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DeadLecter #1 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:47 PM

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If I remember correctly the whole reason people were crying for FL return was that so you would face tanks of your own tier and you wouldn't have to have to fire premium ammo and even the OP Defender is honestly not so OP in FL, You can shoot it from every flank and the map is bit and flanking is possible. Last time I only played premium tanks to farm credits but this time I switched to standard tanks to do some grinding But again armor is pointless. I try go hull down in any T8 heavy and either a Skopr or S130pm driver starts spamming 300+ ammo at me. you may say they are premium tank so they won't lose credits but even standard tanks are going full premium. Right now I'm sick and dizzy and on heavy medication and had to edit my typos maybe 15~20 times and without firing a single premium shell I can deal 7~9k damage per game. What the hell is wrong with these people?

_RNG #2 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:52 PM

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why not ? :)

 

but to be serious, i dont think i have seen many Gold shooters myself

maybe you are in a Heavy ?  or high armored vehicle ?...:)


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Axarn #3 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:54 PM

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View PostDeadLecter, on 13 March 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

If I remember correctly the whole reason people were crying for FL return was that so you would face tanks of your own tier and you wouldn't have to have to fire premium ammo and even the OP Defender is honestly not so OP in FL, You can shoot it from every flank and the map is bit and flanking is possible. Last time I only played premium tanks to farm credits but this time I switched to standard tanks to do some grinding But again armor is pointless. I try go hull down in any T8 heavy and either a Skopr or S130pm driver starts spamming 300+ ammo at me. you may say they are premium tank so they won't lose credits but even standard tanks are going full premium. Right now I'm sick and dizzy and on heavy medication and had to edit my typos maybe 15~20 times and without firing a single premium shell I can deal 7~9k damage per game. What the hell is wrong with these people?

 

Hello Good Sir,

To answer your question correctfully,

People shoot "Special rounds" because:

 

A) They can. (Special rounds are available for everyone nowdays, and not limited to gold exchange or mortgage loans)

B) They have to. (We Dingers are bound to shoot 80% special ammo, according to our klanu policy.)

C) They forget to switch ammo (it happens to the best of us. You see Arta, you shoot Special Ammo. But when arta dies, some might forget to switch back to HE ammo and spend the rest of the game spamming "Special Ammo"

 

I hope i have answered your question. Have good fortune tanking.

 



facmanpob #4 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

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Funnily enough, I have been shot with more premium ammo in the last 2 nights than I was in the whole of Episode 1 - especially from Spaghettos. I've fired 2 premium rounds so far this episode, when my Super Pershing was engaged in a head on shoving match with a Pershing and I got bored of the two of us bouncing off each other! In addition, I had a conversation on reddit with someone who is running food on all their tanks and was wondering why he was losing credits...

 

Still, I've made nearly 2M credits so far this episode, if other people want to fire premium ammo at me I just laugh at them :D



tajj7 #5 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:59 PM

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I have not seen that many people shooting premium ammo. I'd say you just get the odd baddie who believes the myth that spamming premium makes you better.

 

I had a Progetto who yoloed me in my LT-432 and T-44 that was with me, he spam premium at me, but he was clearly bad as he yoloed two tanks with an autoloader. 

 

Not seen many others. 



Signal11th #6 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:06 PM

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Special people are special for a reason.

SaintMaddenus #7 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:13 PM

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 "I got bored of the two of us bouncing off each other"

I got this too.  then forgot to switch back..   I managed to lose 119k on my first frontline battle of this session by doing this and using ALL my repair kits...



voimix #8 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:23 PM

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no skill use gold ammo

u need less aiming, its time to remove this ammo in game and start play tank game again not pay to win run and spray game.



Noo_Noo #9 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

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A Defender might get a bit because of what it is. 

 

Otherwise I try not to



OMG_Abaddon #10 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:09 PM

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There are many players who have no interest in purchasing new tanks, so all they can do with credits boils down to gold ammo and consumables, they can mostly keep up with the costs if they play premium tanks on a premium account and deal damage consistently anyway, so why bother loading normal rounds? I've personally bought 3 tanks in 3 days because I only shoot standard rounds unless I run out of standard (which happens sometimes), and getting a few Generals helped me quite a bit.

 

All in all, most tanks I don't care about gold spammers in FL, it's completely unnecessary and there's enough room to play without shooting gold once in this game mode. It only hurts a bit when I go hulldown on my IS-M and someone starts penning me frontally, but that's my fault for playing heavy tanks in FL.

 

TL;DR: Noobs without a need to save credits for anything else spam gold in FL.



DeadLecter #11 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:09 PM

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View Postfacmanpob, on 13 March 2019 - 03:25 PM, said:

Funnily enough, I have been shot with more premium ammo in the last 2 nights than I was in the whole of Episode 1 - especially from Spaghettos. I've fired 2 premium rounds so far this episode, when my Super Pershing was engaged in a head on shoving match with a Pershing and I got bored of the two of us bouncing off each other! In addition, I had a conversation on reddit with someone who is running food on all their tanks and was wondering why he was losing credits...

 

Still, I've made nearly 2M credits so far this episode, if other people want to fire premium ammo at me I just laugh at them :D

Same here. Funny thing is I don't have any problems with credits. I can fire premium rounds till kingdom come but why when it is not needed?!



Tealo #12 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:20 PM

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Plus the only real reason anyone is playing this round of FL is to farm especially for the 2 new award tanks..Wg have done what they do best :facepalm:

Balc0ra #13 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:29 PM

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View PostDeadLecter, on 13 March 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

If I remember correctly the whole reason people were crying for FL return was that so you would face tanks of your own tier and you wouldn't have to have to fire premium ammo and even the OP Defender is honestly not so OP in FL, You can shoot it from every flank and the map is bit and flanking is possible. Last time I only played premium tanks to farm credits but this time I switched to standard tanks to do some grinding But again armor is pointless. I try go hull down in any T8 heavy and either a Skopr or S130pm driver starts spamming 300+ ammo at me. you may say they are premium tank so they won't lose credits but even standard tanks are going full premium. Right now I'm sick and dizzy and on heavy medication and had to edit my typos maybe 15~20 times and without firing a single premium shell I can deal 7~9k damage per game. What the hell is wrong with these people?

 

People asked FL to return. But the reasons given was before the rewards and the new ranking system was shown. Now there is a tier 9 prem tank on the line. And damage = ranks. Or kills in cap = more rank. So if a Defender caps. I suspect most will press 2 and secure the reset damage for more rank points vs risking a bounce. As you want 900 or 1200 points pr game. Not 350 or 600. So I'm willing to bet the rewards and the increase in points needed for each rank has something to do with it. 



SaintMaddenus #14 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:45 PM

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Most gold I've received have been from Progettos vs my kv4.  You usually find them in pairs, sometimes spawn camping.

tajj7 #15 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:53 PM

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Shooting premium ammo at Defenders and probably O-Hos is understandable, seeing as lack realistic weak points against most tier 8 standard ammo. 

 

Aside from that there is so much paper stuff its pointless. 



LordMuffin #16 Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:08 PM

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When premium in general have 0 disadvantages compared to pleb ammo. Why would anyone use pleb ammo if they can shoot premium ammo?
(The player have the credits for it).

skero #17 Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:30 PM

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I don´t so please fix your statement, thank you.

julian509 #18 Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

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Honestly, I don't know, it's getting kind of annoying playing with my charioteer to see all the shots fired at me be premium. Not because I should have armour (spoiler: charioteers dont), but because it sort of triggers me to see people needing to fire that kind of ammo at a tank with armour that wouldn't even hold up in a tier 5 game. I wouldn't have a problem if it was premium HE(SH) like the charioteer gets because that at least deals more damage or splashes further, but HEAT and gold APCR is just a complete waste and should, in my opinion, actually be worse to shoot at unarmoured targets than at armoured targets.

pecopad #19 Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

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I and many others don't even use premmium ammo... we all play SPG's, which is the only thing that can be played in that mode.

 

Just look at the queues.. +100SPG's waiting all the time.


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vasilinhorulezz #20 Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:46 PM

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Probably all the Dingers play FL?




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