26/05/2016 Q&A

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Hello,

EiKarrRamba from WG-News (I recommend it to everyone who speaks German) compiled some questions to Wargaming for his blog and was kind enough to send me the transcript:

How/why has it been decided to replace the WT auf E-100 with the Grille 15? Isn’t it possible or was it considered to keep both in the game at tier 10?

Waffenträger auf Е-100 was removed from the game due to the following two reasons:

  • The vehicle was completely unhistorical and very different gameplay-wise from the preceding vehicles in the branch.
  • The vehicle stood out in terms of combat effectiveness from vehicles of the same type and tier.

Thus, we decided to remove it from the branch. The future of the vehicle is still undecided.

Are there any plans about changing the map rotation? Some players are having the feeling for a long time now, that they are always playing the same maps.

The matchmaking system is about to undergo an overhaul in the future: with the new system, maps will be rotating correctly.

Feedback by the players was considered with update 9.15 and you already changed/adjusted a few tanks. How was the decision taken, to exactly choose these particular tanks?

We have heard the voice of our players and estimated the time to adjust these vehicles. The amount of work was acceptable, and we managed to implement these changes in time for Update 9.15.

Mods are currently a hot topic in the German community. As you were recently turning back towards the community, is there any preliminary result that can be shared about that topic from behind the scenes?

I can’t comment on internal change at the moment but we take fairness very seriously and we want to ensure that our tankers have the best gameplay experience possible. Moving forward we will continue to be supportive of our modders but we will definitely begin cracking down on any mods that create unfair advantages or exploit game mechanics. This is a priority for us, please stay tuned for more specific information.

The Grille 15 is well appreciated in the Supertest so far and some players are frightened about the tank immediately receiving a nerf. Do you have anything you can say about it, to calm down the players?

We changed the characteristics of the Grille 15 several times during the Supertest and Common Test. We’ve done our best to adjust the vehicle’s parameters and we do not intend to change them after the release. However, as you know, we plan to perform a global rebalancing of all vehicles in the game, and it may affect the vehicle.

It was already said a couple of times that artillery is going to be adjusted/changed. Is there anything you can already say about it?

We have scrutinized the issues related to this vehicle type, analyzed feedback from those players who drive SPGs and those who face SPGs in battle. This vehicle type will be affected by the global rebalancing. The specifics will be announced later. So sorry to say so – no spoilers here.

The T-22 is going to receive a rather drastic nerf. How was this extreme decision taken?

After a thorough analysis of statistics on this vehicle, it was decided to adjust several parameters to bring its combat effectiveness to the level of researchable Tier X MTs. At the same time, its main feature—strong frontal and side armor—remained unchanged.

With having the dynamic display of vehicle characteristics in the garage, are there any other similar changes planned?

If we are talking about implementation of third-party modifications into the game, then yes, we intend to continue the practice of adding their functionality to the game client.

What is the reason for update 9.15 being a bit smaller for the players than previous updates?

This update is aimed at refining two major features: physics and sound. We have also improved characteristics of several premium vehicles; the first step towards the global vehicle rebalancing was made. We also continued the practice of reinforcing the technical base for future advancements in the game. However, the update has little to offer in terms of content (new maps/vehicles/objects). Thus, its size is smaller than usually, but not the smallest patch we had.

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25 comments on “26/05/2016 Q&A

  1. GU-7 says:

    “Thus, we decided to remove it from the branch. The future of the vehicle is still undecided.” Eh? What the hell does that mean? I can understand it’s removal of the WTF-E100, but it sounds like they MIGHT bring it back into the game, rather than removing it completely, maybe in a mission or something. If that is the case then wow Wargaming, way to go on two timing people here. Pulling another FV4202(P) scam again I see. Those who had camo, and other various premium gear on their tank wont be compensated it seems :/

    So far these are good responses from wargaming, compared to some others that were received earlier in the month…




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    • Shade01982 says:

      There have been plenty of vehicle switches, those are hardly ‘rare’…




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    • Ezcept the FV4202 wasn’t fake but extremely unhistorical. This was good thing since Britain got its first tier 8 prem




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      • Random pubbie says:

        Yeah, first T8 prem that is so unberably slow I dare not to play it. Simply because I have to know where I want to be and what I need to do 5 min in advance and god forbbid that I predict what I’ll meet wrongly. Not to even mention that it has the lowest DPM of all T8 prem meds and the most expensive ammo.

        If they gave it 40 – 45 km top speed it be fun to play, but 35 is just a joke. IS-3 is faster and that is a heavy tank.




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      • bbmoose says:

        The FV4202 isn’t that terribly slow. It has great groundresistance values, wich makes it accelerate and climb very well. It only matters when driving longer distances in a straight line over flat, hard terrain. But in cross country performance, it’s nearly as mobile as the meds with a 45 km/h top speed. It doesn’t lose speed that much when turning and climbing. Besides, I find the FV4202P surprisingly bouncy with all those funky angles. That compensates a bit.

        But yeah, if a flank collapsed and you have to flex to the other side of the map, it will be a bit tricky. Anyhow, it’s a solid thank that is as good as his non-premium counterpart, the Cent 1.

        The only thing they should fix on the FV4202 is the shell price. It’s twice as expensive as the other premium meds.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    WG: Only Soviet blueprint tanks really very history




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  3. Anonymous says:

    WG patriotism~~ Russian prejudice

    Germany tragedy




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  4. madogthefirst says:

    I have no doubt in my mind that the Grille is going to get nerfed, now either it will be to the mobility or to the accuracy and aim time.




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    • GU-7 says:

      probably both, knowing Wargaming. Russia tanks must be supreme compared to all else, otherwise they might get butthurt :/

      Throw historic accuracy out the window, and say hello to BS 😀




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    • bbmoose says:

      Nah, you have to be a good player to excel in this tank. Only good players can exploit the mobility, it’s all about positioning. Besides, it has no camo and no armor.




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  5. Xx1Tommy1xX says:

    I still feel that the Scorpion needs a small reload buff. At lest 6.40s would be OK.




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  6. Wulf Corbett says:

    Funny how ‘historical accuracy’ is only ever used as a reason to nerf/remove/cripple tanks. Usually it’s armour after a HD model revamp, this time it;s a complete tank…

    And yet we still have Tiger 1 with 8.8cm L71 guns and O-I with… well, O-I. Where’s the ‘historical accuracy’ there?




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  7. myoukoui says:

    Artillery rebalance can’t come sooner




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  8. Str0nkTenk says:

    “but we take fairness very seriously and we want to ensure that our tankers have the best gameplay experience possible”

    Utter crap. my winrate has dropped by 4 points in a week by being continually put into teams with fewer heavys tanks, tier distribution bullshit (7xt10, 8x t8 vs 7xt10,4xt9, 4xt8, etc)

    I run no mods but a look at my teams after the game shows top tier after top tier of utter noob players.

    show me some fucking ‘fairness’ once in a while WG bastards.




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  9. i think map rotation really needs fast fixing…stuck on lt15 for months and i get mostly city maps over and over again, sometimes same map 3-4 times in one hour, and that is not good for me, it ruins all the fun. it feels like a miracle when i am getting Malinovka or Prokhorovka maps, and that is really rare…




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  10. blub says:

    The vehicle was completely unhistorical

    no comment




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  11. blub says:

    ps dont you worry wargaming – Jingles will sell that grille to the players, just as you told him 🙂




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  12. wolvenworks says:

    they should bring in the WT E-100 for halloween. make ranzar’s vid abt it bein frankenstein to game, ne?




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  14. Anonymous says:

    How/why has it been decided to replace the WT auf E-100 with the Grille 15? Isn’t it possible or was it considered to keep both in the game at tier 10?

    Waffenträger auf Е-100 was removed from the game due to the following two reasons:

    The vehicle was completely unhistorical and very different gameplay-wise from the preceding vehicles in the branch.
    The vehicle stood out in terms of combat effectiveness from vehicles of the same type and tier.

    YEAH, AS IF I GRINDED THAT POS LINE TO GET A TANK THAT WAS ALSO A POS
    I WANT MY WTE100 BACK. IT’S WHAT I GRINDED FOR AND IS WHAT I WANT




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    • Teknokraatti says:

      I can understand why you hated the St Emil, and to some degree, also the Nashorn. However, RHM, Doomtoaster and WTF Pz4 are all pretty to very good vehicles and the Marder 38t is downright amazing. Frankly, I fail to grasp why did you hate the line so much.




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