Monday, 30 March 2015

9.7 Delay Possible

Hello warriors,

it's possible that the 9.7 patch will be delayed. Wotleaks published an unconfirmed information that a serious bug was uncovered on the supertest that causes crashes of the game when the map is loading. Currently it's being discussed and fixed. It is for this reason that the 9.7 patch test was stopped recently.

30.03.2015 Stream (Ended)

I hope everyone is having a lovely week start, I will be streaming now for the next few hours, not sure yet what to do, very probably will be doing Tank Requests or Sub platoons depending how the matches go.

30.03.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- World of Tanks will not be reworked for another engine;
- The reason for the statement above is that even if it was theoretically possible (theoretically, it is according to Storm), players with very poor computers would suffer;
- HD IS-4 model was fixed, now it is accurate;
- It is possible (but not sure) that German Somua S35 premium tank might be removed from the sales with or after 0.9.7 (RG: Get it if you can, its a fun one);
- All the tank changes in patch are written in patchnotes, including the changes in hidden parameters (such as terrain resistance) - those changes however are always written in percentual difference ("increased by 2 percent" for example) not absolute values.

Top of the Tree: IS-4

Hello warriors,

the next Top of the Tree (tier 10 discount) on EU server will be the IS-4.

Other vehicles of the branch on discount and with income bonus include: KV-1, T-150, KV-3, KV-4 and ST-I

Today's micropatch content

Hello warriors,

as it turns out, today's micropatch does not contain only Stronghold fixes (as the patchnotes from RU server declared) but also the elements of the April 1st "fun mode".

This fun mode involves one special consumable, that will unleash under (yet unknown) circumstances some sort of artillery strike. The patch contained:

- new hit sound for this special consumable
- new award (was leaked previously)
- the consumable mechanism itself

The consumable is officially described as "calling a crushing artillery strike to a designated zone, available for tanks from tier 1 to tier 10".


Cost: from 50 to 220 gold (depending on tier)
Strike is active for 3 seconds
Loading time is 30 seconds
Blast radius: 10 (meters?)
Number of rounds: 3

Also, there are some firework rounds for artillery, their purpose is not known yet however

Normandy Tank Museum by Yuri Pasholok

Hello warriors,

Yuri Pasholok, who is currently in France, visited the Normandy Tank Museum near Carentan and made a whole bunch of interesting pictures inside.

As can be imagined, most of the museum is dedicated to the Americans, although there are British, German and French items as well. This is logical because the museum is located on a former American P-38 and P-47 airstrip in an American landing (parachute drop) sector. Many of the vehicles in the museum are in running condition and they are marked historically correctly, based on existing photographs to a high degree of authenticity. Even the bags and tools and other equipment are very authentic and the manequins are correctly dressed. Overall the exhibition is very good.

M3A1 Light Tank

9.7 ETA

Hello warriors,

Anton "Evilly" Pankov - WoT producer - confirmed in comments on Vkontakte WoT group that the patch 9.7 is coming only "after April 1st". Patches are usually released on Tuesday on RU server, which means the 9.7 will indeed likely come on 7.4.2015.

9.6 Micropatch Today

Hello warriors,

today, a new micropatch did hit the game. Its size was cca 19 Mb and despite its western designation ("first April patch"), its content is tied to the Stronghold mode - some undisclosed fixes or modifications of that mode were implemented.

Please note that this micropatch does interfere with some mods (not sure which, but issues with XVM were reported). If the game crashes or locks whenever you attempt to enter or exit a battle, please remove all mods and try turning them on one by one to find out which mods exactly are causing the trouble.