Sunday, August 31, 2014

30.08.14.

- Storm confirms that the entire set of vehicle models in the game will be reworked to HD (there won’t be a special non-HD client)
- the HD tanks are not textured as dirty from mud, because it would look weird on winter maps
- no plans for changes of the gold ammo for credits mechanism
- camo looking weird on HD models? “Everything is the way it was before”
- IS-7 will not be reworked to HD in 9.3


9.2 2DZoom Sniper Scope By Terryzxc

9.2 Improved Light And Texture Mod By TehShockz


 

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Summer Holiday Has Arrived - Run For Your Life !!! (Part 7)


I just got an idea how WG can make even more money on this game.
Find a pharmaceutical company to sponsor WoT.
Sell anti idiot pills in random battles.
$$$$$$$$

Thursday, August 28, 2014

28.08.14.

- retraining of crew roles (SS: as in, radioman to driver for example) will be implemented
- current stage of the Stronghold mode is only the beginning, there will be many new things
- spotting range minimap circle, render range minimap designator and spots where the enemy was seen last time on minimap will not be implemented
- 9.3 will bring new comfortable garage interface
- T57 Heavy will be nerfed a bit
- apparently, if a bot plays better than a player would, Storm does not see the issue in having such a bot in battle
- the reason why HD JT will not come with HD JT88 is that there is a lot of work to do on the HD model even when “just a gun” is changed, such as testing and modelling
- hatches will not be changed to spaced armor (as some player proposes)
- on RU server, the whine about “too many corridor maps” started after a certain popular videomaker (Murazor) started whining about it (SS: I wonder if this happened the same way on EU…)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

26.08.14.

- 90 percent of all feedback on El-Halluf rework was apparently positive
- Storm confirms Malinovka will be reworked
- 9.3 test will come soon
- supertest of 9.3 will start on 28.8. (this Thursday)
- Havok: “when it’s done”, it’s apparently almost ready, but there is a lot of content to rework to make it work properly under Havok (its ETA is close to medium future)

9.2 Green Interface


 

You Got Banned...


I'll just use SerB's favorite line: HOW TERRIBLE...

Monday, August 25, 2014

25.08.14.



- there are (vague, distant) plans to encourage and reward players for “tanking” (SS: soaking damage)
- the changes, that happened in 9.2 to FV215b (183) – specifically a nerf due to the overuse of gold shells – do not automatically imply that the gold shell system is not balanced and needs a fix
- your chance to be on the top of the team depends on the percentage (composition) of the tank tiers, present in the queue at that actual moment (SS: this is the reason why you can’t see tiers on the queue screen anymore, there was a mod that abused this, allowing you to have a significantly higher chance to end up as a top tank of the team)
- a new game mode (SS: mode as in HB, team battles, etc.) for solo players (not requiring a team) playing high tiers will come soon (SS: likely a “garage battle” mode)


9.2 Damage Effect

9.2 Sniper Scope

Friday, August 22, 2014

9.2 Multi Hit Log v.1.2b

9.2 Battle Efficiency Calculator

21.08.14.

- SU-76I (premium tier 3 TD) is still being tested apparently
- MBT-70 in WoT? “No comment” (SS: no, too modern)
- HD model size changes (SS: it got a it bigger IIRC), for example on the IS tank do not mean that camo factor was changed as well


Thursday, August 21, 2014

9.2 Demiar ModPack

THIS MODPACK IS FULL OF FORBIDDEN MODS. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED.


9.2 Battle Assistant (for arty commanders)

Changes the way how arty "looks" at targets. The camera is now set on the top of the trajectory.

Before:


After:


After pressing SHIFT (usual key for arty scope) press G.


20.08.14.

- Q: “Compared to other German tanks, the armor of track module on Maus is weak. Is it a balance parameter?” A (SerB): “To write bullshit is bad for your brain. Maus has the highest track armor of all the tanks.”
- it’s possible that some cases of the Sixth Sense lightbulb not lighting up properly are caused by mods – if you experience this more often (that it doesnt light up when it should), remove mods and try again
- apparently, 9.3 news will be published soon
- currently, it is planned to give players who own FV4202, when it gets changed to tier 8 premium, that tank for free
- Havok will come in “one of the upcoming patches”


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WW2 Photos Part 46 (tanks only)


18.08.14.

- the information that Firefly was planned for patch 0.9.5 is correct (SS: this however can still change, currently the 9.5 is planned for mid December)
- attacking other Strongholds owned by other clans will work roughly as clanwars, only instead of gold, you get the industrial resource
- apparently, there was a bug in the rules/shop on the Russian server, where – if you bought a vehicle in the shop for discount and you already had it, you recieved its original pre-discount price in gold as compensation (SS: as in, buying something worth 1500g for 750g, you already have it, you get 1500g instead). This was recently fixed (causing some butthurt on RU forums).


Monday, August 18, 2014

SerB Saying THANK YOU



- Thank you for being out there...
- Thank you for being so numerous...
- Thank you for being with us...

AND FROM ANOTHER ANGLE....

- Thank you for being out there...
- Thank you for being so numerous...
- Thank you for being with us...

Friday, August 15, 2014

9.2 Last Known Position Cheat

THIS MOD IS FORBIDDEN. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED.


After pressing left ALT, the mod allows you to see the tank in his last known location. 

9.2 Hellinger Minimal Hangar


 

9.2 Transparent Interface

9.2 Red Star Hit Zones

3 Days Premium Bonus Code And 7 Days Premium And 1000 Gold Invite Code From Razer


Razer is giving out 3 days premium bonus code and 7 days premium + 1000 gold invite code for the EU server, but only for Razer Comms users.
To get the codes you need to download the Razer Comms, which you can find here :http://www.razerzone.com/comms. After you download the Comms you need to login into your account using Razer Comms , and then you go to this website. For every Comms id, you get one bonus code and one invite code. You also automatically become eligible for a Razer peripherals giveaway.

15.08.14.

- the amount of shells carried in vehicles is historical, unless the number influences balance
- apparently, the situation where a light vehicle survives large caliber gun hits is historical, the vehicle might have survived a penetrating hit and rushed off before the enemy vehicle or gun fired off another shot
- there was a time in the past (during alpha stage) when tanks did not actually have modules and the slope of armor did not count. This is how the tank hitbox looked back then:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

13.08.14.

- new visibility (viewrange) system is being worked on
- Stalingrad map will be “really nice”, won’t come in 9.3
- Stalingrad will come earlier than within half a year
- WG thinks that the most active Stronghold mode will be the tier 6 battles
- air raid will come in WoT (SS: Stronghold consumable)
- apparently, thinking of having a PvE mode with a “boss” in Maus for example that would require some player skill would be “serious AI overestimation”


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

9.2 Deegie's Sniper Scope

9.2 ANTI WarPack By Indigo

THIS MOD PACK IS FULL OF FORBIDDEN STUFF. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED.


9.2 Reload And Enemy Distance

THIS MOD IS FORBIDDEN. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED.




9.2 3 In 1 DrWebber Tundra

THIS MOD IS FORBIDDEN. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED.



9.2 Skin StuG III Ausf. G


 

9.2 Skin StuG III Ausf. G


 

9.2 Skin SU-100


 

9.2 Medals Remodeling

9.2 HD Minimaps

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Summer Holiday Has Arrived - Run For Your Life !!! (Part 6)

9.2 Pips Hack Pack

THIS MOD PACK IS FULL OF FORBIDDEN MODS. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED...


9.2 Xxxibiza Hack Pack (mods by ProstoNoob, lsdmax, DrWebber, uragan, Indigo)

THIS MOD PACK IS FULL OF FORBIDDEN MODS. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED...


9.2 KasykC New Death Terminator Hack Pack

THIS MOD PACK IS FULL OF FORBIDDEN MODS. USING IT WILL GET YOU BANNED...


9.2 Gnomefather's Gun And Engine Sound Mod

08.08.14.

- Havok will come in 9.4 or 9.5
- new tank motion physics might come in 9.3
- tank balancing is made by 10 people (plus helpers), graphics are worked on by 3 people, model making is outsourced, moderators and support staff – 3000 people
- map Stalingrad is already created with Havok in mind (will not come in 9.3)
- Stalingrad is made by the same people as Havok
- El Halluf 9.2 changes might be cancelled? “We will keep an eye on statistics” (including heat analysis)
- in Havok, spotting after the new wall destruction will work the same way as it did until now
- in Havok the mosque in El Halluf will remain indestructible

- there is a chance (but no direct plan yet) of the IS-3 BL-9 being removed and replaced by a historical gun (D-25TA) of equal firepower
- the next non-regular tank to be implemented is apparently the T-34-85M
- Doppelrohrkasemattpanzer introduction is not likely at this moment, but it’s not completely out of question apparently



- if the info about Leopard Prototype B having a 90mm gun is confirmed, it is possible it will appear in the game as a premium tank
- currently (!), there are no plans to introduce dedicated AA vehicles
- currently there are no actual plans to replace the AFK Panther with something else, there is however a possibility and a candidate
- T18 is considered to be replaced with something else in very distant future
- it’s possible HESH shells mechanism will get reworked, possibly by adding massive normalization to it (SS: as in 60 degrees or even more, in effect the HESH shells will always impact under favourable angle, simulating the fact that the round is actually more effective against sloped surfaces than against vertical ones)
- there was apparently a project to mount “Blacker Bombard” on a Sherman. It will not be implemented.