Q&A Compilation – 12th November 2016

Huge thanks to Vlad for translating!

Murazor:
– Will the KV-85 lose it’s 122mm after the introduction of the KV-122 since the gun can one-shot tier 4’s and some tier 5’s, and the tank also has speed and decent armor? – Will stay for now;
– But is this being discussed? – Not really, at least not soon;
– When is a buff for armored teir 10 HT (Maus, E-100, Type 5 HT) planned? – The patch after 9.17, will be an intermediate one;
– Anything about T34? Gun’s shit, maneuverability’s shit; – A tier 9 gun has to be balanced somehow;
– Any numbers on WZ-111 armor change? Especially lower glacis; – Weaker than 112;
– You said in a comparison video between SU-122-44 and E-25 that the SU needs preferential MM, since it’s simply unplayable in tier 9; – SU-122-44 has to be rebalanced completely, but that’s currently impossible;
– Pz IV Schmalturm is a tier 6 MT, but has horrible maneuverability and passability (9,9HP/t), anything in this regard? – Not in this patch;
– Anything about Jagd88? The TD is good, but regarding the buffs of others, could it receive something as well? – I think it lacks a bit speed, we’ll look into it;
– T34 is losing in comparison with T26E5, though they cost the same. It’s hard to make the T34 work – fully aimed in, missed, 13sec reload, getting damaged. Almost always like this; – T34 is more expensive than T26E5 and has a way more powerful gun;
– Will there be any tier 2, 3 changes on Sandbox? – Wait for new matchmaker;
– Could you possibly make a ST-1 ZiS-24? Would be logical, regardless of historical aspects. And maybe buff the SU-100Y, it’s seen across the map and hits only every half a year. – ST-1 will be worked on. SU-100Y is the best in terms of damage on it’s tier;
– What about the T34? No advantages except for alpha and penetration. Horrible stabilization, low maneuverability, low DPM. – It will be buffed if necessary;
– T-34-85M is horribly OP, anything here? – We’re thinking about it;
– Is a buff of profitability for the IS-6 planned? 175mm pen is oftentimes not enough and thus it has to fire gold often, so the farm rate is like a normal tank; – You should use tanks with high penetration for farming;
– A buff of stabilization or aim time for the IS-3 with the M3 would be great, it’s bad currently; – We have a more interesting idea in this regard;
– What’s the point in buffing the profitability of the FV4202 by 10%, if its’ shells are 2.5 times more expensive than oter tier 8 MT premiums? You should change the ammo cost; – It’s technically more difficult to change shell cost than profitability;
– The company policy has changed drastically. Earlier, everybody said that premium tanks cannot be better than normal tanks. Now it’s completely different, premiums are better. Normal tanks are completely forgotten. Conclusion – buy and stomp. No money? Drive the STA-1, you’ll get used to it sometime; – IS-3 is the best HT on tier 8, better than premiums. You can grind it and drive it all you want;
– It seems based on the first reviews that the T26E5 turned out to be too good – decent maneuverability, armor, gun with good pen and cheap rounds and even view range. You could’ve at least nerfed that last one; – You didn’t play it, a HT without alpha is difficult to play;
– How will SU-122-44 armor change after the HD remodel? – Not at all;

Yuri Filipovsky: [TN: dunno who the heck that is, not said in the Q&A either]
– Will there be features (like the Swedish TD one) implemented for other tanks? For example the STB-1. And which tanks have similar capabilities? – This functionality was present in many tanks – FV4401, STB-1, E-10, some American T95 projects. We’re currently implementing this for the Swedes only. We’ll look at others after the players feedback;
– Will it influence precision if I don’t want to enable siege mode? – The precision is really bad in movement mode, the player won’t be able to fire normally. Talking about the tier 9-10, they have their gun fixed in the body so any uneven patch or any keyboard press will negatively impact the ability to fire precisely. The tier 8 has the possibility to aim vertically, which allows to remain in movement mode sometimes;
– During turning, the effects of camo net and binoculars won’t go away, but the camo coefficient will change? – The movement in siege mode is of two kinds: turning to the left and right, and movement forward/backward. Equipment will not deactivate during turning, but will do so during forward/backward movement. The same applies to camo coefficient;
– Will there be a possibility to change the height of the left and right track independently? – Even the current mechanic which uses only one key appears difficult to some players, so no;
– What is the speed limit in siege mode? – Very low – 5km/h;
– The video about the Swedish mechanic shows two tanks driving at the same speed. Will Swedish top tanks have the same movement speed in both directions? If yes, why do the Ferdinand and Tiger P not have this possbility? – The main difference of Swedish vehicles which have high reverse speed is that they theoretically had this possibility by having a compartment at the back where there were duplicates of all steering and driving mechanisms. This would even allow steering the vehicle backwards, thus they have such high backwards speeds. Regarding the other mentioned vehicles, they did not have such a possibiltiy and this was purely theoretical, in practice they did not use their reverse like this;
– Is the speed of entering/exiting siege mode dependent on the crew? If no, will there be a possibility to accelerate the change between modes or is this like the reload of a magazine? – Currently the crew has no impact on the mode change, the process is more mechanical and thus similar ro magazine reloading;
– How effective are the anti-HEAT screens on the front of the top-tier Swede? – After impact on the screen, the shell loses some penetration;
– How will the impact of suspension adjustment be on camouflage? – Not at all;

“Tank aces” stream with Vyacheslav Ushakov and Ulan Toleugaziev:
– What about displaying the Top 10/100/1000 emblem from the “Tank aces” event on the tank? – We’ve discussed this and like the idea, we’ve submitted it to the people responsible for it;
– Will there be someting interesting for New Year? – Yes, being prepared currently;
– The system of tank restoration through support will change, watch the portal for news;
The WG Fest will have many surprises;

44 thoughts on “Q&A Compilation – 12th November 2016

  1. – Q: A buff of stabilization or aim time for the IS-3 with the M3 would be great, it’s bad currently;
    – A: We have a more interesting idea in this regard;

    If that ‘interesting’ idea would be nerfing it’s dispersion values, bringing it back to the levels of the other tier 8 heavy, I’d say “wow hats off!”
    But who ever asked for this buff, of that already boderline OP tank, means WG will and can never nerf it. As it would mean their main consumer base (Russia market) will go all ‘pitchfork and torches’ on them.
    THAT, is holding them back, holding balance back and is in turn hurting the product on the long run.

    – Q: What’s the point in buffing the profitability of the FV4202 by 10%, You should change the ammo cost;
    – A: It’s technically more difficult to change shell cost than profitability;

    What the F, how can that be more difficult to change? Don’t they use some database to store that data? If so one query can change the value, so Murazor: I’d say bull shit on that!

    If WG uses separate XML config files for each tanks, ammo types, etc. Than it’s still bull shit.
    Editing them, albeit being a bit more laborious and RSI intensive, is still as simple as finding the value’s in each config file and editing as per.

    Or does WG need to decompile their software every time and then HEX EDIT the changes in 1m lines of code?

    – Q: The company policy has changed drastically. Conclusion – buy and stomp. No money? ;
    – A: IS-3 is the best HT on tier 8, better than premiums. You can grind it and drive it all you want;

    The questioner has a valid point. Policy has drastically changed since 2015 and newly released products since have been equal if not outright better than the older standard F2P content.
    IS-3 being one, of a very few, F2P content which can still maintain itself due to it;s performances being border-lining in key areas compared to everything else.

    Well done advertising the one regular tank which is bordering on “unbalanced” and too prominent in the game compared to the rest of the content on that tier.

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    1. “What the F, how can that be more difficult to change? Don’t they use some database to store that data? If so one query can change the value, so Murazor: I’d say bull shit on that!”

      Truth is if they change the shell costs on the FV they will change it on all other tank as well which are using the same shells and that would fuck up the economic “balance” WG set up.

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      1. No in this case not. That high shell cost is currently ONE factor, of the several, within all the current game balance issues. Which need to be addressed.

        For example the Centurion 1.
        By adjusting the shell cost down, you would in effect buff the Cent1, a tank that has suffered from powercreep over the last 3 years and is in need of several buff. This being one.

        By adjusting it, it would not destabilize the economy. All other tanks using the same shell (with 20pdr A/B) are of no importance. It either it makes stock grinds a bit more bearable or in case of it begin the top shell/gun more up to par.

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        1. How hard is it to see?

          Cheaper shells -> Less credits spent per battle -> Less credits spent for the whole grind -> You will save more credits than WG wanted you to have -> WG’s economic “balance” is screwed

          While I don’t have any experience with the Centurion yet I’m pretty sure there are other ways to fix it if it’s really as bad as some players say than making the shells cost less.

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          1. Hard to see? Not at all.
            Do I agree with it? No, imo it and other things are currently hurting their product and their revenue.

            How much would I lower it? Reasonable: ~14,5% reduction (680>580 credits)
            What would that mean: it would still be the most expansive round of any 230 alpha damage gun in the whole game. Albeit being a tiny bit cheaper to help overall balance in the UK techtree, which is needed.

            Yes I agree, their are always several ways to fix any problem. Doesn’t mean though WG is always right, esp when looking back on their decision track record.

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    2. Personally, I think they might mean to add the old semi-autoloading system back to the IS-3A, like it is on the Blitz version (or it was, at least; I don’t know if it’s still the same). RPM fire rate stays the same, but it would get a 3-shot auto with ~8s between shots and a ~20s reload between clips. Same DPM, but it allows for more a more unique playstyle (firing in longer bursts rather than having a regular gun, which currently makes it too similar to the IS-3 IMO).

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      1. Only stronkerest shall become stronkers*

        *WG Ltd. does not take responsibility for butthurt induced pain, injuries or any other side effects. Consult with a doctor before partaking a part in battle. User discretion is advised.

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  2. “– T-34-85M is horribly OP, anything here?” Are they drunk? Are we playing the same tank? It’s slightly armored, but can’t even effectively pen a Matilda at tier 4.

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    1. I was surprised about that too and think it’s just wrongly translated and original the questioner said “This tank is UP & utter shit”.

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    2. Blatant sarcasm/whine is the new standard of expression on RU. We’ve been seeing it in Q&A’s for about a year now xP

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    3. I wanted to ask the same question. I would add the same pen as the Rudy, but leave the damage to make it feel different. 126 is not easy to use at tier 8

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      1. Armor is fine when top tier tbh, rather effective at times. But the low roll AP pen kills it more then anything. Gun is not that bad on the Type 58 due to the mobility so you can compensate. Lack of it here makes it hard not to press 2 since flanking is not a luxury you always have time for. +1 MM would be nice for it, but it could to with a minor traverse buff to tbh if they don’t touch the gun.

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  3. No buffs to 122-44’s armor? Is this WG? no buff to STRONK SOVIET? How terrible…..(SerB’s finger is UP)

    p.s.Pls don’t take this too seriously, thank you.

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  4. I’ve been wondering many of the same things about the T34, frankly. Like, fine, its turret is bouncy, and its pen and alpha are good, but the alpha is about the same as what all the Russian heavies at the same tier have anyway, and the pen is only slightly higher. The reload makes it very unintimidating if it’s up against anything but tier six tanks.

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  5. “The company policy has changed drastically. Earlier, everybody said that premium tanks cannot be better than normal tanks. Now it’s completely different, premiums are better. Normal tanks are completely forgotten. Conclusion – buy and stomp. No money? Drive the STA-1, you’ll get used to it sometime; – IS-3 is the best HT on tier 8, better than premiums. You can grind it and drive it all you want”

    Translation:
    If you like T8 games, buy a premium tank, grind the IS3 or fuck off.

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  6. So apparently WG dont see an issue that premiums being as good or better than standard tier 8 tanks? What a fucking joke really! Why do t34 need a buff anyways? Why do is3 need a change because stabilzation is uncomfortable. Omfg, the is3 is the best tier 8 HT and people still ask about buffs? How fucking stupid are people really.

    Oh and WG say HTs with 240 alpha is hard to play? Well, the caernarvon says hi, which has inferior armor AND dpm compared to the t25e.

    It is a very dangerous trend to just buff all tanks, and specialy the premium ones. Not only do they money grab for gold ammo, now the new money grab will be premiums. The balance and powercreep is going down in the drain really.

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  7. – Is a buff of profitability for the IS-6 planned? 175mm pen is oftentimes not enough and thus it has to fire gold often, so the farm rate is like a normal tank;

    – You should use tanks with high penetration for farming;

    LMAO, so what is a Tier 8 premium with low penetration for then? Just to waste gold ammo?

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    1. no, you use prem ammo on the is6 to boost wn8. You actually make a good profit if using the is6 proper and even more if using gold ammo IF you are a decent player and not a russian mongo.

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  8. “It’s technically more difficult to change shell cost than profitability”
    Inventing a separate shell is very technically difficult.
    Practically though you are full of shit.

    “in practice they did not use their reverse like this”
    Games are simulations of reality 100%. In practice.

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  9. WG has lost it really. When they openly admit that premiums will be as good or better than regular tanks and the is3 is the best tier 8 HT. They are not even ashamed to admit that they fuck up balance by purpose to get them moneys. Just move WG to israel alreaddy, I heard the “crystal night” is around the corner.

    I guess happy players means that premiums should be OP and gold ammo as well. For all other paying customers that dont play is3, e5 and premiums I guess we are fucked then?

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    1. someone writed:

      “To be serious – Play (orBuy) some “balanced” tanks or get the fuck out of the game. Who the fuck cares. Who cares that some tanks undeperform, just play with IS-3 you fucking fuck and stop complaining. Solution is simple you fuck head. We are working about everithing and nothing in same time, just laughting how you salt money into our pockets. Now stop bothering you fuck, because i dont know which whore to hire to suck my fucking superstructure cock.”

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  10. Worthless questions and answers. I fucking hate this new fucking carousel smelling tanks like from fucking B movie.

    To be serious – Play (orBuy) some “balanced” tanks or get the fuck out of the game. Who the fuck cares. Who cares that some tanks undeperform, just play with IS-3 you fucking fuck and stop complaining. Solution is simple you fuck head. We are working about everithing and nothing in same time, just laughting how you salt money into our pockets. Now stop bothering you fuck, because i dont know which whore to hire to suck my fucking superstructure cock.

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  11. I don’t undertstand.
    Why do they still want to buff the IS-3? The dev himself said that it’s the best teir 8 heavy, WHY do these little russian bitches want it buffed MORE?!?!

    This is so infuriating!!!

    Anyway. Any leaks about the new year and WG Fest things?
    Something mentionable?

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  12. – You didn’t play it, a HT without alpha is difficult to play;
    ROFL
    How about: “Hold down W and left mouse button”
    The T26E5 is OP as hell. It will be like KV-1S and Hellcats in tier 6 games a long time ago and those who won’t have it will most likely guit eventuall
    THE GOLD SPAM IS REAL!

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  13. T26E5 leaves the T34 looking like a bad joke… (and the SP) I mean…
    25% more dpm, great pen, smaller profile, better armour, more manoeuvrable, drives almost like a med.
    the T34’s got what? 160 alpha? which will probably miss because the gun handling is shit…

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