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Feb 25, 2013

25.2.2013


- it's theoretically possible 8.4 on RU server will come this week (SS: a very weak hint)
- the render range of tanks might be prolonged, but not anytime soon (definitely not this year)
- no tier 9 premium tanks
- Aufklärungspanzer Panther confirmed, both it and the RU251 will be light tanks, but that's all the info the devs will release for now
- there will be no special reward for setting a record result on a tank (SS: meant server-wide record)
- dynamic map objects (SS: for example random positions of various bushes, trees, wrecks) are not planned
- Q: "Why don't you make such a skill MM as DOTA has?" A: "Well, you can always return to it"
- according to SerB, there are no overpowered premium tanks in the game, because selling them would be less profitable than the current regular grind system
- there will be a new replay system - the replays will be stored on the World of Tanks server for a limited time (when it's done it's done)
- SerB states that overall, the gold ammo for silver had little effect on balance of tanks
- SerB is currently in Charleston, North Carolina
- there will definitely be no arty introduced in next couple of months (excluding Sexton, the answer was meant for the tier 10 arty)

Also, as you have already read perhaps, there is a new mod policy going to be implemented. Overlord talks about it on his blog, but so does Storm. Storm's post was actually translated by Overlord, so I won't post that here, but here are some points from Storm's post discussion:

- there will be new extended statistics introduced for each player (for example split of company and random battles statistics)
- apparently the "Damocles sword" artillery aim helper is a cheat according to Storm
- it's theoretically passible 2D hitzone skins will be banned too, it's still discussed
- ENB and SweetFX "shader injectors" (whatever that is) are legal
- if I understand this correctly, "zoom mod" (sniper mode zoom more than usual) will be banned also
- Storm plans to implement "special checking of client files and other measures", will work for bots

Please keep in mind I can be wrong in these translations. Storm and others are using IT lingo I don't understand even in English.

32 comments:

  1. split of company and random battles statistics.. that would be interesting for some group of players he he he

    Hajvanho

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  2. "Damocles sword" artillery aim helper is a cheat

    Pfft, great...

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    1. The f* on it is cheat? Wtf storm?

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    2. what is that damocles thing?

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    3. Ye wtf is this "Damocles sword" ?

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    4. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/139928-mod-sword-of-damocles-version-20-by-alekslee/#top

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    5. "time needed for shell to hit the target" is not ok by my opinion..

      That is probably one of the reasons..

      Hajvanho

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    6. so it is "time to target", or the the one that draws the rings to show how much to lead the target by?

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    7. I forgot to mention one more thing because of which this mod will probably be considered as a cheat.. and that is the very plan to decrease the overall number of artillery vehicles in random battles.

      It is most likely that some of the players, who are not be able to use that mod anymore.. will probably stop playing with artillery ^^

      Hajvanho

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    8. Don't you know?

      The almost-universal consensus amongst the player-base is that arty players are the lowest form of plankton.

      This now extends to WG, who announced a 40% reduction in arty players since their last nerfs.

      Only 60% left to go.

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    9. If the 'time to target' is the reason for the ban, what about J1mb0's?!

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  3. Sweetfx is a smaa injector with a couple other bells and whistles. give it a try. fxaa in WOT is terrible and blurry.

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  4. - if I understand this correctly, "zoom mod" (sniper mode zoom more than usual) will be banned also

    What does mean "will be banned"? Is it banned now, or just somewhere in future?
    And is on the Zoommod only the zoom-in-part banned or also the max-zoom-out-part?

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  5. "Quote"
    SerB states that overall, the gold ammo for silver had little effect on balance of tanks!
    Total Bullshit!
    Gold rounds allow players to Torch all tanks easier than No Gold rounds!
    If thats not a effect on game balance ...Then what is?

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    1. The explanation of someone who is trolling most of the time...

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  6. Ok so the super zoom mod, does that mean the Super Zoom Out mod? Or is there a mod that allows you to zoom in more than you are suppose to?

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    1. Im currently using a mod from drogo that allows me to have 4 different zoom stages. Dunno if it can zoom in more, but i doubt that

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  7. Banning as many mods as possible is a good thing.

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  8. Yes, but mods like J1mb0's Crosshair and other reticle and HUD changing mods are good. They should be implemented in game (especially the J1mbo's).

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  9. Any mods that give a advantage over another player not using it should be banned.

    Good thing they are taking action.

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  10. Is this one also going to be banned?
    http://www.curse.com/wot-mods/worldoftanks/dar-artillery-sight
    I hope not...

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    1. "I don't use something so you can't use it too"
      Same logic with premium shells.

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  11. What's about the Sword of Damoocles is a cheat, in the developer's view? I'm curious because other artillery gun sights mods have very similar features, specifically Mr_TEZ SAU mod. What the difference between the arty mod Storm calls a cheat and the many other arty mods at the end of the day?

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    1. I think Sword of Damocles was taken as an example, any kind of mod that does the same thing will be equally punishable.

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  12. Ok guys, according to storm EVERYTHING that modifies *pyc files (Python Scripts) will be banned. Here goes zoom mode (AvatarInputHandler.pyc), free camera mode, burst fire mode and so on.

    On the other hand mods modifing flash files (*swf extension) will no be banned, here goes scopes, damage panels XVM and so on.

    About skins with zones (both 2D and 3D) there is debats.

    P.S. Sorry for my English.

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    1. That sounds reasonable and should clear any misunderstandings up, thx.

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    2. Thank you for explaining, I am hopeless when it comes to IT.

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  13. o snap... if they 'ban' all modifications of python files then the original server-side crosshairs is also f**ked
    not nice... (the server-side function currently implemented by wg seemed a bit laggy compared to the original when I compared it a while ago)

    - Alighierian

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  14. That´s bad. I like the Max Zoom Out Mod and will miss it. :(

    Should just be implemented in vanilla.

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  15. *- it's theoretically passible 2D hitzone skins will be banned too, it's still discussed*

    So at first they told it's good to learn weak spots of tanks and they're fully legal, but now they considering to make it illegal? Sounds to me like a bull****

    btw. i didn't seen any response about max zoom out in overlords blog, he said "I see now. Will discuss it." and no respond since yesterday about it, so where i can find info about it? i know they will most probably ban it(too much adventage for arties, less for normal tanks) but still i would like so see some info about it

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    1. Like it is said, they are discussing the options. Personally, I am not a fan of hitskins, I think it would be easier if they banned them somehow.

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  16. didn't know they moved Charleston to North Carolina... last time i was there it was still back in South Carolina... -_-

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