Gold Ammo now Silver
The price per shell will be the same as if you converted gold into credits.
The first reaction is “OMG now everyone will be using gold shots!” and I wouldn’t blame you to think like that however let me put a few thoughts forward as to why this won’t be the case.
Sure, loading that one or two “gold” shots will be worth it for everyone now but that’s it. The profit margins for most tanks and most players are not high enough to support them. So, I hear you say “just get premium and your woes will be over!”. I don’t think so! I was watching one of RivetingTVs staff play today and often making 40k silver LOSS on premium. That’s with only 2 of 16 shots not penetrating.
Now that won’t be the case every time but certainly opens your eyes to the rate these shells will be used.
The other thing to note is the “play-to-win” factor, it’s not there anymore. You can’t buy anything that someone can’t earn apart from gold tanks, and you still won’t be seeing them in any tournaments any time soon.
What this does do is encourage more people to buy premium because well, why not? More silver means more golden shots and a faster progression. Win win right?
In summery, I don’t believe that gold shots will be any more on the rampant than they are now apart from that many tankies will have one or two shots on them at all times.