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Tinom5 #1 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

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Like i have this M4 rev that i love but seeing 70 % tier 10s im kinda thinking of using prem ammo since well i cant do crapto them with regular APCR. Im scared of using prem ammo since i dont have alot of credits but i supose even if i lose the cash i can make um back with normal games. My point is, is prem ammo worth it and can you actually make credits in a prem tank firing a small amoun of prem ammo ?

CoDiGGo #2 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

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If you pen yes

NUKLEAR_SLUG #3 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

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I barely ever fire gold in mine and I do just fine. That said if you feel the need to fire some then do so. So long as you pen the shot it near enough pays for the cost of the shell. It only gets expensive if you miss.

Tinom5 #4 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:19 PM

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View PostNUKLEAR_SLUG, on 12 October 2017 - 06:17 PM, said:

I barely ever fire gold in mine and I do just fine. That said if you feel the need to fire some then do so. So long as you pen the shot it near enough pays for the cost of the shell. It only gets expensive if you miss.

 

So ifi pen it can payout ? Hmm.

Baldrickk #5 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

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View PostTinom5, on 12 October 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

Like i have this M4 rev that i love but seeing 70 % tier 10s im kinda thinking of using prem ammo since well i cant do crapto them with regular APCR. Im scared of using prem ammo since i dont have alot of credits but i supose even if i lose the cash i can make um back with normal games. My point is, is prem ammo worth it and can you actually make credits in a prem tank firing a small amoun of prem ammo ?

Prem tank + prem ammo spam? You will make a profit as long as you don't miss or bounce too much.

 

Otherwise? Probably not.

 

As a tier 8 in a tier X game, don't focus on the tier X heavies.  Run from them if you have to. 

Focus on shooting what you can damage; fellow tier 8 tanks and tier 9 and X lights, mediums, TDs and arty. 

 

Check tanks.gg to find out what you can pen and where. 

Keep a small number of prem rounds (about 10%-20% tends to work out well, but this can vary tank to tank) and use them when you need to. 

 

This should let you make a profit and do damage



atlasapl #6 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

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Always carry a few gold just in case you run up against something much bigger than you. But if you pen fine without it, then save your gold.

NUKLEAR_SLUG #7 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

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View PostTinom5, on 12 October 2017 - 06:19 PM, said:

 

So ifi pen it can payout ? Hmm.

 

The way to look at it is if you pen you break even, and then you make your profit firing standard rounds at everything else.

Pvt_Duffer #8 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:28 PM

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View PostTinom5, on 12 October 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

So ifi pen it can payout ? Hmm.

 

Not if you forget to press 1 afterwards and continue to spam the gold.

 

happens a lot in the HEAT of the moment

 

ba dum cha.

 

 

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Dava_117 #9 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

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If I'm in the opposit team, no.

I casted an ancient spell that will change 75% of the gold shot at me into silver, making it bounce... :harp:


Edited by Dava_117, 12 October 2017 - 06:32 PM.


Mimos_A #10 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

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Sometimes: yes.

 

There's no reason to spam premium ammo, but in some situations it's very much worth it. I don't carry a lot of prem ammo in any tank I don't use for clan stuff, but I always carry some, even if it's only to reset the cap if some heavily armoured tank I'd really struggle to pen otherwise.



iztok #11 Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:59 PM

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Playing in high tiers with low-pen guns is EXPENSIVE. Don't play them if you can't afford the costs.

Aikl #12 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:04 PM

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Some is a good idea, certain tanks have areas that are quite vulnerable to 250mm-pen HEAT, and the Strv. 103-0 and 103B almost require HEAT to pen frontally.

 

However, 250mm isn't that much extra pen, and you lose that awesome shell velocity - which at range is kind of a big deal trying to hit things in the first place.



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View PostPvt_Duffer, on 12 October 2017 - 05:28 PM, said:

I'll get me coat.

 

You don't have to worry about that. Just leave, we'll post the coat on.



Serprotease #14 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

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View PostTinom5, on 12 October 2017 - 05:13 PM, said:

Like i have this M4 rev that i love but seeing 70 % tier 10s im kinda thinking of using prem ammo since well i cant do crapto them with regular APCR. Im scared of using prem ammo since i dont have alot of credits but i supose even if i lose the cash i can make um back with normal games. My point is, is prem ammo worth it and can you actually make credits in a prem tank firing a small amoun of prem ammo ?

 

Prem ammo of the M4 rev is crap.

Don't use them on T10 monster Just, spot or aim for the tracks to get those sweet assistance damage and cred.

 

Keep some heat if you need to face defender/ other t8 hvys when you're top tier.



Ferditude #15 Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:09 PM

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View PostTinom5, on 12 October 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

Like i have this M4 rev that i love but seeing 70 % tier 10s im kinda thinking of using prem ammo since well i cant do crapto them with regular APCR. Im scared of using prem ammo since i dont have alot of credits but i supose even if i lose the cash i can make um back with normal games. My point is, is prem ammo worth it and can you actually make credits in a prem tank firing a small amoun of prem ammo ?

I think premium ammo will cause u to loose cr :(

Carry the odd shell?

But dont use it 100%

But instead, think of how u can use your tank to get enemy u can dmg, or spot, or be there to shoot rear/sides...

 

Ive been in a 70mm tank getting shot with gold ammo, rofl.

 






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