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Community #1 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Nothing says "Happy New Years!" like a good ambush, followed by a heavy tank assault, and a pile of gold!

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Ahamnos #2 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:08 PM

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The scorpion again?

Defender is out of stock? :trollface:



Search_Warrant #3 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:09 PM

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You really should stop selling this ultimate powercreep WG. this tank is a straight upgrade from Charioteer, SkorpionG is one of the most played tanks in game now! and its not because its balanced ether. stop ruining tier 8 with your broken tanks!!!.

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Ahamnos #4 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 01 January 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

You really should stop selling this ultimate powercreep WG. this tank is a straight upgrade from Charioteer, SkorpionG is one of the most played tanks in game now! and its not because its balanced ether. stop ruining tier 8 with your broken tanks!!!.

 

agree

KLguns #5 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Snake_Keeper #6 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

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You know, at this rate you will make people think the only premium tanks this game has are the Skorpion, and the B2 when you sell them all the time. Why not just add them to the tech tree if you want them sold so much?

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Marcelutz_666 #7 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

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Will defender be added this year? idk if to buy skorpion g or wait for defender

Hero_of_Tython #8 Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

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View PostAhamnos, on 01 January 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

The scorpion again?

Defender is out of stock? :trollface:

 

I have a vague recollection of seeing somewhere on one of the forums a note saying the WG don't plan to sell the Defender again as even they admit it has proven to be OP. So it will be just like the SU-76i those who got one get to enjoy an OP monster tank (for it's tier) and everyone who didn't well tough luck. And I don't expect WG to even think about nerfing it since they hate nerfing premiums tanks as it makes paying customers unhappy when their OP instant win machines suddenly actually have to fight on a level playing field.

 

As for the Skorp G it is a great tank, probably too good for tier 8, perhaps should have been a tier 9 reward tank instead. Sure the camo rating is underwhelming but the mobility gives it so much more flexibility than say the Borsig.

 

Regarding the "free" BT-SV you get with a 30k gold bundle. WG need to just put that think on sale a s a regular tier 3 premium or stop trying to sell make you pay stupid money for it and a lot of gold you don't need. As a collector I would like that tank but as a person with a functioning brain I know it is massively over priced for a tank that (from what I have seen and read) is not OP in the way the Pz II J or SU-76i are. 

 

Oh and for honesty's sake I will admit to owning an SU-76i, a Defender and a Skorp G so I am not above owning a few OP monsters myself, if you can't beat them join them.

 

View PostMarcelutz_666, on 01 January 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Will defender be added this year? idk if to buy skorpion g or wait for defender

 

If you like turreted TDs get a Skorpian G it really is pound for pound the best premium TD out there. As I already said I doubt you'll see the Defender any time soon. If you want a strong tier 8 premium heavy your probably best waiting for the Patriot/T26E5 or Liberte/AMX 45 49 to come back on sale as they are damn strong but probably not as OP as the Defender. 
 

guest273 #9 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

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View PostSnake_Keeper, on 01 January 2018 - 11:29 AM, said:

Why not just add them to the tech tree if you want them sold so much?

Because you can easily get free gold = no profit for WGreed.



Laur_Balaur_XD #10 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 01 January 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:

You really should stop selling this ultimate powercreep WG. this tank is a straight upgrade from Charioteer, SkorpionG is one of the most played tanks in game now! and its not because its balanced ether. stop ruining tier 8 with your broken tanks!!!.

 

This.

Marcelutz_666 #11 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

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View PostHero_of_Tython, on 01 January 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

 

If you like turreted TDs get a Skorpian G it really is pound for pound the best premium TD out there. As I already said I doubt you'll see the Defender any time soon. If you want a strong tier 8 premium heavy your probably best waiting for the Patriot/T26E5 or Liberte/AMX 45 49 to come back on sale as they are damn strong but probably not as OP as the Defender. 

 

I ask that because. i like very much defender. a fk beast (if not op) and skorpion is a alternative for me. Thank you. now i,m gonna buy skorpion g if defender is not gonna be added very soon. 

apaleytos #12 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

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WG send me my first discount coupon(preferably 30%) and we have a deal :trollface:.

 

p.s: Over 5 years old account and not a single discount coupon....

 

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JPKERR #13 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

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I can pay for a premium tank? Thank you for this gift, kind masters.

Can your lowly slave expect camo or equipment sales which were normal every christmas sale for past years?



Vedrano #14 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:39 PM

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Good to see WG is not changed in 2018, selling Scorpion every 10/14 days :/

Idiots. 



SlyMeerkat #15 Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

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I would not mind getting the BT-SV at some point but not this time round, i got the others though :)

_Crusad3r_ #16 Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

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I like how people cry about the Skorp G being broken. It has the SAME gun as the Borsig (which people DON'T say is OP) the only difference being is the Skorp G has slightly worse DPM but better gun stats when stationary. Skorp G has good speed but terrible ground resistance and has piss poor camo rating because of its size. IMHO the Skorp does what the Borsig can't do (speed to relocate) while the Borsig is more of a passive sniper. I don't see how this tank can be considered OP in the slightest. Its one of the better T8 prems because it requires a good player with good awareness to make it work. It doesn't have armour to brawl but it has the speed to relocate and the gun to back it up. 

NoobySkooby #17 Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

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This is ok if you know how to use it right, I bought it last year and I don't, but that is more my gaming abilities than WG's fault. To be honest I don't really like it as the turret traverse time is way too slow.

 

That said I think the line up of premium tanks needs to be swapped around a bit, as some of the premiums now are just a bit rubbish, we need new things to tempt us.

 

Maybe now an option for a day or so to purchase any tank in the advent calendar which some may have missed, like I did with the E 25 :)



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View Post_Crusad3r_, on 01 January 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

I like how people cry about the Skorp G being broken. It has the SAME gun as the Borsig (which people DON'T say is OP) the only difference being is the Skorp G has slightly worse DPM but better gun stats when stationary. Skorp G has good speed but terrible ground resistance and has piss poor camo rating because of its size. IMHO the Skorp does what the Borsig can't do (speed to relocate) while the Borsig is more of a passive sniper. I don't see how this tank can be considered OP in the slightest. Its one of the better T8 prems because it requires a good player with good awareness to make it work. It doesn't have armour to brawl but it has the speed to relocate and the gun to back it up. 

 

Let's take the Rhm Borsig. Now let's make it twice as fast. Now let's give it more gun depression, better aim time and better accuracy. You now have the Skorpion G. And it's just an all-round better Ferdinand. You see, back in the day, premium tanks used to be worse than the normal tanks of the same tier (IS-6 vs IS-3, KV-5 vs KV-4, you get the point). There are currently six German tier 8 TD's, and this is the best of them. It's also better than most of the TD's of other nations. Armor doesn't matter in WoT anymore, so it's best to have a tank that only sacrifices armor.

Deadoks #19 Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

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The greed is at the top for 2018!

WG will not change...



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View PostHero_of_Tython, on 01 January 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

 

I have a vague recollection of seeing somewhere on one of the forums a note saying the WG don't plan to sell the Defender again as even they admit it has proven to be OP. So it will be just like the SU-76i those who got one get to enjoy an OP monster tank (for it's tier) and everyone who didn't well tough luck. And I don't expect WG to even think about nerfing it since they hate nerfing premiums tanks as it makes paying customers unhappy when their OP instant win machines suddenly actually have to fight on a level playing field.

 

As for the Skorp G it is a great tank, probably too good for tier 8, perhaps should have been a tier 9 reward tank instead. Sure the camo rating is underwhelming but the mobility gives it so much more flexibility than say the Borsig.

 

Regarding the "free" BT-SV you get with a 30k gold bundle. WG need to just put that think on sale a s a regular tier 3 premium or stop trying to sell make you pay stupid money for it and a lot of gold you don't need. As a collector I would like that tank but as a person with a functioning brain I know it is massively over priced for a tank that (from what I have seen and read) is not OP in the way the Pz II J or SU-76i are. 

 

Oh and for honesty's sake I will admit to owning an SU-76i, a Defender and a Skorp G so I am not above owning a few OP monsters myself, if you can't beat them join them.

 

You know they are ready to sell the Defender at any given moment, right? They sold the E 25. They sell the Pz. II J. When their bank accounts are starting to thin out again, they'll put the Defender in a bundle (or the golden Type 59).




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