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NachtKriechen #1 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:38

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ATM, I have roughly 11000 normal XP tied-up in several different Elite tanks.    Is it really worth spending roughly 400 gold to convert this over to free experience?

I really wanted to hold onto the Gold I have, to purchase more garage slots/barracks, as I'm finding more tanks I'd like to keep as I work up the tiers.   That equates to nearly 2 garage slots & 16 bunks (when they're on sale).

I can always grind-out the Elite tanks that I have to get more free XP....but, I'm really taking a beating working with some of these stock tanks, to get normal xp.   Just for my new E2, I need roughly 11000xp for the upgraded engine and 5265xp for upgrade to suspension.....not including the xp needed to unlock the T29 (55,500 for tank alone).

Chikungunya #2 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:45

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I have nearly 400,000 free XP on several elite tanks. I feel it is worth converting, it allows you to do things like skip tanks you just don't like, fully upgrade a newly bought tank, or skip a scout tank in a medium tank line if you just don't want to play a scout.

ukcufo #3 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:45

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the normal practice is to use free xp to upgrade modules on a stock tank when purchased.

Phantom359 #4 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:48

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Do not waste gold on barracks slots at the moment. If you have guys without skills/perks then they don't need to be in the barracks. only hold on to those crewman that have perks. I have found that I really don't like playing the lower tier battles so I don't really keep tier 7 and below unless it's an awesome tank (i.e. Hellcat).  I don't know how many garage slots you have but you shouldn't need too many.

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It's really worth it. I want to convert my xp but I don't got the gold to do it.

bumpkin #6 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:52

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It can be used for skipping tanks.  It really depends on how much you hate the tank as to whether or not it is worth it for you.  There are many who stockpile XP so they can skip to the end of tree without having to drive the tanks in-between.  I know several people who would love to do this on the British Trees, because the tier VIII and IX tanks are just miserable to play through.  This is how people get the Brand new Tier Xs the day they come out.  

Note: Free XP'ing to the High tiers can be tough if you don't have a crew three skill ready to move into the new toy.

Chikungunya #7 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 14:58

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View Postbumpkin, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:52, said:

It can be used for skipping tanks.  It really depends on how much you hate the tank as to whether or not it is worth it for you.  There are many who stockpile XP so they can skip to the end of tree without having to drive the tanks in-between.  I know several people who would love to do this on the British Trees, because the tier VIII and IX tanks are just miserable to play through.  This is how people get the Brand new Tier Xs the day they come out.  

Note: Free XP'ing to the High tiers can be tough if you don't have a crew three skill ready to move into the new toy.

The last thing you want to do is put a 50% crew in a tier 8, 9, or 10 tank.

bumpkin #8 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 15:01

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View PostLeonid62, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:58, said:

The last thing you want to do is put a 50% crew in a tier 8, 9, or 10 tank.
I would argue the last thing you want to do is put a 50% crew in ANY tank.   :teethhappy:

Chikungunya #9 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 15:03

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View Postbumpkin, on Aug 19 2013 - 15:01, said:

I would argue the last thing you want to do is put a 50% crew in ANY tank.   :teethhappy:

I stand corrected good sir lol

MikieLD #10 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 15:49

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Well I will be honest I was cheap and used 50% crews for the first threee or four tiers on a tree, before paying for a 75% crew and then retraining them up the tree. I have never spent gold only in game credits, you can usually get them back to 100% fairly quickly unless MM is handing you the short end.

NachtKriechen #11 Posted Aug 19 2013 - 15:53

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View Postukcufo, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:45, said:

the normal practice is to use free xp to upgrade modules on a stock tank when purchased.

I guess my original question should really be, "Which tanks should I grind, versus just skipping with free XP." It seems to come down to that, IMO....just using gold to shortcut actually working on a Tier.

View PostPhantom359, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:48, said:

Do not waste gold on barracks slots at the moment. If you have guys without skills/perks then they don't need to be in the barracks. only hold on to those crewman that have perks.

Right now, I just have my MS-1 crew (100% and 80% 1st skill) in there right now, along with a couple other British 90's and some 80's that I can probably dismiss.   But if I start dropping some of my Tier 5's to try-out different lines on other nations, those barracks are going to fill-up real quick.

View PostPhantom359, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:48, said:

I don't know how many garage slots you have but you shouldn't need too many.

I currently have 13, but really want 15 or 16.    Whether I -need- 16 slots (or 13 for that matter) is a completely different discussion.   It is currently taking me about 3 hours to play through the x2's on these 13.   I can't imagine managing more than 16.

View Postbumpkin, on Aug 19 2013 - 15:01, said:

I would argue the last thing you want to do is put a 50% crew in ANY tank.   :teethhappy:

That's my BIG boggle at the moment.    Most of my crews now are 100% with various degrees of skills being developed.    I don't want to put a 50% crew in any tank (even to try it out), because it does not allow me to fully evaluate the Tank.    However, holding onto expeienced crews is going to become difficult if I start putting 5-6 crewmen into the Barracks at the same time.   I can either house crews in existing tanks with Garage slots, drop my tanks lines & cover with Barracks, or any combination thereof.

I guess the whole point comes down to when Gold should & should not be spent.

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View PostMikieLD, on Aug 19 2013 - 15:49, said:

unless MM is handing you the short end.

I don't usually put much stock in XVM "Chance to win", but I did notice a large amount of sub-40% MM this weekend.

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I do not check XVM
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View PostNachtKriechen, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:38, said:

ATM, I have roughly 11000 normal XP tied-up in several different Elite tanks. Is it really worth spending roughly 400 gold to convert this over to free experience?

I really wanted to hold onto the Gold I have, to purchase more garage slots/barracks, as I'm finding more tanks I'd like to keep as I work up the tiers.   That equates to nearly 2 garage slots & 16 bunks (when they're on sale).

I can always grind-out the Elite tanks that I have to get more free XP....but, I'm really taking a beating working with some of these stock tanks, to get normal xp.   Just for my new E2, I need roughly 11000xp for the upgraded engine and 5265xp for upgrade to suspension.....not including the xp needed to unlock the T29 (55,500 for tank alone).

No. Keep it and keep collecting it for high tier tanks that grind becomes torture. Dont waste it on low tier tanks - 11K exp is nothing.
You will "meet" tanks that don't suit your play style and you'll struggle...or just all out horrible tanks that you'd want to spend as little time with as possible. Of course everyone's opinion is different, but medium french line is a good example - usually ppl have a blast with AMX13-90(tier8)...and Bat-Chat(tierX) is very similar...but in between there is a horrible Lorraine40t... Keep it for situations like that.

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View Postvladvirus, on Aug 19 2013 - 16:57, said:

Dont waste it on low tier tanks - 11K exp is nothing.

I think that is the perspective that I needed.  

So generally speaking, when we're talking "low tier", is that always relative to Tier 10? How I've been interpreting all of this fourm information is that "low tier" is 1-3, mid tier is 3-6, high tier is 7-10.....when in-fact, most people consider anything below tier 7 to be "low tier"?

400 Gold seemed a bit pricey for something that I can earn in a day (compared to the normal xp I would need to unlock the modules I need).

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View PostNachtKriechen, on Aug 19 2013 - 17:19, said:

I think that is the perspective that I needed.  

So generally speaking, when we're talking "low tier", is that always relative to Tier 10? How I've been interpreting all of this fourm information is that "low tier" is 1-3, mid tier is 3-6, high tier is 7-10.....when in-fact, most people consider anything below tier 7 to be "low tier"?

400 Gold seemed a bit pricey for something that I can earn in a day (compared to the normal xp I would need to unlock the modules I need).

Look at your techtree. You'll see the cost of tanks. TIer 8-9-10 will get VERY expensive in terms of both credits and experience.
Just to put into perspective average tier X tanks is about 6 million credits and 250K exp...
And when you will get your tier 8-9-X - they will be totally stock...so keep that free exp for researching modules (each module can be 60K exp easy) and speeding up your grind through a tough tanks.

My advice - anything under tier 8 - dont waste free exp.

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View Postvladvirus, on Aug 19 2013 - 17:22, said:

Look at your techtree. You'll see the cost of tanks. TIer 8-9-10 will get VERY expensive in terms of both credits and experience.
Just to put into perspective average tier X tanks is about 6 million credits and 250K exp...
And when you will get your tier 8-9-X - they will be totally stock...so keep that free exp for researching modules (each module can be 60K exp easy) and speeding up your grind through a tough tanks.

My advice - anything under tier 8 - dont waste free exp.

It's all relative though. Personally, I like being able to research at least a couple of key modules in mid-tier tanks. Banking up enough free XP or converting enough XP into free XP for high tier tanks is time consuming and expensive.

I used to convert a lot of XP when I first started playing, but now I'm much more selective. I have nearly all of my tank crews on accelerated crew training now and don't cache much XP anymore for conversion.

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View PostNachtKriechen, on Aug 19 2013 - 14:38, said:

ATM, I have roughly 11000 normal XP tied-up in several different Elite tanks. Is it really worth spending roughly 400 gold to convert this over to free experience?

I really wanted to hold onto the Gold I have, to purchase more garage slots/barracks, as I'm finding more tanks I'd like to keep as I work up the tiers.   That equates to nearly 2 garage slots & 16 bunks (when they're on sale).

I can always grind-out the Elite tanks that I have to get more free XP....but, I'm really taking a beating working with some of these stock tanks, to get normal xp.   Just for my new E2, I need roughly 11000xp for the upgraded engine and 5265xp for upgrade to suspension.....not including the xp needed to unlock the T29 (55,500 for tank alone).

I would say it's worth converting if you have high tier end goals. Priorities when spending gold should fall into getting a premium tank > converting exp > buying a premium account.

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Train the crew to at least 3rd skill and then do it again with elite tanks. All the extra XP goes on the crew 90% and 10% turns to free. Once you move up the tree those crews can be retrained and you can go clubbing baby seals that didn't. You will be way happier in the long run.

I would also let you know, if you dismiss the whole crew any awards\medals\accomplishments are lost forever and removed from the overall service record.

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View PostCriticalhit4U, on Aug 19 2013 - 18:37, said:

I would also let you know, if you dismiss the whole crew any awards\medals\accomplishments are lost forever and removed from the overall service record.

Well, that's the first I've heard of that. Is that the whole crew, or specific individuals?   I've been mixing & matching my crews a bit, but haven't dismissed anyone yet (except for the 50% Tier 1 crews that I never played).   Good to know since my one and only Kolobanov's Medal is tied to my MS-1 crew.