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AT 8 - How to Grind the Guns


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CommandoAir #1 Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

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So I'm currently grinding through the AT 8, and I want to know which is the fastest way to grind out to the top gun. 

 

Should I stick to it and slog it out in the AT 8 to get the top gun, or should I unlock it on the archer at tier V? Keep in mind that on the Archer's line I only have the tier 2 Cruiser 1.

 

I'm thinking it will take me longer to grind to tier V, and then grind out the gun, but my XP payout with the AT 8's stock gun is so low that I'm not sure. I think I've only broken above 200xp once.



Cannes76 #2 Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:01 AM

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Play other tanks until you have enough freexp stored up to unlock it directly.

The_Georgian_One #3 Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:02 AM

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Don't play the line, unless you're a masochist. Alternative British TD line is way more fun.

Trostani #4 Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Better to start going through second line. You can unlock top gun from AT8 on archer, later on you can do the same on higher tiers. Just unlock Conway to get for free top gun from Tortoise (60k exp saved).

CommandoAir #5 Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

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View PostCannes76, on 19 October 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

Play other tanks until you have enough freexp stored up to unlock it directly.

Surely that will take even longer than the other two methods?

 

View PostThe_Georgian_One, on 19 October 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

Don't play the line, unless you're a masochist. Alternative British TD line is way more fun.

I'm doing it for the FV183, purely for fun. I don't intend to take the tank too seriously or expect to make a profit. 

 

View PostTrostani, on 19 October 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Better to start going through second line. You can unlock top gun from AT8 on archer, later on you can do the same on higher tiers. Just unlock Conway to get for free top gun from Tortoise (60k exp saved).

Is the stock grind that bad for tanks after the AT 8? Surely it can't be worse than having the laughable gun that the AT 8 starts with.


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The entire line is garbage even with their topguns, why do you even want to play this crapline? unless you are extremely masochistic and hate your life like me. seriously there is nothing fun about playing slow bricks with useless armor, bad guns and no turret just why.

CommandoAir #7 Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:18 AM

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View PostMR_FIAT, on 19 October 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

The entire line is garbage even with their topguns, why do you even want to play this crapline? unless you are extremely masochistic and hate your life like me. seriously there is nothing fun about playing slow bricks with useless armor, bad guns and no turret just why.

 

"Why" shouldn't concern you, but I've already explained why above. Also, the armour is actually decent, as are the top guns. And the fact that they are so slow just makes it harder for me to rush in too quickly.

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View PostCommandoAir, on 19 October 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

 

"Why" shouldn't concern you, but I've already explained why above. Also, the armour is actually decent, as are the top guns. And the fact that they are so slow just makes it harder for me to rush in too quickly.

 

Just take into account that the armour becomes quite bad.

AT-2: troll armour, as many don't know where to shoot you

AT-8: people start to pen you cupola quite often. The rest of armour is decent.

AT-7: You can hide your weakspots quite well, as you can hide a lot of your tank, as the gun is on one side

AT-15: People often don't need to aim for weakspots

Tortoise: forget about armour. It works only a bit if you keep your distance, and show as little as possible

FV215b (183): completely different beast that's gonna be replaced.



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View PostZe_HOFF_fverhoef, on 19 October 2017 - 11:36 AM, said:

 

Just take into account that the armour becomes quite bad.

AT-2: troll armour, as many don't know where to shoot you

AT-8: people start to pen you cupola quite often. The rest of armour is decent.

AT-7: You can hide your weakspots quite well, as you can hide a lot of your tank, as the gun is on one side

AT-15: People often don't need to aim for weakspots

Tortoise: forget about armour. It works only a bit if you keep your distance, and show as little as possible

FV215b (183): completely different beast that's gonna be replaced.

 

I already understand this. The 183 is staying for those who already own it.

Geno1isme #10 Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

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View PostCommandoAir, on 19 October 2017 - 12:08 PM, said:

I'm doing it for the FV183, purely for fun. I don't intend to take the tank too seriously or expect to make a profit.

 

Do you realize how many battles you're going to need to finish the grind in time?

Given your performance so far and lack of hightier experience you're probably looking at over 1000 battles from AT-8 to Fv183, not including grinding the about 10 million credits to actually buy all those tanks.

 

Chances are the patch to replace the Fv183 might come in 2-3 months, so are you sure you can and want to play this line for 70-100 battles per week without break?

 

Not trying to discourage you, just showing what to expect.



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View PostCommandoAir, on 19 October 2017 - 10:52 AM, said:

 

I already understand this. The 183 is staying for those who already own it.

 

And this is also the main reason why there are people grinding the line atm - the announced repacement

CommandoAir #12 Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

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View PostGeno1isme, on 19 October 2017 - 02:43 PM, said:

 

Do you realize how many battles you're going to need to finish the grind in time?

Given your performance so far and lack of hightier experience you're probably looking at over 1000 battles from AT-8 to Fv183, not including grinding the about 10 million credits to actually buy all those tanks.

 

Chances are the patch to replace the Fv183 might come in 2-3 months, so are you sure you can and want to play this line for 70-100 battles per week without break?

 

Not trying to discourage you, just showing what to expect.

 

No offence taken, I totally understand where you are coming from. I heard that it most likely wont be removed until next March, and over the last 3-5 days (not sure exactly) I've gotten the ribbon for going 50 battles without team damage about 3 times.

 

I'm also kind of taking this as a personal challenge; getting better at the game and proving to myself I can learn enough to get to that tier X.


Edited by CommandoAir, 19 October 2017 - 02:58 PM.


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View PostCommandoAir, on 19 October 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

 

No offence taken, I totally understand where you are coming from. I heard that it most likely wont be removed until next March, and over the last 3-5 days (not sure exactly) I've gotten the ribbon for going 50 battles without team damage about 3 times.

 

I'm also kind of taking this as a personal challenge; getting better at the game and proving to myself I can learn enough to get to that tier X.

 

Then good luck to you.

Myself, I did grind through it very slowly, as the AT line is getting more painful as you progress.

 

I'm luckily already quite far with the Tortoise now (all the modules are there), so I'm now in the final run towards the 183. And yes, I only did it so I get the 183 when they replace it. And I only do it, because I'm already very far, because the line itself is frustrating like hell most of the time (once in a while it plays brilliant).



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View PostZe_HOFF_fverhoef, on 19 October 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

 

Then good luck to you.

Myself, I did grind through it very slowly, as the AT line is getting more painful as you progress.

 

I'm luckily already quite far with the Tortoise now (all the modules are there), so I'm now in the final run towards the 183. And yes, I only did it so I get the 183 when they replace it. And I only do it, because I'm already very far, because the line itself is frustrating like hell most of the time (once in a while it plays brilliant).

 

You probably don't need it, but good luck to you also.

 

I've had one or two matches against mostly light armoured tanks where the stock gun worked, and it worked well. They were fun matches, and I hope to have some more like them before I unlock the next gun.



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View PostCommandoAir, on 19 October 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

 

You probably don't need it, but good luck to you also.

 

I've had one or two matches against mostly light armoured tanks where the stock gun worked, and it worked well. They were fun matches, and I hope to have some more like them before I unlock the next gun.

 

One of the issues with the whole line is very expensive ammo. You don't make much profit with standard ammo, and when you use premium ammo it costs relatively a lot more than with other tanks.

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View PostZe_HOFF_fverhoef, on 19 October 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

 

One of the issues with the whole line is very expensive ammo. You don't make much profit with standard ammo, and when you use premium ammo it costs relatively a lot more than with other tanks.

 

I really must get myself a tier 8 premium some time. Or some skill, that would help a lot too. I have the Pz T25, and that makes some alright profit. 




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