Mobile Bunker: the Chrysler K
Дата: 12.02.2019 16:59:59
Geno1isme, on 12 February 2019 - 02:55 PM, said: That's a funny statement. Back in 2014 when one could actually earn gold in CW somewhat reliably most premium tanks were actually available permanently for gold. Notable exceptions were preorder tanks and Type 59 (there may have been a few more, but not many). Apparently around that time you realized that you were giving out too much gold "for free". As a result gold income was reduced significantly across the board (CW 2.0, tournaments, missions, ...) while at the same time premium tanks were removed from the techtree. Also you started to release T8 premiums at a massive rate, sold only in time-limited bundles in the cash shop. Now over time you've been told (e.g. Cyprus meeting) that the community strongly dislikes that practice, so in recent years you've slightly reversed both trends, though we're still far away from the original state. Btw, this whole selling-tanks-in-bundles-for-cash agenda is also a source of many issues for you. If you'd simplify it down to full "cash buys gold, gold buys content" you wouldn't have all these issues with gold compensation or discount multiplications and therefore wouldn't need to make all those special cases to minimize such exploits. You could save resources in support and probably have a lot more satisified customers at the same time. But I guess that all pales in comparison to a happy marketing department (due to inventing fancy offers) and some quick cash influx.
eekeeboo: This all comes down to the fact marketing and packaging of products to make them more appealing isn't that simple. If you see bundled offers being hugely popular and a best seller/performer vs those items with just a tank then the incentive is reduced. There's a stage when you can't argue with the numbers and people may not like bundled content and we can give all the feedback from the community there is on it, but if more people are buying it and it's making money then there's nothing else to be done until the numbers reflect the feedback. Same as the issue with premiums in the tech tree, I remember this and how it was easy to buy tanks with gold, but at the same time, I remember as a player the statement made then that WG made less money because people hoarded gold and would stockpile without spending money etc. The aim of any company wanting to stay in business is to encourage and entice you into separating with your money where possible and to make it as attractive as possible. My personal feelings and opinions aside, this is how it is, for right or wrong.