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Oldtanker68 #1 Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:47 AM

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Hi

 

Ive saved up 18 free xp consumables, because i want to use them as effectivly as possible.

So i need advice.

 

When are they most effective?

 

Thanks.



AeyT #2 Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:51 AM

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When youre playing good

splash_time #3 Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:54 AM

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View PostOldtanker68, on 27 February 2020 - 11:47 AM, said:

Hi

 

Ive saved up 18 free xp consumables, because i want to use them as effectivly as possible.

So i need advice.

 

When are they most effective?

 

Thanks.

 

You need to change your thread name to "free xp reserves". 

And yes, when you wanna play good.


Edited by splash_time, 27 February 2020 - 09:56 AM.


Lanrefni #4 Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:54 AM

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you mean personal reserves?

 

stack them with normal reserves, although i am not sure if they work that way.

 

useless to use by themselves, especially without premium.



tajj7 #5 Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:57 AM

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IIRC the crew boosters stack with the other boosters, so if you have a like a x5 game, and a 300% crew XP booster, you'll get it all stacked.

 

So I presume free XP boosters are the same, so you'd want to stack them with events or other boosters that boost XP gains to maximise the XP. 

 

It'll still be quite small gains though because free XP is only earned at 5% of overall XP, so even a 300% free XP booster means you will only get small amounts of free XP per game. 



SOROS_SCHWARTZ_GYORGY #6 Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:17 AM

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View PostOldtanker68, on 27 February 2020 - 08:47 AM, said:

Hi

 

Ive saved up 18 free xp consumables, because i want to use them as effectivly as possible.

So i need advice.

 

When are they most effective?

 

Thanks.


1. When you know for sure that you have 1 or 2 hours to play (depending on the length of consumable).

2. When you have premium account (nowadays WG hands them out through missions, tank rewards, etc), as it boosts xp and there free xp by 1.5, making the booster 1.5 times more effective too. So a 300% booster will effectively end up as a 450% booster.

 

AFAIK events don't multiplicatively stack with free xp reserves. So if there is a x5 event, you get +500% free xp per battle, and then +100/200/300% depending on booster. So it will never be 5x300=1500%.


Edited by SOROS_SCHWARTZ_GYORGY, 27 February 2020 - 10:20 AM.


Strappster #7 Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:23 AM

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I ran a couple of free xp reserves yesterday so that I could research the Patton's turret. I thought they were working brilliantly, then realised the campaign mission I'd also completed gave me 1500 free xp. :facepalm:

mjs_89 #8 Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:32 AM

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Safe them for FL, especially if they are 1h reserves. That way, you get 3 games worth of boosted free xp and they stack with the bonus xp from your rank iirc. So ez ~3k free xp per booster, provided you have good games and 200-300% boosters.

Edited by mjs_89, 27 February 2020 - 10:32 AM.


Oldtanker68 #9 Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:12 AM

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View Postmjs_89, on 27 February 2020 - 10:32 AM, said:

Safe them for FL, especially if they are 1h reserves. That way, you get 3 games worth of boosted free xp and they stack with the bonus xp from your rank iirc. So ez ~3k free xp per booster, provided you have good games and 200-300% boosters.


Ill do this i think.

 

Thanks guys. :honoring:



TungstenHitman #10 Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:07 PM

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The beauty of free xp buffs is that unlike the other forms of xp buffs, it's not being allocated to tank or crew you are using while running this buff which means you are free to play whatever tanks you like and pretty much ignore them running away in the background.

 

So with that in mind I would say use them ALL the time whenever you happen to have them BUT, only as long as you also have the time to use them all up. In other words if you're only sitting down to play for 20 minutes, that would be wasteful and just don't bother, since buffs only come in 1 and 2 hr options. So use them all the time when you are in a position to play for the duration of that buff.

 

I don't run a premium account so I tend to also keep buffs for when I pick up some premium time. 



Homer_J #11 Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:19 PM

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I use them all the time in an effort to get rid of them if anything.  I'm sure they breed in my depot.

_GrooziN_ #12 Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

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I believe (and somebody will probably correct me on this) it's best to use them when you have x4 or x5 events and you go through multiple tank lines/play variety of tanks for your doubles/multiples. This way you maximise the % of free XP gained.

 

So instead of playing 2 games in a tank, one for 8k xp and other for 1.5k xp (assuming both wins and premium acc), it should be better to play 2 games in 2 different times for 8k each. 

 

I recently accumulated a lot of free XP this way, cause I played progetto line and got x2 + x3 from premium account on 1st game and x3 (premium) + x5 (top of the tree) for 2nd and then some games with 6500 additional XP for doing 20k damage. 


Edited by _GrooziN_, 27 February 2020 - 12:47 PM.


SastusBulbas #13 Posted 27 February 2020 - 01:02 PM

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Well I have been using mine with the current Marathon and the last Top Of The Tree run. Free XP boosters dont make a lot but are fine on premium tanks if your grinding credits for an hour, but I am unsure what tank earns the most free xp.

 

I just pick three different 1h or 2h boosters depending on the time I plan to sit in front of the PC on, and if grinding tanks on the tech tree use XP boosters, if doing a credit grind with tier 8 premiums, I use free XP booster instead of regular XP, depending on tank and crew priority.

For a crew I am in a hurry for, then an XP boost on a premium tank with the daily 5 3xp boosts you get for your wins adds to that crew XP with ACT on, coupled with a 300% crew booster it can speed up things somewhat.

 

Usually it is best to activate your desired boosters, and if tank XP as soon as you die move onto a second tank your grinding.



Homer_J #14 Posted 27 February 2020 - 01:09 PM

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View Post_GrooziN_, on 27 February 2020 - 11:46 AM, said:

I believe (and somebody will probably correct me on this) it's best to use them when you have x4 or x5 events and you go through multiple tank lines/play variety of tanks for your doubles/multiples. This way you maximise the % of free XP gained.

 

If you don't have many then yes.  But if, like me, you seem to gain them faster than you can use them then you may as well have three reserves active whatever you are doing.  Credits reserves are rare so generally you have exp, crew exp, and free exp available, so you may as well use them all the time.



Gruff_ #15 Posted 27 February 2020 - 05:08 PM

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I activate them them only when my account has won some premium time, then do the daily doubles x2 win of the day across a range of tanks, or as mentioned save them for when it's a higher x3 / 5 for 1st win of the day etc

Element6 #16 Posted 27 February 2020 - 05:21 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 27 February 2020 - 12:19 PM, said:

I use them all the time in an effort to get rid of them if anything.  I'm sure they breed in my depot.

The brilliant thing with this approach is that you are not getting into a mindset where you need to play well to take advantage of the reserves, and then get into tinfoli hat territory if you end up in a bad streak and start thinking that WG is rigging your game because you activated them.

 

Activate -> play as normal -> do not think about them



NUKLEAR_SLUG #17 Posted 27 February 2020 - 05:49 PM

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View PostElement6, on 27 February 2020 - 05:21 PM, said:

The brilliant thing with this approach is that you are not getting into a mindset where you need to play well to take advantage of the reserves, and then get into tinfoli hat territory if you end up in a bad streak and start thinking that WG is rigging your game because you activated them.

 

Activate -> play as normal -> do not think about them

 

But then I'd have to blame myself when it goes wrong. I'm not sure this is an idea I get behind. :(



Element6 #18 Posted 27 February 2020 - 05:55 PM

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View PostNUKLEAR_SLUG, on 27 February 2020 - 05:49 PM, said:

But then I'd have to blame myself when it goes wrong. I'm not sure this is an idea I get behind. :(

There's none to blame since no matter what happens, you still get the bonus :)

 

 



xtrem3x #19 Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

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Homer_J #20 Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:31 PM

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View PostNUKLEAR_SLUG, on 27 February 2020 - 04:49 PM, said:

 

But then I'd have to blame myself when it goes wrong. I'm not sure this is an idea I get behind. :(

 

Only time I kick myself is when I come out of the first battle and realise I forgot to switch them on.:angry:

 

They also act as a great time keeper.  I'm less likely to get to the end of the hour or two hours and do the old "one more battle" thing.






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