Graf Zeppelin – A Desperate Money Grab

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  1. Gomez_Adams says:

    They’ve been talking about this ship for a long time. With the success of the Kaga, it’s really unbelievable they released this ship as is.

    The only bright side to any of this article is that they put the Mutsu back on sale at the same time. That’s a hell of a ship.

  2. Mr_Alex says:

    @Thing1 and Gomez

    Ichase is also now no longer a Community Contributor, he was fired by WG for his coverage on the Graf Zeppelin CV

  3. Thing 1 says:

    Go figure. That’s why CC’s have no credibility and haven’t for some time: if they don’t tow the company line and talk about how great everything is they get shit-canned.

  4. Gomez_Adams says:

    Here’s his video on it:

    https://youtu.be/ifjI-e8uXDs

    For a company that allows racism, Nazism, profanity beyond the pale, bullying and more in it’s games, to fire someone for saying what we all already know is just stupid.

    The fact is this is the third person I think that they’ve fired over giving bad reviews. They sit there and say, “We welcome criticism” but in the same breath say, “But your fired because we didn’t like what you said”.

    They can’t sit there and look at all the screen shots of the chat in their game, do nothing at all about it, and then pretend to be offended by someone dropping a single F bomb in a video.

    Once again, it had nothing to do with anything other than silencing someone who wasn’t being a ‘yes’ man for Wargaming.

  5. PrinzEugen85 says:

    Well said as always Gomez.

  6. PrinzEugen85 says:

    I’m not expecting anything, but I sent the relevant information to Jim Sterling. Clearly WG didn’t learn anything about CC abuse from last time.

  7. Mr_Alex says:

    @Thing1, Gomez, PrinzEugen85 and Insurrectional_Leftist

    https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/Graf-Zeppelin-Situation-Update/

  8. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    @PrinzeEugen85, and look how they even still came after this site also. Approx. 2 weeks later, Wargaming sent their Attorney on this site trying to intimidate, bullying, and giving ultimatiums that they were going to get this site taken down etc. If certain things were not done etc..

    This was “AFTER” they published their, “We will not do it again” Letter on their Offical NA forum site, with signatures that will never do something like this again ever! Sure, enough they broke those written promises completely ! With all those VIP signatures on that letter. Their word is useless !

    Their attorneys have visited this site officially. And tried to take this site down. Because, they didn’t like what it had to say..! Everything it had to say was accurate.

    Thing1 can elaborate even more on this in detail.

    But, Wargaming revealed it’s true self once again. They learned nothing. They were right back at their old tricks again.

  9. Thing 1 says:

    That’s god-damned right, Leftist. THEY JUST FUCKING DID THIS VERY SAME EXACT THING WITH TANKS!

    They released a tank that was completely bogus even when many CC’s were saying so.
    They shit-canned Sir Foch because he called it for what it was.
    The community was outraged not only by the blatant fuckup of the tank, but the treatment of Sir Foch.
    Wargaming realizes they fucked up huge, start apologizing and many people forgive and forget it.

    Flash forward to this, it’s the SAME EXACT FUCKING THING!!!

    It’s not that they don’t realize what they’re doing at the time. They know FULL WELL what they’re doing. They PLANNED IT THAT WAY.

    They just figure the people that are left, after being fucked over for so long, wont mind…because the fact they’re even still there tells Wargaming they’re complete fucking idiots that will put up with ANYTHING Wargaming does.

    The sad part is: They’re right.

  10. Gomez_Adams says:

    They really need to hire a profesional for their press releases. These two right here actually open them up for legal action:

    – it is clear that we didn’t put enough effort into fine tuning and finding the right balance and play style for the Graf. We really wanted to release her for Gamescom and uphold tradition, but could only do that with dive bomber setups if we later wanted to add back torpedo squadrons that had been positively received (but also too powerful) in the first round of testing. This was a technical limitation, but also a choice we were fine with, as we thought we could balance the dive bomber setups to be competitive.

    and

    To make things worse, the final changes that were done for her didn’t go through usual procedure and community contributors did not have a chance to correct the previews that they had prepared, which meant that the thing they showed to their audiences was different than what was eventually released on our live servers.

    Now, the first statement admits that they knew ALL ALONG what they were doing. The second admits that they knew ALL ALONG that they didn’t care.

    That, friends, is the textbook definition of negligence and bait and switch:

    – You knew there were problems.
    – You knew you were breaking protocol.
    – You knew you were in fact selling something that you didn’t advertise beforehand.
    – You didn’t care. You did it anyway.

    The fact that they actually published that and opened themselves up legally just goes to show the stupidity level they operate at and the complete, total, absolute lack of anything approaching professionalism they operate under.

    I’ve seen a child’s lemonade stand run more professionally than this.

    – edited for formatting by Thing 1

  11. Gomez_Adams says:

    Well said as always Gomez.

    Thanks, man. Appreciate it.

    edited for formatting by Thing 1 – Gomez, it’s not ‘quote’ and brackets. It’s ‘blockquote’ surrounded by less than, greater than.

  12. PrinzEugen85 says:

    It looks like WG got busy fast with the response, maybe they’ll axe Meathead. I never liked his neck-beard anyways.

  13. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    What a way to treat paying customers ! Products have to work first before you collect money! You don’t use the customer as a guinea pig, after he has paid his/her money!

    Releasing things in this way exemplifies incompetence, ineptitude, and in this case I think the door is open to questionable, or intentional violations in business practices that could get them into serious hot water legally.

    And once again, the treatment of the CC community contributors is appalling. This heavy handedness of Wargaming seems to never stop.
    Well, I wonder how many people will be threatened with Lawyers this time for trying to speak out?

  14. Thing 1 says:

    Well, that’s the ENTIRE PURPOSE of test servers and community contributors. If your shit isn’t working, you don’t release it. It’s not rocket science.

    This really is nothing more than exhibit A on how desperate Wargaming is for money. They’re so fucking absolutely desperate that they’re just hurling shit THEY KNOW FULL WELL IS FUCKED UP into the game for a dollar.

    And I agree completely on Meathead, Prinz. That fucker is a waste of space. He thinks he’s hot shit, but the reality is he’s just a fucking dumbass peddling a broken video game.

  15. Mr_Alex says:

    @Thing1, Gomez, Insurrectional_Leftist and PrinzEugen85

    This would explain why GZ was rushed on sale, I heard from a former Supertester who used to test content for them and who used to play NavyField, the old time and newer supertesters from NA, EU and SEA WOWS servers were all kicked from the supertesting team and were replaced by people from Wargaming’s own team

  16. Mr_Alex says:

    @Thing1, Gomez and Insurrectional_Leftist

    Lately I have been testing the GZ CV and can say when she has her Torpedo Bombers armed with Deep Water Torpedo, the GZ CV is still brutal against BB’s and when I made a thread on the WOWS NA Forums on how GZ CV is still OP, within minutes some of the Supertesters jumped on the thread shilling that the GZ CV with deep water torpedo is not OP and some of the players started asking the Supertesters why the GZ CV Deep Water Torpedo can easily detonate as BB

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