Though the World of Tanks is a free game, there are still many paid features. You get the access to them by paying for the Gold or Premium account. Having a gold account helps you get more silver, buy tanks and upgrade to a premium account. The World of Tanks premium account cost depends on the playing time. It is good for those who play every day, and those who do not have so much time can choose a short-term option.
You can pay by actual money for such periods of time as:
- 1 day – €34;
- 3 days – €32;
- 7 days – €02;
- 14 days – €45;
- 90 days – €50;
- 180 days – €74;
- 360 days – €84.
As you probably have already noticed, the bigger the time period is, the lower the price per day is. Let’s take a closer look at the example of the cost in gold:
- 1 day – 250 golds – 250 golds per day;
- 3 days – 650 golds – 216.7 golds per day;
- 1 week – 1250 golds – 178.6 golds per day;
- 1 month – 2500 golds – 83.3 golds per day;
- 6 months – 13500 golds – 75 golds per day;
- 1 year – 24000 golds – 66.7 golds per day.
However, even if it seems like the account bought for a year is the most beneficial choice, it will not be so for those who do not play every day.
You can upgrade your World of Tanks account by clicking the ‘account type’ button in your Garage. Also, the battle summary screen contains the suggestion to upgrade to a premium account. A premium account improves your performance rating. Officially listed advantages are 50% more silver, combat and crew experience per battle, but it gives you more than that. Since the repair cost stays the same, you end up with a higher gain per battle. This is how you earn the silver required for the next tier quicker. Also, some silver is left for you to buy the crew training and modules for improving tank performance which leads to a better win rate.
Without a premium account, you may stay at low tiers for a longer period of time. It is rather difficult to make money out of every game because repairs at higher tiers are more expensive.
Also, the owners of premium accounts can enjoy a better appearance of their garages.