WoT Q&A with Anton Pankov – 11th June 2020 [WoT Classic News]

Note: this Q&A is from 11 April. Somehow it slipped under my radar at the time.

Amway921 and Anton Pankov (Seb: the guy who doesn’t play the game) interview.

  • A large number of our employees say that their productivity has increased due to working from home – you don’t spend time on the road, you can work all day in underpants at the computer 😆
  • WoT will live for a long time, 10 years for sure. Now we see that the audience is changing. A lot of young people appeared, who began to play our product. If anything could ruin World of Tanks, it is only ourselves. Some of our wrong actions, mistakes. Gladly, the game has a long and happy life ahead.
  • The most abundant age audience is 25-35 years. This is a fairly adult-populated game.
  • For the CIS server, at the moment the servers are designed to accomodate approximately 1 million players concurrently online. At the moment we have no problems with server hardware.
  • We had one tough situation when it comes to player bans for illegal mod usage: the relatives of one player from Europe turned to us and told us about the situation of the player with disabilities, and we have many of those, getting banned. They told us that they added some mods for him – because it is naturally very difficult for these people to aim, but they do want to play and enjoy the game. And what to do in this case with illegal mods? The question of morality is not so simple.
    Murazor still works for us, doing one secret project with a team of like-minded people. He is seemingly cheerful, gets a good salary, and he is pleased with everything. What he is doing now, he is doing very well.
    – Work on WoT Classic is in progress, but very slowly. I personally would like it to be faster. Priority is small.

General statistics (without breakdown into class), these maps are the most banned:
1. Himmelsdorf
2. Minsk
3. Ensk

The following maps are the least banned:
1. Lakeville
2. Mt. Pass
3. Redshire

The difference gap between the maps is very small, the list is very tight. There are more city maps banned, because now there are more Light tanks. This list is very lively, changing every month.

  • The Public Test is sometimes launched at the wrong time or is postponed, because this is a working platform for us, and not an entertainment center where you can shoot gold without limits. In order for the version to release normally, it must go through several iterations on the Public Test.
  • Modern tanks, World of Tanks 2.0 as a separate game: the idea is cool and good, but we have so much work with the main World of Tanks now that we even have no time to raise our heads and think about it. There are no thoughts in this direction.

The use of core classes (MT/HT/TD) is much more popular than Arties and Lights. If we are talking about tier 10, then approximately 5-20% of all shells are “gold”. Heavily dependent on the tanks and the audience of the tanks (gold-dependent tanks and Global Map audience). For example, on rare tanks, those in the hands of experienced players like the T95/FV4201 Chieftain and Object 279, it is higher. Arty sees the least gold usage, LT is a bit more than that. Usage also varies by game mode. In Ranked battles (especially at high ranks) the percentage of gold shells is very high, up to 100%. In the Frontline it’s logical that it is far lower, because the players usually farm credits.

And some interesting numbers:

Tanks that fire the least amount of gold shells:
1. Grille 15
2. IS-7
3. AMX 13 105

Tanks that fire the most gold shells:
1. FV4005
2. Т110Е3
3. T95/FV4201 Chieftain

  • Bond store updates depend on how many bonds are in the hands of the players, among other things.
  • We are selling plenty of 3D styles but not in the way we would like. Because the labor costs for these styles are quite substantial – in fact, quite equal to making a brand new tank. Sadly, we do not possess technology for custom customization and in the near future you won’t be able to add spare tank barrels, tracks etc. Unfortunately, it is labor-intensive and expensive.
    And yes, we do keep designing 3D styles, but slowly. Ideally, I would like 2-3 of these styles for each tank in the game.
  • T-22 Med. for bonds – definitely not.
  • The appearance of the Т-44-100 Radar style in other CIS countries or Europe depends solely on the desire of your local providers to work with us. If we find a good partner, provider, then we will agree and do it. If not – alas, no.
  • Thank you for your feedback on the 2020 edition of Black Market, I personally appreciate your thousands of dislikes for the video, although the video itself did not deserve it, because it was really well made. In general, we are satisfied with the Black Market, we understand dissatisfaction with the assortment. We will take that into account, draw conclusions for the future. In general, the concept is cool as the BM itself, and its promotional part with bids, we will repeat.
  • At the moment we have no plans for Waffentrager auf E 100. STOP ASKING, NO!
  • So far, no work is underway on a new personal campaign. Let’s see now how the first season of the Battle Pass will end. Perhaps we will do something based on it.
  • Work on the Referral Program 3.0 is not currently underway.
  • FV4201 Chieftain – the prerogative of clan fighters. We do not plan to sell it anywhere else.

What awaits wheeled tanks.
1. The primary goal of edits is to make wheel damage slow down the car more.
2. Next we will see whether it helps or not; if it doesn’t help, we’ll go along the path of changing the performance characteristics (reducing engine power / maneuverability), and also fix a couple of artifacts with the combat experience. Perhaps we will give experience on assist damage after destroying a wheel.

Interesting Facts:
• the wheeled tanks accumulate almost 2 times more distance travelled in a match than any other LT, despite the fact that their dynamics are only 20% better;
• they damage more opponents per battle – more than other LTs by 12%. In this case, the amount of damage done is roughly the same;
• the wheeled tanks also tend to cause the most collisions with friendly tanks. Watch where you are going.
– Account resetting. It seems to me that the vast majority who ask to reset the stats want to start from scratch in terms of statistics. Stats mean a lot to many. We are not going to do anything here and do not see any special super value in this, etc.

34 thoughts on “WoT Q&A with Anton Pankov – 11th June 2020 [WoT Classic News]

    1. 5-20% Gold shells in tier 10 games.. What a spit in the face lie. Its minimum 60-70% used..
      Many games its 100% used by both teams..
      FAGGOTGAMING.CANCER. i will never pay another penny for ur garbage.

      1. @Bazil Grimstride are you stupid? its fucking clan wars so of course people are gonna shoot gold because its designed to be a competative mode. People are using food, bond gear, gold ammo, highly skilled crews, etc.

  1. this was a well crafted Q&A, definetly with no input from players for the simple fact that there is nothing about removing arty, balancing OP tanks or future content, if done by players those would ALWAYS be asked

  2. they should make wheel tanks be able to make sharper turns…they are not agile enough….oh and give them better HE shells-the ones they have cant one-shot tanks

  3. “FV4201 Chieftain – the prerogative of clan fighters. We do not plan to sell it anywhere else.”

    Okay keep it for clan players but put the damn Chieftain Mk. 6 into the tech tree or at least into the bond shop for the rest of the players.

      1. Is it boring because it is an idiot proof, exclusively gold spamming tank, in which even a 500 WN8 tonato can “dominate” a whole flank if he understands what “hull down ” means?
        I can understand what you mean, there’s no fairness or challenge when driving this tank, too bad WG doesn’t care of the amount of toxicity these kind of tanks spread into their game

  4. “Murazor still works for us, doing one secret project with a team of like-minded people. He is seemingly cheerful, gets a good salary, and he is pleased with everything.”

    He cleans the staff toilets doesn’t he? Come on, be honest WG!

    1. Toilet cleaning is too high a work for Murazor, guy does not deserve a job in any self-respecting company. In fact, I’m amazed that clown is still around.

  5. Wot will not last for 10 years, not with the amount of complaints Cyprus is getting for the cunts that are Wargaming.

    1. Rampage was a shit game mode with them trying to capitalize on the battle royale fad which is dying. Honestly WG needs to do away with reward tanks unless its a premium or its some other reward like gold, prem time, bonds, etc.

      1. Battle Royale is hardly a fad that is dying? What next Pokémon was just a phase in 1995?

  6. Chieftan FV4201 only bothers because Wargaming broke the rule by allowing them to participate in tournaments. They do not affect the average of random battles.

  7. Do they know that to load the full load of premium ammunition in a Tier II M2 Light Tank you need 960,000 credits? They do not have the courage to correct this stupidity.

  8. I have deleted several posts that contained severe abuse against WG staff and the game itself. Also noted IP numbers for further actions such as bans from WG forum or permanent ban from the game.

    1. Give it a rest, WG won’t reward you for being a little lapdog. Even the white knights of WG are rubbish at trolling!

      1. Both me and Homer_J have been asked to moderate this website also.

        Black Lives Matter
        Thanks Unhappy_Bunny

    2. What do you mean you have noted IP addresses? Do you mean that for items posted HERE you’re threatening a ban on WG forums? Please tell me that I misunderstood and you are not the STASI! Any such actions on your part would be completely inappropriate and for you to publicise it here is beyond belief.

      ‘Severe abuse’ against the ‘game itself’. Good grief! It’s a computer game not a vulnerable member of society.

      If it is true that you are taking that information from here and using it as part of your role at WG, then I would ask that you remove yourself as a moderator on this forum. But, like I say, I hope I misunderstood you. <3

      1. You are falling for the bait so hard.. Unless you are baiting the baiter, then I have jebaited myself.

        On the real though, he has no power and I might issue him a nice ban for trolling and impersonation of moderators / WG staff.

        Have a good one

        1. Hook, line and sinker lol – what a genius example of trolling! Well done whoever it was 😀

  9. “WoT will live for a long time, 10 years for sure. Now we see that the audience is changing. A lot of young people appeared, who began to play our product. If anything could ruin World of Tanks, it is only ourselves. ”

    Well, thats is all true, it has already been 8 year, they are ruining it and it will take 2 years to completely destroy it.

  10. At the moment we have no plans for Waffentrager auf E 100. STOP ASKING, NO!

    God that is so satisfying to read because all those shitlords wanting that back can now shut the fuck up about it. The same people who want it back are usually the same hypocritical people crying about every new tank they release being broken or OP.

    T-22 Med. for bonds – definitely not.

    As someone who owns one they should just sell it for bonds. Its literally the worst tier 10 in the game and simply a leftover from a failed game mode.

    1. Think about it, the WT auf E100 would be the bane of the Obj. 279(E). 560 dmg x 5 is enough to clip the Object from full hp providing they pen but with the >350mm APCR penetration that should easily be possible 😀

  11. • the wheeled tanks accumulate almost 2 times more distance travelled in a match than any other LT, despite the fact that their dynamics are only 20% better;

    This alone says a lot about how WG doesn’t know anything about their own game.

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