For the Record: How Newbie-friendly is the WoT Community?
Source: http://kanobu.ru/articles/dzhetlmeny...-igrah-368166/ Thanks to Cannoneer for sending this link to me. Hello everyone, Russian portal Kanobu.ru made an interesting survey. The post author, Sergei Kolokolnikov, compared, how friendly is the community of various online games towards newbies (not to mix that term up with noobs!) – and he also included World of Tanks in the survey. This survey is “tainted” a bit by the fact that as far as I know, some games have exclusive Russian servers (WoT), some games are almost exclusively Russian overall (Warface) and some games have mixed audience. Either way, here’s how the author considers the communities: DOTA 2 – some swearing, as you progress, there are less and less “gentlemen”. Friendliness score: 6/10 League of Legends – players apparently expect newbies to know the slang and terms right from the start and to know what to do. Learning the author is a newbie however, players were helpful in picking classes, builds etc. On the other hand, some matches apparently are full of idiots, giving nonsense orders and swearing. Overall, it’s like in DOTA. Friendliness score: 6/10 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – apparently, CSGO players are actually very newbie friendly and when you say you are a newbie, they are helpful and congratulate you for good shooting, if you do well. There are arguments and taunts between players, but overall the requirements for a newbie are quite low. The author however notes that this goes for international servers, the more Russians you get, the more people start to talk about Crimea, Putin and how Russia is great. Friendliness score: 8/10 Warface – Warface is a F2P Russian first person shooter game, very popular on Russian market. According to the author of the post, the servers are full of retards, kiddies and noobs, who call you a moron often. When you lose, the winning team gets called cheaters and gays. Anyone who doesn’t join the lemming train and for example uses cover is called a cheater. The chat is full of ALL CAPS and hate messages. Players are hateful towards newbies. Friendliness score: 2/10 Titanfall – apparently, Titanfall gamers are as angry as the Call of Duty crowd and everyone is screaming on the voice chat, but unlike Warface, this anger is just general anger venting, not directed specifically at anyone. People just let off steam. The game is apparently so hectic that it is difficult to get noticed when you don’t do stuff well – you can run around in circles and the other players will not notice, because they are busy with their own stuff. When the author got stuck in a narrow corridor and blocked it, the other players simply ran around him using balconies. Friendliness score: 7/10 And finally… World of Tanks – here, the author notes that unlike Warface, the chat is quite peaceful, with players not having time to write in battle and instead, they communicate with simple click commands (attack! help!), of which there is a lot, so a new player gets lost in them. Even if you do stupid stuff, other people are usually apparently silent, only in one case, when the author teamdamaged some other guy, that guy just shot him back. On the other hand, you can’t expect help, questions from newbies get lost in the sea of other stuff on chat and the best advice you get is to try tutorial or read up stuff on internet. Apparently, all this is said politely. Friendliness score: 7/10 What I could add to this is that this situation actually changes the higher you climb on tiers – around tier 5-6-7, where even as a newbie you get in a day or two, at least on EU server, you start to encounter experienced players, who already expect you to know the tactics and other stuff after 2 days of playing World of Tanks. And what about you? Agree? Disagree? Do you think WoT community in game is friendly?