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Old 12-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #3511
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Anyone have deaths that make you say WTF?

My T-44 was one-shotted by an E-75. 1200 hp. One shot.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #3512
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Anyone have deaths that make you say WTF?

My T-44 was one-shotted by an E-75. 1200 hp. One shot.
Some of the guys in my clan have the areas to ammo rack tanks memorized. Normally it takes two shots, but not always.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:25 AM   #3513
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Anyone have deaths that make you say WTF?

My T-44 was one-shotted by an E-75. 1200 hp. One shot.
Yeah. And they aren't always arty shots. I've been wiped out by tier 9/10 TD's in one shot.

Grinding a higher tier arty is hard. I'm trying to get tracks for the m40/43 so I can carry the net. They just don't make much for xp points. I can deal with the 155 gun, it still work pretty good, but I think the 203 might have a little more swatting power.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #3514
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...but I think the 203 might have a little more swatting power.
I can't remember the exact stats on that gun, but if it hits anywhere near as hard as the 203 on my S-51, it's more than adequate to deal with high tier tanks.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #3515
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Some of the guys in my clan have the areas to ammo rack tanks memorized. Normally it takes two shots, but not always.

I must meet them in dang near every game.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #3516
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I must meet them in dang near every game.
LOL.

For a while there I was thinking the same, but then two things hit me - auto-aim, which I never use, apparently aims for the turret, so if we have someone circling us (Type 59 for example) who is using it, BAM!

But I think what was another factor, and this may be happening to you - being too aggressive and turning the turret to fight one area while another enemy shoots us in the back of it.

Again, this goes back to patience, patience, patience and taking one's time to get up in the enemy and fight them. Ideally fight as few tanks as possible while keeping the turret facing all incoming shots.

Now if you're getting ammo racked from the front of the turret... then I'm not sure what to say.

It's shots from above or from the sides & rear that seem to do it if the little I learned was any indication. Surely this is an area that I need to become an expert at if I am ever going to improve my wins... I know that some guys in the game know the locations of most ammo racks in high tiers, but then again most people don't know them.

I know that, on my own, I developed a 'hopeful' tactic (I don't even know if it does what I hope it does) by making the choice to shoot the back or side of, say, a nearly full health Lowe's turret, first, instead of the rear of the hull (if both are present and facing me) to try to knock out either his loading speed or to ammo rack him. That's the first shot, and based on what I learned recently I should take a second shot in the same place to have a chance of ammo-racking him instead of then choosing the hull.

What we all need here, with tanks we commonly use or encounter, is a lot more training room time to see where we can knock out loaders and/or ammo-rack tanks. I'd rather face a high-tier full health tank with dead loaders, if I can't ammo rack them, then face a half-hurt high tier tank with good loaders. There again, since the two aren't always in the same locations... maybe just time shooting the backs and sides of turrets to see the effects is called for.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #3517
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I would volunteer to be a target, but I have a highest of tier V so I can only come to play shooter.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #3518
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I would volunteer to be a target, but I have a highest of tier V so I can only come to play shooter.

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I have both the -44 and the E-75, if someone wants to do a training room session tonight.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #3519
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I have both the -44 and the E-75, if someone wants to do a training room session tonight.

If I get home and am sober, I'll sign in with a is3 and Tiger2.

One thing I've noticed, especially with the IS and KV3 w/top guns is that they very rarely penetrate the turrets of heavies. Even the backs. The KV3 has deadeye, so I do get the occasional ammo-rack hit, but the IS doesn't ahve that skill yet.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #3520
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5,000 plus games and that was my first Steelwall Yeah this thing is a shell magneat. And I think I tracked myself runnin over a ciggie butt
I've gotten quite a few steel wall's on my AMX40. That thing is slow but man it can take a beating!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #3521
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8.2 update notes are official.....

http://worldoftanks.com/news/1831-82-update-notes/

Of note:

The Type 59 and Type 62 are both receiving play balance adjustments.
The IS and KV-1S are both getting armor nerfs.
Downed trees now count as camo.
You are no longer able to retrain crewmen to tanks which are researched but are not present in the Garage.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #3522
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I have both the -44 and the E-75, if someone wants to do a training room session tonight.
Ive got a few german heavies you guys can beat up....
4502A,tiger p,4502p,Maus....
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #3523
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i know the shots on the ammo racks on the Tiger2 and the E-75 normally come in at a angle into the side of the tank just above the tracks,. the ammo racks sit low in those tanks best I remember.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #3524
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Is there a site with critical hit area skins for all the tanks? I don't want the mod I just want to look them over, check out the tanks I seem to go up against most (American/German heavies).

Anyone saving up exp. in the M7 medium? I plan to move down the new US heavy line when 8.2 comes online.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #3525
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Is there a site with critical hit area skins for all the tanks? I don't want the mod I just want to look them over, check out the tanks I seem to go up against most (American/German heavies).

http://wot-shot.com/penetratrion_zones_hit_zones/
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