For the Record: Gamescom Stream – Day 2
It started with QB advertising and then some random guy started talking how he started playing WoT… my god – who cares, how some random guys started playing WoT? Three hours of stream to cover the entire Gamescom day, several games and this is what you waste it on? Incredible. And of course, some mandatory “WoT is the besterest”… I mean, it’s a good game, but “unparalleled experience”? Please. As a bonus, the chat was completely compromised by people spamming that retarded reference Alienware shit. Well, at least there was that hot Turkish chick again. What was less funny was that the competition thread on FB was immediately infested by spammers as well, so that didn’t work too well. The rest, in points: - Some random WG employee: “we had the really nice big booth” – but you’re not going to see it, because we will show you a bunch of random guys instead (same goes for Gamescom atmosphere, dancers, WoWs…) Absolutely retarded. - Eikarramba (German community contributor) appeared to explain what a community contributor does (reading FTR and translating it :P Nah, I know you do your own stuff as well and you do it nicely, keep at it!) - Lemming Train leader was talking about his e-sports team. It’s a nice team and all that, but how on earth is that connected to games expo? Then there was some e-sports talk, nothing new really – plus there was a footage from Warsaw WGL Finals. Recycling to the max. Regarding the gold competitions anyway, I tried to insert the Sweepstakes competition nickname and it requires some pretty extensive access to your FB account. You know, for a small price of a few thousands of gold given away, WG is getting a nice little (or rather, not so little) database of real names (including your hobbies, friendlists and all that) paired with ingame nicknames. I guess privacy is obsolete. Big Boss Kislyi was a guest too, he talked about himself how he started. His English is actually pretty good, it improved. There was Richard “Challenger” Cutland as well, talking about his life. The funny part was where they praised WG for historical realism… *sigh*. Then the topic was Wargaming support of education and museums and all that, including Bovington. I thought this part would be really interesting, but it was just boring stuff about how nice they are. Old stuff, boring, boring, boring. At this point I discovered I am banned from Twitch chat for no reason, which however did not matter since the chat was on for like 1 minute and then it was switched off again due to spam. The next topic was the movie Fury, and it was – well, surprise: boring. And it had nothing to do with Gamescom. A comparison was made how important is the tank warfare to Russians compared to the US culture. After that some guys from the Xbox office came and that was my cue to get the hell out. Seriously, how much more boring can you make the show? You had Viktor Kislyi for like half an hour of his time in your studio and all the people managed to do is ask him about his past? No questions about his vision for the Wargaming products in the future? Nothing? Overall, this is the most boring stream I have ever seen. The host is okay, but everyone else is so tiring and saying nothing new, this is what Wargaming presents on the most important European game expo? *sigh* Anyway, looking forward to what Jingles will have to say about the entire booth and all that, should be more entertaining.