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VK 2801 is it still worth it?


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Psycho_Baby_ #41 Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

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Lack of real gun options ,abysmal turn, rate, huge profile. Worthless vehicle.

XVI_Tons #42 Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

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Im almost on third skill in VK 2801.And with Luchs its my favorite light.

Since 9.1 Luchs gets T7 MM max. So thats really nice.

And VK2801 was buffed. Big improvement!!!

Faster, more agile. Not at all sluggish anymore.

Fun tank with the derp.

.Buy it for sure!!

Dont give up on lights. We need more out there to get rid of those lazy TDplayers :).

 

Listen to Tazylon. His site helped me improve my lightplaying a lot.Thx T

 



Terracide #43 Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

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Just got my crew started on their 5th minor skill now.

 

Sure this tank sucks...move on...nothing to see :bush:

 

*chough*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



JaqTaar #44 Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

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I really like it as well. It's currently inactive, with part of its crew sitting in the tier 7 light, but I'll move them back soon enough. Been missing the VK and its derp gun.

Terracide #45 Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

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I just checked....60.2% hitrate with the 105MM ^^ 

 

One of my lastest game...it's how and when you apply it that makes the difference ^^

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCzIEap_IUA


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Seronimos #46 Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

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i rebought the vk today.. tazilon what equipment to run?

Kostis_Larsson #47 Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

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View PostSeronimos, on 11 July 2014 - 10:08 AM, said:

i rebought the vk today.. tazilon what equipment to run?


I have Vents, rammer, coated optics.

I 'm also using blue gasoline instead of fire extinguisher.



Askorti #48 Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

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View PostSeronimos, on 11 July 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

i rebought the vk today.. tazilon what equipment to run?


Here you go:

http://tazilon.net/E...nt/Modules.html



Tazilon #49 Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:22 AM

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View PostSeronimos, on 11 July 2014 - 08:08 AM, said:

i rebought the vk today.. tazilon what equipment to run?

 

Sorry  was on a big vacation.  Go to the link to the website above - it is same as what I would say.



Askorti #50 Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

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View PostTazilon, on 28 July 2014 - 01:22 AM, said:

 

Sorry  was on a big vacation.  Go to the link to the website above - it is same as what I would say.


By the way, I was wondering... Why do you call those modules, when in game those are called equipment?

Modules are part of the tank such as gun, tracks or turret.



Funny_Farmer #51 Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

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 Dont give up on lights. We need more out there to get rid of those lazy TDplayers :)

 

I gave up. The VK just sees tier 9 games all the time, every tank has more spotting range, can kill me in 1-2 shots, mediums are just as agile and on most maps I am totally useless as a scout anyway. For each good game I am having 5 bad ones - no sense in driving a tank that is so frustrating.

 

   



Tazilon #52 Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

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View PostFunny_Farmer, on 29 July 2014 - 10:04 PM, said:

 

I gave up. The VK just sees tier 9 games all the time, every tank has more spotting range, can kill me in 1-2 shots, mediums are just as agile and on most maps I am totally useless as a scout anyway. For each good game I am having 5 bad ones - no sense in driving a tank that is so frustrating.

 

   

 

No, it does not.  This is what it sees in 9.1:

 

 

 



Terracide #53 Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

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View PostFunny_Farmer, on 29 July 2014 - 11:04 PM, said:

 

I gave up. The VK just sees tier 9 games all the time, every tank has more spotting range, can kill me in 1-2 shots, mediums are just as agile and on most maps I am totally useless as a scout anyway. For each good game I am having 5 bad ones - no sense in driving a tank that is so frustrating.

 

   

 

You are doing it wrong then...change your approch...aka playstyle in this.

I just got 2 marks of excellence on the VK28.01..and the crew on their 5th minor  skiill training.

It has viewrange from hell...and and super camo-rating...as long as you don't fire that 105 mm.

Don't rush to far from start...look for holes....give oversight...do delayed arty rushes.

 

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vilios #54 Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

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After the latest buff I sold the afk panther and rebought the vk2801. It's great zipping by with 70 kmph, my body is ready for the RU251.

Edited by vilios, 22 August 2014 - 06:27 PM.


Ace_of_Sp4des #55 Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

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My new fun tank. It's so nice to hit something like hellcat, rhm and so on with HE and deal full damage... Or slowly eat up something like KV-5. :3 Yesterday hit Conqueror for 510 into the [edited]... So much fun. Now I'm afraid to advance to Aufkl. Panther... :/

Tazilon #56 Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

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View PostSeronimos, on 11 July 2014 - 08:08 AM, said:

i rebought the vk today.. tazilon what equipment to run?

 

 

i use rammer/optics/vents and mostly HE although i carry some HEAT for the backs of tanks like panthers, KV-1s, etc

 



Tazilon #57 Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

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View Postmccqa, on 23 August 2014 - 07:58 PM, said:

My new fun tank. It's so nice to hit something like hellcat, rhm and so on with HE and deal full damage... Or slowly eat up something like KV-5. :3 Yesterday hit Conqueror for 510 into the [edited]... So much fun. Now I'm afraid to advance to Aufkl. Panther... :/

 

Slog through the Auf P just to get the RU251 - it looks like it will be fun.


Edited by Tazilon, 24 August 2014 - 06:58 PM.


CuddlyPanda #58 Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

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Bought the Fatleo back and I must say I'm quite surprised. Not a bad "little" tank. HE spam and the occasional HEAT make it super fun to play. I'll skip the Aufk(etc.) and go for the RU251 :)

 

I'm going with rammer, optics and decided, what the heck, and put binos as well, for when I'm stationary. Haven't seen any T9 games so far... Can the VK get into T9 battles anymore? Anyway, not regretting buying it again.



MM111 #59 Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:48 PM

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Also bought back (previously almost 2600 games with it) after nerf blitz.

 

Although went with the derp gun for only a few games, I found it unreliable in both hitting and penetrating. Therefore tried the 75mm pew pew and I am very happy with this set up.

I found the circle disconcertingly big when passing opportunity targets at speed or when dog-fighting.  

 

It seems to have a bit more in terms of depression/elevation then the gun on the MT25 and it fires very fast with decent damage. 

 

Found it's agility is better now and although it's top speed of 72kph has not been returned, it's new speed appears sufficient. 

 

View range is very good for it's tier. 

 

I enjoy taking this tank into games again. 

 

 

 

 



CuddlyPanda #60 Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

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Although I must say the lack of gun depression is the only real problem, for me at least. Is the gun depression value equal for both guns or has the 105 less of it? 




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