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Jun 2, 2018

Arty for Sale? Nope.


I wanted to try out playing Frontline and used the two freebie tanks. I didn't like it. I mostly play SPGs, so decided I would spend some money and buy a Tier VIII SPG to play FL with. No arties for sale? Why not? Why are SPGs the ONLY class where you cannot buy any country's premium vehicle in the store?


I realize it is World of Tanks, not World of Arty, but fair is fair. I don't want something used from ebay. I prefer to buy my own all shiny and brand new from the WoT store. WG lost sales by not having products available to buy.

Salty Jedi
Jun 2, 2018

Essentially, what you are suggesting is 2 things

Provide an SPG FL vehicle for frontlines in the same instance of the T32 FL and the T44 FL. I dont think this is an unreasonable idea. The question would then be, which nation line should it be? And are WG going to impliment an SPG for a specific game mode? As there are may T8 SPG's already in the tech tree already, the use of a current arty for FL is a question to ask. However, should then it not also be pertinent to add TD and LT classes too? Frontlines is still in its infancy, but it seems to be well recieved by the community. Thats s not to say that if the FL mode developes and becomes permanent, and more maps are added, that more FL vehicles will become avaliable. I dont have the answer to this so time will tell.


Secondly you are asking why there is no Premium SPG in the shop? A question that has been asked many times by others. There are a number of factors which determine a Premium vehicle, with the main elements being crew training and credit increase. The whole subject of balance would have to be considered also. Again this is a question I could take to the table, if enough players were interested.

Jun 2, 2018

I agree with what you are saying. Frontline only brought the situation to my attention, as I am new to the game, (IGN D8_ASI, NA server). Concerning FL itself, I think it is a great idea and I love the expanded maps. The problem is it's restriction to Tier VIII and up with no way to purchase a Tier VIII SPG. As you pointed out, there is a similar issue with LTs and TDs but those can be purchased in the store; arty cannot. I hope, as many do, that FL will be continued to include lower tier battles, and that would resolve that issue.


The other issue is the old, "why can't I buy a Premium SPG?" The upside is that the majority of upper-tier arty players got their vehicles through experience and game play, making for a better experienced player. So 99% of Tier VIII+ arty players are experienced in game play and mechanics. This is in contrast to what I did, buying a Tier VIII Premium Heavy my first week playing. So you can have total noobs in a Tier VIII match, but they usually will not be driving an SPG.


Any country tech tree that currently has Tier VI+ SPGs could have a Premium vehicle offered. As a "Special Collector's Edition" money-maker, why not offer the Premium in a country tree that currently does not offer any SPGs? (Unless that would not be historically accurate.)


Just my thoughts on it. Thank you for hosting this forum where such issues can be discussed.

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