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ghost269 #21 Posted May 01 2014 - 23:05

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I just noticed that the 7.5k g 7.5m c package price is very low compared to all the rest, roughly only 269 gold per dollar, 10k g 10m c package is 353g per dollar.  So if you are so inclined, spend $1.71 more to get the 10k g 10m c package instead, you get the 2.5k g 2.5m c more for $1.71.  7.5k g 7.5m c package should be in the $82 range to be somewhere to be priced with the other packages.  Typo or just not a package that should be bought?

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Dunolig #22 Posted May 01 2014 - 23:20

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on May 01 2014 - 17:40, said:

 

We were looking at the Military Families Fund again, but apparently they didn't get back to us.


Well, thanks for thinking of us and giving it a try.  If you do this again next year, please give it another shot.  I'm going to fire them a letter expressing my disappointment on this missed opportunity not only for fundraising in cooperation with you, but the free publicity for the charity as well.



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View PostDa_Oberst, on May 01 2014 - 22:29, said:

Spoiler

 

 

So I was going to buy the Major General Package so that $46.37 would be donated between the charities -- as the written even as highlighted above stated. However as The_Chieftain so kindly just informed us:
 

 

ONLY THE $22.99 PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY.

 

 It may not be my place to say, but putting SOME bundles that ARE going to charity and others that ARE NOT going to charity all on the same advertisement makes the event seem quite misleading. The announcement makes it appear as if all eight bundles are in fact charitable donations. If what you say is true about how only 4 of the 8 advertised packages are in fact going to charity, when the description clearly indicates -- or at least heavily implies -- that "25% of the proceeds from each bundle will go to the associated charity  -- or you can get the bundle where it goes to all of them!" seems to me to be fraudulent and or misleading advertising. Had I not of read this forum thread I was considering purchasing the largest of the bundles so that all four charities would get $11.59, instead of the mere $5.75 to each organization individually or worse than that $1.43 individually if the all charities bundle was chosen, however now that I know that those latter bundles are in fact 100% wargaming profits and not at all charitable I will not be purchasing a misleading package.

 

The way the advertisement was laid out just seems really slimy, especially to the average user who does not use this forum as much as a person like myself does. I would consider making it more explicit on the advert itself that NOT ALL THE PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY, else it does seem to be fraudulent advertising.

 

Sincerely,

A concerned member of this community.

 

In fairness, a common reading of the wording does make it clear, especially when combined with the previous sentence. Each bundle donates to the associated charity, and the five bundles immediately underneath are all prefaced "charity bundle".  The bundles beneath do not have "charity bundle" in their title, neither do they state an association with one.



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View PostDunolig, on May 01 2014 - 23:20, said:


Well, thanks for thinking of us and giving it a try.  If you do this again next year, please give it another shot.  I'm going to fire them a letter expressing my disappointment on this missed opportunity not only for fundraising in cooperation with you, but the free publicity for the charity as well.

For all I know, an email got lost. However, I'm sure we'll tap them again for the next one. If you have any other Canadian charities to propose, we'll keep it in mind. Part of the reason we have been going with MFF in the past was it was about the only notable Canadian military charity I could find.



mugsy1965 #26 Posted May 02 2014 - 01:44

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I want to know WHAT military vets I am contributing to if I buy. SPELL it out please. I have 0 desire for any money I spend to go to veterans of the Iraqi, Iranian, or North Korean (and other) military vets although I am certain many served honorably. I want it to go to U.S. and NATO veterans.  Tell me how please.

 



The_Chieftain #27 Posted May 02 2014 - 02:36

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Mugsy, the four charities all have their own web pages which explain what they do. That said, it seems upon a cursory glance that all benefits will remain in the US.

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View PostDa_Oberst, on May 01 2014 - 17:29, said:

Spoiler

 

 

So I was going to buy the Major General Package so that $46.37 would be donated between the charities -- as the written even as highlighted above stated. However as The_Chieftain so kindly just informed us:
 

 

ONLY THE $22.99 PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY.

 

 It may not be my place to say, but putting SOME bundles that ARE going to charity and others that ARE NOT going to charity all on the same advertisement makes the event seem quite misleading. The announcement makes it appear as if all eight bundles are in fact charitable donations. If what you say is true about how only 4 of the 8 advertised packages are in fact going to charity, when the description clearly indicates -- or at least heavily implies -- that "25% of the proceeds from each bundle will go to the associated charity  -- or you can get the bundle where it goes to all of them!" seems to me to be fraudulent and or misleading advertising. Had I not of read this forum thread I was considering purchasing the largest of the bundles so that all four charities would get $11.59, instead of the mere $5.75 to each organization individually or worse than that $1.43 individually if the all charities bundle was chosen, however now that I know that those latter bundles are in fact 100% wargaming profits and not at all charitable I will not be purchasing a misleading package.

 

The way the advertisement was laid out just seems really slimy, especially to the average user who does not use this forum as much as a person like myself does. I would consider making it more explicit on the advert itself that NOT ALL THE PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY, else it does seem to be fraudulent advertising.

 

Sincerely,

A concerned member of this community.

 

 

Did you even read your own spoiler or the actual bundle page? :mellows:

 

Spoiler

 

Some, not all. And the actual page is perfectly clear on which bundle goes to charity and which doesn't. 



1SLUGGO1 #29 Posted May 02 2014 - 13:30

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View Postmugsy1965, on May 02 2014 - 01:44, said:

I want to know WHAT military vets I am contributing to if I buy. 

 

Links to the websites of the charities in question:

 

 

http://battleshiptexas.org/

 

http://www.operationsupplydrop.org/

 

http://www.militaryfamily.org/

 

http://www.amvets.org/

 


Edited by 1SLUGGO1, May 02 2014 - 13:31.


MGFranks #30 Posted May 02 2014 - 14:31

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View PostBisquik41, on May 01 2014 - 14:45, said:

Where is the $200 donation that includes a Type 59?

 

I'll see that $200, and raise you $50.

 

Hey, WG, how about auctioning some Type 59 codes for charity? This costs you nothing, not even lost gold/silver income, and would create a lot of publicity within the community, even more than the current offerings. I'm serious.



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I know WG is a business but i do wish they would donate more than 25% to the charities and to have the donations for the more expensive packages as well rather than all the set "we will give 25% to ______ charity" packages 

Scootaloo23 #32 Posted May 02 2014 - 14:40

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+1 to you WG, the Texas is a great ship, I was glad to meet you guys there at the Centennial event, really glad you guys are helping keep this one of a kind girl alive.

 

If it hasn't been already, I'll put something up for this in the WoWS forums. Anything to feel like I am helping the old gal.

 

Btw, if you are a military nut and find yourself in Texas, do yourself a favor and see the battleship. You won't regret it, even the main deck alone is nothing like any battleship in the world. 



AMartin223 #33 Posted May 02 2014 - 16:42

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View PostDa_Oberst, on May 01 2014 - 17:29, said:

Spoiler

 

 

So I was going to buy the Major General Package so that $46.37 would be donated between the charities -- as the written even as highlighted above stated. However as The_Chieftain so kindly just informed us:
 

 

ONLY THE $22.99 PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY.

 

 It may not be my place to say, but putting SOME bundles that ARE going to charity and others that ARE NOT going to charity all on the same advertisement makes the event seem quite misleading. The announcement makes it appear as if all eight bundles are in fact charitable donations. If what you say is true about how only 4 of the 8 advertised packages are in fact going to charity, when the description clearly indicates -- or at least heavily implies -- that "25% of the proceeds from each bundle will go to the associated charity  -- or you can get the bundle where it goes to all of them!" seems to me to be fraudulent and or misleading advertising. Had I not of read this forum thread I was considering purchasing the largest of the bundles so that all four charities would get $11.59, instead of the mere $5.75 to each organization individually or worse than that $1.43 individually if the all charities bundle was chosen, however now that I know that those latter bundles are in fact 100% wargaming profits and not at all charitable I will not be purchasing a misleading package.

 

The way the advertisement was laid out just seems really slimy, especially to the average user who does not use this forum as much as a person like myself does. I would consider making it more explicit on the advert itself that NOT ALL THE PACKAGES GO TO CHARITY, else it does seem to be fraudulent advertising.

 

Sincerely,

A concerned member of this community.

It's pretty darned clear.  You took the second half the a sentence, which had the first half make it clear that it is only some of the bundles (those labelled "charity bundle").  Further if you look at the packages, the ones going to charity have the charity listed, and the ones that aren't don't.  Couldn't be much clearer...



crucibleofhate #34 Posted May 02 2014 - 17:50

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Frankly the people complaining about the poor packages can shove it. The proceeds are going to benefit programs that help service men. Although admittedly I was hoping to see a package for the Wounded Warriors program I am not disappointed to see that we're attempting to help something other than endangered prawns in some pseudo-Russian country. Programs like these have helped many in my family to get back on our feet. The transition from military to civilian life is much harder than you would think. Harder still for those suffering from physical and mental trauma. +1 for Wargaming.

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on May 01 2014 - 20:36, said:

Mugsy, the four charities all have their own web pages which explain what they do. That said, it seems upon a cursory glance that all benefits will remain in the US.

Yes, unlike other such events, WGNA did not include veteran organizations within NA outside of the United States


Edited by Bear031, May 02 2014 - 20:41.


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View Postcrucibleofhate, on May 02 2014 - 12:50, said:

Frankly the people complaining about the poor packages can shove it. The proceeds are going to benefit programs that help service men. Although admittedly I was hoping to see a package for the Wounded Warriors program I am not disappointed to see that we're attempting to help something other than endangered prawns in some pseudo-Russian country. Programs like these have helped many in my family to get back on our feet. The transition from military to civilian life is much harder than you would think. Harder still for those suffering from physical and mental trauma. +1 for Wargaming.

 

Fun fact: Their charity drive in 2012 included a T14 + 2500 gold for $7.99, and 75% of the proceeds went to charity. These packages are awful by comparison. The only thing that even comes close to making them look halfway decent is that last year, they offered a $115 package that got you a T34 and some gold, with 10% of the proceeds going to charity.

 

EDIT: The original news post about the 2012 charity drive is gone. This page still mentions the T14 package I was talking about, though, complete with that 75% donation.



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View PostMini_Marine, on May 01 2014 - 14:03, said:

Just an FYI, lieutenant general is actually a higher rank than major general. 


Easy way to remember it.  Be My Little General

Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, and General. 

 

Nice offering WOT.



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View PostMGFranks, on May 02 2014 - 09:31, said:

 

I'll see that $200, and raise you $50.

 

Hey, WG, how about auctioning some Type 59 codes for charity? This costs you nothing, not even lost gold/silver income, and would create a lot of publicity within the community, even more than the current offerings. I'm serious.

 

They might make some money on the deal when I spend gold to put some camo on this bad boy Type 59! :blinky:

 

I don't support the auction. I know there are some people out there with the big bucks and they would easily outbid me. :sad: A set price for charity though, and I am there.



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View PostBisquik41, on May 01 2014 - 13:45, said:

Where is the $200 donation that includes a Type 59?

 

Roger that. Now there is something to get charitable about.

 

 

View PostContent_WG, on May 01 2014 - 11:29, said:

In continuing our recognition of Military Appreciation Month, these great bundles are each linked to a specific charity. Details inside!
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Now we need WG to get a little charitable to us and FIX MATCH MAKER. :angry:

 

 

I'll have to buy some gold and donate though.

 

Anything for a good cause especially veterans.



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Am I the only one that thinks these bundles are pure garbage? 

 

I don't want gold matched up with credits as "filler" to raise the price. 

 

Give me a $99.99 gold bundle for 25,000 gold and donate 25% of that to charity. This is a joke and a mockery for these charity's to be associated with the price gouging that war gaming is doing. 

 

Let me say this is as loudly as I possibly can  I DON'T WANT CREDITS IN ANY SORT OF PREMIUM BUNDLE, NOT YESTERDAY, NOT TODAY AND CERTAINLY NOT IN THE FUTURE! PLEASE STOP!






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