Status Report: New Mechanisms in AW patch 0.8
Armored Warfare PTS (something like WoT common test) today brought unexpectedly patch 0.8 with a bunch of cool new features. There's a new map, a dozen new vehicles but that's not all that interesting really. What is interesting the new mechanisms.
First one is camouflage indicator - simply put, the circle around the vehicle that shows you the direction from which you are camouflaged and how much:
The "whiter" the indicator, the more camouflage your vehicle is covered with. Pretty handy if you want to know how much camo is that kemp bush giving you, useful for scouts. Second one is Base mechanism. Looks like this:
Bases are a combination of one man WoT Strongholds, WoT personal reserves and WoW Garrisons. Each player has one and developing it can lead not only to some bonuses (XP, credits, XP gain and the other boring stuff) but also to extend your garage slots for free and in the future some cool camos, achievements or even exclusive vehicles.
For more detail, check out the 0.8 introduction page. As for testing all this, the PTS server is located in the US but anyone with Early Access can join the PTS as well (it is no longer limited). So go check it out if you want to.