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May 12, 2013

12.5.2013

- Type 79 with rifled 105mm won't appear
- the changes for Maus and other superheavies will be "as necessery"
- all tanks have the same ratio of increased gun spread with damaged and undamaged gun. The same applies for the gunner, if he's dead/alive
- regarding the previous point, T-62A is no exception (SS: a player was complaining that the effect of destroyed gun/dead gunner is too small for it)
- according to SerB, arcade mode firing in arty is fine the way it is
- according to SerB, the target audience for World of Tanks has not changed. During the game livespan however, certain audience "segments" disappeared, but SerB won't give any details
- when for example your net connection shuts down in the middle of the battle and you get disconnected, upon reconnecting you can either return to the battle if it's still running, or get the result without any penalty - but if you quit the battle yourself, you will still get a penalty, it's different
- the special RU server movie for 9.5. ("day of victory") was really liked by SerB, he might ask them to do such things regularily.

SS: here's the video - only in Russian (which on one hand is a pity, on the other hand, celebrating Soviets might not be exactly popular on EU server)


- apparently, the sound effects from 0.8.0 video won't be added
- any British tech or American TD in upcoming patches? "Will tell when the time is right"
- regarding the second Soviet TD branch being used for aggressive fast tactics: "All TD's shoot from behind the bushes - simply from behind different ones. Some shoot behind those, that take long time to reach with slow speeds."
- fingerprint account authorization is not planned, because "collecting private data" legal issue would be involved
- regarding the Nvidia bug, where the game crashes when opening the tech tree (or any other research panel): it's a bug caused by Nvidia, Nvidia has to fix it (SS: yesterday a new 314.22 driver iteration came out - according to some Russian reports the bug was fixed by it)
- according to reports by some players, the aforementioned Nvidia bug can still appear when using the Jove mod pack (SS: sorry, no idea what that is, I don't use mods)
- a special "developer-recommended" mod list will appear at some point
- unification between WoWp and WoT accounts (regarding gold etc.) won't happen until the testers in WoWp stop getting gold for free
- the option to pick either "more XP" or "more credits" as a reward when the battle is over won't be implemented ("we're not Heroes of Might and Magic")
- official reload timer: "when it's done it's done" (apparently not in 0.8.6)
- the current replay system won't support older replay versions
- according to SerB, the new T10 "special" tanks will be awarded for outstanding merits
- Type 58 doesn't have a howitzer type gun, because it had none historically
- according to SerB, the dimensions of tanks in the game are historical, for those vehicles that existed on paper only, the dimensions are taken "from analogical machines"
- the new SEA server statistics system will most likely be applied to other servers too
- according to SerB, heavy HE shells could do a lot of damage on enemy tanks (as an example he talks about D-25 effect on Königstiger)
- apparently, the "Konisch" AP shell was not historical, it was introduced so that the gun has cheap alternative to the golden rounds
- regarding the FV215b heavy tank replacement: "We haven't found other suitable heavy tank"
- apparently there is an alternative to the FV215b 183 TD, "no comment"
- there is apparently enough info for the Japanese branch now (SS: here I am not sure what SerB means by the answer, but I think my interpretation is correct)
- there will most likely be no official championships in the historical battles mode
- historical battles won't be connected with clanwars

61 comments:

  1. - regarding the FV215b heavy tank replacement: "We haven't found other suitable heavy tank"

    yep because the eu forums found it for them, they just wont implement it know because it proves that player suggestions are useful.

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    1. I have a horrible fealing that the chieften and its prototypes may be implimented as a reward tank :(

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    2. the only thing that i wait from patch to patch is either "replacement" or "serious" buff.....but look like we should wait more longer if not "forever"...
      i just wanna brit heavy line can be competitive with other nation heavy line...which at currently setup, NOT.

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    3. WG love their prototype and fake tanks... Why the F did they not make the Chieftain tier 10 when the brits came out in the first place....

      -Joa

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    4. So, has Chieftain Prototype been mentioned? And did they say why is it unsuitable? Or are they still researching it?

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    5. The problem is, Chieftain was developed from MEDIUM tank, the current FV 4202. It would be very awkward to make it a Heavy tank is it was never meant to be one and it's too light for such category. In fact it later served as MBT and as we all know, MBT's were also developed from Medium tanks. The only reason why WG could make it a Heavy tank was high armor protection and bad mobility for a medium.

      Still, I don't know why people complain that WG might not replace FV215b with Chieftain. FV215b is not a bad tank, in fact it can be as good supporter as AMX 50B and even better at scout hunting because of awesome gun handling. Ofc if you think that AMX 50B is a bad tank, then we have nothing to talk about. You're probably just a german TD/soviet heavy neck-beard and that's all.

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    6. From second batch of prototypes for FV4201 W1-W6 one prototype, I think it was W5 had it turret mounted on a conqueror hull for firing trials, it notable because 2 crew were killed in an accident during trials. Wouldn't this make a more suitable tier 10? Also I believe the W5 hull eventually became G1 the FV4201 that was given to the Bundeswehr, (maybe include this one for the Germans to).

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    7. Any source for information about W1-6, G1 and other Chieftain prototypes?

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    8. http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2872/chiefyprotobuildlist.jpg

      http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3571/germanchiefy.jpg

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    9. Well, Rob Griffin.

      I hoped for the best with this book, but nope. There is even no armour layout :(

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    10. The Prototype Chieftain is more of a heavy tank anyway. An underpowered engine gives it a main role of a hull down sniper, just like the other end tier British tanks. It fits the role, a lot better than the FV215B does anyway.

      Aside from that, there's always the spaced armour Conqueror that we found. I'd prefer a more heavily armoured Conqueror that whatever the POS the FV215B is. But, we've already discussed this in detail on the EU server, yet WG doesn't pay any attention, considering 99.99% of all idea's to be useless or stupid. Why bother adding a suggestions part of the forum then?

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  2. Version 314.22 - WHQL
    Release Date Mon Mar 25, 2013

    this driver still causes crashing(not as frequent as the previous versions after 306.97), increased fps maybe but crashes none the less.

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    1. Have you tried the 320.00 BETA?

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    2. I tried 320.00 BETA and crashes are still there

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    3. Same here on both 314.22 and 320.00, no change whatsoever.

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  3. What is the difference between a heavy and a superheavy? And what tanks would fall into each category?

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    1. heavy: depends by nation. usualy heavy tanks are everything above 40t
      superheavy: heavy tanks above 100t

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    2. "Super heavy" implied something far above and beyond the norm of standard tank design of the era. For example, even though the FCM Char 2C was within the same weight class as a King Tiger, it was considered a super heavy because it was vastly more massive than anything else at that time. Much like the Maus was vastly more massive than the King Tiger for its day.

      Hope that helps!
      DeathMongrel

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    3. will the "Lowe" be included in the Super Heavy Category?

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  5. "- apparently, the "Konisch" AP shell was not historical, it was introduced so that the gun has cheap alternative to the golden rounds"

    Why not give Konisch APCR rounds as the basic ammo?

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    1. WHYYYYYYYYYY!? Damn, at the end of my comment, a "trollface" should be. But somehow it does not appear :(

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  6. Just a PSA for the video; if you turn on captions and then turn on translate for english it's actually a proper translation.

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    1. lol okay nevermind; it was good for the first bit. Then it got messy.

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  7. - according to SerB, the new T10 "special" tanks will be awarded for outstanding merits

    Sounds similar to the situation with the SU-85i, MGTLs or however you spell it, and Pz IV Hydro - 'special circumstances.'

    So in other words, all the hype and work, and they pretty much won't exist after the ST's lose them post-8.5, except when promo accounts and sheriffs play.

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    1. You will probably have to get a 14-kill game or something stupid, or a ridiculous base XP (e.g. 2k+ before multipliers)

      -Heinkle

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    2. Seriously doubt it's tied to single-battle gameplay.

      As I said, the earlier premiums were essentially reserved for special circumstances, and have basically never been given out since.

      I do not expect this to be any different.

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    3. xCaptainObviousxMay 12, 2013, 6:42:00 PM

      I suspect that they are rewards for researching an entire nation.
      The only nations with "complete" trees are USA, USSR and Germany which is why there are no t10 french, britt or chinese for the time being.

      Another possibillity is that when you have researched every single tank ingame you get to chose 1 of them.

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  8. "- the special RU server movie for 9.5. ("day of victory") was really liked by SerB, he might ask them to do such things regularily."

    Well, SerB seems to be a convinced Stalinist or communist, even though he benefits (as the Chief Game Developer of a company which wants to earn money) form democracy and capitalism. I call this bigoted and shows me that SerB is neither clever nor likeable.

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    1. Yes because a man can't take pride in his country's history just because at the time they had a communist government. I guess Americans shouldn't celebrate the 4th of July any more because Andrew Jackson waged a war of genocide on the Native Americans.

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    2. And German patriots are Nazis actually benefitting from Jewish money. Realize how ridiculous you sound.

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    3. They are Too Asiatic

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  9. He is right, we are not interested in Soviet propaganda movies. Regarding other matters, he is still an ASS.

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    1. I think there is something between being a Hitler fanboy and not interested in Soviet propaganda...

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    2. What the fuck are you talking about anon? Where are you from? Do you know how many nations and people in Europe hate soviets and communism? And, NO, they are not Hitler fanboys...go troll somewhere else. Soviet propaganda is not welcome in Europe. EOD.

      Uterujem_Dobro

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    3. Do you think this is propaganda? Cute.

      If you find anything offensive in this video (Some documentary pictures/video and a few veterans telling theirs stories) you are an idiot.

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    4. U_D is an idiot, those old Soviet propaganda posters are the most hilarious thing ever. And I will personally give anyone who claims "Battleship Potemkin" isn't a pretty good movie a punch in the nads.

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  10. I'm particularly interested in the Tier X reward tanks. VK72.01 and the changes to my Maus

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  11. - according to SerB, the dimensions of tanks in the game are historical, for those vehicles that existed on paper only, the dimensions are taken "from analogical machines"

    Does this include the Centurion 1 and 7/1? because these have been proven to be too big. Can anyone bring this up in the next russian Q&A?

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    1. it's pretty obvious they dont care about the British tanks to begin with, so why expect minor issues like say, completely out of wack scaling to be fixed ?

      or functional HESH mechanics ?

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    2. True, but I'd like to see their response to the question. similarly, why the 20pdr is far too expensive? I would ask myself, but dont speak russian, and dont have 5K battles yet.

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  12. - when for example your net connection shuts down in the middle of the battle and you get disconnected, upon reconnecting you can either return to the battle if it's still running, or get the result without any penalty - but if you quit the battle yourself, you will still get a penalty, it's different

    Oh yes someone tell them to fix that fucking autodriving bug when being disconected!!!! sometimes my PC crashes and if im caught with my finger on forward (W) or reverse (S) the tank will drive all by itself and by the time i boot my PC, enter the game, i find my tank's destroyed wreck in some random spot around the map. It's so fucking annoying....

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  13. - according to SerB, the new T10 "special" tanks will be awarded for outstanding merits

    Should i start praising WG or SerB now? will i get one if i go as fanatic as a north korean weeping hysterically about how great our dear leader/game dev is?

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  14. - regarding the FV215b heavy tank
    replacement: "We haven't found other
    suitable heavy tank".

    Either this support sniper, or Chieftain oversized medium tank.

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  15. - according to SerB, heavy HE shells could do a lot of damage on enemy tanks (as an example he talks about D-25 effect on Königstiger)

    Hueh... I would like to see armor plate shattering :3
    (or blowing off a turret with the 152mm HE lol)

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    1. http://english.battlefield.ru/was-the-tiger-really-king.html

      Great read!

      DeathMongrel

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    1. being friend with an admin, so he lets you win an event.

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  17. I'm pretty sure those "special" tanks are going to be disappointments.

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    1. I'm pretty sure they won't be. WOT has passed the 'play & pay for novelty' stage and is now at the 'play & pay for exclusivity'. If you think this doesn't work, take a look at the vast number of forum posts begging for the return of the Type 59.

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  18. When WarThunder comes with Tanks?

    thats the most important WoT news around

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    1. Supposedly shortly before Christmas. Still, this question is better asked at WT forums.

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  19. - official reload timer: "when it's done it's done" (apparently not in 0.8.6)

    how hard can it be ...

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  20. "- when for example your net connection shuts down in the middle of the battle and you get disconnected, upon reconnecting you can either return to the battle if it's still running, or get the result without any penalty - but if you quit the battle yourself, you will still get a penalty, it's different"

    What penalty? Does anyone know what this is?
    Sm4ff

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    1. If you AFK, drown or leave early, you lose like 30% of your creds/exp.

      ~Mick42.

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  21. - official reload timer: "when it's done it's done" (apparently not in 0.8.6)
    LMAO! What a bunch of lazy pricks; thankfully someone else already did it (J1mB0)

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    1. There is a difference between being lazy and "not implementing server side just now". Also, if you have J1mB0's mod, why do you care about the official reload timer? Are you really the person who tries to find "every" problem that people who make games make? It also takes more time than you think it would to make a timer for reloads because, if I remember correctly, about 80-90% of games are coding.

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    2. Almost 3 years since its release and still without something so simple yet so important like the reload timer? I greatly dislike the current credit/grinding mode it has that made me quit however I still have hopes someday will change but reading this replies from the devs saying that they still can't add this simple thing just makes me sad.

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  22. Regarding the FV215b heavy tank replacement: "We haven't found other suitable heavy tank.

    No suitable replacement can be found…..well one springs to mind the Chieftain!

    Just shows how much Wargaming really hates us Brits; inflicting the FV215b on us! But then again what does one expect!

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  23. "the special RU server movie for 9.5. ("day of victory") was really liked by SerB, he might ask them to do such things regularily."

    Well there u have it, Russian bias.

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