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Battle of Kursk: The last day


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Saiga12 #81 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 19:41

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Nice to have missions you can complete , and like several others say, not put your life on hold, so thank you war-gaming for making a achievable goal .

 I only got 40 out of 50 myself .

 



usma79south #82 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 19:42

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View Postg327, on Aug 24 2018 - 12:44, said:

I absolutely loved this event. I will miss starting each morning with a cup of coffee and checking out that day's mission.

 

I cannot imagine the real-life actual tankers' daily grind of a life and death commitment for self and country, and they had no idea how many days their campaign would last. Wow.

 

I completed 44 missions, failed 2 outright (blocking intentional damage in a T5 medium is tough when I try to avoid getting shot at in the first place) and missed 4 other missions because I forgot my lap top power cord on a long weekend get-away.

 

I really hope that WG/WOT developers continue to offer similar large-scale events on the major anniversaries of other big tank battles (Battle of the Bulge, for example). And in would be really special if they could develop the terrain and locale of the actual battlefields and surrounding countryside, instead of using existing maps. But either way, count me in for the next major event.

 

 

 

 

 

I agree, well sd about the real-life tankers at Kursk, etc. 

I was certainly anticipating this event, and hoping that it wd be played on a new "Kursk" battle map, 

but I imagine that wd hv required a lot more development - if $$ is an issue for that, I'd be willing to pay some Gold to enter a similar event in the future, such as a Battle of the Bulge event on a new "Bulge" map - that cd be on the awesome side 

(I was 50 for 50 using both the North and South options, but I hv insomnia, and no vacations during the event, so I was fortunate to be able to play every day.  Very well put together marathon event - most missions were done in only 1-5 battles, so they were very doable for average players - even for new players with tier 2-6 tanks.  Well done, WG!)

 



la8bloomer #83 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 19:56

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50 of 50.

Rebel_Six #84 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 20:13

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I completed 49 of 50 missions. I didn't finish the Aug 19th mission requirements, I called it a night with 4 out 5 completed not knowing I wasn't done. SUPER BUMMED OUT!!!

usma79south #85 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 20:29

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The way I understand the rewards for this event, the really big rewards are at the 30 and 40 point levels, for those who can't do all 50 days for whatever reason(s) - then for those able to do all 50 days, they get a little something extra, and it is more appreciated due to its limited availability (altho for those that are 49/50, I'd be OK w some kind of work-around).  Looking fwd to similar events in the future! 

luaith01 #86 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 20:37

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49-50. Missed 1 day due to a power outage.

sailorboy7982 #87 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 20:41

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49 of 50. The one I missed was blocked damage, had to do it in my T-29. I got what I needed, but my team would just not DIE! :) They dragged it out forever. And because the server reset before the battle ended, I lost out.

bbotus #88 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 21:43

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50 out of 50 and played them all with Kursk armor.  I'm putting the camo on my Tiger I.  I loved the idea and the fact that you didn't have to play that long each day to complete the missions. 

 

It'd be great if we could to have more campaigns tied to WWII events and maybe even on maps of the actual battlefield involved.



Powerage13 #89 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 21:49

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Great job on this event. Missions were not crazy hard, I was 2 days short of 50. It would have been nice maybe to makeup a couple days somehow.

Lebre #90 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 22:11

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View PostVileTasteOfDeath, on Aug 23 2018 - 14:13, said:

I have 49 of 50.... sigh

 

Also 49 out of 50. Wish there was some way we could have made up for the one lost day...

 



KidK #91 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 22:25

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31 days to get a Useless T-34S!  Much like all the WarGaming gift tanks and Nothing special!

US5910 #92 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 22:52

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50/50. Good event. I'm glad it could be completed by regular players without high-tier vehicles. I was worried it would get more difficult toward the end and only those with tier VIII-X could finish.

 

It's nice to get the reward tank in (only) a month, and I like playing the T-34S. I'd like to choose when my premium time starts. The final reward was a little anti-climactic but still fine. It'd be great to get a piece if improved equipment, or a bond discount for one.

 

Like others have said the daily requirements were not overly hard. It was a little grindy on some days.

 

I like the idea of being able to make up some requirements. Not necessarily all of them, but allow you to get a day behind then catch up.

 

 



HeavyCalibre #93 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 23:17

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Wow, lots of people only getting 48 or 49 of the 50 missions. I got thru it 50/50 via the "north" division (harder way). No problem. It was weird that after 30 days you got 7 days premium and then at the end, only 1 day of premium!

It would be nice if those who were so close could buy their way to the 50 missions completed however. Strange no such offer was available.

Also the historical panels disappeared about one third of the way through. I enjoyed reading them, too bad they didn't continue throughout. Just dropped off...

More clarity on the rewards each day would have been nice to know.

 

Unlike last years T-34-85M (which I still use and enjoy), the T-34S was unremarkable and I sold it (sorry WoT!)

 

I would be really interested to know how many people fully completed the 50 days AND how many did it exclusively from the North or from the South.



CreightonPatton #94 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 23:28

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I went 50 of 50, a first for me.  Most missions in the KV-1S and SU-85, some in the T-34S after it was received.  I think there is only one day I went with the North Direction and used my T95 to do so!

CreightonPatton #95 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 23:31

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View PostHeavyCalibre, on Aug 24 2018 - 22:17, said:

Unlike last years T-34-85M (which I still use and enjoy), the T-34S was unremarkable and I sold it (sorry WoT!)

 

I was actually surprised to enjoy the T-34S, but also benefit from having a skilled crew in it.  A "heavy" medium, but I tend to run my KV-1S like a medium heavy in battles.  I do agree on the T34-85M its a great vehicle too, though I had to purchase mine.



Warherb #96 Posted Aug 24 2018 - 23:46

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I was 50 for 50 and I didn't get the 50 day rewards. 

Joe717MarksmN #97 Posted Aug 25 2018 - 00:11

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I got all my missions done except 2. I got the whole reward of 7 days premium time but I did miss 2 missions. It rewarded me with 2 consumables then later all 7 days. So I wondered when I got to 50 shouldn't I get the reward camo and all. I got 1 premium day. Why? Also on the last 50 why on Kursk last day screen is a premium day and all the consumables. Isn't that what everyone else got? JOE717THEMARKSMn.

LpBronco #98 Posted Aug 25 2018 - 00:27

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View PostLawBear, on Aug 24 2018 - 12:05, said:

Did all fifty. Did not get the Camo or the emblem. Hangup in the software?

Suggestion:  improve the prizes as you complete more missions. Getting a personal reserve for 47 missions on the way to 50 is just cheap and uncalled for.

 

GO to camo presets - you'll find it there.

Samelde #99 Posted Aug 25 2018 - 02:58

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I completed 50 for 50, but did not receive the camo. Fire Bulge is not in my preset styles nor in the custom styles. I have submitted a ticket. 

 

UPDATE: I got the FireBulge camo but mis-located it. Applied it to my KV-2R and promptly forgot. Support found it for me Happy camper now!

 

I found it easy to complete the daily tasks. But the real challenge was the seemingly endless day after day nature. At one point (around day 45) I found myself wanting to take a day off. Then I remembered all those real-life tankers who didn't have that option and resolved to persevere.

 

Good work and Thanks WG for an enjoyable mission marathon. 

 


Edited by Samelde, Aug 26 2018 - 20:46.


oOJimmyJROo #100 Posted Aug 25 2018 - 03:52

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View PostLesser_Spotted_Panzer, on Aug 24 2018 - 08:19, said:

I only have 49. I don't know how, I have played every day and pretty sure I completed the mission every day. Sucks, cus I wanted the camo, and there is no chance to get it now.

 

Same, I got 49, played every day and missions almost did themselves, so a got a bit complacent about checking the requirements, then right at the end the mission was 3k blocked and I play a lot of LTs and didn't get it -- after 47 days straight!!

So, I have two thoughts on the event:

 

(1) Even though messed up and got 49, I think the reward for 50 days straight should have actually be greater, its a fairly significant commitment

(2) If you agree with (1) and its a long running event with significant reward, I reckon there should be a reminder for those who have 2-factor authentication to opt into a text msg reminder if you havn't completed that day's mission yet 

 

 






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