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The_Goblin_King #1 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:26

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I am currently on the tier 8 Amx 48 with about 80k left to go to the Foch. Do you think I have time to grind to the Foch 155 before 9.20 is released? I have a premium account and can play about 2 hours a day. I also have a pile of 100% experience boosters.

Demonic_Angel_of_Death #2 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:28

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If you use those boosters maybe... But if you really want those twin Foch's you might want to commit another hour or two a day when you can...

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CynicalDutchie #3 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:30

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The only way you'll find out is if you stop posting on the forums and start grinding.

iUltimaRatio #4 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:31

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when is 9.20 coming out ?

Gothraul #5 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:31

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You can with boosters, 2 hours a day is pretty limited if you can find another hour it will help. Also if you got free xp saved up you can use that as an emergency option but you still have to buy the Foch 155 Before 9.20 if you are to have it. 

churchill50 #6 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:33

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OP, that depends entirely on how much of a masochist you are. I would drive myself crazy grinding that much xp out in that short a time on tanks I wouldn't really like.

 

If you do do it, I would suggest buying some premium time if you don't already have it. It can really help with the grind.

Also, use some Credit Personal Reserves as well, so you don't have to grind credits out after you finish the xp grind.

Finally, if you can find some platoonmates who are good, I would platoon as much as you can, for three reasons. First, an increase in winrate will definitely help the grind. Second, you get a 20% (I believe) xp bonus when in a platoon. Third, having platoonmates can help you keep your cool and stay more engaged in the game for longer. Just make sure they're ready to grind for long hours as well, and make sure none of them are excessively negative, which can lead to you going on tilt.

 

The 9.20 Common Test Round 2 will be coming out on the 16th, so you probably have a week and a half to two weeks after that before 9.20 goes live. That gives you 3 and a half weeks to 4 weeks to finish the grind. It should be possible.

 

Those are my tips. Whether you decide to grind or not is up to you. Good luck either way.


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The_Goblin_King #7 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:38

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Time is an issue for me (job, kids, wife). I can increase my time to 3 hours a day but it involves staying up till 1am. I might have to do that for a while. 

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Probably have up to 200 games left on boosters to get there.  Maybe 150.  At 6 games an hour getting 2k that's about 34 hours of play



FOGofWAR #9 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:40

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  I've been gone.  Can someone explain what is happening with these tanks and what happens with the patch?

Bubba187 #10 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:42

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The current Tier x is being removed and replaced with a different version.  The old one will be a special tank that you get to keep if you already have it in the garage when the new one is introduced.  If you don't have it at the change, you can no longer get it.

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View PostThe_Goblin_King, on Aug 08 2017 - 15:26, said:

I am currently on the tier 8 Amx 48 with about 80k left to go to the Foch. Do you think I have time to grind to the Foch 155 before 9.20 is released? I have a premium account and can play about 2 hours a day. I also have a pile of 100% experience boosters.

 

​Yes if you no life the foch grind, I got my foch 155 in three days ranking up from tier 8. Use those 9 hours of 200% xp boost.

Duqe #12 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:46

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Considering I got 178k in 2 days using about 10-15 hours worth of reserves to unlock the Foch, I'm going to wager a "yes".

CynicalDutchie #13 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:47

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View Postchurchill50, on Aug 08 2017 - 21:33, said:

OP, that depends entirely on how much of a masochist you are. I would drive myself crazy grinding that much xp out in that short a time on tanks I wouldn't really like.

 

It took me a day to grind the last remaining 150k XP or so on the foch with premium and reserves just so I could get that free T10.

 

and yes, I do hate myself.



hector1470 #14 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 21:49

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If you make around 1500+ XP on a single game on 80% of your battles with a premium account and boosters every single day then I don't see why you wouldn't get there. 

churchill50 #15 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 22:05

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View PostCynicalDutchie, on Aug 08 2017 - 13:47, said:

 

It took me a day to grind the last remaining 150k XP or so on the foch with premium and reserves just so I could get that free T10.

 

and yes, I do hate myself.

 

I've done similar grinds in the past. For instance:

Going from a stock T20 to a fully upgraded M46 Patton in a week around full-time school and part-time work.

Going from a mostly upgraded TVP VTU to the Skoda T50 in one day.

Grinding out the last 160,000 xp on my AMX 30 1er in one day.

However, the difference there is that I liked most of those tanks. I loved the US meds and the AMX 30 1er, and the TVP, while bad, was at least bearable (playing it with the stock turret and top 8.8cm gun made it feel like a bad Pershing, but it wasn't completely worthless). Grinding tanks like the AMX AC 48 and Foch, on the other hand, which I would hate every minute of, would not be good for my sanity.



Bad_Oedipus #16 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 22:13

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I was playing E50M when i came across Foched 155 adt distance of 150 meters.  There was a small hill so I could always back up to hide my turret and upper hull.

I'm not very good at snapshots; however, at this distance with that tank I'm a real Fredrick Zoller... when I aim for 1 sec.  I whacked him 4 times right in the crossbar.  In return he missed twice and bounced one.  I don't think his skill was an issue, his win8 similar to mine, it's just that tank can't aim quickly enough do deal with top tier mediums and other snipers.

 

Is the grind worth it?  I'm torn, cause I have 10 days before vacation and I'm even further behind than OP...but few years from now....

 



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View PostThe_Goblin_King, on Aug 08 2017 - 20:26, said:

I am currently on the tier 8 Amx 48 with about 80k left to go to the Foch. Do you think I have time to grind to the Foch 155 before 9.20 is released? I have a premium account and can play about 2 hours a day. I also have a pile of 100% experience boosters.

 

Yea, it's possible.  Put a little more time in.  And dig a little more free XP just in case as a back up toward the end.  But you should be able to.  Tell the wife, you really want this.  It's not going to take forever etc.

HB_Landric #18 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 22:42

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I have the Foch 155 on NA so I didn't have to worry about it here. However, I decided to give it a shot on my EU account. I had the AC46 unlocked but not a single game in it when this was announced. I bought it, started the grind using boosters, and used some free XP once I unlocked the AC48 for the 120mm gun. As of today I have 190k XP on the Foch, so I should make it without any problem. The key is premium time and boosters, I never would have attempted it without both.  I am basically only playing the grind tank, if I die early I play a premium to make some credits so I can afford to actually buy the tank. I've been playing the premiums with accelerated crew training off in case I have to convert some XP at the last minute, but that doesn't look like it will be necessary.

I don't play all day either, about two hours a day during the week and four or five hours a day on the weekends.

MountainLion1 #19 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 23:34

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I am not a fan of turretless TD's so I am not participating in the mad dash myself, but to all those who are, good luck in your endeavor. God speed and may the force be with you.

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View PostiUltimaRatio, on Aug 08 2017 - 12:31, said:

when is 9.20 coming out ?

 

No word on when it's coming out yet.  If it helps, it's still in Common Test and not in Public Test.





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