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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

World of Tanks Pre-orders to Start March 24

World of Tanks pre-orders will be available March 24. The details are to be revealed tomorrow.

Follow the updates on EU and US community websites.


UPD.
The image above features 3 packages available for pre-order. 

112 comments:

  1. hope prices will be ok

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  2. I'm afraid that prices will be too high for the East European earnings.

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  3. yeah i would really want that A-32 tank but im from western europe so not so rich

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  4. hey! im in the US server now, and i live in Europe, so ofc i wanna switch, but when the game goes live i wanna have my "gift" with me over to the EU server, is this possible? Or do we get 2 choose wich server to start playing in, as we did when u started 2 seperated server groups?

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  5. Can we make pre-orders via Steam?

    I guess not...

    Any words about Steam and WoT in general?

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  6. I hope WoT will never use steam.

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  7. any pre-order for 25 euro max?

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  8. Yeah I hope that WoT will never touch steam too.. steam is a cancer

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  9. So there is no preorder information before hand. So we have to take what is offered. I will preorder. How many players are signed up on the N/A server. I see now over 5K players online that's not too bad.

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  10. Anonymous,

    all bonuses can be applied only to active accounts. Make sure your account is not banned permanently.

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  11. it tends to peek at 7K now going slightly over, also the packages i herd should be in the ranges of $20, ~40-$50 and the top ones $90

    Each package comes with a diff premium tanks 1 garage slot and 10% off the gold (which is what your really buying here)

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  12. Anonymous,

    pre-orders won't be available via Steam, but we will be using it in future.

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  13. Any updates on this ? lots of people are waiting to find out the info

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  14. hey its worth to wait 4 hours, you will show pre-orders at midnight or later?

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  15. Pre-orders is full version?
    USA tank Destroyer?

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  16. Anonymous,

    the pre-orders should be available March 24, at 12:00 UTC.

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  17. Any word on the boxed version and its bonus tanks?

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  18. filefool,

    box vesion is far from being ready at the moment. Can't give any details on it.

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  19. Hi Ovi, is there premium account deals like on the Russian server? So you can buy both gold and a premium account for a certain time. Thx

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  20. Anonymous,

    yup the mechanics of premium account and gold will be the same as on Russian server.

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  21. I know on the russian server you had 2 Pz V/IV. For the premium account and the gold package. What if someone wants to get the American heavy twice. Do you offer an alpha tank too? I'm assuming the Pz V/IV alpha is because of the double order possibility. Thx

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  22. 12 UTC = 6pm EST ? Thx just to make sure. Or did you mean 0.00 UTC = 6 am EST ?

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  23. sorry mistake it's the other way 12 UTC = 6am EST.

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  24. Anonymous,

    1) if one buys the same package twice, he will get double amount of gold, 2 slots, and only one tank.

    2) Pz. V/IV Alpha is a special gift tank, It won't be available for pre-orders.

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  25. Anonymous,

    actually, 12:00 UTC = 7:00 am EST = 8 am EDT

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  26. Thx. Can I sell a premium tank in the game if I don't like it anymore.

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  27. What if I want all three tanks? Can I buy all the packages and have all the tanks?

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  28. Hey Overlord,
    can i add my preordered game later on steam?

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  29. Can I buy the same package twice BUT use them for 2 different accounts? Like a gift, you know.

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  30. BlutRoyale,

    the current pre-orders will be available till April 12.

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  31. Anonymous,

    yup, you can purchase the same package several times and pass it/them on to other person(s).

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  32. Thanks for imformation.

    We'll wait buy pre-order. I hope be available today. How much Heavy Package?

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  33. Heavy Package with USA TD's?
    only paypal?
    electronic version or Code?
    please answer Overlord
    Thank you

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  34. What about price of light and medium package?

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  35. John100,

    there will be multiple payment options depending on the region. Visit playspan.com for details.

    Heavy package comes with M6A2E1, heavy tank.

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  36. hello overlord

    i checked playspan.com

    and i cant find paysafe as a choice...

    do you know anything about it?

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  37. Greetings Overlord.

    I understand that the cost of the preorder, is the gold wich you will have at the release date at the 250g=1usd rate.

    What is the cost of the medium package?

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  38. Cost of the heavy package is to high :((

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  39. nobody will buy so expensive pre-order

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  40. heavy package is too expensive for me.
    How much for the medium one? I would prefer the German tank anyway.

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  41. omg 75 euro for heavy package?? im from Poland for me is 300 pln and This is 30% of my earnings the price is definitely too big

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  42. well the numnuts will pay anything

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  43. hm, will it be delivered from a nice looking russian girl?

    guys u have to be nuts, for real!!!

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  44. In the banner it says by gold for a special price. 75€ sounds to me that only the tank and slot is the special deal. But the gold is not discounted. So if that is the case you have to change your flyer.

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  45. They really forget about Polish pour people :/ 75 E for heavy, so medium will cost about 65-55 E, light about 40 E... STILL TO MUCH o_O

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  46. Im from Czech Republic and its to expensive for me too. I was hoping for small pre-order for around 25eur, worst case scenario around 30eur!

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  47. Europe it is not only Germany and France, in another country people dont have too big salary...

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  48. ask for a discount for Polish players?

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  49. Where can i by the pre order package
    today is the 24.4 where is the package
    i will by the heavy tank now!

    Please give me an answer, when and where
    thank you

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  50. 75 Euro for not finished game with half-baked ideas!? Good luck with that.
    You discounted gold price is false advertising. Where is the discount and how much it's going to cost normally?
    WoT please do proper research and look into well established MMORPGs revising your prices accordingly. Otherwise who is going to pay for the most expensive MMORPG on the market? Defo not myself.

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  51. Anonymous,

    all pre-order packages offer ~10% discount to the relase gold price. Tank and slot go for free.

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  52. Cant find any mention of WOT on playspan.com ?
    Still no sign yet, any updates regarding time and most of all cost....

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  53. 10% discount ok , but dont you think prices are too big?? I mean you should somehow convince people to buy this preorder by eg. give smaller prices...that would convince them to buy and try this product, and in future buying another products from wargaming.net ... And now you have given us unfinished (yet) game, crazy prices and u expect people buy this stuff??? Thanks but no thanks. I'm so dissapointed :/

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  54. Overlord, u must be dreaming, this game is fun,
    the idea is good, but :
    u are to slow to answer questions,
    peoples wishes where ignored,
    game is not half ready,
    and u really want to make it the most expensive one?
    Give it a fullprice game for a year, and react to the players whishes

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  55. Can't wait to spend real money on golden bullets that keep disappearing ;)

    Don't care about the price of gold as it depends on the prices of the items and I always compare the price (e.g. virtual garage slot, ammo, etc.) with things in real life.
    Comes down to the point where even Germans have to say this is a little overpriced and 10% discount for preordering is not a great bargain.

    It gold is cheaper more is spent. Just with russian tanks this gold thingy is not well balanced. Producers want as much money as possible and I'm willing to give some to them.

    E.g. I'll spend 60€ in the beginning. Game doesn't get better prices are too high for gold ammo, garage slots, barracks, etc. I will probably conitue to pla but not spend 10€ a month further down the road.

    If the lower ingame prices I will spend at least 60€ in the beginning (at higher discount rates even more) and then at least 20€ every month.

    Simple as this..

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  56. this game is cheap. atleast thats my opinion. i did pay alot more for other games. aslong i have fun playing a game i will pay for it.

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  57. Overlord,

    At the moment there was 250 gold per day (7500 per month), an amount you probably established to gain enough interest in beta and also allow players to make reasonable progress in the game. Would you agree with me?
    Therefore, it means that with the discount ~10% this game is going to cost around 20 euro per month. Why 50-70% more than most of the competition? Also bearing in mind that WoT isn't really that polished.
    My biggest concern here is that clearly great and very innovative idea for a game is going to be killed by wrong pricing.

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  58. To the man above. FINE you're the first one from thousands. Congrats and good luck in life where u spent "a lot" for games :/

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  59. Let's juct hope that 75EUR is NOT the real price, but Overlord wanted to see our reaction!

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  60. Yep, and now they're changing the priuces ;P

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  61. I thought the gold was about the same on all servers .... pre order 25 000 gold with 10% discount for 75euro ... on the Russian server you pay for 25000 gold about 71euro, with no discount ... hm, EU and U.S. servers more expensive than the Russian?

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  62. Russians got best tanks, best guns for example Zis-6 and D10 and best prices, also they can buy any amount of gold with discount, no need to buy expensive pre orders for them.

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  63. You are not required to preorder. You are not required to pay at all. The Heavy package covers 10 months of premium membership (if you should so choose to use the gold that way). It sounds reasonable to me. 10% off for preordering is also fairly standard. What did you expect?

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  64. I know, it suppouse to be 7,50 € for heavy pre order. Overlord slipped his finger on keybord ;)

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  65. Whining People... If u don't habe enough Money, don't buy it! But please don't cri that much and post Romans...

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  66. Oh plex, sorry mister "have enough money" if we hurt you.... Look around you, not everyone have as many as you !!

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  67. So, confirmed, 75 e

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  68. I want same standards for everyone. Why euro people got more expensive offer than usa people?

    38 euro is 53,5 usd but usa people got it for 45.

    Double standards

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  69. the US$ and Euro are fluctuating every day. One day the Europeans have the better end.

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  70. Double standards? Look at russian pricing...

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  71. That is true. If these prices is 10% discount that it means that normal price is $12 / 2500 golds. Bu I want the same price for everybody otherwise play your game yourself. :-P Till they will not change your price politics they will not see my money. That is easy. :)

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  72. So the US prices are a little shocking at first. $90 for the Heavy. That actually translates to $10 a month though (before the 10% off). That is MMO pricing. MMO players already pay this much. You just don't realize it when it's spaced out over many months. The MMO standard is $15 a month. That's $150 for 10 months.

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  73. I po cholerę było się pchać do UE?

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  74. "I po cholerę było się pchać do UE?"

    :D:D:D +1

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  75. 90$ on the US server? hm ... 63€ ... why the us 12€ less ? ... europe has many money? tzzzz "on all server the same..." somewhere i read ...

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  76. It's like a joke...Really! Ppl of wargame. You created sometihng that I willing to pay for, but not THIS much!! Look at some other games prices. At my usual game supply shop a collectors edition of WoW cost 20k HUF =~75€ and it comes with an artbook, a soundtrack, a behind the scene dvd, a trading card pack + exlusive card, an ingame pet and a mouse pad. I know you are not that big, but for God's this is insane.

    I'm sorry for this, but if you don't make up your mind, you'll lost the 70% of your gamers.

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  77. Hey Overlord,

    Why do not option payment of USD for EU server?
    I would like to pay in USD. Because more advantageous for me in USD

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  78. serkanay,

    the prices for EU server will be set in EUR and GBP, for US server in USD.

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  79. I see but I think, it would be good if USD
    Just only i think :)

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  80. It is cheaper for europeans to bul gold on us server!?!?!
    So 1mln$ question is can we buy gold through us site and use it on EU server??

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  81. If I understand things right you can buy heavy+medium+light package and get all 3 tanks+3 slots+55k gold right?

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  82. what about premium heavy Lowe how many gold do i need to buy him too after release?

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  83. Ovelord why prices differ so much on both servers?

    For example on EU server we have to pay 75 euro or 63 pounds for heavy package but on US it's only 90 dollars for the same package. 75 euro = 105 dollars, 63 pounds = 102 dollars. Why so much difference?

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  84. Okota,

    no, it won't work. EU stuff is for EU only.

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  85. BlutRoyale,

    it will be available in the next patch.

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  86. Raptor,

    EU legislation and taxation, 15% VAT. Not much we could do about it.

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  87. Overlord,
    yes sure but how much gold will it cost?

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  88. where is links payment?
    There are 90 paying opportunities that PlaySpan provides for the customers
    click PlaySpan?
    i not see payment
    please answer
    Thank You

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  89. yes you can do something about vat.
    alow people to transfer accounts between servers in us and in eu. (egz. one free transfer per month)
    simple and efficient.
    or better buy gold directly from Wargaming HQ
    is it possible?

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  90. yes let the european people buy the gold in the us ... so no VAT ... i can order thinks from us onlineshops and the send it with no VAT to me ... make this possible ;)

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  91. ..but you still have to pay the customs and a vat from your order. if you didnt you were lucky

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  92. i have buy the heavy package but now i will buy the medium and the payservice doesent working?
    what is wrong? GD.

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  93. its working, go to the website EU or USA, enter the news on preorder and click the image with tanks.

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  94. yes i have but now i will the secon package an medium but it say :We're sorry, your payment has been declined. If you feel this is in error, please contact us.

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  95. Looks like there is a timeout effect between orders. I bought the heavy, guess I will try to get the medium package a bit later on :)

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  96. Not sure why people are freaking out, the game isn't $90 - you can still play for free - you do not need the Premium Tank. Most people hate premium tanks anyways. It is a promotion with a Tanks and discounted gold(shouldn't really be called pre-order imho).

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  97. April fool coming earlier this year?
    those prices are a big disapointment :/

    love the game, really.
    but this is ... too much.
    Check forums, lets "play for change" :)

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  98. Hi Ovi, when do we get the specs for the Lowe? I'm born in Germany and live now in the USA. I got hit by the economy like a lot other player. I love this game and I will get the medium package, I know it's expensive but I want to support the people who worked on this game. Now to my friends in low income countries, yes I think you should pay less. It should be based on standard of living in each country. I feel sad reading the lines from people from eastern Europe as an example. I personally would not be offended at seeing price differences in other countries. Problem might be the abuse of that. I don't know. So for my friends in eastern Europe you have to be more patient and smarter to compete with the west. I still hope that players from all over the world join. That's the beauty about this game. Thx

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  99. The packages are overpriced in western europe, too. Considered what you get. Keep the prices for the packages but lower the ingame prices so you get more for the money.
    Compared to other games the packages are a joke. You don't get a box including DVD, Posters or something like that. Just virtual gold plus a tank with little benefit as most XP it earns needs to be converted using gold - again.

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  100. Anonymous,

    the specs of Lowe are finalized currently, they will be posted in one of the upcoming Newsletters on the forums.

    as for regional price discrimination, it's no option. It will enourage black market trade.

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  101. This game plays very well even without buying ingame gold for hard cash. Except of premium tanks and ammo the only advantage players will have is the time save.

    As for europe standarts I call this offer fair enough. Just imagine how much you pay for actual games and how less they offer. Example: Approx 50€ for Homefront and only 4 hours of gameplay. o_O

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  102. Honestly I don't care about a poster. But they could have a boxed version with a nice printed book. In that a tankers guide, the tankopedia with more historical facts ......... Tons of ideas. I agree to above I'm playing for 2 month now and I still enjoy the game. That's seldom. Rome total war was similar in joy and before OFP, for the kids around operation flash point the first PC version was my all time favorite. wot is promising and if they use our money to improve the game and not waste it on vodka, I will stay a good customer. for me it's all about quality and so far I'm convinced. my personal experience in beta is, because I don't always play with premium, if you are a decent tanker and I can only say it for the German line, you can make money easy up to tier 7 TD JP easier than tiger I. Tier 8 tiger II is harder but once he is fully loaded you can turn it. Fully loaded means also all modules. Obviously easy money you make tier 6.

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  103. Hi Ovi. Now since we get premium tanks and after a while I might not like it anymore, when do you incl. the feature tank auctions? Or is there a possibility to pass tanks along to friends? I know you start next update the gold transfer between friends. Do we keep the researched components when we sell a premium tank? Because that's one of the advantages of having a premium tank, it helps a little to open the tech tree. Thx

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  104. 10% discount is not a very good deal for preordering this game. In my opinion 30% would be much better.

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  105. Not being able to transfer tanks, credits & gold between players is not ok.

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  106. Hmm strange business strategy the more you buy the more you pay ..... normally customers would be givin a larger discount the more they buy .. but not in this case.....

    A = Pre-order for 38€ =12.500 gold 12.500/38 = 328,94 Gold/1€
    B = Pre-order for 56€ = 18.700 gold 18.700/56 = 333,92 Gold/1€
    C = Pre-order for 75€ = 25.000 gold 25.000/75 = 333,33 Gold/1€

    so you want to sell us gold , but you fuck us us over when we want to buy as much as possibel ....

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  107. I would suggest a fourth package.
    6000 Gold + Tier 2 tank.

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