Build the Puerto Rico: WoWs “Apologise” for poor Comunication

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From a redit thread.

[PSA] An apology for poor event presentation and a bit of spreadsheet.

Developer

Hello commanders,

In addition to my personal apology and a few replies in different threads, here is our official update on Puerto Rico situation.

Following yesterday’s global release of the update, we wanted to say a few words about our New Year activities. We know that many of you are upset (to put it mildly) about the Puerto Rico event.

In hindsight, it is clear that our communication about this event was rather poor and as a result we created an expectation that the ship was going to be more accessible to the general player base – we own that. Only hardcore players with a fair number of special signals and camouflages can be reasonably expected to obtain Puerto Rico entirely for free.

Of course, this affects many of you, because most of the players do not sustain that level of activity. Please accept our sincerest apologies: we failed to communicate the degree of dedication required and as a result, for some of you, ruined the Christmas spirit of the whole update.

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WoWs Armada: Gorizia

Welcome aboard Gorizia. This ship was the penultimate heavy cruiser commissioned for service in the Regia Marina. She actively took part in battles in the Mediterranean theater during World War II and stood as an example of extraordinary survivability. Now you can take this famous ship under your command!

She is also the premium ship you need to grind some of the unbelievably grindy holiday directives.

Combat Missions in Update 0.8.11

Captains!

There are loads of rewards waiting for you in Update 0.8.11, including ships, Santa’s Gift and Shipbuilding containers, plus New Year permanent camouflages.

Weekly Combat Missions are published every Thursday on our website. Don’t miss them!

Rewards for Snowflakes

In line with our traditions, ships of Tier V and above will feature Snowflakes with holiday bonuses. Throughout Update 0.8.11, the first victorious battles with each of these ships will reward you as follows:

  • Ships of Tier V–VII will bring you 400-750 Coal.
  • Ships of Tier VIII–IX will bring you 75 Steel.
  • Ships of Tier X will bring a Santa’s Gift container which can drop doubloons, Free XP, Coal, and other goodies. If luck is on your side, you might even get a Premium ship!

Please note: a Snowflake can be ‘blown off’ a ship only once during Update 0.8.11.

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WoT: Holiday Ops 2020

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The Holidays are Coming!

Holidays Ops 2020 are coming to World of Tanks. A festive Garage with decorations, numerous rewards and bonuses await you this year, along with some other surprises! More information is coming soon to our channel and the official website. Also, please welcome the magical Snow Maidens who will make your Garage feel cozier than ever. Holiday Ops 2020 are on the way!

Supertest News : Projet 4-1

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Today we welcome a new French Tier IX medium to the Supertest, the Projet 4-1, with great dynamics: a top speed of 60 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 26.7 hp/t. As usual for French vehicles, it’s not a tank to push enemy lines with. It may have 120 mm of well-angled frontal turret armour, but only 55 mm of hull armour. As for hit points, it has 1750 HP and a view range of 380 m.

The Projet 4-1 is armed with a 105 mm gun that boasts several excellent parameters: a 4-shell drum, 390 damage per shot, a reload time of 4 s per shell and 36 s for the entire drum. The penetration of a standard shell is 264 mm and with an HEAT round at hand you can punch through 330 mm of metal. As for dispersion and aiming time, it is 0.32 m/100m and 2 s respectively – extremely good for an autoloader!

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The Renegade Challenge:

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How to Get the M54

Are you ready? From November 29 to December 9, the Renegade Challenge will be available in World of Tanks. There are ten stages with missions for mastery and commitment. Complete them and get credits, equipment, days of WoT Premium account, and much more. And most importantly, after you complete all 10 stages, you’ll receive the Premium Tier VIII heavy tank, the M54 Renegade, adorned in the unique ‘Dead or Alive’ style.

Sandbox: Rebalancing SPGs and Their Shells

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Commanders, the Sandbox server will be launched on November 25 to continue testing the global shell rebalance, and will be up until December 9.

In previous iterations, we assessed the changes to all shell types for non-SPG vehicles. Now it’s time to move forward; in the upcoming version, we will keep all the changes from previous iterations. You can read more about them here, here, and here. However, this test will affect SPGs, another important aspect of the game that has remained unchanged through previous iterations.

Thank you to all those who participated in the previous test. The data we received and your perceptions have proved to be extremely valuable.

The new test iteration will include changes to SPGs.

In this Sandbox iteration, we will not change the parameters of the economy, Personal Missions, or the display of players’ statistics. We will get to them only after finishing the work on shell rebalancing.

Our Plans for the Test

Under the conditions that have been previously tested on the Sandbox, the parameters of SPGs became completely irrelevant. The results of the previous tests support this conclusion. Thus, they require changes. The main goals of these changes are:

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