I have decided not to go hell for leather anymore on the British medium line. In truth I think this decision has been some time coming, but just in the last few days I have realised that constantly pushing myself down this road is likely to cause me to burn-out. Not wanting that, I have decided to let things take a back seat for a while. This is not to say that I will not pursue the British medium line, because I certainly will. Indeed it will still be my “primary” line. I am having far too much fun playing these tanks to abandon them altogether. However, I will not try to pump out a certain amount of experience in that line every night. As it stands right now I am over 2/3 of the way to unlocking the Centurion 7/1 – though I am still about 2 million credits short. I will likely still try and get over that hump, because apart from anything else it will be good to have a second Tier IX tank to go along with the ST-I. I suspect that the FV4202, or its successor, will end up being my second Tier X as well. I suppose it is not impossible with how things at Wargaming tend to get delayed that I might get it before the switch, but I do think it is now unlikely.
The thing is, I am not unhappy about this. I always said there were going to be three likely outcomes of pursuing the Tier X, and each one had a positive outcome. So it is here – I have some very enjoyable games ahead of me in the Centurion I, and I am very much looking forward to mucking around in the Centurion 7/1. However, I also want to get a chance to blast through some more Tier V tanks, like the Wolverine and ELC AMX. This narrow pursuit has ultimately been somewhat counter to how I have always played World of Tanks, and also how I wish to play it.
There is also a matter of time – I want more time to pursue other games. This particularly struck home to me when I was trying to finish off my Russian game in EU4. Playing that and World of Tanks was getting to be a bit of a drag. I want to give myself the freedom to ignore tanks for a day or two here and there, which is not such a good thing if one is grinding to a time limit. There is EU4 I want to play, and The Long Dark, maybe some more Kerbal Space Program, Euro Truck Simulator 2, and also maybe dive back into LOTRO for a spell.
Meanwhile I think I am going to have to draw up a list of tanks to buy after I get the Centurion 7/1, as I have a number of tanks unlocked or almost unlocked to consider. Good thing I have a bit of leave coming up – should leave me lots of time for those kind of thought exercises!