Source: http://world-of-ru.livejournal.com/3396963.html Hello everyone, recently, there was yet another stream with Aleksei “Inaki” Ilyin, the chief Russian community manager (his answers are not as reliable as Storm’s of course, but reliable enough). As usual, Maiorboltach from the world-of-ru community was kind enough to provide a transcription. Here’s what Inaki said. - according to Inaki, the fact that developers are not playing their game is a lie, the map makers and other developers are constantly playing - according to Inaki, Twitch is slowly dying. This is caused by a range of issues (he explains at length how the quality of some stream channels dropped to the point of being unwatchable, causing the streamers to move to other platforms, such as cybergame, causing the total amount of Twitch viewers to drop). Inaki also adds that there are games now that allow the “streaming” to happen within the game (for example Dota), mainstream games are starting to organize streaming themselves (Dota TI2014) - the way World of Tanks handles streams will be changed, (on RU server) the streams will appear in the launcher as “stream of the day”, there will also be a special ASAP magazine about streaming - developers already tested the ingame stream function, it works according to all expectations, it is very simple to use (“press one button to stream”). Near Autumn, there will be a WoT patch, that will allow the players to set their scenes etc., the ingame streaming will be very simple to understand for anyone who wants to stream - the chance of roaming ever being implemented is low - in 9.3, new premium tanks will come - developers are working on complete overhaul of how premium tanks work - it’s very likely that the requirements for the gun barrel “rings” (for damage done) will be lowered in 9.3 in relation to the amount of battles required, so you get more or less stable results. 9.2 will bring “dynamic changes of percentage in the kill mark statistics” (SS: whatever that is) - Mountain Pass will be reworked in 9.3 (the statistical difference between bases winrate is 2 percent), the center of the map will be changed and (SS: if I understand it correctly) the bush from which you can spot everything will be removed, this is done upon the request of company mode players and the community - RU251 will either come in 9.4 or 9.5 (SS: other WG employees were not aware of this info, so it’s possible this is wrong, other – reliable – WG source states it is still planned for 0.9.3) - 80 percent of players uses some mod - Clanwars 2.0 will come soon - the playerbase of WoT is still growing, but it’s less than it was last year - soon, there will be another “fun mode” รก la “soccer mode” (Inaki hints at “Tank Biathlon”)

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