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Hammerhead20 #1 Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:41 AM

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I just changed nickname for my War Thunder Account and it was for free.

 

Yes, if you are changing your nickname for the first time, it's free and that won't cost you anything.

 

Now, I would like to change nickname for my World of Tanks Account as well, but...

 

It requires 2,500 Gold if you want to do that... Seriously? 2,500 Gold just for changing your nickname?

 

Why we can't change our nicknames for free if we are going to do that for the first time during our "career"?

 

Yup... WG is greedy as hell. Looks like, I'm going to live with my current nickname a bit longer...

 

Have a nice day.


Edited by Hammerhead20, 18 October 2017 - 10:45 AM.


Spurtung #2 Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

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I'm sorry to hear that, Elsa.

Jigabachi #3 Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

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I thought that your nickname never bothered you anyway...

Jokes aside: What about people spend more than 10 seconds to find a proper nickname? I never had to change my name. And if it was upon me to decide, I would completely remove that possibility. Just look at how many bored players changed their name and now troll the forums...

Bennie182 #4 Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

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what's new?

OdysseusKrieg #5 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

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cyka blyat comrade you wanna change name?pay da rubla for ivan's vodka.

Hammerhead20 #6 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

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View PostJigabachi, on 18 October 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

I thought that your nickname never bothered you anyway...

Jokes aside: What about people spend more than 10 seconds to find a proper nickname? I never had to change my name. And if it was upon me to decide, I would completely remove that possibility. Just look at how many bored players changed their name and now troll the forums...

 

I wanted to change this nickname a long time ago.

 

But 2,500 Gold is just not acceptable...

 

I would be really happy if WG could just let us to change it for free if you are going to do that for the first time...


Edited by Hammerhead20, 18 October 2017 - 11:09 AM.


Rati_Festa #7 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

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It is rather a steep price just to change a text field.

Aikl #8 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:13 AM

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WG can be a bit greedy, but they are a fudging company. This is not a case of greed. It's (more or less) capitalism, offering a service players want for money. Regardless, if this issue is so important to you, you should have no real problem coughing up €10 for it.

 

Besides, while it's perfectly fine to take advantage of the fact that WoT is free to play (judging from what appears to be no premium tanks) it makes no sense at all to whine about spending €10 on a game you've literally played for 2-2,5k hours (if not more, you're a good player after all).

It's really interesting that players go to the forum about their free-to-play game. Of course we can't see if you're paying for a premium account, but your tone is very similar to other people whining about 'free-2-play' being hard work.

 

Again, perfectly fine if you prefer not to spend any money on the game, but in that case you should kindly shut your hole and be happy that you can play for free. Sure, not everyone could afford spending €10-20 a month on a game, but it's almost regardless a matter of what you prioritize. Adults can save on other areas. Kids and youth/students can do chores. I don't have tons of money myself, but I'm perfectly fine with skipping a beer or a burger menu to spend money on something I enjoy - like playing computer games.


Edited by Aikl, 18 October 2017 - 01:51 PM.


Hammerhead20 #9 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

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View PostAikl, on 18 October 2017 - 01:13 PM, said:

WG can be a bit greedy, but they are a fudging company. This is not a case of greed. It's (more or less) capitalism, offering a service players want for money. Regardless, if this issue is so important to you, you should have no real problem coughing up €10 for it.

 

Besides, while it's perfectly fine to take advantage of the fact that WoT is free to play (judging from what appears to be no premium tanks) it makes no sense at all to whine about spending €10 on a game you've literally played for 2-2,5k hours (if not more, you're a good player after all).

It's really interesting that players go to the forum about their free-to-play game. Of course we can't see if you're paying for a premium account, but your tone is very similar to other people whining about 'free-2-play' being hard work.

 

Again, perfectly fine if you prefer not to spend any money on the game, but in that case you should kindly shut your hole and be happy that you can play for free. Sure, not everyone could afford spending €10-20 a month on a game, but it's almost regardless a matter of what you prioritize. Adults can save on other areas. Kids and youth/students can do chores. I don't have tons of money myself, but I'm perfectly fine with skipping a beer or a burger menu to spend money on playing computer games instead.

 

I'm not whining at all. I'm just not happy with that.

 

Changing nickname is not a really important thing to me.

 

Still I would like to change it, but at the same time, I don't really want to buy/spend 2,500 Gold for that...

 

If required amount of Gold could be a bit lower, maybe when I change my mind.


Edited by Hammerhead20, 18 October 2017 - 11:21 AM.


Aikl #10 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

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My point is that if you don't want to spend 2,5k gold on it, it's probably not important enough to you. Point is, WoT is inherently free to play, so stuff like this shouldn't be really considered just the price of changing a few characters. Kind of like how paying €35 for a pixel tank is insane, but isn't when you consider how much time you spend on the game overall.

 

(I find it even weirder to spend €10 on a pint of beer or a Big Mac menu; even if the former is kind of the price of socializing - your opinion may wary.)


Edited by Aikl, 18 October 2017 - 11:26 AM.


StinkyStonky #11 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

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I was about 20 games in before I realised that I'd mis-spelt my name.

 

There's only one "Why" in StinkyStonk !!



BravelyRanAway #12 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

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View PostBennie182, on 18 October 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

what's new?

 

Not 20 anymore. :P

Spurtung #13 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

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View PostHammerhead20, on 18 October 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:

I'm not whining at all. I'm just not happy with that.

"Let it go, let it go."



Enforcer1975 #14 Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

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View PostJigabachi, on 18 October 2017 - 10:52 AM, said:

I thought that your nickname never bothered you anyway...

Jokes aside: What about people spend more than 10 seconds to find a proper nickname? I never had to change my name. And if it was upon me to decide, I would completely remove that possibility. Just look at how many bored players changed their name and now troll the forums...

 

Well i couldn't use the name i wanted because there is always some retard who takes the name but rarely ever uses it.

Edited by Enforcer1975, 18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM.


Merton15 #15 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

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OP, let it go

Balc0ra #16 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

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And yet... War Thunder charges for stuff WOT don't. It's a different Business practice. But they did charge for that before to. But one simple thing changed that. They put their game on steam, and you could use steam to login to the game. Not having to create a WT account via their site. And since steam users got their steam nick if available. It was a bad practice to demand eagles for a name change for non steam users only.

CarelessOne #17 Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

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Spoiler

 

You can try writing to support and say that people make fun of your nickname because of Urban Dictionary definitions. The worst case scenario is that they won't change it for free.

 


Edited by CarelessOne, 18 October 2017 - 02:59 PM.


Griesgram_der_Grobe #18 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

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today I had to take the bus...since I ditched my flatrate-on-bus, I had to buy a ticket...3 bucks for 1 km...mmmkay :angry:

 

you however, are the one just entering it, thinking, the bus is going there anyways, so why bother paying in the first place...hey, lets start a rally and protest those capitalist-fascistic bus companies!

 

really not a WG problem, dude...more like...ah well, leave it that :trollface:






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