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Will the Lorraine & Type be sold next couple of weeks?

  1. I think you are right: Lorraine, then Type (7 votes [9.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.59%

  2. Nah, just Lorraine next week followed by ...[fill in blank] (27 votes [36.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.99%

  3. Type who? (11 votes [15.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.07%

  4. Neither, it will be ... [fil in blank] on sale next week (28 votes [38.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.36%

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undutchable80 #1 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

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So, last week WG sold the Skorpion G. This week the T26E5/Patriot. That is two out of the four Tier 8 premiums you can obtain through the Christmas boxes. Putting on the tinfoilhat I predict the Lorraine 40t will be for sale next week, which means the week after...the Type 59? :B

 

PS I got the Type through the boxes, but I know some people that didnt and really want(ed) it...


 

PPS Shouldnt the T26E5 actually be cheaper than the Patriot since you have to buy camo for it to have the same camo values as the Patriot...?


 

Time for coffee methinks!



PauI #2 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:26 AM

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Type 59 should be put on sale because it is not what is used to be. Checking statistics one will notice that t-34-3 has the same stats, in some areas even better so there is no reason why not everyone that wants to have a tier8 with 240 afla should not be able to get it. I personally would not buy it 

SABAOTH #3 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

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View Postundutchable80, on 05 January 2018 - 08:14 AM, said:

So, last week WG sold the Skorpion G. This week the T26E5/Patriot. That is two out of the four Tier 8 premiums you can obtain through the Christmas boxes. Putting on the tinfoilhat I predict the Lorraine 40t will be for sale next week, which means the week after...the Type 59? :B

 

PS I got the Type through the boxes, but I know some people that didnt and really want(ed) it...


 

PPS Shouldnt the T26E5 actually be cheaper than the Patriot since you have to buy camo for it to have the same camo values as the Patriot...?


 

Time for coffee methinks!

 

Should be cheaper so the people won't buy the clown camo. :P

KLguns #4 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

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I didnt get the type, nor would I have any use for it or really never wanted it anyway, I would never buy it in any bundle, except if sold for what its actually worth = 15-20€.

I got the T26E5 which is also nothing that special.


Edited by KLguns, 05 January 2018 - 08:39 AM.


KLguns #5 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

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View PostPauI, on 05 January 2018 - 09:26 AM, said:

Type 59 should be put on sale because it is not what is used to be. Checking statistics one will notice that t-34-3 has the same stats, in some areas even better so there is no reason why not everyone that wants to have a tier8 with 240 afla should not be able to get it. I personally would not buy it 

 

And server stats nothing that special:

 

Which is better, one that we got for free, or the one that everyone payes their assess for: https://tanks.gg/compare/type-59?t=t-44-100


Edited by KLguns, 05 January 2018 - 08:45 AM.


Jigabachi #6 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:47 AM

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View PostPauI, on 05 January 2018 - 08:26 AM, said:

Type 59 should be put on sale because it is not what is used to be. Checking statistics one will notice that t-34-3 has the same stats, in some areas even better so there is no reason why not everyone that wants to have a tier8 with 240 afla should not be able to get it. I personally would not buy it 

But it is hyped to the max, so there will be enough dumb people and pixel tank collectors to jump on it for whatever price WG demands.



TankkiPoju #7 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:54 AM

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Why would WG sell Type 59 directly when they can sell a lot more loot boxes with the possiblity of Type 59.

undutchable80 #8 Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 05 January 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

Why would WG sell Type 59 directly when they can sell a lot more loot boxes with the possiblity of Type 59.

 

Why sell the Skorpion in both advent calender and first week January, as well as the T26E5/Patriot 2nd week january when either can be obtained through loot boxes...? Plus the loot boxes end 15 Jan... People who have spent mony on the boxes in the hope of getting the Type and didnt would be quite happy if it went on sale after the Holiday Ops ends i would think...

Hedgehog1963 #9 Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

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It's on sale right now via the loot boxes.

SirTogII #10 Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 05 January 2018 - 07:54 AM, said:

Why would WG sell Type 59 directly when they can sell a lot more loot boxes with the possiblity of Type 59.

Exactly! No idea of knowing of course but among clan and friends at least 3-5 times more money was spent on boxes than what would have been if the Hype wasn’t in them. Most already had all or 2/3 of the other premiums and maybe would have bought 25 boxes max to get the decorations and gold sorted (think I bought 10 last year). Instead the investment in boxes ranged from 25-125. 

 

Also so saves WG face as they’re not lying since they’re not actually selling the tank, just the chance to win one. 



Cobra6 #11 Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

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8 players have an Strv 81 and they are relatively bad players......why do they have an Strv 81 and if they are testers why aren't they good players?

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 05 January 2018 - 10:12 AM.


Aikl #12 Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:32 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 05 January 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

8 players have an Strv 81 and they are relatively bad players......why do they have an Strv 81 and if they are testers why aren't they good players?

 

Cobra 6

 

Testers on EU? Haha, nice joke. Most likely they're press accounts or something, I guess the same story as MTLS-1G14. 

 

Alternatively, it makes a lot of sense to not use good players to test a game if your goal is to cater to more casual players - it also offers a decent alternative to Wargaming's incompetence - simply that their test procedure is broken because they don't use players that perform anywhere near consistent. Fun, innit?



OreH75 #13 Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

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They won't sell Type..people who missed it this event and really, really want it will likely spend more next event where you can win Hype59

Junglist_ #14 Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

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I highly doubt they will put it for regular sale. Just look how many people were saying here they spent even hundreds of £ trying get it in the loot boxes. 

basin79 #15 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

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Just imagine the amount of whine threads if WG did put the Type 59 on sale unbundled as they decided the Defender was going to be their go to hype tank for competition prizes.

"But I spent £200 on boxes trying to win a Type?"

"I DEMAND my money back WG. I spent £120 trying to win a Type"

Like they where forced to gamble to win a mediocre prem tank.

WG have somehow done the impossible in making the Type 59 so longed after by so many. If the same tank came out today it'd receive little to no attention. It only made it's name when they hunted lower tiered tanks in packs.

TankkiPoju #16 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

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View Postundutchable80, on 05 January 2018 - 08:59 AM, said:

Why sell the Skorpion in both advent calender and first week January, as well as the T26E5/Patriot 2nd week january when either can be obtained through loot boxes...?

 

Those tanks haven't been hyped as much as Type 59.

 

No one is going to buy hundreds of boxes because of a Skorpion G or T26E5.

 



OnCoke #17 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

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Yeah exactly as someone pointed out already, imagine the rage if they put it in the shop after the loot boxes event lol.

Jigabachi #18 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

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View Postbasin79, on 05 January 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

Just imagine the amount of whine threads if WG did put the Type 59 on sale unbundled as they decided the Defender was going to be their go to hype tank for competition prizes.

That would be hilarious.



_T_1_T_4_N_0_ #19 Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

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I got a type 59 @ xmas spent about £30 on those £5 boxes with two spurts of 3x 3boxes.

I did pretty well and the type 59 for me was a huge disappoint, don't get me wrong I was over the moon about the win and the freebie, just the type 59 was just a bit of a shock.
WTF is this myth, this thing slow, good armor but @ T8 pen nothing special and then this gun which is like the wz-132 with much less DPM.
Well hey here is a prem that bucks the trend that with lights there are just better med alternatives.

If they where going to sell the type 59 in its current form I think it would show how much WG are prepared to profiteer from the community very clearly and I don't think they would.
If it does come up for sale as-is then after being a new owner I strongly suggest you don't part with any cash for this.
Its no longer a rare tank and its been powercreeped to hell to a point its much worse than a highly nerfed light tank.  

Edited by DumbNumpty, 05 January 2018 - 12:16 PM.


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View Postundutchable80, on 05 January 2018 - 07:14 AM, said:

PS I got the Type through the boxes, but I know some people that didnt and really want(ed) it...

 

I don't know who you're referring to. They must be really sad people with a desperate need for a less than competitive tier 8 tank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View PostTankkiPoju, on 05 January 2018 - 07:54 AM, said:

Why would WG sell Type 59 directly when they can sell a lot more loot boxes with the possiblity of Type 59.

 

Fair point, I can't speak for anyone else but I've given up on the loot boxes as a possible source. Yes, I bought a few more of them in the vain hope of getting a Type, in return I've got a Patriot, Skorpion G, nearly two years premium time and could probably spam gold ammo bought for gold for quite a while without worry.

 

But if they put the Type in the shop, I'd be on it like a tramp on hot chips. And yes, I check the shop every day, almost as often as I check the Warships shop to see whether they've finally put the T-61 in yet.

 

 

View Postbasin79, on 05 January 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

Just imagine the amount of whine threads if WG did put the Type 59 on sale unbundled as they decided the Defender was going to be their go to hype tank for competition prizes.

"But I spent £200 on boxes trying to win a Type?"

"I DEMAND my money back WG. I spent £120 trying to win a Type"

 

There will always be complaints when people don't get something only to see that if they'd only waited ...

 

This is probably the biggest sticking point in any potential sale. The threads about the amount spent on loot boxes would only be challenged by the amount of omg WG, another broken promise threads, judging from the fuss when the Mutant went on sale again.

 

That said, I'll certainly be checking the shops again on Sunday as that's Russian Orthodox Christmas and you never know ...






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