A lot of things are covered well here
The premium tanks allow you to grind more effectively
But they do not give an advantage in Clan Wars
In the beginning they were an ok alternative but a Successful clan does not use them in clan wars
Most of the whining in WoT comes from those that want a premium but cannot afford them
They get out gunned and tiered by premium tanks because they have not ground out to better tiers
They want to be given the better tanks
And you know what
If they are they will still do things that will get them killed first
Here due to the nature of the armor
All is in a sort pre-balanced
Now a Premium Atlas will waste you if you go head to head with it in a light mech just like a regular one
I have seen other games that at first people would run out and get killed because they were STUPID
A premium tank/mech will not help that (think of "scout" tanks )
Even if you tell them, hey doing that will kill you
it still happens.....
Till they learn
Some never learn
Those are the ones you hope are on the other team
I have just a few games in WoT (and all the T10 tanks plus a few more)
I have seen the Smart ones run out die and the few left pillage the rest of the other team even when down 3-4 tanks
Because they are better players with tanks and tactics
Of course if the other team is the same way the left tanks get some kills before being pillage themselves
Will I pay to help the grind
Will I pay for a few premium mechs
Will I be unhappy if they tweak my mechs after I buy them
Yes but I have seen the tank tweaks in WoT and I adapt and still win
I play all tiers in WoT
Because if you can do well in low tiers where almost every other tank can kill you, you know how to play the GAME.
Idiots will ruin any game. People who play the game well do well no matter what.
Edit: I have check they whiner stats and normally they do not have a good win lose ratio
Edited by Argon3, 16 June 2012 - 12:44 PM.