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Hicksimus #1 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:15

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Did you just get ammo racked? Did a tank with alpha damage greater than your HP blow you up in one shot?  Did that direct artillery hit break your everything?

Well, if any of the above apply then you should get on your tab key and head over to all chat so you can show everybody how bad you are.  Tell that mean man he's a pony for using gold rounds even though you have no idea what gold rounds are or what they do.  D.Max blowing up your charging through a field 3601?  No way, you're a superhero!  Tell him he has no skill and uses gold rounds even if he bounced the first shot.  S51 hit your E100 in the back?  Tell him his father smells of elderberries because he uses gold ammo(no way that normal giant HE shell could hurt).  Did that E50M just ram your awesomely platooned SU-100 before firing and blowing it up?  Yup, hacks, gold rounds, hitskins, divine favoritism, better report him just to be safe!

Seriously, there should be a WG PSA on gold rounds, even just a picture of that aliens guy with gold rounds shopped in on the launcher.  There are so many players who have never used them and think they have magical properties.  Just for ammo racking somebody who was charging through the open in their 3601 half of the enemy team were nearly in tears.  Your gold rounds do more damage because they have better penetration...your gold rounds are considered larger and so they hit more stuff, one even suggested a correlation between gold rounds and my sexual preference.  There's no way a D.Max with its 10.5 could possibly even damage a 3601 without gold rounds I guess.

Now I'm off to do a study on why nobody ever whines when I actually use gold rounds!

KingBlueDevil #2 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:17

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:Smile_popcorn1:

Strium168 #3 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:17

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Looks like somebody just got hit with some gold rounds.

mattwong #4 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:20

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There are times when gold rounds do make a big difference.  I try to avoid using them; for months I never even loaded a single gold shell into any of my tanks, to avoid the temptation of using them as a crutch.  But there are times when you can see an obvious use for them, such as fighting a Maus with a T-54.  That 219mm penetration isn't going to do much more than annoy him, but 350mm is going to cause problems for him.

Of course, not all gold shells have such a dramatic increase in penetration over standard AP; it all depends on the situation.  I got Bombardier in a tier-10 game with my Object 212 once because I saw a bunch of enemy heavies clustered together on the northwest hill in El Halluf and I lobbed a gold shell their way.  Took out two tanks with one hit.  That was all due to the gold.  And yeah, I can understand why they might have whined in that situation, but they didn't.  It's pretty rare for me to use gold in the Object 212 though; it just doesn't seem worth it except in rare situations.

I do agree that a lot of people are waaaay too quick to assume enemies are using gold.

Edited by mattwong, Jan 02 2013 - 04:20.


xXxPhoenix_WrightxXx #5 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:21

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I got gold rounds and not afraid to use them all those prem tanks pump me with so much money to buy gold rounds.

GhostUSN #6 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:21

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I carry a small amount of gold rounds in all my tanks and it comes in handy especially when you are tier 7/8 and getting into jams with tier 9's and 10's.

usually 10-15 rounds and that is just to limit money loss.

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Ever considered to answer:
"Yes, yes I do. My Type 59 gets me a lot of them."
And let them burn from from rage?

Telarik #8 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:28

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View PostHicksimus, on Jan 02 2013 - 04:15, said:

Did you just get ammo racked? Did a tank with alpha damage greater than your HP blow you up in one shot?  Did that direct artillery hit break your everything?

Well, if any of the above apply then you should get on your tab key and head over to all chat so you can show everybody how bad you are.  Tell that mean man he's a pony for using gold rounds even though you have no idea what gold rounds are or what they do.  D.Max blowing up your charging through a field 3601?  No way, you're a superhero!  Tell him he has no skill and uses gold rounds even if he bounced the first shot.  S51 hit your E100 in the back?  Tell him his father smells of elderberries because he uses gold ammo(no way that normal giant HE shell could hurt).  Did that E50M just ram your awesomely platooned SU-100 before firing and blowing it up?  Yup, hacks, gold rounds, hitskins, divine favoritism, better report him just to be safe!

Seriously, there should be a WG PSA on gold rounds, even just a picture of that aliens guy with gold rounds shopped in on the launcher.  There are so many players who have never used them and think they have magical properties.  Just for ammo racking somebody who was charging through the open in their 3601 half of the enemy team were nearly in tears.  Your gold rounds do more damage because they have better penetration...your gold rounds are considered larger and so they hit more stuff, one even suggested a correlation between gold rounds and my sexual preference.  There's no way a D.Max with its 10.5 could possibly even damage a 3601 without gold rounds I guess.

Now I'm off to do a study on why nobody ever whines when I actually use gold rounds!
You are my new favorite sir.... I am trying to coin a phrase for the people that whine about gold rounds, mods, hacks, wallet warriors etc... lets call them "tear jockeys" :)

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I want to use gold rounds on the 203mm cannon on Su 14 since they are not nerfing the damage.

Cartoonman #10 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:29

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Often times when I ran in tank companies, people would say that if they get one-shotted, the enemy was using gold rounds (this was before gold rounds were available for credits)

Knowledge is power.

Dands #11 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:31

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Gold rounds will kill this game.

Reality is WG wants everyone to buy a Premium account. Fact is most people won't. And thus those standard account players will get sick of getting "Golded" and quit for another MMO F2Play game.

I have a standard account. I have a Lowe and a T34 and I still use normal ammo on all my tanks. I don't envisage putting any more money than I already have into this game. It promised a lot and delivery and options are lacking.

In fact I rarely play my two tier 10 tanks now or my tier 9 TD and Med because it's not viable.

WG, take a look at how SOE operate and with respect, learn a few things.

Hicksimus #12 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:32

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View PostPTwr, on Jan 02 2013 - 04:25, said:

Ever considered to answer:
"Yes, yes I do. My Type 59 gets me a lot of them."
And let them burn from from rage?

I did but a lot of you guys are stats checkers so it wouldn't fly.  :Smile_veryhappy:

Abject_McDeath #13 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:34

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when i use my E100 (alot of prem rounds in that) and my prem round bounces of the lower plate of an e75 straight on....  :Smile_trollface-3:

makes me tear up a lil

Edited by Abject_McDeath, Jan 02 2013 - 04:34.


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I personally love telling AMX50b and Batchat players when I one shot them in an arty that I used a gold round.  Pretty funny to see the response.

WarPaintSmitty #15 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:35

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mmm elderberries

Pringworm #16 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:39

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Kind of surprised there are not more posts about this.  :Smile_sceptic:

Dent781 #17 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:40

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I use gold rounds a lot in my T-54, Object 268, and M4 Sherman with Derp. Why not? Shred them for the daily double!

Donald_Rumsfeld #18 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:42

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I toss gold ammo around like curse words!  :Smile_glasses:  If I think they are needed then they getting loaded and its time to toss some credits into the trash while I burn tanks down.

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I don't find that gold round/shell are all that and a bag chips. Do I use them, not really. I have 5 rounds on all my tanks. If a reg shell bounces off a gold shell isn't going to make a different. I guess you should know what tank your going to be facing and hope the tank that your with doesn't run like a chicken. "I see red run" When I see team mates in trouble I run over and help them. Yea I'll die a lot, but we are a team, RIGHT. But I do see a lot of perm tanks (T34's) just sit there and turn around and run. So a new topic should be "You can only buy a Perm Tank that is two tiers higher then your top tier tank" OK I'm off my soap box...

OK Gold Shells are OK.

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Hicksimus #20 Posted Jan 02 2013 - 04:47

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View PostAbject_McDeath, on Jan 02 2013 - 04:34, said:

when i use my E100 (alot of prem rounds in that) and my prem round bounces of the lower plate of an e75 straight on....  :Smile_trollface-3:

makes me tear up a lil

I have to admit my first reaction whenever an E100 pens the front of my hull down T34 is to hate them.
My second reaction is to load my own gold rounds...then I peak up and get shot in the face again.... :arta: