WoT – Tank Day 2017 Q&A

Slava Makarov and Anton Pankov under fire.

  • Two million Belarussians picked WoT
  • One of the most active nations are Poles. There’s more of them than Belarussians (2.9M vs 2M). The Chinese are also flocking to the game, and the Germans like collecting tanks – their players have the most rare tanks.
  • Special crews are plans. Pankov doesn’t dismiss the possibility of a special Belarussian crew.
  • Preparations are underway to host a tournament for people over the age of 30-40.
  • Tank trade-in was supposed to launch with the game, seven years ago. It’s one of the biggest innovations which appeared up till now.
  • User interface changes are planned, ranging from new additions to restructuring the old. The Personal Mission UI isn’t perfect, and it will be fixed.
  • The HD map Sandbox will start soon. Optimization efforts are underway.
  • Clan Wars are treated seriously, and errors will be rectified.
  • Unfinished things and modes stopped being implemented. Now the implementation of new content is much more thorough.
  • Will there be a tenth nation? Good question. One day for sure, for example the Italians, which have to be implemented, because they fought, and they used their own vehicles.
  • ATGM vehicles probably won’t be implemented as regular tanks, but more likely as special event vehicles.
  • The balance department has undergone some some personal changes, especially at the higher echelons.
  • It’s really hard to rebalance old premium tanks. If you touch anything, there will be a ruckus, the biggest drama queens being the EU server. We wait for a moment where we can change the KV-5. It’s a tank which rebalance we regularly postpone.
  • Camo personalization is being worked on, and maybe it will make its debut on the Sandbox. Players will be able to change colors, spot sizes and other things. Camo personalization needs a lost of interface changes. We have a prototype of the 2D personalization, and it looks really well.
  • The New Year event is being worked on.
  • The announcement and details of the new “Caliber” project will be given at this year’s WG Fest.
  • Some time ago Sergey Burkatovskiy (aka SerB) was confounded by introducing a one-tier spread in MM. Now it’s clear that introducing preferential matchmaking was a mistake. There are problems with some of those vehicles, but we’re readying them for a rebalance. Perhaps with some tanks, which will be unfit for rebalancing, we’ll propose a buyback.
  • Wheeled vehicles are a thing the devs really want to introduce. Work on them is underway, mostly physics. There’s a lot of historical wheeled vehicles reaching up to Tier X and they will be introduced into the LT branches.
  • The possibility to hide the stats or the nickname is very complicated. We’re thinking about it, and maybe this will be something we’ll take into consideration among the allowed mods. This will only happen when the client is shut down for mods, which is in progress.
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47 thoughts on “WoT – Tank Day 2017 Q&A

    1. Well.. tbh they are not wrong, EU players are rather protective about their premiums, and even most good changes have been meet with force, like when the STA-2 got a pen buff, at the cost of DPM. EU went nuts, even tho they did demand a pen buff. EU is also the reason why the T26E4 got a refund offer.

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  1. “The possibility to hide the stats or the nickname is very complicated. We’re thinking about it, and maybe this will be something we’ll take into consideration among the allowed mods. This will only happen when the client is shut down for mods, which is in progress.”

    FeelsGoodMan

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      1. How? – They will still call you that when you YOLO-suicide scout in your LT and die within a minute/camp your heavy close to arty/cant be bothered to pay attention to the minimap for enemies locations. Especially when you dont show any intention of learning to play the game.

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    1. What feels good about this comment?

      The community asked for that for years. They consider this for 2 years and nothing happend so far and nothing happen on this subject for another 2 years.

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  2. “Will there be a tenth nation? Good question. One day for sure, for example the Italians, which have to be implemented, because they fought, and they used their own vehicles.”

    With this logic Hungarian and Romanian tanks should be implemented as well. Also what about the Swiss tanks and aren’t the Polish are supposed to be the 10th tree?

    “The balance department has undergone some some personal changes, especially at the higher echelons.”

    I hope Murazor was removed.

    “It’s really hard to rebalance old premium tanks. If you touch anything, there will be a ruckus, the biggest drama queens being the EU server. We wait for a moment where we can change the KV-5. It’s a tank which rebalance we regularly postpone.”

    Bruh, hurry the F up with the rebalance proposals and stop delaying it every single time.

    “Some time ago Sergey Burkatovskiy (aka SerB) was confounded by introducing a one-tier spread in MM. Now it’s clear that introducing preferential matchmaking was a mistake. There are problems with some of those vehicles, but we’re readying them for a rebalance. Perhaps with some tanks, which will be unfit for rebalancing, we’ll propose a buyback.”

    Does this mean they will rebalance them for full MM and offer a buyback or just leave them as they are and offer a buyback? If the second option, I have to ask WHY? I would take a properly balanced full MM tank over a limited MM tank which have issues (mainly penetration) any day of the week.

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      1. They could go the “We know it’s shit and you don’t want it in this state anymore but we can’t balance it because some people still enjoy it so we will buy it back from you” way as well since we are talking about WG.

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        1. I’m pretty sure that this will happen to the E25 if they undergo such project. Because E25 is a tank that has no place in the game, in any tier with any unreal modifications. Its camo is due to its size and is supreme for anything lower than tier 7. Its gun is bad for anything higher than tier 7. And it is bad for tier 7 because of its rate of fire

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  3. We wait for a moment where we can change the KV-5. It’s a tank which rebalance we regularly postpone.”

    As a kV-5 owner – No need to hurry comerades. I stopped playing&paying for WoT and currently i am waiting for a moment where I can change my policy :)))))

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  4. > It’s really hard to rebalance old premium tanks. If you touch anything, there will be a ruckus, the biggest drama queens being the EU server.

    If they would have used/taken serious our feedback (over the years), would have properly and directly communicated with the EU player base and would have ACTIVELY included the EU in their work processes, the EU would not have become so ‘flammable’.

    But not taking a whole consumer group serious, ignore their feedback and improperly (not) communicate back to them on their given feedback. Putting aside EU feedback as non-sense and only taking RU feedback serious and only acting upon that.
    That breeds a consumer base witch becomes distrustful and critical towards WG.

    Their only saving grace is that they have a monopoly in their niche with WoT.

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  5. So the limited MM tanks are really the problem in this game? REALLY???

    Some time ago Sergey Burkatovskiy (aka SerB) was confounded by introducing a one-tier spread in MM. Now it’s clear that introducing preferential matchmaking was a mistake. There are problems with some of those vehicles, but we’re readying them for a rebalance. Perhaps with some tanks, which will be unfit for rebalancing, we’ll propose a buyback.

    The game built its glory with the limited MM tanks, but they were a mistake all along, say the people who made this game unplayable…

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    1. Well they said the same thing years ago, before they added all the new armor on tier 8 and went nuts with other things. They slowly started to remove all the mid tier limited MM tanks a few pr patch. Like the T14, Ram II, SU-85i, Pz IV S and even the Panther M10 that has since returned to name a few. They wanted to remove the tier 8 limited MM tanks to years ago, but some how, only one was removed. The German 88 TD. Since then, they have not removed a single one.

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    2. Realisticly it doesnt matter if the vehicle can get in a +2 match or not. It matters only if it is op or not. If it is then it needs a nerf. And to make the nerf wg should give the owners of the vehicle their money back, return the tank in the premium shop for let’s say a month and the owners of the vehicle will decide wether they want to biy the nerfed one or not. Imo this is the only correct way to nerf premium tanks. They can give part of the money back, but this won’t be very effective

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      1. “Realisticly it doesnt matter if the vehicle can get in a +2 match or not”

        Not for that particular vehicle, but for all same tier vehicles in general. Pref. MM tanks fill up the matches with “good” +1 MM. Thus others got to fight more t X vehicles. While bad with the old MM, its an huge Problem with the new MM which favors +2 matches on its own already.

        This is where the shitstorm regarding “crap MM for t8 tanks” comes from.

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  6. “The Personal Mission UI isn’t perfect, and it will be fixed” Well at least they finally did notice it. It’s a bloody mess. You either get no info, or half the info. And opening 2 new windows to see what tank qualifies for it, is even more stupid. The old mission UI at least had all the info in one place, clear as day.

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        1. Like the constantly breaking friend’s list, platoon bug (try to join a bad invite, can’t join battle), broken invite system that keeps non-working invites on screen, the OP TDs, the fucked up balance of new tanks, the terrible map design, and the pandering to the less skilled player (“it’s okay shitter, you just go ahead and keep trying to pen the front of that enemy super heavy tank, we give you corridor so you don’t need to think”)….but no, other things must come first.

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  7. “The HD map Sandbox will start soon”
    Soon™

    “the biggest drama queens being the EU server”
    It is undeniably true… And its a good thing. Sorry to not consent on being raped every patch WG, but if you make things available for real money, and we pay for it, we want to get what we paid for, not a modified version. That’s how our law works, deal with it. We may be the biggest drama queens but we’re also the biggest spenders.
    We are okay to see premium nerfs. The game needs it. But then refund us, because we didnt pay for the result of a nerf.

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    1. I bought the defender, the patriot, the skorpion g because they are op. I hate tanks that are op, they are bad for the game, but if I have a chance to buy one, why not? I will love to see all of these tanks nerfed with just a little refund, let’s say 10€ per tank

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    2. Actually our law works in the way of they can Nerf and buff premiums whenever they want. You agree to that when you accept the terms and conditions you have to accept to play the game. So legally they are fully in their right to Nerf premiums, but they wouldn’t like the shitstorm so they won’t do it. ( And yes I own the Patriot,Liberté and skorpion g too, but like the guy above would be happy with a Nerf, cause I bought them to have good credit grinders which the old premiums aren’t anymore)

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  8. “It’s really hard to rebalance old premium tanks. If you touch anything, there will be a ruckus, the biggest drama queens being the EU server. We wait for a moment where we can change the KV-5. It’s a tank which rebalance we regularly postpone.”

    By drama queens you mean the only server that seems to not accept your bullshit and are used to a higher quality of standards?

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    1. Exactly!! RU servers have crazy ideas about anything and wg listens to them for obvious reasons. NA are too few people so they are irrelevent. SEA aren’t that much as well. Chinese servers arent related to WG. And the omly ones who can help the game survive by being critical to what’s happening are we, the EU community, that’s why we are the drama queens, cuz we help the game, we are making it live longer

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    1. I think they mean “branched off the light tank lines” meaning that you won’t see a wheeled vehicle coming from a HT/SPG/MT line.

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  9. “Wheeled vehicles are a thing the devs really want to introduce.”
    – Yes, destroy the game even more with wheeled clown vehicles. Appearently WG didn’t see how reduculous it looked in Armored Failfare >:/

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  10. And what is that idiotism with the belorussian crew?? Are they going to sell a soviet prem tank with crew that consist of WG employes? I imagine an obj. 252u WG edition with comander serb himself, gunner slava makarov, driver anton pankov and loader viktor kinsliy or whatever his name is spelled 😂😂😂

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  11. The IS-6 is a problem? But do you sell it in the shop? Why do you paint it black and sell it twice? If it’s a problem, the logical first step is to stop selling it. Attrition will be your friend.

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  12. >The possibility to hide the stats or the nickname is very complicated.

    And yet WoWs allows it without issues (except those tryhard fucks who think those who hide their stats are not allowed to give opinions or comments).

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  13. “It’s really hard to rebalance old premium tanks. If you touch anything, there will be a ruckus, the biggest drama queens being the EU server”

    I’m sorry if you’re rebalancing every old premium instead of nerfing the new t8 heavy premiums then you’re just massively moronic… Oh wait this this WG we’re talking about. They would rather rebalance every tank in the game around the 4 new premium heavies to achieve a nerf by proxy than just rebalancing those 4… It’s the least efficient thing I’ve ever heard of

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