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  1. FirstWooba

    Chat Ban Abuse

    Possible, we'd know for sure if there was an explanation. 12 day ban with no explanation is stiff. I can't imagine I could have said anything deserving of that, but I'll grant you that it's possible. That I don't know why is the problem.
  2. FirstWooba

    Chat Ban Abuse

    Then explain how I ended up with a ban? I'm not blowing smoke, I literally wasn't in chat yesterday and I just got home today. Also I don't really expect a premium refund, but my point is valid. I'm paying their bills, they are not paying mine. There's 100 other good games out there that won't take my money and do crap like this. Just making a point, if they can remove services, then I can remove money. I already don't buy ships anymore due to bait and switch. Now I guess I'm not buying premium anymore either.
  3. FirstWooba

    Chat Ban Abuse

    I'll preface this with honesty and say I've had a chat ban or two that were likely deserved. That said, I logged in, played 3 matches yesterday with clannies, didn't chat a single word as we're using Teamspeak. I get home from work to find I've been chat banned. Here's what needs to happen. 1: There needs to be a mechanism in place to appeal chat bans. 2: You need to let people know not only that they've been chat banned, but a specific reason. Not that cookie cutter "you bypassed filters'" crap that you have now. The ACTUAL reason the chat ban happened. 3: There needs to be a premium refund. 4: The obvious abuse of the system by troll Divs that all gang report for you not doing as they say when they say needs to be punished. Yes you read that right. I've been a paying customer for over 4 years. You provide a service to me, which I pay for. It's not a privilege, it's a service. If you're going to arbitrarily remove a key aspect of the game for 12 days without bothering to tell me why or giving me the option to appeal, then refund my money while you're at it. Between this and you literally Bait and Switching every single ship you've ever released I can't type "Better Business Bureau" fast enough. In short, provide me a screenshot where I said a single word in chat, let alone anything worthy of a 12 day ban. You're letting groupie children drive away paying customers and you're too ignorant to even know it's happening. There, now I've earned the chat ban you arbitrarily gave me. GFY. EDIT: To correct spelling and insure that all know the tone of my post is hostile intentionally. If I'm gonna be chat banned, I'm gonna say something to earn it.
  4. FirstWooba

    Four Years of Observations

    Nevermind. Save whatever [edited] excuse you were going to post. I just had a realization. I'm a 36 year old man in manufacturing, and my time is valuable to me as I work so many hours. I spend what little time I get away from work having fun. Being bait and switched and then arbitrarily punished for calling you out on baiting and switching isn't fun. I've reached that point where I'm done. Game is uninstalled. GFY.
  5. FirstWooba

    Four Years of Observations

    I'd like to know why I've been chat banned in game. Chat ban happened about an hour after I made this thread. It extended until the 10th...at which point it was promptly reinstated. If I said something bannable in game (which I doubt as I rarely chat), then fine. But how could I have possibly done something to acquire the second chat ban which is now extended until the 14th? It literally wasn't possible for me to chat in game, so why am I chat banned? I know why, I just want to hear you say it.
  6. FirstWooba

    Four Years of Observations

    I hate it is all. I'd love to support the Devs for a game I play so much, but of the 11 premium ships I've bought none are the same as they were when I bought them. I won't post about it again but I figure if enough people post about it on enough venues, maybe it'll impact their bottom line and they'll quit doing it. Anyway I used to be a content creator, primarily CV matches in Kaga and Saipan, but also Shokaku and Haku. I think I'll revive that old Youtube account and create some more content, playing the same ships. The hope will be to contrast exactly what those ships were when I bought them, and what they are now.
  7. Hello, my name is Daniel AKA FirstWooba. I've been playing WoWs for over four years, and I'm going to share some observations. I sincerely hope what I have to say will be taken as constructive criticism. I love the game and I'd like to make it better. I'd first like to discuss the elephant in the room. Bait and switch. The Khutozov was placed on discounted sale years ago, and hundreds of players bought it without knowing that you had already planned a rework for the way firing from smoke was going to work. I agree that the smoke mechanic needed attention, I disagree with selling a ship who''s main feature is strong guns and smoke combo right before the rework. It looked an awful lot like a cash grab. To your credit you did offer refunds, but said refunds where only in doubloons, not in the hard cash people had paid for the ship. Saipan, Graf Zeppelin, and Kaga were all heavily discounted before the CV rework. Again, the offer for refunds was made available only in doubloons, not in hard cash. This was especially immoral as you completely changed the CV mechanics altogether, necessarily making the ships of that class entirely different. People like me who enjoyed the RTS aspect of CV play had no desire to play the reworked CVs, and no options for refund except doubloons. What if I told you that I set a portion of my paycheck aside to buy Kaga because I really loved CV play? Do you really think I'd then choose to have that money refunded as doubloons to be used buying non CV ships? Now, what if I told you that at the time refunds were offered I already had all or most of the available premiums, at least the ones I had an interest in playing. These forums were flooded with complaints during and after the rework, but I think the complaints focused on the wrong subject. Did CVs need reworked and brought into balance as you claimed? Yes,. they probably did. Are they balanced now? Was this "rebalance" really just an attempt to revitalize the CV line by making it more "mainstream," and increasing sales of premium CVs as a result? I was one of a handful of Kaga players, now there's hundreds. Seems financially the rework worked out well for you. Still on the subject of the rework, are CVs more or less balanced than they were? What effects did that have on other premiums. One of the main selling points for the Atlanta was its AA. Right before the rework the Atlanta was heavily discounted, and unsuspecting players bought the AA behemoth only to see their AA range nerfed from 10.5km to 5. 4km the next week. While the Atlantas AA is still great, she's not the mobile no-fly zone she once was, and was marketed by you to be. The Blys was reworked after initial sales, as was the Sims and the Tirpitz. I agree that the ships, as released were gamebreakingly overpowered. I also believe you knew that when you sold them. These ships and reworks, every single one of them, goes through extensive beta testing and super testing in actual fighting conditions. Wargaming knew what they were selling when they sold it, and they knew they'd have to nerf it eventually when they sold it. If you accept that more or less every single premium they've released has been nerfed or reworked "accidentally" then I have a bridge to sell you. Wargaming, you've made a good game. People will and do pay to play it. Bait and switch and cash grabs does nothing but introduce power creep, and ultimately alienates the player base you're trying to court. An example of this would be a four year player, who's bought 11 premium ships to support the devs over the years, refusing to give Wargaming another penny until an official apology is offered. If I went to Best Buy and bought a 50" Phillips TV, and Best Buy had snuck a 40" TV into the box would I be expected to say nothing? I don't actually expect this post to change the way you do business, but I am hopeful. Until you end the practice of bait and switch I won't spend another penny here.
  8. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    Actually you can. Most reputable car lots offer a 30 days policy...so if you buy the car and your tranny is bad or w/e you can either change it out for something else, or get money back. The only exception is when you purchase "as is no warranty," and if you ever do that it's your own fault. I came back for one last post to say openly what I've been trying not to say. In my time here, I've seen them nerf Blys, Khut, and all premium CVs shortly. Before they release a ship, they do extensive beta testing as many of you well know. Then along comes the nerf, always several months after release. Am I expected to believe that the "imbalances" that they are seeking to correct somehow got missed during beta, over and over and over again? Come on guys...it's bait and switch and it always has been. To suggest anything else is just being naive. So, yes, I feel asking for a refund is my right. I don't expect them to actually do it, but I'm still going to speak. They knew about CV skill level imbalances back when it was just the Saipan. Instead of correcting it, they first released THREE premium CVs, and marketed the hell out of all 3. Then they dropped Saipan on sale for over a month to lure in buyers. Now comes the rework. The same with the Khutuzov. I bought that ship because it was discounted. Less than a month later the smoke nerf comes. If I'm expected to believe that it's coincidence that time and time again WG releases premiums that are high enough powered (not OP except in the case of Saipan) to draw in buyers, and every single time they somehow miss the fact that those ships are imbalanced, even during months of beta, then I don't know what to tell you. Perhaps you'd like some ocean front property? I've got 5 acres for sale in Kentucky.
  9. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    Backspaced all that to keep thread cleanish, but I more or less agree with everything you said there, with the exception that I don't believe any part of this is hyperbole. I'm a blue collar guy. I've been a steel fabricator for a lot of years, it's seeped into my blood. Before that, I was a Marine. Both professions are honest professions. I personally couldn't conceive of only offering a doubloon refund were I in WG's shoes, so I have a hard time relating to the company that does, or seeing it as anything other than greed. I don't know why I'm seeing the push back I'm seeing. I'm not fighting the rework. I see the need for it. I spent money here so WG is going to hear from me on changes that affect me. I don't see why any of you should have a problem with me asking for the option for a cash refund. Matter of fact, I feel the more of you reacting this way, the more likely WG is to just dismiss the request as I'm in an obvious minority. If you don't want your money back, that's fine. I can't understand why anyone here would think I don't at least have enough of a claim here to request a refund though. Which is what I'm seeing, people more or less saying I'm stupid for even thinking I should get one. The atmosphere here is a very keen reflection of the atmosphere in game sadly. "But hey it's not as bad as WoT" right? SMH. Say what you want, I've made my point, WG will either listen or they won't, and I'll either quit or not. We'll see. Won't be back on the forums though.
  10. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    There's not a brick and mortar store anywhere in the US that won't give cash back so long as you have a receipt. If you have a point to make, then make it, but don't just make things up to support it. There's also a dude that mentioned doubloons being compensated during the smoke nerf, so he obviously didn't read the post, just rushed to respond. Why are people responding to a thread that; A) They obviously didn't read B) Has nothing to do with them It's like some sort of group think echo chamber. I've stated my point. Convoluted arguments won't change my position. I understand that the wording of EULA covers them legally. It only covers them legally due to backwards intellectual property rights, but I digress. Fact is, this company offered a product, or products, under a set of circumstances. I'd have never bought the Kaga or the Saipan if not for the RTS gameplay. That's the appeal to me. The gameplay came bundled with the ship. They know altering it is wrong, which is why they're even talking refund in the first place. You can argue until you're blue in the face, but that doesn't change the fact that I paid for something that I'm no longer getting. In my particular case, I already own most other premiums. I've got premium for months, and more credits than I can spend. What would I even use doubloons on if that were acceptable, which it's not. Regardless of legal arguments, it's not right to sell me something and then take it away without providing a refund. Finally, to the guy saying I'm not buying, I'm leasing. Go to the premium shop. I can see the word "Buy" about 30 times. I see the word "purchase" about 20 times. Those words imply some sort of ownership. There is not one mention of the word "lease," or anything related to the word lease, anywhere on those pages, or anywhere in the EULA. Unlike you, I actually read.
  11. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    I agree. I get that WG has legally covered their butts with their Terms and Conditions. Just because it's legal doesn't make it right though. I'm not here to troll. I desperately don't want to quit. I've got 2 years invested in this. If I feel I'm being stolen from I will though. What I do know is that if we don't start speaking out right now, WG will try to offer doubloons as compensation. That's what they've always done in the past.
  12. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    As I said, I've been here 2 years...long enough to suspect what is about to happen. Remember the smoke nerf? Did I get $$ back or doubloons for my Khutuzov? In the video that is currently on the launcher, do they mention refunding money or doubloons? Answer those two questions and you'll know why I am 99% sure their initial intentions were never to refund the money. You mention "making threats" which somehow implies I'm the bad guy here. I just want what I paid for under the conditions for which I paid for it. Failing that, I want my money back. If I go to McDonalds and order a Big Mac and they give me chicken nuggets instead, I'd ask for my Big Mac. If they couldn't give me my Big Mac I'd expect a refund. Why is this any different?
  13. FirstWooba

    Premium CV Refund

    Hello there. I've been playing WoWs for over 2 years now and as you can tell I rarely post. I've largely been happy with the game and overall development. I've long been one of the better CVs around (not the best but fair enough) and I've always enjoyed the gameplay. Because I enjoyed the gameplay I bought both the Saipan and the Kaga. I would like the option to exist for a refund, not in doubloons, but in the same currency people purchased their ships with. I went to work, I earned my money, and I took my time and decided what I wanted to purchase. The fact that my ship will still be named "Kaga" or "Saipan" does not mean that what I will have after the update is the same as what I initially purchased. I am hoping you choose to do the right thing here and offer a refund in cash to the card used to make the purchase. To stem the inevitable salt and [edited] comments, let me say I'm not angry about the rework. I get the need for it...I see it 20 times a day. Within the first minute of a battle I've usually already won the air struggle, which means that ~70% of the time my team also wins the match. I get why WG would seek to change it to suit their broader player base. I'm fine with that decision. What I need is for WG to "get that" once the CV rework goes live I no longer have what I paid for, and do the right thing. If I later decide I want another ship I'll buy it like I bought my previous ones, but for now a refund is in order, and it's the only moral course of action. Anything less is just greed. In the event that a refund option does not happen, I whole-heartedly promise that you'll never see another dime out of me, and I know for a fact I'm not alone. With a dwindling player base, does WG really want to risk losing loyal players just to steal a few dollars? It is theft btw. To continue to hold my funds while denying me the item I purchased under the conditions I purchased it is considered theft just about anywhere in the world, and is illegal anywhere but online apparently.
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