Monday, 31 August 2015

31.08.2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

Blog work is pretty much for today so will be streaming for the next couple hours from Czech Republic:

As usual. 193 Tanks, and EU only for tonight.

Steady as the slivovice goes!

31.08.2015 Q&A

- Japanese heavies being penetrated frontally by T49 gold ammo a problem? A: "What are you smoking!"
- Q: "Why smoking?" A: "Because you are considering a problem for a heavy to be penetrated by a gold ammo a problem. I never played the T49 but its gold shell is penetrating the E-100 and IS-7 front just as well"
- Japanese HT stats won't change anymore until the 9.10 is released
- Storm confirms: "Province" was officially removed, forever
- Storm did not participate in the decision to remove Province
- Q: "Why did you remove Malinovka and Karelia from lowest tiers? They were ideal for lower tiers." A: "More like ideal for pedobearing"
- the maps that were removed including Province were removed based on their statistics
- Storm states that when it comes to pedobearing, many, MANY new players left the game because they were trashed by pedobears. Storm identifies this entry threshold as a major issue of World of Tanks.
- current World of Tanks doesn't have less new players than it had years several years ago
- WoT is using more than one core already
- WoT supporting Dx12 in the future? "No promises"
- WoT Tweaker officially in the game? "We discussed it and decided it's not needed. All the major effects can be disabled as it is and the remaining that can't are influencing the performancy only a little bit (we made series of tests on really bad computers"
- Foch 155 won't be rebalanced (nerfed) for now
- E-75 in HD? "Not in next 2 patches"
- Storm admits he made a mistake in one of the comments - he forgot WG implemented the pedobear/newbie MM separation
- Q: "I was chatbanned for calling one imbecile and imbecile!" A: "Are you a doctor (so you can state diagnosis)? Where are you from?"
- Q: "Riga, why?" A: "So I know where to be extra careful. If I ever break a leg there, you'll start swearing at me and slap me as a bonus"
- Q: "Storm, what can you say about the fact that the vehicles won in marathons are now compensated in crdits and not gold." A: "No comment. Discussion blocked." There is a LOT of whining on this topic. From further discussion, it is clear that Storm is not happy with the change: "I today relayed your opinion - and mine - to those who are responsible for it. Let's see what they do with that."
- the E-25 marathon compensation will be in credits + slot (slot is new)

PS: KV-1 in HD

WoT Account Theft Makes it To Country-wide News


Hello warriors,

the theft of World of Tanks account, while annoying, can hardly be considered a serious crime. This time however, it made it to the front page of the probably most visited Czech news portal,

According to the news piece, a thief stole a password to a World of Tanks account of a 26 year old man and the police started investigating the crime as the owner of the account reported the case, claiming damage of around 7000 CZK (cca 250 EUR), his estimated worth of the account.

The case importance can be interpreted in many ways but the most likely one is the fact the journalists have nothing to write about these days.

David Fletcher MBE Tank Chats: Whippet - Medium A

Hello Warriors,

The Tank Museum was able to place  my favorite grandpa Tank story teller, David Fletcher MBE between a tank and a camera, this time he talks about the Whippet - Medium A:

There is also some progress, this video is longer than the others! 5 minutes only but its something... :P

Top of the Tree: Object 268

Hello warriors,

From 01 September, 07:10 until 15 September, 07:00 CEST (UTC+2), the next Top of the Tree (tier 10 discount) on EU server will be the Object 268.

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:
  • AT-1
  • SU-76
  • SU-85B
  • SU-85

30% discount on purchase:
  • SU-100
  • SU-152
  • ISU-152
  • Object 704
  • Object 268

+ 50% Crew XP bonus for all vehicles included in the special.

They also included a Object 268 In-Game Performance if you feel interested:

Next on Track: Maus

Hello Warriors,

From September 1, 2015 until September 14, 2015 the next "On Track" for the NA server will be the MAUS according to RigorMortis_ :

T-25 will be the Premium tank reward, its a decent tank if you dont have it but for those who already do I feel sorry for the "No more Gold compensation" changes. The reactions I gathered from you, the event should be called "Off Track" from now on.  *Smirk*

Note: Will be posting the discounts once they appear.

2015 Beijing Military Parade 70th Anniversary Air Display

Hello Warriors,

Check out this video from "Chickentikka" (he is also a lad who writes articles for RSR). He was in China for a couple weeks and assisted to the 2015 Beijing Military Parade 70th Anniversary Air Display.

He said: " I made a mistake its not the H-9 its the Z-9 attack helicopter, I was too excited at the time."

I also told him for next time record with the phone horizontally but goosebumps from seeing all those "flying tanks". :P

Oh, he also asked to share his other video of China's DF-21D ballistic missile:

Enjoy! :)

9.10 Update

Hello Warriors,

just to warn that the 9.10 patch may come tomorrow, atleast in the Russian server.