Please do post how you like the Type 59. I ran into one last night, luckily he was on our side but I don't think he/she survived very long. I am wanting to now how it fares against the much more heavily armored behemoths like the KV2, Maus and whatever the American Heavy is.
Heh. Think we should do a separate thread on WoT Premium tanks?
Anyway, I like the Type 59. Never having had a T8 Medium before, I'm at a disadvantage for comparison's sake, mind you, but here we go:
Reasonably fast and agile, good armor that is bouncy enough to get you into and out of a few scrapes. The radio and view range are, 600ish and 400ish meters or so respectively.
The gun isn't so hot, being a T7 100mm, but its adequate if Matchmaker is kind enough to give you some juicy lower-tiered targets to beat up on. Accuracy is "meh," but I offset that by getting in close.
I'm treating it like my E8 in that you want to "wolfpack," with some other Mediums in order to get more bang out of your bucks (literally) as by itself, the tank will not do as well.
Credit-wise, I think I'm pulling 20-30k a game (note: I'm really bad not to notice this last part as I just like driving around shooting other people. Damn the cost and damn the pay! I play to KILLLLLL!!!!)
I've not encountered the "Wallet Warrior Hate," yet in this, but I fully expect to once more people climb into these things. It'll be like the Lowe heyday a few months back when you'd queue (sp?) up a game and both sides would have multiple Lowes and KV-5s all over the top of the ladder. That doesn't seem to be the case quite so much nowadays to me, but maybe I'm just getting lucky with the matches too.
As far as specs on how I'm running the Type 59, I've got the crew all at 100% with their focus on repair first. I've got vents, rammer, and v-stab and my intent is to make that gun work as best as it can while cool, fresh air blows on the smiling, Chinese faces of my crew as they send another Imperialist dog to hell.