8 New additional Flags were added to the 0.6.12 client.
Battle of Trafalgar: I am genuinely confused by this flag. The Flag depicts the badge of HMS Victory, currently a museum ship that participated in the battle of Trafalgar. I can only surmise WG is planning some event related to that ship, such as a partnership with the museum.
Vampire: This is the premium flag for the new upcoming premium destroyer HMAS Vampire.
Tirpitz: Seems WG is wanting to invest in getting flags for premium ships that pre-date the premium ship flag concept. Means of acquisition unknown.
Indianapolis: Similar case to the Tirpitz flag.
Pigeon of War: Username of one of the developers, I presume he might be hosting some form of contest to win his flag.
Massachusetts: New Flag for the upcoming premium USS Massachusetts premium T8 Battleship.
Message PNG: This flag’s name makes little sense, as its not even in a .png file, but it seems to be a green variant of the Rasputin Flag (which has a black background, not green) Not mounted on any of the villain ships in the Halloween event however, so it could be a reward for participating in the event.
HW Another Flag: Also a perplexing title to the flag. If we presume “HW” is short for Halloween, I suspect this may also be a reward for participating in the Halloween event. Just speculation.
World of Tanks is nominated this year for the prestigious Golden Joystick. Its category: “Still Playing” – here are nominated projects that have long been released, but are still popular with millions of people playing. Recall that WoT already has 2 golden joysticks, made in 2012 and 2013. We expect XP bonuses in case WoT recieves the award.
„Since 2013, when we got our second “Golden Joystick”, a lot has changed. Since then, you’ve helped us make World of Tanks much better. The matchmaking, hardware changes and other large-scale improvements, new interfaces and modes that we have already released and we are still working on are all for you, our players. You, in turn, sacrifice your time, show patience and enthusiasm in order to bring something of value to World of Tanks. Many thanks to you for this! World of Tanks is your game, and we hope that it makes your life brighter.
Therefore, the Golden Joystick nomination is as much your merit as ours. We could not achieve this without you. Let’s work together again and help the game get a bonus. Let the whole world know that, having united, millions of tankmen can achieve a triumph! Together to victory! ”
You can vote and support your favorite game here: https://vk.cc/7f5Koz
Among the nominees of this category:
● Diablo III
● EVE Online
● FIFA 17
● Final Fantasy XIV
● Pokemon GO
● Rocket League
● The Elder Scrolls Online
● World of Tanks
The Caudron CR.714 is a lightweight, pre-WW2 fighter aircraft, developed to be mass produced quickly and at low cost, in hopes of increasing the number of aircraft available to the French Air Force. Soon, War Thunder pilots and fans of French aviation can look forward to the addition of the CR.714 to the ranks of the newly formed French aviation tree, coming to War Thunder in update 1.73 !
NA: There are plans to release Micropatch 0.9.21_1 on October 19th, 2017
Maintenance will begin at 03:30 Pacific Time (10:30 UTC) and will last approximately one hour.
* Fixed some technical issues.
*Fixed an issue with badly displayed badges, gained during the second beta of ranked battles.
During maintenance, World of Tanks servers may become unavailable, however you should still be able to login and play.
Due to the micropatch World of Tanks servers will be unavailable on 19.10.2017:
WoT both EU servers – 4:30 UTC (06:30 CEST)
WoT Eu 1 – 5:00 UTC (07:00 CEST)
WoT Eu 2 – 5:30 UTC (07:30 CEST)
Each restart will take approximately 25 minutes.
ST, AA mechanics
Ship detectability while using AA guns is always equal to the maximum range of those guns. This change will eliminate the situations wherein the ships with low detectability range can fire at planes without being spotted.
ST, Japanese battleship Musashi, tier IX.
Hitpoints – 97 300
plating – 32 mm
belt – 200 – 410 mm
Main battery – 3х3 460 mm
Firing range – 26.5km
HE damage – 7300
AP damage – 14800
Reload time 35 s.
180 degree turn time – 72 s.
maximum dispersion – 275 m
HE initial velocity – 805 m/s
AP initial velocity – 780 m/s
Sigma – 1.8
Maximum speed – 27 kt
Turning circle radius – 900 m.
rudder shift time – 18.7 s
Surface detectability – 17.5 km
air detectability – 16.0 km
Detectability after firing main guns in smoke – 19.3 km.
All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers.
ST, Italian сruiser Duca degli Abruzzi, tier VII.