[MMO] World of Tanks

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Fire&Blood

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What is the Type 59 going for this time around? If it is still 7500 gold get it. Best income earner for the money imo.
goddamnit $35 after I already dropped $20. This game sure knows how to suck your money like no F2P I've ever played before.
It doesn't even show up for me. In store, there is lowe at 12500, t34 at 12000 (that's odd) and KV5 for 7500. The low tier premium tanks are there too but no type59.
The game is really not F2P, it's P2W. I would qualify it as F2P if money only accelerated/eased the gameplay but money in this game goes much further. I have only played a couple of F2P's but none that I played went beyond easing access to straight up P2W like WOT does.

Just looked at my service record. LOL. I have ace tanker on is4, t34, m103, Panther and Panther 2. M103 has a 44% win rate, IS4 47%, T34 49%, Panther and Panther 2 have 52% each.
 

Ns1

No Lifer
Jun 17, 2001
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It doesn't even show up for me. In store, there is lowe at 12500, t34 at 12000 (that's odd) and KV5 for 7500. The low tier premium tanks are there too but no type59.
The game is really not F2P, it's P2W. I would qualify it as F2P if money only accelerated/eased the gameplay but money in this game goes much further. I have only played a couple of F2P's but none that I played went beyond easing access to straight up P2W like WOT does.

Just looked at my service record. LOL. I have ace tanker on is4, t34, m103, Panther and Panther 2. M103 has a 44% win rate, IS4 47%, T34 49%, Panther and Panther 2 have 52% each.
look at the gift shop, this is real $$$ purchases not gold.

I don't think this is P2W. P2W = Ikariam.

My derpy 152 with non gold rounds works just fine :D
 

Fire&Blood

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look at the gift shop, this is real $$$ purchases not gold.

I don't think this is P2W. P2W = Ikariam.

My derpy 152 with non gold rounds works just fine :D
Gotcha, I didn't see it because I was looking via in game shop.

My KV works well too but this is P2W. You can buy rounds that will allow you to frontally pen what others can't, 105 octane fuel to speed your tanks up and golden rations/coffee/chocolate/whatever to shave off another second or two of the reload time. KV's derp is a good example, push that crew beyond 120% with gold items then compare your loading time.
 

Nintendesert

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Mar 28, 2010
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P2W is you NEED to pay to win. WOT you don't need to. I don't buy gold rounds etc. and I have an overall 56% win rate and even higher in some of my better tanks. I only play public matches too.

Paying definitely makes things more convenient in this game but it's not necessary.
 

Genx87

Lifer
Apr 8, 2002
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Gotcha, I didn't see it because I was looking via in game shop.

My KV works well too but this is P2W. You can buy rounds that will allow you to frontally pen what others can't, 105 octane fuel to speed your tanks up and golden rations/coffee/chocolate/whatever to shave off another second or two of the reload time. KV's derp is a good example, push that crew beyond 120% with gold items then compare your loading time.
A lot of that stuff is centered around clan wars. I laugh at people who use gold rounds in a public match. The tanks you buy dont really have much to do with a win. They just help ease the credit grind.
 

stag3

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Feb 7, 2005
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P2W is you NEED to pay to win. WOT you don't need to. I don't buy gold rounds etc. and I have an overall 56% win rate and even higher in some of my better tanks. I only play public matches too.

Paying definitely makes things more convenient in this game but it's not necessary.
i laugh everytime i get owned 1v1 against another e100 using gold rounds. you want to win that bad in a pub match? go ahead.
 

Genx87

Lifer
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7.3 tomorrow. I cant wait! My first Tier 10(IS4) and the IS8 looks awesome for a Tier 9!

Probably will sell the KV1, KV-3, and see where we go from there. Keep the Derp KV-2. Depends on how the T150 works. Like to get equipment for the IS8 right out the gate.
 

Ns1

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Jun 17, 2001
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7.3 tomorrow. I cant wait! My first Tier 10(IS4) and the IS8 looks awesome for a Tier 9!

Probably will sell the KV1, KV-3, and see where we go from there. Keep the Derp KV-2. Depends on how the T150 works. Like to get equipment for the IS8 right out the gate.
Dropped 800 gold so I could afford the KV-3, will probably sell a bunch of stuff after the patch so I can load up on 50% off equipment. Need rammer/vents/GLD so bad.
 

PowerYoga

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Nov 6, 2001
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7.3 tomorrow. I cant wait! My first Tier 10(IS4) and the IS8 looks awesome for a Tier 9!

Probably will sell the KV1, KV-3, and see where we go from there. Keep the Derp KV-2. Depends on how the T150 works. Like to get equipment for the IS8 right out the gate.
Ditto. Selling KV-3 if it's as slow and sluggish as it is currently. KV1 is worthless. Eagerly anticipating the T150 and the IS8 as well... but I'm a bit squeamish about what they're doing to the IS-4. If they don't fix the frontal armor weaknesses it'll be all but useless as a T10.
 

Genx87

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Apr 8, 2002
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I dont know is useless is right. With the armor nomalizations the only tank I find that is hard to reliably penetrate is the Maus. Otherwise, IS7, T110, AMX 50B, E100 all have their points that can be penetrated. Personally the IS4 was kind of a shock at first. I was expecting it to be invicible. But I have learned how to mitigate some of that damage. But the biggest loser IMO was the IS7 in recent patches. I can reliablyto penetrate on the nose or sides with an S70 and even my long 128 on the E75.

I'd say right now the hardest is the T110. I know the tumor is supposedly a weak spot. But I cant seem to reliably hit it with the IS4. Could be due to the height difference. Will have to see how the E75 does.

With the new gun, more HP, and supposedly some armor changes. I think the IS4 could be a brute of a tank.
 

Daverino

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Dropped 800 gold so I could afford the KV-3, will probably sell a bunch of stuff after the patch so I can load up on 50% off equipment. Need rammer/vents/GLD so bad.
Just drop the gold on a Lowe.

Play 5 games, make 500,000 silver, and then buy your piece of equipment.
 

stag3

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yea dumping the kv1 for sure, keeping the derp kv2 for the lol.
probably sell my kv3 so that gives me 2 slots. can't wait to test out the is-8 either
 

Ns1

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Just drop the gold on a Lowe.

Play 5 games, make 500,000 silver, and then buy your piece of equipment.
yeah I'd rather spend $45 on H&B. 800 gold is a looooooooong way from 12500 gold.

No more dumping money into this game I swear (although that T59 looks sooo tempting)
 

Merad

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May 31, 2010
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I hate myself for it but I bought a T59 and upgraded its crew to 100%... also used some of the gold to bump my best American heavy crew to 100% on the T110E5 (still haven't actually bought it...). Now, is there some trick to let you buy extra equipment to take advantage of the sale?
 

Binky

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Oct 9, 1999
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Now, is there some trick to let you buy extra equipment to take advantage of the sale?
Just open up the depot and buy all you want. You don't have to mount it to a tank right away.

Also, these sales are a GREAT time to go through all of your old/obsolete equipment, which is also listed in the depot. Every time you upgrade a gun/turret/other piece of your tank, the old part gets put into the depot. You can sell all of this stuff.
 

Possessed Freak

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Nov 4, 1999
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I hate myself for it but I bought a T59 and upgraded its crew to 100%... also used some of the gold to bump my best American heavy crew to 100% on the T110E5 (still haven't actually bought it...). Now, is there some trick to let you buy extra equipment to take advantage of the sale?
Yes, buy ammo and modules and equipment and consumables in the store, not the garage.

You just have to know what you need. Ammo is VERY tricky as you can purchase the wrong shells fro the wrong gun. I prepurchased gold ammo of many top tiers when there was a sale. I triple checked which ammo I wanted.

I played my first game with the repurchased KV3 last night. 50% crew, camo net, but at least I had every option possible on the tank. I ended with 5 kills and tanker 2. Got an attaboy from the team for my amazing defense. This thing maneuvered like a beached whale.
 

stag3

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so with the kv-2 being tier 6 now, that means we'll see tier X's to derp all the time :D
 

Binky

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stag3

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damnit i wasted the 5x by getting the 3x last night on all my tanks UGH. wasn't able to get it with my obj 261 and it shows 5x right now :(
 

ginfest

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Feb 22, 2000
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Looks like they will have to rename the game to "World of T59's". Outside of the obvious greed, why would they start selling them again. Everyone and his brother seems to have bought one! Can't understand it.
They should match all T59s versus all T59s. wouldn't that be fun eh?
So now we have the new (as of 7.3) completely OP IS line and unlimited T59s, I wonder why they even bother with the pretense of having German and US vehicles in the game?
Cue Wargaming sycophants to the defense :)
 

Genx87

Lifer
Apr 8, 2002
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What a waste of a night for my 5x. I couldnt get a kill to save my life. I got more exp on the 3x nights. Avg right around 4500 on my tanks. Ughhh

Heh first game in the panther II after my 5x, I get 1600 exp with two kills and a bunch of others damaged.

/facepalm
 
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Merad

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May 31, 2010
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E-50 unlocked. KT is finally fully upgraded. Now to grind grind grind for credits...
 

PowerYoga

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Nov 6, 2001
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Had a great night of x5s myself. Got nearly 9515 exp on my E-75 and 85k credits on a win. Though I was playing PAB with a JT, IS4 and 2 type 59s.... I love hulling down on this thing, its something the IS-4 will never ever be able to do.

It's just so demoralizing for the enemy when they spend all that time shooting at you and all they manage to do is give you a steel wall. :p
 

Harabec

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Oct 15, 2005
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The Type 59 is seriously a lot more fun than the Pershing. I've seen some very good players do wonders with the M26, sadly I'm not one of em :p
 

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