Friday, 2 October 2015

02/10/2015 Stream (ended)

Hello Warriors,

its time for my scheduled Stream. Tonight will be doing a test drive of the new PC and perhaps make some platooning, depending how it goes.

As usual 200 Tanks and EU server:

Steady as she goes!

Yuri Pasholok's answers

Hello Warriors,

some answers from Yuri Pasholok:

About the Maus restoration: the first people who wanted to get Maus moving were some guys from the railway company, who wanted to stuff a diesel-electric locomotive engine into it (which apparently has four times more engine volume than the original Maus). The enthusiasm didn't last long - but the idea was given to Wargaming who jumped on it. The people who approved it however didn't take a couple of small things into account:

- They thought the Maus had some innards but in reality it's just an empty box, there is nothing inside;
- The idea to restore a tank designed by SS members didn't make some people very happy;
- Even if they stuffed the tank with modern engine and drivetrain, it won't go far, because the tracks and suspension are in terrible shape and new tracks alone would cost 180k EUR;
- The notion to put original components into it is a joke, because no German company would touch anything related to WW2, especially to SS.

The best realistic outcome according to Yuri Pasholok would be to make the vehicle look like in reality from the outside (some outer parts are missing such as the fuel tank) and even open the hull for public - it's not like there is anything to steal inside.

- Wargaming itself dealt only a little with Japanese vehicles (only those that were actually built plus tier 7-8), the rest of info came from Japan
- Swedish tanks are somewhat problematic because since the Swedish tanks are interesting mostly only to Swedes, there are no reliable projections (and the existing ones are low quality)
- Swedish branch is completely possible: sp15 and Renhaxue (two players from EU/NA community) are working with WG and they found a lot of info in Swedish archives. Additionally, WG itself is working with Swedish museums (incl. Arsenalen), Yuri wants to personally thank Arsenalen director Stefan Karlsson for his help. There are issues but they are minimal.
- There were rumors that WG disbanded the archive seeking group - in reality it was simply reformed

Master of Orion: First Look

Hello Warriors,

here is a preview of Master of Orion:

I like the way they made this video, pity there was no "cat" specie to be seen. :P

Centurion X and Chieftain Mk VI Screenshots (NSFW)

Hello Warriors,

because you requested, I added the "NSFW" on the tittle so some of you wont get caught by the boss watching sexy Centurion X and Chieftain Mk VI Screenshots. :D

 Centurion X:

Q&A from Igromir

Hello Warriors,

been a couple hours away, got my new PC and been mounting some hardware and installing/updating software. Have to say this was money well spent, this "bae" is silent and fast like a ninja! (Will be posting the specs on the next "Resume & Contributors post")

Here is the Q&A from Igromir:

- Confirmed: tier 10 T-22 Sr. will be a reward for the upcoming deathmatch mode in 10.0;
- First Czech tank (T 40) will come in 10.0, the branch itself until the end of 2015;
- The 10.0 customization UI overhaul is the first step in the new improved customization;
- After 10.0 there will be a long testing session of new motion physics and the new sound engine;
- Another things being focused on is the MM overhaul and the arty overhaul;
- The armor role will increase by a combination of two elements: "rebalance" of all premium and regular shells + XP for tanking;
- WT E-100 replacement is already selected, won't have an autoloader but it will have a cool gun;
- WoWs was already played by 4 million people on 4 clusters, peak online is 130k people.

Tiger I Replica videos

Hello Warriors,

remember back in April when I posted that a Russian comrade built a Tiger I replica from scratch with blueprints made of its own as well?

Posing for photos like a Russian should be a thing. :D

Well a lad from Reddit, "hundes" has made a good find, videos of it:

After seeing the real Tiger I at The Tank Museum starting up and being driven around at mere meters from me, its shrieking and damn sexy engine roaring are one of a kind, still this replica is not much less impressive. :)