- Storm confirms that the new render limit will be a 700m diameter circle (currently, it’s a box and the maximum distance of rander is 707m) - Storm states that the new chat system will fix the bug, where during high server load periods, you don’t see your friends in friendlist as online, if they are on another server, this will however not be fixed soon - apparently, national battles will not increase random battle waiting time (SS: if I understood correctly) - Type 59 upper frontal plate was changed by 0.5 degree after 8.11 remodel - team battle improvements (choosing your setup depending on your team) will not be in 9.0 - apparently, developers are considering adding tank names on minimap - SU-152 will most likely not get the OBM-53 (early BL-10) gun - Storm doesn’t consider the 8.11 WT E-100 nerf a “mere formality” - no plans for +/-1 MM - there are differences between Jagdtiger and Jagdtiger 88 in speeds and such, because developers don’t want to touch a premium vehicle - multicore support will not come in 9.0, it will come “when it’s done” and it will support as many cores as you have, Storm notes that only a few people actually wait for this - Storm posts that “hardcore mode” (SS: very realistic mode with instakills and such stuff) is wanted by very few people, it could theoretically come, but it has very low priority, when a player argues that e-sports stuff is not for the masses either, Storm replies that for one, e-sport is much more popular than hardcore mode and second, e-sport has very high share of paying players - apparently, historical battles will run with a matchmaker (SS: earlier it was considered to have fixed setups), there will be limitations and individual MM weights for historical battles only - there will be two Panzer III tanks, Panzer IIIA will be reworked under the “early” variant apparently (tier 3 and tier 4) - all of the Panzer IV, III and StuG variants have the possibility to actually have optional hulls - Q: “More Panzers? Stolen from War Thunder?” A (Storm): “From Hitler himself!”

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