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Worland #21 Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:08 AM

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Learned something new. Thanks! Had a bunch of incendiary ammo in depot. Flew a couple of battles with it. Oh, that was fun. Burn, baby burn.

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i flew so many battles with only basic ammo...   because i just didn't know things
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comtedumas #23 Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:40 AM

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View PostIronWolfV, on 11 February 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

 

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.

A26B and universal are a match made in heaven.  And GAA need it as well, especially German GAA.  Fires on builds are well worth the cost.  


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IronWolfV #24 Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:46 AM

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View Postcomtedumas, on 11 February 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

A26B and universal are a match made in heaven.  And GAA need it as well, especially German GAA.  Fires on builds are well worth the cost.  

 

except I almost never fire the guns. Waste of credits.

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Postal_Monkey #25 Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:33 AM

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View PostIronWolfV, on 12 February 2018 - 04:46 AM, said:

 

except I almost never fire the guns. Waste of credits.

 

Except you only are charged the silver if you fire a round. If you didn't fire your guns during a match, then you are not charged

Postal_Monkey #26 Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:38 AM

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View PostHurk, on 11 February 2018 - 04:02 PM, said:

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.

 

I used Standard ammo for every single match up until #775 or so and then I realized that there was a Universal option. Not sure its made much of a difference in win percent but it's probably too soon to tell any difference there.

 

As far as income levels are concerned, well I have noticed a difference there. With Standard ammo I would make bank. Now, I still make silver but it is less so. Not sure if the ammo type outweighs but time will tell. I might just go back to standard...



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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 12 February 2018 - 05:38 AM, said:

 

I used Standard ammo for every single match up until #775 or so and then I realized that there was a Universal option. Not sure its made much of a difference in win percent but it's probably too soon to tell any difference there.

 

As far as income levels are concerned, well I have noticed a difference there. With Standard ammo I would make bank. Now, I still make silver but it is less so. Not sure if the ammo type outweighs but time will tell. I might just go back to standard...

 

A 262 with Universal will result in negative income per flight if you get sub 5k CP. Take it from someone who frequently gets sub 5k in the 262...

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View PostPostal_Monkey, on 12 February 2018 - 12:38 AM, said:

 

I used Standard ammo for every single match up until #775 or so and then I realized that there was a Universal option. Not sure its made much of a difference in win percent but it's probably too soon to tell any difference there.

 

As far as income levels are concerned, well I have noticed a difference there. With Standard ammo I would make bank. Now, I still make silver but it is less so. Not sure if the ammo type outweighs but time will tell. I might just go back to standard...

 

It is the cost of the upgraded ammo!

 

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hoom #29 Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:12 AM

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 Except you only are charged the silver if you fire a round. If you didn't fire your guns during a match, then you are not charged

 Is this true?

 

I've been using Universal on nearly everything including up to T9 without any sign of profitability issues.

For a while I did use Standard on the bigger cannon but have more recently switched smaller (sub 12.7mm) MGs to Standard on a bunch of planes where they are distinctly not the main weapon, big cannon to Universal, still seem to be making plenty of profit.


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comtedumas #30 Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:46 AM

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

 

except I almost never fire the guns. Waste of credits.

 

nah, use the turret to knockout the engine of a pursuing fighter, then flip around real quick and blast them out of the air with the 6 .50s, worth every penny.  

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pyantoryng #31 Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

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Tier 10 screams MUNNY

 

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IronWolfV #32 Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:50 PM

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

 

Except you only are charged the silver if you fire a round. If you didn't fire your guns during a match, then you are not charged

Might use universal for MGs now that am hitting tier 4, cannons, not needed. For my.bombers, waste of time. Don't use the guns enough to justify it.

View Postcomtedumas, on 12 February 2018 - 01:46 AM, said:

 

nah, use the turret to knockout the engine of a pursuing fighter, then flip around real quick and blast them out of the air with the 6 .50s, worth every penny.  

If you do low level bomb runs, you're not using the guns much. Maybe every once in a while I might take out a GAA, but most times I don't use those 50s.

 

And while not as easy or credit building as high altitude, sure as hell fun. So you're not going to sell me on universal for the A26B. I simply don't use my forward guns enough to justify it.


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View Postcomtedumas, on 12 February 2018 - 04:40 AM, said:

A26B and universal are a match made in heaven.  And GAA need it as well, especially German GAA.  Fires on builds are well worth the cost.  

 

You had my number last night, and you didn't even need to use universal!  :)  In fairness, attacking an A-26 with a Bf-109E isn't going to work out unless the A-26 is down to <200HP.  And I might have been better-used to try and flip caps instead of defending the zone I was in, but for a while there, I actually had air defense aircraft.  :)

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View PostRico_CotC_, on 12 February 2018 - 11:12 AM, said:

You had my number last night, and you didn't even need to use universal!  :)  In fairness, attacking an A-26 with a Bf-109E isn't going to work out unless the A-26 is down to <200HP.  And I might have been better-used to try and flip caps instead of defending the zone I was in, but for a while there, I actually had air defense aircraft.  :)

 

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Soylent_Red_Isnt_People #35 Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:03 PM

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View Postpoisonousblood, on 11 February 2018 - 02:48 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.

View Postpyantoryng, on 11 February 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

cannon shells and concentrated machine gun fire rip straight through planes anyway...

View PostIronWolfV, on 11 February 2018 - 06:19 PM, said:

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

As per usual, I would seem to be playing an entirely different gaming title from what many of the rest of you are enjoying; one where the guns burn out even with careful burst fire before knocking the last few health off a target.


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IronWolfV #36 Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

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View PostSoylent_Red_Isnt_People, on 12 February 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

As per usual, I would seem to be playing an entirely different gaming title from what many of the rest of you are enjoying; one where the guns burn out even with careful burst fire before knocking the last few health off a target.

And right now I'm playing BOMBERS. Where 9 times out of 10, I'm not using guns to begin with


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