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hoveruss #1 Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:50 PM

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I like gold. And thanks to WG being very generous with credits lately (10th anniversary/Chrimbo bonuses) I have a sh1t-ton to spend. I see few ways better of using it up than blazing away with shiny shells.

 

I do have a few value-for-money and effective-use rules but wondered if anyone else would like to contribute some sensible tips for best use of ammo types.

 

1. When starting the game in a light, load HE - most of the time you'll be meeting other lights first. The RU251/Black Dog HE rounds are particulalry good for this.

2. When ammo racked, always load gold. You have no time to muck around. Defintely load gold in an ammo racked autoloader.

3. Gold rounds scare the baddies. They can be used for psychological warfare. :-) (Serious point badly made - gold firing enemies are scarier.)

4. HE doesn't go thru destructibles - (took me 6k games to figure that out!)  so load AP if theres any doubt.

5. APCR really does have two advantages - shooting fast moving targets is a damned sight easier with faster rounds. (wheeled vehicles incoming)



HassenderZerhacker #2 Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:52 PM

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gold noob.

hoveruss #3 Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:09 PM

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 18 January 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:

gold noob.

 

You betcha [edited]I am. :trollface:

Bordhaw #4 Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:41 PM

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View Posthoveruss, on 18 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

I like gold. And thanks to WG being very generous with credits lately (10th anniversary/Chrimbo bonuses) I have a sh1t-ton to spend. I see few ways better of using it up than blazing away with shiny shells.

 



BravelyRanAway #5 Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

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View Posthoveruss, on 18 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

I like gold. And thanks to WG being very generous with credits lately (10th anniversary/Chrimbo bonuses) I have a sh1t-ton to spend.

You're in the wrong clan, you need to click here, now -----> http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/311752-wjde-tduthe-dingers-fishy-gold-bots/



Homer_J #6 Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

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The only time you want to load standard ammo is when you are trying for one of the bounce x shots/damage missions.  People are twice as likely to shoot gold at you if you are shooting it at them.  Besides you don't want to be killing anything that can't kill you.

DeadLecter #7 Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:26 PM

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Honestly there is nothing wrong with firing gold but there is something with someone who fires gold when his standard round are more than enough. And gold firing tankers are not scarier, not to me. If I see a guy firing gold at me when he can do the job with AP, I know he is noob so I rush and kill him(If my tank can out DPM him). These morons think WG will give them better RNG if they fire gold. I only and only fire gold when I absolutely have to and I have over 100 million credits. I can fire gold till kingdom come but I won't do that because I'm not a tomato with stupid conspiracy thoughts. 

BR33K1_PAWAH #8 Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

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View Posthoveruss, on 18 January 2019 - 08:50 PM, said:

4. HE doesn't go thru destructibles - (took me 6k games to figure that out!)  so load AP if theres any doubt.

 

HEAT rounds get destroyed on any collisions too, just like HE.



Nishi_Kinuyo #9 Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:24 AM

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Load gold if your regular AP can't go through the effective armour thickness when your gold can.

Don't load gold if your gold can't pen it either.

 

Big scary rashan heavy facehugging you?

Maybe load AP in that Jap Heavy of your's and double/triple overmatch that turret roof.

Remember: 5×1.4×[Calibre]/[Nominal thickness].

 

That Obyekt 705A hugging your face?

Your 14cm AP gets 16% normalisation on that.

Defender hugging your O-Ho?

Your 15cm AP gets ~19% normalisation.

 

(Although I still wonder if your HE wouldn't simply pen that for more damage,)





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