18/05/2016 Q&A

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Hello,

Ctacello and I just translated a Q&A for you, this came from various sources:

 

Answers from Phadal and stream _AkTep:

-WG is not only seeking to fight illegal mods by building a system but also Bots.

-With the addition of dx11 the game’s perfomance increased by 30% in 9.15.

-”I’m not aware on changes being made/planned on the team damage compensation.”

-Forget about WoT 2.0 and stop making guesses, everything has its time”

-Dev team is thinking about hiding players stats in-game but there are no details, soon enough there will.

-Adding moving trains and cars wont happen because it would eat too much PC resources. (RG: That explains why we have flying planes in 2 maps)

The second season of Personal missions wont come anytime soon, they are not even in the plans at the moment.

-Its possible to add a restriction of how many Premium shells players can carry in the Global Rebalance but there is a high uncertainty that it would ever happen.

 

Storm Answers:

-WG has no plans to rebalance the IS-6 after the idiotic buff it received in HD.

-Storm also confirmed the T-54 light nerf cancelling

-When will 9.15 be released? -When everything is ready.

-Storm confirmed that the WT E-100 crew will be retrained without perk resets.

-Player asks for the possibility to choose between retraining or receiving compensation on the crew perks of the WT E-100. Storm says that such thing never happened before and it wont now.

-Camo will also be passed over to the Grille15.

-Why you nerfed the STA-2 dpm? -Because we buffed other characteristics.

 

  • On the Zoom-in mode: The Dev team is discussing the possibility to make the game only x16 and x25 so that every player enjoys the game as much as possible.

 

-Storm confirms that there will be no compensation for the 112 price reduce.

-There will be no penalty or bonus for those who platoon in the middle of a battle. (RG: But if they continue together into more battles the reward/penalty will be given.

-Storm says he has interesting information to give and that will come out next week.

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85 comments on “18/05/2016 Q&A

  1. And still no info on when +3mm for lights will end. Worst feature of the game.




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    • Anonymous says:

      you’re obviously new here. it used to be +4. +3 is far better




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      • Havoc199 says:

        Jutlst because something is better than dogsshit doesn’t mean it’s any good either…..when will people understand this logic.

        FYI I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the above comment. I’m just saying that people have the most stupid and brain dead way of thinking these days.




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      • fighting_falcon93 says:

        Just because it’s better doesn’t mean it’s good…




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      • Anonymous says:

        i played a chaffee against tier X, so yeah..




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      • dominikopl says:

        I remember Chaffee scouting tier X. Good times, haha!




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      • Anonymous says:

        i still remember when i met t10 in my chaffee, and tried to do my best 😛




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    • party1c says:

      lights are by far the stronkest class in wot. giving them +/- MM would result in a flood of scouts… i hope this never happens.

      if you see things different please quit WOT and try out AW.




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      • vepsilon says:

        Scouts are obsolete in the current meta because they’re treated as meds a tier above but tend to be nowhere near as good, with their only advantage being keeping their camo on the move. If they were treated as tier 8 meds, however, they would be far too strong so that’s not a solution either. The problem is that scouts are out-scouted by higher tier but equal mm-weight meds who can afford to be far more aggressive than scouts possibly could be. An obvious fix would be to nerf medium tank (or all classes’ view ranges), but that would be a huge hit to medium tanks and would mean you’d have to rely on pubbies in light tanks scouting for you, which is literally the worst idea WG could make since the global accuracy nerf. The issue isn’t an easy one to solve, like the solution to fixing mm or arty is.




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      • Anonymous says:

        lights , the strongest class, omfg . its for sure the class that needs the most skill to do good. so im am geussing you drive slow heavys spg or slow tds. or just retardet




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      • Mel C says:

        Strongest class in WoT??? Publish your WoT username and we can all check your record to see how strong you are in lights. Otherwise I’m just going to assume that you’re some kind of troll or a clown. Lights are OK, and fun to play, but try soloing a Tier 9 medium in your Tier 8 light!




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    • Mel C says:

      Scout match-making should not be the highest priority. Its already improved and its perfectly playable so long as you know what you’re doing in lights. I love spawning into a Tier 10 match in a light. Lots of hit points to spot/damage and a super effective tank if you don’t throw it away before the enemies thin out enough to let you use your mobility and camo.




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    • stormcrow99 says:

      If you can’t be a light, don’t be a light. Stop expecting the devs to bow to you alone. In a light tank you are the underdog by default, it’s how it’s supposed to be. Deal with it.




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  2. pangzhu says:

    Hi Rita, thanks for all the great work you are doing.

    Could you please clarify the situation with the 112? 🙂
    As it stands i am a bit confused in regards to the price reduction – i was actually thinking about buying the tank last 15% special, but didn’t because i had read about the upcoming price reduction.
    Now Q&A states it will be removed when 9.15 is released.

    So will there be no more chance to get the tank for the new price?




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    • I’m in the same position Pangzhu is. Wondering when and if the ingame price reduction for the 112 will happen.




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    • Da_Zohan says:

      112 is a useless tank.
      WZ111 is better, and even it is a POS.
      IS6 is better in every way.

      You are better off spending the 40 + Euro that the 112 costs on premium account time.




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      • I already have the WZ-111. From playing it on my NA account, I do well in the 112 despite its limitations. So I’d like to get one on my EU account before it goes away, but I’d rather pay 10,500g than 12,250g.




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      • And I already have the IS-6.




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      • stormcrow99 says:

        Because you gotta have the tank that is better, instead of the tank that suits you better. Good god I hate people who think this way and people who allow this sort of thinking.




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    • Amrael87 says:

      I second Pangzhu’s request, I too would like clearer info about the 112’s fate. It makes little sense that it will be removed AND its price will be reduced at the same time. Maybe they’ll reduce the price first to try and sell as many as they can, and then remove it for good?




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  3. i herz boobies says:

    12. August 2010
    wot release…

    Fighting bots on 18.5.2016… (give or take a few months)

    No further questions.




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    • stormcrow99 says:

      It’s obvious you hate the game and the devs with a passion, why bother stick around and be a douche?




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  4. Synvy (Tea) says:

    – Adding moving trains and cars wont happen because it would eat too much PC resources. (RG: That explains why we have flying planes in 2 maps)

    : Perhaps polygon and hitbox wise, reminds me the duckling in the pool.

    – On the Zoom-in mode: The Dev team is discussing the possibility to make the game only x16 and x25 so that every player enjoys the game as much as possible.
    : Does it mean it’s no longer an option or they only use two magnification levels ?




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    • i herz boobies says:

      as i said… those moving cars, would need to be communicated with the server and EVERY client… = 2~6 cars per game *30clients …….. > enjoy the unecessary load.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, this entire statement is strange. Why the frak would they use only two magnification levels and how does that make players enjoy the game more? Maybe just a bad translation.




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    • Zoddom says:

      Yeah I dont get that either. Why would it be more enjoyable if you cant choose the zoom level that fits your likings?!




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    • fighting_falcon93 says:

      It’s a bad translation… They’re discussing the possibility to split the option of x16/x25 zoom, so that a player can choose to have x16 zoom but not x25 zoom in their settings 🙂




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      • Synvy (Tea) says:

        Locking with only by16 and by25 leaves me wonder how the heck do we able to wallhug with 3rd person view in an AT7 ?




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      • fighting_falcon93 says:

        No, not only x16 or x25. The ordinary zoom will stay, but they are discussing wether they should split the current x16/x25 setting into 2 different settings 🙂




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      • Synvy (Tea) says:

        I am not sure whether I have got this wrong or not. I thought NA was the most strict server which does not allow high magnification zoom mods, I am no NA player.
        pmod supports a maximum of by60, if you are smart enough you know how useless by60 is, just looking shots went not even the same country and such accurate aim by you is impossible to fly true. Old zoomx mods have a maximum of by30, and by30 is what I have on my pmod, but the really good thing about pmod is a minimum of by0.8.
        The thing is it is good to have by16 or by25 but it is more important to have a x1 gun slight view, still, just a problem on vanilla clients




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  5. i herz boobies says:

    -Adding moving trains and cars wont happen because it would eat too much PC resources. (RG: That explains why we have flying planes in 2 maps)

    /// those are- like the absolut missplace artillery strikes, client sided window dressing. Static stuff.

    Moving cars – as shown in their “physics videos” … would have need own physics, as well feedback to the client (so the car stands in same place) … basically this is up to 6 more “”””tanks””” for the server… PER GAME. (ofc mostly city maps)….




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    • dominikopl says:

      Yeah, but I’d love to see trains. They don’t need to model anything since they have trains already, and they don’t need to implement wheel physics. Relatively easy job.




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      • Filip says:

        They also need to model hit boxes because otherwise tanks would just drive through them. That’s what makes planes resource intensive! Planes don’t have physics sor hit boxes, they just fly on predefined path.




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      • gyeprefos says:

        “it would eat too much PC resources”
        dont forget, that 60% of russian players playing on potato PCs 🙂




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      • stormcrow99 says:

        @Gyeprefor Oh, oh! An elitist with money to spend! Gotta take a picture while it lasts! 😉




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  6. fighting_falcon93 says:

    “Adding moving trains and cars wont happen because it would eat too much PC resources. (RG: That explains why we have flying planes in 2 maps)”
    Who comes up with weird ideas like these? Imagine Ensk with trains driving by and small cars running around… it would look completely silly. From which day does trains and cars drive stright into a tank battlezone? The airplanes atleast bring a more realistic atmosphere to the game 🙂

    “Its possible to add a restriction of how many Premium shells players can carry in the Global Rebalance but there is a high uncertainty that it would ever happen.”
    – Except it won’t change anything as the problem with gold ammo is not that it can be spammed, but that it’s aviable and that it makes armor completely useless. It doesn’t matter if they limit it to even 10 rounds per tank, it will still make armor useless :/

    “On the Zoom-in mode: The Dev team is discussing the possibility to make the game only x16 and x25 so that every player enjoys the game as much as possible.”
    – I think this one is slightly mistranslated. They’re discussing the possibility to split the option of x16/x25 zoom, so that a player can choose to have x16 but not x25 zoom in their settings 🙂




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    • Shade01982 says:

      Well, it doesn’t have to be trains or cars, it could be anything. That is the one thing I found much better in AW, the maps seemed more… alive for lack of a better term. The maps in WoT are incredibly static and boring.

      I know, it’s simple aesthetics and might not be a priority, but making maps interesting, makes gameplay interesting, which improves the game as a whole.

      On a sidenote, yes, people do sometimes drive around in warzones. I’ve seen it happen in Afghanistan. Life doesn’t stop, you eventually have to go out and get food. Also, sometimes people get so used to the fighting in the streets, they might even stray into your line of fire. You really had to be careful…




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      • fighting_falcon93 says:

        Well you’re comparing modern day situations with WWII. Imagine places like Stalingrad, Kursk or Berlin just in the heat of the battle… Sure there might be civilians, but they’re most likely hiding, walking around in the middle of a tank battle is not the best idea TBH 😉
        And then I’m actually really glad that WG hasn’t added a lot of completely unrelated stuff to maps… the map needs to catch the atmosphere of war, having all kinds of non-war related stuff on maps would just look wierd. Some of the maps already has too much green grass and pretty flowers on the ground, that is already borderline bad IMHO 🙂




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      • Shade01982 says:

        I suppose that is true. I just wish they weren’t so… boring…




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    • Zoddom says:

      ah okay. then it should be “16x OR 25x”. not “and”!




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      • fighting_falcon93 says:

        Yes, exactly. Right now the option is; “Enable x16/x25 zoom”, and they’re discussing if they should change it to 2 different checkboxes instead, “Enable x16 zoom”, and, “Enable x25 zoom” 🙂




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      • Anonymous says:

        I hope they do separate the two, even with XVM I only use x16, I find x25 way too confusing if I zoom in accidentally!




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  7. blakyce says:

    “-There will be no penalty or bonus for those who platoon in the middle of a battle. (RG: But if they continue together into more battles the reward/penalty will be given.”
    i like that we won’t have everyone spamming for platoons at the beginning of the match.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Until they will disable possibility to use cheats in this game, it is pointless to play.




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    • Anonymous says:

      learn to play, for the most part no one is cheating. offcourse somone is cheating , but its very few. play cs and see cheats. wot is almost free off it




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  9. Klimax says:

    “-Adding moving trains and cars wont happen because it would eat too much PC resources. (RG: That explains why we have flying planes in 2 maps)”
    Sorry, but you are bit unfair here. Planes are in some distance and don’t cast IIRC any shadow nor have any collision models or any other effect on rendered battlefield. With trains there are number of issues to consider: Suddenly non-player moving geometry and casted shadow. Also extra load due to moving see-through parts (including transparent stuff like windows) of models. Then there is question of what happens when train/car collides with tank, tank hits it with shell or how it will affect balance of map. Some things like shadows are tunable, but geometry is not and cannot be.

    Planes and ground-based objects are two very different cases and as such cannot be really compared.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Given the amount of time I’ve tried shooting down those planes, I can confirm they don’t have hitboxes.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    They can give me 1000 GOLD per day, and I wont play it anymore, till they remove possibility to cheat. Last nail in a coffin. GG WG, you destroyed your own game.




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    • bbmoose says:

      I read a lot about cheating in this game. The strange thing is that I’ve never noticed it when playing (EU server). On the other hand, I’ve been accused of cheating when I was simply abusing the game mechanics, like viewrange, camo and double bushing. Or when hitting a cupola with a lucky shot when the opposite player was thinking he was completely behind cover.

      Tankers just can’t stand it when another player has RNG on his side, or understand the game mechanics better then they do…




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  11. viktorwulf says:

    We have flying planes in more than two maps. There are planes buzzing about in the Prokhorovka and Airfield maps,

    AND we have the paratroopers that periodically drop on the north horizon on the Overlord map from a slow-moving plane. They freaked me out the first time I saw them!

    Couldn’t tell from a distance if they were red or green. And who wants their tank assaulted by some squad of paratroopers?
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  12. OrcMan says:

    Thanks for doing these Q&As. I really hope that they find a way to detect and ban the bots. It is pain in the ass when I try to carry team full of sub 45% winrate guys…

    btw. Mission rigging is still going strong:
    http://replays.quickybaby.com/result.php?id=225989#report




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  13. jim says:

    So fukc platooning in game and lets give platooning clans 20% extra XP. We won’t remove failed platoons because that would be too easy.

    There’s not a single person at WG that is not braindamaged from vodka or just born mentally challenged?




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Rita, your mood ring is broken when it does what your does. It’s a common thing.
    You need a new one ! I had many of those things so I know.




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  15. Thank you, Rita!

    “-Its possible to add a restriction of how many Premium shells players can carry in the Global Rebalance but there is a high uncertainty that it would ever happen.”

    I read this as “We doubt this would ever be implemented because everyone would scream bloody murder, despite the fact it would solve the argument of ‘why is everyone spamming gold so much’ quite handily.” Think about it: if every tank were restricted to carrying, say, only 3 rounds of premium rounds, max, suddenly tier 10 armor would matter again, people would actually have to make conscious decisions on what gun to mount on their tanks again (T-54), and the splash radius of arty shells would no longer be measured in football fields.

    At least, that’s what I figure would happen just by reading the current state of affairs of World of Tanks via comments in various threads. Personally, I don’t have a ton of experience in these matters, except the gold spam. I will admit that in tier 9 and 10 games, I tend to hear that distinctive sizzle a whole hell of a lot and I really don’t think I should. Against my Jagdtiger? Okay, sure, that thing has some decent armor. But against my Ripper Patton, M103, or M48A1? Seriously? C’mon, people, it’s not a T95. You don’t need HEAT against those tanks. If a crap player like me can pen an opposing M103 with AP, then anyone can pen my M103 without HEAT.




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    • zombietropa says:

      I think that the gold spam is balanced by the economy of the game. Sure, you can load only gold and not think of where you are aiming, but you will lose credits. If the over pen mechanism that exists in WoWs was added to the game, where you need to think about over penetration and so on, would be interesting to see. If you have to much pen, then you shell does lower damage.

      The limit of how many APCR, HEAT and similar shells IRL was also dictated by economy. They could not afford to supply the tanks with these specialist shells due to the cost. It was also balanced by tactical needs, most tanks carried more HE than AP, as running into fixed AT guns was more likely than a tank or SPG’s, as well as dealing with fortifications and the unfortunate foot sloggers.

      But then again, when did IRL affect WoT’s balancing :P.




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    • NoComment says:

      It wont happen because WG make too much money out of people that like to press 2 to win.
      I don’t even bother with high armour tanks any more its next to pointless and even scouts and lightly armoured paper tanks get a constant hail of it from the “skilled”.

      Just another example of WG trashing their game for a few more roubles.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Agreed. Limiting numbers of Premium shells is the most realistic and simplest way to penalize those who spam they constantly. They’ll run out before the battle even gets warmed up.

        But it won’t happen, because if they can’t spend Credits on ammo, they won’t need to spand cash to get Gold to get other stuff – like equipment, etc. It’s using up the Credits so quickly that gets people spending Gold, and so cash.




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  16. Jemoeder says:

    IS-6 Got an idiotic buff in HD? Never noticed. Everything still pens my turret roof/front and hull front no matter how I angle and the gun doesnt hit anything if you dont aim for 3.4 millennia. And then you still have to penetrate with 175 pen, good luck with that against an ST-I, VK B or E75. And it doesnt get a good top speed or viewrange. Other than the RoF and DPM (which is almost irrelevant because of the tanks bloom, aimtime, accuracy and penetration) theres hardly anything good about it.




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    • While I didn’t notice any armor buff, either, I’ve always enjoyed my IS-6. Tastes obviously vary but I find it to be fairly quick for a heavy and enjoy zipping around the battlefield (relatively speaking). And while you are correct, 175 pen vs the front of an ST-1, E-75, or VK B is sad, my solution is to run like hell. Seriously. I see one of those on the enemy team, I pay extra special attention to it’s location and make an effort to not be there unless I have lots of backup, I’m behind it, or I have no other choice but to engage it frontally. And if I have no other choice? Then I’m going to annoy the hell out of that player before I’m obliterated. I may not be able to pen you but I can track you, buddy.




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  17. Rudwin Van Cabalida says:

    “WG has no plans to rebalance the IS-6 after the idiotic buff it received in HD.”
    Russian comrade it’s fair and balanced




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  18. darthclicker says:

    Maybe the planes fly on a few maps because if you shoot the correct one, or maybe all of them, you get something like unlimited premium account or maybe 1 billion in gold. Someone said that their friend’s cousin’s big brother hit one of the paratroopers on Overlord and got an invitation to be a Supertester along with a Karl SPG permanently in his garage.




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  19. Russianbias says:

    nerf T-54 Light canceling, fucking russian bias




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    • Da_Zohan says:

      T54L is the tier 8 CW tank of choice nowadays.
      Fast, Decent armor for a LT/MT hybrid, good prem round pen.
      Nerfing it would change the tier 8 dynamic.
      Besides that, it is a tier 8 light. It normally sees tier 10 games. Nerfing a tank at tier 8 that 70+% of the time is bottom tier is kinda wrong.




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      • Havris says:

        There is a reason why in ESL you see 7 LTW and not other light tanks…definitely because it is “balanced” and not stronger then other lights.




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      • Anonymous says:

        thats why u saw more 13 90’s in the GF then the T54 lwt.




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  20. kilo_india_alpha says:

    WG will not fight bots in WoT. We made a bothunter mod on eu-comm but ended the project with 9.1 if I remember correctly. We saw that more than 300 reports were necessary (only mod-users counted) to get a reaction from that company. They had no tools and did not even ban players when we handed in the list of players including replays + bot type used.
    We even made short youtube clips to show the behavior of different versions….. But now 2 years later WG came to the conclusion that bots are a problem. Thanks PR department.

    Ceterum censeo Lutetiam esse delendam.




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  21. Landser says:

    “-Adding moving trains and cars wont happen”
    Too bad you already advertised it in the Havok video right?




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  22. Just make the “gold” ammo available for silvers! (But people will still bitch about it!!! Who in his right mind would not use the most effective ammo!!!)




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  23. Migsaec says:

    “-Its possible to add a restriction of how many Premium shells players can carry in the Global Rebalance but there is a high uncertainty that it would ever happen.”
    A simple solution that forces players to consider when they should use their limited supply of gold shells(And thus cutting down on the gold spam entirely), and they are saying that its unlikely for it to be implemented?
    I personally have nothing against gold shells, using them based on the situation is fine(As well as if you loaded it in anticipation to fighting something you can’t pen and you fire off the loaded gold at the first spotted target then switch back to standard), but when people use HEAT repeatedly against tanks that don’t need said gold to be penetrated, its just overkill and unnecessary. If its near the end of the match, sure, the guy probably ran out of standard shells, but if the battle just began, its really silly, especially if they are shooting at a tank that doesn’t need the gold to be penetrated.




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  24. nano852 says:

    About player stats, how about let player choose do or don’t share personal stats Like a option, when active (do share) everyone with this option active can see the stats, and when inactive (don’t share) nobody will see neither it self can see anyone.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What they really mean is, they won’t fix MM, but they’ll stop anyone seeing how badly mismatched it is.




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      • sir_novicius says:

        I take it as “we mostly care about possible future e-sports players”. It’s they who have an issue with us normal people being able to tell who to take it extra careful with.
        Same with the “gold” spam, in my opinion clan wars players are highly over represented in the gold spamming team.




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  25. Still nothing about the accuracy issue! The hell, a MT with 6 perks crew aiming for 10 seconds and missing the shot while a 150 mm gun of a HT, on the move, turns his turret and snapshots at 300+m. Freaking idiotic WC….




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  26. These noobs complaining about IS-6 being OP after getting an HD model. I’ve never had any trouble with an IS-6, any gun with 150mm+ pen can go trough it. IS-3 is still better at almost everything, and it’s not a premium…




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  27. ProHan says:

    Hiding stats looking like; you play against Barcelona but you don’t pressure to “messi” because you don’t know he is good player or not. So it is bullshit.
    If wg honest, so totaly remove player stat system and let the clans choose players with scouting system and let em get collect their own clan match stats for clan players.




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    • kilo_india_alpha says:

      Good luck even applying without having decent stats. Stats are not the criteria that gets you into the clan but at least they get you a TS invitation. And if you want to remove some of the stat hate all you need to do is introduce the fog of war feature that CW has for several years by now.




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  28. hiyou4 says:

    Is the 112 being removed?




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  29. ProHan says:

    Hiding stats looking like; you play against Barcelona but you don’t pressure to “messi” because you don’t know he is good player or not. So it is bullshit.
    If wg honest, so totaly remove player stat system and let the clans choose playaers with scouting system and let em get collect their own clan match stats for clan players.




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    • kilo_india_alpha says:

      sorry, but do you have an idea of how much work that is? Scouting these people will need a lot of time and clan resources. This will end as a second job. If that was the case decent clans would cease to exist.




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  30. Anonymous says:

    Storm also confirmed the T-54 light nerf cancelling

    Fuck WG




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