Storm on new physics: “In the new physics, the interaction between the vehicle and small obstacles and irregularities on the ground is completely different. When going over such spots, the tanks lose much less speed, shrugging these obstacles off by the work of its suspension. It’s much easier to keep the target in your sights without losing your speed. I consider one of the positive aspects of new physics.” - Storm confirms that the Chieftain in the game will be Mk.2 (SS: he was mistaken before with Mk.3, not a hard mistake to do, since Vickers MBT Mk.3 was considered for WoT) - developers are not making the Chieftain model yet, it will be scanned in Bovington first - Chieftain and the FV4202 switch will not come this year apparently - it’s possible that 0.9.5 will come this year (specifically December 14 was mentioned by Storm) - IS-7 “rectangular” gun barrel will be fixed later - reworked historical battles will definitely not come in 2014 - vehicles in new historical battles will be “historical”, but which ones exactly will be used is not decided yet - Chaffee 43k XP compensation will NOT be free XP - tank corpses (destroyed tank hulls) do not ricochet in 9.3, only tanks that are alive do - Chinese tank crew setup (where the radioman position switches from one crewmember to another) will be fixed - T-54 HD model does not correspond the T-54 Light HD model. T-54 model has to be fixed according to Storm - the “sunk turret” bug on RU251 was fixed - Veider regarding the situation where the new LT’s have very good terrain passability and therefore, they can “hide” from other classes hunting them on places, that cannot be reached normally: “That’s what the base capture mechanism is in the game for.” - the idea to rework Murovanka was born during the meetings of balancers, map-makers and community managers. - M41 Walker Bulldog has a small mistake with the gun clipping apparently (SS: or rather, with the lack of, I am not exactly sure what Veider means here), it will be fixed in 9.4. This bug was fixed by the fact that it was balanced around SD model, which was changed a bit when it was reworked to HD - E-50M is fine, when it comes to gun depression, model won’t be changed - it’s unfortunately not possible for technical reasons to make more detailed depression setup – for example, if a gun can depress in frontal sector only to -7 degrees due to – say – periscopes on the hull (Panther case), it’s not possible to make the gun depress more, when it’s aiming forward between those periscopes. It’s possible in theory, but it would be resource-consuming to develop and would bring only small gain - no plans to buff “121″ tank in forseeable future - Storm states that the theory that Maus stats are higher than they should be because more experienced players play it than for example IS-7 was checked by WG and proven false

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