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Epic_Gaming_Guy #1 Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:32 AM

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I was asking for advice on tanks when a guy asked me I should use premium ammo more. I have tried premium ammo in the past but it just seems to drain my credits when I want to buy new tanks. So I was wondering if you could give me any advice on premium ammo, how to use it, how much to use etc.

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papigion #2 Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:54 AM

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it depends from many factors.. but generally .

 . always carry 5-6 gold rounds  with you

when you are top tier no need to use it

if  you are facing higher tier switch to gold :)

dont shoot heat on sides because they hit track and spaced armor.

there are guns that dont need prem ammo at all.

this is my general advices..for more specific advices tell me your tank and i will give you my suggestion.



 


Kriljoy #3 Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:56 AM

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There are of course many views on premium ammunition. Mine is that you can do without it in most situations. For the same amount of silver you can load up with good consumables instead.

 

 


papigion #4 Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:58 AM

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View PostKriljoy, on 22 September 2015 - 06:56 AM, said:

There are of course many views on premium ammunition. Mine is that you can do without it in most situations. For the same amount of silver you can load up with good consumables instead.

 

and this also :)  for example when i am driving is7 i dont have prem ammo..no need for that..

Edited by niounia, 22 September 2015 - 06:59 AM.


 


Kriljoy #5 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:00 AM

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View Postniounia, on 22 September 2015 - 06:58 AM, said:

 

and this also :)  for example when i am driving is7 i dont have prem ammo..no need for that..

 

And why I use it on the E100... :) BIG need.

Edited by Kriljoy, 22 September 2015 - 07:01 AM.

 

 


phony1907 #6 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:01 AM

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İf you are not a premium account player, premium ammo will be always expensive. So use it only when you have no shot and no other options left.

The secret of having a good credit balance is having different tier tanks in the garage. For example if you have a tier7 top tank in your garage you need at least 2 tier5s in the garage. if have a 10 you need couple of tier7. Support your higher tier tank with the credits earned in lower tier tanks. 

Thats why always spend your gold to garage slots. More variety= credits.


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hson_hson #7 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:02 AM

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Well, since you already asked how to make more credits on tier 7 I guess you don't have premium account so I will base my answers on that.

 

When you're top tier you generally don't need to use prammo at all.

 

In other cases you might have to use some, but use them as a last resort when the battle is in the balance and you have a chance to make a difference for your team. But don't start off spending all your prammo rounds the first minute...

 

Don't shoot into tracks and spaced armor since it will just eat up the damage.



llo1 #8 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:03 AM

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Just be careful on which tank you use it on, some prammo as you have found, cost exorbitant sums and will soon drain your funds. If you don't want to pay gold you can use silver, but again the exchange is significant and will definitely run you pot down.

Do as niounia says and have a few rounds available, but be circumspect on your use. However, if up against something like a Matilda in the lower tiers, and with a tank that can't pen it, use your prammo but be aware that 5 or so shots will not be enough but again might provide you with the chance to get behind him and use normal AP. 

Since WG in their wisdom have nerfed the derp guns and ammo, changing ammo would not improve the efficiency very much, it is better to change the gun to one with more pen.

 


 
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Dassem_ #9 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:04 AM

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I usually carry 3-5 rounds. Nothing more frustrating than meeting a heavy two tiers above you, and not even being able to get his attention. As said above, rarely ever needed against even tier, unless it's Mathilda with her ass against a wall... Or a AT-something that you can't flank or get close enough to hit a gap in the armor...

 

All in all, I think I use a rounds or three of prammo in maybe one out of four matches. Nothing that ammounts to a serious drain of credits.


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llo1 #10 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:05 AM

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True ^^^^^^^
 
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85swat85 #11 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:06 AM

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don't use only prem ammo, you always need to switch based on situation, if I am kv1 or T1 heavy in tier 6-7 game then I always look if I see front, side or back of enemy, there can be also some tier 5 tanks so why waste prem on them :) Maybe you can apply the same in higher tiers, be flexible. If you still struggling with earnings, then I think you should look back to lower tiers.

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Rokuro_Okajima #12 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:33 AM

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Have the ammo tab open while playing allows you to switch within a second. I have usually the round loaded that I expect to need based on the red tanks list and the route I am driving. ie med route I expect a med to appear first -> AP
Look at likelihood of winning, if we are 5-1 ahead I am not gonna waste a prammo.
 

 


Titus_Scato #13 Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:46 AM

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I carry 10% premium ammo on standard tanks, and 25% premium ammo on premium tanks (because premium tanks usually have poor penetrating guns compared to the top guns of standard tanks.)

_L0GAN_ #14 Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:03 AM

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Just keep some for that really annoying enemy or when you are the last two tanks and his premium ammo may kill you because you were only firing standard ammo! It could be that tiny margin of damage that is the difference between win or lose.

gruff448 #15 Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:52 AM

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I'll answer both your threads here as thought the same in both!

You need to win more to stay in the black.

If you are struggling to stay afloat financially I would suggest DON'T USE PRAMMO. I say this because you need to learn now to play the game properly first, learn each tanks merits and strengths and weaknesses. Learn the tanks you like and those you don't.

Summary; you will ALWAYS struggle if you don't win much.

Dassem_ #16 Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:25 AM

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View PostRokuro_Okajima, on 22 September 2015 - 07:33 AM, said:

Have the ammo tab open while playing allows you to switch within a second.

Even faster with practice... Sometimes, especially if I have a newish gun, if I come upon someone that shows as red, I'll check what prammo can do, and if I come upon someone that show grey, I'll check if any grey spots remain if I load HE. Often I'll fire the first shot, then check the other ammo types while waiting for reload.

View Postgruff448, on 22 September 2015 - 08:52 AM, said:

If you are struggling to stay afloat financially I would suggest DON'T USE PRAMMO. I say this because you need to learn now to play the game properly first, learn each tanks merits and strengths and weaknesses. Learn the tanks you like and those you don't.

I just recetly discovered you can buy prammo with silver... Before that I never used it. And since I started using it, there is no place in my stats where I can look and say "there, see the improvement?". There may be a tiny improvement, but then it always has been. That's just developing better skills from experience.


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IrmaBecx #17 Posted 22 September 2015 - 02:03 PM

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Using premium is very situational, and it certainly doesn't have as big of an impact as people might think. What it does is it allows you to get a penetrating shot in some situations where normally you wouldn't. I'm not surprised you can't see much of a difference in stats.

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