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yodasaber54 #1 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:27

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Everytime my VK3601(H) fights against the M4A3E8, It out reloads me. Like after it fires 3 seconds later it shoots again. Soo messed up!That causes me to die alot except on himmeldorf when I hide in the tunnel and most of its shots bounce. Still its reload time is too fast.

N0bully #2 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:33

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That is what makes the easy 8 good.  The fast reload times but the gun does low damage.  Dont shoot it in the front that might help you too.

yodasaber54 #3 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:38

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View Postnobully, on Jun 27 2011 - 22:33, said:

That is what makes the easy 8 good.  The fast reload times but the gun does low damage.  Dont shoot it in the front that might help you too.
First your right about the damage but with the Vks slow turret and the easy 8's speed. The M4A3E8 wins. the front of the Easy 8 also has pudding armor.

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yer gun should RAREELY (and I mean rarely!) ever bounce on a Easy8. He should have trouble at time penetrating you from the front. Your gun does 2x the amount of damage. keep your front to him, and use yer super rediculous accuracy to molester the snot out of him. US mediums armor SUCKS!

the only way i can see him ever beating you is flanking you, or his crew and upgrades are complete where as you are still grinding. Even then keep your "front towards enemy" and pop him. youll wreck his cannon or osme components and he'll try to limp away or get utterly crushed by all that is holy in the 3601(H)


the M1A2 is fast, but crappy Pen.

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View PostDavenshire, on Jun 27 2011 - 22:38, said:

yer gun should RAREELY (and I mean rarely!) ever bounce on a Easy8. He should have trouble at time penetrating you from the front. Your gun does 2x the amount of damage. keep your front to him, and use yer super rediculous accuracy to molester the snot out of him. US mediums armor SUCKS!

the only way i can see him ever beating you is flanking you, or his crew and upgrades are complete where as you are still grinding. Even then keep your "front towards enemy" and pop him. youll wreck his cannon or osme components and he'll try to limp away or get utterly crushed by all that is holy in the 3601(H)


the M1A2 is fast, but crappy Pen.
u r right about the penetration but the flanking when that M4 gets behind u its over because the TURRET IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SLOW ON THE VK. A GRANDMA COULD BEAT THE 3601s TURRET SPEED

Koo294 #6 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:44

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So you're saying that a tank that successfully played its strengths against your weaknesses is an error? Keep at range of the E8 and, you'll kill it no problem.

mauser13 #7 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:46

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dont let the E8 comes close enough to hit in your sides, even if needed, shoot his tracks with ur laser accuracy gun, i mean IF NEEDED cuz the best way to kill a E8, when driving a vk36 is, from the time you see him a little  far from you , you shoot him and while it reloads retreat a few meters and when your about to able to shoot again, Stop - AIM - shoot again,retreat,etc,etc,etc.

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yeah, always try to pull in front of him if he is going around you.  Don't get away from any other tanks if you can help it. They make the Easy 8 out to be this flanking dog fighter.....trust me, if you have ONE other tank with you it is toast. As soon as everyone see's the Easy 8 they'll get the pavlov thing going and start drooling. hell skid a few feet as his burning wreck settles.

  It is the same with the Tiger 1, most american mediums....The paper armor is like a tissue and everyone has to sneeze.


get yourself a wing man, or fly with at least one buddy/random person. This will completely negate any ability of the EASY8 getting around you. Half the time you won't need it, becuase your one shot will go all the way through wrecking his engione or killing his driver and he wont have any speed or manueverability to try anyhting on you. The few times they can pull it off is great, but they are SO fare and FEW between.

ZKaiZ #9 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 22:50

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From what I understand, you never ever learn how to counter an E8 sherman when he comes around you.. Instead of staying still with your turret turning, How about you reverse away from the direction he is coming? :Smile_honoring:

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View Postyodasaber54, on Jun 27 2011 - 22:38, said:

First your right about the damage but with the Vks slow turret and the easy 8's speed. The M4A3E8 wins. the front of the Easy 8 also has pudding armor.

the armor may be low, but still makes you lose.  I have played both the VK3601 and easy 8, between the two tanks i would give the vk the edge due to the tank being a beast.  Aim better at the easy 8 and you will be fine.  dont aim at the turret and dont use the auto aim.  not sayin that you do for both.

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View PostZKaiZ, on Jun 27 2011 - 22:50, said:

From what I understand, you never ever learn how to counter an E8 sherman when he comes around you.. Instead of staying still with your turret turning, How about you reverse away from the direction he is coming? :Smile_honoring:
NWAH I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT! What do u think I do sit there and be target practice

DeplorableYinzer #12 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 23:00

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I ran the VK3601 in beta and it was the sweetest tank out there for it's tier (IMO). I own the entire American medium line now and let me tell you -- in my E8 I absolutely tremble at the sight of a 3601 because it is a beast. As others have said, the E8 is like a mini-machine gun firing 21 rpm with the M1A2. That is a shot every 3 seconds. But the damage is low and if I stop in it I am dead. Even by tanks in lower tiers. Learn that 3601 and you will LOVE it long time!

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View Postyodasaber54, on Jun 27 2011 - 22:58, said:

NWAH I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT! What do u think I do sit there and be target practice

You might never know, :P

I still don't see how you're losing to E8 shermans, I chew them up in my old 3601.

yodasaber54 #14 Posted Jun 27 2011 - 23:30

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View PostZKaiZ, on Jun 27 2011 - 23:08, said:

You might never know, :P

I still don't see how you're losing to E8 shermans, I chew them up in my old 3601.
ok first he has the derp probably has 100% crew and is beingsupported by arty and yes i no if i move my tank and the turret at the same time ill get the reticle on the target faster, but as CTrain said if the easy 8 stops its dead so when my gun is on the  M4 it takes off. sort of like the leopard does with a KV

Thracius #15 Posted Jun 28 2011 - 16:35

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no e8 player worth his salt is just gonna sit there and let you pummel him, he's gonna jump you when you least expect it and run circles around you




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