Porkins_Jr, on 20 June 2016 - 06:48 PM, said:
Magus exemplifies that "Community Ace" title. Whatever happened to the others, anyway? I see one or two around but there must have been more?
Thanks, Porkins. What I do now isn't what I was selected for, however. I will tell you a tale.
In the days before live release our Community Manager was Hathore, a WGNA employee who cared very much about this game and this community. In order to better serve the community and grow it she founded the Community Ace program, which was similar to Tanks' Council of Armor but more like the Club Wargaming experiment. Each of us was chosen because we stood out in the community, either for content we produced, insight provided during testing, or raw historical knowledge. I won't tell you the rest of the CA story that explains why only three or four out of our original membership of nearly 100 are still seen around here. It is a sad tale of woe, office politics and manipulation and straight-up jack booted thug mentality.
I was not a video producer in those days; I was made a CA based on two things: my eccentric and voluminous historical knowledge on the subject material, and my biting dry sarcastic wit. That's it. I only began to make videos for Warplanes when I got tired of waiting for us to get our own "Jingles". Now, don't mistake this as me comparing the quality of my work to his and saying they're on the same level. I have less than 200 subscribers on my YT channel and average about 1k views *per month*. I have a very niche audience, and I'm very aware of that and content with my lot. I have fun doing what I do and if any of my vids help out a handful of players, then "Mission Accomplished!".