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Gift received December 2015

The popup message when receiving a gift

Not to be confused with the daily gifts.

Gifts are a feature in Tanki Online, allowing players to send custom messages to one another. Gifts were introduced during the New Years celebrations, in December 2015, and can be sent via in the "Special" section of the garage, where all available gifts are listed. The can be sent by players at the rank of Staff Sergeant or higher.

Mechanism

Each gift has its own price and look, and requires entering the addressee, and a message no longer than 250 characters; it is not needed to be someone's friend in order to send them a message.

When receiving a postcard, a popup message with a gift icon would appear in the targeted tanker's screen, with an option for viewing the postcard right away or closing the popup. All postcards that the player has received will be featured in a new section in their garage, under the "Gifts" tab, which is used as a mailbox, and will only be visible if the player has at least received 1 gift. Clicking a gift from the bottom rail under that section will display it on the right window of the garage (where description of items is normally displayed), displaying the gift name, the image of the gift, the name of the sender, the sending date and the custom message.

History

Gifts were announced on December 23, 2015,[1] and introduced on December 25, 2015, as part of the annual Holiday celebrations. There were initially 4 different gifts, which were removed on January 11, 2016.

On January 15, 2016, it was announced in the Tanki V-Log that permanent gifts, as well as some unique gifts for special events, will be introduced to the game. The gifts were added on January 27, 2016.[2]

On February 5, 2016, and until the 10th, the Brazilian servers of tanki had 3 special gifts for the annual Carnival Celebrations.[3]

On March 2, 2015, it became impossible for banned players to send a gift with a custom message. Instead, the gift would be added a predetermined text.[4]

List of gifts

Ordinary gifts

Gift Price Description Icon Postcard image
Badge 200 A branded badge is the best way to tell a friend that he's a real tanker. Gift icon Badge Gift image Badge
Like 1,000 Send a thumbs up to someone who has impressed you in a battle. Gift icon Like Gift image Like
Dislike 1,000 A thumbs down is the perfect answer to anything you don't like. Gift icon Dislike Gift image Dislike
Helmet 2,000 A tank helmet is an essential piece of equipment for any seasoned player. Gift icon Helmet Gift image Helmet
Bro! 2,000 A Tanki statuette granting +1 to coolness. Gift icon Bro! Gift image Bro!
Teddy Bear 2,000 The best way to confess your feelings to someone you care about. Gift icon Teddy Bear Gift image Teddy Bear
Tangled Turret 2,000 Sometimes you just end up playing in the same team as these guys. That hurts, we know. Gift icon Tangled Turret Gift image Tangled Turret
Claws 2,000 When someone's hands are simply not meant to be used for playing video games... Gift icon Claws Gift image Claws
Golden Wrench 10,000 A golden wrench is the perfect gift, even for tankers with the most sophisticated taste. Gift icon Golden Wrench Gift image Golden Wrench
Blue Sphere 100,500 The legendary Blue Sphere. Yep, this is it. Gift icon Blue Sphere Gift image Blue Sphere

Special gifts

December 2015

These were the first ever gifts, and the lowest rank required for sending them was Corporal.

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Christmas Tree 250 Gift icon Christmas Tree Gift image Christmas Tree December 25, 2015 January 11, 2016 No
Snowman 1,000 Gift icon Snowman Gift image Snowman December 25, 2015 January 11, 2016 No
Wasp+Smoky 5,000 Gift icon Wasp+Smoky Gift image Wasp+Smoky December 25, 2015 January 11, 2016 No
Christmas Toy 10,000 Gift icon Christmas Toy Gift image Christmas Toy December 25, 2015 January 11, 2016 No

2016 Brazilian Carnival Celebrations

These gifts were released for the annual Carnival Celebrations, of the Brazilian version of Tanki.

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Pistola de água 2,000 Gift icon Pistola de água Gift image Pistola de água February 5, 2016 February 10, 2016 No
Máscara 2,000 Gift icon Máscara Gift image Máscara February 5, 2016 February 10, 2016 No
Chapéu 2,000 Gift icon Chapéu Gift image Chapéu February 5, 2016 February 10, 2016 No

2016 Valentine's Day Celebrations

The Valentine's Day Celebrations of 2016 had begun on February 14, at 02:00 (UTC), and ended after 24 hours.[5]

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Valentine Card 1,000 Gift icon Valentine Card Gift image Valentine Card February 14, 2016 February 15, 2016 No
Cupid 2,000 Gift icon Cupid Gift image Cupid February 14, 2016 February 15, 2016 No
Golden Harpoon 10,000 Gift icon Golden Harpoon Gift image Golden Harpoon February 14, 2016 February 15, 2016 No

Redpool Event

The Redpool Event began on February 19, 2016, at 02:00 (UTC), and will end on March 4.[6]

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Chimichanga 2,000 Gift icon Chimichanga Gift image Chimichanga February 19, 2016 March 4, 2016 No

2016 Iron Days

The Iron Days event of 2016 began on February 23, 2016, at 02:00 (UTC), and ended on February 27, 2016.[7]

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Dog Tags 1,000 Gift icon Dog Tags Gift image Dog Tags February 23, 2016 February 27, 2016 No
Toy Tank 2,000 Gift icon Toy Tank Gift image Toy Tank February 23, 2016 February 27, 2016 No
Gold Watch 10,000 Gift icon Gold Watch Gift image Gold Watch February 23, 2016 February 27, 2016 No

2016 Women's Day

The 2016 Women's Day celebrations will start in Tanki on March 7, at 02:00 (UTC), and last 3 days.

Gift Price Icon Postcard image Release dates Available?
From To
Box of Chocolates 1,000 Gift icon Box of Chocolates Gift image Box of Chocolates March 7, 2016 March 10, 2016 No
Bouquet of Roses 2,000 Gift icon Bouquet of Roses Gift image Bouquet of Roses March 7, 2016 March 10, 2016 No
Gold Necklace 10,000 Gift icon Gold Necklace Gift image Gold Necklace March 7, 2016 March 10, 2016 No

Trivia

  • The various types of gifts a player has received and their quantities are listed in the player's statistics page.
  • The Blue Sphere was originally available for one day only in April 2011, though as a prop and not as a gift. The sphere actually did nothing, and the next day it was removed the garages of those who had bought it, in favor of a full refund for its price. The price was also 100,500 crystals, but since The Rebalance hadn't been implemented back then, the price is equivalent to 1,005,000 crystals of today's standards.

Sources and references

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