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Who here, is NOT going to attempt to get "The Machine"?

the machine mercenary contract

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Poll: I am getting the Machine, not! (241 members have cast votes)

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Are you going going to let The Machine pass you by?

  1. Absolutely yes! can't care less about it (107 votes [44.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.40%

  2. I have been patiently waiting for it, no way I'd let it slide (36 votes [14.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.94%

  3. I may start the contract just to get the inter stage reward, but I won't make it a crusade (72 votes [29.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.88%

  4. I am prepared to go "All in" to get it, including buying stages if I need too.... (26 votes [10.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.79%

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mmurdock82abn #81 Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:58 PM

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No interest here

SaltyMcD #82 Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:53 AM

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I’m too lazy to grind the tier 5 contracts .

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eclairdelanuit06 #83 Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:07 AM

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can't wait to begin the cotract :izmena:

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LandrewCarlson #84 Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:40 PM

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I'll chase it.

 



huricanechuck #85 Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:27 AM

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View PostJelliedPenny08, on 13 February 2019 - 12:25 AM, said:

While it looks like a good tank, I've given up on Merc contracts as they just annoy me. I daresay for a tier 10 (and maybe a competitive one) the contract will be ridiculously long and have lots of stupid and restrictive requirements. 

 

In all honesty I'm enjoying the current Winter Games ops and just playing. I'm really having fun at the moment. Most of that has come from removing the pressure, doing grinds on my own terms when I feel like it and not burning out. I am absolutely NOT going to trade that for a Merc tank that I might not like or play much. 

Good luck to those that do go for it though!  :)

 

i'm in the same boat , i've got 5 TT tanks (all American ) that i really enjoy, plus 6 premiums tanks , after i grinded to tier 10 on all American lines ,except the T110E3, i got tired of grinding tanks a long time ago, now i just want to enjoy playing and continue to build my U.S.A. crews

XERXEZS #86 Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:38 AM

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The main purpose of these mediocre tier VIII-X mercenary tanks is for you to spend your money buying your way up to the tanks, what are they charging 18,000+ gold lol

What a joke.



FusionStar287 #87 Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:39 AM

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View PostXERXEZS, on 20 February 2019 - 02:38 AM, said:

The main purpose of these mediocre tier VIII-X mercenary tanks is for you to spend your money buying your way up to the tanks, what are they charging 18,000+ gold lol

What a joke.

I wouldn't call the Machine mediocre though.


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XERXEZS #88 Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:48 AM

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View PostFusionStar287, on 19 February 2019 - 11:39 PM, said:

I wouldn't call the Machine mediocre though.

If WG are putting a value of almost 20,000 gold for one tank, and it's not a T95 with the camo and speed of a light then it is mediocre.



FusionStar287 #89 Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:50 AM

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View PostXERXEZS, on 20 February 2019 - 02:48 AM, said:

If WG are putting a value of almost 20,000 gold for one tank, and it's not a T95 with the camo and speed of a light then it is mediocre.

It's a pre-nerf TVP T50/51 (arguably the best tier X in the game at the time), but with very good frontal armor, more health, better gun depression, and a much faster top speed. That's easily better than mediocre.


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JelliedPenny08 #90 Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:37 AM

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View PostFusionStar287, on 20 February 2019 - 07:50 AM, said:

It's a pre-nerf TVP T50/51 (arguably the best tier X in the game at the time), but with very good frontal armor, more health, better gun depression, and a much faster top speed. That's easily better than mediocre.

 

Agreed, it looks like a good tank - BUT FOR HOW LONG?

We've all seen what has happened to the other Merc tanks. I will skip it because of the contract, but if I was going for it the first thing in my mind would be whether I could finish the contract before they nerfed it. If it is the equivalent of a pre-nerfed TT tank thank hasn't got confirmed buffs incoming, then what is going to stop it going the same way. 

 

By the same token if it instantly becomes the best tier 10 tank in the game, the balance bat is going to be aiming for it . That isn't a reason not to get it, but for me is a pretty compelling secondary reason to not invest the time in it, or chase another annoying contract. 

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Cpt KYU #91 Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:24 PM

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Nah, probably going to do a half-baked attempt and get bored about halfway through. 

 

 


Belgos The Drow #92 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:00 PM

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With four T10 tanks to grind with daily doubles means a minimum of 10k xp just on those four wins, I might not be a rocket surgeon but 90 days by 10k = 900k xp. And here’s the kicker, the AMX 40B plays nothing like the Chieftain which then does not play like the Czech T10 medium. Then add the Tusk and all of a sudden you have four tanks that are all different to play, i am going to enjoy grinding for The Machine.
I’ll run a spreadsheet to get ahead and then switch over to playing my other T10s, you know the Deathstar, Wafflewagon and Jageroo!!! Booooommm!!

Spacewolf1 #93 Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

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4 ?

If as Tusk, it will be tier X and IX, so, not 4 tanks for grind, but 8 (including the terrible Conqueror :p ).

And if as Tusk, it will not limited to the line, but to the class (heavy uk/fr/soviet + médium cz)... it will be open bar with all heavy soviet :D

FlamMabel #94 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:01 PM

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It's a pass for me. Once I finish the Jammer I'm not doing any more of these for awhile. I'm tired of the long grind and feeling like I can't play the tanks I want to because I am losing out on the xp or whatever the requirements might be at that particular time. This will be my 4th one completed, and for now I've had enough. I just want to play what I want, when I want. Right now it's a marathon to finish the rest of the 259000 xp in 4 days. And last night I couldn't buy a win it seemed. Too frustrating. :(

UBERSICKO #95 Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:54 PM

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View PostFusionStar287, on 13 February 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

I passed on the Tusk because it just wasn't a very good tank. The Machine, on the other hand, will be the best tier X tank in the game by a decent margin. I will be getting it unless it's nerfed pretty hard.

 

its wargaming.

 

Belgos The Drow #96 Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

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View PostSpacewolf1, on 13 March 2019 - 01:57 PM, said:

4 ?

If as Tusk, it will be tier X and IX, so, not 4 tanks for grind, but 8 (including the terrible Conqueror :p ).

And if as Tusk, it will not limited to the line, but to the class (heavy uk/fr/soviet + médium cz)... it will be open bar with all heavy soviet :D

They have started allowing suitably tiered mercenary tanks to earn other ones. So if it’s like the Tusk contract the final stage will be 1mil xp to be earnt by 3 TT + Tusk if you have it, which I do....



Spacewolf1 #97 Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:32 PM

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4 TT ;-) : TVP T50/51, Chieftain, AMX 50b and IS-7

P6X330 #98 Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

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I was discussing "The Machine" with someone I bumped into during a battle.

 

The guy said he wanted to purchase it without doing any of the stages, if that is possible. I asked what was the point of not going through the stages, which in my opinion, is all the interest about getting one of these Merc. machine.

 

He said he wanted to be among the first to sport the tank in battles....

one has to respect individual choices. How many out there are going to do the same?


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Oo MVG oO #99 Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:10 PM

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Unfortunately we get chance at Tusk contract two more times before Machine is unlocked maybe. It's worse then dance club dang tank been teasing me for far too long lol. Just give me one chance and I'll get it.



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I grind mercs and sell them for the cash. 





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