Console Community: Interview with Rubbelito!
Get to know another Community Contributor in this in-depth interview!
Commanders! It’s a good day on the battlefield when you can trounce your enemies and proudly claim victory. But it’s a great day when you can guide, support, and entertain other players while enjoying your triumph.
Today’s interview features another one of our Community Contributors: Rubbelito. Rubbelito discovered the game in 2016 and joined the CC program a couple years later. Since then, he’s been building up the tanker community through his Twitter feed and YouTube channel, both of which are full of prime tanking content.
So which vehicles are you most likely to see Rubbelito driving in one of his videos? Which feature of his videos does he think is particularly helpful? And what connection does he have to Sweden’s military?!
Read on to find out all this and more!
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Johan. I’m 47 years old and I live in Malmö, Sweden.
Do you have any military or history experience?
I served 15 months in the Swedish army and obtained the rank of Fänrik (the equivalent to 2nd lieutenant).
What’s your console of choice?
Well, I only own two Xbox consoles, so hard to say anything else.
When did you start playing World of Tanks: Console?
February 2016. I had just bought the Xbox and was just browsing around the games in the store when I saw World of Tanks. Something with it felt appealing and so I downloaded it, fired it up and got hooked right away.
How long have you been part of the Community Contributors Program? Tell us about your experience with it.
RAIBot01 contacted me in December 2018 and asked me if I wanted to be a CC. I had never even thought about being a CC prior to that, and I believe I took a while to think about it, but no regrets saying yes ever since. I love being able to help and entertain players and the CC program gives me a great platform to do that.
What’s your favorite video on your channel?
Result-wise, it’s probably the combined Kolobanovs & Radley’s in the P43 bis. This was before I started doing “killcam” and commentary though, so it’s not really representative of what my videos look like today.
What has been one of the most interesting facts you’ve learned from your audience?
I love that my viewers always share their tips and tricks for maps and tanks that I can utilize or try out, and it’s impossible for me to point out anything in particular.
What would you like the community to know about you?
Most of my videos for the past year has something that has become known as a “killcam.” It’s a picture-in-picture view from my enemy’s perspective retrieved from the replay system and incorporated into the video. From what I can tell, it’s a widely appreciated feature and it gives an enhanced understanding of the gameplay in different situations.
Out of all the game events and game operations, which has been your ultimate favorite?
Being a bounty is probably the one that stands out the most. It was hilariously fun but at the same time exhausting because you knew every single one of the reds was after you specifically.
What’s the highest amount of damage you’ve dealt in one single battle? Can you share the story and tell us which tank you were using?
9343 damage in the T110E4 on Erlenberg. The game started with a one-shot ammo rack of an IS-7 for 2400 damage and it was all downhill from there.
What advice would you give to new tankers?
Get your gun into the fight but preserve your hitpoints. I know, it’s easier said than done, but that’s how you win games. Don’t engage in fights you can’t win. Fall back before it’s too late. Read the map!
What are your five favorite tanks in the game, and why?
- Aguila (HWK 30) – a Tier VIII Leopard disguised as a light tank. My go-to silver maker.
- Chisel – the ideal medium tank with great mobility and gun depression.
- Obj 705A – probably a bit surprising coming from me, but if you’re gonna play a heavy why not play a heavy whose armor actually works. It’s my favorite tank within the heavy playstyle.
- Sheridan/T-100 LT/Rheinmetall Panzerwagen – this trio of Tier X lights performs extremely similar for me, yet having quite different characteristics, and I simply can’t pick one out over the others.
- Rover-237 – I just can’t not mention this tank. It’s absolutely hilarious to play and a seal clubber’s disclaimer is in place.
Can you share a personal tank strategy?
If you’re thinking about doing something potentially stupid in a battle, it probably is. So don’t.
I tell you from experience. 🙂
What are your favorite World of Tanks snacks?
I never snack and tank.
What are your top five favorite maps, and why?
- Murovanka – a great map for all classes. Feels small enough for easy relocation yet provides great spotting and flanking opportunities.
- Redshire – just a great map for lights and mediums but I usually don’t have any issues in other classes either.
- Sand River – another open map for mobile tanks. Great spotting map.
- Westfield – as a light tank player, I don’t think I need to comment any further. 🙂
- Erlenberg – another great map for all classes and the spotting opportunities are really good.
What would you like to see added to World of Tanks in the future?
I’d love the ability to exclude certain maps from my personal map rotation. Other than that, I’m very curious to see what I could accomplish in the wheeled lights.
What do you do for fun outside of Tanks?
I usually try to do at least one trip through Europe every year with my Goldwing motorcycle. But this year, it’s looking pretty bad for obvious reasons, so it will mostly be shorter trips within the country.
Where can players find you?
Thanks so much for the interview, Rubbelito—enjoy those rides on your Goldwing!
We have more interviews coming with other players who make our battlefield the place to be. Keep an eye out!
Until next time… roll out, Commander!