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May 17, 2013


I removed the "E-100 armor schematics" post, because Crazytony0 screwed it up and I didn't doublecheck it before posting. Mea maxima culpa.

- Leopard 1 too weakly armored? "Don't play Leopard1" and "It was really nice to troll whiners, knowing the armor thickness of this oversized light tank"
- the solution to nerf gold ammo pen and to increase its price was accepted, because "we consider out approach to be correct"
- Q: "Since there are new (German) camos being introduced, haven't you thought about new inscriptions, such as 'Gott mit uns'?" A: "Yep. And 'Jedem das seine' and 'Arbeit macht Frei'"
- for now, there are no plans to change the upcoming Soviet tier 7 premium medium tank into something on tier 8
- details about the patch 0.8.6: "Wait for patchnotes"
- developers are not happy with the way the players communicate in game, it is planned to "educate younger players" (Q: "And do you have plans to educate children"? A: "Sure. Beating with belt and bread and water diet.") (SS: here, SerB is trolling, but he also says that parents are responsible for bringing up their children, it's not Wargaming's task to educate players to be polite)
- premium account won't be split into active and nonactive parts (SS: a player suggested a hour-based premium account)
- if you have an arty researched and it gets moved to another tier, both that arty and the arty it gets replaced with will be unlocked (but not given)
- British arty will come in one of the following patches after 0.8.6
- when you sell a tank with gold (permanent) camo, the amount of money you get for selling it will be the same as if it didn't have any camo at all
- the decision not to make an arty hardcap was taken because of the reluctance to introduce any hardcaps in general (SS: for those who still think it's bullshit, there is a post on EU forums about what can happen when hardcap goes wild...)
- Q: "Why is S-51 so expensive and it gets nerfed so hard?" A: "Want justice? Go to Hague tribunal."
- Q: "Why was the Chinese 121 medium tank pen nerfed in 0.8.6 supertest?" A: "We don't comment on rumors, leaks and other things causing butthurt."
- new methods of illegal mod detection won't be disclosed
- Storm will announce the artillery accuracy changes on monday (SS: funnily enough, Storm specifically denied WG will mess around with shell gaussian distribution for arty, so I really wonder what's going on)
- according to SerB, the KV-1S with 152mm howitzer is not historical, the pictures of KV-1S with a howitzer most likely show the version with a 122mm gun
- Although Leopard 1 is technically a MBT, it's very specific - other MBTs such as T-72 won't be introduced
- OF-40 and similiar tanks won't appear in WoT
- 0.8.6 will come roughly in 3-4 weeks from now
- Q: "Why is Jagdtiger not able to shoot enemies on 1 km distance as in real life?" A: "Want realism? Join the army."
- the L/70 on StuG III not having a muzzle brake is historical (SS: historically, there was indeed a L/70 project "Ausf.H" to arm StuG III with StuK 42. The superstructure however was quite different, "regular" StuG III (even Ausf.G) wouldn't be able to carry it).
- the "2S*" Soviet SPG's (SS: such as the 2S3 Akatsyia) won't appear in game
- dynamic objects on maps will be implemented ("when it's done it's done")
- there is no "biggest maps", 24 out of 34 maps have unified size: 1200x1200m
- there will be other Sherman modifications (models) introduced into the game
-  the small "bump" on the backside of the T-34 turret is a porthole for firing crew infantry weapons
- when the T-34 driver's hatch is closed (as in the game), the driver IRL cotrols the tank according to commander's directions
- the Japanese captured tanks in US tree have not been scrapped, they might appear eventually
- water has no influence on arty shell splash