26/04/2016 Q&A

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Hello,

have a new Q&A for you, gathered by Edrard and translated by Ivan:

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– There are no plans for big premium vehicle rebalance, it’s possible some partial buffs are comming
– Lowe will not be buffed, it’s doing fine statistically
– It’s too early to tell whether the devs will introduce new matchmaker, they are running experiments now
– Tier 9-10 Czechs are doing fine statistically (considering the type of players that use them)
– The developers don’t consider the gold shells for silver to be the reason for HT camping
– There are no plans to introduce skipping personal missions for gold
– WoT already has multicore support, its extension will come later with a new engine
– HD maps: “when it’s done it’s done”
– Havok will definitely not come in 9.15
– Japanese heavies will get a nerf, they are doing too well (RG: No sh*t Sherlock!)
– 64bit exe file for WoT? “No comment”
– XP for tanking? “Not fow now in 9.15”
– There are no plans to compensate players for purchasing the inscriptions and camos for tier 6 price on Pz V/IV now that it’s being moved to tier 5
– There are no plans to disable the feature of tanks turning on their roofs
– The developers would like to make 5.1 sound for WoT, Storm has to ask whether there are any plans
– Small changes of vehicles in 9.15 are not tied to global rebalance, that will come later
– 9.15 should reduce the amount of crashes and freezes
– Tier 10 Waffentrager will not have alternative guns
– No plans to change the three caliber rule for now
– The Rampage will be removed completely for an overhaul
– There are no plans to add training rooms for one person or to add bots to training rooms
– Paris and Berlin maps in random battles? “No comment”
– Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b
– There are no plans to rework the personal missions where you have to kill 2 HT’s that are 2 tiers higher with a HT
– The switch from WT E-100 to Grille will be simple, the crew will have the same setup, so it will just get retrained
– WT E-100 has worse camo than its replacement
– There are no final plans for the T-54 Light rebalance/nerf
– WT E-100 statistics will display separately from the Grille ones
– There are plans to add XP bonus for playing in platoons, the higher the tiers, the higher the bonus, but there is nothing definitive decided yet
– There are no plans for now to introduce LT10s since current LT8s count are LT10s already. LTs as a whole will be rebalanced during the upcoming global rebalance
– The developers haven’t found any evidence of the vehicles moving slower in reverse than they did before:

“We can’t diagnose the problem. Nobody is $$%&$ playing “£$^£$ dumb.”

and

“For now we found nothing, which is what I am saying. But you’re acting as usual. Screw this.”

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92 comments on “26/04/2016 Q&A

  1. Ares says:

    Lowe is doing fine, same story for years. For how long 88 L\56 was fine ….




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      • Ares says:

        Stop with this, i see it, and so what. Lowe is dead cuz of mobility!!!!!
        And why they dont nerf Op tanks? IS3…some tier 10 meds etc…




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      • Because Lowe is MADE to be slow, it’s a sniper support tank not a brawler/medium. and IS-3 is MADE to be mobile and powerful while having worse accuracy and armor which works against noobs but not against people who know how to aim nor gold.




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      • taief98 says:

        It’s still shit. Was even on a fame stream (someone streaming skirmishes) and everyone was joking about people thinking the Lowe was decent when it’s shit.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Since closed beta … w/ 3+ MM




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      • Ares says:

        SPEEDYCRAFT
        ofc he is support, but why his dpm is so low, he has from all 4 of prem HT with full mm, lowest alpha, yet still low dpm. This make no sense.

        Why T62 a dont have lower dpm then e50m, or same.?




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    • “Lowe will not be buffed, it’s doing fine statistically”

      Nice joke WG, 48 % overall Winrate of all players (EU Stats) is “statistically fine”… Retards
      Combined with 1000 avarage damage its really a “nice” premium tank.

      IS3A, IS6 and IS5 all 3 got the highest winrate of any T8 prems 52%+ and about 200 avarage damage more. But hey they are russian they have to perform better.. no need to nerf them or to buff other tanks so they could reach their stats.




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  2. Adam says:

    “Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b”

    Please not another CW tank




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    • Rich Vail says:

      no, it will be a “mini spur” off the T8 HT…and the Mk1/proto will be T9 and the mk 6 as the T10…and we’re still stuck w/the fake FV 215b until they give us the bullshit “upgrade” to the super Conq, that wasn’t enough of an upgrade that the Brits decided NOT to implement it in real life.




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    • corvi says:

      Suspecting second HT branch. We already got the T95 hybrids as rewards.




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  3. MrEdweird says:

    – Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b

    NNNN-…NNNNNNGHHHHHHHH!!!

    *pant pant pant*

    Sigh.

    Okay, what then?




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  4. ghostguy says:

    OP lowe, that is why it keeps gathering the dust in my garage, still waiting for a buff for it before i reconsider playing it…




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  5. SlayerBR says:

    “– The developers don’t consider the gold shells for silver to be the reason for HT camping”
    yup, the real reason are THE GOLD SHELLS, and not they being for silver or for gold, it is too hard to WG to just make normal ammo like in WoWS, they need gold shells to make flanking irrelevant, its better to just press “2” =P




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    • Nocomment says:

      “– The developers don’t consider the gold shells for silver to be the reason for HT camping”

      Absolutely. Its the reason this game has gone down the toilet and has wrecked any form of balance the game could once lay some claim to.




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    • taief98 says:

      Flanking is already irrelevant in these corridor maps. Gold ammo doesn’t make you invincible.
      The biggest problem heavies have is the fact thag a lot of basefappers in tds can out spot them when they try to push on arty heavy maps and they get slammed by tds and arty for the same dmg.
      I saw tyne streaming the other day and played his maus. He angled for gold ammo, he realised the trades which he had to make. But oh wait even with Spall liner tier 8 American arty does 800 dmg a shot. That’s wy he stopped playing it. That’s what stops people the fact that on certain maps you can only play the game from certain positions to be aggressive but arty safe.
      But that’s only tanks like the maus, type 5 (which people don’t play because it sucks) maybe the e100.
      Other wise the e5, is7 and the 113 are pretty popular. A lot of people play them




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  6. Shade01982 says:

    “– Japanese heavies will get a nerf, they are doing too well (RG: No sh*t Sherlock!)”

    Does that include the tier X? Granted, I haven’t played it very much yet, but it feels like a horrible tank to play so far…




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    • gpc_4 says:

      The 9.15 notes I’ve seen have the tier V and VI getting some nerfs.




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    • as far as I know, they only nerf O-I and O-I exp




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    • Jacob says:

      I believe this only applies to the tier 5 and 6 iirc.




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    • Tier 5 and 6 are OP when toptier ans UP when lowtier.

      The tank I found to be the most broken was the tier 7. The gun is basicaly the same as T29’s, similar dmg and pen. But the armor is…
      Well unlike O-Ho it isnt flat on front, and unlike every single other tank in this line it can be angled because the miniturrets are not all huge and square (always a flat side showing whatever the angle is. This is why O-I is underpowered when not toptier, because it cannot angle so the armor doesnt exist anymore) and it doesnt have little angles over the tracks like O-Ho+.

      I could solo E-75s in this thing. Angle the hull and they bounce gold, while you just pen their turret roof because you’re the tallest tank in the game.
      Good luck to bounce any tier higher than yours in the other tanks of this tree. The ability to angle is only on that tank. The others have random slopes always being flat to the ennemy.

      But people forgot how to aim weakspots since gold ammo became “free” so when they cant pen with it they call the target OP and ask for nerf. Whinny noskill idiots they are.




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      • Oleg says:

        Japanese heavies T(ier)5 and T6 are OP when top tier and OK otherwise. T7 is just OK. T8 is barely OK. T9 is a complete disaster except for the rare occasions of city/non-arty (preferrably both :)) battles. T10 is just bad.

        I would buff T9 to smth like the current T10 level (except for the hitpoints). And even then it would be mediocre at best. T10 needs a beefy buff too )




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    • mizutayio says:

      well the t10 is op, against tier 8 tanks, preferable no TDs or Arty. maybe some tier 9s can join the fun as well, that’s it.
      Oh and if people spam gold it’s pretty much useless. a Maus would take a hit of an E4 with some decency, the Type 5 just gets penned like butter.




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    • taief98 says:

      No only the tier 6 and 5. From then on all the tanks suck because they are too big with only the ability to poke with the front around a corner and slow to function well




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  7. Bood says:

    WoT is just a dysfunctional arcade game – nothing more and nothing less.




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  8. – The developers haven’t found any evidence of the vehicles moving slower in reverse than they did before:

    move backward to avoid the shell from skycancer is much slower than before, that the only thing i hate in 9.15, especially on top of the hill or high ground




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  9. SMGJohn says:

    – The developers don’t consider the gold shells for silver to be the reason for HT camping
    I WONDER WHAT IT COULD BE.




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    • Hedgehog1963 says:

      HT attract weak players.




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    • The gold shells at all. Whatever they’re buyable with.

      If they’re for gold people will say pay2win.
      If they’re for credits wallet warrior will afford them for cheaper so they’ll be happy and call it “fair for everyone” even tho you cant afford it without paying premium somewhere.
      And in both cases tanks that are balanced around their big armor (thus worse mobility and gun handling) cant make their armor work, making them advantageless and underpowered to people firing gold. So they receive buffs that still wont stop gold ammo but will make free2play players unable to fight them.

      That’s balance working as intended.




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    • taief98 says:

      They are too afraid to mention the arty word




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      • SMGJohn says:

        Not me, I yelled it out everytime on the forums until they gave me warnings and I did not even curse or yell at other people just the arty.
        So people are afraid for good reasons, the FBI is going to find you if you speak against the order.




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  10. Hedgehog1963 says:

    Shared this on the WoT “gameplay” forum along with my dissatisfaction with the “no news on the Chieftain” malarkey.




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    • Random pubbie says:

      There IS news on the Chieftain Mk. 6 and that is, that it will not replace the FV215b so it will either be at the top of a new HT line or it will be a reward tank (CW, personal missions, …) or it just will not be added because reasons.

      Also given that Chieftain/T95 is a lost tank, I am also curiouse as to where the T95/Chieftain will be added (reward tank or new MT line).




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      • Hedgehog1963 says:

        That’s not much news.




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      • Hohumm4sh3d says:

        There was news recently that they are looking at developing tier 11-12 or modern tanks? That means they will release the Chieftain in the new modern tanks where it will be at the bottom of the pecking order against newer OP ruskie heavy tanks.

        More seriously however didn’t they show a video of the Chinese server with someone in a Mk. 6 kicking ass? It’s clearly not balanced enough at present.

        Ho




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  11. BattleBudgie says:

    So what happened to Storm’s disclosure about being more patient and polite with players? I know they can be annoying, but he’s a fucking prick again. He should stop doing Q&As if he can’t answer questions without insulting the players. He’s doing it voluntarily after all.




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  12. Peter says:

    If they give us the super conq i have grinded the British tree for nothing. I dont want the same god damn shitty hull that i got at tier 8. I am done with the ammo rack placement. I want something different at tier 10 just like the normal tech trees except the japanees then. Something that was actually mass produced and was good.




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    • BattleBudgie says:

      I’m OK with the Super Conq, IF they can make it competitive somehow. Because its IRL treats make it unsuitable as it is for T10. It has 20 mm of applique spaced armor, and – here comes the catch – only on the party that don’t really need the extra armor (UFP, turret). Its LFP and sides have the same old shitty, wet paper armor. So it either needs some unhistorical spaced armor placement, or something else to make up for it (I can’t think of anything). If they can make it work, something like a Super Pershing in T10, but with a decent gun, then I’m fine with it. I find the Chief somewhat overhyped and boring anyway.




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      • Peter says:

        I really want a chieftain because of the better mobilitie. As a Conq you cant keep up with shit in comperison too armor. T110e5 and IS-7 are more mobile with 10 times better armor. The armor in the super cinq would just be useless. Give me something that can actually move instead of being a arty aim.




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      • Nocomment says:

        “I’m OK with the Super Conq, IF they can make it competitive somehow.”

        Won’t happen. Its not Russian enough.




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  13. – Tier 10 Waffentrager will not have alternative guns

    im crying inside




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    • Thus you’re paying 270k xp and 6.100.000 credits for the same penetration than at tier 9 with a bigger gun. But you lose the turret and the dpm. Hell even tier 8 is better than this thing, at that point they should make the WTpz4 tier 10 and make Grille 15 a tier 9.




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  14. unable2pwn says:

    Seriously? they chop the chieftain without even telling us? A**holes (to be expected, ik, Wg is Wg after all but still)




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    • It’s not being cut. FV215b will most likely be replace by another tank and the Chieftain will come in as ther tier 10 for the second UK HT line. I mean, its been known for ages that it was uncertain Chieftain will replace the FV, this just confirms it won’t, but not that it’s gone for good.




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      • Dontspill McGinnis says:

        Where have Wg said the Chieftain was coming in at the top of another line?
        As far as I can tell, this is unconfirmed player rumour.




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  15. Rick says:

    Nerfing Japanese heavies???Like they never had that in their plan.Do they think we are stupid?We are all aware of there tactics of introducing things op to get peeps to go that line.Really they owe a refund of some kind to peeps who went that line and too bad they just dont know how to be honest.But greed will always win especially with games coming from oppressed countries.




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  16. Rich Vail says:

    HAVOK will never come. If they’ve not done it by now, it will never be done…




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    • Hey we’ve got the new physics (well we got the ability to turn over our roofs, not all the nice drifting for every class and new areas to access, we cant even get up basic slopes…) that they promised 2-3 years ago. Maybe we’ll get havok “soon” (by the end of 2020)




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  17. ukmj says:

    Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b.

    Why don’t they tell us something we don’t know. Like what the fuck are their plans for the Chieftain? They wouldn’t get away with this shit if it was a Russian Tank. The Russians would invade Belarus and besiege Wargaming’s office in Minsk or wherever it is.




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  18. Rita, I don’t know how these questions get through to WG but I’d really love to know if there any plans to buff the IS-7 or its gun. Just look at the Obj. 263 and the powercreep that’s happened to it and tell me it doesn’t deserve something.




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    • 263 is fine, just that gold ammo killed it (like it killed every single tank that relies on armor).

      Gun is amazing and the only reason we didnt see it often is because the grind is bad. Tier 7 to 9 are not very fun (7 can be nice sometimes, and 8 reveived a new gun. Now 9 is the real downside of the grind).




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      • Skymarsh4ll says:

        What ? The grind is awesome, the T9 is the best, the T8 is awesome too and the T7 has a very nice gun. I really prefere this line to the 268’s one. Srsly ISU and Obj704 are boring… When a tank has mobility and good reload time, most of the time it’s a good tank.




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    • Mike-T 2016 says:

      Jeez
      all this crying over Tier 10 tanks
      rich! considering its now the most dumb tier in the game to play by dumb noobs who ‘grind’ with there wallet free XP and then think T10 is the same as T6 ~ its is now!

      same 4 minute ‘slaughter’ battles as at T6 jeez and this the ‘premier’ Tier 10 tier

      what a joke WG and WOT is becoming




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  19. Keller13 says:

    So does this mean that the T54 light isn’t getting nerfed next patch? I’ve almost got it unlocked.




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  20. Klimax says:

    64 bit exe will likely come after graphics engine upgrade. Most probably with HD maps. It will have to as address space pressure will force them sooner or later to do it. (DX 11 multithreaded renderer + HD maps + HD tanks = loads of memory required) One of reasons is that user-mode GPU driver which handles a lot of rendering work is loaded as part of game process itself and thus shares same address space, which it uses for processing.

    And I’d like to know if they buf someday Churchill GC…




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    • Skymarsh4ll says:

      Sadly, I think they don’t care about the less played tank in the game, srlsy I don’t understand why this Churchill GC wasn’t replaced yet.




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      • Klimax says:

        It gives Brits sniper. If you are in good position, enemy players will hate you. Also it is good training vehicle for some (not only) British TDs.




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    • EmperorNefarious1 "The Glorious" says:

      I think the GC is reasonably well balanced, its just that bad players can’t handle its weaknesses. the gun is good enough to pen tier 10s and has decent aim-time and accuracy




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      • Skymarsh4ll says:

        The gun is good but the tank is too slow for its tier, at T9 or 10 you can be slow because the games are longer, but at T6 the games are very quick so the GC is very frustrating to play, during a 3min game you’ll be useless and when you’re slow it’s very hard to get more than 1k average xp.




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      • Klimax says:

        It is sort of adequate sniper. Give it engine and hull traverse boost and it would be very good sniping tank. (Currently it is massively dependent on map and the way battle starts – had very good and very bad games in it)




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  21. Keller13 says:

    – There are no plans for now to introduce LT10s since current LT8s count are LT10s already. LTs as a whole will be rebalanced during the upcoming global rebalance
    I’ll believe it when I see it. Tier 6 in a tier 9 game is painful to say the least. And almost any tank can one shot you.




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  22. – Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b

    I guess they’re tired of living…that or they love seeing the rage from the Chieftian lovers. I believe even Wargaming said the FV215b needed replacing.

    And if the FV215b was replaced by the super conq, I think some of these Chieftain lovers are extremists who have virtual nukes…but that’s just me. Personally, I don’t care, except Wargaming? Shut them up and bring them the Chieftain! I mean damn, it’s hard listening to THEIR BS more than your 8.6 patch notes.

    (Yes, arty needed a nerf, but not to the point of being an RNG roulette. Yes, the O-I and O-I experimental also needed nerfs, and I have both of those. They’re bloody ridiculous.)




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  23. Anonymous says:

    If they nerf my T10 Jap tank they better refund me. Tank is balls as it is.




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  24. -Japanese heavies will get a nerf, they are doing too well (RG: No sh*t Sherlock!)

    Unless you’re in Type 4/Type 5 which gets pend by standard rounds no matter how well you angel. Then there’s the fact that 1 shot through the hull front will damage your engine… Or that 1 shot through your turret side will damage your ammo rack.

    They might be OP at lower tiers but they need a buff of sorts at tier 9/10




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  25. djb95 says:

    Lowe is dead. Wish I could get my gold back from it. I NEVER recommend a Lowe to anyone who asks for an opinion on a good premium.




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  26. Alex Knight says:

    – Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b

    FUUUCK YOUUU!!!!!




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  27. Ryan says:

    Just curious, are there any plans to rework and reimplement maps like South Coast in the future? I was a big fan of that map.




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  28. siralexice says:

    Lowe is a goddamned 100 fucking tons heavy tank but tier 7 can pen it because of the shit armor it has. Even tiers 6 can do it if flanking or using premium ammo.
    Mobility for Lowe is shit, reload time is shit for the damage it does, dispersion is shitty and pen is useless against the turret of T110E5 – which was *the* selling point WG used in their own video about the Lowe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTdFZ2Pht0




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  29. Migsaec says:

    As for tanks flipping, why not a button that allows us to flip it back on our own if nobody is close enough to flip us back or give a shit about your flipped tank? Give it a cool down to encourage players to drive carefully.




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    • Mike-T 2016 says:

      Not to worry
      100 tonne tanks flip over onto there roofs and sides?
      happens all the time in the real world yes of course it does – Wargame says its so then it must be true

      remember WG know best as they keep telling us all in case were to dumb to understand




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  30. Honcho says:

    I was really hoping for buffs to the Löwe and Panther M10. Both didnt age all that well.




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  31. “Lowe will not be buffed, it’s doing fine statistically”

    Nice joke WG, 48 % overall Winrate of all players (EU Stats) is “statistically fine”… Retards
    Combined with 1000 avarage damage its really a “nice” premium tank.

    IS3A, IS6 and IS5 all 3 got the highest winrate of any T8 prems 52%+ and about 200 avarage damage more. But hey they are russian they have to perform better.. no need to nerf them or to buff other tanks so they could reach their stats.




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  32. corvi says:

    Meanwhile in the new WoWS update we get random dynamic weather effects on each map, a lot of balancing and other new features. WoWS is insanely fast in development and in bringing in new content, while WoT seems to be amazingly slow and take month for simple penetration or armor value buffs.




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    • SlayerBR says:

      he is right, they even giving free premium to the WoWS players, and a very well developed new way to install updates to descrease the time it takes to install a new patch =P




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  33. Anonymous says:

    “WT E-100 statistics will display separately from the Grille ones”

    Why if Grille replaces it? Is WT e100 going to return one day??




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  34. Bob says:

    “WT E-100 statistics will display separately from the Grille ones”

    Why if the Grille is replacing it???




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    • Ryan says:

      What it means is that in your service record, the battles you have played on the WT E-100 will still be shown as played in the WT E-100, instead of the Grille 15. This isn’t a bad idea.




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      • Bob says:

        I understand that but why are they doing that? The stats for a old tank have always been transferred to the new tank that replaces it. This is a bad idea because if a person did not get ace tanker for the vehicle before the switch they never will because the old stats are still there and the tank removed.




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  35. MRMAN58 says:

    So my three marks on my WT Auf E100 won’t carry to the Grille 15!?!?! That’s pretty annoying.




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  36. Ray says:

    Hi! The Chinese have already seen a server. What are your plans? Next patch the Chieftain Mk.6 will not replace the FV215b?




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