- Storm states now that the HD textures option in the launcher is missing intentionally (HD textures have to be installed manually), because “many people will leave it enabled ‘just so’ and not because they actually need it” – he adds that the reason for this is saving traffic and also preventing FPS loss on computers with low amount of GPU memory - about Wargaming having hidden parameters in the game and officially disclosing them: “Let me say it simply – noone needs that. It wouldn’t make the game more interesting for anyone, apart from a few bean counters, it would only introduce complications in understanding the game.” - if you quit a 9.3 replay early and you will see the “commissar” screen about leaving the battle, you won’t get any punishment for that, because when watching replays, there isn’t even a connection with the server - Storm states that some players have predispositions to certain vehicles and for example can suck on vehicles, that are considered good and vice versa - Storm states that the idea to let players re-buy once-purchased and sold premium tanks back for credits didn’t move anywhere for now - IS-8 won’t be buffed - Storm states that high quality (HD) of tank models is necessery, but only a few players actually need the super-high texture quality and that’s why it’s also downloaded separately - basically, there will be a “normal” HD client for everybody (no lowres SD client coming) and “super HD” texture pack for strong computers only - apparently, HD IS-3 will not come in 9.4 - Storm regarding tough deadlines: “They are always tough” - leaving old and new Murovanka in the game at the same time? “Having many maps in the game is bad. For various reasons. We will likely actually reduce the current amount of maps.” - Storm states that the difference between ultra-high HD (separate pack) and regular HD textures is very low, not noticeable outside of the hangar - mission window in the hangar is okay and won’t be changed, but the rest of the UI will be reworked as well - Storm states that there was no time to introduce the WoWp SD/HD launcher setting, it will have to be reworked for WoT - bad players won’t be segregated from the rest (no skill MM) - no plans to introduce +/-1 MM - the 30 second countdown until the start of the battle won’t be reduced - Storm states that Tiger was nerfed earlier because it was overbuffed, that’s why the nerf was also different than the current one of the Hellcat - getting teamkilled in battles too much? Storm: “Change your behavior in combat, stop screwing with others and stop writing nasty stuff etc.” - separate skill MM random is not planned - IS-7 erected machinegun will not return - the option to select the old hangar UI instead of the new 9.3 one won’t be implemented: “difficult and unnecessary” - some players report a bug where the sniper scope is now bright yellow, Storm said he would investigate the issue - Storm states that the Hellcat in the game is not underpowered when it comes to speed – real combat speed of the vehicle was 30-40 km/h - Storm is apparently interested in Listy’s improved Conqueror turret - the horizontal tech tree graphics in the game is apparently limited to 10 lines maximum in the game - apparently the roadwheel size and the bottom of IS-7 tank is historically correct - Q: “Soviet LT sux, Russians will stop playing and paying!” A: “Stop whining already.” - when implementing new graphic effects, performance is as important as the way the effect looks - the process of HD model production is still not fully developed - it’s possible that 9.4 will have no HD models whatsoever due to the issues with outsourced model-making contractors - apparently, Storm is considering implementing “E-100 with twin 88mm guns” (SS: that tank is a FAKE, made by some alternative history people) - Storm confirms that the Chieftain will come in the same patch as the FV4202 switch - Storm said that the whine about corridors is a public phobia, which is difficult to fight. It’s a sub-species of the “OMG MAP REWORK SUX” whine. - apparently, the upcoming perk/skill rework will mean that those respective perks will come with a perk reset - FV4005 Stage 2 was indeed scrapped, Storm confirms, they don’t want more “oneshot” guns - it is possible (but not sure) Havok will arrive this year

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