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Apr 22, 2013

22.4.2013

- the transmission cover plate on frontal T-70 armor (the rectangular cover on the left side from your POV) is 35mm thick, just like the rest of the frontal upper plate
- in Russian 0.8.5, Sexton I did not appear in the shop. The reason is that it's not balanced properly
- when bigger maps than the current ones are introduced, the teams will get bigger too (how much bigger is not yet decided, but more than 15 per side)
- it's possible there will be a new (separate, different) platoon search engine (SS: from rough description something like the WoW dungeon finder)
- the impact of repair skill on track repair time is not going to be changed from what it is now
- recent Malinovka re-work saw the windmill arms turning, this change will be implemented to other maps with windmills
- the devs have considered to reduce the amount of XP needed to train 4th and 5th crew skills, but decided not to do it
- Type 59 and WZ-120 are identical vehicles
- it's not yet known whether the decals will be re-worked so they on tanks after their destruction
- patch 0.9.0 is supposed to be something big, but it's secret for now
- there seems to be a new 0.8.5 low FPS issue (FPS drops 10-20 on some computers), it's unknown when (or whether) this will be solved
- new desert and winter maps will come
- according to Storm, developers do listen to both regular players and top known streamers, there are special people who collect the public opinions in the developer team
- Object 263 vertical gun range has not been improved
- T-70 on supertest recieved its historical crew number (2 instead of 3) - but the 2-man turret remained, it's completely possible that it will be replaced in future with another turret, such as Dedkov's cast turret.
- a platoon doesn't have any extra MM weight
- if two identical tanks have a platoon, their MM will be calculated according to the "older tank in the platoon".
- Jagdpanzer 38t "Hetzer Starr" is not planned for now (SS: this question was confusing, because the player claimed there was some sort of Hetzer with a "105mm launcher tube". I have no idea what that is, there was never such a project as far as I know, apart from the rigid-mounted 105mm L/28, which was the Starr mount AFAIK, perhaps the player was referring to PAW, but AFAIK there was no such project either, PAW went to 38d)
- it's possible the Hetzer in game will be renamed to Jagdpanzer 38t
- apparently extra consumable giving more power to diesel engines is not planned
- it's possible IS-4 will be renamed to (historically correct) IS-4M
- metal sheets on Ersatz Panther won't be implemented as spaced armor
- 2nd branch of Sovied medium tanks won't come this year
- 2nd branch of German TD's will come this year
- 2nd branch of French TD's will come eventually
- premium tanks of the same tier have the same moneymaking coefficient, regardless of their type (T5 premium med has the same coefficient as T5 premium TD for example)
- according to Storm, no tanks are designed primarily as gold ammo shooters
- Storm is very happy with Object 907 performance
- there are premium tier 8 medium tanks coming (SS: unclear, whether in 0.8.6 or later)
- until 0.8.6 is out, no additional arty nerf/limit is planned

92 comments:

  1. - if two identical tanks have a platoon, their MM will be calculated according to the "older tank in the platoon".


    I dont get it, sorry...

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    1. maybe battle count(if is upgraded or not)?

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    2. I only translated what the answer said. It could be either "older" as "with more battles" or "older" as "the one who founded the platoon" (which I doubt).

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    3. New tanks get better MM

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    4. They used to, but i read somewhere it was abandoned a year ago.
      Making the statement strange.
      MM only cares for battel tier points.And a weight modefier.
      But platoons get's some kind of special modefier.
      Very strange!

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    5. I always used to know there was some kind of special modifier.

      Tried this with my friend tonight tooning with t5 med tanks with 10 matches each side with different platoon leaders (me and then him).

      I had 5 t5, 3 t7 and 1 t8 match.
      Friend platoon leader we had
      3 t5, 5 t6, 1 t8 match.

      He has 17k battles and myself 9k battles. Not conclusive but still interesting. Will try over the weekend with more matches as a sample.

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    6. Sorry I checked we did a match where we both had KV1s. Hence the T8 match... DOH

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    7. Stock tanks get better MM.

      You can also only bottom tier for two matches, then you get moved it middle or top tier for the third battle. If two tanks are different stages of this sequence platoon when they platoon, then it MM will need to settle on one of them for setting the on next battle.

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    8. This is means that MM chooses battles for mixed level platoons by highest level tank in this platoon.

      //Sorry for my poor english.

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    9. In short, if you have a platoon with T5 T6 and T8, it will balance the platoon by T8 weight. That means all of you can get into T8,T9 and T10 battles.

      /Lito

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    10. "I dont get it, sorry..."

      I know it's hard riddle... use your brains champ!

      And people asking where are those 200-300 wn6 rating people coming from.

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    11. So maybe you would like to explain that to all of us Anonymous? That would be much more helpful rather than implying we are stupid..

      Also you get it completely wrong Lito. It clearly says about "two identical tanks". Zamboni said that stock tanks get better MM - which is completely not true.


      ~poka

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    12. "older" may have been a mistranslation. "senior" may have been the more appropriate word? The two are used interchangeably

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  2. "- according to Storm, no tanks are designed primarily as gold ammo shooters"

    yeah, they just turn out to be that way :D

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    1. Storm looks hard JgPanzerIV and E-100. "Working as intended" he says.

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    2. Jp4 was even more crap when the L/70 was still mountable on Pz4 :D You could choose between the 138 pen L/70 and the 132 pen L/56. Premium ammo for credits was nowhere back then. That was just plain LOL.

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    3. T69, E-100 and FailPanther say hi

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    4. The tanks are not designed as gold shooters, but gold ammo is used to justify nerfs or buffs after their release. If the tank is found lacking upon release, but can be made to work using gold ammo, then it's good to go.

      "- 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" (SerB?)

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  3. anyone known the release-date for 8.5 in the eu?

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    1. thx, i hope it, but i've heard the russians have big problems with the matchmaker since 8.5 and therefore the release for the eu can be next week...

      ps: sry for my bad english^^

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  4. Russians have already 0.8.5, right? What is overall feeling in their forums about it? Has 0.8.5 been confirmed that EU will receive it Tue (tomorrow!) or Wed?

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    1. According to RU forums, 0.8.5 has several nasty bugs. Some people lost 15-20 FPS and the MM queues are very long (30-50 seconds)

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    2. Are the people using low end spec computers? don't know why people put so much emphisis on having to wait a bit to get into games, I would rather wait 30-40 secs to join a game that is balanced then join one straight away that is not ( it's current form ).

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  5. "- according to Storm, no tanks are designed primarily as gold ammo shooters"
    Ekhm, new PzIV, M4, Hetzer, Somua SAu-40 and piece de resistance KV-2.

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    1. ... VK2801 and E100 too.

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    2. yes because vk and e100 were released AFTER gold ammo for credits

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  6. New German TD's!
    Tankgasm!
    I allready have a pretty great TD crew, but I am afraid to take the JgPz E-100 cause it sucks IMO.

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    1. Yeah! Also pulled a pair of old Revolvers and fired into the air to that (of course only in my mind ^^ ).

      I wasn't so sure anymore, I say there is no other tree that was so often hinted to maybe come out soon and in the end didn't. But finally...

      9.0...Sounds like the new Japanese tanks to me ^^

      Snortsch

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    2. I just got the JPz E-100. I Play it with premium ammo only like I intent to Play the 183. But still a good amount of Zero damage hits and bounces. But it has it's moments and although I'm only at 720 average XP or so after around 30 battles, it just feels good driving it ^^

      But the 183 is jsut the better TD, more gun traverse and no Zero damage hits, even if you hit the gunshield you do around 500 Points of damage...it just feels so good (on the testserver for now).

      Snortsch

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    3. I feel pitty and sorry to anyone using premium ammo only. If your tank cannot fight with normal AP, then dont use such tank, sell it or something.

      I do refuse to use premium ammo, it's ruining this game along with spgs.

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  7. Omg, they cant rename the Hetzer, community will go wild :P

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    1. I'm one of those that prefer the more technical names for the tanks rather than their nicknames (official or otherwise). So yeah, Hetzer should be called Jagdpanzer 38(t), Panther should be called Panzerkampfwagen V, Chaffee should be called M24 etc...

      -ccruler

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    2. Then maybe we should go for the Sd.Kfz designations for German tanks, eh?

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    3. Hetzer would then be "Sonderkraftfahrzeug 138/2"
      I think that has a nice ring to it.

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    4. Hetzer's gonna Hetz!

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    5. Ccruler why not have both.jpg
      You know chose in options the technical names or nicknames only appear in game and tab view :D

      That would be awesome. I am a genius really.

      Uterujem_Dobro

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    6. yeah, I like that idea, both would be nice, I just don't like it when it's ONLY the nickname.

      -ccruler

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    7. ccruler,

      I believe technically "Panther" is the correct designation post-27 February 1944, as Hitler decreed that the Roman numeral "V" be dropped, leaving it as just "Panzerkampfwagen Panther".

      Could be wrong, though

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  8. - there are premium tier 8 medium tanks coming (SS: unclear, whether in 0.8.6 or later)

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh damn, I play mostly mediums, I waited so long for them to add premium T8 meds, just bought my first premium tank FCM after 14k battle cause I was sick of grinding credit with my T5s just to able to play with my T10s :(

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  9. I think the comment about the Older/Newer tanks MM relates to the MM giving better positioning to tanks with under 10 games played.

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  10. My 4 crews (Hetzer, Stug III, Jagdpanther and Ferdy) with 3 perks each (trained on JT88) are happy to know there will be a new TD line :P

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  11. - Storm is very happy with Object 907 performance

    did o907 keep its 175mm pen gun, or was it adjusted to its tier?

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    1. It's gun right now is the D-54TS
      (the T-62A's gun was renamed to U-8TS with the 8.5 patch)
      it's characteristics:
      rel: 7.1 (8.45/min)
      pen: 219/350/50
      dmg: 320/320/320
      acc: 0.36
      aim: 2.3
      It's basically a buffed version of the D-54 but it's not even close to the U-8TS

      Zee

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  12. "it's possible the Hetzer in game will be renamed to Jagdpanzer 38t"

    So publishing all the statistics of each vehicle would confuse players, but renaming a tank that was in the game for years wouldn't.

    Working as intended.

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    1. It's fine, we already have the T-34 the T34 the T-54 and the T54E1, T110E3, T110E4, T110E5 it's not like it's confusing enough already...

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  13. I'm starting to think no one at WG play Tier 10 Heavy/TD. Because if you do, there is no way that you are fine with the current bullshit that arty is in high tier games.

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    1. Or maybe they use their brain while playing tier 10 heavys /tds...

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    2. "Or maybe they use their brain while playing tier 10 heavys /tds..."

      Maybe they should use their brain when making (up) these tanks/Td's aswell then.

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    3. I see no problem in playing tier X TD's
      You better improove your skills bro or play Super Mario instead

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  14. - 2nd branch of Sovied medium tanks won't come this year
    - 2nd branch of German TD's will come this year
    - 2nd branch of French TD's will come eventually

    I'm happy with these statements but tell me SS, what about other french branches ? They still need to add secondary heavies and mediums, I can't wait for AMX 30 and all the AMX M4's versions, also Somua SM is something I'm dying to see!

    Tell me SS could you make some articles about French tanks please ?

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    1. I second this.

      Gargos1987

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  15. Do you think JP2 or Ferdinand will be a part of the new German TD line?

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    1. JP2: no
      Ferdi: It may be a part of a 3rd td line (with jagdmaus at tier 10) but dont expect it to come before the end of 2014

      Zee

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    2. Agreed, SS or Zarax posted here recently a topic about Porsche Tank Destroyers and I think it might come before Waffentragers just because there are more blueprints for such branch + Waffentragers would be either imaginary or combination of totally unrelated projects.

      It would also fit an orphanated Ferdi. Poor Ferdi, I want him to evolve in to JagdMaus :D

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  16. "according to Storm, developers do listen to both regular players and top known streamers, there are special people who collect the public opinions in the developer team"

    "Special" as in retarded? Many posts seem to fall on deaf ears and quite frankly the game still has some glaring issues like unstable game client, no multi-core support, lag, etc.

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  17. - 2nd branch of German TD's will come this year
    Anyone counted on how many time they said that?

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    1. no, i cant count more then 10000 ;-)

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  18. There's alot in this Q&A pointing out why patch 0.9.0 will be BIG.

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  19. @SS

    Apologies for the off topic question, but I have noticed that the USA server gets a lot of "tech tree focus" events in the middle of the week and a medal event for some reason?

    I wish EU would wake up and match some of the stuff the USA server gets to put out once in a while :/

    I wonder if this is purely down to management sometimes of the EU staff..

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    1. EU gets bigger events less often, USA gets smaller events, but more often. It's balanced.

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    2. To have decent events you have to have decent capable mods, unfortunately the EU lacks that. The mods the EU have are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

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    3. right now i only wonder when garage slots will be on sale. To spend that 300 gold from password change :D

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  20. - Type 59 and WZ-120 are identical vehicles

    This should be posted in huge caps in the EU forums, so that all those whining for the 59 to reappear in-store finally shut up.

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    1. Cant see how the type59 is an identical tank to the WZ-120


      One is a T8 premium and the other a T9

      WZ carries a 120m gun while type59 carries a 100mm

      Type 59 gains more credits then the WZ etc...


      Am no rocket scientist but can clearly see they are in no way shape or form identical.

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    2. It is identical tank as in the sense that it IS the same tank.
      Configuration may be different, but it is the same tank as Panther Ausf. D is the same tank that Panther Ausf. G is and basically the same as Panther/M10.
      If you would compare the ingame stock WZ120 characteristics with those of Type59 (Chinese industrial designation: WZ-120) you would see that even those are almost the same.
      Well of course type59 is a premium tank and so on, but that is absolutely talking about something else, that is of topic from the answer, as the answer clearly states that the tank is the same tank.

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    3. Since Identical means it's exactly down to the smallest of details the same which obviously they are not then identical is not the right choice of words to be using.

      I guess thats too simple a thing for WG to understand since they cock up the smallest of things time and time again, suprising thing is people just accept it instead of questioning it, more suprising still is the amount of people who think the sun shines out of WG's ass and think they can't do any wrong.

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  21. "- 2nd branch of French TD's will come eventually"
    So there's gonna be a second French TD tree? I wonder what kind of tanks its gonna be made off.. Got any ideas?

    -Asemah

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    1. Lorraine AC - TD version of in-game Lorraine 40t very similar to Foch but I have no clue how the rest would look
      inb4 orgasm:

      http://www.chars-francais.net/new/images/stories/photos/lorraine_canon-assaut_02.jpg

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  22. According to RU forums, 0.8.5 has several nasty bugs. Some people lost 15-20 FPS and the MM queues are very long (30-50 seconds)
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    And again incapable monkeys employed at WG fucked up something...i am sick of the fps drops just bcs my PC is not high-end machine...right now i use compressed textures and tweaker and i'm perfectly fine with game performance but as i saw on 8.5 test server there are really some big fps issues making switching to sniper mode extremly laggy and unplayable...for the God's sake if you can't do something right just don't do it at all...

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    1. I've had no such problems... I hope you're not running win XP machine because if so then it's not WG fault you get fps drops...

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  23. - Jagdpanzer 38t "Hetzer Starr" is not planned for now (SS: this question was confusing, because the player claimed there was some sort of Hetzer with a "105mm launcher tube". I have no idea what that is, there was never such a project as far as I know, apart from the rigid-mounted 105mm L/28, which was the Starr mount AFAIK

    Talking about this one right?
    http://panzer-modell.de/berichte/38d_sturmmoerser/38d_sturm.php

    Backwards firing artillery would be kinda fun. :D

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    1. Nah, that's a 210mm self-propelled mortar, that's not really what I meant.

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  24. -recent Malinovka re-work saw the windmill arms turning, this change will be implemented to other maps with windmills

    This reminds me of that patch that came long time ago and brought...
    ANIMATED BIRDS.

    GJ WG on important changes.

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  25. GWP is tier 7 arty in supertest with 0.7 accuracy and 31 sec. reload :P

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    1. 0.7 accuracy and 31 sec

      lolololol glad I have the Typ E already

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    2. I dont wanna know whats gonna happen to my beloved S-51 then....

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    3. S-51 is Russian, no worries :P

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    4. Oh, I didn't know the SU-85 was a Malaysian tank...

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  26. Planned 2nd French td line? Don't you mean the 2nd heavy line? Forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought there was no planned 2nd french td line.

    Gargos1987

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    1. -2 ветка франц. пт?
      - будет кттс

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    2. I wonder how would it look like, there was a constructed prototype of Lorraine TD, it looked really good and I thought it will end up as Prem. TD somewhere around tier VIII or VII but a full branch ? or perhaps it's gonna be an off-shoot like the soviet TD's ?

      Man, I'm so excited about upcoming frenchies

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  27. GJ deleting comment with type59/wz120 correction and not fixing your mistake in post.

    Really shows your "credibility".

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    1. I deleted it because it was misleading. A few posts further, Storm commented on the fact it is written in the WZ-120 description that the vehicles are basically the same that it's confusing, but they won't change the models anyway. So they are the same, it's my interpretation of the two (somewhat conflicting) statements. If you think you can do it better, start your own blog, kkthxbie

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    2. what Storm didnt tell, ingame type59 is... well... early model, wz-120 - late model.

      well, whatever.

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    3. Start your own blog wiseguy.

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  28. No Sexton?? Waah? I just bought myself a gold gift pack to buy it! What's the deal?

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  29. Waiting for second Soviet medium line: http://i.imgur.com/OURaeoV.jpg

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