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Hurk #1 Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

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as one of the many people starting with christmas giveaways, I have noticed myself failing to properly set my ammo (im too used to WoT)

 

WoWP has several types of ammo, but most of us get scared off by "gold" costs, and dont look any further, thats the mistake, planes also have a "silver" cost ammo. we just assume that is what we are already using, and that is NOT the case. 

 

on the service window your "standard" ammo is actually the noob/free ammo. do not use that. instead load up "Universal" ammo. which is considerably better and only costs silver. dont worry, at low tiers, its too cheap to not pay for itself and performs a hell of a lot better than "standard". 

 

if for some crazy reason you want to go back to "standard" mouse over the ammo and a X appears to demount it. 


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Dr_Wigglespank #2 Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:10 PM

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It's on sale right now, as well. I stocked up on cheap belts for my favorite premiums, along with ammo for some of my grinds.

 

I wonder though, is universal cannon ammo really worth it at higher tiers? Seems to get pretty expensive at tier 6 & up. I can understand wanting to get the most out of smaller caliber MG's, but standard cannon ammo seems to do well.



poisonousblood #3 Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:48 PM

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just crossed 3k games, i still dont use any universal shells. It is not the ammo that determines the skill of a player, it is the experience.

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View Postpoisonousblood, on 11 February 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

just crossed 3k games, i still dont use any universal shells. It is not the ammo that determines the skill of a player, it is the experience.

 

your misled, then.  
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Rico_CotC_ #5 Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:30 PM

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View Postpoisonousblood, on 11 February 2018 - 04:48 PM, said:

just crossed 3k games, i still dont use any universal shells. It is not the ammo that determines the skill of a player, it is the experience.

 

^^^this is the truth.  I use the standard stuff, and either win or lose through how my aircraft is positioned in the sky.  If I have the drop on the other guy, it doesn't matter what ammo I have.  If the other guy has the drop on me, it doesn't matter what ammo I have.

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pyantoryng #6 Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

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Ammo doesn't really matter because cannon shells and concentrated machine gun fire rip straight through planes anyway...and you will go broke in a jiffy if you don't have deep pockets while using those.

 

Be a pauper, run standard ammo, and become a millionaire at an equal pace with which you would go broke if you screw up while using universal ammo.



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View Postpyantoryng, on 11 February 2018 - 06:36 PM, said:

Ammo doesn't really matter because cannon shells and concentrated machine gun fire rip straight through planes anyway...and you will go broke in a jiffy if you don't have deep pockets while using those.

 

Be a pauper, run standard ammo, and become a millionaire at an equal pace with which you would go broke if you screw up while using universal ammo.

 

I'm going to amend my above statement - on an aircraft that only has cannon, I might run universal.  The reason is that every shell that lands has to count, and the slow-firing and quick-to-overheat guns need every advantage.  I seem to build up a lot of silver, so I can afford to fill cannons with universal.  But not MGs.

IronWolfV #8 Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

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Standard gets the job done so I don't bother with universal.

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Zapperguy #9 Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

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View PostIronWolfV, on 11 February 2018 - 03:19 PM, said:

Standard gets the job done so I don't bother with universal.

 

Horses will get you there. Cars will get you there faster and not smelling of horse.

All of my 200+ planes are loaded with cars, but to each his own.

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View PostZapperguy, on 11 February 2018 - 08:23 PM, said:

 

Horses will get you there. Cars will get you there faster and not smelling of horse.

All of my 200+ planes are loaded with cars, but to each his own.

:)

 

Well, it's not like you need those silver anymore, in any case...

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SkyWolf__WM #11 Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

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I use Universal and have racked up about 30 million since Albion.

 

Edit: That does NOT include the 50 or so million I already had. And I suck.


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IronWolfV #12 Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

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View PostZapperguy, on 11 February 2018 - 02:23 PM, said:

 

Horses will get you there. Cars will get you there faster and not smelling of horse.

All of my 200+ planes are loaded with cars, but to each his own.

:)

 

I could use universal in my fighters, but for Bombers and GAA, what's the point? Almost never use the front guns and if I do, already hit hard enough to do the job.

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View PostRico_CotC_, on 11 February 2018 - 10:49 AM, said:

 

I'm going to amend my above statement - on an aircraft that only has cannon, I might run universal.  The reason is that every shell that lands has to count, and the slow-firing and quick-to-overheat guns need every advantage.  I seem to build up a lot of silver, so I can afford to fill cannons with universal.  But not MGs.

 

I run Universal on all except on some cannons due to cost. It’s cheap on MGs, but maybe I should run it on expensive cannons too. 

 

Lol, I got accused of using gold ammo once while using Universal. Guess he caught on fire too much ...



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View PostRico_CotC_, on 11 February 2018 - 01:49 PM, said:

I'm going to amend my above statement - on an aircraft that only has cannon, I might run universal.  The reason is that every shell that lands has to count, and the slow-firing and quick-to-overheat guns need every advantage.  I seem to build up a lot of silver, so I can afford to fill cannons with universal.  But not MGs.

 

I'd recomend the opposite. MGs get a lot out of Universal with the increased chance of fire, while cannons tend to crit quite a bit by themselves. On top of that, cannons can get very expensive very quickly, with the tier VI Ju 88 P's 50mm costing around 15k-16k credits per resupply


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View PostLMG, on 11 February 2018 - 10:33 PM, said:

 

I'd recomend the opposite. MGs get a lot out of Universal with the increased chance of fire, while cannons tend to crit quite a bit by themselves. On top of that, cannons can get very expensive very quickly, with the tier VI Ju 88 P's 50mm costing around 15k-16k credits per resupply

 

I'm going to try it my way first and see how it goes.  Then your way.  I will report back.  :)

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It really depends on the gun layout.. if I can, I put a bit of universal here and there, provided it doesn't compound too much due to weapon saturation.

 

The main thing is to be aware of your costs and gains, and equip accordingly. If you can afford it, why not run a bit of universal?

 

And occasionally, you'll find an outlier... like the BV 210, where it's 30mm cannon ammo is only 5k a belt (regularly 10k per)... which you'd never know, if you never took the time to look at universal in the first place.

 

 

 

View PostLMG, on 11 February 2018 - 10:33 PM, said:

On top of that, cannons can get very expensive very quickly, with the tier VI Ju 88 P's 50mm costing around 15k-16k credits per resupply

 

You should have a word with my vulcan cannon... 40k per belt, but I only use it on special occasions.



nukethefearless #17 Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:33 PM

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but..bomber turrets cant change there ammo type..

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View Postnukethefearless, on 11 February 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

but..bomber turrets cant change there ammo type..

 

But... some bombers have actual guns...

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View PostCenotaph, on 11 February 2018 - 11:46 PM, said:

 

But... some bombers have actual guns...

 

New guy, dude.

 

IRT nuke, the premium bombers all have fixed forward guns of one kind or another. I mean... they might be completely useless (Blenheim, I'm looking at you) but they have them.


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nukethefearless #20 Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:16 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 11 February 2018 - 11:54 PM, said:

 

New guy, dude.

 

IRT nuke, the premium bombers all have fixed forward guns of one kind or another. I mean... they might be completely useless (Blenheim, I'm looking at you) but they have them.

 

ah.. well imprbly not going to get them any time soon..cause no money :P




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