Well, folks, it’s official: Wargaming has hit rock bottom. They’ve in effect now turn buying premium time into loot boxes.
In an unadvertised special so as to prevent people from seeing it as the blatant money grab that it is, Wargaming has decided to hide gifts inside of any purchase of premium time.
Now, here comes the payoff: It’s random. They’ve made it out just like loot boxes that are quickly becoming illegal in more and more places and are now under investigation by the FCC here in the States.
So you really have no idea what you’re going to get until you get it. So not only is it a roulette wheel, it’s a roulette wheel you have to pay real life money to play. (FYI: that’s fucking illegal.)
So what do you stand to get? Well, this:
How ’bout that shit, folks? So now each time you buy premium, you stand a chance at winning different shit. Also, apparently, the bigger block of premium you buy, the more shit you get and better chance of getting bonds you get.
So in other words, the more you spend, the more you win. Pay-to-win at its level best!
Now, since you can get bonds for free if you have no life and play the game ’round the fucking clock, what’s the big deal, right? I mean, shit, I was given some free bonds just for logging back in once. (Not that I gave a fuck as I just logged in to see if I got my T50-2 back they stole from my ass years ago. I did. I sold the fucking thing, gave the screen the finger and logged back out.)
The point is that once again the wallet warrior wins. Why bother playing? All you have to do is buy block after block of one week premium time and you can very quickly rack up enough bonds to outfit every tank you’ve got with over the top fucking OP equipment.
The only really funny thing about this shit is that once again it shows what an epic fucking liar Ph3lan is.
His real name is Zoltán Sipos. He’s the same asshole that hit Sir Foch with the copyright strike, and then swore to all concerned that he didn’t do it without realizing Sir Foch had screen shot the entire fucking thing proving he was a complete fucking liar.
Well, guess what, folks? He did it again. Here he is back in March of this year swearing in bold text no less that they would NEVER sell bonds for money:
Yeah. We quoted you asshole. You lied. Yet again.
You know, I wouldn’t really mind so much if they weren’t such fucking liars. If they just came out and said, “We’re selling ’em for money, folks!” I could at least say, “Well…that fucking figures” and move on.
But this entire thing is an under-the-radar, plausible deniability, loot box money grab with bonds as the clear bait in it all. It’s fucking pathetic. Almost as pathetic as the assholes defending it…and we all know who those people are.