A short Q&A with Viacheslav Ushakov. Originally from 19 December 2018.
Q: Why did the Santa vs Krampus event not appear on the CIS server?
A: This was an EU server idea. We don’t copypaste events between servers.
Q: Why can’t we get big boxes without paying?
A: Many streamers do giveaways, try your luck there!
Q: Why don’t you triple the team damage penalty, instead of removing it completely?
A: Because accidents happen, and we don’t want to punish the players for them.
Q: Why not implement quantity limits for gold ammo, instead of nerfing damage?
A: This would mean the ammo would be used against heavy armored targets anyway. It wouldn’t change anything.
Q: Do you plan to introduce more mods into the game client?
A: We’re constantly monitoring which mods should be integrated with the base game. Personally, I would like to see session stats.
Q: Will you allow us to pick which maps we want to play on?
A: Wait for premium account changes, tests will show.
Q: Do you plan to remove old, unused accounts to free up some nicknames?
A: We’re already doing that, sometimes unnanounced.
Q: Why is changing your nickname so expensive?
A: So you don’t molest our servers with queries.
Q: Any plans on enabling more players to get the Object 907 or the VK 72.01?
A: We haven’t decided yet. The list of event rewards will be finalized in 2019.
Q: The IS-3 has an automatic loading mechanism now, give it to the IS-7 now for historical accuracy!
A: Doing this would force us to rebalance other stats. Taking into account that the IS-7 is the most popular tank on our servers, we don’t want to risk it, because we know we won’t please all the players.
Q: Ten reports per day are insufficent, an increase maybe?
A: No plans for that.
Q: A rebalance of tanks relying on HE shells?
A: Yes, we’ll redo the Japanese tanks.
Q: What about the Italian TDs? A low tier prem? The Awful Panther?
A: TDs – not yet, low tier prems – maybe, the AFKpanther isn’t ready.
Q: Can you roll back the T-22 changes?
A: No, it would be too OP. That’s also the reason why it’s not available.
Q: An ELC rebalance?
A: Not now.
Q: Of all announcements, what awaits us the fastest?
A: Front Line, the mode is now 100% ready.
Q: My Buffon is commanding a Japanese tank, and I don’t like it. Will you enable us to change tanker nationality?
A: No, we’re not planning to.
Q: Any info about the T67?
A: It’s problematic, and will most likely be redone with many other vehicles.