A fellow European Community contributor, Mistercro (which I have to thank, he was the one that sent this, including screenshots) received a replay from a player who uses aimbot mod and made a YouTube video:
I downloaded and watched the replay as well, not to discredit Mistercro but to give a second evaluation and I’m 100% in agreement with him, the player is indeed using an aimbot mod.
*Edit* Note: Locked aiming from WoT doesn’t move around searching for best weakspots like it does here, it stays locked in the center of the target.
The community has the misconception that aimbot mods are useless (even I believed so) but the reality is that the player made nearly 8k Damage. And yes, perhaps he could have done same damage if he wasn’t a lazy git and actually aimed but don’t forget that these mods auto-aim at crucial weakspots of the opponent vehicles, driving around and press click is the only brain usage he is doing.
A player wrote a ticket to EU support team over this replay, the answer he got was expected but doesn’t stop being alarming:
“(…) this player is using autoaim improved/autoaim+, this mod is capable of aiming this way. (…) Even though this mod can help with aiming, it is not considered a cheat or a illegal mod.“
Of course there are other offices that have a list of illegal mods/cheats but in an entire life as a gamer, this is the only company that I have recollection of letting shit like this to fly by.
This is actually creating other problems, the fact that Wargaming EU does absolutely nothing to police these (and although there is no way to 100% control it, some care is still better than nothing), random players started harassing and reporting the good players who actually do an effort by accusing them of being cheaters. And yes, these accusations are happening on every server, but I receive feedback and have as much NA as EU readers/viewers and the amount of players affected belong largely to EU server.
Wargaming EU, please.