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Quemapueblos #1 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 18:50

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Gentlemen, start your engines: the chase is about to begin. As we steadily approach Update 9.22, a new event, The Grand Hunt, is ready to kickoff, granting an opportunity for every tanker to earn a ton of Bonds. Given 9.22 is mainly a content update, this is a great chance to fine-tune both newly explored and good-ol’ vehicles with Directives.

 

Stage I. Generating the prize pool

The first stage of The Grand Hunt starts on Jan. 19 and lasts three days. This is where tankers should be particularly active, as it's a decisive period to define how many Bonds you can put in your wallet.

By the end Stage I, we'll total all the earned Bonds and increase this number significantly. This very number will form a total prize pool, which every player will eventually fight for. We want to keep full transparency on the progress during this stage, so we’ll put a special counter on the home page that refreshes every hour. This will help you easily trace everyone’s combined efforts.

 

Find the current prize pool in the portal article!

 

Stage II: Reaping the prize pool

 

When the first three days expire, the even better part begins. Every day, you’ll be receiving two battle missions:

  1. Play 15 battles per day, where you reach the Top 10 in your team. Fulfilling this task will grant you 100 Bonds.
  2. Earn 13,000 pure EXP points daily. This one’s more complicated, but guarantees 150 Bonds in your account at the end of the day.

Overall, you can reap 250 Bonds on a daily basis until the event ends. So when does that happen? It totally depends on your efficiency during the first stage. The Grand Hunt has no strict end date: the more Bonds the community puts into the prize pool, the more days you have to deplete it.

 

The only strict requirement for The Grand Hunt is only Tier VI vehicles and higher can enter the event.

 

The crucial factor here is to remain active and persistent throughout the whole event and enjoy a well-deserved reward. So, hop in and join the chase!



JustPainfull #2 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 18:53

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Payout daily? Or at the end of the event?

FrozenKemp #3 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:00

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It's going to be missions, so presumably you will get awarded instantly upon completing each mission. 

liamcraig1245 #4 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:01

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@Quemapueblos for the 250 bonds is that something you can get everyday in addition to the bonds you receive for battle efficiency or is each player limited to 250 a day based on their battle efficiency?

Plays_With_Matches #5 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:07

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The big question is the drop date for 9.22

atf2901 #6 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:16

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Finally now players can stop [edited]

WhineMaker #7 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:19

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View Postatf2901, on Jan 18 2018 - 10:16, said:

Finally now players can stop [edited]

 

Never gonna happen... :P

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like a limited number of payout days, from the initial bond pool total from the first three days. Wonder if it's going to be possible to earn many days(250 bonds) before the pool runs dry. :ohmy: I really NEED that iRammer, to go with the iVents, on my 53/55... :great:



HI_FIVE #8 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:20

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View Postatf2901, on Jan 18 2018 - 14:16, said:

Finally now players can stop [edited]

 

No worries.Someone will still cry over something.Just watch.

F_Type #9 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:22

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boo

QuicksilverJPR #10 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:28

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View PostQuemapueblos, on Jan 18 2018 - 12:50, said:

Gentlemen, start your engines: the chase is about to begin. As we steadily approach Update 9.22, a new event, The Grand Hunt, is ready to kickoff, granting an opportunity for every tanker to earn a ton of Bonds. Given 9.22 is mainly a content update, this is a great chance to fine-tune both newly explored and good-ol’ vehicles with Directives.

 

Stage I. Generating the prize pool

The first stage of The Grand Hunt starts on Jan. 19 and lasts three days. This is where tankers should be particularly active, as it's a decisive period to define how many Bonds you can put in your wallet.

By the end Stage I, we'll total all the earned Bonds and increase this number significantly. This very number will form a total prize pool, which every player will eventually fight for. We want to keep full transparency on the progress during this stage, so we’ll put a special counter on the home page that refreshes every hour. This will help you easily trace everyone’s combined efforts.

 

Find the current prize pool in the portal article!

 

Stage II: Reaping the prize pool

 

When the first three days expire, the even better part begins. Every day, you’ll be receiving two battle missions:

  1. Play 15 battles per day, where you reach the Top 10 in your team. Fulfilling this task will grant you 100 Bonds.
  2. Earn 13,000 pure EXP points daily. This one’s more complicated, but guarantees 150 Bonds in your account at the end of the day.

Overall, you can reap 250 Bonds on a daily basis until the event ends. So when does that happen? It totally depends on your efficiency during the first stage. The Grand Hunt has no strict end date: the more Bonds the community puts into the prize pool, the more days you have to deplete it.

 

The only strict requirement for The Grand Hunt is only Tier VI vehicles and higher can enter the event.

 

The crucial factor here is to remain active and persistent throughout the whole event and enjoy a well-deserved reward. So, hop in and join the chase!

 

Will you confirm for us whether or not the top 10 in your team in XP must be accompanied WITH A VICTORY? 

 

Those of us that planned gaming from the website/announcement info from the Christmas special were sorely disappointed when the in game missions popped up with a win requirement that was not listed previous to that point.



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View PostHI_FIVE, on Jan 18 2018 - 10:20, said:

 

No worries.Someone will still cry over something.Just watch.

 

Can't wait to see all of the whine 'n cry threads when the bond pool dries up on Day 1... ;)

 

 

Then it will be WG's fault there wasn't enough bonds for the "pro's" to earn their reward participation tank... :confused:



_Tsavo #12 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:32

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Not a fan of the SpaceBucks currency.  But I'll at least give it a shot and see how many I can get.  At the very least, I have some of my favorite tanks that I can use that equipment on.

 

Really, though, did we really need another currency?

 

 

 



Quemapueblos #13 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:35

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View Postliamcraig1245, on Jan 18 2018 - 11:01, said:

@Quemapueblos for the 250 bonds is that something you can get everyday in addition to the bonds you receive for battle efficiency or is each player limited to 250 a day based on their battle efficiency?

These are separate and should be in addition to your daily battle efficiency bond earnings

 

View PostJustPainfull, on Jan 18 2018 - 10:53, said:

Payout daily? Or at the end of the event?

The daily missions pay out when you complete a battle like any normal mission. The big lump sum will come at the end depending on your performance

 

View PostQuicksilverJPR, on Jan 18 2018 - 11:28, said:

Will you confirm for us whether or not the top 10 in your team in XP must be accompanied WITH A VICTORY? 

 

Those of us that planned gaming from the website/announcement info from the Christmas special were sorely disappointed when the in game missions popped up with a win requirement that was not listed previous to that point.

No Victory needed. Just top 10 exp on your team



liamcraig1245 #14 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:37

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View PostWhineMaker, on Jan 18 2018 - 19:29, said:

 

Can't wait to see all of the whine 'n cry threads when the bond pool dries up on Day 1... ;)

 

 

Then it will be WG's fault there wasn't enough bonds for the "pro's" to earn their reward participation tank... :confused:

 

Is there anyone on the forums that you don't have an issue with? It seems that every post I ever see you on you are trying incredibly hard to bait other players when I think you are just salty yourself.

Edited by liamcraig1245, Jan 18 2018 - 19:38.


liamcraig1245 #15 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:38

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View PostQuemapueblos, on Jan 18 2018 - 19:35, said:

These are separate and should be in addition to your daily battle efficiency bond earnings

 

The daily missions pay out when you complete a battle like any normal mission. The big lump sum will come at the end depending on your performance

 

No Victory needed. Just top 10 exp on your team

 

Thanks for the clarification, these missions will be a big help to everyone still going for campaign tanks.

Mikosah #16 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:43

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Seems to be an awfully large gamble that stage 1 will generate enough of a prize pool to sustain stage 2. If the players' contribution ends up being only a tiny portion of the total prize pool, then why bother having stage 1 in the first place? And as for claiming bonds in stage 2, potentially earning 250 bonds a day still means needing at least 20 days of participation to gain just one enhanced equipment. Unless stage 1 goes extraordinarily well, that's a pipe-dream.

__Ragnarok #17 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 19:51

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This sounds dope!  Looking forward to it.

 



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There are only two reasons you would need bonds: 1) improved equipment and directives; and 2) to pay for the supposed "reward tank" from the campaign. Come on Wargaming why don't you just admit that you really messed up with the campaign and that the majority of players who "earned the right to buy the tank" will never get it due to the cost? How is this a "reward"? Now they must "campaign" again in the hope to get those bonds they lack? (Disclaimer: I have the reward tank as I had the bonds but very many do not). Don't give us this sh*t that somehow this is in preparation for 9.22 - unless of course you are now going to make new Tier X's only researchable for bonds (which will REALLY upset players). GG.

F4U_wingman #19 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 20:03

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I don't understand what generating the prize pools means? Can you explain more how the numbers work to form the payout in two stages?

spud_tuber #20 Posted Jan 18 2018 - 20:07

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Question: what method will WG use to increase the prize pool in stage I? Multiplication?  Straight addition?  Exponential?  Which method is used helps determine how influential stage I is on the length of stage 2.

For instance, if a number 5 orders of magnitude is simply added to the base bonds earned in stage I, then stage I has little influence on the length of stage II.  OTOH, if the base is multiplied by 1,000 or 10,000 then stage I has a much larger effect on the length of stage II.




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