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BrickSniper33 #1 Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

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So WG is doing yet another damn money grab event with the IS-2SH tier VIII Russian heavy tank. (yeah because we didn't have enough) it's not quite like goose tales event (meh tank only earnable via missions) in fact it's More like the events prior to goose tales event. However the price for this thing is still a very extreme base 15k gold. Steel pins earned via missions and banners earned via battles. And of course you could branch off starting after stage 1 for a huge thing of boosters instead but I garentee that most people will go for the IS-2SH (I personally don't have a huge need for the thing and will not get it if I can't 100% earn it) not for the tank so much as that Extras you get for the stages prior to the tank aka spare parts.(which thanks to WG absolutely no one has enough of which as I believe 100% was the point) but the question still remains. Will this be another 100% cash grab tank event we can not finish without gold or has WG actually as strange as it may sound learned from their prior mistake aka GS? Thanks I greatly Appreciate your input and I encourage you mods to reply so as to let us know that there is no such thing as a "free" tank event anymore

 

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Edited by BrickSniper33, 04 May 2017 - 04:26 PM.

 

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BluesAllDay #2 Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

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All I received for my fully equipped 59 tank garage was 4 tier 1's and 2 tier 2's impossible  to grind for anything.

Edited by Doorknobz, 04 May 2017 - 04:29 PM.

 

 


LtRaseiniai #3 Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:32 PM

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Why would you care?

You quit...



eddie13_ #4 Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

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I heard if you complete all your tier 10 missions, it will be free.

    

 

 


_Sterben_ #5 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:01 PM

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Event Tanks will always and forever be Pay to Win Tanks

 


 

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Grayghost2000 #6 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:16 PM

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I am fine with events being "cash grabs" as I understand Wargaming needs money.

 

What I am not fine with is having all my equipment stolen and a 4+ Year grind is needed to equip them again.



cheasesteak #7 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

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The event is OK.  No one is forcing me to grind.  I would like it a lot better if they actually fixed the mission reset times, but it is what it is.  I won't be paying any gold for anything from here on out anyway, so I don't really care about the event. 
 
The equipment theft, on the other hand, is a major issue. 

 


40_Percenter #8 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:28 PM

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I'm none to keen on acquiring any additional tanks since as it stands I only have four equipped tanks anyway.
 

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BrickSniper33 #9 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:28 PM

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View PostGrayghost2000, on 04 May 2017 - 09:16 AM, said:

I am fine with events being "cash grabs" as I understand Wargaming needs money.

 

What I am not fine with is having all my equipment stolen and a 4+ Year grind is needed to equip them again.

 

please don't turn this into a gripe about equipment. that was not the WG is greedy rant focus for this topic :trollface:

Edited by BrickSniper33, 04 May 2017 - 05:28 PM.

 

  my stats: (http://www.blitzstar...ru/legoeinstein) I never said they where good.

Current Garage: Type 62, Type 59, KV-2, BT-7, luchs, leopard VK 16.02, Ru 251,Tiger II, AC 1 sentinel, AC IV sentinel, BT-SV, AT-15A, Pz. IV S, M4A3E8 Fury, Strv 74A2, Cromwell Berlin, KV-5, IS-3D, FCM 50 t, BT-7 arty, Pz. II J, Pz. S35, Pz. B2, A-32, Luchs, SU-122-44, T6 Dracula, E25, Ram II, Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai Shinobi, Tetrarch, T14, SU-76I, TOG II, WZ-112, WZ-135G FT, Self Propelled 17pdr Valentine Mk I Archer aka Angry Conner. Grosstraktor-Krupp, Blitzs' resident Dr. Who, Lego loving anime hater (    WoT/blitz/WS/WPs' #1 anime hater and proud of it!)

11th best AC 4 Sentinel driver on Ru

How can you tell if someone has morals and/or a conscience? Just ask one question, Do they own a Pz II J? (Guilty as charged)


Oddballs_Neg_Waves #10 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:30 PM

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I wondered if they have considered that there is a new decision component to their grind events.  Before we just had to grind and determine if we wanted to drop some gold. Now not only do we have to do that but then we have to weigh in the fact that I have a garage full of tanks now without equipment.  Do I really need another non accurate Russian POS 122mm gun in my garage that will take another 3 months to eqiup??? I can't equip the 122 mm guns I have. I believe that extra component will result in less people deciding to finish the grinds by dropping gold.

Ookla_the_Mok #11 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:32 PM

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This is not a cash grab. The tank is there for grinding then purchase at reduced price OR outright purchase. Ignoring it entirely is fine. This is actually the type of thing WG should be using to make money instead of corrupting the core gameplay.

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pgrass101 #12 Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:48 PM

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I don't have the spare parts for a new tank,

 

 

I'm not acquiring anymore tanks until I have tanks I can compete in in tiers 6-10 for tournaments and Clan Wars, as of now I'll be able to get a new tank in 2023.

 

So stuff it 

 

 



little_brother_of_war #13 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:08 PM

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Yeah, it's difficult to accomplish when you consider work obligations and even for students I would imagine. That pretty much leaves only a couple of hours in the evening and a few on weekends, after family stuff and errands, to devote to grinding out event pins. Unless of course, if one wants to consider taking their iPads and living in the woods, or in a cave, or maybe like the cartoons of a guy on a tiny island or a hobo in a boxcar. Then you would'nt have to worry or care about anything but grinding event tanks.

 

...well, maybe wifi connectivity and bad ping.

 

 

 

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acrisis #14 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:14 PM

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Do I want to grind using tanks that are not fully equipped?

Running supremacy missions?

With inconvenient reset times?

...

And poor player quality due to everybody just wanting to get games in for that "free" / "discounted" tank. 

Let me see.

NO ! 


 

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Confused_Teletubby #15 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:23 PM

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View PostIndiana__Jones, on 04 May 2017 - 08:32 AM, said:

Why would you care?

You quit...

 

either post something positive or don't post at all. 

Seriously, its getting annoying.

 

edit: OP, I think they might lower the requirements for the IS-2Sh. They messed up so hard with the previous grinding event and the 3.8 update. If they don't make this grind reasonable then WG has issues.


Edited by MAJIME, 04 May 2017 - 06:27 PM.

 

 


1991Syclone #16 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

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Going forward, it's highly unlikely that WG will ever allow us to get a premium tank for "free" just by playing.  You can see this shift in the last event, where even if you finished all levels, it was still 15k gold to get both tanks.  Based on the terrible feedback from 3.8 update, they *might* let this one go with just playing, but I wouldn't bet on it.  Chances are we are going to have to pay for EVERYTHING in Blitz going forward one way or another.  WG seems intent on driving this platform into the ground.

ahredstealth #17 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:37 PM

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No one is pointing out the fact that you can buy your way to spare parts at one of the stages in the grind?

Really?

No one?

 

I mean, c'mon.  Remember... what... just before the update when they said you wouldn't be able to buy spare parts, which is why they weren't worried about the compensation ratio, and why they weren't worried about stealing everyone's equipment?

"It's not a money grab because we won't be selling that currency."

24 hours later

"Get your spare parts here!  Low Price!  Just have to pay to stage 7 of the grind!  Spare Parts here, who needs 'em?  Get 'em while there hot!  Spare Parts Here!"

It's almost soon enough to be comical.


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cheasesteak #18 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

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View Postahredstealth, on 04 May 2017 - 06:37 PM, said:

No one is pointing out the fact that you can buy your way to spare parts at one of the stages in the grind?

Really?

No one?

 

I mean, c'mon.  Remember... what... just before the update when they said you wouldn't be able to buy spare parts, which is why they weren't worried about the compensation ratio, and why they weren't worried about stealing everyone's equipment?

"It's not a money grab because we won't be selling that currency."

24 hours later

"Get your spare parts here!  Low Price!  Just have to pay to stage 7 of the grind!  Spare Parts here, who needs 'em?  Get 'em while there hot!  Spare Parts Here!"

It's almost soon enough to be comical.

 

​I saw that, but didn't bother pointing out what I knew with 100% certainty was coming at some point.  Cash for spare parts is as certain as noobs on a 5x weekend. 

 


WouldChip #19 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

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There is no reason to purchase a new premium. I have enough premiums that I like to play that I will have to grind out the time and effort for spare parts to equip them. Why do it on a new tank? I don't even like it on my current tanks. Adding to the frustration level is a non-starter for me. WG is done trying to convince me that it's worth some gold here, there, and everywhere in between. No thanks.

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superfly29erguy_1 #20 Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

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wow, great timing guys...yet another event that gives you nothing at the end along with a garbage downdate.

 






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