Source: http://world-of-ru.livejournal.com/2797748.html Recently, Veider and Anton “Evilly” Pankov answered a bunch of questions. Please note that while Veider’s info is probably correct, there might be some errata later on. Summary: - the question whether to allow crewman specialization retrain (SS: for example radioman to driver) is still being discussed, but likely it will happen - there will be no map filter (disabling the maps you don’t want to play): this idea was scrapped because of the server load - there will be an official “alliance” function in the Clanwars interface, it will be implemented next year (around the end of next year), it will incorporate common chat channel for alliance members, some bonuses on the map when passing your chips through allied territories - earlier than the abovementioned alliance there will be a CW interface within the client - there might be a “Japanese” map in patch 8.10, but it is not sure: it will be released for the test server and whether or not it will make it to live server depends on the player feedback (developers are afraid of bad rep of other Asian maps). If it doesn’t make it to the live server, it will be released for Chinese server only. It’s a mixed map (partially a town, partially a mountaineous-flat area) - the reworked maps (Serene Coast, Swamp, Komarin) work fine according to devs - Dragon’s Ridge is being reworked completely (it will be like a new map), but there is still a chance it will not appear ever again - new perks and skills will come “when it’s done it’s done” - there will be clan duels in 7/42 format, when the CW client interface is introduced - new chat system will be the way it is now in WoWp (with some more additions), there will be a DND tag for players and it will be possible to write to a person who is in combat, all WG games will have unified chat (it will be possible to write from WoT to someone playing WoWp etc.) - there will be a lot of event stuff (free stuff, bonuses) in December and on New Year - there will likely not be any more modes for random battles - Object 140 will get a turret armor buff (the closer to the mantlet, the thicker the armor will be) - the upcoming high-tier content will be the “quests”: you will fulfill various tasks on various tanks and these will be tied to one another, these quests will be soloable and doable in random (SS: as in, complicated missions with better rewards) - 2014 will be the “year of vehicle rebalance” - there will be a warning implemented for troll platoons that the vehicles don’t have compatible MM spread - +/-1 MM will most likely not appear - Chinese TD’s and arty will not come in 2014 - T-44-85 is being supertested again, it recieved a shell pen buff - historical battles will come in first half of 2014, it will be like random battles but with historical tech - new tier 8 LT’s: they won’t come soon, first will come German RU251 apparently and Soviets, then the Americans - there will apparently not be a WTE100 nerf - third German TD branch is still being discussed, it’s still possible it won’t appear at all (SS: WTF?) - apparently no new equipment is planned - HD client: the amount of polygons for one tank will increase 6-8 times, materials will be better modelled (wood, canvas, metal), there will be prettier welds and round surfaces - it’s not yet decided what to do with Sixth Sense perk, but there are debates withing WG (about nerfing it) - XVM-like statistics and more mods will not be implemented into World of Tanks (most players don’t need it) - second French heavy branch: “When it’s done it’s done.” It will have tier 6 to 10 tanks without autoloaders and with very tough turrets - premium account for credits will not be implemented - customization awards for tanks will be tied to quests - hightier premiums for the Japanese: several variants are considered - T69 AP shells will not be buffed - ZIS-6 gun (107mm) will not return to SU-85 - statistics hiding will most likely not be implemented - weather and night maps: “when it’s done it’s done” - there will be a new British medium branch soon - there are discussions what to do with gold shells (SS: possible damage nerf of HEAT) - Object 279 will not appear in WoT

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