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StinkyStonky #1 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:05 PM

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WG obviously want their Loot Boxes scam to be a lucrative success (for them).

 

To achieve this they need to do two things :-

 

1) Give great rewards to the first people to buy them (hence all the Type 59s on the first day).

2) Give great rewards to Community Contributors / Streamers (Hence Quickybaby getting 3 tier 8s from 75 boxes).

 

I just bought 25 boxes and din't get a single tank.

 

I got :-

11k gold

1.1M silver.

12 days premium

2 Camos

25 level 5 decorations

11 level 1s

12 level 2s

1 level 3

1 level 4

 

So well done to anyone who did/does get a tank but if you are thinking of spending some money on the spin of a roulette wheel, be ready for disappointment.

 



Blubba #2 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

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The cynic in me says "I hope you weren't surprised" but somehow, I know that little bit of hope you once had now gone will leave you all the more disappointed.



RamRaid90 #3 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Buying something because there is a slim chance you might win something is just downright stupid.

 

I bought the boxes because it made the event easier, and I was guaranteed to get more than my moneys worth in return. Sure would have been nice to recieve even a tier IV tank but I didn't and that's that.

 

STOP CRYING ABOUT IT, NOBODY CARES.



Somnorila #4 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

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It's a slot machine, i hate it too but is what it is. I'm more annoyed that it works and i give in to it...

But it you make some calculations, the price for those boxes is a little lower than the gold and premium time you get. Basically you get those at a discount as supposed to normal shop prices. And you also get decorations and camos and silvers. And don't forget, a chance to win a tank. 

I got 47 boxes, last 25 just to gather enough gold for a t8 premium heavy as i had lost hope for a tank prize. I didn't count the silver. But i'm left with over 15k gold, 37 premium days, a T28E and a T26E5. I find it a little expensive for my taste, specially for a game, but all in all i feel that i got my money's worth.

 

Now, any advice regarding choosing from a T34, Lowe or FCM?


Edited by Somnorila, 17 December 2017 - 03:27 PM.


Balc0ra #5 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:22 PM

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No longer? So they were worth it before?

 

Well it's still luck more then anything. Some crates give less then they are worth. But going by past topics here, some still got 2x the value of what they payed for.



StinkyStonky #6 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

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Of the 25 level decorations, 17 were duplicates.

 

RamRaid, you seem very salty this morning.  I'm just warning others that the early adopters honey pot is over.



8126Jakobsson #7 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:24 PM

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I thought about this on Friday (as I was surfing the webs on work to kill some time and saw box threads here and on Reddit popping up). If I wanted to sell like there was no tomorrow then I would see to it that the early buyers that I know are active on forums and social media gets a Hype 59. Get the drums beating on full blast from the start. That's what I would do. That's what any €€€ hungry company worth their name would do. Then I came home and my brother got a Type just to mud my cynical thinkings. But still.   

signal11th #8 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:26 PM

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 Is that what gambling is all about?

Balc0ra #9 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:27 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 December 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

Of the 25 level decorations, 17 were duplicates.

 

Considering they give tier 5's, based on a theme, and there are not that may different tier 5's pr theme. I would expect lots of duplicates when buying that many crates tbh.

Edited by Balc0ra, 17 December 2017 - 03:27 PM.


wsatnutter #10 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:29 PM

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I bought 4 lots of 11 trad boxes as presents and all had tanks and decent suprises ranging from Type 59 to the sentune

So well happy 



brumbarr #11 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 December 2017 - 03:05 PM, said:

WG obviously want their Loot Boxes scam to be a lucrative success (for them).

 

To achieve this they need to do two things :-

 

1) Give great rewards to the first people to buy them (hence all the Type 59s on the first day).

2) Give great rewards to Community Contributors / Streamers (Hence Quickybaby getting 3 tier 8s from 75 boxes).

 

I just bought 25 boxes and din't get a single tank.

 

I got :-

11k gold

1.1M silver.

12 days premium

2 Camos

25 level 5 decorations

11 level 1s

12 level 2s

1 level 3

1 level 4

 

So well done to anyone who did/does get a tank but if you are thinking of spending some money on the spin of a roulette wheel, be ready for disappointment.

 

 

You do realise that  11K gold is  39 euros and 12 days of prem are like 7 euros?

So you got those cheaper than normally and get extra stuff.

Still worht it to me



RamRaid90 #12 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 17 December 2017 - 02:22 PM, said:

No longer? So they were worth it before?

 

Well it's still luck more then anything. Some crates give less then they are worth. But going by past topics here, some still got 2x the value of what they payed for.

 

According to WG it doesn't. Each crate is worth 250 gold + 1 tier V decoration, and you recieve at least that in every single box.

SastusBulbas #13 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 December 2017 - 03:05 PM, said:

WG obviously want their Loot Boxes scam to be a lucrative success (for them).

 

To achieve this they need to do two things :-

 

1) Give great rewards to the first people to buy them (hence all the Type 59s on the first day).

2) Give great rewards to Community Contributors / Streamers (Hence Quickybaby getting 3 tier 8s from 75 boxes).

 

I just bought 25 boxes and din't get a single tank.

 

I got :-

11k gold

1.1M silver.

12 days premium

2 Camos

25 level 5 decorations

11 level 1s

12 level 2s

1 level 3

1 level 4

 

So well done to anyone who did/does get a tank but if you are thinking of spending some money on the spin of a roulette wheel, be ready for disappointment.

 

 

Not sure, think it has no bearing on anything but random.

 

Me, I bought the £30 for 25 boxes and received no tier 8 tank, but a three tier 4 I already had. Im at lvl 10 on the xmas decor full modern.

 

Friend, bought the £17 for 11 boxes and received three tier 4 tanks he didnt have, but no tier 8. He played and with the decorations got to lvl 10 on the xmas decor.

 

My eldest lad, £5 for 3 boxes and received no tanks. With the decorations and some play he got to lvl 6 on the xmas decor.

 

My youngest lad, £5 for 3 boxes and received the Skorpion G. He has played since the event and is at lvl 8 or 9 on the xmas decor

 

And two other £5 packages yielded no tanks.



WindSplitter1 #14 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 17 December 2017 - 02:05 PM, said:

WG obviously want their Loot Boxes scam to be a lucrative success (for them).

 

To achieve this they need to do two things :-

 

1) Give great rewards to the first people to buy them (hence all the Type 59s on the first day).

2) Give great rewards to Community Contributors / Streamers (Hence Quickybaby getting 3 tier 8s from 75 boxes).

 

I just bought 25 boxes and din't get a single tank.

 

I got :-

11k gold

1.1M silver.

12 days premium

2 Camos

25 level 5 decorations

11 level 1s

12 level 2s

1 level 3

1 level 4

 

So well done to anyone who did/does get a tank but if you are thinking of spending some money on the spin of a roulette wheel, be ready for disappointment.

 

 

lol



ShadowWithin #15 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

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it is totally random dude you are just raging because you had no luck for example i got 3 tanks t8 from 75 boxes and my brother got 0 and we bought pack at the same time so it is just luck ;)

Negativvv #16 Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

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I wallet warrior'ed to the max...

 

I've got a Type 59, Patriot, Lorraine 40t and Scorpion G WITH NO IDEA HOW TO USE THEM 

 

Now I've got enough gold to likely never need to spend a single penny ever again :trollface:

 

 



shane73tank #17 Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 17 December 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

 

You do realise that  11K gold is  39 euros and 12 days of prem are like 7 euros?

So you got those cheaper than normally and get extra stuff.

Still worht it to me

 

Only if you want the gold/premium time, I went complete ham and not a single tier 8 in 100 boxes, I have loads of gold but that's worth crap because the new tier 8 tanks won't be in the tech tree ,  as one of the monkeys who always pays I already hàve a  premium account  so all in all a very harsh lesson that leaves a bitter taste

Corruption_Clan #18 Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

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Nobody appears to have gifted me any boxes, so unfortunately I cannot tell you if it no longer worth it

Gremlin182 #19 Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

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They needed to add more premium tanks, not more chance of one just a greater range of tanks.

By luck or the algorithm the boxes work by I got the one tank I didn't have in my 3 rd box out of 11

 

So even if there was a 100% chance of a tank in every box all I could get is gold and I have enough to last me.

So add the Liberte Defender Mutant pzII j  or any of the 30 or so I don't have.

 

They are a cheap way of getting gold and premium time though.

 



Tidal_Force #20 Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

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So... They practically started selling Type 59 again?




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