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Duqe #41 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 11:00

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Earned 60k on the Foch already, researched engine and tracks since it'll make things easier, on the fourth day.

 

The first two were earning 180k on the AC 48 and suffering a mild burn-out.

 

Maybe I'll be able to do it in another four days. But god, I'm definitely not trying to play good.



The_Goblin_King #42 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 22:26

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View PostJakeTheMystic, on Aug 10 2017 - 10:25, said:

I had apparently used free xp to get myself to the tier 7, though it is still fully stock. I would guess that was about 2 years ago and I havent touched the line since. Juggling between school and golf practice, I would still have plenty of time on my hands to get it, pop off some reserves, buy some premium account, use some free xp, and I could easily get it within a week if I threw in around 4-5k gold for free xp conversion to just get tanks out of the stock range. The problem is that what is the point in wasting so many hours just to get a tank that is a nerfed version of what is already in the game. Will it be a good crew trainer? Well, yes. But that is all it will ever be. I dont really see a reason for WG to be adding a whole new tank when all they did was slap a different gun on it and "toughen up the armor". If people had already been playing that line because they genuinely enjoy french tds, then great. But from someone who actually wants to have fun playing the game, the grind just takes it too far.  

 

It is purely a marketing strategy. Give a limited time to grind for a tank that will become rare and people, like me, will be prepared to dump money and time to get it.

The_Goblin_King #43 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 22:29

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View PostDuqe, on Aug 10 2017 - 11:00, said:

Earned 60k on the Foch already, researched engine and tracks since it'll make things easier, on the fourth day.

 

The first two were earning 180k on the AC 48 and suffering a mild burn-out.

 

Maybe I'll be able to do it in another four days. But god, I'm definitely not trying to play good.

 

Sounds as though you will make it easily. I have 38k to go to get the Foch and am planning to free exp the upgrades and then grind the 280k exp for the Foch155. I am feeling burnt out playing the line already. It isnt the easiest or fun line to play.

largeelvis #44 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 22:40

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110k left for Foch. An excellent game is only 1000 xp? Amazing game only 1500xp? The AMX 48 is soul crushing.

Cruiser133 #45 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 23:06

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Hate to tell ya the tier 9 ain't much better but at least it doesn't constantly punch you in the nuts like the ac48.

otacon237 #46 Posted Aug 11 2017 - 00:28

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TAP says "end of summer", most people speculating late august.

 

https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2017/07/22/wot-9-20-timetable/

 

if money isn't an issue you could grind prems and convert the XP. don't forget you will need a lot of silver to buy the tank as well. 



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View Postotacon237, on Aug 10 2017 - 15:28, said:

TAP says "end of summer", most people speculating late august.

 

https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2017/07/22/wot-9-20-timetable/

 

if money isn't an issue you could grind prems and convert the XP. don't forget you will need a lot of silver to buy the tank as well. 

 

Money isn't an issue...  But, honestly, I don't play my Russian TDs, and I actually LIKE them (thank goodness I have the Obj. 704).  As for my Americans, I am still stuck on the both the turreted and turretless T25s.  Now on the German line I have the Borsig with the big gun, and I have the Ferdinand unlocked.

 

I sincerely doubt I give a damn enough to drop the gold on exp conversion and the grinding to get the credits to buy a tank that I doubt will see much playing time.  Same reason I didn't buy the USS Enterprise Carrier when it came out on WoWS.

 

I think I would rather continue my glacial pace towards the Grille 15.

 

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Gothraul #48 Posted Aug 11 2017 - 00:38

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Since there won't be high tier discounts during the anniversary event I went ahead and bought it.

 

Purchased:
'AMX 50 Foch (155)' successfully purchased. Spent credits:  6,100,000.
 



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so we get to keep the Fosh 155 when it gets swapped over to the Fosh B? should have it by Monday night 8/14/17.

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View PostFOGofWAR, on Aug 08 2017 - 21:40, said:

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

 

The Foch 155 is being taken out of the tech tree and given to those who currently own it as a tier 10 reward vehicle and being replaced with the Foch B, lower pen and alpha but all round reload is faster. Also I believe the armor is being buffed so the sides don't get overmatched so easily and allowing you to angle.

The_Goblin_King #51 Posted Aug 13 2017 - 05:41

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Now am 40k into the Foch grind. I decided to get the best engine but not the tracks. I am getting worried now. I don't know if I have enough time to grind the experience and the money required. 

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View PostDuqe, on Aug 10 2017 - 11:00, said:

Earned 60k on the Foch already, researched engine and tracks since it'll make things easier, on the fourth day.

 

The first two were earning 180k on the AC 48 and suffering a mild burn-out.

 

Maybe I'll be able to do it in another four days. But god, I'm definitely not trying to play good.

 

You still have around 2 weeks and hopefully WG doesn't fix chat/contact list so we get yet another premium weekend so take your time.

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I found the AC48 grind miserable; the tank itself I thought was OK, but getting thrown into losing teams over and over, you simply cannot carry in it.  But finally unlocked the Foch (tier 9) a couple months ago.  Played it on the test server and thought it was no better.  So I threw my wallet at WG to unlock & buy the 155.  Maybe post-9.20 they (155/-B) still won't rule the field but at least I'll have two more tier X's to show for it.

 

Still trying to figure out what to do with the free (not very skilled) 155 crew left over from 8-bit battles.  I seem to recall only the Tier V was really any good...



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View PostShaggoth, on Aug 13 2017 - 15:46, said:

I found the AC48 grind miserable; the tank itself I thought was OK, but getting thrown into losing teams over and over, you simply cannot carry in it.  But finally unlocked the Foch (tier 9) a couple months ago.  Played it on the test server and thought it was no better.  So I threw my wallet at WG to unlock & buy the 155.  Maybe post-9.20 they (155/-B) still won't rule the field but at least I'll have two more tier X's to show for it.

 

Still trying to figure out what to do with the free (not very skilled) 155 crew left over from 8-bit battles.  I seem to recall only the Tier V was really any good...

 

Put it to you this way...the S35 CA tier 5 TD is basically the only keeper tank below tier 8 in the French tree besides the ELC.

 

Take my word on that as I have all the French tanks unlocked and finished except the tier 9 arty and the gun on the batchat. Out of all the nations France has always been the most brutal nation to grind through because 80% of the tanks just suck with 10% being below average to barely playable with the remaining 10% being lots of fun.


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I am now at 130k experience into the Foch 155 grind. This means that I can afford to pay gold for the rest of the grind if necessary. And every experience point earned means less gold spent now.

 

Now I just have to decide what tanks to sell to afford it in a hurry.



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View Post_Gungrave_, on Aug 13 2017 - 06:15, said:

 

You still have around 2 weeks and hopefully WG doesn't fix chat/contact list so we get yet another premium weekend so take your time.

 

Oh, I already finished and bought it.

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View PostThe_Goblin_King, on Aug 15 2017 - 15:34, said:

I am now at 130k experience into the Foch 155 grind. This means that I can afford to pay gold for the rest of the grind if necessary. And every experience point earned means less gold spent now.

 

Now I just have to decide what tanks to sell to afford it in a hurry.

I am in the same boat as you, finally in a position to free XP the rest if need be. Everything I get prior to the patch just saves me free XP.



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Happy days, they are having a third round of testing. That should give me enough time easily.  Only another 110000 experience to go. Imight have the Foch 155 by Monday I reckon. 

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Why not just a buff closer to its original glory.  

 

Any way I will take the free TD...But will I need to cross train my Foch Crew to the new tank at my $


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View PostPainbringer71, on Aug 17 2017 - 21:27, said:

Why not just a buff closer to its original glory.  

 

Any way I will take the free TD...But will I need to cross train my Foch Crew to the new tank at my $

I doubt it very much. I reckon the current crew will be transfered over to the new tank.







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