For all those interested in modelling (real life modelling, like plastic tank kits), Revell is offering its products with World of Tanks codes inside. Pretty neat. Also, the first FTR QA test was not successful: the questions were not replied for some reason, but the player was not banned, so no rules were broken. Will run a second test. - there is no special MM for platoons - the D-83 gun is not planned for World of Tanks (SS: Soviet experimental gun projected for IS-3, if I recall correctly with like 380mm pen) - Soviet “konisch” type squeezebore guns (for example the S-40 with 76-57mm) are not planned - apparently, the ARL-44 armor and engine horsepower are correct in game, wikipedia (SS: well, at least the Russian one) has it wrong - WoWp won’t apparently have plans with 80-100mm guns - SerB states that the autoloader vehicles implementation in WoT is okay - the number reload timer in 8.9 is not based on any mod, it was made from scratch - more functions, allowed by mods (SS: for example custom healthbars and such) do not appear in the game because their usefulness is “questionable”. When asked, who decides what is questionable, SerB replies that WoT is not a democracy and the developers decide what is useful and what is not - XP gain when someone else is scouting: when damage done is equal, both TD/tanks and arty get the same amount of XP - there are no camo mechanism changes in 8.9 - there is a small XP bonus for surviving a battle, but SerB states it’s not much - there is already a rough concept for the European tech tree, but it’s very premature, SerB states that it is analogical a bit to the way Chinese tanks added (SS: as in, there are some local versions of existing tanks, just like China has for example the Chinese Chi-Ha) - according to SerB, the F1 turret and not the prototype turret was picked for ARL-44, because there were very little differences between this turret and the regular one - price of a shell is not determined by the shell power apparently (SS: that’s why the Chinese 122mm HEAT shells were not made cheaper, even though their penetration was nerfed) - there is already a concept how to handle the European tech tree crews, it will be disclosed when the time is right - apparently, there will be no special permanent reward for the best damage dealer of the losing team in randoms (as an improvement to the “courageous resistance”) - there will be at least one more patch in 2013 apart from 8.9

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