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Question about captains if you don't use gold

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Should I continue to move them up with each new ship or just start off from scratch at every tier, even with the disadvantage.

 

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I think I usually buy a three point captain around tier four and then transfer him as I go.

Thanks. I literally have 0 gold. I think that's what I did with my USN line too. It was about a year ago though. 

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Just keep moving him up each tier unless you really like that ship, once he gets to max level easy to level all the other captains

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Just keep moving him up each tier unless you really like that ship, once he gets to max level easy to level all the other captains

 You don't need gold to convert his xp?

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Move em up. Retraining for free or credits isn't too bad up until you're moving from 6 to 7. That's what I do.

 

Scraping up a bit of cash for retraining will save you a lot of frustration. That's about all I spend on. 10 bucks will handle 4 retrains.

 

Alternatively, it's probably cheaper just to buy a low-tier premium, and use it for any captain of that nation. Then you can free/credit retrain in a low-stress environment without sacrificing skill advantages.

 

Also, if there's an event that awards a free premium, do whatever you have to to complete it. Katori and Spee are very helpful to me. And keep an eye out, sometimes you can find codes for free low-tier premiums.

 

If gold is not an option. move them up anyway. I don't know the exact numbers offhand, but I believe that you'll play fewer games with the skill penalties than you would to get a captain up from scratch, and you'll still benefit from some of your skills. (ie. AFT will still boost range 10%, MFCS will still reduce your dispersion 30%, etc.)

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Move em up. Retraining for free or credits isn't too bad up until you're moving from 6 to 7. That's what I do.

 

Scraping up a bit of cash for retraining will save you a lot of frustration. That's about all I spend on. 10 bucks will handle 4 retrains.

 

Alternatively, it's probably cheaper just to buy a low-tier premium, and use it for any captain of that nation. Then you can free/credit retrain in a low-stress environment without sacrificing skill advantages.

 

Also, if there's an event that awards a free premium, do whatever you have to to complete it. Katori and Spee are very helpful to me. And keep an eye out, sometimes you can find codes for free low-tier premiums.

 

If gold is not an option. move them up anyway. I don't know the exact numbers offhand, but I believe that you'll play fewer games with the skill penalties than you would to get a captain up from scratch, and you'll still benefit from some of your skills. (ie. AFT will still boost range 10%, MFCS will still reduce your dispersion 30%, etc.)

I have to admit. I never planned on spending money so I didn't know respec and retraining were so cheap.

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 You don't need gold to convert his xp?

 

Nope once you have a 19p captain his exp gets stockpiled as  Captain Free exp to be spent on other captains or for respecs

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Move them up.  Also, pay the 200,000 credits to half the requirement on any captain over 10 points.  Tier 7 and up, differences between a new captain and a 10+ point captain are significant enough that you'll want a high ranking captain.

 

I don't think it has been mentioned yet, but when you get a 19 point captain you start earning Commander XP, you can use that to retrain a captain (besides ranking up a captain)

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Nope once you have a 19p captain his exp gets stockpiled as  Captain Free exp to be spent on other captains or for respecs

Wow so would it be beneficial to grind a lower or mid tier captain on a ship I do well with?

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You can *partially* retrain a captain for a new ship for 200,000 credits. And as others have mentioned, if you have a premium ship for that nation, you can use it to train your captain without penalty.

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Nope once you have a 19p captain his exp gets stockpiled as  Captain Free exp to be spent on other captains or for respecs

 

Now we just have to get this for tier ten ship XP. Just wishing.

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You can *partially* retrain a captain for a new ship for 200,000 credits. And as others have mentioned, if you have a premium ship for that nation, you can use it to train your captain without penalty.

I try to always do that as I have about 17 mil credits with no ships past tier 6. So credits aren't the issue atm.

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It's really good to have a 19 point captain on the ships you use most and good to use them in premiums.

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Yup, pretty reasonable, especially if you're on a free account and aren't tiering up left and right.

I retrain and demount as needed, and buy a day of premium whenever I have more than 2-3 hrs to play, and I usually get the lowest doubloon package (~$10) every 2-3 months.

 

I like the way this game monetises. You can spend as much or as little as you want, and it's all useful.

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Yup, pretty reasonable, especially if you're on a free account and aren't tiering up left and right.

 

I retrain and demount as needed, and buy a day of premium whenever I have more than 2-3 hrs to play, and I usually get the lowest doubloon package (~$10) every 2-3 months.

What does that normally get you? 50 or so dubloons?

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Now we just have to get this for tier ten ship XP. Just wishing.

 

True. A discount for converting T10 ship XP to free XP will be very welcomed.

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What does that normally get you? 50 or so dubloons?

 

1200 IIRC.

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True. A discount for converting T10 ship XP to free XP will be very welcomed.

It's pointless to do it for that ships line and I think they would lose out on too much money potential on other lines even within the nation.

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1200 IIRC.

Oh wow. Dang even I can spare 10 bucks haha

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I try to always do that as I have about 17 mil credits with no ships past tier 6. So credits aren't the issue atm.

 

Oh rest assured, once you hit higher tiers, credits will very much become an issue :unsure:

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Oh rest assured, once you hit higher tiers, credits will very much become an issue :unsure:

This I know, which I why I'm sure my average tier play will be about 6

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Well I just was gifted a premium DD. Can I use her to train captains for other types of ship?

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