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Covert announcement: "no plans to put Defender on sale on EU"


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Aikl #1 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:04 PM

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Paraphrased title.

 

View PostKandly, on 10 February 2018 - 10:13 AM, said:

Commanders!


Many of you already noticed that players in some other regions of the world have the opportunity to get their hands on the Defender in February. We would like to be as transparent with you as possible about this question and let you know that currently we have no plans to put this vehicle on sale on the European Server for now.

 

Here is why:
When the Defender was first introduced back in 2017, many of you expressed concerns about its in-game performance as you considered it to be too powerful. We took the time to analyse the situation carefully and - after looking at the data and your feedback - we came to the conclusion that the tank should not be put on sale as long as we considered it to be problematic.
Fast forward to today, a lot of work has been accomplished on the overall game balance, changing the metagame significantly, and leading us to re-assess the state of the Defender. While we still believe the vehicle to be a good one, we also believe the current meta no longer makes it the be-all-end-all of top tier heavies. However, we know that the European community has had particularly strong concerns about the Defender since it has been introduced. For this reason, we have decided not to re-introduce the vehicle in Europe for now. 

 

We understand that some of you might not agree with this decision, and we will continue to pay particular attention to reading your feedback about this topic. Please continue to share your thoughts about the Defender, we will be listening.

 

See you on the battlefield!

 

 

 

Figured it deserved a topic in the cool forum.



RamRaid90 #2 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:06 PM

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It needs to be removed. Not resold anywhere.

Search_Warrant #3 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:12 PM

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Funny how its "fine" in other regions but not EU. glad they not selling it tho. its really stupidly broken.

arthurwellsley #4 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:23 PM

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It was a message buried in the announcements section;

http://forum.worldof...s-1002/#topmost

 

but now thanks to Aikl it's in the gameplay section where all the cool kids hang out



UserZer00 #5 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:25 PM

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View PostAikl, on 10 February 2018 - 11:04 PM, said:

Paraphrased title.

 

 

 

Figured it deserved a topic in the cool forum.

 

Translation: We are going to wait until Christmas and make it so you have a slight chance of winning one in a Christmas gift box.  Based on the success of this tactic with the Type 59 we are certain that we will be able to generate twice as much revenue using the Defender as bait this time around.

Balc0ra #6 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:35 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 10 February 2018 - 11:12 PM, said:

Funny how its "fine" in other regions but not EU. glad they not selling it tho. its really stupidly broken.

 

Tbh, if they sell it on NA vs the server population they have. Even more so now that they have split it with a server in South America to. It's not gonna add 50 000 to their population based on hype. I would be amazed if it goes up by 1000 vs what it already is. On EU you can be sure it would sell enough to ruin tier 8 MM for a long time again. And push that tank's population up by a huge %... based on hype alone.

250swb #7 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:35 PM

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It's not like it was restricted when they first sold it, it came back numerous times giving everybody enough time to have second thoughts about buying it, it was even sold in two versions, what more can you ask of WG?

Pansenmann #8 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:40 PM

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View Post250swb, on 10 February 2018 - 11:35 PM, said:

It's not like it was restricted when they first sold it, it came back numerous times giving everybody enough time to have second thoughts about buying it, it was even sold in two versions, what more can you ask of WG?

I'd like the "silver tiger" wz-111 to be sold pls.



Strappster #9 Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:56 PM

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View Post250swb, on 10 February 2018 - 10:35 PM, said:

... what more can you ask of WG?

 

I think everyone knows what I want. :angry:

 

What I want ...
 


German_Dunc #10 Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:02 AM

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In randoms it's not really noticeable.

 

in TB and SH is where it's completely broken - as a clan we rarely get a TB going now, because where's the enjoyment in just getting Zerg rushed by a clump of Defenders all firing gold? 

 

Truly, requires zero skill when facing its own tier - even against strong contemporaries like the Patriot. 



OreH75 #11 Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:09 AM

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View PostGerman_Dunc, on 11 February 2018 - 12:02 AM, said:

In randoms it's not really noticeable.

 

in TB and SH is where it's completely broken - as a clan we rarely get a TB going now, because where's the enjoyment in just getting Zerg rushed by a clump of Defenders all firing gold? 

 

Truly, requires zero skill when facing its own tier - even against strong contemporaries like the Patriot. 

 

^^ This. Selling more would completely ruin tier 8 SH. I would prefer to see SH as a premium tank free mode.

Junglist_ #12 Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:16 AM

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View PostOreH75, on 11 February 2018 - 12:09 AM, said:

 

^^ This. Selling more would completely ruin tier 8 SH. I would prefer to see SH as a premium tank free mode.

 

That might even spark my interest in SH again. Haven't played it for a long time so no idea what the set ups look like these days but last time it was after the release of Patriot/Defender/Skorpion/Lorr and the LT changes and suddenly all the set ups on t8 went 100% prem tanks. Best balancing ever.

TwoPointsOfInterest #13 Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:19 AM

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View PostOreH75, on 11 February 2018 - 01:09 AM, said:

 

^^ This. Selling more would completely ruin tier 8 SH. I would prefer to see SH as a premium tank free mode.

 

I agree, the whole logic of SH and CW is that you play it after randoms, as in you should have racked up a collection of normal tech tree tanks. T6 I can imagine is just type 64s as well (I haven't played any clan modes in a year however)

dimethylcadmium #14 Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:22 AM

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So instead of getting a Defender sale, we get Obj.257 and Obj.268 4. Only a matter of time before they start butching mid tiers too, i think we need even more broken tanks at tier 6 and 7 too, not enough Type 64 and T-34-85M.



soul3ater #15 Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:24 AM

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it will come back eventually.

 

I can wait.



LIL_Veky #16 Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:12 AM

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But will they sell the Object 262U? 

Search_Warrant #17 Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

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View Postdimethylcadmium, on 11 February 2018 - 12:22 AM, said:

So instead of getting a Defender sale, we get Obj.257 and Obj.268 4. Only a matter of time before they start butching mid tiers too, i think we need even more broken tanks at tier 6 and 7 too, not enough Type 64 and T-34-85M.

 

you forgot T67 gold spammers at tier 5.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #18 Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:57 AM

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View PostPansenmann, on 11 February 2018 - 12:40 AM, said:

I'd like the "silver tiger" wz-111 to be sold pls.

 

The WZ in itself is kinda of useless but the alpine tiger one is so beautiful, i won't mind it terribly in my garage :)

_EXODUZ_ #19 Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:17 AM

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View PostXxKuzkina_MatxX, on 11 February 2018 - 03:57 AM, said:

 

The WZ in itself is kinda of useless but the alpine tiger one is so beautiful, i won't mind it terribly in my garage :)

 

You know there's a skin, right?

 

http://forum.worldof...11-wz112-wz113/



XxKuzkina_MatxX #20 Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:28 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 11 February 2018 - 05:17 AM, said:

 

You know there's a skin, right?

 

http://forum.worldof...11-wz112-wz113/

 

yes, i have a black skin on my Lowe but i don't have the WZ so i won't buy it just to skin it, I'd prefer the real thing. :)

Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 11 February 2018 - 05:13 AM.





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