pbenjaminn – Exhibit A on how Wargaming Survives
Well folks, it’s that time again. It’s time to take a look at the typical World of Tanks player and wonder, “Why the flying hell does this guy STILL play this game?”
Today, we’ll be looking at pbenjaminn, an epic exhibit A on how Wargaming manages to survive.
Most of us with brains either don’t play the game at all anymore or at best play very sparingly because we realized long ago that there’s really just no fucking point in it. If you’re not power platooned up in whatever the OP tank of the month is spamming non-stop gold rounds with 5 skill crews, you’re just fucked. End of story.
But not good old pbenjaminn. This guy is, and I say this with not only full sincerity but with a sense of awe, the ULTIMATE glutton for punishment.
So let’s take a look at a few basic stats on pbenjaminn:
- Sign up date: 6-28-2013 (he’s been playing for 6 years, 2 months and 14 days as of this writing)
- Number of games played: 37,991 (an average of 17 games per day)
- Win rate: 49.9%
- Wn8: 1297
So, he’s not a bad player. He’s not a particularly good one either. He falls right in the middle of the average, rank and file World of Tanks player.
So what does he actually think about this game he has played for so long? Well, folks, he hates it. What’s more, he’s hated it for a very, very long time. In fact, he’s hated it pretty much since he started playing it. Hold on to your ass and don’t drink anything, because his rants agaisnt the game are long and extensive.
March 1st, 2015: This guy is just sad. They nerf the foch 155 into oblivion and then introduce the op waffle. Everybody spends money to free xp to it, then they nerf it and plan to replace it. Typical wg practice to milk the players and then complain about people playing it. This company is horrible at doing anything about gameplay, because enough people just accept this garbage.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/425310-serb-and-wt-auf-e-100/page__pid__8632590#entry8632590
That’s as far back as his posting history goes. It’s the first in his history on the forum as of this writing. Now, we all know that Wargaming purged the NA forums of a LOT of shit back in 2015, so odds are pbenjaminn was bitching long before this.
But lets give Wargaming a bit of benefit of the doubt even though the worthless bastards don’t deserve it. Let’s assume that’s his first post, some 4 years, 6 months and 14 days ago.
From this point on, he does absolutely NOTHING but incessantly bitch. I’m not about to bog down my fucking server with the sheer biblical volume of his bitching, so I’m just going to cherry pick some of his post over that span of time.
March 7th, 2015: People have been caught using warpack and wg does nothing. It requires a premium account to run, so what do they care. Absolutely no way for them to know your using it, its a cheat and I advise against it……but wg only cares about money. Gameplay, cheats, balance issues….none of it matters…only money.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/417292-question-is-warpack-legal-to-use/page__st__40__pid__8660655#entry8660655
May 7th, 2015: It is a little better than a cromwell, but we are missing the point. When has it become acceptable that premium tanks are as good OR better than regular elited vehicles? Wargaming has always stated that would not happen. Of course they said NEVER any arty past tier 8, NEVER any tier 10 tds, NEVER any tier 10 mediums…..argh…I guess NEVER trust this company.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/439836-should-the-cromwell-b-bromwell-be-removed/page__pid__8945192#entry8945192
November 20th, 2016: Does it really matter….they allowed EVERYONE to cheat and get the t-22….yet did nothing….just a garbage company pretending to do something. Because all those people run premium accounts and many were from South American clans they didn’t want to alienate, wg na decided to do nothing. Its about money……not gameplay, happy customers, just bottom line.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/521326-all-of-this-banning-for-illegal-mods/page__pid__10573127#entry10573127
July 11th, 2017: Tier 8 is now bottom tier almost every battle, difficult to make credits, need to spam premium ammo and EVERYONE now shoots premium ammo – add the arty splash changes so u always use your consumables and this economy is a joke. Its bad when even quicybaby starts to criticize these thieves that have made him comfortable. I know they have to make money, but every change simply gouges the consumer, gameplay consideration has nothing to do with wargaming decisions….game has become a scam…glad its free, i guesshttp://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/549511-game-economy-has-become-a-scam/page__pid__11110375#entry11110375
October 22nd, 2018: Almost three arty per side every battle, insane power creep and tier 8 is unplayable. Game was fun once, dont waste your money on this garbage product. Play for free and you will feel better….this company is pathetic.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/588974-game-has-turned-into-a-joke/page__pid__11848805#entry11848805
March 14th, 2019: Of course we need artillery, wheeled vehicles racing around like gocarts with magical auto-aim, artillery bombarment and air strikes which are broken and of course extra time, overtime, etc…..save your money this company is pathetic and does nothing to improve the game for the enjoyment of the players. Playing for free is such a better experience…oh ya crazy premium ammo spam……these moron s couldnt have broken the game worse if they tried.http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/600037-this-garbage-company-cant-even-make-frontelines-fun/page__pid__12041769#entry12041769
You get the idea. And it got worse and worse and worse until eventually he completely OWNED the locked thread archive until his perma-ban from the forums on September 4th:
Now folks, I cropped out the stickies and the announcement threads at the top of that forum just to show you the actual locked threads. It’s fucking unreal. The guy owns 90% of them.
So if he hates the game that god damned much, why keep playing it, right? I mean, we’ve all been there. We’ve all struggled to quit. It’s like fucking smoking – hard as hell to finally let it go.
But this isn’t about game play. It’s about gambling. People keep on thinking if they pay a little more, get a little more invested, it will FINALLY start to pay off.
Las Vegas makes its billions the same exact fucking way. They get people like this who are actually sick. They’re fucking addicted. And they milk them dry for every single fucking penny they can get.
Don’t think so? Check out pbenjaminn’s hardware:
Folks, that is some serious fucking cheddar. Samolians. Cisterci. Drachmas. Deutschmarks. Dollars. Greenbacks. Pounds Sterling, Franks, Rubles, Lira, Yen, Clams. What-the-fuck-ever.
Know what else? The fucking guy is STILL playing.
pbenjaminn, buddy, pal…you need help. Seriously. If you don’t get help at Charter, get help somewhere.