Waffenträger auf E 100 rumours of becoming a Tier VIII Premium tank for Personal Missions were fake, but it’s return as Tier X Premium Tank for the Chinese Server isn’t. A very expensive and exclusive Tier X Premium for the Chinese Server and Anton “Evilly” Pankov confirmed this information:
Regarding the Chinese branch – OK, it wasn’t originally planned, but we had a lot of players requesting in all regions “Please add this content to the game for everyone” – so we added it. I don’t see a problem in this.
On the Waffenträger auf E 100 – For China it will come as a premium. Other regions won’t be affected.
Anton “Evilly” Pankov
Waffenträger auf E 100 (P) was converted into HD, with it’s armour and other stats nerfed, becoming one of the most expensive Premium Tanks in the Chinese Server, costing 30,000 Gold. This tank will join others like Chieftain Mk VI, Obj. 777, Obj. 907, VK 72.01 K and Obj. 265 version 5 in the list of Tier X Premium Tanks that Chinese players can buy.
One thing is certain, Chinese players are willing to pay for anything and KongZhong takes advantage of this to profit. I strongly believe we won’t see this tank making a return to other Servers, while I did like it and would love to see it again in my garage, the tank just doesn’t have a place in the game.
For the argument “Wargaming said the tank would never return to the game.”, don’t forget that KongZhong manages the game for the Chinese Server, and if they want to introduce such tank, they simply can.
Wargaming did go back on their word twice by introducing something exclusive from the Chinese Server: the initial Medium and Heavy Chinese branches, and now the Tank Destroyer branch. Why? Because players asked for them. So why moan about this, if a lot of players requested these tanks to be available across all Servers? Did we see the same request for the Waffenträger auf E 100? No, indication that Wargaming does listen to the player base but some people just like to rant about anything.
Just enjoy some new free tanks to grind, and worry not about a Premium vehicle that was introduced in the Chinese Server.