Neoseeker : News : Wargaming.net tweaks in-game store for World of Tanks, removes "pay-to-win" items
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walnuts Jun 4, 13
I assume they'll still have the Premium account kicking around, no? They'll still get plenty of revenue from those players, because there are some tanks that you just can't simply make a profit on without the Premium bonus (my KV-1S with it's 122mm howitzer comes to mind!). That said, if all items are attainable via grinding, then I'm all for it - I daresay I'll probably still buy things with gold, simply because it's easier to get things you want/need without the incessant grinding, and I also like to support the developers for making a superb game :>!

Great stuff cromagdude - we need more WoT articles on Neo!
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cromagdude Jun 4, 13
quote walnuts
I assume they'll still have the Premium account kicking around, no?
Yeah, the Premium accounts aren't going anywhere. Same with the ability to purchase premium vehicles. It's just the pay-to-win stuff that's going the way of the dodo.

Also, thanks! WoT and Wargaming are pretty popular, so it's nice to try and get it even more exposure.
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LloydToS Jun 5, 13
So I'm guessing they refer to the gold consumables which had bonus effects compared to the normal ones? When I first came back and gave the game another shot a few months ago I actually didn't realize gold ammo had a credit payment option untill a few weeks of playing. It's nice to see these changes, although this game was never that heavy on pay to win except for clan wars where pretty much everyone paid for gold consumables.
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Horse Jun 5, 13
quote LloydToS
So I'm guessing they refer to the gold consumables which had bonus effects compared to the normal ones?
Yeah, you could buy more powerful ammunition with gold, for example.

Higher penetration, damage, etc...it was essentially 'pay to win', since the person who could afford the better ammunition won.

While I am very new to World of Tanks (thanks walnuts for convincing me to get it lol), I'm glad they are addressing this.
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walnuts Jun 5, 13
quote Horse
quote LloydToS
So I'm guessing they refer to the gold consumables which had bonus effects compared to the normal ones?
Yeah, you could buy more powerful ammunition with gold, for example.

Higher penetration, damage, etc...it was essentially 'pay to win', since the person who could afford the better ammunition won.

While I am very new to World of Tanks (thanks walnuts for convincing me to get it lol), I'm glad they are addressing this.

I'm glad you're on board :>! What server are you on? I'm on the NA server myself, simply because there are more players and the majority of them speak English lol.

Should hit me up and we'll go platooning sometime.
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Horse Jun 6, 13
quote walnuts
quote Horse
quote LloydToS
So I'm guessing they refer to the gold consumables which had bonus effects compared to the normal ones?
Yeah, you could buy more powerful ammunition with gold, for example.

Higher penetration, damage, etc...it was essentially 'pay to win', since the person who could afford the better ammunition won.

While I am very new to World of Tanks (thanks walnuts for convincing me to get it lol), I'm glad they are addressing this.

I'm glad you're on board :>! What server are you on? I'm on the NA server myself, simply because there are more players and the majority of them speak English lol.

Should hit me up and we'll go platooning sometime.
When I signed up, I'm pretty sure I only saw the SEA server available...perhaps I missed some drop-down menu or something. Wouldn't it be quite laggy on the NA server? My ping with this wireless connection on the SEA is only about 120ms or so, quite good indeed.

I'm still getting to grips with all of the minor details, just sticking to Tier I and II right now, but for the life of me I just cannot get on a winning team.

Indeed, let's definitely go platooning, haha.
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LloydToS Jun 6, 13
When you go to the wargaming netsite it checks for which region you connect from and suggests/redirects you to the appropriate website of WoT so it may have been that you automatically got redirected to the SEA region site.
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walnuts Jun 6, 13
Ah yeah, you would've been redirected to the SEA site automatically Horse.

Well, if you feel up to it, rather than get too far in to the SEA server you might want to start again on the NA server? We can't platoon unless we're on the same server Also ping isn't too bad on the NA server, sits around 300 for me which is more than playable tbh.

Up to you of course - you can always share your progress in the forum instead.
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Horse Jun 7, 13
walnuts I might even make another account on NA just to go down separate lines or something.

Couldn't help myself but go down the Soviet line. The MS-1 was a brilliant machine and upgraded to the AT-1 Tank Destroyer. The firepower was good, but the lack of turret mobility, as well as manoeuvrability prompted me to take a break and work on the SPGs. The SU-18 is quite decent in the lower tiers, but upgrading to the SU-26 was probably the biggest waste of money I've made so far. It's matched with tier IV and V tanks, so 95% of penetrations won't actually do any damage, even when it's a critical hit. Furthermore, it couldn't hit the side of a barn door from less than a meter away. Even when I do get a lucky kill on a Matilda or Churchill, my team loses anyway and I get shit-all xp from it.

My teammates can't protect an SPG to save their life either. Our team had a two light tanks and a medium up against a lone light. One of our light tanks is destroyed, prompting the other light and medium to turn around and run away as fast as they can. They've left nobody to spot and run away from the SPG trying to protect them. Of course, that single light tank made his way around the corner with nobody to detect him, waltzed into our deployment zone and destroyed our only 2 SPGs. The other two tanks that ran away were hiding in a bush a kilometer away.

I'm working on the T-46 right now. It can be a pain, especially when I'm matched up against tier V heavy tanks. Sometimes I'm in situations where the best gun I have equipped, a 76mm Howitzer, dings and bounces off the side and rear of a KV-1. It's a bit frustrating when my gun is has literally zero chance of penetrating any of my enemies, essentially turning me into a glorified free kill for the enemy from the start.

I wanna drive a big-ass heavy tank, haha. Aiming for the KV-1 since I've already started down the Soviet line.
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LloydToS Jun 7, 13
Horse SU-26 is one of my favourite SPG's because it can aim so incredibly fast and it obliterates almost any T2-4 tanks. Though unfortunately as SPG (they are working on changing this) you will always encounter tanks you can barely scratch. Low tiers are generally a bit random to play through, especially when you encounter T5 heavies you will feel powerless, this is more balanced once you reach t4-7 in my opinion. T7 being the most tactical due to even weaker tanks having strong armor at some places.
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walnuts Jun 7, 13
Horse

You will absolutely love the KV-1 and its brother the KV-1S - I own both machines and get excited everytime I play them. Just working on getting the credits to buy the IS now.
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