Purpose of this blog

Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
David Lister aka Listy, Freelancer and Volunteer

Monday, September 10, 2012

[WG] They Produce Games

Guess, some self-PR wouldn't hurt anyone :). Below is the photo of Minsk-based WG's producing team (not complete, but still counts). Those guys are basically responsible for all the good (and bad) things (featues, content, etc) that are now and will be in future WG projects (ofc kudos to designers, programmers, and artists, etc).

So, here they are:


Starting from right:
  • Anton Sitnikau - Senior proudcer of WoWP (he is the one who responsible for all aerial-related issues)
  • Alex Zezulin - Project manager of WoWP (responsible for for ties with Kiev studio)
  • Michael Jivets/Zhivets aka Storm - Producer of WoT (responsible for day-to-day production of tanks)
  • Slava Makarov - Executive producer of WG (or just Slava, he is one of the fathers of WoT and most of the other concepts that will in future become games)
  • Sergey Burkatovskiy aka SerB - Executive producer / Head of Game design of WG (Sergey maintains the global vision of all WG projects and is capable of solving the hardest and trickiest game design issues of ground, aerial, and naval warfare. Many love and cherish him for good balance in WoT, especially his strong passion for German vehicles)
  • Andrey Gashkov - Producer of World of Warships (he is responsible for the project in general)
  • And the guy on the left is some useless PR officer :). 
The team is still not complete however, it is missing Alexey Levakov (producer of WoWS), Olga Koshan (producer of WoTG), and myself (Overlord). Since they have skipped the gathering, will leave them for next time.

PS: the photo was taken during Tanker's day celebration on September 9, 2012 near Minsk.

26 comments:

  1. Haha! I liked the description for SerB :)
    Showing photos and interviews with the people behind the nicknames on forums and game production lists really does you a good service. I used to think SerB was an as*hole but after seeing his video interviews he seems like a nice guy. I still "cherish him for his passion for German tanks" nonetheless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Serb in reality is very sensible and passionate person, who really loves his job. He is very dedicated to everything he does and wants it to be perfect.

      The downside of it is that he sometimes is too hm.. straightforward in his expressions.

      Delete
    2. How about cuttin the crap? Oh, and the title is misleading either.
      They produce shit is more adequate.

      Anyway thanks for the photo.

      Delete
  2. so, the house behind is the production office? ;-)(like they always troll in Top Gear)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aye, that's where we polish our games with "plane". :)

      Delete
  3. > Many love and cherish him for good balance in WoT, especially his strong passion for German vehicles.

    LOL! Nice trolling Overlord. More realistically it would be "Many curse his name, especially for his strong hatred for German vehicles."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly, I like how obvious they are being that they all are butthurt.

      Delete
  4. So i see now the reason there is so mutch "bad things" in WG, lack of women in the lead...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have got at leat two in the lead: the one I have mentioned above and also WoT project manager - Alla Vasilieva. However, I see your point. :)

      Delete
    2. This is Russia. There is no need to recruit women or Negroes for political correctness.

      Delete
  5. they look like used car salesman rather than professional programmers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe because they are no programmers, well, most of them at least. Actually the backgrounds are pretty diverse: there are 2 former physicists and 2 former software engineers, one IT manager, and one with hm dark past.

      Delete
    2. dark past? what is that supposed to mean?

      Delete
    3. Dark past? Lets see...
      Slava looks like they just drop him out of gulag.

      Delete
    4. L3gi,

      that actually was a metaphor. :)

      Delete
  6. Overlord, maybe you remember me (ofc I bet not :D) I asked you the question:

    What has Serb dicided now with the new Tank-class (Sturmtiger, Brummbär and so on)

    You said that Serb was on Gamescom..and now... GAMESCOM is over!

    Could you pls asked him what he has decided? Many of us want to know what will finally happen to Sturmtiger, brummbär and all the others.

    Thank you :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are thinking of forming a separate line of assault SPGs from them. Gameplay-wise somewhat in between SPGs and TDs, like our previous KV-2.

      Delete
    2. epic, me wantz me wantz, when?(I know you wont say dates, but patch number or after .... pls?)

      Delete
  7. Hello ovi... I just read impending nerfs to T110E4 and i am outraged! Cen you justify them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totaly agree ... it's no use nerfing tanks so quickly after introduction. Some vehicles should be arround for 6 to 8 weeks in a form they were introduced.

      There should be time for ppl to learn where to aim, and where to shoot. At the moment all new machines are still in the stage where everyone are just learning their weak spots. After a while ppl wil learn where to ain, but it will be to late, because at the same time the tak will get nerfed.

      With a combination of ppl finaly learning where to aim, and nerfing, most new vehicles get underpowered after a while.

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    3. I mostly mean the huge armor nerf... 5cm down on turret front and sides?? WTF???

      Delete
  8. at least we got one sexy leg in the picture :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I do hope someone reads this.

    As an American medium tank player, I was so excited when I found out world of tanks would be adding tier 10 medium tanks to its arsenal. But then after all that is good about the American tanks, instead of the beautiful m60a1 with its sleek turret and defined front edges, the m48a1, the ugliest tank in the game (right up with the m103) gets chosen instead.

    The whole time I just cannot fathom why you would want this one instead of the m60a1. I feel betrayed, after putting in all the work to get the m46 Patton the new end tank, the goal of moving up the tech trees is something I don't even want.

    Just to top things off, I hear rumors that the t95 (ugly) will be taking the tier 10 slot as the alternative medium tank, as apposed to the t54 (awesome looking).

    Is there any chance that the m60a1 would be coming to world of tanks? Perhaps as replacement for the m48a1. They have similar stats in armour, mobility, and the same weapon. Even just a remake of the model would be awesome.

    Thanks and looking forward to your reply,
    -Bob

    ReplyDelete
  10. So this is Storm. I would love to kill his family, just to see if he then still cried about his dead ancestors. Fucking disgusting pig.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Inspect the inner surface of the tire in that spot to make sure the object that caused the puncture is not still stuck in the tire. Double check the entire inner side of the tire by running your fingers along the entire surface, feeling for obstacles along the way.
    One of the most commonbicycle carbon wheelsbicycle repairs. I personally recommend replacing a tube when you get a leak, but that is not always possible. If done properly, a patch will work just fine. Here’s how it’s done.
    Required Tools
    inspect the outer surface of the tire to make sure there are no sharp objects like a thumb-tack or thorn stuck in the tread.
    Remove Tire
    Remove the valve cap and fully deflatecarbon bicycle wheelthe tube by depressing the valve stem with the hooked end of your tire lever. There are two main types of valve stems, a schrader valve and a presta valve. This tutorial is based on a schrader valve, but I will be covering the different valve types in another tutorial.
    Now it’s time to remove your tire, one side at a time. Choose a section of tire that is away from the valve and hook one of the tire levers under the bead, directly in line with one of your spokes. Pry one side of the tire bead over the edge of the rim, and then hook the end of the tire lever to the nearest spoke. Insert another tire lever two spokes away from the first, and a third another two spokes away. Now the middle lever should fall out, and you can continue the process. When the tire is loose enough you can just run a tire lever around the rest of the rim to pull the whole side over.
    After you have removed one side of the tire, the ICAbike01 other side should come off very easily.
    Now remove the tube from the tire, and trycarbon fiber bicycle frameto keep track of where it was positioned in relation to the tire. Inflate the tube to approximately twice its original size. This will expand the hole making it easier to find.
    Listen carefully to the entire circumference of the tube; you should hear a hissing sound that will indicate where the leak is. As a last resort you can submerge the tube in water and watch for bubbles, but you’ll want to avoid doing this as you’ll need the tube to be completely dry in order for the patch glue to work.
    Once you’ve found the leak, take note ofzipp 404whether it is on the inner or outer side of the tube.

    ReplyDelete