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  1. Macabe

    The WoWS forum of late (shippost)

    As of late?.... Do you mean to tell me that in my absence that the forum improved and then degraded back to this state?
  2. Macabe

    [-BRS-] Black Ribbon Society

    This guy gets it
  3. Macabe

    [-BRS-] Black Ribbon Society

    The one thing we as a community have done the best over other aspects is pretty much forcing WG to acknowledge that competitive play is a thing. In the beginning when it was just -FOG- and NAFIG doing organized skirmishes using the Training Room mod we just kept pushing to get more people involved. At that point WG was basically like LOLNOPE if i were to condense that correspondence down into 7 letters. Eventually APOC started up WSL and slowly more groups started gaining interest . So the few of us "old guard" were pioneering the beginning of comp stuff but it was the larger community that definitely pushed the idea of "comp play" into something WG basically had to pay attention to and cater to if they wanted a decent portion of their committed playerbase to stay around when content was lacking. So TLDR: The community made comp play into what it is today and effectively forced WG to sponsor it. Now the biggest thing that i think the community failed contribute to is clans. I might be a bit jaded since it killed -FOG- but the community should have kept WG to their word with clans. We were told 100 man clans in the beginning and i was personally told by a Producer(not in a ST setting so pls no ban mods) who at the time had just come back from WGHQ in Russia that large clans wouldn't get shafted by the change and i had nothing to worry about it. What did we get? 30 man rosters with a ridiculous option to increase size via a grind. That is by far the greatest failure that has happened to this community since i joined it in 2012. If the community had loudly rejected this instead of letting a vocal minority that was anti-large clan raise a stink then i'm sure -FOG- as well as a few other bigger clans would still be around and the active playerbase would be healthier because of it. Some smaller groups adapted to it but from what i saw personally: It killed -FOG- Leadership's willingness to stick it through. We did the math and it was going to be over $120(that we didn't have) to get every single person on our roster into a WoWS clan and that's not even including the effort it would take to get 10+ clan rosters expanded. Literally blatant cash grabbing and we, the community, just let it happen with minor grumbling. Now this second paragraph comes from someone who at the time had multiple contacts within WG due to my Supertest Coordinator role at the time. Unfortunately all of said contacts are no longer with WG thanks to office closures. The community could have had so much more if we had just pushed for what we wanted as well as what we were promised. I'm sure the playerbase suffered because of that failed implementation. I know at least 30%(70ish people) of my active membership quit the game outright within 2-3 weeks of 30 man clans being implemented. I talked to most of them when they let me know they were leaving. They didn't like the way the game was progressing and not being able to be in a clan that some of them had spent 2 years in just because of asinine roster caps. If that could happen to us when we were one of the Top 3 clans, i'm sure it happened to others. The playerbase has a surprising amount of power to force the hand of a game developer to change their game in a specific way assuming you do it in a productive manner and not start flame wars. The clan implementation fiasco was definitely something i feel was preventable if the community had actually challenged it more. TLDR of second point: The community has a habit of pushing for things that only a minority of people will benefit from(See greatest accomplishment) and also has a habit of letting the things that affect a majority of the committed playerbase go down the drain(see greatest fail). I hope that this has some semblance of what you wanted. It looks rather ranty to me so i apologize for that. Only saw your first post because someone pointed me to it. I don't really visit the forum much anymore. If you want further questions answered let me know.
  4. Macabe

    [-BRS-] Black Ribbon Society

    I find this interesting. I'd answer questions about anything from Alpha Test->Now if people were to ask a specific question.
  5. I am no longer a leader(neither is Fog_Battleship_Yamato or Fog_Destroyer_Johnston/raffgard) of -FOG-, -TSF-, or -FBS- and haven't been for a few weeks now. Yes i realize i actively use the same teamspeak for other games. I have no authority over any world of warships clans on the teamspeak so please stop using this as a "but you still own the teamspeak so you must still be a leader"(I actually don't own it). Please be aware if you message me regarding The Fog Community, i can not help you nor will i even attempt to do anything over a clan that i do not have authority over. " Reskird " is the new commander and handles all three clans. Any questions or concerns should be sent to him. I will no longer be reachable once my obligation to being an Admin for WSL ends in approximately 8-10 weeks. It was fun for awhile but quite frankly World of Warships is not the game that it could have been and i will no longer support its current progression once my current obligations are complete. The hope is that this status will stay visible so people can find the correct person to message.

     

    I leave you with an obligatory cat gif: 

     

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    1. Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi

      Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi

      Well I'm sad to see you guys go but i hope to play Destiny 2 with you and kancolle with Yamato. Hopefully you can come back in the future till then good luck and hope to talk to you on the TS and have fun killing minions of the Darkness with you.

  6. i would like to join was playing a game against a member named Fog_Cruiser_Atago and rememberd that i wanted to join a clan. Seen both the TV show and Movie plus love the game of WoWS. Also play my ARP Kongo quiet frequently

    1. Vangarre_Colonel

      Vangarre_Colonel

      that and really love the fleet of fog

       

    2. Macabe

      Macabe

      I'll get a recruiter to contact you.

  7. Hmm, I just can't imagine what kind of pet you have...

    1. Macabe

      Macabe

      Definitely not a cat :P

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