For the Record: 16.1.2015
Info from Russian server – not sure it is valid for EU and NA as well, but it seems to be a system issue. In the portal post, WG admits that individual missions (specifically rewarding the girl crews and the tanks) have bugs. These will be fixed by a separate hotfix patch, currently there’s no ETA on that. Wargaming as usual. - according to Storm, there will be a separate test for new motion physics (or perhaps multiple tests), after which it will be decided what to do with it. This test will most likely take place in February, if nothing gets broken, but all major problems were handled already - the new physics are apparently requiring (or can influence) when it comes to server performance - WG was testing PvE lately, no comment on results - there are plans for improved water effects - regarding the viewrange nerfs of various classes, Storm states: “It’s complicated. We are currently actively studying statistics and heat maps to understand better what needs to be done and how. For now, there are no definitive conclusions.” - it’s possible the Leopard 1 model will be changed as well in HD to feature more… “junk” on it - the reason why Maus won’t have the junk hanging on it is that it’s large and historically, all sorts of things can be stored inside. Plus, the HD model is already made.