Welcome to the new year :) - regarding the New Years Eve, SerB wrote: “By the way, I really don’t recommend skiing downhill with bengal fire in each hand – you can’t see shit beyond the circle of light (5 meters). It’s scary.” - SerB, regarding the hydraulic suspension in WoT: “That’s a pretty rough and complex rework of game mechanics (that doesn’t concern only clearance), so for now no comment” (SS: earlier, Storm confirmed the variable suspension for E-10 will come) - apparently SerB will keep answering questions in the RU topic as much as he can - apparently the STB-1 height in the game is correct - premium Sexton better than the regular one? The difference between them is “a complex of characteristics” - there will be no balance problem with the independent suspension mechanism, as the smoothness of tank ride was taken into account when balancing ever since the beginning of WoT - the machineguns in WoWp are working fine, even on planes with many of them, like TSh-3 - current game camera field of view in WoT is considered optimal - SerB won’t tell now which branches exactly will come in 2014 - SerB still thinks that WG should have worked more on historical battles instead of cybersports, but the mission system he considers to be positive - it’s possible more complicated suspension models (like the interwoven wheel suspension of German tank) will be modelled in some simplified fashion to reduce the requirements of the client (when introducing the independent suspension), this will apply to tanks with many roadwheels like the Churchill or Vickers - players will not be able to add their own camo to the tank in future (“we don’t need pink tanks with flowers”) - voice activation (control) in WoT? “Principially yes, but there are issues with background noise” - more detailed info on clanwars improvement will come later - Havoc will use an available processor core (if available anyway), it will not use graphic card computing (as far as SerB knows) - 9.0 will bring some serious graphics improvement, the patch might bring more breaking news than just graphics - apparently (SS: if I understand this correctly), ALL the textures of vehicles will be reworked to the new HD model (eg. there won’t be two sets of textures – those there are now and those HD ones), lowering the graphic settings will also load the HD textures, but they will be automatically resized by the graphic card to lower quality (Storm states that this process costs no extra resources, a card does it anyway) - it seems that the chat will be “read only” when roaming (no spamming for you, trolls :)) - it will be possible to crush smaller houses by driving into them - regarding how many tanks will be reworked into HD graphics, Storm states that WG would like to rework ALL the tanks in 2014

More...