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Aine #1 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

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When exactly did the arty start using gold ammo all the time? I mean it's no news that lowbies with 0 skill have racks full with gold ammo, but when did the arty start doing that as well?

Spectra_EU #2 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

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More damage, HE is only shell-type arty can have, so it has premium HE too

Don't ask why



staurinsh #3 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

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WG said, only 5% of shots are gold, so these shots of arty or other classes is your imagination.

Balc0ra #4 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

When exactly did the arty start using gold ammo all the time? I mean it's no news that lowbies with 0 skill have racks full with gold ammo, but when did the arty start doing that as well?

 

And this is bad when they hit you because? As none of them get more damage or pen from it. So what difference does it make if they hit you directly? Gold ammo only gives them the ability to stun the tank that is 11m away from you, as his normal HE shell has a 10m splash radius to name one. And if they hit you at the edge of the premium splash zone. Most won't even damage you, only stun. As it's to far away to do any real damage vs the low HE pen etc in the splash cone they make.

 

View PostSpectra_EU, on 20 January 2018 - 07:09 PM, said:

More damage, HE is only shell-type arty can have, so it has premium HE too

Don't ask why

 

Splash radius. Not more damage, not more pen, not more stun timers. As most only get 1m more splash.  Simply to make it easier to farm stun assist and group stuns. That's what it's for. It's the least pay 2 win ammo in the game if you will.

Edited by Balc0ra, 20 January 2018 - 07:17 PM.


Aine #5 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:17 PM

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3 answers and not a single on of you answered my question.

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View Poststaurinsh, on 20 January 2018 - 07:10 PM, said:

WG said, only 5% of shots are gold, so these shots of arty or other classes is your imagination.

 

XVM and other aids show that WG are talking absolute bollox.

Spectra_EU #7 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

3 answers and not a single on of you answered my question.

 

When? When arty got "balanced" and the new ammo types were intoduced

Maybe the kids got a premium account from the X-mas events and started shooting more gold

There's no clear answer to "when" you can get from players



Aine #8 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

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View PostSteve8066, on 20 January 2018 - 06:22 PM, said:

 

XVM and other aids show that WG are talking absolute bollox.

 

Yeah, don't know where WG would get such statistics with a usage of 5%. Certainly not in World of Tanks.

Balc0ra #9 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

3 answers and not a single on of you answered my question.

 

I did. Stun missions. Simple as that. SPG 15 was changed to be harder, as it inc damage to now, not just stuns. So they need all the stuns they can get besides their direct hits.

 

But as I said. It makes zero difference on damage if they hit you directly with normal or gold. As their pen and damage is 100% the same. So again, why care?


Edited by Balc0ra, 20 January 2018 - 07:36 PM.


Aim_Away_From_Face #10 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

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View Poststaurinsh, on 20 January 2018 - 07:10 PM, said:

WG said, only 5% of shots are gold, so these shots of arty or other classes is your imagination.

Yeah, because that makes it 100% reliable :facepalm:



Aine #11 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:37 PM

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View PostAim_Away_From_Face, on 20 January 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

Yeah, because that makes it 100% reliable :facepalm:

 

"WG said" is usually the start of a good joke.

vasilinhorulezz #12 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:40 PM

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In tier 10 even TDs shoot premium now, 

corridor meta in combination with retarded armor buffs.

Murazor, balancing at it's finest.



Sirebellus #13 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

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In 5662 games in SPG I have not fired a gold round yet - never felt the need to

 



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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

When exactly did the arty start using gold ammo all the time? I mean it's no news that lowbies with 0 skill have racks full with gold ammo, but when did the arty start doing that as well?

 

All the time is false. Many arty don't even have it as an option. When exactly did you start hallucinating?

Aine #15 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:48 PM

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View PostSirebellus, on 20 January 2018 - 06:47 PM, said:

In 5662 games in SPG I have not fired a gold round yet - never felt the need to

 

 

You sir I can respect, for an SPG player! ;)

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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

3 answers and not a single on of you answered my question.

 

Well obviously they started using it today, as today is the day you noticed it first. Other than that, it's just a pointless question and thread.

One_Joke #17 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:55 PM

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i have got a tier 8 usa arta, i don t remember the name... I bring 1 premium shell, the reason is simply, when i can t hit the guy how have got less then 150 hp, but i can shot next to him, i can splash out with the premium shell, thats all. This is one safety shot, but all time work

jack_timber #18 Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Bigger splash radius, well on T8 USA arty. BTW never use them, ain't worth it.

Meant to mention that some arty only have 1 HE shell type.


Edited by jack_timber, 20 January 2018 - 08:01 PM.


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View PostAine, on 20 January 2018 - 07:05 PM, said:

When exactly did the arty start using gold ammo all the time? I mean it's no news that lowbies with 0 skill have racks full with gold ammo, but when did the arty start doing that as well?

 

Because there is little reason not to. The premium shells are like the regular shells, but flat out better. There are no disadvantages. So, if you're driving a machine that only fires every 30s, you want to squeeze as much damage/assistance out of those shots as you can. Plus missions. Saying this as someone that fires regular HE in their arty.

Aine #20 Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:09 PM

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Reading all the rubish in here, I wish I could get all the money back I spent into WOT.

Why are you showing your stats, if it's only with gold ammo? are you proud of it?


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