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Welp I just found where WoT is hosing us over on the Christmas thing


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Horribad_At_Tanks #21 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 11:00

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Exiting after each try seems to help. You still get clones but not as many.

edk_tpr #22 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 13:01

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While i feel your pain, my story comes with a happy ending.   With one ornament to go (Traditional, Teir5, blue lantern ) I felt the same way as the OP.  Breaking earned boxes over and over gave me duplicates of the wrong (other) three. Last night i opened an earned box, really not paying attention received my normal Tier 1, Tier 1, wait for it:  *** Tier 5 - Blue Lantern *****    Collection complete

Now what do we do with the left over boxes at the end of the celebration?   Be nice to be able to trade them in for premium days (hint hint WG)



The_World_Needs_A_Hero #23 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 13:16

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You can get some good RNG on that thing too. I had a few level 5 decorations that I got on the first try. If you have other ornaments to make, alternate between them. Just mashing the button over and over again is less likely to give you the result you want. 

Guido1212 #24 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 14:00

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View PostCynicalDutchie, on Jan 02 2018 - 09:12, said:

You get more than your money's worth from buying boxes, not exactly gambling now is it?

This is what the thickest bricks amongst us cannot wrap their mind around.  Somehow getting their money’s worth with a very good chance of getting an even better deal is gambling.



strenfoo #25 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 14:18

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View PostAMSRocker, on Jan 02 2018 - 00:44, said:

3 times in a row it doesn't give me what I need for this mission.

 

Yeah, it sucks.  I flipped a quarter 3 times in a row and it landed tails every time.  Government must be hosing me over.

 

View PostCynicalDutchie, on Jan 02 2018 - 03:12, said:

not exactly gambling now is it?

 

Of course it is.  Gambling is spending money on the chance to get something of value which is exactly what most are doing when they buy those boxes.  In this case, nearly everyone is spending money on the chance to get a Type 59 or much more in gold than they would have gotten if they spent that same amount of money buying the gold directly (yes, a small percentage are truly only buying these things to get tier V ornaments and/or the gold value of the boxes and those folks are indeed not gambling).  There are countless posts on this forum backing this up.  Just look at how many people posting things about how many boxes they bought in hopes of getting a Type 59 and didn't... they gambled on the chance to get a Type 59.

 

The fact that each box is, on average, worth it's amount in gold has absolutely nothing to do with determining whether gambling is at play here.  It's that you're gambling on the chance to get something of much higher value.

 

View PostGuido1212, on Jan 02 2018 - 07:00, said:

This is what the thickest bricks amongst us cannot wrap their mind around. 

 

We're not thick at all.  We're just capable of reading a definition and determining whether a certain situation applies to it.  For someone who is/was a military pilot, you should be capable of doing this as well.


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View PostxSzikll, on Jan 02 2018 - 08:31, said:

The camo isn't worth it, it's really ugly and the only decent one is for an useless nation...

 

​Which nation are you referring to? Every single nation has at least 1 good tier 10. 

3nr0n #27 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 14:49

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View Postheavymetal1967, on Jan 02 2018 - 01:46, said:

Decoder issues.  Guess you guys haven't seen the movie.

 

 

:B

 

LOL my favorite Xmans movie and maybe they need to eat more Ovaltine.  Oh and the ol lady won't let me get a leg lamp:(

dunniteowl #28 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 14:54

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View PostDoomslinger__, on Jan 02 2018 - 01:42, said:

Barnum & Bailey once said, "There's a sucker born every minute". They got rich by tricking people to waste  money.

 

P. T. Barnum was also known to have finished that quote with, "Never give a sucker an even break."

the_dude_76 #29 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 16:23

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View PostAMSRocker, on Jan 02 2018 - 07:28, said:

 

I got what I wanted less the special paint job. I'm NOT going to buy it.

 

The exp and credit bonuses are the most valuable part of the whole deal., it's like getting a month of free premium time that stacks with premium time you purchase.

Kliphie #30 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 16:33

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View Postthe_dude_76, on Jan 02 2018 - 09:23, said:

 

The exp and credit bonuses are the most valuable part of the whole deal., it's like getting a month of free premium time that stacks with premium time you purchase.

 

Math is hard

leadtag101 #31 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 16:56

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So I'm sure this is a silly question and probably has been an answer somewhere, do we get a keep the camo for good or does it disappear after the holidays? The only one that might be cool to play year around even though it's not Christmas time is the Psychedelic Russian one, The gold weave Chinese one looks like something Saddam Hussein would have adorned on his own personal tank if he had one.

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SRB_Red_Bandit #32 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 17:06

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Please educate me, I'm at level 10, 36% bonus, I have a mix match of tier 5 ornaments on all items. If I convert them all to one set (say Chinese) will I get the bonus up to 48%??  Thanks

kekaha #33 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 17:07

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View Postthe_dude_76, on Jan 02 2018 - 08:26, said:

... So how are you getting screwed over???

Because the free stuff isn't free enough



Kliphie #34 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 17:08

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View PostSRB_Red_Bandit, on Jan 02 2018 - 10:06, said:

Please educate me, I'm at level 10, 36% bonus, I have a mix match of tier 5 ornaments on all items. If I convert them all to one set (say Chinese) will I get the bonus up to 48%??  Thanks

 

The bonus is different for the 4 groups dependant upon the Festive Level and the number of unique ornaments you have collected from each group.  

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View PostSRB_Red_Bandit, on Jan 02 2018 - 10:06, said:

Please educate me, I'm at level 10, 36% bonus, I have a mix match of tier 5 ornaments on all items. If I convert them all to one set (say Chinese) will I get the bonus up to 48%??  Thanks

The tree can be mixed as long as it is all level 5 ornaments.  The 48% bonus comes from having had at one time at least 55(ish) ornaments of the set that applies to the tank you have selected.  Click on that thing that resembles a photo album on the right had side of the decorating screen.  It will show you which ornaments you've "collected" and which you still need.  Note that once you've had it once, to "take a pic" so to speak, you can break them to make new ones.  Just remember to keep all level 5 on the tree and house stuff to keep max bonus.



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View PostGuido1212, on Jan 02 2018 - 05:00, said:

This is what the thickest bricks amongst us cannot wrap their mind around.  Somehow getting their money’s worth with a very good chance of getting an even better deal is gambling.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbX1eihKZjY&t=33s

6:30 mark



The_Ice_Cream_Man_ #37 Posted Jan 04 2018 - 06:58

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Only 2 camo worth getting cuz they look good is the modern and the Chinese, rest look like crap.

 

Also if ya don't spend money you proly can get 1 of the camo, maybe 2 if ya lucky.

 

Also with the boxes don't get it to get premiums cuz its low drop, I think a few got lucky early on and thought that was the drop rate, but currently for me I bought 2 sets of 25 and 1 set of 11 and got only 1 premium the uncoloured patriot.  

 

So the drop rate on premium is low unless you get really lucky.  Getting premiums is low probability.  So if you getting boxes in hopes of getting premiums don't cuz you will be disappointed.  

 

You get a lot of gold and credits, and some premium time.



ichi_kaiju #38 Posted Jan 04 2018 - 15:13

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I just finished the last mission in the New Year Bustle and did not complete Tier 5 in Soviet, Traditional or Chinese.  I was able to do modern and it is a Huge boost to my winnings.  And, at 38% for the rest I'm not [edited]. I am not buying boxes to complete this not really enough time to worry about it any more 

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View PostAMSRocker, on Jan 02 2018 - 01:44, said:

So for the modern collection all I need is tier V / "PanzerKampCandy". I've used their stupid radio thing to make one and guess what.....

3 (THREE) times in a row it only makes tier V / "Christmas Stocking". I've stripped all of my decorations off the tree, snowman, house, lights, yard..... The entire damn place to make this missing item and 3 times in a row it doesn't give me what I need for this mission. 

If you think I'm going to pay real cash for gift boxes to GAMBLE and try to get this done WoT you are crazy.
I pass.... Take your gambling and stick it.

 

QuickyBaby was right about WoT gambling....

 

The entitlement is real.

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View Postichi_kaiju, on Jan 04 2018 - 08:13, said:

I just finished the last mission in the New Year Bustle and did not complete Tier 5 in Soviet, Traditional or Chinese.  I was able to do modern and it is a Huge boost to my winnings.  And, at 38% for the rest I'm not [edited]. I am not buying boxes to complete this not really enough time to worry about it any more 

 

​Good news, the missions reset tomorrow!




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