Source: http://world-of-ru.livejournal.com/3349620.html Hello everyone, last night there was a stream on the RU server – WG developers and producers Alexei “Inaki” Ilyin, Anton “Evilly” Pankov and Yuri “Hukogum” Kuryavyj and the chief of map design department Vladislav “_p0zzy_” Markov – they were playing the football mode and answering some player questions, Maiorboltach was kind enough to provide a transcription. Thank you! - at first, they tried out the football mode with AMX ELC. It took two months to develop. On RU server, roughly 2 million people played this mode. - there will be no Katyusha rocket launchers in the game, but there will be an “artillery barrage” (SS: Stronkhold consumable IIRC) - WG knows that historical battles need serious rework and in patch 9.2, the entire mode will be temporarily removed from the game for rework. Developers are working on “a completely new CW concept with new features”, developers are also considering special PVE mode for historical battles. After the HB’s are reworked, there will be a special test only for them, like the stronkhold has now in order to gather detailed feedback - it’s possible that in the Stronkhold mode, there will be an option to hire non-clan players (“mercenaries”), apparently when Stronkhold gets active (?? – literally “but during this period”), companies will be closed (!) and won’t be reworked - the rules for 3rd CW campaign are already written, 3rd campain will come in Autumn, so that in the summer period (patches 9.2 and 9.3) the stronkhold mode is focused on. There will be many rebellions and landings in it, but there will also be many new features - in the future, the “football” and “Karl” modes will return, because they were very popular, there is a wish at WG for championships to be made in them - patch 9.2 will bring “atmospheric Prokhorovka”, it was apparently reworked to resemble the atmosphere of the battle more closely - in 9.2, there will be a “complex rebalance” of tanks, mainly tier 10: Leopard 1, FV4202, AMX50B - new UI is in testing, the interface will be simplified and the interfaces of various modes unified - the Soviet premium MT8 was planned already at the beginning of the year, it’s possible (“if we manage to do it”) that in this year, premium MT8 for Germans and premium TD for USA will come - in 9.2, only a few HD tanks will appear (SS: WTF, again?), while 9.3 will bring 20-25 HD tanks - rework of maps to HD will start this year - in 9.2, El Halluf will be reworked - in 9.2, Sacred Valley will return (“with this thing, you’re gonna love it”) - at first, football was tested in 5v5, but it was decided that this way it’s more fun since platoons can play - garage battles are still planned for this year (“when it’s done it’s done”), they are testing variants for tier 8 and 10 - Havok has the same issues as HD rework, the first to come will be object physics - “Light T-54″ will be an interesting vehicle, with “small ammo rack, like Type 59″ - KV-1S will definitely be split in 9.3 – into two vehicles: tier 6 and 7, everything is already prepared. Along with it, the entire tier will be rebalanced (Hellcat, Tiger) - tier 10 tank destroyers will be rebalanced in 9.2 (at least WT E-100, FV215b (183)) - according to Inaki, ingame chat channel crashes when more than 5 thousand people participate in it - next week, there will be a micropatch, that will fix the “moving corpses” and the issues with chat - in summer, there will be a new “mission” with the possibility to get a premium tank, the tank will be low tier - Japanese and Chinese trees have branches concepts of artillery from tier 2 to tier 10 - regarding the second branch of the British TD’s (SS: the turretted ones), there is an option that this branch will be without tier 10 and both branches will go into one tier 10 (SS: no wonder, balancing the FV4005 Stage II must be a nightmare) - no plans to return the Dragon Ridge - there will be new crew skills and perks, the old ones will be reworked - the fate of the Sturmtiger branch is not yet decided, it won’t come in any near patches - HD client option will come in 9.3 or 9.4 - currently, the ingame tank chat is transferred to an external Jabber server, after which there will be an option to connect to it using external applications - there will not be the option to disable maps you dont want to play in the game

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