Q&A – 10th October 2016

Big thanks to Vlad for translating.

With Yuri Kuryavy (Publishing Producer)

– Radio of the new Swedes will be fixed;
– Personal missions are currently being worked on, we’ve said this multiple times already. We’ll announce them when they’re ready;
– Inscriptions and emblems with bonuses are not a priority right now. You yourselves said one year ago what you want to see – new matchmaking and balance;
– Global chat was very often used for insults and provocations. To remove this element, we decided to simply disable it;
– We’re currently experimenting with tournaments etc.;
– Soon, there will be information on combatting illegal mods that you should like. We’re working on it;
– No plans to sell tier 10 tanks;
– No changes for the SU-100Y are planned;
– Can’t say anthing about tier 10 LT right now, wait for official information;

Q&A with Alexey Ilyin (Global Operating Producer)

– Each patch, we look at the performance changes on slow computers. In the last patch, performance dropped slightly. We’re trying our hardest to prevent the point where the game won’t launch on old machines. If you have an old PC, the most important part is not the CPU, but the GPU, install the newest drivers, support of such players is and will be present;
– No plans to re-enable global chat, too much negativity;
– Sixth sense is working correctly, there was a bug which was fixed literally in 1 day, thanks for the bug reports;
– No plans to decrease sixth sense delay, if it would function instantly, everybody would just stand still;
We have a huge player database over 6 years before the restoration feature came in 9.16. You can still restore 1 premium vehicle from your account history through support. We’re thinking about the future of this feature;
– We have statistics about the usage of mods, if a modification does not break gameplay and is not disputed we try to implement it into the client;
– Adddition of zoom-out mod (almost whole map is visible) – it’s disputed, it would perform poorly on weak computers and drop FPS, and it would disturb beginners. Not planned yet;
– Domination game mode is not being worked on actively;
 – We have something to please you on New Year, but I won’t spoil it;
– New minimaps are focused on information, we could have made them simply nice but then they’d lose their sense;
– Old minimaps will not return, but i’ll just wink at the modders…;
– I would not recommend using illegal mods since they’ll have it hard very soon;
– Crew bonuses (inscriptions + flags etc.) – it’s currently decided not to implement the bonuses. We’ll work on customization in the future. Visual as well as possibly internal;
– T110E5 had a rise in statistics, but not critical, no changes planned yet;
– Sadly, Swedes didn’t have options for tier 6 HT, so we chose a MT;
– AMX M4 mle 49 is a great vehicle, I like it very much;

Q&A with Murazor

– The premium Swede might be fixed a bit in 9.17, but so far I like it, it turned out well;
– Statistics on the Swede tank are being collected, I’ll think about it then;
– The precision on Panther II with the new gun coupled with the penetration will be more than enough, and the stock E-50 will be less painful;
– Tiger II and VK4502A will be worked on (balance-wise);

Q&A Anton Pankov

– I won’t forgive you for global chat! – You’re saying this like you used it for something else than insulting the guys in front of you;
– Swedes will come in 9.17;

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49 thoughts on “Q&A – 10th October 2016

  1. “– Crew bonuses (inscriptions + flags etc.) – it’s currently decided not to implement the bonuses.”

    If that was true, they would have removed the bonuses descriptions in every single inscription, flag and etc. If the maintened that untill now, you can be sure they will implement this sooner or later. WG always say they won’t do something, and some time later they do that thing anyway.

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    1. Same thing for E5. They were talking about mobility nerf due to overbuffed armour but no, everything’s fine now.

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    2. “If the maintened that untill now, you can be sure they will implement this sooner or later.”

      Yeah, that’s what “currently” means, dear Watson. They never said they “won’t implement it ever” – that’s just your assumption.

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  2. – Global chat was very often used for insults and provocations. To remove this element, we decided to simply disable it;
    ——————————–
    Knives are very often used to kill people. Why wouldn’t you simply remove all knives from all shops in the world? Awesome logic WG, awesome!
    If few people use the chat few times for swearing then disable the chat for THEM, and only for them! Why do we all have to suffer forever because of that? There was so much good things going on in the chat, what I really miss now, when I cannot say or hear them anymore. 😦
    Again looks like devs do not play their own game, as they do not know or want to know, that most of the swearing usually is present in your own team, as mostly people insult and blame their teammates for bad play/stats/whatever. So anyways this doesn’t fix anything..
    I already wrote the possible solution in official forum – leave this as an option, as a Checkbox in the settings, so people with such a weak minds, who cannot stand all this profanity could simply turn the chat off. But if you are OK with the consequences, then leave it on and keep on playing and communicating.

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        1. well, yeah, but that would not solve the problem of cross team chat affecting the gameplay and causing in 50% of the situations, unfair gameplay. If you turn of your chat, it wont protect you from a mad team mate that think it’s a pro in the game, to start giving major information to the enemy team, like your arty positions, a flanking manouver that your team is making, etc =P
          the real problem with the cross team chat was not the swearing and toxic behaviour, anyone could simply block guys that are toxic. The problem is that a blocked guy, or turning off the chat, don’t avoid that the toxic guy will yet be able to affect the gameplay 50% of the times, making it unfair =P

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    1. Your analogy is wrong. The difference between the two is that the chat was used almost exclusively to insult others or to report team locations (EX: “GG entire team went west”)

      Knives arent used almost exclusively to kill people. If you consider the amount of times a knife is used vs times used to kill then its likely an incredibly small fraction of a percent. Where as chat is used to insult a sizable percentage.

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  3. my bet… sadly but probably true: even after all the fight vs mods at russian server, EU will still be a paradise for those mother fuckers.

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  4. Blocking off enemy chat… Frankly, if I start a rant towards a player it’s almost always a teammate. I don’t care about retards on enemy team >_>

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    1. 99% of the chat problems where always fault of your own team, like exposing your team mates positions to the enemy, because a dumb player yolo rushed and become mad since its team “don’t supported he/she”

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  5. WG taking a threatening tone towards illegal mods……i hope WG knows if they are bluffing or their solution doesn’t work, it will end up worse than it is now

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      1. you think 70% of people use illegal mods?
        sorry to burst your bubble but its not that extreme.
        hell i’d be AMAZED if more than 3% use them.

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  6. “new matchmaking” – just fix the fucking brainfarts (1 T10 arty + 1 T9 TD and rest T8’s/5 LT’s per team/8 TD’s per team/one team has 2 more top tier tanks/no heavies on one team etc.) there is no need for complete MM rewamp. It’s just battles where MM derps that are pretty much lost from start of unplayable from start.

    “Adddition of zoom-out mod (almost whole map is visible)” who needs that in 2016? Just find a good angle to see if enemy is aiming at you.”

    “– T110E5 had a rise in statistics, but not critical, no changes planned yet;” yeah it’s totally balanced, and ofcourse it’s statistics are normal since there are 2-3 E5’s per side every battle so it has perfect 50% winrate 😛

    BTW I like Murazor.

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  7. – Addition of zoom-out mod (almost whole map is visible) – it’s disputed, it would perform poorly on weak computers and drop FPS, and it would disturb beginners. Not planned yet;
    ——————————–
    Again – Devs, have you ever even tested this? I have tried to zoom in and out in many maps with several PC’s only to check if this is true, and have never seen a significant FPS drop even when I have all the map visible in my screen. Your game engine is not so terrible – it can understand, what are you looking at and how detailed you see it. If you zoom out a lot, game doesn’t render all the map in your screen in best quality – it drops quality and does not render objects which you cannot see.

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  8. Fun fact – if you insult someone on private chat and someone is out of report or “Results of the battle are unavailable”, then he can’t do anything about you being a fagget, since you are suppose to use in-game report system for this, not WG ticket system.

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    1. i send screenshot tickets anyway.

      idk if anything comes of it. but it makes me feel better, and i’m smug that somewhere, some WG support employee is having to read through tickets.

      if the pm is threatening, i send to a forum mod. that i know has an effect.

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  9. Hah,

    The tiger II is fine. If the player is competent he wil oputerform damage vise most tanks on tie8 except maybe t34, 110 and is6. Tiger has a very good gun, good traverse etc. as well decent armor if lower plate is hidden. People to play tiger II no wonder the overall stats are so bad. But good players wioll esxell. just like they do in conqueror which is of similar concept (decent armor, but very good and capable gun).

    It has a good gun that will pen most things frontalt due to the good aim time and accuracy. And vk45a is not bad either, you just need to use its mobility etc. to make damage. Tiger II and vk45a were never really bad, they were favoured by unicums back in the old deys, but not anymore due to the high amout of tier 10 games and the mobility and gold ammo inflation. it is no the tiger II and vk45a that are bad, it is arty, gold spam and high tier games that make these frustrating for less skilled players.

    Back in the days tiger II was one of the best all round tier 8 HTs, but back in those days the amount of tenks were limited specialy high pen ones on tier 8, as well as lack of gold ammo. OFC you could play your role better. Tiger II is not a fucking sniper and never were, but overall changes made it weaker in close range than on the very old deys. Just look at old replays of tiger II, that is how I want t play mine, close range brawling, tracking, flanking and bullying. But not possible so much these days and that mek mi sad because I love tiger II, have 10k games in it and very good crew and nioce fucking paintjob as well. 3 mark and pretty decent dpg with no apcr ofc. I love it, and it doesnt need a buff. Other tanks need rebalanced.

    Also with the panther II, it doesnt need 223mm gun. The stock gun is very nice and all about dpm, a pure support mt/ht. Another tenk that is also pwoercreeped due to mainly high pen tier 8 mts and apcr spam (other mts doing the work better due to better mobilty and gold spam). The powercreep only gets worse and armor gets even more devaluelated by adding a 220mm gun on a tier 8 mt.

    Tier 8 WILL becum like tier 10 if WG keep buffing tanks that are “weak” rather then nerf some of the problematic ones and nerf gold ammo. Problems on tier 8 is of course buffed is3, and scorpions and buffed 112. Former is3 and 112 could be easily dealth with using no gold ammo, but now low pen tenks need to shoot gold of fuck themselves. Also former there was only rhm and you could predict its playstyle, no days scorps are running all around using their mobility to take positiions no tier 8 TD have business taking.

    I have a problem with buffing pen and/or armor to insane levels (is3 and 112) because that force people to shoot gold, and the more gold people use the more weaker armor gets and that is bad. In the end, if they keep on “buffing” shit at tier 8, only mobile tenks with spaced armor and good guns will dictate the game, or tanks with very good gund and mobilty. And these are not kv4, caernarvn, tiger II and shit. The problem with the tiger II as I have said is not the tenk, it is the gold spam and general penetration inflation on tier 8 as well. Also buffed mobile tanks like is3 and 112.

    In the old days they said tier 8 was the most balanced and fun tier and that was true up to 2 years ago, when everything started getting crazy. The jap heavys also made it worse, too much frontal armor to deal with and a HE gun which dont encourage proper aiming, just blasting.

    I say NO to tiger II and vk45a buffs and I say NO to the new panther II gun. Bring other tanks in check instead.

    How exactly will my kv4 benefit from vk45a and tiger II and panther II buffs? There will only be 3 tanks more on tier 8 now with more pen that can snapshott my turret and cupola even easier. (because i suspect Wg will just give tiger II 235mm pen and vk45a like 212mm pen). Then when they make kv4 into a hd model they probably buff the armor unrealisticly making no other tenks pen it frotaly, and how does that benefit me who dont belive in the usage of prem ammo? You see the bad circle. They buff and then they buff some more, and in the end all WG want is for players to spam gold.

    Wg speak about tenks playing and excelling in their roles, but how is what even possible with the stupid overy done armor buffs to HD models and the high usage of gold ammo? In the end, will it all be about trading shots and out dpm your opponents, or staying hull down and shit? What about angling armor and brawling like in the old days, it is getting more rare these deis-

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      1. Me too, the same with the VK4502A. Also agree with NoobKid that buffs for those arn’t really needed.

        Both imho suck quite hard when played as your stereotypical heavy (go in face first and brawl), which probably is the reason lots of people say they’re bad – But are very enjoyable machines if you play out their strengths. The Tiger2 ist a flexibility king, while the VK ist THE corner-flank-troll in the game (its also quite fun to stomp T6 tanks with it that think that can pen you by shooting you in your angled LFP).

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    1. You have no idea. Tiger 2 is good ? Im very competent Tiger 2 player. And in WZ 111 I dont need Heat to kill it, auto pen roof with AP, auto pen lfp. Tiger 2 is weak. Gold ammo did not kill this tank.

      225 pen of IS 3, Tiger 2, KV 4 227 will pen turret front all day long,np. Tiger 2 has engine module in front, that will be dmg every battle cuz of low HP pool of that module.

      High skill tank>? nope. AMX 100 need skill, Tiger 2 need to be moved on tier 7. Back in days, Tiger 2 was better not because of prem ammo, but his frontal hull armor was 180 mm, lower plate was 120, engine was 860 and had more HP. That was change. And before 8+ update, Wot had diffrent normalization for sheels. Tiger 2 armor work back in days. Prem ammo never killed that tank, nerf did.

      And med with 2.7 sec aim time, bad mobility, no armor is good ? Funny. How 237 APCR will work in tier 10 ? You are slow, big, easy to pen, and your gun is bad…yes PAnther 2 is so good. Well Panther 2 use to be tier 9, with 105 mm gun.

      VK Auf A is very good tank, too bad many meed have more pen they need to pen this tank from front…Armor is as bad as on Tiger 2, gun is worse. Mobility is ok, but Vk was in game, when there was no tier 10 meds, where E50 had best AP pen, 220 mm. Now in game there are meds on tier 9 with 268 mm pen.

      VK, Tiger 2, Panther 2, KV 4, are relic tanks. Not fit in new game. T32 has turret, that gold wont pen it. IS 3 is over all best tier 8 HT, 110 has very good frontal armor, AMX 100 burst dmg. And what Tiger 2 has, uber acc, nothing more.

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  10. Tiger II is a high skill tenk, i.e. you need to be very good at positinings in order to use its very good gun and dpm. Since it is big and boxy you cant play like those more mobile heavys. If there would be no gold ammo I suspect the overall stats would be higher on the tiger II, alot thanks to the better gun. The only reason tanks like T32 and 110 arte pretty high on the WR list is because of gold spam. But I truely dont think those tanks are better then the tiger II. What the tiger II lacks compared to these it gets compensated with in terms of better firepower and turret traverse and shit. But that doesnt matter. People can just load gold ammo and pen your upper angled plate, so what good is 150mm angled frontal upper plate? Shit that people do now was not possible when gold ammo was only credits.

    Of course 110 will perform better since it has good mobilty and rof and also quite decent frontal armor, but usage of gold ammo makes this tenk stronger then it even would be. Same with T32, using apcr on any gun it can pen enemies from longer distance without getting shot back. In the old days, not possible since the accuracy and standard pen wouldnt allow it to pen. It would have to get in close and personal to use that gun, which back then was pretty good even if “only” having 198mm AP.

    I strongly suspect that the T32 current WR numbers is heavily inflated by usage of gold ammo. Because it is not possible to influence the game so much with 198mm AP compared to 245mm apcr, specialy with all high tier games tier 8 tenks see these days AND other bullshit that is going on. Differance between 198 AP and 245mm apcr, is barely penning a E100 in the side with AP, to pen its lower plate frontaly with apcr.

    T32 need better pen on the gun i think, but it needs to get apcr removed. It needs a gun that can enchance its intended role, and right now it doesnt since 198mm AP is not enough for tier 9 and 10 games as they currently are. Back in the days it worked, but not now days. Hell 198mm AP hardly pen is3 frontaly now days and that is stupid. No HT at tier 8 should ever feel the need to load gold ammo to face other tier 8 HTs. It was not like that in the old days and it shouldnt be these days either.

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    1. “No HT at tier 8 should ever feel the need to load gold ammo to face other tier 8 HTs” You think the T32 has it bad? look at the poor KV-5. 167mm of pen is barely useable in tier 7, let alone tier 8 and 9.

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  11. what a lie with this restoration- i tried to do it through support as i wanted to get back my Pz4 Schmalturm, but it says that this option in not available as it introduced to the game- gj WG, nice lie

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  12. – We have a huge player database over 6 years before the restoration feature came in 9.16. You can still restore 1 premium vehicle from your account history through support. We’re thinking about the future of this feature;

    And yet you can’t restore vehicles if you sold them more than 60 days before submitting the ticket.

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  13. Depends on how thick your skin is I suppose…I found the insults to be comedy gold. Then again, I’m 58-years old and have the hide of a rhino.

    As for Swedish premium tanks what I’d really like is a TD…just sayin’.

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  14. “– Personal missions are currently being worked on, we’ve said this multiple times already. We’ll announce them when they’re ready;”
    Do they mean new personal missions (i.e. a new campaign) or the old ones? :O

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  15. So many people are salty because of the cross-team chat removal.
    Well i tell you this for a fact –
    At the beginning sometimes some random said “gl&hf” and then 2 replied “ty u2”.(you still have this inside your team and i bet you don’t give a single fuck)
    Most of the time people spammed clan recruitment text and if you asked something you never got the answer. Also here and there you would see a bad joke.

    During the battle you only saw “fuck you fucking arty” “get fucking cancer bitsh” “kokot” “polak noob” and “cyka blyat” …those imitating сука блятъ.
    Also “how the fuck this fucking game RNG, fuck you WG !”

    At the end of the battle you would see “fucking E5 bot H3 camper noob” “kill this asshole noob retards” … and you know, such and such as that.

    I admit i also raged sometimes because WoT… you simply can’t hold it sometimes.

    It wasn’t even useful for telling the enemy that your team member is a real bot because reply would be “cry more noob” or “who cares”

    I’m more than happy with removal of this toxic chat..

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    1. You forgot the “Heat noob / Premium ammo noob, Wallet warrior wanker” comments that got very often thrown around. Got that quite often with my E50M when i had to improvise against enemy heavies (mostly fucked up MM that creates situations like E75/T-10/Conquerer against 2x E100/IS-4).

      So i’m quite happy that the whole thing was disabled.

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  16. Cross battel chat was nice. It is an online social game, of course you must be able to talk with the opponents. I loved the funnie chat, I only play to see funny stuff as I have said before.

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    1. “I loved the funnie chat, I only play to see funny stuff” – WoT? Funny chat? Seriously? If you only play for the funny stuff, WoT must be the equivalent of finding water in the desert for you. Yeah, it was there, but the proportion between “water” and “sand” was so terrible that disabling it was the only right thing to do, imho.

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  17. Well, isn’t this an interesting Q&A, is it?
    Though, I have to admit, right at this moment the only things I care about are the free thing, so the only thing I noticed in the Q&A is this part:
    – We have something to please you on New Year, but I won’t spoil it;

    What will be it?! O_O

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  18. “Personal missions are currently being worked on, we’ve said this multiple times already.”

    This is true – they have said it multiple times, but what we all want to know is ‘when will they be ready’?….that’s why people keep asking. Surely WarGamu can give us some indication?

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  19. I’m a lil bit confused- “We have a huge player database over 6 years before the restoration feature came in 9.16. You can still restore 1 premium vehicle from your account history through support”. Was trying to fill ticket for sold Panther 8.8 it was sold last year, but when trying to open ticket, there is a rule where is saying that vehicle was sold not longer than 2 or 3 weeks ago only. So is there any point to open ticket for asking restore or uselles time wasting?

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  20. – AMX M4 mle 49 is a great vehicle, I like it very much;

    Well of course a wargaming employee would say its great..its a fucking premium tank that they’re going to sell which will more than likely suck like most of the post 2015 released premiums

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