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r0f #1 Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:51 AM

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Come play the Kursk event; normal Kursk-named missions for normal random-mode battles, or buy the 10 dollar T5 vehicle in a 30-70 euro bundle and get a tiny bit of gold for each normal random-mode mission.

 

And this for 50 days. So I expected some front-line event for this major, major, event in tanking history. Maybe I expected too much.

 

#slowclap 

 

Maybe I shouldn't expect anything at all.


Edited by r0f, 13 July 2018 - 12:21 AM.


Axelfoley666 #2 Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:55 AM

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A frontline Kursk map would have been good. Tier for Tier matchup with rewards to match Tier involved. Not really rocket science WG. I mean it's not as if it was the biggest Tank battle in history or anything.

MaxxyNL #3 Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:56 AM

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People always have to complain about everything, even if it is for free. :facepalm:

mortalsatsuma #4 Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

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Is there a list anywhere of what today's mission/the missions are?

DutchBaron_ #5 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:05 AM

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View Postmortalsatsuma, on 05 July 2018 - 09:59 AM, said:

Is there a list anywhere of what today's mission/the missions are?

You can see it in game, today it is something like 5 battles in top 10 of xp, or 3 with vehicles that fought the battle



r0f #6 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:05 AM

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View PostMaxxyNL, on 05 July 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

People always have to complain about everything, even if it is for free. :facepalm:

 

Not everyone's time / income is free little buddy. :facepalm:

 

Besides that, buying out of this ''''Kursk event'''' is the complete opposite of free; overpriced.

 

#rockandrolllife

 

ps. that bunny is a wg undercover :trollface:

 


Edited by r0f, 05 July 2018 - 10:10 AM.


unhappy_bunny #7 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

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Personally, as a Brit, Kursk, while being the largest tank battle and marking the start of the defeat of Germany on the Russian front, means little to me. I would expect the RU server to be celebrating big time.

For me, I would expect more from The Battle of Britain, or Normandy Landings on the EU server. 



r0f #8 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:13 AM

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View Postunhappy_bunny, on 05 July 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

Personally, as a Brit, Kursk, while being the largest tank battle and marking the start of the defeat of Germany on the Russian front, means little to me. I would expect the RU server to be celebrating big time.

For me, I would expect more from The Battle of Britain, or Normandy Landings on the EU server. 

 

I just got a call from some Kursk historical specialists; they are so proud at WG.

 

So damn proud!! Thanks WG!!!


Edited by r0f, 05 July 2018 - 10:15 AM.


Gremlin182 #9 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

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A Tier 5 premium medium tank is around 6 or 7 pounds maybe a little more for a new tank, a 100% crew probably adds to that.

3200 gold around £10

That's about £17 so far 2 sets of camo that's another £5 and I guess the personal reserves covers the remaining £3 or so.

Not mad on bundles especially for things I can buy with credits or just play for but 100 gold for each mission I do is tempting.

Pity the tank is what it is.

Not been rendered in tanks GG as yet so cannot see how the armour works out.

 

 



vixu #10 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:36 AM

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View Postunhappy_bunny, on 05 July 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

Personally, as a Brit, Kursk, while being the largest tank battle and marking the start of the defeat of Germany on the Russian front, means little to me. I would expect the RU server to be celebrating big time.

For me, I would expect more from The Battle of Britain, or Normandy Landings on the EU server. 

 

Well... it is a largest tank battle of.... ever. I guess, Battle of Britain would be bigger on world of warplanes. 

Besides, war started to turn around a bit earlier, - in Stalingrad.

Kursk was pretty much the last attempt/chance to "win" the war. 



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View Postr0f, on 05 July 2018 - 10:05 AM, said:

 

Not everyone's time / income is free little buddy. :facepalm:

 

Besides that, buying out of this ''''Kursk event'''' is the complete opposite of free; overpriced.

 

#rockandrolllife

 

ps. that bunny is a wg undercover :trollface:

 

 

Nobody's time is free it's called an opportunity cost.  It's a balancing act.  Is the time required for the mission worth my time or the cash. 

 

The problem most people have is they equate this stuff from their own unique viewpoint.  Forgetting WG has to try and please as many people as possible.  Not the individual.  And as ever, the dissatisfied people are way more likely to make a noise than the satisfied.

 

If antipathy were a vote.  Then the vast majority of people are okay with this promotion.  At least enough not to complain.


Edited by malachi6, 05 July 2018 - 10:48 AM.


AXIS_OF_RESISTANCE #12 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:53 AM

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Who wants a t5 premium anyway it's boring :sceptic: ,I will sell it  for -credits- :B .

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Axelfoley666 #13 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:55 AM

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I can't remember, but does WG remember Cambrai (Nov - Dec 1917), 1st ever tank battle, in the same way? They could sell the TOG in a £89 bundle :coin:

Adrian_iron_steel #14 Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

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View Postr0f, on 05 July 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

 

I just got a call from some Kursk historical specialists; they are so proud at WG.

 

So damn proud!! Thanks WG!!!

Not a realy great victory.

 

The Tigers didn't burn. Soviet tanks did:

There were lots of flaming tanks at Kursk. They were mostly Russian. Loss estimates for Kursk are fuzzy, but historians David Glantz and Jonathan House estimate the Germans lost 323 tanks destroyed, or about 10 percent of the tanks committed to the offensive (and a fraction of the 12,000  tanks and self-propelled guns the Third Reich built in 1943). Many German tanks damaged by mines or Soviet weapons, or that broke down, were subsequently recovered.

The Soviets lost at least 1,600 tanks, a 5:1 ratio in Germany's favor. The Germans probably lost 45 tanks at Prokhovoka, most of which were subsequently recovered and repaired. The Soviets may have lost 300 tanks destroyed and another 300 damaged, a 15:1 ratio in Germany's favor.

 

As for Tigers at Kursk, the Germans deployed 146. Only 6 were destroyed.



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View Postr0f, on 05 July 2018 - 08:51 AM, said:

...buy the 10 dollar T5 vehicle in a 30-70 euro bundle...

 

 

I think you got the gist of it.
 

View PostAxelfoley666, on 05 July 2018 - 08:55 AM, said:

A frontline Kursk map would have been good. Tier for Tier matchup with rewards to match Tier involved. Not really rocket science WG. I mean it's not as if it was the biggest Tank battle in history or anything.

 

75th Anniversary of the greatest tank battle... and no chance to play it out on an FL size map.. one of WG's greatest missed opportunities, I'd say.
 

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View PostBrowarszky, on 05 July 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

 

75th Anniversary of the greatest tank battle... and no chance to play it out on an FL size map.. one of WG's greatest missed opportunities, I'd say.

I agree with this.



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Just do as I do:

 

Don't bother with it. You won't miss out on anything special/important. You won't play the tank often when you have it and all other sh!t is also not needed to have more fun in the game.



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View PostAdrian_iron_steel, on 05 July 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

Not a realy great victory.

 

The Tigers didn't burn. Soviet tanks did:

There were lots of flaming tanks at Kursk. They were mostly Russian. Loss estimates for Kursk are fuzzy, but historians David Glantz and Jonathan House estimate the Germans lost 323 tanks destroyed, or about 10 percent of the tanks committed to the offensive (and a fraction of the 12,000  tanks and self-propelled guns the Third Reich built in 1943). Many German tanks damaged by mines or Soviet weapons, or that broke down, were subsequently recovered.

The Soviets lost at least 1,600 tanks, a 5:1 ratio in Germany's favor. The Germans probably lost 45 tanks at Prokhovoka, most of which were subsequently recovered and repaired. The Soviets may have lost 300 tanks destroyed and another 300 damaged, a 15:1 ratio in Germany's favor.

 

As for Tigers at Kursk, the Germans deployed 146. Only 6 were destroyed.

 

It is not correct to always search for a great victory. Victory or loss should be deduced from the goals that were before each sides. 

Germany's goal was to deal a crippling blow to USSR to stop their advance to the west, and to ultimately win the war. They have failed simply because USSR could afford the monstrous losses it has suffered.

Soviets goal was to deal as much damage as possible and not to suffer a catastrophic defeat. 

While Germany didn't loose much of their newest tanks, the core of their tank units were still older models. And they did loose quite a bit. Soviets, ofc, lost more, but there is a big difference between Soviet army and German army: Germany was not able to afford the losses. And Soviets simply continued to advance. 

On top of that, Allies actions in Europe were also making quite a bit of effect on overall military capabilities of Germany, despite the fact that not much of it was part of history books in schools in USSR.

 


 



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Ah people whinging about free stuff, standard forum fare. 

DuncaN_101 #20 Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Pretty much yes





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