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tufty_neptune #1 Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

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Hello...

I know what you might be thinking but ayy, cut me some slack, the game is worth it,playing from zimbabwe and all that, and this is much to ask from WOT but you guys have gamers all over the world and yet you haven't catered for the african continent... 

I'm a gamer from Zimbabwe and I play WOT on EU servers... South africa is a good place... You know.... 

Here my cries WOT... 

 

 



Spurtung #2 Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:23 PM

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Quick answer: not profitable enough.

DuncaN_101 #3 Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Or stable connection enough from what I have experienced with my friend

Balc0ra #4 Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

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Unless you can prove to them that it would get more then 20K on it, don't hope for it. I doubt WG would even consider it for 1 or 2K.

Mimos_A #5 Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

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View Posttufty_neptune, on 02 May 2018 - 07:20 PM, said:

Hello...

I know what you might be thinking but ayy, cut me some slack, the game is worth it,playing from zimbabwe and all that, and this is much to ask from WOT but you guys have gamers all over the world and yet you haven't catered for the african continent... 

I'm a gamer from Zimbabwe and I play WOT on EU servers... South africa is a good place... You know.... 

Here my cries WOT... 

 

 

 

You need about 40.000 active players of which a significant part is willing to spend money on the game every once in a while. I'm sure that if you can show WG that this is the case, they'll be interested.

Baldrickk #6 Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

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View PostDuncaN_101, on 02 May 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

Or stable connection enough from what I have experienced with my friend

Is that due to his end or just the distance?


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Coopsjc21 #7 Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

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Because despite seeing unicorns in Burma and meeting modest Germans, we've never met a nice South African...

lnfernaI #8 Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:58 AM

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There's no Internet in Africa.

Exception: SAR.

(or so they say)


Edited by lnfernaI, 03 May 2018 - 08:02 AM.


Jigabachi #9 Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

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How many players do we have in South Africa? 5000?
Wouldn't be worth it.

btw: At the university I had a colleague from Namibia, which is one of the most southern countries if I remember correctly. He always showed us photos from where he lived - beautiful country but like many of them, it's pretty much always at the brink of collapse. Still, one day I'll have to visit him...

Panokko #10 Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:43 AM

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An african server. Why not? If there are enough players, it sounds feasible. It was not so long ago that they initiated a south american server.

Search_Warrant #11 Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

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Pretty sure from what my South African friend said. there infrastructure is collapsing and its pretty normal to have bad internet.

Aikl #12 Posted 03 May 2018 - 10:52 AM

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How bad is the ping/connection quality, anyway? Maybe you could make a case for it if you could 'prove' that it was really bad - though I doubt Wargaming's interested in having multiple small servers (matchmaking etc.)

 

Funny thing is, if I recall correctly South Africans were "told" to join the (North) American cluster (automatic redirect) - which at the moment might feature the best connection due to the South American server. Bonus: Rumour is that South American players are more, uhm, play4fun.



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View PostAikl, on 03 May 2018 - 09:52 AM, said:

 

  Bonus: Rumour is that South American players are more, uhm, play4fun.

 

My friend plays WoT, he SA too. he a pretty dam good player. almost unicum. so i dunno where u got that info.

IncandescentGerbil #14 Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:01 AM

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Look out for the forthcoming South African tanks. The tier X Elephant (literally an elephant) will pack a 200mm trunk, capable of firing around corners.

Hedgehog1963 #15 Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

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View PostCoopsjc21, on 03 May 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

Because despite seeing unicorns in Burma and meeting modest Germans, we've never met a nice South African...

 



DuncaN_101 #16 Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

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View PostBaldrickk, on 03 May 2018 - 07:47 AM, said:

Is that due to his end or just the distance?

 

Both  

And just unreliable isps 



Aikl #17 Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 03 May 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

 

My friend plays WoT, he SA too. he a pretty dam good player. almost unicum. so i dunno where u got that info.

 

SA as in South America, South Africa, South Australia or Saudi Arabia? I'm guessing you mean South Africa (though you might of course have two different friends). I meant South America. That's why I wrote South America - to avoid a confusing abbreviation best used in-context.

 

Regardless, most seem to consider South American/LATAM players 'not great'. It's probably not exactly true, but supposedly the general playing style is very good for completing missions and the like. Kind of figures if they don't go full-on camp like a certain other server often does.

 

 

Edited by Aikl, 03 May 2018 - 12:04 PM.


thestaggy #18 Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:05 PM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 03 May 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

Look out for the forthcoming South African tanks. The tier X Elephant (literally an elephant) will pack a 200mm trunk, capable of firing around corners.

 

We already have an Olifant (Elephant), which is a modernised Centurion. Unfortunately our tank drivers seem to be Dingers.

 

 

To the OP; I can't say what the network is like in Zimbabwe, but in Johannesburg I get 180 - 220 ping to the EU servers which is more than playable as I am recently capable of 2000+ WN8.

 

View PostAikl, on 03 May 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

Funny thing is, if I recall correctly South Africans were "told" to join the (North) American cluster (automatic redirect) - which at the moment might feature the best connection due to the South American server.

 

I wish they wouldn't do this. Fortunately I done my homework before creating an account and quickly learned that there was a 100 - 150 ms difference in ping between EU and NA East Coast. Even now, if I clear my cache and enter the World of Tanks website it asks if it can divert me to NA.

 

I forgot by NA account credentials, so I can't log in now for a comparison after the server changes on that side.


Edited by thestaggy, 03 May 2018 - 12:19 PM.


IncandescentGerbil #19 Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

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View Postthestaggy, on 03 May 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

 

We already have an Olifant (Elephant), which is a modernised Centurion. Unfortunately our tank drivers seem to be Dingers.

 

 

 

Nah, he's just maximising his gun depression. Advanced tactic.



HaZardeur #20 Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:24 PM

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This looks like a decent hosting partner for WG 

http://mzunguhosting.ml/

 

 

 






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