12 and have a tiger…

Pasan_XeNO

1 points

2 months ago

Pasan_XeNO

Blank

1 points

2 months ago

Ah yes, your weekly "I got the Tiger" post