Thursday, 5 November 2015

05/11/2015 Q&A

- The 9.12 test is still rather unstable, it will be fixed
- T92 Light Tank might appear in WoT but only as a premium and its introduction is not certain
- 75mm ARES American prototype light tank RDF/LT in WoT? "No comment"
- The leaked Korean Patton has 192mm penetration while the T95E2 and 59-Patton with the same gun have 172mm? "No comment"
- Q: "Storm, what are you doing in WG? After all War Thunder has destructable buildings!" A: "Go whine to another community, please."
- Technical internal client changes planned for 10.0 will be implemented in the future
- 9.12 will not bring any decal bonus mechanism (the bonus is set to 0)
- Q: "Storm, why can't we buy premium tanks for credits?" A: "Please stay on topic" (the topic is test 9.12)
- Q: "Why don't you remove Mittengard? Players presented good arguments against it." A: "Yea I remember these arguments: 'ITS SHIIIIIIIIIIT'"
- The introduction of Mittengard improved the conversion of newbies to players who continue to play the game by several percent
- Province was not removed because sides were imbalanced, Storm said no such thing. It was removed because its gameplay was bad for newbies
- The map tiering will be removed for experienced players, but Province will not return
- One of the problems of Province was that its average battle time was much higher than on other maps because it was just one big campfest
- Confirmed: Chieftain will not replace FV215b - "there are other plans"
- Storm will not talk about arty rebalance yet in order not to produce negative spamfest

*Sigh...* I feel for Storm sometimes...

World of Tanks 9.12 Patchnotes

Hello Warriors,

these are the patchnotes for the 9.12 update of WoT:

Note, if you have any questions about the 9.12 write them in the comment section of the following link, I will be choosing them tomorrow for Saturday's Q&A with WG:

Iteration 3

  • Reset all bonuses for vehicle customization elements


  • Fixed  increased memory consumption on Berlin map
  • Fixed short-term disappearance of vehicles from the minimap
  • Fixed an issue with the vehicle customization interface
  • Fixed an issue with Clan Profile synchronization
  • Fixed camera dislocation when switching between the vehicle customization interface and the Garage
  • Fixed display of bots in battle results in the Proving Ground mode

Rampage Mode

  • Disabled Gas Attack at the end of Steel Hunt battles. Removed associated rewards
  • Changed conditions of Rampage mode Personal Missions
  • Adjusted Experience and Credits earning rate
  • Changed the victory point cap in Steel Hunt

Iteration 2

Armored Warfare: 0.11 Update

Hello Warriors,

the next main patch of Armored Warfare, 0.11 will take place on 17 of November and this is what you can expect:

Major Features:

  • Tier 9 Vehicles
  • Token System
  • Custom matches
  • Large number of game corrections including but not limited to vehicle models, vehicle performance adjustments, map balance and critical issue fixes

New Features:

Tier 9 Vehicles 

  • M1A2, 
  • CRAB, 
  • BMPT-72, 
  • Leopard 2A6, 
  • T-90MS, 
  • B1 Draco, 
  • Challenger II, 
  • M8 Thunderbolt
Note: These vehicles will be available through the Token System.

Token System

A new progression mechanism whereby any Tier 9 vehicle can be unlocked by completing the necessary progression in any Tier 8 vehicle in the same Dealer. More info here:

Custom Matches

Upon entering the garage, players can select the 'Custom Match' option found under the PVP queue button. Selecting Custom Match will bring up a new interface which allows players to browse, sort and filter through existing custom matches or create their own.

General 9.12 Features *EU Update*

Hello Warriors,

There are some extra official 9.12 updates that EU gave and RU didn't:

  • Centurion Action X added as a replacement for the FV4202*
  • FV4202 rebalanced as a Tier VIII Premium tank
  • More tanks reworked for HD
  • Changes in the US tech trees for some low-Tier vehicles
  • Added a mission for obtaining the Tier VIII Premium FV4202*

  • The mission will be available exclusively to Centurion X owners. More details coming soon.
  • The "Customisation bonuses system removed " part that EU wrote, although it does not match with the RU version its correct, they forgot to explain that the bonus system was removed, the INTERFACE however remains, hence why its on the Test Server. Cleared this for you before any questions could arise.

New Ranzar

Hello Warriors,

a New Ranzar video is out:

Enjoy! :)

Type 95 Ha-Go and SU-18 HD Screenshots

Hello Warriors,

WG EU was very kind to provide these screenshots in 1440p of some of the new HD tanks:

Type 95 Ha-Go

General 9.12 Features

Hello Warriors,

The 9.12 test server is now open!

Major changes:

  • Game engine improvements.
  • Game mode "Fight to the last" with new maps "Berlin" and "Paris" added.
  • PVE for beginners (computer-controlled machine).
  • New Render Range.
  • Changed interface of the purchase and installation of camouflage, inscriptions and emblems.

Other changes:

  • A revised system of aiming to minimize differences trajectory shot on client and server.
  • Fixed "twitching" in sight sniper scope while moving along the bottom of declines guns.
  • Fixed invisible tank in the "Fight to the last."
  • Improved profitability in the credits for the game mode "Steel hunting."
  • Improved quality FSAA TSAA.
  • Improved performance in certain configurations.
  • Fixed a large number of "crashes" and "freezes" the game client.

Have fun!