00:00:46 Do Not Purchase Tank
00:01:26 What Is Honor?
00:01:53 Do Not Purchase From GALA Store
00:02:53 Rarity & Earnings
00:04:25 Excel Spreadsheet All Upgrade Costs
If you're starting out in Spider tanks, DO NOT purchase a tank. There's a scholarship program which is as simple as going into your garage, and checking the Pilot button on the top of the screen. Yep, it's that simple to start earning. Now that you're in the pilot program you can enjoy ranked battle matchmaking and you will be assigned a random tank from the pool of scholars where you will earn a 50/50 split on the returns. Remember that you'll only want to purchase a tank once you've maxed out your honor so that you can increase your earnings (I'll go into this a lot more in my next video).
In order to earn anything at all in SpiderTanks you need honor. Honor is a system of rewarding supportive active players, whilst also limiting the rewards of unsupportive players who just want to extract from the ecosystem. Until recently players started off with 0 honor, but now the baseline is 200 and as you win games, your honor will increase to a maximum of 1200 honor, at which point you will receive 100% earning potential.
Purchasing a Tank:
When you're indeed ready to acquire your very own tank, do not purchase one from the gala store here, instead purchase it from Open Sea. When you're doing this, make sure you see the blue verification check next to the Spidertanks name, as we all know how dicey the crypto scene can be at times. Also, be sure to check how many LEVELS the tank has when you're purchasing. Sometimes you can find an absolute steal of a deal with a tank, weapon, or body, that's already been maxed out in upgrades which will save you some cash.
The rarity of components are inextricably linked to their cost because they will likewise affect your earnings as well as your tanks baseline in-game attributes. If you like you can mix and match weapons and body's, meaning if you just want a common body but a rare weapon, that's no issue. The saving grace is, you can still be competitive at the highest level even with a common tank as long as it's upgraded correctly, you will just of course forego the higher amount of earnings per win.
Once you've chosen your rarity of body and weapon, to increase your earnings even further, you can also upgrade them to a maximum of level 30. Simultaneously this will upgrade your components attributes in regards to it's armor, speed, damage, range, reload time etc. If you want to make sure you can compete with the best, you'll want your upgrades to all be excellent or perfects. You can reroll to get a better upgrade but it will cost you per re-roll. Be careful with this. I've seen players in discord complaining about re-rolling 170-200 times. And at the moment, there's no cap or guarantee you'll get a perfect no matter how many times you roll... and Although I haven't had issues with this, I believe this should be definitely fixed by the devs, as it's random whether you hit an excellent or perfect and I imagine this could lead to extreme frustration from some player.
As a bonus, in my discord server under the #spidertanks channel, I've attached an excel spreadsheet with all the costs of upgrades depending on your component rarity so you'll know exactly how much SILK you'll need to transfer in to your gala account for those upgrades. Keep in mind though, this isn't taking in to account the re-rolls you may need.
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