Original article by @rocketbrainsurgeon
"OMG YOU HACK!!!onE!1!!" is shouted practically every game, but if people knew these tricks they'd think a bit differently.
SHOOT EVEN IF HE'S NOT ON RADAR, BUT WAS LAST SEEN IN THAT LOCATION
If the enemy isn't moving and goes off of radar when stationary, take another shot or three. There's a large chance the enemy is still there.
REDUCING RETICLE BLOOM
"Bloom" is when the reticle gets larger through movement, but it gets larger in two ways: turret movement and track movement. Try to keep your turret stationary when moving your tracks, and that will improve your on-the-move accuracy considerably.
SHOOT IF YOU DON'T NEED THE SHELL IMMEDIATELY
Take low percentage shots if it won't endanger you. For example, when spotted running to cover, it's fine to snap shot into the distance as there's a lot of upside and no downside. NOTE: losing credits isn't a downside.
POINT TURRET IN THE DIRECTION OF INCOMING FIRE OR DIRECTION OF POTENTIAL INCOMING FIRE
The mantlet is the toughest part of the tank, and will frequently bounce/eat shots that the rest of your tank can't take. It won't do it every time, but it's so much better than showing the side/rear.
Ammo is frequently stored in the back of the turret. It's better that the ammo doesn't get hit.
DON'T EXPOSE YOUR SIDES, EVEN WITH PAPER THIN FRONT ARMOR
The tank is made to take hits from the front, not the side or rear. The vital things like ammo/engine are in the side or rear of the tank. The driver/radioman frequently sits in front, especially in Russian tanks, but losing a driver is better than exploding.
Offering poor angles for your opponents to shoot at. I show examples here.
DROP OFF RADAR BEFORE EXPOSING YOURSELF
Wait in safety for about 6 seconds before peeking back towards the enemy. You'll be invisible again by that time.
SHOOTING MAKES YOU VISIBLE
Shooting reduces your camouflage rating to 0. Don't wait for 6th sense to to tell you that you're spotted: just shoot and move into cover immediately unless you're over 445m away from the nearest enemy (generally).
AUTO FIRE EXTINGUISHER ACTUALLY SAVES YOU MONEY
It reduces your fires by 10% just by equipping it, reduces your repair costs even over the normal fire extinguisher, and keeps you alive longer to deal damage which makes more credits. Put them on every tank.