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FallingGround #1 Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:16 PM

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Introduction to Spotting

    Spotting is basically what your commander can see. When your commander "spots" an enemy, the enemy becomes visible to you. Terrain can cause you to not be able to spot the enemy. This is due to the fact that your viewports cannot reach the tank or the tank is camouflaged making it harder to detect.

 

Camouflage and its effects on spotting

    Camouflage affects your spotting. If an enemy is hiding in a bush then you are likely to not spot him. Equipment like the camouflage net helps gives you a higher chance of not being spotted as it gives you a camo bonus. Tanks that don't move will also be harder to detect that tanks who are moving around. This is because a tank loses its camp bonus when it moves. Keep in mind though that light tanks don't lose their bonus when they move.

 

Proximity spotting/detecting

When you are 50 meters away from an enemy tank, it becomes spotted no matter the camo or where the tank is located. This is what is known as proximity spotting or proximity detecting. This is effective if your in a safe location proximity detecting an enemy allowing your team to put damage into the enemy tank.

 

Spotting damage

Many of you may not know this but if you spot an enemy and your teammates shoot at him, you get experience and credits but halved. This is what is known at spotting damage. You get experience and credits when you personally do damage to an enemy but you also get experience and credits if you spot an enemy and your teammates do damage.

 

This is basically all you need to know about the basics of spotting.

 

Any feedback is welcome from the community and if anyone still has questions, feel free to ask.

 

Thank you EPICANDY0131 for this video on camouflage by Wargaming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ML4oXjG6ag

 


Edited by FallingGround, 12 July 2014 - 05:26 PM.


EPICANDY0131 #2 Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

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Attach this video.

 

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Pikachu76 #3 Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

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concep #4 Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

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Can't wait for skills. 100% camo on my M48 and that view range~

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FallingGround #5 Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

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highest view range in the game if you have all the consumables with BiA and everything. 

 

 

 



RogueWulfPak #6 Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:38 PM

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View Postconcep, on 12 July 2014 - 06:49 PM, said:

Can't wait for skills. 100% camo on my M48 and that view range~

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concep #7 Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

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View PostRogueWulfPak, on 12 July 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

BIA, Coke, Vents, Recon, Sit awareness, binocs, heaven.

 

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RellikOrigins #8 Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:19 PM

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so explain the reasoning behind me being auto spotted after shooting from across the map. and the person that shoots me stays invisible while killing me. It seems like your simplifying this too much when there is a lot more to it. especially since I somehow manage to be on the wrong end most of the time

 



Gitgudm9 #9 Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:14 PM

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View PostRellikOrigins, on 21 May 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

so explain the reasoning behind me being auto spotted after shooting from across the map. and the person that shoots me stays invisible while killing me. It seems like your simplifying this too much when there is a lot more to it. especially since I somehow manage to be on the wrong end most of the time

 

 

Your camo rating decreases when you fire. big tanks suffer even more. And if you fire through a bush in sniper mode when it is transparent, it negates the effect of the bust. Scoot back until the bush is opaque, then shoot.

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Leadf00t #10 Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:56 PM

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Gitdudm9 said what I was going to :  One thing you forgot to mention is the effect shooting has on your camo value......

BlackDogD #11 Posted 22 July 2016 - 11:36 PM

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Is view range halved when on the move?

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wannabeunicum #12 Posted 23 July 2016 - 12:39 AM

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View PostBlackDogD, on 22 July 2016 - 11:36 PM, said:

Is view range halved when on the move?

 

No only camo

But not on light tanks.



___ez_e___ #13 Posted 25 July 2016 - 10:39 PM

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View PostRellikOrigins, on 21 May 2016 - 11:19 AM, said:

so explain the reasoning behind me being auto spotted after shooting from across the map. and the person that shoots me stays invisible while killing me. It seems like your simplifying this too much when there is a lot more to it. especially since I somehow manage to be on the wrong end most of the time

 

 

What it means is that an enemy tank is close enough to spot you and once you're spotted, all enemy tanks can see you regardless of how far away there are from you.  Most likely multiple enemy tanks are firing on you at the same time.  Also you should try to understand the difference in camo and view range for each of the enemy tanks you may face in battle.  For example, there are some tanks that you will just not be able to spot due to a combination of their superior view range and camo.  They will continue to fire at you until you make the corrective action or die.


 

You have to either find cover or find cover while attempting to reset the camo.  (Note: you can not always reset camo, especially if there is an enemy tank close enough to still see you.)


 

Please, learn the mechanics so that you do not continue to be a liability to your team.


Edited by ___ez_e___, 25 July 2016 - 10:40 PM.


outersketcher #14 Posted 25 July 2016 - 10:59 PM

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Another way to say it..

You have hidden yourself behind some brush. You've looked at map and you can see 4 of the enemy lit up as little red dots on your map. You look in your view finder and see them. The only reason YOU can see them is because your teammates have spotted them and are keeping them lit up. By either staying close to their opponent or actively engaging in battle with them.

 

You aim at one of the lit up reds.. you fire and hit him.

 

Suddenly, you get hit from outa NOWHERE from an "empty" corner of the map.

 

Whaa???

 

What happened was.. the moment you fired.. you lit yourself up to the enemy. Aaand.. where are the other three reds????

Most likely, one of them was near enough to you to keep YOU in his sights while staying hidden himself. Letting the enemy td across the map see you nice and clear.

 

So.... how do you avoid that?

You fire. then you back up. Let your camo reset and make you go invisible again. it takes a few seconds.

Never sit IN the brush. Sit a little be BEHIND the brush.

Don't move your turret unless you absolutely HAVE to.

And be aware of the "empty" spots on the map. Just because a red hasnt been spotted yet, doesnt mean he isnt sittng in a premo spot waiting for YOU to get spotted.

 

my two cents.


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___ez_e___ #15 Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

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Also, realize that experienced players will know where to shot at you when you are hidden behind a bush in camo and you are still unspotted (and even remain unspotted).


 

A few examples...


 

I can't tell you how many times I've shot and even killed unspotted enemy tanks at the north west end of Fort Despair.   Inexperience players like to hide in the bushes that look out towards the side, but you can easily shot at that location.  (After the battle I usually tell the enemy tanker that the location they used is bad, since experience players will know to shoot at you before you are even spotted).


 

Also same deal when I'm being sniped, I usually know which bush the unspotted enemy is using to fire at me.  Just shoot into the bush and then the enemy is spotted for your whole team.


 

Try both of these some time.


Edited by ___ez_e___, 26 July 2016 - 12:03 PM.


outersketcher #16 Posted 29 July 2016 - 08:53 PM

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View Post___ez_e___, on 26 July 2016 - 03:58 AM, said:

Also, realize that experienced players will know where to shot at you when you are hidden behind a bush in camo and you are still unspotted (and even remain unspotted).


 

A few examples...


 

I can't tell you how many times I've shot and even killed unspotted enemy tanks at the north west end of Fort Despair.   Inexperience players like to hide in the bushes that look out towards the side, but you can easily shot at that location.  (After the battle I usually tell the enemy tanker that the location they used is bad, since experience players will know to shoot at you before you are even spotted).


 

Also same deal when I'm being sniped, I usually know which bush the unspotted enemy is using to fire at me.  Just shoot into the bush and then the enemy is spotted for your whole team.


 

Try both of these some time.

 

hahah.. yah.. shooting into those bushes at Fort Despair is like flushing out a covey of quail.

I try to follow the wise teachings of Mr Miyagi.  "Best defense, no be there."

...don't get hit... don't get hit... don't get hit... OWWW you %$#$!... don't get hit... don't get hit... don't get hit...






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