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Type 59: Does It Live Up to the Hype?


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Content_WG #1 Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:06 PM

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_Sterben_ #2 Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:12 PM

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WG, do you have Mercy?

No matter how I cry and beg for a Price decrease,

or even a Discount Price for it?


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LtPork #3 Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:13 PM

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ExcitedDelirium #4 Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:23 PM

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Personally, I think it's nice to finally have a tier 8 premium med to grind with...I could see the ROF getting buffed as well as the speed....just a slight sluggish for a med for me...and since it's a limited release I think it should have a higher quality feel to it...it does earn good credit and that's always nice..

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it doesnt live up to the hype due to the 100 something battle noobs who bought it

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No it doesn't. Overpriced and doesn't perform to the asking price of $50-70.

 

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Way too expensive for the nerfs it received. Would have been happy to spend $30 or so on a solo tank only option. Plus it was released right after so many other packages were introduced, (which I did buy). Add the fact that Christmas is thrown into the mix and it's bad timing as well. 

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I got it just cuz I wanted a Chinese tank, it is a bit pricey though.
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Y0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS #9 Posted 24 December 2015 - 06:39 PM

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With this price only 244 units were sold. Even the clown car have sold 1106 units. Wargaming failed at pricing this tank.

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View PostY0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS, on 24 December 2015 - 08:39 AM, said:

With this price only 244 units were sold. Even the clown car have sold 1106 units. Wargaming failed at pricing this tank.

Where did you get these figures?


 


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Y0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS #11 Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:28 PM

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View Postalexbuildit, on 24 December 2015 - 04:06 PM, said:

Where did you get these figures?

 

I got at wotbstars in this section: http://www.wotbstars.com/top.php?lng=eng&top_type=STAR1&type=GALL&tank=49&geo=NA

 

Type 59

Total players own this tank: 301 (when I saw this morning were 300 units)

 

Clown Car

Total players own this tank: 1106

 

Using very conservative numbers, 300 units - 56 Giveway units = 244. There are the units in the WG employers for test purposes, maybe 5? We got around 240 units sold.

 



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View PostY0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS, on 24 December 2015 - 02:28 PM, said:

 

I got at wotbstars in this section: http://www.wotbstars.com/top.php?lng=eng&top_type=STAR1&type=GALL&tank=49&geo=NA

 

Type 59

Total players own this tank: 301 (when I saw this morning were 300 units)

 

Clown Car

Total players own this tank: 1106

 

Using very conservative numbers, 300 units - 56 Giveway units = 244. There are the units in the WG employers for test purposes, maybe 5? We got around 240 units sold.

 

 

And all the buyers who haven't searched themselves on wotbstars.



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View PostY0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS, on 24 December 2015 - 06:39 PM, said:

With this price only 244 units were sold. Even the clown car have sold 1106 units. Wargaming failed at pricing this tank.

Type hasn't been sold on PC for several years to my knowledge. I don't think WG cares how many units they sell. They prefer the population be relatively low. In that case, WG priced the tank correctly.


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View Postjohndd1_winner, on 24 December 2015 - 04:35 PM, said:

Type hasn't been sold on PC for several years to my knowledge. I don't think WG cares how many units they sell. They prefer the population be relatively low. In that case, WG priced the tank correctly.

 

I have my doubts about this, since 1/6 of the 59's are giveway units...

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I get that WG is a business, but seriously this goes too far. First you way overprice the tank because you're a company and want to capitalize on the overhype that surrounds the tank despite us knowing the tank was essentially double-nerfed (nerfing the nerfed version from PC), but now you try and pull a "what does everyone say about it?" Thing which is totally unnecessary, could very well falsify information by leaving out the cons in what those people said, and probably used those statements without those players' approval. This is in VERY poor taste, WG. I was considering buying the Type but now I'm probably not going to because of this article.

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View Posttlouie, on 24 December 2015 - 04:31 PM, said:

 

And all the buyers who haven't searched themselves on wotbstars.

 

What are you talking about? You don't need to do a search to have your tanks registered in wotbstars. The numbers are from the game database.

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Yeah I have seen noobs to Unicums and killed them easily in an IS6. Or any other tank for that matter. Those players have since gotten a tinge better or have sold/retired them to the garage for a bit. Easily penned. Easily killed. I thought about getting one but idk

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View PostY0U_SHALL_N0T_PASS, on 24 December 2015 - 07:38 PM, said:

 

I have my doubts about this, since 1/6 of the 59's are giveway units...

I'm not sure what youre trying to say with that 1/6 number? You doubt their trying to keep the population low? Seems like it's working? The type is a reward-tank now on PC and has been so for, what, 3 years or more? They're clearly not interested in increasing the type population on PC. They would make a lot of money if they put it on sale. Since they haven't put it on sale, and aren't making, therefore, ANY money on type sales (pc) then making a large profit with the type is pretty clearly not their goal.

 

Having personally survived the great type 59 scourge on PC, I'm pretty sure WG doesn't want to make the same mistakes here as they did there/then. 

 

In summary, WG could make much more money if they decreased the price of the type. Do you not think THEY know this? If you do, then you simply must conclude that they're are other goals in play NOT revolving around $.

 

They've been doing this tank game for several years. I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing.


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View Postjohndd1_winner, on 24 December 2015 - 05:41 PM, said:

I'm not sure what youre trying to say with that 1/6 number? You doubt their trying to keep the population low? Seems like it's working? The type is a reward-tank now on PC and has been so for, what, 3 years or more? They're clearly not interested in increasing the type population on PC. They would make a lot of money if they put it on sale. Since they haven't put it on sale, and aren't making, therefore, ANY money on type sales (pc) then making a large profit with the type is pretty clearly not their goal.

 

Having personally survived the great type 59 scourge on PC, I'm pretty sure WG doesn't want to make the same mistakes here as they did there/then. 

 

In summary, WG could make much more money if they decreased the price of the type. Do you not think THEY know this? If you do, then you simply must conclude that they're are other goals in play NOT revolving around $.

 

They've been doing this tank game for several years. I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing.

 

If WG don't want people buying it, why they bother making another announcement about this sale? This don't make any sense.

 

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Here are a couple images of what WoT pc was like when the type 59 was on sale for $35. This is the mistake I believe WG is trying to avoid in Blitz. I, for one, hope they succeed...


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