Russian Bias Proven – Scorpiany Banned

You know, folks, sometimes you can just see the shit storm coming. You see it coming from MILES away.

Now, you don’t WANT the shit storm to happen. Of course not. You WANT it to die out before it gets to you. But that rarely if ever happens. Typically, as in this case, it just gets stronger and stronger as it heads your way.

Then it hits.

And here it is:

There has been talk since day one about Russian Bias in this game. Most times, it’s met with the same trolling and bullshit posts from the corporate shills that any other thread that points out flaws is met with.

But not this time, folks. Because, you see, this time it was someone reputable. This time it was a company man that has for YEARS towed the company line. This time he had proof. This time, it was a well thought out, well written dissertation on blatant, wanton Russian Bias in the game to a level best described as fucking ridiculous.

Now, BEFORE we get in to all of it, it’s important to point something out here in the interest of full disclosure:

Scorpiany and I got off on the wrong foot from the outset and we still have our differences of opinion. I have always thought of him as something of a Wargaming shill and he has,  to his credit, proven me wrong on at least three different accounts. That said, he didn’t bring this shit to me. I watched it all happen and now am in the position to post about it because that’s just not Scorpiany’s style.

But it’s definitely my fucking style. It’s right up my alley because it once again shows how fucking awful Wargaming is and how absolutely rotten to the core their moderators are and always have been.

All of that out of the way, here we go. Here’s Scorpiany’s Original Post.

Now, if you click on that, you’re going to see this:

Wow. A complete fucking deletion. Wiped out completely. Not locked, not moved to locked archive so everybody can still see all the trolling of the corporate shills, just COMPLETELY FUCKING OBLITERATED.

It must have been bad.

It must have been outrageous!

Now, just so we have something to compare to so we’re not accused of “EWOT Bias”, let’s take a look at the most recent “locked” threads that were so bad they warranted being locked and the OP banned:

OK. Nothing so outrageous with foul language or porn or any bullshit like that, but obviously shit posts. So why are they allowed to stay up for viewing?

Well, it’s simple, really: because they’re shit posts that everybody shows up and trolls the OP with insults over. Wargaming likes that because they THINK it makes them look good and the player base look like the problem.

So obviously, to be outright deleted, Scorpiany’s post must have been a flaming shit post from hell, right?


Here it is, in its entirety, unedited by us in any way, shape or form:

Come on WarGaming, this isn’t remotely funny. You’ve been flopping around with Ranked Battles for a year now, and you still can’t get the XP system working properly?

You’re not even trying to hide the Russian bias in this game. The recent Russian tanks that got buffed are now better than all direct counter-parts, and now you’re favoring Russian IS-7’s in the XP system?

This really is a joke and a half. Why is it that IS-7’s magically get bonus XP for doing significantly less than everyone else?

To put this into perspective… Keep in mind, spotting counts for half of normal XP.

  • My E4 did 3,655 damage, 104 spotting and 1 kill at point-blank range. This is a combined 3,707 damage worth of XP.
  • The IS-7 above me did 1,869 damage, 1,155 spotting and one kill. This is a combined 2,447 damage worth of XP.

This means that the IS-7 did 1,260 combined damage worth of XP LESS than I did… Yet he gets more XP and the chevron?

Also, look at our Pz.Kpfw VII vs. the IS-7 above him.

  • Pz. Kpfw VII did 1,633 damage and 142 spotting at point-blank range. This is a combined 1,704 damage worth of XP.
  • The IS-7 did 0 damage and 1,170 spotting. This is a combined 585 damage worth of XP.

This means that the other IS-7 did 1,119 combined damage worth of XP LESS than our Pz. Kpfw VII did… Yet he gets more XP?

The Russian bias here is beyond blatant. It’s sad, it’s pathetic and WarGaming isn’t even trying to hide it.

You want to get more XP in Ranked Battles? Play a Russian tank. You may as well anyway – The Obj. 430U is better in almost every single way than a 113.

And again… IS-7 does 0 damage, 446 damage, spotted 1 tank. That counts as 223 damage worth of XP. The BatChat? 1,152 points of damage on targets he was spotting himself. 0 assisted, but spotted 3 tanks. That’s 1,152 damage worth of XP.

So why does the IS-7 get more XP, yet agian?

The system is rigged / biased to favor IS-7 tanks, for reasons I don’t know.

It’s rigged for IS-7’s, and it’s unbelievably obvious. They’re not even hiding it.

Want more proof? Not convinced yet? Look through this entire album of IS-7’s getting significantly more XP, for doing 0-1,000 damage; than tanks that did 2,000, 3,000 or even more combined damage.

That’s it, folks.

Outrageous, isn’t it? Of course not. It’s one of the most well thought out, well written, completely unbiased, factual posts I’ve ever seen.

And you know what? I fucking KNEW it wasn’t going to last the instant I read it. I KNEW he was going to get into a world of shit over it.

So it must have caused all kinds of outrage, right? It must have gotten everybody so fucking worked up that all hell broke loose, right?


Here’s the cached copy of it while it lasts.

Everybody is agreeing with it! There is peaceful discussion going on! Nobody is really even that surprised over it!

So why was it deleted?

For all of the reasons I just stated, that’s why. It was a well thought out, proven, factual posts that everybody looked at and knew it was truth.

And Wargaming just can’t have that, can they?

Of course not. So they delete the thread and then BAN SCORPIANY FOR POSTING IT!

No shit folks. They fucking banned him for THAT post!




Well, for that we have to defer to Wargaming. Here’s why THEY said they banned him:

Name and shame, folks. They banned him for name and shame.

Apparently, pointing out BLATANT FUCKING RUSSIAN BIAS BEYOND ANY DOUBT is now considered a name and shame by Wargaming.

Can you believe this mother-fucking shit?

Well, they can ban him and delete his post there, but the shit storm from this is just getting going. Things are coming to a head here QUICKLY in North America. Dozens of Wargaming employees have already been shit canned, more are going to get shit canned on the move to Austin, still more will be shit canned once they get there, servers are closing down…

All that’s left now are a couple of die hard fans, the fucking anime pedophiles, the Nazi’s, and of course, the fucking bullshit forum mods who are all of the above.

I’ve got 5 bucks riding on Scorpiany losing his Contributor Status over this shit.

And that will be the biggest fucking mistake, and probably the last fucking mistake on that magnitude, that Wargaming will ever make in North America: Getting rid of the absolute last person left Wargaming has in North America that has any credibility at all.

But hey, that’s Wargaming. That’s how they roll: Hide the truth, promote racism, pedophilia, violence, hate…yeah! That’s what Wargaming wants.

Facts, fair play, honest discussion…that’s not on the menu at Wargaming because it shows the world who they really are and what they really stand for.

39 Responses

  1. GeoMonster says:

    Any remnants of the existing California work force that move to Texas have a good job of corrupting the new folks that are being hired. Wargaming has a chance to reboot their NA operations with both new people with fresh ideas and a commitment to the customer, and also with a new version of the product coming out in March.

    Let’s hope that the powers that be recognize the hostile and non-customer friendly environment and take this opportunity to breathe new life into the game. They also need to do something about the hostile and unhealthy WOT forum environment. Maybe ban the shills and forum trolls for a few months?

    Well … we can hope, can’t we?

  2. Thing 1 says:

    Not going to happen.

    The folks in California are going nowhere. Not only are they going to have to move half way across the continent, they’re going to have to take a pretty major pay cut as well.

    Yes, the cost of living in Austin is lower than the valley in California. But so is the pay rate. By a FUCKING TON.

    They’re not going anywhere. A month and a half from now, they’re all gone.

    Again, that was Wargaming’s plan all along – cut them all loose.

  3. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    I’m still interested to see how far up it goes? I guess we’ll find out as time move’s on? What I mean by that is, “How far up above Jay Cohen, or below etc.. And will it wipe Jay Cohen out also?” Line of delineation ? Or a total wipe out period?

    If so, that may mean that they have it already structured in advance by now already down in Austin, TX well planned in advance, an has been for some time. Names already assigned to positions on the door practically, more or less?

    Moving certain people up, and fresh new hires coming in etc. Fresh new hires also allow them to start people on the bottom of the pay scale also.

    Wonder where Jay will work next?

  4. Allegra says:

    Posted by CabbageMechanic…I think they received too many complaints – check out what is said in the second to last sentence in the first para.

    Hello Tankers,

    After reviewing this thread and the report that caused it to be moderated, I have removed the point from Scorpiany’s record and am reinstating this thread. I initially messaged him about this yesterday afternoon, and after my review and his response, I do not believe that it was his intent to name and shame any of the players shown in the images in the original post. I would like to ask, both Scorpiany and the rest of you, that if you are posting a scoreboard screenshot please black out the other names unless it is absolutely essential to your thread content and does not violate forum rules. You may not intend to offend someone, but they might not want their name broadcast to the community at large next to a particularly bad game (and we all have them from time to time).

    Regarding Scorpiany’s original post, I do not agree with his position on the question of bias, and neither do many of the individual vehicle statistics. However, we are looking into this and will file a report if our findings corroborate his belief that there is a base XP discrepancy on the IS-7.

  5. Thing 1 says:

    Of course he doens’t agree with it. He still has a job at Wargaming.

    For now.

  6. GeoMonster says:

    The ATTITUDE of some people on the WOT forum is amazing. They look logic in the face and twist it around with a unwavering position that is completely indefensible and to help prove their point they have other fanbois join in to refute what is being said.

    Unbelievable. At times it makes you want to … I better not say it here. But the idiotic comments some folks make are just too unbelievable for words.

  7. Thing 1 says:

    They’re the same assholes that have been doing it since day one, pal. It’s never changed…which is why the game, the community and the company are complete shit.

  8. GeoMonster says:

    I wasn’t here on Day 1 … or even day 2 or 3. I am used to forums being a GOOD source of information and discussion. But the WOT forum is so hostile it is unbelievable. You have people there just waiting to team up and pounce on a poster, spouting utter stupidity and belittling person after person AND then denying it! Some of them need to move out of mommy’s basement and get a life. You just have to wonder what they are getting in return for continuously spouting the party line no matter how idiotic they appear.

  9. Allegra says:

    Unfortunately the WG forum – at least in NA – has never been a good source of information…well, at least since Beta.

    The forum now is much, MUCH better than it was for several years.

    Let that sink in for a bit.

    Today It’s merely a place for a number of people to stroke their e-peen.

    There are some that attempt constructive posts only to be howled – nay, stamped – into oblivion, and there are some that can write the most obtuse, non-constructive pieces and are yet praised by many.

    It is the way of WGNA.

    Pity it sucks so much.


  10. Beornotns says:

    Fuck each and every one of those rancid pair of piss-flaps in the ass with a flaming chainsaw lightly seasoned with a souçon of cat piss for the ban, the deletion, and the intentional censorship.

    Fucking low-life, scum-sucking, puss licking, syphilitic jizz golems the lot of them!

    (“Um, I’ll take ‘ways Beorn could NEVER type in the WoT NA forums’ for a thousand Alex”)


  11. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    It almost make’s one think they are moving to “Austin” to TURTLE. To an even more extreme strong hold to carry out even more harsh hardliner tactics !!

    I have a sneaking suspicion that instead of things getting ‘better’, things may take a more degenerative turn for the worse ! Meaning they make go more hardcore! In many different ways! They could get far worse. That’s what I’m looking for. More cost cutting, more sneakiness, more extreme measures, ready to bust people’s heads for the slightest things (in-game, out-of-game, forum-wise, etc. billing, across the board) harsher, and let’s not forget GREEDIER ….

  12. Thing 1 says:

    @Beorn – LMMFAO!!! Nice one!

    @ Leftist – You have to get it straight: They are NOT “moving” to Austin. They already had a small studio in Austin. (From a buyout of some other small, no-name, never was worth anything company.)

    All Wargaming did was say, “OK. We need to cut NA loose. What’s the best way to cut cost the most and the fastest?”

    The answer is simple: Keep the cheapest location you already have. That is Austin.

    Fire everybody in California and shut that shit down.

    That’s all there is to it. It’s a downsizing, not a move.

  13. Icon_Charlie says:

    @ I. Leftist.
    I agree with you on them turtling in. As I have posted in the past, I’m not against most of the employees at WG NA. BUT I am dead set against the high ranking management on their business decisions. At the other forum you have these lap dogs defending everything WG does. Shills whatever you call them. But I know where they work. I know the entire area on where they work and I’ll say it once again IT is BAD BUSINESS PRACTICES that forced WG out of California and nothing else.

    As the case with Scorp goes. It was getting traction in the media just like Sir foch. It is easier to just state what they stated and go on from there. BUT…
    If you are a hard core player you can see the changes to the game over the years and how it is gotten.

    The game is badly biased. 9.22 is once again upgrading many of the Russian tanks. What scorp (I believe) saw was part of the soft stating that goes into coding.

    This is nothing new as many of us have picked up on certain changes to the game…. from stealth nerfs to stealth increases in repairs… to lowering the tier level to increase the cost of those repairs,… to the changes in MM (Rigged like a slot machine) RNGesus is part of the Soft stat situation.

    And the reasons why is that this is a Russian Game and their player base is 70% from the Old Warsaw pact nations,… which are mostly Russian based.

    But they don’t want to say this because there are too many stupid people paying money into this game… Western Europe is their target now for the money squeeze as NA has imploded on itself.

    They will deny everything of course. It’s the Russian way of doing things…

  14. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    @ Thing: You’re right we must use the proper terminology here on this site to set the record straight on WG’s misinformation campaign. From now on we use “Shutdown” and/or “Downsized”. Using the word moved would imply everyone eligible for employment (without reapplying, and offered relocation expenses,, and offered same salary, which we of course know ISN’T FUCKING HAPPENING…Down in Austin, even if they were going… Which they are NOT)

    WGNA Emeryville Office is dead (Wagaming shot and killed it, to put it out of it’s misery…Failed Wargaming Experiement) It will be used as massive TAX RIGHT OFF, to help Cyprus and Hellenic bank balance bad Debts.

    @ Iron Charlie: Yes, run and Turtle is what they have done. And their business practices have certainly shined through like opening a morning sun shade curtain blind!

    Scorpiany pays attention vividly to the numbers on this game, the maps, the tanks specs., the end of battle results, he studies the numbers, “The math” on outcomes and how to connect it to what happens in the game. That’s one thing you can say about Scorpiany is that he puts the time in on the game.

    I think, that really pissed the cabbage patch, and the rest of the those guys off when Scorpiany turned that in on them. People generally recognize, Scorp. is not going try to talk out of his ass on this kind of thing, he’ll stand an fight on it too. I THINK THEY GOT SCARED !! They PANICKED… They fucked up. Just like with the Sir FOCH situation. They couldn’t leave it alone.

    So, what do they do? Their same old ways! “THEY CANNOT STAND TO BE TOLD, WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN, WHEN THEIR WRONG!” They can’t deal with it. So, they reach out, and CENSOR with a “Hardliner Attack Club.” “We’ll teach you for making us look stupid!” Where’s my Soviet Hammer at?

    Then, when everyone see’s what they did, ” We have a Sir FOCH incident again.”

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