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GH0571N45H3LL #141 Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

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Hopefully this is the first step to WG giving us the option to private your stats account wide. So player search/profile returns Account Private (no stats viewable, in-game and out-of battle, unless the player wants to be on global leader boards and such

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Plus private accounts will allow player name to be shown in battle, as no one could look up stats after battle, toxic messages could not be sent to a private account, because it's on private, unless friends etc.. 

 

Yes, hopefully private accounts next, it makes sense, we should have the choice. 



mpf1959 #142 Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:57 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 17 September 2019 - 09:03 PM, said:

 

As I am on Turtle's kill list I must have brought down the xvm glory points considerably.  Like a stuffed chicken head mounted on the wall among the rhinos and tigers.

 

me too! :teethhappy:

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View PostSchepel, on 18 September 2019 - 03:05 AM, said:

XVM focus happens, but honestly, I think most people who complain about xvm focus will be surprised. The main reason they get 'attention' is because they are visible and very clearly pose a threat. That won't change and thus the focus won't change either.

 

I think that is true.

 

I get focused from time to time in a heavy, and as an arty player I know exactly why, it's not because I am a great player, but because I am being over aggressive and badly positioned, in short, an easy target.

 

And the good players are usually easy to spot, I do not use xvm, but I can tell a dangerous player most of the time, and many times theyve eluded me and turned up to send me btg. Now and then, they get sent! ;)



Flicka #143 Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:17 PM

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View Postmpf1959, on 18 September 2019 - 12:57 PM, said:

 

me too! :teethhappy:

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I think that is true.

 

I get focused from time to time in a heavy, and as an arty player I know exactly why, it's not because I am a great player, but because I am being over aggressive and badly positioned, in short, an easy target.

 

And the good players are usually easy to spot, I do not use xvm, but I can tell a dangerous player most of the time, and many times theyve eluded me and turned up to send me btg. Now and then, they get sent! ;)


Well, that seems to be the problem right there. From what you wrote being aggressive will get you punished, but good players are mostly aggressive because they see what is in front of them, around them and elsewhere on the map (situational awareness) and just when they make a decisive push, BLAMO, godhand smacks them, without any counter play.

I played arty aswell, and it is one of the worst things you can do in wot, your contribution to a win is negligible if your team does not take advantage of what you are doing, and lets face it, most of them in these days wont.

 

The problem with it is some of the focus on good players, but mostly that the play itself is heavily decided by the stats from XVM, and not by the thinking of players themselves.

How do you think they will ever get better, and I believe everybody can get better, if they are stuck in this state of thinking imposed by XVM?

 

So, don't really care of XVM focus of any kind, hell, I thrive on it, if some fools wanna chase my -2 tier light tank around while rest of their team just dies...ok, fine by me.

But like I said, they will never learn anything from it.



Jumping_Turtle #144 Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:24 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM, said:

 

That is a resources/priority argument, a rare diseases can be argued to have less priority over diseases that impact more people, I get that, but it doesn't not make it a problem. 

 

Make that no priority. I have worked for the financial dept in a medical company and the choices that were made there were all about money. If one medicine doesnt bring in enough cash they would just stop making it or wont even make it or research it at all. Those were the desicions that were made, and rare deseases are the loser in that case. When not enough people have it to perhaps be able to be cured they wont even bother.

 

One of the main reasons I quited that job pretty fast. Has to be one of the most sickening industries there are.



Bulldog_Drummond #145 Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:31 PM

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View PostJumping_Turtle, on 18 September 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:

 

Make that no priority. I have worked for the financial dept in a medical company and the choices that were made there were all about money. If one medicine doesnt bring in enough cash they would just stop making it or wont even make it or research it at all. Those were the desicions that were made, and rare deseases are the loser in that case. When not enough people have it to perhaps be able to be cured they wont even bother.

 

One of the main reasons I quited that job pretty fast. Has to be one of the most sickening industries there are.

 

Reminds me of the protagonist's compliance job in The Fight Club.

 



Mr_Burrows #146 Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:00 AM

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Accounts anonymous. Now what does that sound like? 

Captain_Kremen0 #147 Posted 20 September 2019 - 08:13 AM

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View Postfeoffle3, on 18 September 2019 - 08:52 AM, said:

 

Feel free to let me know the number of games that this study extended to, along with another dollop of condescension whilst you're at it.

Why do I get the feeling that any sample size less than, say 10 million would not be enough to satisfy someone who is being arsey?

Several hundred btw.

When I did it I made no judgement as to whether it was "right" or "wrong" I merely wanted to see the extent.....which was pretty negligible especially when compared to the level of butt-hurt.



DSsacul_666 #148 Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:02 AM

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View PostOrtegaSLO, on 15 September 2019 - 04:06 PM, said:

So WG at WGFest announced that they will add anonymizer into the game. So you will get a random name and XVM will be unable to show the statistic for you.

I like the idea, because now you get targeted a lot if you are a good player.

 

 

Well done WG!

 

Anonymizer is just a tool to hide bad matchmaking when teams often are very unbalanced. Next step? Hide what tanks enemy team has? :child:

 



iztok #149 Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:40 AM

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View PostEtre_, on 15 September 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

 

If statistics get removed why play this game ? 
 

Maybe because its a GAME? For having FUN?

If you're playing for stats, it's no game anymore, but WORK.



Flicka #150 Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:25 PM

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View Postiztok, on 20 September 2019 - 09:40 AM, said:

Maybe because its a GAME? For having FUN?

If you're playing for stats, it's no game anymore, but WORK.


I have no problem with that, I would play the same amount I play today, and play the same tanks.

I still play to progress the tree or have fun, stats are just there for the ego.

And imagine how much less anger there would be without them...just imagine.



tajj7 #151 Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:02 PM

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View Postiztok, on 20 September 2019 - 08:40 AM, said:

Maybe because its a GAME? For having FUN?

If you're playing for stats, it's no game anymore, but WORK.

 

Unless stats are people's fun, like MOE is stats essentially, but lot of people have fun trying to get them. 



CptBarney #152 Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

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They have this in world of warships already anyways. You can still use mm monitor doe to see whos bad and/or gud in what. (in world of warships).

CmdRatScabies #153 Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:49 PM

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View PostCptBarney, on 20 September 2019 - 02:38 PM, said:

They have this in world of warships already anyways. You can still use mm monitor doe to see whos bad and/or gud in what. (in world of warships).

Are you saying WoWs MM Monitor can pull up stats for an anonymised user?  How would it do that?



Ziurawka #154 Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:49 PM

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There is no reason not to show player statistics post battle or in the garage. This can be a part of the standard client even, can't see why not. 

Displaying the stats during battle affects players' decisions so it's not fair to people who don't have it. 

Most pvp games (at least those that aspire to be esports) don't follow this direction in general.

 

For me personally - I think XVM would improve my WR marginally in the end. 

But I can't be bothered due to the sea of red making me just too sad :) 



fisco77 #155 Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:34 PM

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NSA will still be able to see your stats, there is no such thing as anonymity today.

WoT_RU_Doing #156 Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

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My understanding was that you only get anonymised in battle....after the battle everyone can still view who is who from the results screen, and look up their stats etc.

 

Honestly, I think mostly it is aimed at giving CC's a better experience when they are reviewing new tanks or streaming, though many people have also been complaining about XVM arty focus for years, so hiding stats would help there.



Mr_Burrows #157 Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:12 AM

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View PostWoT_RU_Doing, on 21 September 2019 - 05:48 PM, said:

My understanding was that you only get anonymised in battle....after the battle everyone can still view who is who from the results screen, and look up their stats etc.

 

Honestly, I think mostly it is aimed at giving CC's a better experience when they are reviewing new tanks or streaming, though many people have also been complaining about XVM arty focus for years, so hiding stats would help there.

 

When I play arty, and I have done that a lot (arty and lights - different ends of the spectrum for sure) I focus accordingly: Dangerous targets first, easy targets second OR first if I have a chance. 

 

Thing is that dangerous targets are most of the time not very easy targets, but they do not have to be the "biggest, baddest tank" either to be the most dangerous one. The most dangerous enemy might be the light tank with a driver that knows how to play it. Then I definitely try to splash him early in game so that he gets removed from the enemy equation. 

 

But pure XVM focus? Not really. Not unless that player is the most dangerous target, or on occasion the easiest. 

 


Edited by Mr_Burrows, 22 September 2019 - 09:12 AM.


OrtegaSLO #158 Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:58 AM

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Finally we are getting it :)

 

https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/1-7-anonymizer/

 

https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/general-news/1-7-common-test/



UserZer00 #159 Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:31 AM

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Summary of the thread so far:

The tank "aces" wish to scrub all of the "kill" markers from their tanks in order to be able to battle the fierce red enemy without their kill history striking fear into their hearts?

Ever think that your XVM stats have been as much a blessing as a curse?

How often do you think players have turned away from your purple aura in order to find easier targets amongst those glowing red or orange?

How often do you think that lowly green, orange or red players on your own team have been sucked into your mighty purple presence and inadvertently provided you a meat shield to hide behind in order to help you increase your glory?

Sure, it may also mean that the stray arty player using XVM may target his shells at you, but more than likely they are mostly focusing on their dreaded enemy the WV or light tank who are more satisfying targets in terms of self preservation and quick kill satisfaction.

Time will tell if Im wrong, but I expect this change will have either no impact on the gaming experience of tje purple players, maybe even make it harder for them as they'll lose their in game groupies.

I do think, however, that the red players, often the focus of the ire of their team mates, will get some relief and be able to play the game without the cries of "noob" or "tomato" following them into battle

 

BTW: This post isn't targeting the 2%ers in general, only those who see just one side of their XVM aura.  


Edited by UserZer00, 22 November 2019 - 08:36 AM.


Hamsterkicker #160 Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:51 AM

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Maybe it is me, but it just do not understand what positive effect this will have on anyone's gaming experience.

 

In the early days I also thought that XVM was necessary and that it was nice to know the "average"skill of the guys in your team, then as WG decided to up to pace of their updates, I got tired of each time having to wait for a few days to get the mod I used updated as well and decided to play the game plain Vanilla without any mods or xvm.

 

That decision I probably made about 3 years ago and honestly I never ever have had the urgency to re-install any additional mods ever again. It just only brings frustration and wrong expectations into the game. Did I expect the purple player to do his job and play very well, Yes, but sometimes they also screw up. Did I expect the deep red tomato to s*ck, oh yes I did, but sometimes they get lucky and pull off that one shot that is needed to secure the match..

 

Without XVM WOT is a way better place.. This anonymizer is just battling the symptoms but not the cause..

 







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