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Beltalowda #1 Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:32 PM

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I am well aware of the differences between EU and RU active player base. But still giving the different spending potential between EU and RU, who do you think is annually spending more ?

 

Take these two examples, Germany and Russia, their GDP potential and military budget. In 2016 Russia was spending 4% of their GDP (Approx $38 billion) on military. If Germany would decide to go from 1.19% in 2016 and 1.22% in 2017 to 4% as Russia, their total spending would be Approx $124 billion.

 

You can clearly see the economy difference between "just" Germany and Russia, if we add another strong European economies then the money floating to WG would perhaps be on a higher levels from EU then RU.

 

If this is all true, should not we get some extra goodies for spending more ? I don't have the actual numbers and this all is based on the numbers I provided, but still maybe it's time to give us some missions to earn some gold or extra premium time. Everybody likes free stuff so why not.


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There is no need to give more food to a cow that already gives you a lot of milk.

Beltalowda #3 Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

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View PostMargar, on 11 August 2017 - 02:37 PM, said:

There is no need to give more food to a cow that already gives you a lot of milk.

 

What's about a beef cattle ? 

Gvozdika #4 Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

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It works the other way I think - 

 

If you have a server where the income is high anyway - why alter that dynamic by giving them stuff for free that they would otherwise quite likely buy with real money anyway? On the other hand if you have a market where people are not spending so much - then it makes sense to incentivise them with tasters of stuff like premium time, etc. in the hopes of getting them to perhaps shell out for more in the future.

 

EU server pays well - so falls into the first group.

NA server playerbase is falling (but has high potential spending power) - so falls into the second group.

RU playerbase is poor but far more numerous - so falls somewhere in between.



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View PostTrewSx, on 11 August 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

Who is spending more EU vs RU

 

Answer: All the stupids from all regions! :trollface: 

 



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WG milk their EU WoWS population too...

 

 



c0keb0ttle #7 Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:42 PM

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My bet is that overall they earn more money from Russian players actually. There are millions of them, and WoT is a much more popular game there. Even if most of them spend less per person (except for "a few" who probably spend obcene amounts) there are so many of them it will add up to a big revenue stream.

 


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RaxipIx #8 Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:50 PM

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Just the server population difference should be enough for the Ru server to top the Eu spending. Although if it's a question of money spent/ active player, the Eu will get the top spot on that.



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I am not sure that a country's GDP and it's spending on military in any way relates to players spending on WoT or any other computer game.

 



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View Postunhappy_bunny, on 11 August 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

I am not sure that a country's GDP and it's spending on military in any way relates to players spending on WoT or any other computer game.

 

 

^^This.

Even if the average russian might have a lower relative net income compared to the average european, the simple fact that you need such "luxury" commodities as a decent computer and an internet connection means that the poorest people is already excluded from the playerbase. What that means, to some extent anyways, is that the players on the ru-server doesn't really represent their entire population in terms of pure spending power.

Given how large the ru-server is I'd be very surprised if they didn't spend the most.



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I don't know who spends more, but I know that premium tanks are much cheaper to buy on the RU server.

Might be an incentive for people from other regions to open up an alt account there, perhaps. :)

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View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 06:00 PM, said:

I don't know who spends more, but I know that premium tanks are much cheaper to buy on the RU server.

Might be an incentive for people from other regions to open up an alt account there, perhaps. :)

really?

And where did you find that? Because there is no difference in the official premium shop (+/- few € is insignificant)

 



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View PostTaHko3d, on 11 August 2017 - 06:25 PM, said:

really?

And where did you find that? Because there is no difference in the official premium shop (+/- few € is insignificant)

 

Saw it on some native YouTubers channel, while he was browsing the prem shop.

Weirdly enough, the prices seem higher/normal when I look them up from my computer.

 

I could imagine the price gets inflated when viewed from the EU region...

Maybe there's still a way to get the tanks cheaper with a suitable IP adress.

Don't know, would have to investigate further.

 

Anyway, this surprised me, I have to admit.

Since I do remember seeing the Russian prem shop being browsed, and the prices were significantly lower than in the EU, maybe around -50% off.

(I watch a lot of YouTube, can't remember which video/user it was anymore. But the memory of the prices still sticks, cause it was weird seeing everything so much cheaper. Also I think the prices were double-tagged. Every item had the Russian currency tag plus in addition to it a Euro price tag. Or else I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference... But when I browse the russian prem shop now, I only see a € price tag. I'd bet it must be a regional/IP-adress thing.)


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View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 06:54 PM, said:

Saw it on some native YouTubers channel, while he was browsing the prem shop.

Weirdly enough, the prices seem higher/normal when I look them up from my computer.

 

I could imagine the price gets inflated when viewed from the EU region...

Maybe there's still a way to get the tanks cheaper with a suitable IP adress.

Don't know, would have to investigate further.

 

Anyway, this surprised me, I have to admit.

Since I do remember seeing the Russian prem shop being browsed, and the prices were significantly lower than in the EU, maybe around -50% off.

(I watch a lot of YouTube, can't remember which video/user it was anymore. But the memory of the prices still sticks, cause it was weird seeing everything so much cheaper. Also I think the prices were double-tagged. Every item had the Russian currency tag plus in addition to it a Euro price tag. Or else I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference... But when I browse the russian prem shop now, I only see a € price tag. I'd bet it must be a regional/IP-adress thing.)

 

OMG He's right. Pudel on the Russian Server is £12:19 and on EU its £13:75. Russian bias.

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View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 06:54 PM, said:

Saw it on some native YouTubers channel, while he was browsing the prem shop.

Weirdly enough, the prices seem higher/normal when I look them up from my computer.

 

I could imagine the price gets inflated when viewed from the EU region...

Maybe there's still a way to get the tanks cheaper with a suitable IP adress.

Don't know, would have to investigate further.

 

Anyway, this surprised me, I have to admit.

Since I do remember seeing the Russian prem shop being browsed, and the prices were significantly lower than in the EU, maybe around -50% off.

(I watch a lot of YouTube, can't remember which video/user it was anymore. But the memory of the prices still sticks, cause it was weird seeing everything so much cheaper. Also I think the prices were double-tagged. Every item had the Russian currency tag plus in addition to it a Euro price tag. Or else I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference... But when I browse the russian prem shop now, I only see a € price tag. I'd bet it must be a regional/IP-adress thing.)

 

are you really that stupid (no offense) ?

The prices you see are the same Russians see and pay.



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View Postunhappy_bunny, on 11 August 2017 - 07:14 PM, said:

 

OMG He's right. Pudel on the Russian Server is £12:19 and on EU its £13:75. Russian bias.

British £ are not Russian currency either.

There's obviously no big difference buying from the EU region.

That is, with an European IP adress, at least.

But the price should be significantly lower when buying from RU.

 



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View PostTrewSx, on 11 August 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

 

If this is all true, should not we get some extra goodies for spending more ?

 

I don't think you understand capitalism.



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View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

British £ are not Russian currency either.

There's obviously no big difference buying from the EU region.

That is, with an European IP adress, at least.

But the price should be significantly lower when buying from RU.

 

 

View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

British £ are not Russian currency either.

There's obviously no big difference buying from the EU region.

That is, with an European IP adress, at least.

But the price should be significantly lower when buying from RU.

 

 

take your tinfoil hat off

Russians pay the same prices you see on your screen.



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View PostTaHko3d, on 11 August 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

 

are you really that stupid (no offense) ?

The prices you see are the same Russians see and pay.

No.

Nationality and eyesight don't matter here, regional prices differ though.



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View Post1ucky, on 11 August 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

No.

Nationality and eyesight don't matter here, regional prices differ though.

No.

Only prices for different servers can differ.

 

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