9.21 – British TD armor changes

Thanks for Ogopogo from WotLabs.


AT 2:

Pretty major nerf. Cupola stays the same, but the big parts of frontal armor are way thinner.

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Bonus code for WoT – H477YH0UR2017


It contains a mission for 5x experience for a victory, doable for 5 times. You need to complete the 5x bonus for first victory, though, so it’s not stack-able. Missions activates automatically after redeeming the code.

Could be a really helpful tool if you have anything to grind, since you can repeat the missions with the same tank.

9.21 – FV217 Badger updated statistics

The updated statistics of the tank are in bold.

Tier 10 British TD (replacement for the FV215b 183)
HP: 2 050   2 100
Engine power: 950 HP
Mass: 65 t
Load limit: 70 t
Power to weight ratio: 14,62 KM / t
Speed limit forward/backwards: 34,3 / -12 km / h   30 / -12 km / h
Traverse speed: 22 °/s
Gun traverse speed: 16 °/s
Terrain resistances: 1,726 / 1,918 / 2,877
View range: 390 m
Signal range: 782,1 m

Armor: 304,8 / 101,6 / 31   355 / 101,6 / 38

Gun: OQF 123 mm Mk. 1

Damage: 420 / 420 / 520   480 / 480 / 620
Penetration: 272 / 320 / 130
Reload time: 6,808 s   8,1 s
Dispersion at 100 m: 0,288
Aiming time: 1,63 s
Gun traverse limits: 15 / 15 °
Gun elevation values: -10 / +20

Crew: 6

Update 9.21 preview

First details of the next update has been announced by WG. More information (full patchnotes) should be coming later.


British Tank Destroyers

We heard from many of you that the non-turreted British TD line didn’t feel fun. Though the ATs never failed to get a lot of well-placed shots down-range, their fire rates were totally offset by low damage, and the notoriously huge hatches negated overall armor turning them into easy targets. To up the worthiness of these sluggish beasts, we boosted their armor and 32-pounder guns. These steps should reinforce their strength as support vehicles that can soak up a few hits in a pinch, and rip into enemies with an immense fire rate.

A re-tuning of the line wouldn’t be complete without a proper Tier X vehicle, something that could be a natural progression from the Tortoise. The FV215b (183) didn’t fit into the “well-protected support fire” concept we formed for the line, so it steps down in “special vehicle” status and frees up a space for the all-new FV217 Badger. If you have the FV215b (183) researched and purchased, you’re keeping it and getting the newcomer when 9.21 drops. Like its peers further down the line, the Badger equips a fast gun that easily pierces thick-skinned enemies. Its play style resembles the Tortoise in many ways, but the Badger outperforms its damage potential and protection, resulting in a more tangible step up from Tier IX. The FV217 Badger is all-out devastating as an enemy, but also proves to be a great ally when it dishes out tons of damage from afar.


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“O-I Kai” – potential tier 8 Japanese HT premium

Wargaming has recently been intensively releasing more and more premium vehicles. It is up to you to decide if implementing more is necessary. However, in my opinion if Wargaming really wants to implement more premiums, they should focus on implementing (tier 8) premiums for branches that doesn’t have one before adding more Soviet, US and French tier 8 premiums.

One of the branches with no tier 8 premium is the Japanese HT line (Nameless doesn’t count, heh). If one reworked the HT line like I have proposed in the past, it would be possible to make the O-Ni as a tier 8 premium. That is however only if you rework the line – otherwise it is not possible, unless you copy the O-Ni with buffs (or alternatively a slightly altered O-Ho) into a tier 8 premium. The O-Ni, however, is more or less completely fictional – it is born from some inaccurate artworks, combined together with false information and rumors regarding the actual O-I.

Despite that, I had the O-Ni as a tier 8 premium for the branch. However, after the rework proposal, I have come up with a better idea that can work as a tier 8 premium heavy tank vehicle for the Japanese branch. It is more unique – and somewhat historical… or well, let’s say that the background is at least historical. While the tank itself is more or less a “what-if” idea, the recent changes of Wargaming (such as all of those armor buffs, the Chinese TDs and the upcoming tier 9-10 French heavies, which are basically hull and turret combined together from two different projects, etc.) have opened a door for it.

Meet the “O-I Kai”.

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Gamescom 2017 Q&A

Like WG promised in the past, they have picked some questions from the forum thread and have answered them on Gamescom.


Q: Tier VI and VIII vehicles always seem to be at the bottom of the team list. Any plans to fix this issue?

A: We are continuously working on the new matchmaking system, and yes, there will definitely be fixes to it in time. As the entire mechanism is quite complex, we need to address every issue separately and introduce those improvements step by step.

Q: Platoons never seem to be at the top of the list (excluding Tier X). Are players punished for playing in platoons? If not, are any changes planned?

A: We are looking into this and will improve it as soon as we can.

Q: Any plans to change the matchmaking for vehicles with special matchmaking? If not, will you reintroduce the option to play with tanks of a lower tier than they own?

A: Currently we don’t have such plans.


Q: Will there be new maps, or only reworked ones? Will we get bigger maps for Random Battles?

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Supertest: American LT line changes

The LT line of America gets adjusted a bit. The branches will be distinctly divided into two: Autoloader and non-autoloader. There will be additional adjustments as well: LTs before the Sheridan won’t have autoloading guns anymore.

Current tech tree:

New tech tree:

The T37 also leads to a new tank, the T71 CMCD. The original T71 gets renamed into the T71 DA.

T71 CMCD’s preliminary stats: