World of Warships comes to Steam November 15, but you can’t use your Wargaming account

    
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Here’s a round of good news, bad news for World of Warship fans. While Wargaming’s naval battler is finally heading to Steam on November 15th, it won’t allow players to use their Wargaming account to access it.

Wargaming said that this couldn’t be helped: “World of Warships wasn’t initially designed as a cross-platform project. That means that if you’ve played the game already you would want to keep using the original client. If you log in using Steam, you automatically create a new game account, which binds to your Steam account.”

Other than that, it sounds like full steam ahead for this client. The Steam and Wargaming versions will use the same servers and the same version of the game, allowing for even more hectic battles on the high seas. The team posted a FAQ on Steam to address some of the details of the coming launch.

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Chris Milan

I had no issue using my existing account and moving warships to steam. I just think people are a bit lazy.

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Robert Basler

Nothing surprising here. If you put your game on Steam, players have to make *all* purchases through Steam.

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McGuffn

Not true.

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Stropp

Unfortunately, Steam does not allow anyone to publicly discuss the terms of their agreements so there’s no way for anyone who does not publish on Steam (and who doesn’t know anyone who does personally) to find out if this is true or not.

I’m assuming by your statement that you have a game on Steam?

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McGuffn

I’m assuming by my statement that you can look at all the MMOs on steam and see which of them have cash shop items listed on steam and which don’t.

Do you think that Black Desert would actively court steam if they couldn’t charge their players 30 dollars for an outfit? Star Trek Online? ESO? You can play all of these games on steam and buy stuff for them elsewhere, including game cards, cosmetics and lockboxes from the game store, etc….

AFAIK this whole “you have to have your stuff on steam” bullshit was started when EA wanted a cover for Origin.

edit: zeko_rena gets it.

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Stropp

As I understand it, if you have a game on Steam, using the Steam account system, then all purchases on that ‘account’ are subject to the 30% commission to Valve. So even a FTP game’s micro-transactions are ‘taxed’ by Steam even if the transaction occurs off Steam.

So, using your example, a BDO account linked to Steam buying a $30 item would play 30% of that $30 dollars to Valve whereas a non-linked account wouldn’t.

I can’t verify that however, because as I said Steam doesn’t allow that discussion to be public.

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McGuffn

The post I replied to said that you had to buy everything through steam, it isn’t true.

As to your point, maybe, but I doubt it, and how would they know? You buy a gem card at wal mart or gamestop and apply it on the game specific website, how is steam going to know?

The other thing mentioned below is that not all of these games are linked to your steam account.

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Robert Basler
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zeko_rena

I don’t in Elite Dangerous, I can make purchases through the Steam store or on the games website not using my Steam login but my Elite login, bypassing Steam entirely.

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Armsbend

You will never find a more inept company than Wargaming concerning account management. I tried to change an email and they asked for a bank statement. They complained that I had smudged up my account numbers. That was it for me.

I suppose in Russia everyone is trying to rip you off constantly – so maybe it makes sense.

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McGuffn

Lol. And here I was wondering why lots of other games go on steam and let you use your original/separate login info.

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zeko_rena

Wargaming are just inept in general, not just account management

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Melissa McDonald

I’ve always played for free? What, you trying to PAY TO WIN???????? (ROFL)

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Armsbend

Any game I play diligently I ended up putting money into. I played roughly 5000 matches on WoT. Yes, I bought some of the premium tanks and subbed more than once.