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Fwippo #1 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:29

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Has the ammo rack in the IS-3 always been a problem or just since the last patch?  Seems like every map I get ammo racked, often multiple times (amoo racked, fix it, a shot or two later ammo racked again).

Or am I just imagining things?

Greneral_Maow #2 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:35

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It has become much more common lately.

togo281 #3 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:37

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No, I elited my IS-3 over the weekend and can't say I every had a problem with the ammo rack, never used a wet ammo rack. Sounds like just bad random numbers, I just bounced three shots from a BL-9 off a an M6 of all things with my new IS-4! Try logging out and restarting WOT too see if that helps or buy a toolkit.

smokntuesdays #4 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:40

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are you using the upgraded turret?    Big armor difference between the 2.

javlin007 #5 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:40

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I have been ammo racked so many times lately in my IS-3.   I got hit by a DERP KV and was 100% health and got ammo racked!  The thing I don't get is I was hull down and my turret was facing him!  I liked to know how a Derp KV can ammo rack a IS-3 with just enough height to get my gun over and shoot him.

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Nineball #6 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:46

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My first game in the IS3 when I had it. Peeked around a corner took one shot and BAM ammo racked tank explodes me sitting there with my mouth open wondering did that just happen. This was back in 7.0 I believe so no. It's not a new thing.

Also do you have the upgraded or the stock turret?

javlin007 #7 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:52

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My IS-3 is all fully upgraded and Elite.  Even my Loader as the Ammo Rack Perk at 100% and still get ammo racked!!!!  I am getting very tired of being one shotted in it.  I have hardly played it since this has been happening.

slenderfungus #8 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:55

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I was wondering the same about the IS-3.  Mine is fully upgraded and over the weekend I was ammo racked four times where the tank exploded on a single hit.  I had one game where it was hit three times in a row where the last one took out the tank.

I haven't noticed it being a problem up until recently, but it seems worse than the T-44 was before the 7.0 update.

ParanoidSniper #9 Posted Apr 16 2012 - 23:57

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All tanks get a chance to be ammo racked if you get hit on a ammo rack module area.
Thats it...
Type get ammo racked often becouse have lots of ammo rack areas, same for T-44.

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View Postslenderfungus, on Apr 16 2012 - 23:55, said:

I was wondering the same about the IS-3.  Mine is fully upgraded and over the weekend I was ammo racked four times where the tank exploded on a single hit.  I had one game where it was hit three times in a row where the last one took out the tank.

I haven't noticed it being a problem up until recently, but it seems worse than the T-44 was before the 7.0 update.


What is even more funny is that I have the hitzone skins for some of the bigger tanks.  I try and hit them in the ammo rack areas with my BL-9 and NOTHING HAPPENS!!!

smokntuesdays #11 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:04

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What do you guys consider often?

I don't know if I'm just lucky, or if we are just thinking of things differently.

I don't seem to get ammo racked that often, but maybe I'm just not thinking it's very much.    It happens, but most of the time when it happens I'll blame myself.

For example, earlier today I stuck my front out around a corner, got nailed hard by a T30 which ammo racked and killed me.   That was technically an ammo rack, but at the same time I blamed myself for it.   It's a T30 and the IS3 has an ammo rack weakness in the front hull, so I figure I put it out there for it to happen.  Most of the time it doesn't happen, but most of the time it's not a T30 firing at me either.   Seems like high penetration/damage is needed for a good explosion.

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View Postjavlin007, on Apr 17 2012 - 00:02, said:

What is even more funny is that I have the hitzone skins for some of the bigger tanks.  I try and hit them in the ammo rack areas with my BL-9 and NOTHING HAPPENS!!!

Pretty sure it's a good bit about having high penetration.

javlin007 #13 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:06

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Well, yeah but these are supposedly the weak spots!  Go Figure!

Fwippo #14 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:10

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For those asking, I have the upgraded turret.  I don't recall whether it happened often before the upgrade.

BandofBrothers101 #15 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:14

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it seems to be happening more often after the 7.2 patch but i don't see it as a weakness of the tank itself, just what the tank is being matched up against now. Having the T34 heavy and many higher tier tanks the recent jump of tier 9-10 players has made it harder for tier 6-8 players to get decent matches. and they are being put up against tanks that can "fairly easily" rack and overwhelm them.

jedilegolas #16 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:15

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It might just be people using the deadeye perk- the one that gives an increased critical chance.

Fwippo #17 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:33

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Something is definately up.  Played three more games.  I was ammo racked in each one of them.  The last game I was ammo racked two times by a Type 59.  The second time he ammo racked me was a frontal turret shot.

jrchappe #18 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 00:53

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i agree with jedilegolas.  i think that critical hits of all types have gone up because of the new perks.  not much to be done about it i don't think.

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Not just being ammo racked, but catching on fire myself more as well as those I've shoting.

Beerstein #20 Posted Apr 17 2012 - 01:04

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Everything's getting racked more, also I think it's on the hull just under the back of the turret if you wanna try to protect it.