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Caernarvon Action X Premium

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The skill missions are idiotic. Block 4k hp 5 times takes the same amount of time as doing 6k base. 

 

Also were the italian missions also t10 only?

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1 hour ago, hazzgar said:

The skill missions are idiotic. Block 4k hp 5 times takes the same amount of time as doing 6k base. 

 

Also were the italian missions also t10 only?

I didn't read them all but 4k blocked isn't that bad in a 10 if you have something with armor. I'd guess maybe 10-15 battles which should be fairly similar to the base Xp requirement. 

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40 minutes ago, Ezz said:

I didn't read them all but 4k blocked isn't that bad in a 10 if you have something with armor. I'd guess maybe 10-15 battles which should be fairly similar to the base Xp requirement. 

I know it's not that bad but 6k base is what? 5-6 battles? How you won't block 4k in every battle so it's basically the same, even more if you are unlucky. 

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7 minutes ago, hazzgar said:

I know it's not that bad but 6k base is what? 5-6 battles? How you won't block 4k in every battle so it's basically the same, even more if you are unlucky. 

Base XP i presume means before premium etc so that'd be 5-6 good wins (1k+ raw). Hence if we allow for some good wins, some ordinary wins and some losses, 600 average base i suspect is pretty decent going.

As for how easy blocking is, tier X can be pretty ruthless depending on the server. Just did one of the second campaign blocking missions and basically drove out in front of pubbies and most simply went straight to HE or sprem. By the end anyone who didn't shoot HE or sprem i left alive in hopes they'd keep trying.

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27 minutes ago, Ezz said:

Base XP i presume means before premium etc so that'd be 5-6 good wins (1k+ raw). Hence if we allow for some good wins, some ordinary wins and some losses, 600 average base i suspect is pretty decent going.

As for how easy blocking is, tier X can be pretty ruthless depending on the server. Just did one of the second campaign blocking missions and basically drove out in front of pubbies and most simply went straight to HE or sprem. By the end anyone who didn't shoot HE or sprem i left alive in hopes they'd keep trying.

Don't many people on this forum have avg exp on their good tanks above 1k base exp? Or is that after prem?

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8 minutes ago, hazzgar said:

Don't many people on this forum have avg exp on their good tanks above 1k base exp? Or is that after prem?

I suspect it's a terminology thing but when people say 'base XP' i assume it's what's shown on the team score tab of your results (no prem) as opposed to what WG put on your service record (includes prem). So i would say 1k avg would include prem (tho who knows at the really high end). I recall back in the NA forum days garbad was proud of breaking 1k average XP which at his win rate at the time would definitely have included prem.

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17 hours ago, Ezz said:

I suspect it's a terminology thing but when people say 'base XP' i assume it's what's shown on the team score tab of your results (no prem) as opposed to what WG put on your service record (includes prem). So i would say 1k avg would include prem (tho who knows at the really high end). I recall back in the NA forum days garbad was proud of breaking 1k average XP which at his win rate at the time would definitely have included prem.

Yeah but still anything sub 650-750 is bad for unis and above 1k battles with the right tanks should be easy and happen every 2-3 games

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On 9/12/2018 at 2:14 PM, hazzgar said:

The skill missions are idiotic. Block 4k hp 5 times takes the same amount of time as doing 6k base. 

 

Also were the italian missions also t10 only?

To be fair you have cherry picked the one mission that is way easier to just farm XP.

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21 hours ago, Lethul said:

To be fair you have cherry picked the one mission that is way easier to just farm XP.

I know but a few of them are 50/50 where depending on RNG farming xp may not take longer than farming skill since those missions are still to grindy. 

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Just ground this thing out, still in the process of seeing what it can do. So far, it seems to be a more medium-ish take on the Caernarvon that trades some raw power for additional flexibility. A good if not great tank which again is limited by the current state of 3 5 7 matchmaking. 2800 DPM with 0.29 accuracy and 10 degrees gundep, on an armoured platform that goes 36 is a great combination of stats that is amazing in the right circumstances. Nonetheless, the tank's ability to play aggressively is severely limited by what I'd call the M4 51 syndrome: the hard stats are there, but the tank is just too big and too thinly armoured on the sides to pull off the more daring plays that something like an IS-3 or a WZ-111 or even a Chrysler would be able to get away with.

I will do a full write up when I get more comfortable with it, especially on how to fight tier 10s. Right now I'd rate it above the Liberte and slightly better than the E5, on about the same level as the Centurion 5/1, and slightly worse than the Chrysler/50TP/Lowe/Defender/IS-3. It seems to be a capable credit earner but nothing quite like the Lowe. IMO worth it at 20% of the price or less, anything more is asking too much given 3 5 7 MM.

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Lowe or Patriot ain't got shit on the Caer AX imo. 

Tried to play Lowe after the AX, ended up dismounting the equipment after less than 10 battles. Mobility felt like crap. Aim time felt like crap. DPM was actual crap. It works, it earns, it also bores me to tears. 

Patriot has some slight advantages in the mobility/view range/alpha departments. AX though crushes it most other ways.

It's simply a great all-arounder that rarely has issues finding ways of being useful, no matter how hard the MM tries to fuck you.

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Mission: Block 5 shots 15 times.

Tank: CaernAX

MM: Doesnt matter.

Tactic: Drive into the middle of the map and get shot.

 

Mission complete. 

 

 

Literal braindead tank. 

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27 minutes ago, MagicalFlyingFox said:

Mission: Block 5 shots 15 times.

Tank: CaernAX

MM: Doesnt matter.

Tactic: Drive into the middle of the map and get shot.

 

Mission complete. 

 

 

Literal braindead tank. 

More like take 5 arty shots 15 times.

Tank: Caern AX

MM: doesnt matter

Tactic: play the game, be spotted.

Mission complete.

Literal braindead gayme

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11 hours ago, Nicarasu said:

Just coming back from a long break, did I miss the boat on this one?

Was a marathon reward, then on sale. Not sure when it will be up next but knowing wg it won't be too far away especially if it proves popular. 

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