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Hambijon #1 Posted Feb 22 2019 - 18:17

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Hey Tankers!

 

During Gamescom we released the T26E3 Eagle 7 to World of Tanks and along with it came a glimpse at the historic event this tank and it's crew participated in the Battle of Colonge.

 

On March 6, 1945, two months before Germany surrendered, the Eagle 7 made history when it was filmed taking out an MK5 Panther in front of the Cologne Cathedral. The soldier who fired the three rounds was gunner Clarence Smoyer, a Pennsylvania factory worker, who entered Europe via Normandy weeks after D-Day.

 

Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner chronicles Smoyer's experiences in Europe during World War II, and tells what happened after before and after the camera captured the historic footage. To celebrate Spearhead's release, we've got a special bundle that include a copy of the hardcover book, two in-game Premium tanks (the T26E3 Eagle 7 and M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII), equipment, Premium Account time, and much more. You also get access to a special mission that rewards a bunch of XP and Boosters!

Want the book without buying the bundle? We've got an opportunity for new and existing players to earn a copy — please see the mission descriptions for complete information.

 

For the bundle and how to get a copy of the book, click the link below:

 

 

Also, we had our very own Chieftain sit down and talk with the Eagle 7's Gunner.  Below I've included the 3 part series:

 

 

 

 

 



GWyatt #2 Posted Feb 22 2019 - 21:35

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Thank you for this. I've only watch some of it so far but it is very interesting.

Volcanic_lobster_220 #3 Posted Feb 23 2019 - 01:31

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I can't find the invite code, anyone know where it is

Hyzteria_xL #4 Posted Feb 23 2019 - 17:13

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I' also a new player just registered a few days ago.. where is this code?

black_colt #5 Posted Feb 23 2019 - 18:40

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View PostVolcanic_lobster_220, on Feb 22 2019 - 16:31, said:

I can't find the invite code, anyone know where it is

 

View PostHyzteria_xL, on Feb 23 2019 - 08:13, said:

I' also a new player just registered a few days ago.. where is this code?

 

You need to purchase the bundle and then the Amazon code is sent to you.

 

The following would have been more clear:

 

For details on the bundle and what it includes click on the link below:


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americankraut #6 Posted Feb 23 2019 - 20:02

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To WG:

I enjoy the fact you release semi historical models, but many people like myself would only buy them if you made an effort at any historical accuracy (in the model obviously game play is not). With the amount of funding tanks has over ships you would think that a way simpler model would be easy to do in comparison. WoWs does a very good job with their ships while the WoT team can not even add correct bags or helmets... When I was 12 with dial up I could do a better job researching how to model my tanks.

 

FYI all steel helmets for the time period of this game for the US should be M1 steel helmets unlike whatever is on the hellcat, and the bags you copy pasta on all us tanks are made up abominations that look like an oversized 1945 pack and not even the jungle pack. Try using GP bags, M1936 Musette bags, or 28 haversacks. Actual photos of Pershing's in WWII show that duffel bags and sleeping bags were actually mounted to transport as well.

 

Rant over, please have the model team add correct bags, helmets and accessories to the tanks, then maybe you would get more sales.

Thanks

 

 



Altwar #7 Posted Feb 24 2019 - 19:16

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I already own the Thunderbolt, which I bought last year.  If I bought the Eagle/Thunderbolt/Spearhead book bundle, do I get a gold or credit equivalent for the Tbolt?

I've looked over the page several times and went up to the pay option window for the bundle but haven't seen an answer to this question.



Altwar #8 Posted Feb 26 2019 - 18:57

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Bumping because I would still like to know...

Altwar #9 Posted Feb 27 2019 - 17:43

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Bumping this up again as I'd still like an answer.  If I already own the TBolt, do I get a credit or gold equivalent for it were I to buy this bundle?



IndygoEEI #10 Posted Mar 02 2019 - 05:04

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View PostAltwar, on Feb 27 2019 - 11:43, said:

Bumping this up again as I'd still like an answer.  If I already own the TBolt, do I get a credit or gold equivalent for it were I to buy this bundle?

 

Yes.  Full compensation...

DetectiveHoots #11 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 21:01

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I am not sure if I managed to complete the mission without noticing, as I was getting close. The mission is no longer tracking in my missions tab for some reason, is there a way to know for sure?

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View PostIndygoEEI, on Mar 01 2019 - 20:04, said:

 

Yes.  Full compensation...

 

lol.  Full compensation in which media though?

Rock_Johnson_ #13 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 21:18

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The 500 game Spearhead mission is no longer tracking in my missions tab for some reason.  Is the Spearhead mission over?

DetectiveHoots #14 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 21:40

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View PostRock_Johnson_, on Mar 04 2019 - 20:18, said:

The 500 game Spearhead mission is no longer tracking in my missions tab for some reason.  Is the Spearhead mission over?

 

Must be or it has managed to get bugged in the past few hours. I am having the same problem and it was tracking fine earlier.

Rock_Johnson_ #15 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 22:08

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View PostDetectiveHoots, on Mar 04 2019 - 21:40, said:

 

Must be or it has managed to get bugged in the past few hours. I am having the same problem and it was tracking fine earlier.

 

Want to earn a copy of ' new novel Spearhead for free? We're offering a copy to anyone who finishes in the top 10 XP earners in 500 Tier IV and above battles from now until March 19th.

 


DetectiveHoots #16 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 22:13

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They just updated the original news release on the website. They have given away the limited number of free copies they had available. I didn't even realize there was a limited number available... Makes sense and I may have simply missed that detail but I just wish these announcements and events were more clear about these kinds of things. 

ephBomb #17 Posted Mar 04 2019 - 23:59

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They did not tell us there was a limited amount of Books! That is BS wargaming, I thought something was fishy when the 500 count stopped. Because I just did the math yesterday and I had just enough time left on the calendar, to make it.

You guys gotta quit doing this, false advertising. And putting " anything in this event is subject to change at any time" or for any reason! That doesn't cut it. I hope to see some compensation for the work we did. Some personal reserves would be appreciated. Not our fault, you guys advertised this. So give it a think. Think, proof read before you post.... 



Garandster #18 Posted Mar 05 2019 - 00:02

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First off, I love the game and enjoy playing it, so I was playing regardless of if a book was offered or not.

 

But... I was expecting to play enough to earn a book. Had I known that there was a "limited supply" or "only first 500 players" attached to the offer I would have played more and reached it instead of taking my time since I was under the impression I had plenty left to earn it.

 

From a customer satisfaction perspective, you should honor the original claim, you didn't state "limited offer", simply "anyone who does X by time Z". It's not an expensive book and your bulk purchase is probably even less expensive. Don't make the customer base feel cheated because you misrepresented a promotion and eat the cost of you mistake in a few books rather than lost or disgruntled players.



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View PostDetectiveHoots, on Mar 04 2019 - 22:13, said:

They just updated the original news release on the website. They have given away the limited number of free copies they had available. I didn't even realize there was a limited number available... Makes sense and I may have simply missed that detail but I just wish these announcements and events were more clear about these kinds of things. 

 

Let me check.....nope, today is March 4th on my calendar but it is March 19th on WG's calendar?  HAHAHA  

 



ephBomb #20 Posted Mar 05 2019 - 00:19

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Well I did get screwed out of a lot when the last "Avenger missions" because of all the confusion on their behalf! I go back to the Web site and pulled this of the page.; This states you still have books for NEW PLAYERS ONLY?      c'mon man!!!!

Game Over!
Attention "Spearhead" mission players:
We've exhausted our supply of free Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunnerbook prizes — thanks to everyone who partici

"Welcome to World of Tanks" mission players still have an opportunity to earn the book.

 it didn't copy so well, did it! Dangit. Go to the web site and see....any way you get where I'm going with this. I said enough thanks 


Edited by ephBomb, Mar 05 2019 - 00:23.





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