XVM Takes Over Wn8 – The Death Knell of Wotlabs
Well, folks, for many of you I’m sure this is old news. It is to me as well as I knew about it 7 days ago but just got around to typing this up.
XVM, the assholes that made the system that fucked up the entire game and made it the most toxic cesspool on the internet, have taken over COMPLETE CONTROL of the Wn8 formula.
So, what exactly does that mean?
Well, in short, it means that every site will now have two options:
- Display the ACTUAL Wn8 that XVM uses as the standard.
- Keep their own bullshit and be completely alienated from the game.
You see, what this move does is really level the playing field. In their announcement that they were taking over, XVM made it clear why they were doing so in part:
Unfortunately in past the authors of the expected values tables allowed themselves some liberties and pranks with the expected values such as manual manipulations in order to troll audience. We consider this unacceptable and since the calculation of tables now is under our full control we can be sure that there are no manual manipulations. Our priority is correct data.
And we all know who that is. Wotlabs.
For years, they’ve done it. They would pick tanks they like to play, boost up the numbers on them, tell only their own little inner sanctum of buddies and act all high and mighty about their stats.
Well, it’s gone on for so long that one wonders, “what’s the fucking point now?” And that’s a good question. Why now? Why after all this time?
Well, in short it’s because it has ruined the game. Completely. It’s also because XVM have been blamed more and more for it all.
So what will REALLY happen? Well, it’s simple, really: No matter whose stat system you use (Wotlabs, Noobmeter, VBaddict) the Wn8 values you see WHILE IN GAME will all come from XVM. Nobody else’s stat system will ever be displayed in the game again.
So what you’re going to have now is a new “Stat Whore War”. What you’ll have are people from Wotlabs, who like the good little lapdog, hangers on they are will stick with Wotlabs to the bitter end displaying their stat tags getting ridiculed by the people who use the new XVM controlled stats.
You’ll now have one person saying to the other, “Your Wotlabs stats are made up shit, pal. The game no longer uses it!”
And they will be right, of course.
So what does that mean for Wotlabs, Noobmeter and the like? Well, it means they have absolutely ZERO control anymore over anything. All they are now is a bulletin board that displays the same exact things that XVM displays.
Now, they can stick with that if they want to and things will go on as they were which is in all likelihood what they’ll do. OR they can fight the system and keep their own full of shit numbers. It’s entirely up to them.
We’ll see which way they go with that, but one thing is certain: Their ability to manipulate the Wn8 values is over. Completely. If they continue to do it, they’ll be called out for it in droves. If they don’t, they lose relevance as just about anybody (including us) could set up an XVM Wn8 site to display the statistics that XVM prepares.
No matter what, it’s a win-win for everybody.
So, Kudos to the XVM crew! Thanks for FINALLY leveling the playing field!
Now if only Wargaming would fix their fucking shit, we’d all be in like Flint.