so these past weeks -if not few months- I have been thinking about ways to improve not just the blog but also my engagement with the community.
The Status Report discord channel was definitely a good idea and a start. We have surpassed the 700 users and it has a surprisingly friendly atmosphere. Also, we have given and still are giving niches so that people can discuss properly different Wargaming products and even AW and WT among other miscellaneous channels (like #Foodporn, #memes, #music, #Historical and Rita’s shitty trivia, etc) so everyone feels and is welcome. I’m always connected there are tend to answer frequently and so do the RSR lads.
I also now started giving rewards to Patrons for their support (planning to improve it with time). For years I have run platoons with the Twitch Subscribers, RITA clan members and Viewers but I never really platooned with Patrons but I have corrected that now. WoT Patron Platoons are now a thing!
But I’m still not satisfied… In a conversation with Ph3lan at Tankfest2017 I realised that I currently no longer have a favourite tank after he asked about it. I still hold dearly the Tortoise and IS-3 but the game meta has changed so much so rapidly that I now find myself playing completely different tanks and most of the time I use them in different roles than they were initially and years ago intended for.
If I, someone who has been playing this game for over 5 years feels this way I can only imagine how it must be for the New Players! It doesn’t help that a lot of the information out there for newbies is very much so outdated but unfortunately it comes hand in hand with the game’s age and the fact that there are so many vehicles out there nowadays that such a task to update would be not only monumental but pointless because like I said, the game meta is changing very quickly.
Although I have and will always make time to answer questions to newbies and tomatoes I believe the best course of action is to take the matter into my own hands.
Launching the “Help a Newbie” program!
Planning to once a month platoon with newbies or tomatoes while on livestream. I will not do it more than 3 players at a time because I want to focus properly on their gameplay and spend a little bit more with them than the usual 5 battles I do per player.
This will be happening on EU and NA and there’s no need to worry about taking specific tanks as I can match with whatever they may have or are struggling with.
Will improving their gameplay by teaching the basics like map awareness and intricacies of ammo types and all other sorts like map positioning and what a lemming train is.
The conditions are simple:
- Less than 3k battles for newbies (no Rerolls)
- More than 3k battles but Win Rate of 49 Percent or bellow for tomatoes.
- Ability to voice chat / Have Discord
So if you have a friend a familiar or friend or even yourself needs some intervention do feel free to apply.
I will be livestreaming tonight and opening platoon to those who fit such conditions!