My name is adikus, or Andrej in RL. I am a student from Slovakia, currently studying at University of Glasgow. I started this project two years ago as a simple tool made just for my clan. Then an idea came to me to make it public. Ever since then it was improving and number of people visiting was growing until it became what it is today: over 5000 clans being tracked and over 3000 visits a day.
As most of you already know, this tool is mainly for displaying the clans’ power in terms of number of top tier tanks. This can be important because of how the tank freezing works. However another important factor is the skill of the clan, since if the clan wins, less tanks will be frozen (and for shorter time), but it is (almost) impossible to make a formula for this. But I have something in my mind and I will write about it later on. But for now let’s look into some features (some are new):
- Track member changes of clans which are in database(NEW): this means that once clan is in database, it is being checked regularly for changes in list of clan members. As you can see in side panel on main page, server can check all over 5000 clan in less then hour. In fact it can do it in ~15 minutes. This means that if there aren’t any bugs, all changes are saved in database with ~15 min. accuracy.
- Show listing of tanks and stats of clans’ players: this feature was the first one implemented and it has been changed only slightly since then. First when you visit clan’s site, script looks in the database and if the data is no more then 12 hours old it fetches it. Otherwise it has to load it from worldoftanks’ servers.
- Show listing of tanks and stats of individual player(NEW): the player doesn’t even have to be a member of a clan. Also on-site search function has been expand to search also for players. Here you can see a score calculated for individual tanks, and lots of stats. Also clan history is also there, but bear in mind that these are tracked only for clans which are in database, as said above.
- Vehicle and player(NEW) statistics: Although you might be familiar with the vehicle statistics where you can see which tanks are popular amongst players what are their average winrates. What is new is that I added some charts about players too. Since I have around 250k players in database I could create some interesting visualisations of their data. Now you can see how normal distribution looks like in practise!
NOTE to SEA-server players: so far I haven’t been able to figure out why I can’t load data for your server group. But I noticed that other stat-tracking tools don’t have problems with that so I will have to ask their authors.
Next time I will write something about future plans (along with the idea about clan rating I’ve written above) or maybe even something about how the server works (if you would like me to), so make sure to check it out then.
GL&HF on the battlefields!