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Scouting with Binoculars or Coated Optics


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Peranor #1 Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:13 AM

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So, what do you suggest i get for my Leo. Coated Optics or Binocular Telescope?
I guess that binoculars is better for passive/camp scouting. But as i understood it the extra viewrange is only granted when you stand still and if you DO NOT move your turret for 3sec. While the coated optics gives you 10% extra viewrange at all time. And maybe thats better for a more active scouting playstyle, constantly moving and using you speed get in and light up enemys and then quickly move out before you get blown to pieces.

Or can you combine them both? Does the values stack when you stand still?

JTS #2 Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:34 AM

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Buy Coated, since scouts do most of the spotting while moving. AFAIK they dont stack up, but perhaps 25% will be applied when you stationary, and 10% when you are moving.

And moving your turret doesnt break the binocular effect, just movement of your hull.

Reanoe #3 Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:36 AM

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They DO stack up. If you stand still and have both binocular and coated you view range is increased by 35%.

alex91 #4 Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:39 AM

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yes it may stack up,but you cant go over 500 m,so use the optics and go for the enemy arty :D

Peranor #5 Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

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Thanks for your replys! I guess I'll go for the optics then. Seems like they are better overall

ThaTrip #6 Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

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Ok I am an experienced player for almost a year now. (been in CB)

I explain how they work

Coated Optics makes your view range bigger. Doesn't matter if you are standing still or driving. Your overall range is more
Binocular Telescope makes your view range bigger. BUT you gotta be standing still. It takes around 6sec before binocular telescope starts working.

edit: nvm everyone replied this already. (still to early here)

Squadman45 #7 Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

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Depends, binoculars are for the frog leaps tactic, move from cover to cover wait 10 seconds and move again, for me in a light are the best option if you are not a kamikaze and play as scout for heavy tanks moving under their cover and you can use then to scout on hills and similars but need be a non combative scout. Coated... if you prefer move all the time.

tazmanyak #8 Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:11 AM

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You could also buy bino and test it.
As it is removable, you wont waste your money, and will be abble to use it on another tank :)

HotMetal82 #9 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

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Mobile scouting is not very effective these days, except in maps that support it.

For dedicated scouts I recommend binoculars, coated optics and a camonet. Crew skill to camo. Of course if you prefer to run a more mobile form of scouting, go ahead but doing it "properly" is more beneficial to the team and your victory ratio. ;)

For a "suicide"-scout I recommend coated optics, ventilation and spall liner. Crew skill again to camo.




The thing here is, a positional scout can still do mobile scouting when necessary but a suicide-setup will have a hard time pulling off proper positional scouting.

Also using both binocs and coated optics is very useful even if it would push you beyond the 500 meters limit. This is because it will counter the camo-value of your enemies.







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