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3RiK1904 #1 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 22:58

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I am fairly new to WOT and I am curious to know why not all the premium tanks are purchasable. I missed the window on one of the tanks I was considering and it just seems weird that WOT would turn off the purchasing. They would make more money if they made all premium tanks available for purchase.

stalkervision #2 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:00

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your absolutely right.

ArmorStorm #3 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:03

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Um, no it wouldn’t.  WG is following the Disney formula which creates artificial demand because of rarity.  I understand your point and I agree that it would be nicer for us but it wouldn’t be a gain for Wargaming. 

DoctorThe19th #4 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:06

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View PostArmorStorm, on Jan 13 2018 - 14:03, said:

 it wouldn’t be a gain for Wargaming. 

Why not?

What exactly is WG's defintion of rarity?

What tanks have that status?

Type 59? the one they just gave basically everyone in crates?

Mutant? the one they promised never to sell but just did over the Advent Calendar?

What tanks have this status? Pz. II J? the only way to get that tank on NA is through TankRewards so sure call it rare.

They would probably make tons putting the Defender in the shop full time.



Yao_Wang #5 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:12

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View Post3RiK1904, on Jan 13 2018 - 13:58, said:

I am fairly new to WOT and I am curious to know why not all the premium tanks are purchasable. I missed the window on one of the tanks I was considering and it just seems weird that WOT would turn off the purchasing. They would make more money if they made all premium tanks available for purchase.

I 100% agree with you but they won't do it cause of the following

1. high demand = high price

2. many old & new premiums are from special occasion so they are ment to be rare(alpha/beta testers clan war campain winners)

3. many of the premiums may become UP (Under Powered) or OP (Over Powers)



_Gungrave_ #6 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:17

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They don't make them all purchasable like tech tree premiums because they know that they'll make far more by selling them in bundles.

 

Its annoying for players but they're a business and selling them at higher prices than normal during special events or flash sales makes them more money.



ArmorStorm #7 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:42

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View PostDoctorThe19th, on Jan 13 2018 - 16:06, said:

Why not?

What exactly is WG's defintion of rarity?

What tanks have that status?

Type 59? the one they just gave basically everyone in crates?

Mutant? the one they promised never to sell but just did over the Advent Calendar?

What tanks have this status? Pz. II J? the only way to get that tank on NA is through TankRewards so sure call it rare.

They would probably make tons putting the Defender in the shop full time.

 

Ok, WG has a marketing department and they disagree with you.  

_Gungrave_ #8 Posted Jan 13 2018 - 23:44

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View PostDoctorThe19th, on Jan 13 2018 - 23:06, said:

Why not?

What exactly is WG's defintion of rarity?

What tanks have that status?

Type 59? the one they just gave basically everyone in crates?

Mutant? the one they promised never to sell but just did over the Advent Calendar?

What tanks have this status? Pz. II J? the only way to get that tank on NA is through TankRewards so sure call it rare.

They would probably make tons putting the Defender in the shop full time.

 

Or you can spend hundreds to get a code for it online that you can use to get it on your account.

 

There are sites that trade around game codes for rare stuff like that.



DoctorThe19th #9 Posted Jan 14 2018 - 00:09

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View PostArmorStorm, on Jan 13 2018 - 14:42, said:

 

Ok, WG has a marketing department and they disagree with you.  

 

since when does anyone agree with their marketing department?

they also sold a tank that isn't supposed to be sold.



_Gungrave_ #10 Posted Jan 14 2018 - 00:17

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View PostDoctorThe19th, on Jan 14 2018 - 00:09, said:

 

since when does anyone agree with their marketing department?

they also sold a tank that isn't supposed to be sold.

 

The wonders of getting everyone to agree to a TOS when signing up :coin:

Bolted_On #11 Posted Jan 14 2018 - 00:44

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View PostArmorStorm, on Jan 13 2018 - 22:42, said:

 

Ok, WG has a marketing department and they disagree with you.  

 

LOL, don't argue with the troll  :trollface:

3RiK1904 #12 Posted Jan 14 2018 - 18:04

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LOL thanks for all the great responses. I kinda get it, I will wait to see if the tank I wanted comes back hopefully at a discount.

FrozenKemp #13 Posted Jan 14 2018 - 18:53

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Yeah I think they try to encourage impulse purchases.  Or if someone gets frustrated waiting for a particular tank to go on sale, maybe they'll buy a different one now and ALSO buy the rarer tank later on.

 

Which vehicle were you hoping for, 3Rik? 






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