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I often see captains firing their guns right after the start of the game.

They are firing somewhere, just about 30 seconds after start.

 

Why are they doing this? They are getting spotted by that...

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Because they are a bit silly ? Not only can they get spotted, but ammo costs credits, so it's a stupid thing to do. Will they learn ?

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I think they hope for a 1 in a million chance shot.

If someone ever managed to pull it off i would love to hear it.

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I believe what they are doing is 'clearing the barrels'. This means they are firing off the ammunition they have loaded to make way for new ammunition (usually switching between HE and AP). Now, this would make since in real combat, but in WoWs, if you double tap 1 or 2, it forces you to load the next ammo without firing.

 

My guess is they just don't know this and they think it's the only way to switch between ammo type. It does get them spotted early and whilst most ships don't have the range to capitalise on it, it's still an indicator of which way they are travelling. Either that or they are attempting that one in a million shot :P

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you know that useless artilleryfire in wot at the start of the battle? im sure some of the players like it, and they want to create the same feeling in wows too, and cause there is no artilllery in wows, they just fire there main guns!

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Because people are bored waiting for the game to load and are fidgeting and press the mouse button when they shouldn't. I've done that a few times.

Kids who like to hear things go boom.

People who don't care if they are spotted 30 seconds in to the game because its utterly irrelevant if someone sees you then or not.

People thinking they can get a lucky shot in. I think it has happened when I say a destroyer rush in.

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Sometimes I shoot at the start because....well...."boooom" :D

 

However - in a game called NavyField, players usually fired at the start of the battle to see " their max range" to make it easier to hit stuff later. Perhaps some people still play with a NavyField mentality....I dunno...

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Is some of it down to mishitting keys?

Using a laptop I very soon switched my "Fire" button to the space bar from the mouse click as it would often misfire when using the touchpad to change view angles.

Can't do that on WoWs (yet? Please sort it out WG!) so have to be VERY careful where my guns are pointing at all times!!!

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I admit I have done some accidental discharges due to a silly habit. It's never done intentionally though. :D

 

Basically waggle the aim and click to get three points "clicked" between where the guns are aiming. Might be some mild OCD.

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There is also a possibility that it is a battleship firing at the target outside your rendering range and you forgot to check the minimap. 

 

There is at least one low tier map where a IJN BB like Kongo can reach into enemy spawn right from the beginning.

 

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It's because they want to advertise the fact that they are NOOBS and that they have no clue what they are doing, it's kind of like a warning to stay away or risk getting hit by 'friendly fire' later on......

 

 

Well, that's how I interpret it anyway.

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Probably inpatient captains that are very triggerhappy :P

Or just like in WoT, they try to recreate a scene of a KV-2 / arty / T49 /anything with a derp gun/ that hits a target right from the start of the game across the map.

 

But overall it is a silly thing to do because it costs you credits, and may get you spotted and hit by BBs.

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I think they hope for a 1 in a million chance shot.

If someone ever managed to pull it off i would love to hear it.

 

Heheh :trollface::

 

 

 

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I often see captains firing their guns right after the start of the game.

They are firing somewhere, just about 30 seconds after start.

 

Why are they doing this? They are getting spotted by that...

 

Just like in WoT, some players gets a hard-on by the sound of their own guns..

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I think they hope for a 1 in a million chance shot.

If someone ever managed to pull it off i would love to hear it.

 

 

One at the begining of video and one at the ending of video

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One at the begining of video and one at the ending of video

 

Those weren't right at the start ( 30s ) into a battle, right?

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Those weren't right at the start ( 30s ) into a battle, right?

 

i dont think the guys he saw fired guns exactly after 30 seconds

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Just saying they don't meet the requirements as portrayed before and thus aren't what was being talked about o7

 

They are nice kills though :trollface:

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There is a place in two brothers map where you can shoot through the valley into their base. I do it occasionally and it would be fun to get a hit so they could come onto forums and yell cheat :trollface:

 

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