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I need a credit grinder ship, Atago or Alabama or any others?

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Hey guys, im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out, the problem is i dont know what ship to get that will give me consistent good battles and credits, so far i have heard good things about Alabama and Atago so i dont know which one of these to get, any other ships are welcome for suggestion aswell!

 

Edit: Hey guys! thanks for all the replies, i have read every comment and despite many people recommending ships like Scharnhorst and Tirpitz due to my experience with German Battleships, i have decided to get Atago, i have seen a couple of videos of it and looks very fun, the concealment, access to health repair party and great torps are very appealing to me. Reasons for not getting scharnhorst or Tirpitz is because i dont really want another close range Brawler battleship, Bismarck and Kurfurst are really fun but i do want to explore other game styles aswell.  Thanks again for all the help, i didn't expect this many people to reply and help me out, what a great community!

 

 

P.S: dont say Missouri 😂

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I have the Atago and Atago B. In the right hands they are OP premiums and can do quite well earning you credits.

 

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The question should not be which one has the highest potential of grinding you credits (although if you wanna know, it's Roma/Kii with the Kobayashi camo).

More should you look into which ship you'd be more comfortable in. You can have an amazing credit grinder, but if you just can't play her because she doesn't suit you you'll end up getting frustrated and performing on a level that won't give you a solid income.

I took the liberty and checked your account, and from what I can tell you seem to enjoy German Battleships the most. That leaves you two options, either Scharnhorst or Tirpitz. Former being an easier ship to play and more comfortable, but grinding somewhat less credits while latter is going to face T9 and 10 regularly but has a better credit earning potential.

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Both can do good credits on a good game.

It all depends as usual on your style of play BBs vs CA

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Massachusetts is a really good ship. It is pretty consistent earner.

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Depends on how much you are willing to pay. :Smile_coin:

 

With update 8.3, the Makoto Kobayashi camos are arriving to the arsenal. They are very pricey, on top of the base cost for the ship, but they yield great credits (not Missouri, but still very great). They are only for Roma and Kii (and a tier 7). If you can get behind the asthetics it might be good to get one of those, but it will cost you an arm and a leg. The ships themselves are pretty unique. I like both of them. 

 

Otherwise, I would get a ship you like. Tier 8s are all going to net fairly similar returns. You dont want to play a ship you hate just for credits. Atago and Alabama are pretty different ships, so I would go with whatever you think you will enjoy more. Whichever you chose. Make it a priority to go over @LittleWhiteMouse's review of the ship. 

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8 minutes ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

Hey guys, im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out, the problem is i dont know what ship to get that will give me consistent good battles and credits, so far i have heard good things about Alabama and Atago so i dont know which one of these to get, any other ships are welcome for suggestion aswell!

 

 

P.S: dont say Missouri 😂

There are some good credit earning ships at tier 8, but also consider premium ships at tiers 6 and 7 since sometimes the MM at tier 8 might be crazy on a particular day while it can be good at another tier and  Vice versa. Sometimes my Missour has done really well while at other times my tier 6 or 7 ships will have better earnings. So I would recommend getting a tier 8 and another premium at different tier to ensure you can get a generous supply of credits coming in during times your desperate for credits.

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23 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

There are some good credit earning ships at tier 8, but also consider premium ships at tiers 6 and 7 since sometimes the MM at tier 8 might be crazy on a particular day while it can be good at another tier and  Vice versa. Sometimes my Missour has done really well while at other times my tier 6 or 7 ships will have better earnings. So I would recommend getting a tier 8 and another premium at different tier to ensure you can get a generous supply of credits coming in during times your desperate for credits.

Got any reccomendations for a ship from T7 and T8?

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Scharnhorst, Tirpitz and Prinz Eugen are all very comfortable to play and if you already have some well-trained German captains, you will realize some very consistent credit earnings.  I personally love the Atago, but it plays very, very differently from the German ships I listed.  If you like the Japanese CA play style, you will like the Atago and its earning potential.  I am not very impressed with Alabama as a credit earner, but maybe that is just me.  I just bought the Massachusetts so I cannot offer an informed opinion yet, but the reports are that it is a good earner.  

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1 hour ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

Got any reccomendations for a ship from T7 and T8?

For tier 8 I would have said Tirpitz until all the recent CV activity happened. So you would likely want Kii, Alabama, or Massachusetts. Roma and Tirpitz can still be alright if you give them high point captains, stay on the move, and Tavel with an escort when there are CVs. Prinz Eugen And Atago are good tier 8 Cruisers.

Scharnhorst, Hood, Nelson, and  Duke of York are all good ships and good credit earners for tier 7.

Graf Spee, Warspite, PE Friedrich, and Arizona  are good for tier 6.

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I apologize if this is not exactly what you asked for, and may not be good advice situationally.

What I did in your position was invest approx $20 USD into a tier 10 camo, play the crap out of it and get credits that way (also work on unique upgrade mission and campaigns if relevant).  Now I don't really have much good to say about the GK in its current state, but since I was not looking to spend too much and feel the premium ships themselves are overpriced and matched against t10 (or t9) too frequently anyway, I recommend at least considering this option.  There are pros and cons; namely the biggest pro is lesser cost (you can get 2 tier X camos for around the same price generally), but also because you can then use the ship as not only a credit earner but also an elite commander xp grinder, which is basically a captain trainer across all nations.  I understand you can do this with premiums as well but I do not think it is as effective depending on your choices.  The cons are mostly that you may not be "ready" for tier 10 play and it rushes you into the different style of play and may hamper your morale.. I wouldn't worry too much about this, though, since it's going to happen at some point anyway, and learning sooner may also enhance your gameplay in lower tiers permanently.  I personally feel like sticking to 1 ship for an extended duration may be more beneficial even at tier 10 as well.  

I would recommend premium time and 1 tier 10 camo to get you started (if you can stomach your current t10 that is).  If you don't like your current T10, then I'd suggest premium time and working another line up to T10, possibly skipping T9 with FXP.  I know some will be mad for me suggesting it, but it is a sound option *economically*.  You can always buy the ship and play it later when your credits improve so you get the full experience later.  It just hurts too much at that point credit-wise to buy all the upgrades and modules etc if you are reasonably sure you want to go the premium camo route for that T10.   Another option is to buy a premium T6 for operations (which also helps you with the FXP maybe) and some premium time, but still keep the option open for camos instead of T8 premium.

 

TLDR:
I suggest at least considering premium time and T10 camo(s) instead of overpriced premium port queens.

 

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Of the existing ships on sale in the Premium shop I recommend Massachusetts and Jean Bart.  However, as someone else has already said, choose a ship that fits your playstyle.  You can enjoy playing and your winrate will assure higher payouts on average.

Another suggestion is to play Operations and stack your signals and camo bonuses in this mode.  Operations typically have a higher payout than Randoms.  If you have a clan or can division with other experienced players, the payout can be quite good as the more stars you get, the higher the payout.

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Do you have premium time? If not use that money to buy premium time so all ships you play provide more credits, any one ship gets boring after time no matter how many credits it pays.

I don't care for the concept of having to play certain ships so that I can play the ships I actually want too.

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16 hours ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

Hey guys, im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out, the problem is i dont know what ship to get that will give me consistent good battles and credits, so far i have heard good things about Alabama and Atago so i dont know which one of these to get, any other ships are welcome for suggestion aswell!

 

 

P.S: dont say Missouri 😂

Hey godlyuniverse_1,

Let us start with the normal round of questions! =)

  1. What type of ships do you like to play? 
  2. Do you have a preferred nation to play?
  3. Have you played any ships at tier 8 and if you did was it overwhelming?
  4. Are you using premium time?

Many of the premium ships that are available will give good returns on credits as long as you perform well in them. You also don't have to look at tier 8 premiums as being the ones you need to turn a profit. Alabama and Atago are both good choices as long as you are comfortable playing in the high tier meta. Alabama has great torpedo protection, decent AA but the shells have a good loft to them so can get some getting used to. The Atago has been a great premium in this game for a long time. She is reliable, great concealment, hard hitting HE, torpedoes that pack a punch but has low range if you get into a tier X game and mediocre at best AA. 

As other captains in this thread have suggested ships, honestly this comes down to your playstyle and what you think you can perform well in!

Tips:

  • Premium time is not a must but a big help to making a profit.
  • Economy signal flags do wonders in helping earn credits (special signal flags).
  • Make sure you have the "zulu" (+20% credits) and "india bravo terrathree" (-10% post battle cost) signal flags equipped.

Good luck with choosing a Premium that is right for you and getting to earning those credits!

 

 

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Is there any way you can get your hands on a tier 9?  Not as painful as the T8 in mm and seem to make a mountain of credits from what I can tell.  I was able to get Musashi and Jean Bart with FXP and coal.  Dont know how you are fixed but either of those BBs are good or perhaps one of the supercruisers?

I cant advise on premium T8 cruisers but I would certainly recommend the Tirpitz if you are looking for a good T8 BB.

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17 hours ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

Hey guys, im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out, the problem is i dont know what ship to get that will give me consistent good battles and credits, so far i have heard good things about Alabama and Atago so i dont know which one of these to get, any other ships are welcome for suggestion aswell!

 

 

P.S: dont say Missouri 😂

Any of the T8s will make good bank with a solid performance in Randoms. But... you can't play them in Operations, except for the Gascogne in Hermes, currently not available, or an allied cruiser in Cherry Blossom (also not available). 

But a T7 will do nearly as well in Randoms and has an important bonus: you can play them in Narai in Operations. Properly flagged and camo'd, you can put down 800K to 1.2 million in Narai, if you perform well and have premium time. I routinely make a million in Flint when I am all decked out in camo and signal finery. In Ashitaka and Scharn I can make 800K, no problem. I haven't tried Duke of York yet, but I imagine it is similar. 

Hence, I recommend a high ROF premium cruiser like Atlanta, Boise, or NdJ (not Indianopolis). Nelson, Scharn, and Ashitaka will also make bank. They can all be played in Ultimate Frontier, which I assume will return soon. The T7 allied cruisers can also be played in Hermes.

PM me and I will send you the Discord link to our Operations server where we do Narai in the professional way, with just four ships. Come and make bank!

 

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17 hours ago, SireneRacker said:

The question should not be which one has the highest potential of grinding you credits...

More should you look into which ship you'd be more comfortable in. ...

... you seem to enjoy German Battleships the most. That leaves you two options, either Scharnhorst or Tirpitz. Former being an easier ship to play and more comfortable, but grinding somewhat less credits while latter is going to face T9 and 10 regularly but has a better credit earning potential.

Some good advice here ^^^.  I can't speak to the Tier 8's as I normally stick to Tier 7 max.  And at that level my best money makers are Sims and Scharnhorst.  Both are good in Ops as well (though Dunkirk is currently unavailable) and even make bank in CoOp (couple of saved pics).

Several have also mentioned Jean Bart ... I got it for coal for last Ranked and it's a lot of fun to play ... and makes a lot of credits (sorry no saved pics).

Whatever you choose, play one for fun first!

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Anything T8 will do...seriously. I used to have my carrier captain on my Kidd (i.e. I had nothing that benefits except Concealment and Priority target and actual debuff in torp acceleration) to grind both silver and elite EXP, so anything can work if you really persist on it. The cheap maintenance will get you far, but you still need to do well to get big bucks.

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18 hours ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

the problem is i dont know what ship

 

18 hours ago, SireneRacker said:

if you wanna know, it's Roma/Kii with the Kobayashi camo

Agreed here. I think the key is both are tanky ships that keep you in the fight and continuing to do damage. These two ships (kii and Roma) with koby camo net me. 300k on a bad game, 500k on avg game, and I can hit 1M on a good game with flags. 

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18 hours ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out

The first question to ask yourself is not "What premium ship should I buy?"

Rather, it is "Why am I low on credits?" 

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18 hours ago, godlyuniverse_1 said:

Hey guys, im running low on credits and decided to get a T8 premium ship to grind them out, the problem is i dont know what ship to get that will give me consistent good battles and credits, so far i have heard good things about Alabama and Atago so i dont know which one of these to get, any other ships are welcome for suggestion aswell!

 

 

P.S: dont say Missouri 😂

First concern is are you ready for a T8? You don't have many in your port right now but I assume you know the meta you will be getting into.

That said, @Taichunger provided some sound advice. I would add that since you have Bismarck and she is one of your top ships you can't go wrong with Scharnhorst at T7. She can help train up your Bismarck captain as well. 

If you like Helena then get the T7 Boise. I find her a very competent light cruiser - a CL. If you can't WASD you won't like her. She can also train up your Helena captain.

Both of those ships do well in Operation Narai.

Between Alabama and Atago I would choose Atago. I am not a BB Main or even a CA main but have thoroughly enjoyed Atago. She can be devastating.

Good luck with whatever you choose.

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With all the CV nonsense going on right now , I'd go with the Alabama , she earns quite well and she will prepare you for high tier US BB play . The Mass requires a captain with IFHE to make the secondaries sing and her playstyle is different from the rest of the line . At tier 7 Scharnhorst is a great earner and simply a blast to play especially in Ops .

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