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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:29

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Howdy Tankers,

 

I am not going to lie.  Last year, I was expecting a 50% year of premium at this time because people said that's what Wargaming did the year before.  It didn't come Black Friday as some suggested, so folks said wait for the Advent Calendar.  Between BF and Advent, I received a 20% off coupon that I let expire.  Then the Advent Calendar gave this 15% deal and, with my 2017 entitlement raging, I was ANGRY!!  I wrote about my anger/frustration and all the reasons why not doing a 50% discount was stupid.  Then I swore off spending a dime and let the Lorraine pass on the Advent without purchase even though it was the 1 tank I really wanted.  I was determined to be F2P for the remainder of my WoT career...

 

Then this Christmas Tree thing happened and I saw some people that I trust talk about how awesome their boxes were.  I gave it a $25 try and won a Lorraine along with Gold and some PT.  I was hooked.  Bought some bigger packages and won all kinds of stuff, decorated the tree and had just the best time playing through the holidays.  With all the bonuses running, and playing my Lorraine a lot (and Type 59 and Patriot - all won), I made millions of credits and advanced crews very quickly.  Later in the early Spring, WG put a year of premium on sale for Gold that was a really good deal and so I used some of what I earned from the Christmas event to get it - it averaged out to around $50 for that Year of Premium.

 

I do not know why Wargaming chooses to disappoint during this time period.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday cater to a very select few. The Advent Calendar is for those who want something specific and don't mind a half___ discount for it.  But somehow, WG puts on their Santa hat with the holidays and that's when they are more than generous. Therefore, I am looking forward to update 1.3 next week and the upcoming tree.  In this regard, I hope you all are able to let your anger subside and enjoy the holidays along with some happy tanking.  It's a game and it's meant to be enjoyed (I have remind myself of this fact often).

 

Happy Holidays!

 

__WarChild__

 

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YANKEE137 #2 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:34

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Your hour is up, we need the couch for our next appointment.

moogleslam #3 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:38

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Yeah, that's a joke.  From 50% to 15%.  No thanks.

__WarChild__ #4 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:39

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View PostYANKEE137, on Dec 06 2018 - 08:34, said:

Your hour is up, we need the couch for our next appointment.

 

LOL  +1 sir!

mrmojo #5 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:44

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Need premium time - not buying it at 15%.

 

Free to play here I come!



_1204_ #6 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:45

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Hit me with that consumable sale already!

YANKEE137 #7 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:47

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Meanwhile on the Ensk map...



Blackstone #8 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:51

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I'm waiting for the update and the Xmas tree as well.

 

BRING ON THE LOOT BOXES!!!!!



__WarChild__ #9 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 15:52

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The only difference between this year's 15% discount and last year's is...I was expecting it.  Wargaming is clearly trying to manage expectations by never offering 50% off again.  In a few years, I guess we'll all be saying to new players, "You can get it for 15% during the Advent Calendar so use that 20% off coupon instead."

 

FYI - A year of premium is not what it used to be because of Boosters, High Fives and Insurance.  When they started nerfing the premium time, that's when it became less important to me.  But then again, I have 577 days left... :facepalm:



Goat_Rodeo #10 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:00

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+1. If I’m not mistaken, many times you get a Mastery in high tier tanks you get a coupon for 30% off or something close to it. Last 2 masteries I received 30% off coupons. Sure as heck beats 15% off. So get out there forum masses, and farm, FARM that damage, farm till your eyes water...then farm some more, and get your coupon. I’ll get a confirmation of sorts soon I hope, I’m 3% from 2 marking the LTTB but haven’t gotten a mastery yet:(but it’s gotta come round soon, and then I’ll know. 

After last years advent sales I didn’t get my hopes up too much this year, so come what may, I’ll just keep plugging along and if something good comes, then it does, if not...oh well. 



YANKEE137 #11 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:10

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Maybe they need to rethink and revamp what Premium means.  As you say, boosters are now plentiful and do everything Premium does. It's an example of an older game getting blurred lines.  Bonds (which I would remove BTW) started as a skill based reward, fair enough, but recently they are giving them away as rewards. So why not increase bond earning with Premium time? 

Maybe it's time for a clean slate. Every time they add something and then it begins mutating the game becomes more complicated and frustrating.

Example we have Gold, Silver, Bonds, Directives, Boosters, XP, Free XP, crew XP, Premium time, premium tanks, elite tanks, reward tanks. 

Arguably it does not need to be this way, and probably shouldn't be.  

When a new person needs to watch a twenty minute video just to grasp crew training, something is wrong.



VortexRikers #12 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:15

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Equipment !  wait...1.3...what?

 



Dockmaster #13 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:28

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Tankers have to be aware that the 50% off was a miscommunication between Cyprus and WGNA.

Bad_Oedipus #14 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:39

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I have a different problem... I got all tier 10 tanks unlocked (save Russian arty, Chinese TD and French Crappy HT).  I got most of premium tanks, got bunch from last yea's boxes.  

 

I'm not excited about this year's tree.  I don't think I would be excited for last year's special anymore... Only thing left is try to play sober and improve my game, but that's not the reason to spend $$$ on the game.



tod914 #15 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 16:56

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Maybe we should simply rename the event.  It can now be referred to as,  "The Sad-Vent Calendar". 

F0R_M07H3R_RU5514 #16 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 17:02

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View PostDockmaster, on Dec 06 2018 - 10:28, said:

Tankers have to be aware that the 50% off was a miscommunication between Cyprus and WGNA.

 

... which happened ONE time in eight years ...

jt1alta #17 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 17:04

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Need new excuse for January's anticipated Visa bill.

WaywardChild #18 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 17:20

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Is this a rant or a pat on the back? I'm confused. 

__WarChild__ #19 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 19:18

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View PostWaywardChild, on Dec 06 2018 - 10:20, said:

Is this a rant or a pat on the back? I'm confused. 

 

I think Yankee called it correctly.  It's just another Warchild Self-Therapy post. I see all these people getting angry over the 15% off a YoPT and it reminded me of how angry I was last year at this time.  I can't figure out how to go back that far to find my posts, but they were filled with not-so-nice things about Wargaming.  For a free to play game, a year of PT should be no more than $50 IMHO, especially considering all the other trinkets they sell like Insurance, High Fives, Boosters, etc.  Back in the day, $50 was a whole game.  Here, PT is just a way of surviving at higher tiers with the Credit Economy.  To me, the Economy here should be what it's like during the Halloween Event (I paid 1000 Gold to finish the quest early) with those earning percentages being all the time.  But I guess I wouldn't make as much money if I ran it that way, now would I?

 

PS - I have these little Twitch Prime %'s running now which is also a little extra help with my premium time.

 

View PostVortexRikers, on Dec 06 2018 - 09:15, said:

Equipment !  wait...1.3...what?

 

Next week Brotha.  Next week!



Fractured_Raptor #20 Posted Dec 06 2018 - 20:49

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View PostDockmaster, on Dec 06 2018 - 10:28, said:

Tankers have to be aware that the 50% off was a miscommunication between Cyprus and WGNA.

 

Because instead of having a ton of people buy it at 50% off they'd rather have little buying it at 15% off. 




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