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BertDastard #1 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:35 PM

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I got festive level X in a couple of days. I have completed every mission every week. I even bought some boxes and broke some shards. But not one collection is complete.  And I presume it all ended as the missions only run to 5 January

 

How did you get on?

And what was the point of the collections if not?



Blento0404 #2 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

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SuedKAT #3 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:47 PM

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I got modern and traditional completed without buying a single box, but there was some codes posted here on the forum that gave me like 10-15 extra boxes to open. When you complete a collection you get some special Christmas camo that you can use on tier 10 tanks as well as tier 8 premium tanks, I'm guessing these restrictions are there just due to the new camo system being incomplete at the moment, a lot of options are missing for lower tiered tanks. I hope these camo's will be usable for lower tiered tanks later on, but I doubt that will be the case since WG is WG, but I mean who wouldn't want a Christmas TOG II!

Jontys_Corner #4 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

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View PostSuedKAT, on 31 December 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

who wouldn't want a Christmas TOG II!

 

I'm now extra sad that I didnt complete a set



Homer_J #5 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

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View PostBertDastard, on 31 December 2017 - 06:35 PM, said:

 And I presume it all ended as the missions only run to 5 January

 

 

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Push towards the frontlines and get your share of festive cheer in a special Holiday Ops 2018 event, running from Dec. 15 until Jan. 15.

 

From.

 

So there should be another 2 weeks.



Ikmens #6 Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:55 PM

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I dont think its possible to finish them without buying boxes. I bought a few boxes and i am still missing level 5`s. Crafting just foxes me every time, and from finishing missions you can make at best 10 specific level 5 decorations. Which ofcourse dont give you the missing decoration. I have 48% bonus for every nation but i dont expect to finish a single collection.

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I'm in the early stages of Festive Level 9 and only bought three boxes, although I did get at least two tier 5 decorations from this. The rest were all crafted through hard effort, and I accidentally destroyed one of my tier 5 decorations (teddy left the pram that night, let me tell you!). It's interesting how some tanks (ahem, Crusader) get zero boxes in practically every game, when the AT2 and Matilda BP were bringing home between two and five boxes every game, despite the AT2's frankly embarrassing armour nerf and the MBP's traumatising uphill speed.

Jigabachi #8 Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:14 PM

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This event seems to be a lot harder than the one last year. Played more matches but barely reached level VII (or VIII?) by now.

 

btw: The backgroundmusic on the collection-screen is really relaxing. Last time I played I completely fell asleep while checking all those decorations I got.



BertDastard #9 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:09 PM

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View PostIkmens, on 31 December 2017 - 08:55 PM, said:

I dont think its possible to finish them without buying boxes. I bought a few boxes and i am still missing level 5`s. Crafting just foxes me every time, and from finishing missions you can make at best 10 specific level 5 decorations. Which ofcourse dont give you the missing decoration. I have 48% bonus for every nation but i dont expect to finish a single collection.

 

Good info Homer_J. So there should be 2 more Friday mission restarts then - those missions do make a lot of boxes (but not many lvl 5 decos)

 

I'm holding off on crafting as I don't want to waste baubles for shards. Even after you work out the slight complication of the type, collection, level of missing decorations it's easy to waste a lot of baubles for shards just to get a repeat of one already collected.  Especially when the one you want may arrive in a box later anyway



_snowfIake__ #10 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:09 PM

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I only completed one because I bought 35 boxes, I think anyone saying they completed without buying boxes is a pants on fire.

Edited by RenamedUser_504592051, 31 December 2017 - 10:10 PM.


Davey_B_Pants #11 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

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Got the hang of it in the end and with crafting just 4 decs away from 2nd full collection (even though I don't have a T 8 premium or a T 10 tank), but what are the High Calibrrr thingies for?

zerosumgame #12 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

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I bought boxes, yes, but I have been lucky in getting tier 5 baubles from the missions, too, because I have gotten well over 20.

Laur_Balaur_XD #13 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

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View PostRenamedUser_504592051, on 31 December 2017 - 09:09 PM, said:

I only completed one because I bought 35 boxes, I think anyone saying they completed without buying boxes is a pants on fire.

 

This.

I bought 6 boxes, and i am nowhere near of completing a collection.

People who say that they completed it without buying boxes are just afraid to admit they like gambling.;)



Dr_Oolen #14 Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

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I cant see how anyone could get full collection without buying anything without being insanely lucky.

 

I got all the boxes it was possible to get until now and

- in total i got something like 5 lvl 5 things from all the boxes

- obviously crafted random lvl 5s to get atmosphere lvl 10, or some random specific types, which totalled something like 10 crafted lvl 5s by now

- got 14 modern boxes

- have +- 12k shards

 

Even on the type i bought boxes for im missing 5 lvl 5s and something like 4 lvl 4s, meaning that even if i were to use all my shards id be unable to even finish the modern thing. If i didnt buy those 14 modern boxes the most t5s of one nation id have by now would be 4, given how you cant not craft duplicates, it could take on average something like 25 crafts just to get one nation complete at this point, 25 * 1440 = 36k shards, which even with 2 more resets i will never get, even if i were to dust all the stuff currently on tree. And given how frequent lvl 4/5 drops are from boxes the chance of getting even a single of the missing ones is less than 10%. In this last whole week i got something like 4 things total that i havent had before (my average collection size is 45, modern is something like 54).

 

So at least with my RNG theres literally 0% chance to get even one nations collection complete. And one obviously has to assume that i dont have any special RNG and that most people have the same rng, thus most people should have 0% chance to get a single collection complete while not throwing money at the game and doing 100% of all missions.

 

tldr: with 14 bought boxes i think i will mostly likely get 1 collection complete (depending if ill craft the correct items i need or not) but am 100% sure i wont be able to get 2.


Edited by Dr_Oolen, 31 December 2017 - 10:41 PM.


SuedKAT #15 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:22 PM

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View PostDr_Oolen, on 31 December 2017 - 10:35 PM, said:

I cant see how anyone could get full collection without buying anything without being insanely lucky.

 

I got all the boxes it was possible to get until now and

- in total i got something like 5 lvl 5 things from all the boxes

I've opened all boxes that's possible until now + used the codes that gave 10-15 extra boxes that was posted here on the forum and haven't bought a single box. I think I only needed to craft 6 level 5 decorations to complete the modern and traditional level 5's, I spent a lot more time trying to get level 3 decorations, was some angle or something that seemed impossible to get for quite a while.

 

So I guess it comes down to RNG, some got lucky with the boxes, some just got loads of level 1-2 decorations. I do however miss loads in the Soviet and Chinese collection, so I doubt it would be possible to fill all 4 without buying a few boxes.



qpranger #16 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:25 PM

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You can buy boxes?

I totally missed that.



Jontys_Corner #17 Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:37 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 31 December 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

You can buy boxes?

I totally missed that.

 

Yeah, you can, some guy in another thread is convinced that every box absolutely must contain a Type 59 otherwise its a scam. 

I'm not so sure about that personally but he's adamant. :hiding:



Obsessive_Compulsive #18 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:47 AM

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I got the christmas traditional set but can see no camo reward anywhere. Any ideas?

 

ah seems traditional is chezch, french and german also polish and obv only tier 10 and tier 8 prems.

 

im guessing british tanks is something else less logical?


Edited by Obsessive_Compulsive, 01 January 2018 - 12:53 AM.


Codename_Jelly #19 Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:27 AM

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WG really ****** up with the cost of the tier 5's and getting a refund on the ones you create, the last week they better multiple the base reward boxes by 5+ because this is just stupid.

 

I am nowhere close to finishing any of them and I have been focusing on Traditional.

 

Next year stop with the RNG bull**** and let us craft the ones we need specifically.

 

Anybody that says they done one without buying talking out their backside.



Balc0ra #20 Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:13 AM

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Only China. Thing is that when the event is drawing to  an end. I will be de-decorating my garage and farming shards from those to. Just to see if I can do one more. As Russia is the 2nd closest one I have to get done atm. Lacks half the tier 5's and 2 tier 4's.




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