As a new player, the biggest struggle for me is to get enough SLs to afford new vehicles/upgrades and train crews.
Due to this, I’m shopping for at least one premium purely for the sake of earning SLs, with RPs being a secondary but welcome bonus. I’m looking at both planes and tanks, but leaning more on planes, with Tier 5/6 being the maximum. All nations qualify.
In terms of budget I’m good with max 40€ packs from the store, or any amount of GE in the techtrees.
No need to get in a mad rush to the end game. Take your time and learn the maps and playstyles of different vehicles. Spading your unlocked vehicles will also speed up your RP progression, and let you save more SL while doing so.
After the recent economy rework I suggest you take it easy, the game has lots of mechanics that are the best to try and learn at lower tiers, plus you should earn a decent amount of silver by just playing with your noodle on ( using your brain, a thing people don’t use and then rage about lol).
If you really, REALLY need a premium vic, go for aircraft up till rank 3, max 4. There will still be a lot to ingest, but for starters get something you like, the grind gets much faster if you also have fun. :)
Whatever you enjoy. The most profitable vehicle in the game means nothing if you hate playing it and thus never want to play it. Trust me, its a lot more effecient to gather SLs when you are enjoying the game, you dont even notice what you are gaining. That being said, I find NRB reasonably effecient, so maybe a premium cruiser, but only if you enjoy naval.
Honestly if you want a great premium it is in the American tank line the T14. It’s a great money printer and experience grinder for you. If you really want something a little higher go with the T29 its also a forgiving tank with a great gun.
Currently the best way to play and have fun in this game with a tank is to get 1 or 2 top premiums - German leo or USA kvt are very good, and play. You get killed - just drop the match and join another. That way you get fun and avoid all the problems with the CAS players (airplanes & helis) who just want to farm you. Just my opinion as a new player who started middle of may this year.
First off, I’d tell you to wait for discounts, everything is overpriced IMO
Then pick some high tier MBT and just die and retry…
I did USA with a XM-1back then like that… Or Japan with the Type 75 MLRS…
(If you like Arcade, the Type 75 MLRS is god-tier IMO)
I bought them well before I was anywhere near top tier. I did fine in them after a couple of matches of figuring their play-styles out. They’re very noob friendly and basically allowed me to research all of the US air tech tree in a couple of weeks.