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KRZYBooP #1 Posted Feb 25 2020 - 21:20

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Howdy Boom Jockeys! 

 

As many of you may or may not know, I happen to be one of the many servicemen that raised my right hand and volunteered for an adventure. I definitely got my adventure and experienced many of the benefits from charity organizations like Operation Supply Drop. 

 

Now is your time to donate to this cause of which WG is supporting by raffling off a Type 59 for World of Tanks PC to any that contribute a minimum of 10 dollars. Plus Xbox will be matching every dollar donated up to 250,000. 

More information on this can be found HERE

 

If you would like to jump straight into donating then click HERE

 

Winners for the Raffle will be announced on our community stream among other places. 

 

Good luck to everyone that enters. 



PapioTitan #2 Posted Feb 25 2020 - 21:49

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Just FYI....10 minutes of web research didn't raise any red flags as to this charity. Seems legit. EIN supplied so it's tax deductible.

_DracoMalfoy_ #3 Posted Feb 25 2020 - 22:58

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This just sounds like money laundering with extra steps. I'll stick with donating to salvation army, I can't even find statistics for OSD on how much is actually given to charitable causes. 

Edited by _DracoMalfoy_, Feb 25 2020 - 23:06.


TheRealPApro #4 Posted Feb 25 2020 - 23:04

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I get that almost everything in America is made in China now days but why isn't it an American tank? Just curious about the logic here. Support America, get Chinese tank. Im not the best at math but this don't add up.

dagengster #5 Posted Feb 25 2020 - 23:31

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View PostTheRealPApro, on Feb 25 2020 - 22:04, said:

I get that almost everything in America is made in China now days but why isn't it an American tank? Just curious about the logic here. Support America, get Chinese tank. Im not the best at math but this don't add up.

Its probs more to do with the type 59's rarity and ingame value (consider how much people paid for it on BM) than its nationality to draw people to donate. Also OSD supports all NATO countries not just US (not that China is part of NATO either)

 

Either way, well done WG. Good cause.



Shaggoth #6 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 00:11

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If the winner already has the Type 59, will you award a Type 59G (Gold skinned version) instead?

Lucid_Nonsense_1 #7 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 00:18

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Is this A type 59 (singular) being raffled off, is it a set chance or x number of prizes / entries?

HeavyMetalMech #8 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 01:13

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No worries. I think our ten bucks is safe with these folks.

 

https://weareosd.org/

https://weareosd.org/guess-who-made-the-greatnonprofits-top-rated-list-for-the-4th-year-in-a-row/


Edited by HeavyMetalMech, Feb 26 2020 - 01:14.


King_Dillo #9 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 04:22

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Support whose troops?   Keep your red star tank.

 



FAnime_Racktivist_Hagin #10 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 05:33

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View PostTheRealPApro, on Feb 25 2020 - 22:04, said:

I get that almost everything in America is made in China now days but why isn't it an American tank? Just curious about the logic here. Support America, get Chinese tank. Im not the best at math but this don't add up.

WELL MAYBE YOU DONT KNOW because youre still new but the type 59 is the rarest and most sought after tank in the game. It is a novelty. It is rare sooooo that its one of those ones you want to get soooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

wanna see my type https://imgur.com/a/EgGdP9i


Edited by FAnime_Racktivist_Hagin, Feb 26 2020 - 05:52.


BrokenBastion #11 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 12:46

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View PostLucid_Nonsense_1, on Feb 25 2020 - 23:18, said:

Is this A type 59 (singular) being raffled off, is it a set chance or x number of prizes / entries?



I'd like to know that too.



grego34 #12 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 12:48

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 how about giving us a american tank?   T95E2 would be better and its rare.

The Type 59 isn't as good as it was YRs ago.. Should be a tier 6

 

If i could sell mine i would. 


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sleepy_weasel #13 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 18:12

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I just really want to know how many 59's are being raffled. If it like 2-3 I can donate 10 bucks through other mediums.

SchwereKubelWagen #14 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 19:18

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I have played this game for almost 8 years and it absolutely amazes me that WG treats the type-59 like some crazy OP tank that everybody wants.  I am all for supporting our troops and making life on the front lines more bearable (been there, done that), but i think they would be more likely to collect more if they targeted a broader audience.  All these tanks are digital, so once designed, they cost nothing to give away, so the idea that rarity exists in the game is a curious notion, except that it can be a powerful tool in separating players from their mom's cash.  I just see this as another attempt by WG to keep the mythology of the type-59 alive (and profitable- albeit this time for charity).  I actually hope the give away 5,000 of these tanks, so many people believe the myth that they are indestructible that they go around exposing their hulls to me.  Free damage is one of my favorite things...

jer2911tx #15 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 22:39

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"raffling off a Type 59"

 

 

just one?

lol

srsly

 

while one per server would be a sad attempt at a bare minimum effort to enable virtue-signaling, i wouldn't be surprised if it was just one single Type 59 being raffled off



Lucid_Nonsense_1 #16 Posted Feb 26 2020 - 23:13

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View PostSchwereKubelWagen, on Feb 26 2020 - 19:18, said:

... it absolutely amazes me that WG treats the type-59 like some crazy OP tank that everybody wants....  I actually hope the give away 5,000 of these tanks, so many people believe the myth that they are indestructible that they go around exposing their hulls to me.  Free damage is one of my favorite things...

 

I think you miss the point of why Type 59 is popular, it's a decent tier 8 with preferential MM, so you can play the game without meeting game breaking, tier X, reward tanks; no 279e, Chieftain-withoutweakspotsonturret, etc... Hell, even no bobjects and 430Us is a bonus. Other, tier VIII pref. MM tanks are pretty terrible - this one is decent.

 

Still no information regarding the number in the raffle?


Edited by Lucid_Nonsense_1, Feb 26 2020 - 23:20.


Isola_di_Fano #17 Posted Feb 27 2020 - 01:54

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View PostTheRealPApro, on Feb 25 2020 - 17:04, said:

I get that almost everything in America is made in China now days but why isn't it an American tank?

 

The tank is a legend in-game.

Almost mythical.

 

I guess you have to have been here since 2013 or before to really understand it.



JackG79 #18 Posted Feb 27 2020 - 04:51

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View PostIsola_di_Fano, on Feb 26 2020 - 19:54, said:

 

The tank is a legend in-game.

Almost mythical.

 

I guess you have to have been here since 2013 or before to really understand it.

Been here March of 2012 -  

Been to probably THOUSANDS of streamers giveaways, raffles and everything else. 

Been through the Xmas loot boxes every year Two Black markets.....  and on and on and on...... 

Still no Type 59 

Still No USS Missouri. 

I think without offering up a couple dozen of these per sever...   it'll be tough to get people excited for another let down. 

I think you'd probably get more people to donate if you actually DIDN'T wave the TYpe 59 around. 

 



BrokenBastion #19 Posted Feb 27 2020 - 19:36

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It's been two full days since the announcement and we still don't have an answer from someone at WGNA about the number of Types in the raffle.

It is starting to feel like WGNA doesn't even know and are waiting for an answer from higher up the chain.

 

CabbageMechanic #20 Posted Feb 27 2020 - 23:06

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Hey Tankers,

There will be 3 Type 59s raffled off, the winner will be chosen via randomized draw and announced on Tuesday, March 31st.

Also, while I encourage healthy skepticism regarding any charity you are considering donating to, OSD is a fantastic organization we have worked with for years.

Cheers,

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Edited by CabbageMechanic, Feb 27 2020 - 23:10.





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