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Kanzler_Bismarck #1 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 00:34

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If you are grinding this tank, PLEASE do every team you will be on a favor and remember to get the top turret BEFORE either gun upgrade.

Every time I see a KT with the first turret and the 105  I want to cry.

FlorbFnarb #2 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 00:38

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View PostKanzler_Bismarck, on Oct 28 2013 - 00:34, said:

If you are grinding this tank, PLEASE do every team you will be on a favor and remember to get the top turret BEFORE either gun upgrade.Every time I see a KT with the first turret and the 105  I want to cry.

Agreed.  Also, the long 88 is a perfectly viable stock gun.  The short 105 is reputedly horrible anyway.  It has worse accuracy, rate of fire, DPM and AP pen in exchange only for better alpha and gold pen.  The engine upgrade comes from the Tiger, the track upgrade is unnecessary and can wait until last, the short 105 is useless and the long 105 will take you forever and a day.

Get the turret first, then go guns.

Sparty_20 #3 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 00:48

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View PostFlorbFnarb, on Oct 28 2013 - 00:38, said:

Agreed.  Also, the long 88 is a perfectly viable stock gun.  The short 105 is reputedly horrible anyway.  It has worse accuracy, rate of fire, DPM and AP pen in exchange only for better alpha and gold pen.  The engine upgrade comes from the Tiger, the track upgrade is unnecessary and can wait until last, the short 105 is useless and the long 105 will take you forever and a day.

Get the turret first, then go guns.


Lhos #4 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 00:54

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But that's a whole extra week's worth of games they'll have to load into and then leave to farm back the exp they spent on the useless turret that doesn't go pew pew!

generalkorrd #5 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 00:55

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Kind of thought that would be the case. I was looking at the tree for my new KT and thought the same thing as florbfnarb. Although the 88 feels a bit bouncy to me for a t8 tank.

skyf24 #6 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:06

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What if they went down the porsche line first? theyd have all the guns unlocked but not the turret.

CanadianGuitar #7 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:18

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Thats like these people in IS-3 and KV-4 that get the turret before the gun... Why would you do that?

Ardito #8 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:21

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Thanks for the heads up. Not too far away from my King Tiger now and was curious what the best upgrade path would be. Will the upgraded turret, long-88, top engine, radio, and equipment all fit on the default suspension?

munchgar #9 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:21

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Use FREE EXP and get all the modules before grinding the tank = win

FlorbFnarb #10 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:34

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View Postgeneralkorrd, on Oct 28 2013 - 00:55, said:

Kind of thought that would be the case. I was looking at the tree for my new KT and thought the same thing as florbfnarb. Although the 88 feels a bit bouncy to me for a t8 tank.

Not for a stock gun it isn't.  Look at it this way - the T32 kicks ass with a top gun with 198mm pen, while the KT gets a stock gun with 203mm pen.  It needs a little more APCR than it did on the Tiger, but it's still good.

FlorbFnarb #11 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:40

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View Postmunchgar, on Oct 28 2013 - 01:21, said:

Use FREE EXP and get all the modules before grinding the tank = win

Somebody please do the math to see how much money this idea would take, because I'm pretty sure that only a person with either (1) no idea of the value of money or (2) a bunch of money burning a hole in their pocket would do such a thing.

1SLUGGO1 #12 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:45

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Looks like a rather painless tank grind compared to the Caernarvon.

1SLUGGO1 #13 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:48

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View PostArdito, on Oct 28 2013 - 01:21, said:

Thanks for the heads up. Not too far away from my King Tiger now and was curious what the best upgrade path would be. Will the upgraded turret, long-88, top engine, radio, and equipment all fit on the default suspension?

Without doing any math, I don't think so.  The stock tracks with the stock tank give it 1.7 or so tons to spare.  You will easily get the turret on there, but you'll be cutting it close with everything else.

goff #14 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 01:54

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The top gun was my last upgrade.

Nihtwaco #15 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 02:29

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Porsche Turret shot trap from Hell under the gun. I ground out the XP for the suspension and turret by spending most battles shooting long range diagonal across maps to keep from getting my nose busted. Only for those who really want to learn the hard way how to keep from getting hit over and over in the Nose.

On both turrets pay attention to who you show the turret flank to. As a hit on it can cost a third of your HP.

Nihtwaco #16 Posted Oct 28 2013 - 02:35

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Turret and other stuff will work if you forgo add on equipment or maybe use add on torsion bars until you get the suspension. Rammer, Vent fans and Torsion bars should work ok with stock suspension and top everything else.