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Panoptic #1 Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:00 AM

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Hi, I think I am ready to buy my first tier 8 premium plane. What is the best option for completing the daily missions and general money making?



poppavein #2 Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:06 AM

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You are going to need more than 1. There are ground target missions and aircraft missions. 

 

RB-17 is good for ground missions . 



Xr901 #3 Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:25 AM

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Well that's a complicated question. The Rb-17 that has already been suggested is a solid choice but it might not fit your playstyle. Do you have a favourite aircraft type? the community can provide you with better recommendations if you provide a little more detail on that. One thing i will say is that make sure you have activated the missions for the vampire in game, it's one of the best T8s and you can get it for free that way.

Now, ones that you can buy? Well the Seafang is a good all around T8 premium that is not exceptional, but is also far more forgiving than most of the others making it a good first t8 premium.

 

What to avoid? well, steer clear of the J8M, it has a steep learning curve. The 109 TL is also not the friendliest of planes for newer players, so I'd recommend against that one too.



Captain_Rownd #4 Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

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I have to say: They cost too much.  You can get to Tier 8 through the tech tree, without spending $40+.  I just flew my first tech tree Tier 8 plane last night.  It took a while to get the grind done, but I really didn't need to get there any sooner than I did. 

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SpiritFoxMY #5 Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:48 AM

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Ok, first let me be the token curmudgeon and say that you're still not ready for a tier 8. Tier 8 is where monsters fly and your experience is almost exclusively tier 4 - 5. You're going to eat a huge pile of crap when you go up to tier 8 especially since there aren't any good turnfighters for sale at that tier.

 

That out of the way - my recommendation would not be to buy directly but grind out the Vampire in the game itself. The Vampire is a premium that is available for "free" upon completing a series of missions. It is a long and difficult series of missions though, so you'll likely end up spending tokens to buy your way through them. Tokens can be earned through epic achievements (Marseilles, Ace, Efimov etc.), through the daily missions and purchased for gold at an exorbitant exchange rate of 50 gold for 1 token. Do the calculations and see if it will be worth it for you to buy the amount of gold needed to just pay your way to the Vampire. 

 

Basically the Vampire is the most powerful fighter available at tier 8. Its fast, maneuverable and has powerful, reliable guns.Limited altitude but you're a TnB pilot so you'll probably not be bothered by it too much. It cannot hit ground targets though.

 

My personal favorite tier 8 premium is the Do-335 Pfeil - which is not available for sale in the store at this time - It is fast, maneuverable for a heavy, has a massive bombload and decent firepower. Its a terrifying multipurpose airplane but like I said, not currently for sale and will probably be out of your comfort zone.

 

The most all-round airplane you can buy is the Seafang. It has decent all round capabilities but its also very... average, in every way. Its acceleration is pretty weak, its turn is decent and handling pretty good too, but it won't out-turn the lights. Firepower is good but not great, ordnance is weak but at least its there... overall its a very bland airplane that still manages to perform reasonably well even if it isn't super competitive in the tier 8 environment. 

 

Vampire

 

Pfeil

 

Seafang


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hoom #6 Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

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Vampire is my first & only T8 prem out of 31. (albeit all except 2 are free/gift/mission planes so not exactly by choice)

Its a reaaaally nice plane.

 

It can get ground damage Missions done with the 4* 20mm cannon by shooting soft targets like the tents but its a very inefficient use & will lose you a bunch of battles.

I did complete a bunch of Missions with my first T8 the La-9 that way but most of the time its better to just swap mission (you can make 1 swap per 24hrs) for one that doesn't need ground target kills/damage & complete those with whatever T8 you do have.

Longer term definitely worthwhile to go up a Bomber or GA line so you can get those ground target Missions done.


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trikke #7 Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:40 AM

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i would repeat SFMY's caution about jumping tiers by buying T8 premiums...  lower tiers that you're skipping teach the lessons that you'll need to survive at T8

 

everything is faster, more deadly and flies higher, and you have to make much quicker strategy decisions

 

but...  you'll still buy one anyway, just like we all did

 


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StoptheViolins #8 Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

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335 is probably the best T8 HF, you just missed the mission HF last month ( BV P.203) which seems like a good plane - it has better boost than the 335 which is the best heavy at T8 irg to cruise speed, GA is the IL-10M but the NC 1070 is a lot more plane, bomber is RB-17 although the USSR bombers are coming in time for May Day, fighters - earn the free Vampire, MR Me 109 TL is trolly or if you want turny get the Seafang although you'll spend a lot of time watching the big boys play above the Seafang's redline.

Panoptic #9 Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:55 AM

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Thank you for all the great responses. 

 

The primary reason I am looking to get the T8 premium is to earn tokens. Credits are secondary. I have quite liked the 302 and that's only one tier lower.

 

How is the La-11? I am tempted to get it as it is somewhat of a limited time offer if I understand correctly.

 

 



hoom #10 Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:42 AM

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Was about to suggest possibility of La-11.

Its a turn fighter but I haven't heard anyone talk of it as any good.

 

I love La-9 but La-11 is -25% firepower, quite a bit slower but quicker turning.

 


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Xr901 #11 Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:05 PM

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I have one and the La-11 is just kind of meh... It's kind of a T7.5+ or stock T8 rather than equivalent fully elited T8. It gets slaughtered by better turn fighters and it gets slaughtered by boom and zoomers.

CorvusCorvax #12 Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:22 PM

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View PostPanoptic, on 16 April 2019 - 05:55 AM, said:

Thank you for all the great responses. 

 

The primary reason I am looking to get the T8 premium is to earn tokens. Credits are secondary. I have quite liked the 302 and that's only one tier lower.

 

How is the La-11? I am tempted to get it as it is somewhat of a limited time offer if I understand correctly.

 

 

 

Token farming?  IL-10M and Me-109TL or Seafang.  If you get the opportunity to get the Do-335, jump on it, even if you are a potato in it for the first 50 battles.

StoptheViolins #13 Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:47 PM

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La-11 - it's turny, on paper it should be able to keep a Spit company, but in practice that max alt hits way too soon, the engine feels under powered, and the 23mm cannon feels like there is something not right with them.  As you'll end up uptiered a lot in it, that Alt limit really will hit you hard.  At least with a Seafang you can mount rockets and hit ground targets and hunt attack craft when the big kids won't come down and play with you.

Panoptic #14 Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:03 AM

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No one has recommended the P-80A. I am torn between it and the Me 109 TL.

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View PostPanoptic, on 17 April 2019 - 07:03 PM, said:

No one has recommended the P-80A. I am torn between it and the Me 109 TL.

 

A couple people have talked about them .  I prefer the P-80, more maneuverable.  I don't think it is always available .

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P-80 is supposed to be good but I have terrible luck in it. It is also wholly outclassed by the Vampire. Its main problem is its firepower which is just bad for tier 8. Performance-wise its decent but again gets completely eclipsed by the Vampire.

 

109TL is a hard plane to fly. Good speed and firepower are counteracted by terrible acceleration and turn. It can be decent but its a very niche pick.

 


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CorvusCorvax #17 Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:35 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 18 April 2019 - 03:46 AM, said:

P-80 is supposed to be good but I have terrible luck in it. It is also wholly outclassed by the Vampire. Its main problem is its firepower which is just bad for tier 8. Performance-wise its decent but again gets completely eclipsed by the Vampire.

 

109TL is a hard plane to fly. Good speed and firepower are counteracted by terrible acceleration and turn. It can be decent but its a very niche pick.

 

 

It feels, from looking at it, a bit like the Me-262.

Panoptic #18 Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:19 PM

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Tu-1 has quickly become my favorite plane. I think The XP-58 is pretty similar. Unless something changes I think I will be picking one up. It also trains a gunner which is good.

_Panzerkunst_ #19 Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:28 PM

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Yeah, I was going to say go for a HF because you can do everything in it: kill bombers, kill GA, kill HF, drop bombs, & get around the map quickly. Going from the 262 to 109tl feels like going from a Cadillac to a 1989 Mazda 626. 

 

Instead of buying a tier Prem. Straight up for $50, I was going to suggest grinding to tier 8 and wait until an event where you can get one for certificates or something but seems you're already set on the XP-58. It's good but you'll still be outclassed in speed & alt by German tier 8 HFs. Good luck, <o.



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 you'll still be outclassed in speed & alt by German tier 8 HFs

 

Especially by _Panzerkunst_ in that damn 262 :hiding:


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