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Grinding for the King

Grinding for the King  

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  1. 1. Will you be grinding the British line?

    • Yes, I will be grinding the British line
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    • No, I will use free xp
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    • There is another nation being added?
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    • I have no plans to even play the British
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The much awaited new line is almost upon us, and I suspect that a lot of you have already saved up a ton of free xp and credits.

 

Which prompts the question "will we see any T1 to T7 Brits on the water tomorrow?" following the reviews.

 

For myself I will be going straight to T4 (Danae) and if the lure of the smoke and plane proves too much then T5 (Emerald). I cannot play cruisers at all well, so I will be staying low tier.

 

So, Captains, will you grind for His Majesty, or take the helm of the cream?

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Why waste free XP if you only need a handful of battles to get past the T1-3 ships? :)

2 hours of playtime should get you your T4 ship (less if you're using premium account)

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Why waste free XP if you only need a handful of battles to get past the T1-3 ships? :)

2 hours of playtime should get you your T4 ship (less if you're using premium account)

 

Because I have nothing else to spend it on.

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Because I have nothing else to spend it on.

 

I'd spare my free XP for the moments I really need it (e.g. upgrading the stock hull on higher tier BBs).

Unless you're at T10 in every line.. :unsure: Are you at T10 in every line?

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Probably, but not immediately. I was hyped enough for the german BBs to endure the torment of the low tier matchmaking (12 vs 12 Nassaus), but the British CLs just don't interest me too much, and especially with the gimmicky AP-only restriction. Will probably play them later.

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Since i have "only" 5 ships left to grind from the "old" lines, i will engage grindmode for the upcoming UK cruisers.

No point in wasting free XP to skip lower tiers.

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You're at T10 in every line?

 

Hehe, I wish I was that good. 

 

No, I stay at the lower levels. 4 to 6 mostly. Why? Because I totally suck, cannot hide the truth.

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I will not be grinding in right meaning. Just same as all other lines, I will try play for bonus XP every day and one day I will have T10. I have around 100k free XP so maybe I will skip few first tiers to T4 or so. I dont have credits anyway to buy higher ships.

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The only RN cruiser that I may be interested in is the OP af Belfast. So OP she can use hydro&radar&smoke HE. However I welcome any new food that also makes the battles more fun while I continue grinding German BBs.

 

 Or while playing the real most OP premium cruiser of them all. The Belfast Scharnhorst. :trollface:

 

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I'll wait until Ranked is over before I start the british.

 

Maybe the crest of the wave is before me by then. And then, as usual: Free XP for the modules, play for the next ship.

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There will be Tier X RN cruisers tomorrow...

 

Yes. Spamming any broadside they get because it's the only way they'll do damage because even DDs can bounce Minotaurs shells if they angle. Maybe then we'll see fulfilled the dream of 100% of BBs bow on. Can't wait for that.

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First impressions of the Black Swan (courtesy of an account on the NA server). Carries more HP 6450 against 4500 and punches well above her weight. Mind you slow and sluggish but those guns make up for it. One very quick PvE game (3.5 mins) 38 shell hits including 10 citadels. Weymouth under the grind now......

 

Have to say the limitations of the low tiers without HE really show up when facing BB's, then it is time to run! 

 

Enjoy it tomorrow....

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I'm in no hurry. I missed the 12-point captain due to a lack of time to game. I have a 9-point captain however that I can use.

 

I'll see if it's worth it. The first (HE) version was the only one I was looking forward to. I was very sceptical about every version that came after that, including tomorrow's version.

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Hehe, I wish I was that good. 

 

No, I stay at the lower levels. 4 to 6 mostly. Why? Because I totally suck, cannot hide the truth.

 

Ok, it makes some sense then to use free XP on the T1-3 ships.

 

I don't use free XP on low tier ships because I spare it for higher tiers.

E.g. it cost me about 57k free XP to upgrade the stock hull of the NC

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I'll be playing all of them.

 

Partly because I dislike skipping ships as that kind of defeats the point of playing, and partly because in my experience lots of ships that a large number of people have claimed are "utterly useless" (old furutaka, pre radar Atlanta, pensacola) I've gotten on really well with and had great results.

 

On the other hand ships that people say are amazing, and OP (tirpitz, gremmy) I really haven't got on with at all

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I'll have Edinburgh with a 16 point captain tomorrow :great:

 

Maybe Neptune with a 15 point captain too?? Na, I'll save my last bits of free XP for general upgrades, Fiji and Leander have 12-15 point captains that need retraining too (which one gets lumped with DE? :teethhappy:)

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I might mess around with the tiers 2 or 3 a little bit, then I'll freeXP my way to the tier 5.

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Got not a lot of time to play over the next week or two (still more than in the last month though) but I have a 12pt captain (campbeltown skills unassigned) and a 6pt captain (skills unassigned for taking over any ship I like/want to keep) all ready to go.

 

I may forego taking the kings shilling for the moment and go back to some kaiser/konig BB action to a) be all "historical"  b) actually play these ships a bit. c) level up their captains. 

but there shall be RN ships in Port Hamster.

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Hehe, I wish I was that good. 

 

No, I stay at the lower levels. 4 to 6 mostly. Why? Because I totally suck, cannot hide the truth.

 

oh, well... if you mostly play low tiers i can't really see any point in jumping 3 of them with free xp. more so if you think how fast is the grind below tier 5!

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I dont have a lot of time to play, plus I only have around 18,000 free xp to use. So I will grind. Plus, I like to try and have a go at every ship in a line, see how they develop.

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Everyone and his dog will be in the new cruisers tomorrow I expect.

 

So, great time to go over to the dark side temporarily and take out some BBs :hiding:

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Not sure about it. Minotaur looks Interesting.  I have enough Free XP . But i dont like CRUISER at all, or they dont like me:hiding:. But AP only Sounds so Interesting :ohmy::nerv_fish:

 

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