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Whosurdaddyyo #1 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 02:36

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What a piece of garbage. I can't pen a heavy with 40 rounds of gold ammo. Every shot bounces. Even the ones in the butt. This tank is now crap.

Edited by Whosurdaddyyo, Nov 14 2017 - 02:36.


Xeraux #2 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 02:38

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The E8 is a fun tank to play, I don't have any problems with it.

Could you provide more information for your situation? Such as, what tank were you shooting? What gun were you using (name and caliber)? How far away was your target? Can you provide a replay?

 

Answering those questions will allow someone to address your dislike of a seemingly enjoyable tank, and possibly help you understand why you were unsuccessful.



ClydeCooper421 #3 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 02:51

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The Easy 8 is an incredibly fun tank to play, my favorite tank, and the first tank in the game that I 3 marked. I've even written a guide on how to play it (link in signature). You should check it out. 

 

 

If you can't pen a heavy using gold then you need to stop shooting at it and shoot at something you can pen. Either change the angle of fire or change the target completely. It's not that hard. 

 

We can platoon sometime if you want. Pm me in game. 



KanataKonoe #4 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 02:58

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Learn to aim for weakpoints!

Viper69 #5 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:04

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Show us a replay so we can see you auto aiming or generally sucking at aiming and hoping your gold rounds eclipse your crap aim.

ClydeCooper421 #6 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:12

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View PostSenaKashiwazaki, on Nov 13 2017 - 17:58, said:

Learn to aim for weakpoints!

 

There are no weakpoints on tier 8 heavy tanks that you can pen with gold. It's all about positioning. 

View PostViper69, on Nov 13 2017 - 18:04, said:

Show us a replay so we can see you auto aiming or generally sucking at aiming and hoping your gold rounds eclipse your crap aim.

 

About 75% of every shot I take in this game is auto-aimed when playing lights/meds. The main reason is that my computer is so slow and my ping is so bad i can't aim very well so most of the time I position my tank where it doesn't matter if I'm auto-aiming. 

SpectreHD #7 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:12

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Physics made this tank lose some of its agility and it really feels sluggish to what it was before in my opinion.

 

Further, the 76mm should be rebalanced. Keep the DPM but reduce the reload, increase the alpha and penetration. 128mm standard pen at Tier 6 is severely powercreeped compared to when the E8 was implemented.



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View PostWhosurdaddyyo, on Nov 14 2017 - 02:36, said:

What a piece of garbage. I can't pen a heavy with 40 rounds of gold ammo. Every shot bounces. Even the ones in the butt. This tank is now crap.

 

Instead of whining here on the forum pick up the pace and carry (at least your sorry butt).

I can't pen a heavy with 40 rounds of gold ammo..... Have you actually tried aiming at a weak spot???


Edited by _Schneller_Heinz_, Nov 14 2017 - 03:42.


Isola_di_Fano #9 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:37

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E8 is fine. Disengage autoaim, simple.

 

Edit: where were you firing those 40 gold rounds ?


Edited by Isola_di_Fano, Nov 14 2017 - 03:37.


Demonic_Angel_of_Death #10 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:42

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They actually didn't nerf the E8, they just made bull[edited] tanks instead...

ClydeCooper421 #11 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:48

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View Post_Schneller_Heinz_, on Nov 13 2017 - 18:23, said:

 

Instead of whining here on the forum pick up the pace and carry (at least your sorry butt).

I can't pen a heavy with 40 rounds of gold ammo..... Have you actually tried aiming at a weak spot???

 

weak points don't matter at this point. Aiming is worthless. Positioning is key. Put your tank in a place and angle where you can pen the tank you're shooting. 

Paladin1954 #12 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 03:53

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All the tier 6 American meds are fine.If you're gonna be dumb enough to try and pen a tier 8 hvy tank I have no sympathy for you.Git gud or go home.

Nomad_Sterilize_ #13 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 04:18

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View PostXeraux, on Nov 13 2017 - 19:38, said:

The E8 is a fun tank to play, I don't have any problems with it.

Could you provide more information for your situation? Such as, what tank were you shooting? What gun were you using (name and caliber)? How far away was your target? Can you provide a replay?

 

Answering those questions will allow someone to address your dislike of a seemingly enjoyable tank, and possibly help you understand why you were unsuccessful.

 

​when you have you since last played it?

Xeraux #14 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 04:58

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View PostNomad_Sterilize_, on Nov 13 2017 - 19:18, said:

​when you have you since last played it?

How relevant is that question?



Sgt__Guffy #15 Posted Nov 14 2017 - 18:28

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I get the impression that WG have always looked upon the Easy Eight as the poor brother to the Jumbo. I found players tended to favour the latter. I have played both and I liked the Easy Eight more and got on better with it for some reason. It seemed less sluggish that the Jumbo.

 

Horses for courses. If the Op is not getting on well with the Easy 8 why not get the Jumbo and try that, or probably derp Russian tanks would be more to the Op's liking!

 

Have fun, bouncing those tennis balls.

 

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Metia #16 Posted Nov 15 2017 - 10:04

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I had no problem with the Sherman tanks, till I played German and other Nations which have accuracy and shell velocity.  Now the Shermans drive insane if I try to play them it feels like you have to give a 2 screen lead on anything going above 5kph, and even then they are miserable, having much more impactful dispersion values than I thought they were when I first started playing them .  When I say I liked Shermans, I do mean it, I got the Fury, Thunderbolt, M4 Improved and have played most of the tech tree ones.  Used to love them, now, not so much.

 

If you are coming back the the E8 after say playing a Panther, anything Swedish or any number of other tanks with shell velocity over 850 or so, the Sherman will be pretty painful.  Tank has not changed, your mentality of what you regard as "fun" probably is slightly different now.... Also, like me, you may have gotten to the point where those bloody machine gun ports make you want to punch a penguin.



gunner_317 #17 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 19:49

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Metia 

 

I'm with you.  I have the regular Sherman and the Jumbo and like them but the 76 mms stick.  They don't have pen, accuracy or alpha of say the T-34-85 (my favorite T6 med gun), I found them really painful.  The only thing they have is ROF which is nice.   I play them both with the 105, at least if you hit it you'll damage it.  And what's with the stronger Jumbo  not mounting the top gun?  How historically accurate is that.  Even with the ROF and the strong turret it is not OP (128 pen).  So I'd vote for the 76mms in this line to get some kind of buff.






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