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Community #1 Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:57 AM

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The holiday season is all about sharing happiness with each other. Send an anonymous gift to somebody and have an anonymous gift sent to you too!

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KLguns #2 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:13 AM

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Nice idea, but would be better if it would be without a greedy middlehand...

FeniEnt #3 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:15 AM

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So if I choose 5 gifts to I give it to 5 players, or does one player get something better?

Azusa_right_in_the_pusah #4 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:18 AM

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i was like; yeah sounds fun, now i can reward people for doing well in my team ... and its 1 euro there has to be spend .. gg

krazypenguin #5 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:19 AM

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Looking at it, you don't get any choice - if you participate it costs £0.72 per entry.  Then, a random person who also entered gets a gift and you get one back.

 

I've entered 5 times (for the lols) and I got:

 

  1. 100 gold and 3 large repair kits
  2. 250 gold
  3. 250 gold
  4. 250 gold
  5. 250 gold

 

So 1100 gold and 3 large repair kits in exchange for 5 x £0.72 = £3.60

 

Ok, so here is a true story from many years ago...

 

When I was 19 I worked in a branch of Boots the Chemist in Oxford Street.  Opposite the store was a shop that was....unusual.  It had a shop front made completely of glass panels that could be slid to one side to open the entire front.  The "store" was basically empty and consisted of a room about 12 feet deep by about 24 feet wide.  Along the back wall of the store was a very high bench, like head high.  Behind this bench was the guy running the shop - he stood on a raised platform so he could clearly see out onto all the people in the store and they could all see him.  Around the walls of the store were shelves, up high so out of reach, with all sorts of the latest electronic gadgets, perfumes and so on.

 

I used to watch this with curiosity as what would happen was that other people would drum up interest and get a crowd of shoppers into the store.  Then the glass doors would be slid shut and after about 20 minutes they would open and all the people would leave.  What was going on in there, I wondered?  So one day I went in to find out.

 

There was a lot of hustling and bustling, people were pushed in quite tightly and it was uncomfortable.  The man at the counter said something along the lines of "who wants this bag of stuff for £20" and would open up a bin liner with a few electrical items in it - CD players, alarm clocks, that sort of thing.  Stuff that was easily worth a lot more than £20.  A few hands would go up, he would pick someone, they would pay and collect the bag, then leave.  This went on for a while, with the contents on the bags becoming incredibly expensive but still at stupidly low prices.  Latest video cameras, worth hundreds, would go for £50.  It was mad and people were going crazy, every time he produced a new bag people would practically throw money at him to get it, even before he revealed the contents.

 

Then I noticed a change.  It got very hot and the background noise of Oxford Street seemed to diminish - the glass doors were shut...  Then I noticed the VERY big guys standing at the doors.  Slowly and subtly the mood in the room seemed to change as people noticed and became a little nervous but he kept producing the amazing bargains.

 

Then came the hook.  He started to ask people "who will give me £10 for what's on my mind?"  Obviously, at first no one raised a hand.  Then someone did and, lo and behold, he produced an expensive games console.  This happened a few more times until, like Pavlov's dog, the entire crowd were waving £10 notes at him as soon as he asked "who will give me £10 for what's on my mind?"  Only the next time he asked, the big guys went around the room taking the money from everyone.  Then they handed out bottles of the crappiest, cheapest, nastiest smelling and totally worthless perfume to everyone.  The doors opened and the man disappeared behind a door in the back.  The big guys walked out into the street and off somewhere.  And that was that - lots of slightly dazed, slightly confused customers all wondering just exactly what had happened and how they had got ripped off...

 

Nice of WG to leave a counter on the site, though.  As of now (13:39 UK time) there have been 26,045 entries, netting WG a total of £18,752.40.   I'm in the wrong job... 

 

Not sure what reminded me of this story ;-)

 

Edit 2 - bought 5 more (had balance in my Paypal account) and got:

  1. 250 gold
  2. 100 gold and 3 large repair kits
  3. 250 gold
  4. 250 gold
  5. 375 gold

Edited by krazypenguin, 17 December 2015 - 03:45 PM.


Lorcan54 #6 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:20 AM

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Pity you can't give away something you already own........like a tank.

lnfernaI #7 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:21 AM

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willywonka - So you're trying a new form of milking? Tell me more.

Deadoks #8 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:23 AM

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Maximum 25 gift so for a little bit less then 25 euros.

And you have no idea what you'll have for gift...

 

Be sure that what you'll get end send will certainly be something not more then the value you'll pay (so 0,99 per gift).

And be sure that mostly it'll be something you can get for free ingame (credit, consumable,...)

 

And on the video, "maybe we can set a record?" a record of money grab by WG for sure.

Using the christmas spirit to get more and more money is,... wordless!

 

Greedy!



sandrinho10 #9 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:28 AM

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Where can we see what we got as a gift?

chattytumbler #10 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:29 AM

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I just bought 7 gifts for £5.04. After a few minutes I got 7 gifts back with a total of just over 2500 gold and two large repair kits. Not bad as 2500 gold cost about £7. The gifts you get back appear automatically as announcements.

Edited by chattytumbler, 17 December 2015 - 11:29 AM.


_Xperiment_ #11 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:31 AM

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so if i send a gift..  the gift that i receive will be in wot? becouse i dont play wo-warships and wo-warplanes..  

i dont want a gift in other games 



mrtvimarijan #12 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:31 AM

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 There should be an option to give a already owned item without the need of buying anything, or to give a ingame credits, equipment, tanks, whatever.. yep, another milking from wg.. not suprised

s1oan #13 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:31 AM

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Just a suggestion for WG : Next time you do this kind of christmas event make clear that all or a good part of the money goes to a charity. Otherwise a lot of people will think this is just another "milking" event.

Vahakn #14 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:42 AM

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Still trying to fish i see....

 


Edited by Vahakn, 17 December 2015 - 11:44 AM.


NodDragon #15 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:43 AM

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View Post_Xperiment_, on 17 December 2015 - 10:31 AM, said:

so if i send a gift..  the gift that i receive will be in wot? becouse i dont play wo-warships and wo-warplanes..  

i dont want a gift in other games 

 

From what I can see in the campaign rules if you join the campaign on the World of Tanks site, you should only receive World of Tanks gifts "Gifts are made within the same game only, i.e. gifts made by the Participant on World of Tanks Campaign page cannot be made to Participants who make gifts on World of Warplanes Campaign page."

Steiner011 #16 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:45 AM

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Nezzhil #17 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:45 AM

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I received 375 gold for 0.99€. Not bad...

emils610 #18 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

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wtf WG, You only want money

Tall_Toot #19 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

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What a nice idea - although as S1oan says, to see the money go to a charity would be nice though.

Tahdon_kutitella_sua_XD #20 Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

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View PostNezzhil, on 17 December 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

I received 375 gold for 0.99€. Not bad...

 

Whaaat I got only 250 gold for 0,99€, so the gifts are not equal? :D




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