Tuesday, 1 September 2015

01.09.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- Some player was complaining that his head hurts from playing WoT: according to Storm, image quality and FPS do not influence that;
- Storm is not aware whether World of Tanks currently has linear penetration and damage distribution or not (something like that was discussed in 8.6 or so);
- Storm is seriously annoyed by the massive amount of whine (including obscenities) due to the changes in the marathon vehicle compensation (credits instead of gold);
- Storm has no power over such decisions as the marathon compensation;
- Patchnotes of 0.9.10 will be updated to include the Province removal;
- Storm on Province: "To say it straight: the map is shit";
- There is a bug in the tank carousel in 9.10 (the carousel is forgetting previous settings or something like that), this bug was not fixed from test because it had low priority;
- Around a hundred bugs were fixed based on 9.10 testing;
- WG is actively fighting bots;
- The Russian community managers are still kinda confused and in recent stream announced Chieftain Mk.5 - in fact it's Mk.6, they also announced a Polish branch (they meant Czechs);
- The upcoming maps are Studyanki (the Polish map) and Škoda Plant in Pilsen;
- Although the fun modes are not the mainstay of WoT, there will be more added in time and some new Flash-based games too;
- The amount of shells left in your rack does NOT influence the chance of ammo rack explosion;
- It was not a mistake to implement tier 10 medium tanks and TDs;
- Developers are considering rebalancing all classes in the game to include special bonuses and abilities for each class like they have in Armored Warfare.

And to end, the type of things you encounter when browsing the RU WoT community:

They need...

9.10 Hangars (Screenies, Videos and Download)

Hello Warriors,

there are some new 9.10 hangar screenshots, videos and download links for you:

Russian based Hangar

Sherman Revalorisé HD

Hello Warriors,

some more HD screenies this time from the Sherman Revalorisé:

Skoda T 40 HD Renders

Hello Warriors,

some screenies of the Czech Skoda T 40 for you:

SilentStalker, who is currently sittting next to me says he likes the screenshots but the tank color is too bright. :)

On Track: MAUS

Hello Warriors,

WG NA just posted all the details of this MAUS "On Track":

-From Tuesday, September 1 - 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET until Monday, September 14 - 04:20 PT / 07:20 E.

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:
  • Pz. 35 (t)
  • Pz. 38 (t)
  • Pz. 38 nA
  • Pz. IV H

30% discount on purchase:
  • VK 30.01 P
  • Tiger (P)
  • VK 45.02 A
  • VK 45.02 B
  • Maus

Other Discounts

Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:
    •     VK 45.02 A
    •     VK 45.02 B
    •     Maus
    And earn:
    • 2x Crew XP

    Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:
      •     Pz. 35 (t)
      •     Pz. 38 (t)
      •     Pz. 38 nA
      •     Pz. IV H
      •     VK 30.01 P  
      •     Tiger (P)
       And earn:
      • +25% XP


      -If you make 25.000 XP driving with any of the vehicles above you will earn:
      • 2x Small First Aid Kit
      • 2x Large First Aid Kit
      • 2x Small Repair Kit
      • 2x Large Repair Kit
      • 2x Manual Fire Extinguisher
      • 2x Automatic Fire Extinguisher
       (Maximum 10 times)

      -If you complete it 4 times you get:
      • 1x Large-Caliber Gun Rammer

       -If you complete it 8 times you get:
      • 1x Improved Ventilation Class 3

      -And if you manage to do it 10 times the final prize is:
      • T-25 + 50% Crew
      • + Garage slot 

      Note: If vehicle already owned, player receives Credit value as compensation

       Have fun!

      September Wallpapers

      Hello Warriors,

      this are the September Wallpapers from AW and WoT:

      Armored Warfare
      1920 x 1080
      Other Resolutions: http://aw.my.com/us/news/general/armored-warfare-september-calendar

      World of Tanks

      1920 x 1080
      Other Resolutions: http://worldoftanks.ru/ru/news/pc-browser/1/wallpaper_september_2015/

      Armored Warfare: 0.8 PVE Update

      Hello Warriors,

      Armored Warfare has shared the PVE Updates for the 0.8 Patch:

      PvE Map Interface


      Earlier, players were only able to select the PvE mode difficulty without deciding which mission they actually want to play. With the new map interface, players can now select the mission and difficulty they want to participate in by clicking on the icon of the mission on the map and then on the grey “START CONTRACT” button (with the difficulty level described in its name). On the lower part of the screen, players can see the name and description of the mission and the reward they will obtain for completing it. Please note that not all mission difficulties are available for all vehicles – for example, you cannot enter hard difficulty missions in low tier vehicles.

      Tutorial Mission

      Players can now start a special one-man tutorial mission: “Operation Royalty” – in this scenario, the player, a part of the “Black Company”, must liberate a refinery from the Cartel forces and rescue the ISD infantry hiding in a bunker south of the main combat area using a Leopard main battle tank. This mission is specifically designed to teach players the basics of vehicle movement, aiming, shooting and taking cover. In the future, more detailed sub-tutorials are planned for vehicle specific actions such as scouting and artillery fire.



      In Update 0.8, Miniboss enemy tanks can now spawn instead of the regular enemy AI vehicles. The higher the mission difficulty setting, the higher the chance of a Miniboss spawn. Minibosses can be easily recognized – they have a yellow icon instead of the usual red and they also have specific names. They are considerably tougher and harder to beat than regular AI vehicles and players are advised to exercise extreme caution when engaging them – one on one, a miniboss AI vehicle can easily destroy most player vehicles.

      Insane Difficulty Level

      This difficulty level is available only for tier 8 vehicles and is suitable for very experienced players, who are seeking an additional challenge. The enemies on this level are extremely difficult as the battles were designed to be completed in platoons. Randomly assembled players are unlikely to succeed on this difficulty.

      Guess will have to slave some friends to play PVE with me in platoon next time I stream. :P

      Small Update- Premium Tanks

      Hello Warriors,

      small update, the Sherman M4A1 Revalorise and the T-28 (F-30) will be sold as regular premiums.


      Sherman M4A1 Revalorise: 7200 Gold

      T-28 (F-30): 1200 Gold

      59-Patton For Sale

      Hello Warriors,

      Remember that tank I showed some time ago that you loved so much?


      Well, your beloved 59-Patton is for sale on the NA server!

      From  September 1 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET until Tuesday, September 8 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET you will be able to get your hands on it for $54.99 and the bundle also includes:
      • 1 Garage Slot
      • 2,800 Gold
      • 30 Days Premium Account

      But lets take a look at the description given on the portal:

      "The newspapers briefly speculated that an unknown archaeological organization had discovered what appeared to be an ancient weapon of war. Blurry photographs of what looked to be a chassis/weapon-mount hybrid with two very different design philosophies were tucked neatly into obscure sections of all associated publications. These photos were an obvious call to those from the hunter world and would have never reached the public in such a manner unless it was of vital importance." 

      Made up blabber... specially the photographs part! Take a look at an article I published in mid March about whether the 59-Patton is a fake: http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.cz/2015/03/type-59patton-hybrid-fake-or-real.html

      WZ-111 Marathon

      Hello Warriors,

      After nearly 10 months WoT EU has brought the WZ-111 Marathon mission again.

      - From 1 September at 07:10 until 1 October at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2).

      Main Mission

      WZ-111 Challenge
      •  Collect all 7 mission tokens: USSR Germany USA France UK China Japan
      • Once per account
      •     WZ-111 Chinese Tier VIII Premium heavy tank
      •     1 x Garage Slot

      If you already have the tank in your garage and complete the mission, you will be credited with compensation of 4,900,000.

      Sub-Missions (For every mission token)

      •     Deal a total of 135,000 points of damage over any number of battles
      •     Destroy a total of 135 enemy vehicles over any number of battles
      •     Random Battles only
      •     Tier VI and above
      •     Once per account
      • 1 day Premium Account
      • Mission token (of each respective country)

       Is it worth?

      9.10 Trailer and Review

      Hello Warriors,

      here is the WoT 9.10s Trailer and Review video (English Subtitles available):