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Poll Results: Would you be interested in joining an OCN clan if there was one?

 
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post #111 of 6617
Seems solid to me.

I keep trying to use the #1 shells and they bounce off. So I was buying the special once cause they seemed to penetrate.
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Seems solid to me.

I keep trying to use the #1 shells and they bounce off. So I was buying the special once cause they seemed to penetrate.
how do you switch over to the special ones



also, can you play with friends on this game?
post #113 of 6617
2 or 3 but you have to buy them.

Yes.
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post #114 of 6617
#3 shells baby

& to selection them. hit the number on your keypad. 1-3.
And friends can. but you need gold to play in a platoon.
post #115 of 6617
So number 1s and 2s are worthless?
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post #116 of 6617
meh. i use 3's lol works fine for me
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I'm at work but when I get home I can explain some of the game mechanics.
     
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post #118 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Racersnare21 View Post
I still cant get the aiming down. I know you aim above the enemy tank but its like my reticle is just below them, then when i move up just a hair it jumps waaay above them.
Your line of sight is blocked by these factors:

1. An obstruction between your main gun and the target, e.g. ledges, tank husks, hills, etc.
2. Your tank's angle relative to the ground. The cannon can only traverse up and down at a certain angle that for a good shot, you need to be on level ground.


Meh, still can't get decent kills on the T-46 even with the huge cannon on. I get outmaneuvered by those BT's, Leopards and Hetzers that they make me look like a lumbering fool. And the random battles usually put me on a team with higher-tier tanks, such as Panthers, KV-1's and T1 Heavies. I feel inferior...
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post #119 of 6617
Sounds cool, signing up for this now.

Edit: Have a code. I may be an idiot, but where do I put it?

Edit2: Found the client, downloading it. Assuming that's where I put the code
Edited by E_man - 1/13/11 at 3:48pm
    
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Okay, a little bit about shells and how they work.

AP: AP is your standard gun-flinging armor piercing shell. It has moderate-to-high penetration, and has decent volley damage. It is great for firing at smaller targets and doing good chunks of damage per hit. Against larger targets expect a lot of bouncing unless you fire at weak points on the tank such as their rear, tracks and if you are really good, their shot trap under the turret and above their chassis.

HE: High-explosive rounds do a massive amount of volley, at the cost of reduced penetration. Generally speaking, the numbers shown on paper are about 75% accurate, after penetration. They are usually loaded into guns such as howitzers and short-barreled large caliber guns. They are excellent for doing critical damage to modules, often scoring a critical with every other shot. This is what you want when you can't penetrate. When fired out of large caliber guns, these are very often capable of one-shotting opponents of an equal tier or lower.

APCR: Armor piercing composite rigid shells are advanced AP shells. They do good amounts of damage and generally come with slightly increased penetration when compared to the AP rounds. They are gold rounds, and are a bit overpriced for what they actually achieve. Stick to HE if you are having trouble penetrating with AP.

HEAT: High-explosive anti-tank shells are absolutely the most damaging of all tank weaponry. These shells are fired out of smooth-bore barrels and hit with a destructive force capable of one-shotting many tanks from various angles. They are most often seen along with where HE shells are specialties, such as artillery and other guns yielding large caliber. These are very costly, paid for in gold and are often used as a last-ditch effort in taking out high priority targets in a pinch. Very good shells to have.



Hope that helps clear up some about the shell discussion ;D
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