World of Tanks – Live At Last! April 13, 2011Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, World of Tanks.
While the game is free to play, the launch means that they are now taking money for their in-game premium currency. You can earn it slowly, or you can buy it directly.
The pre-order plans, which got you a special tank along with your gold, are now off the table. I decided at the last minute to opt-in for the smallest pre-order, which got me the A-32 light tank and 12,500 gold. We’ll see how well it does, and how long that gold lasts.
Detail of the launch and the rates for the in-game currency are on the World of Tanks site, but for the moment the pricing breaks down like this on the North American server:
1,250 in-game gold for $6.95
3,000 in-game gold for $14.95
6,500 in-game gold for $29.95
12,000 in-game gold for $49.95
25,000 in-game gold for $99.95
Will the game have long-term sticking power? We shall see. But for the moment it is exciting and the graphics are worth the download.