For the Record: 15.1.2014
It is the week of flames it seems – check out Listy’s two fire-themed articles: Crocodile in action and Burning down the house on EU portal - Q: “Did you take into account that in historical battles of Tigers vs T-34, everyone will want to play the Tigers? I will play only Tigers, because playing T-34 would lower my player statistics (less kills and more deaths).” A (SerB): “Of course we did – such smart players will wait until the end of time :) And by that you won’t improve your statistics, eh? :)” (SS: what SerB probably means is that the “Tiger” queue will be very, very long) - regarding the question above, when asked, whether this will not reduce the popularity of historical battles: “Some battles, yes. We do not care.” - when asked (historical battles) why not make it just for example 1 Tiger and 5 Panthers vs 1 IS and 5 T-34/85′s: “Because for example in the battle of Kursk, there were no IS and T-34/85 tanks” - team battles will definitely be improved and their bugs fixed, “when it’s done it’s done” - shell trajectory after being shot does not change - gun depression is also a balance parameter – KV-1S for example has -8 depression on the 122mm gun, while historically it could depress it only to -2 degrees, Yurko2F states that with the historical value, some Soviet tanks were practically unplayable. - to the question above, when asked why the Chinese have bad depression and the Soviets don’t: “Such an injustice. Don’t tell me both the nations are the same. And yes, it’s a balance parameter.” - the speed of the tank is not taken into account when calculating shell trajectory (SS: as in, the shell won’t move any faster – lowering the entire curve – if the tank goes fast) - Storm confirms that the Agrimotor was some old test vehicle from 4 years ago, it is not used anymore for anything, there is only an icon left - Storm states that the ZIS-30 Soviet TD will appear in the game at some point - according to The_Chieftain (US forum history specialist), he was talking to Hilary Doyle (SS: the ultimate German tank authority) and according to Mr.Doyle, the Germans knew about the 122mm IS prototype 5 months before they met IS-1 in combat Regarding the account theft reported earlier on RU server, Wargaming actually decided to compensate those, whose accounts were blocked for security reasons. If for example you had 85 percent of your IS-6 mission completed and your account was blocked, you will get the IS-6 for free. That’s a nice move from them.