- apparently, M46 Patton will have “improved torsion bars” (increased the load capacity, good for stock tracks) equipment available in 9.3 - Q: “Why was FV215b 183 nerfed when Veider said 7 months ago in an interview that it won’t be nerfed?” A: “Situation changed.” - IS-7, IS-4 and Maus are doing fine statistically - “it’s possible” that the developers overestimated the importance of Object 430 armor - tank names on minimap are planned, no ETA yet (“when it’s done it’s done”) - water render was not changed after 8.11 - Veider: developers are working on reworking camo and viewrange system - developers are considering camouflage rework (nerf), when a player asked whether RhB camo will be nerfed, Veider stated: “We are considering it. But we will not nerf RhB specifically, we will implement something systemic.” Veider next made a few veiled remarks about upcoming changes, Storm showed up and unveiled the planned spotting changes. - Storm confirms, the candidate for the FV215b switch is the Chieftain - FV4202 switch – “we will tell you closer to the end of the year” - no new tank nation will come this year - it was not considered to reduce FV215b 183mm alpha (while compensating DPM with reload time) to for example 1400 damage, because “1400 almost prevents the possibility of playing during penetration” (SS: not sure what that means – that it would be not enough for glass gun?) - developers are working on fixing the bug where you can’t see your friends as online if they are playing on other servers, but no exact info is available - the “doubled” maps (Prokhorovka/new Prokhorovka, Himmelsdorf/Winter Him) do in fact have the same probability of “dropping” (eg. you have twice a chance to end up on Himmelsdorf, one normal and one winter), the only exception is Ruinberg, which has one half chance of dropping (the Ruinberg on Fire has one half chance as well) - the new autoaim is working correctly - Storm states he doesn’t know of a 9.1 bug where the tanks outside of the viewrange are moving by “jerks” a lot on minimap - Serious optimization (terrain render)? “When it’s done it’s done” - Italian tanks? “Definitely not this year” - 9.2 test has its maps loading faster, according to Storm, this is also due to the HD textures not loading in full resolution for other tanks than your own - T54E1 is doing fine statistically - developers have not yet decided how to correctly implement a general accuracy nerf (SS: was announced earlier)

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