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TungstenHitman #1 Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:20 AM

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Ok, maybe the black market sales refresh times suit some people but I can't believe it suits most and it's downright discriminating against the time zone I live in. My time zone puts these tank sales starting at 5am and 5 pm. Both are way too early and even if I was in a +1 time zone that's STILL too early, most will finish work and be stuck in traffic, have to pick up kids etc so can you guys at WG just sit down, take a look at the most busy moments on WoT and adjust your times to refresh sales for then please? Sell BOTH tanks at the same time if needs be, I don't know just give it some thought and make a more fair offering that will suit most people across all EU time zones like say 7pm - 9pm central EU time.

 

It was especially made more annoying to have been stupid enough to get up at that hour just to go from a tier3 "gold only" tank to a tier5 "gold only" tank where surely a rotation from a gold only tank to credit only tank sort of thing would be less of a kick in the teeth but imo every tank sold should have an equal number of gold and credit purchase options, first come, first served. Please put a little more thought and consideration into time zones and purchase methods please, as to be fairer for all times zones, all players. 


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Propjesschieter #2 Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

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Djeez man, you must have a hard life complaining about everything.. 6 pm is too early for me also and I refuse to get out of bad before 6 am in the morning, to bad for me and WG but it also means I have more credits to spend on premium ammo.

Ceeb #3 Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:22 PM

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View PostTungstenHitman, on 28 May 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

Ok, maybe the black market sales refresh times suit some people but I can't believe it suits most and it's downright discriminating against the time zone I live in. My time zone puts these tank sales starting at 5am and 5 pm. Both are way too early and even if I was in a +1 time zone that's STILL too early, most will finish work and be stuck in traffic, have to pick up kids etc so can you guys at WG just sit down, take a look at the most busy moments on WoT and adjust your times to refresh sales for then please? Sell BOTH tanks at the same time if needs be, I don't know just give it some thought and make a more fair offering that will suit most people across all EU time zones like say 7pm - 9pm central EU time.

 

It was especially made more annoying to have been stupid enough to get up at that hour just to go from a tier3 "gold only" tank to a tier5 "gold only" tank where surely a rotation from a gold only tank to credit only tank sort of thing would be less of a kick in the teeth but imo every tank sold should have an equal number of gold and credit purchase options, first come, first served. Please put a little more thought and consideration into time zones and purchase methods please, as to be fairer for all times zones, all players. 

 

Once of the draw backs of my former Military life is that I'm up at 0400 everyday. No matter if I've drank 2 bottles of wine, few pints and a few chasers.

 

Its a ball ache, if by chance I can acutally have a lie in, its no later than 0530.   It pishes me off, it pishes the wife off, only dog loved the fact I was up...

 

Judging by the number of people buying stuff at that time, I personally dont see an issue with the time slots.

 

Yes, I'm alreet Jack.


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pallie_the_artillerist #4 Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:46 PM

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at what time do u go to bed ceeb?

facmanpob #5 Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

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View PostCeeb, on 28 May 2019 - 11:22 AM, said:

 

Once of the draw backs of my former Military life is that I'm up at 0400 everyday. No matter if I've drank 2 bottles of wine, few pints and a few chasers.

 

Its a ball ache, if by chance I can acutally have a lie in, its no later than 0530.   It pishes me off, it pishes the wife off, only dog loved the fact I was up...

 

Judging by the number of people buying stuff at that time, I personally dont see an issue with the time slots.

 

Yes, I'm alreet Jack.

I did my time getting up for the Morning watch, not getting up for anything at that time of the day anymore  ;)


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Ceeb #6 Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:47 PM

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View Postpallie_the_artillerist, on 28 May 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

at what time do u go to bed ceeb?

 

About 23:00 - 01:00,

 

Earlier if i'm on a promise :)

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View Postfacmanpob, on 28 May 2019 - 12:33 PM, said:

I did my time getting up for the Morning watch, not getting up for anything at that time of the day anymore  ;)

 

My last patrol screwed me up pal.  14 weeks of having the Morning watch, that was 20 years ago. Being the FWD awake LWEM® i've seen some sights on the early morning shakes :)

 



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The early bird catches the worm

Ceeb #8 Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

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View PostIf_I_Die_You_Die_Too, on 28 May 2019 - 12:58 PM, said:

The early bird catches the worm

 

Prefer the term.... "snake"

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View PostCeeb, on 28 May 2019 - 12:47 PM, 

 

My last patrol screwed me up pal.  14 weeks of having the Morning watch, that was 20 years ago. Being the FWD awake LWEM® i've seen some sights on the early morning shakes :)

 

Pffff WE scrub, ME is where it's at :P 



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View Postdivsmo, on 28 May 2019 - 01:57 PM, said:

Pffff WE scrub, ME is where it's at :P 

 

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As a guy from the UK I agree with this post. I don't want to get up at 5am. 

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View PostThe_Wallet_Warrior, on 28 May 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

As a guy from the UK I agree with this post. I don't want to get up at 5am. 

 

Pass me your account details, I buy it for you at 0500 :)

nakkipeppu #13 Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

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As stupid as it sounds, 5am GMT is fairest, as any later, the people on the next timezones are at the work already. I get it that it sucks to wake up early, but that's in your own control. Having the sale when you're at work, then, it really isn't anymore.

 

Choices really are between doing away with the morning sale entirely, or going even *earlier*, say, 3AM or 4AM, so everybody needs to wake up early.

 

For evening sale, I don't get why they can't be pushed up by an hour or two. You guys are likely at work or a commute, and it doesn't matter at all for +2 crowd if it's at 19:00 or 21:00

 

 


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TungstenHitman #14 Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:33 PM

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But ya that's pretty much my point. Do away with the morning sale completely and for WG to take a look at the most busy times in the evening when most players are online and set a compromise to sell both tanks then. Like lets say 8pm CET so that will be 9 for some and 7 for others, all pretty manageable times for the majority I would imagine. Certainly a lot more manageable for most than either getting up and 4 something o clock in the fricken morning or on your way to/from work etc. So far as typical 9-5 jobs go I can't imagine both times are really pleasing to anyone of any time zone, chances are you'll miss one or the other. 

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View Postnakkipeppu, on 28 May 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

As stupid as it sounds, 5am GMT is fairest, as any later, the people on the next timezones are at the work already. I get it that it sucks to wake up early, but that's in your own control.

 

Sorry, but isn't most of Europe approx 1 hour ahead of the UK, and quite frankly, most people DON'T go to work for 6am in the morning, never mind 5am (apart from people like me who are up at 4:45am every morning), so I don't see your point here dude.

 

I could have managed to be online for the morning sales if I so chose, but the evening one is impossible as I don't get back from work until 6pm onwards every day, that may not be WG's problem, but the times are just awful for almost any UK players, and for many western european ones as well tbh.



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View PostIndy_Bones, on 28 May 2019 - 07:18 PM, said:

 

Sorry, but isn't most of Europe approx 1 hour ahead of the UK, and quite frankly, most people DON'T go to work for 6am in the morning, never mind 5am (apart from people like me who are up at 4:45am every morning), so I don't see your point here dude.

 

I could have managed to be online for the morning sales if I so chose, but the evening one is impossible as I don't get back from work until 6pm onwards every day, that may not be WG's problem, but the times are just awful for almost any UK players, and for many western european ones as well tbh.

 

The sale happens at 7AM for those who are GMT+2, which is still a time when people are still at home, and can log in. If it was an hour later, they can't log in anymore as they are in their workplaces, schools, universities, where-ever they go. You can't push back the morning sale. Right now everybody in UK is complaining because they need to get up at 5am - and this is a valid complaint. If you push it back, everyone from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey will instead be complaining instead, because they can't make the sale *at all*.

 

And I also think the sale times are stupid - like TungstenHitman said, it's probably better to just do away with the morning sale. And having the evening sale at 17:00 GMT is equally stupid, it excludes people (at GMT) who are still at work and commuting, whereas the latter timezones can honestly just easily wait two hours more for it to start. I'd be really surprised (if the event comes again) if the morning sale made a return.



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Double the length of the even and make it once a day evening sale during prime time, or stagger the release of available tanks each day .

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View PostCeeb, on 28 May 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:

 

Yeah, I an imagine you as a Back Afty, hiding the golden rivet.

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View Postnakkipeppu, on 28 May 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

As stupid as it sounds, 5am GMT is fairest, as any later, the people on the next timezones are at the work already. I get it that it sucks to wake up early, but that's in your own control. Having the sale when you're at work, then, it really isn't anymore.

 

Choices really are between doing away with the morning sale entirely, or going even *earlier*, say, 3AM or 4AM, so everybody needs to wake up early.

 

For evening sale, I don't get why they can't be pushed up by an hour or two. You guys are likely at work or a commute, and it doesn't matter at all for +2 crowd if it's at 19:00 or 21:00

 

 

 



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It’s because this is the best time for Russia.

Russia is their most populated and best spending server.

We just get invited to the party but they’re not going to throw a separate one for us.

They don’t want the RU sales to “leak” the EU sales, because getting the customer in the shop is half the sale.

They can’t avoid spoiling it for NA and SEA but they are very small compared to EU and RU.

 






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