Over 30,000 Russian players from various Clans, decided to create a movement called CONTRAS and unite against Wargaming. Their goal? To boycott the new Global Map Season.
Top Clans and Alliances from the Russian Server unhappy with the game development, in terms of the Global Map, created this movement and have already demanded to meet with Wargaming leadership and discuss perspectives for development of Clan Mode in game.
Vyacheslav Makarov, the new Head of Wargaming Office in Minsk, has already responded to the demands, requesting these players to send him all their suggestions, ideas and thoughts on how to improve the situation for Clan Mode. Makarov has also offered to meet up with the representatives of CONTRAS in person, at the end of July in Wargaming’s Minsk office.
How big is this movement and what will change?
When someone says 30,000 players created a movement against Wargaming, that might sound like it’s massive and it is in it’s how way.
30,000 players certainly are a lot of players, but do they represent the core of other players? Russian Server currently has over 3,161,000 active players, meaning 30,000 barely represents the core player base. But it does represents the core players who play Clan Wars.
The movement itself is unique and has no precedents, for the first time a massive group of players have come together in an organized manner, with the objective of creating an impact and change the game.
The movement is currently in contact with several EU Server clans, in an attempt to expand it to other Servers. It has been announced that today, July 11th, an English version of the video “CONTRAS” will be published.
But, will other things change with this movement? Most probably nothing will change as quickly, mainly because this movement is focused on Clan Mode. None the less it could be the start of a new era in the game, where players do create a massive impact in particular areas of the game, by coming together and presenting ideas and suggestions in an organized way.
What do you think? Do you agree that a movement like this, has more impact than just a rant in the forums? Should players organize in order to get their voice heard?