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Gnomon #1 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 17:06

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Hey, everyone! 

 

Hope that you're having a great Thursday! 

 

As promised, I have some more info for you over the Kursk event. If you're unfamiliar with Kursk, 75 years ago, approximately 2 million people were involved in a battle that had over 7,000 tanks deployed. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk, and we'd like to commemorate this with a 50-day in-game challenge. 

 

 

 

Between July 5th and August 23rd, you'll receive new missions daily with rewards for completing them. The rewards increase in value as you advance through the missions.

 

The three major prizes are: 

  • A commemorative medal for participating
  • The T-34 Shielded 
  • A special Kursk-dedicated style

 

The Batte of Kursk featured certain tanks from both sides, so players who have these vehicles in their Garage will be able to complete the missions in a slightly different way:

  • North Direction: This Direction will be available to anyone with vehicles of Tier IV or higher, but tasks will be harder to accomplish
  • South Direction: This Direction will be available to those who have the listed historical vehicles, and will provide easier winning conditions

 

Vehicles for South Direction:

 

 

The rewards for every mission will be the same, regardless of what direction you choose (you can "mix" directions and complete some North and some South). However, after completing a mission for either Direction, you will not get another go at said mission.

 

In addition to the daily rewards, each accomplished mission will grant you one Mission point (with a total of 50 available). There are seven Stages for the points, listed in the spoiler below. 

 

Rewards
 
For those who can’t wait, the T-34 shielded will be available in the Premium Shop July 5-Aug. 24, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET.
 
If you'd like to read more about the event, please check out our article here: Remembering Kursk: More Details Incoming
 
Thanks, everyone! See you on the battlefield! 


nasfan #2 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 17:13

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Well done.  Thanks, Gnomon.

_Tsavo_ #3 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 17:28

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So basically rewards for just playing the game, I like it.  I'm curious what the missions will be.  I'm not a fan of missions that dictate how one plays a match so I hope they don't require that.

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50 points available, 30 for the tank. That's pretty reasonable. Cool event.

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So the T34S was made just to prototype the second campaign.  Hmm Interesting.

_Katyusha___ #6 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 17:46

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Question!

 

Tiger 131 is not included on the list, but it is way more historical than tech tree upgraded Tiger I (despite it is marked as a desert Tiger) So why not include it?

 

Aside that I  have 6 historicals, 3 russians 3 germans, so i guess that will do.

 

 



FrozenKemp #7 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 17:52

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Overall the mission looks really good.

 

If you are sending feedback to WGRU, could you ask them to provide styles without silly "75th anniversary" type numbers on them?

 

That side, the rewards look nifty, especially the Russian markings style!  



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View PostFrozenKemp, on Jun 28 2018 - 10:52, said:

Overall the mission looks really good.

 

If you are sending feedback to WGRU, could you ask them to provide styles without silly "75th anniversary" type numbers on them?

 

That side, the rewards look nifty, especially the Russian markings style!  

Glad to hear you like the rewards! I do send feedback reports to our teams for events like these, so I'll make sure to have that included. Once the event goes live in July, I'll get up a feedback thread in the WCFR section for more stuff like this. 

 

View Post_Katyusha___, on Jun 28 2018 - 10:46, said:

Question!

 

Tiger 131 is not included on the list, but it is way more historical than tech tree upgraded Tiger I (despite it is marked as a desert Tiger) So why not include it?

 

Aside that I  have 6 historicals, 3 russians 3 germans, so i guess that will do.

 

Good question! Honestly, I do not have a solid answer for you at this time. I do know that the Germans deployed a larger number of Tigers along with their new Panthers when they were attempting to break through the Soviet defenses. Give me a bit of time to check into this with some folks here, and I will see if I can get you an answer :)

 

 

 

Edit: Looks like the Tiger 131 was deployed to and captured in Africa, and it is a specific single vehicle of the Tiger I type. It wasn't deployed at the Battle of Kursk, so the Tiger I was listed under the historical tanks. Hope this answers your question! 

 


Edited by Gnomon, Jun 28 2018 - 19:41.


Avalon304 #9 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 20:05

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Will we be able to purchase the style in the event we cant accomplish all 50 missions? I honestly dont care about that tank (its a tier 5 and I hardly play that tier), but I care about not being able to get customization styles...

Necrophore #10 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 20:56

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Please let there be a crew retraining sale this weekend. Having the tanks in the garage is one thing, but having the crews for them is another.  :child:

Dragvertbane #11 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 21:19

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Typically, when WG lists an end date, it is in the wee hours in the morning, making the previous day the effective end date.

In this case the last full day would be aug 22, the 49th day.


 

so, 49 days to complete 50 daily missions.


 



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View PostAvalon304, on Jun 28 2018 - 20:05, said:

Will we be able to purchase the style in the event we cant accomplish all 50 missions? I honestly dont care about that tank (its a tier 5 and I hardly play that tier), but I care about not being able to get customization styles...

+1 those of us with 12 hour jobs and family’s can barely get time to be on 3 days a week as it is... 



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View PostGnomon, on Jun 28 2018 - 19:23, said:

Glad to hear you like the rewards! I do send feedback reports to our teams for events like these, so I'll make sure to have that included. Once the event goes live in July, I'll get up a feedback thread in the WCFR section for more stuff like this. 

 

 

Good question! Honestly, I do not have a solid answer for you at this time. I do know that the Germans deployed a larger number of Tigers along with their new Panthers when they were attempting to break through the Soviet defenses. Give me a bit of time to check into this with some folks here, and I will see if I can get you an answer :)

 

 

 

Edit: Looks like the Tiger 131 was deployed to and captured in Africa, and it is a specific single vehicle of the Tiger I type. It wasn't deployed at the Battle of Kursk, so the Tiger I was listed under the historical tanks. Hope this answers your question! 

 

 

Kind of related to this same question, why is the jagpanzer IV not considered part of the historical group of tanks?



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View PostNot_Connery, on Jun 28 2018 - 15:00, said:

 

Kind of related to this same question, why is the jagpanzer IV not considered part of the historical group of tanks?

 

Production didn't start until early1944.



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View PostNot_Connery, on Jun 28 2018 - 22:00, said:

 

Kind of related to this same question, why is the jagpanzer IV not considered part of the historical group of tanks?

 

Jagdpanzer IV was put into production after the Battle of Kursk.

 



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What is up with the missions, will they relate to just one historical tank at a time or all?

Dragvertbane #17 Posted Jun 28 2018 - 22:24

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Are these tanks going to go on sale?

 



StoneTitan #18 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 01:44

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Was this the update today?  Would be nice if we knew the update before the game just automatically updated.

 



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View Post_Tsavo_, on Jun 28 2018 - 17:28, said:

So basically rewards for just playing the game, I like it.  I'm curious what the missions will be.  I'm not a fan of missions that dictate how one plays a match so I hope they don't require that.

 

In the video, a South mission was to finish in the top 10 in experience a battle 3 times, while the North's was to do it 5 times. No win requirement. Of course, I have no idea if this where it will end up, but it sounds about right for the first bunch of missions. My Panther and Tiger are cracking their knuckles! Looking forward to it!

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I am on vacation for half of the time. Is there any way to get few missing points for T34s?




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