WoWS PT 0.10.4, balance changes

The changes will be applied to Thunderer, Stalingrad, Flint, and other ships. Further changes will be made to Tiger’59.

Having analyzed combat performance and taken player feedback into account, we’ve changed the characteristics of several ships, including special ships Thunderer and Stalingrad. These changes were required in order to carefully adjust the balance of the mentioned warships. As usual, we’ll monitor the impact of the changes and the general balance of the ships and apply changes if deemed necessary.

X Thunderer:

  • Main battery firing range reduced from 23 to 21,5 km.

X Stalingrad:

  • Action time of the «Surveillance Radar» consumable reduced from 25 to 20 s.

VII Flint:

  • Main battery firing range increased from 11.1 to 11.9 km;
  • Main battery reload time increased from 4.9 to 5.1 s.

X Grozovoi:

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Supertest: 🇨🇿 Vz. 55 – Changed Stats

Vz. 55. Statistics with crew at 100%:

Autoloader gun: 130 mm vs. 54 2A

Rate of fire: 4,53   4,62 rounds/minute
Damage per minute: 2 221   2 264
Damage per minute with HE shells:   2 901   2 957
Reload time between autoloader rounds: 2,5 s   2,0 s
Aiming time: 2,97 s   2,78 s

Cyclic gun: 130 mm vs. 54

Accuracy at 100 m: 0,38   0,36
Aiming time: 2,68 s   2,49 s

WoWS ST, Camera Improvements & ST 0.10.3, changes to test ships

Testing the improved combat camera.

The first test of the updated combat camera settings will take place in the near future. We’ve made a number of changes to make the battle overview more informative and comfortable. After testing and tuning, we will share the details.

We adjusted the parameters of some ships based on testing results. The changes will be applied to Dutch cruisers, Napoli, Druid, Constellation, and some other ships.

X Napoli

  • Sigma parameter increased from 1.9 to 2.05
  • Secondary battery parameters were changed:
    • 152 mm guns’ reload time reduced from 8 to 7.2 s;
    • 90 mm guns’ reload time reduced from 3.5 to 3.2 s;
    • Their accuracy has been improved: the secondary battery of Napoli will be one of the most accurate in the game.

In her concept, Napoli is an armored cruiser with decent concealment, powerful main battery guns, as well as an accurate secondary battery which has a long range for her class and is equipped with SAP shells. As the first test stages showed that her secondaries were not as powerful as was planned, we adjusted their parameters accordingly. These changes will stronger emphasize the concept of Napoli as a cruiser with an effective secondary battery.

X Druid

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How to play WoT on Steam with your old WG account – full workaround

Discovered by our reader KSA.

You have to copy an exact folder from the World of Tanks game files, this one, into Steam’s WoT folder:

Steam WoT folder:

Just in case, also make a backup. Rename the Steam win64 and keep it:

Another way of doing it:

You need to download the Steam version of WoT. Then, copy file “wgc_api.exe” from the non-Steam game folder to the steam folder and rename it to “wgcs_api.exe”.

There’s no achievements, trading cards or any other reason to have it on Steam. If you want it for the Steam overlay and friend chats, just add it as a non-Steam game and it will bypass the WG launcher.

WoWS ST, Adjustment Firing mechanics & visual improvements

In the near future we will be testing a new mechanics. It provides a certain temporary bonus to the ship for firing main battery salvos at the enemy ships.

Principle of operation

  • A player must have a lock on an enemy target;
  • While firing at this enemy, adjustment fire progress bar is filled by each salvo that hits the target or lands within a certain radius from it;
  • When the bar is full, a certain gameplay bonus, for example, a boost to main battery reload speed, is activated for a limited period of time;
  • This can be repeated several times during battle;
  • If the ship does not fire at enemies for some time, the progress bar is reset.

For now we don’t have a strict plan for using this mechanics and would like to test it first. Further steps with it will be determined after testing.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing.

Testing the display of consumable camouflages on aircraft.

In the near future, the display of consumable camouflages will be tested on squadrons, as well as on the aircraft from the “Fighter” and “Spotting aircraft” consumables.

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WoWS: Changes in availability of several ships

Remind that in Update 0.10.5 several ships will no longer be available to obtain.

Starting from Update 0.10.5, the following ships will no longer be available to obtain:

  • VI Erich Loewenhardt
  • VI Admiral Graf Spee
  • VI T-61
  • VII Z-39
  • VII Nelson
  • VII Haida
  • VIII Asashio
  • VIII Lenin

The reason to remove these ships is the combination of their popularity and battle performance. In order to maintain the diversity of team compositions at a proper level, they will be removed for an undefined time, but may return in future.

We understand that accumulating resources for ships is a long process, which is why we wanted to warn you in advance, so that those interested can steer these ships into their Ports before Update 0.10.5 goes live in approximately two months.