“Artillery is a good class for autistic people”


while Deconoir and I were organising the WGL GF Q&As for you, we came by a particular phrase that I chose to withheld for double translative confirmation because honestly this would be just taking the piss at this point…

But during one of the Q&A sessions Slava Makarov has said the following:

“Artillery is a good class for autistic people, why are you complaining about it”

Don’t even know where to start…

First, I don’t care that this comment was made particularly towards arty players, at the end of the day they make part of the community whether people like it or not.

Also, there are different levels and strong individualism in austism, many of them are in fact capable of leading normal lifes, generalising every autistic person so low like this is highly offensive.

And let’s not speak of how hypocritical this is given that about a week ago, Wargaming kicked someone from the Community Contributor program because of his use of language.

And last, before anyone comes with “but they are Russians, this is their way” excuse, I never, in over 2 years had this much Russians contacting me to tell about this statement and every single one of them is not happy about it either.

This is fucking disgusting.

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“Artillery is a good class for autistic people”

185 thoughts on ““Artillery is a good class for autistic people”

  1. Tam Pahn says:

    Sadly too much of Status Report and other WoT blogs is taken up with tripe like this. Maybe Rita is trying to be like CNN and oversensationalize these non-stories?

    1. Rita Sobral says:

      Nope, WG simply spent a surprisingly amount of time without any shenanigans like these hence why it looks like a “direction turn” from blogs. Nothing has changed really.

  2. In fact “autist” has recently grown into a common insult in the Russophone Internet.
    Idiot, moron, imbecile are all originally terms from psychology but are today used in a strongly derogative way in both Russian and English (and many other languages).

  3. Anonymous says:

    TBH, I only link to your blog to have an easier point of access to the better links like Ranzer/etc all in the same area.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Would it be possible for you to post the question, in which the above WG “arty” statement was the answer?

  5. What happened to “Arty players do have it too easy, if you play the class do expect and accept to take some heat.”

    Loving the 180 degree turn you yourself have taken in literally 2 days.

  6. Anonymous says:

    my son is autistic, and this is nothing anyone should take lightly. There are many forms of autism, and generalizing this and using it as a swearword is just primitive. Back to stonage i guess, sooner or later manking will be wiping themselves off this planet and life can be nice again.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The only autist I know of is the one that finds it hard to learn from mistakes, but keeps blaming arty for their own incompitence.
    All those other autists I know nothing about, but are good by my book.

  8. tbd says:

    Was there any corrective action announced/taken or did this POS spaz case get a free pass for insulting players?

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