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Poll: Oppinions on new Sabbaton tank? (116 members have cast votes)

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What do you think about the new premium?

  1. It's great, wither because it's a Sabbaton-Wargaming tank, or just for the tank itself (32 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. Meh. don't really care (49 votes [40.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.83%

  3. It's a fantasy tank, doesn't belong here (39 votes [32.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.50%

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Jethro_Grey #21 Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

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And now that we have a Sabaton tank, i urge you WG to release a Lacuna Coil Tank.

No wait, i demand that you release a Lacuna Coil one. Pronto ragazzi, pronto!



Nexuo #22 Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:58 PM

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Sabaton blows

Havoc7926 #23 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

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I dislike the whole concept simply because of the direction we seem to be headed in.  

 

In truth there isn't a lot to actually dislike about this particular one.  It's not an OP Premium, it's not a fantasy tank, the paint job is not that far away from plain camo that it's distracting, the fact that it has a 'unique' crew doesn't matter to anyone but the owner.  I guess if they are going to release this sort of thing this is actually a good example of how to do it properly.

 

What worries me is the precedent this sets.  How long before we have the "Mc Fly" Cromwell or the "My little Pony" Bat Chat.  When WG figure out there is more advertising budget in brands we will end up with the "Coca Cola" Easy8 and the IKEA tank destroyers will actually have real IKEA logo's on them.  The Defender will go back on sale but now have a Smirnoff label on it.  Disney will get involved and there will be a Darth Vader Obj 140 and Luke Skywalker T-62A.  The Maus will get huge optional wings with an image of Daenerys Targaryen painted on the sides of the turret!

 

How much longer before you can spend gold to get neon downlighters installed and pneumatic suspension?  Will the interface be expanded so that as well as pressing '2' for skill ammo you can press '8', '9' or '0' to select the CD track you want playing in battle that is heard by any other tank within a couple of hundred meter radius. (changeable for credits in the garage).

 

Oh well, WG know best I guess.



NervosCuNervii #24 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

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Don't forget that Team Fortress 2 became free after a few years, with the original paying players receiving only a WW1 era British style helmet with the description "Proof of purchase" and nobody got mad because of it (or if they did, it was a minority).
So if WoT becomes a World of Advertisements, it wouldn't matter as the precedent was created and, as far as I see, it doesn't bother too many people because due to a previous precedent (premium tanks no longer being worse that the tech tree ones) the Sabaton tank is pretty balanced and has only a funky paintjob with a custom crew.

If new players get attracted into the game due to being Sabaton fans and play this tank 24/7 while headbanging on their tunes, I'm fine with that. Anything that adds more tier 8 tanks to the game, to distract me from the disaster that's the MM these days. :child:

Lord_Edge #25 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

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I like it, just glad they aren't allowed to use the fantasy tank from their stage shows, that thing has no frontal weakspots and deathstar grade alpha XD lol.

 

 

View PostSir_Bad, on 17 August 2017 - 08:17 AM, said:

I dont care if it has a clown camo or some totally whacky crew, if the model is at least somewhat believable. (no animu tanks, kthx)

You know the anime tanks are pieced together from parts of actual Russian/German/American tanks right?



Technocrat_Prime #26 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

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Im a fan of Sabaton and I love the Centurion - why should I not buy?

Lord_Edge #27 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:15 PM

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View PostNervosCuNervii, on 17 August 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

Don't forget that Team Fortress 2 became free after a few years, with the original paying players receiving only a WW1 era British style helmet with the description "Proof of purchase" and nobody got mad because of it (or if they did, it was a minority).

I was more mad that I had to pay for the game after the first two had been F2P lol.



MeetriX #28 Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

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Does quitars on back work as a spaced armor?

anonym_kUQyj0XwjEe2 #29 Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:37 PM

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Got to be honest here guys I don't get this. Ive always liked WOT, and think a lot of their stuff is well research. Huzzah for the researchers! However with the advent of some premium vehicles most notably the Black series or Patriot series and most notably the sandwich boards complete with adverts amx 13/57, m41/90 and Chrysler GF your basically paying for a geek camo job. This latest version I would buy as the Strv 81. BUT come on WG a tank with a rock band crew and matching colour scheme and named after the band. Hang on kids expletive coming up. FFS!!! next we will be having the Lady Gaga M41 or the Bee Gees M4  "Staying alive" complete with unique band camo and crew. Mind you the Centurion 7/1 SexPistol should be interesting. They could call it "never mind the bollocks". The crew chat would be good. [edited]we missed. Sid give him another AP. [edited]off Rotten. Just a thought??

lord_chipmonk #30 Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

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View PostPoundshop, on 17 August 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

Got to be honest here guys I don't get this. Ive always liked WOT, and think a lot of their stuff is well research. Huzzah for the researchers! However with the advent of some premium vehicles most notably the Black series or Patriot series and most notably the sandwich boards complete with adverts amx 13/57, m41/90 and Chrysler GF your basically paying for a geek camo job. This latest version I would buy as the Strv 81. BUT come on WG a tank with a rock band crew and matching colour scheme and named after the band. Hang on kids expletive coming up. FFS!!! next we will be having the Lady Gaga M41 or the Bee Gees M4  "Staying alive" complete with unique band camo and crew. Mind you the Centurion 7/1 SexPistol should be interesting. They could call it "never mind the bollocks". The crew chat would be good. [edited]we missed. Sid give him another AP. [edited]off Rotten. Just a thought??

 

How is it any different from the Fury?

 

Besides, if you don't like it, don't buy it. Sorted. 


Edited by lord_chipmonk, 17 August 2017 - 04:38 PM.


anonym_YNch2j0j5oJ9 #31 Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:49 PM

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View PostNervosCuNervii, on 17 August 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

If I could do mods, I'd make one in which the idle engine sound for this tank would have some of their songs as background noise. It would rock to have this tank start capturing a base and play music for the teammates :bajan:

 

Yeah, I know, ok...

 

If heavy metal music is forced onto me in game which i can't mute.. i will uninstall instantly

NervosCuNervii #32 Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

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I'm not a fan of metal or any kind of rock except classic rock, but if it were something subtle that you would hear only by paying attention, I would find it pretty cool and in theme with the headbanging tank.

lord_chipmonk #33 Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

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What I have learned so far from Wg teaming up with Sabaton is that elements of the WoT community are really judgemental about how people wear their hair or the music they listen to and are very good at finding a reason to be offended. 



Lord_Edge #34 Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

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View PostPoundshop, on 17 August 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

BUT come on WG a tank with a rock band crew and matching colour scheme and named after the band. Hang on kids expletive coming up. FFS!!! next we will be having the Lady Gaga M41 or the Bee Gees M4  "Staying alive" complete with unique band camo and crew. 

In fairness, those artists/groups are not synonymous with tanks and don't have big heavy tanks firing pyrotechnics as part of their stage set, Sabbaton are/do.

 

Having said that, you know there are mod packs that remove all the black/clown/etc skins and make tanks with them look like regular ones yeah?



MeetriX #35 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:24 PM

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View PostPress2ForSkill, on 17 August 2017 - 04:49 PM, said:

 

If heavy metal music is forced onto me in game which i can't mute.. i will uninstall instantly

 

Then you're lucky. Sabaton is not heavy metal.:hiding:

arthurwellsley #36 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

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As I said earlier;

I would buy a Premium Centurion

I would buy a Premium Strv81.

I will not buy a clown skin tank.

 

WG have failed to learn from the Patriot/Liberte and have not offered Strv81 in standard Swedish colours, so no money from me until they do.



Wintermute_1 #37 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:30 PM

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If they do a Beatles Yellow Submarine TOGII   I'll consider it...

DiMtopia #38 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:35 PM

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View PostSir_Bad, on 17 August 2017 - 09:17 AM, said:

They could actually introduce 40 of those premium tanks and I wouldn't be against it. I dont care if it has a clown camo or some totally whacky crew, if the model is at least somewhat believable. (no animu tanks, kthx)

 

As this is a tank, which ties in pretty well with the existing t8 mediums and is not gamebraking like a defender, by all means, if you like it than go ahead and throw some money at WG. 

 

I don't really care that much about crewvoices, but since this thing is irrelevant to crewtraining anyway, (who needs to train a swedish med crew anyway and isn't there already the t6 premium med?) this is actually one of the few premiums, where a non removeable crew would have made any sense.

 

i came here to say this but you were first.

a premium tank shouldn't be OP in order to attract buyers, it should have fun stuff like exclusive camos and decals, special crews, etc.

 



Wrinkly #39 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

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Just waiting for the Tesco's (other highstreet brands available) version.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #40 Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

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Just played a battle defending sand river alongside a gentleman called "CosmoKramer76" in one of those tanks. Enemy team had ferocious unicums and we got mostly ketchup but anyway i like ketchup. Defended the hell out of sand river and killed every last one of them. Me (in a patriot) and a Bert were the last survivors in our team, watching that little arty running around trying to spot the last enemy arty was hilarious. :teethhappy:

 

Anyway a shout out to Mr. Cosmo as he was fantastic to play with.







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