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Jan 6, 2013

6.1.2013 part 2

- the devs don't see the limited barracks capacity as an issue, as according to them, "the crews live mainly in tanks and go to the barracks only when they don't have a vehicle to get into"
- regarding the barracks slots for gold: the developers don't see the barracks as something "needed", it only makes the life easier and therefore the additional slots cost gold - if the player doesn't want to keep the tankers in the barracks, he doesn't have to.
- according to SerB, the ring at the end of the top gun (M68) of the M48 Patton is not a muzzle brake, SerB thinks it could be a counterweight, or some sort gas protection, it's historically accurate according to WG references
- the D-10T2S gun will be used on other vehicles (namely the Soviet second med line) "if necessery"
- Russian server (or rather, client) is supposed to get new crew voiceovers (by some known Russian actors)
- there will be no compensations, if an account banned by a moderator is cleared on appeal
- as for the question that being chatbanned does prevent you from playing well, as you can't communicate in battle: "don't break the rules"
- XVM isn't likely to get banned (SerB appeals to common sense while using it though)
- it is not planned to make the ramming damage bigger for situations, where a very heavy target crashes into a very light target with a small difference of speeds only (SS: imagine Maus crushing the Loltraktor - slooooooooooowly....)
- micro-freezes and micro-lags: SerB advises to vacuumclean your computer and to solve overheating issues if you have any. Or to check your internet provider, those are the most common reasons
- the weight of the GW E is fine
- devs don't consider the physics introduction rushed
- new soundtrack will be added continuously to the game
- Komarin and Swamp again confirmed to return, when it's done it's done
- Object 271 ("Kondensator") won't be introduced
- there will be some changes to the trees, eventually
- current maps will be changed in the future (SS: refers to the overhaul plan as the rework of the maps for new render is viewed as a failure)
- when there is a discount on premium shells, their use rises approximately by one round per battle on average
- the camo bonus difference of trees with leaves and "dead" trees without leaves is "considerable"
- Soviet and German trophy (captured) tanks in 2013? "unlikely"
- there are plans to reintroduce the post-game statistics for replays, not soon
- the fact Superpershing has very low gun HP is not a bug
- Panzer IIJ is not expected to appear in any shop
- destructable bridges are unlikely to appear, as it would seriously annoy the players
- British Lend Lease branch in 2013? "there is a chance, but not guaranteed"
- Improved Sherman (Sherman with a 90mm M3 gun installed) - so far there are no plans
- There MIGHT be tier 10 light tanks, in the distant future
- FCM50t stats: "if it stands out, we'll take action"
- damage statistics for each shot are not planned
- Q: "how will the multiturret mechanism look like" A: "It will look the way the technical limitations will allow it"

Dear Ectar...

Dear Ectar...

I assume you do read this blog as you stated. I don't really want to break the rules of the WoT forum, but I believe your post does deserve a reaction.

In your post you wrote the following:

Second of all, I've read everyone of your posts since you returned, including the ones on other language sections. I've also read your blog comments (and yes I read the blog too). You've changed your reasons for doing what you did at least 3 times now.  Right now you should really also be taking a step back from all this, especially any comments regarding the WG staff member you're linked with as a lot of what you did was driven by personal feeling and to quote you directly from your blog "Out of spite mostly"  and from the German forums "Revenge and rage".

I highlighted the one part myself, because that's what I want to answer. You claim I changed reasons for doing it - but I never did. In the original post on this blog I did claim the reason  for this was personal. There was no "truth seeking", there was no "change of heart", it was personal. I considered Czechout a friend, she burned (AKA backstabbed) me (we both know what I am talking about and who else was involved in that, that part I deliberately chose not to disclose anywhere, I am sure you can see why), so I published some of the messages (after handling them to Overlord, as you might or might not have known before this whole thing started yesterday).

Regarding my attitude to the Czechoslovak community - the reason I really left two days after the community meeting was this thing. Yes, I do not like them in general (granted, there are exceptions). I hever attempted to hide that either. Hell, it was mostly Czechout who kept me IN the community, because I liked writing and translating articles, and I was like "what the hell, I might just do it for the Czechs".

So yes, it was always rather personal. Did I claim otherwise anywhere? Does that change the nature of the facts I posted? Does that change anything for the EU community?


- any rumors about the 0.9.0 patch are completely made up (SS: it's not even decied what there will be in 8.6)
- when the first heavy tier 10 was introduced into the game, some hardcore clans actually unlocked it within days
- there is an interesting phenomenon on Russian servers that in the early morning hours, tier 5 scout tanks often appear as the top tanks of the battle, apparently because there very few hightier vehicles present in the game at that time
- the hardcap is confirmed to be temporary (SS: also, Storm and SerB started bashing the artywhiners really bad, bans flying all over the place)
- Q: Will the T18 end up as Marder did, with a nerf? A: (by Storm): "A bloody fiery eye of the nerfthirsty Wargaming immediately fixes on the tiny T18" and "Well, let's see what we have here..." :)
- the ability to change the hull of the tank is still just an idea - if the devs do it, the hulls will be visually different
- the ability to see the ping of each member in the battle is not planned (SS: apparently so people dont whine and bash those with bad connection)
- regarding bans for being AFK: "If it happens often to a player, it might be viewed as botting and we take that very seriously"
- the repair costs and profitability of tier 8 arty have been unified with other tier 10 vehicles, not tier 8, as tier 8 arty is considered a tier 10 vehicle and will be pushed to tier formally (SS: in summer)
- there is a better inferface planned for the transfer of crew and equipment from tank to tank
- M50 Ontos not planned - Walker Bulldog is planned, there was a very slight mention of the ASU-57 and the SU-100P (player asked whether they didnt implement them because there was no place for them in the current branches and Storm confirmed)