Q&A – 27th April 2017

Q: What was the reason to change 15×15 to 13×13 battles, is there any gain from that?

A: 13×13 battles will be looked at, we’ll try to find out why they are happening.

(Answered by RU Dev unball)


Ph3lan on the 9.18 Update

I know that a lot of you have very strong opinions about 9.18 and the changes it brings. This is perfectly natural, it is a huge update and it will mean some significant changes to the game. That being said I think you should give the changes the benefit of the doubt. Let’s try them out on the live server, wait until the dust settles and everyone is a bit more familiar with the new state of the game. Once we reach that point and you still feel that the changes don’t work, please let us know here on the forum in the feedback topics. We are gathering the feedback from them regularly and for big changes like this we are going to be monitoring them even more closely than usual.

Please don’t forget that one of the best things about World of Tanks is that it is constantly evolving. The regular updates mean that we can react to issues pretty fast (and I think we have become much better at this lately, but there is always room to improve), so you can be sure that we will make the necessary changes if needed.

For now let’s try out the new content and features and see how it goes!

– Ph3lan

[World of Tanks] Micropatch 0.9.18_2 (NA/EU) + 9.18 EU Downtime

Source: WG Support Center

There are plans to release Micropatch 0.9.18_2 on April 27th, 2017

Maintenance will begin at 03:30 Pacific Time (10:30 UTC) and will last approximately one hour.

During maintenance, the World of Tanks servers will be unavailable.

Patch notes:

The matchmaking mechanics were adjusted as follows:

  1. The top tier of three-tier battles will comprise the same number of tank destroyers, SPGs, and light tanks (of both Platoon and solo players) in both teams. For each of these vehicle types, the number of vehicles will be the same in both teams (i.e. they will be treated separately). In addition, the top tier will comprise the same aggregate number of medium and heavy tanks in both teams, but these vehicle types will not be treated separately.
  2. The top tier of three-tier battles can have only one SPG.

When maintenance has completed please restart World of Tanks using the launcher file (WOTLauncher.exe) and ensure your game client updates properly.

If automatic updating has been enabled in the launcher settings, make sure that the client has finished updating.

On Patch 9.18 EU release:

We are happy to announce the release of the 9.18 patch for World of Tanks.

The World of Tanks servers will be unavailable on the 27.04.2017 from 01:00 CEST to 06:30 CEST due to this update.

Please also keep in mind, that due to the actualization:

  • Global map will be frozen from 02:00 CEST 27.04.2017 to 02:00 CEST 28.04.2017
  • Clan Portal (eu.wargaming.net/clans) will be unavailable from 01:00 CEST 27.04.2017 till 06:30 CEST 27.04.2017

Thank you for your understanding and patience

Some Hard Facts: Back to the Future – Part 4

Links to part 1, 2 and 3.

Thanks to TollhouseFrank for allowing me to repost this.

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend as I sure did. We once again return to the miniseries where you do some reading, I do not offer you a TL;DR, and people reminisce about how much better World of Tanks used to be, because every single patch that WG has ever brought out has been the death-knell for the game, and it will never recover and people will abandon the game in larger and larger droves.

Though to be honest, if patch 9.0 couldn’t kill the game (and trust me, it seriously tried), then all the others will not kill the game. Just look past the hysterics and the fear-mongers and hate-mongers and realize that the average person just loves the game and just wants to play and make something go BOOM.

Sorry for being so long-winded. Where was I? Oh yes, this time, I will go over the year 2015 and why it was the downfall of WoT and why nobody plays this game at all anymore. Ever. The numbers in the queue are Alternate Facts and made up.

Patch 9.6 We start off 2015 with the first patch in February. Artillery Strike and Airstrike are introduced to Strongholds. Reddit Main posts videos of them being used to hilarious results on Mines.

This patch was a nerf to the Accuracy/Sigma change that made tanks super-accurate. The amount of shells going towards the center of the aiming circle was way too high, so WG nerfed this a bit so that fewer shells flew directly at the center.

Continue reading “Some Hard Facts: Back to the Future – Part 4”

WoT NA: Server Issues Compensation

Source: NA Portal

Over the past several months, many players reported an unusual number of lag spikes or freezes when playing World of Tanks. Given the nature of the internet, occasional glitches can happen in any online game, but this recent flare-up wasn’t typical.

Our team has been hard at work to address these issues, and released a micro-update on April 13 which solved the problem for many. However, some players are still affected, but it appears their issues are related to internet traffic rather than the game servers. Nevertheless, we’re continuing to research these issues to determine their exact causes. If you still experience severe lag or freezes, visit our Customer Service Center to see how you can help us in this effort.

We know it’s no fun to have battles interrupted like this, and in the spirit of improving your gaming experience as much as possible, we’d like to express our gratitude to you for sticking with us as we get to the bottom of things.

All players can get a special gift if you log in and play a single battle between April 26-30:

  • 3 DaysPremium Account
  • 5x+50% Credit Reserves (1 hour)
  • 5x+100% XP Reserves (1 hour)
  • 5x+200% Crew XP Reserves (1 hour)

WoWS: TAP Insider News (25-IV-2017)

New signal flags:

-Pterosaur, +50% credit income.
-Red Dragon, +100% XP & +100% Captain XP.
-Ouroboros, +777% free XP.
-Hydra,  +50% XP, +150% Captain XP, +250% free XP.
Balance changes:
-Émile Bertin, max speed increased from 35 kts to 39 kts, rudder steering output +56%, rudder drag  -28%.
-Henri IV, 57mm/60 ACAD AA gun DPS increased to 204 from 90, range increased to 4.5km from 3.5km.
-Yamato, asymmetrically placed aircraft catapults are now fixed and placed symmetrically.