This article was originally written on 09.12.2018. but I wanted to polish it so it ended up very different then the original I wrote. I’m publishing it now on 13.12.2018. because a shocking thing happened to me today in WOT. I got 2 Defenders (second was compensated in gold) when I bought 3X3 large boxes for about 16 euros. I was watching 400 large boxes being opened on YouTube and only several tier 8 premiums received…
- Only WG knows what’s exactly happening on their servers and bank accounts, so it’s very hard for us to guess what’s really going on with WOT.
- Past and current decisions can look like worst possible scenarios unless you can remember (know) all the conditions that surrounded them.
- Player satisfaction and quality of a product is NOT what drives this business, it’s money and sometimes these things are not directly correlated.
WG is doing what it should do, no matter how it looks or anyone else makes it look. It’s a sad and unfair conclusion but a realistic one.
Again I’m posting an article which is purely my opinion and has nothing to do with TAP or any other source. This is more a reaction to QuickyBaby’s criticism of WG and the avalanche it created, than a proper article.
Circumstances are surrounding decisions
During my career I’ve re-questioned some of important business decision I’ve made previously. To be honest, I was shocked with some incredibly obvious “moves” I didn’t make, or even some investments I did etc. Thinking to my self, how is it possible that I was so blind/uninformed/clueless to such concrete things and evidences that should’ve shaped my choices. After some time these mistakes become so unbearable that I have to talk about them with someone from my company. Then the strangest thing happens, my colleagues remind me of specific circumstances that brought me to those decision, that made me invest or even skip some profit opportunities, because it was the right thing to do at that moment. This shows how the forgotten yet simple facts can totally alter the appearance of my previous decisions in my mind. The conclusion of this story is that sometimes things which look ice cold are in fact hot as hell, but the lack of info (or just forgetting) can make them appear that way, make them look opposite or completely different than reality.
WG is destroying WOT
WG is just destroying this game or is it us who lack information to understand why things are in current state. WG makes decision based of knowledge we don’t posses or we are just partially able to acquire. WG invests lots of money into these decision by analytics, data research and people, experienced people with the necessary knowledge and responsibilities to take that decision burden. We have to remember here, that this burden is NOT only on WG, but on every important individual, because their own reputation is on the stake too and possible bad decisions will follow them through the rest of their career.
How is WG making profit?
WG is a real TNC, with offices across the globe, investing in different products and services. You don’t get there because you uncle is rich or you’re lucky. WG is making money, that’s how. Profit is not always coming from charging for your product, often it’s the ecosystem around your main product that brings lots of income and WOT is just a main product for WG. So to make money you make decision that are sometimes bad for the product but good for the ecosystem/profit.
Not a conclusion
I scream, you scream, we scream for NO ARTY, NO OP, NO 25% RNG, NO P2W, NO +/- 2 TIER MM… and we can scream as much as we want, it will not affect decision making, it will affect public announcements from WG, saying they are listening to us 🙂 🙂 🙂 Our opinion is not important, only our money is, but this is the case with every other company. Fortnite, PUBG or any other game will follow exactly the same rule, the rule of making money…
p.s. Where are Uncle Serb and Victor? Busy making money, making new products, new services, new markets, new ecosystems or even operating in the current WOT ecosystem, but not directly concerned with WOT as a product. Too many possibilities, but I seriously doubt they are M.I.A. Have they lost interest in WOT, maybe, have they lost interest in money, NO, they haven’t. So these guys are not letting some retards ruin everything. They are still watching, so I can’t imagine, that today they don’t know how or what is done in WOT!