Friday, 15 May 2015

M46 Patton HD changes


Hello warriors, this is how the M46 Patton changed in HD:

All in all, there aren't that many changes.

- the frontal plate is still 102mm thick but there is now a small part that is 140mm thick
- the model now has "ears" on the turret (127mm)
- the UFP now has a weakness (the machinegun shield is only 76mm thick)
- turret sides are thinner

M46 in HD on supertest

Hello warriors,

the US regular tank M46 made it to supertest in HD version:

Rheinmetall Skorpion on supertest

Hello warriors,

this is the upcoming tier 8 premium German TD, Rheinmetall Skorpion.


The development of the second generation self-propelled guns based on the Panther chassis was started by the company Rheinmetall in January 1943. The drawing of the 12,8cm Skorpion is dated 2.4.1943. The vehicle was never actually built.

Tier: 8 TD
Hitpoints: 1300
Engine: 650 hp
Weight: 38,23 tons
Power-to-weight: 17 hp/t
Maximum speed: 60/20 km/h
Hull traverse: 30 deg/s
Turret traverse: 18,8 deg/s
Terrain resistance: 1,151/1,438/2,877
Viewrange: 370
Radio range: 417,1

15.05.2015 Q&A

- Storm is now aware of the ghost shell issue in 0.9.7 (shells flying through tanks), developers are investigating this (other than that: "no comment")
- according to Storm, 9.8 test has more than enough global features (for example the Domination mode)
- Storm states that currently the Domination is an "event mode" (not a mode that's permanent)
- Storm confirms: if you complete a mission that gives you an XP bonus (for example 750 XP) on a vehicle that has accelerated training turned on, that mission XP will go to crew XP as well
- 0.9.8 has brought one small but important feature: automatic activation of the next individual missions. Russian players accused WG of stealing this mechanism from some mod that did the same thing, WG denies
- regarding the Super Pershing overbuffed mantlet in 0.9.7 - Storm: "For now everything is complicated. Final solution was not yet found."

HD/SD launcher on supertest

Hello warriors,

as announced before, Wargaming will be splitting the client into the HD and SD version. Current version of the client will be considered "HD", the "SD" version will be 6GB smaller and will have reduced texture quality. They are testing the launcher on the supertest, this is how it looks:

The text says: "Download only what is necessary! Based on the wishes of players, we have split the client into the Standard one and HD one. Standard one is for players who do not use maximum graphic settings, it takes less space and is faster. HD client is for players with maximum graphic settings. Your graphic quality setting: not maximum. We recommend using the standard client."

How Wargaming deals with teamkilling in WoWs

Hello warriors,

WoWs has an interesting system of teamkill punishment coming in patch 0.3.1: the more you teamdamage/teamkill, the higher your "teamkiller coefficient" is. From certain levels you will start receiving the same or more damage to your ship that you deal to your allies. This coefficient can be reduced by destroying enemy ships.

I wonder if this would work in World of Tanks...

Most played games in March

Hello warriors,

the server Raptr published a list of the most played games in March (the ladder is likely not based on any particular region but on the users of the Raptr service). The first places are not a surprise but Wargaming's World of Tanks is doing very well too (10th spot). The interesting element in this ladder is the rise of War Thunder that jumped 4 spots.

Domination in Test 2 - more maps

Hello warriors,

in 0.9.8 Test 2, the Domination mode moved to more maps. These seven maps are: Domination (the original map for the mode), Lost City, Karelia, Himmelsdorf, Cliff, Sand River and Mines. It is also possible to now use gold shells in the mode.

This is how the setup looks: