According to WG sources, it’s 80 percent sure that test will start today. So standby. Also, because of Gamescom, I will be skipping troll stuff and garbage. - SerB is levelling up the British arty branch, but hasn’t reached FV304 yet - new modes for random battles confirmed (no details yet) - historical battles concept is 70-80 percent ready, according to Storm - historical battles current issues are revolving around tanks balance, making weak tanks more interesting to play and there are other problems too. They will definitely not come in 2013, but it’s completely possible they come in 2014 - currently Storm doesn’t consider too many TD’s in battles a problem - separate T-34 tank with M-17 aircraft engine is not planned (not even for historical battles), as there is not enough difference from regular T-34 - different zoom levels for different historical vehicles won’t be implemented - credit transfers betweem players won’t be implemented - it’s not totally sure E-50 and E-50M will merge into one vehicle and even if it happens, it will take a long time to implement - 7/42 companies do apparently not appear in RU/EU/US 8.8 patch, because they are being tested in China - nerfs are based on statistics, not on personal opinions on developers - Object 140 has internal fueltanks in the front (right), just like T-62A, their amount of hitpoints will be roughly the same as in T-62A - SerB is currently in Chicago - autoloaders carrying different types of shells (for example three AP and three HE) won’t be implemented - one type of tank in battle modes (for example medium tanks only) won’t be implemented - apparently, German turbine tanks won’t be implemented after all (SS: here I am not sure what SerB means, he says “tanks with afterburners) - the 112 and T-34-3 will be testable on 8.8 test, but in the beginning, they will appear only in gift shops, as the developers want to strictly control their amount, so they are sure they aren’t “too good” - apparently IS-7 won’t be buffed - players won’t be able to purchase more identical tanks in their garage - if 112 proves to be OP (according to rumors, it is), it won’t be nerfed, but its sale will be limited Alleged 8.8 partial German tank changes from Murazor (Russian blogger): Tiger - 88mm L/71: ROF increased from 6,98 to 8,96 - 88mm L/71: aimtime reduced from 2,9 to 2,7 - removed the HL234 and HL230P45 engines - increased the second turret hitpoints by 50hp Tiger II - increased the stock turret hitpoints by 50hp - repoved the HL234 and HL230P45 engines VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B - frontal and side armor increased to 200/120/120mm - increased the turnrate of second suspension to 30 deg/s - increased the turnrate of second turret to 26 deg/s

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