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PanzerFever #1 Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

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Evening All,

 

I just wondered how everyone uses their free XP, do you save it up or do you use it as soon as you have enough?

I usually use mine to research modules and rarely to research a specific vehicle...

Also I tend to go for accelerated crew skills over converting XP...

 

What is your preferred method?

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SuedKAT #2 Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:45 PM

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I use mine to get to tier 4 or 5 depending on what the tier 4 is and from there on I use it on vital modules, I tend to save it until I get a tank I need it on so at times I got loads, other times I got close to nothing. I also go for accelerated crew skills over free XP apart from on a select few free XP grinding tanks that I switch to free XP mode if I feel like converting some free XP for a new tank I really want to play.

wsatnutter #3 Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:52 PM

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very very carefully

rsanders5 #4 Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:57 PM

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Mainly use it in small amounts to elite tanks, leaving them with 0 xp, so I don't have to use 

gold to convert xp to free xp.



jimbobjammybob #5 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:04 PM

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I had over 200k saved up ( just from playing) Yesterday I used 30k to finnish the 50B grind ( really did not enjoy the amx 50-120) I then used 40k to unlock the pantera so I could grind out the modules in frontlines where having a worse tank and losing matter not one bit. I will also use around 40k to finnish the leo and unlock the emil. I will also grind that in FL.

 

Usually though I reserve my free XP almost exclusively for tier 9 tanks modules.



Laatikkomafia #6 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:08 PM

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For: the guns and engines of new tanks. Currently saving for the 105mm gun of the T28 Prot. I can't even imagine the fun of driving it with a 90mm.

 

If I start a new line, which I rarely do anymore, I skip tier 1-4 tanks.



undutchable80 #7 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

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Guns, tracks and turrets. Radio's and engines I generally grind. Never use it to skip or finish a grind. 

XxKuzkina_MatxX #8 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:13 PM

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View PostPanzerFever, on 16 April 2019 - 08:38 PM, said:

Also I tend to go for accelerated crew skills over converting XP...

 

After a certain point crew skills gets quite useless so if you think a crew is good enough without 'Call for vengeance' or 'Relaying' then save some XP on the tank to convert when needed. Always convert when there is a discount.

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View PostSuedKAT, on 16 April 2019 - 07:45 PM, said:

I use mine to get to tier 4 or 5 depending on what the tier 4 is and from there on I use it on vital modules, I tend to save it until I get a tank I need it on so at times I got loads, other times I got close to nothing. 

This ^



Jigabachi #10 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:38 PM

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I use it whenever I need a bit of progress in a grinding process, be it to skip a bad gun or to finish the last bit of a module grind.

Balc0ra #11 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

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Usually on modules if the grind is terrible. I never skip tanks with it unless it's a new line, even if the tank sucks the joy out of playing.  On new lines I go to tier 5 or 6 depending at the most. 

 

Atm I have 315K. So I suspect I will save some of it for the Swedish tier 8 med modules.



PanzerFever #12 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:50 PM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 16 April 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

 

After a certain point crew skills gets quite useless so if you think a crew is good enough without 'Call for vengeance' or 'Relaying' then save some XP on the tank to convert when needed. Always convert when there is a discount.

At what point would you stop??? I hadn’t thought of that...


Edited by PanzerFever, 16 April 2019 - 08:51 PM.


KINGPIN65 #13 Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

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I'm using it on modules if the stock grind is too horrible. Im keeping 100k in the bank,so when I decide to finish churchil VI grind , I can skip the black prince.

Nishi_Kinuyo #14 Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:03 PM

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Almost exclusively modules to make my tank have at least a fighting chance to grind the rest.

E.g. Track, turret, and guns.



XxKuzkina_MatxX #15 Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:04 PM

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View PostPanzerFever, on 16 April 2019 - 09:50 PM, said:

At what point would you stop??? I hadn’t thought of that...

 

A heavy for example needs 3 or 4 skills to be alright and fully functional. After that you are just collecting something not very useful.

 

Something like 'Recon' on an IS-7, it gives you a whopping 8 meters extra view range. Now if this is the 4th skill, for example, it takes 1.68 million XP to reach 100%!

 

Do you really need something like that in an IS-7 when 99% of the fights happen at 200m maximum?

 

Can the IS-7 snipe? sure it can but that doesn't happen very often. When i get Ruinberg south in a paper tank and start moving into the city i always say to myself "yeah boy, those optics are very useful now aren't they?". :)


Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 16 April 2019 - 09:08 PM.


iztok #16 Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:57 AM

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I used it several times to skip lover tiers an go directly to target tier-5 or 6, IIRC the last one being Škoda-25 several years ago. Since then it was just collecting and has piled up to nearly 130k.

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View Postwsatnutter, on 16 April 2019 - 07:52 PM, said:

very very carefully

This... Hardly use mine. And when I do its on modules. 



Cobra6 #18 Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:47 AM

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I use my free XP pretty much only to unlock Tracks on new tanks and potentially a gun if the stock one is garbage.

With better tracks you can mount equipment and they also improve handling of the tank and frequently also gun handling (dispersion values).

 

Never spend free XP on tanks as that is exactly what WG wants and why they put so many XP-sink tanks in each tree. 

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 17 April 2019 - 10:48 AM.


VarzA #19 Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:21 AM

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View PostPanzerFever, on 16 April 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

Evening All,

 

I just wondered how everyone uses their free XP, do you save it up or do you use it as soon as you have enough?

I usually use mine to research modules and rarely to research a specific vehicle...

Also I tend to go for accelerated crew skills over converting XP...

 

What is your preferred method?

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I use it in emergency. I do not unlock anything with it that can be avoided.

For tracks, i use tracks upgrades (equipment).

 

Last free xp i used, was when i spent 75k St. Emil to unlock Rhm Borsig.



PowJay #20 Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:33 AM

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Generally speaking, I only accumulate free Free XP, although I will convert the relatively small amounts that are left when a tank becomes Elite. The latter isn't done that often these days because I'm mostly grinding higher tiers. Conversely, as I don't acquire new tanks that often I develop more Free XP between vehicles. 

 

I pretty much use all of mine on upgrading vehicles before I play them. Depending which modules I have researched from other vehicles, this may only be the tracks, allowing me to mount a better engine and gun on many vehicles. 

 

Once I've started playing the vehicle I rarely use any more Free XP during the grind, but I might use just a few thousand towards the best gun if the vehicle isn't very competitive. 

 

Occasionally, I will use Free XP to boost the final couple of percent of a crew skill: usually the Commander for Sixth Sense. 






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