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BlackFive #1 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:07

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... Also 'a fool and his money' and all that.

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I get it.  It's your money.  If you want it, buy it. (and thanks for keeping the server paid for!)

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Just don't buy into the notion that anything WG is selling is a one time or limited offer.  Whatever they are selling... They will sell it to you again later.  Nothing is exclusive.

 

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EDIT:  As an addendum... WG is selling 2million credits in the Main Shop for $21.49.  So your 6 million credit tank is about $65. 

(See: https://na.wargaming.net/shop/wot/main/240/ and https://na.wargaming.net/shop/wot/main/1325/  )

  • 2k gold = $10.34
  • 2k gold + 2 mil credits = $31.79
    • Thus, 2 mil credits = $21.45 and 6 mil = $64.35

 

Edit #2: If you are informed and having fun buying 'rare' or 'limited time offer' tanks; I respect that.  My only point is to remind folks caught up in the 'new' that WG manipulates the scarcity of these items... and whatever they sell now - for whatever cost... will be sold again at some point.


Edited by BlackFive, May 24 2019 - 03:23.


Crucible #2 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:14

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Yeah, but this is fun. QUIT STEALING OUR FUN.

Augustus_Sohn #3 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:16

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Right? I saw the ticker on the Black Dog in the store and I could only laugh. How is there a limit on a piece of data? And they're gonna sell it again! Maybe not for credits, sure, but it is still laughable.

_Red_Saaryn_ #4 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:17

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If this is all about the golden tank then you are wasting your time. That tank is already rare enough and they might as well sell it for silver instead of gold so you should have a bit more of faith in wg. Yeah Christmas boxes and Arty stuff. But at least I do my part to support the game with the tradition of buying 20 boxes Max each year and even if I don't win anything it is very good to help wot

heavymetal1967 #5 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:20

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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 21:07, said:

Just don't buy into the notion that anything WG is selling is a one time or limited offer.  Whatever they are selling... They will sell it to you again later.  Nothing is exclusive. 

 

QFT and plus one.  Just look at their track record folks.

 

Oh and I'm not salty it's their business after all.  I owned the Type 59, Lef, E-25 and a few others when they either declared never again or intimated it and didn't care cause I already had mine.  Nor did I hesitate to buy the Mutant when they offered it up the third time.

 

Because they are running a business and need to monetize things after all.  And things change so what was said yesterday even if in sincerity changes down the road cause the black ink is the ledger isn't a high enough number or whatever reason(s).

 

I'm also a lucky owner of the SU-76i and won't be surprised if it shows up for credits before this week ends.



FrozenKemp #6 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:21

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With our server population I wonder if they'll even sell out!

 

... That said, I did buy one. 



RoyalGreenPC #7 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:25

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Hellsfog #8 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:26

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Nobody said the GF was rare. It's a very good tank available at an excellent price. You guys can't wait to share your google searches with the class even when they aren't on topic. 

Pipinghot #9 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:27

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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 20:07, said:

Just don't buy into the notion that anything WG is selling is a one time or limited offer.  Whatever they are selling... They will sell it to you again later.  Nothing is exclusive. 

Too right.

 

Never believe anyone who is trying to sell FARTS (Forced ARTificial Scarcity), it's all b******t.



Byracki #10 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:33

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We'll see

 

We're on track for the '5000 tanks' to be gone in a 2 hour sale window.

If they end the sale at that time..... seems legit to me

 

If it wasn't legit, there would be no point in a timer lol



rogombor #11 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:34

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It's scarce as far as goods for credits go. They will sell it again... for money. Maybe some limited offer for gold if they do an advent calendar type event again. But this may well the only chance to buy it with credits.

That said, I'm not interested in it. But it's one hell of a deal for anyone who is.



BlackFive #12 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:37

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View PostPipinghot, on May 24 2019 - 02:27, said:

Too right.

 

Never believe anyone who is trying to sell FARTS (Forced ARTificial Scarcity), it's all b******t.

 

FARTS!

 

LOL

So true - "Now, for a limited time only - hold this very rare, authentic FART in your very own hand!" 

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Get them while they're hot!



BlackFive #13 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:39

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View Postrogombor, on May 24 2019 - 02:34, said:

It's scarce as far as goods for credits go. They will sell it again... for money. Maybe some limited offer for gold if they do an advent calendar type event again. But this may well the only chance to buy it with credits.

That said, I'm not interested in it. But it's one hell of a deal for anyone who is.

 

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Selling for Credits is the same thing as selling for money.  You don't get to 6 mil without Premium Time and a Premium Vehicle... or having dumped a load of cash @ XMas



Byracki #14 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:50

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Since the first black market sale ended well over 10 hours early, safe to say the 5000 available is legit

rogombor #15 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:51

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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 22:39, said:

 

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Selling for Credits is the same thing as selling for money.  You don't get to 6 mil without Premium Time and a Premium Vehicle... or having dumped a load of cash @ XMas

 

I see you weren't around during the rental bug, many people made over 15M

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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 17:39, said:

 

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Selling for Credits is the same thing as selling for money.  You don't get to 6 mil without Premium Time and a Premium Vehicle... or having dumped a load of cash @ XMas

 

Not true.  If you've played for a while you can make those credits without premium time or vehicle.  They've given out enough premium time in game as rewards etc.  For a free to play player, if they're short the credits it would be worth it to sell some tanks they don't use much right now to buy this.  It will eventually pay for itself and any tanks you sell.  Can't pass up this deal.  

 

Frontline alone was enough to earn these credits and then some. 


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BlackFive #17 Posted May 24 2019 - 02:53

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View Postrogombor, on May 24 2019 - 02:51, said:

 

I see you weren't around during the rental bug, many people made over 15M

 

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Wait, wha?



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View PostByracki, on May 23 2019 - 22:33, said:

We'll see

 

We're on track for the '5000 tanks' to be gone in a 2 hour sale window.

If they end the sale at that time..... seems legit to me

 

If it wasn't legit, there would be no point in a timer lol

 

View PostByracki, on May 23 2019 - 22:50, said:

Since the first black market sale ended well over 10 hours early, safe to say the 5000 available is legit

 

You're missing the point of what's being said. OP is wrong, though. WG didn't say the M41 was some rare thing, they said there's limited stock for credits.

 



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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 19:39, said:

 

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Selling for Credits is the same thing as selling for money.  You don't get to 6 mil without Premium Time and a Premium Vehicle... or having dumped a load of cash @ XMas

 

I rarely play premium account and don't play much Premium Tanks....I just sold all my consumable I have been accumulating and got like 20 million :teethhappy:.

This is fun ...stop being a grouchy. :teethhappy:



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View PostBlackFive, on May 23 2019 - 19:39, said:

 

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Selling for Credits is the same thing as selling for money.  You don't get to 6 mil without Premium Time and a Premium Vehicle... or having dumped a load of cash @ XMas

Well, I'm sitting on 44 mil, mostly from Frontlines and award premium time.






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