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tpcshadow #1 Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:36 PM

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For starters, this is not a bash WG thread. There's plenty to bash them for, but I'm just curious after reading a post on another thread where a player stated they used to be a wallet warrior and now is only F2P. It got me thinking about my spending habits on the game.  I initially started out F2P as I tend not to stick with games very long. After I realized I had stayed with the game a while, I decided I should kick in some as I do enjoy the game and want it to stay afloat. More recently, I have been spending more as WG has been putting out more sale tanks, discounts on gold, special events, etc. I'm a sucker for a deal - recently got the VK45.03, but would have never paid full price for it.

 

How has your spending changed over the time you've played the game? Why has it changed? What would make it change again?



wrecker1968 #2 Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

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I used to spend on really good deals only. But since  WG changed everything up. I don't spend any money On the game. I stopped taking the game serious.

_Cletus #3 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:07 PM

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For the longest time I didn't spend at all.  New Years I bought the good deal on the gold crates, and used the gold to buy two premiums from the new years event.  And now I'll spend less than $5 every couple weeks or so on special deals for gold.  My spending is increasing.

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Kiser_Sosei #4 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:17 PM

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I dropped my spend amount after 3.8, but if the deals are good and it fits what I need in game then I will drop some coin.

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SpartacusDiablo #5 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:27 PM

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They have changed. Nothing being sold since New year's has interested me.

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jgiambr #6 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

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Historically I have spent some money but after 3.8 hit it went way down. I even quit for a while. I came back spent a little last Xmas and New Years then 5.5 hit, since then nada, zero, zelch. The main reason is the price for new tanks is way way way unreasonable.  You can wait and the price does come down but by then the excitement gone. I'm just not the interested anymore. Plus, tanks I want they just don't sell like the Scorpion and the WG-120. Since 5.5 I also don't win much anymore so that is another killer to motivation on spending money.   WG says they want player retention but they often do things to drive people away.  I think they are quite short sighted in their sales strategy.

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tanker070 #7 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

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spending for me all started with first ever winter fair. gift card i got from a clan mate ...that i spent on crates entirely.

so after that i went in wallet mode for special sales for those tanks that interest me. spending for me wasnt on monthly basis but only when really good deal appears.  (like on gold or combined with a good tank)

most of my premiums where from events so i kept saving my gold ..eventually spending it on Chieftain (20k) since then i havent used powers of wallet.

 

now with 7k gold remaining on account im just hanging on to it for something special/broken


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j_rod #8 Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:56 PM

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View PostSpartacusDiablo, on 22 April 2019 - 09:27 AM, said:

They have changed. Nothing be sold since New year's has interested me.

 

With the exception of the T28 Defender, I'm the same. Nothing appealing except the AMX 30 B and I'm not going to spend on crates.



Rou_Garou #9 Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:08 PM

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I like a good deal, admittedly a cheapskate and received a lot of free tanks in crates couple years ago. I have plenty good tanks to learn and have fun in.  I will grab event tanks and goodies, but spending huges amounts of money is fruitless and leads to WG letdown.  So thankful for the true warriors out there and the nuggets thrown my way.  07

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__Crusader6__ #10 Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:17 PM

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View Postj_rod, on 22 April 2019 - 10:56 AM, said:

 

With the exception of the T28 Defender, I'm the same. Nothing appealing except the AMX 30 B and I'm not going to spend on crates.

 

Mostly what he said -- frankly I've got a slew of aces in the AMX 30 B from open test, so even then, it has to be a very good deal when it comes back to the shop.

 

I'm busy chasing the tier 9 WZ TD ace, and the Smasher - and I want to ensure I get my money's worth out of the Smasher before it gets smashed by the nerf bat.

 


 
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Explixiit_ #11 Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

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Im starting to spend more now that i have money. Only if its a good deal tho.

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4sfield #12 Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:39 PM

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  When I started I didn’t have a premium and played tech tree tanks exclusively. I bought an IS-6 for my 1st premium so it would be easier to grind credits, this was about a year after it 1st went on sale. I grew tired of it though and bought a Type 59 for 20 bucks within 5 minutes of it going on sale. Both were good purchases. 

 

  From there I bought every premium tank with decent stats and my garage grew with tech tree tanks from the credits I was making hand over fist. Since thenI haven’t had much interest in anything new. I think the last tank I bought was the Lupus and I’m tired of it. 

 

  Really the only premium tank that still holds my interest is the Victory. All of the premiums at tier VII and VIII are everywhere in any game you play at those tiers and it makes it pretty boring going up against the same machines game after game. 

 

  I lost interest in spending money once I became self sufficient in making credits and learned how to use the tanks I had. It’s really not necessary to spend any money as long as you have a couple credit earning tanks. Nothing that I consider cool has been worth buying for a long time, everything that’s been offered is either overpriced or worthless trash. It’s not a hard decision to make. 


 

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_Cletus #13 Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:39 PM

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View PostAkadeadlytank, on 22 April 2019 - 10:34 AM, said:

Im starting to spend more now that i have money. Only if its a good deal tho.

 

Yeah that's my real limiting factor.  I've got a daughter in college and we've just semi-adopted a kid so we're paying for college and pre-school right now.  My wife might shoot me if she finds out I'm spending real money on a video game right now.

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VelociTanker #14 Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:01 PM

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My spending is down radically since it's clear WG isn't doing simple things to improve playability and game quality. Instead, we get avatars and keys with worsening window lickers. Make it fun and I'll spend more.

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shyw #15 Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:19 PM

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I used to spend monthly to support the product, but have drastically curtailed my spending since the modifications of MM, RNG, nerfing, Fantasy Tanks, 3.8, etc......and that was my personal choice.

 

Now I only look for very good and deals I read up on what people are saying on this forum before I spend.

 

If peeps here are positive on a deal, I will go for it, but I no longer use those advertising videos by the contributors to determine my spending habits.

 

WG can easily track our accounts and determine who spends and who do not and what we spend it on.

 

So whether P2P or F2P, the choice is yours to make, so decide whether to fly “Coach” or “First Class”, but some carriers treat their class of customers differently.....not here.

 

So the business question is whether you are concerned about retention or addition.....there’s the balancing decision that is being made or have been made


Edited by shyw, 22 April 2019 - 05:29 PM.


ARandomGenieGuy #16 Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:25 PM

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As many, I was a free to play player until I reached my first tier X. I bought premium account because the e100 was expensive to run. When the T34 and IS6 appeared on sale for the first time I bought both of them and also a box tank. Then I spent money just renewing my premium account. Since my return I have no desire of spending money until I see a really desirable deal with a really good premium tank. Maybe until the Skorpion G comes back to sale Ill spend. For now im good with no premium account and not spending any penny. 

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j0nn0 #17 Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:30 PM

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Not a cent from me. Originally it was simply because of practical reasonsb me being a student w/ no income yet. Now it's both practical and a matter of principle since WG continually seems to want to screw things up. 

 

I mean, i still enjoy the game to some extent since im still around but i will not support them financially should i ever have the means to do so. I've mostly hit my endgame anyways so I joyride half the time. The other half is me kinda sorta grinding various tanks. Other than that, ive got bigger priorities in life so graduation comes first and i hardly play once a week because of it. 


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SpartacusDiablo #18 Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

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Now if I could get a unique legendary avatar package for 19.99 I'd be all over it.

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zulton55 #19 Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

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View PostSpartacusDiablo, on 22 April 2019 - 07:27 AM, said:

They have changed. Nothing being sold since New year's has interested me.

 

I am with Spartacus here.

I have not seen anything that interests me yet this year.



andyllinger #20 Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

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I've spent about 60 bucks this year after a couple of years away, I'm willing to spend some more when the chieftain comes back, my latest purchase was the AMX 49 and i don't regret it at all, it's a wonderful tank. 

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