From the WoT forums.
We’re launching the closed test of the adjustments to the Minsk map. They should provide more tactical variation around Victory Square (in the eastern part of the map), add a safe route at the center of the map, and improve both the offensive and the defensive potential of Minsk’s northern part.
So what has changed?
- The buildings bearing the “People’s Deeds Are Immortal” installation (those huge red letters on the roofs) now have accessible backyards. This will let heavily armored vehicles get into short range with more ease, and also provide additional opportunities for attacking and taking enemy positions. This extension will make the map a bit larger (1,050 by 1,050 meters).
- The terrain in the northern part of the map has been raised to create a fold, and the shrubbery is thicker now. This should create more tactical options for both the attacking and the defending side.
- A ford has been added to the northwestern part of the map. The ford makes crossing the river safer (for either team) than the bridge which is currently well exposed to fire.
By introducing these changes, we intend to make the gameplay more variable and fun while keeping intact the historical accuracy of the map. Whether we go forward with them, depends on the test result
The continuation of the story.
Before I leave for another weekend of tanks I would like to bring your awareness to this tank project that is in dire need of help:
To support such an important piece of history please consider donating on the official “Nashorn SD KFZ 164 restoration” Gofundme page:
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How can you improve your concealment using bushes and trees? How much of a bonus do these objects add to the concealment of your vehicle? How do you shoot and not get spotted? Find answers to these questions and more in the new episode of Explaining Mechanics. Enjoy!
From The Tank Museum Bovington. To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, The Tank Museum Curator, David Willey looks at the ‘Funnies’ tanks. Percy Hobart, head of the 79th Armoured Division, brought together these ‘Funny’ tanks and deployed them to great effect for Operation Overlord. Discover how weird and wonderful tanks, like the Flail, Sherman DD and Churchill AVRE, aided the Allies landing on the beaches of Normandy.
Today, the Gold Type 59 that was once only available on the Chinese server got finally added to the rest of all the regions and ready to be sold.
Also, the price is not expected to be exorbitant like it’s on the Chinese server (💰155.520) and instead has been placed at 💰15,000 gold.
The second iteration of the test server came out today. First iteration is here.
From the Portal today.
In total, there are four types of Crew Books:
just like the title says, my 2019’s Tank Season has now officially started!
This weekend I decided to attend Militracks at Overloon, Netherlands and already got the first clip out, a starter dish:
As for the main course, a full video is coming later on, I am editing as I type.
In order to balance WoT lack of patch content and now that I have also balanced my health and personal/public life, I have decided to start publishing more military-related content from here on now.
This year, in particular, Continue reading
Wargamings infomercial for the upcoming event.