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Poll: Own The Machine? (36 members have cast votes)

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Own The Machine?

  1. Yes, I own the Machine. I bought one or more contract stages. (10 votes [27.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.78%

  2. Yes, I own the Machine. I grinded All contract stages. (21 votes [58.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  3. No, I was interested but was not able to acquire it. (1 vote [2.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.78%

  4. No, I did not go for this contract and will not. (4 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

Is the Machine worth it?

  1. Yes, very capable tank. (28 votes [77.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

  2. No, it could be better. (8 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

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SILVRCAT #1 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:00 PM

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Hi,

 

Just curious to see how many players have gotten the Machine and how did you guys acquire it.

Or if you’re not going for it, let us know your reasons why. 

 

Also, is this tank worth it?

 

Cheers.



Haukkis #2 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:06 PM

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There's still 102 days to complete the Machine contract. I'm currently at last stage, bit over 100k xp grinded, still need 400k to complete the contact but I'm not in a hurry. I've not skipped any stage.

M4ntiX #3 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:07 PM

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Yes, you should get it. You'll be the coolest kid on the block. Got mine by grinding the contract. There isn't a Merc tank worth spending money on.

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f1mitku #4 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:17 PM

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Yes. I finished the grind for The Machine some time ago. Currently I’m at final stage for Hardcase already - also grinding only. 

The Machine is worth to grind it. It’s good tank but it’s not OP as some people trying to put it. 



Restless_Vermin #5 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:42 PM

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40k to do the 507k for the last stage. Dunno if I’ll do it, just put it on whilst grinding out a few tier ix’s but I’m only 100k from finishing them. 

Stahlbrezel #6 Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:53 PM

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Just a quick question:

 

i'm currently 50 kills and 50 k XP away from stage 9 and something like a 100 days away from the deadline of the contract. Just in case i'll run out of time... how much gold will it be, to skip the last stage?


Edited by Stahlbrezel, 05 June 2019 - 12:54 PM.

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Shockwave IIC #7 Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:02 PM

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View PostStahlbrezel, on 05 June 2019 - 12:53 PM, said:

Just a quick question:

 

i'm currently 50 kills and 50 k XP away from stage 9 and something like a 100 days away from the deadline of the contract. Just in case i'll run out of time... how much gold will it be, to skip the last stage?

 

I've read that stage ten costs 17k gold


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Stahlbrezel #8 Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:04 PM

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View PostShockwave IIC, on 05 June 2019 - 02:02 PM, said:

 

I've read that stage ten costs 17k gold

 

This is a joke? Wow... just read the post myself... :( Thanx mate

Edited by Stahlbrezel, 05 June 2019 - 01:08 PM.

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im_balthazur #9 Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:17 PM

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Most got it after completing stage 1 and buying it for 10 million silver.

Haukkis #10 Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:26 PM

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View Postim_balthazur, on 05 June 2019 - 02:17 PM, said:

Most got it after completing stage 1 and buying it for 10 million silver.

 

What?!?

ThermalStone #11 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:00 PM

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Just started stage 10.  You ought to add another poll: how many tanks a player used for stages 9/10.  I have 5 eligible tanks.  Most days I just do the minimum and get the first win bonus on each one.

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SteampunkPagan #12 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:17 PM

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Voted wrong have ground it out. Did not spend to skip stages.

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Shockwave IIC #13 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

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View PostThermalStone, on 05 June 2019 - 02:00 PM, said:

Just started stage 10.  You ought to add another poll: how many tanks a player used for stages 9/10.  I have 5 eligible tanks.  Most days I just do the minimum and get the first win bonus on each one.

 

How did you find 9+10 with only 5 tanks?  I have only 5 currently myself, been using stage 7 (and will be using stage 8) to grinf out more, hopfully 3 more.

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ThermalStone #14 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:33 PM

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View PostShockwave IIC, on 05 June 2019 - 06:20 AM, said:

 

How did you find 9+10 with only 5 tanks?  I have only 5 currently myself, been using stage 7 (and will be using stage 8) to grinf out more, hopfully 3 more.

 

I already had a 140 and a 50B, I ground through tier 8s in the early stages and added a Conqueror, 7/1, and 430 II.  I need to average just over 5000 XP a day over the length of the contract to finish and I usually get 10 to 15k so it's not a problem.  I don't get much play time so most days I play 10 games or less anyway.  5 tanks is the perfect number.

 

The biggest problem I have with the Machine contract is that tier 8 premiums don't qualify at stages 9 and 10 so I don't have time to make silver.  Good thing we've started another monthly ops cycle.


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Shockwave IIC #15 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

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View PostThermalStone, on 05 June 2019 - 02:33 PM, said:

 

I already had a 140 and a 50B, I ground through tier 8s in the early stages and added a Conqueror, 7/1, and 430 II.  I need to average just over 5000 XP a day over the length of the contract to finish and I usually get 10 to 15k so it's not a problem.  I don't get much play time so most days I play 10 games or less anyway.  5 tanks is the perfect number.

 

My time frame means 16k5 a day, hence why I was looking at more. (Currently 7/1, Conq, Chief, T-10 and IS7, hoping to get the CAX/4202, Not the S-Conq, Heat 54, and whatever follows the T-10 now...)

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Mashed #16 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

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I finished the contract a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't use any gold.

 

I had 41 tanks for stage 7 & 8, then 27 for stage 9 & 10.

 

From the two games I played in it, it's a good armoured medium.

I would have preferred the 50b gun on it though.


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LordWilliam71 #17 Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:52 PM

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I have it and like it but considering my limited Tier IX and zero Tier X gameplay I'm fairly potato in it.

 

The short answer to the contract is I bought out Stages 9 and 10.

 

The slightly longer answer to the contract is I had a bet going with a friend and whoever finished Stage 8 first the other would buy them 25K gold to buy out Stages 9 and 10. I won and was more than happy with just bragging rights and told him to keep his money. He carried through and I bought out 9 and 10. In retrospect I should have insisted he keep his money, or just kept the gold, and ground through the last two stages. It would have given me more experience with Tier IX and X and I would probably be better with The Machine. It's been a while since I've really felt like a noob in this game.     



Hypocrite #18 Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

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Because the Sharpshooter is the tank I really wanted, I bought out Stage 10 of The Machine so I would have plenty of time to complete that contract (even in its current "incorrect" form) - with 40 days to go and on Stage 8 of the Sharpshooter I have no regrets.

 

The Machine is good, but not the flawless pay-to-win heavyweight people have accused it of being; it does have a list of weaknesses that need to be worked with.

 

Initially I thought I would go for the Hardcase contract after completing the Sharpshooter but I think I may decide to go back to grinding the Polish, Swedish, & Italian lines instead - I kind of miss those tanks. 


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Axelrose93 #19 Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

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Finished grinding about 2 weeks ago. Used basically the Bat-Chat 25t for the whole time in stage 9 & 10 and I didn't mind. Absolute monster of a mercenary tank and definitely worth it.

 

I posted another thread wondering what people thought if it was OP or not. General consensus so far is its pretty balanced. Got it three marked, over 200 battles and can say it's my new favorite tier 10. Great playing alone if you play smart, game changer if you platoon together. 4 or 5 machines can change a game. Clip out any tier 10 in 4.5s when focus firing.

 

I've noticed I have been targeted a lot. Arty and lights Yolo me often if they think they can remove the threat lol the hate message pile gets larger



WreckageUK #20 Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

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I finished grinding the contract about two weeks ago now, lost my sanity whilst doing the final two xp stages at tiers 9&10 and so I'm focusing on doing all the lower tier merc contracts. I enjoy tiers 5-8 much more and get to use all the different premium tanks I've collected.

 

As for The Machine, I've had some really great games in it so far. The speed is phenomenal and allows you to flank someone, fire off all your rounds and then bug out of danger for the reload. 







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