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__Frostbite #1 Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:05 AM

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Hello,

This is gonna be a super long post with basically every possible thing listed about this event, so if you don't care for the little details, just skip to the end for my TL;DR.

There's two parts to this event/sale. First, some disappointing news for free-to-play players: there is nothing for you if you don't pay. Squat. If you wanted to find out if there was anything to get for free, quick answer is zilch. To be fair, you weren't going to get any free hand-outs for any other Black Friday sale around the US anyways.

 

Now that we got that out of the way, the way this works is that you can choose to buy certain bundles with gold or cash at very discounted prices, and you get Coupons for every purchase. You can redeem those Coupons for your choice of add-ons to sweeten the deal.


Tank Sales for Gold
All tanks come with 9 slots of equipment and a garage slot.
All deals may only be purchased once.
      Tank              Cost          Coupons

Pz IV S 1500 gold 30 Coupons
Type 64

1500 gold

30 Coupons
FV201 (A45) 2500 gold 50 Coupons
ISU-122S 2500 gold 50 Coupons
VK 168.01 P 4500 gold 90 Coupons
T-34-3 4500 gold 90 Coupons
T26E5 5000 gold 100 Coupons
Obj 252U 5000 gold 100 Coupons
Lorraine 40t 5000 gold 100 Coupons


Paid Bundles
All deals may only be purchased once

 

Power Buildup: $0.99 USD
-30 common boosters of free xp, crew xp, combat xp each (90 in total)
-300,000 credits
-300 gold
-5 Coupons
Capital Source: $4.99 USD
-30 days of Premium
-100 gold boosters
-2,000 gold
-25 Coupons
E25 #1 and Bonuses: $9.99 USD
- E25 with 9 slots of equipment, #1 legendary camouflage
-25 x5 xp certificates for the E25 only
-25 common boosters of free xp, crew xp, combat xp each (75 in total)
-250,000 credits
-50 Coupons
 

Black Boxes (do NOT buy but I have to list them anyways)
All deals may only be purchased once except the last one.

2 Black Boxes: $1.99 USD, 5 Coupons
5 Black Boxes: $5.99 USD, 15 Coupons
9 Black Boxes: $11.99 USD, 30 Coupons

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12 Black Boxes: $23.99 USD, 60 Coupons


Gold Bundle Deals

(First four can only be purchased once)


Double Pocket Money: $0.99 USD
500 gold and 10 Coupons
Winner's Rich Loot: $4.99 USD
2000 gold and 50 Coupons
Huge Black Goldville Nugget: $9.99 USD
4250 gold and 100 Coupons

Pocket Money: $0.99 USD
250 gold and 10 Coupons
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Winner's Loot: $4.99 USD
1500 gold and 50 Coupons
Black Goldville Nugget: $9.99 USD
3250 gold and 100 Coupons
Ace Tanker's Gold: $24.99 USD
8500 gold and 250 Coupons
Quartermaster's Stash: $49.99 USD
175000 gold and 500 Coupons
Serious Intentions: $74.99 USD
27000 gold and 750 Coupons
Military Budget: $99.99 USD
37500 gold and 950 Coupons


Before I get to the second part of the event where you redeem the Coupons, I want to do a quick rating on value for each of these bundles.
 

Tank Sales for Gold
Purely my opinion.
 

Competitiveness:
Mediocre: Type 64, ISU-122S, VK 168.01 P
Decent: FV201 (A45), T-34-3, Lorraine 40t
Great: Pz. IV S, Obj 252U, T26E5

Fun Factor:
Mediocre: Obj 252U, ISU-122S, VK 168.01 P
Decent: FV201 (A45), T-34-3, Lorraine 40t,
Great: Pz. IV S, T26E5, Type 64
 

Paid Bundles

Ok, all 3 paid bundles are pretty stonks. Up to you on which one to buy, but that 5 USD one is especially appealing. 30 days of premium account along with the gold for 5 bucks? Yeah, that's a great deal. Better yet, they're pretty cheap and you don't have to break the bank to get some value. IMO, the best part about this sale so far.
 

Black Boxes

If these crates were even remotely worth purchasing to any semi-sane person, I would go over the math and the drops. But I'm not going to, because these boxes are complete scams. Just FYI, it's roughly one in a million chance to get the best reward of a Tier 10 box, which drops 250k gold and 500k free xp. There aren't even close to that many players that actively play Blitz around the world. It's unlikely that even one person will get it around the entire globe.

 

So not only is the chance of getting the main prize, but the rewards for the Tier 1-9 boxes are absolute [edited]. You can get a Tier 9 box (1/250,000 chance) and still get a pathetic 3,000-10,000 gold and 1,000-25,000 free xp.

 

The last thing is that these boxes are EXPENSIVE. Once you run out of the one-deal promos, it's costing 2 dollars for a single [edited]box. It's a complete and utter travesty that WG has the gall to offer these scams. Honestly, I'm all for the free market but there needs to be legislation to block crap like this from being allowed to be sold.


Coupon Redemption Offers
All deals can be purchased ONCE unless specified otherwise.
 

Cost: 5 Coupons
-15 common Combat XP boosters
-30 common Crew XP boosters
-30 common Free XP boosters
-1 day of Premium Account (10 max)

 

Tier 6 Research Certificate (25%): 10 Coupons
Tier 7 Research Certificate (25%): 20 Coupons
Tier 8 Research Certificate (25%): 30 Coupons
Tier 9 Research Certificate (25%): 50 Coupons
Tier 10 Research Certificate (25%): 85 Coupons

 

200,000 credits (10 max): 10 Coupons
15,000 Free XP: 30 Coupons
7 days of Premium Account (10 max): 30 Coupons

 

Type 62: 250 Coupons
Type 62 and M4 Rev: 750 Coupons combined
Type 62, M4 Rev, Caern AX: 1450 Coupons combined
Type 62, M4 Rev, Caern AX, Skorpion G: 2350 Coupons combined
(getting Skorp will cost at least $150 USD, >$200 if you're not smart)

Compensation for vehicles:
2k for Type 62; 3k for M4 Rev, Caern AX, and Skorpion G


TL;DR

- Best tanks to buy with gold are the T26E5 (5k gold) and Pz. IV S (1.5k gold)
- All the paid bundles are actually decent or maybe even...great? (in terms of value)
- Only way to get a serious amount of Coupons is to buy straight up gold bundles for cash
- Do NOT buy black boxes! They're complete scams.
- Just buy premium account time and maybe the Type 62 if you have extra coupons. Attempting to go for tanks past the Type 62 is a total waste.


I hope you all don't break your bank too much.

-Frostbite

 


Edited by __Frostbite, 20 November 2020 - 07:37 AM.

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Ronin_23 #2 Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:43 AM

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Ew what a bunch of underwhelming offers. Black Friday's a skip lol

 

I sure hope Christmas is better but we all know it'll be an $800 AMX and clementines for the rest of us.


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War_Vet_1 #3 Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:53 AM

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Great summary! Thanks.

wrecker1968 #4 Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:10 AM

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Great summary, answered all my questions. thank you

War_Vet_1 #5 Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:00 AM

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I just noticed I had two research certificates so I got one and combined them to make a 50% off certificate. In case anyone else is in the same situation.

Underdawg67 #6 Posted 20 November 2020 - 10:14 AM

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Thanks for putting together this guide.  

Darth_Camper #7 Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:22 PM

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Looks meh. Fingers crossed Christmas deals are better than this

Dtankshooter2091amec3 #8 Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:43 PM

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Well i have 2k gold and i'm wondering if i should wait to xmas?

_BobaFett #9 Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:44 PM

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Nice guide. Thanks.

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kapri25 #10 Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:47 PM

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Great explanation but this is not what Black Friday should be. I should want to buy something. Instead I just can pass over it very easily.

UnitG3 #11 Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:50 PM

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View Postvader0000000000000000000, on 20 November 2020 - 12:22 PM, said:

Looks meh. Fingers crossed Christmas deals are better than this

I had a small amount of gold already and got the 4250 and the 2000.

That was enough to get the T26E5 and Pz. IV S and end up with more than 250 coupons to get the Type 62.

3 overall decent premiums for less than 20 US is better than the usual WG meh IMO.

 


Edited by UnitG3, 20 November 2020 - 12:53 PM.


tedg5 #12 Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:08 PM

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Thanks for all your work on this, :great:

Dolly_Sod #13 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:03 PM

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The only premium I want anymore is the Skorpion, but I'm not paying that kind of cash for a pixel tank. 

 

I'll be patient.   



ZebraUp #14 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:18 PM

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Thanks for info NtwadumelaMaverick, _Frostbite!

Edited by ZebraUp, 20 November 2020 - 02:25 PM.

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____Zer0____ #15 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:35 PM

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Black Friday events have been underwhelming for years now.  Christmas is the wallet breaker.  


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Rou_Garou #16 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:51 PM

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T-34-3 is only one I don't have.

I am not a fan and of the soviet 122mm gun

I collect stuff but really not interested

Am I wrong?


 

 

                                                                        


Dolly_Sod #17 Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:57 PM

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View PostRou_Garou, on 20 November 2020 - 09:51 AM, said:

T-34-3 is only one I don't have.

I am not a fan and of the soviet 122mm gun

I collect stuff but really not interested

Am I wrong?

 

It's really no different than the tech tree tank.  



twirlingtowardsfreedom #18 Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:44 PM

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So, for people saying 'meh', can you give an example of what you would prefer? Because multiple tier eight and tier 7 premium tanks available for 5000 gold or less is a pretty strong deal and not something you'll see echoed in the auction. And buying even one of those 5,000 gold tanks (all coming fully equipped) will give you almost a month of premium time. That's a heck of a lot better than the 20% off or whatever sale we got on all standard tech tree premiums last year. So I think you're fairly hopeless if you think there's something on the way that's better right now.

CatFromMars11 #19 Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:04 PM

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Stonks

 


I have converted to T-15ism

 


_Cletus #20 Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:07 PM

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I picked up the Lorraine and the FV201 after spending about $16 on some of the bundles, mostly because it's nice to be a ridiculous wallet warrior.  I'm masterly debating with myself over what to spend the coupons on though.  The Skorpion is one of the biggest holes in my garage, but I've spent all the money I'm spending on black friday so that's not gonna happen.  I've got 320, I'm debating over more premium time or some research certs......

 

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