Wargaming fixes World of Warships Humble Bundle snafu

    
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A few days ago Wargaming angered World of Warships fans by promising some digital items to purchasers of the E3 Digital Ticket Humble Bundle. For unknown reasons, the company altered the deal and internet riots ensued. Today, the firm has made good, saying on its forums that “we have begun the process of crediting the full value of the originally advertised bundle.” Apparently the deal was pretty popular, as Wargaming has asked for patience as it responds “to all of you in waves” over the next 72 hours.

Fortunately for fans, they will now be getting everything originally promised including the Murmansk with a three-skill commander and a port slot, seven days of premium time, 1000 doubloons, and five port slots. Fortunately for Wargaming, digital items can be mass-produced with a keystroke sans any production, packaging, or shipping costs!

Via: Kotaku; Source: Forums; thanks Jeremy!
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GoldenHornet
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GoldenHornet

yavozerb Kherova Not really. When you recruit a new captain for your ship he can start with 0 skill points for free, 1 skill point for in-game silver or 3 skill points for gold.  This is comparable to the 50%, 75% or 100% competency in WoT.

cald
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cald

Shame it was US only wont get that kind of deal here in the EU :(

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

” digital items can be mass-produced with a
keystroke sans any production, packaging, or shipping costs!”
–> woah, exactly like our money system!!

grungepunk1022
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grungepunk1022

This should NEVER have even come up. Period. Internet riots should NEVER have even had to take place. Period. I understand that mistakes are made sometimes. I understand that this was not was what Wargaming NA originally intended with their Humble Bundle offer.

…but it’s what was STATED, and it was stated SPECIFICALLY, on their own official forums, by TWO different Wargaming NA employees that these digital goods would be granted after the wipe into Open Beta. And in the world of customer service, you don’t get to offer something to a customer and then change the terms of what you’re offering after the fact. That is a VERY bad business practice, and to me, is incredibly telling of Wargaming NA’s views of their customer base. I, for one, will not sit here and sing their praises that they gave in, because they shouldn’t have HAD to give in to customer pressure. There shouldn’t have even been any customer pressure, because they should have NEVER even started the disagreement by deciding they were going to strip these digital goods in the first place. If it was a mistake, well that’s unfortunate, but you eat the cost of that mistake instead of pissing off your customer base.

Definitely NOT a good way to introduce the waves of players coming into Open Beta to your game and more importantly, your consumer practices.

unit23
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unit23

yavozerb Kherova Skills in wows don’t work like wot, a 3 skill captain is very easy and fairly quick to get, it’s definitely not the same as a 3 skill wot crew.

CensoredOtaku
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CensoredOtaku

Code still doesn’t work.  Waiting on them to fix.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

yavozerb Kherova No, because that crew member doesn’t play the game for you.   The only real tangible benefit is faster repair times, the ability to better put out fires, or for your commander to replace a dead crew member and take over their job.. 
People toss this “pay to win” accusation around without any real logic or sense at all…

yavozerb
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yavozerb

Kherova  I hadn’t heard the 3 skill commander the first time through, that makes a bit of a difference.  I know in WOT their is a HUGE difference between your standard 50% recruit and a 3 skill guy. It is very close to pay to win imo

agemyth
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agemyth

I wish I could be all upset about this, but all the bundles were gone before I could jump on this bandwagon :(

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Kherova Yep.  These are digital things… as Jef said, they cost zero to actually follow through on, and who knows how many dollars worth of bad will by reneging on the sale agreement.

Not that I ever held wargaming in high regard, but they’ve really showed their true scumbag colours on this one.