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WildAnimal #1 Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:40 PM

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Best premium tank for making money?
When i mean premium tank its the ones which cost gold to acquire, im just a casual player, not playing daily, so i want a money maker without buying a premium account.

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Koo294 #2 Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:07 PM

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Well the Pz38H is a very nice premium tank, but it's tier 2 so doesn't make that much money (still makes quite a lot though). The RAM-II is also a very good tank, at tier 5, and makes a lot of money, but it is also the most expensive premium tank, costing 1750 gold.

SastusBulbas #3 Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:00 PM

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The Ram II is probably my favorite premium tank and the one I find gives me better earnings in both XP and credit. With a premium account, with luck 3k in xp and 45k profit should not be too dificult.

A few things that make a difference though, 100% crew is a must, I also use rammer and vents, and a half load of premium ammo for those big guys you bump into. Best xp is earned by pumping a few rounds into as many tanks as you can where viable instead of kills, supporting behind a pack or sniping with cammo net.

Deleted_User_500275620 #4 Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

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German Tier 2 "Hotchkiss" is probably the best premium tank you can get if you compare it to "normal" tanks of same tier (tier 2). If matched in Tier 1+2 games it can be the "heavy tank" among the others and getting 5+ kills. On the other hand: Tt's tier 2 so you won't make more than 5k credits per game without premium.

If you want to make credits take one of those tier 5 mediums or heavies:
All of them are not build for facing other tier 5 in 1 vs. 1 fights. They are all more or less slow, good armored with a powerless, fast reloading, fast aiming gun. This setup makes them usefull as support tanks.
It's difficult to give a general advise between those 4 (Churchill, Matilda, T14, RamII). Maybe look at their stats concerning gun, armor and speed and think about your playstyle.
Note: Churchill and RAM don't have HE shells. Some of those "great games" people are writing about are done with gold ammunition during beta test where gold didn't cost money.

I've bought T14 (+Hotchkiss for fun) after release and it suits me quite well. Good armor, medium speed (slow turning) and an OK gun but not a killer machine.

Pkunk #5 Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

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Ram II.

Mostly 20k + even with loss. I do kill tanks with it tho.
Several 35-40k rounds
Best round 46k and that was without premium.

Cash comes so easy that I has spent 850k + 350k + 450k just for kitting out my two premiums and that goddamn Hetzer.
+ training up crews to 75%. On my way for the last 500k equipment I would ever need because I don't care for
doing any grinding at all. The fun is in the mid tier.

Apart from the easy cash they also generate a fair amount of free xp and best of all; the Ram II is fun to drive.
The closed beta gift tank is also getting rather nice now that I got it riced up but its easy food for the Ram  
in a 1 vs 1 fight.. Amusing enough the preorder German medium is also rather easy to take down with the Ram.


edit, I don't use premium ammo and always run alone. The key is to get into close combat in a place with multiple buildings so you can use the advantage your high rate of fire gives you. Then you die and can start cursing all
the useless campers at your base.

Forduc #6 Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

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If possible, you should wait for Löwe or KV-5, they will probably have good credit gains.

ijsco #7 Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

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I got the "Hotchkiss", its soo much fun and i kill a minimum of 4 every round ;)

Shirer #8 Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

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I add my vote for the RamII; also did well in it without premium ammo and it gives good fun / xp / credit returns in the right mix!

ian666 #9 Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

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M6A2E1 tier8 will give you up to 70k per battle. Probably Lowe will be simmilar since its also Tier 8.

Repair of destroyed tank is 11k at max and normaly i shoot between 5-10 sheels (1k per one). Its not a big problem to earn 50k clean.

Strongback #10 Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:54 PM

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Wait till they add Löwe and other T8 premium tanks.
Those will be far superior in grinding credits.

TheWildcard #11 Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

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Just to liven this thread up, I am looking to buy a premium tank for a bit of credit farming as I don't have time to play much so premium is a bit of a waste for me.

After the patch are any premier tanks better or worse ?

Any advise would be welcome :P

Not paying for a Lowe or KV-5 though.

Waggel #12 Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

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Personally I think buying a premium tank for credit-grinding is a waste of money. They can be handy if you have several T9-T10 vehicles but if you have those, you probably play a lot already.

Yes, a premium will get you more credits per match. However, normal T5 tanks like the M4 Sherman, Pz4 or the KV can bring in huge amounts of credits as well. When fully upgraded and equipped they are much stronger than a premium. It will just take some effort to get them there.

Premiums are nice for training crews and .... fun. I love the T2 light: racing round the map, taking shots at anything that moves. Lots of fun.

Arkhell #13 Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

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best money maker is Löwe hands down topping the scale at 100.000+ credits profit after re-arm and repair with a decent win match (with premium acount so that should give you about 75.000 profit without premium acount)

else the ram 2 seems the best since it's quite fast, gun isn't totaly bad and armor is decent for it's tier.

but any normal tier 5 tank will do.

chickenpie65 #14 Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:12 PM

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best mony maker for me : KV-2-107

20-25k credits regularly, almost every battle. Even when Defeat (during Premium period that is)

And in some low-tier battles, when I'm playing hardcore-mod, up to 33k.

only 3k maximum repair cost. Plus low costs for ammunition, 2-3k.

I manage to make 100k silver within about ~40 minutes.



With the IS-3 (122mm gun) I needed two full days to make some 80k silver only...

Zenith #15 Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:54 PM

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Löwe, if you're willing to pay for it.

SastusBulbas #16 Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:17 AM

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View PostZenith, on 23 May 2011 - 08:54 PM, said:

Löwe, if you're willing to pay for it.

This.

Anything from 30k for a blundering loss without even seeing an enemy tank, to 120k for a good game.

Gained the full required amount for my GW Panther and all its researched kit within a day.

Gamezcdr #17 Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:13 AM

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Lowe, Love, Lowe, Love....Crazy money maker




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