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boxes or gold

  1. 11 Boxes (27 votes [71.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.05%

  2. Regular gold (11 votes [28.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.95%

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mosha #1 Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

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so i notice one thing cost of 11 boxes is 19€ same as 5500gold in shop, but if you purchase boxes you get 11x250=2750gold for shure and 11 chanses to get some extra, are those 11 chanses worth ? is the stuff you are getting worth the gold diference ? i mean i dont need premium time or some shity tier 4...and i am so unlucky i dont even think about tier 8 :D

Edited by mosha, 08 January 2018 - 07:53 PM.


Balc0ra #2 Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

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You gotta remember that if you only get basic stuff in those boxes, not even a tier 4. You get less value. As you are really paying for lvl 5 festive stuff in that to. So you might get more out of it. Or you might not. At least the 5500 gold is a sure thing every time.

Erwin_Von_Braun #3 Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:03 PM

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Regular gold, every time.

Codename_Jelly #4 Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

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Well if you were interested in any of the camo collections this is the only way to get them, with 9 left to get and 8 being tier 5 I have just given up on yet another BS holiday event.

250swb #5 Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

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If you already have the tanks to gamble for in the boxes I think you would get more gold than buying gold separately, you wouldn't be disappointed by getting a 'shity' tank for example. I went out on a limb and bought (another) 75 boxes and got 64,000 gold because I had all the tanks on offer, so for the same price as 30,000 gold I got 64,000. Basically though it means 'much will have more', so if you have the tanks you are able to vastly increase the gold value in the boxes. If in doubt do not gamble!

 

Edit: I should also add I got a lot of silver as well.


Edited by 250swb, 08 January 2018 - 08:51 PM.


undutchable80 #6 Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

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If you want 100% guaranteed 5500 gold then go for the gold. My wife bought me 11 additional boxes and I got something like 7,5k gold and the Skorpion G (already won the Type 59 & Lorraine 40t by boxes I bought on day 1).

Havoc7926 #7 Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

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If you really need the gold then get the gold.  The value of the boxes is pretty good (despite all the ranting in threads here) but that assumes you value the premium time and the tier IV tanks and the other bits that you might get.  If those hold no personal value for you then you may well end up with less gold than you need.  The change of a tier VIII is there but it's best to assume that you will not get one when making your decision.

Gremlin182 #8 Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

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View Postmosha, on 08 January 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

so i notice one thing cost of 11 boxes is 19€ same as 5500gold in shop, but if you purchase boxes you get 11x250=2750gold for shure and 11 chanses to get some extra, are those 11 chanses worth ? is the stuff you are getting worth the gold diference ? i mean i dont need premium time or some shity tier 4...and i am so unlucky i dont even think about tier 8 :D

 

What I got buying packs of 11 boxes ignoring the decorations

11 Soviet boxes gave me a T26E5, 4750 gold 400,000 credits,  2 days premium, 1 inscription, 1 garage slot.

11 Chinese boxes 3250 gold 1,500,000 credits, 8 days premium, 3 inscriptions "probably my worst result"

11 Modern boxes 4250 gold, 300,000 credits, 4 days premium,

11 Traditional boxes, 7100 gold, 600,000 credits, 4 days premium, 3 garage slots,

 

So I got £56 worth of gold for an outlay of £68, if you only want gold then buy gold, if you don't mind getting other goods such as garage slots and premium time then it might be worth taking a chance.

Given I could spare the cash and that I find the patriot a good tank I am not unhappy.



Geno1isme #9 Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:52 AM

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Each box has guaranteed 250 gold, and one other reward. The latter can be 250/500/1000 gold, 100k/500k credits, 1/3/7 days of premium time or a T4 premium tank. On average I'd say there is a 50% chance to get the gold reward, 20% chance for credits or premium time each and 10% for a T4 premium tank (but of course that's just an estimate and can vary completely for you). Each box also has a small chance to get a T8 premium tank on top, but that shouldn't be a factor here.

Also you're getting a T5 decoration from each box.

 

So the questions are:

1) do you need 5k guaranteed gold right now? If yes then the boxes might fail you.

2) would you have use for the credits, premium time or low tier premium tanks? If no then the boxes are probably not worth it.

3) do you have any use for the decorations? While it's a bit late now you could still profit from the holiday ops bonus.



Cobra6 #10 Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

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Boxes, you will never get less gold (or the equivalent amount of gold) than the money you spend.

 

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mosha #11 Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:55 AM

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thx for help fellas,

 

i went with 11 Soviet boxes got 4k gold, 700k silver, 4 premium days and inscription

 

pretty much slightly better deal then 5,5k gold



Strappster #12 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

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I voted for boxes before seeing that OP had already bought them. I'd only go for boxes on the basis that I've already opened enough boxes to have plenty of gold but I'm still without a Type 59 and you never know ... :unsure:

 

 

 

 

No, I know, I'm not getting a Type 59 this year. The only money WG will see from me now is when they finally put the T-61 in the Warboats shop. They've been teasing it for the last couple of months and there's still no firm release date. :angry:



TungstenHitman #13 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

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The boxes are a bit of fun I suppose and not to be taken serious, they're the gamblers choice and suppose it depends how many you purchase and just how much you more gained or lost than the equivalent you would have got if you just purchased gold.

 

So lets try, I just purchased 3, for fun, don't care, don't need, can buy whatever I want whenever I want so for me it's no big deal, that said, 3 boxes are just fun, only €5.99 and I wouldn't invest or gamble more because while I can, I wont.

 

 

So what did I get!??? Ohhhhhhhhh!!! excitement!! 

 

Box 1
Box 2
Box3
In Conclussion

 



Strappster #14 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

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At least try the Sentinel before you rage-sell it. It's like a faster Matilda - it's still a slug but with enough run-up can get a reasonable speed going, it has workable armour for its tier and the gun is pew-tastic. :)

TungstenHitman #15 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:35 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 09 January 2018 - 01:29 PM, said:

At least try the Sentinel before you rage-sell it. It's like a faster Matilda - it's still a slug but with enough run-up can get a reasonable speed going, it has workable armour for its tier and the gun is pew-tastic. :)

 

lol! It's not rage-sell, more meh, looks crap, IS3 aim time gun and accuracy with tier1 levels of standard pen on a slow tall tank, not my thing!!! Ummmm.. even at that I probably would have tried it accept for 2 things.

 

1. I got that other free pew pew tank forget what it's called, the tier3 or 4 Russian thingy.

2. It didn't even come with a free crew as I would have expected with a premium tank so that was really the killer blow for me as I don't think I have a crew to move to it and no way I'm buying a crew for that thing!!



Derethim #16 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:36 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 09 January 2018 - 02:35 PM, said:

 

lol! It's not rage-sell, more meh, looks crap, IS3 aim time gun and accuracy with tier1 levels of standard pen on a slow tall tank, not my thing!!! Ummmm.. even at that I probably would have tried it accept for 2 things.

 

1. I got that other free pew pew tank forget what it's called, the tier3 or 4 Russian thingy.

2. It didn't even come with a free crew as I would have expected with a premium tank so that was really the killer blow for me as I don't think I have a crew to move to it and no way I'm buying a crew for that thing!!

 

Actually those three boxes are tottaly fine. At least you got a prem tank.

Pity it isn't something you can tri-mark.


Edited by Derethim, 09 January 2018 - 02:37 PM.


Balc0ra #17 Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 09 January 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

So then, what was the difference in my instance between buying gold and the boxes equivalent.

 

for €5.99 I would get 1450 gold there abouts

 

With 3 boxes I got 750 gold, a garage slot worth what? 150 gold on sale? some utterly useless and moronic logo and emblem worth...? 200,000 silver worth... not sure? an unusable craptank I will sell for I think, 145,000 silver and of course the level 5 decorations that last for another week? 2 weeks? 

 

So I guess in this instance I lost, what are the odds with these boxes?

 

Sentinel AC1 is actually a rather superb troll as top tier hull down. And not a bad apple when not. As it's the only tier IV I've gotten 10 kills in when not top tier, as the gun is rather good with the ROF. Lower alpha vs a Matilda. But can annoy equally well.

 

That and you forget that you are primarily buying lvl 5 decorations, not for gold or garage slots etc. That's most of the price if you get the low end of it.



TungstenHitman #18 Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

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View PostDerethim, on 09 January 2018 - 01:36 PM, said:

 

Actually those three boxes are tottaly fine. At least you got a prem tank.

Pity it isn't something you can tri-mark.

 

True dat... and ya in regards to tier1-4, so many times I bagged 8 and 9 kills with my Hetzer and Electo and that panzer something or other I forget the name of it lol but you can't get a Radleys or Pools or marks so while it's fun now and then, just to let off a bit of steam, there's no real target or goal to try and achieve other than just how many noobs you can whack in one round lol... that is fun though.

 

View PostBalc0ra, on 09 January 2018 - 01:46 PM, said:

 

Sentinel AC1 is actually a rather superb troll as top tier hull down. And not a bad apple when not. As it's the only tier IV I've gotten 10 kills in when not top tier

 

Share the replay, that's gotta be funny and epic :)

 

View PostBalc0ra, on 09 January 2018 - 01:46 PM, said:

 

That and you forget that you are primarily buying lvl 5 decorations, not for gold or garage slots etc. That's most of the price if you get the low end of it.

 

Ya this too, and as it turned out I needed just one more modern decoration to make the 46% status on US and some other tanks so that was nice. That said, wouldn't I have gotten better value and made much more if I just bought a premium account for several days? With the premium account I would be getting +50% and then the +35% or whatever it was, that's a lot more gain than the extra 10% I got or thereabouts with the decoration collection upgrade? 



Balc0ra #19 Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 09 January 2018 - 03:03 PM, said:

Share the replay, that's gotta be funny and epic :)

 

 

It's from several versions ago. So not a replay that would work with the current one.

Strappster #20 Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 09 January 2018 - 01:35 PM, said:

lol! It's not rage-sell, more meh, looks crap, IS3 aim time gun and accuracy with tier1 levels of standard pen on a slow tall tank, not my thing!!! Ummmm.. even at that I probably would have tried it accept for 2 things.

 

1. I got that other free pew pew tank forget what it's called, the tier3 or 4 Russian thingy.

2. It didn't even come with a free crew as I would have expected with a premium tank so that was really the killer blow for me as I don't think I have a crew to move to it and no way I'm buying a crew for that thing!!

 

I understand the looks thing, it's subjective and most of my favourite tanks in my garage are the ones I like the look of ... the CDC is a prime example because I sure as hell can't play it for the stats!

 

But which tier 1 tank has 88mm pen on standard ammo, 121mm with APCR? Sure, the alpha's nothing to write home about but it's comparable to the Tilly and can be a great annoyance tank, plus I've found it to be pretty accurate when firing on the move, the aim time appears to be misleading.

 

As for the crew ... it's a premium tank and unusually for a tier 4 premium, the crew matches the crews in regular British mediums up to tier 7. There's no nonsense like having two radio operators and no gunner or loader like the Pz. B2.






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