Source: http://world-of-kwg.livejournal.com/299850.html Just like the good old days – Storm created a thread where he answers player’s questions about World of Tanks. Here’s what he wrote. - Storm confirms the WT E-100 reload time nerf from 52 secs to 58 secs (for the 128mm) - developers will think about removing Prokhorovka completely and reworking it, leaving the Fire Salient for now (SS: noticed how the map got renamed from Fiery Arc in test 1? Someone used google translator with that “arc”) - roaming was delayed because it has low priority, it was moved to the back of the development queue - roaming was delayed because “everything changes, current situation does not require roaming” - roughly 70 people are working on WoT currently (Storm adds that they would hire more specialists, but they aren’t any available in their country and it’s not possible to hire westerners, when all the documentation is in Russian) - WG on hiring mod makers: “there are few smart ones and those don’t want to be hired” - M46 Patton will get improved torsion bars equipment in 9.3 (SS: this is the third time in last days I see this question for some reason) - the bug where you can’t see your friends as online in the friend list will be fixed, “when it’s done it’s done” - developers chose the T-54 Model 1945 as Soviet premium MT8, because they didn’t find an alternative with a good mobility - regarding the issue above and T-44: “T-44 is in the game already, T-44-85 doesn’t fit due to weak gun, T-44-122 goes to supertesters and T-44-100 will possibly be an alternative hull for T-44″ - T-34-100 would definitely not fit Soviet premium MT8 slot - Storm confirms, FV215b to be replaced by the Chieftain - new motion physics in WoT? “Definitely not exactly the way it was shown in the motion physics video. We will modify it so that everyone can play and not just a few simulator lovers” (later Storm adds: “At first, we do it so we like it and then we will test. Noone likes the current realism”) - FV4202 will be replaced by Vickers MBT (earlier than the Chieftain replacement? “No comment for now”) - Chieftain model is not ready yet - FV304 nerf will come and soon, the vehicle is too good considering winrate, average XP and damage (exact nature of nerf is not decided yet) - regarding “too little new this year” – “Stronkholds are new and we invested a lot in them” - reworked historical battles (removed in 9.2) will not return this year, there will be “something else”, but “I can’t comment for now” (the way historical battles will be changed: “no comment for now”) - new tier 7-8 premiums will come until the end of the year - MM will be fixed (SS: an issue was mentioned when one team has more top tanks than the other) but not soon (“we consider current MM satisfactory”) - on unplayable tanks in game: “All the tanks in the game are playable, even AMX40, even though it sucks” - Winter Himmelsdorf was removed from low tiers “for technical reasons” - new motion physics is not connected to Havok, it will be separate. Havok will include nice destruction effect and destruction of tank parts (SS: as in, the equipment on it etc) - developers decided that pieces of buildings falling on a tank will not be able to damage it, otherwise it could turn out very nasty - no plans to ban XVM - there was no drop in playerbase caused by 9.0 graphics, “everything is within the normal seasonal playerbase changes” - too many noobs and bots in battles? “Play team battles” - 4 man platoon is not planned - future mods to be implemented officially into WoT are minimap descriptions and the gun traverse angles, no ETA - more passages between buildings will not be implemented into Ruinberg and Himmelsdorf (reason: “FPS”) - the rectangle-to-circle drawing range change will come “soon” - XP for tanking (soaking damage) will come as well - camo and spotting system will improve (“here I cannot promise anything, it’s complicated” - Q: “Introduce something to change gameplay!” A:”Why would we change gameplay? Should we add starships? Or mages with healers?” - Veider states that the idea of some hardcore players that hardcore players create the majority of WG revenue is a delusion - Chat 2.0 in 2014? “I can’t say anything, everything is very complicated due to server load” - FV 215b (183) stopped with oneshots in 9.2? “We decided that it’s better without them” - Chinese top tanks are a bit underpowered, but not critically (Veider: “The tank itself is fine, but it suffers from good speed with poor alpha combination. We are aware of that tank, we will work on it.”) - 121 tank depression will not be buffed - there are plans to buff T-34-3, its combat effectivity is okay, but it needs to be more comfortable - PVE will not come this year - Q: “Why did my FPS drop?” A: “I don’t know, telepaths are on vacation” - Wargaming wont change its monetization model, “we consider the current one to be correct” - heavily armored tanks will not be rebalanced to reflect the fact that the gold ammo is available for credits and it diminshes the role of their armor: “we have discussed this for a long time and decided not to do it” - Firefly will come in “forseeable future” - 9.3 will come until the end of summer - Storm is quite unhappy with the AFK Panther, there are currently variants to replace it with - skill MM is not planned (SS: you know someone HAD to ask :)) - why no skill MM? “It would not be interesting to play” - it’s possible however that “skill MM” will come in a separate mode - reworked ingame sound will come soon - developers will add a graphic setting that will disable various effects for the weakest computers (SS: something like official WoT Tweaker) - tree and grass render will be completely reworked - Maus is doing fine statistically - Storm confirms that the German premium MT8 will be the Panther (Storm adds that other variants for hightier Germans have all been shelved for now) - end-game content for solo players? “We are considering it” - captured tanks will not come anytime soon - there are no plans to implement an option where the post-mortem view (you watching the gameplay of another tank) would also follow that tank’s camera (you’d see exactly what the he sees) - there will most likely never Continue reading →

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