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FTR #1 Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM

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I wonder if it's going to be borderline overpowered, since probably not many people gonna get it, or if it's gonna be a huge disappointment. I got rather bored of FL so I am thinking of getting enough prestige for like Chinese heavy and that's it. First two episodes were really fun for me, but apparently that's my limit with exceptions of some funny moments that happen here and there. 

 

It better be at least decent after a full year of playing frontlines. Since it's tier 9 it has technically +1/-2 mm possibilities.

 

Or maybe wg themselves doesn't know much about secret tier 9 just yet..

 

I am also thinking if it's gonna start new trend of a whole new series of tier 9 premium tanks, once frontline episodes are over and people get their reward.


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View PostFTR, on 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

I wonder if it's going to be borderline overpowered, since probably not many people gonna get it, or if it's gonna be a huge disappointment. I got rather bored of FL so I am thinking of getting enough prestige for like Chinese heavy and that's it. First two episodes were really fun for me, but apparently that's my limit with exceptions of some funny moments that happen here and there.

 

They have been very good at keeping it a secret. As no new tier 9 has been leaked from super test of late. Or... they will use a current one not needed to be tested. Besides the T-55A, the only other tier 9 prem is the WZ-120G FT.  That is basically like the tier 8 WZ-120... but with a 130mm gun with 3K dpm and 0.36 dispersion. So that could be nasty. Tho most seems to think it's the SU-122-54 making a comeback. Tho me personally think that is saved for the bond store if it ever makes a return.

 

Will many get it? Depends. I did see a ton of STA-2's on this weeks FL. So I suspect many has used one of the two options they can get already. And depending on what the tier 9 reward is. Most will not care for it, or everyone will go for it.

 

View PostFTR, on 19 April 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

I am also thinking if it's gonna start new trend of a whole new series of tier 9 premium tanks, once frontline episodes are over and people get their reward.

 

I'm sure they will do the same next year if FL do return. Or even for CW or Ranked etc. But store sold tier 9 prems that they will make way more of them? I doubt it. I know WOWS has a fair few tier 9's in their coal shop or via the tech tree for free XP. Tho they did sell one of them for real money for a short time "the price was insane". I doubt it will become a "norm" if you will vs tier 8.

 



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View PostFTR, on 19 April 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

It better be at least decent after a full year of playing frontlines. Since it's tier 9 it has technically +1/-2 mm possibilities.

 

Nothing is worth that IMO. We play the game to have some fun, shoot tanks and pass the time. The concept of playing as a "job" is simply unacceptable. Not for a secret tank, not for a reward tank and everything in between. It'll be ready when it's ready!

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View PostBalc0ra, on 19 April 2019 - 02:52 PM, said:

 

They have been very good at keeping it a secret. As no new tier 9 has been leaked from super test of late. Or... they will use a current one not needed to be tested. Besides the T-55A, the only other tier 9 prem is the WZ-120G FT.  That is basically like the tier 8 WZ-120... but with a 130mm gun with 3K dpm and 0.36 dispersion. So that could be nasty. Tho most seems to think it's the SU-122-54 making a comeback. Tho me personally think that is saved for the bond store if it ever makes a return.

And there is a 3rd possibility. They haven't decided what tank it should be. Maybe they are going to add a whole new tank. Either way, I really hope it's not a turret less TD. Both SU and WZ are not good at least in my opinion. Even Emil 1951 seems horrible. 0.27 dispersion along with 2.88 second aim time means it takes a decade to finally fully aim your shots. I was thinking maybe I should go for WZ 111 and the tier 9 (if it is worth it)



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View PostBalc0ra, on 19 April 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

Will many get it? Depends. I did see a ton of STA-2's on this weeks FL. So I suspect many has used one of the two options they can get already. And depending on what the tier 9 reward is. Most will not care for it, or everyone will go for it.

 

You cannot exchange your prestige for rewards just yet.

 

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It's been confirmed by WG afaik that the tier 9 reward won't be a tank that is already in-game files - more or less hinting that it's not either the SU-122-54 or tier 9 WZ-120G like some people are suspecting. I think SU-122-54 is probably going to return as either tier 8 premium or tier 9 bond shop vehicle, and WZ-120G...who even knows.

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View Postleggasiini, on 19 April 2019 - 03:32 PM, said:

It's been confirmed by WG afaik that the tier 9 reward won't be a tank that is already in-game files - more or less hinting that it's not either the SU-122-54 or tier 9 WZ-120G like some people are suspecting. I think SU-122-54 is probably going to return as either tier 8 premium or tier 9 bond shop vehicle, and WZ-120G...who even knows.

 

When did they say that?

VarzA #8 Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

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Colour me surprised if it's not going to be some kind of russian tank, with great pen if you shoot gold.

JCD3nton #9 Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:22 PM

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You can't play frontline with it.

You can't play ranked with it.

You can only use it in random battles.

This kills most of the hype for me.



Sfinski #10 Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:50 PM

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Same goes for ranked t9.

 

// though I would play ranked anyway, cause I like the mode.


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Well, I hope the secret vehicle is something exotic, like the Turbo Panther for example. Would not be happy with a non-turreted TD.

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View PostFTR, on 19 April 2019 - 11:40 AM, said:

 

You cannot exchange your prestige for rewards just yet.

Is that definitely right? If i click on the sta i have the option to buy it but im saving them for the other 2.



Strizi #13 Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:10 PM

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I hope its not another russian tank (give the other nations something too, i bet germany and usa got enough tanks you could implement) and i really really hope its not some boring turretless tank destroyer.

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Balc0ra #14 Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:15 PM

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View PostFTR, on 19 April 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

 

You cannot exchange your prestige for rewards just yet.

 

STA-2 has a button on it that is highlited. I can't say I've tested it, as I don't want to waste 1 of the 2 I get on that one.

 

View Postleggasiini, on 19 April 2019 - 01:02 PM, said:

It's been confirmed by WG afaik that the tier 9 reward won't be a tank that is already in-game files - more or less hinting that it's not either the SU-122-54 or tier 9 WZ-120G like some people are suspecting. I think SU-122-54 is probably going to return as either tier 8 premium or tier 9 bond shop vehicle, and WZ-120G...who even knows.

 

Where? But as I said, if it's not one of those two, they have gone the little extra to make sure the testing of it has not been leaked. And if it's not the 122-54. Then I'm def sure it will appear in the bond shop. As they also did say that removed tanks would make an appearance there below tier X. Could be the pref MM tier 5 prems they did remove, who knows.


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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 19 April 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

 

Nothing is worth that IMO. We play the game to have some fun, shoot tanks and pass the time. The concept of playing as a "job" is simply unacceptable. Not for a secret tank, not for a reward tank and everything in between. It'll be ready when it's ready!

 

so much this^

 

I really hope for you guys the secret tier 9 will be awsome, but man, to spend so much time for some pixels I can not even imagine...



Dorander #16 Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

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No, I don't think it's worth it, though I am playing FL anyway since I can really use the credits. No matter what the tier 9 is though it's a guaranteed crapstorm unless Wargaming intervenes in the FL grind soon, which they probably won't since they would not likely want to change things midway for "fairness" or whatever.

 

If the tank is too good it's going to be a crapstorm because the grind is ridiculous and people feel it was a reward only for people who can put in the time.

If the tank is average or below it's going to be a crapstorm because the grind is ridiculous and people who put in the time feel shafted.

 



Ricky_Rolls #17 Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:24 PM

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It will most likely be trash, but hey, at least you would have already had a ton of credits.

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 19 April 2019 - 03:19 PM, said:

 

so much this^

 

I really hope for you guys the secret tier 9 will be awsome, but man, to spend so much time for some pixels I can not even imagine...

 

How is it any different to whatever amount of time you have to put in to get personal mission reward tanks?

Hammerhead20 #19 Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

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Of course it's not worth it.

 

I just need 3 more levels to reach Prestige 3.

 

After that, I'm done with Frontline.

 

It's boring, sometimes really frustrating and it takes too much time and effort to rise your level up to 30...

 

Let's don't forget all those broken Premiums and wheeled crap, stupid air strike/artillery reserves and no balance between attacking/defending teams...



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View PostDorander, on 19 April 2019 - 03:23 PM, said:

No, I don't think it's worth it, though I am playing FL anyway since I can really use the credits. No matter what the tier 9 is though it's a guaranteed crapstorm unless Wargaming intervenes in the FL grind soon, which they probably won't since they would not likely want to change things midway for "fairness" or whatever.

 

Regardless of what it is, I won't complain if it's a crew trainer we lack. Be it bad or good. As I don't need more Russian or German meds.

 

But there is a 2nd FL map on the way, and some FL changes talked about. If they will appear next month or even this season? Who knows. As I'm getting rather sick of the same map over and over and over again. I've spawned as the defender on C 4 times in a row now. Same story each time.






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