locastan is creating Modifications for World of Tanks
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“Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.”
― John Steinbeck.

It is with a bit heavy heart I write these lines, but I have to announce my retirement from modding for World of Tanks. I stood by the game since 6.6 came in August 2011 and started modding shortly afterwards. Looking back, I can say I learned a lot about coding and I had quite a good time doing so. :)

Lately it however felt more like a 2nd job working hard and less than a fun hobby to get all the mods working again with the next patch. Having lately spent almost the entire month since release to get everything working again to my standards, seeing it all go to hell again with the next CT iteration is very frustrating. (I know WG is reworking the game to finally have a nice mod API, but the current transition is slowly killing me. I hope future modders that fill the hole I leave behind will benefit from it.)

I will keep my account, and likely play the game once in a while, but to be honest I also do not like the way WoT is evolving more towards a FPS style game lately. Maps I quite liked for the difference they make in playstyle like Dragon Ridge ("Oh gawd..heavies take a minute to climb the hill!!!!" - So what? Use the time to think about tactics and look at the minimap for a change.) and others get removed or remoddeled into closed off corridors with no proper means of crossfire support. It also feels there are less and less tanks with some unique playstyles or properties. Everything gets nerfed or buffed to achieve almoste the same level.

TL:DR: I need to take a break from modding and WoT in general. I most likely will not return to modding this game, as the process devours too much of my spare time, that I'd like to put towards other fun or family related activities.
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Every little amount helps. I cannot offer anything time consuming on this basic pledge level, but be assured I appreciate your contribution. :)
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“Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.”
― John Steinbeck.

It is with a bit heavy heart I write these lines, but I have to announce my retirement from modding for World of Tanks. I stood by the game since 6.6 came in August 2011 and started modding shortly afterwards. Looking back, I can say I learned a lot about coding and I had quite a good time doing so. :)

Lately it however felt more like a 2nd job working hard and less than a fun hobby to get all the mods working again with the next patch. Having lately spent almost the entire month since release to get everything working again to my standards, seeing it all go to hell again with the next CT iteration is very frustrating. (I know WG is reworking the game to finally have a nice mod API, but the current transition is slowly killing me. I hope future modders that fill the hole I leave behind will benefit from it.)

I will keep my account, and likely play the game once in a while, but to be honest I also do not like the way WoT is evolving more towards a FPS style game lately. Maps I quite liked for the difference they make in playstyle like Dragon Ridge ("Oh gawd..heavies take a minute to climb the hill!!!!" - So what? Use the time to think about tactics and look at the minimap for a change.) and others get removed or remoddeled into closed off corridors with no proper means of crossfire support. It also feels there are less and less tanks with some unique playstyles or properties. Everything gets nerfed or buffed to achieve almoste the same level.

TL:DR: I need to take a break from modding and WoT in general. I most likely will not return to modding this game, as the process devours too much of my spare time, that I'd like to put towards other fun or family related activities.

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Every little amount helps. I cannot offer anything time consuming on this basic pledge level, but be assured I appreciate your contribution. :)