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scottmarkNL #1 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:04 AM

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I researched and bought the isu152 topgun yesterday....today i read on the wot news page you will get the patch 9.20 topgun for free.....please don't tell me I just wasted 63500 exp that I earned in one of the most horrible grinds in wot :(

 

quote from today's article Vehicle Rebalances in Update 9.20:

"If you haven’t researched the top gun yet and use the 122mm BL-9S, you’ll get the new top gun at the release of 9.20."
 

 



HaZardeur #2 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

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You not quite right... the new top gun will be the 122mm BL-9s... BL-10 will be only a wet dream from old timers after 9.20

scottmarkNL #3 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

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yes....i mean what u said....i just researched the BL-10 (current isu152 topgun)

it will be taken away....and my exp will be gone too

had i waited one day and read the article i would not have spent the exp

 

edit: oh i see what you mean...who uses the current tier 9 gun gets the patch 9.20 topgun for free...hmm ok, so I "only" (sort of) lost 20K exp.


Edited by scottmarkNL, 27 July 2017 - 11:15 AM.


DuncaN_101 #4 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:14 AM

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So what have we learned from this?

lord_chipmonk #5 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Presumably if you've unlocked the BL10, it will be unlocked still for the 704, so not a waste. 

 



Enforcer1975 #6 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:17 AM

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View PostscottmarkNL, on 27 July 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

yes....i mean what u said....i just researched the BL-10 (current isu152 topgun)

it will be taken away....and my exp will be gone too

had i waited one day and read the article i would not have spent the exp

 

It won't be taken away it will just be replaced* with a gun with similar stats but slightly lower pen.

 

 

 

 

*taking it away would mean no more 152mm for the ISU.


Edited by Enforcer1975, 27 July 2017 - 11:19 AM.


scottmarkNL #7 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

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i see, well at least I can use the bl10 a few more days...i nearly choked when i read (and misunderstood) the news article lol

Baldrickk #8 Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 27 July 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

Presumably if you've unlocked the BL10, it will be unlocked still for the 704, so not a waste. 

 

 This. 

You actually saved 40k


Edited by Baldrickk, 27 July 2017 - 12:57 PM.


8126Jakobsson #9 Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

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One of the most horrible grinds? scottmark pls. 

Balc0ra #10 Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:09 PM

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No... as you don't have to waste time on a 64 000 XP grind on the tier 9 TD that also has this as his top gun atm.

 

View Post8126Jakobsson, on 27 July 2017 - 01:03 PM, said:

One of the most horrible grinds? scottmark pls. 

 

I would actually agree with that. Not the worst, but def one of the least enjoyable. The 152 derp is not ideal in a +2 game in terms of damage vs reload vs most targets. Unless you want to go full gold.. Even less with the old MM when you could get 10 tier 10 targets. Nor was the 122mm 175 guns much of a choice. Even less so vs the armor added of late on tier 8. And I did not feel it was worth wasting 40 XP on the 122mm gun, just so I could use that to grind 64 000 XP again with it.

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View PostBalc0ra, on 27 July 2017 - 01:09 PM, said:

No... as you don't have to waste time on a 64 000 XP grind on the tier 9 TD that also has this as his top gun atm.

 

 

I would actually agree with that. Not the worst, but def one of the least enjoyable. The 152 derp is not ideal in a +2 game in terms of damage vs reload vs most targets. Unless you want to go full gold.. Even less with the old MM when you could get 10 tier 10 targets. Nor was the 122mm 175 guns much of a choice. Even less so vs the armor added of late on tier 8. And I did not feel it was worth wasting 40 XP on the 122mm gun, just so I could use that to grind 64 000 XP again with it.

 

Not ideal but it's at least useful. It's not like you get started with a useless peashooter that has to spray gold until you have unlocked tracks and the next gun for 40k xp or something. Derping will always have an entertainment value.   



theSwedishTankDriver #12 Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

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No, you will have it from the start when you get the Obj. 704.

Totieso #13 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

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So ISU 152 will be ISU 122 then. 

Were that in any ultra secret blueprint?



lord_chipmonk #14 Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:28 PM

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View PostTotieso, on 27 July 2017 - 11:17 PM, said:

So ISU 152 will be ISU 122 then. 

 

It will still be the ISU-152. Still has the howitzer after all. 



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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 27 July 2017 - 11:28 PM, said:

 

It will still be the ISU-152. Still has the howitzer after all. 

It will still have a long 152mm as Well, just a different one



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View PostBaldrickk, on 27 July 2017 - 11:50 PM, said:

It will still have a long 152mm as Well, just a different one

 

Well there we go then. 

Crow_Eschatologist #17 Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:30 AM

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To be honest, I found the 'grind' hilarious - kemp bush and blaze away with HE for free dmg and broken modules with the odd lol1shot on lower tiers. Aced it in stupid game where random derp pens resulted in salt and t6 1-shots without even unlocking the BL-10 (and a miracle HE pen on the roof of T-34, haven't managed that again since).

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View PostTotieso, on 27 July 2017 - 10:17 PM, said:

So ISU 152 will be ISU 122 then. 

Were that in any ultra secret blueprint?

 

If would have been difficult for it to enter production if it was an ultra secret blueprint.




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