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doom44 #1 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:01

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I am having a hard time right now. My Ausf. A sucks and gets blown up all the time, and is not earning any credits or experience, so I can't advance.  :huh:
What is the easiest way to earn lots of credits and experience?

doom44 #2 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:13

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Well, I actually sold that Ausf. A and trying to earn experience from my new Marder II.

deadlyapollo #3 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:14

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Two solutions. Suicide scout rush to light up the enemy and maybe pop off a shot or two. This nets about 300-500 exp and about 5-8k credits.

Option two and my personal favorite. Shadowing. What you do is be a heavies shadow and whenever it engages a target, you load up HE ammo and hound that enemy. While its busy with the heavy, you can be on its side or rear plugging it with HE rounds and doing lots of damage. It works well with those pesky low tier tanks that are hard to grind (A-20 comes to mind)

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Get a KV. Do not rambo.

FlatCat #5 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:15

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I think the lvl 4 and 5 tiers are the most money makers.

If you don't want to pay for prem just free play get at lest tier 5 tank people call them credit farmers.

I did a quick search turned up this  credit framers

just do a credit Framer search that will help you.

doom44 #6 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:16

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I am trying to advance up the German tree right now though.
Is the marder a good credit farmer?

terrantkain #7 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:23

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View Postdoom44, on May 20 2011 - 15:16, said:

I am trying to advance up the German tree right now though.
Is the marder a good credit farmer?

I am using both a Marder and a Hetzer right now (Kept the marder to help farm credits cause the Hetzer took forever to get viable), and I make a decent amount of money/xp. A decent match is 300xp/5k credits, and I've made over 8k on good matches. Not as much as higher tier tanks, and my Hetzer has now caught up and is doing better, but it's decent.

doom44 #8 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:24

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View PostRake, on May 20 2011 - 15:21, said:

  I'm assuming you're not just joining the game and leaving, or using other shady tactics.  
No! I never do that! I'm just playing the game like everyone else. I can't get to the Pz IV becuase I am stuck with this crappy Ausf. A and a Marder. I also have a 35t.

doom44 #9 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:43

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Ok guys, thanks for the tips. I feel grinding would make more credits than not. :)

Gaglug #10 Posted May 20 2011 - 15:52

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Your most reliable path to cash is how much damage you can dish out in a fight.   Damaging enemies gives you a 10% bump per tier above you.  Each vehicle has a hidden coefficient that adjusts this further.   And then finally, you have the 50% premium bonus.


With this in mind, you want to do the following:

1)  Get a vehicle that is up-gunned for it's tier.  (This is a vehicle that mounts a gun of higher tier than itself)
2)  Focus on damage, not kills
3)  Focus on surviving as long as possible, damaging everything you can (Don't rush or lead charges)
4)  Try to hunt up-tier targets by following behind and shadowing your higher-tier heavier friendlies.
5)  Make sure you have Premium


This is why the KV w/107 is a good credit farmer  (Tier 5 tank, Tier 7 gun, good survivability).  Almost the same with the PzIV (Tier 5 tank with a Tier 6 gun)     The Marder is Tier 3 with a Tier 5 gun.

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The problem is, when you play and eventually die there is credit going to repair your tank so, you are losing out when you die especially in the higher tier tanks where it can cost over 5k to fix your tank and over 2 to 5 k to resupply your ammo.

What I like to do is jump into one of the beginning 3 tanks and play like 5 or 6 games.  You ask why, well, those tanks get repaired for free.  All you have to pay for is resupplying ammo.  If you lose the match, you get around 1k in credit, if you win, you get around 2k in credit.

5 games of losing, that is 5k in credit, 5 games of winning, that is 10k in credit.

Also, you get additional credit added when you damage enemy tanks, protect a base that is getting captured, spot enemy tanks, and take part in a successful uninterrupted base capture.

doom44 #12 Posted May 20 2011 - 16:16

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Also, are the German tanks good? I want to know if I'm barking up the right tree. (Lol, bad pun)

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View Postdoom44, on May 20 2011 - 15:01, said:

What is the easiest way to earn lots of credits...?
  • Buy Gold
  • Buy Lowe
  • ????
  • PROFIT


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View Postdoom44, on May 20 2011 - 15:01, said:

I am having a hard time right now. My Ausf. A sucks and gets blown up all the time, and is not earning any credits or experience, so I can't advance.  :huh:
What is the easiest way to earn lots of credits and experience?


Having many tanks elited or premium is the easiest way.  The more tanks you havemeans the more daily doubles "1st battle bonuses" you can earn.  Sure it will cost gold to convert that EXP but when you are trying to go up the ladder "or multiple ones" like I do, you will need all the EXP you can get.  Remember though, Don't stray to far off over the tier Vs or VIs, things start to get pricey on repairs and gold the farther you go up.  Here is a list of descent money makers for starters:


Any Gold Premium Tanks
Hetzer
StugIII
SU-85
SU-100
VK3601H
SPGs tier 6 and under "any tree"
Any Sherman tanks

I am sure there are more, but these have done me right so I am sharing the wealth with you.  I hope this helps.

Chiyeko #15 Posted May 20 2011 - 16:26

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Without premium tanks that marder II you have is going to be your best pall forever. Elite it out, stay still and blast away damaging anything you face with ease.

Just make sure you do not move unless you are certain you are save as it cannot take much if any fire in return being a td.

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View Postdoom44, on May 20 2011 - 16:16, said:

Also, are the German tanks good? I want to know if I'm barking up the right tree. (Lol, bad pun)

That's a bit of a vague question, since there's 5ish categories of tank (light, medium, heavy, SPG, TD) and several tiers for each.It's like asking if cow tastes good. There's a huge difference between filet mignon and McDonald's.

To answer you though, I like the German tanks I've played, which are mostly TDs.



Oh and about the Lowe...I have murdered a few of those already. Premium tank=/= win. Good player in premium tank does. Good player in a NON-premium tank does. Skill and teamwork win over numbers every day.

doom44 #17 Posted May 20 2011 - 16:31

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I have a stock gun on the Marder but that shouldn't last long.   :Smile-playing:
What premium tank should I consider buying though?

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View PostOverkill1369, on May 20 2011 - 16:09, said:

The problem is, when you play and eventually die there is credit going to repair your tank so, you are losing out when you die especially in the higher tier tanks where it can cost over 5k to fix your tank and over 2 to 5 k to resupply your ammo.

What I like to do is jump into one of the beginning 3 tanks and play like 5 or 6 games.  You ask why, well, those tanks get repaired for free.  All you have to pay for is resupplying ammo.  If you lose the match, you get around 1k in credit, if you win, you get around 2k in credit.

5 games of losing, that is 5k in credit, 5 games of winning, that is 10k in credit.

Also, you get additional credit added when you damage enemy tanks, protect a base that is getting captured, spot enemy tanks, and take part in a successful uninterrupted base capture.

The problem with this thinking is that there's a linear relationship between damage and credits.

A BT-2 with it's little 37mm will do 30 damage per shot.   That gives a base of 30 credits per shot before multipliers.  The T-28 with 85mm is doing 160 damage per shot.   That's 5x the credit potential per shot, before mods and coefficients are applied.

If you sit in low-tier vehicles, you'll never earn the most credits per hour you could be getting in higher tier tanks.

I would note that there's a dropoff in profitability around T8 or so, when your tanks stop being profitable and eventually cost you more money with each fight as you get to the end tiers.

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View Postdoom44, on May 20 2011 - 16:31, said:

I have a stock gun on the Marder but that shouldn't last long.   :Smile-playing:
What premium tank should I consider buying though?

For the cash the Lowe is the king of the hill atm, but it is high tier and expensive, for a bit less the Ram II is a good option as a cash machine or the Churchill, but the church is a whole different kind of beast and not to everyone's tastes.

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View PostGaglug, on May 20 2011 - 16:46, said:

The problem with this thinking is that there's a linear relationship between damage and credits.

A BT-2 with it's little 37mm will do 30 damage per shot.   That gives a base of 30 credits per shot before multipliers.  The T-28 with 85mm is doing 160 damage per shot.   That's 5x the credit potential per shot, before mods and coefficients are applied.

If you sit in low-tier vehicles, you'll never earn the most credits per hour you could be getting in higher tier tanks.

I would note that there's a dropoff in profitability around T8 or so, when your tanks stop being profitable and eventually cost you more money with each fight as you get to the end tiers.

I never mentioned sitting at lower tiers, I said play 5 to 6 games.  Me, to farm credit, I will play 5 to 6 games on my MS-1, then jump into a KV, or KV3, or Hetzer, or M7. The only reason I bring up the lower tier is they are repaired for free so 90% of the money you make is pure profit with only about 10% being used to resupply ammo.




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