Thursday, August 22, 2013

AMX50 Foch (155) - Lakeville - - 9 kills - Locastan is awesome


22.08.13.

According to WG sources, it’s 80 percent sure that test will start today. So standby. Also, because of Gamescom, I will be skipping troll stuff and garbage.
- SerB is levelling up the British arty branch, but hasn’t reached FV304 yet
- new modes for random battles confirmed (no details yet)
- historical battles concept is 70-80 percent ready, according to Storm
- historical battles current issues are revolving around tanks balance, making weak tanks more interesting to play and there are other problems too. They will definitely not come in 2013, but it’s completely possible they come in 2014

- currently Storm doesn’t consider too many TD’s in battles a problem
- separate T-34 tank with M-17 aircraft engine is not planned (not even for historical battles), as there is not enough difference from regular T-34
- different zoom levels for different historical vehicles won’t be implemented
- credit transfers betweem players won’t be implemented
- it’s not totally sure E-50 and E-50M will merge into one vehicle and even if it happens, it will take a long time to implement
- 7/42 companies do apparently not appear in RU/EU/US 8.8 patch, because they are being tested in China
- nerfs are based on statistics, not on personal opinions on developers
- Object 140 has internal fueltanks in the front (right), just like T-62A, their amount of hitpoints will be roughly the same as in T-62A
- SerB is currently in Chicago
- autoloaders carrying different types of shells (for example three AP and three HE) won’t be implemented
- one type of tank in battle modes (for example medium tanks only) won’t be implemented
- apparently, German turbine tanks won’t be implemented after all (SS: here I am not sure what SerB means, he says “tanks with afterburners)
- the 112 and T-34-3 will be testable on 8.8 test, but in the beginning, they will appear only in gift shops, as the developers want to strictly control their amount, so they are sure they aren’t “too good”
- apparently IS-7 won’t be buffed
- players won’t be able to purchase more identical tanks in their garage
- if 112 proves to be OP (according to rumors, it is), it won’t be nerfed, but its sale will be limited
Alleged 8.8 partial German tank changes from Murazor (Russian blogger):
Tiger
- 88mm L/71: ROF increased from 6,98 to 8,96
- 88mm L/71: aimtime reduced from 2,9 to 2,7
- removed the HL234 and HL230P45 engines
- increased the second turret hitpoints by 50hp
Tiger II
- increased the stock turret hitpoints by 50hp
- repoved the HL234 and HL230P45 engines
Apparently, the VK4502 buff was a fake.

German Changes In 8.8

E-50M keeps its 1200hp engine, 150mm frontal armor
Tiger
- 88mm L/71: ROF increased from 6,98 to 8,96
- 88mm L/71: aimtime reduced from 2,9 to 2,7
- removed the HL234 and HL230P45 engines
- increased the second turret hitpoints by 50hp
- Tank traverse: 23 > 26
- HP buff on HL210: 650 > 700
- 82mm armor nerfed to 80mm
- Turret traverse nerfed: 23 > 18
- View Range buff: 370 > 380
Tiger II
- speed buff to 38
- increased the stock turret hitpoints by 50HP
- removed the HL234 and HL230P45 engines, top engine has 700hp
- Weight decrease 71 > 70
- Tank traverse buff: 26 > 28
- 105mm L/68 on it – ROF buff: 5.26 > 5.77
- View Range Nerf: 400 > 390 (seems it has top turret in vid)
- Turret traverse buff: 25 > 27
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E-75
- Speed Buff: 30 > 40
- Traverse buff: 21 > 30
- Top engine removed
- Max engine is HL234 with 900 HP
E-50
- Top engine Removed
- Biggest engine is now 234 with 900 HP
- Traverse buff: 26 > 32
- 10.5cm ausf B
- RoF Buff: 6.00 > 6.25
- Accuracy buff: 0.32 > 0.3
- Aiming Time buff: 2.3 > 2.1
New turret model for both E-50 (no changes)
- E-50 loses its top engine, frontal armor buffed to 150mm
JagdPanther
- Engine is same as Panther changes, 700 HP.
- Traverse buff: 29 > 32
- Speed Buff: 46 > 55 (possible same for panther)
- View Range buff: 350 > 370
JagdPanther II
- Same speed increase to 55
- Traverse buff: 30 > 38

Japan Tank Tree


Arty:
  • Tier 2 SPG: Type 4 Ho-To (Type 38 120mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 3 SPG: Type 1 Ho-Ni 2 (Type 91 105mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 4 SPG: Type 4 Ho-Ro (Type 38 150mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 5 SPG: Short 200 SPG (Navy Short 202mmL/12)
  • Tier 6 SPG: Ji-Ro-Sha (Type 92 105mm Cannon)
  • Tier 7 SPG: Type 5 Ho-Chi (Type 96 150mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 8 SPG: Type 4 Ha-To 274 (Taisho Type 14th year 274mm Heavy Mortar)
  • Tier 9 SPG: Type 4 Ha-To 300 (Type 3 300mm Heavy Mortar)
  • Tier 10 SPG: Type 5 TOK 300 (Type 3 300mm Heavy Mortar)
TD's:
  • Tier 2 TD: Type 5 Ho-Ru (Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun)
  • Tier 3 TD: Type 1 Ho-Ni 1 (Type 90 75mm Field Gun)
  • Tier 4 TD: Type 3 Ho-Ni 3 (Type 3 75mm Tank Gun II)
  • Tier 5 TD: Type 5 Na-To (Experiment 75mm Anti-Tank Gun II)
  • Tier 6 TD: Type 5 Ka-To (Experiment 105mm Anti-Tank Gun)
  • Tier 7 TD: Type 5 Chi-Ri Kai (Experiment 105mm Anti-Tank Gun)
  • Tier 8 TD: Type 5 Ho-Ri 1 (Type 3 120mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 9 TD: Type 5 Ho-Ri 2 (Type 5 150mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 10 TD: Coastal Defense 140t 155 (Type 3 155 mm L/60)
Second Branch MT's:
  • Tier 2 LT: Type 95 Ha-Go (Type 98 37mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 3 LT: Type 98 Ke-Ni (Type 1 37mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 4 LT: Type 2 Ke-To (Type 1 47mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 5 LT: Type 5 Ke-Ho (Experiment 57mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 6 MT: STA-20 76 (Type 98 76mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 7 MT: STA-25 90 (Type 61 90mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 8 MT: STA-2 (Type 61 90mm Tank Gun))
  • Tier 9 MT: STA-1 (L7A1 105mm)
  • Tier 10 MT: STB-1 (L7A1 105mm)
First Branch MT's:
  • Tier 2 LT: Type 89 Chi-Ro (Type 97 57mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 3 LT: Type 97 Chi-Ha (Type 1 47mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 4 LT: Type 1 Chi-He (Experiment 57mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 5 MT: Type 3 Chi-Nu (Type 3 75mm Tank Gun II)
  • Tier 6 MT: Type 4 Chi-To (Type 5 75mm Tank Gun II)
  • Tier 7 MT: Type 5 Chi-Ri (Type 99 88mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 8 MT: Chi-Ru 105 (Experiment 105mm Anti-Tank Gun)
  • Tier 9 MT: Chi-Ru 120 (Type 10 120mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 10 MT: Chi-Ru 130 (Experiment 130 Tank Gun)
HT:
  • Tier 2 MT: Expt No.1 (1930) (Type 97 57mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 3 MT: Type 91 Heavy (Type 94 70mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 4 MT: Type 95 Heavy (Type 90 75mm Field Gun)
  • Tier 5 HT: Iwakuro-1 (Type 91 105mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 6 HT: Iwakuro-2 (Type 96 150mm Howitzer)
  • Tier 7 HT: Heavy 100t (Type 92 105mm Cannon)
  • Tier 8 HT: O-I 120t (Type 3 120mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 9 HT: Coastal Defense 140t A (Type 89 150mm Cannon)
  • Tier 10 HT: Coastal Defense 140t B (Type 96 150mm Heavy Cannon)
Amphibian (???) :
  • Tier 2 LT: Type 1 Ka-Mi (Type 94 37mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 3 LT: Type 2 Ka-Mi (Type 98 37mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 4 MT: Type 3 Ka-Chi (Type 1 47mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 5 MT: Type 5 To-Ku (Experiment 57mm Tank Gun)
Premium:
  • Tier 8 HT: O-I 120t Multi-Turret (Type 92 105mm Cannon Improved)
  • Tier 8 MT: Type 61 (Type 61 90mm Tank Gun)
  • Tier 8 TD: Navy 120 Tank Destroyer (Type 10 120mm AA Gun)
  • Tier 7 MT: Type 5 Chi-Ri II (Type 5 75mm Tank Gun II)

10 More Days to School (useless kids GONE)


Remodeling Leopard 1

Skin 121

Skin E-25

Remodeling StuG III

Skin KV-3

Remodeling StuG III

Skin M6A2E1

8.8 News

- reworked the way determining the ramming culprit (initiator) works: now the one, whose tank is moving faster will be considered the culprit (SS: this is mostly for determining team damage from rams)
- added automatic relogin to another server, if platoon/company invite came from it
- added the possibility of removing or moving the crew to or from a destroyed tank
- added the option to enable inverse turning directions, when going backwards (reverse), you can enable it to move the tank the opposite way when going backwards
- spall liner now reduces the chance of crewmen getting killed: light by 20 percent, medium by 25 percent, heavy by 30 percent, superheavy by 50 percent
- added the possibility to shoot automatically if you keep the fire button pressed (“autofire”)
- a warning window in the loging screen about entering the password with wrong keyboard setting or wrong letters


Storm on 8.8:

- in 8.8, the reload timer in seconds will not be added, problems were discovered with its implementation
- WG will implement a ping meter for various servers of each cluster into the hangar
- the arty mod showing “angles and horizont” (SS: not sure what is meant) won’t be officially added
- official mod portal will slowly be worked on
- getting stuck on rails in Ensk will be fixed

- Storm believes that the new ramming mechanism is better than the old one, but not ideal
- changes in German tanks: “There’s enough changes to fill 5 pages. You’ll see in the test”
- the platoon/company automatic re-login on appropriate server might not work for clanwars, SerB doesn’t remember
- SerB states that according to WG stats, the amount of crappy computers WoT works on is very high (like, too many people have bad hardware)
- there will be a general re-work of all the ingame equipment
- the increased crewmember save effect of the spall liner in 8.8 multiplies the base chance, not adds to it
- developers are still considering to add the “kill marks” (for example, rings on barrels) – there are issues with the fact that some barrels are too short and some countries did not draw kill rings on the barrels
- public test of 8.8 will be soon
- hull modules will definitely not be added in 2013
- currently, WG is working on second German TD line (SS: so it is ready in 8.9 if I understood it correctly), it’s secret so far, how many rounds will there be in its tier 10′s autoloader guns
- sixth sense won’t be nerfed
- the “Chinese leak”, that 8.8 will bring 7/42 companies on Chinese server only, was just a hoax, according to Storm
- Havok will definitely come in 2014, it’s too early to release a demo video
- there are no planned changes for KV-5
- new game modes are planned, but players shouldn’t expect “another gameplay” from them (SS: here I am not sure)
- the spall liner crew protection bonus will work only on HE non-penetrating hits
- Object 430 will probably appear this year
- the 150mm frontal E-50/E-50M armor will stay
- Chinese Great Wall map will apparently appear only on Chinese server, as it is considered “boring”
- Stalin inscriptions will return in 8.8
- Superpershing will recieve some sort of buff apart from the frontal armor nerf