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TheOnlyTrueNoob #41 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

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The closer I am to a third mark, the more liberal I am with how much gold I fire.

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LacqueredBacon #42 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:18 PM

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Some tanks I’ll use more premium rounds than others.  I try to stay away from HEAT though.  

You don’t really need to fire premium in TD’s but some tier VIII’s with PMM really need it, as well as some tanks when low tier.

Some tanks,almost never need to fire premium.


 


TransparentBlue #43 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:31 PM

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I always have a few rounds of HE on hand for resetting cap points and blowing up lightly armored tanks.  Beyond that, what I carry depends on tank class.

Other than a handful of HE, I carry 50/50 in my light tanks but only use it if I'm hemmed in and can't use mobility for a better shot.

I carry about 50/40/10 and load one Prammo right away when playing mediums.  Until I know what I'm facing, I want the high pen ready.  I can switch to normal AP after the first shot.

I carry about 25/65/15 percent for the heavies.  When brawling, you need to deal damage.  It also discourages excessive sniping, which is a very bad habit for Russian heavies.

I haven't played TD or artillery recently enough to comment, other than knowing I load my US Tier 5 T67 about the same as the mediums but don't load Prammo to start.

I'd probably have enough silver not to need to save up for tanks if I didn't do this for every gun through the upgrade cycle.  

Pit Friend #44 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:34 PM

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View PostTocFanKe4, on 21 August 2019 - 02:34 PM, said:

 

There is no distance in the game at which APCR pen loss fully compensates for AP having lower pen to start, except for like 2-3 low tier guns.  There have been a few threads about this in the past.  APCR will practically always have more pen at every distance you shoot. 

 

BUT, there is normalization difference.  So if that armor you're hitting is angled at all, there is a chance that AP will pen at distance when APCR won't. 

 

I run APCR exclusively in all tanks that have it as premium ammo unless there is a specific advantage for a different ammo type.  I'll shoot it on tanks where APCR is standard and HEAT premium.  The increased shell velocity makes it worth while.  You can't pen what you can't hit. 

 

The main time I use HEAT is when there is a significant pen advantage over the normal rounds.  I hate HEAT because it gets no normalization, has slow velocity most of the time, and there's a lot more spaced armor in the game than there used to be. 

 

HEAT also has one advantage in that it doesn’t auto bounce until 80 degrees instead of 70. This can come into play against tanks that rely on steeply sloped or rounded armor to cause bounces, especially the Swedish wedge tanks. They will bounce 120mm or smaller AP or APCR all day long, but HE or HEAT will make them cry. :)

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DrHorrible4Life #45 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:55 PM

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View PostImpulseOyster42, on 21 August 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

Good players use pretty much all premium ammo, look at ANY stream with someone who's recognised, they'll tell ya.

 

Sir Foch says Hi.  Almost everything you've said in this thread is factually incorrect.  

Ranked battles #46 Posted 22 August 2019 - 02:07 AM

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I spam gold non stop in I'm OBJ140 as I'm very close to 3 marking it ,but usually I'll never spam gold

Marengo333 #47 Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:04 AM

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Like others have said, it depends. Rolling out in my tier 4 against a team made up of Absolutions, hell yes I will spam gold like a m*****f***er.

Rolling out in top tier game in a IS2M, not so much.



LacqueredBacon #48 Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

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View PostTheOnlyTrueNoob, on 21 August 2019 - 05:02 PM, said:

The closer I am to a third mark, the more liberal I am with how much gold I fire.

 

Now this is true.  I don't try to three mark tanks anymore but when I did, every shot counts.  Spamming gold while chasing that third mark is almost a requirement.


 






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