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FrontArmour #1 Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:54 PM

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I have five unused female crew members. Should I use them to make a whole crew or just for a specific role in the tank? Or should I exclude some crew positions?

TheDrownedApe #2 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:03 PM

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whatever you want. However it's always handy to save one if you unlock a tank that needs another crew member and your current crew is well trained (BIA for example)



RaptorAbt #3 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

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Since they made them compatible with BIA - all my "grils" are Commanders with 6th Sense, shame about my Swedish crew from 2017.

StinkyStonky #4 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:10 PM

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If you put them all in one tank the SoS will activate and you will have an awesome crew which will allow you to play that line with an awesome crew.  There is a lot of merit to doing this.

 

Alternatively, if you use each one as a commander in a different tank you will have an awesome commander with 6th sense in 5 tanks that would otherwise struggle at the early stages.  The downside is the SoS will go unused until ALL the other crew catch up.  There is a lot of merit to this.

 

A compromise would be to put 3 or 4 in a tanks with small crews and put the other 1 or 2 as commanders in other tanks.  This is also a great option.

 

Which tank(s) to chose ?

Before you decide on tank you have to decide on Nation.  There is no way to change this.  It's a good idea to go for a nation with lots of different lines (Russian, German, USA, French, British), then if you don't like the line you can move the crew to something else.  If you make them all Czech, there is nowhere else to put them.

 

Try to avoid using females as Radio Operators.  They often don't have great perks and many lines don't use them at the upper tiers.

 

Finally the only wrong decision is to not use them.  They are a huge asset.  Probably the best crew you have.  Use them as soon as you can.

 



WhoCares01 #5 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

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Generally they are considered best used as crew commander because you get the first skill (=Sixth sense). Also worth considering for crew members with multiple roles, like Commander + Radio Operator, or Gunner+RO, .... Reason being that thanks to having BiA already free and getting an additional first skill, they are faster at aquiring the more "important" skills (Sixth sense, Situational awareness, ...) a little faster (you safe grinding BiA+1 skill). They also slightly accellerate the training of all other crew members of lower training level, because after each battle the least trained gets a doubled crew experience bonus (which will usually not be the female crew member due to the 1 skill headstart, thus speeding up one or multiple others).


 

Edit: Things might change based on WGs plans for this year, that they might give 6th Sense to all tanks - but no further information on that, when it will come, and how the commanders will be "compensated", or what else comes with that change...

And I have currently 9 girls still assignable...


Edited by WhoCares01, 17 January 2019 - 04:27 PM.


TungstenHitman #6 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

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My only advice would be to use them on a well established nation with lots of tanks. That way, if the meta changes or you don't like the tank or get bored of a tank etc, you are in a position to transfer that excellent crew to a lot of other different tanks and classes.

 

I made a "mistake" once to use 4 female crew in the Czech line. Now, there's nothing wrong with the Czech line as such but it's very limited and the only really great tanks are the T9 and T10 auto-loaders(which I still haven't unlocked). If those 2 tanks were to ever get powercreeped, nerfed or more likely I were to ever get bored with that tank, then it's basically an excellent crew rotting away in the corner of the garage, and that's a waste isn't it. 



Erwin_Von_Braun #7 Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

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I've got the best of mine in this:


 

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All at 84% of skill 5 and they get stronger every game by feasting on the salty tears of Unicorns:trollface:

Some would consider 5 skill loaders a waste of a decent crewman, but I've got plenty to spare.

 



arthurwellsley #8 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:08 PM

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I tend to have full girl crews in;

 

1. Light Tanks

2. Bat chat

3. Tier X USSR mediums.

 

I generally find lights and mediums do better with five perk crews whereas heavies, and TD's can manage with normal three perk crews.



StinkyStonky #9 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:09 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 17 January 2019 - 03:42 PM, said:


 

I've got the best of mine in this:


 

shot_2256.jpg


 

All at 84% of skill 5 and they get stronger every game by feasting on the salty tears of Unicorns:trollface:

Some would consider 5 skill loaders a waste of a decent crewman, but I've got plenty to spare.

 

 

This is just about the worst possible way to use female crew.  As a class, arty benefits from skills/perks the least.

This one also has a huge number of crew members including double duplicates.  Ask yourself ... How often do you think this arty gets set on fire and lives to benefit from crew with fire fighting ?  Obviously it never does.

OP, do yourself a favour.  Don't make this mistake. 

 



Erwin_Von_Braun #10 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 January 2019 - 05:09 PM, said:

 

This is just about the worst possible way to use female crew.  As a class, arty benefits from skills/perks the least.

This one also has a huge number of crew members including double duplicates.  Ask yourself ... How often do you think this arty gets set on fire and lives to benefit from crew with fire fighting ?  Obviously it never does.

OP, do yourself a favour.  Don't make this mistake.

 

 

Already made it :)

Would be an issue if I needed the crew elsewhere - simple fact is I don't - got plenty more very experienced crew to go around.

Besides, it's my crew so I shall do as I wish :)



StinkyStonky #11 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 17 January 2019 - 05:16 PM, said:

Besides, it's my crew so I shall do as I wish :)

Sure.

My advice was to the guy who started the thread (the OP) and asked 

View PostFrontArmour, on 17 January 2019 - 02:54 PM, said:

I have five unused female crew members. Should I use them to make a whole crew or just for a specific role in the tank?

The Worst thing he could do is stick them in arty.  They are wasted there.

 

You should feel free to do as you please ... including giving bad advice, but when you do that you should expect to get called out for it.



Renesco #12 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

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I usually stick them in as commanders for new tech tree stuff like polish and italian tanks

Erwin_Von_Braun #13 Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 January 2019 - 05:32 PM, said:

Sure.

My advice was to the guy who started the thread (the OP) and asked

The Worst thing he could do is stick them in arty.  They are wasted there.

 

You should feel free to do as you please ... including giving bad advice, but when you do that you should expect to get called out for it.

 

Good/bad is all a point of view.

Besides it's only a waste if they are needed elsewhere and the simple fact is that they aren't.



FataL_ShadowZ #14 Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:27 AM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 17 January 2019 - 03:42 PM, said:


 

I've got the best of mine in this:


 

shot_2256.jpg


 

All at 84% of skill 5 and they get stronger every game by feasting on the salty tears of Unicorns:trollface:

Some would consider 5 skill loaders a waste of a decent crewman, but I've got plenty to spare.

 

 

I feel the sudden need to take a shower after just looking at that...

Erwin_Von_Braun #15 Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

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View PostFataL_ShadowZ, on 18 January 2019 - 09:27 AM, said:

 

I feel the sudden need to take a shower after just looking at that...

 

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Edited by G_Bg_82, 18 January 2019 - 05:18 PM.
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MetalMicky #16 Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:48 PM

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Hi ALL, Please advise.

I keep getting a memo from WG informing me that " I have still un-used rewards which I need to use prior to patch 1.4?" Am I thinking that even though I have allocated the discount% to tier tank lines I intend to unlock in the future? And more importantly have female crew including Santa (lol) to allocate to a tank, I might lose these options in patch 1.4????? 

 

PLEASE ADVISE!!!!

 

respect to ALL,Cheers :)



Homer_J #17 Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:59 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 January 2019 - 03:10 PM, said:

If you put them all in one tank the SoS will activate

 

 

They don't have SoS, that was dropped quite some time ago.

FataL_ShadowZ #18 Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 18 January 2019 - 09:41 AM, said:

 

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Edited by G_Bg_82, 18 January 2019 - 05:19 PM.
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1ucky #19 Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

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View PostMetalMicky, on 18 January 2019 - 01:48 PM, said:

Hi ALL, Please advise.

I keep getting a memo from WG informing me that " I have still un-used rewards which I need to use prior to patch 1.4?" Am I thinking that even though I have allocated the discount% to tier tank lines I intend to unlock in the future? And more importantly have female crew including Santa (lol) to allocate to a tank, I might lose these options in patch 1.4????? 

 

PLEASE ADVISE!!!!

 

respect to ALL,Cheers :)

 

So just allocate them before 1.4 then.

Bora_BOOM #20 Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:13 PM

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View Post1ucky, on 18 January 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

 

So just allocate them before 1.4 then.

 

Why would you do that? AFAIK WG said in their videos there is no limit for recruiting them.




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