The Wot Ping lottery {Confirmed}



recently came across a very nice article written by Ultrasonic2 who has authorised to publish in RSR.


Article Summary aka TLDR:

“When you connect to WOT you get assigned any one of many servers/backbone connections. ( In this topic I only talk about 7 but I believe there are much more )
For some users, the servers return Vastly different Pings.
These vastly different pings account for the sometimes you have a good ping and others don’t.
Since the server assignment is random “Fixing” your ping might be as simple as restarting your client and thus connecting to a different server.

This topic is not about people’s pings going up and down during the game that is a given. This is about if your ping in game varying from say 130- 150 or 160 -190

This is not just an NA west thing, East has the same oddity too. I would also suspect that other regions would experience the same thing.

At this point the cause is unknown. Since some users are affected and others aren’t I’m not sure who is to blame for this. I can not say this is a WOT problem or not but I would like someone to take me seriously.

It seems to be a networking issue since using a VPN tool like Mudfish can result in all the servers returning pretty much the same ping.”

The Wot Ping lottery

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9.15 Bug Workarounds



NyxWGA, Player Experience Supervisor, has given the following statement to those who’ve been getting bugs since 9.15:

“Hey folks!

After the update, we’ve got some issues that are pretty frustrating for folks. We’re working with the dev team to get permanent fixes for you as soon as possible. In the meantime, we wanted to provide a few suggestions that may assist some players until the permanent fixes arrive.

We know that these things have helped *some* folks, but these are not guaranteed to work for everyone.

  • Clear out your preferences folder
    • To do this Press the Windows key + R, and type %appdata%\ Then Delete the “worldoftanks” folder.
  • Disable replays
  • Run the game in safe mode
  • For graphical issues, be sure your graphics card drivers are updated.

We are also continuing to gather information, so if you have any info that you feel would assist us, you may post it in this thread. If you can, please include reproduction steps and screenshots of any issues you encounter.

Please keep your posts as clear and constructive as possible. This thread is specifically for you to share information that may assist us. Posts that are not created to share information or to ask clarifying questions will be deleted.

Be assured that we are working diligently to get these issues addressed. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!”

Hope it helps.

Car-Tank Flashmob



During an Auto show that took place last weekend 100 cars (give or take) gathered and created sort of a flashmob dedicated to the victory Day:

If the video doesn’t start at time I set, go to 9:11. Kinda lame but I like how it has a second “autoloader” gun.

Armored Warfare Goofed up too



It’s been awhile since I’ve written about Armored Warfare, on Friday while I was out and about enjoying my day off they “done goofed up” as well. Many of you been requesting me to talk about this and I just caught up now.


Basically, what happened was that AW decided to do a Flash Sale from a couple Premium bundles, to be precise:

  • All-In-One Pack (85% Discount)
  • MERC Pack (50% Discount)
  • ICE Pack (50% Discount)
  • WOLF Pack (20% Discount)

This Flash sale was available for 24 hours, only 100 packages were available and the worst, instead of being able to buy it directly My.Com had the brilliant idea of making people having to buy gold to be able to purchase the packages. What could go wrong? Well, basically everything.

Note: I suggest to read the following while listening to Benny Hill.

-An announcement was made that there would be a Flash Sale.

-Players invaded the Portal and headbanged their F5 key, waiting for the Sale links to be given and crashed the Portal.

-Although the main Portal page was down, the background links were working, so some players found a way to the links.

-Meanwhile, a mass of panicking players who had spent money on gold for the packages flooded the forum.

-Forum luckily held in place.

-When Portal came back, the 100 packages were gone by the smartasses who had found the Flash Sales links.

-Panicking intensifies and even more flood the forums.

-Forum still held in place.

-Armored Warfare realising they done fucked up,  generated 500 more packages.

-SilentStalker was sent by the incompetent ones to warn on the forum thread that there would be 500 more packages.

-There was such a flux on the thread that when he pressed publish it got immediately buried by the panicking players.

-The 500 packages appear on the Portal while most players were unaware.

-The 500 packages got snatched immediately as well.

-AW made some good money.

-AW made some really angry players too. Paying Players.


And now I have to ask you:




30/05/2016 Q&A: Slava Makarov



Just finished translating a Q&A with my comrade Ctacello which was compiled by WoT Express (spasibo!), this Q&A was answered by Slava Makarov, one of the guys who created WoT and is now back on working for the company. For the sensitive ones, I warn you, there’s some cursing on this one.

Also, Happy Birthday Slava M.!


-We are seeking for solutions to fix the tier 10 SPG with tier 8 LT platoons (Platoon penalty) but a final decision hasn’t been made yet. Personally, I want arties out of platoons.

-I watched the statistics and Arties in platoons are one of the problems in MM. They are bullshit.

-Developing a new MM is a high priority task. When we make model algorithms based on the types of vehicles and tiers existing in the game it’s only with arties in a platoon where we find issues.

-”What about 50vs50 battles?” -We have a prototype and looks okay. Continue reading

9.15 Patch Date: SEA



“only” a week after 9.15 been released in EU/NA/RU, the SEA -neglected- players are finally worthy of some good news: 9.15 Patch is going to hit the servers tomorrow, 31st May from 03:00 UTC+8 (30th May, 19:00 UTC).


Have fun!

9.15 Complete list of Changes



now that 9.15 is well out, did a whole nighter checking the entire 9.15 changelog for you, these are the complete list of changes:

Module: Current (Previous)


T-22 medium

-Suspension T-22 medium

  • Terrain resistance 0.9 / 1 / 2 ( 0.6 / 0.7 / 1.5 )
  • Traverse speed 40 ( 54 )
  • Shot dispersion factor 0.12 / 0.12 ( 0.08 / 0.08 )

-Turret T-22 medium

  • Gun 100 mm D-54TS
    • Reload time 8.1 ( 7.5 )
    • Aim time 2.4 ( 1.9 )
    • Accuracy 0.38 ( 0.33 )
    • Shot dispersion factor 0.12 / 4 / 2 ( 0.08 / 4 / 2 )
  • Gun 100 mm D-54TS
    • Reload time 8.1 ( 7.5 )
    • Aim time 2.4 ( 1.9 )
    • Accuracy 0.38 ( 0.33 )
    • Shot dispersion factor 0.12 / 4 / 2 ( 0.08 / 4 / 2 )


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