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Ensign_Brendoonigan

Captains training from L12-15, dabloons, flags or the hard grind?

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So anyway I'm working on my L12 captain (40k's to go) and thought I'd try and find out what I'd need for a Level 15 and Holly "insert swear word of your choice here", is the info on the table below found on the WG wiki below correct?

 

Do I really need to get a total of 467K xp to get there...  if so - wowsers, no wonder they're so rare.  Anyway if I was to play my Bayern for a L15'r, and I make 1 k/game I'd have to play her another 340 times to get the 340k needed, 2k/game has her at 170 games.....  If I then work out how muck XP I need for the Bismark I'm looking at around 210k xp, then add the upgrades of around 90k so roughly 300k for an upgraded BM, so about 40-50k short. However when I then subtract the retraining costs I guess I'd lose around 100k's worth so "insert swear word here again".

 

So at what point do you have to consider using dabloons for retraining or am I better off using the extra captains XP flag from now on for best result. Alas he'll just have passed L12 when I get the Gneisenau, so I think I'll need 102k XP, halved to 51k, then halved again to 25500xp!   

 

Skill Progression

This chart shows the experience requirements for your ship commander to achieve certain levels. One skill point is earned each time your ship commander levels up.

Level Skill Points Next Level XP Total XP
1 0 1200 0
2 1 1300 1200
3 2 1500 2500
4 3 2100 4000
5 4 3400 6100
6 5 5800 9500
7 6 9600 15300
8 7 16000 24900
9 8 25000 40900
10 9 37000 65900
11 10 53000 102900
12 11 74000 155900
13 12 102000 229900
14 13 136000 331900
15 14 179000 467900
16 15 231000 646900
17 16 294000 877900
18 17 369000 1171900
19 18 9999999 1540900
20 19   11540899

 

Hoping it's just a bad dream!

 

Ensigns out

Edited by Ensign_Brendoonigan

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Your choice.

 

If you can afford it, pay your way to it.

 

If you want a challenge or you can't afford to, do the long grind.

 

I wish i can just convert EXP to captain.. but cant.. 

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Find your favorite ship and use the extra xp + extra commander xp, then go to battle until you get the 15pt, should be able to get you at least level 14 in around 200 battle (I'm grinding German captain from nassau and now I'm 2/3 to Bismarck with 25k left to 14pt, I only start using flag at gneis)

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Cough cough, you need to reach level 16 to have 15 points...

 

​Are you sure, as I have 11 points already and am working on the 74k now for the 12th point. I believe the skill point column should really say additional skill point.

 

O wait, I'm meaning a skill level of 15 points so I can get the L5 skill, not the level 15 with 16 points.

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​Are you sure, as I have 11 points already and am working on the 74k now for the 12th point. I believe the skill point column should really say additional skill point.

 

O wait, I'm meaning a skill level of 15 points so I can get the L5 skill, not the level 15 with 16 points.

 

It confusing becasue you highlight it at Lv 15 Captain..

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It confusing becasue you highlight it at Lv 15 Captain..

 

agreed, sorry I always go for the free point at the beginning costing the 10000 credits so it never crossed my mind to mention it, OMG if you didn't get it!  

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 Alas he'll just have passed L12 when I get the Gneisenau, so I think I'll need 102k XP, halved to 51k, then halved again to 25500xp!

 

How do you half it twice?

 

Also there is a retraining exp cap. You wont have to get more exp even if your captain goes higher tier that would normally require more retraining exp than the cap.

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How do you half it twice?

 

Also there is a retraining exp cap. You wont have to get more exp even if your captain goes higher tier that would normally require more retraining exp tha

 

​isn't it half what you normally need for the next level, then pay 200k credits for the additional half? 

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agreed, sorry I always go for the free point at the beginning costing the 10000 credits so it never crossed my mind to mention it, OMG if you didn't get it!  

:) we learn together 

Actually if you are grinding for captain ONLY, you can consider getting a premium of the same nation that suits you play style and you really like to play, you can train your captain there. For example I use my Tirpitz to train my Roon captain, and partially my Hindenburg captain too, thanks to the high tier economy 

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So anyway I'm working on my L12 captain (40k's to go) and thought I'd try and find out what I'd need for a Level 15 and Holly "insert swear word of your choice here", is the info on the table below found on the WG wiki below correct?

 

Do I really need to get a total of 467K xp to get there...  if so - wowsers, no wonder they're so rare.  Anyway if I was to play my Bayern for a L15'r, and I make 1 k/game I'd have to play her another 340 times to get the 340k needed, 2k/game has her at 170 games.....  If I then work out how muck XP I need for the Bismark I'm looking at around 210k xp, then add the upgrades of around 90k so roughly 300k for an upgraded BM, so about 40-50k short. However when I then subtract the retraining costs I guess I'd lose around 100k's worth so "insert swear word here again".

 

So at what point do you have to consider using dabloons for retraining or am I better off using the extra captains XP flag from now on for best result. Alas he'll just have passed L12 when I get the Gneisenau, so I think I'll need 102k XP, halved to 51k, then halved again to 25500xp!   

 

Skill Progression

This chart shows the experience requirements for your ship commander to achieve certain levels. One skill point is earned each time your ship commander levels up.

Level Skill Points Next Level XP Total XP
1 0 1200 0
2 1 1300 1200
3 2 1500 2500
4 3 2100 4000
5 4 3400 6100
6 5 5800 9500
7 6 9600 15300
8 7 16000 24900
9 8 25000 40900
10 9 37000 65900
11 10 53000 102900
12 11 74000 155900
13 12 102000 229900
14 13 136000 331900
15 14 179000 467900
16 15 231000 646900
17 16 294000 877900
18 17 369000 1171900
19 18 9999999 1540900
20 19   11540899

 

Hoping it's just a bad dream!

 

Ensigns out

 

They are not rare. I got 17 over 15 point captains, half of them over 16 points, with 2 x 17s and 1 x 18. Ok I have been playing since launch every day 2-3 hours (all with premium). So that's the amount of time it takes.

 

You're just grinding inefficiently. Premium time and premium ships, flags makes it quicker to level captains.

 

Premium time cuts any grind by 33% in silver, ship xp and captain xp. Then your flags and premium ships stack on top of that base. So by moving the premium time base, you multiply out those flag rewards.

 

If you cant afford it, then I guess you gota put in the hours. But then if you have a decent job, $12 USD a month roughly for premium time isn't much. Consider if you play every day and like the game. Your paying for the running of servers and development costs, to keep the game running.

 

 

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For XP; do you have any premium German BB's?  Means you get 2 games a day at +50% XP as you can move your commander.  Thats how I got  my first 16 point captain in the IJN DD line due to having Kamikaze. 

 

To take an extreme case if you had If you Scharnhorst, Tirpitz and König Albert + whatever line ship you are grinding, you would get 4 games at +50%, plus the premiums give extra XP.  Also having a premium account add's XP and credits.

 

 

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Its really a bit to imaginable for guys to play 3 hours a day like u.

Undeniably , you are grinding in the mist inefficient way. Premium account +0.5 exp + 0.5 premium ship exp + 0.5 flag + 0.5 frist win x currently 3.33 dragon flag + 0.5 captain flag+ 0.5 exclusively eugen camo

be simplistc , here you goes ship exp(3)x captain exp(4.3) =12.9 times of your base exp

If you secure mvp in this game, you get 20k captain exp in a game

Using other types of premium ships will boost your progress. Depends on your performance, you can grind a 15 poi t captain in around 50-75 round now.

 

If you are so hungry for skill 5 captain , spend one-time money for one premium ship, and charge premium account. Spending this saves lots of your time.

 

If you dont, you cant mourn cos this game is not suitable for u. I realize this problem after i played 800 games. I think its worth to pay for my personal time.

 

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