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sippo1 #1 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:03

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50% player, 3 million in credit, plenty of xp and crew xp,premium account, 200,000 free exp.Starting at alecto. How big a road is it? Any estimate of time, credits to accomplish this? More importantly should i? Any tanks should i skip altogether? 

gpc_4 #2 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:11

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Skipping up to the Tortoise will probably save your sanity.

OctavariumDT8 #3 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:12

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It's a long road. Took me more than 10 days to get through tier 8 and 9.

You have 11 days until On Track ends (24 nov-1 dec), might want to free xp tier 8 entirely.

 

I don't know if it's worth it. That grind was pain in the [edited]...

 

EDIT: It's not a road to deathstar. It's road to hell....



Hellsfog #4 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:14

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Play through the tier 5, skip the tier 6 and 7, play the tier 8 and has much of the tortoise as you can stand or until just before the on-track ends. 

 

edit: once you get the tortoise fully upgraded, you will need 235,000 xp to unlock the 183. 


Edited by Hellsfog, Nov 20 2017 - 16:22.


sippo1 #5 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:30

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Anyone know @ how much 200,000 free exp will get me up the tree?How many (approximately ) hours from tortoise to deathstar?Should i just stay on course to the jagzilla?Thanks for the insight.

 



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View Postgpc_4, on Nov 20 2017 - 16:11, said:

Skipping up to the Tortoise will probably save your sanity.

 

I enjoyed the Tortoise, it's a lot better if you play it like it doesn't have any armour at all (that's still a half-truth).

The_Michael #7 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:31

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I skipped the entire line after the tier 5... It's too awful

Darkbee2Bee #8 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:36

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I got a headstart, starting the grind at the AT-7 (unlocked from the Churchill Gun Carrier).  I'm still on the Tortoise with about 200K to go and I free-XP the tracks and gun on the Tortoise.  It's taken me a few weeks to get here but that hasn't been constant grinding and I don't run a premium account typically.  I might buy some premium time if the deadline is looming large and I still have a ways to go (which is likely).

 

The only question I'm asking myself is: Do I want the Deathstar?  The answer is "yes", so it doesn't matter how painful it is (I enjoyed the AT-15, and the Tortoise is an all around improvement on that) or how long it takes.  I will grind it out and bask in the glory of the moon*!

 

I guess you need to ask yourself, how badly do you want the Deathstar?  I would say though, if you haven't yet gotten started, you'd better get cracking.

 

*That's no moon! 



MacDaddyMatty #9 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:43

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Its a tough grind - I made it to tier 8 after a few weeks.

 

I recommend...

Use your free XP to unlock the main gun on each vehicle.

The top guns really help playing the TDs.



Darkbee2Bee #10 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:46

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View Postsippo1, on Nov 20 2017 - 10:30, said:

Anyone know @ how much 200,000 free exp will get me up the tree?How many (approximately ) hours from tortoise to deathstar?Should i just stay on course to the jagzilla?Thanks for the insight.

 

 

You probably really should save at least 60,000  of that for the top gun on the Tortoise (assuming you cannot or haven't unlocked it elsewhere).  200K is not going to get you very far, sadly.

sippo1 #11 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:48

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Figure i can get in @ 500 battles in if i start today, for those of u that have it, was it worth it? Luv my tds.

 



The_Michael #12 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:51

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View Postsippo1, on Nov 20 2017 - 10:48, said:

Figure i can get in @ 500 battles in if i start today, for those of u that have it, was it worth it? Luv my tds.

 

 

Considering you won't be able to get it ever again and you get 2 tier 10s for the price of 1 (maybe cheaper if you buy it on the on track), I'd say it's worth it

sippo1 #13 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 16:54

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Ugh, more like 400 battles, prolly not enuff battletime.

 



sippo1 #14 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:01

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Hmm, can convert my gold to 490,000 free x.

 



Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #15 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:07

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View Postsippo1, on Nov 20 2017 - 10:03, said:

50% player, 3 million in credit, plenty of xp and crew xp,premium account, 200,000 free exp.Starting at alecto. How big a road is it? Any estimate of time, credits to accomplish this? More importantly should i? Any tanks should i skip altogether?

 

start using the credit boosters and xp boosters right away. you will lose a lot buying the tanks and selling to move up. Not sure what you should start with, but I am sure someone with a calculator and nothing else better to do can figure it out by following the tech tree unlock lines and factoring in the on track discounts coming. You should have converted some ( or some more if you did) Free XP on the weekend while it was 35-1.



sippo1 #16 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:10

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Grr, smacks head on keyboard.

 



sippo1 #17 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:12

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Funny wasn't even wanting the deathstar, till i saw it was going away.

 



nasfan #18 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:12

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Free xp'd to tier 6

Played tier 6

Free xp'd through tier 7

Played 61 games on tier 8 before free xp'ing to tier 9

Free xp'd the Tortoise gun and modules

Ground out the entire 235k xp

Played a crap ton of matches in premium tanks to grind out the credits for the Death Star

Boom!!!  Done

 

That grind was brutal and took a lot of my sanity, but I'm glad I did it.  Would I do it again?  No

 

P.S. The entire grind from 1-10 is about 750K xp, I believe (not including unlocking all of the modules on each tank)

 


Edited by nasfan, Nov 20 2017 - 18:28.


The_Michael #19 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:18

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View Postnasfan, on Nov 20 2017 - 11:12, said:

Free xp'd to tier 6

Played tier 6 and 7

Played about 15 games on tier 8 before free xp'ing to tier 9

Free xp'd the Tortoise gun and modules

Ground out the entire 235k xp

Played a crap ton of matches in premium tanks to grind out the credits for the Death Star

Boom!!!  Done

 

That grind was brutal and took a lot of my sanity, but I'm glad I did it.  Would I do it again?  No

 

P.S. The entire grind from 1-10 is about 750K xp, I believe (not including unlocking all of the modules on each tank)

 

 

I played until about the alecto.  Free xp'd to the tier 7, played like 3 or 4 battles, sold it and free xp'd the rest of the way.  Not going to subject myself to that sort of torture.  Luckily while grinding the free xp, I was making bank on credits using my WZ-111

Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #20 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:20

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View PostThe_Michael, on Nov 20 2017 - 11:18, said:

 

I played until about the alecto.  Free xp'd to the tier 7, played like 3 or 4 battles, sold it and free xp'd the rest of the way.  Not going to subject myself to that sort of torture.  Luckily while grinding the free xp, I was making bank on credits using my WZ-111

 

Yep, I used a lot of free XP too. Figured why not? you get 2 tier 10's. Hope they don't mess with the badger like they do every other test server tank that is deemed OP.




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