Monday, 20 April 2015

20.04.2015 Stream (Ended)

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm on for another scheduled week, time now for some streaming. Today I'm not sure if will be doing Sub Platoon or Tank Requests, we will see depending how my warm-up battles go:

20.04.2015 Q&A

According to Storm, the post about the new skills/perks is a fake. On the other hand, I can confirm that the source is very reliable. It is of course easy to say something is not true when it is impossible to prove otherwise so in the end it is only a matter of who you trust.

- Storm confirms: no penetration nerf in 9.8;
- Regarding the new vehicle renders shown by Wargaming: "the models are the same, only the textures in the game are a bit worse"
- HD render models are made with 4K textures - Storm adds: "Do we seriously need such texture quality so we can look at muzzle brake of some tanks that up close?" He is referring to the following comparison:

In the game:


- Storm does not know when FCM 50t will be removed from the shop;
- Storm answers to players saying that the IS-5 is too good: "If this vehicle was a regular premium, I bet you'd be saying "fuuuuu, it's shit". The element of exclusivity is what makes it "something special";
- HD T34 is already being worked on, it will have no big changes in armor;
- Storm confirms that the client side of Bigworld will be improved to look more fitting for 2015;
- Storm states that there are far more vehicles that can safely rely on armor than the current Minimaus (VK4502B tier 9);
- Super Pershing will receive an armor buff, there will be no nerf to compensate this.

Armored Warfare: M1 Abrams, The Whispering Death Part 2

At Armored Warfare, part 2 of the M1 Abrams Article is now available, time for a good read:

IS-5 Overview

Hello warriors,

as was published earlier, the IS-5 heavy tank will be obtainable only via Clanwars. Let's have a look then at what 99 percent of players will be missing.

The IS-5 is a heavy tank with full (unlimited matchmaking). It is equipped with its historical 122mm D-25T gun. In order to make the gun viable on higher tiers, it was equipped with post-war subcaliber shells with fake penetration (in real life, this shell had somewhere around 350-400mm of penetration). It is fast, well armored and those who tested it on RU server report that on lower tiers it is almost overpowered.

Its final (confirmed by RU) characteristics are as such:

Hitpoints: 1550
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver, loader)
Weight: 49,75 tons
Maximum speed: 42 km/h
Engine: 700hp
Power-to-weight: 14,07 hp/t
Hull traverse: 26 deg/s
Turret traverse: 24 deg/s
Viewrange: 360 meters
Radiorange: 440 meters

Hull armor: 120/120/60
Turret armor: 201/129/90

Gun: 122mm D-25TA
ROF: 4,76 rounds per minute
Penetration: 221/270/61
Damage: 390/390/530
Accuracy: 0,46
Aimtime: 3,2s
Depression: -5/+15

Armor schematics:

Meanwhile in Russia...

The text on the "tank" says: "Crimea" and "Red Army". From the technical point of view, it's a BMP-1 suspension-based replica of a "Panzer III" tank for some movie.