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GollumsFish #1 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:18

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Hi guys.

I've just managed to unlock the VK2801 and want to move on from my Leopard. Have enough credits for it.

One worry though - I want to use the Leopard crew in the VK2801. They're all at 99% right now.

If I sell the Leopard and send them to the barracks and put them in the new VK2801, will they still be 99%? Or will they have to start over again? Thanks.

akoaih #2 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:21

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You will have to retrain each crew member for the 2801.  You can retrain for free, 20k credits each, or 200 gold each.  What you spend determines how much of their current training is kept on the new vehicle.  The training tab of the crew file will show you the results of each choice.

GollumsFish #3 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:26

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So no point in trying to get them to 100% and getting crew skills then?

pyroluigi #4 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:32

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you can get them to 100% if you want but if youre gonna get the vk2801 soon dont train any skills on them. the extra xp that builds up on them will help with retraining. so instead of being 90% if you retrain them for credits they would be higher and if you get enough xp on them they could still be at 100% after retraining them

Blizzard36 #5 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:36

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View PostGollumsFish, on Jan 21 2013 - 07:26, said:

So no point in trying to get them to 100% and getting crew skills then?

When you retrain they don't go straight to 50%, they just take a hit. In the case of retraining in the same class of vehicles, like the two lights you're talking about, that's a 20% hit to their crew skill for the free retraining or 10% if you pay credits. It's not hard to see why most people retraining a 100% crew often just chose the free option for 80% crews. There is a bigger skill hit if you have to switch between vehicle types, like going from a medium to a heavy, but it may still be worth it. Particularly if you're willing to pay the credits, the free option probably isn't very helpful in such cases but the reduced skill hit for paying may be.

Additionally, skills or perks being trained on remain at their current level. XP is only taken off the base crew percentage. So if you had a crew at 100% + 20% Camo you could retrain them for free to 80% + 20% camo.

GP_Large #6 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:41

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I always do the silver for trading, except for the commander... The commander provides a 10% leadership bonus when at 100%... So I splurge for the gold to bring him up all the way....

nking1299 #7 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:45

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You'll take a hit of 0/10/20% depending on if you spend 200 gold/20k silver/nothing (please note that primary crew skills can never be below 50%). Not devastating but not great either, it's up to you but I generally spend nothing unless I really care about a tank for the long haul, as you might in a 2801.

Zeabos #8 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:49

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View Postpyroluigi, on Jan 21 2013 - 07:32, said:

you can get them to 100% if you want but if youre gonna get the vk2801 soon dont train any skills on them. the extra xp that builds up on them will help with retraining. so instead of being 90% if you retrain them for credits they would be higher and if you get enough xp on them they could still be at 100% after retraining them

Wow, I dint know that lol. Thanks.
Bless you.

UnEnculturate #9 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:53

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View Postpyroluigi, on Jan 21 2013 - 07:32, said:

you can get them to 100% if you want but if youre gonna get the vk2801 soon dont train any skills on them. the extra xp that builds up on them will help with retraining. so instead of being 90% if you retrain them for credits they would be higher and if you get enough xp on them they could still be at 100% after retraining them

^This.

If you get them to 100% in the Leo, fight a few more battles, then retain them to the VK with credits (to 90%), the experience that has not been used for a secondary skill will add to the 90%, so the crew will probably be at 91-93%.  Not a huge boost, but every % counts.  That said, if you do start to train a secondary skill, it will still be active at its current % even if the crew is not at 100%, but it will not gain experience until that crew member is at 100%

If you don't go that route and because they they're so close to 100%, I would retrain them to 89% even without a second skill because that will be cheaper and take less time in the long run, unless you really want to spend the 200 gold per new crew member to get them to 100% right out of the gate.

Overall, as long as the crew can be retrained with credits to above 75%, they're worth keeping, at least that's my policy.  Additionally, I recommend that you take a look at this page on the wiki for more information about crew training.  In fact, I recommend pouring over as much of the wiki as possible: doing so will make you a better tanker.

GollumsFish #10 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 07:58

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Thanks for the explanation guys.

Kevlar1972 #11 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 08:35

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For a new tank 200 gold for commander and immediate mentor then 20k silver for the rest of the crew seems to be the way to go.  This is assuming I am keeping my old tank and not selling and retraining the crew.

If I am retraining a 100 percent crew I just use silver and start them at 90 percent in their new ride.

Paul92a #12 Posted Jan 21 2013 - 08:44

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If you get a new crew it costs 20k silver per crew member to train them to 75%. If you retrain an existing crew it costs 20k silver to train them up to 10% less than they started with, when you transfer like for like. So retraining a crew member who is at 86% will get you into the new tank at 76% for the same money, a net gain. They also keep whatever medals and awards they have earned. So once you have a crew thats over 86% it makes sense to retrain them rather than starting with a new crew.

Also if the crew member is over 100% and has some skill points you can use the skill points to train them up to 100%, but this is a less efficient way as you loose far more points from your skill than you gain in exp.

Nialater #13 Posted Feb 22 2013 - 00:59

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Does anyone eber see any loyalty to their crew so that thyey work with certain members and try to evolve them as soldiers in their squads rather than just Xp and stat containers?

I like to select certain personnel and develop with a certain loyalty and devotion to them.

That shouod be possible isn't it, or is there sumthin I am missin here?

Steeljaw_MajT #14 Posted Feb 22 2013 - 04:53

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Not really sure what you want to know.  Are you asking if people keep crews and advance them to new vehicles, then the answer is yes.  If that's not the answer to your question, could you be a little clearer on what you want to know.

Not trying to be a troll, but do you know that there is spell check available?  Right click on the red underlined words and it will give you suggestions on spelling.

beshera #15 Posted Feb 22 2013 - 17:25

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hello
After I retrained my crew , what should I do ? the message crew is missing still prventing me from playing ? help please

0perativ3 #16 Posted Feb 22 2013 - 17:31

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View Postbeshera, on Feb 22 2013 - 17:25, said:

hello
After I retrained my crew , what should I do ? the message crew is missing still prventing me from playing ? help please

Is the crew in the barracks or?

You do need to manually add the crew members into the new vehicle