Monday, 6 July 2015

06.07.2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

Happy Monday everyone, I hope as jolly as mine!

Will be streaming World of Tanks for the next couple hours, I may go to test server if my login stops bugging (accounts conflict problem).

As usual, 188 Tanks  and EU/NA accounts:

Lets do this!

06.07.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- The HD M10 Panther doesn't have the star on the side of the turret it had in real life because that spot is reserved for player customization decals;
- SP.I.C. was actually brought to the developers by a player (from German community) directly along with all the data needed to implement it;
- The story basically is that there was no conspiracy against SPIC (when choosing the AFK Panther for tier 7 LT), the developers didn't simply know about it. In the connection to that, there is most of the times no point in proposing any vehicle changes or anything like that on the forums (especially not the non-RU one but in the end it doesn't matter) - developers won't ever see that unless they get a private message from someone about it. In the SPIC case, it went so that the data were transferred directly and privately from the player to the developers without anyone posting anything anywhere. This however is a rare case and not available to everyone (otherwise the developers would drown in bad proposals like they do on forums);
- Yuri Pasholok on how historical should the tanks in WoT be: "Let me put it this way... historicity should end as soon as it starts interfering with gameplay. Historicism in the game is how the tank looks and sounds. This is where you can put certain effort to a degree. Then again, putting too much effort into external appearance is also not not necessary. In most cases, the modelling is performed by people who don't care whether it's a tank or an elf girl in thongs. They have never seen a tank or they did see some broken ass one in some kind of basic military training or on a pedestal. Regardless, they don't know how it looks inside. Generally it's very contradictory. For me personally it should be a symbiosis of gameplay and historicity in which paper tanks fit well amongst the rest. If you have to nerf of buff armor within reason - why not."
- There is an ugly stone in Himmelsdorf that blocks players, it will be removed:

And the daily:

On Track: T110E5

Hello Warriors,

Many of you been emailing asking when the "On Track" would be back and I promised that would warn you, there is also some interesting missions:

From July 6, 04:20 PT (07:20 ET) to July 20, 04:20 PT (07:20 ET).

The next "On Track" (tier 10 discount) on NA server will be the T110E5:

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:

    •  T2 Medium
    •  M2 Medium
    •  M3 Lee
    •  M4 Sherman
    •  T1 Heavy

    30% discount on purchase:

      • M4A3E2
      • M6
      • T29
      • T32
      • M103
      • T110E5

      Now here comes the good bit, if you make 25.000 XP driving with any of the vehicles above you will earn:

      How to create 4 man platoon

      Hello warriors,

      I have a nice little bug for you. Obviously use it at your own risk. Apparently it's possible to create 4+ platoons in random battles.

      Here's how you do it.

      1) player A spams everybody on the team with dynamic platoon invites in battle
      2) players B and C accept, creating a full platoon
      3) players B and C do something stupid and kill themselves in battle. They quit the battle to hangar and quit the platoon
      3,5) WG platoon mechanism brainfarts, trying to cope with three statements:

      - platoon not empty
      - creator of the platoon has sent more requests
      - there were three people in the platoon

      4) As a result: all the invites spammed in point 1 become active. Go to point 2

      Repeat while you still have alive teammates. In result you will get something like this:

      In this particular battle, the Type 61 committed suicide and the author of the replay accepted the additional invite.

      Good job, Wargaming!

      WoT Server Statistics (First half of 2015)

      Hello Warriors,

      Edrard from wot-news was kind to provide me with the World of Tanks server statistics for the first half of 2015:





      Note: This are not official statistics, just pretty good estimates.