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Crazy___Canuck #1 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 19:29

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Hi there...just wanted to share my thinking on unchecking 'Accelerate Crew Training' across the board given what is being speculated with the new crew change.

 

I typically have this enabled on all tanks that have been elited, regardless of how many skills the crew already have.  I've done this for years, and accordingly I have many 4 and 5 skill crews, and several with 6+.  However, from what I've read about the upcoming potential changes, I'm thinking it might be a waste of time to spend this xp for further training of these crews, and hence a waste of xp that could be better used for 40:1 conversion at a later date.  Accordingly, I'm going to uncheck this option from now on with my best crews.   

 

Do you think this is a reasonable thought?  (if so, perhaps others might want to give consideration to where they want to 'spend' their xp) 

 

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NateRocko #2 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 19:30

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Interesting thought. I myself will almost never convert gold into free xp, as I have better uses for it.

Definitely something to think on though.

PapioTitan #3 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 19:40

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Debatable whether you should react to rumor or not. Great point tho....and what about crew books? I'm holding the line for now. The sky is not falling but the usual WG SNAFU.

Crazy___Canuck #4 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 19:47

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I agree it is speculation at this point........but some seem concerned that there will be a skill cap imposed, and one might get burned with their highly skilled crews. 

 

Just thinking that once you hit around 5 skills, more training of the crews of more benign skills/perks might have limited value.  Collecting xp for conversion may be a more prudent way to retain value for xp - at least until there's more clarity about what's actually going to happen.  



dominator_OwO #5 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 19:59

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Personally I'll be leaving mine checked since I'm rapidly running out of stuff to spend free xp on anyways. I really hope they don't screw over the benefit of a highly skilled crew . . .

Christojojo #6 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:00

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I am sure they will fairly compensate us for the money and time spent getting our crew to those higher levels. (gold retraining/ buying crew books/ battlepass) I am sure they will right? RIght?

 

I don't think so either.



SwollenOstrich #7 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:05

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If crew skills <5 then Checked=True

Else Checked=false



Acme1970 #8 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:14

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I'm leaving mine checked and using up crew books as fast as i get them, i've developed an Eat, Drink and be Merry attitude with this game, i don't care anymore.

__WarChild__ #9 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:18

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I wouldn't do anything until the official word gets announced.  A "wait and see" approach is best at this point, but don't buy any Crew Books that's for sure.  

 

Regardless, I can't wait to see what compensation we'll be getting from Wargaming since they implemented the purchase process for crew books not that long ago - only to change the system entirely and make all of that expense either useless or worth less. I should be rich with credits soon...  :coin: :trollface: :amazed: :sceptic:

 

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Prof_Nutbutter #10 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:19

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I also wonder if using crew books is worthwhile or of i should wait. I have a massive amount of them.

Crazy___Canuck #11 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:23

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Crew books are worth using on your one/two (lower) skilled crews to get them a bit more proficient.  Wouldn't use them on 4+ skilled crews imo.  

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View Post__WarChild__, on Jan 13 2021 - 19:18, said:

... I can't wait to see what compensation we'll be getting from Wargaming ...

Going by their recent behavior, we'd need chair pillows after their compensation.



I_QQ_4_U #13 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:33

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For 5+ skill crew maybe but what happens if it doesn't happen? I don't see any point for millions of having millions of convertible XP, it's easy enough to do if you think you'll need it at any time. I personally don't find spending gold converting XP to be a good investment.

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well i untick the box on tanks that have crews with 5 or more skills on all members.i have lots of lootbox gold from 2018 and i am shooting to fully unlock all modules on all my new techtree buys.

 

when i get the convertible amounts i want, i will just tick them all.if i never get the proper use of the crew, at least i will have finished my FreeExp needs.



Crazy___Canuck #15 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 20:48

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View PostI_QQ_4_U, on Jan 13 2021 - 20:33, said:

For 5+ skill crew maybe but what happens if it doesn't happen? I don't see any point for millions of having millions of convertible XP, it's easy enough to do if you think you'll need it at any time. I personally don't find spending gold converting XP to be a good investment.

Appreciate what you're saying.  I play a lot of premiums, and when there's a conversion sale imminent, that is when I've typically unchecked the accelerate button and convert with gold. I'm swimming in gold. So while it's perceived by some to not be a decent use of this currency, it works for me as I don't grind tanks (it's a frustration I no longer want to endure). This is how I get the xp to skip what I don't want, and unlock whatever modules before I will play any new tank.


Edited by Crazy___Canuck, Jan 13 2021 - 23:57.


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I'm pretty sure WG will compensate us players when crew 2.0 (which none of us want or need nor what the game needs).

 

They did it with equipment, so no reason some decent compensation would not be given.

 

I'll leave the checkbox on; not wasting my gold on a (massive) coversion to free xp.



Crazy___Canuck #17 Posted Jan 13 2021 - 21:10

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View PostJDF, on Jan 13 2021 - 20:51, said:

I'm pretty sure WG will compensate us players when crew 2.0 (which none of us want or need nor what the game needs).

 

They did it with equipment, so no reason some decent compensation would not be given.

 

I'll leave the checkbox on; not wasting my gold on a (massive) coversion to free xp.

While the vast majority of the player base netted positively from the equipment process, there were still some that got shafted depending on their personal circumstances.  Accordingly, however they choose to compensate folks for crew 2.0, I submit that there will inevitably be some that will need a 'chair pillow' (to quote PTwr) at the end of it. 

Currently, we just don't know what segment of the player base will be the ones needing the cushy seating surface.   :mellow:


Edited by Crazy___Canuck, Jan 13 2021 - 21:11.


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for us people only playing a couple years, don't think I have any 5 skill crew members...  have a decent amount of 4.8 skill guys though.  Will WG round up?   Or do I get these guys over the 5 skill hump.

 

Does a 3 man scout tank with avg 4 skills generate a new full 5 man crew of 20 skills?  If so time to buy back all the tier 1 tanks with 2 crew members...

 

If a new crew can man 3 tech tree tanks per nationality and line, I only need one crew for most lines.   I am not playing more than 3 tech tree tanks for any line other than Russian and German Mediums. However I have at least 2 crews for most unique nationality lines, what am I going to do with the second crew?

 

They should just absorb all your crew skills by nationality and let you create new ones as you see fit.



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View PostQuake_Guy, on Jan 13 2021 - 14:55, said:

for us people only playing a couple years, don't think I have any 5 skill crew members...  have a decent amount of 4.8 skill guys though.  Will WG round up?   No. It is by total XP, not by number of skills. Five skills is the example max XP needed. Or do I get these guys over the 5 skill hump. There is no hump. Simply try to get to 5 but necessarily more than that. coming up short is not a cause for concern, it just means your new crew won't be quite maxed yet ... but neither is your current crew at 4.8, so it's a wash.

 

Does a 3 man scout tank with avg 4 skills generate a new full 5 man crew of 20 skills?  Nope If so time to buy back all the tier 1 tanks with 2 crew members... Nope

 

If a new crew can man 3 tech tree tanks per nationality and line, I only need one crew for most lines.  Possibly true. I am not playing more than 3 tech tree tanks for any line other than Russian and German Mediums. However I have at least 2 crews for most unique nationality lines, what am I going to do with the second crew? Nothing, but you might someday want more than 3 tanks per nationality. Just put 'em in barracks.

 

They should just absorb all your crew skills by nationality and let you create new ones as you see fit. OR, even ignore nationality. But that isn't gonna happen either.

 



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View PostSwollenOstrich, on Jan 13 2021 - 20:05, said:

If crew skills <5 then Checked=True

Else Checked=false

At the end of the day..... this ^






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