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MmM_AD #1 Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

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i purchased the T26E5 Patriot and then some festive boxes from which i got a T26E5 Standard. Seems that Wargaming is so greedy that they do not want to even consider replacing my second copy of the same tank for gold. Now i have two identical tanks in my garage. Are there any other people in the same situation? I think it is fair for us to get our gold value for the second copy and not two identical tanks with different skins.

 

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Thank you all for your comments. I wanted to clarify something for the people who do not want to spend time reading all comments:

- I do not expect my case to be treated in a special way and i am sure i am not the only one affected by this. I wanted people who bought T26E5 and then won T26E5 to have the same experience as people who bought Type 59 and then won it or bought Skorpion and then won it. Unfortunately this is not the case. People who bought the Patriot a year ago, were given the chance to change it for Standard. I did not have that opportunity as i purchased it during the Advent calendar event.

- I understand that there is luck involved in winning anything from the boxes and there is no guarantee that a person will ever win a T8 tank.

- I understand that people spent more than me and won not a single T8 tank and i feel bad for them.

- I understand that T26E5 is a great tank and some people would love to have two copies of it in their garage

- What i do not understand is why WG did not anticipate this potential problem which was super easy to resolve by either:

a) not selling both versions of the tank at the same time when they are selling the festive boxes which contain only one of the versions

b) or allowing people to choose which version of T26E5 they would like to receive from the festive boxes

c) or informing people that wanted to buy the Patriot version about the possibility of ending up with two versions of the same tank

d) or have more helpful customer support.

So overall i would not consider WG being fair to the customers who purchased Patriot. Now, could i have done some research upfront and find out that tanks with different skins are considered different - looking in retrospect, yes i could have. But i did not know that the option of having essentially the same tank twice existed at all. Now i know it the hard way.


Edited by MmM_AD, 25 December 2017 - 09:53 AM.


Pvt_Duffer #2 Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

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hundreds maybe even thousands, none of whom seem quite as ungrateful as you.

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I'll take your copy if you don't want it before it starts collecting dust in your garage.

SuedKAT #4 Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

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Just as all other skinned tanks are seen as a different tank to the none skinned one this one is and now you got 2 tanks that not only are one of the best tier 8 premiums, but you get extra US HT crew training. I would have considered my self lucky to be in your situation, but you, you're just ungrateful.

MmM_AD #5 Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:47 PM

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Lucky for paying 70EUR for one tank, very nice.

gunslingerXXX #6 Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:49 PM

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The only thing I would like more than one patriot are two patriots! (Or perhaps the lorraine 40t, seems fun and lots of credits as well)

 

Edit: 70 euro is quite alot, but thats why its called gambling...


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MmM_AD #7 Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:01 PM

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I find this extremely unfair. I could have purchased the Standard version and then i would not have had that problem. When i purchased festive boxes i thought that the worse thing that can happen was that for me to get the gold value of the T26E5 if i happened to win it. Did not think that i can end up with two of the same tanks. It is just stupid. If i purchased Skorpion G , i could not have won a second copy of it. This is clearly a design flaw.

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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

Lucky for paying 70EUR for one tank, very nice.

 

You didn't, you bought one tank, you then bought loot boxes which contained a lot of various things and got another version of the tank and now you got 2 versions of a great tank which will not only grant you more crew experience but also credits.

Homer_J #9 Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

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Hmm... you got something for nothing now want it replacing with something.

 

View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

Lucky for paying 70EUR for one tank, very nice.

 

No, you paid 70 Euro for a set amount of gold and some virtual decorations.

 

The pixel tank was free.


Edited by Homer_J, 24 December 2017 - 07:09 PM.


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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

Lucky for paying 70EUR for one tank, very nice.

 

How much gold did you get from boxes?

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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 06:26 PM, said:

Hi,

 

i purchased the T26E5 Patriot and then some festive boxes from which i got a T26E5 Standard. Seems that Wargaming is so greedy that they do not want to even consider replacing my second copy of the same tank for gold. Now i have two identical tanks in my garage. Are there any other people in the same situation? I think it is fair for us to get our gold value for the second copy and not two identical tanks with different skins.

 

You did get gold for your second tank you always do when you get a duplicate.

MmM_AD #12 Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

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About 5500 gold. When i purchased the T26E5 for real money i had the option for Standard or Patriot. I thought this is just a skin and chose Patriot. Had i chosen Standard then i would have either received a different T8 or the gold value. But i chose Patriot and got a second "Standard" copy of the same tank. Noone can convince me that it is ok to have like a Lowe with winter and a Lowe with summer cammo as two different tanks. "You got something for nothing:)))))" that was a nice one. 70 EUR might be nothing for you my friend but it is something for me.

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View Postcragarion, on 24 December 2017 - 06:32 PM, said:

 

You did get gold for your second tank you always do when you get a duplicate.

 

That's the point, she didn't get a duplicate.

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View Postcragarion, on 24 December 2017 - 06:32 PM, said:

 

You did get gold for your second tank you always do when you get a duplicate.

 

No, i got a second tank with different skin in my garage. A Patriot and a Standard version of the same tank. That is the whole reason why i am complaining. If i purchased Skorpion and got Skorpiom from the boxes i would not have had 2 copies of a Skorpion but a 1 + the gold value of the second. In my case i have two identical tanks with different skins.

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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 06:36 PM, said:

 "You got something for nothing:)))))" that was a nice one. 70 EUR might be nothing for you my friend but it is something for me.

You might want to check what you are actually paying for next time.

 

You could have got just the 250 gold and tier V decoration from every single box.  That is what you paid for.  Now tell me you didn't get that and I'll have some sympathy.



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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 08:01 PM, said:

Did not think that i can end up with two of the same tanks. It is just stupid. If i purchased Skorpion G , i could not have won a second copy of it. This is clearly a design flaw.

It's not the same tank, sorry if your thinking is that limited. It's not stupid at all. If you had purchased the T26E5 instead of the Patriot, you would have won the gold instead. It's clearly your fault.



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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

 

No, i got a second tank with different skin in my garage. A Patriot and a Standard version of the same tank. That is the whole reason why i am complaining. If i purchased Skorpion and got Skorpiom from the boxes i would not have had 2 copies of a Skorpion but a 1 + the gold value of the second. In my case i have two identical tanks with different skins.

Be thankful you got a T8 at all................I didn't. I would have liked one, but still, I got lots of Gold, premium time, credit and other bits and bobs.



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View PostSpurtung, on 24 December 2017 - 06:57 PM, said:

It's not the same tank, sorry if your thinking is that limited. It's not stupid at all. If you had purchased the T26E5 instead of the Patriot, you would have won the gold instead. It's clearly your fault.

 

Sure, T26E5 Standard and Patriot are not the same tank :). Tell this to someone who does not own both. They are identical in every possible way but the skin. During the Advent day when they were selling T26E5, one could select either the Patriot or the Standard skin of the SAME tank. This is clearly design fault. They did not consider that people can buy/win a copy of the two versions of the same tank. No one in his right mind will ever want to buy the same tank twice with different skin.



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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 24 December 2017 - 07:09 PM, said:

Be thankful you got a T8 at all................I didn't. I would have liked one, but still, I got lots of Gold, premium time, credit and other bits and bobs.

 

I was lucky and i got a T8. But it is as if i did not get anything as i will never ever use it. I would much rather have some gold instead of a copy of the same T8 tank i already own.

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View PostMmM_AD, on 24 December 2017 - 08:36 PM, said:

 

No one in his right mind will ever want to buy the same tank twice with different skin.

I dislike the skins in general, so no I wouldn't, but if it was possible to have 2 none skinned ones I would, the extra crew training you'd get would be worth it, especially if I got it from a loot box.






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