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The greed -- err, monetization strategy -- of WarGaming

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TheJeep1 #21 Posted Dec 20 2020 - 21:51

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View PostDiomedesRS6, on Dec 20 2020 - 07:56, said:

Did you notice that:

  • In 2018 there were 14 ornaments for each tier -- I through V.  Tier V was only 20% of the album.
  • In 2019 they started end-loading with 13 at Tier I, 16 at Tier II through IV, and 19 (24% of the album) at Tier V.
  • In 2020 they pushed that model even further with 16 at Tier I through IV, and 30 (32% of the album) at Tier V.
  • In 2021 they're really squeezing with 13 at Tier I through IV, and 40 (43% of the album) at Tier V.

 

If I'm being generous, I'd say that they're fine-tuning the business model to encourage people to buy the Loot Crates.  But it feels an awful lot like greed, especially since we know that the gold-equivalent of the Loot Crates aren't what they used to be, and the chances of getting a Tier VIII tank are so limited, with so many 3D styles producing their smoke screen of false hope.


and  McDonalds cheeseburger used to be .35c

 



FrreeeBird #22 Posted Dec 20 2020 - 23:36

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Everything in the game is rigged towards frustrating the player and making them spend money to progress past pain points.

 

Mission from chuck, win five games, get crapteams and RNG.

 

It's all rigged and no one should give WG a dime, effing see you next tuesdays, all of them.



Cupujoe #23 Posted Dec 20 2020 - 23:55

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View PostFrreeeBird, on Dec 20 2020 - 23:36, said:

Everything in the game is rigged towards frustrating the player and making them spend money to progress past pain points.

 

Mission from chuck, win five games, get crapteams and RNG.

 

It's all rigged and no one should give WG a dime, effing see you next tuesdays, all of them.

Mission from Chuck can be done up to the end of holiday ops. If you can't win 5 games by then,  the game isn't the problem. 



Nuggets_7 #24 Posted Dec 21 2020 - 01:58

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View PostDiomedesRS6, on Dec 20 2020 - 10:37, said:

 

Nobody's whining.

 

Learn to read.

If you aren't kissing wargaming  [edited]and proclaiming that the developers are demigods doing divine work then you are somehow whining.

 

It's sock puppet 101.



ez_money #25 Posted Dec 21 2020 - 03:47

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View PostVilnic, on Dec 20 2020 - 14:20, said:

 

WoW, I went from happy with my purchase to highly disappointed in what I got in comparison to yours.

 

I only got 26K Gold, only 2 of the Tier 8s (all 5 of the Undertiers though) and only 1 Skin.  Add a month and a half of Premium Time & almost 5million in Silver to that, but it sounds like you did WAY better than I did.  You should be quite happy, just be careful on the next 2 you get.  Your Happiness might crash down to Earth a bit.
 

25K Gold runs $99.99, which is what the 75 Box Set goes for.  I got my money's worth, so I'm not whining.  Just pointing out "What you get" can vary greatly if that's what you actually got.

 

Kind of my feelings as well. Also, it's mathematically impossible for Deputy276 to get 100,000 gold out of 75 boxes, even if EVERY BOX had the add'l 1,000 gold in it (which they didn't since he said he got a bunch of vehicles). So I am sure that part was a typo.



ShadowDancer27 #26 Posted Dec 21 2020 - 03:53

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I don't think paying $100-200 per year on about 500+ hours of entertainment is an extravagant spend for my budget.

DiomedesRS6 #27 Posted Dec 22 2020 - 18:06

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View Postez_money, on Dec 20 2020 - 21:47, said:

... it's mathematically impossible for Deputy276 to get 100,000 gold out of 75 boxes, even if EVERY BOX had the add'l 1,000 gold in it (which they didn't since he said he got a bunch of vehicles). So I am sure that part was a typo.

I haven't done the math, but is it possible that he got a few Bisonte's in a row, and was compensated 10's of thousands of gold for each one?






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