Source: http://world-of-kwg.livejournal.com/257159.html Hello everyone, another short post by Storm about what’s going on in development for 8.10: - if all goes well, next patch (8.10) will bring projectiles flying thru destructable objects such as fences and walls - fixed a bug where in the tooltip for the loader on IS-7 it was displayed that the crewman can’t train radioman skills, apparently this bug caused a lot of butthurt - fixed a bug where the average XP for crewmen was displayed as two times lower than on the tank itself. It’s a visual bug, not the crewmen getting less XP, don’t worry :) - increased the turret rotation speed on Maus by 2 degrees/sec (eg. by almost 15 percent) - changes for Lowe: upper side armor is 20mm thicker, -2,5 tons of weight, +40 shells in ammo rack, depression buffed by 2 degrees The Japanese are being worked on, maps are being reworked – work is in full swing. From the discussion: - there is not enough data yet whether top Waffentr├Ągers are OP or not - for now, only destructable objects will be penetrable, tests have shown that while a 120mm subcaliber shell penetrating 10 huts in a row is realistic, it changes gameplay on some places significantly - for penetrating destructable objects there will be a loss of penetration for the shell - the loss of penetration will not be a big one, it will be the same for all objects - it’s not planned for shadows of objects to provide camo bonus - the Lowe gun elevation will also be buffed despite not being listed above - Storm states that the Maus turret rotation buff is important, as the turret rotates really slowly - E-100/Maus “Tiger-II-like” turret with a 128mm gun is a complete fake - in the future, shells will be flying through buildings too - Storm states that the reason for this change is for the gameplay to be “more understandeable” - there will be “non-linear loss of penetration with each hit of the object” - Storm is not aware of any FPS drop issues in 8.9 - the penetrated objects won’t have see-through holes in them apparently - rocks and stones will not be penetrable - T-44-85 will not come in 8.10 - KV-1S will not be split in 8.10 - player statistic bug will be fixed this year (SS: not sure which one is meant) - the destructable object penetration mechanism is already developed, the only thing to decide is in which patch will it come - info about 8.10 and two new Soviet tanks will come soon - Japanese tanks will come “in the next month” - it’s too early to tell whether the T7 Combat Car is too weak - improved graphics (partial, 9.0) will come around New Year - in 8.10 there will (apart from the Japanese) be also the color filters - there are no plans for changes of E-100 and other vehicles on its bases apparently - KV-5 is doing fine statistically - the shells penetrating destructable object will destroy it too (SS: so, like now, just that the tank behind it will get hit, the shell won’t get eaten) - North-West map has really positive feedback, most players like it - gold shells for credits won’t be removed - for now the HEAT damage reduction is not planned - there is no plan to implement XP gained by crewmembers into the post-battle statistics - optional hulls will come in 2014 - no plans for material gun barrels (SS: as in, gun barrels that don’t clip thru objects) - no plans for other Maus gun changes - there will be more varied gun sounds (no more 150m and 120mm sounding the same) - M48 gun model will be fixed - T2 LT won’t get better MM than it has now

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