- it was confirmed in 9.3 supertest patchnotes that suicides will be punished in World of Tanks. A player asked, how will the game know if I for example drive off the bridge by accident. Storm answered that you’d have to “drive off by accident” three times in a row, so that’s apparently the limit of suicide punishment. - you won’t get bonus XP for blocking shells with your tracks (SS: for example sidescraping). Storm: “Blocking shells by tracks – that’s bullshit and not tanking” - Storm confirms that shooting hatches will NOT produce less damage than shooting other parts, because it would be counterintuitive for players - +/-1 MM will not be implemented (Storm: “It would be boring shit”) - Storm considers current tier 1,2,11 battles (those that have 1 MM spread) boring - the biggest problem for creating HD models for now is that outsourced modellers suck (lag behind) - Storm states that having full HD resolution for all tanks (and not just yours in battle as it was changed in 9.2) is pointless, as you can only tell the difference from like half a meter - the full HD texture resolution for other tank than yours will not return, not even as an option - free XP calculation formula won’t be changed - Storm explains his statement that “there was not enough space in the garage and that’s why the UI got reworked”: “space for extended tank characteristics, that will come a bit later” - Sturmtiger won’t be in the game, because it’s impossible to balance. I asked Storm whether he is considering replacing it with another candidate, such as the StuG Maus for the Brummbär line, he said it was not yet looked into - 9.3 performance optimization will not concern only weak computers - it will not be possible to disable HD models (SS: as in, the things will stay as they are now), the client will also not be split to normal and HD client - Storm does not think that the HD vehicles, as they are now, look too “new and clean”, they have traces of use on them - more spotting points on a tank: “when it’s done it’s done” - no plans to nerf gold ammo as a whole - new French heavy line will definitely not come in 2014 or 2015 - Storm confirms that the bug where the tanks are oddly tilted when scouted or when the map is loading will be fixed in 9.3 - Storm states that it is not possible to do anything with the issue (for now) where during one session, you get the same maps over and over again - Storm states that the feature, planned earlier, where it would be possible to move a tank on one track a bit when it got detracked, the way it is in War Thunder, was scrapped - new crew skills and perks will not come this year - regarding the transmission/engine split, the vehicles of tiers 8-10 that got reworked in the 9.3 patch were only the first batch, it takes a long time to apply this mechanism to all the vehicles in the game - both transmission and engine will have a common HP pool - alternative hulls: “maybe next year” - when new motion physics gets implemented, tank climbing ability on slopes will likely be artificially limited, the way it is now - T-50-2 will not return - it will theoretically be possible for a ricocheted shell to damage second tank - T49 Light Tank will have two types of credit shells: HEAT and HE. According to developers, the HEAT penetration (SS: 152mm) is not very high and on high tiers, every second tank has some spaced armor, so shooting with it won’t be as simple - LT video will come soon apparently - T49 tank destroyer will be renamed to T67

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