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why don't we have same store as NA server

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Alpha Tester
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I want to answer this, so that folks can see what the decision making process was here. That doesn't necessarily mean you are going to agree with the answer, but I'll give it to you anyway. Many folks are concerned because EU is selling ships that we are not yet (notably the Mikasa). EU has a large marketing campaign tied to gamescom right now, and are expecting to gain a large influx of customers to their servers - more customers = more folks to sell shiny toys to. NA's marketing campaign is not set to kick off for several more weeks - we have no large event occurring to promote so it doesn't make sense to throw advertising dollars around with no concrete reason or goal just yet. We have an extensive campaign slated to begin a few weeks from now and ramp up throughout the month of September. This is when we expect to see that same large influx of customers. We want to generate the most revenue possible from our promotions, because after all we are a business. We could sell ships now, but it would only be to the smaller group of existing customers.

 

I know that sucks for you as an existing customer. You see ships that are available elsewhere, and you want them RIGHT NOW, and I totally get that. I'm telling you all of this to set your expectations that we won't be selling these ships immediately - not because we wish to withhold them from you out of some sort of malice or spite, but because it makes the most business sense to wait and sell them to the largest possible audience once our marketing and advertising campaign has a chance to fully ramp up. These decisions were made strategically based on extensive market data, not willy nilly. Some guy in an office somewhere doesn't just sit up one day and say, hey I think I'll sell the Mikasa tomorrow. These things are planned months in advance, and tied to what we know about customer behavior in a given time period, and expected growth of customers based on advertising dollars spent. To set correct expectations, it is HIGHLY LIKELY that EU will sell other ships before us as well, based on their planned advertising dollars spent. We will ALSO have times when we sell things before they do, again based on concrete data and planned marketing campaigns.

 

As a note, we will be doing giveaways during PAX, just as EU is doing during gamescom. The Tirpitz will be included in that. We also have a ship specific to PAX that will be given away, both at the convention and here on the forums to those who participate in that week's forum contests.

 

tl/dr There really are reasons why these things occur. All of these ships WILL be made available to you, but the timing across different regions is different.

 

 

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Alpha Tester
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That post (which is about specials, like the Mikasa being available for example) by the WG employee isn't related, as things like flags and boats being in the premium shop isn't a special, but rather normal functionality.

 

It honestly seems right now that someone just forgot to put all of this stuff in the premium shop, so who knows when it will get added.

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the reason is the post above from NyxWGA. 

Each shop operates separately from each other, hence why EU currently have specials running in conjunction with GameCon, NA will be ramping up their specials as they approach Pax NA, and we will ramp up specials as we approach PAX AU. Many of the specials that are being run will become permanent sales in the gift shop, i.e. Flags (this is unkown yet) certain ships.

 

I know it sucks, but thats how it is. 

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Just little pissed USA gets better store and cheaper price's why don't we get this

 

Just did a quick comparison of a couple of items in the NA vs. ASIA shop (all prices in USD for comparison purposes)

Atago + Port slot only

ASIA: $44.99

NA: $47.86

 

Atlanta + Port slot only

ASIA: $38.63

NA: $41.16

 

360  Days premium

ASIA: $96.29

NA: $96.49

 

180 Days premium

ASIA: $55.29

NA: $57.49

 

90 Days premium

ASIA: $31.39

NA: $33.89

 

30 Days premium

ASIA: $10.89

NA: $12.59

 

25000 doubloons*

ASIA: $99.99

NA: $99.99

 

3000 doubloons*

ASIA: $12.99

NA: $14.79

*(I picked these doubloon packages because they are the same on both servers and I'm way to lazy to calculate the cost-per-doubloon of the other packages)

 

Now I admit to not being that great at math, but it seems to me like the ASIA shop prices are generally cheaper then NA????:amazed:

 

Dear god, I hope the NA forum doesn't find about this. There'll be riots in the streets XD

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Super Tester
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Now I admit to not being that great at math, but it seems to me like the ASIA shop prices are generally cheaper then NA????:amazed:

 

Dear god, I hope the NA forum doesn't find about this. There'll be riots in the streets XD

 

Pity the Australian Dollar is so low right now, I've been holding off buying anything under the hope that the exchange rate will get better, but it seems to be getting worse each month. I wish it was September 2014 again.

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Pity the Australian Dollar is so low right now, I've been holding off buying anything under the hope that the exchange rate will get better, but it seems to be getting worse each month. I wish it was September 2014 again.

 

yeah the low Dollar sucks :(  I'm actually kinda happy that I stocked up on WoT Gold back when EB had those Starter Packs on sale a couple years back - bought ~35k gold worth and it's kept me going since.

Now if WG would be so kind as to unify Gold :teethhappy:

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