- both penetration and damage of shells are decided separately and independently, that’s the reason why high-pen shells don’t do more damage to targets with thin armor - SerB states that it’s not true that when hitting thin armor, a shell retains more of its kinetic energy and thus it does more damage - SerB states that the bot-detecting system is working - not everything will be destructable in the new physics system (SS: for example bridges won’t be) - IS-6 has not become the most numerous tier 8 medium tank after the New Year event - LT role on city maps, according to SerB: “recon, scouting and raiding the rear” - in historical battles, the vehicles fighting Tiger II will be just like in real life: T-34/85, SU-100, IS and ISU-152 (“as many as it is necessery”) - there will not be “multi-stage” historical battles (SS: as in, players starting on lower tiers and spawning with higher tier vehicles) - Soviet vehicles without 122mm guns fighting Tiger II’s and Ferdinands in historical battles? “Oskin managed to do it somehow even without a 122mm gun” - improving sky textures has low priority - fire mechanics apparently won’t be changed - Q: “What’s with the draws in team battles?” A: “Fight to win then, we do not mind” - there will be quick (one click) crew moving between tanks and there will also be an option to quickly retrain the entire crew to a new vehicle - Type 59 is worse than T-34-2 “by the fact the T-34-2 has the top gun and some others too, like mobility” - according to Storm, tank drifting is realistic - invisible walls do not exist practically anywhere on the maps according to Storm, apart from extreme cases like the castle on the Himmelsdorf map - Storm stated it’s possible that Wargaming that a tank will be able to move somehow even when it loses one track, he has been convinced by seeing documents that it’s possible Also, Storm, addressing players, who say that the leaked Kharkov map is a “copy of Ruinberg”: “You are all fucked up and not undergoing treatment” (SS: as in “you should be treated for that”) This is by the was the historical photo, on which the Kharkov map is based: The buildings in the northwest corner were apparently somewhat removed, but Storm said there are weren’t historically many buildings up there anyway. In other news, the office of Taktikal Press (Wargaming’s publishing company) apparently got raided by FSB after some idiot reported it for preparing a terrorist attack on Sochi olympics by (if I understood it correctly) producing biologically infected fruit juices.

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