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Sink_Stuff #1 Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:22 PM

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The cost of a premium in the store now is much cheaper than in game. What planes in the store do you think are worth getting at this discounted price?

 

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View PostSink_Stuff, on 29 July 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

The cost of a premium in the store now is much cheaper than in game. What planes in the store do you think are worth getting at this discounted price?

 

The prices are the same as they've always been for me. 

 


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trikke #4 Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:06 AM

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maybe that 'variable pricing' thing?
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Jockobeans #5 Posted 30 July 2019 - 02:15 AM

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I still have a coupon. I was wondering the same thing?

SpiritFoxMY #6 Posted 30 July 2019 - 02:41 AM

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The store straight up doesn't work for me - I literally only have the option to buy the XP-75 and that's it

 


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Mine was doing that about a week ago and then it reset itself, but I cannot use my coupon for whatever reason.

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I'm hoping they put some new planes in next month, I don't like anything that's presently in there. 

 

There are some copy-pasta tech tree premiums I'd be happy to purchase too, if they'd add them.  You can take my money WG, but you have to offer something interesting.


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Sink_Stuff #9 Posted 30 July 2019 - 03:20 AM

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So i added the image of what I see in the store. I didn't know it was different items and options for different people my bad

https://imgur.com/hmIJc2p


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The coupon has fine print that says 'no specials'.  blindfold said they were looking into extending the life of the coupons because of this 'test' mess.  Didn't promise anything though.
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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 30 July 2019 - 05:44 AM, said:

Didn't promise anything though.

 

Grenoli did promise on the RU forum ...

 

Greetings. Validity of coupons will be extended so that it can be used after the end of the current study.  

 

 


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Mercsn #12 Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:03 PM

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 29 July 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

 

The prices are the same as they've always been for me. 

 

 

Same here. I definitely did not see those discounted prices that he's showing in the screenshot.  It looks like rubles prices translated into USD.


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There's another recent thread with someone asking about premiums.  At those prices, they're some pretty good values. 

 

I've recently been having a lot of fun with the tier 5 IL-2 (mod).  So, much so that I ended up specializing it.

 

Tier 5 LaGG 3-4 does pretty well, in its tier (better than it's stats would suggest) and the varied caliber of guns fly reasonably similar so you can still hit when leading targets. 

 

Tier 8 Yak-3rd, with a speed build, drives like an F-16 and has a tier 10 gun that likes to crit and break things (but also just the one and it requires good trigger control to not overheat).

 

Tier 2, Ar-67 is great for farming airframe and mechanical parts.

 

Tier 6 A-26B multi-role fighter is still fun, although not nearly as fun as it was before the low altitude bombing nerf (bigger blast radius only to your aircraft when you do low level drops, meaning you can more easily catch yourself in the bomb blast if you're lower than what WG thinks you should be).  The nose guns don't seem to have the benefit of aim assist (most forward guns on ground attack and bombers don't have it, all fighter types have aim assist to some degree).  So, the 6 .50 cals in the nose are less potent than with actual fighters and there's no sniper view. 

 

Tier 6 German Spit with DB605 is like a tech tree spitfire with Bf109 altitude range.


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View PostMercsn, on 30 July 2019 - 12:13 PM, said:

There's another recent thread with someone asking about premiums.  At those prices, they're some pretty good values. 

 

I've recently been having a lot of fun with the tier 5 IL-2 (mod).  So, much so that I ended up specializing it.

 

Tier 5 LaGG 3-4 does pretty well, in its tier (better than it's stats would suggest) and the varied caliber of guns fly reasonably similar so you can still hit when leading targets. 

 

Tier 8 Yak-3rd, with a speed build, drives like an F-16 and has a tier 10 gun that likes to crit and break things (but also just the one and it requires good trigger control to not overheat).

 

Tier 2, Ar-67 is great for farming airframe and mechanical parts.

 

Tier 6 A-26B multi-role fighter is still fun, although not nearly as fun as it was before the low altitude bombing nerf (bigger blast radius only to your aircraft when you do low level drops, meaning you can more easily catch yourself in the bomb blast if you're lower than what WG thinks you should be).  The nose guns don't seem to have the benefit of aim assist (most forward guns on ground attack and bombers don't have it, all fighter types have aim assist to some degree).  So, the 6 .50 cals in the nose are less potent than with actual fighters and there's no sniper view. 

 

Tier 6 German Spit with DB605 is like a tech tree spitfire with Bf109 altitude range.

 

Thank you for the advice. I have a questions please.

 

You mention the tier 5 Lagg 3-4. I have the tier 4 Lagg 3-4. Were you referring instead to the tier 5 Lagg 3-34? 

 

Other than that, I have all the planes that you mention except the Yak 3-rd. Considering it is a tier 7 plane and not a tier 8 one I was thinking of not getting it since I already have the tier 5 Lagg 3-4 that counts for missions in the tier 5-7 bracket. I was just going to use the I-220 at tier 7 once I unlock that plane. 


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Yak-3RD is one of the planes offered to me in NA and EU shops .. 

NA  €16,99

EU  €10,15

that's quite a difference ... but still cheap. Tier VII normally is more than €20 

 

Kostikov 302 looks nice too, for €10,49 (EU, on NA it's €17,54) ... (€1 = $1.11320)

Just curious, what prices do you guys get ? According to WG it's different prices for different people.

 

EDIT: ah I see, they're in Sink_Stuff's screenshot ... prices on NA are higher !

 


Edited by GonerNL, 30 July 2019 - 01:11 PM.

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the Spitfire V DV 605 if you don't have 

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View Postno_habla_ingles, on 30 July 2019 - 02:07 PM, said:

the Spitfire V DV 605 if you don't have 

 

Yes I did get this one based on the recent thread, "What are your favorite planes in each tier". A lot of people listed that one as a favorite for tier 6. 



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View PostSink_Stuff, on 29 July 2019 - 02:22 PM, said:

The cost of a premium in the store now is much cheaper than in game. What planes in the store do you think are worth getting at this discounted price?

 

https://imgur.com/hmIJc2p

 

 

I believe pretty much all of those planes are being offered at their normal price, not a discounted one. 


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View PostGonerNL, on 30 July 2019 - 03:01 AM, said:

 

Kostikov 302 looks nice too, for €10,49 (EU, on NA it's €17,54) ... (€1 = $1.11320)

Just curious, what prices do you guys get ? According to WG it's different prices for different people.

 

EDIT: ah I see, they're in Sink_Stuff's screenshot ... prices on NA are higher !

 

 

I see the "regular" prices.  The prices are different for different people, not based on server.

 

Pretty much all of the planes are considered "attractive", which I imagine is why they chose them for the test.


Edited by Captain_Rownd, 30 July 2019 - 07:13 PM.

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