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February Top of the Tree (T110E3 & Kranvagn) - update: Kranvagn replaced with Progetto

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undutchable80 #1 Posted 28 January 2020 - 11:14 AM

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So, this just was announced: 

5–20 February & 20 February - 5 March: That’s right! Top of the Tree is back and twice as strong. Start off on the US tank destroyer path and make your way to the T110E3. But be quick! Instead of one special for an entire month, you can now try and reach new heights every two weeks. This time, Swedish heavy tanks up to the Tier X Kranvagn will take you right into March.

 

Source: https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/february-2020-sneak-peek/

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/734015-check-out-the-lovely-specials-in-february/

 

So in stead of one line for a whole month, we now have two weeks per line. What do you think?

 

On the one hand I liked the one month format since I had more time to grind through at my own pace. Depending how far along the line I was I either needed the whole month or was finished in two weeks. But with two weeks TotT now, I feel I will be more rushed to put in the time to grind, especially with other events like SteelHunter and Frontline starting soon. Or is that just some mental bias?

 

EDIT: Whilst on the subject: what equipment is everyone running on the T95 nowadays? Vents & Rammer I assume are the two standard ones, but which for 3rd: Optics? Toolbox? SHSL?

 

EDIT 2: Kranvagn TotT is going to be replaced by the Italian MT line (https://thearmoredpa...e-tree-changes/


Edited by undutchable80, 04 February 2020 - 08:20 PM.


SOROS_SCHWARTZ_GYORGY #2 Posted 28 January 2020 - 11:51 AM

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Vents, rammer, spall liner for me. 

Considered GLD instead of spall liner, but as I either brawl or engage at medium ranges, I feel like the aimtime advantage is not as high as the extra protection which the spall liner provides.

 

Never even considered toolbox or optics.

 

 

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Make sure to ban malinovka (and prokhorovka, if you have 2. slot) while you grind T95. It is bad for sniping (and sniping is boring anyway), and on malinovka it takes 5 minutes to get to the hill to brawl.


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Homer_J #3 Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:07 PM

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It means we will get twice as many tanks featured which is a good thing.

 

I never really used the TotT to grind a line anyway, I might have bought one tank on discount or played the tier X for the rental so it won't make any difference to me.

 

I almost used some blueprints to get the T28 today as well.  Guess I'll wait a little. :great:



BlackBloodBandit #4 Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:23 PM

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Don't like the format. If you like to play one of those lines, you can not get as much out of it as you would be able to with a whole month. Especially when speaking about using discounts on the vehicle line. I played the E-50M line, for example, when it was ToTT, but not that much. The 1-month format was excellent in my opinion.

Edited by BlackBloodBandit, 28 January 2020 - 12:23 PM.


Zmago5000 #5 Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:33 PM

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my vote for: 1 month ToTT

 

if they insist on 2 lines, make them parralel 2 lines for 1 month

 

14 days with current parameters is not enough,...they probably expect  to sell additional 2 times   x5 ?!

 

14 days means:  one win2x  with aprox2 2500exp and another5x with aprox 4500 exp and some 1000 or 1500  for loses plus some 3000 from daily x3,.... means 11.500/day=around 160.000 exp ,...which is just to little,....


Edited by Zmago5000, 28 January 2020 - 12:38 PM.


NekoPuffer_PPP #6 Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:47 PM

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Getting to tier 10 nowadays is really easy...with all the various xp-boosters, not to mention blueprints...getting there within two weeks doesn't seem all that hard to do.

Zmago5000 #7 Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:52 PM

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most economical way to use blueprints is on unlocking tier9,..on lower or higher tiers  means much  lower yield....

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Lots of people asked us to try something  like  this, with how  many tier 10s  we have, and here  we go :D  

OllieCromwell #9 Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:51 PM

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View Posteekeeboo, on 28 January 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

Lots of people asked us to try something  like  this, with how  many tier 10s  we have, and here  we go :D  

Still feels a little bit like you guys took the 'cheap' way out ... as stated above, it should have been 2 ToTT vehicles for a month, not 1 for 2 weeks imho



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View PostOllieCromwell, on 28 January 2020 - 01:51 PM, said:

Still feels a little bit like you guys took the 'cheap' way out ... as stated above, it should have been 2 ToTT vehicles for a month, not 1 for 2 weeks imho

If  you put 2 for the whole of the month, you get people then saying the exact same thing.  This way the missions don't confuse or overcrowd the ingame UI. 



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View Postundutchable80, on 28 January 2020 - 11:14 AM, said:

 

EDIT: Whilst on the subject: what equipment is everyone running on the T95 nowadays? Vents & Rammer I assume are the two standard ones, but which for 3rd: Optics? Toolbox? SHSL?

Optics, because spotting mediums or LTs earlier makes huge difference. Also, T95 is often expected to push the flank and you can't rely on your LT to do the spotting.

I considered Spall Liner but you either get hit by arty from above and spall liner doesn't help with that or from the front and you already have 300 mm of armour there so HE barely does anything. I'd use it only if I decided to use two repair kits and premium food (if you don't use food you can carry med kit and use directive for firefighting).

 



8126Jakobsson #12 Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

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Wasn't two weeks the previous norm? I like it. 

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View Posteekeeboo, on 28 January 2020 - 01:42 PM, said:

Lots of people asked us to try something  like  this, with how  many tier 10s  we have, and here  we go :D  

I like the new format as it keeps things fresh on a more regular basis. With the number of blueprints flying around it is much easier to bypass XP grinds to get through tanks that you don't want to play, so I view ToTT as more along the lines of making it easier to unlock all of the modules on a tank and getting through stock grinds faster.

 

For example, I am almost ready to unlock the Tier VII Leo (which I will now prioritise to do before the 20th of Feb!). Due to the blueprints I have collected I only have 100k of XP to grind to unlock the Tier VIII UDES 14 5 and Emil I (roughly 50% of the usual requirement). So with a 2-week ToTT I can play the Leo daily to get the x2 and x5 and easily get the 50k XP to finish the stock grind and a further 50k to unlock the Emil I, then play the Leo and Emil I as normal after the ToTT changes. I will probably have time to do most of the Emil I stock grind too!

 

When ToTT was a month long I felt pressure to grind through as much of a line as possible, and probably raced through perfectly good mid-tier tanks as a result, rather than enjoying them over a longer period of time.

 

As a final note, fingers crossed that the AMX 30B comes up in ToTT soon! ;)



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View Posteekeeboo, on 28 January 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

Lots of people asked us to try something  like  this, with how  many tier 10s  we have, and here  we go :D  

 

Question I have in my mind is this, will the missions be adjusted for the shorter timeframe of TotT? Will we get bigger XP boosts from TotT missions?



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View PostBQBD, on 28 January 2020 - 02:08 PM, said:

 

Question I have in my mind is this, will the missions be adjusted for the shorter timeframe of TotT? Will we get bigger XP boosts from TotT missions?

The mission info  will be  coming soon, but the boosts  shouuld stay the same (x5 win xp) is already quite plentiful. 



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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 28 January 2020 - 03:01 PM, said:

 I'd use it only if I decided to use two repair kits and premium food (if you don't use food you can carry med kit and use directive for firefighting).

 

initial plan is to go with 2x repair kit, medkit and FF directive. Trying to play (non autoloaders) without food



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TAP has posted this and the announcement has been updated ...

 

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 Update 04/02: While we always try to provide the most accurate information, sometimes plans change. Therefore, we have bad news for fans of Swedish meatballs, but all the Pizza lovers out there will be really happy. The second half of February will focus on Italian medium tanks leading to the Progetto M40 mod. 65, instead of the already announced Swedish heavy tank line. Times and dates stay the same, just the tank changes. And fear not, the Kranvagn is not forgotten, just delayed.

 

I'm mildly annoyed because I'd put my Lunar crew into the Emil I, ready for a crew book and start the grind to the Kran but now I wish I'd kept them as recruits so I could have put them in an Italian instead. :sceptic:



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View PostBrinklyWollox, on 04 February 2020 - 04:20 PM, said:

TAP has posted this and the announcement has been updated ...

I'm mildly annoyed because I'd put my Lunar crew into the Emil I, ready for a crew book and start the grind to the Kran but now I wish I'd kept them as recruits so I could have put them in an Italian instead. :sceptic:

 

It might be worth contacting support to see if they can reset the crew assignment?



undutchable80 #19 Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:18 PM

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View PostBrinklyWollox, on 04 February 2020 - 05:20 PM, said:

TAP has posted this and the announcement has been updated ...

 

 

I'm mildly annoyed because I'd put my Lunar crew into the Emil I, ready for a crew book and start the grind to the Kran but now I wish I'd kept them as recruits so I could have put them in an Italian instead. :sceptic:

Thx for the  update! Will edit my OP



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Pretty convenient since i am grinding for the tier 9 standard B right now.





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