29/04/2016 Q&A

Hello,

There’s a new Q&A for you, as usual gathered by Edrard and translated by Ivan:

– improved tank selection (carousels) will be added
– there will not be a skill reset during the WT E-100 – Grille switch
– the T-54 Light changes from supertest will not be present on live server (despite anything that was publisher earlier)
– the developers agree that gun stabilization (accuracy on the move) and terrain passability data need to be added to the client overview
– there are no plans to introduce voiceover for the shell type switch action
– collision model (armor viewer) will be added to vehicle preview later
– platoon bonus will only activate if all vehicles in the platoon have one tier, a LT8 + MT9 platoon won’t trigger it
– the fact that LT platoons will not get a bonus unless the tiers are equal is unfortunate but intended for now
– LTs being extended to tier 10? “No comment for now”
– a platoon of tier 1, 4 and 4 will get neither bonus nor penalty for troll platoons
– FPS should significantly increase for many players in 9.15
– WoT will move to a completely different engine approximately within next two patches. It won’t be a “different” engine per se, the overhaul of the current one will simply be complete
– the engine overhaul will include multicore support and optimization
– CoreEngine 3.0 (name of the “new” WoT engine) is the old name of the Bigworld that WG used internally
– the client size will not be reduced by the new engine
– it’s not yet sure if the new engine will use Dx9 or Dx11 render
– WG is dedicated to banning bots
– Panzer V/IV will keep its limited MM
– there are no plans to buff KV-220, if anything, it needs a nerf because it’s overpowered. It won’t however be nerfed
– E-25 will not be nerfed either, because it’s a premium
– for now there are no plans to abandon the 9.X patch numbering system
– the additional XP for tanks in platoon is not a discrimination of solo players according to Storm
– the actual XP bonus size for platoon tanks will be published later
– there will not be any possibility to obtain T-22sr. in 9.15 anymore (and after 9.15: “no comment”)
– there are no hull changes for the 113 tank in 9.15 (connected to 112 – which has an identical hull – fuel tank placement)
– buff for HT tiers 9-10 in 9.15? “Not decided yet”

29/04/2016 Q&A

48 thoughts on “29/04/2016 Q&A

  1. SlayerBR says:

    – the T-54 Light changes from supertest will not be present on live server (despite anything that was publisher earlier)

    soo T-54 lwt keeps as it is now?

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  2. “– it’s not yet sure if the new engine will use Dx9 or Dx11 render”
    It’s in the patch notes, and I get 50 more fps on the Test Server than the live
    I’m pretty sure this passed through since my GPU nows uses 100% of it’s processing power instead of hovering around 40-50%

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  3. ukmj says:

    – the additional XP for tanks in platoon is not a discrimination of solo players according to Storm.

    Sure as hell doesn’t reward solo player’s as solo player’s get nothing, then yes it does discriminate.

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    1. Kamkam says:

      Well, is it fair the platoons get a higher MM weight, over individual players?

      As this is discrimination against platoons, as this means that by weight, they should see higher tiers more often.

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      1. ukmj says:

        Statistically player’s playing in platoons have a higher win rate than those that don’t. So giving platooned player’s extra xp sounds fair to me.

        Ah but wait! As winning a game pays more xp than losing then platooned player’s are really on to a double winner, way to go Wargaming keep up the good work.

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      1. pixywing says:

        You are already encouraged by the extra win rate, having team mates you can actually count one, ones that you can communicate and coordinate with.

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      2. stormcrow99 says:

        What extra win rate? Also this reliable team is, as we all know, a one-in-a-million chance, a thing about as existent as safe DUI, just no.

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  4. fighting_falcon93 says:

    – “the fact that LT platoons will not get a bonus unless the tiers are equal is unfortunate but intended for now”
    That is absolutely not unfortunate and I really hope WG keeps it this way. A platoon consisting of a tier 6 LT and two tier 8 MTs is considered a “valid” platoon, but the problem is that the MM might put the tier 8 MTs as bottom tier, and then the tier 6 LT will be placed into a tier 10 battle. IMHO that is a fail platoon since no tier 6 tank is supposed to meet tier 10s.

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    1. Slightly says:

      I believe the system should use the upper limit of battle tier, and make this information clear on all tanks, if this is equal: bonus. If there is a difference of 2 or more: penalty. your example wouldn’t receive a penalty, in this example, but neither would it receive a bonus. a T7 LT and a T8 anything else would get the bonus, but a T7 LT and T7 other would not. Equally tanks with premium matchmaking would need to platoon up with regular tanks of the tier below (e-25 with T6). Not a cure all, but better than using tier.

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    2. Teknokraatti says:

      That is a fail platoon by itself. The lights should be able to be 1 tier lower due to their MM, because pairing up tanks with same tier scouts will actually get the other tanks to higher-tier matchups that they would otherwise get. For example, platoon of a Bulldog, Tiger and T29 can and quite frequently will see T10 battles, something not normally possible for T7 heavies.

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      1. fighting_falcon93 says:

        The platoon itself is valid as a tier 6 LT “can” play with a tier 8 MT. But the problem is that we don’t know what battle tier the MM will put the platoon in 🙂

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Maus is relevant, is relevant for being an XP pinata.
      Nowadays meta makes it useless, arty focusing it and gold spammers make this “””highly armored””” tank underpowered, I know it can eat gold shells when properly angled, but not lot of them.
      I really enjoyed it years ago, nowadays, I just play it platooned with other Mauses.

      Let’s pray for a buff for the Mighty Maus

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    2. pixywing says:

      The only tier 10s that are worth playing are Russian mediums the T-22 hovercraft, Obj 140, T-62a all need nerfs, yet we are only seeing one . . .

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  5. WG ur mom says:

    – there are no plans to buff KV-220, if anything, it needs a nerf because it’s overpowered. It won’t however be nerfed
    – E-25 will not be nerfed either, because it’s a premium
    /// I forgot…e25 is Not op (as well/because it is -unhistorical small)
    Annnnd I payed 30 silver for kv220.

    WG eats a lot of poo.

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  6. WG is dedicated to banning bots

    yea sure they are go on the NA server, there is a guy named stickygreen who is always in an is6 and dont move from spawn, yet he is still in game and known to everyone.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    – there are no hull changes for the 113 tank in 9.15 (connected to 112 – which has an identical hull – fuel tank placement)
    – buff for HT tiers 9-10 in 9.15? “Not decided yet”
    ____________________________________________________
    113 Soviet tanks immediately BUFF + HD

    Fuck WG

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  8. jakub_czyli_ja says:

    Bonus for platooning – another reason to not go back to WoT.
    Be punished because you play solo and you don’t want to talk to the PC all evening long.
    Great marketing movie, probably conversion rate is higher for players that play in platoons, to they promote platooning in standard WG way – screwing everything around.

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    1. OrigamiChik3n says:

      What do you mean. So often i see T10 heavies finishing battle with 0 damage. They need a major buff ASAP. Another way to increase viability of heavy tanks is to introduce XP for for top tier heavies if they stay behind the team entire battle. If they hide behind arty they should get double bonus.

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      1. Tell me this. What heavy tanks are used in CW….all of them except the type and maus. All the others are doing well enough as is. Maybe the is7 could use a pen or rof buff.

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    2. pixywing says:

      VOCHINSKY74 SAYS: Maybe the is7 could use a pen or rof buff.

      Are you insane, sure lets buff the second best heavy in the game. #RussianLogic

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  9. bob says:

    – there are no plans to buff KV-220, if anything, it needs a nerf because it’s overpowered. It won’t however be nerfed
    – E-25 will not be nerfed either, because it’s a premium
    /// e25 could been historical and nerfed, since its OP.
    kv220 can be nerfed cause… i guess its not a premium tank (that is owned by many).

    Any tank should be open to rebalancing. That simple. Ask Seals that met AUSF_C.

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  10. OrigamiChik3n says:

    “the fact that LT platoons will not get a bonus unless the tiers are equal is unfortunate but intended” way to ensure that LTs have little to no place in WoT.

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    1. pixywing says:

      You aren’t allowed to bot, but running down middle in your type 64 dying in 30 seconds and getting 20k credits is legit and way better than paying for premium far rather spend 5 minutes running my scout down mid so I can afford to play other tanks for the night without spending anything.

      Does this hurt my stats sure, but who cares about stats in random battles, because this is like caring about your win rate in unranked league of legends. No one does it there, but for some reason people do it in this game. No one cares about your 95% win rate with Zed in teambuilder, but they sure while laugh at you when you still can’t make it out of Bronze 4 despite playing since beta.

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  11. – there are no plans to buff KV-220, if anything, it needs a nerf because it’s overpowered. It won’t however be nerfed

    Give it T-150 turret, 107mm Zis6 and up tier it to tier 6, and im ok with it 😄

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  12. hditerrorizei says:

    The test server does use DirectX11. You know this because of the constant variables used in the configuration file. You will find the new variable as shown below:

    GRAPHICS_API
    1

    If you don’t have Dx11 (Pre-Win7), then the activeOption value will be either 0 or 2.

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  13. Engine upgrade sounds good, but being that I was around for the 9.0 crash massacre I’m scared.

    As for WG being dedicated to banning bots, I say BOLLOCKS!!!

    NO penalty for troll toons is inexcusable. Fucking assholes.

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    1. pixywing says:

      Troll platoons can’t happen on the xbox version from LAUNCH and yet it still is an issue on WoT PC 5 years later. Sure shows how much better an NA development team that cares versus this incompetent RU team is.

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