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Gallant Prime #1 Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:44 AM

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So as a very young child I had the chance to go on the USS Texas.  I think my mom has some photos, and I still have a brass desk paperweight from the time.  Anyway, I could not help but notice the article about saving the USS Texas, and in particular that:

 

For every "Giving Thanks" emblem purchased with Silver or Gold in World of Tanks during the month of November, Wargaming will donate 100% of net proceeds to the Battleship Texas Foundation. (emphasis added)

 

I know that there are tier Xs to buy but if you have some silver to spare it would be nice to donate to help save this part of history and it does not cost you anything really.  I have purchased with silver the "Giving Thanks" symbol for several of my tanks for 30 days and I hope many of you will do the same.  And if you have extra gold just laying about, feel free to use that as well!

 

If you see me in game in a tank not sporting a symbol, message me to slap one on!  Thanks!  


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So even if I buy it with silver, WG will donate money to save the USS Texas?

Gallant Prime #3 Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:03 AM

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View Postbutsubutsu, on 08 November 2017 - 11:56 PM, said:

So even if I buy it with silver, WG will donate money to save the USS Texas?

 

That's what the article says--100 percent of proceeds.  I am assuming the silver purchase rate, and it would be nice of WG to confirm, but every bit helps I think.    


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butsubutsu #4 Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

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View PostGallant Prime, on 09 November 2017 - 06:03 AM, said:

 

That's what the article says--100 percent of proceeds.  I am assuming the silver purchase rate, and it would be nice of WG to confirm, but every bit helps I think.    

 

If that is so, then I will paint all my tank with that emblem. 

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View PostGallant Prime, on 09 November 2017 - 01:03 AM, said:

 

That's what the article says--100 percent of proceeds.  I am assuming the silver purchase rate, and it would be nice of WG to confirm, but every bit helps I think.    

 

would love some WG confirmation on this so we dont waste all our silver for nothing

butsubutsu #6 Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

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View Postleova, on 09 November 2017 - 08:45 AM, said:

 

would love some WG confirmation on this so we dont waste all our silver for nothing

 

+1 Agree!

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Gave already in WoWs.

 


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ITz Sam C 97 #8 Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

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Plot twist: Everyone buys with silver and WG goes bankrupt donating all their money 

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View PostITz Sam C 97, on 09 November 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

Plot twist: Everyone buys with silver and WG goes bankrupt donating all their money 

 

Not gonna happen. Thanks to the HMH AMX duo.

 

Makes you wonder why they don't donate the funds from the 60 quid or more bundles rather than the emblem that costs about 1 quid.


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ares-servant #10 Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

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Its a pretty cool little boat. Until recently we would take some kids from our youth group to spend the night every year. If WG is going to donate from silver just sitting around I would be extremely impressed and definitely take part.

 


 


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View PostCorporal Derpy, on 09 November 2017 - 09:12 AM, said:

 

Not gonna happen. Thanks to the HMH AMX duo.

 

Makes you wonder why they don't donate the funds from the 60 quid or more bundles rather than the emblem that costs about 1 quid.

To get people to spend real money on silver instead if just donating it themselves?

 

 

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View PostGallant Prime, on 09 November 2017 - 05:44 AM, said:

So as a very young child I had the chance to go on the USS Texas.  I think my mom has some photos, and I still have a brass desk paperweight from the time.  Anyway, I could not help but notice the article about saving the USS Texas, and in particular that:

 

For every "Giving Thanks" emblem purchased with Silver or Gold in World of Tanks during the month of November, Wargaming will donate 100% of net proceeds to the Battleship Texas Foundation. (emphasis added)

 

I know that there are tier Xs to buy but if you have some silver to spare it would be nice to donate to help save this part of history and it does not cost you anything really.  I have purchased with silver the "Giving Thanks" symbol for several of my tanks for 30 days and I hope many of you will do the same.  And if you have extra gold just laying about, feel free to use that as well!

 

If you see me in game in a tank not sporting a symbol, message me to slap one on!  Thanks!  

 

I hadn't noticed the silver bit.  +1

If WG confirms then I will get some. Even though I'll probably never get within a thousand miles of her, it's protecting an important part of maritime history, regardless of which nation you come from. I used to love to go visit HMS Victory every year as a child. Landmarks like that are important for future generations to feel connected to the past. 

 



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View Postbutsubutsu, on 08 November 2017 - 11:56 PM, said:

So even if I buy it with silver, WG will donate money to save the USS Texas?

 

That's correct :)  

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View PostRaiBOT01, on 09 November 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

 

That's correct :)  

 

oh man I think you just bankrupted a lot of Silver accounts!

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Guessing I can't just donate 45 million silver to the cause?... Got about 49 right now, or was it 59?..... I'll try buying some embilems either way to help out tonight.

 

WG once again showing how awesome they are. 

 

Edit- 5/6 million spent last night on these. Hope to do another 5/6 tonight. ( hopefully destroying and re applying counts as its still charging me )

 

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Time to grind some silver for the emblems. (I've got around $4M right now)

I last was on the USS Texas probably 10 years ago. I did drive down to Corpus and tour'd the USS Lexington last year with the family.

 

 


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Wonder this myself. Well then time for alot of paint jobs. Ive been using silver alot lately grinding(buying tanks) and am down 20 mil or so but still have 85 mil. So Im on my way to the paint shop. :great:


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View PostGallant Prime, on 09 November 2017 - 12:44 AM, said:

For every "Giving Thanks" emblem purchased with Silver or Gold in World of Tanks during the month of November, Wargaming will donate 100% of net proceeds to the Battleship Texas Foundation. (emphasis added)

I'm all in favor of doing this, for I have like 41,000,000 silver in reserve. But what I don't understand is how my use of in game silver translates to real world money to help the contribution. This silver didn't cost me anything except thousands of sessions of being under tiered, beating up on the bully bigger tanks as I was able.

How does this virtual silver with no monetary value generate real world Battleship saving bucks?

 

Gold, I understand.






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