Thursday, June 6, 2013

06.06.13.

 - apparently, Maus ROF won't be buffed
- the system where only the best players of each team are rewarded (like in sport) won't be implemented, as WoT is a team game
- the new SU-26 top gun AP shell has the penetration of 80, while the golden HEAT shell has the penetration of 74. This is intentional, as the AP shell loses a lot of penetration over distance, while the HEAT one doesn't.
- automatic fire extinguisher test price (10k) is just an experiment, it's not definitive.

- SerB considers the Superpershing case thus: "We decided not to fix this issue 2-3 patches back due to mass whine. That was a mistake." (SS: I heard an interesting theory on Russian forums - that the reason for this whole charade was to remove SP from the shop in the first place for some (unimportant and made up) reason. This will increase its sales ("it's going away, let's get it") and at the same time, paves the way for the introduction of the T23 premium medium tank... which was heavily hinted at by some people around RU and US forums...)
- Storm checked the AMX-13 and ELC models and has not found any bugs regarding the collision and visual models relation.
- AFK tank can still light up enemies, if they get close to it
- SerB doesn't worry about trolling too much, he states that when he was making the Reddit Q&A session, he was trolling too and nothing happened
- currently the ROF displayed in the hangar takes into account only the 100 percent loader, not commander's bonus
- SerB doesn't want to implement 4th consumable slot, because it would support pay to win and it would also bring disbalance to the game
- the developers did consider the idea to allow (in company mode) the team commander to take part in "observer" tank (invisible, indestructable), so he can focus on team command while not being distracted by his own tank gameplay. This was apparently scrapped.
- it is possible for both teams in random battle to have different number of platoons, if the MM mechanism considers the MM weight difference between those too small (for example 2x2 man platoons vs 1x3 man platoon)
- Storm states that there is nothing wrong with T57 armor model, just that it's very uneven, which is historical
- SerB states that various organized forum actions of players not buying gold have no effect and that the developers ignore them, this also concerns the forum players, because the devs won't listen to those who simply yell the loudest.
- Tiger, Jagdtiger and Tiger II will have their maximum speed increased at some point (without horsepower buff)

Change Of Lorraine 40t Model


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0.8.6 Test 1 Armor Changes

IS-6

The miniature spaced armor strips over the tracks and the rim around the hull (violent on picture) - earlier 10mm, became 30mm

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SU-8

Gun armor reduced from 50 to 30mm, frontal hull armor increased from 20 to 30mm, rear part (earlier 0) recieved 6mm armor

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SU-85B

Driver's hatch and the armored cover on the front were previously weakspots (10mm), their armor got increased to 42mm, turning them into zones more armor than the rest of the frontal hull.

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Cromwell

The rim of the mantlet recieved the same thickness as its center (64 to 76,2mm), the center got buffed from 76 to 76,2mm. Various turret weakspots (hatches) buffed significantly.

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Comet - no armor layout changes.

Matilda Black Prince

Apart from changing the size of the turret, new armor groups between 70 and 55mm were added. Commander's copula and hatch armor was improved. 

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SU-76

Buffed the 0mm spaced armor to 10mm and improved the frontal armor driver's hatch and armor cover weakspots from 10mm to 42mm

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T95

In frontal armor, the small triangle weakspot recieved 305mm armor (left above the gun)

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Panzer V/IV


The weld between lower and upper frontal plate has been reduced from 110mm to 85mm, the lower frontal armor is slightly better angled.

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Panzer III/IV

Lower frontal armor recieved a slightly better angle

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Object 268

Recieved new miniature 20mm  spaced armor plates on sides.

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E-100

Besides the obvious moving of the turret 30cm forward, the turret angles have been slightly nerfed,  track covers above the tracks have been nerfed from 90mm to 30mm (the green thin strip) and the side armor was nerfed from 130mm to 120mm.

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