Originally Posted by Stige
Who counts extreme rolls of pure luck? No one.
It is dumb to say "you can pen lower plate of E100" if you somehow roll a high roll by some miracle.
The lower plate is pretty much 250+ to any tank that isn't a pancake.
And you can't play assuming they are all stupid enough to crest over a hill to you, because they are not.
Only red people would do that.
Well actually you can if you are a bottom tier that is called playing "opportunistic" and rely on better positioning allowing you to take opportunities. Obviously if you see an E100 on flat ground derping around why would you even wanna engage him frontaly in a tier 8 heavy? How ever if you see that he exposig his lower plate and he is driving over an obstacle you can try to shoot it. But the best would of course be to shoot the sides and rear.
Red players dont even think about effective armor and positioning so you are way wrong there. A red player would press "2" and rely on pen rather than his own abilities or just shoot not even thinking about the likehood of penning or not. Its not about underestimating the enemy, its about using the enviornment to your advnatage and to the enemies dissadvantage. Everybody makes misstakes in games no matter how "good" they are because it is a team game people help eachother and that gives opportunities to do stuff other than just press "2" and load pen.
This is how it was before gold ammo for credits people have just become spoiled. Now days we also have superior accuracy so we can hit weakspots more precisely. I dont get why people complain really. I am glad to "handicap" myself by not using gold ammo but I still make damage in the way I should looking at my tank and the enemys tank. This is called balance, tanks are balanced around regular ammo and even devs said it today on q/a. Game balance is very important to me, it is what makes the game alive and not "die" into absurdness.
Btw this is exactly the mindset superunicum EU player "morgotz" had when he played WOT and I am also influenced by his mindset because he has showed that it works. Also considering the majority of players are not good the chances are high that you can use the enemys misstakes against them and that makes you a better player. If he could manage to damage pretty much everything no matter what tank he player or came up against only using regular ammo, why cant other superunicums do that? He had 3 MOE in most tanks yet he dont use gold ammo or play in platoon. That is a cool dude I must say he is my inspiration even though he also suffers from the sickness of elitist players (e.g. beeing against accuracy nerf and tier 10 apcr nerf).Edited by PachAz - 3/27/15 at 3:14pm