For the Record: Fishy Wargaming practices at Supertest?
SS: I recieved a mail today from a concerned ex-supertester. I have his permission to publish it - you might find it interesting. I will leave you to make your own opinion. I only edited out idenfication elements, left the rest intact. The content of this mail has been confirmed by 3rd party.
I have a nice juicy story for you. Straight outta supertest. A lot of the supertesters kicked today, are not kicked for inactivity. They are kicked because WG did not like their face, or their hair, or their voice, or their name or something else.
Why? Because even very active supertesters were kicked. I, for example. I had *redacted* points as an EU tester after 1 week of testing. Which was quite a lot compared to other EU testers, some of them didn't show up _at_ _all_. They were not kicked.
Fishey eh? Well, it gets worse. We have been told by supertest coordinators that EU testers could not be kicked, the mail about that, was only intended for the Russian players. It was not for us, because we just entered the supertest.
Can it get fishier? Of course, this is WG after all. The mail about the kick was only send in Russian, there was no translation. We were not warned about inactivity, the kick was suddenly there. And, Wargaming gotta wargame, we were kicked by a dude (Marokko) WHO WAS ON HOLIDAY.
Is it possible to get even fishier? Of course! The decision is final. The EU supertest coordinator tried to re-roll the EU kicks, but was not able to and was informed: "The decision is final".
We should have reached the limit of fishy-ness by now. But no! It is forbidden, by the law of the European Union, to pay people for their work by means of virtual gold/stuff. How do I know this? Because WARGAMING TOLD ME SO. They plan to pay the EU players the same way as the Russian players. If they do so, they are in violation of the EU law.
I think we have reached the limit by now.
PS: Oh, I forgot.
I can get fishier. Among the people kicked. There were all of the Dutch supertesters. Yeah, every single Dutch tester was kicked. Even the active testers.