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Starting from Update 0.10.1, the following ships will no longer be available: flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192IX Georgia, flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1114542bcd311c388080eea3a4d54a7eIX Alaska, flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192VIII Massachusetts, flag_United_Kingdom_c1f75d7cca85dc4b4820special_fdb3e9eabba1009b1c4adb7b370a68a2X Thunderer, and flag_Europe_6c2bac10ec2bec5799e117af8aa6special_5d797363651721d76cdb3439cd23845bX Småland. Georgia, Alaska, and Massachusetts will no longer be available to purchase in the Premium Shop.

 

The ships have been taken out of the game due to a combination of their popularity and combat efficiency. In order to maintain the proper level of diversity in teams in terms of the ships they are made up of, these ships will no longer be available to obtain for an indefinite period of time, but may return in future.


 

Translation: These ships have been either overpowered or unbalanced which lead to their rising popularity as well as a proper income on our side. Since we now have to sell our new ships somehow, we gotta remove the ones before mentioned to assure people are focusing on the newly available ships, instead of buying the old ones. We usually don't care about diversity in matchmaking, but we'll state it as an excuse here anyway. Despite that statement just made we might make the exact same ships available at some later point in time to make additional profit when it suits us. Happy [editing] Christmas!

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Would It be better if they stayed? I fail to see your point.

 

WG has been doing this from the start. Release OP ship, let it sell for a little, then remove it. (Missouri, Belfast, Kamikaze, Smolensk ...).

 

They do have a "no direct nerfing of premium ships" policy, but this ships are not immune to global changes such as upcoming "skill rework".

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Welcome to Wargamings' modus operandi.

 

Too much circulation makes the price go down: The more a commodity is seen and heard from, the more common it appears. if it is already an established commodity within a group, temporary withdrawal from it will make it more talked about, even more desired. Create value through scarcity.

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Those will be back next year, just in black camo for £££, just like JBB. 

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1 ora fa, Knutorius ha scritto:

Starting from Update 0.10.1, the following ships will no longer be available: flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192IX Georgia, flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1114542bcd311c388080eea3a4d54a7eIX Alaska, flag_USA_dd9fc06d19a8638f4077ab2fe200d22premium_1d0cabf1997104fd727039ab9c098192VIII Massachusetts, flag_United_Kingdom_c1f75d7cca85dc4b4820special_fdb3e9eabba1009b1c4adb7b370a68a2X Thunderer, and flag_Europe_6c2bac10ec2bec5799e117af8aa6special_5d797363651721d76cdb3439cd23845bX Småland. Georgia, Alaska, and Massachusetts will no longer be available to purchase in the Premium Shop.

 

The ships have been taken out of the game due to a combination of their popularity and combat efficiency. In order to maintain the proper level of diversity in teams in terms of the ships they are made up of, these ships will no longer be available to obtain for an indefinite period of time, but may return in future.


 

Translation: These ships have been either overpowered or unbalanced which lead to their rising popularity as well as a proper income on our side. Since we now have to sell our new ships somehow, we gotta remove the ones before mentioned to assure people are focusing on the newly available ships, instead of buying the old ones. We usually don't care about diversity in matchmaking, but we'll state it as an excuse here anyway. Despite that statement just made we might make the exact same ships available at some later point in time to make additional profit when it suits us. Happy [editing] Christmas!

kid, "How to make money" from the topic title

ask wg, they're really good at that

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Imagine all the money WG will make, due to people buying all these ships before they get removed.

 

From a 'greedy company ' point of view, WG has evolved.

Oldtimers like me still remember the olden days, where WG put Tirpitz up for sale and claimed, it's going to be a 'rare' premium, as its not going to be on sale on a regular basis. Oh boy, the flood of Tirpitzes we had back then after the ship went on sale for the second time. Because of the rare statement,  folks were throwing money at WG, being afraid to miss out.

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Jethro_Grey said:

Imagine all the money WG will make, due to people buying all these ships before they get removed.

 

From a 'greedy company ' point of view, WG has evolved.

Oldtimers like me still remember the olden days, where WG put Tirpitz up for sale and claimed, it's going to be a 'rare' premium, as its not going to be on sale on a regular basis. Oh boy, the flood of Tirpitzes we had back then after the ship went on sale for the second time. Because of the rare statement,  folks were throwing money at WG, being afraid to miss out.

 

 

 

Maybe Tirpitz it's a bad example, but overall WG was not that far out concerning rare premiums 

People do rush to buy them specially when they will be  removed from the game , but how many people play a ship after being removed from the game?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Butterdoll said:

but how many people play a ship after being removed from the game?

I dont know but im one of those (Missouri) :Smile_popcorn:

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Define op a good player will make any ship look good , However ships like the Belfast and Kutty were not op unless of course they were in a division it wasn't uncommon to see 3 Belfast's or Kuttys and that was the straw that broke the camels back for WG , People will and do exploit ships in divisions and although they are not doing anything wrong its just poor gamesmanship , The 3 sisters were also removed because of this.

 

  

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9 hours ago, Hades_warrior said:

Overpowered? I dont think they are. Alaska is example of very well balanced ship. Light side and dark side of the force.

Balanced for tier 10 maybe. I don't think there are many (or any really) tier 9 cruisers that are as powerful as alaska. She may not be OP, but calling her balanced is pushing it.

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