This weekend, there was a quite peculiar agitation at the site of Bastogne Barracks. The interpretation center of the Second World War had put the dishes in large to accommodate a group of some special visitors. « These fans World of Tanks videogame, » explained Didier Giorgetti, responsible communication. « This is the third time they come to visit but the first time with a large group. »
World of Tanks is an online video game that brings in multi-player gaming enthusiasts worldwide during tank battles. The day was organized by Wargaming Bastogne, creator of video games who must include World of Tanks.
« This game tries to keep a certain historical reality, » commented Alexander Arazaki, Community Manager for Francophone Wargaming. « There are more than 400 tanks in the game. Most have existed, others are projects that have failed in the marketplace. »
For the occasion, the leaders of Bastogne Barracks had released several tanks with which they offered demonstrations for the audience of enthusiasts. « Exit tanks, it’s a little unusual, » admitted Didier Giorgetti. « They were very happy and were very interested. They were happy to see the tanks rolling with whom they play on their screens. We were also pleasantly surprised by the interest they have for the museum portion of Bastogne Barracks . They have also shown great interest in our vehicle restoration center. »
The World of Tanks community represents millions of players worldwide. The Facebook page just for the French players, is over $ 1.7 million like.
« Our job is to manage the whole community, » continued the Parisian Alexander Arazaki. « We manage social networks, forums and we also organize events like this day in Bastogne. »