Hello everyone, another part of “Developer Time” show (where a developer answers player question) was released on Wargaming FM radio. Here’s the transcript, courtesy of WoT Express community. The answering developer is Yuri Filippovsky, “game balance designer”. - unfortunately, according to historical documents, AMX-40 was classified as a light tank, not much WG can do about it - T71 started to fall behind in statistics a bit, it was decided to buff it a bit - the statistics show that the light tanks do not fall behind a lot in XP and credit farming behind other classes - RU251 will not be nerfed - it’s possible that when Havok gets introduced, some tanks will have to be rebalanced, but WG is hoping this won’t happen - AMX-40 is the most dull LT in the game - the most important role of the light tank is to spot - there is already a fun mode in development for April 1st, it’s not a “zombie” mode - AMX-13/90 will not be buffed - it’s not yet decided, how the AMX-13/57 will be released to players - T-50-2 was removed “for various reasons”. It was removed “at the peak of its fame”, today, it wouldn’t be that famous anymore. It will not return. - tanks that move very fast suffer more from various engine bugs. More maximum speed than 80 km/h will not be implemented - T-54 “Light” is not suitable for a medium tank role (SS: earlier, this tank was considered for medium role instead at one point) - TD/HT viewrange nerf is not a LT buff per se, it’s about returning the classes to their originally intended roles - it’s very difficult to find suitable hightier LT candidates – scouting on high tiers is the role of medium tanks, there will not be a LT10 - 9.6 changes are not the last changes to the LT class - AMX 12t is fine statistically, many players play it - if you scout and spot with the LT, you will maximize your profits – complaints about LT XP/credit income are pointless - winrate in WoT statistics acts as a sort of “summary number” – there is no clear method how to determine whether a tank is OP or not - currently, LT’s are fine, MT’s do not surpass them totally - the gameplay became more dynamic with the introduction of new light tanks - LT stabilization parameters (accuracy on the move) are fine

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