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BrickSniper33 #21 Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

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View Posthustleb0nes, on 28 March 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

Who are you and what is your position with Wargaming?

My name is hustleb0nes and I’m the Assistant Producer for World of Tanks Blitz.

 

How long have you been with Wargaming?

I started here at WG in September of 2013 so that puts me at the three and a half year mark.

 

What is your favorite tank?

For tanks in the tech tree, I've played the Tiger I the most. For Premium Tanks, it's a tie between the Kuro Mori Mine (Anime tanks FTW!) and the AT 15A.

 

Cake, pie, or ice cream?

Ice cream! More specifically pistachio ice cream!

 

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

In my original meet the staff post while still a product specialist I said I would want to be a giraffe. My thoughts about that have changed over time and now I think I would definitely want to be a sloth. They’re in no rush to do anything and just live life!

 

If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

I chose teleportation in my original meet the staff post and still think I would go with this super power. Knowing that I’d be able to go to any destination in the blink of an eye sounds so satisfying. Just imagine yourself looking at a picture of a place you would want to visit. Now imagine that you have the power to actually bring yourself there instantly. That would be so mind blowing!

 

What are/were some of your favorite video game?

The Metal Gear Solid Series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater being my favorite among the series

Mass Effect 2

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Any iteration of Street Fighter

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Chrono Trigger

 

What are some of your favorite Movies/TV Shows?

The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Star Wars Saga

Chapelle's Show

Lost

Battlestar Galactica

 

What is something interesting about you that not many people know?

I love to collect limited vinyl records and sneakers. There's just something so satisfying about the hunt for something you really want and the hype you feel after acquiring it. I can't get enough of that feeling!

 

BEGONE GUP/ANIME LOVER!! ANIME IS EVIL! BEGONE EVIL WORSHIPER!!!

 

welcome.now go away! As you can tell I'm blitzs #1 anime hater and proud of it


 

  my stats: (http://www.blitzstar...ru/legoeinstein) I never said they where good.

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How can you tell if someone has morals and/or a conscience? Just ask one question, Do they own a Pz II J? (Guilty as charged)


fever872 #22 Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

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Forget the mm stuff like it better+1 bring me Kenny !

 



DoNotCry #23 Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:39 AM

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View Posthustleb0nes, on 28 March 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

What are/were some of your favorite video game?

The Metal Gear Solid Series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater being my favorite among the series

Mass Effect 2

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Any iteration of Street Fighter

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Chrono Trigger

 

Shame on you! Not a single Wargaming title.



Fiditydo #24 Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

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Dear HustleBones,

     Please talk some common sense into your team.  We need CHAT back into the game!  We need to trash talk our enemies, and talk after kill!  I hear from the grapevine, that the chat was too negative?  That is not entirely true, people often point out moves that improve play, and more often then not...congratulatory!  I would appreciate your opinion, and value your explanation; as to why chat has been removed?  Regards, Fiditydo



DoNotCry #25 Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

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View PostFiditydo, on 11 April 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

Dear HustleBones,

     Please talk some common sense into your team.  We need CHAT back into the game!  We need to trash talk our enemies, and talk after kill!  I hear from the grapevine, that the chat was too negative?  That is not entirely true, people often point out moves that improve play, and more often then not...congratulatory!  I would appreciate your opinion, and value your explanation; as to why chat has been removed?  Regards, Fiditydo

 

Yeah, i starting to play less because of it. 

hustleb0nes #26 Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:32 PM

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View PostFiditydo, on 11 April 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

Dear HustleBones,

     Please talk some common sense into your team.  We need CHAT back into the game!  We need to trash talk our enemies, and talk after kill!  I hear from the grapevine, that the chat was too negative?  That is not entirely true, people often point out moves that improve play, and more often then not...congratulatory!  I would appreciate your opinion, and value your explanation; as to why chat has been removed?  Regards, Fiditydo

 

One of the biggest goals regarding the changes made to chat was to mitigate as much toxicity/grieving as the developers could. I personally did find it frustrating that I no longer had an option to chat with my remaining teammates after being destroyed myself but know that along with Dogface, the rest of the Blitz team has been taking note of your feedback and we're putting our best foot forward in delivering these concerns to the development team.

 

I know this isn't much of a concrete answer but all I can really say is stay tuned. We will let you all know the minute if and when things start materializing regarding additional changes to the chat feature of the game.

 

 


 

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BrickSniper33 #27 Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:26 AM

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View Posthustleb0nes, on 11 April 2017 - 02:32 PM, said:

 

One of the biggest goals regarding the changes made to chat was to mitigate as much toxicity/grieving as the developers could. I personally did find it frustrating that I no longer had an option to chat with my remaining teammates after being destroyed myself but know that along with Dogface, the rest of the Blitz team has been taking note of your feedback and we're putting our best foot forward in delivering these concerns to the development team.

 

I know this isn't much of a concrete answer but all I can really say is stay tuned. We will let you all know the minute if and when things start materializing regarding additional changes to the chat feature of the game.

 

 

 

and by toxicity you mean

 

"dear WG,

My 8 year old son/daughter was crying all night because he/she was called noob/moron/idiot/bot/stop Yoloing/ just aim!/Stop driving into that rock!/... I don't want my child to play this game anymore due to this "atrocious" language. However my stupid kid has already  poured hundreds of dollars into absolutely crazy dumb stuff like these stupid mission grinds and these bundles that say "15-70% off!" When anyone with a brain knows that when its "70% off" THE HOLE TIME it's for sale it's not actually a real "discount".  so I would like to ask that you consider changing the chat system so my "baby" doesn't have to Grow up and deal with these pathetically not cuss words cuss words.

 

sincerely, crazy over protective parent looking out for my way to young child -40% WR 300 avrg dmg player that spends tons of money on the game." <— POST X10,000:D

 

seriously, be honest, how many tickets like this did you receive from these "loyal" customers to make you decide to make this change?? :D


Edited by BrickSniper33, 12 April 2017 - 12:28 AM.

 

  my stats: (http://www.blitzstar...ru/legoeinstein) I never said they where good.

Current Garage: Type 62, Type 59, KV-2, BT-7, luchs, leopard VK 16.02, Ru 251,Tiger II, AC 1 sentinel, AC IV sentinel, BT-SV, AT-15A, Pz. IV S, M4A3E8 Fury, Strv 74A2, Cromwell Berlin, KV-5, IS-3D, FCM 50 t, BT-7 arty, Pz. II J, Pz. S35, Pz. B2, A-32, Luchs, SU-122-44, T6 Dracula, E25, Ram II, Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai Shinobi, Tetrarch, T14, SU-76I, TOG II, WZ-112, WZ-135G FT, Self Propelled 17pdr Valentine Mk I Archer aka Angry Conner. Grosstraktor-Krupp, Blitzs' resident Dr. Who, Lego loving anime hater (    WoT/blitz/WS/WPs' #1 anime hater and proud of it!)

11th best AC 4 Sentinel driver on Ru

How can you tell if someone has morals and/or a conscience? Just ask one question, Do they own a Pz II J? (Guilty as charged)


Fiditydo #28 Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:15 AM

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Thank you for your reply, I really believe the vast majority of regular players enjoy the chat feature.  Obviously some people like the game without chat, but the game has really lost a great deal of personality with chat now removed.  I can promise you there is nothing being said in chat;  that 8 year olds on school play grounds are not already hearing on a daily basis!  Thank you for considering our concerns!

Kakinabush #29 Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:59 PM

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Isn't it obvious if you guys can give the user the ability to turn chat off this would help 8 year old kids to play. And I don't get that some one with 60% victory rate has to play with a child that is in the 20% range is really frustrating. It's understanding that people get upset.

Sturmgeschutz1 #30 Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:30 AM

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50% chance of spare parts after battles by they did the 3.8 Ripdate of our earned equipment 100% guaranteed. Then completed the 3.9 Nerfdate to completely affect damage production to less and absorb more < 2k team members on MM because almost all of the vets are leaving. Do the WG staff want consistent players or a revolving door? Do they feel like they've made enough money from the World's dedicated players that they don't need us anymore? WG needs its player base. How long will the reviews continue to produce 1 star ratings before shareholders, brokers, investors ( including the player base) start to close off their accounts, or when the next stock exchange doesn't want WG shares in their market ( supposedly there was an article in Google about it in Cypruss) , I wonder if it's true and When will WG TAKE NOTICE of players calling their pay server companies like Apple wanting refunds irregardless of the EULA and a lot of fingers are ALL pointing in the same direction? Then the Military Honor rating system- more like the Dishonor system. Someone is rated as inactivity in battle... ( server crash, company where they live digging up cables or dropping lines for maintenance or the nodes being tuned tweaked or inspected..Or a new player that doesn't understand anything yet and everything is like wow to them still as they study the movements to see how things are done... You're the Assistant Producer according to you're description above. I send in support tickets and have spoke with others on here and everyone points to some office in oblivion that doesn't communicate with its player base or even cares to. An Assistant Producer of what Dept.? WG needs to look hard into a damage assessment of the reviews and the players that's leaving.

Sturmgeschutz1 #31 Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:40 AM

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Seriously thought out.

I won't attack anyone here anymore. I'm past my initial anger but not complacent about the issue. It's either fix or done. Here's what I've come up with after a seriously long thought process that will save everyone in this. It is a true middle ground compromise.
* Kill the timers on spare parts installation periods.
* Any previous equipment already earned restore it back on tier 1 equipment, but with that keep tiers 2-3 equipment with better options to equip that particular tank or TD ( don't make camo or optics in the same block an option).
* Kill spare parts altogether and reinstate credit(s) currency or the ability to convert gold to currency for the tiers 2-3 equipment lines.
* Offer a reasonable compensation to players based on battles fought and tier accomplishments only as an act of good customer loyalty.
* Send notifications and emails used on registration to notify Loyal Customers of the / a patch that declares all of this list inclusive. Re earn your customer base because the newer ones are realizing how handicapped they really are.
* Offer 30 days premium time as a good faith measure to encourage a renewed intent to retain a customer player base.
* Spend 4-6 hours to fix this immediately before the damage is irreversible.
These are my well thought out ideas. Please forward this to Cabbage Mechanic, CC SLY, Dogface and directly to HQ in Belarus. If they don't take this compromise seriously I will only log in to advise others of their handicap.
It would also go further to say that with the 3.8 ripdate (update) that was launched that offering a new tank line under these current conditions is an insult to injury and a straight slap in the face. General consensus .... we do not want new anything until resolve is established on this current nightmare that we're all struggling through. Breath a sigh of relief. One of us have truly tried to find a middle ground for compromise.





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