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Tnater #1 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 03:30

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Tank grinds stink, and WoT is so damn stingy on awarding free XP when you play your prems to help with the grinds.  Example:

Super Hellcat - 2196 dmg (tops), 4 kills (tops), 10 tanks damaged (tops), Mastery 1, Fighter/Duelist/Fire for Effect/Bruiser awards, spotted 3, 831 dmg with my assistance, 922 XP earned...…..wait for it....46 free XP.

46.  Only 17,000 to go for a lousy set of tracks on a Tier 8 I'm grinding.  

 

What is the point of premiums, when WoT is so damn cheap on the free XP?  No wonder the game hemorrages players......



moogleslam #2 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 03:34

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Well..... you also get tank XP, and you're getting a few hundred to a few thousand of that per battle.  Sometimes 10k+ with daily multipliers & boosters.

 

Free XP builds up pretty fast when you're not using it, and you should use it sparingly.  I usually only ever use it for guns, and if needed the turret or tracks to mount the gun.  

 

 



24_inch_pythons #3 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 03:41

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View PostTnater, on Jun 29 2020 - 20:30, said:

Tank grinds stink, and WoT is so damn stingy on awarding free XP when you play your prems to help with the grinds.  Example:

Super Hellcat - 2196 dmg (tops), 4 kills (tops), 10 tanks damaged (tops), Mastery 1, Fighter/Duelist/Fire for Effect/Bruiser awards, spotted 3, 831 dmg with my assistance, 922 XP earned...…..wait for it....46 free XP.

46.  Only 17,000 to go for a lousy set of tracks on a Tier 8 I'm grinding.  

 

What is the point of premiums, when WoT is so damn cheap on the free XP?  No wonder the game hemorrages players......

I used to agree with you... but with all the rewards for missions that WoT gives out... no, don't agree anymore. I just got 1,500 free XP on one mission tonight... 500 free XP is very common in the missions. Not to mention all the free blueprints they give away and the +300% Free XP for two hours. Nope, there is no longer a "grind" in WoT.



Casual_Boops #4 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 04:10

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View Postmoogleslam, on Jun 29 2020 - 20:34, said:

Well..... you also get tank XP, and you're getting a few hundred to a few thousand of that per battle.  Sometimes 10k+ with daily multipliers & boosters.

 

Free XP builds up pretty fast when you're not using it, and you should use it sparingly.  I usually only ever use it for guns, and if needed the turret or tracks to mount the gun.  

 

 

 

The real pro move here is to buy the suspension equipment for credits and spend the Free XP on guns. 



Sonny_2013 #5 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 04:16

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i get plenty of free experience but i also use the tank im leveling so maybe i get more for using it...i use boosters too so it really doesnt take long...im doing the t-54 right now i wouldnt call it a grind but im playing the tank at half capacity or so until im able to unlock the full gun but buy then i can sell it and buy teh tier 10 one since i have the full blueprint...it would actually be nice if i didnt have to buy this tank in the first place i could go striahgt to tier 10...

read_these_nikes #6 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 04:22

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super hellcat isnt a premium, its a reward tank.  orems get 1.5x more xp

moogleslam #7 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 04:30

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View PostCasual_Boops, on Jun 29 2020 - 23:10, said:

 

The real pro move here is to buy the suspension equipment for credits and spend the Free XP on guns. 


Hey, yeah, if you want to min max xp, definitely, but I’d rather min max my tank and wouldn’t want to give up an Equipment slot for that. For sure the best option for some players though. 



Insanefriend #8 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 04:59

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I've got tons of free xp saved up and I've never used gold to convert any xp off a tank.  

BadLuckCharm #9 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 05:05

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"Free" doesn't always mean "has no cost". Sometimes, it means "isn't tied down to something" or "not captive".

Free XP, while often comes without a cost (i'm not talking in absolutes, here), is not tied down to a specific tank.



JakeTheMystic #10 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 09:41

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I don't know about you, but in the course of a month (something near 900 battles already), I made just below 100k free xp that I dumped on the Sconq line (with blueprints) so I could get that for free, the rest is going towards the V4. I know tournaments give something around 5k each, that mixed with tier 8 premiums while running free xp reserves and it starts to add up pretty quick. 

SquiggyMcPew #11 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 09:45

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Op has near 40k battles and started playing in 2012 and is just now noticing this? :confused:

Projectile_Misfired #12 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 12:15

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View PostTnater, on Jun 30 2020 - 02:30, said:

Tank grinds stink, and WoT is so damn stingy on awarding free XP when you play your prems to help with the grinds.  Example:

Super Hellcat - 2196 dmg (tops), 4 kills (tops), 10 tanks damaged (tops), Mastery 1, Fighter/Duelist/Fire for Effect/Bruiser awards, spotted 3, 831 dmg with my assistance, 922 XP earned...…..wait for it....46 free XP.

46.  Only 17,000 to go for a lousy set of tracks on a Tier 8 I'm grinding.  

What is the point of premiums, when WoT is so damn cheap on the free XP?  No wonder the game hemorrages players......

Your problem is trying to use a Premium tank (or in this case a Reward tank) to "earn" Free XP.

Premium tanks are designed to help earn Credits and to increase the speed of 'crew training'. They are NOT specifically designed for 'earning' Free XP....that is, unless you're willing to spend the Gold to convert the 'tank XP' into Free XP.

 



ShadowDancer27 #13 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 13:13

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As you get more tanks researched and spend more time in premiums it builds up.  I did us gold to convert to FreeXP when I was still grinding but am now up to 261,000 with only premiums and elite vehicles at the moment.

Stoned_Vet #14 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 14:42

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play the other tank and get your tracks after a few victories with boosters? like want your hand held too?

FrontenacDuVandoo #15 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 14:47

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Premium tanks don't get you more free xp, they still give out 5% of the base xp like any other tank. So yeah, 5% of 922 is 46.

Not that the Super Hellcat is a proper premium tank, it's a reward tank so it doesn't have many of the benefits.

 

If you want more free xp you'll need to run personal reserves, and ideally a premium account.

 

And chase the free xp in the daily missions. Re-roll the 2nd or 3rd mission if it's not offering free xp, the chances of getting some are petty good.



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View PostFrontenacDuVandoo, on Jun 30 2020 - 14:47, said:

 

And chase the free xp in the daily missions. Re-roll the 2nd or 3rd mission if it's not offering free xp, the chances of getting some are petty good.

^^^^^^ this 

 

Usually good for a minimum of 500. Gotten up to 1500.



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Don't buy a new tank until you have enough free XP saved to unlock the modules you want/need.  Unless you are just starting out, it seems to be the better path instead of just being farmed.

Tao_Te_Hobbit #18 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 15:10

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View PostCupujoe, on Jun 30 2020 - 06:55, said:

^^^^^^ this 

 

Usually good for a minimum of 500. Gotten up to 1500.

 

Bah.  I've gotten a 500 AND a 1500 on occasion.  The Morally Grey Account is swimming in FXP thanks to those daily quests.  :teethhappy:



golruul #19 Posted Jun 30 2020 - 17:22

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View Postmoogleslam, on Jun 29 2020 - 21:30, said:


Hey, yeah, if you want to min max xp, definitely, but I’d rather min max my tank and wouldn’t want to give up an Equipment slot for that. For sure the best option for some players though. 

 

How are you min/maxing your tank if you can't mount a better gun/turret?  Vents isn't worth more than a better gun, for instance.

 

Min/maxing your tank involves spending credits on suspension equipment so you can get the best gun/turret mounted sooner.  After you put on the best gun/turret, you then can prioritize the tracks so you can destroy the suspension equipment and put on that third piece of equipment.



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I mean I have 600k saved up and nothing to spend it on




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