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Pit Friend #21 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:01 PM

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View PostJPollocksNo5, on 20 August 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

 

I find it useful* in a few scenarios.

 

Busy enemies all around but confusing buildings and lights buzzing around? clicking auto aim will automatically swivel your turret to the one (or ones) you can hit [in theory]

 

I use it with sniping sometimes, as there is someone creeping up on a flank and I missed him trying to wait for someone in front of me

 

It's essential for panzer 1c type tanks when circling arty etc. - concentrate on driving.

 

it is useful when you know you can pen (nashorn) is on you late game and something else is on your right - sometimes I've mashed the buttons and have zoomed into my tank, or am looking at the inside of an IS3 when facehugging etc.

 

*You don't have to then take the shot, you use it to let it aim centre mass, then either change the aim, or let it go and zoom in.

 

We’re not talking about auto lock, which makes your turret aim at a tank. Aim assist is a setting in the game which tries to move your point of aim to the center of any target you aim at. Auto Lock can be quite useful, Aim Assist not so much. 

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ACS138 #22 Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:05 PM

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Turning Aim Assist off was a huge help to me. Before then I felt like I was fighting the reticle constantly. It may help you hit the enemy tank, but that doesn't mean it helps hit where you want to be aiming.


 

Glad I turned it off. Thanks to whoever suggested that (was it a Beard Guys video??). Also, yes, auto-lock is different than aim assist haha.


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JPollocksNo5 #23 Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

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What's aim assist???

 

I've been playing 3 years+!!!



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View PostJPollocksNo5, on 20 August 2018 - 02:13 PM, said:

What's aim assist???

 

I've been playing 3 years+!!!

 

Look in Settings for the game, I can’t remember which tab right off the top of my head. In one of them is Aim Assist. It’s something that’s supposed to help you aim at tanks but it really just makes it harder to aim at anything other than center mass on a target. 

I asked an EOD man how he dealt with the stress of his job. 

 

He said he didn’t have any stress. Either he was right or else it became someone else’s problem. 


Grandpa 58 x #25 Posted 22 August 2018 - 02:38 PM

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@loki131313

Thank you for the work and effort u put in.

@ WG: GIVE THAT MAN SOMETHING FOR THE EFFORT PLS ;)

Especially this one is interesting, because I think that lots of Arty haters havent done that:

2. Play an arty line. 

Just one. I've learned more about how to avoid enemy arty, where they camp, how to destroy them, and how to be a better player in general by playing arty than anything else. Getting a bird's eye view of tactics and how other people are playing (on your team, on the other team) should teach you to be a better player. Even if you hate arty, this is worth doing. This isn't about being so-called "arty safe," but IMO whether you like arty or not, you need to understand how they think.

 

And a note about the whole "arty safe" thing. There is no such thing as playing in a way that you will never get hit by arty, ever. Just like you can't play "TD safe" or "Light Tank safe." Think of it this way- the red arty is the bear that is chasing you and all the other green tanks. Playing arty safe doesn't mean you outrun the bear- it just means you are running faster than all of your green teammates. You learn how to be a less attractive target for artillery.




Corporal Upham #26 Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

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I wish I would have known about map control and the important control points of the various maps. And to put supplies in slots consistently so they map to buttons consistently.

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cosmicray1 #27 Posted 26 August 2018 - 11:38 AM

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About those plus 5% skills and equipment for view range, if you have comparatively better view range, you can add lots of spotting damage and points to your XP. Can be near the heavies and spot for them, many lights go yolo-ing with no support and not get much spotting damage

MockCrescent323 #28 Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:42 PM

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The direction this game would take.

 

Would have jumped ship for pc long ago



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I didn’t read all replies, but save silver. You don’t have to purchase every package you research.

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Great post, OP!

ddraigddrwg #31 Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:57 AM

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I don’t play arty much, but I’ve only just discovered that there was an option to toggle arty view. I had been playing arty whilst holding L2 the whole match. Lol.

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View PostGrandpa 58 x, on 22 August 2018 - 06:38 AM, said:

@loki131313

Thank you for the work and effort u put in.

@ WG: GIVE THAT MAN SOMETHING FOR THE EFFORT PLS ;)

Especially this one is interesting, because I think that lots of Arty haters havent done that:

2. Play an arty line. 

Just one. I've learned more about how to avoid enemy arty, where they camp, how to destroy them, and how to be a better player in general by playing arty than anything else. Getting a bird's eye view of tactics and how other people are playing (on your team, on the other team) should teach you to be a better player. Even if you hate arty, this is worth doing. This isn't about being so-called "arty safe," but IMO whether you like arty or not, you need to understand how they think.

 

And a note about the whole "arty safe" thing. There is no such thing as playing in a way that you will never get hit by arty, ever. Just like you can't play "TD safe" or "Light Tank safe." Think of it this way- the red arty is the bear that is chasing you and all the other green tanks. Playing arty safe doesn't mean you outrun the bear- it just means you are running faster than all of your green teammates. You learn how to be a less attractive target for artillery.

 

I've said this exact thing countless times, +1.

 

It goes for all classes, if you get messed up by camping TDs, yolo lights or invincible heavies, play them and find out their strengths/weaknesses.


Edited by Playertd, 15 October 2018 - 07:49 AM.

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View Postddraigddrwg, on 30 September 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

I don’t play arty much, but I’ve only just discovered that there was an option to toggle arty view. I had been playing arty whilst holding L2 the whole match. Lol.

 

Lol, you must have cancer of the left index finger I imagine. :teethhappy:

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View PostHaukkis, on 13 August 2018 - 03:25 PM, said:

Aim Assist off? That's a bad advice. Maeby you prefer to turn it off but most people don't wanna or just can't play without it. I tried few games without aim assist and I sucked. Had to turn it on.

Either this guy is a troll, or

View PostJPollocksNo5, on 20 August 2018 - 09:48 AM, said:

 

I find it useful* in a few scenarios.

 

Busy enemies all around but confusing buildings and lights buzzing around? clicking auto aim will automatically swivel your turret to the one (or ones) you can hit [in theory]

 

I use it with sniping sometimes, as there is someone creeping up on a flank and I missed him trying to wait for someone in front of me

 

It's essential for panzer 1c type tanks when circling arty etc. - concentrate on driving.

 

it is useful when you know you can pen (nashorn) is on you late game and something else is on your right - sometimes I've mashed the buttons and have zoomed into my tank, or am looking at the inside of an IS3 when facehugging etc.

 

*You don't have to then take the shot, you use it to let it aim centre mass, then either change the aim, or let it go and zoom in.

Please no what your talking about before giving advise. You're confusing A.A. with auto-locking.


 


LacqueredBacon #35 Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:45 PM

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Great right up.  Nothing specific but generates solid foundation to start for new players.

 

But I would like to add something to number 7 (being nice).


 

None of us are perfect.  Every once in awhile, I will accidently cause a light to spin out when I bump their tracks or I might screw the timing of a guy behind me and get in the way of his shot.


 

Either way, just say "Sorry!".  It goes a long way and that guy that you just pissed off will likely let it go faster than if you just act like you did nothing wrong.


Edited by LacqueredBacon, 11 December 2018 - 05:29 PM.


 


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And be patient. You mentioned getting the next tank and a stock tank often sucks worse than the one you just left, the most perfect example is the T29, most people get pounded by this tank at tier 5 and 6 then decide to get it for themselves, in thier haste to get the coveted T29 , they will often skip the 90mm package on theM6,(which isn't required to move on up) then they have to play the T29 with the 76mm until they unlock the 90mm, which is a horrible experience. exercise a little patience and get the 90mm package, not only will you have already unlocked it for the T29, the M6 becomes a monster at tier 6 and can even be competitive against higher tiers thus making the M6 much more enjoyable. And although you ultimately want the 105mm on the T29 , you can at least be more competitive with the 90mm and well placed shots can actually do more DPM than the 105mm .

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Number one thing I have learned is you dont "need" more than one tier 8 premium tank per nation. Because after all is said and done you will just end up with a garage full of premium tanks. 

WG Balance 101, If a tank has a high survival rate, nerf its gun.

 

 

 


xristelias86 #38 Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:28 AM

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I wish every single player  had read this topic.... But I wish more that they were ACTUALLY PLAYING thinking of these tips... If everybody was following these tips, the battles should be more fun , balancing and interesting... 

Instead, they seem like they don't even try to learn and at the end they blame the game....



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View PostBrogueOne, on 14 August 2018 - 10:33 PM, said:

Something which is NOT readily explained in game is the option and necessity of disabling Gold purchases/swapping currency. I spent several months never using premium ammo or consumables because I had no idea you could swap currencies for them..... it’s something I had to recently explain(specific to consumables, in this case) to someone who’s played for years... they had never used Large Kits because they didn’t know you could change to Silver and nothing in the game tells you that’s an option apart from a fairly not-so-obvious button buried in the bottom of the UI.

 

I've been playing for over 2 years and I just recently learned this. I also just learned that you can change your crew's perk/skill for 10 gold. Nobody's ever told me about the premium rounds even though I brought up the subject many times.

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Duh.





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