9.18: Common Test second Iteration

Test server is back but bigger, there is now one server with a player capacity of 24,000. This is an increase of 9,000 over the previous 2 server set up.

From Wargaming portal.

Update 9.18 is a massive milestone for us as it addresses several key issues the game currently has. The team has been working incredibly hard to make this happen, and, at every step, you have been there for us. Thousands of players answered our call and tested new SPG mechanics and Tier X light tanks in the Sandbox, and many more joined in to help us fine-tune template-based matchmaking, arty, and light tanks during the 1st Common Test.

As these major enhancements are nearing completion, we invite you to hop aboard the 2nd Common Test, take new features and improvements for a test drive, and share your thoughts on them with the dev team.

To get up to speed, you can check out the detailed update overview here:

UPDATE 9.18 

Discover how you can join the Common Test:

  • HOW THE CT WORKS?

New to testing? Check out our handy guide to public tests.

Eligibility: All players registered prior to 20 March can participate in the test.

Feedback: please post your general feedback about the test version and bug reports in the special thread on our forum.

Discover how you can join the Common Test:

  • TEST CLIENT
  1. Download the test client installer (4,9 MB).
  2. Make sure you pick a save location that is different to your regular World of Tanks game files.
  3. Save and run the installer.
  4. Run the new copy of the game. The launcher will download all the additional data.
  5. Log in and start playing.
  • SERVER RESTARTS

The test server will be restarted regularly, according to the following schedule:

  • First Periphery: 04:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Second Periphery: 05:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 25 minutes.
  • Central Database: 09:00 UTC every day. Average duration will be around 2 minutes.

The test server may be subject to unscheduled restarts and maintenance.

FEEDBACK

Head over to our dedicated forum thread to tell us what you think, and be on the lookout for more details on Update 9.18 in the coming weeks.

List of Changes

Technical Improvements:

  • Recharge time of the Large First Aid Kit, Large Repair Kit and Automatic Fire Extinguisher was made equal to the recharge time of the Small First Aid Kit, Small Repair Kit and Manual Fire Extinguisher (90 seconds).
  • Fixed the issue related to display of the icons for light tank.
  • Fixed the issue of receiving notifications when vehicles acquire the Elite status.
  • Fixed the issue related to display of indicators above the destroyed vehicles.
  • Fixed the issue related to display of settings in the vehicle comparison.
  • Fixed the issue related to display of the context menu from the Add to Comparison button in the Store.
  • Fixed the issue related to display of the Marks of Excellence on the T-50’s guns.
  • Fixed the issue related to overlapping between the muzzle brake and the gun screens of the T-60.
  • Fixed the issues related to the tracks and rollers of the following vehicles: Pz.Sfl. IVb, T-50, Pz. IV Ausf A, AT-8
  • Fixed the issue related to display of the upper cover above the gun for the following vehicles: SP I C and HWK 12.
  • Fixed the issues related to application of the camouflage to the M4 Thunderbolt.
  • Fixed the issues related to display of the firing gun of the the M4 Thunderbolt at the minimum graphical settings.
  • Fixed the issues related to display of the FV3805’s guns.
  • Fixed minor technical issues.

Vehicles

Changed the conditions of crew retraining and refunding for light tanks:

T-54 ltwt.

If the T-54 ltwt. is researched:

  • The crew will not be retrained from the T-54 ltwt. to the LTTB (including dismissed crew members that are available for recovery)
  • If the LTTB is not available in the Garage, add the LTTB with a vehicle slot and a crew trained to 50%.
  • If the LTTB is available in the Garage, perform refunding in the amount of 1,205,000 credits.

If the T-54 ltwt. is available in the Garage:

  • The crew is not sent to the Barracks.

Ru 251

If the Ru 251 is researched:

  • The crew will not be retrained from the Ru 251 to the HWK 12 (including dismissed crew members that are available for recovery)
  • The HWK 12 with a vehicle slot and a crew trained to 50% is added to the account.

If the Ru 251 is available in the Garage.

  • The crew is not sent to the Barracks.

T49 

If the T49 is researched.

  • The crew will not be retrained from the T49 to the M41 Bulldog (including dismissed crew members that are available for recovery).
  • If the M41 Bulldog is not available in the Garage, add the M41 Bulldog with a vehicle slot and a crew trained to 50%.
  • If the M41 Bulldog is available in the Garage, perform refunding in the amount of 1,200,000 credits.

If the T49 is available in the Garage:

  • The crew is not sent to the Barracks.

AMX 13 90

If the AMX 13 90 is researched:

  • The crew will not be retrained from the AMX 13 90 to the Batignolles-Chatillon 12t (including dismissed crew members that are available for recovery).
  • The Batignolles-Chatillon 12t with a vehicle slot and a crew trained to 50% is added to the account.

If the AMX 13 90 is available in the Garage:

  • The crew is not sent to the Barracks.
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