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snertone #1 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

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i have never shot gold or pressed 2 in all my 12k games,am i alone in this?anyone out there like me?i like to know

 



_snowfIake__ #2 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

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I never shot gold up to maybe 15k games. Then I started using it as needed. But now I can't be bothered to use it any more. None of the tanks I've been playing lately have gold on them. I removed it all so I could save some credits.

Search_Warrant #3 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Then you are a liability to your team during stock grinds and low pen elite tanks. sounds harsh but the truth hurts.

Edited by Search_Warrant, 03 June 2018 - 02:01 PM.


AXIS_OF_RESISTANCE #4 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:41 AM

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sirfoch doesn't shoot gold and he is super unicum ,really skilled , he is streaming in 1 hour .

this is his stats:

http://www.noobmeter...och/505649200/ 


Edited by AXIS_OF_RESISTANCE, 03 June 2018 - 10:45 AM.


Aikl #5 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

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Doubt you'll find many who never shoots 'gold', but there are plenty who use it rather sparingly. SirFoch, the streamer/Youtuber, uses more or less none.

 

I prefer more 'tactical' options, but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.

 

It's not particularly smart to insist on a moral, non-'gold', highground when your opponent in a duel pens you 90% of the time - while you have to aim for t-i-n-y cupolas and dodgy lower plates at a ~25% penetration rate. Nor is it wise to risk a loss just because you don't have any premium shells available to reduce RNG in critical situations.



Dava_117 #6 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

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I use gold just against the Type5 and similar weackspotless tanks. Well, except one time in wich I HEAT spammed a poor T-34-100 in my ST-I... the "2" key is too close to the "W" key...

NoobySkooby #7 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:43 AM

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I don't mind using the stock ammo but the i find in far too many games now people, just spam prammo, so this gets me mad, so I return the favours, not all the time, but enough to calm me down.

Jigabachi #8 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:43 AM

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There is this one weird guy I know, who rarely used it at the start and then stopped shooting premammo completely after noticing how much of a problem it is. But I can't give you his name, because he would probably get eaten alive by the goldspamming noobs in his clan.
Let's just call him "Mister J"...

snertone #9 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:45 AM

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well i still manage a 51,4 winrate and grind everything driving stock tanks just part of the game,i see allot off u are just afraid off ur precious stats going down.

NoobySkooby #10 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:45 AM

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View PostAikl, on 03 June 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Doubt you'll find many who never shoots 'gold', but there are plenty who use it rather sparingly. SirFoch, the streamer/Youtuber, uses more or less none.

 

I prefer more 'tactical' options, but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.

 

It's not particularly smart to insist on a moral, non-'gold', highground when your opponent in a duel pens you 90% of the time - while you have to aim for t-i-n-y cupolas and dodgy lower plates at a ~25% penetration rate. Nor is it wise to risk a loss just because you don't have any premium shells available to reduce RNG in critical situations.

 

Funny you mention that, I was watching Lemmingrush's vid on the IS7, where he admits to using prammo and being a stat padder more or less, I was shocked to say the least.

Search_Warrant #11 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

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View PostAXIS_OF_RESISTANCE, on 03 June 2018 - 09:41 AM, said:

sirfoch doesn't shoot gold and he is super unicum ,really skilled , he is streaming in 1 hour .

this is his stats:

http://www.noobmeter...och/505649200/ 

 

He has gold in all of his tanks, he shoots it when he needs it, not often but when he does, he fires gold.
 

View Postsnertone, on 03 June 2018 - 09:45 AM, said:

well i still manage a 51,4 winrate and grind everything driving stock tanks just part of the game,i see allot off u are just afraid off ur precious stats going down.

 

Nothing to do with stats, its about winning games and gold makes it easier to deal with heavy armor and win engagements. all it boils down to.
 

AXIS_OF_RESISTANCE #12 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 03 June 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

 

He has gold in all of his tanks, he shoots it when he needs it, not often but when he does, he fires gold.

 

bro,i watch his stream all the time  ,i cant remember last time he fired gold , yesterday 8 hour stream fired 0 gold , except the HESH in the shitbarn. and because he didnt fire gold for the  last  2 years , he have more the 200,000,000 credits .

Search_Warrant #13 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

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View PostAXIS_OF_RESISTANCE, on 03 June 2018 - 09:52 AM, said:

 

bro,i watch his stream all the time  ,i cant remember last time he fired gold , yesterday 8 hour stream fired 0 gold , except the HESH in the shitbarn. and because he didnt fire gold for the  last  2 years , he have more the 200,000,000 credits .

 

I have gold on all my tanks. i rarely fire it myself. very rare, but when i have no choice ill use it. plus skilled players are better in general at the game and understand the flow of battle easier to get the armor they need to hit to pen, majority dont play at that level.

 

Im sat on nearly 40 million for the past few years even when buying tier 10 tanks. i spend it on consumables and tank equipment AND i dont run a premium account or credit reserves. id be sat on that many credits too if i dident spend it on random stuff just to get rid of it all.


Edited by Search_Warrant, 03 June 2018 - 10:55 AM.


VarzA #14 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

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I used to not fire gold when i started playing again, because i remembered it actually costed gold and i was somewhat f2p.

 

I have removed gold from some tanks lately or reduced their gold loadout.



brisha #15 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

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I didn't shoot a single gold shell in frontline mode, does that count?



Search_Warrant #16 Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:59 AM

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View Postbrisha, on 03 June 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

I didn't shoot a single gold shell in frontline mode, does that count?

 

Only time i ever shot gold in FL was when i was using low pen medium tanks with 190ish pen and facing a defender or a VKP frontally. which was actually very rare.

Edited by Search_Warrant, 03 June 2018 - 11:00 AM.


ilosz #17 Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

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View Postbrisha, on 03 June 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

I didn't shoot a single gold shell in frontline mode, does that count?

 

I am with him!

TankkiPoju #18 Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

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I have never shot gold ammo in any of my tanks.

 

(I always buy it with credits).



snertone #19 Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:07 AM

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wow that sirfoch is insanly good,good to see that,im gonne go fishing now,laters

Aikl #20 Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 03 June 2018 - 09:45 AM, said:

 

Funny you mention that, I was watching Lemmingrush's vid on the IS7, where he admits to using prammo and being a stat padder more or less, I was shocked to say the least.

 

Not exactly sure what your point is. LR considers the IS-7's AP pen to be lackluster for penning weakspots at T10, if I recall correctly. He's arguably correct.

 

Plenty of very good players use a lot of premium ammo. There's no denying that. One argument is that it reduces the importance of RNG. Might seem like a weird claim, but premium ammo is arguably not the only thing that makes a great player - as previously proven by Brumbarr's 'gold challenge'. Can't really blame anyone for wanting their skill to matter more relative to the massive RNG inherent in WoT.

 

On a related note, it'd be really darn interesting if premium shells were replaced by literal 'skill ammo' - i.e. the penetration and damage had ~0% RNG (not necessarily at premium values, obviously).


Edited by Aikl, 03 June 2018 - 12:27 PM.





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