WoT Q&A – 16th May 2020

Compiled by u/watsik227.

Transcript of Circon’s stream with Andrey Biletskiy.

  • Wheeled vehicles: plans to make them easier to stop, nothing else so far. If the change doesnt reduce their effectiveness enough, other changes will come.
  • individual rebalance is high priority currently
  • British medium wheeled vehicles considered
  • reason for nerfs taking so long is WG waiting for meta to adjust to a new addition, for everyone to have the time to get that addition and produce data.
  • Chinese meds are on the list of rebalance
  • big rebalance is still on the table, although on the very back edge.
  • point of arty is to reduce effectiveness of strong tanks in strong positions
  • Andrey admitted there are issues with tier 5-6 arty
  • gold shell rebalance test was a success, HE was a massive fail and arty was a semi fail
  • T6 Medium has a derp gun because it is historically accurate
  • every tank configuration in the game existed at least as a technical specification or an order of specific characteristics
  • derp guns will not be touched until shell rebalance
  • some tanks having small shell storage is historical, as long as WG thinks these tanks are playable they will not increase their shell counts.
  • Manticore has the highest avg. dmg of all tier 10 LTs
  • Manticore will not be buffed as statistically it is overperforming and Andrey even admits it is because only good players play it. Makes sense to WG apparently
  • UK LT line is the least popular line within the least popular class
  • inability to grind missed expedition tokens is because getting 1 tank is easy and WG wants you to put in the time if you want 2.
  • possible ability to grind missed tokens is on the radar

  • WG made so many tier 8 prems they are running out of potential candidates, hence the recent increase in tier 9 reward tanks
  • if you want +1 MM, play preferential MM tanks
  • +2 exists to allow bad players to sometimes shine
  • biggest influence on matchmaking is to have the shortest possible queue times, everything else is secondary
  • MM has adaptive abilities (machine-learning?) to make it fit the game better over time
  • point of grand battles is to get tier 10s out of matchmaking
  • +/-1 will take away from the enjoyment of getting favorable matchmaking
  • +/-1 is possible although highly unlikely
  • chief/279e were meant to be OP as a reward for the best of the best
  • chief/279e acknowledged as tier 10.5
  • Banning reward tanks from ranked will work to fix the problem, no plans to do it so far. Other solutions in the works
  • banning individual tanks from certain game modes will have huge consequences
  • no answer on nerfs for chief/279e
  • PvE so far planned as event only
  • WG is a PvP company, once they have experience with PvE it might become permanent
  • with PvE experience they might as well make a whole new narrative driven game
  • most asked questions are EBR, +/-1 and soap rocks. arty has fallen
  • soap rocks are very complicated to fix as it is a problem of having 2 physics engines at the same time communicating with each other
  • the 2 engines have different resolutions of data that leads to them sometimes disagreeing
  • if you want cars/objects eating shots to get fixed, send bug reports to WG as they don’t know what objects are bugged
  • since 1.0 they fixed 800 bugged objects, 100 more are known
  • bug report thing also applies to broken bushes
  • games are enjoyable because they are predictable, people hate RNG because it takes away that predictability
  • crew 2.0 will have sandbox
  • it will not be possible to wildly swing tank characteristics in a certain way, trading reload for view range for example
  • plans for crew rework go as far as 2017
  • equipment rework very soon, crew rework after that
  • point of equipment rework is to make more viable choices, not just the standard ones
  • Andrey doesn’t ban any maps, doesn’t use anonymizer, plays every game mode, watches a lot of WoT streams/videos

22 thoughts on “WoT Q&A – 16th May 2020

  1. Those Belarussians simply put DO NOT CARE what anyone else says – only WG know best

    (even when whole f__k World knows better that +-1MM is THE way to go for WOT “especially” for T6 and below

    until the WOT server players start to drop significantly ONLY then will care –

    its really a ‘go f–k yourself’ from WG again’ cos you know €€€ is the only real thing here they care about

    and this utter complete gobshite/ bullshit below is fu___ng simply taking the piss out of all of us, what utter wanka’s WG can be, there contempt for balanced MM was easy to see

    ” +/-1 will take away from the enjoyment of getting favorable matchmaking ”
    REALLY?

    like hell YES to +-1MM

    WG can be utter wanka,s a lot of the time

    1. « even when whole f__k World knows better that +-1MM is THE way to go for WOT “especially” for T6 and below »

      well, we already have +/- 1 MM below Tier 5, so I guess WG knows it as well…..

      1. I think you mean T4 and below right?

        I said T6 and below there is a difference in the words you see
        maybe is all to difficult to you ~ this reading thing

    1. it would help if they’d flatten the stats increase over the tiers (e.g. lower HP/pen/dmg increase up the tiers, bring back weakspots so you stand a better chance against +2 tier enemies, etc). but, in the last decade, WG has only shown they’re too stubborn and/or incompetent do introduce actual fair play into the game.

      hate their +2MM being mainly there to pander the mouthbreather inbreds.
      what a useless bunch of pricks.

    2. How can +-1 kill variety? You play one tier all the time? If you don’t like seeing +-1 tier in a certain tier then play different tier and you will see other tanks, problem solved. And if you want to play only one tier all the time then it’s hypocritical to say that you like variety. So for variety play various tiers.

  2. I wouldn”t have any problem with +/-2 MM if it actually worked properly. THE PROBLEM is that while I’m grinding my tanks (tier 8 today), more than 30% of the games are against tier 10, another 30% are only tier 9 and 8, 30% are tier 9, 8 and 7, 15%+ are tier 8 and 7, and only a minority of games of 5% I actually play as a top tier against tier 6. That is the problem, that it is not equitative at all

    1. IDK how you got that % but for me tier 8 is now one of the best tiers to play. I am mostly facing full tier 8 or tier 9 or tier 7 + 9 (middle tier). Very very rare I get in a match against tier 10 tanks. When I play tier 10 I get mostly full tier 10 game.

      After the mm rebalance I find the preff mm tier 8 tanks being useless as I get so rare in a tier 10 game in my regular tier 8 tanks,

  3. I actually miss the days when the Chaffee and ELC Amx saw tier 10s. I’ve always liked underdog tanks, but too many people want easy mode. I wonder if when they get easy mode if they’re realize how freaking boring it is. Like playing Doom with IDDQD turned on. I have 1 battle in my nearly 2 year old Chieftan, and only 12 in my Object 279e. They’re incredibly boring to play.

    My long standing gripe with this game is that they continue to mess around with crap that isn’t needed in an effort to dodge the fact that many of their maps are 8 year old hot garbage.

    Messing around with crew and equipment formula’s is change for the sake of change. There will ALWAYS be an optimal build in any class based system, from WoW to Diablo to pen and paper dungeons and dragons. Changing and mixing it up just makes your established players make a decision if they want to learn the new meta formula/builds and/or spend the time applying those changes to potentially hundreds of tanks in their garages…

    I sure as hell am not interested in playing world of crew/tank manager…

    1. At the time, elc and chaffee were THE scouts: u spot, other did the dmg, all happy. But unfortunaly it was another game, better then this wot. My opinion..

    2. agreed
      I also don’t mind +-2MM

      but the shity corridor & small Maps most no where to relocate then die like a cornered dog as your surrounded by 8 enemies from T10 to T8 all with ‘kill all’

      If the Maps were bigger or minus all the fuk mountains and blocked off funnel corridor & wide open no cover kill zone middle off map ~ you could actual drive ‘around’ the overwhelming enemies and you know ‘flanking’ the enemy

      but WG shity artificially dumbed down Maps with 2 corridors and spotted anywhere everywhere makes +-2MM complete OP shit with how much more powerful a +2MM Vehicle is today over a -2MM vehicle

      You know I like that WG makes big €€€ profits it keeps WOT servers open for many years to come
      – but! give something useful back to the players now and again that’s actually good for play style in Randoms

      bigger Maps with Cover for tactical retreats without the usual artificial planned slaughter areas
      or +-1MM with current Maps

  4. MM has adaptive abilities (machine-learning?) to make it fit the game better over time.

    Aha, so this explains a lot. One day I play my T-44-100. All is ok. Next day, 25 lost, 2 wins. Same efficency.
    The “machine learning” went: screw this asshole, lets send him into the retard MM pool.

    This part of the text should in capital letters and bolded.
    WG mm in a nutshell.

  5. reason for nerfs taking so long is WG waiting for meta to adjust to a new addition, for everyone to have the time to get that addition and produce data.

    Pretty hard for the meta to “adjust” when it’s been stagnating for so long. WG ought to start playing their own game, it’d help them embarrass themselves a bit less.

    Chinese meds are on the list of rebalance

    Hopefully within my lifetime, I want to see T-34-2 become a viable non-premium counterpart to Type 59 and WZ-120 get better aim time and gun depression.

    big rebalance is still on the table, although on the very back edge.

    Again, hopefully within my lifetime, but not too sure on that.

    T6 Medium has a derp gun because it is historically accurate

    Since when WG cares about historical accuracy? 🙂

    every tank configuration in the game existed at least as a technical specification or an order of specific characteristics

    Uh so, Tiger I was to receive the King Tiger gun at some point? Or the Type 61 with the STB-1/Type 74 gun?

    Manticore will not be buffed as statistically it is overperforming and Andrey even admits it is because only good players play it. Makes sense to WG apparently

    Well, joke’s on the detractors I guess. The most derided LT in the game and it beats the EBR 105 in the charts 😛

    WG made so many tier 8 prems they are running out of potential candidates, hence the recent increase in tier 9 reward tanks

    Interesting. Also bad news since of the many Tier 8 premiums only a few are truly competitive, the rest is padding.

    point of grand battles is to get tier 10s out of matchmaking

    Then make Grand Battles mandatory for Tier 10 tanks.

    +/-1 is possible although highly unlikely

    Uh, earlier they say we must play pref MM tanks if we want this kind of MM…

    chief/279e were meant to be OP as a reward for the best of the best
    chief/279e acknowledged as tier 10.5

    Go to hell.

    banning individual tanks from certain game modes will have huge consequences

    Considering the kind of tanks that risk the ban hammer, there could only be positive consequences from said bans.

    no answer on nerfs for chief/279e

    Meaning there will be none, what a surprise.

    Andrey doesn’t ban any maps, doesn’t use anonymizer, plays every game mode, watches a lot of WoT streams/videos

    This is so cheap it’s laughable, guy paints himself as the model WoT player that’s 100% happy with the game as it is… oh wait, he works for the game’s makers!

    1. pihip
      agreed with everything here well said mate!

      now if only WG read all this and cares enough to think hard about your comments …. joking its WG silly me

      1. I’m doubtful WG reads anything that’s not in Cyrillic, so in retrospect this was a bit of a waste, but I love this game a lot and am both sad and angry that it became such a toxic and unbalanced wreck, hence the tone of the previous comment.

        My fault for not adapting to the newer “changes” sure, but IMHO if it works, don’t try to fix it. Same reason why I have doubts about the upcoming equipment and crew overhauls (inb4 it’s all empty words like the promised ammo rework lol…).

  6. This summary is not very accurate in some parts. One example: “Chinese meds are on the list of rebalance” Yes, that was confirmed, but Biletskiy also said that it was far back (!) in the list, because – and that is a sublime feat of logic – the Chinese med line is not very popular. Apparently the thought that the line is not popular because it is shit has not occurred to him yet.

    So, if only popular tanks get buffed … does that mean we can expect buffs for the Progetto, the 430U and the Super Conq?

    1. Yeah really big brain logic regarding the Chinese.

      Giving it low priority because it’s “not popular” and not realising it’s not popular because it has been powercreped to shit and been ignored for years and years.

      There is more that is baffling, especially everything that is brought down to costs.
      Developing only on cost & benefit will screw one over in due time.

  7. The 430U has been out over a year, the Obj 279(e) was buffed within like a month of release. The meta will never settle if you keep releasing more stupid ass OP tanks. They are so god damned incompetent.

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