World of Tanks Suicide Scouting Guide
World of Tanks Suicide Scouting Guide by knaT_sdrawkcaB
I guess I should start by saying I do not Suicide when I scout (any more). I cannot say I don’t die in the first 30 seconds by accident sometimes trying to reach a good spotting bush, but I don’t go full speed across the map and die.
This is written just from experience. A great deal of my time is spent in Arty and this is how I wish other players would suicide. I cannot say I agree with someone’s choice to suicide across the field, but if they are going to do it they may as well do it right.
It is honestly very fine line between being a useless suicide scout and a help to the team. Just follow a few simple suggestions.
1. Wait 20 seconds before your suicide run – This gives your Arty time to set up and load their guns. It also lets tanks and TDs get into firing positions. If you are dead before everyone is ready you have done no good for your team.
2. Remember you get experience for damage done to the enemy while you are spotting them; if you are alive – There is no reason to sit around for the 20 seconds at the base. Go forward and try to do a little spotting while you wait. You will be surprised at how many you spot while halfway across the field behind a bush (bring binoculars). When you get near the enemy base find a rock to hide behind while they are spotted and your team is tearing them up. Keep them spotted as long as possible. Don’t worry, you will still die quickly if that is your goal, but in the meantime you may double the experience you get. It is a win for everyone.
3. Let your team know your plans before the match – This lets them prepare. The Arty won’t fire the first blind shot or run to a distant hiding spot. The tanks will take cover and make sure they have good shots at the enemy. Simply say, “I am going to suicide scout in 20 seconds.” Some of your team won’t like it, but it is better than no warning at all.
4. Make sure you are not going to hurt your team – Please do not suicide unless you are in the bottom 5 tanks on your team. You don’t sacrifice a knight to take a pawn in chess, neither do you want to sacrifice a tank that can make a difference for no benefit.
I am interested in your thoughts and any tips I might have missed.