- Problem: This unit does not have a definite purpose. Is it AI? It can get destroyed by at nades, zook blobs (thanks for the price cut) while not hitting shit. Thanks to the recent recieved accuracy buffs, it has zero late game AI usability.
Is it dedicated to AT? The penetration value is too low for that role and it might be only viable against t34/AEC. It can't even kite the Ez8. Is it a general purpose unit? Then it sucks balls in all departments. The cost difference between its counterparts is minimal yet the other 2 eat it like sushi. And before anyone yell that Ez8 is doctrinal, don't bother. Everyone is using that P2W doctrine right after USF got released til this day.
AT Grenades do hardly any damage and if you get "destroyed" by them then its L2P. Are zook blobs even a thing? I've yet to ever see a USF player go nuts with zooks on Rifleman ala OKW Shrek blobs... not to mention zooks look trashy compared to Shreks. The munitions cost reduction was slight and justified because of this and I sincerely doubt its created zook bloobs as a result. I'm almost positive Received Accuracy only affects small arms so that doesn't matter at all. Go play USF and try to zook blob and report back to us.
Its good at what it is: a generalist medium tank that comes at T3 and has better armor than its Soviet/American counterparts. You can't expect an Easy-8 level tank for what its role
is supposed to be. If anything is has similar if not better AI than T34 (76 or 85) and Easy 8s. I do agree that a slight Pen buff isn't a bad idea so that it can deal with Brits better but thats about it. If your changes happened then Ostheer would lose its generalist medium tank and then what? Its not feasible at all.
You know what the *real* problem is? Ostheer teching isn't all that great still so T4 is usually out of reach so Axis players find themselves stuck with nothing but Pz4s instead of Panthers who are designed to deal with EZ8 and T85. Meanwhile PZ4s can struggle if you try to engage Easy 8s and T85s on a 1:1 ratio. The fact that these tanks are in popular doctrines doesn't help. If you don't utilize PAKs, StuGs, and Shreks then it can be hard. The answer isn't to buff PZ4 its to improve T4 teching and to make better use of combined arms. That's why your posts come off as "whine whine whine, plz buff". Sure there might be a problem but you aren't seeing the whole picture.
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