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Community #1 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

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Learn more about the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity!

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TacticusMK2 #2 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

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Interesting. Auction for the defender. :)

Red_Dragon_Firkraag #3 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

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This explains the fate of the Defender then.

Defender = Type 59 2.0



adeus_1_adeus #4 Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

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It is already at £210+, this is no charity, this is a rip off. 

If you want that 1 tank (only 1 right?) Then thorough money at it! (charity is just at extra it seems).


Edited by adeus_1_adeus, 13 January 2018 - 04:55 PM.


MrConway #5 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:11 PM

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View Postadeus_1_adeus, on 13 January 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

It is already at £210+, this is no charity, this is a rip off. 

If you want that 1 tank (only 1 right?) Then thorough money at it! (charity is just at extra it seems).

 

The idea of this is to raise as much money as possible, so the more the tank sells for the better!

Filson #6 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

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Guess I'm still trying to wrap my head around charging 230 euro for 1 tank.

Somebody please tell me this is not the price we have to donate to get the tank.

Is it just the current collected amount?


Edited by Filson, 13 January 2018 - 05:18 PM.


Duvelske #7 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:32 PM

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Mr Conway, this is just a rip off. Seriously as you guys said the DEFENDER would NOT be sold anymore due to it is SO much OVERPOWERED. Yet you are selling it now.. Why not sell a tank like the tier x obj 777, or the t22 med for example? Or MAYBE, just MAYBE even the WT auf E100.. But no, just sell the defender as it is SOOOO balanced.. RIGHT

Edited by Duvelske, 13 January 2018 - 05:36 PM.


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View PostFilson, on 13 January 2018 - 05:14 PM, said:

Guess I'm still trying to wrap my head around charging 230 euro for 1 tank.

Somebody please tell me this is not the price we have to donate to get the tank.

Is it just the current collected amount?

 

This is the highest bidder. You only have to pay if you win the auction. It will be one tank (one Defender, one SU-76I) only.

Edited by Red_Dragon_Firkraag, 13 January 2018 - 05:35 PM.


Filson #9 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

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Alright. Doesn't sound like its going to bring in much money for the charity then.

Most charities are funded with many small donations and a few large ones.

Just look at Patreon and how many subscribers they have on each level.

They don't get "rich" off those 5 guys that donate 40 euro, but the 300 who donate 5 euro.

A pity really, 'cos the cause seems very noble.

 

If I'd set up a donation campaign like that, I'd made it open for all amounts big and small.

Then put a minimum donation cap for the tanks like on humblebundle.com.

That would rake in a ton of cash for the charity, and likely some tax benefit write-off for WG.

The current setup looks very narrow minded.



Maaaaaad #10 Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

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WG, if you wanted to "raise as much money as possible" for the charity why don't you add these tanks to some of the Christmas boxes you are making a killing on and give all that money to the charity?

morganakis_gr #11 Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

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if you want charity , add defender and su76i to the premium shop for 1 day and sell them the defender about 100 euros and su about 20 , and give the 60 % to the charity event  , not this cashgrab from promotion page. 

HadurHun #12 Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

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so instead of selling defenders for 1 day you decided to sell 1 defender for XXXXXXXXXXXXX amount of $$$, ripoff. now we know, defender is op and never gonna get a sale again!

Ragnaguard #13 Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

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View PostMrConway, on 13 January 2018 - 06:11 PM, said:

 

The idea of this is to raise as much money as possible, so the more the tank sells for the better!

c'mon mr Conway, i do not know IF you are pressed to answer that one ^, but you know what you are talking about?

better put it 2000 euros and the name of the one that will purchase it on this tank... or in the game credits or permanent in the hall of fame..... more will buy that i think....

 

OR think a bit and....

... put it like 20 euros, without bundles and stuff and watch the entire EU community buying it... I am quite sure that it will raise much more than in the "offer" you have it now....

lower price , but in great quantity will result in a much more profit than a higher price that will sell really few times... 

Has anyone in Wg studied managment or sales policies? the tank costs almost nothing for the company and will make more players happy cause its OP (and having OP tanks ina free to play game is nice i think -especially buying them with money)....

wtf u were thinking?

 

EDIT: after you sell it, get in the guinness world or records for selling the most expensive online virtual tank ever.... :-0:trollface:


Edited by Ragnaguard, 13 January 2018 - 06:37 PM.


TheMetalBrosINC #14 Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

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View PostHadurHun, on 13 January 2018 - 06:28 PM, said:

so instead of selling defenders for 1 day you decided to sell 1 defender for XXXXXXXXXXXXX amount of $$$, ripoff. now we know, defender is op and never gonna get a sale again!

 

you are right about the price but about resell.... remember that they promised that they wont sell E 25 again... well they did sell it and twice in fact.... Never trust the Wargaming promises.

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View Postadeus_1_adeus, on 13 January 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

It is already at £210+, this is no charity, this is a rip off.

If you want that 1 tank (only 1 right?) Then thorough money at it! (charity is just at extra it seems).

 

You are not the charity they are aiming at.

 

I'm OK with this.  If you are going to offer these OP vehicles again this is a good way to do it without further compromising the game. Good luck to them, it is surprising what some people will pay for pixels....



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So this wil put the object 252u in the same line as the type 59 then, mmm intresting.

​Also is it me or is the bid on that SU-76i higher then the bid on the Object 252U.
​If so then wat makes the SU-76i so special ?

HadurHun #17 Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:43 PM

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View PostTheMetalBrosINC, on 13 January 2018 - 05:35 PM, said:

 

you are right about the price but about resell.... remember that they promised that they wont sell E 25 again... well they did sell it and twice in fact.... Never trust the Wargaming promises.

 

they never sold type 59 again, lucky boxes don't count!

samolikvidator #18 Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

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Omg what idiots.

They think if we ask for defender all the time that we are going to that auction and give milions.

You are not sell Picaso ffs.

Put defender in shop for 3 days and sell him for 50€ and give all profit to charity.

Or dont give us any rare tank,just give to charity some nice amount of money.

I give all the time.

And this is pathetic from you



Nanowatt #19 Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:12 PM

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The proof they don't care.

1000-2000 EU max is what you will get out of this, you think that is enough?

Greedy WG, why not make some bundles with a decent discount, sell them and donate 15% the price of each bungle?? Because that is not what bring in the money, isn't it.

You are using the people in need as an excuse to make money, instead do as we all say, make some bundles, but that would be hard for you since you will gain almost nothing. Well done, leeches 


Edited by Nanowatt, 13 January 2018 - 08:13 PM.


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View PostThe_Sore_Loser, on 13 January 2018 - 05:39 PM, said:

So this wil put the object 252u in the same line as the type 59 then, mmm intresting.

​Also is it me or is the bid on that SU-76i higher then the bid on the Object 252U.
​If so then wat makes the SU-76i so special ?

 

There are only 1179 of them on the EU server.  It was sold for less than a morning.  There may be players who have every other tank bar that one.




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