Monday, 16 March 2015

16.03.2015 Q&A.

Developers decided NOT to implement the penetration nerf in 9.7. It will come together with gold ammo nerf in one of the upcoming patches.

- Separating newbies from experienced players on lower tiers does not mean that experienced players will end up on top of their teams less;
- The above mentioned segregation is active no matter what vehicle do the experienced players drive;
- According to Storm the Jpz E-100 170mm gun penetration is historical;
- For now, received XP buff for arties is not being considered (related to the fact that earlier there was a piece of news that the artillery might get more XP per kill);
- The hissing sound HEAT shells make upon impact is not historical, it's there for players to realize they were hit by a HEAT shell;
- WG doens't have the option to release many things by mini-patches (they have to wait on big ones most of the time, mini-patches are reserved for critical issues);
- Storm checked and apparently the lower front plate of HD E-100 and Jpz E-100 is correct (cca 49 degrees);
- AMX-30 gun lengths are correct;
- The rule that premium tanks have worse stats than regular ones is still in effect (RG: And keep it that way);
- In the future, vehicle renders for PR purposes will be made from in-game hangar so players don't feel cheated that the vehicle on WG renders looks awesome and in the battle looks worse;
- Earlier, Storm announced that the matchmaker will be reworked for new version. Current state however is that this change will either not come at all or in very distant future as the person dealing with MM is very busy;
- 9.7 will apparently bring "new Soviet premium" (probably T-54 Model 1945);
- Storm confirms that WG will not re-introduce ultra-HD texture pack;
- For the purposes of nerfing, CW tanks (M60 and Object 907) do not count as premium vehicles (they can be nerfed freely);
- Historically, Super Pershing was "tilted forward" due to the weight of additional armor (stressing the frontal suspension greatly). In the game, the devs decided not to do this because it would make the upper frontal plate angle worse than it was;
- HD Super Pershing has wrong turret additional armor size, it will be fixed;
- Regarding the UFP additional armor angle of Super Pershing, there was a longer discussion, the result was inconclusive - some WG developers do not believe photos of the vehicle (blaming apparently perspective) and are sticking strictly to angles written in documents;
- Developers are currently discussing removing the North-West map from the game completely (RG: it's possible that this will happen even in 9.7).

"We Support Our Troops!"

Meanwhile in North America.... Pepsi is supporting the U.S. troops with... a stronk T-34-85!

"Pepsi, the taste of communism!"

Matilda II operating

Check out this short video of a rare Matilda II operating at Oberon.
The little thing is so squeaky, its old and wants to rest on her garage making APCR granny cookies to keep her Tog II grandson in shape!

IS-3 in HD coming in 9.8

Hello warriors,

Wargaming confirmed that IS-3 in HD is coming in 9.8. Here are a couple of screenshots of it to whet your appetite. Keep in mind however that this is an ultra-HD render and the vehicle in the game will not look this good.

Swedish tanks part 23 : UDES part 2

Author: Sp15

Welcome, back last time we started looking at the proposals made for of the UDES project during the early 1970s, this time we will proceed with the UDES 14 proposals from Bofors.

In the early 1973s Bofors along with Hägglunds & Söner received a request from FMV (the Swedish defense materiel administration) to start work on a new light turreted tank. This type of vehicle had already been studied internally by FMV and preliminary requirements had been drawn up with the intention of serving as a basis for further projection by Bofors and Hägglunds. In general the requirements called for a cheap low profile turreted tank armed with a 10,5cm L45 or L50 gun. The weight was to be in the 20 ton class and the vehicle would make use of existing parts as much as possible. The vehicle was also to have at least 10dg of gun depression and preferably be equipped with an autoloader. The project was to be divided into two phases where in the first both companies would come with several proposals that would be narrowed down to one or two which would be built as wooden mock-ups in the 2nd phase.

How Renault R35 started


On 2.8.1933, the French army issued the requirements for a new light tank, that was to replace the - now hopelessly obsolete - FT-17 tanks. According to these demands, the vehicle was to have following specifications:

- combat weight: 6 tons
- armor no less than 30mm
- two crewmembers
- armament consisting of two machineguns or one 37mm gun
- average speed of no less than 8-10 km/h

At that time, for an infantry support tank the specifications were more than sufficient - another matter however was that this was basically just something like Panzer I or FT-17, only with more armor. On the other hand, the British at that time were building stuff like the Vickers Light Tank Mk.II and Mk.III, which were hardly any better.

New World of Papoj

Morning, Enjoy!