WG’s Head of Community Management Message

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Hello,

Florian or “Njial”, the EU’s Head of Community Management has a message to finalise the recent drama:

“Hello all, we wanted to share an update with you on the recent incident with SirFoch

“We at Wargaming have further reviewed the incident of last Friday involving SirFoch and his “Chrysler K GF rant” video, and we believe we could have handled the situation better. We strongly support our players’, including our Community Contributors’, right to speak critically about us and our games. At the same time, in the case of our Community Contributors, we ask that negative comments be made in a reasonably respectful, constructive manner, and SirFoch’s video didn’t do that. In turn, we acted too quickly when we threatened to have YouTube remove SirFoch’s video through a copyright infringement complaint. We have apologized to SirFoch for making that threat, and we are continuing our conversation with him on next steps.

We’re committed to doing a better job on this front. We’re going to improve the way we communicate with our Community Contributors, and as part of that effort we will work with them on more detailed, specific guidelines for our Community Contributors to help ensure incidents like this don’t happen again. We’ll also be implementing a more thorough internal review process of our own potential actions which will be used in any future case where we have concerns that a Community Contributor has crossed the line in the language they use.

We love our players and our contributors – even the ones who don’t always love us – and we are committed to using this case to grow and improve.”

 

 

Swedish Q&A #2 answers part 1

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Answers by SP15

“Are there plans for medium tank line? If implemented, what would be their special feature?”

“Is it possible to make a unique tier X medium Swedish tank that stands out from it’s competition and doesn’t’t feel like just another Leopard 1 or STB-1 type tank? What kind of special characteristics would it feature if so?”

“Having one premium MT in game and another premium MT in testing, when would the MT line introduced in-game? Soon or not?”

At this point Wargaming has absolutely no plans for a Swedish medium branch as far as I know, however personally I see two options for how a Swedish medium line could look.

The first option would be to extend the current medium line with tanks that would continue the theme of moderate armor, good mobility and firepower introduced with the Leo at tier 7. Such a line has the advantage of complete historical accuracy and being able to connect to a potential light tank line. The tier 8 position would be occupied by a uparmored lansen version followed by the UDES 15 and UDES 15/16 MBT projects.

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Lansen m/51, UDES 15 and UDES 15/16.

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A look at the potential swiss TD line

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I intended to post this article on the weekend, but due to the overwhelmingly good feedback so far i want to post it earlier.

Next part will be the SPGs and will likely come tomorrow. Whether i will follow up on it with an article about a possible wheeled vehicles i can’t say yet, it is however very likely. Also part 1 of the swedish Q&A will be posted on saturday and since so many questions came up on my last 2 articles i think of doing a Swiss Q&A again. And there are many other articles  planned, so things won’t get boring considering i don’t get to lazy.

Disclaimer: I do not work for WG so i have no power in what they will add and what they do with the game, please don’t comment about such things.

Anyway, here is the TD line i have proposed to WG, enjoy.

Tier 3: 34M. Pz. K-41

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WG support: Fair Play Policy

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Hacking and Unfair Mods

I noticed this announcement today. It succinctly explains by their actions what types of mods and software are considered illegal. So for those that don’t like to trawl through the portal here it is.

Is it possible to Hack the game?

It is not possible to Hack the game, AKA: reload twice as fast or see twice as far.

The World of Universe is running on a server-based infrastructure. Meaning, each and every single calculation is performed Server-Side. Your game client, does what the Game Server allows it to do.

What about unfair Mods?

Third-party modifications or mods, are tweak scripts working on the client side (your PC). They use available information and present it differently.

The most common mods, change the User Interface of your garage, give a you different shape of reticle or provide minor aesthetic tweaks. We are OK with such mods.

On the other hand, there are unfair mods and unauthorised third-party software that provide unfair advantage in combat. We are NOT OK with this.

List of forbidden features:
Mods that reveal the position of enemies in a way not included in the vanilla client, by marking objects destroyed on the map and minimap in real-time, by altering the display of shell flight tracers or calculating the position of enemy SPGs with tracers and marking them, as well as those that keep spotted vehicles displayed, even when you aren’t aiming at them.
Software that makes it easier to block an enemy’s shell by indicating their exact aiming point, for example, with a laser beam.
Modifications that alert you when spotted vehicles are reloading or show enemy vehicles’ reloading timers.
Auto-aim or so-called aim-bots that provide more functionality than the aim lock in the vanilla client, specifically including those that aim at the enemy’s weak spots and/or lead the aim automatically so that a cheater can focus on manoeuvring their tank.
Software that enables the automatic use of non-Premium consumables.
Mods that aid in finding enemies by letting you adjust the transparency of objects on the map.
Software that leaves ghosts of enemy vehicles on the battlefield, placed where they were last detected.
Mods that actually alter the physical properties, performance characteristics, or effects of any vehicle or object in the game, or subvert the game rules.

!  Accounts using unfair mods or unauthorised third-party software will receive a penalty.

! For more information, see the announcement: Fair Play Policy