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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 16:54

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Howdy Tankers,

 

I need another Tier 6 premium tank like I need a hole in the head.  I also don't need the Gold that much either at the moment and I have a rocking Obj 140 crew with some ladyfolk that I use in 4 other tanks (T-34-85M, T29, T28EF30 & T54 mod 1)  But I don't have any other Russian BIA Crew members and I will be starting my first Russian heavy grind soon.  It's my understanding that the dog (barking or not barking) cannot be transferred to other tanks, so I'm left with trying to figure out:

 

1) Is having a BIA crew (minus the dog) worth it?

2) Is there anything I'm missing on this?

 

Had Wargaming done a tank and crew only package, I might have done that.  But for $36, I just don't know if getting this tank package is worth it for me.

 

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

 

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General_Lee_Miserable #2 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:07

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Not worth it in the package. But, worth it when the tanks are sold as just tanks and crew. Most of my high tier Russian tanks have BIA crew from the quartet purchases. I've probably purchased each tank twice, if not more, at this point. Wait for when the quartet is sold for $75 and then just grab that. 

_kumicho_ #3 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:10

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rudy is speculated to be allowed to move to the polish tree, if that matters to you. The option was discussed on status report and the armored patrol va talks with devs. So, if that matters to you...

 

100 + 100 brothers in arms is a fairly nice starting point if you need another crew... which is why i mention the above. Polish tree is slated for end of year.

 

EDIT: NOTE: I didnt read anything to confirm the crew would/could go with, but im speculating a rudy trained crew would go with the tank


Edited by _kumicho_, Mar 13 2018 - 17:12.


Chugging_kegs #4 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:14

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I also thought about buying the rudy but if it was only tank and crew, for $36.00 I'll just wait for another sale

flaviosquilla #5 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:14

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I don't think any crew is worth $36. If you have any free girls, I would put her as commander and go from there

Lesser_Spotted_Panzer #6 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:20

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I was planning on picking up a few more rudies for the crew. I have bought these multiple times in the past.

I was therefore disappointed to see the bloated package.

Not worth it since I don't need the other stuff they pad this with.

Seems like WG was being greedy by offering this package. However, I think it will backfire as I'm sure there are many others who would have bought but will not now.



YANKEE137 #7 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:31

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Everything has to be packaged and porked out these days.



__WarChild__ #8 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:35

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I think I'm in agreement that this isn't the package for me at the moment.  Even though 4250 Gold is worth about $20, I don't need the Gold right now and I can get by with the crews that I currently have in the Russian line.

 

PS - Thanks for the info about the Polish possibility.  I am part Polish and I previously won the Pudel in an online thing (BIA Crew) and so I think I'm good to go there.

 

Y'all have a great week!

 

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dominator_98 #9 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:37

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View Postflaviosquilla, on Mar 13 2018 - 10:14, said:

I don't think any crew is worth $36. If you have any free girls, I would put her as commander and go from there

 

^^. Sounds like you’ve got more crew trainers than you need. No crew is worth $36

Sabastan #10 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 17:45

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I have the Rudy and is a great tank to play in, as for the crew it's a good deal if you look up the medium line you see the the radio operator has been taken out so you only need 4 any ways so no loss. if you are looking to train crews no need for a radio operator the dog is there so yes it a good deal. As for the deal from WG it really up to you if you want to spend the money on it. but the crew is nice to move up the line with a new tank with a good crew for better play. Good Luck..

the_Deadly_Bulb #11 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 18:08

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View Post_kumicho_, on Mar 13 2018 - 08:10, said:

rudy is speculated to be allowed to move to the polish tree, if that matters to you. The option was discussed on status report and the armored patrol va talks with devs. So, if that matters to you...

 

100 + 100 brothers in arms is a fairly nice starting point if you need another crew... which is why i mention the above. Polish tree is slated for end of year.

 

EDIT: NOTE: I didnt read anything to confirm the crew would/could go with, but im speculating a rudy trained crew would go with the tank

 

As soon as I got the Rudy I retrained the crew to an earned tank.

From then on that crew was in the Rudy and the earned tank (as any Premium should be used IMO).

If you did this then WG moving the tank to the Polish line (which would be stupid IMO but who am I) would be of no consequence as the crew would remain Soviet.

 

Did the same with the Crommie B. Retrained the crew to the Crommie.

 

 

 

As to the OP's question, is the zero BIA Rudy Crew worth it?

Different people judge value in different ways.

The Rudy is a very good T-VI Trainer. It only trains 4, but that's fine as soon as you get to the T-VII T-43 where the Soviet Med tanks in the Obj 140 line go to a crew of 4.

I thought it was 'worth it'.

Certainly a better deal when purchased in the Berlin Quartet as you get 3 other zero skill BIA crews in that deal, but its not a 'deal' if you don't want the other crews/vehicles (Berlin Quartet includes IS 2, SU 122S, Crommie B and Rudy, all have zero BIA crews)


Edited by the_Deadly_Bulb, Mar 13 2018 - 18:18.


__WarChild__ #12 Posted Mar 13 2018 - 19:45

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Thanks Deadly for your input here.  Always appreciated.

 

Since I earned the T-34-85M as my first Rewards tank, I've had no interest or need for the Rudy (a lesser tank IMO).  I could have purchased the Quartet when it last came out but didn't b/c I didn't really want the IS-2 and the TD either.  However, I did purchase the Cromwell B - twice! when it came out and now that crew is in my Cent AX and the spare crew is in my Super Conqueror.  The 1 left over is the Commander of my Matilda.  

 

As I mentioned above, I have an excellent Obj 140 crew that I use in 4 lower tier Premium tanks.  I don't want another Russian medium, except a 907.  If I get the 907, I'll back up the Obj 140 crew to the T44 and go up the 430 line (selling the 140).  Then I can use that highly trained crew in the 430 & 907. (It's my understanding that the 430 series are good brawlers, and that the 907 is a better 140).

 

The only other Russian line I plan to go down is the heavy line. I currently have a 4 skill crew that I use in the Churchill III, IS-6B & 252U - but that crew isn't a BIA crew.  I don't want more than 1 Russian heavy, so I think I'm just going to stick with what I have going and start going down to the IS-3.  We'll just have to see.

 

PS - I planned on getting the Tiger 131 at the end of this month so I can have a BIA crew for the German Maus I am currently grinding.  I hope they don't package that too or my plans will drastically change again...



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View Postdominator_98, on Mar 13 2018 - 17:37, said:

 

^^. Sounds like you’ve got more crew trainers than you need. No crew is worth $36

 

That's what I said....

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Another option is to throw a female crew in the T-44 and go from there. 

 

I threw 4 girls into my 140 and put the T-54 crew in the T-62A.







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