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Saturday, March 30, 2013

[ALL] Globally

This recruitment leaflet I have surprisingly found in GDC (Game Developers Conference) goody bag.


All offices, both development (now also in the US) and publishing, are hiring. 1500+ people from all over the world. When I joined the company for World of Tanks project it was about 100, I believe.

Hopefully, will be even more considering multiple projects in development, especially WoT Blitz. :)

Btw, we as a company are now celebrating 15th anniversary. So, I'm assuming some congrats here. 

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  1. I have some private questions that I want to ask, how can I contact you?

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    1. Which server? Forum PM might work.

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    2. I'm in NA server. Can you give me link to your forum account because I when I search your name, there are hundred of them

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    3. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/user/1128-overlord/

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  2. Wait...That leaflet says "London"?

    Overlord one of the big reasons I've never applied to WG.net is because Paris is too far away (Family and fiance are local).

    London is about 45 mins away!

    Where do I find out what you need in London?

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    1. Well, all openings are listed here: http://wargaming.com/en/careers/

      As far as I know London and Berlin don't hire much.

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    2. Heh, "don't hire at all", to the extent I didn't even know the existed ;)
      And here's me hoping they needed a history nerd :P

      Thanks again Overlord.

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  3. Well ... that's how a company should work anyway, grow and expand to be more succesful ;)

    Congrats guys! Any event for this anniversary? Like a changed garage looks to be like a birthday party or something (no bonuses needed, no wanted :P)? Or does this only apply for WoT itself? Anyway ... once more: congrats guys!

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    1. I think various events will go throughout the year, not all of them affecting games ofc.

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  4. Hi Overlord,

    I had an Idea and just though maybe I bring it here forward. On wot-news.com have I seen the new german tech tree (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VR_Vc1sbvr8/UVSSLs0aKoI/AAAAAAAAAaY/wDRJD2QoKvI/s1600/95794085.jpg).

    And so far I like the Idea of bringing tank under a company line: As the PzKpfw II G was a MAN and Daimler Benz child. So it is fair to say that form their the DB-Line starts, which goes then over to the VK2001DB and finally to the Indien-Panzer; where Daimler Benz as with Porsche also its teethes in. So far so good :)

    But on tier V is a tank missing. So I thought, maybe if the VK2801Db doesnt come as bridge-tank from the LT-Line to the Daimler-Line; maybe he could have a changes as tier V.

    My first thought was to have this tank somehow next to the Aufk. Panther. Like in this picture: http://s7.directupload.net/images/130315/9a9842er.jpg
    I think he would fit good as bridge-tank. But if it doesnt, maybe there is a second option.

    Maybe as tier V could he the missing Daimler Benz tank; with the L/48 gun as top gun. What are your thoughts on this: "Win" or "Fail" or "I dont care"?



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    1. According to your post new tanks make you look like an excited person. For me new tanks are something like: welcome to World of Fantasy Tanks. Jumping over the shark ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark ). I was interested in driving such blueprints tanks, but godammit, in a seperate mode not in pure game. WT trees (even if they force me to grind it a whole year) are much, much better.
      Already diverted 40 euros from WG to WT, planning add another 20, SerBs funny ideas assure me that was a good idea.

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    2. I like WT trees too, but they would not work under WoT tier balance logic. There is need for some prototypes and buleprints to make this balanced tiers model work.

      But you are right with "Jumping over the shark" idiom. It suits here great. At some point we started getting too many tanks, the were never used by armies. IMO first mistake was introduction of two lines of US TD's. At the same time there is still no chance to play battles only with historical tanks. This all caused that I stopped buying gold, although so far I do not play WT. I am waiting for tanks (and even more for armored cars, half tracks and AA tanks)

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    3. i think there is a misunderstanding. Nevertheless I had made a quick drawing about the Idea and put it in this thread: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/228576-suggestion-for-085-the-new-german-tech-tree/

      As can be seen, the tank would fit not so badly, secondly the Pz IV, would get finally a more central position.

      What is your thought about it Overlord: Win, Fail, I dont know?




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  5. Hi Overlord,
    I wrote you a PM on EU forum.
    keep up good work mate :)
    cheers

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  6. Ovi:
    Just a question of curiosity: Does WG keep anything on servers that belong to CyberBunker ? If so, You hould probably move somewhere else, as these are on the blacklists for all hacktivists recently, and are getting nuked with DDOS.

    I had some issues with logging in to WoT by problems with DNS finding WoT IP address, so that was one of the things I thought about first ;)

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    1. actually, not sure. Do they have data centers in Munich and Amsterdam?

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    2. CyberBunker is actually in the Netherlands, but i don't think it's in Amsterdam, as it was just an old bunker somewhere in more province areas of NL ;) ... I guess You guys are safe ;)

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    3. Heh, alright then. Tho I'm a bit worried that we have hardware in Amsterdam. If you know what I mean ;)

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    4. You can try to do some ... "special downloads" from Amsterdam, or a complete streaming, so that You will have "more immagination possibilities" in the creative process there at WG studios. I am sure that this hardware config works just fine with such setup ;)

      he-he-cough ;)

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  7. Overlord, a hot comment on this new lovely news? :P

    http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/228026-eu-supertest-program-closed

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    1. Well, it was a tough decision. Many suffered because of few. Personally I have always been for EU/NA supertest, but things have gone out of hand recently. On RU side things are much smoother.

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    2. It all just happened, because EU community does not gat ANY info on what WG is working on at the moment compared to what ppl on RU servers get, so everybody were SO information hungry, that it was just hard to resist giving up any leaks to the public.

      You have to understand it, so that You can not only shut down the reason of leaks, but You shouldalso give people what triggered these leaks - and that is MORE INFO! :)

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    3. This! So much!

      There are to ways to close leak sources:
      1. Cut every connection to everyone who _could_ be the source. (This includes the russian Supertest too, since many leaks cam from there, if you admit it or not.)
      2. Make leaks obsolete/unnecessary and give the informations out by yourself, so you can control what gets public and whats not. Just keep the people fed with informations. That would make the people happy and give you much more control.

      Apart from this:
      Congratulations on your 15th anniversary Wargaming!
      And it's always nice to see a gaming company like yours grow and hire more employees, since we all know how tough it can be to work in this business.

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    4. Not trying to defend the leaks, but I have to strongly agree on this with Przemysław. The amount of info, which gets to the EU forums is mediocre at best, as you were allready told before your trip to SF. And I believe that's the main reason behind most of the leaks from EU Supertest. Well this and what won't people do for 15 minutes of fame.

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    5. Still the latest leaks came from EU which is bad. Though it's obvious that RU has more info than any other region, or even all the rest combined.

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    6. I think we both know that leaks won't stop now, that's probably the main problem people, including me, have. But on the other side, whole list of changes gets leaked - it's another level. Though much of it could be published by some WG official without any harm done, as to some extent was done by Supercharge. I mean there are fixes, tanks that are being added (is there one not already confirmed on RU forums?), not that much secret.
      Still I do believe it is quite a harsh decision to close the whole EU Supertest. Especially to those who spent quite some time on test. I believe you could use the help of those longer-serving testers (I was new - so it's not about me).
      And sent you PM of EU forums.

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    7. On the other hand we do get some lesser leaks from RU from time to time as well. These migh not be as big, as the recent EU leak, when we had it almost constantly with TONS of info leaking every hour, but there are still some "rumors" that usualy get confirmed in most cases.

      I guess that You could not give us straight info what will next patches be, but something like a sneak peak with general notes "we would like to improve some XXX, and add more YYY in the next patch" without pointing out exact parameters of all changes.

      Another thing is (that I just thought of somewhere in the middle of reading this discussion and analysing all leaked content):
      The one map that leaked (chiese one) better not be the only map, as it's again a smmer map, and the general the way people think is that "we need our winter/desert cammos worth the gold spent". You need to address that issues soon, and maybe make some sort of 100% urban map with just winter setting (ike "Behind the arctic circle" or "alaska") so that You can address both demand for more seasonal variety and more urban maps, maybe also some mountains that can be used all over the Europe and Asia as You do need to make them useable in as many plces as possible in th world map ;)

      Anyway ... I hope this discussion will bring some more reasonable results. You could do a poll on leaks and/or dev info demand as well.

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  8. Idea for your next game! Here is a leak:
    http://i.imgur.com/xkvkEnV.jpg

    Called "Russian doom dogs of doom" huh? huh? Great idea, I know :D

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  9. Alright overlord. Could you please make sure or try atleast to see that those who spent months and hours and hours testing for you get something in return? Just something?

    Its just not even right by russian standards to be told on friday
    "wait until monday", and then on saturday you send a hobbit to the forum to tell the testers they are kicked... And then in public.

    Are we just wiped out? or will there be somekind of compensation for us who spent a massive amount of time to try to make this game better?








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    1. LOL ... why? It's not that they MADE YOU test the game, right? You volounteered to be a tester by signing up for it. This was never a must, and You could always play the game no matter if You were a tester, or not.

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    2. Why you say? Without breaching any NDA or so there were things that came with the testing and was promised. I don't see why those things should be nullified and forgotten because a few made wrong.

      But i see now that we didn't even get a thank you from those that we worked with during testing, just a link to the official forum.

      :(

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    3. Yeah, I guess that a thank You for those who did not screw up would be a nice thing to get ...

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  10. too bad i live in nova scotia. id love to work for wargaming

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  11. Will will there ever be possible to write your own text on your tank, as I would like to write "the truth" on my tanks cuz bitches can't handle it :)

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    1. U just proved why we can't

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    2. What I would expect is that You should at least be able to choose Your color scheme for tanks so You can get a KT with "captured" colors and markings, like afench "gren" and ith french cammos/emblems/signs, or other nations in other colors, but at the same time this would require a lot of changes and a lot of gold refunds fo those who already bought cammos etc. ;)

      And why? Mostly because I can not read russian "randomness writing", and am unable to choose proper one for my tank as an european :(. Effect? I rather have no writing, than something I do not understand, so WG is loosing some of my gold that I would be glad to spend, but I just don't have a way to do so.

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  12. You obviously dont read comments to previous posts, so i post it here. You asked what can you improve on customer relations.
    My opinion was slightly changed during Easter.

    " You put tremendeous effort to create those aprils fools jokes, but u didnt event write a headline about Happy Easter Chatolic Europe. You Just pissed on western European culture on European server. GJ, terrific customer relations... "

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    1. I'm not a catholic, but .. oh boy! catholic religion does not begin and end in western EU

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    2. And i am not in western europe. But chatolicism is the most popular on western, i guess on eastern Europe it is orthodox.

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    3. you guess wrong
      doesn't RU have catholics, how about US, SEA region, or even Korea?
      none of those WoT portals have any "news" celebrating Catholic Easter

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    4. Fact is a fact: aprils fool was, easter wasnt celebrated. I bet orthodox easter will be.

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    5. TBH there is a difference between celebrating religion, and popculture ... christmas is one of the biggest christian celebrations in the year, but we celebrate the popculture version of it with some strange red bearded guy that has nothing to do with the chrisrian culture in this form.

      And easter? I guess this still is more of a christian tradition, than.a real popculture event in the world. Besides - we celebrate halloween in WoT as a popcultural event as well, but I do not feel a need to celebrate othee ancient celtic celebrations and cultural events, because these were never adapted to our global popculture at all.

      What EU server could celebrate are anniversaries of forming of the European Union, as this is common to almost every single culture in Europe since we all joined eachother for a greater good.

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    6. Well, my stance on that is that religious events (which Easter is) are 100% optional for celebrating in video games. Christmas is prolly the only exception, since it has tuned into mass cultural event in Western World (unlike Orthodox countries).

      Holidays like Halloween, St Valentine's Day, etc are mostly products of pop culture which are celebrated by youth, even though they do have religious background. These things definitely have more place in video games.

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    7. Ofc u decide. But then dont try to act like the opinion of the gamers matters for u.

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    8. I have to agree with overlord on this one
      religion in videogames, and especially multiplayer ones can result in "stuff" no one want
      and keep in mind not everyone is Christian, not everyone celebrates Easter

      my guess is they won't, but .. if, somehow, they do intend to celebrate orthodox Easter on WoT portals - WG should burn

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    9. Dunno bout u, but im not catholic. Despite this, i celebrate easter, since it is the part of the pop culture in Hungary. Also in Austria, non_religious ppl also have some celebrations during easter. In fact it is more part of european pop culture as st patricks day, what was celebrated at wot. There will be always arguments and excuses for stuff like this, but most of the ppl will find it offending if somebody will neglect their culture by purpose.

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    11. Hungary, Austria .. part of Western EU? you fail at geography hard
      Easter is a family celebration not an "let's get on the internet and play WoT" thing

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    12. Austria is western europe, culturally. Hungary eastern. You dont get the picture, do u? Christmas is also a family celebration and i still say happy xmas to colleagues and friends. As well as for easter. There is not a big difference in germany either. But nuff said, who wanted to understqnd me already didi it.

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    13. @zMe ul:
      Austria is deffinately in the western Europe, and hungary is in the central Europe. You seem to forget that mearly HALF of the continent is taken by Russia. Europe ends on Ural mountains that are est. 2000 km into Russian territory counting from border wit Belarus ... in other words: Rob did not fail at geography at all ;)

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  13. Just a quick question:
    Why can't I remove 1apr folder form res_mods without it making the game unplayable? Removing it only crashes the game. Unfortunately somebody forgot that ANY mod should be removale without harm, and now April 1st is LOOOOONG over, and we are all stuck with a stupid mod that is not even funny :(

    PLS fire whoever made it unremovable, as he did the dumbest thing ever.

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    1. Not the best of usability decisions but you were informed about that, right?

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    2. Would be the ultimate 1st of aprils joke if that mod would remain until next patch:) Creating a mod for a special event meant to be funny, but what is actually very annoying and unremovable: epic fail...and u put effort to make such scrap.gj.

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    3. TBH I did not manage to find a clear description anywhere that would point out what exactly was changed and how will it affect the game ... Don't get me wrong, it was funny for the first hour, but if somebody wanted to play a bit more that day (and I recently do not get much free time for gaming), it really just got annoying. And what do You do with something that annoys You? Remove it.

      Unfortunayely making it crash the game when removed turned a "not that funny anymore joke" into something among "are You serious?!" ... very grimm and not fun at all.

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    4. Yep Overlord. At least in the EU server, thing during 1Apr looked like a bunch of kids... almost all the news were 1Apr jokes (most of them really silly. Maybe my children will enjoy it...)
      And, for the record, I stopped playing while that disturbing noises are on (note: it seems this morning they removed it. Thx.)

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    5. Well, sorry for that then.

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  14. Just a clear show of how bad Eu portal keep failing

    notification of "German tanks update 8.5"
    http://worldoftanks.ru/news/2151-germany-tanks-085/

    russia portal 11.00 cet around 10 minsk time
    usa portal 12.05 cet around 5-6 local time
    Se Asia portal 13.15 cet around 20-21 local time
    S-Korean portal 13.23 cet around 20-21 local time
    Eu Portal 17.00 cet still no update...... :^^

    Whats the point of having a portal if it cant even update simple information during regular hours ?

    After 2 years it feels it wood be better just to goggle translate the Russian site ore merg it whit the US ore even the Se-Asian portal.
    It just fells retarded that we need to use 3rd party translate programs to get any info on Eu in English. Ore jump over to other portals like the american ore the SeAsian and even theS-Korean site.

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    1. I believe that translation is in progress, must be 7 languages.

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    2. Already posted http://worldoftanks.eu/news/6724-german-tanks-update-85/

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  15. GoodEvening OverLord; I have an off-topic question: are you (developers) satisfied with the VK28 changes?

    Best Regards

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    1. Are there any further changes in 8.5 that leaked somewhere? I'm a "proud owner" of that little devil, and have very mixed feelings after last bunch of changes, but IMO if vk28 won't get nerfed any further, it will still be a great tank in its current form.

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    2. As far as I know, no changes planned for it in 8.5.

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    3. No leaks. I've just been driving it for a while now evaluating the changes from the last patch.

      I can see the reason behind most of them; all but the added weight/sluggishness. It's just too much. I can only imagine how it must be to drive it with a raw crew.

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    4. On the other hand more weight made ramming arty safer, You just take less damage.

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    5. Nah, I am giving it up. No more denial. It's finished.

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  16. Gongrats to you and WG,

    Sent my CV to you twice now... no response each time :(

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  17. Message sent to your NA forum. Thanks

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