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Tell me again why skill rounds are needed in Frontline?


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Unkempt40k #1 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 03:49

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Topic. 

The_Illusive_Man #2 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 03:55

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There not for the most part. But people still spam them. Usually people with little understanding of the game.

madogthefirst #3 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:01

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View PostUnkempt40k, on Apr 21 2019 - 18:49, said:

Topic. 

There is no topic because you didn't write anything.



Goat_Rodeo #4 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:08

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Direct answer: look at the player base and you’ll have your answer. Literally, how many have a deep enough understanding that very few tier 8s need APCR or HEAT when facing same tier? When I get hit with AP, I swear I want to message them and congratulate them afterwards. 

echo9835 #5 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:09

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I could give a sarcastic answer like most other people will leave you, but with tanks like the defender in the game some premium rounds are genuinely needed. A T32 for instance is a solid choice in Frontlines, but it lacks the penetration to take on something like a defender or O-Ho with ease. Both tanks have theoretical weakspots, but the poor accuracy on the T32 makes hitting them impractical. This is just one example, but there are quite a few tanks that do need to carry some premium shells into frontlines. Other people just don't like making credits.

GenPanzer #6 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:14

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They are also used to help ensure that you get the damage you need to get that next rank. And with how much can be made in the mode, why not spend a little once in a while?

Prediator #7 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:17

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Because my 112 doesn't have enough pen to go through the front of a defender or a t5 without spanking gold at its weak spots frontally.  plus all the wheelies need apcr shell velocity to hit especially when the servers lag

SporkBoy #8 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:30

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When there's 2 minutes left and you need to get to general and every hit absolutely must pen.

Garandster #9 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:35

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Because people can, they don't really NEED a reason to press two. I've made 20 mil credits this episode, if I wasn't buying tanks and was more concerned about prestige I would see no reason not too my self since the only drawback is cost in most cases.

amish_bob #10 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:05

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because rng.......

Thinking of changing my name to low_rolls_only

 



Hellsfog #11 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:09

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Some tanks have unbalanced armor profiles? It's their money. If somebody wants to waste it firing expensive ammo at my light tank, good for them. 

I_QQ_4_U #12 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:10

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Because there are a lot of tanks that don't have the pen to reliably pen some others with standard rounds? Not to mention many of the former can be two one/two shot by the latter.

Edited by I_QQ_4_U, Apr 22 2019 - 05:11.


Doublenut #13 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:17

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Really its an excuse to rage over bad playing on the part of O.P. or anyone who complains over ammo or tanks or maps. Trust me if the excuse is people shooting too much of one type of ammo that anyone can get, the issue is you. 

AnArmyofBun #14 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:24

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View PostUnkempt40k, on Apr 21 2019 - 19:49, said:

Topic. 

 

They don't but skill rounds increase chances of penetrating.  So, more damage.  Or so people think. I went from 7-23mil credits firing prem very sparingly in my lynx/lancen.

repsolroger #15 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:29

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Sometimes i forget to reload my ammo after pub games and im almost always in t9/10 matches.in my t8s\t7s..but wheeled vehicles still bounce my premium isu 152 rounds easy it seems...but im also trying burn up 54 million credits..so i spam premium alot ( except for frontlines generally) but my credits still slowly go up

jsn87xi76slk92mc802d7sk1 #16 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:33

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how else would you pen all those wheeled things?

AnArmyofBun #17 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:36

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View Postjsn87xi76slk92mc802d7sk1, on Apr 21 2019 - 21:33, said:

how else would you pen all those wheeled things?

 

With HE.  Or AP.  Or any part of your tank touching theirs.

RoyalGreenPC #18 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 06:17

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APCR because better shell velocity with no down side.

HEAT because Defenders/Some pref MM tanks can't pen anything even tier 8.

It probably helps them grind faster for FL rank.

Just play fast MTs/LTs and it won't matter what you're getting shot by.



Jryder #19 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 07:40

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Tell me again why the Defender, O-Ho, IS-6, 100.01, etc., are needed in FL? 

 

ALL of these bounce my Skorpian on a regular basis so I fail to see the mystery as to why I might use SPammo with lesser vehicles.

 

Besides, why shouldn't we use it? SPammo is part of the game. I'd be a fool to take a supposedly 'moral' stand against something as obviously useful (and legal).

 

Better questions:

Why do we need arty in FL when we have arty Combat Reserves anyway?

Why do we need wheelies in FL when they are even more toxic to the game than arty?

Why is it that the same people who complain about SPammo invariably are owners of tanks like the Defender, O-Ho, et al?

Why is it OK to use Uber armor but not use SPammo against it?



nuclearguy931 #20 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 08:06

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I don't care about the credits, I just want to get the damage and rank up faster. If firing premium rounds allows me to do that, then I will.




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