Mhm - i liked you posts in general, but i would like to remind you on various posts in the old forum - basically this 80/20 nonsense from gaijin is a worthless statement as f2p games don’t care about the 80%.
In addition there was no reference point mentioned - so 80% in 13 years or 80% of currently active players. Same with this 70 million registered users - i see no mentioning that you can’t “un-register” from wt. Imho this is just the total number in 13 years.
The game itself needs no “outweighting” of non-paying players as it is disguised as f2p in order to get easier to the 20%.
I mean I get their whole post is just nonsense, and the numbers also do not mean anything but even by their misleading examples they make a bad point.
The game also needs the 80% for a large number of reasons anyways, as much as they want to pretend they’re freeloading or whatever, but whales always finance most of the game, a guy on Reddit was talking about how he spend $25.000 in like 800h of playing, it’s not the person that spends $15 after 500h on a premium that Gaijin cares about.
That’s their business model anyways, the game is designed to attract a small number of high paying customers, they actively made the decision to not make the game more affordable for the average user.
I mean if you played for a longer period you simply see the major flaws of game play, game mechanics, BR setting policyy, MM, map design, team compositions, open and hidden nerfs of vehicles, etc.
Which seems why the focus is on attracting new players who have not seen the patterns, the years of neglect, the years of recurring issues, or more like a decade at this point, I was annoyed in 2014 by getting shot across the map in Poland, and it’s as annoying today, in fact it’s a lot worse now.
Easier to convince new and naive players to spend money on something until they figure out the ploy, than it is to satisfy the disgruntled veteran player who already spend their money and has heard all the excuses already… which is how they operated until the push back.
Even though Steam continues to remove over 200.000 reviews which I’m not even sure is legal to do, this is what concerns Gaijin more because they need to replace the neglected long term player.