7th_Cav_Foxtrot, on Mar 29 2012 - 01:41, said:
Question 13: Are there any plans in the works to increase the credit earnings of tier 8 artillery, tier 9 and 10 heavy’s? As it stands right now, many players cannot gain credits when playing these tanks. Even with a win, the loose credits due to ammo cost and high cost of repair.
Answer: I would say no. The point is the vehicle profitability scheme in World of Tanks presumes that if you fancy playing top tiers you’ll have to spend some gaming time on mid-tier tanks. It’s done with purpose: most of these vehicles — the Sherman, the Tiger, the Panther, and the T-34 — are tank-building legends and we encourage players to choose them. That’s why they get the most credits. We are pretty adamant about it, and won’t change our policy. The same principle holds true for the arty. Players with top tier SPGs have to play medium tiers, thus, providing support for the medium tanks that prevail in the game.
According to the "economics" model of the last 7.2 update, almost (I said almost) all medium and many heavy tanks get their credits whacked and their repair costs increased.(easy 8, Jumbo and T29 get slammed) This is a direct contradiction to what was said in the interview. I love to play mediums and mid level TDs, upper tiers cost too much to repair and rearm. The adjustments they have made to the tier 10s still haven't made them appealing to play in my book; they will still cost too much to maintain... just my opinion. Sold my IS-7 for that reason and will sell my IS-4 when they move it to tier 10. I will load my garage with T5 and below and have fun down there. WOT, you havent lost me yet; it is a very fun game to play, but it is becoming harder to justify staying. (of course... if there has been a new economics model posted that I am unaware of... I have egg on my face and a big boot in my mouth)
Well, there is a reason I've had every
tier six arty (and below) in my garage, all have been fully upgraded and elited since last October, AND
every tier 7 arty researched since last December, BUT
I only added a tier 7 to my garage last week
I simply didn't feel like fooling around with the blasted higher tiers. I saw the costs of operating the monsters and decided not to try.