Victor Kislyi Accepts Blame – Spews More Bullshit
Well guys and gals, it’s been a while as there really hasn’t been much to talk about. The vast majority of forum trolls have all been banned, a lot of people have stopped playing (either permanently or are taking an extended break) and there really hasn’t been anything new to speak of.
In a story posted on Tuesday by Polygon, our fearless leader (read as arrogant asshat in charge) Victor Kislyi all but kissed ass and begged forgiveness about how bad the game has gotten. You can read the original story here.
That said, here’s our take on his
“We were a little arrogant, let’s say, three years ago, we were thinking we know everything that our players need without talking intensively to them ourselves. It turned into — I wouldn’t call it a disaster, but we hit the wall at some point.”
No, Vicky. It was a flat out, full blown fucking epic disaster. You’ve run off pretty much everybody except your little lap dog fanboys, and those are the idiots that never pay you a dime because they get free gold sucking up to you. Now you’re going broke and are just now figuring it all out.
And yes, you could have rolled back Rubicon. You just flat out refused to do so. You could have simply removed it, reverted to the previous version, apologized for it and worked on it some more. You didn’t. Why? Because you’re an arrogant prick like you already admitted and you rammed it down everybody’s throat because you know more than your players do as always.
See how that works? (That is a rhetorical question, of course.)
“We are always open to criticism.”
Is that why you have your little forum cronies trolling everybody that complains and ultimately banning anybody that shows how fucked up your entire system is?
“What we did in this case, it was [my decision]. I literally reshuffled the whole World of Tanks team. Developer and publisher. Before that it was extremely Belarusian-centric team, which was headquartered in Minsk. They didn’t even speak very good English. What we realized is that probably there are some limitations that old team had, so I brought in new people.”
Bullshit. What you did was fire 75% of your work force so you could pocket more profits. You went to an all automated bullshit system that your cronies know full well how to exploit and ran a skeleton crew on development. That turned your customer service into a fucking joke and your development into a stale loaf of bread. Then you just kept hurling copy and paste tanks into the game hand over fist to generate revenue and turned it into a completely unbalanced, walking, talking, breathing cluster fuck while at the same time letting it degrade into the most toxic, racist, antisemitic cesspool in the gaming world.
“This took years for us as a company to come to this understanding of this necessity [of this change], and to make it.”
That only goes to show how completely inept you are as a CEO. People have been telling you this FOR YEARS. Since 2012 people have posted on your forums, sent tickets into customer service, set up entire websites and blogs over it and more.
You’ve ignored it all. ALL OF IT. Only now when you’re going flat fucking broke do you come out with this line of complete bullshit.
You haven’t hired anybody new. We know who your employees are. They’re the same idiots you’ve had working there for years. You haven’t changed a fucking thing. You’re still ramming the new “stun” arty and all the other bullshit on your ‘Shitbox’ server down everybody’s throat even in the face of not dozens, but HUNDREDS of forum threads complaining about it BY YOUR PLAYERS.
“I play every day under my real name. I play for one hour and I get 20 messages from people. They used to be swearing and complaining. Two years ago. One year ago. Now, they’re mostly thank yous.”
Those are your little yes men thanking you for never doing anything about their bullshit. How stupid are you, man?
“I was pushing all those teams to literally copy World of Tanks. That was wrong.”
And you’re still doing it. Warships is now hurling ships into the game hand over fist at a record breaking pace while completely ignoring the voices of the players and completely neglecting to fix any of the dozens of issues the game has. It’s the EXACT SAME THING you did with World of Tanks.
Again, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. You’re a lying sack of shit, Vicky.
“We realize that World of Tanks can last forever, but we have to prepare for a very long winter. The winter is coming, and it will not go away. That’s a good problem to have. So the approach should be that we’re making the game to be built like the pyramids, for centuries or millennia.”
And that right there goes to show how completely off the hook stupid you are. No, Vicky, that is NOT a good thing. You’ve constantly ignored the glaring issues your games have. You’ve constantly ignored the voices of the vast majority of your players. You’ve constantly done whatever the hell you want even in the face of 10’s of thousands of voices crying out against it.
It was a power trip for you. It wasn’t about making a game. It was about saying, “Fuck you all! I’m God! You’ll do what I say!”
Now, only in the face of your money drying up, your players leaving in droves and your new games falling flat on their ass in failure do you finally understand.
What’s absolutely hysterical though is that even though you now understand, you haven’t changed one single, goddamed thing.
Better start packing a suitcase with some cash while you can, Vicky…and find yourself a new bitch to look after you.