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Strategy: Got Meh Crews? Retrain them for Free to get Free Crew Books with 2.0


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82nd_19D1P_D3 #1 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:01

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So I have countless 1 or two skill crew members (basically useless). I was thinking if you get a free crew book if your crew doesn't have 1 perk/skill completed you could retrain them until they are under 100% of their first skill/perk and when 2.0 comes out you will trade that meh crew for a crew book. It cleans up your barracks and you get something useful out of them. Looks like that's what I will be doing. 

Flakker2 #2 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:04

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Are you suggesting that they give out a crew book for crews that are less than 1 skilled? Or are you saying they will be converting crews to crew books, which is something I have NOT seen them mention.

82nd_19D1P_D3 #3 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:06

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View PostFlakker2, on Feb 23 2021 - 14:04, said:

Are you suggesting that they give out a crew book for crews that are less than 1 skilled? Or are you saying they will be converting crews to crew books, which is something I have NOT seen them mention.

My understanding that is if a crew member doesn't have their first skill/perk fully trained they will be converted into a crew book with 2.0. 



Flakker2 #4 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:10

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View Post82nd_19D1P_D3, on Feb 23 2021 - 17:06, said:

My understanding that is if a crew member doesn't have their first skill/perk fully trained they will be converted into a crew book with 2.0. 


Wow. I missed that! This actually solves the issue that I saw happening and made a now needless post about it ;)


Edited by Flakker2, Feb 23 2021 - 23:11.


JollyBandit #5 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:17

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I think it only applies to one's in barracs. So you can't just have them in tanks

82nd_19D1P_D3 #6 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:20

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View PostFlakker2, on Feb 23 2021 - 14:10, said:


Wow. I missed that! This actually solves the issue that I saw happening and made a now needless post about it ;)

One good thing is that 2.0 should help tidy up all those useless free crew rentals clogging up my barracks. 



gpc_4 #7 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:33

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I would not be doing anything on the live server until the crew changes are on common test. Its the Sandbox, lots of things can change and nothing is guaranteed to go live.

82nd_19D1P_D3 #8 Posted Feb 23 2021 - 23:36

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View Postgpc_4, on Feb 23 2021 - 14:33, said:

I would not be doing anything on the live server until the crew changes are on common test. Its the Sandbox, lots of things can change and nothing is guaranteed to go live.

To be honest even if they didn't compensate us that way I would dismiss many of the crew eventually anyway. I have way too many useless tankers now and most of the crews I use have 5 or more perks/skills now. With the ability to use 1 crew in 3 tanks and all the premiums I won't be needed a lot of what I have now. I have only been saving them to see what happens with 2.0 anyway. 



Flakker2 #9 Posted Feb 24 2021 - 00:11

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82nd, why don’t you try it out and see if you do get crew books from your crew on the test server? Or anyone else who has less than 1 skill crew?

Crazy___Canuck #10 Posted Feb 24 2021 - 00:30

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If I'm hearing some of this conversation correctly, it would make sense to accept the gimp crew if you purchase a new tech tree tank (rather than getting them without a crew, which I commonly do)...if you have the bunk space. 

 

Load up on useless crew members if you have the ability (as they'll be converted to the books).  Am I mistaken?  


Edited by Crazy___Canuck, Feb 24 2021 - 00:32.


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View PostCrazy___Canuck, on Feb 23 2021 - 18:30, said:

If I'm hearing some of this conversation correctly, it would make sense to accept the gimp crew if you purchase a new tech tree tank (rather than getting them without a crew, which I commonly do)...if you have the bunk space. 

 

Load up on useless crew members if you have the ability (as they'll be converted to the books).  Am I mistaken?  

 

now a loophole has been exposed, yes...  :)  they have likely 6months to a year before this hits live and time to remove it.



Quake_Guy #12 Posted Feb 24 2021 - 00:55

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They have to have their first skill from 1 to 99% for conversion to training book upon 2.0 release.  I thought about just resetting some of the lesser crewmen to get them under 1 finished skill to get a book, but the I noticed  on the barracks there is a time limit and date upon which all remaining crewmen in the barracks will be converted into training books.   Currently set to end of year, who knows what it will be upon actual release.

 

I would really like the option to convert them immediately regardless of the number of skills.  If you have auto vs non auto loaders in a line, or turrets vs fixed, you could justify two crews in the same line.  But I have a few lines where I currently have 3 crews for 3 different tech tree tanks I like to play, I surely don't need a third crew going forward.



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View PostQuake_Guy, on Feb 23 2021 - 17:55, said:

They have to have their first skill from 1 to 99% for conversion to training book upon 2.0 release.  I thought about just resetting some of the lesser crewmen to get them under 1 finished skill to get a book, but the I noticed  on the barracks there is a time limit and date upon which all remaining crewmen in the barracks will be converted into training books.   Currently set to end of year, who knows what it will be upon actual release.

 

I would really like the option to convert them immediately regardless of the number of skills.  If you have auto vs non auto loaders in a line, or turrets vs fixed, you could justify two crews in the same line.  But I have a few lines where I currently have 3 crews for 3 different tech tree tanks I like to play, I surely don't need a third crew going forward.

^^ this. Do get cute with trying to get them under 1 skill, you will lose out.

 

Summary:

if <1 skill, immediate crew books.

 

if > 1 skill, but never converted by the player, future crew books.






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