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wasaabi #41 Posted 21 December 2014 - 05:14 PM

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View PostRalphTheTheatreCat, on 13 December 2014 - 08:57 AM, said:

Well.  I must give it to Tan and WG.  They said we would get specials.  We got specials.   Thanks.   Merry Christmas.  Now time to go do some overtime to buy new toys.

 

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eric_a #42 Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:07 AM

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All of sales and missions ended somehow. It seems that new year already.

Nikorai_Kago #43 Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:48 AM

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Yeah, a bloody shame. A month early too! I had some free time today and wanted to work on the WZ tokens but tough luck. Shame on you WG, shame on you.

Angelus_Mortis #44 Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:51 AM

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Looks like someone stuffed up the coding for the Holiday Specials if the New Year Discounts Part 1 finished today!!!


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View PostFastTrackedGaming, on 20 December 2014 - 11:31 AM, said:

We got 1% off tier 8 tanks.....thanks i guess....

 

i think you'll find that's to reflect that garage slots are on sale.

Nikorai_Kago #46 Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

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Angelus_Mortis #47 Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:16 AM

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As per other threads, the EU server restart yesterday affected all Missions and Events and Holiday Specials.  This problem now appears to have affected the SEA server as well.

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JRonnie #48 Posted 25 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

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mikelarch #49 Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:33 PM

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As I said a month ago 15% off a 6mil tier 10 isn't worth it. I will wait until 30% off like you have before.  I have 11 tier 10s & above tier 8 tanks usually make a loss. Thus I will wait till the proper 30%.

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View PostSpawnster, on 21 December 2014 - 09:31 AM, said:

So if read it right in other threads, if I bought WZ111 through tokens, and I manage to complete a nation, will I be reimbursed 2500 gold per nation?

 

Sorry for not answering earlier. Tan clarified elsewhere that if you bought a token then then completed the same nation, you will not get 2500 gold per nation - just the 1 day of premium.

 

View Posteric_a, on 22 December 2014 - 09:07 AM, said:

All of sales and missions ended somehow. It seems that new year already.

View PostNikorai_Kago, on 22 December 2014 - 10:48 AM, said:

Yeah, a bloody shame. A month early too! I had some free time today and wanted to work on the WZ tokens but tough luck. Shame on you WG, shame on you.

View PostAngelus_Mortis, on 22 December 2014 - 10:51 AM, said:

Looks like someone stuffed up the coding for the Holiday Specials if the New Year Discounts Part 1 finished today!!!

 

Maybe it's fixed - Pt 1 discounts are still ongoing for me till 18th Jan 2015.

 

View Postmikelarch, on 28 December 2014 - 08:33 PM, said:

As I said a month ago 15% off a 6mil tier 10 isn't worth it. I will wait until 30% off like you have before.  I have 11 tier 10s & above tier 8 tanks usually make a loss. Thus I will wait till the proper 30%.

Good luck with the wait, iirc the 30% was for March of Nations or as part of the anniversary celebrations. Given how promotion cycles go you can wait months or years for the next similar discount.

 

Smart money is to purchase whatever critical tier 10s you need for the near future (CW tanks, must-have dream tanks etc)  during the discount, then hold off on other purchases till conditions improve. I find lost opportunity cost to outweigh whatever credit savings you might make.


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so if a player don't have anything to do the marathon for even just one of the nations he needs to purchase token meaning said player will be forced to hand WG some money - very wise WG.

 

I just hope the missions were actually hard to do, rather than being hours of grind.

 

like - earn 1,000 or more exp in a battle 10 times, rather than earn 100,000 total exp; or

kill 3 top tier tanks in a battle 10 times, rather than kill a total of 300 top tier tanks.

 

harder to do, but can be done in just a few battles (if you play well and is lucky).


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View PostR4Ging, on 30 December 2014 - 02:12 AM, said:

I just hope the missions were actually hard to do, rather than being hours of grind.

 

like - earn 1,000 or more exp in a battle 10 times, rather than earn 100,000 total exp; or

kill 3 top tier tanks in a battle 10 times, rather than kill a total of 300 top tier tanks.

 

harder to do, but can be done in just a few battles (if you play well and is lucky).

 

Speaking in a personal capacity here - earning 1k exp is pretty easy... (I know it's just a ball park figure, but that's what makes such missions "hard" to balance.

 

My impression is that (A) WG missions are determined by Minsk, with local satellites only getting the means to tweak only portions of the missions; and (B) WG wants to promote more playtime in quantity of battles. You can shorten the grind by playing well, but like with any MMO it's all about the grind.


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R4Ging #53 Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

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View Postneokai, on 30 December 2014 - 06:51 AM, said:

 

Speaking in a personal capacity here - earning 1k exp is pretty easy... (I know it's just a ball park figure, but that's what makes such missions "hard" to balance.

 

My impression is that (A) WG missions are determined by Minsk, with local satellites only getting the means to tweak only portions of the missions; and (B) WG wants to promote more playtime in quantity of battles. You can shorten the grind by playing well, but like with any MMO it's all about the grind.

it was just an example. my point was, there should at least be some difficulty in the mission, rather than the mission simply requiring you to do lots of battles - the current "marathon" mission requires we simply do damage, so even at only 1-100 points of damage per battle, the player can still do it after more than a thousand battle.

 

in other words, its a purely grind mission. its not hard, its just an extremely long grind.

 

it could have instead required (again, just an example):

total of 75k damage caused, damage caused only counted when you are within top 8 of the team's damage dealers.

 

still grindy, but is less so assuming you can be in the top 8 of the team's damage dealers reliably.

 

which makes it also a challenge, it isn't very hard, but it at least requires players to work hard to be able to finish the mission and those who simply spam battles for so many hours (because they can play for so many hours) will not be rewarded - we already do that when there are no missions to do.


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/day early embarassment

 


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5 - 30 January 2015: March of Nations Tier VIII - X Sale

Event Start: 5 January, 2015 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 30 January, 2015 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Purchased: 'Object 140' sucessfully purchased. Spent credits:  6,100,000. 

 

What am I doing wrong? 



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View PostFendalton, on 05 January 2015 - 02:17 PM, said:

What am I doing wrong? 

Understanding time / Checking price tag before purchase.


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View PostFendalton, on 05 January 2015 - 04:17 PM, said:

5 - 30 January 2015: March of Nations Tier VIII - X Sale

Event Start: 5 January, 2015 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 30 January, 2015 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Purchased: 'Object 140' sucessfully purchased. Spent credits:  6,100,000. 

 

What am I doing wrong? 

 

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UTC.aspx

It was 3.17am UTC when you posted, sale starts at 6am (or 7pm New Zealand time)


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2 mins since the time specified. where's muh discount. lol

 

30% discount only up to tier 7. oh come on... tier 8 gets 15% discount, that's like one battle's worth (using premium tank) only.


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View PostFendalton, on 05 January 2015 - 12:17 PM, said:

5 - 30 January 2015: March of Nations Tier VIII - X Sale

Event Start: 5 January, 2015 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

Event End: 30 January, 2015 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)

 

Purchased: 'Object 140' sucessfully purchased. Spent credits:  6,100,000. 

 

What am I doing wrong? 

 

OOOOYEAH! Thought I like, totally missed the high-tier discounts.

 

Was prepared to rage-sell all my tanks to get a 212A and FVwuddever


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