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CircleOfSorrow #1 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

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Since I started playing this game, I never once converted XP to freexp.  At the last special on conversion, I converted all the scraps of XP sitting on my vehicles.  It felt good to clean up the XP sitting uselessly, and now I have 450k free XP..

 

I am interested in skipping the Tiger P to get a 100.0P.  This will cost me 106k freexp, plus I will probably fully upgrade the 100.0P as well.  After this, I will probably just use the rest to upgrade vehicles with shitty stock grinds.

 

Is there anything wrong with my plan?  The 100.0P is strong and fun to play, right?  What would you do with it?



Wintermute_1 #2 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

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Its worth keeping a decent amount of Free XP in reserve just to make really bad stock tanks playable, you dont have to upgrade everything but its a good idea to by pass terrible guns when you encounter them. I always try to keep at least 200k free XP available.

PervyPastryPuffer #3 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:34 AM

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Your plan sounds good, I'd do the same.

 

However, when you buy the VK 100.01 P, two guns are good. The 105mm with 200mm pen, and good accuracy and DPM, or the 128mm with high alpha and penetration. So try both and take your pick. :honoring:

 

https://tanks.gg/compare/vk-10001-p?l=001120&t=vk-10001-p

 

Note that the gun handling during turret rotation is much, much better with the 105mm.


Edited by Tankyouverymuch2, 29 August 2018 - 09:34 AM.


ciepa7 #4 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:36 AM

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Never unlock new tanks with free XP. Allways upgrade stock tanks and when unlocked the next one, upgrade that. 

Killer711 #5 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:42 AM

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View Postciepa7, on 29 August 2018 - 08:36 AM, said:

Never unlock new tanks with free XP. Allways upgrade stock tanks and when unlocked the next one, upgrade that. 

Yes I think he knows that, but with that much free xp I think he wants to skip a weaker tank (Tiger P) to unlock the succeeding tank the 100.0P.



mystikro #6 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:46 AM

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View PostKiller711, on 29 August 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Yes I think he knows that, but with that much free xp I think he wants to skip a weaker tank (Tiger P) to unlock the succeeding tank the 100.0P.

 

The problem is that the entire line is crap. VK100.01P is trash and a HEAT magnet that will utterly ruin your fun, mauschen is just terrible without all the upgrades and then it still remains a HEAT magnet, and when you get to play Maus you're still playing a slow heavy armored HEAT magnet. There is no fun there. I'd search for something else. maybe the Chinese heavy line instead. And I'd grind all the way to tier 8, then skip all the way to tier 10.

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View PostKiller711, on 29 August 2018 - 09:42 AM, said:

Yes I think he knows that, but with that much free xp I think he wants to skip a weaker tank (Tiger P) to unlock the succeeding tank the 100.0P.

 

Slow heavys are so much out of meta. Get a fast medium tank instead. 
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View Postmystikro, on 29 August 2018 - 09:46 AM, said:

 

The problem is that the entire line is crap. VK100.01P is trash and a HEAT magnet that will utterly ruin your fun, mauschen is just terrible without all the upgrades and then it still remains a HEAT magnet, and when you get to play Maus you're still playing a slow heavy armored HEAT magnet. There is no fun there. I'd search for something else. maybe the Chinese heavy line instead. And I'd grind all the way to tier 8, then skip all the way to tier 10.

 

In this case that is a terrible idea cause he plays VERY bad in tier 9 + 10 so getting anohter tier 10 is not good at all. 

Killer711 #8 Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

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View Postmystikro, on 29 August 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

 

The problem is that the entire line is crap. VK100.01P is trash and a HEAT magnet that will utterly ruin your fun, mauschen is just terrible without all the upgrades and then it still remains a HEAT magnet, and when you get to play Maus you're still playing a slow heavy armored HEAT magnet. There is no fun there. I'd search for something else. maybe the Chinese heavy line instead. And I'd grind all the way to tier 8, then skip all the way to tier 10.

Hmmm, 

I see you had a Churchill I, how about skipping the two churchills and black prince to the tier VIII? (Which I can't spell) I hear the tier 9-10 are quite good, but I could be wrong.



Geno1isme #9 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

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The biggest free-XP sink are the top-guns of T9 tanks. That's often 100k+ XP per tank. So if you plan on getting some T9 tanks in the forseeable future, save your free-XP for those.

speedphlux #10 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:10 AM

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The VK 100.01 P is actually a pleasant grind. You don't really need the top gun, but the engine and tracks might help you. Pure optional thou. Truth to be told, even the Tiger P ain't bad to play, so I wouldn't even free-xp past it.

BKatt #11 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:19 AM

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I would definately do the same.

Tiger P is terrible. The VK and onwards are quite pleasent grinds.



the_nebuchadnezzar #12 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:24 AM

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I usually use the free XP to skip II - VI tanks on every grind (except few tier 6 that are good or fun to play) and to get the top gun when possible (I tend to avoid doing that on tanks like T54, Centurion 7/1 or SU101 which requires 100k free XP for that). But I don`t see why u want to skip Tiger P... It`s not a bad grind. 

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View PostCircleOfSorrow, on 29 August 2018 - 09:26 AM, said:

Since I started playing this game, I never once converted XP to freexp.  At the last special on conversion, I converted all the scraps of XP sitting on my vehicles.  It felt good to clean up the XP sitting uselessly, and now I have 450k free XP..

 

I am interested in skipping the Tiger P to get a 100.0P.  This will cost me 106k freexp, plus I will probably fully upgrade the 100.0P as well.  After this, I will probably just use the rest to upgrade vehicles with shitty stock grinds.

 

Is there anything wrong with my plan?  The 100.0P is strong and fun to play, right?  What would you do with it?

The vk is only fun if you like slow tanks. Its great top tier, bottom tier though its lack of speed limits its effectiveness greatly. Your team will appreciate your wreckage though in the corridor to hide behind :)



clixor #14 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:42 AM

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450k free xp sounds like a lot. But often you have to spend like 100k to elite tanks at tier8 / 9. Never skip a tank, with xp boosters grinds are usually fast and all you need to do is have some patience, the next tank wont run away.

mystikro #15 Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

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View PostKiller711, on 29 August 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

Hmmm, 

I see you had a Churchill I, how about skipping the two churchills and black prince to the tier VIII? (Which I can't spell) I hear the tier 9-10 are quite good, but I could be wrong.

 

I wouldn't recommend the brits but that's just me. I never really enjoyed the line properly like the Germans or USA tonks. Maybe the Super Conqueror may work but they'll probably nerf it at some point when they rebalance premium ammo.

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Kurat666 #16 Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:35 AM

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View Postciepa7, on 29 August 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

 

Slow heavys are so much out of meta. Get a fast medium tank instead. 
 

Are they? U sure? I must have wrong WoT version installed...



CircleOfSorrow #17 Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

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View PostKiller711, on 29 August 2018 - 08:42 AM, said:

Yes I think he knows that, but with that much free xp I think he wants to skip a weaker tank (Tiger P) to unlock the succeeding tank the 100.0P.

 

Yes, this is fully correct.

 

View Postciepa7, on 29 August 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

 

Slow heavys are so much out of meta. Get a fast medium tank instead. 
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In this case that is a terrible idea cause he plays VERY bad in tier 9 + 10 so getting anohter tier 10 is not good at all. 

 

I do indeed play very badly in my tier 9 and 10 tanks.  I think I chose them poorly, but I have always played well at tier 8.  

 

View PostKiller711, on 29 August 2018 - 08:51 AM, said:

Hmmm, 

I see you had a Churchill I, how about skipping the two churchills and black prince to the tier VIII? (Which I can't spell) I hear the tier 9-10 are quite good, but I could be wrong.

 

I was actually considering this as part of the plan, but I think I have had enough of that playstyle for now with the American heavies.  Always hiding my hull gets old.

 

View Postspeedphlux, on 29 August 2018 - 09:10 AM, said:

The VK 100.01 P is actually a pleasant grind. You don't really need the top gun, but the engine and tracks might help you. Pure optional thou. Truth to be told, even the Tiger P ain't bad to play, so I wouldn't even free-xp past it.

 

I have heard good things about it, and I have never enjoyed the E75, which isn't as strong from the front afaik.  I have heard a lot of people complain about the Tiger P, so thought I would save myself the grief.  A couple of people in this thread have said it is alright though, so I will consider it.  Is it very much a support tank from the second line?

 

View PostBKatt, on 29 August 2018 - 09:19 AM, said:

I would definately do the same.

Tiger P is terrible. The VK and onwards are quite pleasent grinds.

 

That is what I thought the consensus was.  I might watch some Tiger P replays and see if that changes my mind.



jeffrey_mk2 #18 Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

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Im busy grinding to the vk100.01P but all I got is mediocre tanks to grind.
The pzIV h is oke but most of the times its bad.
For me its a long grind....at the moment busy with the vk1000P and also this one is not the best tank to play, I only like its cannon (1 to 10 I would rate the tank a little 6).
So if you want the vk100.01P I would use the xp to unlock it , it will be a lot less headache and cursing and frustration.

NUKLEAR_SLUG #19 Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

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Maybe you should try the Tiger P out for a few games and see what you feel about it before blowing a load of FXP on skipping it? You might find you like it.

 

And if not, SKIP!



CircleOfSorrow #20 Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

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View PostNUKLEAR_SLUG, on 29 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

Maybe you should try the Tiger P out for a few games and see what you feel about it before blowing a load of FXP on skipping it? You might find you like it.

 

And if not, SKIP!

 

I just saw it as unnecessary expenditure...the purchase price in credits will only be refunded by half, and 30 gold for the equipment.  Penny pinching, I know.  Oh, and the 10% I will lose off the crew's primary skill.  I don't transfer for gold.






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