This week I was playing these tanks on regular rotation (tier in brackets): Leopard (V), Panzer IV (V), VK30.02 (VII), Jagdpanther (VII), and Jagdpanther II (VIII). I was having an OK time and still loving my tank destroyers and learning that the mediums were better at distance sniping than up close brawling, but that essentially gave me 4 long range tanks and nothing but my artillery hunting Leopard for up close brawling.
Truth is, I really missed my Tiger II. I sold my King Tiger to fund my Jagdpather II foray but after getting that beast up to best equipment I find its OK, but too much like my beloved Jagdpanther but with a higher profile and tougher targets. I miss the heavy tank and the fear that big gun could put into people.
Well, I got a nice bonus at work so I snuck ~$55 out of the pot and invested in some gold for the first time in a long time. I used the gold to purchase and outfit the Tiger II and man, I am so glad I did. In the few matches I've had since I bought it I've had a lot of fun and decent success. I love that big 10.5 cm L68 gun.
I did consider buying a Lowe straight up instead. Its also tier VIII but gives a bonus to credit and experience generation since its a premium tank. But I've had a love affair with the King Tiger so stuck with it and glad I did. I missed you too, baby.
I doubt I'll ever get into a tier IX tank, but I might work my way up to the tier VI light VK28.01 tank that is the successor to the Leopard, and maybe even the tier VII Aufpanzer Panther light tank.