I just couldn't take the x5 weekend anymore. Called it quits Sunday morning after starting the day off with 4 losses. I bought fallen enchantress, so I might take a few days off from tanks to play that some.
Besides Sunday, friday and saturday weren't all that bad. I did start off on a horrible losing streak on saturday also, but went on a 15-3 winning streak saturday night with my brother, so I still ended up ahead for the day.
I also probably spent around 5 million stocking up on super silver rounds for various tanks. It turns out, alot of tanks I play on the regular dont really benefit that much from gold:
-My T-34 doesn't need gold to pen tier 10 tanks.
-The BL-9 added pen for gold rounds is not really going to make a difference.
-The BL-10 gold still wont pen the front turret of an IS-7 at range (not need to pen anything else really).
Now the VK3601H with the konisch and gold rounds rocks for a tier 6. I already got a few of those medals for killing tier 8 tanks. I also stocked up about 2500 rounds (about 125-175 games worth). Even paying for the rounds at full price I can break even, since 225 pen is overkill for anything other than tier 8s and the gun is very accurate.
The KV-2 with gold rounds is another one of those abominations of a tier 6. The only real issue is hitting anything. If its more than 100m away and moving, its all luck.
The object 268 gold rounds (450 pen) will pen virtually anything, however the normal 303 pen round is still good in most cases. The gold round however will let you pen the front of an IS-7 turret, and the front of the E3/4s with little worries.
The new tracers added in 8.1 let you see alot easier where your rounds are going. Its amazing to see how off your shots really are. It is funny that on more than one occasion, my shot being off my reticule is what ended in a hit, while if it was on target, I would have ended up missing. I do like this addition though, as I can more easily tell why I bounced on a target.
The 8.1 XVM is also great, as now it has an ingame hit/damage counter for your tank. You can also change the damage colors for your platoon mates, so you can tell when they are hitting stuff. I really like this addition, and I think these things should actually come standard with the game.