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pish180 #1 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 02:25

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I've contacted support about this but I really don't think the guy I'm speaking with is trying to understand what I am saying. 

 

The Great Race had a Choose a team as part of the event which is labeled on the event page as ending 9/23/2019 without a time.  There is ZERO mention of a time in the graphic or in the Event timeline table in the post.  In additional it was a guessing game was to if you choose a team did you get unique rewards (perhaps a certain color camo) for choosing 1 over the other, these are details defined anywhere.  

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/game-events/great-race-announcement/


Why could WG not have added some like this???
Event Details Modified.jpg
 

^^^^^^  This is normally how WG defines timelines with every other announcement, why not for this event?  Even the graphic on the post it's not defined.  (Below)

info_bigrace_5_en_na_s-2.jpg

 

WOT Marketing IMO really dropped the ball on this!  They really need to allow players that were not able to choose a team select one or randomly be assigned to one.  Either way, it's not fair that the poor marketing effort penalizes players.  

 


Edited by pish180, Sep 24 2019 - 07:07.


BladedPheonix #2 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 02:32

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you've been a member since 2014 and still don't know that when WG sets a cut off time that it means the reset timer at 7:00am?:facepalm:

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If the event starts at 7am est on the 23rd, why would you think you could pick a team after that time?

 

You've been here long enough to realize that WG's time, with every event start and end date is always at server restart, 7am est.

 

And, if you ever bothered to look at your missions, you would have been taken directly to the Event page, which would have given you much more information and a way to pick a team.

 



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View Postpish180, on Sep 23 2019 - 17:25, said:

I've contacted support about this but I really don't think the guy I'm speaking with is trying to understand what I am saying.

 

The Great Race had a Choose a team as part of the event which is labeled on the event page as ending 9/23/2019 without a time.  There is ZERO mention of a time in the graphic or in the Event timeline table in the post.  In additional it was a guessing game was to if you choose a team did you get unique rewards (perhaps a certain color camo) for choosing 1 over the other, these are details defined anywhere. 

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/game-events/great-race-announcement/


Why could WG not have added some like this: 
Event Details Modified.jpg
 

^^^^^^  This is normally how WG defines timelines with every other announcement, why not for this event?  Even the graphic on the post it's not defined.  (Below)

info_bigrace_5_en_na_s-2.jpg

 

WOT Marketing IMO really dropped the ball on this!  They really need to allow players that were not able to choose a team select one or randomly be assigned to one.  Either way, it's not fair that the poor marketing effort penalizes players. 

 

lol blaming them for your own problem. It clearly says registration starts the 18th and the event begins on the 23rd.



jamesdoz #5 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 03:56

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If wg wants people to play their game then they should make sure things like this do not happen, Would it have been so hard for them to say 7am on the 23rd?  

NeroGermanicus #6 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 04:29

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From what I have heard the races are just one more turd in the punch bowl and nothing really missed.

pish180 #7 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 05:02

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I mean, would it have also been hard for them to auto-assign player to a random team??  

They already have a hard requirement in there that the player has to play X number of games to receive team rewards (To prevent AFK players from receiving free stuff for not contributing).   Honestly, this is like the same stupid concept like having to put in codes each week for stuff that should be automatic like 1.5x EXP weekend and On track missions.  It's like WOT likes shooting themselves in the feet over and over.  

 

I created those 2 images in less than 5 minutes.  How hard would it have been to put in another row in that table and write down the select team date... I'd guess less than 30 seconds if they would have thought of it.  The problem wasn't the amount of work, the problem was they didn't think about it because this entire thing was such a rush job.  

 

@Wargaming @WorldofTanks.  Please respond to this.  This is seriously unsatisfactory. 



pish180 #8 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 05:17

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View PostHarvester_0f_Sorrow, on Sep 23 2019 - 21:49, said:

lol blaming them for your own problem. It clearly says registration starts the 18th and the event begins on the 23rd.

 

Does it directly say the time on the 23rd that Team registration ends??   

Didn't think so.

I've got an idea, let's throw a dart and see what number we get, that will be what time we have on the 23rd.  Ready.... Go.  I got 18... So I guess we get until 1800 EST, right?   No...?   

It's a rush job and the QA team didn't catch this and players that were confused with this poorly defined event will be left without team rewards. 

 

It's not like these are small rewards either.  There are some HUGE things here!  Crew members, Styles, Gold, Credits, Boosters, Decals, Skins and medals.  

#wargaming #worldoftanks



pish180 #9 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 05:18

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View Postjamesdoz, on Sep 23 2019 - 21:56, said:

If wg wants people to play their game then they should make sure things like this do not happen, Would it have been so hard for them to say 7am on the 23rd?  

 

That would have been super easy... had they thought of it. Oops. 



jamesdoz #10 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 05:54

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View PostNeroGermanicus, on Sep 23 2019 - 22:29, said:

From what I have heard the races are just one more turd in the punch bowl and nothing really missed.

No mate, the 3 commanders you can earn are well worth it, Three commanders each with three skills. and then you can also earn gold. camo, Why not? Btw you can also buy the commanders, each cost around 1,600 gold, but each piece of the photo you earn reduces the cost buy 100 gold or so.


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jamesdoz #11 Posted Sep 24 2019 - 05:55

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View Postpish180, on Sep 23 2019 - 23:18, said:

 

That would have been super easy... had they thought of it. Oops. 

That's the point.



pish180 #12 Posted Sep 28 2019 - 08:46

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Guess nobody from WG is going to touch this one.

pish180 #13 Posted Sep 29 2019 - 09:34

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"Keep ignoring it and it will go away!"



pish180 #14 Posted Sep 30 2019 - 07:14

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Support says:  Provide feedback to the forums as the devs check it.   Surrrre they do. 

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Good talk!

pish180 #16 Posted Oct 11 2019 - 06:36

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