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RaiBOT01 #1 Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:10 PM

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Greetings Tankers!

 

We’re here today to talk about seven of the most legendary tanks in World of Tanks: Mercenaries - the Black Edition Tanks.

 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Black Edition tanks, let’s recap quickly. Way back in November of 2016, we released seven Black Edition Tanks to commemorate 100 Years of Tanks. Check them out in game on the Premium Tech Tree or on the Tankopedia at the following locations:

 

When we released these tanks back in 2016, it was stated they’d never be available again. Since then, we’ve been consistently fielding requests from players asking us to bring them back - from our forums and private messages, to our social media channels, live streams and customer support tickets. Players who have never had the chance to own these legendary machines have been letting us know.

 

With the upcoming celebration of our 5th anniversary of World of Tanks on consoles, we’ve decided it is time. Millions of players have joined our community in the more than 2 years since the release of the Black Edition tanks. Many of these players are collectors looking to complete their collections, or who want to enjoy the XP bonuses granted by the Black Edition tanks, or to simply field awesome looking tanks (we’re quite partial to the aesthetic of these tanks ourselves). Our players have been clamoring for a chance to own these tanks - we want everyone to enjoy their time in World of Tanks and if we can accomplish that by making the Black Edition tanks available once again, we think that’s the right thing to do and our 5th anniversary is the right time to do it.

 

So, how will this work? Well, we’ve recently introduced the Trade In program, a feature that allows players to trade in premium tanks from their garage and apply a portion of that value towards a new tank. We’ve run a couple tests with it now and have been happy with the performance, so we’ve decided to make the Black Edition tanks available through this system – we felt this helps make the tanks available to as many of our community members as possible in the fairest way possible. We’ve also heard your feedback in wanting more tanks available for trade in, so nearly every tank (exceptions exist, such as free giveaway tank including Anniversary and Tanksmas tanks, etc.) can be used to trade in towards the Black Edition(s) of your choice!

 

We also understand that the Black Edition tanks up until now have been more than just a tank, they’ve been a symbol for players who have owned them since their release. We don’t want to take this away from players, so we are granting an exclusive ‘Legacy’ emblem to tankers who own the Black Edition tanks from back when they were originally released in 2016 (you’ll get an emblem for every Black Edition tank you own). This is both a small token of our appreciation (we know we can never adequately express our gratitude to those of you who’ve been with us since the beginning and have supported us all the way) and a way for you to continue to show off that you were one of the first to own these legendary tanks.

 

We want to thank our community for all of their support and loyalty! We are excited for you to see all of the exciting content coming throughout 2019 and are looking forwards to many more great years of tanking with you!

 

- The Wargaming Team

 

UPDATE!

 

Here's the list of tanks available for trade-in!

https://console.worl...best-trade-deal

 

Also, Legacy emblems are being credited now~!

 

Cheers~


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Guess never should spend my money on this crap game !

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Wow that's what i didn't expected :) I have all black edition heavy tanks and play them quite often, because of their uniqueness :) So kinda sad that i will loose this now :(
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I feel it's only fair to give something special to players who owned a black tank. Since you want to break a promise.

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I don't mind their return but i feel this thread will be full of controversy before too long (Rightfully so unless they attack a specific member) as players who owned them won't feel Special anymore and i don't think an Emblem will solve that.

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At least the possibility for players who joined later or missed out the time they sold these tanks to get those black edition tanks, but I do not know how much I have to pay more with the trade system. I mean this looks like some expensive trades.


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View PostRaiBOT01, on 04 February 2019 - 03:46 AM, said:

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This is very interesting to hear.  Is there any reason they didn't decide to just come out with all new Black Edition Tanks?  That way the people who already have the originals can keep their "uniqueness."  I'm glad to hear you're selling Black Tanks as crew trainers again, but the reason I didn't get any the first time was because the tanks they decided to use weren't any tanks I honestly liked.  I'm surprised they didn't go with using tanks that are a little more "iconic" for each nation: a Panther or Tiger for Germany, a Sherman Easy 8 for the US, a T-34-85 for the USSR, etc.  I think that would've gone over better and also been accepted easier from people who already own the original Black Tanks.

 

Also, are there going to be any new Black Edition tanks for the nations that have been added since the original ones were available?  


 

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Why bring the black tanks back "as is"? Bit of a lost opportunity here WG. I didn't buy them at the start as they were massively expensive and I have been happy with how my vanilla ones play. The trade in system is a good idea but I think it depends on entirely if the vanilla versions of the tanks will be included. i.e. Lowe for Black Lowe, T34 for T34 Black etc etc. I hate having multiple versions of the same tanks (Fatherland and IS-3A for example). I wouldn't purchase another T34 because it has better earn capabilities...

 

Why not make the same tanks but with a different paint scheme - "Year 5 Edition" etc etc. removing the 100 years off of the barrel and making it different (but the same) at the same time?

 

Oh well. Shall see how it goes but I feel a bit of empathy for those who bought them at their mega overpriced price as "a super emblem" just seems very "meh"


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View PostChr15py, on 04 February 2019 - 04:26 AM, said:

 

Why not make the same tanks but with a different paint scheme - "Year 5 Edition" etc etc. removing the 100 years off of the barrel and making it different (but the same) at the same time?

 

 

^^ I was wondering the same.  Would make more sense.


 

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Do you plan to expand this list? There are many new tanks. For example, Yazi Black Edition or black prem artillery ... Wahahaha 

Thank you for this opportunity, I am a new player and I do not have such tanks at all.


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View PostGoxland, on 04 February 2019 - 02:33 PM, said:

Do you plan to expand this list? There are many new tanks. For example, Yazi Black Edition or black prem artillery ... Wahahaha 

Thank you for this opportunity, I am a new player and I do not have such tanks at all.

Good idea!!!! Yes yes yes black arty please!!!



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Something tells me I need one of those Black Edition tanks in my garage. I haven't had one of those tanks. I did see them in the past. You think some player would send either a STA-2 or a T34 to me as a real gift? It would be incredible to own a Black Edition tank in my garage. I do like the STA-2 Black as well as T34 Black Edition; but to be clear, I do own an Xbox 360, not an Xbox One.

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View PostChr15py, on 04 February 2019 - 09:26 AM, said:

Why bring the black tanks back "as is"? Bit of a lost opportunity here WG. I didn't buy them at the start as they were massively expensive and I have been happy with how my vanilla ones play. The trade in system is a good idea but I think it depends on entirely if the vanilla versions of the tanks will be included. i.e. Lowe for Black Lowe, T34 for T34 Black etc etc. I hate having multiple versions of the same tanks (Fatherland and IS-3A for example). I wouldn't purchase another T34 because it has better earn capabilities...

 

Why not make the same tanks but with a different paint scheme - "Year 5 Edition" etc etc. removing the 100 years off of the barrel and making it different (but the same) at the same time?

 

Oh well. Shall see how it goes but I feel a bit of empathy for those who bought them at their mega overpriced price as "a super emblem" just seems very "meh"


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I am suprised that they do not go this route as well. They keep thier promise of the black tank uniqueness, but allow players to get the benefits of the crew training and silver bonuses. But my guess is that there would be alot of complaining about a reskin of a reskin of a reskin.

 



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I personally don't own any black tanks, I have a T14-PS and like that fact it is a rare and unique tank and would feel aggrieved if it could be bought/traded to get one. I understand people who don't own one wanting to, but isn't that partly because they are so rare? I also don't think the 100 Years of Tanking symbol should be on any new black tanks, this was an anniversary tank after all and one of the reasons people bought them at the time and I do think any one getting one now should lose that part of their uniqueness. As suggested above, place a 5 Year Anniversary symbol on them instead?

 

It's a hard decision for Wargaming as people want to give them money for them. They were sold at the time as never to be sold again, so using the trade in programme gets around this I suppose but why not make a new edition, maybe grey, and gift any one who bought the black versions this as well?



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A Black Edition tanks thru Trade in. Hail WGCB who finaly listened to their community.

Great news.

Just make sure the regular version of Black tanks are available to be traded in. Regular lowe can be traded for Black one, Regular T34 for Black T34 e.t.c. else it going to be just another big failure.

 

Looking forward to trade my STA-2 and T34 for black ones. Gonna skip Lowe since i already have great german crew trainer Hollehund and T-34-88.

 

View PostTennisMan56, on 04 February 2019 - 12:44 PM, said:

 

I am suprised that they do not go this route as well. They keep thier promise of the black tank uniqueness, but allow players to get the benefits of the crew training and silver bonuses. But my guess is that there would be alot of complaining about a reskin of a reskin of a reskin.

 

 

Nobody promised anything like this. Even more - console policy about premium tanks state that there should NOT be any kind of exclusive tanks that only few people may have. This is why most of previously sold premium tanks becoming available thru earn op next year or so.

All the rant around Black tanks was about WG selling regular tanks with discount at Black Friday and then just a few days later offering same tank for almost same price but with Black camo and awsome XP bonus while not offering an ability to upgrade or trade their regular versions to black.

Ofcoure alot of people felt cheated.


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How are WG going to compensate us then?  We paid a rediculously high premium for these black tanks and part of the justification for that was that they were not going to be sold again.

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Well.....WG said they would never be available again. Fact

But...they could just re-skin them, call them something else, sell them the same I think that would keep most happy.

Black tanks would still be unique, new players or people like me who couldn’t afford or need them at the time could get their hands on nearly as unique tanks!

Why not give them black and white camo?

Just a thought



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View PostJoe Ukscene, on 04 February 2019 - 06:47 AM, said:

How are WG going to compensate us then? We paid a rediculously high premium for these black tanks and part of the justification for that was that they were not going to be sold again.

 

This...Spent a ton of gold , read 1000's of email how stupid I was for doing it....Geuss , they were right ....should've waited and paid half price......why does this not suprise me at all....

 






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