WoT Console: Captured Tiger II

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During yesterday’s surprise Swedish update, a new premium was spotted in the WoT Console website’s Tankopedia: A US captured Tiger II:

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The entry was pulled pretty quickly do to the stats on the machine not being finalized, though from the looks of it, it will be a completely historical Tiger II. Whether it will stay at Tier 8 as it was listed or be dropped down a Tier like the historical Tiger Is remains to be seen.

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Cheers to Rodent from the Status Report Discord for the historical image.

WoT Console Swedish Update

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Good day everyone,

Some unexpected news from the console front, players woke up after an announced server downtime to find the Swedish tech tree added to the game. Lovely!

Unfortunately as of yet, there are no update or patch notes available, so I’ll be trying to wing it:

  • Swedish tech tree added
  • Primo Victoria Strv. 81 variant added to in-game store w/ Joakim Broden commander.
  • Par Sundstrom, Chris Rorland, Tommy Johansson, Hannes Van Dahl added to the in-game store as “Hero” commanders with Brothers in Arms fully trained.
  • “Band of Brothers” operation added, allowing players to earn one of the new “Hero” commanders for every 60,000 damage done.

That seems to be it content wise. As stated, this was a unannounced update, and there are no official notes out. If they are added we’ll be sure to update.

WoT Console Dev Q&A Roundup

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Good day eveybody,

Quick roundup of dev answers from various weekly Q&As (when they’re relevant to development, and not another “When is X premium coming to the store) and statements through the forums for the month of October:

So it seems that Swedish tanks are coming soon… sweet. What about the tier X light tanks? When can we expect those?

The current plan is for early next year.

Why don’t we get the buffs World of Tanks PC gets at the same time and how exactly do you decide what you bring over from PC?

We consider each change PC makes when we move up versions and take the ones we feel are appropriate for the console game. Many times by the time we get changes from a new server version they’ve already been changed again on PC. We probably take more buffs than nerfs on average due to the changes we made to tank responsiveness when we launched. We have a very large number of data hooks and reports on how all the tanks perform and make our decisions using that data as well as the data from PC.

Any updates on the alternate artillery view?

That comes in a future version of the server we haven’t received yet. Sometime next year, we’ll start upgrading to it and see how we want to implement it.

Any updates on the “Mercenary tree” that was hinted at months ago?

It’s an exciting concept, but there’s nothing currently to announce.

Do you think we’ll see TOG Sea again?

Very likely.

Have you all figured out what, if any, changes to artillery to implement? When might we see these changes?

All significant artillery changes will happen at the same time that we upgrade to the server version that has the new artillery changes from World of Tanks PC. Continue reading

WoT Console Charity Livestream- Nov. 4th

Hello everybody,

Every year around this time, the World of Tanks Console Stream puts together a charity livestream to raise money for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. This year’s goal is $5,000

This year it will be a 25 hour livestream starting on November 4th, 8AM US Central Time.

The live stream will have developer interviews and presentations, community platoons, collaborations with Console community streamers, and of course giveaways (yes, some stuff for you PC guys is advertised as well).

So swing by, donate if you feel like, or just to show you’re support for a good cause.

For more info, take a look at the full post on the Console forum here.

WarGaming’s Anti-Mod Crusade Goes a Bit Further

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Good day everyone,

So we’ve all known of WarGamings actions (mostly bans) against illegal mod users, but recently it seems they’re making a further step away from users and now handing letters to sites hosting links to illegal mods, cheats etc.

Here is the letter:

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As stated, official partner sites are exempt from this, and the usual batch of mods will likely be untouched for some time (<cough> XVM <cough>).

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WoT Console: Forum Closings

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In a rather bizarre move on World of Tanks Console, WarGaming is shutting down the non-English community sections of it’s forum on October 26th. The reasoning behind this decision according to the original post by Ph3lan (which has now been deleted, so no screencaps):

“Hello everyone,

For the past 4 years, our game has grown and evolved. Alongside the game’s growth and evolution, so has the player community. This evolution of the community has led to changes on where the discussion about the game happens. With that being said, Wargaming EU must also change in order to better communicate with its console community.

Social Media is now the focal point of the community’s discourse. New and exciting possibilities are also offered by the tools available on the Xbox and PS4 systems.

Moving forward, we will use these platforms to better interact with the community and will move away from the forums as a means of communication from the 26th of October, 2017.

You can find us here:
– On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wotconsole/

– On Twitter: https://twitter.com/…g_neten?lang=en

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