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Apr 20, 2013

20.4.2013

New invite code (works only for new accounts): WGGEAR (source: wot-news.com)

Will give new player a Panzer 38H ("Micromaus"), 1000 gold and 3 days of premium account.

- developers are aware of the bug where when a tank goes over a bridge (for example in the Port map) or rails (Ensk for example), the tank loses a lot of its dynamics, it will be fixed
- portable version of World of Tanks is not planned for now
- all the maps in the Encounter mode have the same base capture time
- in 8.5, game graphics weren't touched, only the dust/smoke effects have been re-worked for better performance
- the German inscriptions "Gott mit uns" and "Für Kaiser, Gott und Vaterland" won't appear, Soviet "On Berlin" might
- new "escort" mode is not planned for now
- the M6A2E1 "Alien" tank has lower moneymaking ability than other premium tanks of the same tier (SS: unofficially, by 20 percent), because it doesn't "count" as a premium tank
- 8.5 patch has for some reason made waiting times for random battles longer (50 seconds for arty), will be checked
- Maus engine was changed to gasoline, there is a rumor going around that this will cause bigger chance of fire. It is however not true.
- if your tank dies and you don't have enough credits to repair it, you won't be able to remove the crew from it (and move it for example to a premium tank). This is intended.
- Pearl River (new 8.5 map) does not have a bigger chance to be selected than other maps. In the past, new maps used to have a bigger chance to "drop" for players for a while, but this has been cancelled
- the drop chance for the Assault and Encounter mode has not been changed, but as some of the players have been complaining about too many of these modes dropping when enabled, it will be re-checked
- various tier 10 medium tanks have various gun shell velocities
- the subcaliber and regular ammo on the same gun has identical velocities (they have been made equal), so the aim wouldn't have to be changed when you switch ammo in battle
- in 8.5, Ruinberg streets were not fixed... again. They will be fixed eventually, as it "did not fit" the 8.5 patch
- the reason for the current company tiers (resp. for the fact there are no tier 3,5,7,9 companies) is that the devs don't want the company players to be stretched too thing, as it would be harder to put together a company than it is now
- the decision for the Champion company to include LT8 and Arty6 was arbitrary
- it is not yet decided, how will company arty tiers change in 8.6 (vehicles are still being balanced)
- WG doesn't publish additional info (such as modular damage etc.), because most players would only get confused
- it is "completely possible" the armor penetration indicator will take effective armor into account in future
- the reason KV-5 is doing now better than months ago statistically is the introduction of gold ammo for credits, it helped balance its performance
- starting from 8.5, it will not be possible to kill a crew of the open-topped vehicle without damaging the vehicle itself
- the penetration value of each shell is determined upon hitting the target with it, damage value is determined after it is "decided" by the engine that there will be a damage caused
- all WG series games (tanks, planes, ships) will be accessible using one account
- the fact tier 9 tanks don't really fit into companies or clanwars is okay according to devs
- there are no plans for special rewards for unlocking a full branch
- 100 percent crew training for credits won't be introduced
- T-44 gun mantlet is easy to penetrate when aiming at the center of it, as there is a hole behind it. When you aim at the rims of the mantlet, there is the turret armor behind it and it's much more difficult to penetrate
- reload timer will be implemented into the game
- shell prices will be generally rebalanced, penetration will be taken into account when making new ones - not just damage
- Sand River has new Assault mode (the bases and spawnpoints were changed)
- apparently, matchmaker can occasionally drop tier 10 vehicles into tier 8 battles, it will be investigated
- changes in artillery gameplay are not ready, 8.6 will contain "only" arty rebalance
- 0.8.6 will not contain British or Chinese arty

Also, the feedback on the "Q&A experiment" (specifically the moaning in PM's and the mails I recieved) convinced me I won't be doing anything like that anytime soon... or rather, ever.

50 comments:

  1. - T-44 gun mantlet is easy to penetrate when aiming at the center of it, as there is a hole behind it. When you aim at the rims of the mantlet, there is the turret armor behind it and it's much more difficult to penetrate

    Well, this applies to pretty much all mantlets(for instance, the mantlet of the upgraded turret on the Sherman overlaps for 152mm armour except for the narrow slit for the gun).

    But most of the non-overlap areas are so small that they aren't worth the risk.

    -Platypusbill

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  2. ''the German inscriptions "Gott mit uns" and "Für Kaiser, Gott und Vaterland" won't appear, Soviet "On Berlin" might'' Get over it, WG!

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    1. its a joke.. isnt it?

      IF u check all the inscriptions on USSR & chinese tanks.
      There are not just a few glorrifying ones...

      but yea i know for WG there IS a difference between germany and the other countries.. even though its a game.

      and that behaviour is called BIAS!

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    2. "Für Kaiser, Gott und Vaterland"

      Thats just bullshit, there was no Kaiser (emperor) when the german ig tanks entered the Battlefield...

      there was a führer, but u all know about him...

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    3. Get over that bias shit little kids...

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    4. :/ I'm okay that only that only russian regional flaggs appeared, but I'm not okay with this. Mh, if these were real inscriptions, then why not implemented it? As long as it doesn't interfere with a law in an european country. Oh, and germany had a emperor as tanks were introduced (WW1-A7V for example) :D

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    5. Oh and it sounds like that the "vaterland" might be the problem. In the GDR-anthem this word was the problem, too.
      And at some point the text of the anthem wasn't sung anymore. (just joking, I know WG is not a socialist company) ;)

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    6. No, the problem there was 'einig Vaterland', at a time when unification was put on the back burner.

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    7. I don't care about ingame inscriptions anyway.
      Get Gimp, read some of the skinning tutorials and make the stuff yourself, like I do.

      My Leopard will drive around with "Gott mit uns" on the left side of the turret and "Vorran Vorran, nur Gas gegeben" on the other side.

      Plus maybe "Flieger grüß mir die Sonne" on the engine. :P

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  3. "- shell prices will be generally rebalanced, penetration will be taken into account when making new ones - not just damage"

    Sounds like an excuse to ramp up the prices for British shells some more! As if the 20 pounder shells weren't expensive enough already..

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    1. Actually I fear that this can kill the Panthers L100 if they buff the ammo-cost due to penetration-values...

      I think they need to rebalance the whole economy, not just the ammo-cost, like they said regarding the Alien-M6 with its 20% lower income than other equal premiums. I bet WG can just change a number, like they do every weekend-special, that is just tweaking they do every week, why not do it in rebalancing purpose for the 20-pounder as an example...

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  4. "apparently, matchmaker can occasionally drop tier 10 vehicles into tier 8 battles, it will be investigated"

    That was rather a X tier battle without tier X on one side (check the arties).

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  5. Also, the feedback on the "Q&A experiment" (specifically the moaning in PM's and the mails I recieved) convinced me I won't be doing anything like that anytime soon... or rather, ever.

    --

    People always find a reason to bitch, sorry that happened. I consider all your answers rather correct and I liked them.

    /Lito

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    1. It's generally just not worth it. What is or isn't worth doing on this blog is decided by the "do I like doing it/how much time it takes/what's the feedback" ratio and in this case, I don't like doing it, it takes a shitload of time to doublecheck some answers and the feedback is generally only mixed, so I'll just stick to the translations.

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    2. Sorry to hear that, I liked that too. But all in all well deserved 2 million hits plus and I hope they don't increase the pricing on the Jpz E-100 premium shells, because I only use premium in this one and often come out with a plus and only on rare occasions loose more than 10k creditsif I ever lost that much.

      Greetings
      Snortsch

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  6. I hope M6A2E1 will finally get well deserved buff. Its earnings are really bad compared to other tanks. Many 1k shells are wasted cause of bad penetration. Mainly im fighting versus tier IX and X in this tank, its not fun. It should get preferential matchmaking.

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    1. +1, it needs the same MM as KV-5 at least. If it's already difficult to fight against tier 8-9 which are using gold ammo as soon as they see me, tier X gun penetrate M6A2E1's frontal hull even with autoaim

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  7. Question:
    Has it yet been clarified exactly what is happening with the "scout" designation for the tier 4 light tanks and, specifically, how the M5 and A-20 apparently aren't "scout" designated anymore?

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    1. Pls read the Patch notes again and realize what this "scout" designation realy means and why it has no impact on tanks real MM.

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  8. Re WOTNEWS code, this only works for RU server.

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    1. It works in the EU too, I tried it, but it is an invite code, only for new users!

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    2. QUESTION.

      Does this work for SEA as well? :)

      -[SG] Rapax

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    3. also i make a new account and try to use it, its dont work guys

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    4. Same here. Seems the invite code does not work any more.

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  9. - shell prices will be generally rebalanced, penetration will be taken into account when making new ones - not just damage

    and the RoF of a specific gun on the tank isn't considered when calculating shell price?

    For example RoF of DERP guns from tier V tanks

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  10. Hi, i am follower of this blog, it is really good.

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    1. best comment ever

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    2. no, yours is best ever comment!

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    3. NO, MINE is best coment ever !!!

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    4. But WHO is Spartacus?! :o

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  11. Hi, thx for the code and info.

    Change your pasword right after you create you get another 300 gold :)

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  12. "- developers are aware of the bug where when a tank goes over a bridge (for example in the Port map) or rails (Ensk for example), the tank loses a lot of its dynamics, it will be fixed"

    and when? god damn we have this problem now for several months. I thought it will be fixed in 0.8.5 but noo.
    It is rly one of the most annoying things we have in wot atm.

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  13. "- WG doesn't publish additional info (such as modular damage etc.), because most players would only get confused."
    Then don't publish it ingame, but instead on official WoT wiki, where only interested players would find it.

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  14. Suddenly tempted to create a new account just for the free 38H. Thank goodness I never spent a single cent on my original account!

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    1. Or on WoT for that matter.

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    2. its not OP anymore with gold rounds and TDs so dats y they make it free now

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  15. "- the reason KV-5 is doing now better than months ago statistically is the introduction of gold ammo for credits, it helped balance its performance"

    Hahaha..im off guys. Warthunder here i come.

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  16. EST on wt tanks?

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  17. "- the reason KV-5 is doing now better than months ago statistically is the introduction of gold ammo for credits, it helped balance its performance"
    lol, so it's better than before only because of gold ammo....so it was/is pay2win, gj, man I hope War Thunder will offer tanks or ships asap

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  18. - the reason KV-5 is doing now better than months ago statistically is the introduction of gold ammo for credits, it helped balance its performance

    so WG said few people % use gold ammo, but apparently enough people with KV-5s use gold ammo to increase it's W/L ratio

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    1. Balancing performance with gold ammo doesn't equate to spamming gold ammo from the first second of each battle.

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    2. Tiger 2 has much better performance with long 105 than with long 88, but rounds cost ~1000 instead of 250. WG SUXXXX P2W P2W P2W WArtunder here i come!!!11111

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  19. A note that there is an invite code that works only on the SEA server: PHSTUG

    Gives you 1100 gold, 3 days premium, and a Tetrarch.

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    1. I think Minimaus is a better exclusive gift tank than the Tetrarch :D

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    2. Depends..Tetrarch with camo and trained crew sitting in a bush and sniping can be a real PITA. And it´s three times as fast as the Minimaus.

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  20. Just for our junior KGB member:
    "A comment, a problem; no comment , no problem"

    Complaining about the ex-soviet regime in his country but at the same time using their methods...

    "if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

    I know u will just do the same again and delete this comment... Stalin would be proud of our little junior dictator ;)

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  21. yeah the T-41/T-44 have zero armor bend the gun

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  22. also why dont work at me the bonus code guys??
    i create befor 4 days my account and i try to use the code, its dont work, it says u cant use at this account bonus code

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    1. It's because these codes works only when you are creating NEW account.

      ~poka

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