Thursday, 30 April 2015

30.04.2015 Q&A

Another end of the month complete, here it is:

- There is a bug in 9.7 that treats the "0 perk" of crews as "perk 1", which means any next perk; requires much more XP than it should to level up, this will be fixed in 9.8;
- Apparently there is also a nasty bug in 9.7: when you shoot in sniper mode, you see the blast and hear the shot but your shell doesn't appear, it never leaves the gun (as if you were shooting blanks). Storm will investigate (RG: That has been around since 9.6, extremely annoying);
- There are no plans to implement armored cars for now;
- Storm states that when he said he would change 30 percent of missions, he meant general missions (LT15 for example), not each separate mission for every vehicle (so LT15 counts as 4);
- The 59-Patton hybrid will ONLY appear on Chinese server;
- Havok is not in Storm's plans for 2014 (Storm states he plans only tanks now);
- What "individual discounts on premium" are will be disclosed during 0.9.8 test;
- Fix for the LT and arty queue issue will appear before 0.9.8.

And because today's Q&A was short, as usual (if I get the time to search) here is the funny/fail share, this time one of my own:

 Someone dear told me to go easy on the beer, I didn't drank for near 3 weeks but decided to play WOWS while having some, for "scientific naval gaming purposes". :)

Top of the tree: Bat.-Châtillon 25 t (May)

Hello warriors,

the next Top of the Tree (tier 10 discount) on EU server will be the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t.

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase
  • FCM 36
  • AMX 38
  • AMX 40
  • ELC AMX bis

30% discount on purchase
  • AMX 12 t
  • AMX 13 75
  • AMX 13 90
  • Lorraine 40 t
  • Bat.-Châtillon 25 t

+ 50% Crew XP bonus for all vehicles included in the special.

They also included a overview of the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t here:

IS-3 in HD

Check out this sexy beast:

Some changes to individual missions

Hello warriors,

in 9.8 - the infamous LT15 mission will be apparently made easier. The goal of 4000 damage remains but now your own damage will count towards it as well as your spotting damage.

The following missions will be changed:

LT - 3,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
HT - 4,5,7,10,13,14,15
MT - 2,3,8,9,10,12,13,14 (the infamous "set someone on fire" stays)
TD - 9,11,13,14
Arty - 1,3,4,5,7,9,11,13,14 (the mission to damage two enemies with one shot stays but is made easier)

Platoon missions can now be soloed, arty platoon missions that required scouting were changed to be soloable.

The complete list of changes in English. will be available from a testing client.

Description of the 9.8 mode

- Each battle takes 10 minutes;
- 15 vs 15 format;
- You can enter the battle only using event vehicles;
- After destroying a vehicle in battle, it can be revived unlimited number of times in the spawn are of your team, after which the players are given the option to select a different vehicle from their garage;
- There are flags located on the event maps, the players have to collect them by driving over them and then carry them in their base;
- The goal is to accumulate a certain number of victory points until the time runs out (150 points to be specific);
- Points are awarded for the following: enemy tank kill - 1 point, capturing a flag - 5 points;
- Battle ends either by one team getting enough points or by the time running out.

There are 6 flags on the map (neutral for both teams) that have to be captured and then carried to the release area. After that, a flag will respawn after some time. If the flag carrier is killed, the flag is dropped and someone else can pick it up. If it stays on the ground for a while, it will despawn and return to the starting position.

New mode in 9.8

Hello warriors,

a few details about the new mode in 9.8, the screenshots of which were posted yesterday. It's called "Domination" and it's a form of garage battles. To remind you: garage battles are battles where if you die, you can respawn in the game with a different vehicle from your garage. It should arrive in 0.9.9.

0.9.8 Supertest patchnotes

- New mode added for testing
- Changes to 36 individual mission condition (from re-balance to total change)
- For strongholds of tiers 5 to 7, added the option to fight on tier 8 tanks

Added tanks for supertesters: Kanonenjagdpanzer, Tiger I, IS-3 with autoloader, BT-7A, 121B, 59 Patton
Tanks reworked to HD: Wolverine, Type T-34, Leopard 1, Hummel, M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, M48A1 Patton, Type58, SU-85, Cromwell, T26E4 SuperPershing, T32, Pershing, IS-3, AMX 50 120

- All automatic guns can now shoot at 400 meter distance (up from 350)

Buffed following tanks: 

- А-20, BТ-7, КV-13, IS-8, IS-7.
- Durchbruchswagen 2, Pz.Kpfw. I, Pz.Sfl. IVc, Nashorn, Sturer Emil, VK 30.02 (d).
- Churchill Gun Carrier, Vickers Medium Mk. III, Vickers Medium Mk. II.
- M2 Medium Tank, T28 Prototype, T30.
- D1, B1, ARL V39, AMX 13 75.

Nerfed following tanks:

* Conqueror Gun Carriage, AT 7


- Komarin removed from random battles
- Fixed (changed) following maps: Sigfried Line, Karelia, Sand River, Airfield, Westfield, Murovanka
- North-West completely removed from the client
- Hidden Village will not appear on high tiers anymore
- Added a new map for testing
- Improved effects on following maps: Lakesville, Erlenberg, Sigfried Line

The rest:

- Fixed some crashes and freezes of the client
- Added individual discounts to premium account
- Reworked tooltips on loading screen
- Added warning about new modules being available to research or buy
- Added UI to the game displaying player's performance
- Fixed a large number of bugs in new team battle functions
- Fixed some bugs and issues in Stronghold interface
- Fixed "twitching" of the aim circle in artillery mode
- Fixed the destruction effects of some environmental objects
- Fixed some small UI issues

Stuck on training room temporary fix

Many been reporting to me that you are stuck on training room, the support team been answering to the players with this procedure:

  1. Click on "Delete Room"
  2. Click on "Depot" 
  3. Go back to "Garage". 

This can solve the problem while the specialists are working on a fix.
Hope it helps some of you.

Armored Warfare introduces T-14 Armata

Armored Warfare just  announced that it will be introducing the Russian T-14 "Armata" after the game releases, it will be a tier 9 or 10.

Look at her teasing us, showing just a bit of a track...but you know what they say about the shy ones!

You can read its main features here:

New World of Papoj


9.8 Details from Supertest

Hello warriors,

a few quick details from supertest:

- Wargaming added panels (bars) into the combat UI that show you your current battle performance right in the battle (damage done and such), they are being tested
- in 9.8, about 36 individual missions were rebalanced so far
- on Russian server, the special "premium" tanks (IS-2, ISU-122S, Cromwell Berlin and Rudy) were postponed for roughly a week, they will come out right before 9th of May
- contrary to previous reports, the new special tanks will not have limited MM (at least some). Standby for details.

New mode incoming

Hello warriors,

Wargaming NA published several screenshots on their Facebook page, apparently showcasing the new, upcoming mode. It appears to be some sort of new combined mode - the "cogwheel" symbol likely symbolizes the repair zones or something like that. What do you think?