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PrimalSeal1965 #1 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:30 AM

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What's everyone's opinion on firing Gold Ammo every fired shot? Personally, I try not to use premium ammo every match. I guess it just depends on the tank and what tank I am firing at. What's your take? At any rate,I try to limit the amount of premium ammo I use...

 

 



Schiavoser #2 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:35 AM

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Yes, it depends on the tank. I fire many premium rounds when driving the KV-5, for instance, because it has a rather poor gun otherwise. I'd rather succeed and earn less silver at end of game than be a miser.



Rubbelito #3 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

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For me it has everything to do with what tank I'm in and what the enemy tanks are (also tier related).

I'm quite liberal though so I have no second thoughts using the means necessary.



ImpulseOyster42 #4 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

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Why would you disadvantage yourself? Gold ammo is ALWAYS better.

groovingreg #5 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

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Mostly standard rounds,  but today i feel like blasting 20 million silver worth of prammo!

PrimalSeal1965 #6 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 05:38 AM, said:

Why would you disadvantage yourself? Gold ammo is ALWAYS better.

Yes Gold is better in some cases but NOT every fired shot and not at every tank. It's not needed every fired shot and like most have said it depends on the tank. 



f1mitku #7 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:49 AM

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I’m pretty liberal for gold ammo usage. But lately my main target is to stockpile silver and I’ve decided to play mostly FV305 and only with standard ammo. The silver is good let’s say between 30K in a meh defeat to 150K in a good win. 
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Merun #8 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:56 AM

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Everyone can use what is given to him by the game.

 

I for myself have on most tanks a maximum of 10 premium rounds and shoot at least one about every 15th game if the situation forces me to. Usually I want to use regular or HE shells to get better at aiming and "unusual" playstyles like flanking and repositioning.


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John Arrowsmith #9 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

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Why would anyone use gold ammo when you can use silver.

World of tanks Auto lock edition,  because aiming shouldn't be a skill.

 

 

 


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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM, said:

Why would you disadvantage yourself? Gold ammo is ALWAYS better.

 

Not really always. Most of the times but not always.

For example you have a softier target and hit it on a very sharp angle. Standard AP gets through, premium APCR not. That is because the normalization of the shell. AP Shells normalise more than APCR. For the APCR the angle is to sharp, it is over 70° and it bounces.

 

Here you can see it at about 7:15

 

Yes, it is PC, but I am sure, the mechanic is the same on console.


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f1mitku #11 Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:09 AM

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View PostMerun, on 21 August 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

 

Not really always. Most of the times but not always.

For example you have a softier target and hit it on a very sharp angle. Standard AP gets through, premium APCR not. That is because the normalization of the shell. AP Shells normalise more than APCR. For the APCR the angle is to sharp, it is over 70° and it bounces.

 

Here you can see it at about 7:15

 

Yes, it is PC, but I am sure, the mechanic is the same on console.

 

Also HE types of rounds (mostly HEAT) is also not always better. Like in many cases the HEAT might be “eaten” by tracks whereas if it’s AP it will pen. 
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ImpulseOyster42 #12 Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:09 AM

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View PostPrimalSeal1965, on 21 August 2019 - 04:45 AM, said:

Yes Gold is better in some cases but NOT every fired shot and not at every tank. It's not needed every fired shot and like most have said it depends on the tank. 

 

View PostMerun, on 21 August 2019 - 05:03 AM, said:

 

Not really always. Most of the times but not always.

For example you have a softier target and hit it on a very sharp angle. Standard AP gets through, premium APCR not. That is because the normalization of the shell. AP Shells normalise more than APCR. For the APCR the angle is to sharp, it is over 70° and it bounces.

 

Here you can see it at about 7:15

 

Yes, it is PC, but I am sure, the mechanic is the same on console.

 

Higher pen = easier damage = better.

'Nuff said.



Rubbelito #13 Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:13 AM

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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

 

 

Higher pen != easier damage <> better.

'Nuff said.

 

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ImpulseOyster42 #14 Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

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View PostRubbelito, on 21 August 2019 - 05:13 AM, said:

 

I'm too dumb to admit I'm wrong so my only contribution is me going to edit others posts

 

View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 05:09 AM, said:

 

 

Higher pen = easier damage = better.

'Nuff said.

 

ftfy

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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 04:38 AM, said:

Why would you disadvantage yourself? Gold ammo is ALWAYS better.

 

Unfortunately, this is probably the most shared opinion in this game.  I blame WG's mechanics, and matchmaking for it.


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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 10:38 AM, said:

Why would you disadvantage yourself? Gold ammo is ALWAYS better.

Actually....no, not in every single case. 

 

APCR loses pen over distance, moreso than AP. 

 

HEAT is weak against spaced armor. 

 

So, no, it is not always better. Thus, just spamming it blindly without tactical consideration is not smart. 



Kaptain Proton #17 Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:07 PM

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If I can’t pen the tank or get around it.  If its being fired at me, unless it’s a low tier.  Would consider going full pramo  if I was going for a third MOE but have not done it yet.  

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View Postf1mitku, on 21 August 2019 - 10:49 AM, said:

I’m pretty liberal for gold ammo usage. But lately my main target is to stockpile silver and I’ve decided to play mostly FV305 and only with standard ammo. The silver is good let’s say between 30K in a meh defeat to 150K in a good win. 

 

I think you only made 30K when my Scorpion G found you ;-)

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I use HEAT on soviet meds, but not always. But I'm probably a 50/50 loadout on those tanks and the Czech autoloader meds. But in general it depends on the tank/situation. I don't spam it though, but I do use it when needed.

Cpl Derren #20 Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:20 PM

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I was advised by an IMTLZ player some time ago that you want to carry enough P-Rounds to eliminate the highest health tank you might face by yourself. 

 

I also “try” not to use prem rounds, but if my health goes into the red, or I need to carry a flank. There is no hesitation, because at that point, every round will count.


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