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Okay, I have 605 Ironium and I'm debating whether to spend 600 on a Unique upgrade or 4 10pt captains before it all goes away Wednesday.

For the ships I have, I've been grinding upgrades for my TierXs on and off for the past year. I have Yamato (Stage 3), Des Moines, YueYang, and Worcester (all stage 2). I'll have Daring, Gearing, and Montana later this year. I don't mind the current grinds,  but I'm wondering which of the Gearing or Montana UUs would you recommend?

Alternatively, 10pt Captains are a good investment, and I was going to get Golden Konung, Dart Norman, Queen Bee, and either LilfishOG or the Dophinator. I still have a bunch of Japanese DDs to get and I'm out of spare UK captains and I'll need a French captain to grind up their new DD line when it comes out. Would I be stupid in prioritizing 10pCs over UUs?

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I blew all my Ironium today on the Des Moines Legendary Upgrade, installed it and went out and had the most fun I'd ever had in that ship. If I were you I'd grab the Des Moines upgrade, it's absolutely wild the effect it has on your acceleration, especially with Propulsion Mod 2 in tandem with it. 

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38 minutes ago, GambitHG said:

Okay, I have 605 Ironium and I'm debating whether to spend 600 on a Unique upgrade or 4 10pt captains before it all goes away Wednesday.

For the ships I have, I've been grinding upgrades for my TierXs on and off for the past year. I have Yamato (Stage 3), Des Moines, YueYang, and Worcester (all stage 2). I'll have Daring, Gearing, and Montana later this year. I don't mind the current grinds,  but I'm wondering which of the Gearing or Montana UUs would you recommend?

Alternatively, 10pt Captains are a good investment, and I was going to get Golden Konung, Dart Norman, Queen Bee, and either LilfishOG or the Dophinator. I still have a bunch of Japanese DDs to get and I'm out of spare UK captains and I'll need a French captain to grind up their new DD line when it comes out. Would I be stupid in prioritizing 10pCs over UUs?

Get one of the legendary mods, it is very worth it since you can avoid the rest of the grind for one of them. I am not sure, but I think you can sell the mod you will earn from the grind. With captains, you can get them anytime and it is not that hard to grind a ten point captain

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It doesn't take too long to grind out a 10pt captain.  However, it takes pretty d*mn long time to grind out one of the Tier X Legendary upgrades.

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i got the yamato legendary cause its apparently a requirement to have it.  I dont know if ill get to the yamato, just got the amagi recently  but at least ill have it. i was thinking of getting a legendary for a ship i dont like or play to see if it changes its play style  but gave up on that.

also think unless the captains have a special perk its a waste  .  Its like 183k xp to get a 10pt captain. put some flags on and play space battles and you ll have that in 6-12 games that take 5 or so minutes recruit to captains and boost them up = profit

was able to take 4 captains from 10 to 14 points doing it that way and that was 396k xp each one. 

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Get a Legendary Upgrade, you can easily train up a 10 pt captain on the go than grinding for a legendary upgrade

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You don't say if already got 19-point captains already. That should be a factor in your decision.

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1 hour ago, GambitHG said:

Okay, I have 605 Ironium and I'm debating whether to spend 600 on a Unique upgrade or 4 10pt captains before it all goes away Wednesday.

For the ships I have, I've been grinding upgrades for my TierXs on and off for the past year. I have Yamato (Stage 3), Des Moines, YueYang, and Worcester (all stage 2). I'll have Daring, Gearing, and Montana later this year. I don't mind the current grinds,  but I'm wondering which of the Gearing or Montana UUs would you recommend?

Alternatively, 10pt Captains are a good investment, and I was going to get Golden Konung, Dart Norman, Queen Bee, and either LilfishOG or the Dophinator. I still have a bunch of Japanese DDs to get and I'm out of spare UK captains and I'll need a French captain to grind up their new DD line when it comes out. Would I be stupid in prioritizing 10pCs over UUs?

Hey GambitHG,

This is honestly personal preference. Do you want the captains that have unique pictures or the unique upgrades that will help your ship perform better? 

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2 minutes ago, iKami said:

or the unique upgrades that will help your ship perform better? 

Well that sentence is certainly situational and open to a wide range of opinions 

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1 hour ago, GambitHG said:

Okay, I have 605 Ironium and I'm debating whether to spend 600 on a Unique upgrade or 4 10pt captains before it all goes away Wednesday.

For the ships I have, I've been grinding upgrades for my TierXs on and off for the past year. I have Yamato (Stage 3), Des Moines, YueYang, and Worcester (all stage 2). I'll have Daring, Gearing, and Montana later this year. I don't mind the current grinds,  but I'm wondering which of the Gearing or Montana UUs would you recommend?

Alternatively, 10pt Captains are a good investment, and I was going to get Golden Konung, Dart Norman, Queen Bee, and either LilfishOG or the Dophinator. I still have a bunch of Japanese DDs to get and I'm out of spare UK captains and I'll need a French captain to grind up their new DD line when it comes out. Would I be stupid in prioritizing 10pCs over UUs?

Depends on how quick you want the Unique Upgrade. You will get it just playing the ship, even in co-op. So if you want the UU fast, buy it. If you don't have a 19pt Cmdr for ECXP, four 10pt Cmdrs can be worth it if you need them.

 

 

I wouldn't get the UUs that you are already grinding as since you are a PvP main, it's not too hard. The part everyone hates is the 40,000 base XP, but you are looking at 33-66 games to get through that final task.

 

Daring doesn't have a UU yet, but here's the math done for Gearing and Montana, so you can see what the various upgrades in slot 5 do for those ships.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, contag10n said:

Well that sentence is certainly situational and open to a wide range of opinions 

what you did there..... ....... ......

 

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41 minutes ago, EyE_dYe_QuIck said:

Its like 183k xp to get a 10pt captain. put some flags on and play space battles and you ll have that in 6-12 games that take 5 or so minutes recruit to captains and boost them up = profit

You can't put normal captains on space ships. 

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15 minutes ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

You can't put normal captains on space ships. 

I think the reference is how quickly you might get the Elite Commander Exp.

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I'll be going for Capts personally, I don't have any 19pts yet, I am close to the first but any elite xp will be going to making more 19pts before anything else. 

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1 hour ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

It doesn't take too long to grind out a 10pt captain.  However, it takes pretty d*mn long to grind out one of the Tier X Legendary upgrades.

Yep

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UU -

Their are many chances to get a 10pt commander which is not the case with a UU.  I also would pick one you'd like but don't want to grind and continue grinding the usual way for those.  

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4 hours ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

You can't put normal captains on space ships. 

 

3 hours ago, jayhawk226 said:

I think the reference is how quickly you might get the Elite Commander Exp.

 only faster way I know of is a certain two operations, which will take longer but use less flags. 

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I just realized, if I hold on to the Ironium, I'll get 9.68 million credits when it gets transferred. I could put that towards my next tier 10 ship or purchasing regular upgrades.

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On 4/22/2019 at 3:54 PM, EyE_dYe_QuIck said:

i got the yamato legendary cause its apparently a requirement to have it.

It’s not a requirement to have it, it’s a personal preference.  I have one, and used it for many battles, I prefer not to use it.  You trade 6% reload speed, which is flat DPM increase, for RNG roll that occasionally will let you get an extra hit or two.  Traverse buff is less consequential, but still a nice bonus when you choose to not to use legendary module.

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On 4/22/2019 at 3:46 PM, GambitHG said:

Okay, I have 605 Ironium and I'm debating whether to spend 600 on a Unique upgrade or 4 10pt captains before it all goes away Wednesday.

For the ships I have, I've been grinding upgrades for my TierXs on and off for the past year. I have Yamato (Stage 3), Des Moines, YueYang, and Worcester (all stage 2). I'll have Daring, Gearing, and Montana later this year. I don't mind the current grinds,  but I'm wondering which of the Gearing or Montana UUs would you recommend?

Alternatively, 10pt Captains are a good investment, and I was going to get Golden Konung, Dart Norman, Queen Bee, and either LilfishOG or the Dophinator. I still have a bunch of Japanese DDs to get and I'm out of spare UK captains and I'll need a French captain to grind up their new DD line when it comes out. Would I be stupid in prioritizing 10pCs over UUs?

I had the same number of ironium and I'm tempted to say "neither"?

 

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