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extra from announcements cost goes up because top gun

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ticklemonster #1 Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:37 PM

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Just a little hint if you are grinding the M48 Medium or have it researched but not yet purchased -

 

DO IT NOW. BEFORE PATCH 9.20 GOES LIVE!

 

The cost of researching the top US medium is going up because it will now be provided with the top gun by default, instead of it being available after reseaching through playing the vehicle or free xp. You can buy the tank with a stock 90mm before the Patch is released, at the present stock xp cost, and WG will (presumably) upgrade it to the top 105mm gun; you can use the free xp you may have been saving up to equip the tank to best configuration to purchase it outright.

 

Disclaimer - the above is what I believe to be correct, from my reading of the Patch Release Notes. I have commented to this effect in the announcements section, and have not been advised otherwise.



brumbarr #2 Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

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euhm? 

That is exactly the reason I am NOT researching it now. I would recommend people to NOT research it now.

If you researh it now, you grind 160K with a fully upgraded tank and then 40K with a tier10 with a horrible gun.

If you grind it later you grind 200K with a fully upgraded tank and you dont have to play the patton stock.

 

So how is it better to buy it now?

 

 

EDIT:  I was wrong, Indeed, researchign it now will grant you the topgun for free.


Edited by brumbarr, 29 August 2017 - 08:50 PM.


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View Postbrumbarr, on 29 August 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

euhm? 

That is exactly the reason I am NOT researching it now. I would recommend people to NOT research it now.

If you researh it now, you grind 160K with a fully upgraded tank and then 40K with a tier10 with a horrible gun.

If you grind it later you grind 200K with a fully upgraded tank and you dont have to play the patton stock.

 

So how is it better to buy it now?

 

Surely if you buy it before the update, and wait before the update goes live you will get the top gun for free when the stock guns are removed? 

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View Postbrumbarr, on 29 August 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

euhm? 

That is exactly the reason I am NOT researching it now. I would recommend people to NOT research it now.

If you researh it now, you grind 160K with a fully upgraded tank and then 40K with a tier10 with a horrible gun.

If you grind it later you grind 200K with a fully upgraded tank and you dont have to play the patton stock.

 

So how is it better to buy it now?

 

There's the M46's gun available.

Anyway, too late for anyone to do any grinding.



brumbarr #5 Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

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View Postxx984, on 29 August 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

 

Surely if you buy it before the update, and wait before the update goes live you will get the top gun for free when the stock guns are removed? 

 

hmm, good points, NVM :)

I need to grind trough the M46 first anyway, waiting for it to be buffed befroe I grind.



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View Postbrumbarr, on 29 August 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

If you researh it now, you grind 160K with a fully upgraded tank and then 40K with a tier10 with a horrible gun.

If you grind it later you grind 200K with a fully upgraded tank and you dont have to play the patton stock.

 

So how is it better to buy it now?

 

If you research it now you grind 160k, get the tier 10, wait until tomorrow and you have the fully upgraded tank for 160k.

If you grind it later you must grind 200k.

 

So it is better to get it now.



Long_Range_Sniper #7 Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Stock Patton now sat in my garage......we shall see?

 

TBH, I was going to get it anyway, following some advice from another forumite



arthurwellsley #8 Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

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Kudos to the OP for posting this news on the gameplay forum which is most heavily read.

 

Personally I have had it for quite awhile, but nonetheless a constructive post.



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I've had it researched for about 2 years now and never bought it. I wonder if I will still have it fully researched or need another 45k come tomorrow 

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View PostDrownape, on 29 August 2017 - 11:44 PM, said:

I've had it researched for about 2 years now and never bought it. I wonder if I will still have it fully researched or need another 45k come tomorrow 

 

Yes I have exactly the same situation right now :) 

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View Postarthurwellsley, on 29 August 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Kudos to the OP for posting this news on the gameplay forum which is most heavily read.

 

Personally I have had it for quite awhile, but nonetheless a constructive post.

 

If you sell the 105mm top gun for 162,500 credits and buy the 90mm gun (without shells) for 95,500, you will get your gun back along with 67k profit tomorrow...

Keyhand #12 Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:36 PM

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View Postticklemonster, on 29 August 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

 

If you sell the 105mm top gun for 162,500 credits and buy the 90mm gun (without shells) for 95,500, you will get your gun back along with 67k profit tomorrow...

 

Shekel shekel... thanks for the tip

 



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I want a refund for that cupola...

 



Enderman21 #14 Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

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With Centurion AX getting even better turret and AMX 30B also receiving turret buffs, M48 is going to be a mediocre garbo tank once again. 

 

A tank which isn't outstanding in anything. Oh wait, I forgot the 420 meters view range. Kek.



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View Postticklemonster, on 29 August 2017 - 09:31 PM, said:

 

If you sell the 105mm top gun for 162,500 credits and buy the 90mm gun (without shells) for 95,500, you will get your gun back along with 67k profit tomorrow...

 

View PostKeyhand, on 29 August 2017 - 09:36 PM, said:

 

Shekel shekel... thanks for the tip

 

 

I will gain 162.500 credits because i never bought that gun. Also 45k xp not needed anymore to be grinded.

My stock Patton waits to be hit by the update and become from a ugly toad a beautiful...tank:teethhappy:

 



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View PostKeyhand, on 29 August 2017 - 09:36 PM, said:

 

Shekel shekel... thanks for the tip

 

 

I am that cheap that I sold the lesser of the two 105mm's that the Patton has (cos I do not have the xp for top gun) and bought the 90mm trusting I will get the best 105mm for free.... it was a profit of less than 10k, but it was a profit!!

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View PostEnderman21, on 30 August 2017 - 12:56 AM, said:

With Centurion AX getting even better turret and AMX 30B also receiving turret buffs, M48 is going to be a mediocre garbo tank once again. 

 

Afaik, the centAX turret buffs were not present in 9.20 test server, they were only implemented in the S.T.; I believe WG postponed these buffs to keep them for the total UK tree rebalance(tds, heavies, meds)



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View Postimperiumgraecum, on 29 August 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:

 

Afaik, the centAX turret buffs were not present in 9.20 test server, they were only implemented in the S.T.; I believe WG postponed these buffs to keep them for the total UK tree rebalance(tds, heavies, meds)

Yup, all the Brit buffs are for now expected in 9.21



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View PostEnderman21, on 29 August 2017 - 10:56 PM, said:

With Centurion AX getting even better turret and AMX 30B also receiving turret buffs, M48 is going to be a mediocre garbo tank once again. 

 

 

The M48 is getting a new turret this patch.



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View Post250swb, on 30 August 2017 - 05:51 AM, said:

 

The M48 is getting a new turret this patch.

 

Yeah, and that's what I mean. Even with Patton getting a better turret, it will still be a mediocre tank. 




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