WoT Console Dev. Q&A (June 19th)

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Good day everybody,

Here is a transcription of the latest developer Q&A on WarGaming’s Twitch channel covering World of Tanks Console. Trimmed to questions related to content and the direction of the game (as I don’t think anybody really wants to hear about people wanting Doritos ads during the loading screens):

With the introduction of the Sherman Grizzly (being the first tank WG Chicago built from scratch) can we finally see the introduction of truly Console Exclusive lines?

Yes. So with the Grizzly not existing on PC it was our first attempt at creating a tank from scratch. Bringing it all the way through the game, creating all the files for it, testing it out etc. It was about an 8 or 9 week process for a relatively simple tank. So now we have the know-how for making tanks. So expect some console exclusives in the future… We have more suggestions than I know what to deal with.

 

Will we see implementation of Personal Missions or other long-term operations that would allow skilled players to earn tanks that will never be on sale?

We started doing longer ops, for example the month long ops where you could earn points and cash them in for any tank or premium from there, in the chart there was 10 level of prizes. We realized that players time is constrained, they’re not always able to play on weekends or get the ops done on weekdays, so we have been extending them out to be longer. We have another really cool one coming up in August. As far as having tanks that are exclusive to only people that complete the op: I’m not planning on having tanks exclusive to those things. I don’t see a reason to keep players who can’t complete the op or don’t have as much time to play from owning tanks. If they want to buy them go right ahead, or maybe earn them later. I don’t like the idea of taking content that is expensive for us to make and making it exclusive to a small number of people. I don’t feel like that’s fair to the playerbase. Continue reading

WoT Chinese Server (113 Beijing Opera) UPDATED CREW PORTRIATS

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Good day (or perhaps early morning at this rate),

Taking a hint from World of Tanks Console, the Chinese server of World of Tanks PC has released a new premium reskin: 113 ‘Beijing Opera’. Not terribly up to date on the culture or significance behind it, but I can’t help but think of this as something from an old Batman comic.

 

Asking price is around 22,500 Gold apparently, though nothing has officially shown in the store yet. The crew is apparently based off of the faces of the Peking Opera.

And kind of terrifying.

World of Warplanes: The Spitfire

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Three related videos. The first a WoWP Documentory then the Chieftain takes a 53 minute flight in a 2 seat Spitfire and last the Air War over the B.E.F. and a late addition a period film Story of the Spitfire from the fourties. Enjoy. (Video updated, It seams they re-edited the video and cut the Huricane and P-40 clips.)

The Spitfire: A Wargaming Documentary.

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WG Partnerships (Splash Damage)

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Good day everyone,

Another slow day of relatively low-priority news, but to hell with it, at least something is going on. WarGaming has officially announced a partnership with the British based studio, Splash Damage.

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“We are known for creating a deep relationship between the two most important platforms, games and players,” said Paul Wedgwood, Splash Damage CEO . ” As players, Viktor and I share the same passion about community – listen to them and their needs are our top priority when creating games. Wargamingu gaming universe gives us the opportunity to be creative in creating the vast and loyal community. “ Continue reading