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cragarion #1 Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

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Help those children effected by war who cant help themselves and have no one else to care for them,

visit the cash shop and get your War Child bundle or bundles today for as little as £0.85p 



Balc0ra #2 Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:48 AM

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Same emblem as last time or is it a new one?

cragarion #3 Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 07 November 2017 - 11:48 AM, said:

Same emblem as last time or is it a new one?

 

Hmm not sure count how many you get from the 3 packs if  less than 14  same as last year, i just bought them didn't bother looking and you can only by each one once so i cant check.

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THE_JACK_OF_HEARTS #4 Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

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good cause.

Jigabachi #5 Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Just looked it up in the shop.

It's probably a good thing, but they should really dish out more details.

cragarion #6 Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

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View PostJigabachi, on 07 November 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

Just looked it up in the shop.

It's probably a good thing, but they should really dish out more details.

 

War child is a very well known well established charity just look it up. http://www.warchild.org/

Bennie182 #7 Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

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I don't see any reason to buy it. It's not that hard to donate directly, right?

cragarion #8 Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

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View PostBennie182, on 07 November 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

I don't see any reason to buy it. It's not that hard to donate directly, right?

 

Yes you could donate directly but before it was put in the shop and i mentioned it had you heard of it ?,

would you have donated directly,

will you now donate directly,

 

or would you rather get some free stuff from WG while donating the same amount to War Child.



Cobra6 #9 Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

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Good cause and it would be better if Wargaming did not keep any of the money.

 

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View PostCobra6, on 07 November 2017 - 01:24 PM, said:

Good cause and it would be better if Wargaming did not keep any of the money.

 

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They don't keep any off the money 100% of the money received goes to War Child.

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View PostBennie182, on 07 November 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

I don't see any reason to buy it. It's not that hard to donate directly, right?

 

I think its a very creative way of raising funds and also very appropriate, since this a war game...

Bennie182 #12 Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:03 PM

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View Postpecopad, on 07 November 2017 - 01:26 PM, said:

 

I think its a very creative way of raising funds and also very appropriate, since this a war game...

true, but I see it more as a way to polish their image.



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View PostBennie182, on 07 November 2017 - 02:03 PM, said:

true, but I see it more as a way to polish their image.

 

Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. If it helps more money go to a cause then that’s a good thing surely?



cragarion #14 Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

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View PostBennie182, on 07 November 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

true, but I see it more as a way to polish their image.

 

If it's a way to polish their image why are they not advertising it and making a big fuss over it ?.

if i had not gone to the shop to buy some gold to exchange xp i would not have seen it.



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View Postcragarion, on 07 November 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

 

They don't keep any off the money 100% of the money received goes to War Child.

 

That is good to know, didn't they keep a small percentage last year?

 

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View Postcragarion, on 07 November 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:

 

They don't keep any off the money 100% of the money received goes to War Child.

 

Nope they dont man. Read the description of the products:

 

a SIGNIFICANT part of the income. Not everything of course. Its WG after all.



Homer_J #17 Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

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View Postcragarion, on 07 November 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

 

They don't keep any off the money 100% of the money received goes to War Child.

 

Premium shop says...

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 A significant part of the package's net income goes to War Child

 

So not 100%, not even a significant part of the money you pay, just a significant part of the net income.  So after the accountants have decided how much this "cost" WG to set up, taxes, lost profits from us not buying regular emblems, anything else the accountant can write off to it, they still don't get 100% of what's left over.


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cragarion #18 Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

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View Postanother_Ghost_Shell, on 07 November 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

 

Nope they dont man. Read the description of the products:

 

a SIGNIFICANT part of the income. Not everything of course. Its WG after all.

 

Last year it was 100% thought it would be same this year, off course they are probably just talking about banking fees if they had to pay all the banking fees themselves they would be out of pocket.

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View Postcragarion, on 07 November 2017 - 12:25 PM, said:

 

They don't keep any off the money 100% of the money received goes to War Child.

 

"A significant part of the package's net income goes to War Child."

 

"Significant part"  100%

 

Furthermore, "net income"...?

http://www.investope...n/netincome.asp

 

What is 'Net Income - NI'

Net income (NI) is a company's total earnings (or profit); net income is calculated by taking revenues and subtracting the costs of doing business such as depreciation, interest, taxes and other expenses. 

 

Best-case it's transaction fees, which are not huge. Worst-case I'm guessing you can subtract the 'nominal' cost of the bonus stuff you recieve. Ten emblems is about 1200 gold, roughly half the cost of that pack. 25 large med kits are equivalent to 1250 gold. Value-wise it's a fair deal (if you literally purchase consumables and emblems for gold), but I have some doubts about how much that is going to charity. I mean, it's unlikely to be zero, but it's still not very clear to me.

 

It's great that they raise awareness, of course, but claiming that they give 100% is simply false. I think "100% of net income" is a normal way of describing stuff like this, but that's not very clear either. 

 

Let's take a look on the previous War Child drive:

This news page says €84.000 was raised for both PC and console (EU). No word on "efficency" or number of players that 'participated':

https://worldoftanks...istice-results/

 

It wasn't "100% of income" last year either, where it was described as "Wargaming will provide War Child with the net proceeds via an agglomerated donation after the sales expire.":

https://console.worl...r-child-bundle/

https://worldoftanks...hild-armistice/

 

Sounds like it's gotten worse to me. Will be interesting to see how much the campaign raises this year. I prefer to donate to a known charity and write it off on my taxes for the most 'bang for my bucks' (or buy tank stuff for it, if that's why you'd buy the WC bundle here).

 


Edited by Aikl, 07 November 2017 - 03:34 PM.


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View Postcragarion, on 07 November 2017 - 02:28 PM, said:

 

Last year it was 100% thought it would be same this year, off course they are probably just talking about banking fees if they had to pay all the banking fees themselves they would be out of pocket.

 

Out of pocket by a small amount which they would reap back in free advertising judging by the Googling I just did, every year gaming sites have carried articles about it.

 

Sorry but wishy washy descriptions like that get me suspicious.

 

Like those airline scratchcards which give something like 2p to charity for every pound spent.






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