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Feb 28, 2013

About the special vehicles' return to the giftshop

Source: http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/211242-status-of-rare-and-unreleased-premium-tanks-in-the-gift-shop

Please note this concerns US server, but I think we can assume the same applies to the EU one (RU is probably an exception).

US developer Major_Rampage:

Howdy Tankers!

I know there has been a lot of discussion about the various premium tanks and what is available in the gift shop, each week when the specials come out.

When it comes to the following tanks,  there is no current plan to release them back into the gift shop:

PzKpfw V-IV Alpha
KV-220 Beta
M6A2E1
PzKpfw V-IV
A-32
MTLS-1G14
BT-SV
SU-85I
PzKpfw II Ausf. J
PzKpfw IV Hydraulic
KV-220
WZ-111
PzKpfw 38H735 (f)
PzKpfw B2 740 (f)
Tetrarch
T1E6
Type 59
Type 62
KV-5


The Type59 G will never introduced to this server.
The T23 has been completely removed from the game. There are no plans to re-introduce it.
There are not plans to put the M3 Stuart Lend Lease in the gift shop,  if we do re-introduce it,  it would be part of the upcoming tutorials.

I know this not the answer many of you have been looking for, but I wanted to make sure you knew the status of these tanks

39 comments:

  1. and yet the chosen few are still allow3ed to take these unobtainable premiums into so called 'open' tournaments. This is unfair and unacceptable.

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  2. What Tank gets taken into "open" tournaments?

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  3. No more T23? Damn, if I joined a few weeks earlier I could have played it. QQ

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  4. MTLS-1G14

    [Lord Vader]Nooooooooooooo...[/Lord Vader]

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    1. I remember it being available on the test server once (can't remember what version test) I remember liking it quite a bit. I was very saddened when I never saw it again, and apparently I'm not likely to ever get to own one :(

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  5. Most of those tanks were never in the gift shop to begin with, or were never released at all. If they don't want to make any money on them, oh well.

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  6. Too bad I always wanted an SU-85I... D= Soooo... What about the Beta Sherman? Is that making a return?

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  7. The lack of beta Sherman is probably an oversight. Can't see why it would make a return.

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  8. Beta Sherman should also be on the list, as I have heard mention that they would never release it also. But is a regular Premie on the RU server, as are the EU/NA Pre-order tanks.

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  9. How many times have we been told "there are no plans" only for whatever it was to happen a few months later?

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    1. I still remember them saying: "We will NEVER introduce T10 TDs and Medium tanks since T9s are already quite balanced and arties will be max T8.

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  10. When SerB needs an extension to his summer house we'll see osme sales.

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  11. idk, serb stated that t23 will be t6-7 premiumn, so what now :)

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    1. SerB is trolling more than you would think. *$$hole

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  12. PzKpfw V-IV Alpha & PzKpfw V-IV: deeply unimpressive vehicles
    KV-220 Beta: should be released on US/ EU servers as RU server have "our" beta tank
    M6A2E1: unimpressive vehicle with crap DPM (as bad as Löwe)
    A-32: never played
    MTLS-1G14: really funny vehicle which I hope will be available as a promotion, it is perhaps too good though
    BT-SV: never tried
    SU-85I: crap vehicle
    PzKpfw II Ausf. J: never tried, I don't understand why it isn't available though
    PzKpfw IV Hydraulic: crap vehicle with favourable matchmaking, I don't understand why it isn't available though
    KV-220: should be released on US/ EU servers as RU server have "our" beta tank
    WZ-111
    PzKpfw 38H735 (f): ridiculous match weight and slow
    PzKpfw B2 740 (f): totally outdated vehicle
    Tetrarch: paper tank with slow aim
    T1E6: never tried
    Type 59: it is a good vehicle
    Type 62: never tried
    KV-5: underpowered gun which is ok due to gold rounds for credits

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  13. It doesn't matter if the vehicles are any good or not. thats an issue for the buyers.I have bought plenty of things in my life which were crap, I just told others and hey presto that's how a market system works.
    Just sell the ******* tanks, take the money, buy a Cadillac, pimp it out and chill the **** out SerB.

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  14. Hey SilentStalker, I am interested in buying a premium tier 8 as a moneymaker but none of the current tanks seem worth it to me. Could you have a post outlining WG's plans for future premium vehicles?

    otherwise keep up the great work. Us guys over at Reddit really appreciate it. If you ever get bored you should stop by and answer some questions, maybe do an AMA(Ask Me Anything). Thanks!

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    1. As far as I know, the closest is the British A33 Excelsior (premium heavy), possibly the T-44A (soviet medium), but those have very speculative ETA. The SU-100Y however is a pretty good bargain. As for the AMA, the reddit account allows me to answer one question per like 5 minutes if I remember correctly, but feel free to come here and ask stuff, I'll answer to the best of my knowledge (naturally, I am not a developer, so I can be wrong).

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  15. I am really happy that gold Type 59 won't be released on EU server. Reskined stuff with some nasty colours, like pink, full palette of jewellery (gold, bronze, silver, diamond, blah blah) looking guns totally reminds me of Crossfire, an FPS game developed by some Koreans. I am totally sick of games (typical FPSs though, not WoT-like games, if there are any other), where players run with pink Desert Eagles, dual gold miniguns (WTF Crossfire?), candy-looking sniper rifles (bleh...) and stuff like that. It totally ruins atmosphere of such games. Now praying that we also won't get other rainbow-colored tanks (I totally bet asian server will).

    Also, it really appears SerB was right when saying, in one of ASAPs, that Asians like pay to win. Also, I am happy, that in WoT, the community can somehow get developers' attention (mods, some deep-thought suggestions, other stuff? mostly whines, but who cares?), not like in Crossfire and other games like it.

    Sorry for my bad English.

    ~ Heatseek3R

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  16. I'm realy confused why wg doesn't want to reintroduce the Type-59
    They don't seem to consider it overpowered because otherwise they would nerf it, so that's not the reason.
    They could make so much money by putting that tank back into the shop.

    Well if they don't want to do that i hope sometime in the future they will introduce a new T8 premium med that acutally drives as a med.
    They heavys are pretty much all very slow with the exception of the Fcm which has no armor, and the only medium the super pershing has heavy speed.

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    1. The Type 59 and KV5 will both be re-introduced, but not until WG shows red numbers in a Q1-4 economical report, cause plenty of players will buy it, so it is sort of a back-up tank to be released in though times, if no red numbers, no need for fast money and no selling of Type 59 or KV5.

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  17. I think it's really nice the Chinese server actually still has the KV-5 and Type 59 available, while glorious Minsk decided nobody else should be able to buy them.

    It's also very interesting that a later reply to that thread said this:
    "Posted Today, 08:21 AM

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    Major
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    Hey folks,

    This thread is intended to provide the current status of removed premium tanks. Please do not harass Major_Rampage over this. He has actually been trying very hard to get some of these tanks available. "

    So it seems the regional officies seem to have as much input on many decisions as the average played, definitely good to know that.

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  18. 1 tank is mising from this list : - M4A3E4 Sherman - AKA Beta Sherman

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  19. You forgot m4a2e4

    http://worldoftanks.eu/encyclopedia/vehicles/usa/m4a2e4/

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  20. Not developer, middlemen. The only thing he develops is e-mails to Minsk.

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  21. Guess what the Supertesters are testing atm?

    "The patch contains Leopard I prototype and Leopard I (MT9 and MT10) for balance testing. "

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  22. What about the Ratte?

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    1. Really? How dense do you have to be to see how horrible it would be for the game?

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    2. How dense do you have to be to think he was serious?

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  23. Major_Rampage stated that he had no idea that SerB said the T23 would come as a tier 6 or 7 premium. Might want to remove the T23 from the list, as it is highly likely it will make another appearance into the game somehow.

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  24. I was just wondering to myself why we haven't had any low tier premiums released for a very long time. Then this reminded me that WG make them but only give them out in their special events or never at all. Way to go WG.

    Also the M4A2E4 is receiving a big nerf to gun depression in the upcoming patch which makes it even more useless compared to the T14, which anyone is far better off getting.

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  25. i now regret greatly not purchasing a type 62, it doesnt seem to be as 'hot' a topic as the type 59. so that one seems like there should be no big deal letting it pop its head every so often.

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  26. Out of those that has been available I don't have
    PzKpfw V-IV (pre-order, but i have Pz V/IV A which is enough crap already)
    m3 Stuart LL (available from tutorial for fresh players and through the bonus code)
    PzKpfw II Ausf. J (available through bonus code handed out in Cologne)

    of course I dont have KV220 and KV 220 Beta, since they were available on RU only

    as far as I know those:
    MTLS-1G14
    BT-SV
    SU-85I
    PzKpfw IV Hydraulic
    WZ-111

    were never available on EU. There is at least one BT-SV though, iether transferred from other server, press account or a code.

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  27. I got rolled by a patooning pro-team of three MTLS's in atier 2 game one time. so they are here abusing lower tier vehicles and players.

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    1. They aren't abusing lower tiers if they've only been seen in one match.

      -Ridge

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  28. These tanks are special collectible vehicles for those who have been playing the game for a while. I'm glad they aren't releasing any of them. Maybe some day my Tetrarch will be a really rare tank to see on the battlefield.

    -Ridge

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  29. I really want to get MTLS-1G14 and Pz II J in the european server seriously ! :D

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