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I keep getting these little do dads for my "collections" but what the hell are they and how do they work? I don't understand why you have all this crapgoing on it's all very confusing.....

 

 

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7 minutes ago, vapor33 said:

I keep getting these little do dads for my "collections" but what the hell are they and how do they work? I don't understand why you have all this crapgoing on it's all very confusing.....

 

 

screen shot might help however sounds like your getting event bonuses

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Possible your account level isn’t high enough yet?

In any case; in your port UI, upper right, click on profile.

On the left side should be tabs for the display of different information, (stats, achievements, Ranked level,) one of them should be ‘collections,’ if your account level is high enough for those to be active.

Completing collections awards different things you can use on ships, (usually one fleet at a time, right now it’s Russians,) like alternate camo color schemes, and the ability to mount two flags, instead of one.

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15 minutes ago, vapor33 said:

I keep getting these little do dads for my "collections" but what the hell are they and how do they work? I don't understand why you have all this crapgoing on it's all very confusing.....

 

 

https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Collections

Collections are a fun game within the game for most people. I find the historicity of them interesting. When completed they give you certain rewards. It's all there for the reading if you look.

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20 minutes ago, vapor33 said:

I keep getting these little do dads for my "collections" but what the hell are they and how do they work? I don't understand why you have all this crapgoing on it's all very confusing.....

Whoa, whoa...slow your roll.  Be patient and you will learn the ins and outs of the game.  Asking questions here will help you considerably, and we will try to help you understand things.

"Collections" are just a way to earn free stuff.  Ignore them if you want...although I don't know why you would want to ignore free stuff.

There are multiple collections available to progress on, but you can only earn pieces for one collection at a time.

When you are in port, just below the big orange "Battle" button, you will see four tabs.  One of those is "Profile".  Click on it.  Once you do, on the left side of your screen you will see more tabs.  One of those is "Collections".  Click on it.

Once there, you will see a row of golden keys near the top of the screen.  Each one is an available Collection.  You may need to use the little "<" or ">" to scroll through them.  If there are several available to you, click on each key (or Collection) and see which you have the most pieces for.  You will also see a "Collecting" and "Don't collect" toggle towards the right side of the screen.  Once you choose a Collection to work on, make sure "Collecting" is selected for it.

When you earn one of your daily XP containers, you will also have a chance at earning a collection piece.  It may be one you don't have, or it may be a duplicate of one you already earned.  Eventually, you can trade in duplicates for missing collection pieces, but you do not want to trade in duplicates until you have enough to buy all remaining missing pieces of that particular collection.  To buy a missing collection piece for duplicates, hover your mouse over the missing collection piece and left click.  It will tell you how many duplicates are required to buy the missing piece (typically 5), and ask you to confirm if you want to trade.

Each Collection may have several pages...look at the bottom of the screen for the green bubbles.  Toggle through them to see how many pages of collectibles there are for that Collection.  Each page will have an award for completion (hover your mouse over the smaller, bottom container toward the right of your screen on each page), and an overall award for completing the entire collection (hover your mouse over the larger, top container on any page within that Collection.

Once you finish a Collection, select another one and work on it.  And so on.

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Cool, appreciate the explanations. I do have access to them and I've been able to view them for awhile, just didn't know what the hell it was for lol.

Attached ss of one I have some items to....nothing fancy.

Thanks again everyone :)

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I have a clan mate who is at 15 but Collections do not show in his profile. Am I missing something simple to tell him? I thought they are automatically available once you get to 15. Any help is appreciated.

 

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21 minutes ago, Admiralstinkypants said:

I have a clan mate who is at 15 but Collections do not show in his profile. Am I missing something simple to tell him? I thought they are automatically available once you get to 15. Any help is appreciated.

 

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By account level 15 you have access to everything. Has he been playing when a collection came out? Has he bought one of the old collection containers in the Armory? If you don't start a collection, past ones will not show up.

 

If none of those apply, I  would suggest he run the WGCheck program to see if there is a problem with the client.

https://na.wargaming.net/support/en/products/wows/article/19431/

 

Then opening a support ticket if no problems are found.

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27 minutes ago, Admiralstinkypants said:

I have a clan mate who is at 15 but Collections do not show in his profile. Am I missing something simple to tell him? I thought they are automatically available once you get to 15. Any help is appreciated.

The Ranks you are looking at are related to Ranked or Sprint Battles and are not related to Collections.

Click the Tab below that one that says Collections.

If he's still fairly new, he may not have any collections active ... there are normally 3 ways to start a collections ... as part of an Event, at the end of a Campaign or by buying a "starter" piece in the Armoury.

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10 minutes ago, Kizarvexis said:

By account level 15 you have access to everything. Has he been playing when a collection came out? Has he bought one of the old collection containers in the Armory? If you don't start a collection, past ones will not show up.

same lv15 no collections tab, just recently came back so fresh client DL and ran check too.

link says:

A separate album is added to a player's account for each collection after they earn the first item from a collection, but the button to see the album only becomes visible in their tab after obtaining that first item.

 

doesn't mention tab though ...

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8 minutes ago, Ozium said:

same lv15 no collections tab, just recently came back so fresh client DL and ran check too.

link says:

A separate album is added to a player's account for each collection after they earn the first item from a collection, but the button to see the album only becomes visible in their tab after obtaining that first item.

 

doesn't mention tab though ...

Some collections can only be had in particular event containers. The Armory has some of them you can buy to start a collection. If the collection tab doesn't show up after you open an event box with collection items, you definitely want to open a ticket with support.

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Has anyone else noticed that the Russian collection is taking forever to complete? First noticed it with those cartoon little girls but figured it was because there were just so many items so when the Russian event started, bailed on those and went after that. I still lack close to half of the items as I seem to just keeping duplicates when I get a piece. The drop rate seems lower IMHO. I find it particularly annoying because when done, you can adjust the camo colors and fly two flags on Russian ships. I already farmed the Oct Rev crates using dups so I could get oil, the contents were just premium time that I have no interest in any longer.

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On 7/21/2019 at 10:42 PM, vapor33 said:

I keep getting these little do dads for my "collections" but what the hell are they and how do they work? I don't understand why you have all this crapgoing on it's all very confusing.....

Apparently you never heard of the wiki, either.

https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Collections

 

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On 7/30/2019 at 12:07 AM, Taylor3006 said:

Has anyone else noticed that the Russian collection is taking forever to complete? First noticed it with those cartoon little girls but figured it was because there were just so many items so when the Russian event started, bailed on those and went after that. I still lack close to half of the items as I seem to just keeping duplicates when I get a piece. The drop rate seems lower IMHO. I find it particularly annoying because when done, you can adjust the camo colors and fly two flags on Russian ships. I already farmed the Oct Rev crates using dups so I could get oil, the contents were just premium time that I have no interest in any longer.

Just finished it day before yesterday and yes it seemed to take forever.

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6 minutes ago, midnight_sunshine said:

My duplicates exchange is not working on the Russian collection.  Has duplicate exchange been stopped?

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