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15JG52Robi #1 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 12:02

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I was looking at Hall of Fame at 2 top players and they both played with arty extensivelly. Now, my question is, is playing with arty the quickest way to credits?
I am struggling with Pz38t for a long time but cashflow is poor. Credits are very hard to eran especially since I often get put in games with heavies like KV and my puny cannon cannot even scratch them. Thus, I have many games but not many victories and a small amount of points. I have plenty of research but not enough credits to buy better tanbks.

So, will buying a Wespe and playing with iut help me to earn some serious credits?


Oh, and just to be clear, I am not interested in buying a premium account so I can change gold for credits or similar.

Thanks all for honest answer.

Fattty #2 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 12:07

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Arty is a great way to get some credits, due to the higher damage output and overall lower repair costs.

All tier 4, 5, and 6 arty are great at getting a relatively consistent credit gain. I would also consider any tier 5 or tier 6 tank for non-premium credit grinding. Find one you like and keep it.

For lower tiers pretty much every tank makes credits, but in very small amounts.

floppytechie001 #3 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 12:30

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the fastes in the lower tiers is the T46 tank
it made a 10k profit for me on good days and a average of 6 k for regular matches

Tijo #4 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:04

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Tier 5 tanks were making me good money
Pick one you like and make sure you keep it in your rotation
I still play my KV a lot

JMFR #5 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:14

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Anything tier 5-6 for non premiums. You may also consider trying to get the US T34 since it will be changing to a premium tank possibly before the end of this year.

Hiker_boy #6 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:27

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the type 59 is the best for making Credits

kebab6597 #7 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:32

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As Fattty said arty does make good credits and the repair costs are very low compared to tanks thats why so many people play arty

Sabertoothpython #8 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:32

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View PostHiker_boy, on Nov 06 2011 - 13:27, said:

the type 59 is the best for making Credits

lowe prints money

Ironmonger69 #9 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:34

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In the FTP tanks, tier V/VI is the butter zone for credit earning, for the most part.  KV earns real well, but I did horrible in it.  I did terrific in the T1 Heavy & the M6, also the SU-100 & SU-85.  M4 & the Easy 8 were excellent also.  Never played arty past the Wespe, but she made lots for me, too.

Premium tanks, hands down Lowe/Type 59

Lert #10 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 13:45

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View Post15JG52Robi, on Nov 06 2011 - 12:02, said:

Oh, and just to be clear, I am not interested in buying a premium account so I can change gold for credits or similar.
That's a misconception. You don't need premium account to exchange gold for credits.

drybone12 #11 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 14:02

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I got rich from playing with my MarderII at low tier.

drybone12 #12 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 14:04

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View Post15JG52Robi, on Nov 06 2011 - 12:02, said:

Oh, and just to be clear, I am not interested in buying a premium account so I can change gold for credits or similar.

Premium doesn't allow you to exchange anything, you cannot exchange at all in this game for now.

fatkiddown #13 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 14:38

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View PostLert, on Nov 06 2011 - 13:45, said:

That's a misconception. You don't need premium account to exchange gold for credits.

I took it that he has bought 0 gold.  I suppose the premise is: no gold to exchange _for_ credits....

(To me, WG should offer the ability to exchange credits for gold; the grind alone would prevent "wallet warriors" from pursuing it, but it would give those unable to spend money _that_ avenue)

Several of you mention the Lowe and T59.  The OP seems to be asking _how_ best to get credits without buying a wallet tank....

My personal, personal, favorite is the JagdPz IV.  It fit my play style nicely, is low-profiled and camos decently and provided great stats.  Basically, it can survive better _if_ you play the "stay back and shoot 'em from a long gd way off" style of play.  If you are a balls-to-the-walls rusher, then don't do a TD sniper.

Otherwise, that'd be my pick to get credits/victories/stats, etc. on a no-gold, low-tiered account.

I actually rebought the JagdPz IV recently 'cuz I kept romanticizing over it.  I also love the Stug III.  I had mad fun in those 2 German TDs....

aviriorix #14 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 14:42

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View PostSaberToothPython, on Nov 06 2011 - 13:32, said:

lowe prints money
Gotta agree, 6 games and I made 200k

Lert #15 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 14:53

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View Postfatkiddown, on Nov 06 2011 - 14:38, said:

(To me, WG should offer the ability to exchange credits for gold; the grind alone would prevent "wallet warriors" from pursuing it, but it would give those unable to spend money _that_ avenue)
I disagree. Introducing a way to get gold without spending money would mean that a lot less people are going to spend money, and those are the people that keep the game going. Wargaming.net is a for-profit organisation, and their income is entirely what we, the players, pay them. Keeping a game like this running takes a lot of money (Pay for staff, pay for the building your staff works in, pay for many, many servers, pay for the hosting, pay for the traffic ... ) and introducing a way to get gold for free would hurt that.

But, back to OP's question: Yes, arty makes a lot of money, comparatively. The grind to the next tier arty is also significantly longer than to the next tier tank. The sweet spot for earning money on a free account is around tier 5 for tanks. As for which one earns the most? Well, that depends on your play style.

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Given that he is struggling with credits in a tier 3 and does not want to buy a premium tank, none of these solutions would work.  My advice would be: 1) Get a tier 2 then tier 3 TD - they are fun, easy to get into, and make good credits because repair costs are low, 2) learn to hurt enemy tanks as much as possible for as long as possible each battle.

fatkiddown #17 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 16:50

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View PostLert, on Nov 06 2011 - 14:53, said:

I disagree. Introducing a way to get gold without spending money would mean that a lot less people are going to spend money, and those are the people that keep the game going. Wargaming.net is a for-profit organisation, and their income is entirely what we, the players, pay them. Keeping a game like this running takes a lot of money (Pay for staff, pay for the building your staff works in, pay for many, many servers, pay for the hosting, pay for the traffic ... ) and introducing a way to get gold for free would hurt that.

Good post and I respect your disagreement.  It is not a position I will die defending.  

"a lot less people are going to spend money": perhaps.  It needs tweaked, but I believe the people who _are_ going to spend money and those that _are not_ going to spend money are pretty much solidified.  There's simply a lot of guys in good jobs who have no problem tossing their free cash into their fav hobbies (men are banshees about their hobbies; golf?).  This will continue IMHO.  (Ever played golf regularly?).  I mean, take paintball: there's always the guys who borrow the equipment and play casually, and there's the guys who go buy the guns and equipment for 100s of dollars....

I do understand that wg.net is _not_ a charity non-profit.  However, compare WoT to Starcraft2, or L4D1/2, or any other number of games that are one-time buy, and it is stellar in the amounts it costs.

Yes, yes.  I do understand that they must pay for buildings and utilities and office space, and etc.  I do understand it is a legitimate business.  I hope it stays that way.

I am in no way asking for WoT to stop making money.  I am speaking for friends who have quit playing bcs they can no longer keep up with "Wallet Warriors," and I for one speak from the standpoint of a wallet warrior for I r one....

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View PostSaberToothPython, on Nov 06 2011 - 13:32, said:

lowe prints money
no, the lowe is the money

Lert #19 Posted Nov 06 2011 - 17:13

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Comparing it with one-time-purchase games doesn't work, you should compare it to other subscription games like WoW and the likes. The difference here being that instead of having to pay to play, they give you the option to.

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View PostLert, on Nov 06 2011 - 17:13, said:

Comparing it with one-time-purchase games doesn't work, you should compare it to other subscription games like WoW and the likes. The difference here being that instead of having to pay to play, they give you the option to.

Another good post.  It is tough logic I know.  Again, my motivation is that friends I've had for years that have _always_ played the games with me have/are dropping off due to the jet-propulsion afforded those willing to sink their free cash into WoT.  I am happy that one can spend cash for an edge in WoT.  I'm wondering what can be done to help equalize.  Apparently, my idea doesn't fly....