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Feb 28, 2013

New poll is up

As you can see, I'd like to know your opinion on leaks in general. Please vote, thank you.


- the fact the tank in hangar always displays winter camo is a bug
- T69 has a huge gold ammo penetration (300) "for historical and balance reasons"
- M4A2E4 nerf is a "rollback" according to Storm and as for the Ram II, "nerf" is too strong a word
- the LFP Panther thickness is now 50mm for historical reasons - counts for Ausf.G hull (Storm quotes Jentz and Spielberger, posts this picture and quotes this book part as a reason for the LFP lower thickness), Storm also states the numbers WG used fits the Spielberger books (SS: not really, just checked, Spielberger in his book "Panther and its variants" on page 248 clearly states the LFP thickness for Panther Ausf. A, D and G was 60mm, Storm says it's an error in Spielberger's drawing)
- in 8.4, the profitability and repair costs of VK2801 were changed too
- if you have a bug during 8.4 that the textures are way too dark (like here), it can be fixed by setting the texture quality to maximum.
- it's not possible to turn on the removed speed governor consumable during the initial battle countdown simply because noone ask for this option

About the special vehicles' return to the giftshop


Please note this concerns US server, but I think we can assume the same applies to the EU one (RU is probably an exception).

US developer Major_Rampage:

Howdy Tankers!

I know there has been a lot of discussion about the various premium tanks and what is available in the gift shop, each week when the specials come out.

When it comes to the following tanks,  there is no current plan to release them back into the gift shop:

PzKpfw V-IV Alpha
KV-220 Beta
PzKpfw V-IV
PzKpfw II Ausf. J
PzKpfw IV Hydraulic
PzKpfw 38H735 (f)
PzKpfw B2 740 (f)
Type 59
Type 62

The Type59 G will never introduced to this server.
The T23 has been completely removed from the game. There are no plans to re-introduce it.
There are not plans to put the M3 Stuart Lend Lease in the gift shop,  if we do re-introduce it,  it would be part of the upcoming tutorials.

I know this not the answer many of you have been looking for, but I wanted to make sure you knew the status of these tanks

Storm talks about Nvidia drivers


At this moment, with our game and the Nvidia drivers we find ourselves in a rather stupid situation. The 306 driver series are stable, but they have low performance on mobile chipsets. Version 314 is unstable (it causes crashes when accessing some interface elements) but it improves performance on mobile chipsets by 50-100 percent!
Both we and Nvidia are working at this moment to fix the crashes. So there's hope. If the game doesn't crash for you when using 314 drivers (it doesn't crash for most people and works normally on most machines) and you have a mobile chipset (the one ending with M, for example GeForce 640M), I recommend using these new drivers.


- Storm states it's nobody's fault, just a coincidence
- Storm also states that the crashes happen in the interface (SS: the tech tree to be exact, drop-down menus, research etc.), often a large amount of crashes is caused by mods
- this bug doesn't concern Radeon products at all
- Wargaming is cooperating with Nvidia on this directly, Storm however doesn't know about the details of cooperation