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SUD123 #21 Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

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I am with you.  23 games in on this part of the plaguebringer contract and I haven't even had one chance to fire a single shot at an undetected enemy.  It is entirely chance that leads to those circumstances unfolding in the first place and that annoys me greatly.  Of course, I can remember at least two times on the previous stage where I did this and that was a handful of games.  Sadly, timing is everything.

Dredd1973 #22 Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:58 AM

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Pretty easy with arty if you know the hot zones for a map.

 

First time should give you the "blind faith" cheevo on xbox.

 

 


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Endek_66 #23 Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

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View PostSir Cobalt78, on 01 July 2018 - 05:35 AM, said:

I used to get this all the time but when it counts...nope! I had to pay the gold. It's kinda a shame as I had the other requirements for this stage done for the plaguebringer but it didn't reduce the gold price at all for this stage. My advice is any stage that you don't think you can complete just Buy it out and not waste your time.

 

Has anyone noticed the lack of fires and ammo rack explosions?

 

Hi, 

 

Yes, I'm experiencing this exact same phenomenon right now for Plaguebringer Stage 6, Earn a Demolitions Expert or Arsonist medal.

 

I completed Stage 5 four days ago and also completed the first part of Stage 6 requirements, earn 44400 XP four days ago.

 

Basically, I am now into my fourth and final day of focusing every game I play, the tank I play, type of round I fire and where I aim as I fruitlessly try to burn them out or have their ammo rack blow them up. 

 

Personally, I blame the RNG god. Either way, it is no longer enjoyable but my stubborn or I prefer to say determined manner refuses to buy out that stage on the principal that I do not approve of or appreciate luck / RNG requirements being part of a stage objective to acquire a tank.

 

Going forward, I will no longer think of Mercenary Contract Tanks as a genuine Tech Tree line of earnable tanks, but more of an option to try your luck at obtaining or spend the gold if you feel you want to.

 

On a positive, it has been a good distraction for me whilst grinding out some mid to higher Tier tanks, so not a total waste.

 

I hope your bad luck changes soon and most importantly, try to have fun out there.



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So, just to get this straight:

You're on Erlenberg, for some reason you find yourself in the middle of the map, and you are not spotted.
At the ridge near the north spawn a tank destroyer gets spotted, you aim, fire 2 times and pen, your team pens him several times as well and he's now a one shot kill when suddenly he goes "unspotted"...
Your reticle is still homed in on the spot you fired your last shot at and the target did not show any signs of relocating before he went dark, and you...


STOP SHOOTING ????????????


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Afro Palestine #25 Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:18 AM

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if nothing else use an arty

MASHMAN 90 #26 Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:22 AM

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View PostEndek_66, on 01 July 2018 - 07:01 AM, said:

 

Hi, 

 

Yes, I'm experiencing this exact same phenomenon right now for Plaguebringer Stage 6, Earn a Demolitions Expert or Arsonist medal.

 

I completed Stage 5 four days ago and also completed the first part of Stage 6 requirements, earn 44400 XP four days ago.

 

Basically, I am now into my fourth and final day of focusing every game I play, the tank I play, type of round I fire and where I aim as I fruitlessly try to burn them out or have their ammo rack blow them up. 

 

Personally, I blame the RNG god. Either way, it is no longer enjoyable but my stubborn or I prefer to say determined manner refuses to buy out that stage on the principal that I do not approve of or appreciate luck / RNG requirements being part of a stage objective to acquire a tank.

 

Going forward, I will no longer think of Mercenary Contract Tanks as a genuine Tech Tree line of earnable tanks, but more of an option to try your luck at obtaining or spend the gold if you feel you want to.

 

On a positive, it has been a good distraction for me whilst grinding out some mid to higher Tier tanks, so not a total waste.

 

I hope your bad luck changes soon and most importantly, try to have fun out there.

 

I tried E8 with Durp but didn't work but I got Jackson up close and shot T23E3 twice in the side and set two fires, first fire was lucky but 2nd was planned. I notice my T20 loses modules left and right usually (Also AMX CDC).

MASHMAN 90 #27 Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:24 AM

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View PostAfro Palestine, on 01 July 2018 - 08:18 AM, said:

if nothing else use an arty

 

May not be allowed. I had that suggestion for Plaguebringer but got told it didn't count. Mine was bugged as SU-152 was spotted and I wasn't until I came up ridge in close quarters and when I killed SU-152, it gave it me. Was surprised but took it. Now for Plaguebringer VII I need 911 Stealth Kills (I had 27 at the start).

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View Postpr0fit0fcanabis, on 01 July 2018 - 07:22 AM, said:

No.  I am not going to grind any tanks with that requirement.  I have the Needle and am grinding Stubbs now.  I would grind Plaugebringer or Bigtop if they did not have this requirement.  

 

This. I’m not going to lose my time and rely on the luck. So after finishing the Needle contract few days ago, now I play for Slapjack. Yes I have some blind kills on undetected enemy but this is pretty rare and too much luck based. I hate gambling. 
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Afro Palestine #29 Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:11 AM

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View PostMASHMAN 90, on 01 July 2018 - 08:24 AM, said:

 

May not be allowed. I had that suggestion for Plaguebringer but got told it didn't count. Mine was bugged as SU-152 was spotted and I wasn't until I came up ridge in close quarters and when I killed SU-152, it gave it me. Was surprised but took it. Now for Plaguebringer VII I need 911 Stealth Kills (I had 27 at the start).

 

They let me use my T-10 French arty.

Brick S0lid #30 Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:14 AM

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How i did it

http://xboxdvr.com/g.../video/54635456

 

Kinda lucky but thats just one example of the situation you want to look for.


Artillery punishes flankers, not campers.

 

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MASHMAN 90 #31 Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

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View PostAfro Palestine, on 01 July 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

 

They let me use my T-10 French arty.

 

Ah nice :)

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BigHundy #33 Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:05 AM

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Do you have to use a particular tank or tank line?

I haven't started this contract so I don't know.

 

But I'd use an e25 with my full camo crew and with it's fast ROF just spam tracers until you get it.


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Endek_66 #34 Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

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View PostMASHMAN 90, on 01 July 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

 

I tried E8 with Durp but didn't work but I got Jackson up close and shot T23E3 twice in the side and set two fires, first fire was lucky but 2nd was planned. I notice my T20 loses modules left and right usually (Also AMX CDC).

 

Many thanks for the tip.

 

This one is proving very elusive and frustrating for me, so I'll keep trying today and if it happens, it happens and if it doesn't, well, it doesn't.

 

One thing that is certain in my mind is that this luck / RNG mission objective strategy they have utilised does not encourage me to spend any gold on it at all.

 

Thanks again and have fun out there.



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View PostBigHundy, on 01 July 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

Do you have to use a particular tank or tank line?

I haven't started this contract so I don't know.

 

But I'd use an e25 with my full camo crew and with it's fast ROF just spam tracers until you get it.

If its the Bigtop contract you must use either Vk 3002m, Vk 3001d or vehicles that use the same engine / linked higher tiers. This includes the Rhm Skorpion which I think is the best vehicle to use since high alpha and pen=better chance of getting a kill with a lucky blindshot.

Honestly not sure if the E25 shares that engine.


Artillery punishes flankers, not campers.

 

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You're supposed to rig it with a friend 

 

 

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Done this a total of three times on the Bigtop contract. Even waited for the tank to disappear before shooting, the contract has still not been met. Is it bugged? 

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View PostDaring Affinity, on 02 July 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

Done this a total of three times on the Bigtop contract. Even waited for the tank to disappear before shooting, the contract has still not been met. Is it bugged? 

 

what tank are you using?

Artillery punishes flankers, not campers.

 

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Daring Affinity #39 Posted 01 July 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Arty, tier 8 French. I'm filtering the contract-specific tanks and both the other requirements (exp, double your hitpoints in damage) are filling up. 

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View Postpr0fit0fcanabis, on 30 June 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

I don't fire if there are no targets.  That is probably the reason.  

 

There is a corner on Goat Road that all but guarantees a hit.  Toss a shell there a few times and you’ll see what I mean..... ;)







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