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neokai #61 Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:53 AM

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View PostOmnomnom, on 17 December 2015 - 08:54 PM, said:

Exactly my thoughts :(... unfortunately

On the other hand if we had a trading system (player grinding creds for player profit->player bought gold so WG gets profit etc)... xD

 

That system is so open to abuse it's not even funny.

 

View PostInglorious_Bastard_Aust, on 18 December 2015 - 08:28 AM, said:

It's not gambling persay, because you still get Something for your Money.

 

per se. +1 for the effort though.

 

View PostToecuttr, on 18 December 2015 - 08:16 AM, said:

 

Cant speak for other countries but I'm sure the Australian gambling regulatory bodies would find a gambling event targeted primarily at minors highly "interesting" if not blatently illegal........just sayin'

 

You are going to need to do better if you want to set a case for your argument. You need to:

  • First, determine that this event is gambling and fits the legal definition as such;
  • Second, determine that the event does, indeed, target minors (just fyi, last stats on this game I read said the average WoT gamer is closer to 30 than 13);
  • Third, determine the relevant jurisdiction and the law on the matter.

tl;dr - you have a difficult proposition to justify.

 

Otherwise, I do think you are, pardon the language, full of shit and should stop further insinuations of illegal wrongdoing before someone gets worked up enough to bring an actual civil suit to your doorstep.

 

Edit: juz sayin'.

 

View PostDePunischa, on 18 December 2015 - 05:02 PM, said:

 

Can not think of any game, please give me one example and I may join this secret santa event...

 

Beyond those listed by others (CS:Go, TF2 etc) there's also Dungeon Defenders II. Essentially, any system where you get a "locked" chest of unknown in-game goods that can only be unlocked using real cash.

 

Personally, I would prefer a more altruistic feedback mechanism - some way of knowing that my "purchase" of a gift made its way to some other player, maybe like I get a message/email saying that IGN so-and-so received a gift thanks to you. (And on so-and-so's in-game notification would read "A Secret Santa has gifted you 500 gold!" to keep with the Secret Santa theme).

 

P.S. Getting a gift for being a Secret Santa would feel like a double bonus.


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neokai #62 Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:58 AM

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Just want to ask too - anyone getting an error when trying to submit payment info? I can't participate because the website kept telling me I'm missing details.

 

Submitted a support ticket and waiting for a reply, but wonder if anyone faced the same issue..?

 


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View Postneokai, on 19 December 2015 - 05:53 AM, said:

 

Personally, I would prefer a more altruistic feedback mechanism - some way of knowing that my "purchase" of a gift made its way to some other player, maybe like I get a message/email saying that IGN so-and-so received a gift thanks to you. (And on so-and-so's in-game notification would read "A Secret Santa has gifted you 500 gold!" to keep with the Secret Santa theme).

 

P.S. Getting a gift for being a Secret Santa would feel like a double bonus.

Ahhh this.

 


Back to World of Tanks for now.


neokai #64 Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:16 AM

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View PostOtakubouzu, on 19 December 2015 - 06:58 AM, said:

Ahhh this.

 

 

You know you want to +1 me.... :P
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Destroyer of Tier 6 CW... says it all about you.


Capt_Howdy #66 Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:24 AM

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Well i just bought it 3 times at the max and all i got was gold and repair kits...you would think at 75 gifts ONE of them would be a tank..but we are talking bout the asia server here and we all know they are rather stingy

 


Fendalton #67 Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

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Spent $5 NZD got 1100 G and repair kits, pretty good. 

Alisonwonderlan #68 Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:11 PM

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WG could have atleast given more options of payment. If we can buy stuff from the gift shop by using SMS, MOL, and E-vouchers, why not the same for Secret Santa? Seems like WG is limiting this for only certain ranges of their playerbase.. 

BenYZ #69 Posted 19 December 2015 - 05:29 PM

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i just want a type 59. i wonder if it is in the secret santa gift or not?  :D

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mttspiii #70 Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:09 PM

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Wanted to join, but no MOL payment option.


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DePunischa #71 Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:19 PM

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View PostBenYZ, on 19 December 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:

i just want a type 59. i wonder if it is in the secret santa gift or not?  :D

 

hmm one of my clanmates told me that Type 59 is now for free if you login before 3rd of January...but I got this tank already

SaseumiYoonA #72 Posted 20 December 2015 - 02:58 AM

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View PostInvalid_Username, on 18 December 2015 - 06:27 PM, said:

 

I'm sorry but that would be impossible. the simple fact is that for even the lowest amount of gold in the gift shop, getting these "secret santa" gifts is a cheaper option by far. I'm from the AU and it would cost me $7.78 to get 1,250 gold. with 5 gifts from this system, I only need to spend $6.90 (price was 1.38 AU) to get the same worth if not more gold. Even if you get the 100 gold and premium repair kits, each kit is worth 50 gold which is still to the equivalent of the 250 gold as the lowest prize. You simply could not justify that statement in any way if you did the math.

 

As a side note, I actually quite like this as its much more beneficial. I spent $51.06 AU (shame on me lol) and got 9,450G but a worth of 10,500G with the repair kits. By math, the 25,000 gold under my currency in the shop is 174.58G per 1AUD, this came out as 205.64G per 1AUD. over a 12.5% bonus.

In that instance, I'd say if you were looking to get gold and don't want to wait til Christmas day, this is it.

yea, you can calculate like that and make yourself feel better...but when the repair kits can be bought with ingame credits..its not worth any amount of gold...unless u tell me u actually spent 50gold every time u buy a large repair kit of med kit..then its worth 50g

View PostMax_Output, on 18 December 2015 - 11:24 PM, said:

Well i just bought it 3 times at the max and all i got was gold and repair kits...you would think at 75 gifts ONE of them would be a tank..but we are talking bout the asia server here and we all know they are rather stingy

would like to know whats the max gold u got with the 75 gifts...500? or more?



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I bought a $20 santa secret, and received about 12 gifts in return, most being 100-250 gold. The biggest gift I got in return was 30 days prem.

My question is, does my $20 go to someone in one gift, or multiple?

If I bought a $1 gift, does that give someone a chance to get a prem tank, or only a $1 reward?


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View PostDePunischa, on 19 December 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

 

hmm one of my clanmates told me that Type 59 is now for free if you login before 3rd of January...but I got this tank already

 

Different game.
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DePunischa #76 Posted 20 December 2015 - 04:30 PM

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View Postneokai, on 20 December 2015 - 02:31 PM, said:

Different game.

 

Oh yes you are right...just checked and is the other tank game...nice that I have now a Type59 there too...actually I like both tank games because they cover different era...



DePunischa #77 Posted 20 December 2015 - 04:45 PM

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View PostSerene_Potato, on 17 December 2015 - 11:11 PM, said:

Secret Santa only really works in real life. Good luck trying to make it work online.

 

well this is not about gifts you basically purchase a ticket like a scratch card.... your purchase amount got no influence in your win return....you can win already a tank with only one gift! The only good think is here...Nobody receive nothing...Everybody receive at least a repairkit and WG always your 1US$ per gift. The big minus point here is, WG did not announce any win quota for this lottery. Well WG could done this better and personalize these gifts with real player nametags...

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I paid for two,nothing in return, where are you supposed to find it, or are we supporting ussr.

 



McBoog #79 Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:56 PM

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Nothing?  Doubt that.  You login yet?  If so, submit a ticket and show your payment made and get it sorted.

  


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Really i quite like the secret santa idea if there is a realistic chance of a bonus payout, eg. the tanks and much larger gold and or premium time bonuses, but so far, from 4(going on 5) pages of text the only true bonus i've seen anyone post is a 30 day premium, which is a significant value bonus. And i realise of all the many secret santa players only an insignificant number are forum users, and of those that do use the forums they arn't neccisarily going to post, but it would be nice to hear somebody got something interesting / valuable lol. PS i did 1 set of 25 and got the minimum gold.repair kit options all around, yay me

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