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Community #1 Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:00 AM

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It's time to enjoy big discounts on mid-tier tank destroyers, triple XP for the first win, and a mission with helpful medical supplies as a reward.

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gunslingerXXX #2 Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:09 AM

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I presume the mission is for TD's only? This is not mentioned in the news item.

Cobra6 #3 Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:58 AM

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Aaaaaand again no crew retraining discount, good thing I'm on holiday this weekend anyway, not missing much by the looks of it.

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 06 October 2017 - 07:59 AM.


uglycousin #4 Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

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As an owner of a Jagdtiger 8.8 I can say to anyone curious about it: it sucks, don't buy it.

 

The armor is not as good as it looks, the gun is fast firing low alpha, but it has very low pen for it's tier. You have to fire a lot of premium shots in order to do damage frontally to most tanks it will meet.

 

Jagdtiger 8.8 is nothing more than a juicy HP pinata, follow Cobra6's usual advice: "wallet closed". :)

 

P.S. sure, it can have his moments: It is great at perma-tracking people. 


Edited by uglycousin, 06 October 2017 - 08:29 AM.


Sixty6 #5 Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

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The only ok thing is probably x3. The rest is not that exciting.

 

Probably decent for new players.



StinkyStonky #6 Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:59 AM

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A very lack lustre w/e "special".

 

I'm not in the market for tier 5/6/7 TDs.

 

So for me it's a x3 for first win +30k worth of medkits for for 5 top 10 wins (i.e. 15ish games).

 

What a yawn.



fighting_falcon93 #7 Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

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It would be nice if we could buy these premium shop offers with ingame gold. Is that anything WG would like to consider? :)

uglycousin #8 Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

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View Postfighting_falcon93, on 06 October 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

It would be nice if we could buy these premium shop offers with ingame gold. Is that anything WG would like to consider? :)

 

You can, any tier 6-7 TD is on discount tomorrow.

 

The special offers no. WG needs to make money. It is a corporation after all, they need profits in order to keep going.



fighting_falcon93 #9 Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

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View Postuglycousin, on 06 October 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

The special offers no. WG needs to make money. It is a corporation after all, they need profits in order to keep going.

 

So they don't make profit when their customers spend gold? :rolleyes:



__H3H3__ #10 Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:26 AM

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View Postfighting_falcon93, on 06 October 2017 - 08:13 AM, said:

 

So they don't make profit when their customers spend gold? :rolleyes:

 

Some players would get enough gold from CW, ESL, tournamtents to buy those premiums. So they wouldnt pay money for them.

IdlePython #11 Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:37 AM

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So, when do we get the French AMX Canon d'assault 105? It's on the Ru and Asian servers! :unsure:

SlyMeerkat #12 Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:21 AM

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I really dont like these kind of weekends :/

uglycousin #13 Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

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View Postanother_Ghost_Shell, on 06 October 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

 

Some players would get enough gold from CW, ESL, tournamtents to buy those premiums. So they wouldnt pay money for them.

 

Just a few. Most do not. :)



PlasticGangsta #14 Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Again no crew training, constantly screwing the player base hey WG? I mean this game is so expensive anyway but the one thing we all have to use is crew retraining and even with the discount we will still spend half as much in GOLD! To be honest I think there is a good chance that your actually screwing yourselves out of money. I will not train crews for the half a dozen now, new tanks in my garage until we get the discount. In fact I have so many new tanks I may even just bite the bullet and pay in creds and take the 10% or whatever it is loss. To be honest if I had just choked and retrained with creds back when I got all but one or two of the more recent unlocks they would be back to 100% already............. Why did I not consider this before. We retrain with gold to save time but these vehicles have been sitting empty in the garage a couple of them since before the summer. I think that is what I am going to do, I don't expect the greedy "you know whats" at WG will give a crew training special until Xmas so............. If everyone waiting on crew retraining just retrained with credits then I bet we would get a crew retraining discount every other week? At least the game is getting cheaper, I buy most premiums at one time or another. I began a boycot a couple of months ago, I have saved several hundred pounds and I don't really feel the loss, I would like too have an STG Guard and a Primo Victoria and I nearly bought the Thunderbolt and the Chinese Tier VIII Tank Destroyer but I would probably been disappointed with at least two out of those four. Five come to think of it because I would also have bought the FV4202 after Qb said the new buffs were brilliant and made the tank one of his favs and wow did I dodge a bullet there as the buffs seem to be coming off in the next Patch. In fact just keep on going the same as you are now WG my kids will thank you at Xmas (Its verifiable if anyone from WG really reads these things. Not a penny spent in over two months now except premium account! You can see how many premiums and gold and the like I buy. £150 a month down to a £10 he he. Cheers WG)

Echotun #15 Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 06 October 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

Aaaaaand again no crew retraining discount, good thing I'm on holiday this weekend anyway, not missing much by the looks of it.

 

Cobra 6

 

If crew training had finally come, and youd been away on holiday, well, I guess that would have sucked ;)

 

On a related note: where is our crew training discount? Did WG run out of them or something :D



M00gabe #16 Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

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Hmm ..... looks like there is not TotT in november, or vote are delayed ?

250swb #17 Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

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Well that's not much of a weekend special, and I'd rather have repair kits not med kits. I have a Jagdtiger 8.8, bought it a long time ago and had a fantastic first game, up and over the hill on Himmelsdorf, what speed, it flew down the other side as if it had wings! Charging along with the medium and heavy tanks it was glorious, we won and I got the last shot in. Hardly touched it since, what a crappy tank, why does the first game in a tank so often LIE!

Bennyboymothman #18 Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

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Sorry but I love my jg 8.8. I never really have to dab the 2 key as you just aim at weakspots with it's super accurate and quick firing gun. it doesn't see tier 10 and only some tier 9 tds can go through the side of the front turret and upper hull.
It also makes a tonne of credits regularly 90k+ profit.
The engine and traverse buff were much needed though.

_LUL_ #19 Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

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poop 

Marppuli #20 Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:01 PM

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A pretty nice special, considering the chinese TDs are out just recently.

 

Although, I have said it, and will say it again - why did you stop putting discounts on tier II-IV vehicles during your specials? I know the lower tier tanks don't cost many credits, but for beginner players still dabbling actively in those tiers it would make a difference.






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