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AlienJedi31 #1 Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

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So, the merc crews are only able to be used in merc tanks? Are they transferred around like tech tree tanks or premiums? Other words, cost to move them around?

 

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View PostAlienJedi31, on 11 July 2018 - 09:30 AM, said:

So, the merc crews are only able to be used in merc tanks? Are they transferred around like tech tree tanks or premiums? Other words, cost to move them around?

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If Mercenary crews have no nation, then can we use them in any Premium Tank?

Mercenaries crews belong to the Mercenary nation can only be used in Mercenary tanks.

Additionally, Mercenary tanks are not cross-trainers.


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What is the use of spending a significant amount of time grinding out 10 merc tanks if you cant tranfer their crews to nation tanks? What will they be needed for except to complete the associated achievements? BTW New maps look great. 

 

 

 



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View PostJASOCveteran, on 11 July 2018 - 10:56 PM, said:

What is the use of spending a significant amount of time grinding out 10 merc tanks if you cant tranfer their crews to nation tanks? 

 

they are new tanks for you to earn, & play, for free.

 

their use is in matches. you know, the having of fun.



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View PostJASOCveteran, on 12 July 2018 - 07:56 AM, said:

What is the use of spending a significant amount of time grinding out 10 merc tanks if you cant tranfer their crews to nation tanks? What will they be needed for except to complete the associated achievements? BTW New maps look great. 

 

 

 

 

Like other nation, Mercenary is a new "nation" line in this game and you could use only Mercenaries crews on Mercenaries tanks. You could get Mercenaries tanks clearing contract task in stead of grinding XP to open package as in usual tech-tree tanks.

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View Postsalomon2007, on 11 July 2018 - 09:12 PM, said:

 

Like other nation, Mercenary is a new "nation" line in this game and you could use only Mercenaries crews on Mercenaries tanks. You could get Mercenaries tanks clearing contract task in stead of grinding XP to open package as in usual tech-tree tanks.

 

Except that is [edited]for every player that has already unlocked the packages for those tanks.  Example slapjack:  Stock t29 turret, IS2 hull, L56, tracks from somewhere, etc.....  Many of use have all the components to build these tanks and we don't get any discount on exp required or gold required.

 

Of course having no silver/exp bonuses is just a complete kick in the nuts.


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View PostRaiBOT01, on 11 July 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Hello!

 

We wrote an FAQ here :)

http://forum-console...al-faq-6222018/

 

If Mercenary crews have no nation, then can we use them in any Premium Tank?

Mercenaries crews belong to the Mercenary nation can only be used in Mercenary tanks.

Additionally, Mercenary tanks are not cross-trainers.

 

another example of how WG screws up an ok idea.  The concept of Merc tanks seems fine.  Maybe not my cup of tea but it's new content so that's a positive.  Then WG put RNG based missions in the contract like start a fire.  Or put in medal requirements that promote bad game like deal X damage and recieve X plus Y damage, or medals that require you other players do things for you like steel wall in a medium.  Then they make the crews non transferable.  I get the "own tech tree" thing.  But come on they can't swap among themselves.  Smh

f1mitku #9 Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:53 AM

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These Merc tanks are harder to earn (compared to all previous Premium tanks earn ops) and more expensive (if someone wants to buy them) than all Premium tanks... but they are just regular TT tanks, not Premium tanks. In addition these tanks their selves are pretty meh. Is this enough as description of these things?

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It does feel as if WoTs didn't really have their heart in this. Never looked at the opportunity to fully develop this new in-game concept. Just the thought of how much cash they could milk out of us.

By defination mercenaries work for other nations for money. So you would have thought there should be the ability to transfer them, tanks and or crews, between other countries for silver. But no they are restricted to their own separate tech tree.

Also there should be "packages" available in this new tech tree that would allow you to progress/improve these mecenary tanks. Instead they will remain forever "stock" vehicles.

Then for the cost of them you don't even gain any silver, nor XP bonuses, when you play them.

As for the contracts, I think we can all guess WoTs' intentions with them.

Overall my opinion is that the concept is good, even had the potential to be great, but does not really address the ongoing problems with-in the game that are affecting player retention.



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View Postmcnoople, on 12 July 2018 - 03:20 AM, said:

 

Except that is [edited]for every player that has already unlocked the packages for those tanks.  Example slapjack:  Stock t29 turret, IS2 hull, L56, tracks from somewhere, etc.....  Many of use have all the components to build these tanks and we don't get any discount on exp required or gold required.

 

 

The benefit you gain from already having unlocked these tanks is not having to try and unlock them within a set narrow time window. Imagine having to grind to the T29 during the merc op.


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View Postf1mitku, on 12 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

These Merc tanks are harder to earn (compared to all previous Premium tanks earn ops) and more expensive (if someone wants to buy them) than all Premium tanks... but they are just regular TT tanks, not Premium tanks. In addition these tanks their selves are pretty meh. Is this enough as description of these things?

 

(my bold) First Fatherland Op has clearly been forgotten.....totally an 'RNG'-based Op, and thankfully an idea that will stay in the past.



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The whole concept of mercenaries is to hire out. Wouldn't it make sense that you could transfer a crew to a nation line?

 

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View Postkromhout55, on 12 July 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

It does feel as if WoTs didn't really have their heart in this. Never looked at the opportunity to fully develop this new in-game concept. Just the thought of how much cash they could milk out of us.

By defination mercenaries work for other nations for money. So you would have thought there should be the ability to transfer them, tanks and or crews, between other countries for silver. But no they are restricted to their own separate tech tree.

 

what would stop people from developing their own 25 skill whole nation premium super crew ?

 

crew training is the very heart/core of the game.



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View PostWroclaw, on 13 July 2018 - 06:12 AM, said:

 

what would stop people from developing their own 25 skill whole nation premium super crew ?

 

crew training is the very heart/core of the game.

 

Why not?

I think the time it would take might put some players off but WoTs have introduced the concept of mercenary crews to the game so why not develop this aspect of it too. It could be moderated by only allowing a certain number of skills/perks for that mercenary crew. But if it keeps players playing the game I would suggest it is another aspect of the whole mercenary thingy that should be considered.






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