Status Report: 23/01/2016 Q&A
Have a Q&A ready for you, I understand that many been asking why I there haven't been Q&As like before and saying its my fault when its not the reality of things, its simple actually, Storm has been radio silent for nearly a month, even the Russians been crying over that, quoting their words, "holidays are over and gingerbread has gone hard" but he seems to have become fed up of all the whining and crying. And hey, whining and crying is alright, I get it everyday, but the issue is when people do it without bringing any constructivism and in my opinion that's what drove the guy away, although, that doesn't affect me, you see, I have no soul. :D
Anyway, this Q&A has been provided by Slava , I picked the questions from those who were and been the most constructive in comment RSR sections, hopefully (and I haven't asked yet) we could make this a often thing.
[Hedgehog1963] In WWII the tanks of western nations had various means of making smoke, either laying it on their own location or shooting it across the battlefield from their main gun. If you look particularly at the British tanks you can see smoke pots or smoke dischargers on practically everything beyond Tier VII. The Soviets almost (but not quite) ignored the value of smoke from AFVS. Germans and Yanks so-so. Not sure about other nations. This has been a major omission from the game in my book. They even have the concept in WoWs with Destroyer smoke screens. Why not in Wot? I remain a big LT fan in WoT, but it is hard work.
- Smoke screens probably yes at some point, let’s start with artillery smoke shells first. And no, Soviets had an easy way to lay smoke screens with the device attached to the diesel engine exhaust ports
"Changes like this would prevent people from trying to use AMX40s as scouts because "hey, it's a light tank."" There are people that do this?
- Sure you can use any tank as scout, the point is that scout tanks would get more rewards for scouting
Could you please ask about low tier map rotation? :)
-We need to remove shitty maps, including low tier maps, Mittengard!
Any chance there was some mention of a time table for all these coming changes?
-Some will be in May patch
Did anyone remember to ask WG about credits and high tier vehicles, because trying to make profit in an E-75 without a premium account is practically mission impossible?
-Sorry that’s why you need a premium tank or account or skill in farming with low tiers. High tiers are not supposed to be profitable tho you can make money with tanks like t-150 and pay for E-75 expenses. Years ago I used Su-85 to pay for everything I needed Over 1000 battles in it.
"What if active Sixth Sense allowed you to see through concealment for a short time as well as the passive benefit?"
How about just removing 6th sense from the game?
-Never. Without it, the price of a single mistake would skyrocket.
About swedish tanks or romanian ?
-Yes for Swedish
What is that cluster shell? Would it explode in the air and cover a big area with huge shrapnels?
-More of a high caliber HE shells, T92 for example. Cluster shells did not exist in WW2
And no MM improvement?!
-Yes there would be MM improvement. What kind of Improvement are you asking for?
How about giving the existing equipments an extra benefit or somewhat different effect if equipped to particular class, just like the camo paint effect differ from each class..?
BTW camo does benefit smaller vehicles more.
A unique set or unique piece of equipments for each nations to make the characteristic of a nation more apparent is perhaps nice.. Like, an equip that is only applicable to German's that give more accuracy, an improved shell that give more rng into +40/-25 into Russian's, etc.. That'll make a nation too strong at an aspect? Well, that's the whole point of difference in playstyle, no..?
-Unique national equip? May be.
"The buff to the machinegun turret on the T110E5 was unintended" ok, but its ok for is7 to have an inpenetrable turret?
-Yes. Because it was impenetrable at the time and E5 was never built. E5 at the moment is a much better tank than IS7.
WG admitted there was a problem with corridor maps... and then said they aren't going to change the maps but the tanks instead... :( why WG why?
-We will change maps, starting with removal of corridor ones.
But, what about the Chieftain's implementation in the game?
-We need a new T10 Brit heavy, I hope Chieftain will do, but it seems that there was a problem with it’s armor- not as good as expected.
How about just decreasing the damage of prem. ammo by 50% . That way we will get higher penetration but lower damage.Problem solved. Why complicating something that can be easily done ?
-No. Rebalancing prem ammo is okay tho. Things like 420 pen HEAT will have to go away.
Why cant we pick which maps to take with arty?
-I have a WoT client with map picking feature. Improves win rate A LOT. So the answer is no.
Nobody mentioned historical battles?
-No historical battles until we have PvE scripts+bots. Noone wanted to play historical low level tanks, everyone wanted to gib lowbie Pz3s with Su152s. With PvE bots, bots will play lowbie tanks and players get to gib them in top tanks.