Monday, 20 July 2015

20.07.2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

work with blog is pretty much done for today so will be streaming World of Tanks for the next couple hours. I haven't decided yet what to do, guess I will do whatever floats my goat (Platoon or tank Request or just random solo battles, we will see).

As usual, 192 Tanks EU/NA/RU:

Get to da choppa!

20.07.2015 Q&A

Well, it turns out that the FTA Q&A (published earlier) is partially fake:

- Storm confirms: the Dx11 support soon (within two patches) claim (from FTA) was a fake (a lie);
- When you switch between tanks, there's apparently a slight "twitching" in some cases (TXAA enabled), this is caused by the TXAA;
- Storm admits that after 9.9 some vehicles (Soviet and Chinese) have different visual models from collision models (the bottom part), this is intentional.

Yuri Pasholok on the "FTA Q&A"

- Regarding ASU-85: "Yea yea, definitely. We really are holding ASU-85 in reserve but I don't remember it being discussed as a premium. Where is this from?"
- Regarding the "uncertain" switch of WT E-100: "The vehicle is already clearly specified. Of course, there are people at WG who don't like it but no alternatives were discussed."
- Regarding the "surprise" for tier 5 anniversary (likely BT-7A): "Yep, it's a nice vehicle, it has its specifics but many will like it."

And the daily, from Daigensui, the ultimate selfie stick:

PZ II J Being sold on SEA

Hello Warriors,

Thank you everyone that emailed me this.

You think WG would have learned from the mistake of selling the biggest P2W tank in-game?

Nope, Chuck Testa! The PZ II J is now being sold for 149.99USD on the SEA server and while EU had it on sale for 24h, SEA will have it on sale for nearly 2 weeks.

And like Ive said a couple months ago... There is a problem. The Panzer II Ausf.J is the single most overpowered tank in the game. It also has the highest WR from all servers but the biggest issue in my opinion is that is a low tier! This thing is a sealclubber wet panties dream! Now, I know the anti-seal clubber system was implemented but is not clear on whether it works.

I fetched and compiled for you the WR stats from the PZ II J, from each server (based on all players, vehicle amount and time parameters):

Highest WR on every single server...From WOT-News

This is a tank I love to hate, its so overpowered that it gives absolutely no challenge or effort.
As a example, and I've shared this before but will again, this was my first and LAST 3 PZ II J platoon (we did it to prove a point). Result? 14 kills:

9.9 Common Bug fixes

Hello Warriors,

in the EU forums, Ectar, one of the EN CC Managers posted some steps you can take to fix some of the 9.9 bugs:

The game resolution appears to be blurry.
Please go to your Settings menu, and then Graphics.  Try disabling the feature "Dynamic Adjustment".  We're aware of this issue affecting some players and investigate any further causes.

There is no transition from the Spähpanzer 1.C to the Indien Panzer.  The stats from the Aufklärungspanzer Panther remain seperate and don't count as Spähpanzer 1.C battles
We're double checking the first issue, it appears to be intended there is no longer a link between these vehicles.  - The stats also appears to be kept separate so your AFK Panther stats will be kept separate.

My game crashes on "Updating Hangar"
It's a high probability you have removed the awesomium folder. You can resolve this issue via the following steps:
I use a Mac and my game crashes a lot since 9.9
We're sorry you experienced this issue, a fix has already been deployed for this and the Mac version of the game should now run correctly. If you still experience issues please reinstall the game

For Windows users most crashes are related to the missing awesomium folder as previously described or outdated mods (especially when trying to join Domination matches).  Please use the following guide to help resolve your issue:
  • Download the file:
  •     Open the game folder, then open the “res” folder. Extract the content of the archive in the res folder.
  • Download the file:
  • Put it in the game folder.
  • Run wot_mods.bat.
  • If needed, create an empty folder in res_mods named “9.9” (without quotes).
  • Then try to enter the game.
If that doesn't help, please contact our support team and provide us with a WGCheck report file, in order to do so please check our article here:

Crashes when entering hangar before joining any battle.
Most cases this is related to the awesomium folder which is required for the in-game browser.  - Please reinstall the game and make sure not to remove this folder.

On Track: Foch 155

Hello Warriors,

from July 20, 04:20 PT (07:20 ET) to August 3, 04:20 PT (07:20 ET) the next "On Track" (tier 10 discount) on NA server will be the Foch 155:

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:
  •     Renault FT AC
  •     Renault UE 57
  •     Somua SAu 40
  •     S35 CA

30% discount on purchase:
  •     ARL V39
  •     AMX AC mle. 46
  •     AMX AC mle. 48
  •     AMX 50 Foch
  •     AMX 50 Foch 155

Now here comes the good bit, if you make 25.000 XP driving with any of the vehicles above you will earn:
  • x2 Small First Aid Kit
  • x2 Large First Aid Kit
  • x2 Small Repair Kit
  • x2 Large Repair Kit
  • x2 Manual Fire Extinguisher
  • x2 Automatic Fire Extinguisher

If you complete it 4 times you get:
  • Improved Ventilation Class 3

If you complete it 8 times you get:
  • Enhanced Gun Laying Drive.

And if you manage to do it 10 times the final prize is:
  • SU-100Y + Garage Slot

Note: If you already own the SU-100Y you will be receiving its equivalent in gold. 

The Military Technical Museum Lešany Photos

Hello Warriors,

things today are pretty quiet so decided to finally share some of the photos I took at The Military Technical Museum Lešany during my visit to Czech Republic. And yes, "some"... apparently I cant stop pressing the camera trigger when around this type of places.

There is a little bit of everything on my album. I even particularly took photos of a "Gama Goat" for the North American readers, heard they really... really love that thing. *Evil Smirk*

Photos of my visit to Lešany museum in Czech Republic. Recomending a visit:
Posted by Rita Gamer on Segunda-feira, 20 de Julho de 2015

Hope you enjoy!