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Mar 25, 2013

25.3.2013

- the official reason for fire extinguisher change is the elimination of autoclicker macros
- WG is still working with Nvidia to fix the Nvidia driver WoT crashes, Storm states he won't say anything more about that
- there are no plans to introduce the bunker-busting anti-concrete shells for the M-10, BR-2 and B-4 howitzers
- gun calibration (ranging shots) won't be implemented
- gun sights for the T-26 Russian tanks won't be upgraded (SS: the player apparently asked for accuracy buff, no idea why people ask such retarded questions)
- there won't be any credit compensation for people who bought tons of fire extinguishers, which now get changed
- complete destruction of the environment on maps won't be introduced, because the servers are not powerful enough to handle such a thing and it's not possible to do client-wise
- modern MBT's are not planned for WoT
- Storm says the game doesn't make the graphic cards overheat anymore than other games do, if you have such a problem, Storm recommends enablick V-sync
- Type 59 return to the store is not planned
- it's not yet decided, what exactly will happen to crew, camo and modules of the T-50-2, when it is removed from the game and replaced by MT-25
- platoon teamkills statistics are not examined by devs
- Storm states it is not unfortunately possible to create a program to check the mods ever cca 1 hour (checksum) in order to fight illegal mods
- the "new" fire extinguishers will be introduced at the same time as gold consumables for credits
- M18 Hellcat will NOT become a premium tank (SS: for some reason, every now and then RU forums start a rumor that *random tank* will become a premium vehicle, this rumor probably started when someone mistook the M18 and its 105mm howitzer prototype T88)
- SerB on the question why the PaK 43 (88 L/71) looks different on Tiger and on Panther II: "Yes, we'd like to make that gun into two different gun models, but the whiner part of forum would commit suicide if we did that"
- amphibious tanks are difficult to implement, according to SerB - they don't cause bigger client load directly, but in order to implement them, there have to be bigger maps, when those come, amphibs might come also
- there will be no special map-based MM ("You have no idea how much and what garbage was suggested...")
- press accounts can really select what maps they want to play, because their owners don't just play, they work and sometimes, they need a demonstration of exact maps.
- questions regarding the map statistics (for example the winrates, popularity etc. of respective maps) won't be answered by SerB, he noted they should be asked during some interview with specialised map developers
- SerB explains why there is no map selection yet (like you can select modes to play): "Well, and then one day 30 people will meet with different map selections each and the matchmaker will collapse. The result will be that all the battles will drop into 3-5 common cards."
- Q: "If only 3-5 maps would get played, doesn't that point at the fact other maps are bad?" A: "It points at the laziness of some players: even one with his 'favourite bush' could block 29 others from entering the map"
and "our conclusion is that some players are like Hobbits - 'they read only the well known books' - we don't intend to support such players"
 - Q: "Is it true that the Sturmtiger is planned as tier 7 premium arty?" A: "What the hell?!?!?!?!" (SS: told you those "supertest tree screens" were a fake)
- Micromaus has special MM weight because of its characteristics
- LL Matilda shells (penetration, higher cost) are historical
- SerB likes to read War and Peace by L.N.Tolstoy
- the change of fire extinguishers is already decided, it's not however decided yet how effective will the Firefighting skill be
- apparently, the Prokhorovka assault is being re-worked
- the fact you can't issue orders or ping the map when chatbanned will not be changed
- PaK40 and PaK36(r) penetrations will not be changed, they are historical according to SerB (SS: some sources state that the PaK40 had better penetration)
- there will be no recoilless guns
- the effect of German interwoven suspension on German vehicle properties is already modelled properly
- Q: "In recent interview with H.Doyle, he mentioned there was not a single case repoted of fire caused by shooting the tank in the frontal part. Will the fires caused by shooting German tanks in the lower frontal armor be fixed?" A: "In Lord of the Rings, there was not a single mention of Aragorn's trousers (let alone underpants), which proves irrefutably: Aragorn is walking around butt-naked!"
- SU-85 with 100mm gun won't return
- KV-1S won't be split into more tanks
- Hetzer has a medium-caliber rammer even for the 105mm FH, because the rammer is a part of the vehicle, not gun
- D-25 gun will not be changed to resemble the 88mm L/71 accuracy

BTW, the questions from PaK40 down were asked by a single person. In total, he recieved 98 days of RO ban for "asking stupid questions" :)

Oh and personal greetings to the hardwarebg guys, "О, тигре, тигре..." sounds definitely interesting. чалга до дупка ftw! :)

63 comments:

  1. Q: "In recent interview with H.Doyle, he mentioned there was not a single case repoted of fire caused by shooting the tank in the frontal part. Will the fires caused by shooting German tanks in the lower frontal armor be fixed?" A: "In Lord of the Rings, there was not a single mention of Aragorn's trousers (let alone underpants), which proves irrefutably: Aragorn is walking around butt-naked!"

    Good luck reasoning with WG...

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    1. WG and their fucktard logic...
      I mean, such argument made by 44% WR retard wouldn't be surprising. Same argument made by a grown man/developer makes me think 3/4 of his braincells are probably dead thanks to Vodka.

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    2. when its possible, that a german tank gets fire from front by this "statement" so its possible, that every tank can burn from every angle and height of shot and every ammo rack can also explode by a shot everywhere, because there is no proof, that that never happened.

      answering a question with a question only show low inteligence and communication skills.

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    3. Doyle thinks he's so smart. Just because he has being a life long studier of tanks, a renowed world wide expert in his field and probably one of/if not the foremost expert on German tanks alive doesn't mean he knows better than someone with a xenophobic and bigotted anti-German hatred does it?

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    4. It's not Mr Doyle's statement that is the problem, it's players' interpretation and implication.

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    5. Nope. IRL, nobody in their right mind would even target tank's lower frontal plate, since even a minor error in estimating distance (at normal combat ranges) would mean a shot would hit a ground or upper frontal plate (usually strongest part of the armor). But I digress...

      WG should change current game mechanics. Damaging hits to lower frontal plate of tanks that have transmission located in the front should simply have same effect as damaged engine but with no chance of fire. BUT, since WG likes German tanks burning they made them burn. Simple as that.

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  2. I have to say getting banned for Stupid Questions on the RU server seems reasonable since there's probably a lot of people that probably ask these stupid questions daily on that Q&A... But 98 Days Ban, holy cow man.

    @CaptainObvious: That won't help the German Armor problem at all even though it's MORE than the Maus/E-100's frontal armor. It'll still get pierced and annihilated by the other Tier 10 Tanks out there, since it has a fail gun...

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  3. @xCaptainObviousx: Does the FailLöwe has the E100 150mm fail gun as well, no other alternatives?

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    1. Deleted his post. I have SERIOUS doubts he's telling the truth (pretty sure he wasn't), it would only mislead people.

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    2. xCaptainObviousxMar 25, 2013, 6:03:00 PM

      How about you give me time to reply next time?
      I got my info from www.gamemodels3d.com, it might be an April's fool joke but everything i've see on that site for the last year have been real.

      Here are some screenshots of what I found.
      http://imageshack.us/f/703/withfailwe.png/
      http://imageshack.us/f/14/failwestats1.png/
      http://imageshack.us/f/255/failwestats2.png/
      http://imageshack.us/f/833/failwestats3.png/
      http://imageshack.us/f/585/failwearmor.png/

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    3. Sorry for that. I'm in odd mood today, that's why I react irritated. Odd. My supertest source told me the side armor was a lot thinner.

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    4. It probably was a lot thinner but they thought they needed to give the Germans a Heavier Tank, though I noticed the Gold for the Price... and I was like wtf? I thought there's going not to be any Tier 10 Premium Tanks...

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    5. Oh yeah I should add, it's not even April Fools yet, forgot about that...

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    6. I heard about the T10 premium too. Sounds a bit strange to me, but the whole vehicle is strange. I am currently working on an article explaining how unhistorical it is.

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    7. That would help also it doesn't help they are getting rid of the LOWE Premium Tank for that Piece of Junk of a Tier 10. (The Tier 8 Awesome Lowe that is.)

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  4. so i asume serb is reading/watching lord of the rings. I wonder where that will lead to :)

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  5. I was furious about fire extinguisher change but.....
    - the "new" fire extinguishers will be introduced at the same time as gold consumables for credits.

    I dont catch fire a lot - might as well buy best automatic one. Little bit expensive but hey - I wont damage any modules by pressing too late :D

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  6. Mind clarifying what the fire extinguisher change actually is or am i just missing things?

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    1. It's mainly so people won't use Auto-Click Macros to activate the Fire Extinguishers.

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    2. Change: Now - you have to press manually to put out fire.
      Then - you have to wait some time for extinguisher to start working.

      Gold extinguishers - automatic as always.

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  7. GDC 2013 started today. Any clue when wargaming is going to make it's announcements?

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    1. I heard something about wednesday somewhere but - no clue, sorry.

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  8. "Oh and personal greetings to the hardwarebg guys, "О, тигре, тигре..." sounds definitely interesting. чалга до дупка ftw! :)"

    Haha, you are killing me!

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    1. Was thinking of posting some Anelia video, but Cvetelina is the classic stuff :)

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    2. And we, regular folks, understood none :D

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    3. As someone born and raised in Bulgaria, I have to warn you that listening to Cvetelina, Ekstra Nina and Rado Popa will bring your win rate in the dark red, and your efficiency in the black. I do play on the NA server though, the scientific study I quoted above may not apply to the EU server.

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    4. :) I can imagine. Then again, it's been a long time since I listened to popfolk.

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    5. Being a Bulgarian as well, I would say that there is a direct correlation between the count of your brain cells and this type of music. Anyway, you have a lot of them and this was exceptionally funny :P

      Rgrds,
      faso

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    6. Hah, hello brudas. Yeah chalga is the WORST thing that has happened to our great culture, turning our teens into smoking, drunk and drug addicted retards.
      REMOVE_CHALGA_FROM_THE_WORLD

      Hristosko,
      stuck on NA server...

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  9. Ok, I really cannot understand this guys sometimes.
    Compensation for extinguishers? - no, stfu.
    Recoilless guns? - no, stfu.
    Extinguishers... - stfu, we've already decided.
    There was no single case of German tank being set on fire from the front... - But they could, and also stfu (btw, I cannot comprehend how transmission could set the tank on fire irl, it is simply not THAT flamable).
    And you should be grateful, that we are not forcing you to research the lon 88 gun for the third time on German meds, we are generous and you have to only research it twice (tank and TD version) and by the way stfu.
    What kind of PR is this? What kind of community treatment is this? It seems like they are making this game for themselves, not us players. And they can do that, cause they don't have any competition for now, so they can exploit that, and we cannot do anything against that.
    By changing the extinguishers mechanics, they force German tank players to train Firefighting, thus effectively reducing their combat effectivenes (one less combat relevant skill when compared to corresponding crew of other natios, which could skip Firefighting easily). And "there is not anti-German bias"? Give me a break.

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    1. SerB like being bad boy, seems like gives him the feeling of being a important person. perhaps he thinks he is god. but he is just a ugly, poor boy with bad manners. a poor boy.

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    2. Ugly bald retarded/stupid "wannabetroll" cunt

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    3. Yeah, this guy is really annoying.
      They should kick him out of the company.
      Nobody needs a egoistic moron that treats their customers like shit.

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    4. Ry0ken here:
      Well to me Serb is some kind of racist with strong anti-German tendencies. Poor fool!

      On the other hand still enough people like the German tank designs so much they even master German tanks that got nerved into oblivion and own those lowskilled players who play Russian tanks and think they got skill...

      Sorry with all those hidden stats and the whole game engine and map design and even experience reward built around the Russian tank line everyone who thinks it is hard to excell in a Russian tank in WoT simply is an even bigger fool then SerB himself.

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    5. The worst part of it is that they force you to play this piece of shit game. Oh wait...

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    6. Ry0ken here:

      Yeah like its easy to simply abondon all the community and time, money & XP spend!
      And even if you do, where is a decent WW2 tank game to play?

      I guess anyone with even two braincells left could understand those reason. Oh wait...

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    7. Okay, so you're just playing a game you don't like or enjoy because... because you've been playing it for a long time? That doesn't sound like a very good reason, does it? And what's with WW2 tank games? Can't you play anything else?

      Seriously, you don't need to throw any bullshit: if you don't like the game, simply don't play it. Too much unconstructive criticism already.

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  10. - Q: "Is it true that the Sturmtiger is planned as tier 7 premium arty?" A: "What the hell?!?!?!?!" (SS: told you those "supertest tree screens" were a fake)

    It's not a fake. They just deny it.
    Take a look on the model posted by wotbase.ru
    http://wotbase.ru/wp-content/uploads/6ecada30d304_1378E/zdsb2h2u.jpg

    and this one i took from ASAP video of WG
    http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o750/Nhat_Tai_Nguyen/SturmTiger_zps52269a3c.jpg

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    1. Yes I know the model exists in game. But there was a screenshot of the "supertest" tech tree with Sturmtiger at T7 premium arty position and that's definitely a fake.

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  11. One does not simply wear pants

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  12. Hurrr Durrr...wee ar a bunch ov incompetent monkeyz hu ken't even deel wit fuking simpl autokliker macroz sou ve ar gona du vathever vi wantz end all ov u ken fuk jourselve

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  13. Insted of nerfing extinguishers for creds WG could make them automatic as golds ones are. Extinguishers for gold should offer more protection from fire. To attract ppl to use fire fighting skill WG could make it more effective. Tanks with 100% crew skill in fire fighting should suffer only 1/4 of damage comapred to other tank withoug that skill. Also tak whose crew is trained in fire fighting should suffer less module damage, 100% fire fighting should prevent modules from taking any damage.

    In general game should be constructed in a way so players don't need to use any third party software. Still bonuses which can be bought for gold should be balanced. For me atm price of premium consumables is too high for regular usage during random battles and I do have premium acc and 8tier prem tanks.

    btw. I just abandoned chinese tree :)

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  14. Gotta love people asking for modern tanks, because appearently cold war never happened and we went from M48 to Abrams and T-62A to T-90MS.

    Russians could fill another 10 tiers with their cold war T-XX models...

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  15. " - Q: "Is it true that the Sturmtiger is planned as tier 7 premium arty?" A: "What the hell?!?!?!?!" (SS: told you those "supertest tree screens" were a fake)"
    I saw the Sturmtiger in the ASAP video that made by WG. Now thay said it's fake or what?

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    1. Just not planned as tier 7 premium arty

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  16. - PaK40 and PaK36(r) penetrations will not be changed, they are historical according to SerB (SS: some sources state that the PaK40 had better penetration)

    Ahh... that thing again. I came across this argument the first day I logged in to the forum. Apparently all boils down to more rigorous conditions of what is a penetration in Russian gun testing. Funnily enough that didn't stop German guns from kicking the living shit out of majority of Soviet tanks in real combat. Soviet testing my arse...

    - Q: "In recent interview with H.Doyle, he mentioned there was not a single case repoted of fire caused by shooting the tank in the frontal part. Will the fires caused by shooting German tanks in the lower frontal armor be fixed?" A: "In Lord of the Rings, there was not a single mention of Aragorn's trousers (let alone underpants), which proves irrefutably: Aragorn is walking around butt-naked!"

    And another example of seriously overgrown ego from a developer of mildly historical MMO discarding argument from one of the biggest authorities on German Panzers.

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    1. Regarding the response to the Doyle quote. Its a text book example of a "syllogistic fallacy". Although the developer properly thought of himself as very clever, and witty, it is in fact a quite poor, and unintelligent method of digression.

      In other words - What a shitty, little cunt!

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    2. Obvious Anti-German bias.

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    3. Yeah, when players take the time to look up sources and link them and then the devs answer with trolling, that is the most annoying ridiculousness ever. I could bitchslap them instanly.

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    4. Sometimes I wonder why people play a game with disgusting, unpolite devs, worthless underpowered tanks and "historically correct" balance bullshit. It may be shit, but you must confess you love being fed with it.

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  17. "Ой тигре, тигре, имаш ли пари?"
    Ha, I want to meet these guys! Please give me those guys contacts, if you can ofc!

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    1. :) I don't think they will mind

      http://hardwarebg.com/forum/showthread.php/182126-World-of-Tanks-%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%BF%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%BE-MMO/page763

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  18. - the official reason for fire extinguisher change is the elimination of autoclicker macros
    - Storm states it is not unfortunately possible to create a program to check the mods ever cca 1 hour (checksum) in order to fight illegal mods

    Basically they are saying that the 0.01% that uses such is a problem? And they have to change things that used to take skill... Or atleast oblivious to the matter how to use it...

    And about the program. How about banning every modification to game client files? Thus making all skins AND all scripts bannable offence. How hard can that be? Yes the rage... But think about it. To fight against small group, who can be traced... No doupt they could if they wanted. And thus bad the offencers OR give them warning a BIG warning... Geez.

    Hire a man to do monkeys job... the monkey was cheaper and would do the job while man takes off with the pay check.

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  19. "- the official reason for fire extinguisher change is the elimination of autoclicker macros"
    This shows the incompetence of WG, instead of fighting against the autoclicker thingy, they screw up the extungisher. It's easier to do, with less work.

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  20. ""BTW, the questions from PaK40 down were asked by a single person. In total, he recieved 98 days of RO ban for "asking stupid questions"""

    LOL.

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  21. No Type59 in shops anymore. The shitstorm will get bigger and bigger in relation to that.

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  22. I wish you dumped WoT and started a simillar blog site for War Thunder :D

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  23. Can you SS as SerB, that this is what already happens: "Q: "If only 3-5 maps would get played", the randomization of maps is off the wall, if you play 20 games, 5-10 can be on the same map and another 5 on some other, then you have 5 games real random...

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  24. i wonder why they never thought of simplest way to add possibility to inluence the map.

    Every player can set the priority for all maps from 1 to 10.
    (diggression - in general or for each tank or for each class of tanks, or 1 "general" setup free, each additional for some gold)

    Matchmaking creates battle with 30 players.
    Prioriies of each map from each player are added up.
    There is a random choice of map with probabilities for each map proportional to the sum of players priorities.

    You influence the map, but there is no risk of mm being stuck.
    Likeable maps are played more often giving devs a lot of information which maps are liked the most.
    If you have arty party it will be most likely on open map, no arty battles will be mostly played on himmelsdorf.

    simple, elegant effective

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    1. So, on open maps there will be only battles with lights and artys. Himmelsdorf will be full of HTs.

      Or the other way: The map you play would depend on what kind of tanks you were assigned with.

      Booooring...

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