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Calmb4 #1 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:09 AM

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I've just suffered the Pershing grind and my reward is to go down a tier or two! The stock tank is just not fit to face tier 8/9/10 I feel like WG are kicking me in the balls. Ok so I hear it gets better when level it up but to get the top gun takes nearly 120k xp tracks, turret then gun....

101 frontal turret armour, hull armour of a tier 6, is this just some inside joke WG have?



JocMeister #2 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:14 AM

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All tier 9 tanks have awful stock grinds. Have you been living under a rock?

undutchable80 #3 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:16 AM

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Any high tier tank stock is crap. Which is why ppl save up freexp to prevent that. 

 

If you wanna do the stock grind, invest in premium ammo, stay second line and try to stay unspotted. 



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View PostJocMeister, on 05 April 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:

All tier 9 tanks have awful stock grinds. Have you been living under a rock?

 

Only my 2nd tier 9, the T10 wasn't a terrible grind, I liked it from stock.

 



TankkiPoju #5 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:25 AM

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View PostJocMeister, on 05 April 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:

All tier 9 tanks have awful stock grinds. Have you been living under a rock?

 

Except Obj430, because Russia lol.

Bradders8 #6 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:25 AM

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Stock tanks ew. 

 

I have honestly not played 1 tank stock since moving from PS4 to PC. 

 

Being 30+ with a decent job I just abused the plastic. 

 

Wargame's wet dream.



Kozzy #7 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

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View PostJocMeister, on 05 April 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

All tier 9 tanks have awful stock grinds. Have you been living under a rock?

 

Funnily enough, while grinding a line I tend to save ALL my free experience during that grind for the Tier 9 modules.  Too many people use free experience to unlock the last bit of XP for the tank itself, which I think is a massive mistake.

Calmb4 #8 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:30 AM

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View PostBradders8, on 05 April 2019 - 10:25 AM, said:

Stock tanks ew. 

 

I have honestly not played 1 tank stock since moving from PS4 to PC. 

 

Being 30+ with a decent job I just abused the plastic. 

 

Wargame's wet dream.

 

Yeh I dont have any issues with pay to win mate, just feel cheated after the Pershing, was looking forward to the M46 and I'll prob just buy gold get the premiums out, I'm just annoyed it's so bad!
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View PostKozzy, on 05 April 2019 - 10:28 AM, said:

 

Funnily enough, while grinding a line I tend to save ALL my free experience during that grind for the Tier 9 modules.  Too many people use free experience to unlock the last bit of XP for the tank itself, which I think is a massive mistake.

 

That sounds like good advice and exactly what I did to unlock the last bit for the M46, wish I hadn't now :/

I don't tend to grind single lines, I grind multiple lines, have 12 or so tier 8's sitting ;)



vonadnan #9 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:38 AM

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Believe me it will get better, much much better. It's a great tank, I know we all like different things but this 1 is really something.

If I'm not wrong u dont need second turet for the gun? So little less grind..

Shoot some more gold before u get there, but it will be worth it , when u get all the modules it's just..awsome



Kozzy #10 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

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View PostCalmb4, on 05 April 2019 - 09:30 AM, said:

 

Yeh I dont have any issues with pay to win mate, just feel cheated after the Pershing, was looking forward to the M46 and I'll prob just buy gold get the premiums out, I'm just annoyed it's so bad!
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That sounds like good advice and exactly what I did to unlock the last bit for the M46, wish I hadn't now :/

I don't tend to grind single lines, I grind multiple lines, have 12 or so tier 8's sitting ;)

 

I think we all did the same thing earlier on in our WoT playing days.  What I do now is play my fun tanks/credit making tanks while grinding just 1 line at a time.  

 

TVP VTU is testing my patience though and I may have to capitulate on that god-awful Tier 8.



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View PostTankkiPoju, on 05 April 2019 - 10:25 AM, said:

 

Except Obj430, because Russia lol.

 

Except T49, AMX M4 54, Strv 103-0, WZ-111G FT and Obj. 430. Then there are some "manageable" grinds if you do other lines in the tech tree to (AMX 30 for example). Russia has 430 but also ST-1 and T-54 which are among the worst stock tier 9 experiences.

Gremlin182 #12 Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Yep as others said save up free xp for these times.

Personally when it comes to these tanks I play a couple of games then play something else the aim is to make the most of the first win boneses you get.

I resign myself to forgetting about the tank for months, I out the crew in a premium tank if I have one and improve their stats.

Every now and again I take a look to see how close I am to getting an upgrade on the problem tank,

 

Personally I am in no rush to move up from the M26 Pershing I doubt I would enjoy the Tier 9 and do not have the skill to make the tier 10 work for me.



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I suppose I should ask how bad the stock E50 is. I have 27% discount with blueprints so I thought I might do that one next, though the M46 was a bit of a shock so maybe not.

MarcoStrapone #14 Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:02 AM

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M46 amazing!

Evilier_than_Skeletor #15 Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:53 AM

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I hear ya, just recently elited mine. Bad news is that it seems very difficult to play also elited. Sure, when stars align right you'll have a great game. When they don't, it's easy to derp out completely.

gpalsson #16 Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:58 AM

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Free exp to top configuration, load gold and enjoy a great tank.

DeadLecter #17 Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:22 PM

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If you don't want to grind, then play 430:teethhappy: Otherwise either use free XP or enjoy grinding over 100k xp to finally make your tank usable. This is the case for almost all T9 tanks.

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View PostCalmb4, on 05 April 2019 - 10:09 AM, said:

I've just suffered the Pershing grind and my reward is to go down a tier or two! The stock tank is just not fit to face tier 8/9/10 I feel like WG are kicking me in the balls. Ok so I hear it gets better when level it up but to get the top gun takes nearly 120k xp tracks, turret then gun....

101 frontal turret armour, hull armour of a tier 6, is this just some inside joke WG have?

 

So a statistically terrible (47%) player rushes up the tiers and complains about a tank before even fully upgrading it.....:facepalm:

 

The M46 Patton is a beast of a vehicle when fully upgraded but it does have a horrendous stock grind. Don't judge tanks when they're totally stock, the Patton is transformed when fully upgraded but sadly I don't think It'll make a difference as you're not a skilled player and have clearly rushed up the tiers. 

 

Drop back down to tiers 5-6, practice and get better before heading up to tiers 9-10. Otherwise you're just going to have a terrible time at high tiers and you'll be ruining these matches for your teammates. 



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patton + m4 derp baby

JocMeister #20 Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:36 PM

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View PostCalmb4, on 05 April 2019 - 10:30 AM, said:

 

Yeh I dont have any issues with pay to win mate, just feel cheated after the Pershing, was looking forward to the M46 and I'll prob just buy gold get the premiums out, I'm just annoyed it's so bad!
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That sounds like good advice and exactly what I did to unlock the last bit for the M46, wish I hadn't now :/

I don't tend to grind single lines, I grind multiple lines, have 12 or so tier 8's sitting ;)

 

Pershing is actually a pretty decent tank for a T8 MT. The M46 is outstanding though. A true gem which elited its probably the best T9 MT in the game. Its a personal favorite for me so I am a bit biased though...but the tank has everything. Mobility, fantastic gun, -10 dep, insane VR (I think I had 500+ with food?). It works on any map and any MM. Pure enjoyment to play.

 

 






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