WoT – WG Conference – Various Stuff

Vspishka: Will scaling in the HD client work?

Pankov: Yes, we’re working on it.

EviL GrannY: Will we be able to but tanks for Bonds?

Pankov: Prems in their current form? No. Integrating tanks with bonds? Yes.

LeBwa: I’m playing an X in plat, I’m always getting downtiered to VIII. Is this normal?

Pankov: Normal.

Amway921: I spent 40 seconds waiting for a battle, do you plan to shorten it?

Pankov: No.

EviL GrannY: Change it then?

Pankov: Before battle? Maybe we’ll add a mini-game. The wait time with an SSD will actually increase, because 80% of the people need to have the game loaded for the 30 second countdown to commence.

Amway921: People are buying new rigs, can’t you shorten it?

Pankov: You don’t know how the statistics look.

Amway921: What’s the average battle load time?

Pankov: Starting when?

Amway921: An average player, how long does he wait?

Beletsky: Who’s an average player for you?

Amway921: The fastest 80%, how long do they wait?

Pankow: Hard to tell, I remember around 15-20 seconds.

Amway921: 15 seconds which you can shorten?

Pankov: Provided your whole team loads faster. The weakest PCs are those who don’t load into battle sometimes, like on Steppes.

EviL GrannY: Are premium accounts for a set amount of hours or battles planned?

Pankov: No, you have reserves.

EviL GrannY: How did the lootboxes fare? Any plans for the future?

Pankov: They were liked, but we won’t introduce them permanently, only on special occasions.

EviL GrannY: +/- 15% pen like in Blitz?

Pankov: No.

EviL GrannY: Will you fix the jumping reticle in sniper mode?

Pankov: It’s hard to fix.

LeBwa: Do you plan to introduce PvE?

Pankov: Yes, we do.

Jove: Were the Ensk tests with bots successful.

Pankov: Yes, we looked at the results and we’re satisfied.

Jove: Similar to the consoles?

Pankov: No comment, in dev.

LeBwa: Will we be able to look at the replays of any player?

Pankov: Yes, they’ll be needed for e-sport, and consoles already have it, so we can borrow it.

Amway921: Some games have killcams. It would be nice to see how you were killed.

Beletsky: Yes, it’s actually the same tech. But we need to be careful with any changes on the client-server route.

Jove: Krótko: Fun modes this year?

Pankov: June-July, New Year, something between July and New Year.

EviL GrannY: Direct fire arty like Type 5 Heavy – it’s not funny.

Pankov: No plans for now. We’re debating and experimenting shyly with those.

Vspishka: There’s a problem with rolling over. Small suggestion – use a repair kit and you get back on tracks, and the repair kit gets a cooldown. Waiting for an ally is sometimes so bad.

Pankov: The idea itself I don’t like, but we have to look at the problem of rolling over.

Vspishka: Maybe equipment for bonds should be cheaper?

Beletsky: Work is underway for a complex economy overhaul.

Vspishka: There are a lot of people who get X tiers and don’t know what to do with them. They skipped the initial tiers and didn’t learn squat. What do you think about people with VIII-X tiers and 40-44% WR?

Pankov: Everything depends on the way people approach the game.

Amway921: Will the recruitment program change?

Pankov: We will introduce a new one.

Amway921: Historical battles?

Beletsky: Only in PvE.

Amway921: Will you do something about ping-spam?

Pankov: We have to, but not in 1.0.

Amway921: Why can’t we do a ‘day without arty’ event?

Beletsky: Because without arty players would just meet in one spot and duke it out constantly. Arty prevents that.

LeBwa: What are people without premium account doing on VIII and X?

Pankov: It was known from the beginning that it’s not profitable to play there without a premium account. But we sometimes give out some free premium time, and there are marathons for prem tanks.

LeBwa: Will tier X economy change?

Beletsky: No plans for now.

LeBwa: T-22 medium?

Pankov: Case closed, nothing planned.

EviL GrannY: Alternative hulls and unwanted map removal?

Pankov: Alt hulls were pushed back in favor of 3D customizations – they will become a part of it.

As for removing maps, we don’t plan it now, since the matchmaker would go nuts. Maybe once there are more MM refinements.

Beletsky: Or as “day free from map X events”.

EviL GrannY: Any plans for improved equipment?

Pankov: Not now.

EviL GrannY: Is there any info on how well the improved equips affect the game? Should we get them?

Pankov: Of course you should.

Beletsky: In a 1vs1 situation, it might decide between life and death.

EviL GrannY: Will 3D customization affect stats?

Beletsky: When we started converting tanks to HD, we started removing spare track links from collision models. Now they just look nice.

Pankov: Some remain.

Beletsky: Yeah, but it’s only nice visually. We don’t want them to improve armor, because if we did, they’d be scattered all over the tanks.

Ushakov: Will Personal Missions 2.0 affect the first one?

Pankov: No, they will work concurrently.

Jove: Buffs for the first season tanks?

Pankov: We will review them, as well as Clan Wars tanks.

EviL GrannY: What’s under the tarp?

Pankov: You’ll know soon enough.

Vspishka: When will you stop hiding stuff like gun dispersion, terrain resistance etc.?

Pankov: We’re redoing the interface. Most likely then.

Vspishka: Ranked on other tiers than X?

Pankov: No solid plans.

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25 thoughts on “WoT – WG Conference – Various Stuff

  1. My guess on the covered tank would be something German, looking at the exhaust and the muzzle brake, however something french could also be possible.. interesting!

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    1. Well, that’s the fucking point of the game, isn’t it? To be able to go meet the enemy and have a fight without arty shitting on your tank.

      No, I don’t think Beletsky plays this game at all. Maybe he saw a youtube video about it once or twice.

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  2. EviL GrannY: Is there any info on how well the improved equips affect the game? Should we get them?

    Pankov: Of course you should.
    Beletsky: In a 1vs1 situation, it might decide between life and death.

    This is some bad advice for tricking you into “spending it for the economy” as they say. Improved Eqp isn’t that great for 5,000 bonds.

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  3. “Pankov: Before battle? . The wait time with an SSD will actually increase, because 80% of the people need to have the game loaded for the 30 second countdown to commence.”
    .
    I did not know that.

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    1. real_toothdecay – if you load faster you will wait longer because 20%+ are still waiting for the fax… Not like your SSD is actually a bad thing

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  4. I have to play premiums for credits, but with a regular account I can’t make credits anymore even with tier 8 premiums.
    Playing tier 8 premiums for credits feels like a job. I have to play a fuck ton of hours just to put back the credits I lost in the tank that I would enjoy playing.
    Does anyone care about this?

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    1. Yes Wargaming does because it means that more players will have to buy Fort Knox bundle if they want to be able to buy that tier 8+ tank they want today and not a week or two down the line.
      #FUWargaming

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  5. “LeBwa: I’m playing an X in plat, I’m always getting downtiered to VIII. Is this normal?

    Pankov: Normal.”

    Can anyone explain this?

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  6. Under that tarp…..that shape does look like a 6×6 or 8×8 armoured car…..but most of the stuff shaped like that is from the 1980s onwards….like centauro 2 …….didnt they say the first armoured car would be a puma premium?

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