FlorbFnarb is a horse of a different color. Now, there are forum trolls, bullies, shills, and the like coming out of the woodwork at World of Tanks, but we wanted to go a different direction for once. We wanted to capture at least some small measure of what we like to call: The Lunatic Fringe. The Lunatic Fringe are those that make such ridiculous claims from time to time, that they cease to be anything like a troll or shill, rather they move on over into the realm of pure comic relief.
Folks, FlorbFnarb flat-out wrote the book on The Lunatic Fringe. We’re not sure what happened to this guy; maybe he’s a disgruntled veteran that got a rough deal, or maybe he’s a postal employee frustrated to the point of, well, going postal. Maybe he’s just watched far, far too many Oliver Stone movies. Maybe it’s all of the above.
Whatever the cause, this guy has more conspiracy theories than you can shake a stick at. EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING is out to get him. EVERYBODY. EVERYTHING. ALL OF IT. Wargaming, their development team, random teammates, people he’s never even played the game with, that fat guy at 5 Brothers choking down a burger; they’re ALL out to get him. Every last single damn one of them.
What do we mean by this? Well, exactly what we just said. To FlorbFnarb, nothing happens by chance or accident. It’s all intentional on somebody’s part and conveniently it’s always on everybody eleses part but his. To get the ball rolling, we’ll start with his blind belief that his computer is fine. It’s perfect. It always has been. It always will be. Wargaming has single handedly DESTROYED his computers ability to run the game, and it’s all there fault.
No shit, folks. It’s all their fault. Don’t think so? Well, here you go:
Entirely new patch, still having the game freeze with a massive ping spike and FPS drop as soon as an enemy is spotted. Game starts with framerate about 20 and 90 ping, FPS plummets to about 5 or worse and ping skyrockets to 300 the instant I see an enemy
OK. That’s just a couple weeks ago. Let’s go back further to, lets say, July:
It’s your patch. Let’s start with that. It’s your patch at fault, period. It cannot be something that just happened to a bunch of people and just coincidentally happened on the very day the patch dropped.
But it’s been something like a month now, and my patience is through. I got a zillion suggestions on how I could do this or that, none of which worked – and of course none of them could work, because it isn’t possible for me to fix a problem with your patch.
But it’s been a month now, and I have effectively lost an entire month’s worth of premium time, because you have done absolutely nothing to fix the patch in that time. Just tough #$&% for me, right?
So do us a favor – if fixing the patch is low on your priority list, which it clearly is, please just admit the fact. I would appreciate not wasting my time trying a bunch of “fixes” that you know do nothing whatsoever to correct the problem.
Let’s keep going! June for crying out loud!:
The ping is getting worse and worse. At one point it seemed to be moderately playable at first and would only get bad after several matches, requiring a restart.
But now the ping is absolutely unplayable right out the gate. Absolutely 100% unplayable. The game client will say I’m getting around 54, and seems close to that, but then it jumps to over 100, but plays like I’m actually getting 700…at which point it will simply freeze, often for several seconds.
So, every patch Wargaming has put out the last 5 months has ruined his system. Now, it couldn’t POSSIBLY be his system, could it?
Of course not! Welcome to The Lunatic Fringe.
So what’s next? Well, why don’t we go from the “Wargaming is out to fry my computer so I lose premium time” conspiracy, over to the “Everybody on my team is intentionally trying to lose games to hurt my win rate” conspiracy.
Read it again. No, it’s not a typo. Yes, we’re dead serious. No, we’re not shitting you. Here we go:
That entire thread accuses people of intentionally trying to lose just by where they go on a given map. He’s made several threads on that same exact topic on that same exact map. Interesting to say the least.
But it doesn’t end there. During the game, he accuses his team constantly of trying to lose intentionally. Don’t believe us? Well, you’re in luck because we have it on video. Let’s roll tape!
In this video, our man FlorbFnarb is bottom tier (T6 in a T8 game) in his ARL44. Despite the fact he’s bottom tier and in a French heavy that has the armor of a sardine can, he charges out front head on and dies quickly. He then, of course, goes on to blame the entire team and accuses them of trying to lose on purpose. The fun begins around the 2:30 mark as he gets pummeled. He then spends his time blaming the entire team for losing on purpose.
OK, so maybe he’s just having a bad day, right? Maybe that was a one off. Maybe he just got caught the one time he went off on a boneheaded rant like that.
Not a chance, folks. Here we go again. Now, this one is funny because once again he starts blaming his team for everything that happens…AND THEY ARE WINNING THE GAME!!!
The fun begins here at the 2:36 mark where the T5 scout on his team dies. He then starts going on and on about how everybody is intentionally trying to lose. Specifically, he goes off on an IS tank that he wants reported for intentionally trying to lose the game. This all goes on in all chat too, so for those of you wondering why it’s gone, this is a part of the reason, we’re sure.
It just never ends with this guy. Ever. It’s ALWAYS everybody else. It’s ALWAYS just against him.
But at the same time, what does he think about people who say their teams are causing them to have a bad win rate? Well, this is funny as hell, but he says:
Florbfnarb posted May 26 2016 – 16:23,
Your teams don’t affect your WR at all, because we all get the same teams.
Say what?! Is this the same guy that just accused his teams of losing on purpose and taking him down with them? Yes, it is. The guy is so two-faced it’s hysterical. For YOU, there’s no excuse for your win rate. For HIM, it’s his teams always intentionally screwing him over.
Yes. Screwing HIM over. He said it:
I’m fucking tired of the first couple matches being almost guaranteed losses. Last night, first two matches were losses. Today, first FOUR matches were losses. I randomly draw the weaker team four times in a row – first three were basically lost in the first sixty to ninety seconds, and only the fourth was even possible to win.
Poor guy. It must be just awful to have thousands of people out to get you. It must be horrid to have your win rate ruined intentionally by people you don’t know and your computer wrecked by the very developers of the game you hate to play.
So how sad are we all now for this guy? Well, once we dry out tears of laughter, we’re not sorry for him at all…because he got his revenge on Wargaming. That’s right, he actually found a way to screw them over. He sold his rentals and made millions of credits doing it.
Now, the funny part of it all is that he doesn’t see anything at all wrong with doing that. That he got credits for tanks he didn’t own and were just given temporarily as a test drive were his to do with as he pleased.
Needless to say, when people started complaining about the exploit, he jumped on the defensive about it. Here he is:
On 5/27/2016 at 0:27 AM, FlorbFnarb said:
It’s nothing the same. If you rig matches, you are screwing people out of a win, plain and simple. Not to get excessively high-minded about it, but if you play a game, you’re supposed to play to win, and you owe it to your teammates not to take a dive.
But selling rental tanks? It screws nobody out of anything.
Wrong, FlorbFnarb. You screwed Wargaming out of money and time. Not only that, but you wind up costing others money because Wargaming can come down on economy due to the millions they lost to exploiters like you.
So folks, in the end, FlorbFnarb is actually a patent narcissist. Everybody is out to get him, and only he is allowed to exploit situations for his own gain.
What an outstanding addition to the World of Tanks community. Let’s all join our man in Istanbul on The Lunatic Fringe. You’ll be needing the official FlorbFnarb survival kit.
Wrap up, and roll out with FlorbFnarb!