Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New World of Papoj

Very good World of Papoj this week, giggled at a couple of them:

26.05.2015 Q&A

 On EU server, patch 9.7 will be released tomorrow. You can read about it here.

- Storm confirms: Mäuschen will be the replacement for VK4502B, not Mammut
- Mäuschen replacement: "when it's done it's done"
- some vehicles that are present in WoT had canvas (or other fabric) over certain parts of them (notably the mantlet). Storm states that this is not in the game because the fabric texture doesn't display properly, this will be fixed in time
- in 0.9.8 a RU player reports an issue where he gets some weird text spam, claims he has no mods. Storm states that everything's alright on his end
- even with shadows turned off the one shadow under your tank cannot be disabled
- apparently if you leave a dynamic platoon during battle, platoon-based personal missions should still count

Tier 8 "Mammut" on supertest

Hello warriors,

the Mammut tank from yesterday has a new version on supertest today - a tier 8 one. Armor is the same (see linked post), characteristics are as such. The gun was switched from 150mm to 128mm apparently (either that or 150mm alpha was reduced for "balance reasons").

Characteristics (100 percent crew)

Tier: 8 HT
Hitpoints: 1750
Engine: 720 hp
Weight: 120 tons
Power-to-weight: 6 hp/t
Maximum speed: 20/15 km/h
Hull traverse: 18 deg/s
Turret traverse: 20,9 deg/s
Terrain resistance: 0,767/0,959/1,726
Viewrange: 370
Radio range: 740,4

Hull armor: 100/80/?
Turret armor: 120/120/?

Gun: 128mm KwK (?)
Damage: 490
Penetration: 210
ROF: 4,171
DPM: 2044
Reload: 14,384
Accuracy: 0,384
Aimtime: 2,68s
Depression: -8

9.8 problems on RU server

Hello warriors,

according to even Wargaming, 9.8 patch that came out today on RU turned out to be problematic. According to the post on Russian portal, the Stronghold mode is experiencing issues (specifically the planned battles in calendar are not displayed). Developers are working on a fix and the central server will be resetted.

Whether this will affect the deployment on EU and NA is not known.

IS-5 event coming

Hello warriors,

as confirmed earlier by the Russian developers, the IS-5 will be a CW tank. Now we also know when it will come:

Fluke (CW dev): "If all goes well, we will announce the event on 1st or 2nd of June"

MCM London Comic Con May 2015

Morning lovely warriors,

on the past week I've moved out together with my kittens. I'm now single (not ready to mingle) for the first time in over 5 years, excited for what the future holds and happy for what Ive been making my present. Been on the road having great adventures (maybe one day will tell them :P) and managing my new place to be able to work since then (a very close and trustworthy friend been keeping the blog afloat while I was away <3) but this past weekend decided to experience my first "nerd fest" at MCM London Comic Con together with the Mighty Jingles:

It was amazing! I love how friendly the cosplay community is, they don't care if you are short, tall, chubby or skinny, they are there for the costumes and even those who are clearly the type that would get bullied at school or work blossomed while role-playing their characters.

I will definitely be back but next time will be cosplaying, haven't yet chosen what so give me a hand in the comment section, this is what I have in mind for the moment:
  • Star Trek Original Series Officer with dress uniform (maybe as a Vulcan or Trill specie)
  • Battlestar Galactica Female Adama
  • The Legend of Zelda Midna Princess (Chibi/imp form)
  • G.I. Joe Baroness Cobra Commander
If you also have ideas of what I could cosplay besides these do share them as well!


Myths about "Mammut"

Hello warriors,

that didn't take long: Russian players started spreading rumors about the upcoming tier 9 "Mammut" tank. I will post this here just in case any make it to the EU/NA server.

The first news that emerged was that that Mammut will replace the VK4502B instead of Mäuschen. Nope, Mäuschen is still the replacement. The "Mammut" is an event tank (tier 9 CW/special event/whatever). What the purpose of the game will be we might learn soon as Aleksei "Inaki" Ilyin (one of the producers) stated Wargaming might release more info today.

Interestingly enough, according to Inaki its tier is not set yet completely - it's possible that this vehicle will be either tier 8 or tier 9. Unfortunately, it's also not a replacement for the (seriously unhistorical) VK4502A.

Some videomakers (Jove) started also spreading that this tank is completely fake, made by Wargaming. Nope, it existed, you can read about it here in Thor_Hammerschlag's article.

The Mammut is most likely a CW tank as it is too early to implement tanks for next round of individual missions but it could be something new entirely.