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The New Player's Guide to Picking Your First Tier 8 Tech Tree Tank


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avlava #21 Posted Dec 21 2018 - 02:03

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View PostPrivate_Public, on Dec 20 2018 - 13:18, said:

 

With what you have available, you have some good choices, especially if you plan on moving up to the Tier 9 or 10 past them.   Without knowing your playstyle preferences, all I can do is guess and give opinion.   I will list them in order below of what I would pick (using my preferences) with reasoning.

1.  T28 Prototype - Hefty TD that plays quite well as a TD or as a Heavy.  The T30 after it is awesome and continues this hybrid play, with the T110E4 at tier 10 being not as well liked as the T30, but still being a hybrid TD/Heavy.

2.  AMX 50-100 - Decently mobile heavy that plays more like a medium tank.  If you haven't played Autoloaders before, this will be a rough introduction, but you will get used to it.  Leads to a pair of great Autoloaders at Tier 9 and 10.

3. Centurion 1 - Not the easiest grind, but a great ridge-warrior when fully upgraded.  The Tier 9 and 10's past this are more of the same.

4. Panther II - Decent medium that is quite hefty.  Leads into the E-50 and E-50 M, both of which are critically acclaimed and well loved for being the best ramming tanks in the game.

5. KV-4 - Ugh, a rough grind.  Fully upgraded with its 107mm, it turns into an OK sniper.  Armor is thick, but very flat, which makes it easier to go through.  ST-I after it is well loved.  IS-4 is very poor, however, WG at WGFest stated they are buffing the IS-4, so who knows what it will be like by the time you get there.

6. AMX 65t - One of the worst tanks in the game.  Terrible Mobility.  Terrible Armor.  Terrible gun handling.  Only the turret works on this, and even then, only in a handful of situations.   All this tank needs is either an armor buff to make up for the slowness, or a mobility buff to make up for lack of armor.  Either will take it from terrible to ok.  The Tier 9 and 10 past it are worth the grind, as both are incredibly tough brawling heavies.

 

I got the AMX 50-100. Awesome tank.  I think in going with what you said i'll pick the T28 Proto next. Thanks!

Private_Public #22 Posted Dec 23 2018 - 18:46

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View Postavlava, on Dec 20 2018 - 20:03, said:

 

I got the AMX 50-100. Awesome tank.  I think in going with what you said i'll pick the T28 Proto next. Thanks!

 

 

you are welcome



JoeyBee916 #23 Posted Dec 26 2018 - 00:31

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sorry, but tier 7 really is not the break even point...

before i get my first tier 8 prem, my tier 7 t20 and leo was my favorite tanks and my main credit maker tanks. I also used them both to grind the Caern AX marathon till half way of stage 8
my average win rate was 50/51% and I did less dmg than my health back than, it is not until i had close to 400 games in both tanks then my damage per game starting to exceed my health.

crasta #24 Posted Jan 12 2019 - 13:27

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+1. Thanks for the informative guide.

 

 



9Milmarksman #25 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 01:20

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View PostBonfor, on Dec 05 2018 - 20:23, said:

 

I'd like to see crews be able to move freely to the elite tanks they previously reached 100% in training on prior to moving up the same tech line without having a required retraining, as they really should not have forgotten how to operate those earlier tanks.

I was not aware of this problem, my crews have all kept 100% with tanks they earned it on.

 

Edit* Nevermind, just saw your battle count.

 

If you get 100% with a crew on a tank, they will always have 100%


Edited by 9Milmarksman, Jan 22 2019 - 01:26.


Private_Public #26 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 11:21

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View Post9Milmarksman, on Jan 21 2019 - 19:20, said:

I was not aware of this problem, my crews have all kept 100% with tanks they earned it on.

 

Edit* Nevermind, just saw your battle count.

 

If you get 100% with a crew on a tank, they will always have 100%

 

 

A crew can have 100% training on only 1 tank.  You can freely move that crew to a premium tank of the same nation/class without requiring retraining (half the purpose of a premium tank).  If you move that crew from one tank in the tech tree to another and retrain them, then they no longer are trained for the prior tank, and if placed in that prior tank, will be at 80% effectiveness if same class, and MUCH worse if different class.



LuckyStarr #27 Posted Feb 17 2019 - 22:57

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View Post9Milmarksman, on Jan 22 2019 - 02:20, said:

If you get 100% with a crew on a tank, they will always have 100%

I don't understand what you're talking about.


Edited by LuckyStarr, Feb 17 2019 - 22:58.





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