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So I pull the trigger and buy Vanguard. Was gonna wait, but the snowflakes are leaving soon and thats steel I can earn. Load her up, go to a game. I meant to do co-op, get put in a random. Oh well, we win anyways. Get back to port I get a nice message. I have been gifted a 30% off coupon. FML. Is it because I bought Vanguard, or did I just waste 20 bucks by jumping the gun. It says its for some anniversary.

 

Guess a sucker is born every minute. Just double back on WV41 for 10 bucks off. Well played WG you cheeky suckers

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I don't know specifically if this is the reason in this case but it's a common marketing tactic.  The entity selling the product or service now knows that you are an active paying customer.  Someone currently willing to spend their money on the product.  So they offer you a discount to entice you to spend more, strike while the iron is hot.

The same thing is done in the cruise industry for example.  If you book a cruise, it is common to offer another future cruise, while onboard the ship, at a discounted rate for the same reason. They know you are interested in buying their product, so their goal is to get you to purchase again while you are still on the "high" that is a common physiological reaction when acquiring something that you want.

There is a world of science behind sales/marketing and the human mind. The entire game is simply a tool designed to extract money from the customer when it's all said and done. WG employs that science constantly. Can't blame them.

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1 hour ago, _1204_ said:

So I pull the trigger and buy Vanguard. Was gonna wait, but the snowflakes are leaving soon and thats steel I can earn. Load her up, go to a game. I meant to do co-op, get put in a random. Oh well, we win anyways. Get back to port I get a nice message. I have been gifted a 30% off coupon. FML. Is it because I bought Vanguard, or did I just waste 20 bucks by jumping the gun. It says its for some anniversary.

 

Guess a sucker is born every minute. Just double back on WV41 for 10 bucks off. Well played WG you cheeky suckers

My 30% expired the day before vanguard release.  Got my second 30% not 30 minutes after i bought and played first battle in the Vanguard 4 days after release. The single most infuriating week for me in WoWS.

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1 hour ago, PhosphorusForFun said:

My 30% expired the day before vanguard release.  Got my second 30% not 30 minutes after i bought and played first battle in the Vanguard 4 days after release. The single most infuriating week for me in WoWS.

So yeah, I guess when you buy Vanguard WG tries to get deeper in your wallet. Guess it works:Smile_sceptic:

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But the big question, for those of us who haven't yet bought Vanguard (yes, I've watched all the videos) is, do you like it?

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6 hours ago, ThumperD702 said:

But the big question, for those of us who haven't yet bought Vanguard (yes, I've watched all the videos) is, do you like it?

I think it is fun and don’t regret the purchase at all, it’s a giant cruiser, basically.

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6 hours ago, ThumperD702 said:

But the big question, for those of us who haven't yet bought Vanguard (yes, I've watched all the videos) is, do you like it?

Only played one game in her (was finishing my pef campaign missions). She wasnt terrible, but not broken. Tanked quite a bit, but had issues starting fires. After maybe 4 or 5 salvos I just swapped to ap and had much better results 

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7 hours ago, _1204_ said:

WG tries to get deeper in your wallet.

Just a couple of inches at first, to see if you are agreeable... :Smile_trollface:

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10 hours ago, _1204_ said:

So I pull the trigger and buy Vanguard. Was gonna wait, but the snowflakes are leaving soon and thats steel I can earn. Load her up, go to a game. I meant to do co-op, get put in a random. Oh well, we win anyways. Get back to port I get a nice message. I have been gifted a 30% off coupon. FML. Is it because I bought Vanguard, or did I just waste 20 bucks by jumping the gun. It says its for some anniversary.

 

Guess a sucker is born every minute. Just double back on WV41 for 10 bucks off. Well played WG you cheeky suckers

Stalinium algorithms.... they track how many times you view a ship...now with this coupon you'll buy another. 

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