For the Record: 12.10.2014
- developers are considering a separate server for South America - Q: “Why, when I am moving and I see a target and I stop and switch to sniper mode, the aim circle doesn’t get smaller for a second or two?” A (SerB): “If you were able to read (and understand what you are reading), you would find the answer to this (many times asked) question (it was answered numerous times).” (SS: it’s because the circle is bigger than the sniper mode view and doesn’t fit the screen) - arty and HE rebalance coming? Storm: “Most likely not.” - Q: “Arty should be buffed, it sucks” A: “On the other hand, statistically arty is doing fine and to buff it would be a mistake. Unless you mean rebalance it completely (buff something, nerf something else). But for now, we have more pressing issues to deal with.” - Storm states that reworking (smoothing) the maps is worth doing even though new motion physics will make the vehicles ignore really small terrain features and not lose speed on small objects - the general accuracy nerf will involve reducing the chance of hitting the dead center of your aim circle, shots are hitting there too much - Storm states that in WoT garage, you will not be able to see internal module setup: “We didn’t removedthe modules from the client only to show them later to everyone. So only armor.” - the problem with T-44-85 was that for one, it was tier 7 premium and secondly, even for such a tier the penetration was not very good. According to Storm, statistics have shown that noone wants low penetration premiums in general. Therefore, there’s no reason to implement it. - Russians are moaning about EU TOG mission. Evilly counters: “And in China, they are selling Type 59 :)” - individual missions will be further developed - A-32 buff? “If we find out it’s unplayable.” - HD model of M4A3E8 will not come in 9.4, despite the fact that Fury is in HD already, as the model is different from the Fury one - Storm states that the whine about noone using the Maus is exaggerated, a “completely acceptable” amount of people are using it - a new map for lowtier tanks will come, but not in 9.4 - Type 62 crew will be fixed in 9.4 - HD IS-3 will come “at some point”, not in 9.4 - regarding the Sixth Sense rework, developers decided to do it the way they decided (to give it to everyone) because they have found a number of cases and examples, where Sixth Sense improves battle dynamics - it’s possible other elements of UI will be reworked as well in the future - first HD premium tanks will be tested in 9.4 (SS: the Panther 88, Scorpion and others) - the HD vehicle images that were published some time ago belong to “testing vehicles”, which do not meet the current HD standards. They will be reworked. - the current issues with T-54 (SS: not sure what Storm is referring to) will be fixed in first half of 2015 - gold ammo statistics will be investigated - developers have considered for a long time, whether to give the Soviet tanks their historical gun depression (SS: in some cases, it was worse than it is in the game, WoT has it buffed), but decided not to do it, as the depression for the Soviets is not good in general, but not as bad as in real life. - 9.4 will bring mostly fixes - WG is trying to save as much traffic as possible, for example by having icons on minimap “jump” and not move fluently. This is important for “data center”, according to Storm, because its “outbound channels” might not otherwise handle the traffic. For the same reason tanks, that are very far, are moving by “jumping” as well - there is a heated debate raging during the implementation of new parks, developers are working on it - “drawing on minimap” is not planned for now - Q: “Remove sixth sense, it was better without it.” A: “Sixth sense is already more than three years old and it’s fine.” - Storm confirms that the strange T55A armor preview was caused by bad viewer.