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_Duncan_Idaho_ #1 Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:16 AM

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Each video is 30 seconds. you get 10 gold, which is worth about 3 cents.* If you were to watch 120 videos back to back in order to earn 1200 gold, you would have spent an entire hour earning $3.60. . . that is to say, you have compensated yourself at $3.60 per hour. unless you really enjoy the videos, it would be much more effective to spend that time working even at minimum wage where you would earn at a much faster rate. . . . so here are good reasons to watch videos:

 

1. you are actually interested in the ads

2. you need an ergo break from tanking

3. your time is worth less than half the national minimum wage (or 30% of the CA minimum wage of $12/hr).

4. you want WG content but really really really don't want to give them any money. . . for spite or whatever**

5. if you are a kid - if none of your neighbors need lawns mowed, dogs walked, or little kids looked after.

6. you are retired or otherwise on a fixed income

 

If none of these things are true. Do the math. earn some dollars and if you want something in wotblitz, spend those dollars on gold or tanks or whatever.

 

*in the basic $5 gold pack for 1500 gold, you get 3 gold per cent or 9 gold for 3 cents so I am exaggerating slightly to simplify my point. the gold/dollar amount goes up with larger purchases and the $0.99 "pocket money" is just silly.

**note that if this is your reason, you might want to determine how much you think WG gets paid for each of those ad views. I don't think it is as much as 3 cents, but it is certainly not nothing, so you are still effectively giving to WG.


 

 


GLKamper #2 Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:38 AM

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I’d pay to watch the Hustle Castle video. Hubba! Hubba!

I_Maverick_I #3 Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:47 AM

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Lotta 12 year olds out there that can't get a job and their parents won't pay for their pixel purchases.

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Dan_Deerso #4 Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:14 AM

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*hits play button*

 

 

 

 

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Ronin_23 #5 Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:16 AM

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I agree.

 

Except for one thing. The time in which you can watch videos is already time you're spending being absolutely economically useless. You're not doing anything - you're enjoying your free time doing a leisurely activity that brings you $0. If you want to spend 2.5 minutes a day of the unknown number of minutes you already spend playing a simple game for the 50 gold a day, that's pretty good. Just free gold for being in the app you already would have been in. I'm grateful for the option, even though I rarely remember or find it worth my time to watch the ads. I say that because I spend a considerable amount of money on the game and 50 gold, while nice, is still just 50 gold.



andyllinger #6 Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:42 AM

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View PostRonin_23, on 14 May 2019 - 08:16 PM, said:

I agree.

 

Except for one thing. The time in which you can watch videos is already time you're spending being absolutely economically useless. You're not doing anything - you're enjoying your free time doing a leisurely activity that brings you $0. If you want to spend 2.5 minutes a day of the unknown number of minutes you already spend playing a simple game for the 50 gold a day, that's pretty good. Just free gold for being in the app you already would have been in. I'm grateful for the option, even though I rarely remember or find it worth my time to watch the ads. I say that because I spend a considerable amount of money on the game and 50 gold, while nice, is still just 50 gold.

 

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BorisBaddenov #7 Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:44 AM

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View Post_Duncan_Idaho_, on 14 May 2019 - 04:16 PM, said:

Each video is 30 seconds. you get 10 gold, which is worth about 3 cents.* If you were to watch 120 videos back to back in order to earn 1200 gold, you would have spent an entire hour earning $3.60. . . that is to say, you have compensated yourself at $3.60 per hour. unless you really enjoy the videos, it would be much more effective to spend that time working even at minimum wage where you would earn at a much faster rate. . . . so here are good reasons to watch videos:

 

1. you are actually interested in the ads

2. you need an ergo break from tanking

3. your time is worth less than half the national minimum wage (or 30% of the CA minimum wage of $12/hr).

4. you want WG content but really really really don't want to give them any money. . . for spite or whatever**

5. if you are a kid - if none of your neighbors need lawns mowed, dogs walked, or little kids looked after.

6. you are retired or otherwise on a fixed income

 

If none of these things are true. Do the math. earn some dollars and if you want something in wotblitz, spend those dollars on gold or tanks or whatever.

 

*in the basic $5 gold pack for 1500 gold, you get 3 gold per cent or 9 gold for 3 cents so I am exaggerating slightly to simplify my point. the gold/dollar amount goes up with larger purchases and the $0.99 "pocket money" is just silly.

**note that if this is your reason, you might want to determine how much you think WG gets paid for each of those ad views. I don't think it is as much as 3 cents, but it is certainly not nothing, so you are still effectively giving to WG.

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

 

I win

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plsdontkillmexxx #8 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:12 AM

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View Post_Duncan_Idaho_, on 15 May 2019 - 10:16 AM, said:

Each video is 30 seconds. you get 10 gold, which is worth about 3 cents.* If you were to watch 120 videos back to back in order to earn 1200 gold, you would have spent an entire hour earning $3.60. . . that is to say, you have compensated yourself at $3.60 per hour. unless you really enjoy the videos, it would be much more effective to spend that time working even at minimum wage where you would earn at a much faster rate.

 

Ah yes indeedy. But I've hacked the system. So.. having a meal, watching tv, or otherwise inactive, put the phone alongside, press play video button, when video finishes, press the X , get 10 gold! Repeat four more times. (hint: you don't have to actually watch the video)

 

. . . so here are good reasons to watch videos:

 

1. you are actually interested in the ads

2. you need an ergo break from tanking

3. your time is worth less than half the national minimum wage (or 30% of the CA minimum wage of $12/hr).

4. you want WG content but really really really don't want to give them any money. . . for spite or whatever**

5. if you are a kid - if none of your neighbors need lawns mowed, dogs walked, or little kids looked after.

6. you are retired or otherwise on a fixed income

 

If none of these things are true. Do the math. earn some dollars and if you want something in wotblitz, spend those dollars on gold or tanks or whatever.

 

Playing the 5 videos takes 10 minutes or so. Not likely any activity you could otherwise spend the time doing would pay some dollars.

 

*in the basic $5 gold pack for 1500 gold, you get 3 gold per cent or 9 gold for 3 cents so I am exaggerating slightly to simplify my point. the gold/dollar amount goes up with larger purchases and the $0.99 "pocket money" is just silly.

**note that if this is your reason, you might want to determine how much you think WG gets paid for each of those ad views. I don't think it is as much as 3 cents, but it is certainly not nothing, so you are still effectively giving to WG.

 


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plsdontkillmexxx #9 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:12 AM

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View PostBorisBaddenov, on 15 May 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

I win

Boris

 

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You'd be entitled to think WOTB is a matter of life or death the way some players behave. sheesh! What's wrong with them!? Don't they know it's much more important than that!!

j0nn0 #10 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:20 AM

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View PostBorisBaddenov, on 14 May 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

 

I win

Boris

 

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FussyRude #11 Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:42 AM

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I play the videos, never stay tuned, I make other things, I come to tablet, it finish, repeat...

 PS. Some are 15 seconds long


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Chiefmac #12 Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:56 AM

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Not sure why this is an issue ? That 50 gold per day = 350 per week, 1,400 per month and 16,800 per year. That’ll buy some nice stuff, premium tanks, premium time, convert some exp, buy boosters, etc. 

Edited by Chiefmac, 15 May 2019 - 05:57 AM.


plsdontkillmexxx #13 Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

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View PostChiefmac, on 15 May 2019 - 03:56 PM, said:

Not sure why this is an issue ? That 50 gold per day = 350 per week, 1,400 per month and 16,800 per year. That’ll buy some nice stuff, premium tanks, premium time, convert some exp, buy boosters, etc. 

 

:great:
You'd be entitled to think WOTB is a matter of life or death the way some players behave. sheesh! What's wrong with them!? Don't they know it's much more important than that!!

RonaldusMaximus_ #14 Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

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I play the vids while I'm at work on my phone, no time wasted and very long call from $3.60 per hour... OMG did I just give myself a $3.60 raise?

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ZebraUp #15 Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:46 AM

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View PostBorisBaddenov, on 14 May 2019 - 08:44 PM, said:

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

 

I win

Boris

 

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Apeman1970 #16 Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:54 AM

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I'm addicted to the Iams ad where you can jump the cat or dog to earn stars. it's always such a dilemma whether to choose the cat or dog.

_Cletus #17 Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:31 PM

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I'm free to play, mostly, but still I just can't bring myself to watch the ads.  I don't want to get a second job at minimum wage as the OP suggests, but now that I read this thread I guess I'm gonna have to.  

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View PostDan_Deerso, on 14 May 2019 - 06:14 PM, said:

*hits play button*

 

 

 

 

*walks away*

 

View PostBorisBaddenov, on 14 May 2019 - 06:44 PM, said:

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

 

I win

Boris

 

View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 15 May 2019 - 04:25 AM, said:

I play the vids while I'm at work on my phone, no time wasted and very long call from $3.60 per hour... OMG did I just give myself a $3.60 raise?

 

^^^^ These three understand it. I don't ever watch the videos. I play them while doing other things like working, watching tv, drinking beer, showing my wife a good time...sometimes I do all of those at the same time.

 

 

View Post_Cletus, on 15 May 2019 - 05:31 AM, said:

I'm free to play, mostly, but still I just can't bring myself to watch the ads.  I don't want to get a second job at minimum wage as the OP suggests, but now that I read this thread I guess I'm gonna have to.  

 

You don't have to watch them.


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little_brother_of_war #19 Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:52 PM

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View PostBorisBaddenov, on 14 May 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:

 

Uh ... I push PLAY .. and then I go get a beer.  When I return I have 10 gold AND a Beer.

 

 

I win

Boris

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Icefang50 #20 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:04 PM

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Free videos do not tap into my time from other things. So the economy lesson doesn’t do much for me. 

 

WG makes money every time I play a video and I get some free gold. That works for me for now. 







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