WoWS: 0.6.14 Update Patchnotes

Captains,

Brace yourselves for Update 0.6.14! Please make note of the scheduled maintenance times, necessary for the implementation of the new update.

Update 0.6.14 will happen November 30; preparation begins at 06:00 CET until 08:00 CET (UTC+1).

Notes

New Tech Tree

Pan-Asian Destroyers

With the release of Update 0.6.14, the long-awaited Pan-Asian destroyers are cruising into World of Warships! The new line starts with the Tier I patrol ship Chengan, but after a number of battles, you’ll be at the helm of the destroyers, the jewels of the new tech tree!

Please welcome the new heroes:

  • Chengan at Tier I
  • Longjiang at Tier II
  • Phra Ruang at Tier III
  • Shenyang at Tier IV
  • Jianwei at Tier V
  • Fushun at tier VI
  • Gadjah Mada at Tier VII
  • Hsienyang at Tier VIII
  • Chung Mu at Tier IX
  • Yueyang at Tier X

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New Flags and Replaced Flags in 0.6.14 – WoWS

5 New additional Flags have been added to the client for 0.6.14

 

Flags New 0.6.14

Akureyri – This flag features the coat of arms of Akureyri, a town in northern Iceland. Akureyri was one of three air bases used by the Norwegian-British No. 330 Squadron RNoAF. I suspect some game event will occur to celebrate an event involving this squadron.

Duke of York – Premium Flag for the upcoming birish premium Battleship Duke of York, which has an upcoming campaign dedicated to the ship in 0.6.15

Roma – Premium Flag for premium T8 Battleship Roma

Salem – Reward Flag tied to the T10 Reward American Cruiser, not sure how one goes about getting the flag, (or the ship for that matter) probably a mission.

Pan-Asia – This is the controversial Flag Wargaming has decided to implement on all pan-asian ships, replacing all national flags the pan-asian DDs use to have equipped to them.

Replaced Flags:

Flag Rework 0.6.14
The Blueprint Flags have all been replaced. They previously depicted the Iron Duke, tied to a set of mission that allowed players early access to the ship before the British BB tech tree was released. The ship depicted in the new flags is uncertain, clearly russian, but the exact vessel is unclear, the closest similarity is Stalingrad, all though some details are off for that ship as well.

~Shipmaster_Crook

WoWS Info – 26th November 2017

ST, French battleship Lyon, tier VII.

Hit points – 46000, plating – 25 mm, belt – 180 mm. Main battery – 4×4 340 mm. Firing range – 18.8 km. HE damage – 4700, AP damage – 9500. Reload time 30 s., 180 degree turn time – 45 s., maximum dispersion – 250 m. HE initial velocity – 921 m/s. AP initial velocity – 780 m/s. Sigma count – 1.8. Maximum speed – 25.6 kt. Turning circle radius – 700 m., rudder shift time – 19.8 s. Surface detectability – 15.8 km, air detectability – 11.5 km…. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke – 13.4 km. Anti-torpedo defense damage reduction – 16%

Available consumables:
Slot 1 – Damage Control Party
Slot 2 – Repair Party

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers.

ST, French battleship Richelieu, tier VIII.

Hit points – 54500, plating – 32 mm, belt – 330 mm. Main battery – 2×4 380 mm. Firing range – 23 km. HE damage – 5400, AP damage – 11900. Reload time 30 s., 180 degree turn time – 36 s., maximum dispersion – 291 m. HE initial velocity – 830 m/s. AP initial velocity – 830 m/s. Sigma count – 1.8. Maximum speed – 30.4 kt. Turning circle radius – 850 m., rudder shift time – 21.5 s. Surface detectability – 16.7 km, air detectability – 13.8 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke – 15.4 km. Anti-torpedo defense damage reduction -19%.

Available consumables:
Slot 1 – Damage Control Party
Slot 2 – Repair Party
Slot 3 – Spotting Aircraft, Catapult Fighter
Slot 4 – Engine Boost

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers.

ST, American cruiser Salem, tier X.

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How WG Handles Chat Bans (WoWS)

Thanks to ndiver for the mail.

„I found today something interesting posted by the French Customer Support of WoT a year ago concerning sanctions against toxic players in the different ingame chats: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/592971-wargaming-cherche-t-il-vraiment-a-sanctionner-les-joueurs-toxiques/page__st__60__pid__13184788#entry13184788
I realize now that it might interest more players than the few French ones, and decided to translate it in English.

To set the context, in the past years, I was living in Germany (now I’m back in France), where the government is quite aggressive against the promotion of Nazi symbols, including towards video games creators. Despite that, we frequently see in the chats of WoT or WoWs some idiots posting things like that:

As WG never reveals which sanctions are taken against these toxic players (reported through tickets to the support), I checked the activity of these players and realized that none of them got banned ingame after a reply from Support.
I thus started to publicly wonder if WG had really an interest in punishing these players: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/592971-wargaming-cherche-t-il-vraiment-a-sanctionner-les-joueurs-toxiques/

And interestingly, I got an official reply from the French Customer Support on this question (first link in this mail), which gives you an insight of how the staff of WG deals with such questions. I do not want to put Taarl (who replied) in trouble for what he said, especially if some people might consider it as “too soft”, but it might help to understand that the Customer Support cares about it, and how WG handles this sensible question.

Here is the translation of this answer:

Dear players,

After a discussion with Tanatoy (note from ndiver: at this time he was the French Community Manager, now he got promoted to a higher position within the French WG Staff), I would like to give you an insight “on the other side of the mirror”. I’m a team leader at CS, for more than 3 years for those who don’t know me, and have been doing CS in video games for 8 years now. I hope that what you find below will answer some questions and allow you to reflect (think) on this subject. :)

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