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Poll: Petition (30 members have cast votes)

Would you like WarGaming to keep the EXISTING WOT Launcher?

  1. Yes. Keep the existing Launcher. (22 votes [73.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.33%

  2. No. I want the new War Gaming Center. (8 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

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MajorLeeMinor #1 Posted May 17 2019 - 01:42

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Can we please keep the existing system?

 

I HATE having companies force another stupid system tray icon, more privacy data being spread to WG all the time (even when you're not playing), CPU cycles lost to a process that doesn't need to be there, bandwidth lost when you're not playing the game, even MORE ads in your face, etc.  The list goes on.

 

I also forgot the biggest problem with WGC... SECURITY OF YOUR WG ACCOUNT!!!!

 

The WGC sits in the tray, and KNOWS your account information.  When a game starts, the game asks the WGC for the credentials.  This means anything running on your PC could ask WGC for your game credentials as well.--- Then there goes your credit card balance.

 

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Edited by MajorLeeMinor, May 17 2019 - 01:46.


Zanarkand_C #2 Posted May 17 2019 - 01:56

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Options are always good for the masses but you can't stop progress lol

The_Illusive_Man #3 Posted May 17 2019 - 01:57

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Man, you really dont know anything about security..... An app cant just ask another app for login details. Your browser knows your login to all sites that you login to. Whats stopping the same thing from happening? Basic app security. 

 

The new launcher uses less resources than the old one.

The new launcher has the same amount of ads. They are just bigger, and fancier. 

You can stop it from running in the background. There is settings.

 

Basically, this post screams "PC noob".



MajorLeeMinor #4 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:02

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on May 16 2019 - 18:57, said:

Man, you really dont know anything about security..... An app cant just ask another app for login details. Your browser knows your login to all sites that you login to. Whats stopping the same thing from happening? Basic app security. 

 

The new launcher uses less resources than the old one.

The new launcher has the same amount of ads. They are just bigger, and fancier. 

You can stop it from running in the background. There is settings.

 

Basically, this post screams "PC noob".

 

All lies.

 

  • The new launcher uses MORE resources since it is running ALL THE TIME.  The current WOT Launcher only comes up when you ask it, and drops out of memory when you click "Play"
  • Web Browser security has NOTHING TO DO with the WGC.  Your web browser doesn't have inter-process communications with other apps like the WGC has.
  • You CAN'T stop it from running in the background.  If you kill the WGC after you launch your game, the game will not login because it can't ask the WGC for the credentials it needs if you kill it.
  • "BASIC" App Security?  No such thing unless the programmer puts it in there.  If I make an app with a TCP listener on it that allows other things to connect and query me, then ANYTHING can connect and query it.

Edited by MajorLeeMinor, May 17 2019 - 02:11.


excal704 #5 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:09

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when i try to download WGC i get a pop up from Nortons that says malicious download detected and then cancels download. any fix for this?

The_Illusive_Man #6 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:10

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View PostMajorLeeMinor, on May 16 2019 - 22:02, said:

 

All lies.

 

The new launcher uses MORE resources since it is running ALL THE TIME.  The current WOT Launcher only comes up when you ask it, and drops out of memory when you click "Play"

Web Browser security has NOTHING TO DO with the WGC.

You CAN'T stop it from running in the background.  If you kill the WGC after you launch your game, the game will not login because it can't ask the WGC for the credentials it needs if you kill it.

 

"BASIC" App Security?  No such thing unless the programmer puts it in there.  If I make an app with a TCP listener on it that allows other things to connect and query me, then ANYTHING can connect and query it.

 

Option to turn all of it off when you hit "X":

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Resources used:

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basically nothing. Less than discord, which uses very little.

 



The_Illusive_Man #7 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:11

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View Postexcal704, on May 16 2019 - 22:09, said:

when i try to download WGC i get a pop up from Nortons that says malicious download detected and then cancels download. any fix for this?

 

Yes, use a real A/V.... Nortan, and the other common A/V is just bloatware. Doesnt really do anything.

MajorLeeMinor #8 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:13

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on May 16 2019 - 19:10, said:

 

Option to turn all of it off when you hit "X":

Posted Image

 

Resources used:

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basically nothing. Less than discord, which uses very little.

 

 

Yeah.... When you close the game center, it goes away, and YOU CAN"T PLAY ANY GAMES.

 

The game center stays running WHEN YOU"RE PLAYING . IT HAS TO--- Why do you think when you launch via the WGC, you don't have to login to the game---it just shows your name.



Herschel_Krustofski #9 Posted May 17 2019 - 02:26

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You can petition all you want, WG is going to do what WG wants to  do. Not what the players want.

Isola_di_Fano #10 Posted May 17 2019 - 04:32

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Computers and me ...

 

I have the WoT launcher on the desktop and I don't play WoWS or the test server, will I need the WGC ? I think not if I understood what I read but if someone could confirm ...

 

Thanks !



The_Illusive_Man #11 Posted May 17 2019 - 04:57

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View PostIsola_di_Fano, on May 17 2019 - 00:32, said:

Computers and me ...

 

I have the WoT launcher on the desktop and I don't play WoWS or the test server, will I need the WGC ? I think not if I understood what I read but if someone could confirm ...

 

Thanks !

 

Not until WG forces it. Which might be soon.

FORREST_3 #12 Posted May 17 2019 - 05:12

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When does all this happen?

 

 



Isola_di_Fano #13 Posted May 17 2019 - 23:47

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on May 16 2019 - 22:57, said:

 

Not until WG forces it. Which might be soon.

 

Thanks for confirming.



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