Monday, 21 December 2015

Armored Warfare: Type 59 Review by Rei-Lin

Hello Warriors,

Rei-Lin who has been a huge supporter to WoT and AW content producers and that I've nicknamed as my "North American Sugar Daddy" (just to wind him up), said that after being given courage from Jingles and I he decided to create his very first video which in my opinion is a really good one, a review of this year AW's reward, the Type 59, worth of taking a look:

Hope to see more of these Rei-Lin and keep on being the amazing person you are, you magnificent bastard! :P

EU Advent Calendar: Patton KR

Hello Warriors,

the cat is out of the bag, someone on the WoT's EU FB page posted earlier by mistake that one of the Calendar Advent tanks is the M46 Patton KR, it already got removed but the internet doesn't sleep and immediately screenshots were taken:

The M46 Patton KR is this Calendar Special-Special Tank and coming on the last day.

On Track: Waffenträger auf E 100

Hello Warriors,

from December 21 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET until anuary 4 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET  the next "On Track" (tier 10 discount) on NA server will be the Waifunträger auf E 100:

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:

  • Panzerjäger I
  • Marder II
  • Marder 38T
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc (or Morning Wood TD)

30% discount on purchase:

  • Nashorn
  • Sturer Emil
  • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger
  • Waffenträger auf Pz. IV
  • Waffenträger auf E 100

Other Discounts

- Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:

  • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger
  • Waffenträger auf Pz. IV
  • Waffenträger auf E 100

And earn:
2x Crew XP


- Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:

  • Panzerjäger I
  • Marder II
  • Marder 38T
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc
  • Nashorn
  • Sturer Emil

And earn:
+30% XP (+5 more XP than last discount)

-If you make 25.000 XP driving with any of the vehicles above you will earn:
2x Small First Aid Kit
2x Large First Aid Kit
2x Small Repair Kit
2x Large Repair Kit
2x Manual Fire Extinguisher
2x Automatic Fire Extinguisher
 (Maximum 10 times)

-If you complete it 4 times you get:
1x Large-Caliber Gun Rammer

 -If you complete it 8 times you get:
1x Enh. Gun Laying Drive

-And if you manage to do it 10 times the final prize is:
Dicker Max+ 50% Crew
+ Garage slot

Note: If you already own the premium vehicles you will receive Credit value as compensation

 Have fun!

T-22sr Mission Rigging (EU)

Hello Warriors,

I'm very pleased to tell you that EU is now also taking action against the T-22sr Mission Riggers, I hope this is the start of a more active and swift moderation (also don't forget that the missions were nerfed so its easier for players to complete the mission without the necessity to go against the ToS), this is what MrConway just wrote in the forum:

"Fellow Tankers!

As many of you have already heard, there was an unfortunate amount of mission rigging going on after the introduction of our new rampage mode. Several players that were able to acquire the new T-22sr shortly after the missions were released, did so fraudulently.

We believe strongly, that fair-play is paramount in keeping our gaming environment fair and equal for all our players.

After analysis of received reports and our internal databases, we have taken action against ~100 players that broke our game rules to acquire this new tank. They will be receiving a 14 day game suspension and the T-22sr will be removed from their accounts permanently. The missions cannot be repeated, those players will never be able to earn the tank back.

The same sanctions will apply to any other players caught for mission rigging going forward."

Unlike RU and SEA, EU hasn't named and shamed the punished players.

Oh and by the way, I didn't forgot about my promise on gathering and sending the emails of riggers you sent to the support team. I'm already trying to find someone who is good at it, if not, things will be sent anyway and I will making random checks on whether there is action being taken.

Its your turn now NA, we are waiting...

WoWS: The Hungry Asian Cougar

Thanks to 絆創膏バンドエイド !

Hello Warriors,

There is a WoWS director's cut video that just got uploaded by WG Asia. Because there is no tittle I will call it "The hungry (for fresh westerner's meat) Asian Cougar":

I loled at the mushroom head...

"Most likely a hoax" Update

Hello Warriors,

just as I came back from my exercising received a message in my skype from a very reliable source.

Like I expected, all of the shown to be upcoming tanks by the Russians are just another hoax so if you see them around you now know.

The Buganov's KV-4 in particular and which work wasn't attributed by the Russian pages, its "Giganaut's" artwork, I have photographic memory and recognized these straight ahead but is pure laziness from the guys not checking something as important as this, a simple Google search on the image brings the guy's work on first page.

Giganaut's work has been featured a couple times in FTR (and that's where I recognized his stuff from) but he actually has a DeviantArt page dedicated to his creations which is worth of taking a look (just ignore the mecha/furry fetish thing going on if that doesn't float your goat, it doesn't float mine for sure but I respect it):

And about the IS-152, there exists a similar aberration of nature in real life (and thanks to Andy J. for sharing this!):

Actually no... I remove that thanks from Andy! My eyes bleed from watching that, damn you Andy, damn you! hehe

1st Czech Tank Brigade

Good morning lads and lasses,

before I start my morning jog check out what G.S , a member of a group who re-enacts the Red Army during the GPW has emailed me:

He says:
"I am a member of a group that reenacts Red Army during the GPW. I friend of mine posted these pictures of the 1st Czech Tank Brigade on our 193rd Rifle Division RKKA page, and I found them very interesting, as the tanks have the current Czech logo in WoT and several of the inscriptions that are available, such as Lidice. I find it really cool to find the actual examples that WoT bases some of its inscriptions, etc off of. If you haven't seen them before, well here you go!

Note: the pictures are taken ~1945 and they are all almost certainly propaganda shots."

Most likely a hoax

Hello Warriors,

I'm back after my 10kg ginger dumbo cat nearly poisoned herself...

Went to check what the Russians were up to and they posted that apparently these vehicles are coming into the game, honestly, experience tells me this is likely just another hoax, specially because they don't say where this came from. I've checked the most likely places this could have originated from and nothing. I will be talking to my sources later on, most are asleep or AFK at the moment.

Buganov's KV-4
Premium tier 8 with 107mm ZIS-6 gun.
Compared to KV-1

A variant of the regular tier 7 heavy with more powerful engine.