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CaptainNoch_01 #1 Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:40 AM

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Lately, I just can't seem to understand but somehow, WG Asia and its premium shop is the most 'colourful' compared to those of other servers. A lot of "controversial" and rare tanks have been popping out every week, sometimes accompanied with a bundle that includes gold. Yesterday, WG added Obj 252U/ Defender into the shop. A couple of weeks ago, it was the IS-3A. And since Christmas, Skorpion G has been on the shop at least once a week each month.

 

Is WG Asia just selling these tanks to 'grab' more money and attract players to remain (if that even makes sense) or is there a reason for them selling these tanks left right and centre when just last year, they were rare and only obtainable through special occasions or the infamous holiday lootboxes.

 

Current Tanks that have made an appearence:

Skorpion (G)

SU-130PM

Chrysler K

IS-3A

Obj 252U/ Defender

T-44-100

 

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KV-5

ISU-130

Pz.III K


Edited by CaptainNoch_01, 21 May 2019 - 08:44 AM.

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Aoyama_Blue_Mountain #2 Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:05 AM

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Defender price increased tho.

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Profanisaurus #3 Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:15 AM

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They still won't swap out my Black Chrysler for a tank barbieable one so they are dead to me.

samibsal #4 Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:28 AM

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they know asia players dont care about skill so lets have them alternative

Sir_Direkin #5 Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:08 AM

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View Postsamibsal, on 21 May 2019 - 09:28 AM, said:

they know asia players dont care about skill so lets have them alternative

 

They don't seem to care about winning either, just "shoot red tank, beep boop". Actually sometimes it's "shoot green tank" too.

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The ongoing delusion that game play is somehow better on other servers amuses me. 

samibsal #7 Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

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View PostSir_Direkin, on 21 May 2019 - 07:08 AM, said:

 

They don't seem to care about winning either, just "shoot red tank, beep boop". Actually sometimes it's "shoot green tank" too.

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CaptainNoch_01 #8 Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

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View PostAoyama_Blue_Mountain, on 21 May 2019 - 09:05 AM, said:

Defender price increased tho.

 

Price may have increased but as in Economics, if the tank is desirable (for some), they will still buy it. I'd say the Defender's price is increased due to the 3750 gold bundle it comes with. Remove that gold bundle and it can easily cost as much as a Löwe.

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Bash_sh #9 Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:27 PM

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let me get this str8, you want to spend real money on this game, and you complain about the money grab in the prem shop ?

what is that saying " an idiot and his homey ....", WG is knows it very well ...

 

 



spacewolf #10 Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

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I'm curious to know how the OP knows what specials pop up in other servers. 

 

Granted we're getting a few, and some of them may be a little more rare and/or desirable than other offerings, but if you already own the tank then why is it a concern?

 

I get that I'm posting from a position of severe apathy and the most logical response is that you may have paid more for it to get it earlier, but that's the cost of getting a reasonably rare tank before everyone else. Those economics work in the real world also - in the bike world, you pay a premium if you want the first of anything, then as the mainstream users start buying in the cost goes down. The same can be said in the technology world too - there's many cases of this.

 

Is it a last gasp for WG? Probably not yet, but we have all watched this developing, and I suspect it'll start getting more common with rarer tanks eventually. 


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CaptainNoch_01 #11 Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

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View Postspacewolf, on 21 May 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

I'm curious to know how the OP knows what specials pop up in other servers. 

 

Granted we're getting a few, and some of them may be a little more rare and/or desirable than other offerings, but if you already own the tank then why is it a concern?

 

I get that I'm posting from a position of severe apathy and the most logical response is that you may have paid more for it to get it earlier, but that's the cost of getting a reasonably rare tank before everyone else. Those economics work in the real world also - in the bike world, you pay a premium if you want the first of anything, then as the mainstream users start buying in the cost goes down. The same can be said in the technology world too - there's many cases of this.

 

Is it a last gasp for WG? Probably not yet, but we have all watched this developing, and I suspect it'll start getting more common with rarer tanks eventually. 

 

Simply go to their premium shop and you'll see the specials that pop up there. I'd say, Asia has the most number of specials each week.

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spacewolf #12 Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

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<shrugs> ok, but does it bother you? If so, why?

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CaptainNoch_01 #13 Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

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View PostBash_sh, on 21 May 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

let me get this str8, you want to spend real money on this game, and you complain about the money grab in the prem shop ?

what is that saying " an idiot and his homey ....", WG is knows it very well ...

 

 

 

Am I complaining?

And my decision to spend real money on this game is entirely my affair and having been on this game for nearly six years, it isn't blind spending as compared to those who just began last month and have tier 8 premiums at their disposal.

I call it a money grab because... it could very well be the case. However, I am genuinely interested if there could be a reason for this. Frontlines seem to be a reason they have, selling the IS-3A and Cent 5/1 last week.


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Moved to the appropriate area.

 

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