For the Record: December calendar discounts explained
Hello everyone, yesterday, I recieved a relatively large number of e-mails and FB messages from confused players, all saying the same thing: “Silentstalker, look, in the December calendar event Wargaming advertises 30 percent off the M10 Panther, when in fact the Panther bundle is only 20 percent off in the gift shop, how can that be?!” An illustration here: Well. It’s not fail per se. You see, it is exactly what the picture says: 30 percent off the tank price. However, the premium time and the garage slot in it is NOT discounted at all. Technically, WG EU is right. But you can probably see how this is confusing regular players. A huge 30 PERCENT OFF!!!1111ALLCAPS – and then, it’s only 20 percent in the shop (even though the prices fit in the end and WG delivers exactly what they advertise: a discount on the tank. On the tank only.) Today’s bundle is practically the same thing. Apart from the minifail where there was a T-15 picture and a Panther text from yesterday (how hard can it be to do it right at first attempt?) – check this out: Here, you can see that the T-15 is 50 percent off! Well, 50 percent off is 50 percent off, no way around it, right? Wrong. Again, in the shop, the tank is only 38 percent off: That is because the tank is off, but the garage slot, that’s part of the bundle, is NOT discounted at all. Only the tank. No doubt this will lead to some more confusion – especially since yesterday, it was clearly written that only the tank is discounted, while today, it’s only “50 percent off” – implying the entire bundle is 50 percent discounted – which is not true. Personally, I find this playing with numbers distasteful. Discounts should be clear – you sell a bundle 38 percent off? Fine, it’s 38 percent off. No problem. But why write a huge 50 there? Contrary to popular belief, most WoT players can read and when they see 50 on one spot and 38 in the shop, a “scam” alert immediately triggers in their brains. Separating the tank and its garage slot is very counterintuitive. Anyway, that’s just my opinion.