According to the Insider, some developers in Wargaming felt like the modern tanks April 1st joke backfired on Wargaming, as it gave indirectly free press to Armored Warfare and some developers raged about that in internal communication. Sources from Armored Warfare confirm hightened interest in their site.

- 9.8 will not bring LT buff;
- Storm does not play WoWs;
- HD IS-3 in 9.8 will be the regular one, not the leaked one with the autoloader;
- Individual mission tanks do not count as premium tanks for the purpose of buffs and nerfs, they can be buffed and nerfed;
- The state of random battles after the IM introduction is generally satisfactory for the developers;
- In 9.8, more than one third of individual missions will be changed (RG: So excited for this);
- Storm does not know whether CW mechanics will be changed in next two years;
- Developers are planning female crewmember voiceover (RG: No more tanker Conchitas boys!
- It's completely possible that tracks hanging on the hull will be used as a balance parameter to change armor. For example, if developers think that a vehicle should have more armor than it is its historical, they will model tracks hanging on the hull in HD and make the zones with the tracks thicker, like they did with the IS-4;
- Developers will not remove a whole bunch of maps from the game at once, they will do it slowly one at a time. Developers also considered the solution of reducing the probability to appear of maps that are not liked by players but they are afraid that when some players end up playing the "bad" maps multiple times in a row (the probability of which is non-zero), they'll come whining;
- It's possible that some tanks that are very uncomfortable to play will be rebalanced to make their gameplay more comfortable;
- The accuracy nerf in 9.6 turned out to be very justified according to Storm, no arty accuracy buffs are planned;
- In last two years, the fines for teamkill and teamdamage became two times stricter;
- There is a server "quota" of battles set aside for the purposes of assault and encounter modes (basically, the number of battles that have to be played in assault or encounter is hard-code reserved);
- No plans to create separate leagues in random battles;
- Developers are planning to have a look on some higher tier vehicles soon and decide whether to buff them or not;
- SU-76I will not return to shops;
- There are no plans to "reduce the suffering" of tier 4-8 tanks in hightier battles (as in, no MM reduction is planned);
- Multiturret mechanism and T-35 will come in very, very distant future;
- The three caliber rule will not be removed;
- Wargaming considers their HD tanks to be better looking than the ones in War Thunder (RG: Our own kids always look better than the others);
- The only way skill MM is coming is in cybersports in 9.7;
- Developers are working on multicore support;
- 9.7 will bring dynamic interface resize.

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