Wargaming has allegedly decided that some YouTubers who play World of Tanks and talk about premium content should be silenced. That is based on what has happened to YouTuber TheFochYou recently.
After covering the Chrysler K GF premium tank which costs between $42 and $80 he references its lack of balance compared to other tanks and the fact that if you don’t use the games’ premium ammo then you aren’t really going to be competitive.
TheFochYou covered the tank and suggested it may be a pay-to-win item based on his findings and in doing so, had his community contributor status revoked. That alone meant he would no longer be able to attend the World of Tanks convention, Tankfest. He was also informed that if he didn’t remove his original video on the tank he would be hit with a copyright strike. This behaviour by a company of trying to censor criticisms has never ended well for the company and often ends in the Streisand effect.
While he removed the original video, he has redone a video discussing what has happened and you can see below:
World of Tanks is available now on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. While it is a free-to-play game, it does include “micro transactions” which cost as much as AAA games, so not really micro.