I've currently pumped $150.00 into the game since release and I've seen forum posts on the subject with $600.00 being the most I've seen someone admit to. Wowsers.
I noted this from Overlord's response to a question regarding numbers:
Q: Can you please tell us the average population on the different servers (peak simultaneous players a day)?This would, if true, explain why the Russian players are being catered to, but I stress IF TRUE. I've seen a few translations of Russian forums lately which would suggest that there are a number of Russian players who feel that German tanks are over-powered and that Russian tanks are being nerfed. It might all come down to perspective, or the fact that those people posting about the nerfing/overpowering issues are of a certain type........ bascially I'm saying they may be whiners who are prone to complaining no matter what.
A: Peaks are as follows:RU - 173kEU - 41kUS - 17k
I think the numbers are very interesting indeed. I would personally like to see the US and EU servers merged for a number of reasons:
- I like playing with EU players.
- More people are always better in a multi-player game.
In any case, Happy Birthday World of Tanks! My play time has dropped off over the last couple days as I struggle with discouraging results in random battles on my own, but I will definitely take advantage of the weekend celebration and log in for some serious tanking! See you on the battlefield.