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NoobySkooby #1 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

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Is there any difference between someone who spams Premium ammo, or someone who spams HE?

 

HE is usually the cheapest ammo

 

AP is usually not effective

 

Premium ammo is a credit drain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So which one is best?



vixu #2 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 27 July 2018 - 12:07 PM, said:

Is there any difference between someone who spams Premium ammo, or someone who spams HE?

 

HE is usually the cheapest ammo

 

AP is usually not effective

 

Premium ammo is a credit drain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So which one is best?

 

Ofc, there is a difference. A HUGE difference. A difference, that should be applicable to prem ammo to make it reasonable.

HE does not deal 100% of damage (unless it penetrates). So, unless you are driving one of those derp guns, you would use HE very selectively.

Prem ammo does not carry any tactical disadvantages. 

4nt #3 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

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I always spam HE in T-45. Because I'm too demented to remember to load something else as I switched to all HE loadout for Ram's special. Works fine.

Strappster #4 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:26 PM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 27 July 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

Is there any difference between someone who spams Premium ammo, or someone who spams HE?

 

What about someone who spams premium HE?

 



mpf1959 #5 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Ok, so we all moan at prammo spammers

 

I dont.



OneSock #6 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Lol...

 

HE has it's place. Aside from the obvious tanks that have HE derp cannons, it's always good to carry a few rounds if you've got a gun 120mm on above.

 

There's lots of squishy tanks and TDs with paper armour, so if you can sneak in a HE round all good.


Also useful as bottom tier if you cannot pen enemy top tier, send them a few HE rounds to knock out tracks or modules, so that they have to burn a repair kit.



Flid_Merchant #7 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:37 PM

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HE is a great way to tell someone to get the hell out of that sidescrape (or don't because they have no tracks)

Nethraniel #8 Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:45 PM

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I typically giggle, when my barely armoured tanks get hit by premium ammo, and I laugh, when said premium ammo bounces, ricochets or gets absorbed by modules.

Enforcer1975 #9 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

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OP if you stop spamming HE you might actually do more damage. 

If you can't pen with AP learn to aim. 

Knowing when and where to shoot premium ammo is important. Spamming premium without knowing where to shoot is stupid. I had some 1 vs 1 fights f.e. one where both had Even 90, the enemy player was spamming APCR while i was spamming AP. Take a guess who bounced a majority of their shots and lost the fight? 



Cobra6 #10 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:19 PM

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HE does a fraction of the damage that AP and HEAT/HESH/APCR do. Yes you can damage most targets regardless of their armor but that damage is small.

 

Premium ammo has the same damage as standard ammo yet (much) higher penetration so you literally pay more to have a higher chance of doing damage.

And of course for this privilege you need either a premium account or a premium tank as normal tanks are not profitable enough to ensure a steady supply of premium ammo can be used against all the over-buffed armor in this game.

 

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NoobySkooby #11 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:31 PM

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View PostEnforcer1975, on 27 July 2018 - 01:06 PM, said:

OP if you stop spamming HE you might actually do more damage. 

If you can't pen with AP learn to aim. 

Knowing when and where to shoot premium ammo is important. Spamming premium without knowing where to shoot is stupid. I had some 1 vs 1 fights f.e. one where both had Even 90, the enemy player was spamming APCR while i was spamming AP. Take a guess who bounced a majority of their shots and lost the fight? 

 

I tend to find when aiming you have the small chance of a snapshot, ie not long at all to take full aim otherwise the crafty blighter will come around and get you good, the opportunities to sit there and fully aim are rare in my games, as for the big heavies like my beloved mauerbrecher, usually AP or HE will suffice although I have a big leaning towards HE at the moment, but this tends to change from day to day.

 

As for lights I find trying to damage in them is a bit pointless, mine I use for spotting only really and I never carry a full loadout, but that is purely for the credit earning, lights are simply too fast for my reactions, and trying to get an auto aim on someone is like trying to pull hens teeth.

 

That said if anyone has some wicked replays of how to play the ELC even 90, that would be great....

 

 

 

 

 

Cue Cobra 6:trollface:

 

One thing I have heard from quite few players when playing lights is never ever stay still, which sort of confuses me when it comes to passive spotting.


Edited by NoobySkooby, 27 July 2018 - 09:57 PM.


Mr_Burrows #12 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:34 PM

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I don't. I love them.

Cobra6 #13 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 27 July 2018 - 12:31 PM, said:

 

One thing I have heard from quite few players when playing lights is never ever stay still, which sort of confuses me when it comes to passive spotting.

 

Yes and no, stand still or move depends on the situation.

 

If you get to a good bush where you know enemy tanks will come in view range and the enemy has no scout there, stand in the bush and spot.

 

If you go to the same bush and the enemy scout is there, stay moving but still try to spot.

 

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Best thing is when bots go full premium.

wsatnutter #15 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:43 PM

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Mr_Burrows #16 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:45 PM

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If there only was a clan where I could shoot all the prems I wanted, and yet did not have to participate in any clan wars.

Babbet_1 #17 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

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View Postfwhaatpiraat, on 27 July 2018 - 01:38 PM, said:

Best thing is when bots go full premium.

 

Yeah - love it when they chuck apcr at me whilst I'm driving my M8A1 - as the saying goes, "a fool and his money are soon parted!"  :D

Enforcer1975 #18 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:53 PM

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 27 July 2018 - 01:31 PM, said:

 

I tend to find when aiming you have the small chance of a snapshot, ie not long at all to take full aim otherwise the craft blighter will come around and get you good, the opportunities to sit there and fully aim are rare in my games, as for the big heavies like my beloved mauerbrecher, usually AP or HE will suffice although I have a big leaning towards HE at the moment, but this tends to change from day to day.

 

As for lights I find trying to damage in them is a bit pointless, mine I use for spotting only really and I never carry a full loadout, but that is purely for the credit earning, lights are simply too fast for my reactions, and trying to get an auto aim on someone is like trying to pull hens teeth.

 

That said if anyone has some wicked replays of how to play the ELC even 90, that would be great....

 

 

 

 

 

Cue Cobra 6:trollface:

 

One thing I have heard from quite few players when playing lights is never ever stay still, which sort of confuses me when it comes to passive spotting.

 

Well it's not wicked by i have a replay each of bottom, mid and top tier. 

 

http://wotreplays.eu...975-elc_even_90 top tier

http://wotreplays.eu...975-elc_even_90 mid tier

http://wotreplays.eu...975-elc_even_90 bottom tier



Enforcer1975 #19 Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:59 PM

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View PostMr_Burrows, on 27 July 2018 - 01:45 PM, said:

If there only was a clan where I could shoot all the prems I wanted, and yet did not have to participate in any clan wars.

 

You called??? :trollface:

 


Edited by Enforcer1975, 27 July 2018 - 02:00 PM.


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View PostNoobySkooby, on 27 July 2018 - 12:07 PM, said:

 

So which one is best?

 

Premium HE of course. :justwait:




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