Hello everyone, the stream with the Nicholas “Chieftain” Moran (US developer/history expert) ended literally a minute ago and I have to say, I am really sorry for not linking it on FTR, because it was funny as hell. The stream will probably be available as a video in Wargaming archives later on, I’ll link to that. Either way, Chieftain was talking about many interesting things, some of them were American-specific, some of them were universal. I was taking notes (NOT an easy thing to do, considering how fast he spoke at some points). Here’s what he said (in short notes, of course). Some of it is of more personal nature, so just dig over it :) - next Chieftain’s Hatch will come on Wednesday - Cheiftain wants to visit Munster Panzer Museum and Latrun and to return to Ottawa museum - the AMX 13/75 might be the subject of some future Hatch issue apparently - 17pdr Grizzly: many pictures around, it was a 17pdr in M4 turret on some standard hull, that got moved around - cockpit view in WoWp very unlikely - Chieftain doesn’t have a favourite museum: “They are all awesome” - the Hatch on Renault FT – possible, as lots of museums are restoring them for 2014 WW1 100th anniversary - FV4202 rebalance might come eventually eventually, they have to figure out the solutions first - Chieftain prefers medium tanks, he likes flexibility - US TD premium: one has been selected (but it will be low tier), one has been modelled already (“when it’s done it’s done”), it won’t be a hightier vehicle, unfortunately Chieftain is not allowed to say which one - Japanese medium line: Chieftain hasn’t played them yet (he thinks they’re ugly), there were however interesting designs, internal mechanisms are pretty good, they always lagged behind the allies however,the engineering was reasonable, but the tanks were always outclassed - Regarding scouts: more LT’s are coming, MTLS is not coming apparently, scouts should play bigger role in battle according to Chieftain - historical mode is being worked on - tanks and planes in the same battle? “I don’t think so” – War Thunder responses to the concept are “mixed”, it’s not fun to play a tank when you can get oneshotted by a warplane - Chief is working on his book on US tank destroyers, he already has 160 pages – it’s based on the less known stuff, for example wheeled motor carriages – it’s all new stuff, not done previously by Hunnicutt and Zaloga, possibly two volumes (halftrack/wheel and full track vehicles), it will contain new photographs, missed by Hunnicutt - Chieftain (tank) prototype: WG had a look at it, there is no exact plan to introduce it - there will be more premiums for France, same for the British (model of Firefly exists) - Walker Bulldog: will come - more Chinese tanks: models don’t exist yet, there however is material on more Chinese vehicles, such as an undisclosed ISU-resembling vehicle - T92 LT – it got measured, it has very poor armor, Chieftain is not sure how it would fit – it’s not yet decided to implement it, might never come - Swedish vehicles will be a part of EU tree - T95E2 is not going to be the next tier 10 - British medium tank rebalance (SS: a lot of British stuff is unhistorical): “still in flux” - Chinese arty and TD advantage: not sure - T28 won’t be made a premium TD, there might be an option to replace it with something more historical, but not much info is available - best candidate US T8 LT? Still thinking, there are candidates, maybe M551 (without Shillelagh ATGM), not anytime soon - info on new French HT: only that “It’s heavy” :D, lots of models are created already though - multiturret tanks? “when it’s done it’s done” (low priority, doesn’t concern many tanks) - T88 GMC (Hellcat with a 105mm howitzer): there are plans for it - FV215b 183 is okay the way it is (SS: Chieftain explained how people who consider it OP only see the part where they got oneshotted, they don’t see the part where it takes ages to aim for example) - Char 2C will eventually show up - 2nd US medium line: might be a little bit more agile than the original one - T29 armor: actual mantlet thickness is 8 inches, it is thicker on some places. T30 has an internal mantlet however, so the layout has to be drawn and passed to WG RU. It’s not yet sure it will change, but T30 and T34 have the same mantlet and that’s a problem. It’s not decided. - M103 turret armor might change based on discovered ballistic tests, passed to WG RU - Chieftain plays the Superpershing not relying on armor, he plays so he doesn’t get hit, so he wasn’t worried about the nerf - Soviet premium SPG? “Entirely possible” - T110 is far more comfortable to play than IS-7 - it’s possible TD’s as a class will lose the arbitrary camo bonus, but not sure (Chieftain has no knowledge) - Type 59 is NOT going back on sale, according to Chieftain it’s not even as good as its reputation says - M60A1 Patton will not come - British lines in general will be revised (in the sense of possibly removing fictional vehicles, such as the FV215b 120 HT, WG is looking into that) - historical battles – when it’s done it’s done - QF 95 howitzer to replace the unhistorical 3.7in: there is apparently not enough info on it - M50 Ontos: not currently planned - US Christie tanks still planned, Wargaming is still looking into them, but a lot of info doesn’t exist anymore, some “higher” tier Christie tank info has been found (“noot soon” though) - most unhistorical tank in the game (as in furthest from its real life counterpart): possibly the T2 LT (in real life it was probably slower) - T58 Heavy Tank (SS: T57 with a 155mm autoloaded gun)? Wargaming looked into it, answer is “no” (too OP, it has no drawbacks, WT E-100 has very thin armor, while T58 has good armor and an autoloader) - Chaffee on German halftrack chassis: theoretically, but no plans (SS: there was one prototype of this solution, didn’t work well in real life) - Firefly will be in the British LL branch - wiping tanks from player record (SS: as in, removing tanks you have bad stats on): “I doubt it” - T37 turret (top turret) is going to be removed from Chaffee - Karl Gerät – “not happening” - 40 vs 40 mode Continue reading →

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