Kinda forgot about it, but if you are interested in some exotic armor, you can check out Listy’s article on Disston tractor in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, there is practically nothing new today, so let’s have instead some… insider info! An assortment of random WG RU facts, that didn’t really fit anywhere.
- some developers watch Markiplier and Pewdiepie on Youtube in their free time (SS: no idea who they are)
- a few devs that play in their personal accounts have actually an average win rate of 52-54%
- a recent inner poll showed medium tanks are considered the most fun to play, and the least fun is artillery
- developers from Minsk sometime watch streamers on USA/EU, but they never speak, they dislike players who cover up their maps with images while streaming (because it leads them to think they are hiding illegal mods)
- a few of them like watching MightyJingles, but they didn’t like the nickname Jingles gave to the JPE-100 (SS: not sure what the nickname is, anyone?). However, they respect him.
- developers refuse to do any changes to UI or mod support until after Havok, the reason is: “a lot of stuff will change, we want to have clean interface first before even working on mod support, if any, but the list of illegal mods will be lengthened after Havok introduction”
- one developer is actually looking over data feeds on the USA cluster to find a “really good player”. Once he finds him, he will tag the player and track his battles with statistics and may ask him a few questions personally if possible. He calls “really good player” a player that doesn’t use platooning to inflate stats (something about a % of battles without platooning) and has average high experience per battle, or is actually “nimble” and “aware”. He may or may not reveal who he really is to the player, whiny players will not be even asked. Likewise, he will do the same for EU/RU clusters, which one he does first is still undisclosed (most likely RU, then EU).
- apparently, some time ago, the EU staff whined that players were actually asking direct questions on the Russian forums in Russian, instead of asking them “via official channels”, leading to the official news channel to be largely ignored, and to a large amount of people starting reading FTR.
- developers, SoO & PR staff are now fully aware of FTR and the “fun mode leak”, their responses are varied, the most fun is “oh shi- the CCCP is watching us!” and “in Soviet Russia…” jokes… :)