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So why isn't Oddball's Sherman a thing in this game yet?


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Poll: So why isn't Oddball's Sherman a thing in this game yet? (39 members have cast votes)

Add Oddball's Sherman to the game as T6 premium?

  1. I've seen Kelly's Heroes and want this tank (21 votes [53.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

  2. I haven't seen Kelly's Heroes but want the tank anyways (4 votes [10.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.26%

  3. I've seen Kelly's Heroes and don't want this tank (5 votes [12.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  4. I haven't seen Kelly's Heroes and don't want this tank (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Meh I don't really give a crap (9 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

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VooDooKobra #21 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 19:06

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i believe its a copyright issue and noone know who holds the rights to use that tank.  like withthe fury tank you have to be careful or else get your butt sued into the next century

IndygoEEI #22 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 19:29

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View PostWhisky_A_Go_Go, on Apr 14 2018 - 10:57, said:

 

It doesn't matter who owns the tank. The tank name and it's likeness are owned by MGM. Nobody can use it without the express written consent of MGM as they own the rights to it.

 

It's no different than the Bat Mobile. Anybody can buy one that was used in a movie or the TV show, but that doesn't give anybody the right to make a movie and sell tickets to it while using the Bat Mobile in it.

 

Then explain this....

 

View PostThe_Chieftain, on Sep 23 2017 - 10:09, said:

 

The problem with Oddball's tank is that we are having a heck of a time finding someone willing to negotiate with us over such an old IP. We are talking with the movie company, just not making a heck of a lot of progress.

 

 

Source: http://forum.worldof...ia-selling-out/



_Gungrave_ #23 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 20:03

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Simple...liscensing issues and WG has to look at it from a monetary perspective of how much its gonna cost. You have the liscensing fees, pay to have it modeled by their third part modelers, code it, supertest it, market it, and release it. On top of all of that it likely won't have the greatest appeal outside of the US.

VooDooKobra #24 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 21:55

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View Post_Gungrave_, on Apr 14 2018 - 12:03, said:

Simple...liscensing issues and WG has to look at it from a monetary perspective of how much its gonna cost. You have the liscensing fees, pay to have it modeled by their third part modelers, code it, supertest it, market it, and release it. On top of all of that it likely won't have the greatest appeal outside of the US.

 

which puts it in the same boat as the fury tank imo, it will more likely sell to those who like the movie.  so a niche tank

_Gungrave_ #25 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 22:04

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View PostVooDooKobra, on Apr 14 2018 - 21:55, said:

 

which puts it in the same boat as the fury tank imo, it will more likely sell to those who like the movie.  so a niche tank

 

Well the Fury tank has a lot more appeal because more people know about that movie...unfortunately.

n4cer67 #26 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 23:19

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Would it have a special allowing it to play music through that huge speaker like in the movie?

Lert #27 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 23:25

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View Postn4cer67, on Apr 14 2018 - 22:19, said:

Would it have a special allowing it to play music through that huge speaker like in the movie?

 

Would be fun.

 

View PostIndygoEEI, on Apr 14 2018 - 18:29, said:

Then explain this....

 

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 The problem with Oddball's tank is that we are having a heck of a time finding someone willing to negotiate with us over such an old IP. We are talking with the movie company, just not making a heck of a lot of progress.

 

 

Source: http://forum.worldof...ia-selling-out/

 

It's claimed in this thread that 'nobody knows who has the rights'. That quote suggests that WG knows very well who has the rights, has asked about said rights, but isn't finding people willing to talk about said rights.



VooDooKobra #28 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 23:26

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View PostLert, on Apr 14 2018 - 15:25, said:

 

Would be fun.

 

 

It's claimed in this thread that 'nobody knows who has the rights'. That quote suggests that WG knows very well who has the rights, has asked about said rights, but isn't finding people willing to talk about said rights.

 

i believe part of the issue is the age of the movie and the numbers of times the rights may have changed hands to parent companies

Ich_bin_Hass #29 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 02:07

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It should be a mission for it like Fury or the T-44/100. Except not like the Italian premium. 

Necrolegion #30 Posted Apr 15 2018 - 07:41

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View PostLert, on Apr 14 2018 - 09:09, said:

 

Rather have an 844th Sherman than a 1657th paper fantasy tank that never served, never existed in steel.

 

OMG!!!! Lert lives!!!!!!! Wow holy crap, dude how are you doing? I thought you quit or something, nice to see you still hanging around.

NK_33 #31 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 01:06

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The tank also needs something to differentiate it from other Shermans, and Oddball told us what it was:

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 We got our own ammunition, it’s filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes… pretty pictures. Scares the hell outta people!

 Instead of APCR, the premium round is paint shells that have the artillery stun effect.

 



Sgt__Guffy #32 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 03:23

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