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reluctanttheist #1 Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:22 PM

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I'm in the grind for the T57 heavy and for a lot of tanks without major mobility or aim time problems, I'm doing what I never thought I would: win with unequipped tanks.  Rather than waiting for timers, I'm grinding a T69 without any equipment.  Modules > equipment by a long shot.  Equipment is just the cherry on top of a tank you like a lot, or if you're playing in a tourney.

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Rockracer #2 Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:23 PM

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true dat

 

 

Knew it already, from self experience.


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magnummaddness #3 Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:25 PM

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Well I only use spare parts on premiums, so whenever I grind I am forced to try (and usually fail) to win.
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TANKIST___DESTROYER #4 Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:33 PM

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I run all my tanks with full provisions, any tank I am grinding I run two pieces of first tier equipment. (Calibrated shells/Vents/Gun rammer and Optics/camo)

Nearly all premium tanks I have full equipment but many only have first two tiers..

SPARE PARTS ARE KILLING ME ATM

I know a friend who has about 2 million spare parts.. he has equipment on most tanks as well.. (I think there is something going wrong)

 


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Melissa_Durat #5 Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:41 PM

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View PostTANKIST___DESTROYER, on 16 November 2017 - 11:33 PM, said:

I run all my tanks with full provisions, any tank I am grinding I run two pieces of first tier equipment. (Calibrated shells/Vents/Gun rammer and Optics/camo)

Nearly all premium tanks I have full equipment but many only have first two tiers..

SPARE PARTS ARE KILLING ME ATM

I know a friend who has about 2 million spare parts.. he has equipment on most tanks as well.. (I think there is something going wrong)

 

 

​This....I always wonder what will happen if you just don't want anymore tanks and spare parts just keep on comming?. In a year your friend will probably have 999.999.999 spare parts?! CRAZY! 

_Duncan_Idaho_ #6 Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:02 AM

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The only high tier tank I have done a full grind on without at least some tier 2 equipment is the T95. . . and I have a remarkably high win rate in it even post nerf. I don't know why. It could just be luck and maybe the tank is still OP. . . but I feel like the GLD and VertStab are really essential for my meds and lights, but not so much for a slow TD like the T95. . . FWIW, I equipped my T69 and T54e1 to vert stabs and enjoyed them immensely. . . . I haven't played my T57 yet as I was waiting for a sale on crew training - which is finally here this weekend, so my maiden voyage will be soon.

 

 


acrisis #7 Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

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In lower and middle tiers, sure, but the higher one goes, the more it becomes a struggle, with poor teams while running into veteran  platoons who just happen to have theirs maxxed out ... unable to spot, land the shots, pen, ...

 

Grinding from stock wihtout equipment that way is a variation of +2-2. 

 

 


 

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Posit1ve_ #8 Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:01 AM

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This is what I've been saying for a long time. Equipment is borderline useless.

 

Crew > Modules > Provisions > Equipment


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PinDadNW #9 Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:09 AM

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Rev_ianc_bell #10 Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:02 AM

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The vast majority of my tanks are nowhere near full equipment. Most just get the bottom three and that's it.

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_UrgleMcPurfle_ #11 Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:07 AM

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I got the SU-100Y from a huge crate a few days ago, and in my first battle (no equipment) I got 2.6k damage, 1st class. I mean, it is tier 6 and the reds just pretty much sat in front of me, so not really that impressive.

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DorkBeard_The_Flatulent #12 Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:16 AM

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90% of my tanks have no equipment on them. I have been running like that since 3.8, and they do just fine. My "good" tanks that I fully equipped? They don't fare much better, if at all. Bushka put out a video right before 3.8 showing how very little of an effect equipment actually made. We get all dew-y eyed when we see a ROF go from 8.78 to 9.03, like it made a huge difference. " 8 to 9 seconds!" some will say, "That's a huge difference!"

 

No. No it's not.

 

I have not noticed enough of a difference in any  of my tanks from tier to tier due to equipment.


Edited by Augustus_GoldNoob_Sohn, 17 November 2017 - 07:17 AM.


___ez_e___ #13 Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

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I only equip level one for any tank that I don’t intend to keep and I usually don’t wait for all 3 slots to open before I start battling.  

 

I always start with 75% crew, which has a much more significant impact on tank performance.  


Edited by ___ez_e___, 17 November 2017 - 02:37 PM.


acrisis #14 Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

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I have tried to be optimistic, but I have a good number of tanks with just one level of equipment, and I struggle to get my WR up in the new ones, and in prior solid >60% tanks, I'm dropping WR. 

 

Whether prammo nerf, stolen VSTABS, teams, MM, all of the before ... but honestly some battles I just cannot aim well enough or I simply cannot pen the enemy. And I'm looking at shots that are aimed in, I am really blaming the ammo nerf and extra equipment armor,  mobility etc people have installed on their higher tier vehicles. 


 

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Spekulatius #15 Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:00 PM

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Yes, I also have to grind most of my tanks with only first row equipment, there simply aren’t enough spare parts to equip them all. I also agree that having the crew elited is very important, especially for us old times which have level 6 crew skills unlocked, which only kick in when the crew is at 100%.

 

The T69 is a fairly underwhelming tank to drive and I don’t even think equipment would help that much. I think the French autoloader line overall is better, up to the very top. The French autoloaders have very good clip potential and would benefit from better gun handling from equipment slots. At least with the T69, the gun handling is already good, but the DPM and most importantly the pen is trash and equipment can’t help with those deficiencies. I take the AMX 50 100 over the T69 any day.


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dport02 #16 Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

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I run calibrated shells on almost all of my tanks




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