Which game mode gives more RESEARCH points and SILVER LIONS? 📘 (tips,averages, points per minute)
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Which game mode gives more RESEARCH points and SILVER LIONS? 📘 (tips,averages, points per minute)

August 18, 2019

Whitch game mode lets you unlock vehicles
faster? where do you get more silver lions? how significantly different is crew points
gain between arcade and realistic? There is a lot of drama and debates around
whitch game mode is better and most of the arguments are based on subjective observations
, feelings or people defending their prefered mode without
real evidence. so i decided to put all presumptions aside and get to an answer based on real numbers.
I took notes of over 80 battles in total so i could calculate an average results and compare
them. First ill explain how i did an experiment
and why chose theese specific vehicles. then share the numbers and finally ill rise
some interesting ideas based on theese numbers. If you want to jump straigh to conclusions
– use timestamps in the description to navigate faster. First of all i was counting only time i spent
in battle- from the moment vehicle respowned and i was able to controll it til the second
tank is destroyed and im no longer able to respown with
any other tank or untill battle finishes. Ill call it BATTLE TIME. This means that it
might take much more time in reality becousue of que times on your server.
another important thing about selected vehicles. Middle tiers are one of the most popular.
so I needed at least three vehicles here with similar characteristics and battle rating
that feel good in both game modes.
also i need to stay away from extremely slow tanks – thaT woult take a lot of time just
to drive them on big maps in realistic and consuming a lot of
respown points , and at the same time i dont want
very light but fragile tanks that would be too susceptible to random explosions from
artillery shells increasing randomness of the results.
So the core setup where theese three british vehicles with very similar OR even the same
guns, armor and speed. That ensured that even after losing one of them i could continuie
the battle without big difference in gameplay and results.
keep in mind I had premium activated for the whole duration. That affects research points
and silver lions gain. but if you want to know time it takes to reach
the same amount of research points without it just multiply by two.
All numbers are rounded to one digit after decimal point. Also keep in mind that over
80 battles are not something you can build very reliable statistics.
so in general pay more attention on how BIG is the difference between compared numbers.
The bigger the difference – the more reliable conclusions can be made. in arcade i had 39 battles in total ( 29 victories
an 10 losses that was quite lucky day but this ratio will not affect results as
Ive seperately calculated victorys and losses, so that we could theoreticly simulate someone
with very average luck who has 50% victorys. Here are the numbers
an average victory gave 2700 research points and 26 and half thousand silver lions.
that same average victorious battle lasted for 7 minutes and 49 seconds
in other words it’s 5.8 RP per second and
56.5 silver lion per second. an average LOST battle yeld 1668 research
points and 16650 silver lions
whitch both are significantly less than the amount given by victory
but the lost battles lasted a little bit shorter 6minutes and 43 seconds.
so the final amount of resources per second is
4.1 research point and 41.3 silver lion per second. so if you have equal amount of wins and losses
you can expect to get around 2184 research points and 21.575 silver lions
per battle whitch will take 7minutes 15seconds or (4.9research point) and 48.9 silver lion
per second.

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  1. Thank you! This really helped a lot. I will say one other thing: If you're trying to get specific Quests, Dailies, and Achievements, some are easier in different game modes than others. Generally, if you need 3 Wins, Arcade cycles faster. Same with 3 specific medals (With Win) You just want to play more games, and hopefully win, to clear that off your dance card. Some of them require Realistic, or a specific Battle Rating, which favors Realistic, however.

  2. this video is bs because you get lions and research for both kills, hits, critical hits, battle time, emblems (adamant best squad etc) DO NOT BELIEVE THIS MAN!

  3. thats great and alll …..

    BUT i'm gonna need a better "Potato" in order to play WT again

    CRYING … I hate WoT Blitz

  4. For me realistic is funnier.
    At arcade, everyone knows where you are, and will almost never miss a shot, while at realistic you can hide in a bush, see some blind guy pass at your side and don't even notice you.

  5. From my experience (new player to the game) i played a lot on Arcade but farmed slower. Then started to play Realistic and farmed faster.

  6. There's so much shit with RP in WT. My friend plays 6.3 USSR planes in RB, bombs bases and gets 5 to 10k RP, I with the similar results get around 3 to 5k. Ofc he now got 5th rank planes and I barely got half of 4th rank.

  7. On arcade every autistic kid sees you and shoot blind to your position. In realistic you must spot your target und you dont have any aim support.

  8. The element War Thunder doesn't tell you is that it matchmakes you based on your performance for a certain period of time… So it actually gets harder to 'win' against the matchmaker.

  9. i dont know if u are gona see this 1337, but i feel that u got one thing wrong.
    u played 80 battels , but u need to rembenber that the arcade is a faster game, and finishes sooner so that means u should have, time played rather than battels

  10. This channel deserves to have way more subs. I don’t know of any other channels that actually have such good and in depth information

  11. mate that depends on the tank , like i bought some years ago m46 tiger , vip tank , it gives me in every battle +280% silver lions and 399% resreach point in 1 realistic battle with atleast 2 kills i make arround 15k if i do play well i can go up to 60k a battle

  12. You forgot to mention the algorithm war thunder has for when you use a booster, when booster is active you're team mates I.Q. goes down by a whole 60% and the enemies have all uptiered tanks.

  13. If ur not not very good at the game and not getting very much rep and lions play arcade assault if u have prem and a good prem vehicle u can average 7k rp and 50k lions or more usually takes 20 min to win more tolerable then Multiplayer

  14. I'm so focused watching the gameplay that the only thing i hear is " Blah Blah Blah Silver lions Blah Blah Research Points.."

  15. simulator. end of discussion. arcade is worthless. it lacks skill. its a load of bs. all things preform almost the same. the only actual options are sb then rb.

  16. Now I may be wrong but I get the impression that with War Thunder you don't lose money or credits by playing like the way you do in World of Tanks. You might less points but you don't lose 300000 lions for winning a game. Maybe you lose if you wager but you won't go so broke you can't play anymore now I'm a noon I couldbe wrong let me know

  17. Do you have the numbers still? Do you want a statistician to calculate confidence intervals and do a ANOVA test on them?

  18. PLaying high Tier without Premium be like :
    Win -> 20 000 Lions – 10 000 repair
    Loss -> 3 000 Lions – 10 000 repair
    now let's not even begin talking about the ratio of how often I crash. It's just stupid. I have researched about 80% of all Tier 4-6 aircrafts but I could never buy them. Never have I actually had the stupid Lions for that

  19. im on rank 6 on my u.s, british and german tank never lacked silverclions im not usingcpremium account.. been playing more arcade… not boring.. realistic is good but some boring sniping

  20. this is a great video. i can tell you have a logical mind, everything is straight forward to the point. There's no 'filler' here, just content.

  21. Best way to grind is the "Attack Arcade mode"….. 10,000 on average when your team wins for research points in the upper tiers….

  22. So I guess it also comes does end in preference. Both seem to be domewhat balanced in gain, but I would argue if u always played f.em RB u would perform better there, or maybe u don't like the other game mode. Me for example don't like AB, bc for example flanking is significantly harder because of perma mark, ehat i dislike, thus rb for me

  23. Guys im an Oldguard in WT. Stay away from this game! When you reach last tier you are not able to play without play with tier III or less for feeding top tier stuff. So this will make you mad a lot. Or just play tier III or less and try to enjoy without grinding more. If you expect, when you reach top tier, you will drive your T-80B all day long, its not an option except if you are perfect player.

  24. Not sure many of these numbers and differences are statistically significant or within the laws of chance. Particularly the 6% difference. The distribution and variance between individual games would be important towards understanding this issue. Hopefully you will continue this to increase the statistical power of your study.

  25. The biggest difference, if you play a lot of arcade then you will be doing better in arcade and earn more RP and SL etc.

  26. This is all well and good but do you or anyone have a similarly deep analysis of this for aircraft?

  27. Arcade is a great lion grind. Using premium vehicles and a premium account, I made 1.5M lions is around 15-20 battles. However, the vehicle research was pretty poor, and really, it is kinda boring IMO. The crew level increased really fast too. Also, a note not related to lions/RP, I find that the Daily/Special Tasks for the Warbond shop are MUCH easier in Arcade (which is why I was playing it), so if you are grinding the shop, I would play arcade.

  28. Realistic is full of kids who rush you with fucking planes, helis and TOWS and other missiles when you kill them. But Arcade has Artillery spammers, which sucks when ur on a weak tank, open top tank or a tank which has the back fully open like the Italian M90/53 BR 3.7 TD thingy

  29. tiger 2 be like:
    your lying. dont lie to me. you lie
    arcade is horrible for tiger 2
    185mm of turret armor on the front – and people can shoot the turret through bushes – pffffffttt

  30. Its based on the place in your team, if youre 1st place after the battle finishes you get the most Rp and Sl. In realistic if you survive for more than 30mins you get a lot like a lot my highest i got is 8k Rp.

  31. Just discovered your channel after a recent video by TheOrangeDoom shouting out your channel in a positive way. Instant subscribed b/c you’re not just another hype train.

    Very interesting video for the true grind zombies of this game. Even if Arcade GFs pays better SL I simply can’t stand the gameplay there – the markers are what kill things for me, making only a selection of things actually good there and the rest not worth it.

    I just kick back and play things I like and let the grind mostly take a back seat. It’s how I stay sane.

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