Friday, 31 July 2015

31.07.2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

I hope everyone had a nice and productive week like mine.
After all the work today I'm ready for some streaming, will be relaxing to some music and doing Platoon or Tank Requests, we will see.
Have to warn today will be a short stream, need to be awake very early tomorrow as this one has another weekend full with and in tanks! :P

Lets do this:

31.07.2015 Q&A

 Here it is:

- Wargaming is doing a huge amount of work in developing and testing of new modes;
- Currently WG is testing bots, they are allegedly very intelligent and will serve to improve new gameplay mods;
- New motion physics is practically ready;
- Japanese heavies will "not be for everybody" and will suffer from artillery but they are unique in gameplay;
- Czech branch will come until the end of the year, it will be announced at Gamescom;
- Developers will coordinate the improvements of PC WoT graphics with American colleagues from Xbox One team;
- 4 new artillery features are in testing in order to make arty class more of a support class. It's possible alpha and oneshot crits will be reduced and accuracy improved;
- FV4202 tier 10 was originally introduced because at that point there were no other drawings of historical vehicles for that slot available (plus the FV4202 was implemented as "sufficiently historical");
- Steam support for WoT is not considered for now;
- There are no specific plans for armored cars in WoT as they would feel really uncomfortable in WoT setting;
- RBT-5 (BT-5 with rocket launchers) was shelved;
- Multiturret mechanism could be applied to a number of tanks in the game (especially Japanese heavies) but the secondary guns are weak. It's not worth wasting effort on;
- Developers are working on Havok physics
- Developers are no longer publishing 3 month plans because the stuff was getting delayed all the time resulting in negative feedback;
- Sturmtiger was modelled and tested but it will not appear in random battles (too big derp);
- Alternative hulls are complicated to implement, but it is planned. One of the problem is the HDD space (it will take a lot) plus the fact that not many tanks will get them;
- There are no plans for tanks obtainable exclusively for non-clan players;
- 1,5 million chatbans were issued in 2 months on RU server for profanities, there are more plans to fight toxic players;
- WT E-100 will be replaced. It was introduced intentionally as a skill-based tank (heavily depending on player skill) and does not fit random battles very well in some cases;
- Anton "Evilly" Pankov personally sees two biggest WoT issues in tank balance and game performance;
- There was at first no option of using your own tanks in the Domination mode for technical reasons but the developers had to test it, that's why the mode was released with only "special" tanks;
 - KV-5 is doing fine statistically, it's possible however its armor will be reworked in HD ("we'll see what we can do");
- Type 59 in HD should appear in 9.10.

There is a extra important bit from EU (had no other place to put this without it being buried in the amount of info that I'm posting today):

Wargaming’s 17th Anniversary (SEA)

Hello Warriors,

this is what our comrades over SEA  are getting for the Wargaming’s 17th Anniversary:

-From 1 August, 2015 (Saturday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC) until 17 August, 2015 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC) 


- SPG (available on 1st - 3rd August):
Increased First Victory bonus (All First Victories will provide x3 EXP)

Up to 50% off for the following:
  • All Tier II - V SPGs
  • Consumables

Up to 30% off for the following:
  • All Tier VI - VII SPGs

Up to 15% off for the following:
  • All Tier VIII - X SPGs

Wargaming’s 17th Anniversary (EU)

Hello Warriors,

Well this is awkward... I was hoping that there would be some "secret surprise" today on the EU portal for this but not much has changed from what I posted yesterday. I still hope this is a preliminary and there is more to come!

-From Saturday 1 August at 07:10 until Tuesday 4 August at 07:00 CEST (UTC +2)

Discounts (and the best we have going):
- x3 Crew
- 50%  on Exterior tank pimping
- 30% on standard vehicles (VI-VII)
- 50% on premium vehicles (II-V)

And the missions are pretty much the same:

 "Happy Anniversary"

  • Earn a total of 25,000 XP over any number of battles
  • Be in the top 10 players on your team by base experience earned
  • Tier V and above only
  • Random Battles only
  • Once per day
  • 1 x Personal Reserve: +10% XP boost (Duration: 4 hours, Expiration date: none)

"Party Time!"

  • Finish the mission “Happy Anniversary” a total of 3 times
  • Once per account
  • 1 x Coated Optics
  • 1 x garage slot
A Coated Optics means party time? Now wish I was in Russia... at least they have strippers in their parties... Lets hope there is more coming!

Q&A with Yuri Pasholok

Hello Warriors,

Yuri Pasholok, Wargaming's history consultant has kindly agreed to make a historical based Q&A for RSR.
I will be choosing the questions from you in this comment section.

Note: Nothing gaming related.

Is it a bird? Is it a rocket? Its the PasholokMan! :3

Aufklärungspanzer Panther Camouflage Bug / Compensation

Hello Warriors,

on the NA forums, PizzaStorm (Community Manager) has this to say about the Aufklärungspanzer Panther Camouflage Bug:

"Hey Tankers,

We found a bug in 9.9 where the camouflage that was purchased before patch 9.9 on the Aufklärungspanzer Panther, using Gold, did not transfer to the Spähpanzer SP I C if you purchased more than one season.

For example, if you purchased three Desert camos for the Auf. Panther, then the bug only gave you one Desert camo on the SP1c. This bug may take time to iron out, but in the meant time, we want to compensate everyone this affected with the applicable gold amount for the their missing camouflage."

Apparently there are also players complaining that the Aufklärungspanzer Panther's Loader and Radio Operator were retrained for the Panther 8.8, rather than a light tank and they can't use them in their LTs anymore. There was no answer still from staff on that issue.

If you have these problems make sure to contact the Support Team of your server.

NA discounts and rewards

Hello Warriors,

in the NA server, from Friday, July 31, 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET until Monday, August 3, 04:20 PT / 07:20 ET will have the following discounts:
  • 50% Gold/Credit on Crew (Re)Training & Skill Reset
  • 50% Credit on Regular Vehicles, Tiers II - V
  • 50% Gold on Premium Vehicles, Tiers II - V

Also during this time there is a set of missions:
  • "The First Steps" (Damage three (3) or more enemy vehicles in a single battle you will earn a Small First Aid Kit);
  • "Making the Grade" (Destroy three (3) or more enemy vehicles in a single battle you will earn a Manual Fire Extinguisher);
  • "Class Favorite" (Earn the Confederate achievement and you will get a Large First Aid Kit);
  • "Head of the Class" (Earn the Top Gun achievement and you will get a Automatic Fire Extinguisher).

  •     Random battles only
  •     Tiers III - V only
  •     Repeatable

And if you complete both "Class Favorite" and "Head of the Class" you will earn:
  • 15% Experience-booster (Duration: 2 hours, expires September 1)
  • Once per account
Have fun!

FV201 (A45) Bundles (were) available

Hello Warriors,

according to "jigzy" in the EU forum, the FV201 (A45) Bundles were available in the gift shop and then got removed 10 minutes later.

This is basically the same bundles the other servers got with the FV201 (A45) missions
And if EU keeps this plan then this is actually good news, not only is fair as we get the same as the other instances (even if later) and everyone has the chance to get the tank for free through the missions instead of a +-50Euros bundle.

Battle of Kursk

Hello Warriors,

WG RU has a new re-enactment video, this time is about the Battle of Kursk (English Subtitles available):

Armored Warfare: T-72A

Hello Warriors,

Armored Warfare has a new tank in focus, the T-72A, you can read about its history and how it got applied in-game here:

I seriously need to put my Challenger I aside and start playing with other tanks too...what about, when EA4 arrives I unlock and buy all the tanks and do a Tank Request stream like often do when I'm streaming WoT?  The AW lads gave me a bunch of Credits and XP, might as well make a good use of it. :)