Sunday, September 29, 2013

29.09.13.

- hitpoints of each vehicle are not calculated randomly, WG has a program/Excel table algorithm to calculate it, but the formula for it won’t be disclosed
- removing the “miniturret” (sometimes called “Artoo”) weakspot of KV-5 is not planned
- when the WoWp gets released, player statistics will be wiped
- additional objects within the capping circle of new maps (compared to old maps) were added to make it interesting for players
- SerB confirms that E-50 has the worst camo factor of all T9 meds
- no solution towards teammates who block your line of fire will be implemented: “We’ll leave it up to players”

- apparently, garage battles are still planned. Storm: “For now, we will not tell any details about this mode. We’ll implement it, we’ll test it and then we’ll talk.”
- ingame Lowe is, according to Storm, based on W1662 Lowe variant from Panzer Tracts
- Storm states that firing on obstacles, behind which an enemy is hiding in order to “smoke him out” won’t be rewarded, as it is practically impossible to determine, whether a player is firing at obstacles to smoke someone out, or simply randomly
- it’s possible module repair time display will be implemented when dynamic tank stats in garage are added
- it’s possible company battles will get “fog of war”, but random battles definitely not
- Storm states that the devs consider additional tank statistics (such as average XP per battle, average hitrate, penetration rate and others) when it comes to balancing vehicles only in special cases with some individual hard-to-balance vehicles
- moving clouds might be implemented at some point
- it’s too early to tell how well is T-34-3 doing statistically
- when the player stat hiding is implemented, 3rd party API-based applications (SS: XVM, noobmeter etc.) won’t be able get them either (“What would be the point of hiding statistics if they could”)
- it’s not possible to tell whether WoT will work under Steam OS, especially considering the fact that Steam might make its OS with blocking non-steam applications.
- you can’t see your tank’s hull in sniper mode so that it doesn’t interfere with your view
- AMX-50B dimensions are historical
- +/-1 MM is not planned
- details for the statistics hiding option will be published in patchnotes for public test patch (SS: not sure if 8.9 or not)
- SerB thinks roughly 20 percent of players will hide their player stats
- FV304 arty is based on FV300 light tank platform