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On 30/01/2019 at 04:37, *Tango_2_3 said:

 

I agree, BUT....  :smile:  This happens to me a lot, and I'm sure I've done it a couple of times.  Having felt disappointed at it happening to me, I try to avoid doing it to others.  But it's often impossible to tell the condition of the target and it's often impossible to tell if someone is firing at it, unfortunately.  The historical adage has always been "fire at the target until it burns".  And without even rudimentary comms and the ability to only be able to practice individual tactics and not troop/platoon tactics (i.e. assigning arcs) or even squadron/company, a lot of things are difficult to do. :)

 

Exactly, you dont know if his breech is damaged, crew unconsious so he cannot fire or just reloading and taking his time to aim to kill your teammate. You dont hesitate, you fire

 

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Do not spam smoke. You need it, use it, but do not just pop-smoke in tanks or engage smoke generators in ship cause you are bored. Someone behind you might be lining up a shot or drive straight to enemy's firing line because of it.

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On 04/03/2019 at 11:45, ArmourWorm said:

Do not spam smoke. You need it, use it, but do not just pop-smoke in tanks or engage smoke generators in ship cause you are bored. Someone behind you might be lining up a shot or drive straight to enemy's firing line because of it.

I will throw smoke at people on my team not doing anything useful. Like when 5 people are camped out behind a rock at spawn all trying to shoot at one other tank. It works about 50% of the time and a few will move elsewhere....otherwise I dont waste I guess 

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Well I am a newish player... this was entertaining.

I read this thread because I was wondering if the friendly machine gun fire was some sort of signalling like War Thunder traffic horn.

I would like to mention that in real pre-jet age air combat, ramming was tactic used on occasion.. The germans had a wing trained in it Sonderkommando "Elbe".

The germans where also working on a specialized ramming plane as was the US. The Soviets also used ramming attacks, but it was not doctrine, but they did have a word for it taran, and they might have been the first or only country in WW2 to have a ramming attack by a female pilot.

 

I do find that when I am driving along in my tank and lining up a shot, it is really annoying suddenly have a plane come down on top of me, spoiling my shot, and marking my position. When I am flying I want every single SL I can get, so I always try and get the Safe and Sound Award, but sometimes you take damage in dive might as well be spoiler.

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5 hours ago, Teufelwolf said:

Well I am a newish player... this was entertaining.

I read this thread because I was wondering if the friendly machine gun fire was some sort of signalling like War Thunder traffic horn.

 

Machinegun fire along 1 side of you often does mean "Coming through" - so don't turn to cut them off.

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Something for players transitioning from Arcade to Realistic:

- Do not give away the Tank Destroyer's location.

Tank destroyers generally can not take even a single shot but a well-sited tank destroyer can lock down a whole side of the map. Driving up beside them and firing off an autocannon is extremely poor play style and marks you as Ace. Trying to "take their spot" means the vehicle is effectively out of play and you are giving their location away to wary enemies. Many tank destroyers, especially lower tier ones, are quite slow and it takes a long time for them to set up and lock down their kill zone. Yes, you many prefer fast scooters or heavy brawlers but tank destroyers are there for a reason, use them to your advantage. 

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On 23/09/2015 at 03:41, Mick67 said:

Just a few tips for those getting started in WT/GF, and some common faux pas committed by inexperienced players.


Well my dear friend you missed out 2 points.

9: help you team out by capping flags and support pushers, take up a fighting position and if you see a opening to puch into a cap DO it
and don't just stand and count your kills.
*I usely capping 2-4 caps every single match while ending up at 1-5 place in my team 90% of my games... non other tryies to cap*

10: if you see lemming train form to one single flag split up and try out a new stradegy.
don't need to explain this one I guess :P

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On 25/09/2015 at 00:07, Admiral_Obvious said:

An appendage to #7. Be nice to other people, even if you are losing. Just because you are on the internet doesn't mean there are no rules.

 

Oh, another one. Don't spray your MG at or near teammates. It may seem harmless, but if a stray shot hits a very lightly armored allied tank, or an allied open top vehicle, it hurts a lot more than you think. Don't do it.

does this still hold? it doesnt do anything in arcade/realistic

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Okay I got a question that I asked in-game and got a couple of rude and stupid comments back. I've seen this quite a few times now. In Ground Realistic, what's up with people hauling **** to a zone and stopping a few feet or so outside the zone? I've also seen a few asking for the team to wait. The other day someone did and his tank was a lot slower than the others. I actually stopped because I knew this wasn't going to end well. Between him and his squadron we lost 5 tanks and the zone was captured by the other team.

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1 hour ago, XO_Iceman said:

Okay I got a question that I asked in-game and got a couple of rude and stupid comments back. I've seen this quite a few times now. In Ground Realistic, what's up with people hauling **** to a zone and stopping a few feet or so outside the zone? I've also seen a few asking for the team to wait. The other day someone did and his tank was a lot slower than the others. I actually stopped because I knew this wasn't going to end well. Between him and his squadron we lost 5 tanks and the zone was captured by the other team.

 

Generally, you should only wait on the capture zone near the team's spawn at the start of the match.  Contested zones should not be waited, including those near zones later in the match if a team decides to push even further.

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On 21/01/2021 at 12:47, XO_Iceman said:

Okay I got a question that I asked in-game and got a couple of rude and stupid comments back. I've seen this quite a few times now. In Ground Realistic, what's up with people hauling **** to a zone and stopping a few feet or so outside the zone? I've also seen a few asking for the team to wait. The other day someone did and his tank was a lot slower than the others. I actually stopped because I knew this wasn't going to end well. Between him and his squadron we lost 5 tanks and the zone was captured by the other team.

I can't count how many times I've been tracked or had an engine hit half a tank length away from a Cap. Almost got there team....

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