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Atragon #21 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 14:01

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About 320 K on win making Major so its about the same.

crasta #22 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 14:02

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I only played 7 games so far but it feels like WG have got this mode as right as they have ever gotten anything. :medal:

 

I am not making piles of cash. But grinding 2 non premiums plus one premium in a fun environment, never shooting gold and still coming out ahead.

Its as good as I have personally ever seen it.

 

 



MILF_Spec #23 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:00

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I've been playing for 2 days straight with 0 wins. I've lost around 5 million credits so far. 

Kevlar1972 #24 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:01

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View PostChatBanForever, on Feb 12 2019 - 09:00, said:

I've been playing for 2 days straight with 0 wins. I've lost around 5 million credits so far. 

 

But what rank are you?



MILF_Spec #25 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:08

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View PostKevlar1972, on Feb 12 2019 - 15:01, said:

 

But what rank are you?

 

I've only made it to rank 10. I just got done with one that my team lost in under 7 minutes, thats so insanely bad I can't even imagine it. The enemy team literally drove across the map unimpeded. I lost all of my spawns in the first few minute and had to sit there and wait. This game mode is pure torture this time around.

Atragon #26 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:19

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View PostChatBanForever, on Feb 12 2019 - 09:08, said:

 

I've only made it to rank 10. I just got done with one that my team lost in under 7 minutes, thats so insanely bad I can't even imagine it. The enemy team literally drove across the map unimpeded. I lost all of my spawns in the first few minute and had to sit there and wait. This game mode is pure torture this time around.

 

I feel your pain ChatBan. I'll email WG see if I can send you some credits so you can double down and make it all back and then some. I lost about 6 million myself but have 50 million left form last year FL campaign.

MILF_Spec #27 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:26

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View PostAtragon, on Feb 12 2019 - 15:19, said:

 

I feel your pain ChatBan. I'll email WG see if I can send you some credits so you can double down and make it all back and then some. I lost about 6 million myself but have 50 million left form last year FL campaign.

 

Just lost another one as the attacking team, we literally did not cap one single cap. I feel like I'm alone vs 30 players, I see my teams sitting in the spawn areas but they never, ever move. Its like they spawn in and unplug their keyboards. I've been waiting because this mode was so fun last year but this is miserable. 

SwollenOstrich #28 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 15:30

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My understanding is that you only pay repairs on each tank you use once per game. Therefore, it is wise to limit your tanks per game to as few as possible and don't pick a different tank every time you spawn. If you can re-spawn with a tank you already died in earlier that game, you don't have to pay repairs the second time. You should be using a max of 3 tanks per battle, because by the time you die three times, the first tank should have been "repaired" for you to re-use. If you live a bit longer, you can keep it to a max of 2 tanks per battle. (and if in arty, only 1).

 

From the regs: "Players pay once per destroyed vehicle, irrespective of how many times it was destroyed during a battle. The repair cost will be deducted only once."

 



24cups #29 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 16:08

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Don't shoot premium, don't die often.
I only played once last night and was tentative to get used to the mode again but even getting only Lt. I made 80k profit using T-44 tech tree and Lorr 40T.

I figure using booster it will be easy money like last year.

Crazy___Canuck #30 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 16:14

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View PostSwollenOstrich, on Feb 12 2019 - 15:30, said:

My understanding is that you only pay repairs on each tank you use once per game. Therefore, it is wise to limit your tanks per game to as few as possible and don't pick a different tank every time you spawn. If you can re-spawn with a tank you already died in earlier that game, you don't have to pay repairs the second time. You should be using a max of 3 tanks per battle, because by the time you die three times, the first tank should have been "repaired" for you to re-use. If you live a bit longer, you can keep it to a max of 2 tanks per battle. (and if in arty, only 1).

 

From the regs: "Players pay once per destroyed vehicle, irrespective of how many times it was destroyed during a battle. The repair cost will be deducted only once."

This is good advice, thank you.  This along with avoiding dying in the first place ;)

 

I would also expect that there’s xp value in defending the cap from capping attackers, and contributing to capping when you are the attacker.



AverageWannabe #31 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 16:20

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use standard rounds and only use 3 tanks to minimize repair costs. Also run a credit booster if you can.

 

I earn 200k minimum each battle after all the discounts.



APA_Woody #32 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 16:26

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For what it's worth, I think the biggest thing that's costing people so much money is use of special/gold/premium (or whatever we're calling them these days) rounds. It's a tier 8 only match, and you can be vastly successful using standard ammo only. I've yet to have a game where I've lost money, and this is the first time I've played this game type; Win/Lose I've still made credits. I also, like others have said, limited how many tanks I use largely due to the repair cost only coming out once per match. I try to use the tank I want to get the most XP/Crew XP out of for the match, and the crew in my premium T26E5 is training up nicely.

 

Also, if you're constantly YOLOing around and dying, you're not doing yourself any favors...



Zombie_Snuggles #33 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 16:54

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The people who bring up you can make the same credits playing randoms with premium account and premium tanks are correct, IF you feel like grinding. I don't like grinding for credits. FL is fun so it's not a grind and you make fat stacks having fun YO!

Raized275 #34 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 17:35

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View PostBarbarossa66, on Feb 12 2019 - 09:05, said:

Seriously, 'git gud' doesn't help.  I would really like to know how to maximize credits in this.  The xp seems good, but the credits are awful.  Without boosters or premium I am losing money in the T32, Pershing, and Indien-Panzer.  My Type 59 is really only making the same amount I make in a good regular match.  The T-44 hasn't broken 10k credits yet.  I haven't played frontlines much, about 6 games, but the best I've done is nearly general 10k damage, 4k spotting, 92 cap defense points and I only profited 65k.  If it wasn't for the tanks and the tier rewards I'd rather just play randoms.

 

Are there things to do that give more credits in frontlines?  Cap defense etc.  It honestly feels like you gain nothing(credit wise) from shooting the objectives for example. 

 

It’s designed to make you spend money. If you are running regular tanks with no boosters or premium then you are going to struggle to make credits unless you are a 2000 Wn8+ player. That’s the f2p life. 



MachinGun567 #35 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 17:46

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Honestly, if you are losing credits in fl even with just standard account and regular tanks, you are suiciding and not doing any dmg what so ever. That is it its nobody else's fault but your own of playing stupid.

golruul #36 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 18:09

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I find it quite hard to believe people are losing credits in Frontlines if they stick to the strategy of using only 2-3 tanks and no premium ammo/consumables.



Cruiser133 #37 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 18:10

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I played for about 4.5 hours last night and made almost level 15. I am averaging about 325k in credits and usually at least hit Capt. Only hit general once as I am quite rusty. I took off all my try hard stuff like large repair kits and food. I shifted my load out to almost all standard ammo, small repair and small med kit with automatic fire extinguisher. I use the preg. 46, fv4202, skorp, and black dog. I found capping points gets you big bonus on rank level which in turn nets you more silver. Run boosters, keep to 3 tanks, survive longer and you will make bank.

Crazy___Canuck #38 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 18:32

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View PostCruiser133, on Feb 12 2019 - 18:10, said:

I played for about 4.5 hours last night and made almost level 15. I am averaging about 325k in credits and usually at least hit Capt. Only hit general once as I am quite rusty. I took off all my try hard stuff like large repair kits and food. I shifted my load out to almost all standard ammo, small repair and small med kit with automatic fire extinguisher. I use the preg. 46, fv4202, skorp, and black dog. I found capping points gets you big bonus on rank level which in turn nets you more silver. Run boosters, keep to 3 tanks, survive longer and you will make bank.

 

Excellent practical advice.....thank you!

FrontenacDuVandoo #39 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 18:43

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For me it's like last time. Going up the ranks by focusing of taking/defending caps makes you lose credits. Focusing on doing damage and ignoring whether it helps the team win or not makes you credits.

 

View PostATankFullOfIdiots, on Feb 12 2019 - 02:04, said:

first battle i made sergeant and lost 20k next battle i made lieutenant and lost 50k. Anyone that says they make credits on this is a liar.

They're not liars, they're just better than 99% of the players but somehow think that their experience is representative of the whole player base.

 



Rides_with_Death #40 Posted Feb 12 2019 - 19:47

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One thing you could do to maximize returns, (I have been doing) I hate some of the tier 8s I am grinding so I will play all premium then just q up what ever tank I am passive grinding right near the end of the game. That way even  you don't even have to fire a shot to get 400/800 XP and that allows you to make good credit and grind a tank you really don't even have to really play.




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