Well, not for me. I've tried above midline, then I tried below, then either, it seems completely random to me.
Other crazy random shit yesterday:
Bounce HE from M40/43 (so 203mm gun) on direct hit on Maus TWICE in a row, 0 dmg.
Bounce AP from BatChat on T92 flat unangled rear from point blank range, TWICE in three shots.
Now once in a while this happens, but twice in a row, two times on the same day?
Since I got a new beefed up comp and reinstalled everything, after a month long break, things go to shit for me ALL the time. My stats are in freefall...
...freefall the last few weeks, been doing 45-50% daily winrate instead of my usual 57-65%. I've even resorted to playing in platoons half the time so I won't get piled on in every fucking game. Can't damage anything, just ding ding ding, got sniper six times in a row this morning in T9 meds, every game a ~400-600 xp loss because shit just fucking dings or does no damage. Normally those would've been 800-1000xp losses with that number of hits. And so on, and on and on. Whine whine woe is me 1st world slacker nerd problems.
But really, it's so I'm starting to suspect there's some disconnect between what I see and what the server sees, that wasn't there on my old comp that struggled to get 25fps in cities on medium/low settings. With the new supadupa comp, fps performance ain't the issue, but in game (player) performance sure is.