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Poll: Can gold ammo make you a unicum? (172 members have cast votes)

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Do you think that if you would shoot only gold ammo, this would boost your stats a lot and make you play on unicum level?

  1. Yes, gold ammo would make me a much better player. (54 votes [31.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.40%

  2. No, spamming gold would not make me a unicum. (118 votes [68.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 68.60%

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laulaur #1 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

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For those of you that think gold ammo makes the unicums be unicums, there is a good opportunity to prove your point and earn a lot of gold in a challenge made by a fellow forumite, Brumbarr: http://forum.worldof...ge-gold-prizes/

 

The prizes pool is somewhere around 15-20k and you can win 5-10k gold.

 



uglycousin #2 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

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I will teach that purple brumbarr a lesson. Of course pressing 2 will make me a unicum.

 

Laughs away.



Maki711 #3 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

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I mean, full HEAT in my t57 heavy and my stats with that tank goes up. And not only that, my win rate too so, yeah.

 



SuedKAT #4 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

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To be fair, most unicums I come across use premium ammo against me when I would as well, when I'm in a well armored tanks and they are in a low pen one, the ones that spam premium ammo regardless of situation tend to be yellow and below. So no using premium ammo won't make you a unicum, understanding the game, it's mechanics and meta does, oh and free XP'ing past grinds and crap tanks helps a bit to.

Dava_117 #5 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

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Probably, full gold layout can boost your stat a bit, but if you fail in strategical decision you will still be bad.

And then there is notting better than pown a full gold noob with just AP and armour layout knowledge! :)



Mr_Beefy #6 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

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Pressing 2 wont make u a unicum, penning your shots many many times per game will make you a unicum, whether 1 2 or 3.

HugSeal #7 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

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The poll is somewhat errorenous. If I would spam gold I wouldn't be a better player but I would have better results in most games and higher wn8.

 

I would be far from a unicum though since there is quite a lot of room for skill despite the rng in the game. 



Enterprise_NCC1701A #8 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:39 PM

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It can make you a better player (statistically) but not the best! It's like training everyday, get drugs and other substances... but you will never be lebron or ronaldo/messi!

trispect #9 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:43 PM

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To put it simple, only thing premium ammo does is lower RNG's effect. In most cases. There are some tanks which have just broken level of penetration with prem ammo.

unrealname #10 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:44 PM

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well in my opinion, yes and no at the same time, its probably easy to reroll for 2,4-2,5k wn8 by playing lowtiers, pretty much anyone could do that. but try maintaining 5k wn8 at tier 10, i highly doubt that full prem spam will help you on that, unless u are a very capable player.

 

this shows exactly what i mean: Stanlock from RU server: http://wotlabs.net/ru/player/Stanlock_TOP1 , its probably the best reroll out there - on every tier 10 appart from one tank his avg dmg per battle is no lower than 4,2k, so he is effectively statpadding at tier 10 lel. there are some impressive numbers

 

And typical low tier statpading reroll: http://wotlabs.net/eu/player/BigPrank


Edited by Bond90, 26 October 2017 - 02:01 PM.


Thomazzi #11 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

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What kind of question is that? Of course I will boost my stats if I decide to shoot only premium ammo. More pen = less bounces = higher dmg per game. Simple as that. It wouldn't make anyone a unicum, that's for sure, but you can't deny that one and the same player would perform different if one of them shoots only gold...

Enforcer1975 #12 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

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I bot, go afk and shoot gold and i'm still no uniscum.
There i have proven it doesn't work.

Kozzy #13 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

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A better question would have been: "Would the determined difference in results from firing predominantly premium ammo be enough to raise the average player's stats to that of a unicum?"

 

I think we can all agree that firing MORE premium ammo is highly likely to result in a marked increase in performance for most players.  I doubt this increase would be anywhere near enough to fill the gap between an 'average' player and a 'good'' player let alone a unicum!.


Edited by Kozzy, 27 October 2017 - 08:10 AM.


brisha #14 Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

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No it can't. Unicums use gold ammo and a lot of it but it's positioning and map awareness that make them better than everyone else. There are a lot of mods that are illegal that good players can use become unicums but not getting into that here.

 

The best players are purple because the know where to control the game, they know where the enemy are and where they are going but more importantly know where and when to go to the best places to farm them., they know the ridge lines to hull down and they know how to angle their tanks. It's a lot more than just one thing that's makes a unicum, gold is just 1 of those things, and lets be honest the way the game is now even gold can't pen on demand.


 


 



G01ngToxicCommand0 #15 Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

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View Postlaulaur, on 26 October 2017 - 01:18 PM, said:

For those of you that think gold ammo makes the unicums be unicums, there is a good opportunity to prove your point and earn a lot of gold in a challenge made by a fellow forumite, Brumbarr: http://forum.worldof...ge-gold-prizes/

 

The prizes pool is somewhere around 15-20k and you can win 5-10k gold.

 

 

LOL that topic that Brumbarr posted only proves who has the biggest case of uninhibited narcissism, entertaining but ultimately pointless:popcorn:

Edited by G01ngToxicCommand0, 26 October 2017 - 02:11 PM.


fwhaatpiraat #16 Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

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View Posttrispect, on 26 October 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

To put it simple, only thing premium ammo does is lower RNG's effect. In most cases. There are some tanks which have just broken level of penetration with prem ammo.

 

I hear this often, but don't agree. Without rng we would still not be abled to penetrate turrets of e100s, mauses, etc. People often shoot premium ammo so they don't have to extend more and be exposed for a longer period of time. This has not much to do with rng.

 

Back in the days people 'accepted' the role of armor in the game more I feel. Anno 2017 everyone wants to shoot (and pen) everything, preferably with minimal exposure and without much effort. Which results in the much more use of premium shells than lets say 4 years ago.

 

OT: If gold ammo can make people move to better positions at the right time, more aware of the surroundings and map: then yes, gold ammo can make you a unicum.



Only_Slightly_Bent #17 Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

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View Postbrisha, on 26 October 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

No it can't. Unicums use gold ammo and a lot of it but it's positioning and map awareness that make them better than everyone else. There are a lot of mods that are illegal that good players can use become unicums but not getting into that here.

 

The best players are purple because the know where to control the game, they know where the enemy are and where they are going but more importantly know where and when to go to the best places to farm them., they know the ridge lines to hull down and they know how to angle their tanks. It's a lot more than just one thing that's makes a unicum, gold is just 1 of those things, and lets be honest the way the game is now even gold can't pen on demand.


 


 

^^ This.

Simply being able to pen someone doesn't make you good (and I won't even mention the amount of times I've sat bouncing premium ammo from spammers...)



Jigabachi #18 Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:28 PM

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The answer is no, but it definitely helps.

Mimos_A #19 Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:00 PM

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View Postfwhaatpiraat, on 26 October 2017 - 02:19 PM, said:

 

I hear this often, but don't agree. Without rng we would still not be abled to penetrate turrets of e100s, mauses, etc. People often shoot premium ammo so they don't have to extend more and be exposed for a longer period of time. This has not much to do with rng.

 

Back in the days people 'accepted' the role of armor in the game more I feel. Anno 2017 everyone wants to shoot (and pen) everything, preferably with minimal exposure and without much effort. Which results in the much more use of premium shells than lets say 4 years ago.

 

OT: If gold ammo can make people move to better positions at the right time, more aware of the surroundings and map: then yes, gold ammo can make you a unicum.

 

For me personally, the only reason my use increased is the frankly quite absurd level of armour without weakspots on tanks. Before the Maus buff I never loaded prem for a Maus as I had a chance. Type 5 has "weakspots" that are still so thick there's no point firing standard at them. The VK10001p is pretty much immune to same tier tanks and many tanks a tier higher really struggle to pen it as well. And then there's the fun enhancing totally balanced stuff like OI's. I mean, who's going to sit there and aim for a "weak" spot with the risk of being slapped in the face for 2/3rds of your HP.



xH4wK #20 Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

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View Postlaulaur, on 26 October 2017 - 12:18 PM, said:

For those of you that think gold ammo makes the unicums be unicums, there is a good opportunity to prove your point and earn a lot of gold in a challenge made by a fellow forumite, Brumbarr: http://forum.worldof...ge-gold-prizes/

 

The prizes pool is somewhere around 15-20k and you can win 5-10k gold.

 

 

Brumbar can probably go full HE and still out perform most patatos ...

That been said - im tempted to enter the competition just for lolz.






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