For the Record: Ex-WG EU Employee Talks about Wargaming
Hello everyone, before we start, let me say something first. You know how come there are so many leaks? Why Wargaming people can’t keep a secret for long? Let me tell you. It’s disgruntled employees. It’s natural in a way, if you treat your people like shit, they’ll take the first chance they get to tell someone about it – people love to talk. And then, that “someone” tells me. This is not however such a case – this is something else, a classic disgruntled ex-employee. Thanks to the anonymous CZ player who sent me this :) Remember Ellendway? Some of you might – especially the Czechoslovak community, he’s one part of the former community organizer duo Ellendway/Karlie. While Karlie moved on to e-sports, Ellendway either left the company or was fired, I don’t know (heard both versions). Now, you know what’s one of the rules on any job? “Don’t slander your ex-employer”. Unfortunately for him (and fortunately for us), Ellendway broke that rule, when he commented with his profile under a Czech portal article about World of Tanks: Generals. Czech readers can have a look at what he’s saying in original, but I’ll translate it for you. And of course a screenshot, just in case he decides to delete his comments (happened before). What he says about WoT Generals: “Last time I played it, it was when I was working at WG and the game was in early alpha testing phase. The game was slow, boring and practically impossible to understand. Compared to Heartstone, it was insane.” He continues to comment about Wargaming EU salary policy (pay attention if you want to apply to WG) – he replies to a person, who said that it’s possible the game evolved in the meanwhile and he’d see that, if he continued to work there.: “Thanks, but I’d rather do a solid job, where they give me more than a minimum wage and I can afford to live and not survive :)” Interesting. I always thought WG pays well. When another commenter claimed it’s possible that WoT is no longer as profitable, he replied: “Unfortunately, the tanks are more and more profitable. More and more people supports them and buys premium accounts.” And when questioned about details, he adds: “Well, since I worked for them for more than a year, unfortunately I have to say that the income gets higher and higher. Of course, it’s not as easy as just looking at the EU server and saying it’s losing profits. In Russia, there are still over 900k players online (or not?) and now the Xbox version and the mobile Blitz… You have to understand that 99 percent of players do not complain in discussions, they are sitting and playing. And unfortunately also paying. That’s one of the reasons why I left. When the employer doesn’t care what’s going on with the game and the main thing that matters to him is that each month he gets gazillions of USD, it’s hard to do anything…” Interesting, especially the last part. Of course, WG is no charity, we all know that. Makes me wonder how much exactly do they care about the game though.