Anton Pankov Q&A

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Good day everyone,

Quick Q&A compiled from Russian social media:

* Anton, is there any intention of putting the T92 light tank at Tier 8 after the T71? Really looking forward to this vehicle.
– No, I do not intend to.

* Anton, is there an approximate release date for the Tank Exchange? Or an expansion of eligible vehicles?
– No exact time. There are a couple of improvements to make.

* Any plan on fixing the game switching into windowed mode
– Yes, soon as it’s ready will release a fix.

* When is the next wave of bans? Or was that just window dressing?
– We’re working at it.

* Anton, when you already reveal the secret about IS-4?
* There’s no way Anton will disclose, but Murazor, if my assumption is true, then there will not be a counter, but a rearrangement of the ST-1 and IS-4 places, for Murazor has long talked about this. IS-4 will take its original place, where it was ok, and ST-1 will become a good top tier with its trademark turret armor.
– You’re right, and yes, Murazor will tell you.
– Within the next. 2-3 weeks on the sandbox there will be a lot of tests of SPG and LT in different variations. Consider pre-release tests. So welcome.

* Uncle Anton, will they ever make the Sheridan hull into the actual tank, and not the prototype?
– The hull will remain the prototype. With body kit.

* Will there be any branch of the Swedish medium tanks (as they have a kind of modification of the Centurion)?
– Swedish Centurion will be done once, it will be a premium tank. As for a full medium branch, there are no plans.

* I don’t understand, Anton. What is the difficulty in limiting the gold in a tank? Give an intelligible answer to this question, not silence.
– Because before introducing such a change – we want to test it. If it appears on the sandbox – then it is considered for input. If not, then no.

* When is the third wave of hunting cheaters? A herd of tundra users still runs around servers.
– Soon.

* Dear evilly. Will there be any future changes to personal missions, as it was a year ago?
– Yes.

* And what about the server stability? The lag is just shit…
The funny thing is that before when the project began to develop only had one server, and he kept on holding  players online and did not crash, and now there are 10, and not much use.
– When there was a million online was 4 or 5 servers.

* The question may not be quite on topic, but don’t know where else to post it.
When stretching LT branches:
1 – What will happen to permanent camo on Tier 8s?
2 – What will happen with the M41 GF?
3 – Will there ever be some kind of exclusive hull for the original VK7201? Thank you.
-1. Some permanent camo on the Tier 8 lights will redeemed for gold or silver – depending on which they were purchased with.
2. It will remain at its current tier with current performance characteristics.
3. We are looking at it, but the first version seems good as is.

* And if camo is from CW…
– And if camo from CW – probably lay out in the depot.

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30 comments on “Anton Pankov Q&A

  1. metalscourge says:

    So what will happen to the t92 light tank then? You didn’t answer question fully.




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    • DeadArashi says:

      3 – Will there ever be some kind of exclusive hull for the original VK7201?
      3. We are looking at it, but the first version seems good as is.

      Why didnt they just take the Lowe, change the armor, make it rear turreted and call it the PzKpfw VII? VK72.01 wouldnt need to be changed and yhe two would have been visually different

      http://i.imgur.com/1TvYVwvh.jpg
      VK (left) and Pz VII (right)




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      • Shade01982 says:

        Well, technically, the Pz.Kpfw VII IS the Löwe and something entirely different from the VK72.01. Not really sure why WG decided to mix those two together.




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      • Shade01982 says:

        Also, the Löwe was a real design and never rear-turreted. But the VK72.01 is fake as far as I know.




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      • DeadArashi says:

        I’m aware that the “Lowe” was a real design for the PzKpfw VII project.

        The VK72.01 is based off the Leichter Lowe design, but that would have had much thiner aremor then what is in-game since it would have been around 72 tons, not 120ton.

        And I’m not sure of the exactt wording but Panzer Tracts states that there were multiple designs for the project that varied in armor thickness and turret/engine placement (mid or rear mounted)

        So using the hull design from the Lowe for a rear turreted tank makes sence and would be close to historical as a “what if” design.




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      • Shade01982 says:

        Yeah, I always thought that ‘Leichter Löwe’ design was a fake, but I just found an article citing sources, but they were never known as ‘Leichter’ or ‘Schwerer’ Löwe. Both designs were referred to as the VK project.

        So, surprise, it might actually be real…




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      • DeadArashi says:

        Well I pulled out my Panzer Tracts book and the closses design to the “VK72.01” is the VK70.01 (the other name for tthe PzKpfw VII) from 27/03/42 and had the folowing characteristics

        Weight: 75ton
        Engine: 700hp
        Max speed: 30km/h

        Armament: 105mm L/70

        Armor
        Hull: 100/80/?
        Turret: 100/80/?

        The name “PzKpfw VII” and “Lowe” werent adopted as the project name until April 1942




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      • Shade01982 says:

        Well, Doyle’s papers always were pretty reliable. There also seems to be a mention of it in Spielberger’s book, which mentions ‘an alternative Löwe chassis’.




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      • malkowitch says:

        @Shade01982
        Because they don’t like to put fake tanks in the game, and cause of Stalin and reasons 😀




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      • DeadArashi says:

        but they are completely fine with putting in tanks with unhistorical values




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    • DeadArashi says:

      Sorry, dont know why that went as a reply to you :L




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    • tango35 says:

      WG could make the T92 LT into a premium tank.




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  2. Liam Gavaghan says:

    YES! M41-90 is gonna be fucking great now!




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    • Renarde_Martel says:

      The wording could be taken as implying that it will also keep it’s MM, so don’t celebrate early.




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      • tango35 says:

        With the constriction of the MM to +2, it is unlikely the developers would do a one off MM of +3 just for the Black Dog.




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      • Renarde_Martel says:

        I don’t like to make guesses at what WG is planning/thinking anymore, but if they think the tank is doing well enough, it may keep it’s old MM. I mean, hell, we also have the T2 Light with it’s inexplicable +2MM on tier 2. The game is full with exceptional MM tanks.




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  3. skivster says:

    lots of unnecessary text.




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  4. Liam says:

    I’m just worried about investing anymore cash into this game as the NA servers are getting pretty thin. What’s going to happen when games take decades to get into?!




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  5. Elijah Leigh Williams says:

    What exactly are they talking about with the is4 I haven’t read anything recently on it




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    • DeadArashi says:

      Good question, from the sounds of it dropping it back down to tier 9 where it started and buffing the ST-I to tier 10?

      In my opinion its like asking for the T34 and T30 to go back to being tier 9 and 10 heavy tanks again




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      • Elijah Leigh Williams says:

        When did these talks begin? Because I usually pay pretty good attention when the is4 gets brought up




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      • DeadArashi says:

        No idea honestly… but its a fact that the IS4 was the tier 9 leading into the IS-7 before the IS-8/T10 and the second Soviet HT line came in.

        The whole question and answer is vague and is the first im hearing of it as well so im just theory crafting right now :L




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      • kingtrygon says:

        It does sort of make sense in a way. The ST-I was based on the IS-4 hull and is supposed to be an improvement on the existing IS tanks of the time. The ST-I also has very good gun depression for a Soviet tank, carries more ammo and doesn’t have a weak roof so it would probably feel like more of an upgrade if it was a tier X coming from a tier IX IS-4.

        But as the same time, the IS-4 was my first tier X heavy and is my most played tier X, so it will be a weird change.




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      • DeadArashi says:

        on the other hand it would have better profitability because it would be tier 9 and we all know how shit tier 10 profitability is




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  6. Albedo's Ahoge says:

    * I don’t understand, Anton. What is the difficulty in limiting the gold in a tank? Give an intelligible answer to this question, not silence.
    – Because before introducing such a change – we want to test it. If it appears on the sandbox – then it is considered for input. If not, then no.
    ———-

    Ie, FU, we Russians want you to keep buying more & more gold.




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  7. paincompliance says:

    I’ve been saying they should swap the ST-I and IS-4 for ages. The ST-I just *feels* more solid – minor buffs to the side armour so it can sidescrape troll like IS-4, a RoF, accuracy and aimtime buff and a few hundred more HP would be perfect.




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  8. Mario Scalas says:

    * Any plan on fixing the game switching into windowed mode
    – Yes, soon as it’s ready will release a fix.

    <— This one please ASAP!




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  9. Seth Hill says:

    How about expanding the Tank Exchange to allowing exchanging or selling of tanks with other players?




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  10. Wiking says:

    Cant you ask next time if there will be a new kampaign for tanks like the first 1? I sitting on my 260 for almost 2 years now and got every side mission solved.. you dont need to remove campaign #1 but add maybe another one for more content in the game instead of only selilng tanks as premiums




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