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**Update** Playing for Sniper Medals is... unnatural


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Very Classy #1 Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:46 PM

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Have 1 of the 4 needed for Stage 6... but it's weird trying to wait for unmissable shots. Somewhere past the 1st third of the match, I resort back to letting the shots fly... trying to do what I can to help the Greens. 

 

I have a fair amount of Sniper Medals, but I don't think I've ever played trying to get 'em....

 

A question, though:

 

Is there only one Sniper Medal available per match? Or can each team earn one?

 

**Update** Finished Sniper Medal, still have 55k XP to do.

Is AMX 30 1er proto good again? Don't remember it being this accurate. Must've had RNGsus on my side. Lol



HomicidalApple0 #2 Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

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Yeah it’s one per match. You need to hit the highest % with atleast 10 shots, if you and another person out of the other 29 have the same % it goes to whoever hit the most shots.


loki131313 #3 Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

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Not as weird as when you have to play for the Confederate.

 

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BrogueOne #4 Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

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I love getting Sniper medals!  I tend to get them mostly in Heavies and I find that endlessly amusing.  Fortunately they don’t require penetrating hits! Lol

Cobravert #5 Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:12 PM

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I don't know what tanks you have to use for this, but if possible, use a tank with high dpm, and small ammo capacity. You'll be forced into making the shots count.

Very Classy #6 Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:55 PM

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View PostCobravert, on 25 April 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

I don't know what tanks you have to use for this, but if possible, use a tank with high dpm, and small ammo capacity. You'll be forced into making the shots count.

 

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View PostBrogueOne, on 25 April 2019 - 02:08 PM, said:

I love getting Sniper medals! I tend to get them mostly in Heavies and I find that endlessly amusing. Fortunately they don’t require penetrating hits! Lol

 

Yeah... pretty much thinking of going Super Conqueror and spamming center of mass for a few games. 

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View PostCobravert, on 25 April 2019 - 03:12 PM, said:

I don't know what tanks you have to use for this, but if possible, use a tank with high dpm, and small ammo capacity. You'll be forced into making the shots count.

 

Think I'd go for tanks that shoot very quickly. Need to hit that 10+ hits quickly. As BrogueOne said above, you do not need to penetrate - just hit. 

 

I average a sniper medal roughly every 13 games overall just by accident. but my Churchill III averages a Sniper medal every 8.5 games by simply firing a lot, very quickly, at point blank range. So probably Rate of Fire over everything else, and get in close. 



Schiavoser #8 Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:10 PM

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Sniper is one of the easier medals, IMO, since you don't have to pen. You just have to hit.

 

Medium tanks usually have high ROF. If you spend a little silver on APCR, you ought to be able to knock this one out while doing nice damage.



Very Classy #9 Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:37 PM

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View PostSchiavoser, on 25 April 2019 - 03:10 PM, said:

Sniper is one of the easier medals, IMO, since you don't have to pen. You just have to hit.

 

Medium tanks usually have high ROF. If you spend a little silver on APCR, you ought to be able to knock this one out while doing nice damage.

 

Yeah, I agree it's not a difficult medal to get... I've just conditioned myself to let shots fly if there is a chance. I need to reprogram myself for the time being... or just Super Conq it up 

BigHundy #10 Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:42 PM

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In any OP, you're better off playing as you normally do, the stages will completely themselves.

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TocFanKe4 #11 Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:58 PM

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If people are holding their fire to get medals, then it's another way these contracts mess up gameplay.

 

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M4ntiX #12 Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:30 PM

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View PostVery Classy, on 25 April 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

Have 1 of the 4 needed for Stage 6... but it's weird trying to wait for unmissable shots. Somewhere past the 1st third of the match, I resort back to letting the shots fly... trying to do what I can to help the Greens. 

 

I have a fair amount of Sniper Medals, but I don't think I've ever played trying to get 'em....

 

A question, though:

 

Is there only one Sniper Medal available per match? Or can each team earn one?

 

This is one of those medals that's easiest to get when you're not trying to get it all.

In my experience, just playing the game as normal and doing good usually nets you the Sniper medal.

Getting 85% hit rate is easier when you fire more, especially since bounces and criticals count towards it.

However, if there is anything I can do to help, let me know. I definitely owe you one for that Confederate medal you got me. ;)



Pit Friend #13 Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:29 PM

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Just don’t play artillery or anything with an autocannon and you should be good. 

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. 


ABAOUIA #14 Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:30 PM

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Autoloaders make it easy, like the French heavy tier 8.

Clip and clip, just wait for the right moment and then reload and wait again for the right moment.

Confederate is even more easy, clip 6 tanks and reload.


Mashed #15 Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:54 PM

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I'm at 3/4 sniper medals with about 95k XP to go on the stage.

If I try for them, I never get them.

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Just play normally....I get at least two snipers every session of play and I don’t concentrate on trying to get them. You should get four w/o trying before you reach the stage XP. I’m not at that stage yet, but if it uses mediums, the four snipers will earn themselves. 

 

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Schiavoser #17 Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

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Thread title doesn't really make sense, because it is natural to try to hit a target on every shot. As other have mentioned, purposely trying to earn "Confederate" is one that forces truly unnatural behavior. Holding back a kill-shot for the sake of earning credit toward a Contract is very awkward.

Very Classy #18 Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:49 PM

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View PostSchiavoser, on 26 April 2019 - 08:24 AM, said:

Thread title doesn't really make sense, because it is natural to try to hit a target on every shot. As other have mentioned, purposely trying to earn "Confederate" is one that forces truly unnatural behavior. Holding back a kill-shot for the sake of earning credit toward a Contract is very awkward.

 

When you're snapshotting cupolas 'cause you're tryna preserve some HP to try to win the match... you're gonna miss some shots. If you're wanting to take some speculative shots into sniper bushes, you're gonna miss some shots... if you're gonna take shots on the move, you're gonna miss some shots. 

 

I don't play with the intent of having 100% accuracy... I take chances... the more chances taken, the more possibilities. That's how I play.

 

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View PostVery Classy, on 26 April 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

 

When you're snapshotting cupolas 'cause you're tryna preserve some HP to try to win the match... you're gonna miss some shots. If you're wanting to take some speculative shots into sniper bushes, you're gonna miss some shots... if you're gonna take shots on the move, you're gonna miss some shots. 

 

I don't play with the intent of having 100% accuracy... I take chances... the more chances taken, the more possibilities. That's how I play.

 

I stand by my title.

 

this just tells me you don’t yolo enough :trollface:

 

for instance, on the kill 3 within 100m and kill 10 total stage, I was rubbing paint with all 3 of my first 3 of 10 kills...I can’t stop brawling with my 4202


 

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IS-M, facehug, kill, rinse and repeat. Sniper guaranteed. I managed 3 in a row the other day after finally getting the top turret.

Sheesh what a horrible grind that was until then though.






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