WoT Q&A 08.07.2017

UPDATE: Replaced with Vlad’s more complete translation.

Interview with Alexey “Inaki” Ilyin (Global WoT producer)

– T-62A will not lose popularity after the Obj. 140 buff. The T-62 still has a better armored turret. Yes, we do know that the tanks are quite similar, moreover, we also have the 430 and the 907 and the T-22 med. We do want to separate all these vehicles somehow. But if you look at how players react to the BatChat, which is, mind you, not a nerf, but a rebalance, I became afraid of the reaction if we start touching the Soviet MT’s. Maybe we will look into them sometime later, but we aren’t quite ready for that right now.
– The Type 59 got changed a bit, it should be on supertest next week. I won’t tell what we changed for now, you’ll see for yourself.
– By the way, several vehicles will appear on the supertest next week. We’ll test the Pattons – M46 and M48A1. They are almost all right, except that they aren’t very popular vehicles. Big turret, many weakspots. The vehicle is basically made obsolete by all other mediums. They lack something in the overall characteristics.
– 59-Patton will be changed as well.

Some additional answers from Tankfest:
– There are plans to change the economy: no more constant “farm silver and dump it into driving tier 10”.
– New matchmaker caused in some cases for the overall HP per team to drop, which causes less average damage per player and thus less credits per battle. We’re working on this.
– After remaking the maps in HD, we’ll start working on gameplay changes on these very maps.

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60 thoughts on “WoT Q&A 08.07.2017

  1. “And as we saw by the Batchat rebalance, you can imagine what would happen if we poked at the high tier soviet meds. At this time, we’re not ready for that.” – The ideea of nerfing the BC was the worst think they could come with. Russian meds hard to play need nerf ja ja.

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  2. > The T-62A after the Object 140 buff won’t loose it’s meaning, since the T-62A still has a better turret. Yes, we know that the tanks are similar, but there’s still the 430, 907 and T-22. And as we saw by the Batchat rebalance, you can imagine what would happen if we poked at the high tier soviet meds. At this time, we’re not ready for that.

    This whole ‘we won’t touch the Soviet mediums because we fear the players’ reaction’ is one of the most absurd statements I’ve ever heard from WG. I mean, seriously?

    Also, reminder that Object 907 and T-22sr are ultra-rare tanks available only to the chosen elite (unless one plays on the Chinese server).

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    1. Remember Russia is their biggest consumer market. So I think you have to look at it from that perspective.

      Don’t know if you were there when the old tier 6 KV1S existed. But this statement was used back then as well, as an excuse to not rework it. Same also goes for the IS-3 and why it was never touched while it was bordering on the tier 8 performance bracket (this was before the over performing premiums).

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            1. War Thunder? Good joke. I sitll remember a time when WT:Ground Forces was hailed as the messiah. It wasn’t. I won’t ever be. It’s a completely different game and it has plenty of flaws in it`s own rights.

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              1. Sorry but War thunder is getting better than WOT, players are switching over sure it has its faults but those are mostly funny glitches

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                1. it was better than WoT (for GF, planes are still good), until they started to get really bad habits:
                  “all are for GF”
                  1 alerting historical parameters for better “gameplay”, when its really hard to tell that’s its really better for it… like artificially changing ammo to make sort of “progression” even if its already under-preforming (sharp nosed AP and APCR shells) and making aleardy overproforming shell be even better (APCBC and any non solid shot ammo)

                  2 releasing half finished vehicles (especially true for US tank’s, they hate them or what?) with limiting ammo choices, under-preforming ammunition and problems with armor modeling… in past they stayed on dev server until fixed, but now?
                  https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/370290-id0058920-29jun2017-t95e1-medium-tank-armor-holes/

                  generally if community don’t intervenes they stay…

                  3 forcing tanks to fill gaps in tech tree, by alerting them in certain way (like British premium Sherman II with got US experimental APCR in order to be at 4.0BR while normal version is 3.3BR), while there are other tank that could fit that gap without any larger changes…

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              2. It worked for me. It’s mooooore enjoyable than the shit wot has became lately. Also, I don’t play arcade battles since I find realistic battles to be better. There are flaws, of course, but at least there’s not a flood of OP pay-to-win tanks like in WoT.

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            2. War thunder is a simulator. WoT is an arcade shooter.
              These games do not have the same target audience and are not competitors. Just because you have tanks in a game doesnt mean its a WoT competitor.

              If you cannot get that in your head after so many years no wonders you cant understand why WG doesnt care about anything.

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          1. Monopoly? So you are saying this is the only online game? I already quit pretty easily because of the cancer changes, i dont like playing games that are catered for 12 year olds.

            Games should be competitive or not competitive, and they’re trying to make this competitive.

            Reduce RNG, Remove artillery, balance the game.

            /thread

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            1. Also they’re buffing the Obj 140? ROFL.

              More russian bias please.

              Do they not see the slew of shit tanks that exist that need buffs?

              There are tons, even at tier 10.

              Leopard 1 anyone? Jap meds?

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    2. chosen elites? seriously?
      You only needed to get top ­1,400 on SEA server to get 907. However, only 840 is rewarded in tank battle. it’s not hard at all, considering less people play clan war. You just need a clan and participate in clan wars regularly.

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    3. chosen elites? seriously?
      You only needed to get top ­1,400 on SEA server to get 907. However, only 840 is rewarded in tank battle. So comparing to rank it is super easy considering less people play clan war. You just need a clan and participate in clan wars regularly.

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  3. What about British rebalance? Any competitiveness they had was inflated away years ago. Both fv215s don’t really influence a game result and top tier tads are usable on a couple of maps.

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    1. I still remember a time when the british T8+ had the specialty of “high penetration, accurate guns”. Not much of it remained over the years, did it? They weren’t particularly good in the first place, as the general map design favours a gameplay that is very antithetic to the ridge-line snipers they are, but you could take a Caern into T8 SH and still pummel the other team’s T8s (especially IS3) pretty good, so given a good player in the Caern you could get good results. Between all these new tanks, changes to overall accuracy and so on and on, the british only got worse.

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  4. Where is the announced huge IS-4 line rework? Where is the ST-II? Where are the buffs/reworks to underperforming premiums like the KV-5, IS-6, 112, T-34-3, etc.? When will they balance and rework premium ammo? When will Chrysler and Opject 252 get frontal weakspots?

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    1. “when will chrysler and 252 get weakspots”

      Never.

      They are probably saving the IS-4 rework for later announcement, and they are probably not leaking all changes that are on supertest. They save some stuff for the full patchnotes before test server

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        1. “Responsable lfp for tanks with 220+ pen”

          This is not a weakspot. This tank is tier 8, not 10. Tier 8 tanks have for years had around 180mm pen as a standard, with 200+ for german meds and 220+ only for heavies when full. 220mm is not a weakspot at this tier. At tier 8 a weakspot would be below 180mm thick.

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          1. Exactly that. Just look a few years back, having a tank with 200mm+ penetration without shooting gold, was considered a feature to balance a tank around, resulting in tanks with high penetration and good accuracy, but painfully low DPM and alpha for the tier.
            Nowadays, having that kind of penetration doesn’t even get you anywhere anymore, between OHos, VK100s, Defenders, Chryslers and Patriots (Liberte has at least weaknesses). This is the powercreep people keep pointing out. How anyone can not see that or recognize this as a problem, is beyond me.

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            1. T26E5’s hull can easily penetrated by same tier med. The thing they can’t pen is the turret.
              T26E5’s problems are high penetration gun with HVAP as stock and high DPM.

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              1. Not to mention it is outright better than a lot of the standard tanks of the same tier. Especially comparing it to the T32, and the T32 is already a perfectly strong tank.

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      1. Nah, the maps are only going to be adressed once they are fully HD’d. They said as much in a recent Q&A, which is stupid in it’s own right, given how long people have been *desperately* trying to get WG’s attention to the issues. With this Q&A, any map changes only are to be expected even further into the future, as the original statement was that changes would happen at the same time as HD-ification. Now it’s “– *After* remaking the maps in HD, we’ll start working on gameplay changes on these very maps.”

        Fucking stupid.

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    1. AMEN BROTHER.
      But…hey….fixing corridor maps…that means that meds and lights can flank…..and if they can flank they can shoot weak sides and rears…and dont need gold….you see where this goes??…………

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    1. Apparently they are ‘rebalancing’ it.
      Translation: Nerfing it and with that, preparing a GRAND SALE!
      Yesterday when I played in mine, I have noticed that literally any tier 8 tank can penetrate my front at any point, over 300 meters.
      So if you plan to grab one… Don’t.

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      1. 100mm sloped at 60 degree ~180mm effective armor….
        It’s not that hard to pen tbh
        // Over 1k battles in it

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        1. I specifically left out which part of the front. That also means turret front.
          Can you see the problem with this ‘armor’ now?

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  5. +++By the way, several vehicles will appear on the supertest next week. We’ll test the Pattons – M46 and M48A1. They are almost all right, except that they aren’t very popular vehicles. Big turret, many weakspots. The vehicle is basically made obsolete by all other mediums. They lack something in the overall characteristics.+++

    Hello WG,

    don’t forget about the M60 again.

    Thanks in advance..

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  6. +++– The Type 59 got changed a bit, it should be on supertest next week. I won’t tell what we changed for now, you’ll see for yourself.+++

    It’s really time to see a buff for the Type 59. From my perspective I’m ok with removing the SMM in exchance for its old strenghts in gun performance and mobility.

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    1. Right now the Hype 59 is just a big nerf bat. But they plan to sell it again, I can feel it, so they are going to nerf it even further.
      I’m calling it right now.

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        1. Hm, in this case….
          Currently the Hype 59 needs a buff of:
          -mobility
          -aiming time
          -accuracy while stationary
          -accuracy on the move
          -reload time (over 7 seconds? Come ON!)
          -armor (turret, because it’s trollish, some it bounces on the same spot, some it won’t. Same gun, same caliber, I tested it.)
          -armor (hull, because its frontal hull armor is letting literally everything above tier 7 through)
          -armor (seriously, its armor is more easily penned now than a Lorrie’s and that’s made of paper maché)

          So, what will they buff?

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            1. Who said anything about the new premium tanks and why do you think that I cry?
              Do you have any other wrong assumptions, smartass?

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  7. And what WG, you wil add fake armor to M48 coz you can, and E50 or E50m will still have 185 mm falt turret armor coz reasons…

    I find one think funny, its not Serb or Strom who will kill this gaem, It’s Milosz and Murazor.

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  8. How much more stupid can WG get? Calling the batchat nerf a rebalance and thinking the are gonna fool anyone.
    WG called a rebalance every single one of the nerfs to all the vehicles so far. Artillery was also “rebalanced” several times, like in patches 8.3 and 8.6. They didn’t call it nerf back then either.
    Plus, the stats for the batchat rebalance are worse than the stats of the tier IX Batchat 25t, back when it was added in patch 7.2. When they rebalance a tank so hard that the tier IX version is better than the tier X one, it is a nerf plain and simple.

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  9. Lol, don’t worry bois – we are only ‘rebalancing’ the BC, not nerfing it – the loss of alpha, pen, dpm, burst and a prem round is just to make it more ‘comfortable’.

    There is literally NOTHING wrong with the Pattons, they are master race vehicles. Nonetheless – feel free to buff them for me, I’d like to drive a US medium Maus for a couple of patches.

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    1. Stats dont really seem to back you up on the Pattons dude……i loke them too,but that doesnt mean they are on par with TVPs or russian meds.

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  10. BatChat need a nerf – it’s THE tier 10 scout in the game even with lights introduced. BatChat as a tank is nice (I love it myself) but need a reduced viewrange because the profile gives it better camouflage (which is fine). Realistically no commander would spot better in a tank lower than the grass and driving faster than anything else. For gameplay it would be wise to nerf viewrange and change the meta a little…

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    1. What you are saying makes no sense. First of all, the Batchat IS a light tank. Only because WG labels it as a medium tank doesn’t make it so. Seriously, the T-62A is 48% heavier. The E-50M “medium” tank is 252% heavier. Batchat was the lightiest tier X tank by far. Then WG decided to add tier X light tank$, for God know$ what rea$on$. Instead of doing what everyone had been asking since the beginning, which was add the AMX 13 105 as tier IX and keep the Batchat as tier X and natural progression, no…..WG had bigger plans. They added the AMX 13 105 for whatever rea$on, nerf it into the ground only to have an excuse to ner…..oops, I mean rebalance the only legitimate light tank so that the new light tank has a purpo$e for it$ exi$tence.
      In any case, the current “rebalanced” Batchat has much worse view range, much worse gun depression, worse reload time, worse accuracy, worse dispersion, worse hull and turret traverse speed, worse acceleration than the former tier IX Batchat 25t….and this is a history WG cannot rewrite. I’d take the patch 7.2 Batchat over the current rebalanced Batchat any day.

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  11. I love how WG dont talk about obsolete German, Jap and British tanks. Example from some tiers.

    -Tiger 2, weak, big, no armor, stay in 2012 with his stats.
    -Vk auf A, 200 mm gun that cant pen shit with no APCR
    -Caernarvon, shit on track, no alpha, no dpm, easy to pen
    -Churchill tank, box of HP, from 5 to 7 tier
    -Leopard 1, worst tier 10 soft stat on gun, on sniper tank, with maps that dont fit sniper fight.
    -Centurion 7\1. Same sotry, tank stay in 2012
    -T34-2 shit as tier 8, nothing.
    -STA 1, tank is way to slow, way to paper, good gun.
    -Type 61, will be shit after AMX 30 buff
    -STB 1, same

    I can write more, but why. WG ofc buff tanks that are way better. Like Patton on tier 9is one of the best MT. And WG will buff him? That tank is way better then Centurion and get buff, WTF wg.

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  12. So these idiots gonna nerf credits incoming on tier X battles? Or how to understand this: ” – There are plans to change the economy: no more constant “farm silver and dump it into driving tier 10”.

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  13. “By the way, several vehicles will appear on the supertest next week. We’ll test the Pattons – M46 and M48A1”

    Can you please include the M60 in this list as well, it’s in dire need of a Buff, especially DPM. If the Pattons are bad, then the M60 is terrible.

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  14. ‘T-62A will not lose popularity after the Obj. 140 buff.’

    I don’t own one of those tanks, but I can’t see a reason to research a T-62A if I can get an Obj. 140. The turret will be effectively the same, it has better mobility and better hull armor.

    And about the Pattons, just buff there speed. Don’t mess with the armor, just make it possible to avoid taking hits. Not everything has to be made idiot proof.

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