World of Tanks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. janeuner

    janeuner Get Some

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    Average Net Income

    Average Gross Income

    If you are only buying for profitability, consider the repair/rearm costs. Those numbers are non-premium accounts...you can do a little math to figure out the average net premium income.

    Of course, if crew training is to be considered as well, the above is a wash.
  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    If I had to buy one today (like if they took my T34 and my KV-5 away from me), the IS-6 or Super Pershing would both get strong considerations.

    I'm encountering both more and more, and IMHO their main drawbacks stem from players not using them correctly. Occasionally I'll see either used correctly and am impressed upon the spot.

    But if the big, dumb and armored behemoth is the play style you like (in other words, if the KV-1 fit your play style in tier 5 tanks more than the others), the T34 comes close to it if, again, played correctly.

    With perhaps slight more than a modicum of talent, the KV-5, IS-6, Super and Type 59 all are great producers. Likewise for the 8.8 if you have the patience to be a non-turreted TD who stays behind the main force.
  3. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Thanks for those links. I already run a Type 59, but I'd like a second premium to go with it. The T34 is the front runner because I already have a really good crew that I can bring over from my T29 to use in it. It just fits my play style.
  4. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I noticed second in line from teh type 59 was the Jagd 8.8 Prem. Looks like I'll be getting that with the sale.

    Now this crew thing. Can I run the same crew from my Stug (100%, almost 70% on thier first perk) in a bigger german TD without much penalty? Do you get nailed on credit/training cost going back and forth?

    I've always kept one crew per vehicle. When I got my M36, I realized I still had the RAMII crew in the barracks and used them instead of a green crew.
  5. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    You can move the crew back and forth between the Stug and either of the two German Premium TD's without penalty or the need to retrain them. That's a perk of premiums....as long as the crew is trained in that style of vehicle. There would be a penalty if, for instance, you tried to run a Panther crew in a 8.8 JagdTiger. There would be no penalty to use that Panther crew in a Panther M10 or PzIV Schmalturm.
  6. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I feel so sorry for anyone on OPFOR then:evil
  7. Czechsix

    Czechsix Slower than you....

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    first game today, and yes of course I used gold rounds lol

    Defeat
    Battle: Westfield Thursday, November 01, 2012 10:58:46 AM
    Vehicle: T34
    Experience received: 1,071
    Credits received: 129,109

    (btw, repair costs - 7,605, ammo 48k or so)

    Interesting post on that net/gross chart!
  8. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I haven't even used Gold rounds in regular tanks yet today - been doing just fine without them... the wins or losses were down to the team's choices, not missed penetrations on my part.

    And, really, that's all we're getting for Gold rounds - a better chance of penetration, but no increase in damage.
  9. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    IMHO, if you chose your target wisely, you don't need gold rounds.....
  10. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    That's what I'm thinking. The top gun on most tanks don't usually have much trouble penning. I think it's going to be handy when you don't have the top gun though.
  11. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    You obviously don't own a Churchill:bluduh

    I think it will be beneficial for that last ditch arty round. I've had them on some of my mediums, but the cost outweighed the benefit. I got a KV-1 with a gold round in my SU25 the other day. He was surprised....lookin for an easy kill:rofl
  12. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    No, but I have a M7 med with the 6 pounder. I'd go broke shooting gold rounds out of it though.
  13. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    There is no doubt they'll be handy for the Churchill - some really good players I know of who use Churchills for fun keep about ten gold rounds in them for taking on pesky heavies in tier 5 or 6 matches.

    I just finally used some gold rounds tonight from my T28 Prototype when I saw that the next tank I had to get rid of was another T28 Proto... then I proceeded to use more against any and all comers until my team around me ran away leaving my side exposed. Just like that, the tank that could have easily won the game for them was out of the battle (having done more damage than anyone else). Sniper award, very high XP for a loser, but that team lost the battle. The utter refusal to support teammates is why so many people lose battles.

    Anyway, so that was some time Saturday until today that it took me to buy a Proto, grind the engine and last gun (used some free XP as well) for it, and then grind it to tier 9. That's 175,472 XP (for the proto, alone, not counting other tanks) I ground in under 6 days. 1570 average damage per battle for 238 games (destroyed 261 tanks in those 238 games).
  14. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Are you employed, sir?

    :rofl
  15. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Downloading the 8.1 patch now.

    Golden Joystick code is: GGWP



    On top of all that, they're running a Dia de los muertos weekend, with the following specials:

    If there were ever a weekend to dedicate to this game, I think this is one of them.
  16. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I got to play a few games last night...boy british tanks are everywhere....in one game that is all that there was....execpt for one on each team.

    I did play with "gold" rounds last night on my...you guessed it...churchill....I think it really shocked the T1 I was shooting at.

    Don't forget there is a free prem this weekend (I think) as well.
  17. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    well i did it.. i bought my beloved PZIV back, now called the PZIV S. my crew was very happy to get their tank back and even liked the modifications that WOTs did to it. yep it's the same old PZVI that WOT took away from us and replaced with that normal tier 5 thing. I didn't get to run many games with it last night and the maps I got sucked to try out how well it sniped but best i can tell it's still just as good as it was just sitting one tier higher. I don't mind this because it can pin point shots and work down tanks two tiers higher then it and even a few 3 tiers higher.

    I'm happy.:D
  18. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I played the British tank a bit last night as well and went up one more level, got into the whiskey, and decided to grind through my x2's. I did come across a platoon of 3 Churchill one's. I got 2 of em with my E8:lol3

    I found that if anyone wants to ensure a good solid loss, make sure I'm playing my Patton. I think I'm down to a 30% win rate. Last night in Ensk I was faced off against a Tiger P, he had 7 (SEVEN!) hit points left, I shot him 5 times in the driver view slot. 5! No damage at like 20 meters. I have to play my Stug twice to make up for every game I play in the Patton.

    Yet in Westfield I one shotted a VK2801 at full health in the front.:huh
  19. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    I don't recall, do you have the big 105 in it yet.
    My win rate is only 42% in my Patton, but that's mostly from when I was running stock and grinding to the bug gun. I'd guess it's something just above 50% now because it's climbing slowly.

    We should platoon up. Maybe that will help. Do you have Team Speak working?
  20. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    I love the x5.

    But I am pretty sure 99% of maps are not designed for a GWTiger. I'm seen paint dry faster than this thing moves. and if someone gets in close....yer fucked.