Friday, January 2, 2015


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- Q: “Why doesn’t MM put the same amount of vehicle classes to each team?” A: “It does take LT’s and arty into account. That’s completely sufficient”
- no plans to ban the Battle Assistant arty mod
- apparently there is a problem with Naydin medal conditions (WG is aware)
- for now there’s no ETA on the return of historical battles
- artillery accuracy was not touched in 0.9.5 (SS: some player was complaining that arty is too inaccurate or something)
- no plans for tier 10 premium tanks

- M56 Scorpion will most likely come out in 9.7
- M56 Scorpion will be a tier 7 TD without limited MM
- E-25 is too good for premium status, but it will not be nerfed, the only action taken is the removal from the shop, as this is considered to be the best compromise to fix the mistake WG made, in other words: “the best solution out of all the bad ones”
- T-35 in the game? “Why do you need it? I can’t wrap my head around that.”

- the main audience of WoT is people between 25 and 30 years old
- developers started to work with modmakers because “every company reaches a stage, when it cannot find all the answers inside the company itself due to the interference of various stereotypes, patterns of behavior and legacy of the past. That’s why we are starting to look for the answers outside.”
- creating a new feature for World of Tanks involves a certain “bureaucratic” mechanism of checks, that prevents implementing a feature, that would for example make WG lose players in another region (SS: related to the fact that it’s not easy to implement a useful mod into the game “just so”)
- current goal of cooperation with modmakers for Wargaming is to allow them to access the internal structures via API, so that they are prepared for future patches and there’s not butthurt over mods stopping working
- of all the WG brands, World of Tanks is the strongest
- WG is constantly working on not becoming a “one brand company”
- regarding the failure of World of Warplanes, the situation there is “special”: he admits that the size of the market (and the niche) was overestimated by WG), he hopes that World of Warships will be better, crossing the boundaries of the niche
- A.Pankov (Evilly) on WoWp: “Let me put it politically correctly and mildly – we need to polish the warplanes.” (SS: literally finish working on them, as in they being an unfinished product)
- WG is working on other projects as well, no specifics, they are looking for niches to expand to
- it’s possible that WoT VR will come in 2015
- it’s possible that China in 2015 will see a boom of microconsoles operating the Android as well as TV’s with integrated gaming equipment. If the Chinese get their licenses successfully, WoT might expand to these platforms
- according to the guy, prices (specifically of premium accounts as an example) are the same all over the world, with some small differences of course. One of the goal of working with 3rd parties is to make the game accessories (portal and such) more nation-specific

- in 9.5, the gun marks (rings) were not touched
- the current Russian peak (last weekend, compared to January’s 1,1 mil) is apparently 850k
- skill MM (“leagues”) was discussed and analyzed “more than once”, the conclusion was that it would not bring the incentive to play better
- Q: “Implement skill MM and see its results in praxis!” A: “Deal player, you can create your own online game and run experiments on live servers as much as you like!”
- claims that skill MM would improve gameplay “are not based on reality”
- the rumor that Havok was scrapped is false

- regarding longer tutorial, developers state that in real life, the longer the training, the fewer players finish it. According to developers, there is this strange idea amongst the good players that they were good from the start. Generally, developers will further consider the issue of better tutorial, but making it long is not an option.
- regarding the players skipping tutorial, a WG developer states that he met adult players on meetings who ignored the tutorial altogether, play up to tier 9 and don’t even know what’s aiming and that they should fire only once the aim circle gets smaller
- apparently, some players on Russian server found their significant others through WoT, including at least one wedding
- both Karl and the Chaffee racing were extremely popular modes
- on RU server, the winter mode will last only 10 days. This is intentional “not to make the holiday mood too common” (SS: they’ll prolong it, you’ll see)
- the winter mode tanks will use crews “analogical to regular tanks” – after the mode is over, the crews will be moved to barracks. If the barracks are full, the crews will be saved in “buffer slots” and moved to regular barracks slots when the crew space becomes available (like with Chaffee)
- the option to remove the Winter Mode tanks from hangar before the event is over will not be implemented
- more copycat maps (as in Ruinberg, Winterberg) will not come anytime soon
- developers are constantly working on client optimization, introducing fun modes does not influence this task
- after the winter mode is over, the crews will be retrained to “analogical regular tanks” (SS: that means Mammoth to T110E5, that TD whatsitsname to Foch 155 and the LT crew to LTTB)
- there are no plans at this moment to give Panther 88 limited MM
- Panther 88 will appear in ingame shop in 9.6

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