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Spammy #1 Posted Oct 17 2019 - 23:19

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I haven't paid attention in the past, but this time  around I am. Around half the shells that strike my tank are premium rounds. Considering that I play strictly light tanks and mediums, a Td on very rare occasion, I find  this to be an inordinately high ratio for a battle mode where you are assured to be firing at only like tier tanks. It also seems counterproductive to one of the main benefits of Frontline, credit grinding.

 

It's a bit bemusing to me... 


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_Draklor_ #2 Posted Oct 17 2019 - 23:21

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Some people have too much credits and don't know what to do with them. Probably some of those also want to grind their way to the FL tank reward ASAP.

Buttknuckle #3 Posted Oct 17 2019 - 23:40

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Its a mater of perspective and/or goals. If your playing FL to earn credits than you are correct, firing premium ammo is counter productive. But, if you are grinding to prestige, than every advantage you can use to get to general should be used. 

Zanarkand_C #4 Posted Oct 17 2019 - 23:46

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If my prem rounds happen to be ACPR I'll typically fire them in open areas just to get the extra velocity. Especially on FL with all the Wheelies driving around makes it a lot easier to take em out effectively.

omi5cron #5 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 00:19

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i intentionally off load all prem shells for any FL match.im just being cheap. if i dont get as much damage...well at least im not LOSING extra creds when shooting.

8_Hussars #6 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 00:22

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Due to Kraftwerk you will note a lot more armor vs mobility where its the opposite on Normandie.

Further, when [edited]ters are completing killing the objectives at 11 minutes in... every shot counts for those chasing prestige!

 

Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #7 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 01:02

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Last round I played I decided to fire more special ammo. Ist general of the army medal, 13k damage supreme gun later I lost a crapload of credits lol

 



2MOEJOE #8 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 02:12

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I fire premium because all I care about is XP  crew training and doing the most damage I can win or lose.I don't need silver the expenditure means nothing to me .

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V_P_V #9 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 16:54

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View Post2MOEJOE, on Oct 18 2019 - 02:12, said:

I fire premium because all I care about is XP  crew training and doing the most damage I can win or lose.I don't need silver the expenditure means nothing to me .

 

Apparently, neither do run-on sentences.



2MOEJOE #10 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:06

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View PostV_P_V, on Oct 18 2019 - 10:54, said:

 

Apparently, neither do run-on sentences.

I'm not that smart I do the best I can.



SargeanTravis #11 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:13

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You think Im going to try and pen a T8 German Mini Maus without gold ammo? Gold isnt needed to reliably play, but tanks like the VK 100 or Mauschen laugh in the face of your AP

I_QQ_4_U #12 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:14

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View PostSpammy, on Oct 17 2019 - 23:19, said:

 It also seems counterproductive to one of the main benefits of Frontline, credit grinding.

 

It's a bit bemusing to me... 

 

The main benefit of FL is prestige grinding and when you are firing at a variety of tanks it's not surprising people fire premium. Do you load AP and hope you don't spot a 252? If you have low shell velocity do you load AP and hope to hit an EBR at full spreed? I rarely fire premium in FL since I do mainly play just for credits but it doesn't surprise me that a lot of people spam it.



SkunkButt #13 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:24

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Premium ammo should be locked out of FL mode.

 

Test that for a year long season and see how it does.

But, with the upcoming changes to ammo (and non-changes to premium) like the utter nerf-to-uselessness HE changes...  so many people are going to quit that getting a single FL game could take an hour.



Spammy #14 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:26

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View PostSargeanTravis, on Oct 18 2019 - 11:13, said:

You think Im going to try and pen a T8 German Mini Maus without gold ammo? Gold isnt needed to reliably play, but tanks like the VK 100 or Mauschen laugh in the face of your AP

ok, but I was pretty clear about the tanks I was driving. 



Spammy #15 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:31

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View PostI_QQ_4_U, on Oct 18 2019 - 11:14, said:

 

The main benefit of FL is prestige grinding and when you are firing at a variety of tanks it's not surprising people fire premium. Do you load AP and hope you don't spot a 252? If you have low shell velocity do you load AP and hope to hit an EBR at full spreed? I rarely fire premium in FL since I do mainly play just for credits but it doesn't surprise me that a lot of people spam it.

The added velocity factor for firing at EBR's does make  sense, good point.

I've seen many prem follow up shots on my  other tanks. ... one instance that struck me a couple of days ago:  I was in a German bulldog fighting another German bulldog 1v1.  He was firing premium rounds at me as I fired HE rounds at him. 



Hijak #16 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 18:34

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View PostButtknuckle, on Oct 17 2019 - 15:40, said:

Its a mater of perspective and/or goals. If your playing FL to earn credits than you are correct, firing premium ammo is counter productive. But, if you are grinding to prestige, than every advantage you can use to get to general should be used. 

I never used premium rounds in FrontLine and didn't have an issue reaching max prestige.  I think people are just used to using premium rounds all the time, and continued to do so in FrontLine



coconut2011 #17 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 19:05

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View PostHijak, on Oct 18 2019 - 09:34, said:

I never used premium rounds in FrontLine and didn't have an issue reaching max prestige.  I think people are just used to using premium rounds all the time, and continued to do so in FrontLine

 

It is about the efficiency.  How often do you reach General per game?  If you were 1 shot away from reaching General, you would certainly regret not firing gold at some point.  I have reached maximum Prestige level and only play FL games for crew grinding for training new set of crews.  By reaching higher rank, the XP gain can be quite significant.

 



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View Post2MOEJOE, on Oct 18 2019 - 18:06, said:

I'm not that smart I do the best I can.

 

I respect that. You're trying, instead screaming of "grammar nazi." +1 for you!



golruul #19 Posted Oct 18 2019 - 20:50

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I haven't used premium ammo in months for Frontlines -- not because I'm opposed to it, I just never really need to use it (or I forget about it).

 

Some premium rounds have higher velocity, so it makes sense to use them against fast targets.



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I had a 17,000 damage game.....0 premium used.




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