Maxim Chuvalov gamescom Q&A

Thanks to Vlad for translating!

 – The main task in the new mode is to help the moving Mark I to cap the enemy base. You will control a wheeled vehicle – the “Lanchester” armored car;
– The game mode will incorporate many new gameplay elements;
– The armored car wheels will be destructible;
– The event will be cross-platform;
– The team composition will be smaller than 15vs15;
– The preparation for the 100 Years of Tanks event began quite long ago, at the end of last year. One can’t say that the mode is related to Battlefield 1. The development started before the announcement;
The Swedes are already getting material for an artillery branch, several MT and even light tanks. The nation has huge future potential;
– Sweden is unlike other nations, visually as well as gameplay-wise – it can be compared to the release of the French;
– Everything will depend on the suspension – a hydraulic one (tier 9-10, can be also implemented for 8);
 – There are currently several prototypes of the suspension mechanism;
 – If the players approve of this unusual mechanism, the implementation would be possible for other tanks (e.g. STB-1);
– Currently it’s a question of game-design vs balance which tanks recieve autoloaders and which don’t;
– Some Swedish TDs should have equal forward and reverse speed;
– We’re preparing to roll out the second iteration of Sandbox, we’ve pulled quite hard on the levers in the first one which most players didn’t like. It will start in the middle of autumn;
– We’re conducting huge work on the matchmaking. The main task is not to create imbalanced teams and not to annoy players. There might be tests in autumn, probably on the public test, but we currently don’t know for sure;
– In 9.16 there will be improvements of sound. More caliber diversity, more settings;
– The “Paris” map will have positional battles, but with variations for attack;
– “Stalingrad” is being reworked, the map is beautiful but has gameplay problems;
– We’re continuing to implement mod features: tank carousel and damage log will be next;
– There will be improvements in the visibility system – spotting, rendering. We’ll give more information in September. The changes are server- as well as client-side. Teleports will be removed;

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14 thoughts on “Maxim Chuvalov gamescom Q&A

  1. – The event will be cross-platform;

    Cross platform as in PS4 and XBONE or consoles and PCs?

    – If the players approve of this unusual mechanism, the implementation would be possible for other tanks (e.g. STB-1);

    E10

    – Some Swedish TDs should have equal forward and reverse speed;

    I can only quote good old SerB:”Take your car. Now remove the rear mirror. Cover the rear glass and leave only a small slit. On the rear seat, put your mother in law (she won’t be missed that much) so that she covers the small slit. And now drive cross crountry at full speed backwards, while obeying your mother-in-law’s commands. And don’t forget to include a wish in your testament so that your widow sends us the video of the whole event.”

    In other news Porsche tanks and the T23E3 should have equal forward and reverse speed too

    – We’re continuing to implement mod features: tank carousel and damage log will be next;

    Give us hitlog and that arty mode too and we are golden

    – There will be improvements in the visibility system – spotting, rendering. We’ll give more information in September. The changes are server- as well as client-side. Teleports will be removed;

    Hope they fix that stupid spot delay, it’s really annoying in city fights

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    1. “In other news Porsche tanks and the T23E3 should have equal forward and reverse speed too”
      Except those tanks didnt have dedicated drivers for reversing.

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        1. Mostly the Strv. 103 that this is the case, all 3 crew positions actually have controls to drive the tank. The Radioman faces backwards and I believe his/her controls are inverted so its no different then driving the tank forward for him. Quite unique, but should be the reason the 103 will be allowed to go full speed in reverse.

          Technically speaking you can actually do any job in the Strv. 103 from any of its three seats. But I imagine the crew will be Driver/Gunner(Shared Skills), Commander, Radioman

          Although its possible we get a Commander/Gunner as well, but the roll was suppose to be carried out by the driver. Which thinking about it, works out fine because its not like you can move the gun at all anyway.

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  2. – If the players approve of this unusual mechanism, the implementation would be possible for other tanks (e.g. STB-1);

    Depends how fast it will deploy, how fast the tank will drive then.

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  3. Alright, let’s see.

    – The main task in the new mode is to help the moving Mark I to cap the enemy base. You will control a wheeled vehicle – the “Lanchester” armored car;
    An escort mission? Will you look at that, they really are testing the bots!

    – The game mode will incorporate many new gameplay elements;
    Well it should, it was about damn time!

    – The armored car wheels will be destructible;
    Sooo… a disabled car will do what? Pit stops are not exactly growing on every tree.

    – The event will be cross-platform;
    This can only and WELL.

    – The team composition will be smaller than 15vs15;
    So it will be just standard lowtier battle at 4 AM, alright, I did that last ‘night’, sure!

    – The preparation for the 100 Years of Tanks event began quite long ago, at the end of last year. One can’t say that the mode is related to Battlefield 1. The development started before the announcement;
    Right, they have a point, nothing to say here.

    – The Swedes are already getting material for an artillery branch, several MT and even light tanks. The nation has huge future potential;
    YES. Glorious Sky Cancer collection, GROW!

    – Sweden is unlike other nations, visually as well as gameplay-wise – it can be compared to the release of the French;
    Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Since we know what they have up their sleeve, I can already feel how amazing it will be.

    – If the players approve of this unusual mechanism, the implementation would be possible for other tanks (e.g. STB-1);
    Yes please, I want my E 10!

    – Some Swedish TDs should have equal forward and reverse speed;
    Oh, imagine the possibilities! They are suddenly coming at you and you need to flee? Reverse, biatch! Aaaand they are chewed away while they can’t shoot you in, heheheh!

    – We’re conducting huge work on the matchmaking. The main task is not to create imbalanced teams and not to annoy players. There might be tests in autumn, probably on the public test, but we currently don’t know for sure;
    Yes please, fix the bloody broken match maker, I don’t want to face 8 heavy tanks in my team of 4 meds and 4 TDs no more.

    – “Stalingrad” is being reworked, the map is beautiful but has gameplay problems;
    If by ‘beautiful’ you mean it looks like washed shit, and by ‘has gameplay problems’ you mean it’s an unplayable piece of shit, then yes, I agree.

    – We’re continuing to implement mod features: tank carousel and damage log will be next;
    I never bothered with these mods, looks like I will never have to! Cheers!

    – There will be improvements in the visibility system – spotting, rendering. We’ll give more information in September. The changes are server- as well as client-side. Teleports will be removed;
    Yupp, it would be nice if the enemy tanks wouldn’t pop up right next to me after I get out of arty view and watch the empty field shooting at me as the invisible tank rushes me. This happened several times, I was literally unable to seethe enemy tank while it almost rammed me. Fuck that.

    Welp, I think I can get used to respond to these Q&As.

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    1. Don’t know how to tell you this, The Bandkanon 1 is a 14 shot 150mm autoloader, that can empty the clip in 45 seconds.

      Sky Cancer level = TERMINAL

      (I don’t suspect we will see swede arty till they have found a way to re-balance the current ones we have anyway though.)

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  4. I hope we also get a chance to choose between armored car or at least FT-17 tank for this new mode.
    Its already a bummer we can’t play the Mark V.

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