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Dava_117 #1 Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:33 AM

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Hi all guys.

The end of the Great race event is getting closer and I need a suggestion.

I'm a F2P account and have some gold I was gifted by some friends. The total amount being a bit over 3100.

It's unlikely I will be able to complete a single one of the 3 photos to get the special commander, as I'm around half way in all of 3. My question then is: is it worth to spend around half my gold for those special commanders? Is 500-600 gold for a 3 skill commander a fair value or should I let go the offer?

Thank you very much. :)


Edited by Dava_117, 05 October 2019 - 10:34 AM.


UrQuan #2 Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:47 AM

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The gold value is certainly good for the commanders but as a F2P account always add the line 'Do i plan to use him alot' as well. No use spending gold if you don't plan to use the commander intensively in a tank.

If you got eyes on a high tier tank you plan to play alot you could get one of the commanders imo, because starting out a new (higher tier) tank with a high skill commander can ease the learning period greatly in that tank.

Especially if that tank has a commander with a multi-role position.



Dava_117 #3 Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:55 AM

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View PostUrQuan, on 05 October 2019 - 10:47 AM, said:

The gold value is certainly good for the commanders but as a F2P account always add the line 'Do i plan to use him alot' as well. No use spending gold if you don't plan to use the commander intensively in a tank.

If you got eyes on a high tier tank you plan to play alot you could get one of the commanders imo, because starting out a new (higher tier) tank with a high skill commander can ease the learning period greatly in that tank.

Especially if that tank has a commander with a multi-role position.

 

Well, I'm almost at Obj430U, so the soviet one may help there.

I'm also grinding the Sheridan line (especially for derping around in T49) so Turtle can help too.

And Maushen can fit very well in the same tank and in the following Maus I'm grinding toward.

But, to be fair, I can't say how much I would play those tanks as I don't know how their playstyle fit to me...



Rainbowkiss83 #4 Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

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I would wait till u get a female crew from the campaings (some of them are very easy to get, spgs and heavy tanks missions overall) or from xmas (last xmas we got 5 of them!)
I save gold for mount/demount equip and as you progress you will do it many times, and credits actually > gold in importance nowadays.
Consider that by demounting you loose 10gold each time,  some equip go up to 500-600k per shot and you get back only half of it by destroying instead of demounting (if i remember correctly)
Maybe if you do not have any female crew incoming soon, but still i would avoid it personally.

Edited by Rainbowkiss83, 05 October 2019 - 11:15 AM.


Dava_117 #5 Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

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View PostRainbowkiss83, on 05 October 2019 - 11:15 AM, said:

I would wait till u get a female crew from the campaings (some of them are very easy to get, spgs and heavy tanks missions overall) or from xmas (last xmas we got 5 of them!)
I save gold for mount/demount equip and as you progress you will do it many times, and credits actually > gold in importance nowadays.
Consider that by demounting you loose 10gold each time,  some equip go up to 500-600k per shot and you get back only half of it by destroying instead of demounting (if i remember correctly)
Maybe if you do not have any female crew incoming soon, but still i would avoid it personally.

 

I have a full female crew in the IS-3, STA-1 (going to STB-1 when unlocked), one waiting for the P44 and last year female went on the Leo1 line. I also have a french commander on the LT line and the Sweedish crew hanging in the barracks.

I'm almost quite close to get the female crew from the Block mission set in excalibur campaign.

 

About equipment, I don't know. I tend to put it just on the tanks I'm planning to keep. The only exceptions being vents on LT because those are really cheap. So, up to know, I never demounted any equipment...


Edited by Dava_117, 05 October 2019 - 11:22 AM.


Rainbowkiss83 #6 Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:42 AM

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I like to play tanks at their best, particulary the ones i foresee i will not keep cuz i know otherwise it will be more a pain in the axe than it would be without equip.
If you actually do not mount complex equip on tank you do not intend to play i think you can feel free to spend the gold on the commander
 

Edited by Rainbowkiss83, 05 October 2019 - 11:42 AM.


gunslingerXXX #7 Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:18 PM

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With regard to equipment, if you don't demount it but sell it together with the tank after the grind, you get 50% back. When bought at 50%, this will give a nett price of 0 credits. No reason at all to play tanks without equipment.

A very usefull method, you just need some credits saved to buy in bulk when on sale. Only when you want to change equipment without selling the tank you need to demount (10 gold) or destroy it.

 

Edit: also when in.doubt you can of course just buy 1 or 2 commanders to save more of your gold. 

 


Edited by gunslingerXXX, 05 October 2019 - 02:22 PM.


Wintermute_1 #8 Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:51 PM

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Keep going until the last minute then buy. When I was completing the portraits, one of them went up faster than the other 2, if you only want 1 you could get that one for almost nothing. In general I think they are worth it, theres nothing more annoying than grinding a commander without sixth sense.

Gruff_ #9 Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:04 PM

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Keep racing and get more picture pieces, I'm F2P too but saving gold for a tier 8 ussr med.  600g is worth around £2 and you can buy bia crewed tanks for around £13, probably worth it as you can choose what nation they go to.

Jethro_Grey #10 Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:06 PM

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Question: if i don't race at all (none, zero,...) can istill buy those commanders?



Lemmingtrain #11 Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:07 PM

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View PostJethro_Grey, on 05 October 2019 - 05:06 PM, said:

Question: if i don't race at all (none, zero,...) can istill buy those commanders?

 

Yes you can.



Schepel #12 Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 05 October 2019 - 10:33 AM, said:

Hi all guys.

The end of the Great race event is getting closer and I need a suggestion.

I'm a F2P account and have some gold I was gifted by some friends. The total amount being a bit over 3100.

It's unlikely I will be able to complete a single one of the 3 photos to get the special commander, as I'm around half way in all of 3. My question then is: is it worth to spend around half my gold for those special commanders? Is 500-600 gold for a 3 skill commander a fair value or should I let go the offer?

Thank you very much. :)

 

I was pretty much at ground zero two days ago. If you get the hang of the racing thing (auto aim), it goes really fast. You may not quite finish them, but you can get a hefty discount. And yes, they are worth it. You can pick and choose the nation, so you don't need to get the Russian dude specifically.







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