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Panzerbreath #1 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 01:22

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Been away from the game for a while.  I used to be able to purchase premium rounds with gold.  Now when I go to buy it takes from my coins.  Did something change?  Any input is appreciated!

Apache1990 #2 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 01:28

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No, the option was removed.

TDRHooRaH #3 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 01:32

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View PostApache1990, on Nov 10 2018 - 19:28, said:

No, the option was removed.

 



GenPanzer #4 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 01:47

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Well, not directly. You can buy gold, convert it to credits, then spend those credits on premium rounds.

JakeTheMystic #5 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 01:55

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View PostTDRHooRaH, on Nov 10 2018 - 16:32, said:

View PostApache1990, on Nov 10 2018 - 19:28, said:

No, the option was removed.

 



Fluffy_Kittens #6 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 02:15

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now you need to buy a tier 8 premium tank, shoot regular rounds out of it, and start bankrolling your silver, all in order to facilitate your gold slinging habit.

 



Fluffy_Kittens #7 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 02:17

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i'm assuming you need to update your bot subscription.

 



Panzerbreath #8 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 02:59

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View PostApache1990, on Nov 10 2018 - 19:28, said:

No, the option was removed.

 

Who was the genius that decided that??

heavymetal1967 #9 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 04:57

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View PostPanzerbreath, on Nov 10 2018 - 20:59, said:

 

Who was the genius that decided that??

 

It's because they are going to balance prem rounds.  Maybe even remove them or re-balance all ammo.  They've said this and it would happen after (don't know how soon after) all the gold bought gold rounds were gone.

 

I don't know if they have said t his officially, but it's been surmised that the reason is since actual gold rounds were bought with actual gold (something you pay real money for) that they can't change them.

 

Not saying that's true (the latter, the former they've said), but that's what many cite as the reason for the change.



heavymetal1967 #10 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 05:01

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Seems the latter IS true as well.  Keep in mind this was back in February, so some things may have changed.  But not the reasoning for removing them as they've done versus just cutting them completely.

 

https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2018/02/25/wot-wg-conference-premium-ammo/

 

WoT – WG Conference – Premium Ammo

 

Jove: What plans do you have regarding premium ammo?

Pankov: After 1.0 we’ll remove ammo and consumable cost in gold.

Why? Because there are players buying those for gold, and we can’t just cut it off like that, because many countries have laws regarding good bought with real money.

What we will do is we’ll let the hoarders have their stuff, but we’ll stop selling it for gold. We’ll wait until their stockpile melts down and then we’ll rebalance them.

 

Jove: How?

Pankov: There will be Sandbox tests. One option is to remove prem ammo completely. The other is to make new types of ammo.

We see that the cost of prem ammo in silver is too high, and in patch 1.0.1 we’ll remove the gold cost for it, and after that we’ll start the rebalance. The first step will be the cost adjustment.

 

Amway921: Will the cost of removing equipment change?

Pankov: No, that stays.

Beletsky: Another solution is to completely redo the ammo economy. Recalculating the costs of all ammo, so some shells aren’t 25x more expensive than others.

 

Amway921: The economic viability of some tanks is the same, and it’s balanced by their shell costs. How will you act?

Pankov: We have to keep a certain income threshold. We’ll go in step by step and see how it goes.

 

Ushakov: How far away are those plans?

Pankov: For this year.

Beletsky: We hope to finish it this year. The problem is that you have to understand what you’re changing, and what will happen after them. It can be that we’ll be crying after all of this.

Pankov: As a result, the economy might change in a way that the gold to silver exchange rate will have to be changed. The silver ammo will be cheaper, so the demand to convert gold into silver will be higher. This also changes all future discounts, and maybe even tank cost.

 

Jove: The main problem of gold ammo is not the price but the balance disrupting nature of it. If you rebalance a tank, it’s revolving around standard ammo, not gold ammo. What does even “standard” mean here?

Beletsky: AP, APCR, HE are all different rounds, which are for different purposes We want to achieve a state in which different ammo works differently, and its usage will differ in regard to the current situation on the battlefield.

 

Bloggers: What if someone buys a looooot of ammo and won’t shoot them?

Pankow: Well,  we can always refund them.

 

 

 

 

 



_Steel_Casket_ #11 Posted Nov 11 2018 - 05:21

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Ahhhh yea. You no longer need to open your wallet to by gold rounds. Do you have a problem with that? Or did you enjoy throwing your money away? 

Panzerbreath #12 Posted Nov 12 2018 - 03:19

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View Post_Steel_Casket_, on Nov 10 2018 - 23:21, said:

Ahhhh yea. You no longer need to open your wallet to by gold rounds. Do you have a problem with that? Or did you enjoy throwing your money away? 

 

I've got gold lying around.  Thought I could buy some premium rounds.  That's all.

I_QQ_4_U #13 Posted Nov 12 2018 - 03:28

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"It can be that we’ll be crying after all of this."

 

I think that's a given.






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