The wait is over for all players from the ASIA server. You always wanted that very special vehicle, that was never going on sale again, that was removed from the Premium Shop because and players can’t buy it for Gold in-game because it was overpowered and its numbers were increasing?
E 25 is back on sale for one day and if you want it, you will have to hand in the big bucks to Wargaming, because this Tier VII German Premium tank destroyer is only available in a bundle that costs £45.57. Players from other regions should expect it to be available on a different day for a similar price.
But, is this a surprise to any of us? To a certain point, it’s not. Last year the tank made a one day return and while the Community made a lot of noise about its return, Wargaming did profit a lot that day. So what changed from last year, for me to not expect this tank on the Advent Calendar?
The fact me, other Community Contributors and several special guests, during the last Developer Q&A we had on November 24th, talked about some vehicles and we were told such vehicles weren’t going to make a return because they were considered problematic, makes me question: why is the E 25 back?
For me personally, I can understand Wargaming making these vehicles available again, they are a Company and need to make a profit so we can all enjoy the game. From a player perspective, I can understand up to a certain point, gives players who don’t own this vehicle an opportunity to get it… but why saying to those who they, supposedly, trust, the tank isn’t making a return and then where we are.
What guarantees do we have other vehicles like Object 252U don’t actually make a return too? Why aren’t we trusted with this information, if we are under NDA and we all know the consequences of breaking them? Why when directly asked, Wargaming lies or denies certain information, and then smacks this bundles on our face?
A relationship needs to be based on trust, and for me, today, that trust was thrown to the floor and stepped over several times.
Update – 06/12/2017 at 11:35
First of all, thanks to therealisnes for pointing me to something I completely forgot about. When Wargaming announced the E 25 retirement, they clearly stated that:
“We cannot rule out the possibility that the E 25 will be able to be obtained in the Premium Shop during special events or as a reward for participation in competitions in the future.”
With this I can now rest assured that Wargaming never stated the E 25 wasn’t making a return, in fact, they warned us it could return on special events like the Advent Calendar.
I remember having conversations about this and most of the time I always had one question in my mind: “Did they say never? I don’t remember Wargaming saying the E 25 wasn’t going to be sold again never…”. This brings closure, at least for me, in why Wargaming is selling it again.
Second, I’ve had a small conversation with Wargaming about the article and we both agreed there was a “Lost in Translation” moment when we had the Q&A last November. While I can’t disclosure much more of the Q&A than what has been published, what was understood by Wargaming was the fact they were reassuring us that Object 252U/Defender wasn’t making a return and that was later re-affirmed by Wargaming on Reddit and during an NA Stream with MeatheadMilitia. What we understood was that tanks like E 25 were englobed on that same statement.
I’m glad we were able to clear this misunderstanding and we are now able to move forward.
For all of you who want an E 25, if you are from NA or Asia Region, you can get it today, if aren’t, just wait a little bit more, because it will mostly come either tomorrow or in the next few days.
- Tier VII E 25
- Garage Slot
- Gold: 7,650
- 10x Personal Reserves: 300% Crew Experience for 1H
- 15x x5 XP for Victory Mission (E 25)