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  • Originally posted by Reddog View Post
    With release coming up I have just been pumping my gold into premium rounds for it, now that provides some epic lolz
    I have been doing that as well mate.But i stopped at my IS3 and then thought i can't grind up to the IS4 before the hard wipe so i dropped back down to my AT-1.I sold all my bigger tanks and just play with the super sniper that the AT-1 is.I love it.I have got top gun about 7 times in this beast and have got 9 kills at least 6 times with it.
    I found the top tier battles to be to ****.I much prefer the lower tier ones.
    My Russian motorcycle website and forum.
    [QUOTE]no offense, like the game or not, you really sound like an arsehole here[/QUOTE]


    • Is anyone getting the game today, it is being released today. So anyone buying a premium account of any sort?

      I got into this game late, only about a month ago, but I worked my way up to BT2, BT7 and loving the game. I need to add some people that like team work, with team work on your side, you win every time.

      Right before each game start, when you're in game and counter is counting down, I always broadcast the same message to my team.

      "Someone come with me right flank( or left flank, or s specific area), a few of us can secure it, need 4-5 people." This seems to work, I end having 2-3 people follow me, sometimes more, and usually we do secure the area, and manage to hold of an enemy advance this way.
      [COLOR=navy]"I am nothing; We are everything." Kurt 'Panzermeyer' Meyer[/COLOR]


      • Yeah, I'll probably start playing again today. Not sure about premium though.


        • Yeah, I will probably be playing today (or tomorrow if the maintenance takes the full time), not played much recently as I've been looking forward to a fresh start.

          Saying that decided to have a few games last night to take my Obj704 up to the same amount of battles played as my Panther. Got a nice little reward after the final battle, got back to the garage to see the pop up that I got the 'Master Tanker' medal for destroying at least one of every type of tank in the game.

          Thought it was a fitting, if completely random and unplanned, little bonus for my last beta fight.


          • So to keep playing what does one have to do? Don't you have to buy the game first? Or will it be as is now, free download, free to play, but you can buy the premium account for more gold, and unique tanks? If that's the case, that's pretty cool.

            Btw, who ever wants to add me, here is my contact: panzermeyer1
            Last edited by Panzer Meyer; 04-12-2011, 11:14 AM.
            [COLOR=navy]"I am nothing; We are everything." Kurt 'Panzermeyer' Meyer[/COLOR]


            • Yeah, free to play and download. If you've got the beta installed you should only need an update via the client to play.

              And yeah premium account/ammo/tanks/consumables & exp conversion plus some other minor stuff are the things you get with purchasable gold.


              • Originally posted by Mahnsikir View Post
                Yeah, free to play and download. If you've got the beta installed you should only need an update via the client to play.

                And yeah premium account/ammo/tanks/consumables & exp conversion plus some other minor stuff are the things you get with purchasable gold.
                Gotcha, makes sense, and this is what I thought was the case, but I wasn't 100% sure. Thanks.

                So yea, I'll be on, add me whenever you like. I play at least a few games a day, sometimes for hours on end.
                [COLOR=navy]"I am nothing; We are everything." Kurt 'Panzermeyer' Meyer[/COLOR]


                • Well for some reason since it's gone live my ping has jumped from ~250 on the US server to ~500, hooray!


                  • Originally posted by Reddog View Post
                    Well for some reason since it's gone live my ping has jumped from ~250 on the US server to ~500, hooray!
                    Interesting, mine has been staying around 100 -- before, and after release.


                    • It could just be my garbage ISP up to their usual tricks, I'll phone rage them.


                      • Do I need to reregister for the full version? It seems it wont recognize my Email anymore..


                        • Nope, uses the same one.


                          • Did it keep anything from the Beta? or do you start from scratch all over again??


                            • Originally posted by Klaus View Post
                              Did it keep anything from the Beta? or do you start from scratch all over again??
                              Start over.

                              This may suck for some, but I like starting over. It's fun to drive and fight in those puny little tankettes. I don't even like calling them tanks.

                              A nice setup, the MS-1 with a 45mm gun. Thing looks really strange, such a small vehicle with a 45mm gun, good for sniping though.
                              [COLOR=navy]"I am nothing; We are everything." Kurt 'Panzermeyer' Meyer[/COLOR]


                              • I think the early battles are the ebst in this game.They are the most fun and are not too **** like the higher tiers
                                My Russian motorcycle website and forum.
                                [QUOTE]no offense, like the game or not, you really sound like an arsehole here[/QUOTE]