Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Storm answers on Stream

Hello warriors,

a special stream with Storm on Russian server just finished! Here are the answers from Storm:

- After the Domination event ends, the crews from the special tanks will stay and the XP will be transferred to tier 1 tanks of the respective nation
- In 0.9.9 Domination will get a credit income buff
- 0.9.9 will encourage platoon play
- Personal reserves mechanism will be further developed and polished. Credit-making personal reserves are still in discussion. Developers are planning to replace the weekend discounts with the personal reserve mechanism
- 0.9.9 will bring graphics engine update, some bug fixes and a Domination overhaul
- Currently the developers are working a lot on improving the graphics engine in order to bring more HD tanks and HD maps. 0.9.9 will bring engine optimizations (concerning GPU). The overhaul concerns shadows, fullscreen anti-aliasing, old render optimization, water render improvement and lighting system optimization
- HD client is currently in beta version
- XP bonus for "tanking" will be introduced after a complete damage system analysis. It will come but the work goes slower than the developers want.
- VK4502P B will be replaced by Mauschen in 0.9.9. Everyone who has it in the garage will get the Mauschen. Mauschen has inferior armor to the current VK4502P B. The VK will return as a tier 7-8 premium.
- The Mammut is in testing. According to Storm the name is not historically correct.
- AFK Panther will be replaced by Spähpanzer I.C. (SPIC) in 0.9.9
- Tier 9 and 10 light tanks will come only if there will be candidates for all the nations
- Maps bigger than 1000 x 1000 are possible
- Developers are now working on replacing the FV4202 with Action X Centurion. In the end WG managed to receive proper drawings. There will most likely be free FV4202 for current FV4202 owners (tied to a mission somehow).
- FV215b will be replaced by Chieftain
- In several days there will be a test of tier 8-10 tank penetration nerf
- Developers are working on new tank motion physics - the problem is that it overloads the servers. However, developers are now working on the conversion mechanism from the old vehicle parameters to the new one. Test will come soon.
- Japanese heavy branch will come soon. They are very specific and difficult to play, some of them are bigger than Maus.
- Multiturret mechanism will come at some point
- Japanese Tiger will come in 0.9.9, visually it's an early model Tiger
- PvE mode is being developed (no specifics)
- To ETA on the return of historical battles after the failure of the old ones

Common Test tomorrow

Hello warriors,

during his "Tank Wednesday" stream, Mikhail "Storm" Zhivets mentioned that there will be a special common test tomorrow. It will feature the penetration nerf, including gold ammunition.

17.06.2015 Stream (Ended)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Work is pretty much done for today, just waiting for the Q&A. (This rhymes, I'm feeling so poetic)

Will be having a relaxed stream but I may do Tank Requests.

As usual, 191 Tanks available, EU/NA accounts and pretty good music:

Master of Orion added to Steam

Hello Warriors,

the Master of Orion (comeback) game that Wargaming is publishing is now on Steam but still no launch date:

"Master of Orion, the award-winning and critically acclaimed strategy game, has returned. The iconic 4X strategy gameplay of Explore, Expand, Exploit and Exterminate that formed the blueprint for a whole generation has been resurrected and upgraded. Stunningly enhanced for a new line of players, Master of Orion inherits and redefines its core elements, providing a graphically beautiful and deeply rewarding experience.

Master of Orion is the birth of a new era of strategy gameplay featuring the latest multi-platform technology and graphical systems. Within the depths of vast and volatile worlds, will you take up the challenge and “Conquer the Stars”? "

I guess meanwhile we can watch this, Orion girls, close enough for me!

One of the few good things from the Star Trek "Enterprise".

Vehicles in HD

T-28 (F-30)

Type 62

Guide Park: The E 100

Hello Warriors,

there is a new Guide Park video, this time they talk about the E100 (or "Steve"):

At 7:20min, cant stop wondering if they chose on purpose the French tanks, to be the ones retreating/jumping out of the hill...

What do you think about this video?

New Tank Inspector

Hello Warriors,

Tank Inspector is now back with the 1.4.0 update:

Enjoy! :)


Author: DK

Hello tank fans and Armored Warfare players. Today, I am sharing the interesting and unique history of the NM-116, a Norwegian upgrade to the American M24 Chaffee light tank.

The M24 Chaffee was a highly successful light tank design, serving at the end of WW2 and through Korea. It was a versatile, nimble and reliable machine, but the US Army, with its new M41 Walker Bulldog, phased it out soon after. Exported to a few different nations, some ended up in the Norway, employed for reconnaissance and light anti-tank.

Armored Warfare with Sidestrafe

Hello Warriors,

check out the latest Armored Warfare video from SideStrafe, he answers some questions and has good points:

Last week had the pleasure to play AW with this lad on his live-stream and had lots of fun, definitely want to repeat.