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zerberr #861 Posted Jun 08 2013 - 09:11

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Wow.. there is "mini-maus" on ebay right now, for EU server (someone selling old bonus code).

Guess what is current bid? $161...

Rosh87 #862 Posted Jun 10 2013 - 09:20

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Please give us chance to get that MG-LT thing with the twin linked cannons (the Tier-3 premium) for USA !  it looks like a lot of fun.  Think of the mass $$ you made with the Type-62 sale a while back ....now think of how much we would like to pay for some of these other fun / unique tanks.  WE HAVE MONEY WG !   Please let us give it to you :-)

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View PostMajor_Rampage, on Feb 27 2013 - 04:39, said:

Howdy Tankers!


I know there has been a lot of discussion about the various premium tanks and what is available in the gift shop, each week when the specials come out.

When it comes to the following tanks,  there is no current plan to release them back into the gift shop:
  • MTLS-1G14
  • BT-SV
  • SU-85I
  • PzKpfw II Ausf. J
  • PzKpfw IV Hydraulic
  • KV-220

Can I just say; We (the once very-rarely used NA SuperTest team) tested these, and a lot of us liked them. They never made it to the gift shop in the first place like a LOT of us had hoped for. They never even made it to the retail box versions we were told about. They're scarcely seen in gaming con's and events where those people will play them there - quite badly I might add.

These are vaporware for the masses, and to be honest, I can't see any real reason why - none of these were particularly OP, just quirky and interesting little crew trainers. So why were these excluded from being offered?

Harnisfechten #864 Posted Jun 10 2013 - 22:09

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View PostSeanPwnery, on Jun 10 2013 - 22:05, said:

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Can I just say we tested these and a lot of us liked them. They never made it to the gift shop in the first place like a LOT of us had hoped for. They never even made it to the retail box versions we were told about. They're scarcely seen in gaming con's and events where those people will play them there - quite badly I might add.

These are vaporware for the masses, and to be honest, I can't see any real reason why - none of these were particularly OP, just quirky and interesting little crew trainers. So why were these excluded from being offered?
some of them seem to be on sale in the beta of WoT for the Xbox

SeanPwnery #865 Posted Jun 10 2013 - 22:25

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View PostHarnisfechten, on Jun 10 2013 - 22:09, said:

some of them seem to be on sale in the beta of WoT for the Xbox

I would have been *really* better off not knowing that *rageface*

you should add a screen cap of that for hypocracy posterity.

Harnisfechten #866 Posted Jun 10 2013 - 22:34

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here. Check out the screenshots they provide. Look closely.

http://wt360e.com/en...ying-new-tanks/

Edited by Harnisfechten, Jun 10 2013 - 22:35.


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http://wt360e.com/dc...EFIX=/dcont/fb/

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I'm trying to think of how this would go at my own job.

"Hi, I'd like to buy a ____."

"No."

"No?  Is this where you buy ____s?"

"Yeah."

"So can't I get a ____?"

"No."

"Are you out of ____s?"

"Nope.  Matter of fact, all I have to do it click a button and create an infinite number of them."

"Then why can't I get one?"

"Dunno."

"Does your boss know you aren't selling ____s?"

"Yeah.  We get this question a lot, people reeeally seem to want ____s.  He says not to."

"Is there some reason you aren't selling ____s in a ____ store?"

"Not really."

"Do they maybe cost a lot to produce?"

"No, they cost zero to produce.  Absolutely zero."

"So wait, you make 100% profit and you still won't sell the ____s you have in stock?"

"We have a lot of other ____s to sell."

"But I can't have a ____?"

"Righto."

"Let me get this straight... this is a ____ store, you have ____s in stock, they cost you nothing to produce, can be produced instantly at infinite quantities and are pure profit to sell, lots of people seem to want them, there's no reason to NOT sell them that any one knows of... but you won't sell any?"

"NOW YOU'VE GOT IT!"

"GRAAAAAHHHHH!!!"

"We do now sell them at our new store across town though.  But not here."

"WHY????"

"Because @^%$ you, that's why.  By the way, they closed 5 minutes ago."

EDIT: Come to think of it, I can see why they do this, that would be hilarious.

Edited by Jesse_the_Scout, Jun 11 2013 - 01:50.


Harnisfechten #869 Posted Jun 11 2013 - 00:47

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it's ridiculous. I think they seriously do it on purpose. They purposely do things to try and piss us off.

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View PostHarnisfechten, on Jun 10 2013 - 22:34, said:

here. Check out the screenshots they provide. Look closely.

http://wt360e.com/en...ying-new-tanks/
Is this a joke?

Since 2 of these rare tanks are available for the 360 version does it mean they will also be coming to the PC version as well?

Harnisfechten #871 Posted Jun 11 2013 - 05:02

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View PostCFagan1987, on Jun 11 2013 - 04:19, said:

Is this a joke?

Since 2 of these rare tanks are available for the 360 version does it mean they will also be coming to the PC version as well?
doubt it. There logic will probably be that it's a different game, so they can offer different tanks.

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View PostHarnisfechten, on Jun 11 2013 - 05:02, said:

doubt it. There logic will probably be that it's a different game, so they can offer different tanks.
Yes but they are trying to universalize economics. thats why we can buy back 1 prem tank that was sold back to your account. And with that said thats whats causing a debate within WG.

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This is damn stupid. Just sell me a BT-SV.

Harnisfechten #874 Posted Jun 11 2013 - 11:21

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View PostDracoArgentum, on Jun 11 2013 - 10:01, said:

This is damn stupid. Just sell me a BT-SV.
just get WoT for the XBOX when it comes out. It will probably have the BT-SV for sale as a regular premium tank  :trollface:

Ericridge #875 Posted Jun 11 2013 - 14:02

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Everyone!

http://forum.worldof...n-beta-sherman/

C'mon make the beta sherman available to everyone!

Russians have it, europeans have it, sea have it, why not us!



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Now that some of these tanks are going on sale in the Xbox version (I see the E4 Sherman and the MTLS) theres no excuse to not sell these tanks...

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View PostSeanPwnery, on Jun 10 2013 - 22:05, said:

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Can I just say; We (the once very-rarely used NA SuperTest team) tested these, and a lot of us liked them. They never made it to the gift shop in the first place like a LOT of us had hoped for. They never even made it to the retail box versions we were told about. They're scarcely seen in gaming con's and events where those people will play them there - quite badly I might add.

These are vaporware for the masses, and to be honest, I can't see any real reason why - none of these were particularly OP, just quirky and interesting little crew trainers. So why were these excluded from being offered?

You can buy the Russian box set that has a code for the MTLS-1G14, Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J, BT-SV, and SU-85I. Cost is about $100 plus about $50 shipping and supposedly the code works on all servers. I believe Jingles on Youtube has used it on the EU server.

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View PostThe_Bard, on Jun 12 2013 - 15:15, said:

You can buy the Russian box set that has a code for the MTLS-1G14, Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J, BT-SV, and SU-85I. Cost is about $100 plus about $50 shipping and supposedly the code works on all servers. I believe Jingles on Youtube has used it on the EU server.
1) the box comes with 1. you choose between the german or russian box, which give the PzIIj or the BT-SV
2) Jingles has said he tried to order the box, but couldn't get it to work on the russian website.

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View PostHarnisfechten, on Jun 12 2013 - 18:46, said:

1) the box comes with 1. you choose between the german or russian box, which give the PzIIj or the BT-SV
2) Jingles has said he tried to order the box, but couldn't get it to work on the russian website.

So $150 for a low level ultra rare premium that may or may not work on the NA server. Worth it to someone I bet.

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View PostThe_Bard, on Jun 12 2013 - 19:54, said:

So $150 for a low level ultra rare premium that may or may not work on the NA server. Worth it to someone I bet.

All i read is WG is being lame.

Edited by Ericridge, Jun 12 2013 - 20:02.