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cracktrackflak #1 Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:31 PM

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Hi, I've been away from the game a while, so maybe something has changed regarding permanent cammos. Can someone enlighten me?:

 

If you sell a normal (non premium) tank, and then some time later buy it back again, what is supposed to happen with the permanent (gold) cammos that you bought first time around? I thought they were retained in the client and thus automatically available for the tank if you buy it again?

 

I'm pretty sure this has been the situation when I've previously repurchased tanks that I'd sold. However, I've just bought the T-43 back again (140 battles on it previously), and the 3x permanent cammos I had are not available - I just see the menu to buy new cammos @ 175 gold each.

 

I did raise a ticket to support, but received an odd response:

 

"I am really sorry for the inconvenient situation. If you have had so many battle with the tank, you can not restore your tank again.

I would advise you to purchase your desired cammos and other goodies, how you normally would."

 

I guess this must be a misunderstanding; what have number of battles got to do with buying a tank again?!

 

 

 



K_A #2 Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

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Yes, when you sold a tank that had permanent camo bought with gold, and you buy it back, you shoule be able to just put the camo back on for no price. But it doesn't apply automatically, you need to go to the camo buying screen, and in there it will show your previously bought camos as "acquired" and you need to activate and select them to apply them back.

 

I know, I did it to the IS-3 a year back.


Edited by K_A, 11 December 2017 - 09:34 PM.


ExclamationMark #3 Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:37 PM

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yes.

UrQuan #4 Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:54 PM

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View PostK_A, on 11 December 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

Yes, when you sold a tank that had permanent camo bought with gold, and you buy it back, you shoule be able to just put the camo back on for no price. But it doesn't apply automatically, you need to go to the camo buying screen, and in there it will show your previously bought camos as "acquired" and you need to activate and select them to apply them back.

 

I know, I did it to the IS-3 a year back.

 

This, but with the caveat that sometimes when tanks get moved around, the camo doesn't always follow & stays on the tank that's it's been replaced with.

They did some reworks with the med russian tanks, as the KV-13 used to lead to the T-43 & now to the A-44, so perhaps the permanent camo is on the A-44?



cracktrackflak #5 Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:56 PM

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View PostK_A, on 11 December 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

Yes, when you sold a tank that had permanent camo bought with gold, and you buy it back, you shoule be able to just put the camo back on for no price. But it doesn't apply automatically, you need to go to the camo buying screen, and in there it will show your previously bought camos as "acquired" and you need to activate and select them to apply them back.

 

I know, I did it to the IS-3 a year back.

 

 

That was my experience with other tanks previously.

 

No, this time all of the cammo options are listed for purchase only, including the specific patterns I'd had before. Actually I now remember that I also had an inscription on my old tank, and that is also only showing as a new gold-only purchase.

 

I'll have to get back to support, and hope someone there has better comprehension than the first respondent...



cracktrackflak #6 Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 11 December 2017 - 09:54 PM, said:

 

This, but with the caveat that sometimes when tanks get moved around, the camo doesn't always follow & stays on the tank that's it's been replaced with.

They did some reworks with the med russian tanks, as the KV-13 used to lead to the T-43 & now to the A-44, so perhaps the permanent camo is on the A-44?

 

Dunno, seems unlikely, given that the T-34-85  T-43  T-44 line stayed unchanged. I suppose I could buy back the KV-13, A-44 and T-34-85 just to check, but thats a bit of a waste of credits!

Pansenmann #7 Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:02 PM

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Thanks all for the confirmation,

I was not sure about that to be honest.

 

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RamRaid90 #8 Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:03 PM

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The support operator you recieved obviously doesn't understand a word of English.

 

Send another ticket, and if you get a similar response keep sending them until someone actually understands your message.



K_A #9 Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:07 PM

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View PostRamRaid90, on 11 December 2017 - 09:03 PM, said:

The support operator you recieved obviously doesn't understand a word of English.

 

Send another ticket, and if you get a similar response keep sending them until someone actually understands your message.

 

This basically. Just reopen the ticket over and over again until they actually investigate instead of sending a copy/paste response.

Pvt_Duffer #10 Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:08 PM

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I have always made a point of not buying gold camo for tanks I don't intend to keep.

basically, If I am spending "real" money, I'm going to keep what bought.

If you can afford to throw the Euro for the camo, you can afford to throw it for the garage slot, and or be patient and take advantage of the regular discounts.

 

Who knows what's going to happen when they flop it out for the "paint" system though.


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fnaves_POR #11 Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:50 PM

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to OP, permanent cammo changed 2/3 years ago in the old days when you sell your tank cammo bye bye, now when you buy it back again comes with cammo again so depends when you sold t43

TungstenHitman #12 Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

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Nice clan name :teethhappy:

cracktrackflak #13 Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:19 AM

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OK, as a test, I also just bought back the A-43. That tank does indeed have its old cammos still available free of charge.

 

Perhaps my T-43 predated the cammo changes. Pity Support can't provide a coherent explanation.



dennez #14 Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:54 AM

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As a self-proclaimed expert and connoisseur of rageselling and then rebuying tanks over and over and over i can safely assure you the previously bought camo can be reapplied for free.

Cobra6 #15 Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:28 AM

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I recently bought back the Tiger(P) which had gold camo on it 4-5 years ago when I sold it and the camo's are not available for free.

 

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Havoc7926 #16 Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:40 AM

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I sell and re-buy tanks all the time (bad habit but yeah it's a game so what) and I've never had 'gold' camo come back with the re-bought tank. (I've actually sold and re-bought the Tiger 1 more times than I can remember.  It's rubbish so I sell it then I decide that it's iconic so I buy it back and then play it and remember it's rubbish). 

 

That said I've not checked if there is any that I could apply for 'free' so perhaps I've just been ignorant of the system.  Actually I've sold a few premiums over the years and never been able to figure out how to buy them back either!  I'm rubbish at this game!






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