WoWS Q&A – 11th September 2016

Source: Babykim, EU
The Q&A by Vessery dated September 9
Q: Do the signal flags such as Victor Lima and India X-Ray increase the chance of setting fire with secondaries?
A: Currently, signal flags affect the main battery and bombs only. We plan to extend the bonus to secondaries in one of the next patches.

Q: The USS Flint will be gifted to players who took the first rank three times. It you continue gifting ships based on a series of ranks, than people who started late (before the announcement of such gifts) will always be behind.
A: Yes, but you still have the chance of getting the Flint for taking the first rank three times. Besides, we have to honor those who take first rank every season.

Q: The IJN Yubari has very limited torpedo arcs. Is this a deliberate nerf?
A: No. The 20 deg arcs are given by the actual location of the tubes on the hull.

Q: Does destroying modules on an enemy ship give you experience or credits?
A: No.

Q: If you repair a section of the ship whose hit points are depleted, will it take damage again?
A: Yes. You can repair 1/10 of damage to the citadel, 1/2 of of damage to the remaining parts, and any damage “to the red stripe”. For example, you receive 6k points of damage to the bow and 7k points of damage from fire and flooding “to the stripe”. One half of 6k and 7k can be repaired. The repair party active for 10 seconds, repairing 0.5k per second, will replenish 1.5k to the bow and 3.5k “to the stripe”. The bow can now take another 1.5k of damage.

Q: If a shell penetrates several armored plates, does the normalization and the 14.3 caliber rule apply to the first plate only.
A: Yes.
Interesting info from the NA (for changes), by a dev:

Our nearest plan is to balance CV economy (and make they earn more for air superiority and less for damaging ships). At the same time, overall game economy will change, as tanking and recon will be rewarded. If all goes well, it should come in 0.5.12.
Next things to consider is probably CV role and efficiency at low tiers and at the same time lack ov CVs on high tiers (which is actually bad for the game – as it also means lack of recon and less value for AA ships).
Future economic changes:
Service fees of Hosho and Langley have been raised from 500 to 2,000.
Repair costs of Zuiho and Bogue have been reduced from 13,000 to 12,000.
Repair costs of Ryujo and Independence have been reduced from 30,000 to 29,000.
Repair costs of Hiryu and Ranger have been reduced from 52,000 to 42,000.
Repair costs of Shokaku and Lexington have been reduced from 100,000 to 70,000.
Service fees of Taiho and Essex have been reduced from 70,000 to 60,000, meanwhile their repair costs have been reduced from 165,000 to 82,000.
Service fees of Hakuryu and Midway have been reduced from 100,000 to 90,000, their repair costs have been reduced from 260,000 to 140,000.
Minor cost tuning regarding carrier-borne aircraft refitting (±500 adjustments).