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Ze_HOFF_fverhoef #1 Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:41 AM

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It seems the black tanks are some kind of disease spreading through the premium shop. Is anyone actually buying those black versions?

Especially those bundles getting the black and the non-black version of an T34 or an IS-6 is a bit too much.

 

Only thing I can come up with is the scenario that someone had been thinking about buying the T34 or the IS-6 for a while. And black  is his favourite colour, so that pulls him over the line to buy one now. 

But that doesn't explain the bundles with both versions :)



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I guess they had some overproduction and try to get rid of their obsolete stock this way :)

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UrQuan #3 Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:49 AM

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The odd thing is that the 2 vehicle bundles are actually cheaper then some of the 1 vehicle bundles, so if you're not interested in all the extra crap that gets in, you actually got a nice deal there. But yea, all this black tank skin spam worries me.

Then again, I guess it's some kind of test to see what they can get away with/what customers like to buy while doing minimal effort.


Edited by UrQuan, 02 December 2016 - 09:55 AM.


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Inexplicable to me also. If it was a CW or Stronghold viable tank then perhaps I could see the point of having 2 as a way around tank locking, but otherwise what is the point - crew trainer, you would need 2 crews to run both simultaneously, like the colour - free skin mods, farming credits, well only if you have no other premiums but why 2 essentially identical tanks and in the case of the T34 dull and boring when there are other more OP newer prems around for marginally more (now the second tank is discounted).

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I dunno. last week T34B €60 (for a black camo)

This week T34 + T34B €63???

 

Nice screw over for those who initially fell for the €60 camouflage....

 

 

Sad...

 

FWIW they already know what they can get away with...

 



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View PostUrQuan, on 02 December 2016 - 08:49 AM, said:

The odd thing is that the 2 vehicle bundles are actually cheaper then some of the 1 vehicle bundles, so if you're not interested in all the extra crap that gets in, you actually got a nice deal there. But yea, all this back tank skin spam worries me.

Then again, I guess it's some kind of test to see what they can get away with/what customers like to buy while doing minimal effort.

 

I think you're right about it mostly being some testing ground. If enough people buy those black editions, we probably will be spammed in future with all kinds of variations of existing tanks.

Now if only they picked gold instead of black.



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View PostZe_HOFF_fverhoef, on 02 December 2016 - 10:41 AM, said:

It seems the black tanks are some kind of disease spreading through the premium shop.

 

This is clear proof that WOT is becoming an even more successful project. Just as the first black confederate battalions parading up and down the streets of Richmond to the dismay of the townfolk in early 1865 meant that the CSA was becoming a global power.



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View PostZe_HOFF_fverhoef, on 02 December 2016 - 09:54 AM, said:

 

I think you're right about it mostly being some testing ground. If enough people buy those black editions, we probably will be spammed in future with all kinds of variations of existing tanks.

Now if only they picked gold instead of black.

 

Top secret image leaked from WarGaming HQ offices

 



Ze_HOFF_fverhoef #9 Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:59 AM

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View PostUrQuan, on 02 December 2016 - 08:57 AM, said:

 

Top secret image leaked from WarGaming HQ offices

 

 

Now this would be something I'd pay for! ;)

 

Having said that, it's just a matter of time before the Lowe B and the KV-5 B are for sale in the premium shop.


Edited by Ze_HOFF_fverhoef, 02 December 2016 - 10:00 AM.


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Pre-blackened tanks take the strain off the client in having to render wrecks, so you get better fps, logical if you think about it.

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[edited]

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UrQuan #12 Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:05 AM

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View PostKing_Of_The_T67, on 02 December 2016 - 10:04 AM, said:

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You know what they say; once you go black, you never go back ;)

Edited by BigBadVuk, 06 December 2016 - 12:21 PM.


Ze_HOFF_fverhoef #13 Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

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View PostUrQuan, on 02 December 2016 - 09:05 AM, said:

 

You know what they say; once you go black, you never go back ;)

One more reason not to buy one ;)



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View PostUrQuan, on 02 December 2016 - 08:49 AM, said:

The odd thing is that the 2 vehicle bundles are actually cheaper then some of the 1 vehicle bundles, so if you're not interested in all the extra crap that gets in, you actually got a nice deal there. But yea, all this black tank skin spam worries me.

Then again, I guess it's some kind of test to see what they can get away with/what customers like to buy while doing minimal effort.

 

Something just occurred to me. What if this is a test of feasibility of selling ALL tanks as premiums, with black reskin being the only visual difference?

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Spek_en_Bonen, on 02 December 2016 - 09:54 AM, said:

I dunno. last week T34B €60 (for a black camo)

This week T34 + T34B €63???

 

Nice screw over for those who initially fell for the €60 camouflage....

 

 

Sad...

 

FWIW they already know what they can get away with...

 

 

Maybe read the annoucment first?

 

http://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/pc-browser/46/black-edition-message-management/

 

They did apologize and are listening to feedback. While its still a ripoff at least they did listen and ammend for the mistake. So you cannot say they ignore players.


Edited by Taegus, 02 December 2016 - 10:11 AM.


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If you don't have those tank models yet, you might as well.

 

Otherwise they are not worth it at all.

 

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IF w.g dont release white version of the same tanks , then we can safley say W.g is racist 

Schemezoid #18 Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:15 AM

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Free money, thats all...

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View Postqpranger, on 02 December 2016 - 08:56 AM, said:

 

This is clear proof that WOT is becoming an even more successful project. Just as the first black confederate battalions parading up and down the streets of Richmond to the dismay of the townfolk in early 1865 meant that the CSA was becoming a global power.

 

What California Society of Anesthesiologists has to do with this?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSA



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View PostTidal_Force, on 02 December 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

 

They rule the world, didn't you know?




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