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Community #1 Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:40 AM

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The Tier VIII German tank destroyer will soon be pulled out from sales, both in-game and in the Premium Shop.

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TwoPointsOfInterest #2 Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:43 AM

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Reason for this is the limited MM it has, being replaced with kanonenjagpanzer/skorpion. I've got one, while it might not be everyone's cup of tea and is an arty magnet the armour is still good in T8 matches, as long as you hide the lower plate 

CroPanzer #3 Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:49 AM

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I certanly do love my jt88, gona be more special after this :D

TheR3dBaron #4 Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

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Limited MM is always good. I have considered buying the discounted version on numerous occasions through kinguin.net, but I never did. On the upside, the crew layout matches tier 10, unlike the E 25 (and the Dicker Max I've just won). My crew are already rather decent for both tier 10 TD's and I don't really want to buy a slow tank.

 

Additionally, I have quite a few premium medium tanks, which would enable me to create a new german crew in no time, should it be necessary. So I will probably pass on it.

 

I haven't done it, but there are quite a few forum topics about this 20,39 euro deal with 1250 gold and 7 premium days. 

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Procrastinator7 #5 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

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View PostToxic_Toast, on 18 August 2015 - 09:43 AM, said:

Reason for this is the limited MM it has, being replaced with kanonenjagpanzer/skorpion. I've got one, while it might not be everyone's cup of tea and is an arty magnet the armour is still good in T8 matches, as long as you hide the lower plate 

 

Maybe but that's a stupid reason if so since the tank itself is still in the game anyway because of everyone who owns it. So the limited matchmaking is an issue they will never get rid of so they might as well keep using it.

FreddBoy #6 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

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O7 sweet Prince. You may be slow and lumbering, but the memory of you and me holding the banana road on Himmelsdorf against an 2 E-75's, Lorraine 40t and an IS-3 will always have a special place in my heart.

That and being my first tier 8 that had a license to print credits, well, it will be sad to see it go. Hopefully the KannoneJagpanzer is up to it as it has some (literally) big boots to fill of a much loved tank.



Steiner011 #7 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:03 AM

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JT88 is gud tonk, but has FCM in garage, thats all i need :playing:,. BTW FCM is next one for removal, my bet.

5_InchFl0ppy #8 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:18 AM

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The traverse speed killed it for me so I'm not fussed about WG removing it.

tumppi776 #9 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:22 AM

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good riddens. hulldown this is almost impenetrable. but too clumsy and slow to be of any use.

 

maybe 1:20 games are nice good fun. otherwise its total pain lucky to get to land a shot or 2.



Natsu__Dragneel #10 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

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pretty much everyone has it at this point from super cheap codes

luciffer #11 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:26 AM

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It makes nice silver no doubt about it but i just always take FCM/IS-6 for a game over it.

JonSnow_ #12 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

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Sorry but I have the type 59. Dont give a [edited]about these weak premium tanks...:trollface:

crs_tzep #13 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

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I have a collection of German free TD's :)))

 

JGTig 88

Diker M

Stug IV

 

The most I like the stug ... because it meets less exp players



KLguns #14 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:30 AM

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Well I tried it at the rental event and I´m glad that I havent bought it, nothing special.

Cobra6 #15 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:31 AM

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Was to be expected with all the new premium TD's coming up.

 

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lnfernaI #16 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:39 AM

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I like mine,and as i said numerous time before,i share 5 skill-crew between JT88 E 25 and Dmax.

The JT88 farms serious money for me.



thwQ #17 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:45 AM

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If someone is willing to explain on how to win in this tank i might consider it.

Gremlin182 #18 Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:54 AM

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Well the problem for me with the Kanonenjagdpanzer as a replacement is that its a 4 man crew.

Stug 4 you have to win "nice TD" but again 4 man crew

E25 same

Dickermax 5 man crew

Jagdtiger 88 6 man crew.

Since Premium tanks are used for crew training its a pain to remove a useful one and replace it with a training vehicle thats no better than whats already available.

You have to find another premium to train your radio operator "while losing his skills on the kanonen" same for your second loader. train him elsewhere or alternate the loaders.

 

Problem with buying the kanonen is while its a decent TD though it better be stealthy because it sure isnt armoured. its that we know there is another premium German TD coming the Turreted Skorpion."not to be confused with the American proposed TD the Scorpion".

I want to see that before deciding



piet11111 #19 Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:02 AM

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View PostthwQ, on 18 August 2015 - 10:45 AM, said:

If someone is willing to explain on how to win in this tank i might consider it.

 

Well its very simple first you have to start out with a good supporting team in random ......

Bloodstainer #20 Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:28 AM

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For anyone considering getting this tank

 

Pros:

Decent damage/penetration with the 88mm cannon 240 dmg / 203 pen (237 with premium ammunition) HE shells does 295 damage and 88 is quite the small caliber at its tier so its rarely ever usable unless firing at open compartments.
Very good Rate of Fire 11.11 rounds per minute that's 5.4 reload time, ergo: 4,86 with reload Large-caliber Tank Gun Rammer.
It has 68 shells
Good frontal armor of 250mm with a bit of slope (undercarriage of the Königstiger, same sloped front) 
Decent side and back armor of 80

Cons:

Its not very mobile
Its german so it has very clear weak spots for people to snipe out.
Very large profile, easy to hit with artillery and useless camouflage
Despite it having 68 shells, I have in fact run out of ammo on this beast




For me its a decent premium tier VIII, but I like the Löwe more, I used this to train a crew for my Ferdi






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