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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:40 PM

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Thanks to the bounty of WG, I now have another 5 charming-looking girls to add to my crews

My problem is that I already have 180 tanks of which 100 are premiums.  No point putting them in the premiums, obviously.

Of the remaining 80, all are keepers which mostly already have decent crews

Any suggestions for a new tank using a 5 man crew?  

 



ArcticH4wk #2 Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:45 PM

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WG looking out for you and removing them in 2020.

Bulldog_Drummond #3 Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:49 PM

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View PostArcticH4wk, on 13 December 2019 - 07:45 PM, said:

WG looking out for you and removing them in 2020.

 

@metoo



1ucky #4 Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:50 PM

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Yes the upcoming Tier 10 double barreled heavy. :)

 

That aside I'd better look up what tanks you're currently missing.

Generally speaking though it's possibly best to put them either in some light or a medium to get the most out of those extra crew skills. 



Spurtung #5 Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:00 PM

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I've been having that very same dilemma for a little while now.

 



StronkiTonki #6 Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:18 AM

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Same issue.

I'm just hoping for lots of new tech trees I guess... lol



ortega456 #7 Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:26 AM

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yeah, I have now 13 recruits and no new tanks to put them in. Additionally I have like 12 crew members that have 0 skill BiA from tanks like ebr 75, centurion Raac and Caernarvon AX. I'm contemplating just changing already existent crews in order to get those new crews skilled up and eventually pass the old ones.

 

However if Crew skill rework will come in 2020 maybe there will be new opportunities opening up...



1ucky #8 Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:51 AM

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A nice medium with a crew of five that you don't yet have on Tier X would be the E50M. You could grind towards that perhaps.

 

Or you could fill up two Tier X lights using only those five girls, for example the Manticore (two girls) and either the T-100LT or the AMX 13 105 (three girls).

 

There's also for example three Swedish top tier Tanks that need only three crew members each, a TD (Strv.103B), a MT (UDES15/16) & a HT (Kranvagn).

 

Anyway I could go on, there's a lot to choose from since it seems you only have the Maus on Tier X yet. :)

Guess any pick is better than nothing.

Worst case you can move them to some other tank later (albeit from the same nation, assuming current crew rules stay in place until then).



Gruff_ #9 Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:25 AM

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I'm enjoying T29 (usa t7 heavy) and T44 (ussr 8 med) the most at the moment

Frostilicus #10 Posted 14 December 2019 - 09:17 AM

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View PostGruff_, on 14 December 2019 - 05:25 AM, said:

I'm enjoying T29 (usa t7 heavy) and T44 (ussr 8 med) the most at the moment

 

This, I tend to put them in the tanks I use the most, then drop the replaced commander into a lesser used tank - it is getting harder though, with all the commanders from Twitch Prime etc!



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View PostSpurtung, on 13 December 2019 - 09:00 PM, said:

I've been having that very same dilemma for a little while now.

 

That is a very nice problem to have.

Im still waiting to complete some mission sets so i can start a new line with a good crew right away.



Spurtung #12 Posted 14 December 2019 - 12:00 PM

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View PostAeyT, on 14 December 2019 - 08:37 AM, said:

View PostSpurtung, on 13 December 2019 - 09:00 PM, said:

I've been having that very same dilemma for a little while now.

 

That is a very nice problem to have.

Im still waiting to complete some mission sets so i can start a new line with a good crew right away.

 

And, on top of that, there's this

Spoiler

 

All my 0 skill crew members and where they are.

* means they're looking for a new "home", because they were given on marathons or special vehicles and never got to be put on an active tank.

 

 

 



Rainbowkiss83 #13 Posted 14 December 2019 - 12:16 PM

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Will they ever be removed? I mean officially
I still has a female from the past year event to recruit

Bulldog_Drummond #14 Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:12 PM

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View Post1ucky, on 14 December 2019 - 04:51 AM, said:

A nice medium with a crew of five that you don't yet have on Tier X would be the E50M. You could grind towards that perhaps.

 

Or you could fill up two Tier X lights using only those five girls, for example the Manticore (two girls) and either the T-100LT or the AMX 13 105 (three girls).

 

There's also for example three Swedish top tier Tanks that need only three crew members each, a TD (Strv.103B), a MT (UDES15/16) & a HT (Kranvagn).

 

Anyway I could go on, there's a lot to choose from since it seems you only have the Maus on Tier X yet. :)

Guess any pick is better than nothing.

Worst case you can move them to some other tank later (albeit from the same nation, assuming current crew rules stay in place until then).

 

Thanks for the suggestions

I fear that Tier X is not for me.  I am already humiliated enough at lower tiers without wanting to be so on a regular basis at Tier X



PowJay #15 Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:18 PM

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I am so fed up with the entire circumstances of crews at the moment- never mind female crew. I currently only have two tanks without Sixth Sense/first skills on the crew. One is the Elite Wolverine, recently bought back (96%) and the Leo (grinding) with the crew also on 96%.

 

In other words, all of my other crews are fairly well developed. While I would not be averse to replacing a male crew with a female crew in some of my better vehicles, there is less need if I am already well on the way with second crew skill- or even have second crew skill complete.

 

I have just freed up six female crew members from the German Grille 15, so I put them into the Ferdi for a major boost as its previous crew is still working on second skill (BIA) and the girls are well into third skill.

 

I have a female Italian crew, but I am not progressing further that tier VII, and don't need them in that nation. Ditto the Czech, Polish and- currently- Chinese lines. I have been stuck at the Type 58 for years, recently bought the T-34-1 (which I really don't like) and do NOT want to go further except to (maybe) try the 59-16. I really do not want to train the girls for the Chinese, or Japanese either, lines.

 

So now we get to the big five. UK? Pretty much got all the UK tanks I want apart from the CGC, and the crew will be going into that from the FV3805. US? I have just about finished here and don't particularly want anything new. French. Don't make me laugh. I already have one spare 3-man crew.


So that leaves the Germans and the Soviets and I don't really want anything new here either- nothing that I need a new crew for, anyway.


The only thing that I can do is bite the bullet, send a decent crew from one of my preferred vehicles off to the barracks, and replace them with five ladies. I am sure that there is a vehicle out there which will do perfectly, but it's going to take a little while to decide.



Nishi_Kinuyo #16 Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:24 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 13 December 2019 - 08:40 PM, said:

Thanks to the bounty of WG, I now have another 5 charming-looking girls to add to my crews

My problem is that I already have 180 tanks of which 100 are premiums.  No point putting them in the premiums, obviously.

Of the remaining 80, all are keepers which mostly already have decent crews

Any suggestions for a new tank using a 5 man crew?  

 

Wargaming has the solution for your problems:

Coming next year most likely are: Russian Double-Barrel heavy tanks, Japanese tank destroyers, and maybe Italian Autoreloader heavy tanks.



Bulldog_Drummond #17 Posted 14 December 2019 - 02:37 PM

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Well, I put my snowflakes into my M2 Light, which has been having not inconsiderable success against the freebie xmas tank

mjs_89 #18 Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:04 PM

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Don't worry, WG has you covered...

https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/2020-announcements/#crew-2.0

 

Next Spring: Crew 2.0!

Where all your crews will lose all their skills and you'll be given all the accumulated xp to manually re-distribute across all your commanders. Yeah, all other crewmembers will vanish and tanks will be manned by 1 single dude like in WOWS.

What a splendid opportunity to place female crew in tanks and give them the xp the male crew had before them. Nobody knows what will happen to girls you assigned to any specialisation other than commander, so I'd strongly advise you to not recruit any new crews until WG finally decides to let us know what "Crew 2.0" is and what it'll mean for our beloved tankmen/women.



Bulldog_Drummond #19 Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:10 PM

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View Postmjs_89, on 14 December 2019 - 05:04 PM, said:

Don't worry, WG has you covered...

https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/2020-announcements/#crew-2.0

 

Next Spring: Crew 2.0!

Where all your crews will lose all their skills and you'll be given all the accumulated xp to manually re-distribute across all your commanders. Yeah, all other crewmembers will vanish and tanks will be manned by 1 single dude like in WOWS.

What a splendid opportunity to place female crew in tanks and give them the xp the male crew had before them. Nobody knows what will happen to girls you assigned to any specialisation other than commander, so I'd strongly advise you to not recruit any new crews until WG finally decides to let us know what "Crew 2.0" is and what it'll mean for our beloved tankmen/women.

 

Sounds like transgender heaven

 

It reminds me also of The Yarn of the Nancy Bell:

 

https://monologues.co.uk/Seafaring/Yarn_of_Nancy_Bell.htm

 

"Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, 
And the mate of the Nancy's brig, 
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, 
And the crew of the captain's gig." 

 


Edited by Bulldog_Drummond, 14 December 2019 - 06:14 PM.


Homer_J #20 Posted 14 December 2019 - 06:29 PM

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I have the same problem and if they are going to convert every crew member into one of the new style commanders then it is going to get many times worse.




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