Seems there is a lot of “rant” over the KV-5 lately and Murazor said the following about it:
“KV-5 has not just been stupidly buffed, but redone. Some buffs, some nerfs, and it got an overall rebalance, but here comes the trouble since we don’t nerf premium tanks, e.g. if we give it 200 pen, we’ll have to nerf DPM, but we’re not allowed to. There is no simple solution, sadly. I would redo it but am not allowed to.”
Source: WOT Express
So, what you think? I personally don’t see where this is all coming from. I have the KV-5 since it came out, together with the Lowe, they were the first Tier VIII Premium Heavy Tanks released to the game, where everyone could buy them in game for gold and it’s one of my favourite premium tanks.
At the time they were both fine and quite powerful, the KV-5 had special matchmaking and that what it makes him very special and good on farming credits.
The idea of a premium tank, since the beginning, was: to be fun to play, decent stats but inferior to their standard counter parts.
Now, everyone rants about the low pen and how almost everyone can penetrate it even with good armour. Is it the KV-5 fault? No, not really. The major fault is on Wargaming that changed the game direction and introduced new tanks that can counter this heavy tank very well. I believe the main problem with this tanks, is that players are taking them against other heavily armoured tanks and they shouldn’t. The KV-5 is not a line pusher against any tank. The KV-5 is good against same tier or lower tier tanks, and players should avoid fighting against heavily armoured vehicles in the game, only when there isn’t another alternative.
Wargaming did release quite few shitty premium tanks, but for me the KV-5 is not one of this cases, its fine and not really difficult to play. On the EU Server alone, there are about 70.000 players with this tank, if they nerf it in any aspect, how would these players react?
If they buff the penetration like some players are asking, what about the Type 59? Or the T-34-3? Both of them have low penetration values and statistic wise they are not doing well to. Yes, the Type 59 is not available in the store, but so the KV-5 is not, it only available in special occasions… What do you think? Is it OK or does it need to be redone?