World of Tanks takes a jab at Armored Warfare
I did a post not too long ago where I pointed out some fun potshots Armored Warfare has taken at World of Tanks. Namely when Armored Warfare:
- Introduced the much sought after Type 59
- Selected a 707m draw radius for their render range
- Made a ghost shell for Halloween
That’s not a tank!!!
Seems World of Tanks tried returning the favor with this animated gif:
The joke is obviously putting the massive E-100 (tier 10 tank in Worl of Tanks) vs the poor, tiny M113 (tier 1 AFV in Armored Warfare). I actually smiled when I saw it. However, I’m not sure it had the desired effect for Wargaming’s PR department.
A small PR backfire for Wargaming?
Some of the comments from Wargaming’s facebook page are also funny, including this one:
No one said that m113 is a tank. Furthermore, its armored warfare not ‘tank’ warfare.
Update: Looks like Armored Warfare joined in on the fun with a comment of their own:
That sums up the seemingly unjust comparison, but what is more interesting to me is Wargaming did this at all. It is one thing for the newcomer to poke fun at the establishment in a kind-hearted manner. But does Wargaming returning the favor legitimize Armored Warfare as true competition?
Maybe I read too much into that. I do know I personally enjoy companies that do this sort of banter back and forth in a tasteful manner. An example is this old Pepsi commercial:
Give us more!!!
So I implore both companies….keep the teasing alive!!! 😉