For the Record: World of Tanks Raptr QA
Source: Raptr site Hello everyone, I was wondering whether to include this post or not… but what the hell. Raptr is some sort of gaming community I never heard about before, but several players wrote me a mail, that it is organizing a large QA session with “developers”. That kinda raised my suspicions and surely enough, they were confirmed. Developers? Nope, more like community people. Basically, players ask questions in comments (in the abovelinked thread) and following people answer: Joshua Morris (some “producer” I never heard of before) Chris Jung (“specialist”, god knows what that means) Jamie King (some random guy I never heard before either, aka “PR” specialist) joined with couple other “my-mum-says-I’m-specialists” As I said, I have no idea who these people are, my best guess it’s some staff from the American branch of Wargaming. Anyway, went through the answers, here’s what was in there. The answers bring rarely anything new of course, but… well, yea, check for yourself - regarding the 9.0 fucked up patch: “We just released our first micro patch that solves some of the issues but we still know of several issues causing players problems. We are testing more solutions and will release another patch as soon as it is ready. 9.0 was a major change to many systems. In order to support the major changes coming this year we had to overhaul many systems. This has obviously caused some problems for some users and we are working as quickly as possible to solve these issues.” - true multicore support, later this year - bigger maps? “It has been a long time desire to increase the maps sizes and support larger battles. Technically, doubling the maps sizes and increasing teams would quadruple the server processing requirements. We will continue to pursue this goal, however it is not slated for the 2014 timeframe.” - modern tanks? “Our titles focus on vehicles of 1930–1950 with no plans to introduce modern warfare.” (SS: oh, wasn’t STB-1 from late 60′s? Leopard? Ooooops) - no plans to have ships, warplanes and tanks on one battlefield in one game - no plans to bring WoT to Steam due to this being “cost-prohibitive” ….and that’s all (out of cca 1300 questions, mind you – stronk answerink!) Personally, I think that the Raptor interface is the worst and clunkiest interface I have seen lately. If there were more “answers” anywhere, I missed them. Apparently, the session was prolonged until Monday or something, so I will revisit that page and check if there is anything new.