As a part of the fighting against the bots on RU server, Wargaming permanently banned only today more than 1500 accounts of botters, who used bots despite previous 45 day ban warning. Now I wish EU server did the same thing… - 9.3 will be released “later” than Tuesday (SS: Thursday I think) - T49 will not have another 90mm gun - T67 turret armor will be fixed in the final 9.3 version - Storm states that the HD IS-7 armor was not nerfed, everything is roughly the way it was (there are differences like 1-2 degrees of angle etc.), the side of the turret is even stronger than before - XP bonus for “tanking” (blocking shells with armor) and the punishments for suiciders will definitely not appear in the final 9.3 release version, it does however not mean the features were scrapped Storm explains why it was removed: “Without doublechecking by collecting the stats, we can’t release such changes. Accordingly, the formula has to be changed, released to live server (in such a way that the XP bonus was not issued, only written in statistics), the statistics have to be collected and only then it is decided whether such a thing can be released or not. The “tanking bonus” stats are collected and analysed since Spring. There were several iterations. Current fail is connected to the fact that in the previous iteration, the stats were not collected and processed correctly.” - the high quality of HD models is needed for the hangar and for the time when the battle starts (the countdown) and players are looking at the tanks - the aim circle “lag” (circle not getting smaller) for the T49 is caused by the fact that the aim circle is too big and circles above certain limit are not displayed, they simply do not appear to get smaller until they reach the proper size - the IS-7 in test 2 is still bugged, the barrel (without the muzzle brake) is displayed in low resolution. It will be fixed. - online number and server name will be added to the top of the hangar interface, otherwise Storm considers the new hangar UI to be correct, it won’t be changed - FOV will not be changed: “We already reduced FOV. Earlier, everybody whined ‘return it to the way it was’ and we did.” - new Stronghold features (the ones shown in test 1) were removed for fixing as well, it’s possible they will be implemented by a micropatch between 9.3 and 9.4 - on Havok: “Havok is just a client-side destruction eye-candy. And nothing more. It is not in any way related to tank and shell physics and other stuff.” - an idea to disable the penalty for suicide, when artillery barrel crosses the allied tank (SS: as in, allies blocking arty): “It’s possible to make all that, but for now it makes no sense.”

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