Q&A – 20th September 2016

Q&A with Murazor (M) and Slava Makarov (S), translated by Vlad.

– What about 112, it doesn’t farm well?
S: Will be buffed in 9.16.
– I’m interested in the fate of the second French HT branch. Was it postponed or something?
M: It has troubles, but it’s worth the wait.
– Can the shooting system be changed from an aiming circle, but a system where aiming happens on a 2D plane, and when both are fully aimed the shell flies exactly there.
S: The possibility is there, but the thing is that online numbers started dropping when we increased precision and reduced spreads.
– How will the gamedesigners be punished for the new gamemode? The map is great, but schizophrenics racing around the bot are depressing.
S: Please don’t mix up an event and a new game mode.
– When will the bonuses for inscriptions be removed from the interface? It’s been almost a year.
S: When I work myself as far as this topic.
– Is roaming completely dead?
S: Yes.
– Will there be a Girls und Panzer partnership like in Blitz, with tanks and camo?
S: Maybe only on the ASIA cluster.
– Can you give a decisive answer whether or not a Polish branch will come?
S: There will be Polish tanks, not sure about a branch though.
– Do you plan to return players to low-level? The mean queue time for tier 2 is around 1 minute during prime-time.
S: We have a different solution.
– Might you want to add the event map at least for lower tiers?
S: I already proposed that. It has to be optimized for randoms, though.
– Will there be other concepts of artillery rebalancing? The Sandbox approach is horrendous.
S: Yes.

– Will there be something done about the T34, Löwe?
M: T34 not yet, Löwe yes.


– Will T49 be a tier 10 LT or will there be other tanks?
M: No current tier 8 LT will become tier 10.
– Are magazine loading LTs possible? B-C 25t will remain a MT?
M: We thought about it as a tier 10 LT, but there is another vehicle which fits better.
– Which specialization is planned for LT in the coming rebalance? “Light MT” or still “spotters”?
M: It’S unreal to make LTs pure spotters without castrating the viewrange of all other vehicles. I tend to go for light MTs, but without lolpen guns.
– What about the IS-5?
M: IS-5 is currently in the hands of statwhores only and of course is overperforming in their hands.
– What will HD maps look like? Will you make it this year?
M: It’s harder to redo a map rather than a tank.
– Drawing better textures + adding an option in the game?
M: Hahaha, yeah, really easy map.
– How long will Murazor be allowed to make imbalanced premiums? Skorpion G wrecks randoms, and 112 will soon be better armored than IS-6.
M: It wrecks on its tier, as does the 4503 on his, but I don’t hear cries about it. The Skorpion is fun to play and has up- and downsides. It is visible like a Christmas tree and easy to kill. Skilled players do well in it, tomatoes don’t.
– What about a tier 8 magazine premium (e.g. Lorraine)?
M: How about no?

– Who the fuck had the idea to disable chat?
S: Me. We’ll see. We might rollback after much criticism, but I don’t think it’s likely.
– In which year will the project (WoT) be closed?
S: No such plans.
– Will Strongholds be developed further?
S: We’ll put it through the designer meatgrinder. I personally don’t like them at all.
– Isn’t the chat disabling very European? The causes are always because of the people, not the instruments.
S: The discussions of each other’s mother is not a necessary functionality.
– How do you know about that? There are also hearty discussions.
S: We have chatlogs. Mothers are dominating.
– Is there a mode for tier 10’s planned? Kinda boring to play tier 10.
S: Three.
– When will there be a normal switching between allies after death?
S: We have a prototype.
– Skoda has a penetration that is slightly lower than the slow, blind and turretless SU-85. And higher than the T67, which is the imbalanced TD of its tier.
M: T67 is imbalanced and should be nerfed, yes.

– What are the plans for tank development? I’m not talking about smaller fixes or new tanks/maps/modes. Is there anything more than extensive development, maybe WoT 2.0?
S: Yes, it’s planned.
– I don’t want to ask anything. Planes are dead, ships are dead, tanks are in near-death convulsions.
S: Everything is dead (no, not really).

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58 thoughts on “Q&A – 20th September 2016

  1. they are going to fix the tank which has probably suffered the most from power creep at tier 8 the lowe? this sounds to good to be true? (what i mean by power creep is more vehicles ahve been introduced which are much faster and much more efficient at the role that the lowe was made for eg skorpion)

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    1. I would argue that the Super Pershing has suffered mightily from power creep, perhaps more so than the KV-5. More and more tanks are getting introduced which can just LOLpen its lower glacis, its weak spots can be penned by Russian snapshots, and its own gun doesn’t have the pen/accuracy to brawl with enemy tanks nor the accuracy to snipe weak spots.

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  2. “IS-5 is currently in the hands of statwhores only and of course is overperforming in their hands.”

    What the fuck is wrong with this guy? Calls the best players of the game he is working for statswhores… Just wow

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      1. Its not being thin skinned. Just think about working as a cashier and call all customers who buy something expensive rich asholes. You get fired imediatly. I work for WG as well and would never do this, because i would lose my job there. Why is it OK for this guy?
        Btw i have this tank and all of my friends. Wie are no statswhores, and dont want to get called it.

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        1. Plus i know some and saw many players with 1200-1500 wn8 playing this tank. These are statswhores? I also only have 1900wn8. He didnt had a point, he should better watch the statistics before saying such a wrong think. Sure no tomato has this tank, just like every other rewardtank. Does the T55A overperforms aswell? Its a reward too and in my opinion its mich harder to get him than being in a good Clan and fight CW for two weeks.

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    1. OH. MY GOD! Murazor’s audacity by stating the facts about the creme de la creme gold spamming p(l)ay-to-win-not-for-fun 1337 warriors is unbelievably insulting. I mean come on, these gods of WoT invested a lot of money and time, and instead of the “respekt” they paid for, they get mocked and called statwhores or purple harlots.

      Someone needs to open an official bitching thread on the WoT boards ASAP.

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  3. – I’m interested in the fate of the second French HT branch. Was it postponed or something?
    M: It has troubles, but it’s worth the wait.

    Hope this means a full branch instead of just Tier 7-8 and up.

    – Do you plan to return players to low-level? The mean queue time for tier 2 is around 1 minute during prime-time.
    S: We have a different solution.

    Official WG made bots in lower tiers?

    – Will there be something done about the T34, Löwe?
    M: T34 not yet, Löwe yes.

    Give me that delicious Löwe buff please. I wouldn’t cry if the buff would be as good as the 112 HD buff is going to be.

    – Will T49 be a tier 10 LT or will there be other tanks?
    M: No current tier 8 LT will become tier 10.

    Any idea about the possible new light tanks, especially the Tier X candidates?

    – Are magazine loading LTs possible? B-C 25t will remain a MT?
    M: We thought about it as a tier 10 LT, but there is another vehicle which fits better.

    What question is this? Of course magazine loading LTs are possible. Just look at the Bulldog, T71, and AMX series in game…

    Now what could be the Tier X French light? My guess is the AMX-13 105, but I’m not sure if it would be too modern or not.

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    1. would appreciate the lowe buff too that tank is soo bad now
      when i got it i think 2 or 3 years ago it was ok but with everything else getting buffed and the lowe getting nothing it fell so far behind i think it got 1 buff in that time the upper side armour the but not covered by your tracks was made 100mm (you know the bit no one ever shoots…) and the ammo capacity was doubled from about 40 to over 80 i think totally unnecessary random buff and they took 8 tons off the weight so it was only slightly lighter than an e75 with armour worse than tiger 2 which was 20 tons lighter.

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      1. Just stated playing again after 3 month hiatus. I don’t think the Lowe is nearly as bad as people make it out to be, but I will never say no to a buff. Wouldn’t mind a RoF buff to make use of the lol80 rounds. You could use all 80 if you hold down the trigger from the start of the match, and only 13 minuets later will you run out.

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        1. yeah its ridiculous the amount of ammo it carrys and it doesnt have anywhere near the rof to get even half way through that amount in most games XD

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  4. “The discussions of each other’s mother is not a necessary functionality.”

    Wut?? I thought WOT is an advanced chat cursing training course with added game as a pretext…

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  5. Can’t agree with everything Murazor said but i defintly like the approach more then Storm Serb and the others what really triggers me is:

    “S: The possibility is there, but the thing is that online numbers started dropping when we increased precision and reduced spreads.”

    Playerbase dropped when they buffed accuracy? if it is true then they lost even more when they actually nerf it with the exscuse of “buffing” armor… hell i dropped WoT beacause i was tired of missing 50m targets with 0.3 acc guns cause “lolRNG” and getting bumrushed as my name is purple….

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        1. Yes they decreased dispersion way back in 2013, then increased it in 2015…

          So it took them a step backwards and 3 years to notice people leaving due to the accuracy buff that happened 3 years ago? Give over…

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  6. “T67 needs to be nerfed”

    In what fucking universe? Shit, you already nerfed the fuck out of the Wolverine. Leave the US TDs alone. They need buffs, not nerfs!

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    1. aye, VBaddict has the T67 in 13th place in tier 5, with 51.5% winrate. Hardly OP. 1st place is the KV220-2 at 62%. A good player does well in the T67, tomatoes suck in it. I’ve heard that before somewhere…

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      1. vBaddict is bad for this. E5 is 21st amongst T10’s with 50.07% winrate. with 121 being 10th with 52,04% WR. Also if you take all the premiums away, T67 is 3rd, but you somehow forgot to mention that… but still, it doesn’t matter that much, server winrate is not a good metric to determine whether tank is OP or not.
        And T67 is, that gun combined with mobility is just crazy on tier 5. It has better gun handling than most mediums on tier 5 – maybe not dispersion but it aims so quickly.

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        1. And in exchange it has no armor or HP, the accuracy as you mentioned is crap, and the pen just isn’t enough against tanks like the O-I. Also, the shell capacity on it and the Wolverine mean that there’s a hard cap on their damage output in any given game.

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    2. Sir, are you joking ?

      Look who play this tank, I see people who have 8 -11 k battles in this TD. And that mean, this TD is broken. DPM, Turret, mobility, view range, only no armor.

      Stats pading is insane. I did but Somua tier 3 med, and in tier 5 “67” rape everything…this is how wot should look like in lower tier ?

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    3. As a unicum, i would like to politly say that if i wanted to push my stats to 65% 3000wn, the t67 would be my padder of choice, over the obj907 which so blisteringly OP that i would sell the t62 if it wernt for CW.

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      1. In the hands of a player that can handle the T67 the tank is very good, and actually my best performing tank as of now. It really separates the good from the bad. It is the most unforgiving tank, and also a very rewarding tank. Good players do well in it, and bad players equally terrible. I love the T67 and hope it will not get a nerf.

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  7. – “It’s unreal to make LTs pure spotters without castrating the viewrange of all other vehicles. I tend to go for light MTs, but without lolpen guns.”

    And that’s why the current spotting system in WoT is bad, it would be much better if they used the same spotting system as they use in WoWs. In that case, a HT would still be able to spot another HT from decent range, but not a LT.

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    1. “I saw no dominatrix milfs in the chat, wtf is he smoking.”
      You clearly never played on RU server – this is a place of BSDM MILFs… and god forbids you to even mention Japanese chat – this is pure tentacle-yaoi and vore-futa-furry nightmare…. ;)

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    1. KV-4 have been buffed before iirc (much better gun). Tiger II iirc is also up for buff along with Tiger I (not sure that I agree that Tiger also need it but well okay)

      VKA is the ugly duckling that almost nobody wants.

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      1. Tiger II is that misunderstood special snowflake. People just don’t know how to play it, in their mindset it’s an iconic tank with awesome armor…. except it isn’t.
        I think I have about 96,5% mark on it, with casual playing w/o food and with mediocre crew and reasonable gold usage. Which doesn’t say that much about me, rather about other players who play it.

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          1. Tiger 2 is one of my top 5 favorite tanks in the whole game and i get games like this all the time:

            I have better examples but i just uploaded that yesterday and i havent gotten around to the others yet.

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        1. Tiger 2 is a lovely machine ingame, nice viewrange, most accurate of all the heavies in the entire game AFAIK, dispersion close to tX medium levels. Whats not to like about it

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        2. I have 3 mark of excellence on Tiger 2, so I know what im doing in this tank. Why Tiger 2 is weak. First, mobility is bad, second engine is in front, and Cromwell, tie 6, can pen your lower plate, and damage your engine!!!!!. Next, armor is bad, turret has roof, auto pen for every gun over 121 mm, turret front is bad, 185 mm flat armor. lfp is bad, and upper frontal plate, is penned by all tier 9 and 10.

          Gun is good, but only acc is insane. Pen is normal for tier, damage is normal, who cares to trade with Tiger 2, u know u wont baunce from it…

          Tiger 2 has very good acc, good soft stats. This don’t work. Tiger 2 dont have good camo, so your are fat sniper. U don;t have mobility of AMX 100 to change fast falnk, u cant play on turret, or on armor as IS3, T32, O-Ho can. So Tiger 2, VK auf A sucks. Tank have way to much pen, and Tiger 2 armor just don’t work.

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            1. There is no transmission in Wot, its engine for devs, and when from front you are hit into lfp, your engine is broken, not transmission….

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        1. will almost never happen but i think this wouldve been cool. my though was always essentially fuck the vk3601h that thing is trash put the tiger 1 in its place tiger 2 at tier 7 (both of these would only really need to have a couple guns removed so the tiger 2 maybe keep the 200 pen 105 at tier 7 while tiger 1 get the 88) e75 at tier 8 which would essentially be identical to the current tier 8 tiger 2 with stronger front armour angles maybe a thicker lfp too. then for tier 9 essentially the e100 we have now but with the side skirts removed along with a weakened lfp. a weaker engine and one of the concept turrets for the earlier maus design stages that wouldve had roughly 230 effective thickness without angling the turret by turning it and a weak point on the roof. at tier 10 we would have the same hull basically but with the side skirts this time and a stronger lfp as well as the maus turret and essentially the same 150mm the current one has. (there might be a better tier 9 option im not aware of rather than just taking a paper concept maus turret and throwing it on a slightly nerfed front armour wise e100 hull)

          for the maus line itd be the tiger p at tier 6 with the respective nerfs the vkb at tier 7 with more realistic armour values although that may need to be buffed slightly. at tier 8 we would have the vk100.01 in its current form (the maus style tier 8 thats been on tank inspector and tanks.gg for years at this point) or the tiger maus (cant remember the exact details of that tank off the top of my head but i think i read somewhere that it could potentially work at tier 8) at tier 9 we would have the current maus we have at tier 10 with nerfed hit points and worse gun stats it doesnt really need any other changes or the mauschen. at tier 10 we would have the maus 2 which would essentially be a maus hull we have now with the current e100 turret but with buffed front and side armour along with a 150mm gun which would be an improved version of the current e100s gun but because this tank would be slower it would have improved pen and dispersion.

          thats how i would do it just 1 sort of fake tank per branch but the maus line we have now couldnt get more fake any way and the e75 is just a total work of fiction aside from the way it looks in every way like the 128mm gun the hull armour thicknesses and i think the turret as well is fake. its not as bad as the current vkb but its still pretty fake.

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  8. I guess im a statwhore lol! Many sleepless hours it took to earn that tank……no wait I just bought it cus WG logic. Then need that money for the moon base and vodka right?

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  9. Of course, anything good won’t happen here on EU. What do we get? Shit.
    *sigh*

    I just wanna know what makes them think and act this way, why do they want to make changes like the ones said in this Q&A. As an (above) average player I can tell that not even the half of the things they want to ‘fix’ are needed, necessary. :S

    Oh well, I guess I’m just spending time on something that has no point…
    Maybe if they could fix the match maker…

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  10. “– Can the shooting system be changed from an aiming circle, but a system where aiming happens on a 2D plane, and when both are fully aimed the shell flies exactly there.
    S: The possibility is there, but the thing is that online numbers started dropping when we increased precision and reduced spreads.”

    funny when in test server they decreased precision the rage gone hot .. So there are 2 possibilities, WG are liars here, or those who whine are more than those who play and enjoy the game.

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  11. Disabling chat ist a very stupid idea. I believe it will last only for 9.16 and then the shitstorm will force them to go back to normal. Want to read the flames u f****g alcoholics!

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  12. Save the fking battle chat for gods sake! The cross team chat is hilarious. When recently an enemy arty said “I really love your playstyle in those cromwells guys, even when I’m in arty.” that made up for EVERYONE abusing my mother EVER. SO come on WG, dont be stupid. Let the people do what people do.

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    1. It’s not about being cute to the enemies and charm them in hope to get a romantic date. It’s about improving the games atmosphere by disallowing people to talk with someone that they have no real reason to talk with except for raging, and on top of all, disabling spoiling of allied locations.

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