Q&A – 7th March 2017

Thanks to Vladimir for this translation.
Answers from Anton “Evilly” Pankov:
 – Great solution to stuff everything on one server. RU6 died, you can’t go to the others and do Stronghold battles there. The ingenuity of the solution is incredible. – If it is necessary, we’ll add other servers, currently it will be like this for testing.
 – Good day. A model of the T92 light tank was leaked. Will you put it in the LT branch after the T71? I’m eagerly waiting for this tank. – No, we won’t.
 – Are there approximate deadlines for the trade-in release with an expansion of the available tanks? I want to swap two-three for more comfortable ones. – No deadlines yet, we’ll have to do some fixes there.
 – Will you ever fix minimizing the game and windowed mode? – Yes, as soon as the fix is ready.
 – When is the next ban wave? Or was this just for show, as usual? – It’s in the works now.
 – Q1: When will you reveal the secret of the IS-4’s new feature? Q2: It won’t be Anton revealing it, but Murazor, and if my theory is correct, it will be swapping the places of IS-4 and ST-1, since Murazor talked about this long ago. – A: You are right, and yes, Murazor will tell about this.
 – What about the Sheridan, the model is supposed to be changed, I hope you’re not simply hanging it with some axes? [TN: i.e. some cosmetics] – The hull will remain the prototype one with accessories.
 – Hello, I have the Swedish crew from New Year’s event, but have the tier 10 TD with an own skilled crew, and don’t want to grind the Kranvagn. Will there be a second branch of Swedish MT’s (they have a shit ton of Centurion copies)? – We’ll only have one Swedish Centurion for now, the tier 8 premium. No plans for an MT branch yet.
 – What is the difficulty to limit premium ammo for a tank’s loadout? – Since before introducing such a change, we’d like to test it. If it appears on Sandbox, it’s being considered, if not – then not.
 – What about the mantlets of Conqueror, FV4502, Action X, Chieftain (T95), why are they different?! – I’ll talk to historians about this.
 – When is the 3rd wave of bot hunting? Or do you think you’ve done your job?! – Soon.
 – Where is the [VK] 4503 which was in the shop on the test? – Rescheduled.
 – Will there be changes to personal missions like it was a year ago? – Yes.

– What about server stability? Lags like shit… It’s funny how when the game started, there was only 1 server which could withstand 1 million players and didn’t lag, and now there are 10 and it’s still not enough. – During the 1 million player count there were 4 or 5 servers.

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26 thoughts on “Q&A – 7th March 2017

  1. “– Good day. A model of the T92 light tank was leaked. Will you put it in the LT branch after the T71? I’m eagerly waiting for this tank. – No, we won’t.”

    WGL Year 3 tenk confirmed?

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    1. Depends on how literally the question was asked. Somebody asked ‘will it be put after T71’, to which the reply was ‘no’. They have not said it won’t be in the tech tree in another spot.

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        1. Three options there:

          1- Fill the hole with T92
          2- Fill the hole with T71 CMCD
          3- Connect them to the existing T71

          I would personally prefer the T71 CMCD becoming a counterpart to the autoloader T71 on the same tier, would be fitting since they’re related.

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  2. ” – Q1: When will you reveal the secret of the IS-4’s new feature? Q2: It won’t be Anton revealing it, but Murazor, and if my theory is correct, it will be swapping the places of IS-4 and ST-1, since Murazor talked about this long ago. – A: You are right, and yes, Murazor will tell about this.”

    First time I hear about this. So IS-4 goes back to tier 9 and ST-I becomes the tier 10? That’s good because I haven’t researched ST-I but I have the IS-4 😄 And IS-4 in tier 9 will be a beast.

    “– We’ll only have one Swedish Centurion for now, the tier 8 premium. No plans for an MT branch yet.”
    😦

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        1. Hm.. could be, but T92 more possible, cause even in previous patch (9.17) they renamed T92 arty to T92 HMC, so that means they preparing implement in the game T92 🙂

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  3. IS4 is over armored for tier 9. Not only does it have much better frontal armor, it has a lower plate that is immune to tier 8 HTs. STI has a weaker lower plate. If the is4 becomes a tier 9 should lose its track links on the lower plate.

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    1. T8 load gold or aim the roof can hurt IS-4. Besides with the bloody 252Us around having IS-4 in t9 won’t hurt game balance.

      P.s. IS-4 is weak in t10 at current meta.

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      1. Some of us perfer not tu use gold, for the sole reason of not supporting WGs unfair elements of the game and balancing issues. In the old days all tenks had weakspots that could be expolited. Now days many tenks dont have the same weakspots left so one has to spend more money in order to damage tenks they could before with regular ammo. That is BAD gameplay balance. Buffed armor would only work if no gold ammo existed and then all tenks would need to be re-balanced by that new concept. Armor should matter but tanks should have soild strong spots and real weakspots. This was the core of wot back in the days, but now days you can just fu urserlf if you use standard ammo, or press 2 and pen pretty much the whole front of sum tenks.

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      2. If we stick with this reasoning (there’s defender so who cares) it will be a quick end for this game.

        But then again everybody bitches about op tanks until they can grind them (or buy them, like the t26e5).

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        1. For fucks sake, if defenders lower plate is so op, why do I pen it reliably with AP from my Mutz? I must be doing something wrong.

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        1. Is not a joke. Hidden stats on IS-4 shows it it’s worse than IS-8 and no significant improvements from ST-1, DPM is on the low side of all the t10 HTs. Armor and mobility is getting relatively worse with power-creeps.

          It’s just a lame tank to play after the ST-1.

          Maybe you give it a try and tell me the reasons to play IS-4 other than IS-7/113/E5.

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          1. And i ask you to give a IS-4 a try when i random battle almost all people don’t know how to deal with an IS-4 propely angled

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            1. Well, I guess I’m too unlucky to not meet complete noobs. Most tanks with 250mm+ penetration have no issue penning me, without sidescraping to hide the ufp, there’s no way to get both ufp and shoulders to have 250mm effective armour.

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  4. Powercreep. The is4 dont have bad armor, it has good armor if people use AP. But bringing it down to tier 9 with the current side and frontal armor is stupid. I dont like WGs choices to nerf AP, because that is exactly what they are doing when buffing armor and bring over armored tenks to lower tiers. back on the days the is4 lower palte was like 180-190mm effective, now it is over 220mm effective due to stuped treck links.

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  5. ” swapping the places of IS-4 and ST-1″
    I hope they’ll buff the hull armor accordingly for the ST-1.
    And this may not be the best options, just a buff to the front hull armor of the IS-4 would have made it useful again, as well as removing the turret overmatch area. IS-4 looks sexy and imo it would fit tier X well if it received some needed buffs.
    ST-1 has a much better turret indeed but the hull is worse and mobility too I think. But I did prefer it better over the IS-4 because tier for tier the armor works better.

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  6. can someone enlighten me about the point with the VK (4503)? did they mean its appearance ingame in the techtree (so you can buy it ingame with gold)? because the tank itself feels and plays rather real for me (I own one … 😉 ).

    if they could only buff the turret a bit, so that not every tier 6 MT pens it easily frontally even with AP – now THAT would be great (plus the price is still a plain insult if compaired to IS-2 Berlin and all other tier 7 prem-HTs)). but probably won’t happen, as the plan to bring the Tiger II (H), AFAIK.

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