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Banitzu #1 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:26

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So over the past 2 weeks or so I've noticed an incredibly steep increase in the amount of gold rounds that are being shot in most of the tiers I play (7-10). Admittedly I don't pay much attention to the patch updates, news articles, ect. So my question is did I miss something that is driving people to use more gold rounds, or is wot just going through one of its weird phases where everyone starts using gold rounds? I typically don't mind gold, however when 90-95% of the shots fired at me are gold I do raise an eyebrow.

Thank you for filling me in on whats going on!

_ARTIMUS_ #2 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:29

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People got a lot of gold from Christmas boxes so that's why a lot more gold ammo in the game.

Entropiated #3 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:30

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It's likely the fault of the holiday promotion with the garage decoration where you can get 48% extra credits and all that for getting your garage decked out to the max. People are making so many credits that they can afford to spam prem rounds William Nilliam. I mean, it's not like players were shy about doing so before, so extra credits per battle certainly isn't going to hurt in that respect.



the_Deadly_Bulb #4 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:32

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Let it go.

Prammo is part of the game.

Yet another whining sermon about the "proliferation of gold spam" is both unnecessary and unsupported.



moogleslam #5 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:32

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View Post_B_A_S_T_A_, on Jan 11 2018 - 14:29, said:

People got a lot of gold from Christmas boxes so that's why a lot more gold ammo in the game.

 

Are you serious?  No one uses gold to buy premium ammo.... do they?

ThePigSheFlies #6 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:33

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95% of all posts claiming that 95% of all rounds fired at someone are made up.

 

the other 5% are posted by people playing the Maus or Type5



the_Deadly_Bulb #7 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:34

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View Postmoogleslam, on Jan 11 2018 - 10:32, said:

 

Are you serious?  No one uses gold to buy premium ammo.... do they?

 

Never say 'no one'.

Somewhere out there a player is using gold to buy premium rounds, while they stick crayons up their nose. :teethhappy:



moon111 #8 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:40

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I'm more likely to shoot gold at those pay-to-win over-powered SOB premiums.  All things being equal, I'll hit a premium tank with my arty.

I swear I shot some Chrysler's so many times they haven't bother to stick their heads out of the garage again.  Defenders are another I try

to remove from the game or at least give them a miserable time.



Numerius_Titurius_Sophus #9 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:41

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View PostThePigSheFlies, on Jan 11 2018 - 19:33, said:

95% of all posts claiming that 95% of all rounds fired at someone are made up.

 

the other 5% are posted by people playing the Maus or Type5

 

LOL  I laughed :)  true true.

 

However, I get shot by gold even in the American scorp tier 7...you know...the one that has 1mm of armor?  :D



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View PostEntropiated, on Jan 11 2018 - 19:30, said:

It's likely the fault of the holiday promotion with the garage decoration where you can get 48% extra credits and all that for getting your garage decked out to the max. People are making so many credits that they can afford to spam prem rounds William Nilliam. I mean, it's not like players were shy about doing so before, so extra credits per battle certainly isn't going to hurt in that respect.

 

This and also you have lots of people running around trying to grind Russian tanks before patch 9.22. I've seen quite a lot of A44s, 416s, 432s running around slinging gold.

 

Even I've been grinding the 430 line like crazy as I finished the entire Obj 416 grind this past weekend then bought the 432 and right now I only have 110k left to go on it and will have it done this weekend. Call me a no lifer but I've been spamming lots of gold rounds coupled with a lot of things multiplying XP and it makes the grinds extremely easy. Once I have the 430 I might actually work on the SU12254 and buy the 263 also since I'll get two tanks for owning that when the patch hits.


Edited by _Gungrave_, Jan 11 2018 - 19:45.


F0R_M07H3R_RU5514 #11 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:46

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View PostThePigSheFlies, on Jan 11 2018 - 13:33, said:

95% of all posts claiming that 95% of all rounds fired at someone are made up.

 

the other 5% are posted by people playing the Maus or Type5

 

Oddly enough, was running my Tiger 131 for the credit booster mission and well after our engagement had ended, I noticed a KV-1 had shot me with six straight rounds of Premium Ammo.  In the moment, I don't pay much, if any attention.  They can get an monster RNG-roll or press the skill key ... it's all the same, really.

the_Deadly_Bulb #12 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:48

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View PostNumerius_Titurius_Sophus, on Jan 11 2018 - 10:41, said:

 

LOL  I laughed :)  true true.

 

However, I get shot by gold even in the American scorp tier 7...you know...the one that has 1mm of armor?  :D

 

This has been explained so many times it should have been absorbed by every forum member through osmosis.

 

 

A player is preparing to encounter a tank they will require prammo to pen.

They have prammo loaded.

You show up.

They should take the time to reload?

Nope.

They drop the hammer on you and make you go away.

Did they load prammo for you? Nope, they just happened to have prammo loaded and you came a knocking.


 


 

Sure there are players who load out with solid prammo, but that's so infrequent its laughable as an issue.

Even if players do, what of it?

Prammo is part of the game. Like having your 'impenetrable' armour penned.



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View Post_B_A_S_T_A_, on Jan 11 2018 - 13:29, said:

People got a lot of gold from Christmas boxes so that's why a lot more gold ammo in the game.

 

I suspect it has more to do with the 48% credit boost, people shoot nothing but premium rounds and still turn a profit. It should die off a bit come Monday.

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View Postthe_Deadly_Bulb, on Jan 11 2018 - 19:48, said:

 

This has been explained so many times it should have been absorbed by every forum member through osmosis.

 

 

A player is preparing to encounter a tank they will require prammo to pen.

They have prammo loaded.

You show up.

They should take the time to reload?

Nope.

They drop the hammer on you and make you go away.

Did they load prammo for you? Nope, they just happened to have prammo loaded and you came a knocking.


 


 

Sure there are players who load out with solid prammo, but that's so infrequent its laughable as an issue.

Even if players do, what of it?

Prammo is part of the game. Like having your 'impenetrable' armour penned.

The dead giveaway of whether or not the player is an idiot is if the second and third shots are also gold on a tank that anything can pen.



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View PostThePigSheFlies, on Jan 11 2018 - 14:33, said:

95% of all posts claiming that 95% of all rounds fired at someone are made up.

 

the other 5% are posted by people playing the Maus or Type5

 

Ha ha Wish I would have taken a screenshot of the hit counter from the Maus game I played on Lakeville last night... I didn't see a regular AP round all game. 

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When one doesn't know where to aim, just load up the premium rounds.  Nothing says "I suck at this game" like spamming premium rounds at a tier 5 when you are a tier 7.

Numerius_Titurius_Sophus #17 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:57

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View Postthe_Deadly_Bulb, on Jan 11 2018 - 19:48, said:

 

This has been explained so many times it should have been absorbed by every forum member through osmosis.

 

 

A player is preparing to encounter a tank they will require prammo to pen.

They have prammo loaded.

You show up.

They should take the time to reload?

Nope.

They drop the hammer on you and make you go away.

Did they load prammo for you? Nope, they just happened to have prammo loaded and you came a knocking.

 

 

That explains the first shell...

Edited by Numerius_Titurius_Sophus, Jan 11 2018 - 19:57.


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View PostRush_91, on Jan 11 2018 - 10:52, said:

The dead giveaway of whether or not the player is an idiot is if the second and third shots are also gold on a tank that anything can pen.

 

Not if the Type 5 is right next to them,.

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View PostNumerius_Titurius_Sophus, on Jan 11 2018 - 13:41, said:

 

LOL  I laughed :)  true true.

 

However, I get shot by gold even in the American scorp tier 7...you know...the one that has 1mm of armor?  :D

 

"hold still, I'll happily reload with HE"

 

shockingly, nobody ever does...



Numerius_Titurius_Sophus #20 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 19:58

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View PostRush_91, on Jan 11 2018 - 19:52, said:

The dead giveaway of whether or not the player is an idiot is if the second and third shots are also gold on a tank that anything can pen.

 

DIdn't see this...amen brother!  :)




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