Gold Type 59 On all Servers

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Greetings!

Today, the Gold Type 59 that was once only available on the Chinese server got finally added to the rest of all the regions and ready to be sold.

Also, the price is not expected to be exorbitant like it’s on the Chinese server (💰155.520) and instead has been placed at 💰15,000 gold. 

2019 Tank Season Officially open!

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Greetings!

just like the title says, my 2019’s Tank Season has now officially started!

This weekend I decided to attend Militracks at Overloon, Netherlands and already got the first clip out, a starter dish:

As for the main course, a full video is coming later on, I am editing as I type.

In order to balance WoT lack of patch content and now that I have also balanced my health and personal/public life, I have decided to start publishing more military-related content from here on now.

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The current state of Q&As and CC Program.

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Greetings,

Recently, the Community Contributors, Circon and Mailand were invited by Wargaming to discuss game development with the Devs, this meeting was confirmed on social media by a photo, which I first saw it surfacing on Twitter and since seems like it was since taken down but it’s still possible to view on Mailand’s Facebook page:

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Translation from German by “Shade1982”:

“So, why was I in Paris yesterday? Together with Circon, I had the opportunity to talk to four of the main developers for WoT from Minsk. And it’s been quite a day! These are the people with ideas, work with them and eventually make decisions. We talked about virtually every aspect of the game. We saw opportunities, challenges and limitations. All in all, it was all very open to talk about the complex WoT-system and all its intricate details, and as a whole. Based on that, I am planning to do a video series in which I will start to discuss several different specific subjects about the game. The goal is to show and explain to people the game mechanics, connections and possibilities/engine limits. Even though I can’t share all the details with you yet, it has to stay interesting for you after all. Stay posted! And to conclude, a big thanks to these gentlemen for taking the time, and thanks to WG for making all this possible. In the picture, from left to right:

    • Ph3lan (EU Community Operations Lead)
    • Me Andrey Biletsky (WoT Creative Director)
    • Georgiy (Lead Game Designer)
    • Igor (Lead System Designer)
  • Alexey Ilyin (Product Manager) Circon”

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Wargaming Sloppy DMCA Takedowns against 3D Tank modellers

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Special thanks to IcedForce for helping to make this article possible & Deconoir for a quick revision!

Greetings,

Last week, an outrage occurred among the community of a 3D model website called Thingiverse after Wargaming.net decided to make a DMCA claim over printable 3D models. So, let me clarify things.

For those unaware, Thingiverse is a website which allows users to share their printable 3D models and while there’s a lot of original content created by the users there also happens to be a lot of stolen intellectual property from games like World of Tanks. It is to no surprise that Wargaming.net would eventually place a DMCA takedown notice on content which is rightfully theirs and they also have attempted to profit from in the past.

Until now sounds like there is no reason for us to be even writing this piece and we would not have but unfortunately instead of taking every copyrighted case individually, Wargaming demanded Thingiverse to remove every model found by searching “world of tanks” (without quotation marks) which brings up every model that has the words “world” and “tanks” in their name or in their description. This caused Thingiverse to remove models that had nothing to do with Wargaming or World of Tanks other than being tanks or having those words. The most affected users from such foolish decision were Zachary Kavulich (TigerAce1945) and m_bergman, who both make printable 3D models from war vehicles using their own sources and skills without using any models from Wargaming titles.

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Is your WoT/Game Center not working?

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Hello,

The last 2 days I got one too many players pinging me with a current issue happening with World of Tanks in which the Game Center is not being able to connect or update the game.

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Screenshot taken by a fellow CC, EdvinE20, he has reported that when he tries to update WoT an error will show or sometimes nothing will happen at all. 

Unfortunately, a fresh reinstall, PC restart or “start by Admin” has been of no help but a member of Staff, Eekeeboo (EU CM) seems to have found a midway solution.

For those having the same issue, please try disconnecting the land internet cable and connect using your phone’s internet as that seems to allow the update to process, you can then pause the update and reconnect your cable and carry on patching through the standard route.

This is not a full fix but it should keep you going until the appropriate staff catches on with a proper repair.

I would still suggest those affected to contact support but please have in mind that things work very slowly on weekends.

I sincerely hope this helps the some of you.

Have a great weekend,

Rita.

Supertest: French MT Tier VI Premium M4A1 FL 10

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Hello,

Also coming in Super Test, here is the Premium Tier VI French Medium Tank  M4A1 FL 10:

Excerpt from the description given by Wargaming: “the M4A1 FL 10. It melds together American and French engineering concepts, being a classic Sherman but with an oscillating turret and an autoloader.
The M4A1 FL 10 has good mobility, and though its gun can’t boast high alpha it has a four-shell clip. The autoloader allows for very comfortable play, emptying and reloading promptly, gauging up the damage-per-minute parameter. The crew consists of four people.
Though French, it’s a Sherman still—so please play it cautiously: the large size and the average protection are still here. Yet, the gun of the M4A1 FL 10 lets you dispatch a single enemy within seconds.”

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Supertest: Swedish Medium Tanks ( UDES 13 ALT 5, UDES 15/16 & UDES 16)

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Hello,

Here are The Swedish Mediums that just entered the Test Server (Tier 8 to 10) respectively, is it to note that the final statistics may vary.

According to Wargaming, “These Swedes’ key feature is their hydropneumatic suspension. It’s like the one employed in top-tier Swedish TDs, but the new medium tanks enter the Siege Mode automatically when their speed drops. This way, their gun depression can reach -13 degrees.

Also, the new Swedish mediums all have a small size and a good alpha. The UDES 15/16 (Tier X) is the newly-minted champion of its class with 460 points of damage. The Swedish newcomers’ mobility is enough not to lag behind the teammates.”

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UDES 16 (Tier IX)

(No Statistics yet available)

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Got any tank games?

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Hello,

Ed Francis has donated his entire pricy collection of tank games to The Tank Museum which prompted the museum’s desire to create an exposition surrounding objects that have helped to impact generations:

If you have any Tank games or any other important tank related objects that could possibly enrich this collection, please do consider donating them to the museum which will take good care of it.

You can contact The Tank Museum archive peeps at library@tankmuseum.org .

Have a nice day!

Wargaming’s 2019 Promises

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Hello,

seems like Wargaming is ending the year on a strong note with the news on their portal as they are promising a lot for 2019. Many of these promises were actual topics we discussed 2ish years ago and been asking as far as 3 years now but even although that time is distant now but like I recently wrote, I believe that is still not late for World of Tanks to turn things around.

So let’s see what we are to expect next year!

I’ve recorded my first proper WoT video in years to talk about the matter:

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