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DerpyMcderp #21 Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:00 PM

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View Postskr3ch69, on 04 April 2015 - 10:18 PM, said:

How can I earn GOLD in game ?

 

You earn gold by successfully being a winner of contests, however, gold is not the only thing you can win in contests, you can win premium tanks, premium account time and even real life stuff like hard drives, headphones and more!

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Alchemistix #22 Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

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How is this that I have tire III tank and game keeps joining me with tire IV tanks, I can't even move, they take me out with single shot in a second.

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DerpyMcderp #23 Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:37 PM

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View PostAlchemistix, on 03 May 2015 - 06:43 AM, said:

How is this that I have tire III tank and game keeps joining me with tire IV tanks, I can't even move, they take me out with single shot in a second.

 

Matchmaking, it can be a troll sometimes, it gets worse at tier 5 which can get into tier 7 games.

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Thanks for the tips

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Awsome tips ;)

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Note to newbies if you spot someone from bush reverse until you can't see through anymore but just See outline of enemy tank... Shoot and they won't spot you :) 

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View PostDerpyMcderp, on 02 December 2014 - 10:40 PM, said:

Welcome, to my guide about game mechanics, just to help you guys new to the game, most if not all mechanics will be mentioned here! 

 

Number 1: Sixth Sense.

 

This is usually the first thing a new player sees, sixth sense is a notice to tell you that you have been spotted by an enemy teammate, it appears in the forms of a light bulb and a small "ping" sound. (no, your crew doesn't have a cunning plan), this makes you visible to EVERY enemy team mate. If you are the first person spotted, this usually results in a hailstorm of shells hitting your tank, so if you do get spotted, try and dash to cover so you don't die prematurely.

 

Number 2Camo

 

Camo is why you don't get spotted, maximum spotting distance is hindered by camo rating. if you had zero camo rating, you would be spotted instantly by everyone if you're in their maximum spotting distance (how far they can see, NOT DRAW DISTANCE) For instance, let's take a StuG III G - a very stealthy machine - and put it next to a Maus - the biggest, heaviest tank in the game - if both tanks are right next to each other, you will ALWAYS see they Maus first, because it has a relatively poor camo rating, put the StuG in a bush and tell it not to move or fire, it is nearly invisible because of the bush combined with the excellent camo rating.

 

 

Number 3: Crew skill

 

Crew skill is how well your crew know your tank, the more percentage of crew skill a tank has, the better it will perform, this includes reload speed, repair speed, aiming time, and view distance, these can be boosted by consumables and equipment (improved vent and nation specific food and drink) in battle, if a crew member gets knocked out, their effective crew skill gets set to 0%, which can seriously screw up your day if you didn't bring a med kit or a glorious multipurpose kit, if all your crew get knocked out, you can no longer control your tank as there are no combat-effective crew to take over roles and you are considered dead on the battlefield, just with less explosion

 

Number 4: Module Damage

 

Modules are what make your tank work, like your engine, tracks, fuel and ammo, if these get hit, they get damaged, or worse, destroyed, if anything gets damaged (turns yellow on the HUD below the health bar) it will work at 50% reliability, with the exception of tracks and view ports, which just tell you that it may break soon, if the engine gets damaged, you slow down to half your top speed and half traverse speed, fuel hit? more likely to be set afire by following shots, gun hit? Your accuracy is severely reduced, ammo?, twice as much reload speed.

Then those modules get destroyed, tracks? You can't move, view ports? You cannot see, gun? You can't shoot, engine? you cannot move, again, fuel? You set alight instantly, Ammo? Instant death, 1 hit kill, game over.

 

Number 5: Penetration

 

 

Penetration is quite simple, if the penetration number exceeds the armour number, it will penetrate, however, angled and sloped armour increase the effectiveness of the armour and make shells harder to penetrate, the best example is side scraping, where you park behind a building, and reverse until you can see an enemy on the other side, they can only shoot at your very heavily angled side armour, an almost indefinite bounce, since HE doesn't get normalisation* against armour like AP and APCR/HVAP, it does pretty terribly against angled armour, but it has splash damage, so even if it doesn't penetrate, it can still do splash damage, if a HE shell doesn't penetrate the armour, it will deal this damage, which is first mitigated by much armour there is where you shot and the area around it, if you shoot at super armoured targets, you will do minimal to no splash damage (e.g, the T95)

 

 

This was my first guide, let me know what you think? 

 

Now get out there, tanks won't be blown up by ghosts...

 

 

View PostDerpyMcderp, on 02 December 2014 - 10:40 PM, said:

Welcome, to my guide about game mechanics, just to help you guys new to the game, most if not all mechanics will be mentioned here! 

 

Number 1: Sixth Sense.

 

This is usually the first thing a new player sees, sixth sense is a notice to tell you that you have been spotted by an enemy teammate, it appears in the forms of a light bulb and a small "ping" sound. (no, your crew doesn't have a cunning plan), this makes you visible to EVERY enemy team mate. If you are the first person spotted, this usually results in a hailstorm of shells hitting your tank, so if you do get spotted, try and dash to cover so you don't die prematurely.

 

Number 2Camo

 

Camo is why you don't get spotted, maximum spotting distance is hindered by camo rating. if you had zero camo rating, you would be spotted instantly by everyone if you're in their maximum spotting distance (how far they can see, NOT DRAW DISTANCE) For instance, let's take a StuG III G - a very stealthy machine - and put it next to a Maus - the biggest, heaviest tank in the game - if both tanks are right next to each other, you will ALWAYS see they Maus first, because it has a relatively poor camo rating, put the StuG in a bush and tell it not to move or fire, it is nearly invisible because of the bush combined with the excellent camo rating.

 

 

Number 3: Crew skill

 

Crew skill is how well your crew know your tank, the more percentage of crew skill a tank has, the better it will perform, this includes reload speed, repair speed, aiming time, and view distance, these can be boosted by consumables and equipment (improved vent and nation specific food and drink) in battle, if a crew member gets knocked out, their effective crew skill gets set to 0%, which can seriously screw up your day if you didn't bring a med kit or a glorious multipurpose kit, if all your crew get knocked out, you can no longer control your tank as there are no combat-effective crew to take over roles and you are considered dead on the battlefield, just with less explosion

 

Number 4: Module Damage

 

Modules are what make your tank work, like your engine, tracks, fuel and ammo, if these get hit, they get damaged, or worse, destroyed, if anything gets damaged (turns yellow on the HUD below the health bar) it will work at 50% reliability, with the exception of tracks and view ports, which just tell you that it may break soon, if the engine gets damaged, you slow down to half your top speed and half traverse speed, fuel hit? more likely to be set afire by following shots, gun hit? Your accuracy is severely reduced, ammo?, twice as much reload speed.

Then those modules get destroyed, tracks? You can't move, view ports? You cannot see, gun? You can't shoot, engine? you cannot move, again, fuel? You set alight instantly, Ammo? Instant death, 1 hit kill, game over.

 

Number 5: Penetration

 

 

Penetration is quite simple, if the penetration number exceeds the armour number, it will penetrate, however, angled and sloped armour increase the effectiveness of the armour and make shells harder to penetrate, the best example is side scraping, where you park behind a building, and reverse until you can see an enemy on the other side, they can only shoot at your very heavily angled side armour, an almost indefinite bounce, since HE doesn't get normalisation* against armour like AP and APCR/HVAP, it does pretty terribly against angled armour, but it has splash damage, so even if it doesn't penetrate, it can still do splash damage, if a HE shell doesn't penetrate the armour, it will deal this damage, which is first mitigated by much armour there is where you shot and the area around it, if you shoot at super armoured targets, you will do minimal to no splash damage (e.g, the T95)

 

 

This was my first guide, let me know what you think? 

 

Now get out there, tanks won't be blown up by ghosts...

 

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yakuzaa #28 Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:32 PM

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LF07 #29 Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:52 AM

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Curious,how many platoon mates can you have?

_Biggles_ #30 Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:06 AM

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View PostLF07, on 28 April 2016 - 01:52 AM, said:

Curious,how many platoon mates can you have?

 

two, you and your mate. 

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Fury_733 #31 Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:15 PM

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One tip to the newbies, don't by high tier premium tanks unless you are experienced or you have high tier tanks.

Don't waste yer money on tanks you will fail


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mesersmith_m #33 Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:36 PM

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Hi, dear colleagues!
I just want to ask you something that blows my mind.
In a direct fight with a tank, he shoots on every 3 or max 4 seconds and I must wait for 20 seconds.
How is that possible?
I don't know what tank was, but I don't know to exist that kind of tanks.

_Biggles_ #34 Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:20 PM

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View Postmesersmith_m, on 29 June 2016 - 06:36 PM, said:

Hi, dear colleagues!
I just want to ask you something that blows my mind.
In a direct fight with a tank, he shoots on every 3 or max 4 seconds and I must wait for 20 seconds.
How is that possible?
I don't know what tank was, but I don't know to exist that kind of tanks.

Different guns have different reload times. Generally guns with larger reloads do more damage than those with smaller reloads. However, the smaller reload guns do more damage over a period of time due to their high Damage Per Minute


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Skullcandy #35 Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:05 PM

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View Postmesersmith_m, on 29 June 2016 - 06:36 PM, said:

Hi, dear colleagues!
I just want to ask you something that blows my mind.
In a direct fight with a tank, he shoots on every 3 or max 4 seconds and I must wait for 20 seconds.
How is that possible?
I don't know what tank was, but I don't know to exist that kind of tanks.

 

In addition to what Biggles said, it could have been the Chi-Ri, which has an autoloader that can fire three shots before needing to reload.

 

And British tanks are well known for their excellent rate of fire, even more so with the adrenaline consumable on top of that. The British cruisers can fire up to four autoloaded shots before needing to reload. The Cruiser IV for example can fire 4 shots before needing to reload and has a rate of fire of 25 per minute.

 

In order to be successful on the battlefield, especially in 1-vs-1 showdowns, it helps to learn the reload times and fire rates of all the different tanks, which you will eventually pick up as you play more.


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View Postmesersmith_m, on 29 June 2016 - 06:36 PM, said:

Hi, dear colleagues!
I just want to ask you something that blows my mind.
In a direct fight with a tank, he shoots on every 3 or max 4 seconds and I must wait for 20 seconds.
How is that possible?
I don't know what tank was, but I don't know to exist that kind of tanks.

 

for example AT fires about 11 shots per minute,its quite fast

KIMMYKILL #37 Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:09 PM

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Sometimes I win a battle and survive (with kills!), yet I lose credits, and vice versa. What am I doing wrong?



martindogger #38 Posted 01 August 2016 - 02:22 PM

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View PostKIMMYKILL, on 31 July 2016 - 01:09 PM, said:

Sometimes I win a battle and survive (with kills!), yet I lose credits, and vice versa. What am I doing wrong?

 

Getting credits is mostly tied to dealing damage. So losing credits can come from several things:

  • You do too little damage.
  • You shoot too many premium shells.
  • You use a lot of provisions and consumables 
  • You don't use a premium account.

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Is it just me or is this whole pyramid is just a rip off... Worked to collect 14'800 upgrades to go from a Panzer (BMW) 4 to 5 series only to then find I needed an additional 370,000 in credit's

 



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View Postdragoncm4, on 02 August 2016 - 08:56 PM, said:

Is it just me or is this whole pyramid is just a rip off... Worked to collect 14'800 upgrades to go from a Panzer (BMW) 4 to 5 series only to then find I needed an additional 370,000 in credit's

 

 

You need to win XP to research a tank, then use credits to buy it. It's always been that way. No cash needs to change hands. To gain credits, you need to win games, basically. This requires you to be able to understand how the tank works, how to not die and how to do more damage than you take. Getting that tier 5 tank will not improve the level of fun the game gives you, believe me. Without putting too fine a point on it, you haven't been very good in the PzIVs at tier 3 or tier 4, and you're wasting your time getting the tier 5.

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