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Mike_Mckay #1 Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:53 PM

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Just a warning to players thinking of purchasing the cammo/x5 bundles thinking they work like other boosts THEY DONT!

As normal with WG this is vague and somewhat misleading, you CANNOT "activate" these like other boosts, so if you are planning to purchase them to rush a particular tank but also play or grind several tanks at once or jump into another tank whilst waiting for a dead tank to come back to the garage they might not be what you think they are

You cant select them before a game only for a specific tank, once bought they are always active, so every game where you are in the top 10 in a win (not the first win of the day) they are used

So if you plan to load up on the normal timed boosters and then pile these on top you are likely to waste much of your timed boosters waiting for the tank you want to rush to come back to the garage if died early on unless you only play tanks that haven't completed its x2 daily whilst waiting

If you want the cammo anyway or have several tanks youre grinding simultaneously however then theyre fine as long as you stick to JUST playing those and tanks that haven't done their x2 daily until all of the boosters are expended

But if you win any battle on a tank you DONT want to waste a x5 booster on such a premium tank that already has a good crew and that tank has already done its daily x2 then you will lose one of the x5s

Also if someone was planning on purchasing them to use "later" for a specific tank DONT, you will have used them up by the time you want to use them as they are always active and would therefore be a waste of money if that was the only reason your purchased the cammo bundles unless you never play any tanks again once the x2 daily is completed each day to preserve them

I have to say this is a pretty shitty implantation by WG as these could have simply been placed in with the normal timed boosters to be selected individually for the tanks you WANT to use them on and nothing else. And nothing in the description intimates that they work any differently to other boosters that are selectively enabled when needed


Theyre still going to be ok for many, and if like me you are working on this months TOTT and next months TOTT or are just grinding several tanks they will be fine
 

But if you play a bunch of tanks but want to purchase them to ONLY use on a select few then think about them carefully before buying as they could be a waste of money if you don't want to have to ONLY play those tanks until all of the boosts are expended or only play other tanks until you get the daily x2

So you cant for example grind one tank you want to use them on and if you die early jump into another tank you DONT want to use them on, because they will be used up on that tank too if you get a top 10 win. So bear that in mind both before purchasing and when playing if you do purchase some

Edited by Mike_Mckay, 10 September 2018 - 04:57 PM.


wsatnutter #2 Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:55 PM

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never spend a cent with this company once bitten twice shy. they have had my money and no more for now .they need to sort out there morals tbh

Balc0ra #3 Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

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 Important: The missions included in this bundle can only be completed with the tanks of your choice after the First Victory of the day bonus has been used up.

 

It says it right there when you buy it. It works on any tank that has used it's 2x. So yes.. you basically need to play the one you want it for 15 times before you play anything else that has gotten it's 2x done. 

 

Might not be ideal sure, and there are better more consumer friendly ways of doing it. But they still warned you about their current method on the store page before you got it. 



Mike_Mckay #4 Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:08 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 10 September 2018 - 04:01 PM, said:

 

 

It says it right there when you buy it. It works on any tank that has used it's 2x. So yes.. you basically need to play the one you want it for 15 times before you play anything else that has gotten it's 2x done. 

 

Might not be ideal sure, and there are better more consumer friendly ways of doing it. But they still warned you about their current method on the store page before you got it. 

Yeah hindsight is always 20/20

Nowhere does it explain that you cant manually select them like every single other boost you can buy, show me where it "warned you" about that exaclty?

The other boosts can also "be used with any tank" too, but nowhere does it point out how these work differently except saying they dont work till the x2 has been completed, which by itself doesnt elude to the fact they are always active, merely that they wont work until after the x2

So no it doesnt "warn" you they are "always active" at all which would have taken one sentence and around 15 seconds to do in the description, but which WG being WG once again didnt bother to do


Edited by Mike_Mckay, 10 September 2018 - 05:09 PM.


FrantisekBascovansky #5 Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:32 PM

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Also, who would pay 6€ for 1 non-historical camo not visible to others?

Mike_Mckay #6 Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

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View PostFrantisekBascovansky, on 10 September 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

Also, who would pay 6€ for 1 non-historical camo not visible to others?

 

With over 200 tanks in my garage the wierd coloured cammos make it easier to spot the tanks I am currently grinding whilst also being far easier to move from tank to tank as its just one operation. So I find them quite useful tbh

 



kaneloon #7 Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:49 PM

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Worst thing is that they "force" you to buy them (keep cool it was for a gift) like as they did in a e25 package 1 or 2 years ago, and that they pretty fast expire in time.




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