So hopefully this doesn't earn me to many negative but I have visited the dark side of the forums to find out fact from fiction regarding the latest hot topic: Founder Packs
Note: I have links posted below to read at your own pleasure that I found/used to write this.
Note: This might not cover some of the complaints and not saying you don't have a valid point. This is only to find out fact/fiction about if it was said that these tanks would never be sold again.
I have read a lot of threads and post today (some were 48 pages long) to see if I can get to the bottom of things. After researching, I believe I found the source of where the rumor began, and that it is a misunderstand of what the term "limited time only" means.
When these packs were released, this was our first time being able to purchase things so we were newbs at this. It seems a lot of us at the time thought that "limited time only" meant that this was the only time you would ever be able to purchase a tank. - Total newb mistake by us.
Since then, we have learned what it means, as limited time only is where you have a certain time frame to purchase a tank before it gets pulled off the shelves. These type of tanks are what we have come to know as Rare Premiums. They only become available to purchase once in a blue moon. While non-rare premiums are readily available on the tank tree.
For some reason, our brains still associate the first "limited time only" tanks as - only time you can ever purchase. This was due to a rumor made by us newbs because of this post by PAIN.
Everyone jumped to the conclusion that it would never be sold again, but this never was said. Only that it was a limited offer tank, same as every rare premium. This is where the rumor started. After this post, the rumor spread to every post asking about the Founder packs and everyone told each other that it wouldn't be sold again, BUY NOW!
TLDR: We were newbs and didn't know what "limited time only" meant.
Source of the rumor:
Other links also stating it was "Limited Time Offer" same as every Rare Premium. Not that it was the only time it could ever be purchased.
EDIT: Added more research.
Claim: Nyx mentioned that the KV-5, Pz. V/IV , and/or T23 were put into a vault and only would be available during special events or prizes.
Edited by MaxChaos24, 02 February 2015 - 02:36 AM.