All premium tanks come with Elite status and require no module research. Most premium tanks benefit from greater credit income than regular tanks. This credit bonus increases with the tiers, which makes standard tier VIII premiums the most profitable tanks available to all players in the game. Many players regularly play tier VIII or other premiums to earn the credits necessary to pay for new tanks, modules, equipment, etc. The one exception to this are special event vehicles, which are premium tanks given as rewards for missions and other competitions some examples are the StuG IV and the T28 Concept. Such vehicles benefit from all of the advantages of regular premium tanks, except the increased credit income.
Preferential Matchmaking Vehicles in Update | Announcements | World of Tanks
This past May saw us test changes to the KV Had they proven agreeable, they would have been applied to other preferential tanks. As the feedback and testing showed, the reason you take these tanks onto the battlefield or bring them into your Garage in the first place is their preferential status and unique characteristics. In response to your comments, we went back to the drawing board to work on another round of adjustments. Here's a look at where the current setup is falling short and how the upcoming changes address those areas.
WoT – Tank Day 2017 Q&A
TMC Archives Disclaimer — Depending on your territory some of these vehicles may not be available for sale at the time of writing. Others may be limited edition, which are occasionally on sale. It has been a while — nearly a year — since we reviewed any Premium tanks here at TMC. Before we start, people ask the question — or indeed forget to ask the question — why bother with Premium tanks? There are a few reasons you may want to own one or more.
Discuss Updated As we head into the summer, we keep addressing our huge to-do list and bumping the most important topics to the top. Next in line is the preferential Premiums issue. A little over a year ago, World of Tanks upgraded to version 9. Since then, the tool has gone through several changes, until it reached a level of performance that met the expectations of both the community and the dev team. So, now that the game has proper team distribution, mismatches are a rare case.