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loki131313 #1 Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:45 PM

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So I love this game for the grind. Start out with a tank that sucks, grind it, git gud (eventually), move on to the next tier, rinse, repeat.

 

But part of the problem is that when I'm running multiple tanks, I rarely have the time to really dedicate myself to a single tank. I do a bunch of daily doubles switching between different tanks with different crews and different playstyles (quick- go from O-Ho to Baby Batchat to Ferdinand to T71). 

 

But every now and then, I get a chance to sit down and really grok a tank. I had the chance this past weekend with Dunkirk and the Baby Batchat (25t AP). Prior to the weekend, I had fully upgraded it, so I was just grinding it for the Batchat unlock and the points.

 

The Baby Batchat is, by far, my all-time favorite tank. I had the most fun tanking this weekend than I have in a long time. It felt like a breeze to complete the Dunkirk Op and the XP for the Batchat. ... And then?

 

I had to move on the 30 Proto (30 1er). With a stock Tier 7 gun in Tier X matches. The pain starts anew.

 

Anyway, hope everyone is enjoying the great ops this summer (thanks, WoT!) and having a great time tanking. I already miss my Baby Batchat. 



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I should be enjoying the summer instead with my attitude lately.

 

Tier 7 gun while stock you say? That something like the second lowest tier gun you can have in tier 9 I think, to the E 50.

 

Lately I've tried to grind the TVP VTU, and well, I think I'll leave that until my op is finished.


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I love the grind until you hit tier 8 & 9. I feel like once you unlock all the packages at those tiers, it takes FOREVER to unlock the next tier tank.

 

I have so many tier 8 tanks sitting in my garage, cuz I've burned through the packages, but stalled out on the grind to the next tank. I can't play one tank over and over for 180k XP....my ADD won't allow it! This is esp true for those multiple tank lines a la AMX 13-90.

 

 



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View PostDyslexsticks, on 17 July 2017 - 02:50 PM, said:

I should be enjoying the summer instead with my attitude lately.

 

Tier 7 gun while stock you say? That something like the second lowest tier gun you can have in tier 9 I think, to the E 50.

 

Lately I've tried to grind the TVP VTU, and well, I think I'll leave that until my op is finished.

 

Oh ... that gun is painful. If I wasn't such a miser, I'd free XP it. I have 200k free XP saved up, and still trying to decide what to spend it on.

 

The main problem with the grind is just when I git gud in a tank (all the packages are unlocked, I understand how to use it, my crew has been trained up completely, etc.), it's time to sell it and move on. ;)

 

And I'm too cheap to get the parking pass. Yet. I'll crumble eventually, and when I do, I'm getting that Baby Batchat back. 



loki131313 #5 Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

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View PostATHFjman18, on 17 July 2017 - 03:07 PM, said:

I love the grind until you hit tier 8 & 9. I feel like once you unlock all the packages at those tiers, it takes FOREVER to unlock the next tier tank.

 

I have so many tier 8 tanks sitting in my garage, cuz I've burned through the packages, but stalled out on the grind to the next tank. I can't play one tank over and over for 180k XP....my ADD won't allow it! This is esp true for those multiple tank lines a la AMX 13-90.

 

 

 

I loved the 13-90 grind, but that's because I loved the 13-90. I actually enjoy the 8/9 grinds, because it gives me time to enjoy the tank after I've fully unlocked all the packages.

 

On the other hand, it took me, like, three battles in the OI EXP to move on after I unlocked the top package. BUT THEY WERE AWESOME! :)


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loki131313 #6 Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

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View Postloki131313, on 17 July 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

 

I loved the 13-90 grind, but that's because I loved the 13-90. I actually enjoy the 8/9 grinds, because it gives me time to enjoy the tank after I've fully unlocked all the packages.

 

On the other hand, it took me, like, three battles in the O-Ni EXP to move on after I unlocked the top package. BUT THEY WERE AWESOME! :)

 

I'm going to amend this somewhat.

 

I loved the 13-90 grind. BUT ...

 

They should probably re-think this tree. I unlocked all of them. The Baby Batchat (once it is upgraded) is a beast. My favorite tank.

The 30 Proto (1er) is terrible right now, but I'm thinking it will be a ton of fun once I have the packages.

 

...but what's the purpose of the Lorraine? Seriously, why have two separate Tier 9 paths? They need to rectify that. 



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View PostDyslexsticks, on 17 July 2017 - 02:50 PM, said:

I should be enjoying the summer instead with my attitude lately.

 

Tier 7 gun while stock you say? That something like the second lowest tier gun you can have in tier 9 I think, to the E 50.

 

Lately I've tried to grind the TVP VTU, and well, I think I'll leave that until my op is finished.

 

Yeah, i had the VTU unlocked a week after the Czech tanks came out, fully upgraded the thing then never played it because it was still a PoS. I used the string theory op to grind it all out.

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View Postloki131313, on 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

 

I'm going to amend this somewhat.

 

I loved the 13-90 grind. BUT ...

 

They should probably re-think this tree. I unlocked all of them. The Baby Batchat (once it is upgraded) is a beast. My favorite tank.

The 30 Proto (1er) is terrible right now, but I'm thinking it will be a ton of fun once I have the packages.

 

...but what's the purpose of the Lorraine? Seriously, why have two separate Tier 9 paths? They need to rectify that. 

 

if they were smart they would of removed the Lorraine 40t and sold it as a premium like PC. It makes a great premium and fits the french lines.

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Going thru 5 grinds currently and plan on buying E75 next time on sale to E100 and the heavy and TD tier 10s for Sweden when they come out.  I don't like most grinds.  Regret wasting time for the Grille and Jagaroo for the latest ones.  AMX 50b is my favorite.  It's a beast.

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I've normally got a few grinds on the go and just do the daily doubles.

 

I played through the Leopard PTA, then the M46 Patton to take advantage of the tier 10 discounts that just finished and enjoyed playing the tanks much more.

 


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tier 9 grinds = historically painful so WG can entice players with terrible gold-to-exp conversions for the top package so they can compete. 

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View Postloki131313, on 17 July 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

So I love this game for the grind. Start out with a tank that sucks, grind it, git gud (eventually), move on to the next tier, rinse, repeat.

 

But part of the problem is that when I'm running multiple tanks, I rarely have the time to really dedicate myself to a single tank. I do a bunch of daily doubles switching between different tanks with different crews and different playstyles (quick- go from O-Ho to Baby Batchat to Ferdinand to T71). 

 

But every now and then, I get a chance to sit down and really grok a tank. I had the chance this past weekend with Dunkirk and the Baby Batchat (25t AP). Prior to the weekend, I had fully upgraded it, so I was just grinding it for the Batchat unlock and the points.

 

The Baby Batchat is, by far, my all-time favorite tank. I had the most fun tanking this weekend than I have in a long time. It felt like a breeze to complete the Dunkirk Op and the XP for the Batchat. ... And then?

 

I had to move on the 30 Proto (30 1er). With a stock Tier 7 gun in Tier X matches. The pain starts anew.

 

Anyway, hope everyone is enjoying the great ops this summer (thanks, WoT!) and having a great time tanking. I already miss my Baby Batchat. 

 

Have you got premium time? If so jump on proving grounds and use mines skirmish keep the stock gun ( low ammo cost and you will still get the same xp regardless ). Just go up the middle get a quick couple of spots and fire away try tho track tanks as you shoot as the helps.

Should get 890-1100xp per game and that lasts 2.5-4 minutes so 15k in an hour is possible with ease.

Only thing is you can't get mastery or MOE's but once your upgraded that should make multiplayer better by far.



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View PostBladesForBelial, on 17 July 2017 - 11:48 AM, said:

tier 9 grinds = historically painful so WG can entice players with terrible gold-to-exp conversions for the top package so they can compete. 

 

Exactly. 

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View Postjonnymanz67, on 17 July 2017 - 03:51 PM, said:

 

Have you got premium time? If so jump on proving grounds and use mines skirmish keep the stock gun ( low ammo cost and you will still get the same xp regardless ). Just go up the middle get a quick couple of spots and fire away try tho track tanks as you shoot as the helps.

Should get 890-1100xp per game and that lasts 2.5-4 minutes so 15k in an hour is possible with ease.

Only thing is you can't get mastery or MOE's but once your upgraded that should make multiplayer better by far.

 

I've got the premium time. It's just ... well, as much as I play (says my spouse!), I still have limited time. And so I like to get those daily doubles for my lines when I have the time to tank; the only time I go into Proving Grounds is when there's some sort of medal, because I like the shiny things that mean nothing. 



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View PostBladesForBelial, on 17 July 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

tier 9 grinds = historically painful so WG can entice players with terrible gold-to-exp conversions for the top package so they can compete. 

 

I'm saving as much free XP as possible to jump to the top packages on my last few grinds , i used everything i had saved for the last two tier 9's though...

 

E 50 (106k), Type 61 (131k), TVP VTU (65k), Skoda T50 (150k, this might drop?).

 

I've only got 35k at the moment, so i guess i'll be running premiums for a while when i elite the Panther 2, STA-1, T-34/100. 


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View Postloki131313, on 17 July 2017 - 10:08 AM, said:

Oh ... that gun is painful. If I wasn't such a miser, I'd free XP it. I have 200k free XP saved up, and still trying to decide what to spend it on.

 

The main problem with the grind is just when I git gud in a tank (all the packages are unlocked, I understand how to use it, my crew has been trained up completely, etc.), it's time to sell it and move on. ;)

 

And I'm too cheap to get the parking pass. Yet. I'll crumble eventually, and when I do, I'm getting that Baby Batchat back. 

 

It's best to save your free XP for when you have to unlock a half-way decent gun. Maybe an engine upgrade on some tanks.
Using Free XP just to unlock the next tank is kind of a waste. You'll get there eventually if you just play the tank with the and stay patient ... and then you'll have more Free XP saved up to unlock the better gun on the next tank.

Generally, try to enjoy the tanks you have.
Maybe you want to do daily doubles tonight? Maybe you want to focus on one tank tonight? ... Do whatever you like. There's no point in rushing. ... Rushing is what makes the game aggravating and expensive.
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View Postloki131313, on 17 July 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:

 

I've got the premium time. It's just ... well, as much as I play (says my spouse!), I still have limited time. And so I like to get those daily doubles for my lines when I have the time to tank; the only time I go into Proving Grounds is when there's some sort of medal, because I like the shiny things that mean nothing. 

 

Trust me you will upgrade to the 105mm in next to no time if you use proving grounds even if you just run a quick 10 games thats 9-10 k in half an hour you'll be lucky to get half that in multiplayer.



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"Grind"?

 

 

 

What is this you speak of?

 


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The grind exists to wear down the player enough to have them reaching for their wallets.

I'm at that point, but I'm not paying to convert exp. It's too expensive.






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