Hey everyone, check out Listy’s article on Allied drone bombers in WW2. Also, I promised to write something on Yom Kippur (today is the 40th anniversary of that war’s beginning). Didn’t manage to do that unfortunately, but I haven’t forgotten. Will think about that – after all, its end (25.10.1973) is something to celebrate too. QA: - demo video of new WoT graphics? “When it’s done it’s done” - box edition of WoWp will come only after online release (if at all) - SerB states that the 25 percent random factor reflects the reality (SS: kinda correct, all sorts of weird stuff could happen when a shell hit an armor) - there are plans to modify the grass/bushes, so they don’t clip thru the tank (when it’s done it’s done) - Storm states that the equipment (shovels and whatnot) on the frontal armor of FCM50 is realistic, as the ARL44 had it historically like that too and the FCM50 came from roughly the same time - there will be no XP compensation for players, who have collected XP for second German TD line based on the obsolete trees released in 2012 - SerB states that if you hide your stats, only people who YOU have in your friendlist (and not who just adds you) will be able to see your stats - SerB states that the release of WT tanks demo has not shifted any WoT development priorities - the communication (voicechat) in 7/42 will work like it does now in a company - player statistic hiding will be implemented, because “Storm succumbed to whining”, SerB personally was against implementing this: “nothing good will come out of it”. When asked why not simply make Storm not do it, SerB states: “Yea. And then manage every small thing in 5 projects? People have to take independent decisions. And to take responsibility for them.”, Storm later states that this feature has not yet been developed - SerB states that Havok will work on 2nd processor core, on single core computers it will be possible to simply turn it off - Storm states that many players (more than a half) of WoT have 1 or 2 core processors, several dozens of percent of WoT players have a singlecore processor - Chaffee branch will be prolonged, after Chaffee there will be Walker Bulldog, but this will come after 0.9.0 - IS-3 frontal armor won’t be reduced from 110mm to 100mm (SS: the earlier “leak” was incorrect in this, this mistake was caused by incorrect work of WoT Tank Viewer with supertester client) - after WoT patch 1.0 arrives, the development of the game will go the same way as before 1.0, as in: 1.0 is no magical number - SerB doesn’t think there are too many mountaineous maps - Q: “Why are French tanks so delayed?” A:”Because other tanks have higher priority” - the option to disable “Wargaming” messages (hangar spam about Golden Joystick and changing password) will not be implemented - player statistic hiding will not be available only for premium account users - Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.A and Aufklärungspanzer 38t fit the game according to SerB, but not too well. That StuG Ausf.A would fit tier 3 - SerB doesn’t want game issues to be decided by player polls, he states only a minority of players takes part in these polls - it’s possible StuG will recieve the short 75mm for historical battles And a few answers from Overlord: - apparently, clanchat channel rework is planned for chat 2.0 - trollplatoon ban is not planned for WoT - Overlord states that the display of current discounts and specials is in plans - Overlord doesn’t think the crew system will be overhauled for WoT anytime soon

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