"Oh look hes shooting gold!" Commonly said when a shell hits a part of your tank where it usually doesn't pen. But how do we identify that? Well its easy. The Tracers from each gun and the holes the gun makes. In this guide i will show you the difference from Gold Rounds and AP rounds. "Gold Rounds penetrate anything!" Not true, to start off...if your shooting gold rounds it doesnt mean you don't need to aim at the enemies....believe me i tried shooting gold rounds at incredible angles once and they bounced! For example the Type 59s front very angled...my T34 gold rounds bounced.
NOTE: I am not a daily gold rounds user. I, like most of you have a theory that as long as you can aim in AP, gold rounds are really not necessary at all at most times and are a waste of money to me. I shot the shells to compare on the test server not the normal server.
#1 Tracers from gun shots.
Thats the most accurate way to find gold rounds. Gold rounds have smaller more consistent tracers. So for example is a super pershing shoots you will see a clear straight line which identifies gold rounds. Its hard to explain so here it shows the difference of each tracer.
#2 Smaller holes (on big tanks)
Sometimes you can also identify small holes as gold rounds. For example when a E100 155mm gun shoots at you and you just get some small hole a tier 5 usually would make when it pens you then you can be 100% assured those are gold rounds.
#3 Shell Colors (on big tanks ONLY)
Another very clear difference (the most clear one you can see on the guide) is the shell colors. The light blue represents gold rounds which is found on the big Tier IX/X guns and on derp guns. There will not be any difference of color pretty much on the small tank guns. Pretty straight forward, the pics below explain the HUGE difference.
I hope this guide helped you clear up more about your concerns whether the people are shooting gold or not.
Edited by Theaty, Jul 28 2012 - 16:52.