Overlord’s blog is three years old – nice :) If you feel like it, you can say “happy birthday” in this thread :) - Storm: there will be a perk/skill rebalance, but not soon - the 8.11 patchnotes info about “modifiers to appear in tanker’s personal info” means the bonuses for for example ventilation or BIA - Storm confirms that there still will be the planned crewmember retraining from one role to another (SS: for example, radioman to driver), WG has not abandoned this idea – Storm later adds that when this happens, perks/skills will be also “resetted” and you will be able to pick new ones, it will however also cost credits or gold (free version being the worst) just like re-training - developers are happy with the team battle implementation results, there are more players playing TB than there are players playing companies, a lot of players play them - apparently the national battles will be available on all maps, it won’t have “any additional mechanisms” to “improve game balance”, they will be avaliable for all tiers too - no American tier 8 tank destroyer is planned at this moment (SS: the player asked specifically about tier 8 premium TD, the answer does not exclude that there might be a premium American TD of another tier) - team battles apparently strongly reduced the popularity of “Champion” companies, there are no measures planned in order to increase the popularity back - the national battles will play like standard battles (no assault or encounter) - there was a proposal by a player to split the option to disable chat into “disable for dead players”, “disable for enemies” and “disable for all”, Storm wrote this won’t be implemented - the rule “if a tank has no turret, it can rotate around its pivot” applies for TD’s only, not for the ELC for example - Wargaming is still writing down the list of alternative hulls for vehicles, for now, 2 hulls are planned for each tank with alternative hulls apparently - M6A2E1 tank will also be reworked into HD (“along with all the other tier 8′s”) - IS-6 creditmaking ability is fine - the “shell weight” parameter will not be added (SS: as in, heavy shell pushing a tank), Storm states that even heavy shells don’t push LT’s around, they simply penetrate them - apparently, there is an internal discussion in WG about large caliber shells leaving craters in the ground - it’s theoretically possible some alternative hulls will mean de-facto vehicle nerfs, developers will deal with this as they work on it - tank speed has no influence on vehicle penetration - Storm states that there will be balance problems in national battles, but not fatal ones - BigWorld in default does not apparently allow you to bind two keys for one function, WG simply hasn’t touched the default setting - Storm states that increased number of spot checkpoints (SS: the points that the system checks whether your tank is visible or not) would strongly increase the server calculation load - there will be “no serious changes” in the tank insignia - the mastery badge change in 8.11 (SS: you will be able to see you met the badge requirements even if you have one already) reason is “so the players feel good about themselves” - moving Sniper medal to the special achievements will apparently not influence the Kay medal requirements - there will be “many changes” in 8.11: “Wait for test” - there will be no camo system changes in 8.11

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