Saturday, 23 May 2015

23.05.2015 Q&A

Hello warriors,

I hope you are having a nice Saturday. Everything that was new was posted in the earlier posts. So have a StuG III pulled from mud instead:

SCR 508 radio in operation

Thanks to CM_Kruger for publishing this

Hello warriors,

radios are often underrated elements of the game and few people pay attention to them from historical point of view. Have you ever wondered how such a radio actually looks in real life? Here's your chance to find out:

This is the SCR-508 American radio that can in World of Tanks be found on following vehicles: M5 Stuart, M7 Priest, M4 Sherman, M7, M10 Wolverine, T1 Heavy Tank, M24 Chaffee, M36 Jackson, M6, M4A3E8 Sherman, M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo, T21, T25 AT, T20, T25/2, T29, M26 Pershing, T28, T32, T28 Prototype, M46 Patton, T95, T30

As you can see, it's pretty common so whenever you see that module in the game, you'll now know what it looks like in real life.

Ranzar... reloaded?

Hello warriors,

here's the "new" Ranzar video from Friday... if you have this deja vu feeling that you've seen this before, you are right. It's a mashup of older videos that were already posted.

"Developer Hour" radio stream

Hello warriors,

here's a transcript from the "developer hour" with Aleksei "Ork" Plotnikov. The topic was "Clanwars 2.0"

- last event for CW 1.0 will have IS-5 as a reward, the amount of players rewarded will be higher than usual
- official detailed news about CW 2.0 should come on Monday
- if all goes well, the CW 2.0 test should be started on 28th of May
- CW 2.0 statistics will be stored separately from other stats
- after the CW 2.0 release, CW 1.0 will be closed
- the development of CW 2.0 started a year ago and took the wishes of players in account
- "artillery strike" and "air strike" consumables will appear in CW 2.0
- the profitability of various provinces depends heavily on various factors, it will start on 100g (tier 6 provinces), 200g (tier 8 provinces) up to 300-500g (tier 10 provinces)
- CW 2.0 will bring the option to upgrade provinces for "influence" - you invest the "influence" currency in order to make the province more profitable
- provinces will be possible to be invaded through "auctions" - the participants of auctions will not know each other's influence bids. The highest bidder will then fight with the province owner.
- it's still not decided which maps will be used for CW 2.0
- CW 2.0 will be a "strategy for clans, a browser game that will allow the clans to receive various benefits
- in CW 2.0 there will be a new type of rating (elo rating), each clan will have their own rating displayed in stats and based on that the quality of the clan will be judged
- instead of stacks of chips there will be divisions. It will be possible to upgrade the divisions.
- there will be an "air recon" consumable that will show you what forces does the opponent have in neighboring territory
- all the upgrades will be paid for with new currency: "influence"
- it will be possible to upgrade the profitability of a province by 10 degrees (in 10 steps)
- if the basic (initial) profitability of a province is 240g per day, it will be possible to upgrade it to 1700g per day. If the basic (initial) profitability is 1000g per day, it will be possible to upgrade it to 2700g per day
- when the CW 2.0 release is nearer, developers will tell us about the CW 2.0 reward tanks and other boons

Storm's extra Q&A

Hello warriors,

a bunch of info from Storm from various sources:

- for now, there are no plans to add "highest spotting damage" to the list of highest values ever achieved in your profile, it's because developers are working on "many bigger features and there's no time for little things"
- IS-6 has the same profit modifier as other tier 8 premiums (doesn't earn less money)
- there will be a lot more info on the Domination mode once the 0.9.8 patch is released
- "Domination" will have many more versions tested
-  IS-4 buff? "If IS-4 has bad stats, we'll buff it" (but current wot-news numbers do not prove it actually has problems despite its 48 percent RU winrate)
- official IS-4 winrate will not be disclosed
- Domination sucks and doesn't fit the model of the game? "How terrible"
- STA-2 will definitely not get limited MM but its stats will be reviewed
- Free for All mode would suck in WoT according to Storm, it was the current random mode format that brought the game its success
- Q: "Will there be new premium tanks that are comfortable to play?" A (Storm): "There will be new premium tanks. Of course they will be uncomfortable. After all, every released premium vehicle is shitty if you believe what they write on the forums." (Storm later adds that there will be new premiums but it's really hard to predict how will players react to them)
- developers have not figured out yet how to implement the HE shells so that they count towards blocked damage
- it is unknown when female crew voiceover comes ("this issue is brought up regularily and laid to rest immediately every time")
- this year there will definitely be more new physics testing
- when asked what's the sense of dynamic platoons since platoon effectivity lies in voice chat and dynamic platoon members are not on Teamspeak or anything, Storm counters that the default WG voicechat works for them
- the VK4502B will be replaced for Mäuschen "this year"
- Storm confirms that 9.8 release will come soon
- E-100 is doing fine statistically, there are no plans to buff it
- regarding the (old) engine/transmission split, Storm confirms that not all vehicles were reworked this way - only the hightier ones. The rest will be reworked when they come in HD

0.9.8 ETA

Hello warriors,

a bunch of quick info: according to, the patch 0.9.8 will come to RU server on 26.5.2015 with the Domination mode being enabled from 28.5.2015.