For the Record: T-44-85 changes in 8.10
Hello everyone, you probably remember the T-44-85, the Soviet tier 7 premium tank, that was supposed to come last patch, but it was postponed, because it was imbalanced? Well, as you know, it’s not coming in 8.10 either, but Wargaming did rebalance the vehicle somewhat – probably not its final form, but to show where this is going: - hitpoints were reduced from 1150 to 1100 - traverse nerfed from 56 deg/s to 54 deg/s - terrain resistance nerfed from 0,8/0,9/1,8 to 0,9/1/2 - gun penetration was improved from 126/167/43 to 147/210/43 - gun damage was improved from 160/160/280 to 200/200/300 - ROF changed from 12,5 RPM to 9,52 RPM, lowering DPM from 2000 to 1908 - the price of regular AP shells increased from 109 to 175 credits - the price of gold shells increased from 7 to 8 gold - the price of HE shells increased from 98 to 139 - both the AP and gold shells have marginally higher velocity Overall, it’s hard to say whether it’s a nerf or not. The vehicle will be less mobile, but it will penetrate more. Time will tell how it will end up, but personally, mobility nerf makes the tank less attractive for me, because earlier I really liked its speed.