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saklaing #1 Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:29 PM

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So I've been away from the game for a few weeks, but on my return I'm noticing a significant increase in my shots bouncing, particularly when attacking a level above, but also at same tier.  I've also noted that some tanks which I could penetrate at a level above are now all red, turning me into cannon fodder.

 

Is this simply a ploy to get gamers to spend on premium ammo?  Cos I'm buggered if I'm spending money on that.



Baaadmutha888 #2 Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

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View Postsaklaing, on 09 February 2019 - 07:29 PM, said:

So I've been away from the game for a few weeks, but on my return I'm noticing a significant increase in my shots bouncing, particularly when attacking a level above, but also at same tier.  I've also noted that some tanks which I could penetrate at a level above are now all red, turning me into cannon fodder.

 

Is this simply a ploy to get gamers to spend on premium ammo?  Cos I'm buggered if I'm spending money on that.

 

you can use credits to buy prammo. You don’t need to use gold.

 

i always buy and keep between 6-10 prammo in every tank for use in situations where bounces need to be minimized.



moonhag #3 Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

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RNG is manipulated....welcome back :)

 



ZIGZAGZ #4 Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:27 PM

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I always keep like 20-30% of prammo (use credits to buy), and use them in-game whenever i know that i do not have sufficient probabilities of penetrating a certain area or angle.

You will win much more battles, especially those against higher tiers, if you bring prammo into games with you.

Expensive yes, but that's why you're supposed to use them sparingly.


Edited by ZIGZAGZ, 09 February 2019 - 02:43 PM.


2OLD2CARE #5 Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

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These days I cannot get pen in T 8  T9 T10 unless i am using prammo - even then I am a critical hit non dmg specialist!!!

The most common reply to a shot is "that one went right thru " followed by "we didnt penetrate their armour" or "bounced off"


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saklaing #6 Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:48 AM

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Good to know it isn't just me then!  I'll get less enraged in future!

 

But you learn something new every day. Playing since 2014 and didn't realise you can buy prammo for credits. Well that might help explain my winrate... (well, that, the constant red ping, and just being a bit shit).  But still, this means a lot of "investment" in building credits to buy said prammo, as I'm reluctant to feed WG with my hard earned unless I really need to!



__Noobieman #7 Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

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I am also getting after the last update a lot of "that one went right through" hits to enemy tanks with NIL (0) damage, impossible. 

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View Post__Noobieman, on 10 February 2019 - 08:14 AM, said:

I am also getting after the last update a lot of "that one went right through" hits to enemy tanks with NIL (0) damage, impossible. 

Wanna bet!!!


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BossArdnutz #9 Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:37 AM

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I've always had a fair bit of "went right through" 0 damage. Played a few games with the ISU-122S today and was bouncing APCR off everything, very frustrating.

Ambulant #10 Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:36 AM

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That's right, you'll need more prammo than ever before. I played my first 20k without prammo until I learnt from the Real Gandalf that I could buy prammo with credits. Now with the low tier rejig, and more players rushing to higher tiers (I'm sure that was the intention from Wargaming), it makes it necessary for players to spend either gold or credits at high tiers to buy prammo in order to be competitive. I'm sure this is to help drive revenue up. That is why I play lower tiers. It doesn't make credit sense to be hanging around tier 10 all the time. And even then it's not exactly seal clubbing or easy credit earning despite my preference. Even at lower tiers, pen is a real issue now. I use more prammo than before at lower tiers now, just to be competitive. And obviously I don't earn so much credits nowadays.



ZIGZAGZ #11 Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:53 AM

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I use prammo (credits) at every tier I can use them. And usually, i use them to either get an important shot through (lets say 1v1 on last blood), or to put pressure on highly armored tanks at the frontlines, showing them that they can be penetrated.

Also, simply because with preferential mm the way it is, more than half my games are against upper-tiers.

 

Credit-wise I feel the pinch a lot in the upper tiers of 8,9,10. I can burn a couple hundred k in under an hour. Which is why i constantly have to go back to lower tiers or grind premium tanks that i got from events to farm the credits i need to play more tier 10.



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View PostZIGZAGZ, on 12 February 2019 - 01:53 PM, said:

I use prammo (credits) at every tier I can use them. And usually, i use them to either get an important shot through (lets say 1v1 on last blood), or to put pressure on highly armored tanks at the frontlines, showing them that they can be penetrated.

Also, simply because with preferential mm the way it is, more than half my games are against upper-tiers.

 

Credit-wise I feel the pinch a lot in the upper tiers of 8,9,10. I can burn a couple hundred k in under an hour. Which is why i constantly have to go back to lower tiers or grind premium tanks that i got from events to farm the credits i need to play more tier 10.

Me too.






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