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Poll: How many primarily use gold ammo? (261 members have cast votes)

How many use gold ammo as their primary ammunition?

  1. A majority over 50%. It is getting to be the ammo of choice for most players! (42 votes [16.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.09%

  2. A significant number of players. Over 25% but under 50%. (48 votes [18.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.39%

  3. Some players do it but not too many. Between 10-25%. (64 votes [24.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.52%

  4. Very few do this. Between 5-10%. (63 votes [24.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.14%

  5. Extremely small percentage, under 5% use gold as primary ammo. (44 votes [16.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.86%

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Sylvado #61 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 14:30

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View Posthunterhornet, on Mar 03 2014 - 07:46, said:

If you are already good than you can spam gold and still make money.

 

If you caint shoot strate den you wont bee able tu afurd eetz. :)

If you fire 15 gold rounds you need 40 to 50k credits just to break even.



Swede2 #62 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 14:55

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I use to fire nothing but gold in all my tanks but with all the bounces and zero damage pens that happen now, I've put them all in my depot. not going to pay 4000 plus for shells with 294 average pen  and sit there and watch them bounce off the flat 80 mm sides of tanks. Just another way to rip people off and cost them more to play the game in the hopes of getting real money out of them.

Duqe #63 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 15:00

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I'm guessing 5-15% overall.

 

 

Not counting my KV-2 152 with 18SPREM/18HE. Hue hue hue hue.



Duma #64 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 15:08

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I don't.  Tried it.  RNG is too random for it to even be of value.

TornadoADV #65 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 16:01

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Running the Super Pershing, I only use HVAP, because realism!

Dorion44 #66 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 16:16

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Depends on tank really.  I exclusively run gold only on certain tanks.  Others I only carry some emergency rounds.

Philaphlous #67 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 16:59

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I run 5 gold in all my tanks.if I get down to a situation where its almost the end of a match and its say 1 on 1, I'll use gold to be sure I make every shot count. I only use it if I feel the match is on the line near the end..

Nine3 #68 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 17:03

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They wont admit it, but all the top players shoot gold all the time.

 

I wish they would remove it. They are losing players because of it. They wouldn't lose anyone by removing it.



TalonV #69 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 17:05

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View PostS842, on Mar 02 2014 - 09:55, said:

Gold use really depends on the tank I am using and the opponent I'm facing.  I use a lot of gold in my Super Pershing due to the low AP pen, and also that due to this tank's lack of mobility, I usually end up fighting heavies.  Even in tier 2, in my BT-2 if I am facing a T-18 the only way to pen his front is with gold.  However, I almost never use gold when using my Tiger I, Tiger II, E-75, Centurion I, FCM 50T, M-103 as they all have great guns with AP.  So depends.

 

 

the bolded part. That's utter garbage.  I can pen the T18 from the front with a T1 cunningham from the front fring AP.  You just have to know where, apparently you don't.

 

Any tier 1 tank can pen a T18 from the front, if you know where to aim.



Sylvado #70 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 17:40

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View PostNine3, on Mar 03 2014 - 17:03, said:

They wont admit it, but all the top players shoot gold all the time.

 

I wish they would remove it. They are losing players because of it. They wouldn't lose anyone by removing it.

That is not true at all. This is not a matter of opinion since there is a mod that tells you what hit you. I am surprised at the number of orange players using gold since i do not see how they are not taking a big loss in credits each battle.



Reiter #71 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 19:55

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View PostUncleKish, on Mar 03 2014 - 06:57, said:

 it's not bushido people it's a tool there to be used

 

View Postmattwong, on Mar 03 2014 - 06:59, said:

Whining about other players shooting gold rounds = MASSIVE epidemic

^^ these.  OP missed an option "Butthurt over getting penetrated just cause I happened to see it with my special mod that tells me everything!" ...cause we all know, using gold ammo or a Hit-Skin or a Mod that gives distance / Last known location / Win-Chance / View Distance / Ect ect ect...OMG! they are tools and nothing says you cannot use them.  If you have a mod that tells you what you got hit with, its a damn tool (first quote) that helps win the game yet the whining is the only thing most people get caught up on (second quote).  You win or lose, just try harder or L2Counter with angling.  Otherwise, it just sucks anyway cause being the underdog means you are useless and a target or that 5% chance to break cap with you being only 3% effective...you need something to increase the odds which is what +pen ammo is for.



Cavkrieger #72 Posted Mar 03 2014 - 19:58

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Frankly I don't care.

FORLORN_H0PE #73 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:30

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On many of my vehicles I never run gold at all. The most gold abundant tank I have is the valentine II. I run it at about 50 percent. On others I generally keep about 4 rounds on average.  Only on some vehicles will abundant use of gold actually win the match. On most you can do better by just getting in the habit of either aiming for weak spots or help other team members take out a tank you can't handle.

Xenuex #74 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:35

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View PostLert, on Mar 02 2014 - 06:01, said:

My guess? Between 5 and 10%. It's just too expensive. Remember that three-quarters of the game's playerbase is - ... well, performance-challenged, to put it politely.

 

Out of over 30, I have only one tank where I run exclusively gold: FV 215b 183.

My E-100 and VK72.01k both have 50/50 AP and HEAT.

For the rest I run about ~20% premium shells on most of my tanks, with the exception of KV-2 which runs exclusively HE.

 

 

this, but I only run 6 HESH 4 AP and 2 HE. =)



minionsoldier #75 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:36

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I would guess maybe 10% but alternately I would guess 70%+/- of players who get penned scream OMG GOLD NEWB!!! rather than look at their poor angling.

Kermut #76 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:48

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View PostTalonV, on Mar 03 2014 - 11:05, said:

the bolded part. That's utter garbage.  I can pen the T18 from the front with a T1 cunningham from the front fring AP.  You just have to know where, apparently you don't.

 

Any tier 1 tank can pen a T18 from the front, if you know where to aim.

 

The biggest problem with shooting a T18 in the front is that the T18 is facing you.



MysteriousRJC #77 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:52

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I don't care what anyone says, the use of gold is pathetic lately. People spend like it's going out of style and the cost of it does not prohibit that. I get constantly blasted by guys, multiple people, shooting gold in a game. It doesn't matter whether it's needed or not, I even get blasted by it from guys into 10 tanks when I am in a tear seven or eight artillery

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View PostTalonV, on Mar 03 2014 - 17:05, said:

the bolded part. That's utter garbage.  I can pen the T18 from the front with a T1 cunningham from the front fring AP.  You just have to know where, apparently you don't.

 

Any tier 1 tank can pen a T18 from the front, if you know where to aim.

Yep the t18 has a massive frontal weak spot.

 

Only reason the t18 is "op" is because good t18 drivers don't give enemy tanks time to hit them more than once before derp.



Kermut #79 Posted Mar 04 2014 - 05:55

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View PostMysteriousRJC, on Mar 03 2014 - 23:52, said:

 I get constantly blasted by guys, multiple people

 

Please tell more. How would you describe this experience? Pleasurable or?



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View PostMysteriousRJC, on Mar 04 2014 - 05:52, said:

I don't care what anyone says, the use of gold is pathetic lately. People spend like it's going out of style and the cost of it does not prohibit that. I get constantly blasted by guys, multiple people, shooting gold in a game. It doesn't matter whether it's needed or not, I even get blasted by it from guys into 10 tanks when I am in a tear seven or eight artillery

 

 

You should work on your not getting shot skills. That's better than any armor 






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