Thursday, 31 December 2015

Micropatch: Marks of Excellence

Good morning,

Apparently in December 30 there was a bug that granted the all the MoEs at once after a battle and in early January there will be a micropatch to fix the issue.

The update will make a verification and remove the Marks of Excellence that were incorrectly given. Some other official WG sources say they will be pulling back the database but honestly, I don't care how they do it as long things get fixed.

Note: None of you emailed me about this issue and I didn't find people complaining in the NA or EU forums either, its likely the bug happened only in RU but if we receive the micropatch you will know what's in it.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Going Ballistic

Author: DK
Special thanks to Captain Nemo and Vollketten.
Thanks to Rita Gamer for Edits and Publishing

Both Armored Warfare and World of Tanks have invented how certain shells work in the game that doesn't follow the real world model. In WoT’s higher tiers this leads to medium tanks either feeling weakly armored, dissimilar to reality, or medium tanks getting buffed armor in the game compared to reality. Armored Warfare on the other hand has very low penetration guns compared to reality, with overarmored MBT sides and semi-historical weakspots.

Anyone who knows anything about Cold War tanks may be confused by the lack of armor in high tier mediums in World of Tanks. For instance, when a T-55 was driven onto an embassy during the 1956 Hungarian revolution, analysts were shocked by the T-55s 100mm of upper glacis armor. They realized how effective this would be at bouncing or absorbing shots, with the hull’s front upper plate being angled at a very sloped 60 degrees.

The T-55 scare created the need for the famous 105mm L7 anti-tank gun and played a defining role in early western tank design. However, using trigonometry and middle school mathematics, anyone can find the hull of the T-55 is only 200mm thick in Line-of-Sight terms (henceforth known as LoS). A flat piece of 100mm armor is 100mm thick for a round hitting it at 90 degrees. Tilt that 100mm armor and the same shell hitting it from the same angle now has to travel through more armor. This is illustrated below.

30/12/2015 Stream (ended)

Hello Warriors,

I'm going to be live-streaming Armored Warfare for the next few hours together with Silentstalker.

I have all the vehicles unlocked in my account but I will be focusing on the new Ice ones.

Steady as she goes:

30/12/2015 Q&A

Good morning beautiful creatures and falmers,

there is a new Dev answers for you:

- Average lifespan of a tank in random battle is 4 minutes
- Crew system overhaul in 2016? "I can't say. Let me repeat: we won't give you any ETA."
- There were rumours on the Russian server that SerB and Slava Makarov will return to work on World of Tanks, this is however false
- Storm believes that fixing maps based on the amount of negative feedback the map gets is "very laughable"
- No plans to buff T95E6
- Storm cannot say what measures were taken after the massive Rubikon fail
- The fact platoon members can't see each other's damaged modules is a bug
- Current map makers won't be fired in 2016
- The plans for 2016 are "huge, no joke", many of the old issues will be fixed
- No plans to buff Object 268 anytime soon
- Arty rebalance: when it's done it's done
- Storm (or other developers) have nothing to do with the planning of various events (such as marathons)
- 50 vs 50 battles? "I can't answer due to NDA"
- Freezes and lags in battle? "We are actively working on that"
- The lack of unlockable modules on tier 1 Czech tank is intentional, the developers will have a look at the statistics and maybe will introduce the same to all other tier 1s
- The fact the same gun (M41) has different penetration on M48A1, T95E2 and 59-Patton is intentional and won't be fixed
- Storm doesn't have any information about alleged massive crashes of 9.13
- Q: "Storm, can you tell me what you are doing exactly?" A: "Nobody knows exactly"
- Q: "Why doesn't the chief tank balance developer talk more to the community?" A: "Unlike me he works a lot"
- Currently the damage blocked by armor is not rewarded so that the existing level of XP grind is kept - If the developers are to introduce XP for tanking, other XP income sources will have to be nerfed (this will happen "when it's done")
- Developer are working on the issue where on poor computers the game freezes for a bit whenever a new enemy is spotted
- The rumour that the multicore support is already ready is a fake
- The rumour that Jagdpanzer E50 will be introduced is also a fake
- New WoT engine will come with a new name? "Can't say for now"
- Storm states he never promised that by the end of 2015 the client would be completely reworked - he said that he hopes that would happen. The developers are working on it and in updates 9.10 to 9.12 more than half of the job was done.

Monday, 28 December 2015

28/12/2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

I'm actually having a hard time at doing nothing, decided to livestream tonight (even although I'm technically taking some rest).

I haven't played WoT in a couple days so tonight I'm just going to do some random:

Steady as she goes!

Wargaming Game Center Leaked

Morning loves,

the test version of the Wargaming Game Center that has been in the works for a year (give or take) has been leaked and took some screenshots for you, it pretty much works like a Steam application.

(My Togalicious desktop) Application on right bottom corner.

So far, only World of Tanks and WoWP are available;

You can install any server you like without the current hassle (As someone who plays WoT in 3 different servers: Yay!);

WoT Xbox: T28 Concept

Good morning,

Until January 4. 2016 the T28 Concept will be available on WoT Xbox as a regular Premium tank.

I really like how the Console and Blitz versions of WoT been introducing vehicles, fair/cheaper bundle options and fun events...In my dreams, they do a Dragonball fusion and become a new PC version of WoT.

Bundles available:

Cost: 7.000 Gold

  • T28 Concept  
  • 100% Trained Crew
  • Garage Slot
  • Camouflage Net
  • 3 Days of Premium

Cost: 8.100 Gold
  • VII T28 Concept • 100% Trained Crew
  • Garage Slot
  • Camouflage Net
  • Binocular Telescope
  • Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • 3 Days of Premium

Cost: 12.000 Gold
  • VII  T28 Concept  
  • VII  M56 Scorpion  
  • 2 100% Trained Crew
  • 2 Garage Slot
  • 2 Camouflage Net
  • Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • 2 Binocular Telescope
  • Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • 7 Days of Premium


Sunday, 27 December 2015

New World of Papoj

Hello Lads and Lasses,

I hope everyone had a most pleasant Christmas or whatever you celebrate during this period!

Don't expect much in the next few days, everyone is in vacation and celebrating Christmas/New Year and things are very quiet, even I'm recharging energies. I know what's coming next year for the usual games and also have lots of scheduled plans so help me God, I need all the rest I can take.

Anyway, there is a new World of Papoj:


Friday, 25 December 2015

A Christmas To Remember

Hello Lads and Lasses!

The Mighty Jingles and I did a thing... he has invited me to take part on the continuation of his annual Holiday Season Gnomish videos:

We both wish ya filthy animals a most wonderful Christmas! Now, enjoy your day off from the salt mines!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Out with a Bang! (NA)

Hello Warriors,

From 26 of December until 30 of December the WoT NA server will be giving x5 XP to celebrate the end of 2015:

Edit: Start and End hours are 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET.

I like these videos with Paul Barnett. :)

Armored Warfare: Holiday Bonus Weekend

Hello Warriors,

From the 24th of December, 2015 to the 27th of December, 2015 Armored Warfare will be giving x3 Reputation for each battle.

Have fun!

Patton KR and Other Bundles (EU)

Hello Warriors,

From 24 December at 12:30 until 01 January at 06:00 CET (UTC +1) Wargaming EU will be selling the following vehicles:

Advent Calendar: M46 Patton KR for €32.50

  • 1 Garage Slot

M46 Patton KR for €49.99

  • Garage Slot
  • ‌‌100% Crew
  • Medium Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • Vertical Stabilizer MK1
  • Improved Ventilation Class 2
  • 3,375 Gold

Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. for €99.99

  • Garage Slot
  • 30,500 Gold

WZ-111 for €44.99
  • Garage Slot

T-28E with F-30 for €9.99
  • Garage Slot
  • 1,000 Gold

Hidden Bonus Code Complete (EU)

Hello Warriors,

the last piece of the Advent calendar code is now complete, I already redeemed mine!

What's in it:

This is the complete code: AXTHGH12BN15MASA

*Activate bonus code here*

New Year's Gift 2016 (EU)

Good morning Warriors!

just to warn you that the Toldi III is finally available on EU server!

All you have to do is login between 24 December 2015, 06:10 and Monday 11 January 2015 at 06:00 CET (UTC+1) and get a victory!

It also seems like EU decided to outdo NA (*) by giving:

  • 1 Garage Slot
  • 1 day of Premium Account
  • 5 x Extra Combat Rations
  • 5 x Chocolate
  • 5 x Case of Cola
  • 5 x Pudding and Tea
  • 5 x Strong Coffee
  • 5 x Improved Combat Rations
  • 5 x Onigiri
  • 5 x Buchty

(*) NA server will be giving rewards for playing with the Toldi III.

This is probably the first year that Wargaming is gifting something that is not just a free garage slot, I've been taking my Toldi III on NA for a couple spins and really enjoy the little Hungarian Tank.

Have fun!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

23/12/2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

Its time for a scheduled Wednesday stream and oh my... I'm being punctual tonight!

Depending how things go I may do a Tank Request or a Viewer Platoon! Also later on when EU goes to bed I will be hopping into NA as it became frequent, will make sure to take the Toldi III for a couple spins!

Steady as the Tortuga goes:

Implementing multi-turret and twin-barrel support with a 3rd soviet heavy line – Part III

Author: Thor_Hammerschlag

Article history:
Part I 
Part II


In this last article of the series we are going to discuss the top of the proposed branch of tanks with multiple guns. In the last article I introduced the T-39, which is first twin-barrel heavy tank of the line. In this article two more twin-barreled heavy tanks will follow. However, before these more modern designs will be introduced, meet the peak of Soviet multi-turret tank designs!

Tier VIII super heavy tank: VL

Developed on basis of the soviet experience in the winter war 1940. The armor of this vehicle is nothing special at the first look. The turret has 125mm on a round surface with a rather large mantlet, which could make it resistant to 175 mm penetration guns. However, the side armor at 60 mm could really troll a lot of people. The reason therefore is, that it has two layers of thick tracks on each side covering it. If both tracks get implemented as 50 mm spaced armor (just as on high tier Japanese heavies), the effective side armor without any angling is 160 mm. So this tank could be pretty bouncy on distance or when sidescraping. However, this tank is huge. I tried to calculate its dimensions based on the humans on the picture, the result was that the tank is about 12 m long and 6 m wide. This is also where the impressive weight should come from: 260t. Making it the heaviest tank of the entire game.

Korean WoT Players Aimbot Protesting

Thanks to 최종원 !


Hello Warriors,

I've been aware of this for a couple days now but I've been allowing the situation to develop but its time to put it on RSR (I'm pretty much quoting from the source link but did a few grammar/aesthetic changes):

World of Tanks has had a decent popularity in Korea, its age range is a little higher than other games but it definitely had a healthy population.
Wargaming Korea has been known to be pretty strict in banning players that abused missions and use cheats in game.
However this one guild called [PAPA] was infamous in the community for sharing Illegal Mods (Aimbot, Object Maphack, Reload) with each other and never getting banned. (The name meanings papa=father, meaning they are wealthy old players)
Finally, because multiple QUAKE (Another clan) members have been caught abusing rigging missions, one guy decided to visit the War Gaming Korea HQ.
He has spoken with the company and this was what they said:

Regarding the Aimbot:
The hacks have been banned as of 2015.5, and they were using it in April, we fully acknowledge that there were other players that have received permabans in April, but for the PAPA members, we do not know if they were using it with bad intent.

About the mission abuse:
We know about this, however how do we know if he was abusing with a good intention or a bad intention? If he did it with bad intention we should ban him. But he did it without knowing, how can we ban him?

They have also told the person that visited the company "Don't come anymore, you are only wasting your time"
Now every player, even the professional players who have been playing competitively for multiple years are all using aimbot, streaming it on the Korean streaming platform to show their disgust with how WG Korea has handled it.
Now WG Korea is going on full offensive, they are permabanning every player using the illegal mods, and they even personally track down the player's main accounts and give it permabans as well.
Giant number of players are quitting as I write this right now, are localized servers usually bad in management?
PAPA members are still abusing illegal mods as of recently, 1300 rating member's video:

Another one, rigging.

Now, this is what I can say about this situation:

T22 in WoT Xbox

Thanks to Zach H. !

Hello Warriors,

Besides the British turreted TDs, looks like the T22 Prototype is going to come on the WoT Xbox  2.5 Update and while Zach calls it a bad boy, I call it a cutie!


Tier: 1
Type: Medium Tank
Hit Points: 275
Weight/Load limit: 7.4 / 7.9t
Engine Power: 175 h.p.
Speed Limit: 38 km/h
Traverse Speed: 54 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed: 49 deg/sec
Hull Armor: 34/23/17 mm
Turret Armor: 30/30/30 mm
View Range: 260 m

75mm Gun M3
Ammunition: 50 pcs
Damage: 41-69
Penetration: 34-56
Rate of Fire: 20.69
DPM: 848.29

And I ask you, does it make sense that this vehicle is being added as a tier 1, behind a T2 MT and M2 LT?  I wrote down the statistics of the tier IIs bellow:

WoT Xbox: Toy Tank Mode & Emblems

Hello Warriors,

I only ask, why is WoTs PC not doing cool stuff like this? To celebrate the holidays WoT Xbox is presenting a fun mode called "Toy Tank", check out the trailer:

And the making of it (unlisted video):


The Unicum Guide to the T26E4 Super Pershing

Hello Warriors,

here is the latest "Unicum Guide" by Sliphantom, this time he shows how to deliver freedom with the T26E4 Super Pershing :

My sides hurt... xD

Righteous Portuguese Indignation

Good morning lads and lasses,

so I was doing my morning routine and poked in the man cave to give some coffee to Jingles who eagerly told me that there is now a Portuguese map in WoWS called "The Atlantic" which is based on one of my countries' archipelagos, I immediately rushed to my PC to see how it looked:

For most it may look okay... but I immediately felt disappointed.

The image shows at least 8 islands so it has to be Azores, but the islands make no sense. Now, I understand that there has to be a consensus between game balance and aesthetics but it doesn't even look remotely close:

39°28′N 31°13′W

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Storm Q&A

Hello warriors,

some leakers suggest that Wargaming is planning to overhaul the tier 9 German tank destroyers and introduce the Jagdpanzer E50. The thing is, Jagdpanzer E50 is a fake, just like this piece of "news", not much to worry about.

- Storm confirms: ghost shells are not a bug, but one of the engine features, caused by inaccurate transfer of coordinates at different distances.
- there are no cred/XP income problems with the Domination mode. The developers led an extensive investigation but found out there is practically no difference between it and random battles
- the sharp light and white "powder" on tanks in the holiday hangar is a feature, not a bug
- new sounds and motion physics ETA? "Sorry, I cannot answer"
- 9.13 contains a bug where the explosions and smoke sometimes look like squares, the reason for this is unknown for now
- it's possible that the bug (widely reported) of Czech tanks having texture problems with roofs on Winter Himmelsdorf maps is tied to the Protanki mod
- KV-3 model incorrect and to be investigated? "No promises"
- developers will investigate the situation where the Domination mode sometimes charges players for repairs that should be free
- T95E2 penetration will be reviewed once more for possible buff
- the Super Pershing small hatch (on the right side of the "pipes") was not a part of the old collision model, therefore it wasn't added to the HD one
- 9.13 FPS losses depend heavily on PC configuration
- summer camo bug is known and will be fixed
- currently, the developers are working on global changes such as the transfer to the new engine and multicore mechanism. In the last few patches (excluding 9.13), these tasks were gradually performed on both client and server side
- the developers agree that good historical and "in development" content could reduce the toxicity in the game, because the players could understand the developers better and vice versa

Vladimir Putin praises Armored Warfare

Hello warriors!

No, this is not a joke. Vladimir Putin visited today the stand in Moscow during the "Internet-Economics" forum taking place there today. He tried out the game and praised the Armored Warfare team for promoting Russian vehicles abroad.

I guess we have some T-90 and T-90MS buffs incoming?

22/12/2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

just came out of a happy accidental prolonged nap like one of you called it in the comment section the other day.  My body clock is completely fracked up, this is my first winter in the UK and the lack of sun has left me disoriented, I've been finding myself waking up at 11pm while thinking its 7am, but at least I've been awake at blog working hours and doing what I'm suppose to do at the time I'm suppose to do. :) I may have to buy one of those lizard lamps although.

Anyway, I miss dearly my stream and will be playing for the next couple nocturnal hours some World of Tanks, will start on NA because I want to show you my Toldi III and then later on I'm hoping into EU for my grind accompanied by my whiskey, 80's music & wonderful chat:

Monday, 21 December 2015

Armored Warfare: Type 59 Review by Rei-Lin

Hello Warriors,

Rei-Lin who has been a huge supporter to WoT and AW content producers and that I've nicknamed as my "North American Sugar Daddy" (just to wind him up), said that after being given courage from Jingles and I he decided to create his very first video which in my opinion is a really good one, a review of this year AW's reward, the Type 59, worth of taking a look:

Hope to see more of these Rei-Lin and keep on being the amazing person you are, you magnificent bastard! :P

EU Advent Calendar: Patton KR

Hello Warriors,

the cat is out of the bag, someone on the WoT's EU FB page posted earlier by mistake that one of the Calendar Advent tanks is the M46 Patton KR, it already got removed but the internet doesn't sleep and immediately screenshots were taken:

The M46 Patton KR is this Calendar Special-Special Tank and coming on the last day.

On Track: Waffenträger auf E 100

Hello Warriors,

from December 21 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET until anuary 4 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET  the next "On Track" (tier 10 discount) on NA server will be the Waifunträger auf E 100:

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:

  • Panzerjäger I
  • Marder II
  • Marder 38T
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc (or Morning Wood TD)

30% discount on purchase:

  • Nashorn
  • Sturer Emil
  • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger
  • Waffenträger auf Pz. IV
  • Waffenträger auf E 100

Other Discounts

- Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:

  • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger
  • Waffenträger auf Pz. IV
  • Waffenträger auf E 100

And earn:
2x Crew XP


- Play and Damage two or more enemy vehicles in a battle with:

  • Panzerjäger I
  • Marder II
  • Marder 38T
  • Pz.Sfl. IVc
  • Nashorn
  • Sturer Emil

And earn:
+30% XP (+5 more XP than last discount)

-If you make 25.000 XP driving with any of the vehicles above you will earn:
2x Small First Aid Kit
2x Large First Aid Kit
2x Small Repair Kit
2x Large Repair Kit
2x Manual Fire Extinguisher
2x Automatic Fire Extinguisher
 (Maximum 10 times)

-If you complete it 4 times you get:
1x Large-Caliber Gun Rammer

 -If you complete it 8 times you get:
1x Enh. Gun Laying Drive

-And if you manage to do it 10 times the final prize is:
Dicker Max+ 50% Crew
+ Garage slot

Note: If you already own the premium vehicles you will receive Credit value as compensation

 Have fun!

T-22sr Mission Rigging (EU)

Hello Warriors,

I'm very pleased to tell you that EU is now also taking action against the T-22sr Mission Riggers, I hope this is the start of a more active and swift moderation (also don't forget that the missions were nerfed so its easier for players to complete the mission without the necessity to go against the ToS), this is what MrConway just wrote in the forum:

"Fellow Tankers!

As many of you have already heard, there was an unfortunate amount of mission rigging going on after the introduction of our new rampage mode. Several players that were able to acquire the new T-22sr shortly after the missions were released, did so fraudulently.

We believe strongly, that fair-play is paramount in keeping our gaming environment fair and equal for all our players.

After analysis of received reports and our internal databases, we have taken action against ~100 players that broke our game rules to acquire this new tank. They will be receiving a 14 day game suspension and the T-22sr will be removed from their accounts permanently. The missions cannot be repeated, those players will never be able to earn the tank back.

The same sanctions will apply to any other players caught for mission rigging going forward."

Unlike RU and SEA, EU hasn't named and shamed the punished players.

Oh and by the way, I didn't forgot about my promise on gathering and sending the emails of riggers you sent to the support team. I'm already trying to find someone who is good at it, if not, things will be sent anyway and I will making random checks on whether there is action being taken.

Its your turn now NA, we are waiting...

WoWS: The Hungry Asian Cougar

Thanks to 絆創膏バンドエイド !

Hello Warriors,

There is a WoWS director's cut video that just got uploaded by WG Asia. Because there is no tittle I will call it "The hungry (for fresh westerner's meat) Asian Cougar":

I loled at the mushroom head...

"Most likely a hoax" Update

Hello Warriors,

just as I came back from my exercising received a message in my skype from a very reliable source.

Like I expected, all of the shown to be upcoming tanks by the Russians are just another hoax so if you see them around you now know.

The Buganov's KV-4 in particular and which work wasn't attributed by the Russian pages, its "Giganaut's" artwork, I have photographic memory and recognized these straight ahead but is pure laziness from the guys not checking something as important as this, a simple Google search on the image brings the guy's work on first page.

Giganaut's work has been featured a couple times in FTR (and that's where I recognized his stuff from) but he actually has a DeviantArt page dedicated to his creations which is worth of taking a look (just ignore the mecha/furry fetish thing going on if that doesn't float your goat, it doesn't float mine for sure but I respect it):

And about the IS-152, there exists a similar aberration of nature in real life (and thanks to Andy J. for sharing this!):

Actually no... I remove that thanks from Andy! My eyes bleed from watching that, damn you Andy, damn you! hehe

1st Czech Tank Brigade

Good morning lads and lasses,

before I start my morning jog check out what G.S , a member of a group who re-enacts the Red Army during the GPW has emailed me:

He says:
"I am a member of a group that reenacts Red Army during the GPW. I friend of mine posted these pictures of the 1st Czech Tank Brigade on our 193rd Rifle Division RKKA page, and I found them very interesting, as the tanks have the current Czech logo in WoT and several of the inscriptions that are available, such as Lidice. I find it really cool to find the actual examples that WoT bases some of its inscriptions, etc off of. If you haven't seen them before, well here you go!

Note: the pictures are taken ~1945 and they are all almost certainly propaganda shots."

Most likely a hoax

Hello Warriors,

I'm back after my 10kg ginger dumbo cat nearly poisoned herself...

Went to check what the Russians were up to and they posted that apparently these vehicles are coming into the game, honestly, experience tells me this is likely just another hoax, specially because they don't say where this came from. I've checked the most likely places this could have originated from and nothing. I will be talking to my sources later on, most are asleep or AFK at the moment.

Buganov's KV-4
Premium tier 8 with 107mm ZIS-6 gun.
Compared to KV-1

A variant of the regular tier 7 heavy with more powerful engine.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Too much of a good thing

Hello Warriors,

there is a problem in Armored Warfare, for a long time I've appraised on how fair and nice the AW artillery was, until today.

There is something that the devs overlooked, at the moment if you equip 20% (koenig) + 15% (food) + 15% (intercom systems) + 5% (reload crew skill) + 8% (level 4 innate crew skills) + 5.94% (gyroscopic stabilizers mk 3) you will get  68.95% reload reduction  in artillery and this is the outcome:

Arty in AW was designed as a support class and not damage dealer, with this current changes it became just that and in my opinion is broken. Later today or tomorrow there should be an hotfix removing the ability to stack the loaders bonus and the ability to stack consumable, how well that will work? No idea, but the Dev team will be definitely taking a look into it.

There are also reports of players having their matches crashing because of jackasses platooning and spamming illumination rounds in the matches.

And I have to say a big thank you to "55lyraug" who emailed me this issue instead of whining without any constructivism. I highly appreciate when you contact me with things like this, doesn't matter which game it is. I try to catch up with everything on the daily basis and do not ignore content, is just humanly impossible to keep track of everything without your help and for that, thank you very much everyone who sends emails, you have no idea how greatly you contribute to RSR.

Hidden bonus code (EU)

Thanks to Nemanja from Serbia! :)

Hello Warriors,

On the WoT's European Advent Calendar there is currently a hidden bonus code, its not complete yet, but this is how you find it...

  1. Go to Event Calendar
  2. Click on the Tank of the day
  3. Press CTRL+A
  4. Hidden code will appear
This is what's out so far:

Day 4

Portuguese E-100

Hello Warriors,

David Moreira has sent me an update on his homemade mini E-100:

As you can see it actually can be driven, David has taken as a personal hobby to keep on improving this tiny beast. I also asked him if the camo was based in our Portuguese flag and he denied, he needed to get the vehicle ready before the Comic Con in Portugal and used what he had available on his garage and most likely will take away the red and add a different shade of green. :)

Good job so far!

IS-6, WZ-131 and M44 HD Skin Mods

Hello Warriors,

if you've been paying enough attention, you know that the IS-6, WZ-131 and M44 HD got pulled back from 9.13 due to model issues, those vehicles will be coming in HD but later on. For those who are impatient, those HD versions exist as a skin mod:


EU Upcoming Advent Calendar Specials

Hello Warriors,

these are the next Advent Calendar specials for the EU server:

Could care less about the WGL logo pariah tank but that IS-3 A, move out of my way! I want it now!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

19/12/2015 Q&A

Hello Warriors,

made a Q&A for you:

-Wargaming is giving Ukraine their own localization. The Ukranian player base has exponentially grown to 6 million.

-There will be a Panzer 58 marathon for the RU server

-Most of the Czechoslovakian tank descriptions are fixed, however the T54E1 was refused.
If you missed it:

-On the Secret Santa: There is a small issue with the notifications system in game when you receive the goods. This only affects the notification, and not the gift. It will be fixed.

-The Dev team is aware of the "premature fireworks" and other strange visual bugs, they will be fixing it:

-There is a bug where the ground texture becomes attached to the tanks, the Dev team just started looking into it:

Note: The player who reported it had his graphic settings set to minimum but this morning I had the same bug and I run on high.

-Incorrect display of post-mortem nicknames and problems with switching between tanks in post-mortem modes is a bug, a feature or caused by mods? Storm: A bug.

-The changes on the KV-3 turret are according to WG historically correct.

-The T26E4 Super Pershing hatch with the mounted gun lost its collision model, bug or intentional? Storm: "Intentional"

I took a screenshot of its Armor Model for clarification:

-Asian server has dropped language support for the Vietnamese community. Most believe this decision was taken due to the publicly acknowledged account selling and illegal mod usage by this community.

That's all for now folks. :)

Alexander "marm" WoT Fan art

Hello Warriors,

Alexander "marm" has made some more fan art:

See previous.

M46 Patton KR Video

Hello Warriors,

I'm a bit quiet, been gathering some info for you for the past few hours but for the meanwhile, this is the trailer for the M46 Patton KR:

The "I eat green berets for breakfast" scene from Commando fits so interesting well with this video.

Tortoise back on display

Hello Warriors,

a thank you to "theSTG44" for bringing this to my attention!

Oh joy of joys! At The Tank Museum, the Tortoise has finally left the VCC (Vehicle Conservation Centre) which only opens in very special occasions to the public and is back on display for everyone to see!

"The A39 Tortoise is the ultimate manifestation of the British concept of the heavily armoured, but slow, 'Infantry' tank.
It was built in 1947, making it a contemporary of the highly successful Centurion tank. The Tortoise proved to be too slow and unwieldy for the conditions of modern warfare and was a nightmare to transport.
The only service that the Tortoise had was when two tanks took part in trials in Germany in 1948. The Tank Museum's Tortoise is now the only surviving example." - The Tank Museum's FB

At the beginning of this year it had to go into the VCC, quoting the museum staff words "the lad was pissing oil". Hoping to see the Nubian Queen Matilda II next on display, she's been for awhile in the VCC for the exact same reasons and the M3 misses its girl! :)

WoWs & Arpeggio of Blue Steel Collaboration

Thanks to "The DIADECT"!

Hello Warriors,

Gave myself a healthy weekend escape and just came back from the pub & cinema, went to watch Star Wars. Don't worry, I wont spoil anything.

World of Warships has made a collaboration with the "Arpeggio of Blue Steel", and you may ask, what the heck is that? Went to search as I didn't knew it myself... its an anime series, very much like Girls und Panzer but with ships and extra neon lights. This is the trailer:

There will be special missions and personalized ships:

Golden Type 59 and T-34-3 Skin Mod

Hello Warriors,

remember the tacky gold HD Type 59 that is only available in the Chinese server?

There was a skin mod of the non HD version but it became outdated long ago, many of you in the comment section and email have asked about it and I promised that would be sharing it once something would appear so here it is:

Note: This skin mod can be applied to Type 59 and T-34-3:

by Milkym4n from World of Tanks Reskins.

What is the laziest thing you've ever done?

Thanks to Jamie F. !

Hello Warriors,

this is not a piece of news but I found it interesting enough, this was an answer somewhere in the internet to "What is the laziest thing you've ever done?"

"I was once on a US military ship, having breakfast in the wardroom (officers lounge) when the Operations Officer (OPS) walks in. This guy was the definition of NOT a morning person; he's still half asleep, bleary eyed... basically a zombie with a bagel. He sits down across from me to eat his bagel and is just barely conscious. My back is to the outboard side of the ship, and the morning sun is blazing in one of the portholes putting a big bright-ass circle of light right on his barely conscious face. He's squinting and chewing and basically just remembering how to be alive for today. It's painful to watch.
But then zombie-OPS stops chewing, slowly picks up the phone, and dials the bridge. In his well-known I'm-still-totally-asleep voice, he says "heeeey. It's OPS. Could you... shift our barpat... yeah, one six five. Thanks." And puts the phone down. And then he just sits there. Squinting. Waiting.
And then, ever so slowly, I realize that that big blazing spot of sun has begun to slide off the zombie's face and onto the wall behind him. After a moment it clears his face and he blinks slowly a few times and the brilliant beauty of what I've just witnessed begins to overwhelm me. By ordering the bridge to adjust the ship's back-and-forth patrol by about 15 degrees, he's changed our course just enough to reposition the sun off of his face. He's literally just redirected thousands of tons of steel and hundreds of people so that he could get the sun out of his eyes while he eats his bagel. I am in awe.
He slowly picks up his bagel and for a moment I'm terrified at the thought that his own genius may escape him, that he may never appreciate the epic brilliance of his laziness (since he's not going to wake up for another hour). But between his next bites he pauses, looks at me, and gives me the faintest, sly grin, before returning to gnaw slowly on his zombie bagel."

If this was a in a ship from the Royal Navy I'm pretty sure that OPS would be Jingles... :P

Now, what's the laziest thing YOU ever done?

WoWS: Naval Legends "The Soviet Sevens"

Hello Warriors,

I'm actually very surprised to see a WoWS video like this with English dubbing, Naval Legends "The Soviet Sevens":

 Wargaming please do this to your historical videos from WoT as well!

World of Tanks: Free garage slot!

Good morning Warriors,

Almost forgot to tell you! World of Tanks is giving an amazing prize this Christmas... wait for it... wait...*drums* A GARAGE SLOT!

Check it out on this video!

It made me laugh, I like what these guys are doing. :D

Friday, 18 December 2015

Armored Warfare's Holiday Present

Hello Warriors,

The "secret" is finally over!

This year Obsidian has decided to gift one of the most appraised tanks in history and online games, the tier 3 Premium Main Battle Tank Type 59!

In Armored Warfare his essence was respected, it has excellent protection and great firepower while still maintaining its good mobility.



All you have to do is login between the 18th of December, 2015 and the 3rd of January, 2016 and the tank will appear in your garage, I already got mine:

Have fun!

*Sponsored article

WoT: Christmas Reward

Hello Warriors,

confirmed, this year's Christmas reward in World of Tanks will be the Toldi III, a tier 3 LT Hungarian vehicle that is being presented as German instead:

Its already being given on NA, starting from today until 15 January you just need to log in and you will earn the tank with a 100% crew as an extra.

Note: There will be rewards for those who play this vehicle.

More about Toldi III:
-Its history
-About the Hungarian emblems, insignias and colours in WoT
-A Premium today or a tech tree tomorrow?

How Tog II Reloads

Hello Warriors,

Yesterday David Fletcher was wondering on his video what exactly a crew of 6 did inside the Tog II, here is the answer:

The other 2 missing in the picture are the driver and the gunner.

Found this while doing my daily cruise on Imgur, had to share. :P