Jump to content


Upcoming ANZ Player Gatherings


  • Please log in to reply
47 replies to this topic

TheBudgiesmuggler #21 Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:58 AM

    Sergeant

  • Member
  • 23116 battles
  • 169
  • [DOGS-] DOGS-
  • Member since:
    03-18-2013
I'm going and so are a few I know, oh I so look forward to meeting some of you for real its going to be a blast lol ...... I rsvp the night email went out so I might have been one of the first to get a ticket.... wow only 80

Edited by TheBudgiesmuggler, 22 March 2018 - 07:03 AM.


Aussie_Kozzy #22 Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:33 PM

    Corporal

  • Administrator
  • 280 battles
  • 56
  • [SEALS] SEALS
  • Member since:
    05-23-2017

View Post_Rune, on 22 March 2018 - 08:42 AM, said:

Just crash :P

 

Something like 80 tickets for a Brisbane event is pretty small considering we had hundreds turn up to an internet cafe a few years back in another Brisbane Event..

 

Hi All,

 

Just to be clear here, while we would love to accommodate everyone, we do have a designated space and if we go over that, then it's unlikely we'll be able to let others in. We chose this bar because it felt like it was the right venue for what we wanted to achieve, given we've yet to visit Brisbane. I promise you though, if we get a good number of people we will be back! 

 



Junnygjw123 #23 Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

    Private

  • Member
  • 24539 battles
  • 0
  • [F-S] F-S
  • Member since:
    10-27-2017
Anyone have feedback on how the NZ meet went down curious what the "exclusive content" is?

Edited by Junnygjw123, 13 April 2018 - 10:28 AM.


DeadArashi #24 Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:40 PM

    Imperium Tech Priest

  • Member
  • 12493 battles
  • 1,629
  • [FRAP] FRAP
  • Member since:
    05-31-2013
Sydney event last year was great and will be hard to top. Home turf now in Brisbane so I'll be there for sure in my helmet from the Sydeny event. If anyone sees me there, come up and say hey :great:

TheBudgiesmuggler #25 Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:20 PM

    Sergeant

  • Member
  • 23116 battles
  • 169
  • [DOGS-] DOGS-
  • Member since:
    03-18-2013
2 and bit hours to go see you all there

Edited by TheBudgiesmuggler, 13 April 2018 - 02:22 PM.


Conan #26 Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

    Member and President of the Buff Arty Society

  • Administrator
  • 9239 battles
  • 2,318
  • [WG] WG
  • Member since:
    03-07-2012

Was not disappointed by this guy above me ^^

 

 

 

Thanks all for coming, I enjoyed Christchurch and Brisbane. I hope to visit you all again soon. 

If you have follow ups to the (drunken) conversations we had, please do message me.


You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Guess which one I am. 


Please read the WOT Game and Forum rules: Game Rules - Forum Rules - EULA - TOS
For help and assistance try out our Wiki or contact Support
Dont for
get to also visit us on Facebook and Twitter !


fluffymouse #27 Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:32 PM

    Private

  • Member
  • 1528 battles
  • 4
  • [LEGIA] LEGIA
  • Member since:
    04-25-2017

TO Victor Kislyi> Gamers in CHRISTCHURCH on the night of 12 APRIL were promised as follows;(this is what they sent us)

 

Hey Commanders! We’re looking forward to welcoming you at the Pegasus Arms Hotel this Thursday to talk all about 1.0! Representing our Wargaming team will be Alex de Giorgio (Regional Product Director), James Kozanecki (Player Experience Manager, ANZ) and Joey Garcia (aka ‘Conan’ Community Evangelist). We’d love to make sure that any and all questions you have about 1.0 can be answered for you, so to make sure we can get to everyone if you have anything you’re particularly burning to ask submit it as a reply to this email! If we can’t answer it for you on the night we can keep a record and get back to you here.

 

What we got. (about 80 stakeholder gamers turned up..mixture of grown men,fathers with children,some Mothers with Children,Older Teens )

1. When I arrived the first thing I saw was there was a large screen with quicky baby commenting.

BUT the broadband/wifi was NOT working.

Not even one tank game in 1.0 could be shown without the game freezing every 1 min. 

2. No computer stations were set up for gamers to try playing new maps. Not hard to do. Players next to me with their kids mentioned this to me.

3. Little if no Merchadise was evident. WOT James Kozanecki (player experience??? manager??) kept promising the merchandise following this event. Friday 13 April went by. Pergasus arms pub was caught in the middle fielding calls BUT confirmed even though email came to us, None arrived. Now its NZT 1900hrs 16 APRIL (Monday)..promised again today...still no promised merchandise.

4. Lastly. THE BIG ONE. Your rolling out some of the greatest gaming changes ever to hit gamers in WOT. Now I expected a discussion about the maps, the graphics, the things in development, the fps issue, etc. Even one discussion, please???

Nothing was discussed formally. You could argue that this above email did not promise this format?. All we got was a 45s announcement by Alex of a welcome. 

5. Food and drink was in plentiful supply. Some people were fortunate to grab a large WOT engraved clear mug to drink from. Mainly grown men and definitely no kids got one. Surely the kids should get first chance if there is limited stock . My kids talked about for this for a whole month. You know the type of thing," ..what if we get lots of gold...what if we get this...cant wait..".

 

Overall, Victor, you had a great opportunity to impress 80 stakeholders with this marvelous 1.0 roll out and to SPOIL rotten your loyal players. 

 

>Your employees have not followed through. I am disappointed as so are my kids. 

 

 


Edited by fluffymouse, 16 April 2018 - 03:39 PM.


skintsaint #28 Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:00 PM

    First lieutenant

  • Beta-Tester
  • 13106 battles
  • 963
  • [CALM] CALM
  • Member since:
    09-21-2012
Wont somebody think of the children at these events :(

MagicalFlyingFox #29 Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

    Destroyer of Tier 6 CW

  • Beta-Tester
  • 28360 battles
  • 13,051
  • [PBKAC] PBKAC
  • Member since:
    10-03-2012

lol what did you expect.

 

On ANZ server release night in Sydney, there was no Q&As, no previewing the ANZ server, nothing of that sort. 

 

It was just drinks, food, a tank and a helmet. 


http://www.theuselessweb.com/

 A. Guy on 02 June 2018 - 12:40 AM, said:

Destroyer of Tier 6 CW... says it all about you.


Conan #30 Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

    Member and President of the Buff Arty Society

  • Administrator
  • 9239 battles
  • 2,318
  • [WG] WG
  • Member since:
    03-07-2012

Dear fluffymouse,

 

First of all, allow me to apologize to you that our player gathering was not to your liking. I would like to address the concerns you have brought up. 

 

Yes, our mobile internet could not keep up with the stream. We were under the impression that there were no TVs at the venue, so we were trying make the most of what we had. While it worked fine at first, the stream didn’t hold. Next time we definitely plan on predownloading videos ahead of time!  

 

Indeed, there were no computers on the venue, we intended this to be a player gathering where not only will we interact with players but for the different players to be brought together and interact with each other. The event was about interaction between people, which is why we gave everyone name tags to write their IGNs on. By doing that we were hoping people would recognize other player names and strike up conversations. This is why we did not announce having nor brought any computers to the venue. We have tossed and turned on bringing PCs in the past, but felt that due to the social nature of the event that people wouldn’t use them. If there’s interest, it’s something we’ll look into for next time! 

 

The merchandise got held up in Auckland due to severe weather conditions, this effected all of DHL’s shipments for the day, not just ours. Please accept our sincerest apologies. The only things that arrived were half of the mugs/beer steins - unfortunately only two of the four packages arrived, and in accordance with Murphy’s Law, the two boxes which were held up were the ones with bonus codes and the stress ball tanks. We worked really hard to come up with cool merch ideas and were excited to see how people reacted to them, so we’re equally annoyed that we weren’t able to hand out more on the night. However, we have told everyone there that they are expected to arrive soon. How soon is soon? That’s unfortunately out of our hands, as there’s a bit of a backlog of packages due to the mass volume delay. Regrettably there was some confusion on Friday about some boxes arriving on Friday, however we found out on Saturday (after we’d sent out the email on Friday) that the two boxes were not ours, so we tried to notify everyone about the mistake as soon as we heard. I’m sorry, I know that it is frustrating. 

 

We will be sending everyone emails to notify them of the arrival of the goods so that you can pick them up at the venue at your leisure. The bar has been kind enough to allow us to distribute the remainders of the other boxes, which we really appreciate. 

 

I will admit, I had fun in Christchurch and talked to a lot of people and discussed their concerns with the game and what they want to see in the future. Now, I truly regret that I was not able to talk to you. By the way you are disappointed this event, I know that you have a lot of questions and points to discuss with us. It may not be much, but we would like you to reach out to us since we missed the great opportunity to talk to you properly. Please do send us an email as you quoted us above. We have already received several of them from others. We will gladly answer them.

 

We are terribly sorry to have disappointed you and I would like to personally apologize for not being able to spend time with you. I only hope that you can reach out to us both so that you we can address your concerns and that you can help us improve our on ground events for everyone in the future.

 

~Conan


You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Guess which one I am. 


Please read the WOT Game and Forum rules: Game Rules - Forum Rules - EULA - TOS
For help and assistance try out our Wiki or contact Support
Dont for
get to also visit us on Facebook and Twitter !


JOC469 #31 Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:12 PM

    Carried by [KELLY]

  • Council of Armored Forces
  • 66553 battles
  • 5,520
  • [CZARS] CZARS
  • Member since:
    06-03-2012

Well done Conana and others for the Brisbane meet. Had a great time even though I didn’t stay long. I left with a code so I was happy - yay free stuff! Sure I would have liked a mug or an umbrella to put on my shelf but it’s not like I would have used it. To be honest I play an online tank game so I don’t have to be around actual people. TS is usually enough contact.

 

It was great to see Conana (albeit briefly) and for him to actually recognise me was pretty awesome too. Saw some of the (in)famous TE boys there which was good. Kudos to Saffee for coming all the way up to Brisbane.

 

I should have brought a few more of the second series gift boxes to give away. I have a couple more at home with expired codes -maybe the WG boys could do something with them?


 

View PostSir_British, on 11 February 2016 - 11:24 PM, said:

joc469, the great purporter of  'name-changer' and 'clan-leaver' all hail the JOC469!


Hilly #32 Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:44 AM

    We always have room for someone with the right requirements

  • Council of Armored Forces
  • 11361 battles
  • 2,129
  • [CZARS] CZARS
  • Member since:
    11-19-2012
No event in Auckland? :(

 

 

 

 



Pyromaniacs [PYRO] is recruiting now. Please email/pm me if you are interested.


MM_is_Broken #33 Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

    Sergeant

  • Member
  • 14559 battles
  • 184
  • [F-S] F-S
  • Member since:
    03-10-2016

tis a pity they havent learnt yet what players that spend hours on this game actually would like or expect from these gatherings

shi t you could even have a age bracket box to tick so they could cater for what is coming rather than guessing 

but of course i dont know anything i just play ther game


I was cared then i shared , not want or who i wanted to be, but this will come to the sum or even the long lost stare, if we could just fix the bus i might just look and smile but since i no care that you swear the evil will once transpire

if i could i would ban arty from from my games because it sucks it ruins gameplay pity the stupids cant see it and how to attack the problem in font of them 

 


Aussie_Kozzy #34 Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:34 AM

    Corporal

  • Administrator
  • 280 battles
  • 56
  • [SEALS] SEALS
  • Member since:
    05-23-2017

View PostHilly, on 17 April 2018 - 07:44 AM, said:

No event in Auckland? :(

 

​We'll be back in Auckland at some point in the not too distant future, we just wanted to make sure we share the love around so it's important we go into towns we're yet to visit :)

D_E_L #35 Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:44 AM

    DELicious

  • Member
  • 12147 battles
  • 83
  • [LIFE] LIFE
  • Member since:
    09-10-2016

View PostAussie_Kozzy, on 17 April 2018 - 07:34 AM, said:

 

​We'll be back in Auckland at some point in the not too distant future, we just wanted to make sure we share the love around so it's important we go into towns we're yet to visit :)

 

Perth?

 

Currrently at 15 3rd MoE

T8+ 3 MoE: Lorr 40t | WZ-132 | T28 Prototype | T69 | RHM Borsig | T54E1 | M46 Patton | T-54 | Centurion AX | IS-7 | MAUS | AMX 50B | M48 Patton


Aussie_Kozzy #36 Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:03 AM

    Corporal

  • Administrator
  • 280 battles
  • 56
  • [SEALS] SEALS
  • Member since:
    05-23-2017

View PostMM_is_Broken, on 17 April 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

tis a pity they havent learnt yet what players that spend hours on this game actually would like or expect from these gatherings

shi t you could even have a age bracket box to tick so they could cater for what is coming rather than guessing 

but of course i dont know anything i just play ther game

 

Hey MM_is_Broken, as the instigator and main organiser of these gatherings I can safely say that I am all ears on how we can make these better. All of the venues we've been to so far are all ages friendly, assuming those under 18 bring a parent or guardian. 

Centurion_IRL #37 Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:23 AM

    Fighting Irish

  • Senior Moderator
  • 28499 battles
  • 3,435
  • Member since:
    09-16-2012

View PostAussie_Kozzy, on 17 April 2018 - 11:34 AM, said:

 

​We'll be back in Auckland at some point in the not too distant future, we just wanted to make sure we share the love around so it's important we go into towns we're yet to visit :)

 

Still waiting on the goodies from the last Auckland event!

 

But unlike some who have posted for me it was more about meeting other players and WG staff than the free gear.

 

 


                                                                                                                                 
 
I am here to help, please don't hesitate to PM Me
For help and gameplay advice please try the WG Wiki or contact Support
 
"Judge me not by how I fall, but how I stand myself back up again"
 
"There's a reason you go to a zoo and you don't get eaten by Lions, they're in the cages. That's how that works."
 
 
 

Centurion_IRL #38 Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:26 AM

    Fighting Irish

  • Senior Moderator
  • 28499 battles
  • 3,435
  • Member since:
    09-16-2012

I can't believe I am going to say this but what about Palmerton North for the next north island visit?

 

It will capture a large area of the lower north island including 

 

Taranaki Wanganui Hawkes Bay and is only 2 hours from Wellington 


                                                                                                                                 
 
I am here to help, please don't hesitate to PM Me
For help and gameplay advice please try the WG Wiki or contact Support
 
"Judge me not by how I fall, but how I stand myself back up again"
 
"There's a reason you go to a zoo and you don't get eaten by Lions, they're in the cages. That's how that works."
 
 
 

_Rune #39 Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

    Staff sergeant

  • Member
  • 12455 battles
  • 416
  • Member since:
    07-23-2014

My only suggestion would be pick a venue that is bigger and more accommodating.

 

I felt liked a packed in Sardine at the Brisbane event and was to difficult to really talk to anyone without yelling because of how confined the space was (even if you have the same number just double the size, area)

 

I figured not much talking about 1.0 would happen as with WOT events its mainly about socialising and having the players talk to each other about things.

 

Glad when i mentioned (possible improvements) to the game that alot of my concerns had already been raised at every other event and put towards the Dev's

 

Other than that a good night, got to put some faces to names of people I have played with and against.

 

Cheers for hosting it, can we make sure these happen more often than every 3-4 years.


 


Profanisaurus #40 Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:47 AM

    le sigh

  • Member
  • 2012 battles
  • 4,058
  • [PBFG] PBFG
  • Member since:
    02-19-2013

View PostCenturion_IRL, on 17 April 2018 - 01:26 AM, said:

I can't believe I am going to say this but what about Palmerton North for the next north island visit?

 

It will capture a large area of the lower north island including 

 

Taranaki Wanganui Hawkes Bay and is only 2 hours from Wellington 

 

...but you'd have to go to Palmerston North.




4 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 4 guests, 0 anonymous users