Source: http://world-of-ru.livejournal.com/3003146.html Hello everyone, just like last year, Maiorboltach from Russian LJ community makes yet another transcription of Russian stream with community managers (never heard the nicknames before, so I’ll just take his word on that – their names are Alexei “Inaki” Ilyin, Alexei “Orc” Protnikov and Alexander “Twitch79″ Safronov). Here’s how he summarized it: - apparently, the Wargaming contract with Twitch is over, it will be possible in the future to stream directly from the game (SS: no idea how that will work) - in 9.0, there will be 12 HD models and a part of Havok engine - in 9.0, there will be some unannounced features for garage and crew - there is a high probability HESH shells mechanism will not be reworked (SS: *sigh*) - 9.0 will bring ammo rack explosions and turrets flying off, but Maus turret will not fly off, it will just fall on the side of the tank, it’s possible other components (hatches, handles etc.) will fly off too during the explosion - alternative hulls will be soon, but not in 9.0 - right now, the developers are thinking about PvE elements, but nothing definitive yet - Chinese arties and TD’s will be implemented as very last, even Japanese artillery has higher priority - (Russian) “Art of War” (for Japanese tanks) results will come soon, there have been some technical details - there will be apparently Wargaming themed brand accessories by Razer - there are many issues with WoT cybersports, many functions and mechanisms are missing and Wargaming is trying to catch on as fast as they can - apparently, it is actually not profitable for Wargaming to support “small (viewer-wise and participant-wise)” league streams (ESL and WePlay) - WG developers are somewhat unsatisfied with Karelia, one part of the map (upper base) has some advantage according to HEAT map (SS: HEAT map is a schematic, mapping player activity – basically, it shows the most active parts of the map), but at the same time, the mapmaking department thinks the map is fine - Wargaming is debating internally, what to do with noobmeter (XVM), some want to ban it outright, but at the same time it does no harm and many people use it - no huge destructible objects (like WoWp bridges) will appear in WoT, the biggest thing destructible will be a house or so - WG banned the mod that shows tank reload on minimap - WG has tools to scan your computer for illegal software and mods, but according to the developers, these are rarely used (only if a player gets reported a lot) - tablet for commanders (SS: if I understand it correctly – a company/CW/e-sports feature, where the commander of the team will be able to show tactics to the team on a minimap in the garage) is scheduled to appear in one of the upcoming patches, it will be possible to draw on the map like in DOTA2 - it will soon be possible to “ping” minimap for platoon members only - Christie tanks were again postponed - 3rd Campaign will come in the beginning of second quarter of 2014 - WoWp and WoT interface won’t be unified - training battle interface won’t be changed (at this point, one of the managers – Inaki – was “butthurt”, because Russian players were writing in the chat that WoWp gameplay and interface are crap) - there will not be a tier 8 British medium premium tank - FV4202 will be re-worked a lot soon - there will be a possibility to somehow get the M60 - there will be an ingame notification about forum private messages and about portal news

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