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Gnomon #1 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:10

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Hey, everyone!

 

As some of you may already know from my previous postings on here, I’m one of your new World of Tanks Community Coordinators, Gnomon. I'm just going to answer some basic stuff here, but feel free to ask any questions and I will try to keep up! 

 

Background?

Born along the East Coast and grew up/went to college there. Ended up in California with Wargaming in 2015, and now I'm here in Austin. I was a librarian my entire life until I was hired at Wargaming. So, yay books! 

 

Up until now, I've worked mainly with WoT Console, hence the low PC battle count. I'm working to bring it up and get better at the game (and taking tank recommendations). DomoSapien is helping me find my way around all of the PC maps because he's the best and a national treasure. 

 

Favorite tank(s)?

It changes almost daily. Currently enjoying the Somua. However, I've always loved the T-34 and the Rudy. Mediums are my jam, and I wish I was good at Lights too because the 13 57 looks so fun when played by those who know what they are doing in them (AKA: not me). 

 

Favorite game(s)?

Pretty much any of the Souls games, Bloodborne specifically. Transistor comes in close second due to its soundtrack. And, I can’t forget about Tanks. 

 

I'm more of an MMO type of person, but I love games where you throw yourself at a boss and die about 50 times before taking them out. There is just something really satisfying about finally figuring out a fight and all of a bosses' moves (I'm looking at you, Ornstein and Smough). 

 

What are you reading right now?

I'm slowly working my way through all of Haruki Murakami's novels/short stories. Give them a go, if you haven't already! I always have a Stephen King book that I'm reading too. Right now, it's Tommyknockers. 

 

What are you playing right now?

Only a few things:

  • FFXIV (I'm an AST main)
  • Farcry 5
  • Vermintide 2
  • World of Tanks
  • League
  • Overwatch (Ana main, because who doesn't like a healing grandma)
  • Dark Souls III (again)

 

Let me know if you have any questions! 

 

Bonus! Here’s a picture of my cat that I adopted once I got to Texas (we named her Seven of Nine):

 

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Edited by Gnomon, Apr 09 2018 - 20:15.


TommyBuns #2 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:23

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Hello Gnomon pleased to make your acquaintance! Welcome aboard WOT PC, and I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay.   -TB

 

P.S. - Has anyone ever told you how much you bear an uncanny resemblance to Sigourney Weaver in a bad wig?    ;)

 

P.S.S. - Russia currently has a promotional deal going with Burger King where they're giving out bonus codes with the purchase of a "Tank Burger", some of the prizes are 

 

-30 days Premium Time

 

-250 gold

 

- Various personal reserves

 

- Defender 252U

 

Any chance we'll be seeing any sort of similar promotions stateside?       Thanks! -TB

 



ElfMagi2 #3 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:27

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When will the following be returning:

-Tournaments

-Tank Rewards

 

Are there any plans to finish Tank Academy?



TommyBuns #4 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:28

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Oh Yeah, Almost forgot, Please tell us Tank Rewards will be back up soon, won't it?

Altwar #5 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:28

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Howdy pardner and welcome! :deer:

Kenshin2kx #6 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:42

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Hi Hi ... Welcome aboard.  

 

... just curious (for no productive reason) ... but your cat 7 of 9 ... was 'she' neutered?  ... that look and what appears to be a notched ear?  



DomoSapien #7 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:42

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View PostGnomon, on Apr 09 2018 - 19:10, said:

Up until now, I've worked mainly with WoT Console, hence the low PC battle count. I'm working to bring it up and get better at the game (and taking tank recommendations). DomoSapien is helping me find my way around all of the PC maps because he's the best and a national treasure. 

 

 

 

 

 



NutrientibusMeaGallus #8 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:45

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WG needs more dog people....

 



AndrewSledge #9 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:47

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Welcome!

mlinke #10 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:49

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Another one that knows nothing about the game

Gnomon #11 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:50

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View PostTommyBuns, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:23, said:

Hello Gnomon pleased to make your acquaintance! Welcome aboard WOT PC, and I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay.   -TB

 

P.S. - Has anyone ever told you how much you bear an uncanny resemblance to Sigourney Weaver in a bad wig?    ;)

 

P.S.S. - Russia currently has a promotional deal going with Burger King where they're giving out bonus codes with the purchase of a "Tank Burger", some of the prizes are 

 

-30 days Premium Time

 

-250 gold

 

- Various personal reserves

 

- Defender 252U

 

Any chance we'll be seeing any sort of similar promotions stateside?       Thanks! -TB

 

 

 Heya! Nice to make your acquaintance as well! And nope, they usually think my wigs are spot on! :teethhappy:

In regards to the promotions, honestly, I do not have any information that I can provide (currently). We're in the process of getting set-up here, and we will have some more information once we get sorted (this goes for the Tank Rewards questions I saw above, as well). We will be sure to update everyone when we have further info and can address your concerns. I am taking notes on all of your questions so I can be sure we will be able to answer them in the near future.  

 

Edit: Looks like Cabbage answered a few of those questions here, check them out: FAQ

 

View PostAltwar, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:28, said:

Howdy pardner and welcome! :deer:

 

 Thanks for the warm welcome! <3

 

View PostKenshin2kx, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:42, said:

Hi Hi ... Welcome aboard.  

 

... just curious (for no productive reason) ... but your cat 7 of 9 ... was 'she' neutered?  ... that look and what appears to be a notched ear?  

 

 

 

Hi, Kenshin2kx! She was already spayed when we picked her up at the shelter. I also asked the folks working there about her ear, and they said this is done to feral cats when they are spayed/neutered and released from the shelter. At some point in her life, she was feral. But she's a sweetheart and is great with people. 

 

View PostNutrientibusMeaGallus, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:45, said:

WG needs more dog people....

 

 

I actually have always been a dog person! Had them my entire life growing up. My Corgi passed away shortly before I left for California, and I thought I'd give a cat a go this time around. Cats and dogs are both just great.  

 

 

View PostAndrewSledge, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:47, said:

Welcome!

 

Thanks! Happy to be here :) 

 


Edited by Gnomon, Apr 10 2018 - 17:47.


heavymetal1967 #12 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:51

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What's some of your favorite music?
 

Taking a educated? guess on these tracks (at least title/subject wise).

 

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CapnNoahJoJo03 #13 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:57

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Pleased to make your acquaintance Gnomon! Any fan of Alien is a friend o’ mine! GL out there, we definitely won’t be focusing you.        (teehee)

P.S. Try out the KV-2 if you haven’t already. :) 

 



CapnNoahJoJo03 #14 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 20:58

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View Postheavymetal1967, on Apr 09 2018 - 20:51, said:

What's some of your favorite music?
 

Taking a educated? guess on these tracks (at least title/subject wise).

 

Spoiler

 

 

My personal favorite...

Gnomon #15 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 21:02

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View Postheavymetal1967, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:51, said:

What's some of your favorite music?
 

Taking a educated? guess on these tracks (at least title/subject wise).

 

Hmmmm. I love Sufjan Stevens, Midlake, The Strokes, Fleetfoxes, and maybe some Artic Monkeys. Unfortunately, my music taste isn't very cat-based :bajan: 
 

View PostCapnNoahJoJo03, on Apr 09 2018 - 13:57, said:

Pleased to make your acquaintance Gnomon! Any fan of Alien is a friend o’ mine! GL out there, we definitely won’t be focusing you.        (teehee)

P.S. Try out the KV-2 if you haven’t already. :) 

 

 

Likewise! Alien has to be one of my favorite movies, but we won't talk about the travesty that is Alien 3.

I've taken the KV-2 out a fair amount on my Console accounts, but not yet on the PC. I was watching Circon play in it the other day on his stream and it looked pretty fun. I will try out a few games with it tonight, in your honor! 

 



CapnNoahJoJo03 #16 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 21:32

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View PostGnomon, on Apr 09 2018 - 21:02, said:

 

Hmmmm. I love Sufjan Stevens, Midlake, The Strokes, Fleetfoxes, and maybe some Artic Monkeys. Unfortunately, my music taste isn't very cat-based :bajan: 
 

 

Likewise! Alien has to be one of my favorite movies, but we won't talk about the travesty that is Alien 3.

I've taken the KV-2 out a fair amount on my Console accounts, but not yet on the PC. I was watching Circon play in it the other day on his stream and it looked pretty fun. I will try out a few games with it tonight, in your honor! 

 

 

You won’t be sorry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unless you play it stock that is :trollface:



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Welcome Gnomon. Good luck in your new position and remember to always have fun !

riff_ #18 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 21:54

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You may want to check your in game messenger.  I PM you March 23.  Nothing you really need to see.  I know what the answer is.

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RickPatton #19 Posted Apr 09 2018 - 22:07

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Welcome.

Say hello to Ft,. Worth (When Tandy was something back then) and Houston (Compaq was the top seed in the PC market in the 80's/90's) when you get a chance to visit.



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View PostNutrientibusMeaGallus, on Apr 09 2018 - 14:45, said:

WG needs more dog people....

 

^..I agree...:D No offense, Gnomon

 

View PostGnomon, on Apr 09 2018 - 14:50, said:

Thanks! Happy to be here :) 

 

 

Glad to have you here. ~Cheers!

 





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