Today I had the pleasure of speaking to JTS and Juha686, two brothers who play World of Tanks and they have created a World of Tanks fansite with a difference. They have created an IRC bot on the Quakenet IRC server (irc.Quakenet.org) which collects your post-battle information and produces some additional statistics and a highscore list which is ideal for bragging rights with friends...
Welcome to PlanetWoT.
ElcomeSoft: So to start us off, what was your inspiration behind PlanetWoT?
Well, first there was TankoBot which gathered WoT battlescores from IRC, and kept highscores for them for each vehicle separatel. Ihen you code it for yourself, why not give it for usage for everyone, since it basically requires only minimal amount of work to keep it open for everyone. Juha686 has anything to add...? t was all done by Juha686 at that point. And as the time passed, and it seemed that it required more and more work (coding) with Mirc (yes, it was coded as Mirc script back then) we decided to renew the whole thing a nd make highscores available to the internet. F rom there it seemed natural to expand it a little... All the other features PlanetWoT has are basically made for my own needs (wanted to upload screenshots, wanted to monitor my own statistics with graphs etc.). W
Juha686: No, nothing to add, that pretty much covers everything :)
ElcomeSoft: So TankoBot takes information gathered from WoT battlescores and gives us some statistics back on tank performance? What does this give that isn't already available in game at the moment?
ElcomeSoft: Excellent guys, thanks for your time today and I wish you every success with PlanetWoT. Are either of you available to get me started?