Friday, 24 July 2015

24.07.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- It's possible that WoT for Xbox will have +/-1 MM, there is no info on such a plan for PC;
- Storm admits the armor of the Japanese Tiger is screwed;
- Storm has no influence on how WG marketing or support works;
- Currently WG is not even considering captured vehicles at all (like Russian Panther or German T-34);
- According to Storm, even the bugged Japanese Tiger mantlet does not allow HE shells to penetrate and hit for full damage, the 0 damage spaced armor still acts like spaced armor and the shells detonate on the surface;
- According to Storm the Japanese Tiger bugged mantlet is not a serious problem;
- There were rumors that Veider (chief balancer) left WG, it's just rumors;
- Apparently under certain circumstances a clean (non-modded) client does this:

- Not all WG vehicles make it to the full game, some are simply unbalanceable;
- Compared to some (rejected) vehicles, Japanese heavies are well balanced.

24.07.2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

Blog work is pretty much done for today, unsure if there will be a Q&A, will see if something comes up and then multitask jobs for you.

Anyways! Today will be streaming World of Tanks while wearing Jingles couture. :P

He knows how much I love my M3 Lee... hehe

Lets do this!

WoWS: Bad Advice

Hello Warriors,

World of Warships has a brand new video series called "Bad Advice" that will teach players both basic and advanced naval techniques at the sheer incompetence of a little captain:

This is adorable..Bad advice number one: Always use AP.  :)

Double Tank Rental for EU

Hello Warriors,

WoT EU has a double tank rental mission!

From Saturday 25 July, 07:10 until Tuesday 28 July, 07:00 CEST (UTC +2) we will be able to rent the AMX CDC or 8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger.

There is a catch although, or a couple of them... we not only must chose one tank to rent but it will have no crew and the rental of the tank and garage slot will last 3 days.

The missions to unlock the rentals are quite simple:

  • Make 15,000 XP in any number of battles;
  • Be in the top 10 players on your team by base experience earned.

New Ranzar Video

Hello Warriors,

Ranzar video is up, this week a little bit earlier than usual:


Evilly Q&A

Hello warriors,

Anton "Evilly" Pankov, WoT producer, answered some questions about World of Tanks

- There are no plans to make map pinging a platoon only option;
- The XP for tanking mechanism had a significant flaw in it, allowing heavily armored tanks like the E-100 to grind insane amounts of XP. Wargaming fixed it but it needs to be tested, it won't come anytime soon, there are no plans to introduce it in upcoming patches yet (there's no ETA);
- WG is internally testing the render range switch from square to circle, when it is ready it will be introduced to test server;
- The VK4502B switch is no longer sure, it's possible it will come in the future but for now the matter was shelved;
- Some Xbox and Blitz exclusive features could appear in PC version in the future;
- There is more space for experiments in the console mechanics (PC version is too rigid, the players are used to the current setup and take any changes or experiments poorly);
- Currently Wargaming is working hard on the Domination variants and Steel Hunt, not on fan modes;
- Players will be "very happy" on 5th WoT anniversary (meant for RU server specifically).

joking... he was talking only about RU server. :)

T82 HMC (tier 4 arty)

Hello warriors,

the T82 is another American TD that is being changed to artillery. Here's how it looks now.

Tier: 4 arty
Hitpoints: 160
Engine: 296 hp
Weight: 14,599 tons
Power-to-weight: 20,28 hp/t
Maximum speed: 64,4/12 km/h
Hull traverse: 32 deg/s
Turret traverse limit: 39 deg
Terrain resistance: 1,151/1,342/2,205
Viewrange: 300
Radio range: 750

Hull armor: 28,6/28,6/?

The Tank Museum arena aerial view

Hello warriors,

during Tankfest at The Tank Museum I've noticed there was a drone flying around the arena the entire time, finally was able to find its footage online, it belongs to "Elevation Imagery ltd.". There are a couple videos, they are short so will place multiple:

Tiger day 2015:

Challenger 1, look at that sexy thing, look at it!