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Community #1 Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:00 AM

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Meet the 8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger, the fastest trigger of the west(ern front).

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gunslingerXXX #2 Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:32 AM

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My German cousin?

 

:D


Edited by gunslingerXXX, 27 March 2019 - 06:44 AM.


O_verdose #3 Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:58 AM

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He is the fastest shot in town until you slap him gently and he will go cry in the corner.

 

This tank is obsolete despite the recent buffs and it's not worth the money.



Zmago5000 #4 Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:12 AM

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Oh my,...

I was waiting at 6 o"clock for new week of the tier, and was 99,9% determined to open a wallet and  spend a coupon (-15% on everything) . The one and only tank I would not spend my money on,  was a,... well needless to say ,..the one to pop up here :(

 

WG remove or rethink this tank , because its really really useless (had it on rent) . The only good thing is fast firing (low pen gun) but since you get spotted almost 1st second  in the game,  that gun fires 3 shells at most before dying....

 

there should be a warning for newcomers: Despite its appearance and a dreadfull name its just the opposite.

 


Edited by Zmago5000, 27 March 2019 - 07:14 AM.


painless #5 Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:25 AM

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long, long, loooooooooooooooong time ago it was a fun tank, now its garbage. I still have it and take it for a ride every 6 months or so, just to try again, and boy, it gets worse everytime.. Stay as far away as possible from this brick.

wsatnutter #6 Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:31 AM

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Rage sold it one of only two it's a pile of junk .stay away from it 

mArtinko5MB #7 Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:50 AM

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One recommendation: if you don't have the tank, do not buy it :) it's garbage

falcon_96 #8 Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:56 AM

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Might be worth it when the new MM changes hit, until then... buy a G if you want a good prem TD.

HansiVonHinten #9 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:04 AM

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Turretless TD, slow moving and slow turning vs Wheelies?
Not a chance.

Cobra6 #10 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:11 AM

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This thing *REALLY* needs the fully upgraded Tier 9 Jagdtiger mobility to be competitive.

 

It could be such a good and fun vehicle if only it wasn't so artificially handicapped.

 

Cobra 6



BSHDBCG #11 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

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The updated graphics totally destroyed this tanks frontal armour back in the day, and that is where it still is.

Zmago5000 #12 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:51 AM

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cobra6, just noticed only 16,5 k battles? you are so famous  here I thought previously you had 165 k battles :)

 

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TheVillain_ #13 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

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Almost selected this as my referral reward because I love TDs. By almost, I mean until the moment I put the words "wot" and "jagdtiger 8.8" into google and was met with unanimous agreement that the tank is just plain bad.

 

If I, as an utter noob, could discover that the tank was terrible in a matter of seconds, why has WG not also discovered this and sought to fix this (properly this time)? Not as if there is a shortage of half-decent tanks that could have been on offer instead.



Laatikkomafia #14 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:57 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 27 March 2019 - 09:11 AM, said:

This thing *REALLY* needs the fully upgraded Tier 9 Jagdtiger mobility to be competitive.

 

It could be such a good and fun vehicle if only it wasn't so artificially handicapped.

 

Cobra 6

 

JT could use the LFP of the JT88.

Hexenwahn #15 Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:59 AM

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Right, buy the now useless and outdated german gunslinger. Only get it if you want to:

 

  • struggle and fail to pen heavily armored tanks
  • rage quit after getting your frontal superstructure penetrated with ease by gold ammo
  • get circled to hell by light tanks and the new released wheelies
  • ...

 

 


Edited by Hexenwahn, 27 March 2019 - 09:01 AM.


Zmago5000 #16 Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:01 AM

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View PostHexenwahn, on 27 March 2019 - 08:59 AM, said:

Right, buy the now useless and outdated german gunslinger. Only get it if you want to:

 

  • get matched mostly against tier 10s
  • struggle and fail to pen heavily armored tier 9 and 10 tanks
  • rage quit after getting your frontal superstructure penetrated with ease by gold ammo
  • get circled to hell by light tanks and the new released wheelies
  • ...

 

 

its slow, gets circled, but NEVER meets tier 10 because has preferential MM, usually its  tier 8-9 or 7-8-9, almost never 7-8 or 6-7-8.


Edited by Zmago5000, 27 March 2019 - 09:02 AM.


TheVillain_ #17 Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:03 AM

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View PostZmago5000, on 27 March 2019 - 08:51 AM, said:

cobra6, just noticed only 16,5 k battles? you are so famous  here I thought previously you had 165 k battles :)

 

 admin: *you can delete this if unappropriate*

 

 

 

I think the fame is possibly associated with always making an apperance in the forums, having a youtube channel and clearly being a knowledgable player. He's currently got more posts than games played which is pretty impressive!

 

admin: also delete this if necessary



chuao #18 Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:31 AM

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View PostZmago5000, on 27 March 2019 - 09:51 AM, said:

cobra6, just noticed only 16,5 k battles? you are so famous  here I thought previously you had 165 k battles :)

 

 admin: *you can delete this if unappropriate*

 

 

 

Now we are waiting for the female version of Cobra6, to write is she had this tank or not :D

AHerz #19 Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:36 AM

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I was gifted this tank by a friend.

It's not worth the price I paid for it.



ToodlePips #20 Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

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Last time I tried the thing was in Frontline; thought it might work reasonably well when defending since it was Tier VIII only. It didn't. Yes, the DPM is great, but the thing is far too sluggish for the fast-paced gameplay, and even more so now with the new wheeled tanks in the game. The frontal armour is decent only in the casemate top; upper and especially lower plate can be reliably penetrated by Tier VIII guns, especially when gold ammo is used; side and back armour are crap. Once you're flanked, you are usually nothing but an XP piñata, especially if your enemy is smart enough to track you.  


This tank really does not cut it anymore. Like many older premium Tier VIII's it is hardly a match for Tier VIII premiums from the new meta such as the Defender or the Progetto. 


Edited by ToodlePips, 27 March 2019 - 03:45 PM.





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