Turning off improved graphics gave me a crash-free day and a half, anyone having issues may wish to try that. I'd had crash to desktop issues after starting 9.0 earlier this week, and had a crash last night after I turned improved graphics back on for science's sake. I've heard a lot of people reporting framerate drops with 9.0, I haven't seen any performance drops when running recommended settings, and I haven't upgraded my computer since I bought it two years ago.
I don't play it often but I do enjoy the T14, it was the first premium I ever bought. It's decently tough at tier and fairly nimble for a heavy, plus angling the armor properly is quite simple as you noted Kelarius. It's funny when you run into another tank with good armor but a weak gun, it can lead to a lasting standoff and a Steel Wall. I have considered purchasing the Ram II, but its lack of preferential matchmaking has turned me off from the prospect.
Has anyone played the FCM 50t? I had been considering it awhile ago when all the premiums were on sale, but went with the Jagdtiger 88 instead because I could use it to train my myriad German TD crews, while I have no French heavies. The Jag has been less than satisfying though, due to its lack of flexibility. Can do tons of damage but it can only fight well in certain regions on most maps and if the other flank is hurting it's unlikely I'll be able to do anything about it, such as if everyone lemming-trains the direction I went.