Source: http://world-of-kwg.livejournal.com/287461.html Hello everyone, since Patch 9.0 is active on the Russian server for a day already, Storm is asking the Russian players for 9.0 feedback. Apparently, some players have had their FPS actually increased (SS: but a lot of players complained about massive FPS drops). He also asks about feedback on the historical battles, HD models and everything else. He mentioned the “secret M4 nerf” and explained that they simply forgot to add it to the patchnotes – it happens when there is a patch with many smaller things, sometimes, something gets forgotten. From the discussion: - there will be no separate client for HD models and “old” models - if you see a flash in the sniper mode and you have it disabled in the settings, it’s probably mods - apparently, there might be an issue with long queues for historical battles as well, developers are watching it closely - the sound of tank destruction was changed, other sounds only had their volume tweaked - inside of the gun barrel was made darker intentionally - there will be new effect implemented when the tank gets destroyed – massive flame and burning, followed (SS: if I understand it correctly) in some cases (certain chance) by an ammo rack explosion - Sherman was actually statistically quite OP, that’s why it was nerfed in 9.0 - there is no Tiger I in the Ardennes and Balaton HB, there were no Tigers there historically - Panther/M10 premium will be added to Ardennes later - apparently, in 9.1, Maus will be neither buffed nor nerfed - Storm is actually home today, he is ill - if you see models at distance riding around without tracks, increase your model quality in settings - there is something wrong with the Tiger suspension (“lifted”?), it will be fixed - hangar puts a lot of strain on the videocard, Storm states it will be optimized (in 9.1/9.2) - in the future, it will be possible not to download HD models - WG will monitor the FPS situation, because many report FPS drops (Storm however adds that many also report FPS increases – apparently, weak computer owners report increases and good computer owners report drops) Storm explains why the tier table was removed from the battle queue screen: “Some guys wrote a mod, that analyzed the data from this table and allowed players to enter the battle at those times, where the chance to end up as a top tank was highest. This chance was made seriously higher. In order to fight this mod, we decided to disable the transfer of this data to the client. I didn’t post this earlier not to bring attention to this mod.” - patch 9.1 will be more like a patch that fixes the bugs from 9.0

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