We are pleased to announce that in the coming months we will be releasing a brand new currency in Tanki Online.
Why are we doing it? Read below to learn more.
Tanki Online has been around for 10 years. Throughout that time, we’ve only had one currency — Crystals.
In the beginning, you could use Crystals to buy anything. You could earn them in the game, and if you wanted more, you could also buy them for real money.
Over time, we added exclusive items. These items can only be purchased for real money, and sometimes show up as event prizes.
We still kept one important principle — if an item influences gameplay, you should be able to get it by playing. But some special items such as new paints, skins and containers, broke the concept of, “You can get any item without paying real money”.
So we created Challenges as a way to allow players to earn exclusive content by playing. But this was just a partial solution.
The release of TO Mobile brought another obstacle — it is NOT possible to have Shop discounts. Mobile players are obviously unhappy about this. But it’s Google’s policy, and we have to stick to it.
Fortunately, there IS a solution.
It will be called… TANKOINS
To overcome the obstacles mentioned above, and preserve the exclusivity of certain items, Tanki needs an intermediary currency — a bridge between real money and in-game content, which can also be earned in the game.
This will be the role of TANKOINS.
TANKOINS will appear in the Shop and will become the main currency to buy items in the SHOP (not the Garage).
TANKOINS are set to bring some exciting changes to in-game content.
With the arrival of TANKOINS:
With the release of this feature, all of your accumulated Weekly Containers will be renamed to “Old weekly containers”.
TANKOINS will only drop from NEW weekly containers.
The new currency will be rolled out in 3 stages:
The new currency will be a great reason to participate in activities. With their release, TANKOINS will also start showing up as contest rewards, themed challenges and other events.
TANKOINS are scheduled to be released soon. We’re looking at August, or even sooner.
What do you think about TANKOINS? Give your feedback in the forum!