Friday, 21 August 2015

Armored Warfare Storyline

Hello warriors,

one of the features that divide Armored Warfare from World of Tanks for better of for worse is the presence of an actual storyline - mostly for upcoming PvE campaign purposes. The game takes place in a dystopian future where everything is fucked up and traditional militaries are complemented by powerful PMC's.

You can check the storyline out here. The introduction is called "World on Fire"

21.08.2015 Q&A

- Storm confirms: no rebalance of Foch 155 is planned: "This idea didn't go anywhere for now"
- Foch 155 to be changed in HD? "I can't say for now :("
- Centurion 7/1 "low poly" wheels are an "economy" decision: half of them is hidden behind the side armored plate and therefore there is no need to make them extra high poly
- according to Yuri Pasholok, tier 2-10 French HT branch is possible
- the new motion physics work is coming to an end. It will be possible to tip enemy tank over by ramming it but this will be rather rare. As for how this will change the gameplay - it's hard to say. There will be more testing in order to determine this
- there are no plans to move WoT to a different engine, but rather to improve the old Bigworld so much that the game is practically running on a new engine with old name
- with the artillery rebalance, XP, personal missions and everything else will be reworked to take the new artillery status in account

KV-4 KTTS (Tier 8 version)

Hello warriors,

just a quick update. The KV-4 KTTS version that was buffed so heavily is in fact tier 8, not tier 7. It's a new version, tested to see whether the vehicle would be tier 8 viable. Apologies for the oversight.

Changes to KV-4 KTTS and AMX M4 Mle 49

Hello warriors,

a couple of changes happened to the two newly introduced supertest vehicles. First the French premium heavy (standard nominal values):

- hull traverse nerfed from 35 to 28 deg/s
- terrain resistance nerfed from 1,3/1,5/2,2 to 1,5/1,7/2,4

Boring. Now for more fun things. KV-4 KTTS armor was seriously improved. Keep in mind this is tier 7 premium.

Other changes (stats for 100 percent crew):

- gun aimtime buffed from 3,07 to 2,88
- weight increased from 88 to 100 tons
- power-to-weight ratio decreased from 13,64 to 12 hp/t
- hull traverse nerfed from 32 to 30 deg/s
- terrain resistance nerfed from 1,151/1,342/2,685 to 1,342/1,438/2,685
- gun traverse rate (the speed with which the gun moves on this TD) decreased significantly
- stabilization significantly improved (not that important for TD but this includes aim circle size increase from switching targets by moving the gun)
- MM weight decreased from 40 to 27 (probably a placeholder)

New statistics:

Tier: 7 TD
Hitpoints: 1200
Engine: 1200 hp
Weight: 100 tons
Power-to-weight: 12 hp/t
Maximum speed: 35/10 km/h
Hull traverse: 30 deg/s
Gun traverse angle: 60 degrees
Terrain resistance: 1,342/1,438/2,685
Viewrange: 350
Radio range: 375,4

Hull armor: 200/125/125
Superstructure armor: 250/125/125

Gun: 107mm M-75
Damage: 320/320/420
Penetration: 227/289/62
ROF: 7,631
DPM: 2441,8
Reload: 7,863
Accuracy: 0,345
Aimtime: 2,88s
Depression: -5/+20

Other than that the armor was significantly increased: