Wednesday, 8 April 2015

08.04.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- Female crew voiceover will not come in 9.8;
- Developers will not disclose how exactly is the second British TD branch (FV4005 and others) doing statistically;
- Right now it's not clear whether the marks of excellence are bugged or not, it will be investigated;
- One player is concerned that even if gold penetration is nerfed somewhat, gold shells will still effortlessly penetrate Maus, E-100 and others. Storm's answer: "you are overestimating the role and amount of gold shell use in battle";
- It's possible that the ingame Maus is smaller than in real life. It will be investigated;
- Storm confirms that future renders will be made with ingame textures, not the ultra-high quality textures used for renders now;
- Ultra-high quality texture pack won't be released, it would be useful only for a small number of people;
- Artillery will be reworked to HD as last;
- VK4502B with 80mm armor will not be made tier 6, it would be too overpowered;
- The way to obtain tier 7 VK4502B will be disclosed a bit later;
- Storm confirms: developers are investigating how to rebalance artillery but it's too early to say anything. One thing's for sure: it won't be the "less alpha more often by splash" approach because the fact you actually get damaged irritates the players even more than an occasional oneshot;
- WG is currently reviewing the platoon demand for individual missions (whether it's needed);
- Tank customization (additional armor plates and such) will come only in far future, it's completely possible these will fall off from the tank when Havok is implemented;
- "Many" Object 260 missions will be changed in 9.8;
- Apparently there are no plans to buff Leopard prototype;
- Developers are definitely not considering removing the standard artillery satellite mode and replacing it with "battle assistant" mode;
- T92 Light Tank will definitely not come in 2015;
- T32 will not get a penetration buff;
- For now, there are no plans to buff Challenger/Avenger by giving it a better gun.