The test location contains a set of non-standard objects and options for the development of attack vectors. The Gun emplacements “bowls” are primarily a test feature and will be refined following the test results. At the moment the map is not tied to any historical or geographical location.
This is a mixed terrain, with the urban part and relatively open spaces on the left flank, in which elevation differences will be used as shelters.
The landscape is quite diverse, on the one hand we have typical appartment blocks and on the left flank an open space where terrain unevenness can be used to shelter from fire.
The Tier VII French wheeled armored car rolls onto the Supertest. We’re going to check how well balanced its stats are, and also to continue battle-testing the new game mechanics. When we’re through, we’ll decide on the release set of game mechanics and the finalization of the entire wheeled vehicle mini-branch.
The Hotchkiss EBR is a ‘transitional’ vehicle introducing the players to the gameplay peculiarities of the top-tier wheeled armored cars. It doesn’t have the two driving modes like them, but it does have the Charge ability and the special ‘magnet’ lock-on feature. The 75-mm gun is autoloading. The dynamics and maneuverability of the Hotchkiss EBR are worse than those of Tier VIII–X vehicles, and the absence of their Drive (fast) results in a lesser top speed. Depending on test results, the stats of the Hotchkiss EBR may change.
Patch 1.3 is upon us.
The Hinterland map video isn’t new but hey.
Quick post for players in Belgium,
Do to legal restrictions, the Holiday Ops boxes will not be available for purchase in Belgium. However, Belgian based players can accept them as Gifts if bought by players from other countries.
For those who created their account while in Belgium but have since moved elsewhere, WG support has a link to update and verify your current place of residence. Follow this link to contact player support.
We now have a stat screen with fuller stats plus some more pics. Click to enlarge. The description in the screen shot goes roughly like this:- The machine was developed by the Swedish company Landsverk for the Swiss armed forces. The tank was supposed to be armed with a Swiss copy of the British 20 Pounder tank gun. To verify the correctness of the decisions a full-size mock-up was built, but development was stopped in favor of the machine in the thirty-ton range. The vehicle was never built.
Russian source WoT News.
We now have a stat screen with fuller stats but still no wheel stats plus some more pics. Click to enlarge.
Russian source WoT News.
Quickybaby has made a very well spoken and detailed video on the health status of World of Tanks given that the developer team started adding bots to fill empty team slots in the servers and mainly for the past two years the company has been ramping up P2W.
Quite honestly, QB got things very right from a consumer perspective but one thing I will add is that even although P2W has been pushed hard into the game for the past 2 years, there were already signs of this turn around roughly 3ish years ago with the introduction of the Japanese Heavy line but the true give away was, in fact, the Chieftain development which happened in the same period. Continue reading
David Willey talks about the Beaverette, which was recently acquired by The Tank Museum.
From the forums:- The French Tier VIII wheeled armoured vehicle, the Panhard AML Lynx 6×6 enters closed testing. We will continue to test new game mechanics and balance settings of the vehicle. A decision will then be made, regarding the final mechanics and performance characteristics for the entire mini-branch, based on the test results.
The current build uses a different wheelbase to the previously tested Panhard EBR, having three axes instead of four. However, it still retains the all-wheel drive from the EBR. The new set of game mechanics for wheeled vehicles will feature on this vehicle.
The Lynx is armed with a 90-mm autoloader with a single-shot damage of 240 points. It follows the general concept of wheeled vehicles; fast and manoeuvrable when in motion but not able to turn when stationary. It also boasts good gun stabilization and concealment, countered by a reduced view range.