Hello everyone, as you probably might have noticed, the beta-tester account but, not allowing some old beta-testers to access the test server, was not fixed (at least in some cases). Currently, there is no ETA on a fix. - developers state that in historical battles, having “pre-determined” setups (like always 2 Tigers, 3 Panthers and 5 Panzer IV’s for example) really limits the replayability of the historical battle (same map, same teams…) - developers are aware of the DirectX 12, but Storm states that there is not enough hardware or players with it and it will take a few years to accumulate - Storm: “We didn’t promise additional fuel tanks on Maus” - the second Tiger suspension variant will be introduced as an alternative hull - AMX 50B will be reworked to HD definitely this year, there are however no “normal” photos/drawings of it, so it was postponed a bit, developers will look for more reference - Storm states that all the models will definitely not be reworked to HD in 2014, but they will try to put as many of them in as possible – the mass-production remodelling system is still not set up yet, because there are more complications than developers expected around it - apparently, it’s Storm personally, who picks tanks to be reworked to HD, based on following criteria: their fame, their popularity, tier and premium status - WT E-100 won’t be reworked to HD soon - for now, Storm can’t say which models will exactly be made HD in 9.1, but IS and Churchill definitely will be amongst them, IS-3 too if I understand it correctly - free camera won’t be enabled within hangar, nor will players be able to move around it – Storm explains that the way this is done is that a lot of things in the hangar are cleverly simplified in order to increase hangar’s performance – but move the camera a tiny bit and it everything will start look ugly - there are no plans to allow players to customize the wear and tear of their tanks (SS: as in, players selecting how rusty they want their tank), but dynamic dirt (tanks driving through mud get dirty) is planned - Storm states that not all visual bugs by far were fixed in this round of tests - tank selection based on maps in team battles – in patch 9.2 or 9.3 - on high details, lower FPS in 9.0 is acceptable according to developers - hangar low FPS will be fixed (it was a bug with lighting, developers found it already) - it is not sure yet, how many HD models per patch will be the “usual” number, because the developers haven’t streamlined the production yet - the “odd lighting” of tracks will remain - Storm confirmed that each HD model has cca 90 megabytes, so in the future, the HD models of tanks will have 25+ gigs (apparently, Titanfall has 55 gigs and it’s normal)

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