- regarding the armor overhaul – when T-62A gets turned into HD, its armor will be reworked as well - apparently there is no need to buff KV-5 - developers have not yet decided, what to do with the M6A2E1 (“Alien”), when it gets reworked to HD, they will collect all sources and will see what is to be done with it - in the final version, T-54′s commander copula will be 130mm thick (SS: right now it is 160mm) - the reason for HD armor rework is not as much increased amount of details, more like increased historical accuracy, based on sources - Wargaming always tries to get the armor schematic as realistic as possible, regardless of balance: “Armor was never related to balancing, unless you mean the made-up vehicles, where we were free to put as much armor as we wanted” - the size of the HD models is cca 60-100 megabytes per tank - the Panther Schmalturm was actually resized in 9.0 “based on long study of documents”, it’s possible other Schmalturms will be resized as well (“we will look at each case separately”) - MSAA (SS: whatever that is) will not return - there will not be a choice to keep old hangars - apparently, coated optics equipment is supposed to remove the green filter from sniper mode in 9.0, the fact it doesn’t happen is a bug - Maus has no extra fuel tanks, because they are too big and to make them “transparent” (not a part of the hitbox) would not look pretty - tensing of tracks by tanks with front drive sprocket will come, but not in 9.0 - some players report FPS losses in second 9.0 test (compared to the first one), Storm states they didn’t touch anything - Centurion 7/1 HD model will appear in test 3, same goes for T-34/85 - buying modules for gold are not planned - very smooth armor of HD Maus is historical, it is like that in real life as well - the amount of polygons for open-topped arties will be high, but it won’t reach 100k - the fact M10/Panther is missing from historical battles is a bug, it will be fixed in test 3 - “support” class (ARV for example) will not be introduced, very few people would play them - failing of HE fuses does not exist in WoT (SS: duhhhhhhh……)

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