Well folks, I know this is a day late and a dollar short, but you see, I went to a friends place for his annual Halloween Extravaganza (typically a 2 kegger with an open bar and four grills running ’round the clock and this year was no different) and had a great time. I figured, “Surely Wargaming can’t fuck something up that badly for just one day”.
I WAS WRONG!
Yeah. OK. So fucking sue me.
Now, every Halloween (or any major holiday for that matter) most every game does at least a little something. A spooky garage/hanger/port/station that stays around way too damn long, maybe a decal or something and once in a while a special game mode for the season.
This year though Wargaming announced something different: A PvE experience. This was announced on September 15th by Wargaming.
Gratuitous pic for those to lazy to click and read:
It sounded pretty damn cool, did it not? And people were actually really pumped about it:
Very excited to see that new HE mechanic change and the Halloween event.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/611823-krzyboops-post-of-the-future-coming-soon-to-tanks/page__pid__12259811#entry12259811
Good memories, i won my E25 in this eventhttp://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/612707-october-halloween-what-do-we-know-about-halloween-mode-this-year/page__pid__12271756#entry12271756
Now, granted, there was a bit of the usual pessimism with the announcement as well, like they could have done better and shit like that. But bear in mind that Ito Masahiro was the same dude that took a 50 million dollar budget and raked in nearly 100 million dollars with it, so that guy I’m sure didn’t come cheap.
But after all the expense, all the work, all the hoopla, guess what?
IT GOT FUCKING CANCELLED.
Turns out it was a global event as well. What’s comical is the way it was cancelled on the NA forum (or do we simply call it the U.S. forums now that apparently Wargaming doesn’t give a fuck about any of the veterans in North America outside the U.S.?) and the way the news was broken on the EU forum.
And here’s the very classy announcement on the EU forum:
Short. Sweet. To the point. I like it.
And of course the fallout was swift, brutal and frankly, fully deserved by Wargaming:
I am really dissappointed, i mean you only had a whole year to work in this event…Bring back the Hounted Houses in Tank Rewards!http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/614213-halloween-event-is-cancelled/page__pid__12299188#entry12299188
Want to see my shocked face……. nope dont have one for War Gaming anymore. Their focus has shifted to making pay to win tanks. Everything else has become secondary, or lower.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/614213-halloween-event-is-cancelled/page__pid__12299189#entry12299189
No sweat warfailing, I’ve just about cancelled you.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/614213-halloween-event-is-cancelled/page__pid__12299203#entry12299203
THAT TOTALLY STINKS, the halloween event is one event that older and new players can participate in without having tier 8 , 9, or 10 vehicles.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/614213-halloween-event-is-cancelled/page__st__20__pid__12299240#entry12299240
I guess the devs were too busy working on the next set of made up tier 8 premium tanks to milk the player base for even more money, rather than working on the event.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/614213-halloween-event-is-cancelled/page__st__20__pid__12299262#entry12299262
It goes on for pages and pages and pages, folks…on BOTH the U.S. and EU forums.
The really bad part of it? Nobody was surprised. Wargaming has been so shitty lately that nobody really expects them to be able to do anything right anymore. It’s really pathetic how far they have fallen.
He’s right. And apparently, a good many people on the NA…sorry…U.S. forum thinks so as well.
More and more every single thing Wargaming tries to do fails catastrophically. It’s like watching a fully loaded 747 crash into a train that is crashing into a crowed subdivision in slow motion.
Place your bets on how shitty Thanksgiving and Christmas is going to be, folks!