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SquiggyMcPew #41 Posted Jan 16 2020 - 23:05

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View PostKorvick, on Jan 16 2020 - 12:19, said:

 

Err, yes the T28, just before the T34.  Its fast, got a decent gun (though the original gun was awesome).  And has ok armor.

View PostKorvick, on Jan 16 2020 - 13:22, said:

 

LOL, just looked.  They've moved it.  The T28 leads to the KV1 now.  I'm sure it used to lead to the T34 before.  Rebought it just to try it out again and I stand by what I posted before.  Its a good tank to play and learn in.

 

Big as a barn and if you think 20~30mm armor is good at tier 4 then dunno. Tier 2 tanks have more armor and much better angles on many. I do agree its fast and the pewpew cannon is good but again this isn't something you want to learn the game on as a brand new player. For established players sure it can be great fun especially if you got the premium version with the 85mm.



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View PostSquiggyMcPew, on Jan 16 2020 - 22:05, said:

 

Big as a barn and if you think 20~30mm armor is good at tier 4 then dunno. Tier 2 tanks have more armor and much better angles on many. I do agree its fast and the pewpew cannon is good but again this isn't something you want to learn the game on as a brand new player. For established players sure it can be great fun especially if you got the premium version with the 85mm.

 

I guess this is all where personal preferences come in.  I think its a great tank for a new player to learn on.  But that's just me.  Granted, I also think the Covenantor is a good tank, but I know I'm in a very small and rightfully maligned minority there :)



Mako__Reizei___ #43 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 00:35

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View PostSquishySupreme, on Jan 16 2020 - 15:02, said:

So here's what to do - this is a whole series of steps, so keep reading :)

1: Get an account started with a new player code to get 1000 gold - the other options aren't worth mentioning - you want gold.
2: Do the same if you can with Airplanes as the gold is shared between them.  Note that you have 24 or 48 hours IIRC after making your initial WG WoT account and claiming your reward to do the same on the other sites. This also includes Warships, so get a new player invite code there as well at the same time.
Do the basic intro missions in both games.  You should have about 2000-3000 gold now.  Save them for now.

Play the game as normal.  Save the gold.  I recommend the Russian medium and heavies, Swedish or German TDs(in that order), and LT? kind of ignore for now - hard to play and dominated by seal clubbing wheeled vehicles.  The KV1 line is very forgiving to play, as are the mediums.  Use the T6 coin to get the U.S. SPG to do the missions and save a lot of angst and grinding.  You won't need another SPG in the game.

Wait for Frontline mode to start in a month or so.  Your goal is to get a single premium tank to make credits with and train crews in.  Your best bet is to rent a tank or two if you can for Frontline for the season with your gold or a portion of it as well as the one that you can rent per session with silver.  Two or three tanks isn't optimal, but the mode is fantastic at training you how to play as you will die over and over again until you start to get things down - with mess meta and screaming in chat and all of that.  The fact that you die multiple times in a match and can watch others for 20-30 minutes is great for new players to learn the game.

The regulations are here.  I expect 2020 to be virtually the same.
https://worldoftanks.com/en/content/docs/frontline-episode-1-regulations/

The goal here is two-fold.  Get the two T8 free tanks via grinding Frontline.  Then apply the gold at any time to buy the tank(s) you rented plus $10 or so of your own money to get it(the gold on the rental is credited towards those tanks) for the third.  That's all you should need to get on your way.  If you were a new new player, I'd not recommend this but 12K battles in Blitz should be more than enough to deal with T8 battles - it's not THAT much different.

NOTE - SPGs (arty) are something that you need to pay a few hundred games yourself early on to understand how they work and more importantly, the areas on the maps where you are safe from them.  They are annoying, but they are part OF the desktop PC version of the game.  You can either accept it and adjust your play or waste energy screaming about it.  This is doubly so why I recommend that T6 coin on it - you can get a 100% crew and do this step fairly painlessly.  Many players only have this one SPG on their account - it's good and works well.

Oof, I made the account like over 2 weeks ago now..



SquiggyMcPew #44 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 00:51

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View PostMako__Reizei___, on Jan 17 2020 - 00:35, said:

Oof, I made the account like over 2 weeks ago now..

 

Make another one. You will eventually be playing tens of thousands of battles so a hundred is nothing. Plus you get to not make any of the mistakes you made this time. :B

 

Some codes to pick from.

 

WoT NA Invite Codes

For players from North America we have invite codes:

  • INVTROBSMONKEY – Tank V Churchill III + 500 gold + 7 days premium account
  • CHIEFTAIN2019 – Churchill III with 100% Crew, Medium Gun Rammer, Enhanced Gun Laying Drive, Toolbox, and 1 Garage slot!
  • YOGSCAST – Tank V Excelsior + 1000 gold + 7 days premium account
  • TANKTASTIC – Tank III T-127 + 500 gold +  7 days premium account

 

 

 

Other codes (may not work)

TANKTASTIC   – T-127 500 Premium account for 7 days

COBIWOT  – Tetrarch 500 Premium account for 7 days

QUICKYBABY4WOT  – T-127 Premium account for 7 days Improved guidance system

WORLDOFCOBI  -T-127  T2 Light 500 Premium account for 7 days

NEPTUNE  – T-127 Premium account for 7 days

ITALER135  – T2 Light 1,000 Premium account for 7 days

EPICWIN  – T-127 1000 Premium account for 7 days

CC Mountain_ Man’s code: BEARDIFUL –  PzT-25, 1K GOLD, 3 DAYS PREMIUM, 4 25% CREDIT BOOSTERS.

FyxentoBoost 6 Boosters each of: 300% Free XP (2hrs), 200% Crew XP (2hrs), 100% XP (2hrs), 50% Credits (2hrs)


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Korvick #45 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 01:09

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Yeah, what Squiggy said.  He is spot on here.  The only thing you will lose is your username, since you can't delete an account to reuse the name.  But the advantage of using any of those newbie codes is pretty good and well worth losing the couple of days worth of playtime.

 

Another "tactic" I'd suggest also is that, work out what Nations you aren't going to play, and sell their Tier 1 tank.  The tanks are free at tier 1 so you lose nothing.  But you do gain a Garage slot.  And those things are going to be the only hindrance to your play.  T1 tanks crews aren't large so you won't take up much Barracks slots either. 



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Also, what skills and perks should I get first?

Mako__Reizei___ #47 Posted Jan 17 2020 - 16:03

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Also, for the American SPG line, should I go through the M37 or the T82? I played the T82 on Blitz, but then again, Blitz has no Arty and the T82 lost the 105mm derp as well.

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In terms of learning how "normal" tanks play, give something like the Type 1 Chi-He a shot. Its just overall a well rounded vehicle.

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I'd recommend using the coin on the T6 U.S. arty as it's the best T6 arty in the game.  You don't NEED to play arty on a regular basis - and it's been nerfed to death as it is.  But if you don't know how at all and play like most muppets, and then scream about damage raining on you from orbit without knowing where it can and cannot hit you on a map, your game will be a lot less enjoyable.

This saves you a good 200 battles of grinding.  T5 arty cannot possibly to the missions on the campaigns, and T6 is much closer.  You will eventually unlock T7 and T8.  Keep your crew on T6, then move it with gold to T8 when you get it.  This will be the only arty you need to finish the PVE content if you want to do so.

Mako__Reizei___ #50 Posted Jan 18 2020 - 02:12

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Also, what's a T6 coin?

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Valentine, Matilda

Korvick #52 Posted Jan 18 2020 - 06:25

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View PostAnublister, on Jan 18 2020 - 02:32, said:

Valentine, Matilda

 

Didn't touch the British Heavy line until I started this NA account.  I'm appalled by how good the Matilda is.  Always knew it was tough but never realised how good the gun is.  Its not the fastest tank out there but the armour and gun combo is top notch.



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I was surprised to find that one of THE most fun tanks that I have played was the T4 Russian T-28. Very fond memories.

It also teaches you how to play without armor.

 

Also, T6 is chock full of great, fun to play mediums (Easy 8, Cromwell's, T34-85's, VK3001 D, Tons of other Sherman's, Skoda T40, and others). IMHO, this is the games sweet spot.



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View PostSquiggyMcPew, on Jan 16 2020 - 15:51, said:

 

Make another one. You will eventually be playing tens of thousands of battles so a hundred is nothing. Plus you get to not make any of the mistakes you made this time. :B

 

Some codes to pick from.

 

WoT NA Invite Codes

 

Warchild just made another list:

http://forum.worldof...2#entry12381662



Korvick #55 Posted Jan 18 2020 - 23:36

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View PostJryder, on Jan 18 2020 - 18:45, said:

I was surprised to find that one of THE most fun tanks that I have played was the T4 Russian T-28. Very fond memories.

It also teaches you how to play without armor.

 

Also, T6 is chock full of great, fun to play mediums (Easy 8, Cromwell's, T34-85's, VK3001 D, Tons of other Sherman's, Skoda T40, and others). IMHO, this is the games sweet spot.

 

Yep, that's what I thought.  The Tier IV Russki T28 is good fun.  I really didn't think it had that thin armor.  Maybe my memories are coloured from when they first came out?  I know it had an abusive gun when it first came out but I thought the armor was decent.

 

And yes, Tier 6 is where the game is at.  You have a good mix of real and fantasy tanks (ie lots more real), you can be top dog or underdog so the games aren't all samey, most of the newbies know something of what they are doing and the different tank types have diverged enough that there is a diverse play style.

 

 

 



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View PostMako__Reizei___, on Jan 17 2020 - 05:03, said:

Also, for the American SPG line, should I go through the M37 or the T82? I played the T82 on Blitz, but then again, Blitz has no Arty and the T82 lost the 105mm derp as well.

 

T18 and T82 are really easy to use, and more compact, so I went that way myself. 



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If you want to stay in the low tiers (1-3) and don't mind spending a little money....

 

Get the starter kit in the premium shop which is the Russian T-127 with a 100% crew, some gold, credits, and premium time.... for $10.

 

Properly equipped the T-127 can hold it's own with any tank it will face.....



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View PostMako__Reizei___, on Jan 15 2020 - 14:52, said:

I'm new to the game. I remember playing a couple of games like 2 years ago in the test server while I was testing the Maus and the T28 Super Heavy/T95. That being said, apart from those two times I played, I'm basically a new player to the game, though I have like 12k total battles in WoT Blitz (just an average player there..) and I kinda suck at the controls of this game. That being said, I'm asking y'all what low tier tanks (tiers 1-4) that I should play while getting used to this game since the physics and other mechanics are pretty different between WoT PC and WoT Blitz. I have the Pz 1 C along with all the modules bought and unlocked because somebody told me to get it when I play the game.

If you want a tank tier per tier I would recommend for tier 4 the German Hetzer. For tier 5 the German med with a derp gun. For t6 the German med with a tiger 1 gun (does 200 alpha or more per shot and also looks kinda like a tiger) for tier 7 tiger 1 or t29. After tier 7 those are the big leagues and the meta changes. I would also recommend you to avoid the Maus grind since there are 2 tanks that are really painful to play thanks to Arty( blitz doesn't have Arty so be ready) the vk100 and Mäuschen are really slow and huge! So, Arty will always focus you if you play in one of those. Thanks to this your average game in one of those tanks will be around 2-3 minutes before you get killed and back to garage if you are in an open field map. Now if you are lucky, you can be a good brawler in a city map with those. Just keep in mind that everyone will use gold to hit you.



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My recommendation would be something with:

 

1) Decent mobility

2) A turret (positioning & map knowledge are much more important w/o one)

3) Enough armor not to get penetrated by most HE rounds & to sometimes bounce AP

4) Gun with enough penetration that you won't have to spam premium ammo while you learn weakspots, or one that fire HE

 

I'd also recommend only staying a very low tiers while you learn the basics. Gameplay at low tiers is so different than at mid/high tier that even thousands of low tier battles won't teach you much at all about higher tier gameplay. 

 

My top choices would be the VK 30.01 P (tier VI German medium) or the T-34-85 (tier VI Soviet medium). Both of those are very competitive & fun tanks to play. You could fight hundreds of battles in them without getting bored. If you want to buy a premium tank, go for the T-34-85M



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View PostMako__Reizei___, on Jan 18 2020 - 02:12, said:

Also, what's a T6 coin?

When you start out, after you grind a few missions and starter stuff, WG gives you a "coin" that you can spend on any normal tech tree T6 tank.  It comes with a free 100% crew as well.  






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