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Unicorn_of_Steel #1 Posted 01 August 2018 - 02:45 PM

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Since the big sale of that LeFhffhh thing it seems that my poor Pz. IV H gets an awful lot of attention from arty. In the majority of games it rains arty strikes around me. Yesterday it came to the point that i simply quit playing this tank. And no, i don't stay stationary of kemp bush. 

 

Do other players experience the same, maybe with similar tanks?

 

If they want to take out a derp gun asap:  dear arty players, i use the 7,5 cm so please...give your lights, meds and heavy's some chance too.

 


Edited by Unicorn_of_Steel, 01 August 2018 - 03:13 PM.


rustysprite #2 Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:13 PM

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It must be your clan name that worries people....   :)

Unicorn_of_Steel #3 Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

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View Postrustysprite, on 01 August 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

It must be your clan name that worries people....   :)

 

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Nethraniel #4 Posted 01 August 2018 - 04:49 PM

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I guess Pz IV H is recognized as seal clubbers choice, and because the arty cannot see the sealclubbing T67 hidden somewhere, they shoot the Pz IV first (I guess also, that M4 gets similar love).

Suurpolskija #5 Posted 01 August 2018 - 05:26 PM

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Pz4H is a soft but big target. 

 

I don't know if any arty players favor some specific targets. I just shoot stuff at choke points most of the time unless I notice something on the map that requires special attention like S.Conq / JPE100 / IS-7 etc Denying a flank in an invulnerable position stopping our teams push. 



_6i6_ #6 Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

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pz4h can easily be oneshoted from HE...prolly thats why..

Bordhaw #7 Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:10 PM

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View PostUnicorn_of_Steel, on 01 August 2018 - 01:45 PM, said:

Since the big sale of that LeFhffhh thing it seems that my poor Pz. IV H gets an awful lot of attention from arty. In the majority of games it rains arty strikes around me. Yesterday it came to the point that i simply quit playing this tank. And no, i don't stay stationary of kemp bush. 

 

Do other players experience the same, maybe with similar tanks?

 

If they want to take out a derp gun asap:  dear arty players, i use the 7,5 cm so please...give your lights, meds and heavy's some chance too.

 

 



Unicorn_of_Steel #8 Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:43 PM

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View PostNethraniel, on 01 August 2018 - 04:49 PM, said:

I guess Pz IV H is recognized as seal clubbers choice

 

That makes sense. My same tier Pz. III/IV with the same 7,5 cm gets hardly any attention at all.


Edited by Unicorn_of_Steel, 01 August 2018 - 06:45 PM.


SiliconSidewinder #9 Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:46 PM

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do you use the derp gun?

if so you need to understand that the lefs aim time is close to yours, so if three targets pop up in a place you will be the one still standing when the arty is ready to fire.



magkiln #10 Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:33 AM

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PzIVH:

  1. Thin armour
  2. Tends to sit still a lot when aiming the Derp gun
  3. Often used by sealclubbers

 

What's not to love for an artillery player?



Unicorn_of_Steel #11 Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:54 AM

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90% of the battles i use the 7,5 cm because i prefer its ROF and accuracy over that of the derp gun. And usualy i play second line support/sniper till mid game.

 

Lately i have been trying if i could make the derp work AND be on the frontline more (being much more exposed).

 

If i combine Silicon and Magkilns replies..well, now the biting makes sense!

 

Back to old playstyle...

 



MeetriX #12 Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:10 AM

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Lefefefefe shoots so fffrigging fffast that everyone is its preferred target.:arta:

mpf1959 #13 Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:16 AM

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I cannot speak for any other arty players, but I never target tanks based on what they are, the order is, 1, first tank seen, 2, nearest threat to me, 3, low hanging fruit, e.g. the static/predictable easy targets. Erratic movement and stealth can beat arty every time. ;)

250swb #14 Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

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PzIV H is a seal clubbers choice, so a good reason to target, but it's also a very squishy and quite large tank, I'd say arty are targeting you simply because it's so easy to go through the top deck. 

TheRealTwist #15 Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:58 AM

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View PostUnicorn_of_Steel, on 01 August 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Since the big sale of that LeFhffhh thing it seems that my poor Pz. IV H gets an awful lot of attention from arty. In the majority of games it rains arty strikes around me.

 

Arty aiming on sealclubber? Sorry your stats tell me you are no "seal clubber". Arty aims on the first tank happening to beeing spotted...and then stays on him for 10 seconds after going invisible again...

Skill Camo on all crew members. Stay Back and go in cover after beeing spotted when fire. Thats why I prefer the derp gun.



Unicorn_of_Steel #16 Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:24 PM

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No, if there is one player who is not a sealclubber.....it's me. Deep, dark red tomato and probably forever to :teethhappy:.But for some reason the IV feels comfortable so i like playing it. 



RockyRoller #17 Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

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not at all.

you were spotted by another tank, in line of attack of the SPG, and didn't move after being seen = it takes loads of seconds to load, lots of seconds to fully aim, and a few seconds to get a shell to the target = you stay still or move really slow you will get shot at

 

play an SPG for a while and you'll soon find the play styles SPGs avoid. Especially now SPG shell damage is far lower than advertised. Look at the ingame comparison guide, more often its the lowest number or less, not that high one.






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