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The_Toaster #1 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 10:26

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Want an elite tank turned into premium? $50. Make it so it could cost gold as well, $50 worth. A token you purchase, then use to make any elite tank in your garage have premium credit and xp gain. You could even limit it so you can't use it on a tier 10 (so there's still a reason for mid tier matches). I'd pay 50 bucks to make my OI a credit grinding machine...

 

Think of the money you'd make, WG. That's right. Money. Cash. SerB fuel. You know it'd make a ton of cash, because there are plenty of tanks that players really enjoy playing and if they could make that tank premium they'd do it.



Huey_Long #2 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 10:29

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No because then everyone could make their seal clubbing machine a premium and this would be so much cancer it would not be funny. People would just do it on OP things. This isn't balanced.

The_Toaster #3 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 10:33

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It could be restricted to certain tiers, and locked for certain tanks that would cause obvious problems...but you can't sit there and say the SU 100Y isn't OP as hell when it's top tier...and the mutz has the ability to outperform half the tier 8 meds in the game.

 

Everything is OP in the right hands.



driesp #4 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 10:37

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A premium Rhm... shut up and take my money!

Medessec #5 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 10:44

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This idea has been posted numerous times in the time I've been on the forums. Roughly the same responses have come up: It's a very appealing idea, but as Lacey mentions... it has severe balancing problems.

 

Sure, it doesn't change the stats of the tanks, but you're getting extra credits and the ability to train your crews on ANY tank. More OP tanks running around with OP crews- the biggest problem is that the gold spam would be... palpable.

 

The Berlin premiums are actually a good example of this. Putting a price on fully upgraded grinding tanks, with premium tank benefits and free BIA crews...? Queue a selection of tanks all grouped in the higher ranks of WR stats on vbAddict. Most ridiculous thing that WG has ever done in the realm of P2W, going against their common convention of what's right to sell, and what's right to hold to those who earn it.

 

 



KaySaunders_ #6 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 13:10

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View PostLaceylace, on Mar 01 2016 - 06:29, said:

No because then everyone could make their seal clubbing machine a premium and this would be so much cancer it would not be funny. People would just do it on OP things. This isn't balanced.

 

BRB making all my T10s premiums so they dont cost so much to run :D

US_3rd_Army #7 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 13:54

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If this did happen, what would be the point of buying premium tanks when you can turn your own tanks into premium tanks?

 

To be honest OP, i have had this thought a few times, but iam in agreeance with Medessec who said it well:

View PostMedessec, on Mar 01 2016 - 04:44, said:

This idea has been posted numerous times in the time I've been on the forums. Roughly the same responses have come up: It's a very appealing idea, but as Lacey mentions... it has severe balancing problems.

 

Sure, it doesn't change the stats of the tanks, but you're getting extra credits and the ability to train your crews on ANY tank. More OP tanks running around with OP crews- the biggest problem is that the gold spam would be... palpable.

 

The Berlin premiums are actually a good example of this. Putting a price on fully upgraded grinding tanks, with premium tank benefits and free BIA crews...? Queue a selection of tanks all grouped in the higher ranks of WR stats on vbAddict. Most ridiculous thing that WG has ever done in the realm of P2W, going against their common convention of what's right to sell, and what's right to hold to those who earn it.

 

 

 

 



Guest_Heldar_* #8 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 13:59

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I actually like this idea.   Mostly for the tanks i really enjoy running.  Like the Pattons, E5 and a few others.   However like others have posted, there are balancing concerns.  Last thing this game needs, in its current state with gold rounds and the like, are tier 8-9s spamming nothing but gold all the time because they will almost always make money now.

 

I shudder to think of all the mouth breathers in m53/55s and other high splash arty that would spam nothing but gold HE and still make money.


Edited by Heldar, Mar 01 2016 - 14:00.


Sock5 #9 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 14:01

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Then make it so that you can't use them as crew-trainers.  Just give them the XP and credit boost for that individual tank.

65Camino #10 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 16:54

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View PostDragunov_SVD, on Mar 01 2016 - 12:10, said:

 

BRB making all my T10s premiums so they dont cost so much to run :D

 

Exactly, while it is an interesting idea, it is basically a pay to win or pay to pay less scheme. After the initial money grab, I would suspect revenue coming WG's way would actually tail off. Unbalanced, definitely, not everyone could afford to do it. :honoring:

SparkyGT #11 Posted Mar 01 2016 - 17:00

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i wouldnt see what the big deal would be, have it only available on one or two tanks in your garage.

The_Toaster #12 Posted Mar 02 2016 - 07:51

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What Sparky just said, make it account wide so you can only have 2 vehicles with that status...period. limit it so that you can't make tier 9-10 premium, remove the crew training if you really want to but people can do that with the current premiums and some are balanced rather similarly to their non prem counterparts.

CapturedJoe #13 Posted Mar 04 2016 - 16:38

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inb4 everybody turning their O-I exp. into premiums





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