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Jan 4, 2013

Regarding the FV215b switch

Lol, WoT-news (known for reporting only "officially confirmed stuff", eg. they don't report rumors) wrote that FV-215b switch to TD might happen. To be quite honest, I think that they despite Storms denial, it will happen according to the Occam's razor principle. We know the 183mm model is prepared, we know they are interested in other British potential tier 10 heavy designs and we know the introduction cycle of a new vehicle is 3 months, which roughly corresponds to what Storm said. It is my belief that these (will happen/won't happen) dances are performed to keep us "busy" and hooked, that it's already roughly decided (details may of course vary).

Logically, what are the options:

- everything stays as it was: why would they make a 183mm 215b model
- the tier 10 TD will be the 183mm FV215b without anything else: why would they have two identical tanks as tier 10 heavy and TD? Also, the 120mm FV215b is a complete fabrication and SerB is known to hate fictional tanks. Also, two identical vehicles are completely unappealing.
- FV215b moves to the TD slot and at the same time gets replaced by a heavy tank - this happened before, but Storm specifically denied this. Also, I am pretty sure Wargaming isn't keen on handing out free tier 10 tanks, or giving people less incentive to grind the new British TD line
- FV215b gets copied to the TD slot and for a while stays in the heavy tree, until it gets eventually replaced. Noone gets anything "for free", but both tier 10 slots recieve new vehicles: this seems most likely. It's the simpliest solution, provides no handout and reflects the different timeframes for the 183mm FV215b (model is already prepared) and the new tier 10 heavy (they are still gathering info). The difference between both switches could be as much as 4 months.

GeneralDirection (US developer) wrote: 

Just to be clear, the 215b TD is not the same as the heavy. It would have the 183, obviously.
The heavy is not changing as of right now. We need more info before that happens.
For now think of it the same way as the T110 series.

Original source - SerB's posts from the Q/A thread:

1 comment:

  1. been a while since you posted this, and you probably know this already, but there are enough british TD candidates to form a 2 branch tree similar to the soviet or american TD trees. this being the case its possible 8.4 wont bring any changes to the heavies as the FV 4005 TD would be at tier 10, buying them tonnes more time to prepare the new T10 heavy.


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