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Long_Range_Sniper #1 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

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I’ve got 500k free XP banked through being a tight wad and I’m thinking about blowing some.

 

I guess a few other foumites have some as well. I’ve a fully upgraded tier 8 101 TD so I could easily get the V4 and have 150k change. Alternatively I could free XP to the Standard B.

 

Economically It would make sense to get the V 4 but I just don’t like the tank. Played it on test, and it’s like a bull in a china shop.

 

I prefer the Standard B, but the XP cost for equipment looks huge.

 

Using free XP for either also makes me feel that WG are getting one over on me.

 

Current thoughts are to free XP Italy to tier 8 and grind both lines from there onwards, and if I miss the discount so be it.

 

Anyone else have views on the currrnt TOTP/Italy patch and what they’re doing with their free XP?



Homer_J #2 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:16 PM

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I free exp'd to tier 8 once, never again.  That's my opinion.

Search_Warrant #3 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

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1 tank lets you press R three times and win a game. other requires being good at the game to live. pick 1.

Edited by Search_Warrant, 01 May 2018 - 06:23 PM.


arthurwellsley #4 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

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I have about 299k free exp.

 

I have the Object 263 (the tier IX) with about 50k exp on it presently. I free exp ed the top gun (which is lighter than the stock gun and so you can load it without the tracks). The 263 benefits from +1 preferential match making (well all tier IXs do), and is a complete blast to play. I didn't really enjoy the SU-101 and sold it when the grind was over.

 

My own internal rule is (a) use free exp on modules, or (b) if a tank turns out to be a complete dog after a few games, then and only then free exp it ie AMX 65t, the AMX M4 mle.51 (at tier IX) is really good even with the small gun.

 

So I will grind the Object 268 v4, and use free exp on modules in the Italian line. I played the Pantera (Italian tier VIII) already on the test server and enjoyed it.


Edited by arthurwellsley, 01 May 2018 - 06:31 PM.


Homer_J #5 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 01 May 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

 pick 1.

Or don't.

 

Meh, it's your free (presumably not free but actually paid for) exp, you free exp to tier 8 and you end up with a half baked crew at tier X and you miss out on a lot of fun on the way.



xtrem3x #6 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

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Free XP to tier 6

Grind the 268 V4



Solstad1069 #7 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Have the 268 v4 and i hardly play it, its boring as fck and people pen me left and right. Normally i last a lot longer in my Maus.

On a sidenote tier 10 sucks anyway with its overall heatspam no matter what u drive.

 

I have noe idea how good or bad the italian tanks are, but normally i never free xp past tier 5 or 6.



ripfactory #8 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

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what do you need a bottank for? pick the pizza

Long_Range_Sniper #9 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

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View Postxtram3x, on 01 May 2018 - 05:34 PM, said:

Free XP to tier 6

Grind the 268 V4

 

Grinding the 101 has been a chore in 357, and now 190k to grind for tier IX.

 

Poking my eyes out with sharp sticks seems more fun than grinding turetless TD’s.

 

My iPad autocorrect also just changed the wrong spelling of turretless to Tourettes. Do you think it’s trying to tell me something.



soul3ater #10 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

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get the obj before they nerf it, you can always grind the spaghettis later on.



tank276 #11 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:55 PM

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Wow, thats quite a lot of free xp you have amassed. Had around 160 k , gave 20 k to get 6th sense on my italian commander and 30 k more to get the non stock IS-M gun.

Currently sitting on 120 k, will give around 60 to start Italians from t6.

In general I think it is a bad idea to skip whole upper tiers but whatever fits u, u r rich.



Balc0ra #12 Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

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I'm gonna skip to tier 6 and take it from there. Skip those if I don't like it. Save the free XP if I like it. Simple as that.

PauI #13 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

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268 4 will get nerfed after all have spend gold and xp to get it....mark my word...it happend in the past

Ceeb #14 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:05 PM

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View PostPauI, on 01 May 2018 - 06:00 PM, said:

268 4 will get nerfed after all have spend gold and xp to get it....mark my word...it happend in the past

 

To a Russian tank? 

 

FFS they buffed the 907. 



Element6 #15 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:07 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 01 May 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

Or don't.

 

Meh, it's your free (presumably not free but actually paid for) exp, you free exp to tier 8 and you end up with a half baked crew at tier X and you miss out on a lot of fun on the way.

That's my thought too, unlocking high tier tanks with mediocre crews is not my cup of tea. I tend to grind from T4/5 so that crews get some experience and usually only spend free XP on modules and boosting crew perks.



Corruption_Clan #16 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:23 PM

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the obj 263 is pretty fun to play plus you have 1 month to grind out the xp for the 268 v4.. so why not just do that??

Sfinski #17 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:28 PM

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268-4 will get nerfed soon and the Italians are mediocre at best. Wait for the Poles. Guessing they will be great. 

Strappster #18 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:29 PM

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Do you need the v4 for clan wars or strongholds or whatever you chaps in proper clans get up to? If not, why worry if you aren't going to enjoy playing it? Do the grind and reap the 1.5x crew xp for every battle on the way. Ration out your free xp so that you never have to play another stock tank in future.

_b_ #19 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Just play the v4 line for daily doubles, and spend exp on lifting crews to 50% on exp on skills when you get a new crew ... or for modules if a grind becomes unbearable.

 

The discounts are not that rare so use the time to grind up more lines then buy several when discounts click in?  Think I had 4 or 5 lined up during xmas sales ...no point it tossing it at something that'll for sure better be nerfed in a year or two.



Desyatnik_Pansy #20 Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

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I would get to the v4, since you'll have 150k spare as a result which is about as much as I have for the Italians. From there I'm planning on mostly just Free XPing top modules and grinding to the next tank up to about Tier VII If possible.

 

That to me is the most profitable move, even if you don't actually enjoy the v4. Just my two cents.






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