It doesn’t matter how many articles we do, this blog will be never complete without the white elephant of World of Tanks. I’m in an awkward situation here because I’m not a Maus-driver. That is why I have asked a veteran player with almost 1k battles in the Maus and with “unicum” efficiency for a consultation. Still, I don’t think we can say we have any good news for experienced players. The Maus was the very first German Tier X and almost everyone who wanted it unlocked it long ago. Since then more appealing grind options than this obsolescent mobile pillbox have appeared. By the way, who said that the Germans haven’t got a sense of humor?
T110E3 front armor scheme in the gallery!
Update: new Maus weak spot identified
Everybody wants a piece of you
The Maus is a classic “armor” tank. Compared to other Tier Xs it has less than adequate armament and poor mobility. This German super-heavy tank is the heaviest tank of all time. It is also one of the largest tanks of all time and an obvious target for the now over-abundant high tier artillery. Your side or front armor doesn’t matter if the shell comes from above. The Maus is THE shell-magnet of World of Tanks. The armor functioned well when there weren’t so many high-penetrating Tier X guns around. The introduction of newer small, extra-fast light tanks has made spotting even easier for SPGs and early spotting on open maps has become much more common. The Maus was banished from the open fields and forced into cities. This giant became an urban dweller and it still holds its own there.
Real insight about the current status of World of Tanks high-tier gameplay, including the gun penetration versus armor race and the on-going “power creep”, can be found in this forum post. The author explains his theory clearly and I am of one mind with him. I think, after patch 7.5 (released at the end of July/beginning of August 2012), that most of us are curious if the armor of the Maus can stand up to the raw power of the new Tier X tank destroyer guns. Let’s find out.