Check out Listy’s article about the 1974 Cyprus war! Also, I wanted to post this before, always forgot – check out a (belated) interesting take on the WGL Warsaw finals… - apparently, new clan functions will appear in 9.1 - “yellow” damaged optics do not reduce vehicle vierange, only red do (by 50 percent) - “yellow” damaged tracks also do not reduce tank mobility - transmission and engine are currently the same in World of Tanks, but for game purposes, there will be a separation implemented (SS: as in, hitting transmission will be different from hitting the engine) - the “10 caliber rule” (SS: a shell flies the distance of 10 its calibers upon entering the tank, after that it disappears, eg. a 100mm shell flies for 1000mm) counts from the point of penetrating the armor group, the penetration of which causes damage to the tank - T95 is doing fine statistically - changes and rebalances to the game mechanics will come this year - devs are completely satisfied with tier 8 regular tanks’ creditmaking ability - new French medium branch in 2014? “No comment” (SS: nope) - the credit and XP requirements to level up arty are “just” (SS: as in, fine, won’t be changed) - apparently, a situation, where in team battles, when you have a 50 percent or so winrate and get thrown to battles with elite clan teams is fine: “For TB balance we use team battle statistics, not an abstract winrate percentage or some third-party efficiency rating” - the limits from historical battles on gold ammo are not planned to be introduced to random battles (SS: no gold ammo hardcap) - new coats of arms of cities/regions are possible - developers don’t make changes of the game based on forum topics just because it has a lot of “positive reputation” - 2014 premium medium tanks will be for “various nations” (SS: as far as I know – Britain, Japan, Germany, USSR) - these prems will come straight in HD - the exact number of new HD tanks per patch is not yet sure - for now, new historical battles will be only from WW2 - there are no plans for further tank splits รก la Panzer IV and StuG - roaming will not come anytime soon - T-54 vs Centurion “Middle East” historical battle has a problem that there are no Arab and Israeli crews - apparently, in 9.0 Object 430 was made bigger, its camo will not change - ingame Object 430 engine horsepower (580 hp) is historically correct, wikipedia is wrong - according to SerB (from Kubinka), first elements of Havok (destructable buildings, realistic destruction of walls) should come in 9.2 - the fortification mode (“bases”) will be client-side, not browser-based

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