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CC_Sly #1 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

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Heya Tankers -

 

We are reaching out to you with important World of Tanks Blitz information that surely will help to dispel some of the confusion and concerns, which might surface in the upcoming months. Long story short, soon you will be hearing from new Wargaming representatives on the forum more and more – and there’s a reason for that.

 

Who should I talk to about what?

General Community Stuffs: Zloydd and MaXSty1er

Club Wargaming: Zloydd

SuperTest: This forum section or inciter_NA

Tournaments: Knopka_NA​

 

So what exactly is going on?

The really short answer, most of the NA staff (including myself) are going to be transitioning off of Blitz and moving to other games. We are lining things up to make sure that can happen smoothly as possible.

 

Is Blitz being shut down?

Nope. Blitz is not being shut down. 

 

So…what is going to happen to Blitz in NA?

Remember Blitz Is a global game. What you will start seeing is some new names pop up in the future. You can already see some of the changes from the merging of some of our social media channels. 

 

The servers will still be up, everyone will still be able to play normally, and this is mainly just a "changing of the guard" sort of deal.

 

 So what exactly does this mean for me as a player?

In the near future there will be more information announced, but for now, it means that you will start seeing less of CC_Sly, CabbageMechanic, DogFace, hustleb0nez, and other NA staff. You may start to see new names pop up - say hello and be nice!

 

So all of our feedback is going to have to be redone with these new people!?

Not at all. We continue to gather and send off your feedback. We will do our best to make sure any new Blitz staff know the current landscape of the game and what the points of contention are.

 

So what about ongoing things, like Club Wargaming, Tournaments, and the Hall of Fame?

Club Wargaming is going to be transitioning to the new staff, the plan is to make sure they have all of the documents and processes we currently use.

 

Tournaments have been taken over by Niora! They have started posting on the NA forums so be sure to check out their posts, be nice and say hello.

 

The Hall of Fame is going to be cut a bit short. Since we will not be able to guarantee the Hall of Fame through the rest of this year we will have to cease that activity. If you are one of the winners for this year - be on the lookout for a PM from CabbageMechanic! We do have another style of the Hall of Fame in regards to Tournaments. Check it out!  

 

That pretty much sums it up. Let us know if you have any more questions!

 

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reluctanttheist #2 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

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Hey Sly - does this mean we get a different batch of mods here?  Or are all the teachers leaving the classroom so to speak?  This is not happy news for this community :(

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CC_Sly #3 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:51 PM

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View Postreluctanttheist, on 21 July 2017 - 09:49 AM, said:

Hey Sly - does this mean we get a different batch of mods here?  Or are all the teachers leaving the classroom so to speak?  This is not happy news for this community :(

 

There will be more details announced in the future, but it will be more along the lines of a new batch of mods. Though there may be a time where people are trying to figure out what classrooms they need to go in and when. 

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Ookla_the_Mok #4 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:53 PM

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This sounds like NA staff is being replaced by staff from yonder as we are not important for our own people. Random EU person is likely now the mod here.


acrisis #5 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:53 PM

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Ouch ... 

 

For those with some life experience, this broad a change of the guard does not bode well. 

 

Just when it seemed WG NA and the community were on the same page ...

 

:(


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Ookla_the_Mok #6 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

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Oh, and good luck Sly, I think WG consistently put you in a bad position. I certainly wouldn't want to be the middleman for a company determined to bend over its veteran players time and time again.


AOT_Jaeger2 #7 Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:59 PM

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DogFace: "Things are gonna change around here! I'm in charge now!"

 

*Does a handful of Den meetings, shuts them down, then gets moved out of NA with little impact on the community*

 

WG must think NA players love these kind of jokes


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reluctanttheist #8 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

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Five bucks says they're taking all our experienced mods and prepping WoWS-B for its imminent rollout :honoring: - which is fine, but I'm not planning to switch!

 

So now we get some noob mods that we have to train up, lol.


Edited by reluctanttheist, 21 July 2017 - 06:01 PM.

Tanks:  _X: T110E5, T110E3, FV215b(183), IS-7, Obj.140  _IX: M103, T-54  _VIII: IS-6, T34, Lowe, T-44, IS-6, IS-3D  _VII: T-43, Comet, E25, AT-15A, SU-122-44
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a_cookie #9 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

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Ksftwe #10 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

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Club Wargaming? That thing still exists?

 

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SPlCY #11 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

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Better bring in people who care about the state of the game.

    

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slayer_____ #12 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

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Thanks for the heads up. You guys will be missed here. Just give the "newbies" a heads up on how we on the NA server can be. 

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reluctanttheist #13 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

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View PostSPlCY, on 21 July 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:

Better bring in people who care about the state of the game.

 

My hope is that if they're new hires, that they merely have some familiarity with the game.  A lot of our current mods hadn't even played Blitz when they started, but they certainly came to know it pretty well after a while.

 

I can see the logic for WG taking these experienced staffers and getting them to help support the new game.


Edited by reluctanttheist, 21 July 2017 - 06:11 PM.

Tanks:  _X: T110E5, T110E3, FV215b(183), IS-7, Obj.140  _IX: M103, T-54  _VIII: IS-6, T34, Lowe, T-44, IS-6, IS-3D  _VII: T-43, Comet, E25, AT-15A, SU-122-44
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rajkumarukku #14 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:13 PM

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miss you all old staff. Good luck .


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Augustus_GoldNoob_Sohn #15 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:14 PM

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This feels like a "We're just gonna not pay the bill, and y'all can still play Blitz till they shut the power off." kind of post. 

 

Can we at least get our equipment back till then?


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DobyIR #16 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

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View PostCC_Sly, on 21 July 2017 - 10:44 AM, said:

 

So what about ongoing things, like Club Wargaming, Tournaments, and the Hall of Fame?

Club Wargaming is going to be transitioning to the new staff, the plan is to make sure they have all of the documents and processes we currently use.

 

Tournaments have been taken over by Niora! They have started posting on the NA forums so be sure to check out their posts, be nice and say hello.

 

 

 

Hopefully Niora will realize that NA players time zones aren't based on Moscow time as the last set of tournaments were scheduled. Also having to play at 12:00am EDT was not fun. Usually transition plans are not done with such a shotgun approach and include some form of planning. Nothing against Niora at this time as it appears this must have been dumped on her at the last minute in what seems to be typical for WG.

 

Best of luck in your future endeavours Sly and hopefully you don't get hung out to dry again.

 


 

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ScumbagJuJu #17 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

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reluctanttheist #18 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

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View PostAugustus_GoldNoob_Sohn, on 21 July 2017 - 10:14 AM, said:

This feels like a "We're just gonna not pay the bill, and y'all can still play Blitz till they shut the power off." kind of post. 

 

Can we at least get our equipment back till then?

 

I've been looking on Sensortower for the game's income:

https://sensortower....ming.wot.blitz/

https://sensortower....litz/859204347/

 

I don't think they're shutting off the lights.  But they are stealing our mods :sceptic:


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BushiBan #19 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:29 PM

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first it was a rock in one of my crates now this. Why do I feel like Charlie Brown?

 

Goodluck in your new positions!


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PlusSizeSkinnyJeans #20 Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:29 PM

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When the Government says "Not to worry......"

Everything is changing but nothing will be different.

At least now we know what that secret meeting between Putin and Trump was last week.


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As productive as that is, I've seen your stats. You aren't even good at predicting the present.

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