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PSA: Must pick Holiday OPS tanks and crew by Feb 6

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ISNomads #1 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 04:58

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Okay, I would have been screwed if I had not found this.

 

In December the Holiday OPs page said (you can verify using https://web.archive.org/)

"The time for picking a tank expires mid-March, though. So don’t put it off for too long! The same applies to your new Crew members: make sure to recruit them before mid-March 2018. We’ll share the exact date later, so stay tuned."

 

I just looked and the current page says (https://worldoftanks...iday-ops-guide/)

"Important Note: Discounts can be used for absolutely any researchable vehicle of the specified tier (crates provide discounts for a specific tier each) and aren’t limited in time. Once you pick a tank you’ll be buying with it, it’s valid until you purchase it. Grab it right away or in a year—you’re still getting that sweet amount off the price. The time for picking a tank expires Feb. 6, though. So don’t put it off for too long! The same applies to your new Crew members: make sure to recruit them before Feb. 6, 2018."

 

Apparently, if you wait until the originally announced date, you are SOL.



Striker_70 #2 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:01

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That's not enough time.

 

BTW here is the correct link to when it said mid-march: https://web.archive....iday-ops-guide/

 

That is unacceptable.  People bought packages so they could get these crew members/discounts with 3 months to grind to the tanks they want to unlock these crew/discounts for.  If they're going to move it up a whopping month and a half then they're taking away a lot of the value of what was purchased.  If they're going to move it up a month an a half, then they should remove the requirement that you must have the tank unlocked before you assign the discount/crew member.


Edited by Striker_70, Jan 11 2018 - 05:14.


commander42 #3 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:01

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thanks for the heads up!!!

 

I really wanna know where they get their calendars from, feb 6th and mid-march, totally the same thing...



FrozenKemp #4 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:03

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That STINKS.

 

I'm going to go out on a wild limb and guess that 9.22 will drop February 6.

 

Maybe and I mean MAYBE WGNA was initially told an incorrect date for the first patch of the new year.  But this is not the kind of thing you bury on a page.  They needed to make a public announcement about this.

 

I wonder if there is actually anyone in the WGNA office right now? The last post by an employee was the 5th...

 

 



TheseViolentDelights #5 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:19

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View PostStriker_70, on Jan 11 2018 - 05:01, said:

That's not enough time.

 

BTW here is the correct link to when it said mid-march: https://web.archive....iday-ops-guide/

 

That is unacceptable.  People bought packages so they could get these crew members/discounts with 3 months to grind to the tanks they want to unlock these crew/discounts for.  If they're going to move it up a whopping month and a half then they're taking away a lot of the value of what was purchased.  If they're going to move it up a month an a half, then they should remove the requirement that you must have the tank unlocked before you assign the discount/crew member.

IIRC, you need the tank researched to assign a crewmember but not to assign the discount.



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View PostStriker_70, on Jan 10 2018 - 22:01, said:

That's not enough time.

 

BTW here is the correct link to when it said mid-march: https://web.archive....iday-ops-guide/

 

That is unacceptable.  People bought packages so they could get these crew members/discounts with 3 months to grind to the tanks they want to unlock these crew/discounts for.  If they're going to move it up a whopping month and a half then they're taking away a lot of the value of what was purchased.  If they're going to move it up a month an a half, then they should remove the requirement that you must have the tank unlocked before you assign the discount/crew member.

You can assign the discount to unresearched tanks, fyi.  I just confirmed that the menu at least gives the option to apply the discount to unresearched tanks, at least, and I see no reason it wouldn't function if I actually tried to apply the discount.



Gothraul #7 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:32

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I am glad that I didn't wait and made my choices early but I agree this does suck when people expected to have more time to make their choices only for this to happen.

 

On second thought maybe they are going to do a patch on that day maybe 9.22?


Edited by Gothraul, Jan 11 2018 - 05:38.


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View Postspud_tuber, on Jan 10 2018 - 23:22, said:

You can assign the discount to unresearched tanks, fyi.  I just confirmed that the menu at least gives the option to apply the discount to unresearched tanks, at least, and I see no reason it wouldn't function if I actually tried to apply the discount.

 

I already applied some discounts so I can confirm it is possible to apply discounts to unresearched vehicles, you just cant assign crew for them

spud_tuber #9 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:41

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View Postcommander42, on Jan 10 2018 - 22:34, said:

 

I already applied some discounts so I can confirm it is possible to apply discounts to unresearched vehicles, you just cant assign crew for them

Yeah.  Annoying about the crew thing, but at least there's a work around for it.



commander42 #10 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:42

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View Postspud_tuber, on Jan 10 2018 - 23:41, said:

Yeah.  Annoying about the crew thing, but at least there's a work around for it.

 

having lots of gold to retrain them all to correct positions?

Buttknuckle #11 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:45

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Thanks for posting this. I actually checked the holiday ops guide 2 days ago because I wasn't sure what to do with the new girls, and then put off making a decision because it said we had til mid march. If you hadn't posted this I probably wouldn't have gone back to the holiday ops guide and probably wouldn't have claimed the crew.

 

Seriously WG, changes like this are worth an announcement.



heavymetal1967 #12 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:48

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Considering their track record I've already claimed all my crew and have either claimed or applied my discounts.

 

But still thanks OP for passing it along - plus one.



SacherMasoc #13 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 05:50

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Thanks for posting. I would have been screwed also. Crazy there hasn't been a proper announcement and a lot of players won't know until it's too late. The bots at 'Support' will be overloaded copy/pasting replies to tickets after Feb 6.

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View Postcommander42, on Jan 10 2018 - 22:42, said:

 

having lots of gold to retrain them all to correct positions?

Generally speaking, there's a premium or lower tier tank with the position you need to train them for.  Retraining them later to the tank in question for silver is "only" a drop to 90% or 80% primary. The 90 in particular isn't too bad. Or, as you say, gold.  Far from ideal, in either case, of course.  But does exist.



heavymetal1967 #15 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 06:01

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I may need a tinfoil chapeau, but really WG.

 

Gonna give them the benefit of the doubt since there is still time to make proper announcements.  But tbh as long as mid March stayed up and as much as it's been bandied around in the forums they need to honor that date.  

 

BUT I'm guessing it would take a little effort to hold those rewards over till the next patch.  So take your socks off folks so you can get a firm grasp on your ankles while you assume the position.

 

Or at minimum make an in game notification you have to acknowledge to clear as well as forum and main site ones.

 

 

 

 



roneth #16 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 08:19

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I have already claimed the crew.  I have also claimed the 6-10 discounts.  I have the 2-5 discounts still to claim.

 

I was hoping to use them on the new Polish branch... if not, I am sure I will find something...



oldewolfe #17 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 11:20

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Already Picked the Crews and Tiers 7 on Up....     6 on Down I still need to decide on, was hoping it might be like the Swede TD's and iy would hust sit until Ready, guess not....     lol

omi5cron #18 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 13:18

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thanks for the PSA.i am spreading the word in-game,dont understand the lack of an announcement,but it MAY be an oversight.( and it could be thm being dxx again

_Gungrave_ #19 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 13:19

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View PostStriker_70, on Jan 11 2018 - 05:01, said:

That's not enough time.

 

I already had all the female crew and discounts selected the second week of the event. We now have a little less than a month to go and you say thats not enough time? lol.



ISNomads #20 Posted Jan 11 2018 - 16:50

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View Postomi5cron, on Jan 11 2018 - 04:18, said:

thanks for the PSA.i am spreading the word in-game,dont understand the lack of an announcement,but it MAY be an oversight.( and it could be thm being dxx again

 

Yes, they still have time to announce but here are the problems I have with it.

 

1) They secretly changed existing documentation on the Holiday OPs without notifying anyone. They should have done the announce as soon as they knew and then amended the documentation rather than revising it. Using the revisionist method breeds mistrust.

2) If people used March as a guide and miss the announcement due to taking a break or going on a business trip or something, they may try to get the reward too late.

3) Instead of announcing a preliminary date in March and then shortening the timeframe by more than a month, it would have been a lot better for players and better for WG PR to announce an end of January deadline with the expectation that the deadline would more likely be extended than contracted.

 

It really should be simple. It is amazing how WG takes things that should be a PR slam dunk, but makes players angry instead.






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