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pizzastorm #1 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 17:46

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Hey Tankers!


Just re-posting this since it disappeared a while ago. Some of it may be a bit out of date and of course it is subject to change. 


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I know there have been quite a number of questions surrounding various tanks that are not currently available on the NA/EU/SEA Server. Below, you’ll find an update of their status, along with a quick note of my own personal opinion on whether or not you should expect them to become available.

The following tanks are Alpha and Beta gift tanks; they were given to players that met particular criteria during the Alpha and Beta test phase. There are no plans to put these tanks in the Gift Shop.

  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha German Tier VI Medium Tank
  • M4A2E4 Sherman Tier V Medium Tank

The next group of tanks are the pre-order vehicles. There was an understanding with those who pre-purchased the physical game bundles that these tanks would never be released on the NA or EU servers. We’re upholding that agreement so don’t expect to see them back on the market.
  • M6A2E1 Tier 8 US Heavy Tank
  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Tier VI German Medium Tank
  • A-32 Tier IV Soviet Medium Tank

 

The next group of tanks are Clan and Clan Wars reward vehicles. These tanks were prizes for those who have done well in Clan or Clan Wars events. We do not have any plans to sell these vehicles.

 

  • M60 Tier X US Medium Tank
  • VK 72.01K Tier X German Heavy Tank
  • Object 907 Tier X Soviet Medium Tank

 


The group of tanks appearing below have been set aside as gift tanks. These may occasionally show up as a bonus in a Gift Shop package, or be handed out during the holidays or other special events, but these tanks will not be sold on their own.
 

  • T1E6 US Tier II Light Tank
  • Tetrarch Soviet Tier II Light Tank
  • Te-Ke
  • LTP
  • Light Mk. VIC,  
  • T7 CC
  • WZ-111 Tier VIII Chinese Heavy Tank

Some tanks have been removed from the in-game Store and Gift Shop due to balance concerns. They aren't over powered for their tier, but they have not been re calibrated as premium vehicles. Simply put, they don’t earn the proper amount of Credits and there aren't plans to adjust them at this time. Occasionally, you may see these vehicles as rewards for contests or other high-profile events.


 
  • Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) Tier IV German Heavy Tank (Available in gift shop)
  • BT-SV Tier 3 Soviet Light Tank (Available in gift shop)
  • 105 leFH18B2 Tier V French SPG
  • KV-5 Soviet Tier VIII Heavy Tank
  • T23E3 Tier VII US Medium Tank
  • KV-220 Beta-Test Soviet Tier V Heavy Tank

A few vehicles have been removed from the game gift shop and in game purchase simply because, on average, they ‘over perform’ when matched into their own tier, but don’t scale well into higher tier games. It’s unlikely that they will ever return to the Gift Shop.


 
  • Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) Tier II German Light Tanks
  • Type 59 Tier VIII Medium Tank
  • Type 62 Chinese Tier VII Light Tank

The following tank was initially a reward for completing the in-game training tutorial and may make a return as a similar reward in the future.


 
  • M3 Light Tier III Soviet Light Tank

The tank below has been removed from the Gift Shop and in-game Store for balance issues. This was a tank that was under powered for its tier, due to mechanics changes. Back on sale now (8.8)


 
  • T26E4 Super Pershing Tier VIII Medium Tank - back on sale

The following tanks are only available in retail packages currently on the RU website. We don’t any official plans to make them available on the NA/EU server at this time.


 
  • Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J Tier III German Light Tank
  • MTLS-1G14 Tier III US Light Tank

Some tanks have not been released even though they have been present on previous versions of the Super Test or Common Test Servers. At this time, we don’t have any sort of timeline as to when/if you can expect to see them again.
 

 

  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Hydraulic Tier V German Medium Tank

The following tanks was removed from the game in patch 0.6.5 and replaced by the now tier 8 M26 Pershing. If this tank is returned to game we will make a future announcement.


 
  • T23 Tier VIII Medium US Tank

The following tank was only released on the Chinese server, due to its double income and experience earning there are no plans to introduce it on the NA/EU Server.


 
  • Type 59 G Tier VIII Chinese Medium

I wish I had more detailed news I could share with you about each tank, but I hope this clears up some of the confusion about the status of the tanks above. There is a lot of game production on everybody’s plates, but as we increase our bandwidth and complete other tasks, we’ll hopefully be able to turn our attention to the vehicle you've got your eye on.

ApplesauceBandit #2 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 17:54

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A lot of that should still be updated.  Te-Ke, LTP, Light Mk. VIC,  and T7 CC are missing from there.  There's also the panzer iv hyrdaulic which you can now get from buying certain packages, plus the SU-85I is in the in game store.  The MTLS-1G14 also isn't on sale for any server except maybe the Chinese one.  CW rewards like the M60 and T23E3 are also missing.  There's also tanks like the T44-85 and SU-76i missing too.

General_Walton_H_Walker #3 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 17:57

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Should KV-220 (not the beta one) be added to the list with the KV-5?

 

edit: also possibly the pz4 hydro because it appeared in those Razer packages?  



SlyGambit #4 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 17:58

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You may want to add the CW reward tanks.

weesh #5 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:01

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it's good to have honesty and openness with regard to these vehicles 

Oosa #6 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:02

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View Postpizzastorm, on Aug 14 2014 - 18:46, said:

A few vehicles have been removed from the game gift shop and in game purchase simply because, on average, they ‘over perform’ when matched into their own tier, but don’t scale well into higher tier games. It’s unlikely that they will ever return to the Gift Shop.

  • Type 59 Tier VIII Medium Tank

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH, Type 59 isn't even near OP anymore now that it has been whacked by the nerfbat so many times. RIP 2011-2013



Reppic27 #7 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:04

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I, for one, am very pleased that this post has come back. Coming back to WoT from other games (and their respective forums), I always appreciate and value the support and interactions WG staff has with its gaming community.

 

Thanks again. 

 

P.S.: My wallet is waiting for new Premium tanks, willing and waiting ! 



TheBigOso #8 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:05

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nice info, i want the pz2j

scyorkie #9 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:10

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Might want to correct the bit regarding the SU-85I.

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what about the m60, and the vk72.01k

GenPanzer #11 Posted Aug 14 2014 - 18:15

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You mean this is the NA rules. Didn't the EU server just have the M4A2E4 Sherman Tier V Medium Tank in the gift shop?

 



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Nice job. A couple of edits I might suggest:

 

MTLS has never been sold, to the best of my knowledge, but I could be wrong.

Retail packages are not available on RU (WG) website. Only through third-party sellers.

SU-85I is now available as a regular premium.

T23 returned as Tier VII T23E3, CW (campaign) reward tank, may eventually be available by "other means" (or so it was announced).

M3LL sometimes sold as "bonus" tank, like the other "freemiums"

 

PS: Sell the Type 59! :veryhappy:



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View Postscyorkie, on Aug 14 2014 - 14:10, said:

Might want to correct the bit regarding the SU-85I.

 

 

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Type 59 honestly isn't anywhere near the level it was at on DoR.

It should be allowed to be up for resale again because honestly... the t34-3 is a garbage tank to train crews in.



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Forgot the T95E6 if it becomes a prize tank

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View Postpizzastorm, on Aug 14 2014 - 09:46, said:

 


The tank below has been removed from the Gift Shop and in-game Store for balance issues. This was a tank that was under powered for its tier, due to mechanics changes. Back on sale now (8.8)


 
  • T26E4 Super Pershing Tier VIII Medium Tank - back on sale

 

good job wargaming. you defenitly fixed that "underpowered for its tier" thing.

yeah....defenitly fixed.

 

by nerfing its armor and givign it a buff that doesnt even work due to its engine being bad.  its slower than all heavys of its tier. its armor is bad for all heavys. and its gun is bad for heavys.

 

the gun it has is designed for a tank that can shoot the sides of enemy tanks. but w8. its not fast enough to do that.

 

hell its armor has so many weakspots.

 

the moment u see an IS-3 or Is-6. you know u are fked unless you spend a ton on gold. for 240 dmg each...gonna be ALOT of gold.

 

 

ffs...at least ADMIT you messed up on fixing the tank. i mean, look at all the tier 8 prem heavys/TDs. they work

 

look at the Super P, look at hte T-34-3.

 

what is it with you being so AGAINST making a medium that is balanced for its tier. why are they all so underpowered?

T-34-3 is essentially a KV-85! (yes the tank that isnt out yet...at tier 6!!!)

 


Edited by Amberpaw, Aug 14 2014 - 18:38.


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Su-85I is being sold is it not?



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Indeed?

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View PostMacabe, on Aug 14 2014 - 11:34, said:

Su-85I is being sold is it not?

yeah i got one but your better off getting a SU-85 :trollface: combo of a SU-85 and a Stug III (SU's gun and stug's mobility)



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View PostAmberpaw, on Aug 14 2014 - 19:30, said:

 

good job wargaming. you defenitly fixed that "underpowered for its tier" thing.

yeah....defenitly fixed.

 

by nerfing its armor and givign it a buff that doesnt even work due to its engine being bad.  its slower than all heavys of its tier. its armor is bad for all heavys. and its gun is bad for heavys.

 

the gun it has is designed for a tank that can shoot the sides of enemy tanks. but w8. its not fast enough to do that.

 

hell its armor has so many weakspots.

 

the moment u see an IS-3 or Is-6. you know u are fked unless you spend a ton on gold. for 240 dmg each...gonna be ALOT of gold.

 

 

ffs...at least ADMIT you messed up on fixing the tank. i mean, look at all the tier 8 prem heavys/TDs. they work

 

look at the Super P, look at hte T-34-3.

 

what is it with you being so AGAINST making a medium that is balanced for its tier. why are they all so underpowered?

T-34-3 is essentially a KV-85! (yes the tank that isnt out yet...at tier 6!!!)

 

 

Why would you compare the SP to a Heavy? Compare it to a medium. The armor is fantastic compared to the M26. You don't have to be fast to get side shots, you have to play smart.

 

I think WG is a bit timid to release a medium that plays like a true medium (Type 59 for example) because true medium tanks are so versatile and that is what makes them so dangerous.






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