As always, the questions and answers are redacted. I picked out the most interesting ones. Actually, we really need something like this on the EU server. SerB, Storm... whoever has time. Not sure why only Reddit gets the attention like this, can't the EU community organizers organize something like this for once? Still, it's very much appreciated.
are your thoughts on tier 10 medium balance? I know the majority of the
community (myself included) condsiders the T-62A to be extremely
powerful relative to other nations tier 10 mediums. Are there any major
balance changes planned to bring all the tier 10 mediums in line with
A: The T-62A is second to last in terms of effectiveness. The most
effective is the Patton 3, then the Batchat. Do you really want us to
buff the T-62A?
Q: I am under the impression that Serene Coast will be removed from the
game following 8.4. What will wargaming be doing to make this map
balanced and playable?
A: There are several different ideas, for example to add another route
to the map, which would follow the sand coast. However, this is
something which is handled by our level-designers.
Q: Is the recent Batchat 155 patch regarding the removal of vents historically accurate?
A: This is accurate.
Q: Are there plans to make the T-25 have its historically accurate autoloader?
A: In a premium configuration, no. However, if we include it as part of a European Tree this may happen.
Q: Will there ever be skill-based match-making?
A: No, our view is that if you become a skilled player then you should be able to use that skill to full advantage in all battles.
Q: New chat system?
A: We are currently in the process of implementing a new chat system and
are experimenting with it in World of Warplanes. The new chat system
will not have a lot of the current restrictions.
relation to WoT becoming in e-sport what are your thoughts about
dialing down the RNG? Do you feel that the randomness is an essential
part of the game?
A: All games have some sort of RNG in them, including those that have been a part of esports for a while.
Q: Will you expand all of the scout branches to tier 8?
A: Some of them, yes, others no.
Q: Will you implement the T-62 tank destroyer?
am not sure that this exact vehicle would be a good candidate for a
premium TD. As far as the photo, we considered it but felt that it was
Q: Hi SerB, I'd like to know what Wargaming intends to do against AFK players/bots and idlers.
will ban the bots. We analyze the battle statistics and see if players
are botting. If we determine that they are, then their entire account is
wiped and all accomplishments are removed.