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Feb 12, 2013


- Q: "Tanks such as Maus are dying off in randoms!" A: "We'll all die one day. Enough with the whining already, we can give you time off from the forums for healing your nerves" (SS: ....followed by RO ban)
- exact values of hidden parameters are not made public "to avoid whining" - their changes are however still written in patch notes
- a player complained that he hears "turret damaged" voice message on his Object 263, which has no turret - SerB answers that it's not a turret that got damaged, rather than the gun traverse mechanism (its engine), which is found in all turretless TDs
- the oldest running tank the developers drove in real life was Panzer IV (Pasholok), the newest was M48 Patton (Kisliy)
- only the VK3601 will have the Konisch gun in the future
- the unlockable various hulls (as modules) won't come anytime soon
- SerB states that the materials from Chinese partners, provided on Chinese vehicles did contain various machines, unfit to be implemented into WoT, but interesting nonetheless
- players won't be notified further in advance (SS: for example during loading screen) on which base they will appear, SerB states that the countdown time is enough
- arty won't get flatter shell trajectory
- T23 "was not sent to the graveyard"
- Vickers Light Tank Mk.VI was not introduced as tier 1, because Vickers Medium seemed better for the role because it was "logical engineering-wise"
- confirmed there will be no LT hardcap
- devs are generally satistfied with the T-54, but if the big re-work of all tanks happens, it'll get a massive overhaul
- S-Tank will not be introduced into the game, because it would require the implementation a very special aiming game mechanism, SerB states that it aimed by moving the entire vehicle, that would be very awkward in the game and he doesn't think it's worth implementing because of one tank only
- The Chinese IS-2 is called IS-2 and not JS-2 (SS: In Russian Iosif Stalin is written with J) as the Soviets wrote it, because the "I" version is a generally recognised version world-wide
- SerB states that a lot of the Chinese competition winners had crews with 4 skills on the start from the Type 59
- confirmed: Leopard and VK2801 won't get buffed (SS: apart from the HP? unclear) when they are pushed one tier higher, nothing will change for them

Japanese tanks answers:

- SerB states that the vehicle designated Type 5 "Tok" is a 300mm mortar, analogical to the Type 4 Ha-To, based on the Type 4 Chi-Ri or Type 5 Chi-Ri hull
- about the guns bigger than 105mm installed on the Ho-Ri chassis: "Most likely a 120mm naval gun. There were projects with 140mm gun, passed from the fleet to the coastal defense, but I do not have accurate data yet"
- O-I project was allegedly designed with other guns that came earlier than the 105mm: "We don't have any data on that yet. It's possible a 150mm howitzer was considered earlier, because on the early project of colonel Iwakuro this gun is mentioned specifically"
- SerB states that the Type 96 heavy is possibly the Iwakuro tank
- the "visible modules" (SS: for example different tracks in winter) are considered for the "big model overhaul", but no info yet
- hitting a turret rotation mechanism won't cause fires
- it's completely possible that in next patches, the same thing as happens to the German light tanks in 8.4 will happen to the light tanks of the other nations (eg. T-50, Chaffee and others getting pushed one tier up)
- Q: "Will there be inmplemented powerful derp vehicles on top tiers?" A:"E100"
- the rangefinder and other more modern features are not implemented separately, they reflect in the view range and gun accuracy
- purely Swedish branch of the EU tree is unlikely, SerB states it's logical to tie it to the Czech one


  1. when ppl ask serious questions the WG trolls
    when complain ( and with a good reason) the WG trolls
    so for instance if we would to send a package of shit to WG they would still troll us

    1. No matter what you do, if SerB wants to troll, he trolls. You can't change that, no one can.
      So deal with it, ignore it, laugh about it, stop playing the game, one of those.

  2. "arty won't get flatter shell trajectory" But why? It is the only nerf which would be needed at all...

    1. Back when I played arty I found I preferred to land shots with a flatter trajectory as they were more likely to cause extreme damage...

    2. The official reason is "because that way it would lose its purpose, picking off campers behind stones"

  3. The E100 being a high tier derp tank is the best! :D
    Well, with all the possible czech tanks you shown us I would be happy to see them on the battlefield.

  4. At someone who gets into battle between 10 seconds remaining, and 5 seconds AFTER the battle starts, I must say that I wish I saw the spawn earlier than I do. Also, I wish I could see the chat from my team prior to my arrival in the battle.

  5. Awwwwwwwwwwwww, no S-Tank :-(

    1. I don't see why it's so much work, just give it a 0 degree gun traverse arch and extremely low dispersion while turning (like 0.02, compared to the patton 3's 0.1).

      The "tank tipping" part is being implemented for the E-25 so it's not an issue either.

    2. The problem is, in WoT you can only turn at 100% rate to the left or right, you can't slowly turn or something.

  6. "purely Swedish branch of the EU tree is unlikely, SerB states it's logical to tie it to the Czech one"

    So, is he unintentionally leaking info that there will be an actual Czechoslovak tree? :)

    1. No, it probably means WG got lazy as fuck and will merge Swedish and Czech branch together so they don't have to develop a branch for each. If they do this, I'll be the first to rage.

    2. Well, I wouldn't mind if export/foreign variants of Czechoslovak tanks would make it into the long as it is called a CS tree :)

      Other than that (tanks that have nothing in common with CS) I would not like it.

    3. Silent, You've hit the bullseye. At the moment they're bending historical data out of shape to conjure up a Chinese tree to dip into most lucrative gaming market. I'm expecting similar contortionism when Japanese tree will hit the servers (especially that, as they stated themselves, WoT was not yet promoted in Japan). And Europe? Who would care about that? Brand already exists, is well known and to top it up, shit customer service and community treatment already caused (hard to repair) cracks in their image. So it's not going to be a gold mine, hence why even try? And SerB's attitude towards S-tank (a truly outstanding design, with potentially unique gameplay that can easily be resolved in a similar way to any other casemated Tank Destroyer) seems to confirm my suspicions.

  7. "a lot of the Chinese competition winners had crews with 4 skills on the start from the Type 59"

    So still, no normal player can win contests.

    1. One of my friends was an EU moderator, and he said competitions work like this:
      1st place is mostly legitimate.
      From 2nd place: who needs gold?

    2. That's a pretty serious accusation, especially considering the "Czechout affair".

    3. Czechout affair?! What's that? I seem to missed it!

  8. - devs are generally satistfied with the T-54, but if the big re-work of all tanks happens, it'll get a massive overhaul

    what's this? what's wrong with T-54? is it OP is it UP?


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