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)

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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