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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:18PM Jack Kevorkian said

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I am very interested in this game. Anyone else?

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:20PM Pingles said

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I have had enough fun in their betas that I am considering a pre-order just to support the company. MMO-ness debate aside, it's an extraordinary game, especially at the light/medium level.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:23PM thelazyhermit said

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I've had a lot of fun in the beta. No matter what games come out, I always return to play a few more games of W.o.T. Since it's free, I'll be able to leave it on the computer, and just log in every so often for a bit more fun. I like this.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:29PM searstream said

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I like the game a lot but still $90 for the pre-order seems steep with no single player, and a lack of different types of game modes.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:32PM Wilhelm2451 said

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My very own toy tank? That is stretching things a bit, isn't it?

The headline might lead one to believe that one gets an actual physical toy which, as far as I can tell, is not the case.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:33PM Caskio said

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I really like playing this and I plan on least getting the Medium Tank package for $67.

It's a fun game and I enjoy the whole 1 life and your done combat style.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 3:49PM Tazmanyak said

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So, the massively WoT's community doesnt think their gold is overpriced?
I do ...
And i'm a bit afraid they are "greedy" maybe?

WoT is an awesome game. i'm a first time fan of it :)
But, now it's time to talk money ... 20-30% cheaper could mean more paying customers, and more success?
i'm not that much confident right now in the game's future :/

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 6:42AM Renyojd said

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@Tazmanyak

No. As (Unverified) says below - the actual pricing of the gold isn't bad in comparison to other products - working out at £6.25/month for premium.

Now - yes - you could debate what you get for paying this - compared to subscribing to WoW (as some people like to suggest) - and the 'content' provided. However - both products are very different - WoT *does not* require you to subscribe in order to access the majority of the content - *does not* require you to pay a start up cost or buy expansions for the content - and you can effectively upgrade and downgrade to premium whenever suits you. Personally I find the *value and enjoyment* from having premium as good as the *value and enjoyment* I get from subscribing to other products.
(please note - not knocking WoW at all - just pointing out some of the differences for those using this comparison)

As far as a lower price yielding higher revenue? Maybe / maybe not. I'd probably say that the gold price is competatively set - seeing what you can get for it. (e.g. permanent garage slot costs £0.75 at this rate - and you start with five free ones anyway) I would agree that having the Light package *lighter* would probably have encouraged more sales and made more people happier. (currently it is 12,500 gold {5 months premium if that's all you bought} for £32. Personaly I'd have gone for around 5000-6000 gold {2 months-ish premium} for around the £15 mark)

Personally it seems that a lot of the negative feedback is based on the sizes of the packages - and in particular that the most expensive package, including a 'heavy' tank (which people obviously covert!), is £63 - the price of a couple of new computer games. Remember - this package is basically a payment for 10 months of premium. ;-) Also, some games launch with 'lifetime' membership for far more than this - so this is by no means the most expensive launch option of a game! ;-)

- Preorder is not required to get in and play the game - and yields no 'early start' benefit or the like
- Gold will be available in smaller packages (including a single month 2,500 gold option) after release.

Yes - it's a pity some will miss out on a 10% discount, a free tank and a free garage slot - and also the chance to 'get in early' (not literally) and support the game they enjoy. However the tanks are by no means needed (and are inferior to tanks you can freely earn in the same tier) and there are purchasable gold tanks available after release.

As far as the future of WoT ('stability/availability-wise') - I'm quite confident. They seem to be a stable company, taking time to work on and release their product. Also - low comparative overheads where they are based compared to other similar companies? Beyond that - it sounds like they have just had a massive injection of cash from those of us buying pre-order packages - and already have a possitive cash flow from the Russian release. As far as additions and onward development of WoT - yes - that seems a bit slow - although I expect a few *biggish* additions in the next few months. However the game as it is now is enough to keep many people busy and happy for a while, and it is also one of those things you can keep coming back to for some fun even when the shine has worn off. :-)

Also, I'd say, if you are running Tier 9 & 10 vehicles, not willing to run a credit earner tank, and complaining about it - why aren't you bothering to pay some money at this point - after all the time you've spent getting to this point - and playing the 'end game'! ;-) :-P
(not your comment Tazmanyak - but just something based on people comments of 'oh - you'll *have* to pay in the end! Well - if you've gotten to the *end* - and are still playing - why not!)
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Posted: Mar 24th 2011 4:12PM (Unverified) said

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Using 2500 gold for a month of premium (subscription) time, it comes out to $9 a month which is cheap as far as subscription MMO's go. Plus you get to pick how you subscribe, a month when you have time, and just use free time when you won't be playing as much. It may seem like a lot of many at first, but if you factor in 0 game price and compare it to subscription games then it's not.

Posted: Mar 24th 2011 5:41PM Blacknimbus said

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I had the most fun with the KV upgraded to the 'troll' gun. Horrible fire rate and slow as a snail, but you could one shot a scout or even put the hurt on a heavy if you hit them.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 8:41AM Tazmanyak said

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Thanks for taking time to answer me without flames and burning sky :)
My post was quite short, just because i was just coming for a really long discussion ingame about it.
I agree on the packages size. They all are quite too big - thus they cost a lot.
But, they could give a better discount than those "crappy" ten % ... this is a prelaunch offer, like a big preorder. It's time for them to make money, and please their fanbase. 20% gold bonus wouldnt kill them ... gold cost WGN nothing at all :p
So yes, i was ready for around 40€. but sadly, i hoped i could feel happy of what i get for my money. It's selfish, certainly, but with those packages, i dont feel happy at all :p
I dont care about a free useless tank; i want to gring through the levels. And premium tanks are no-use for me (i'll skip their awfull stats discussion here). I would have loved 15000G for my 40€ (with taxes included ...) and a 20% gold bonus.

Finally, i will think about all that. What i want, what i can pay. And will certainly finish with a medium pack ... golds are cheapest in this one :p
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