Friday, 26 June 2015

Tier 10 Japanese HT - Type 2605

A small preview :)

New Ranzar video

Tier 8 Japanese HT O-I 120 characteristics

Hello Warriors,

this is the upcoming tier 8 Japanese heavy tank, the O-I 120:


This 120 ton vehicle was further development stage of a superheavy tank with improved armor. The project was cancelled when the war ended. This vehicle was never built and never participated in combat.

Tier: 8 HT
Hitpoints: 1700
Engine: 1200 hp
Weight: 121,218 tonnes
Power-to-Weight: 9,9 hp/t
Max speed: 25/10 km/h
Hull traverse: 19 degrees per second
Turret traverse: 20,9 degrees per second
Terrain resistance: 1,055/1,151/1,918
Viewrange: 380 m
Radio range: 782,1 m

Hull: 200/105 mm
Turret: 200/200 mm

26.06.2015 Q&A

The main news of the day - the missing limited MM on tier 8 premium FCM 50T and the Super Pershing in the 9.9 test turned out to be an error of the test MM. No such changes are planned, it will be fixed.

- Storm is now working almost exclusively on new modes and balance, he has no time for other stuff
- El Halluf in 9.9 has some issue with water render, it was already fixed by the developers
- regarding garage UI, developers are for now planning only new filters
- Storm said he couldn't prove the necessity of multi-layer garage carousel and that's why there will only be filters for now
- Storm will investigate the option to remove the special Domination tanks from the garage now that there are so many
- the way the Mauschen was changed from VK4502B (the owners will receive a free 100 percent but 0 perk loader) was the only way how to solve the situation properly
- 4K textures will not come for now, based on WG statistics of SD and HD client use there is little need for them
- apparently the automatic teamkill ban is disabled on the test, this is a bug
- HD Type 59 will come in 9.10 (it was not delayed, it was always planned like that - the HD model is still not ready, missing some details)
-  Type 59 HD armor will not change
- render multi-threading was not added in 0.9.9
- your selected personal mission has no influence on matchmaking (you won't get "right" or "wrong" maps for your type of mission intentionally)
- Storm states he did not make any promises about players being able to test the Japanese Tiger in 9.9 (it will go straight to shop without players being able to test it)
- M46 turret in HD has a but, the "smile" under it (the frontal part) will be removed and the turret will be set a bit lower
- T32 armor got corrected in 9.9

O-I 120 - Japanese tier 8 heavy

Hello warriors,

here's the first look at regular tier 8 Japanese heavy tank, O-I 120.

Pearl River overhaul in 9.10

Hello warriors,

in 9.10, Pearl River is getting an overhaul:

- Heavy tanks will now spawn in zones 1 in order to make them start faster
- Area 2 was changed in favor of the upper team (more defensive positions)
- Area 3: added a new alternative access to base through the mountains
- Area 4: players can now enter the "balcony"
- Area 5 was completely reworked
- Areas 6 (artillery positions) were changed for both teams
- Area 7 - the mountain was made flatter in order to give both teams the same times to reach the center

9.9 Test Fix

Hello warriors,

just a quick announcement - some players reported last night that the 9.9 test was not functional for them (not starting properly). Try deleting the following files (make backup!), should help:


Storm answers on Beta Tester forums

Hello warriors,

as you probably already know, Storm is answering stuff from time to time in the closed section of Russian forums. Here's what he said about the test 9.9:

- the optimization in 9.9 is nice, go check it out: 10 to 30 percent performance increase on various configurations
- the FV215b HD model is apparently fake, it's a photoshop of the HD Conqueror picture (confirmed it with WG, it's a fake indeed)
- the HD E50, E50M and E75 HD models are delayed. The reason for this is that they are being outsourced to various companies and these outsourcers work with different speeds so all the release plans for specific vehicles got busted. The introduction of vehicles is now practically random, based simply on what HD models arrive first

9.9 FCM 50T nerf

Hello warriors,

it seems that in 9.9 the popular French premium vehicle FCM 50T lost its premium matchmaking and can now meet tier 10 vehicles. This is confirmed:

9.9 Test Server Active

Good evening Warriors.

before heading to bed for tomorrow first big day just want to warn that the 9.9 test server is now active and ready for download.

This are the changes for this patch:


- Made the following replacements of existing vehicles:

* Spähpanzer SP I.C. replaced the Aufklärungspanzer Panther, German Tier VII light tank.
* Mäuschen replaced the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B, German Tier IX heavy tank.

- Reworked 14 vehicles in HD quality: Type 62, AMX 50 100, FCM 50 t, Churchill VII, Caernarvon, Conqueror, Panther/M10, VK 36.01 (H), M6A2E1, T23E3, M46 Patton, T110E3, T110E4, Т-62А
- Significantly increased the front armour protection of the M6A2E1 upon reworking the vehicle in HD quality.
- Fixed the issue with the damage models of 18 vehicles that made the front of the vehicles vulnerable to penetration by guns with low penetration power.
- Improved some characteristics of the following Premium vehicles: STA-2, Type 62, and the T-44-122—the Supertest reward tank.
- Fixed several issues with the models of the M26 Pershing and T-34-85 Rudy.

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