Wednesday, 15 July 2015

15.07.2015 Q&A

 Here it is:

- Tracks are not "eating" damage as some players claim;
- API mantle (AMD) will not be supported in WoT;
- Multicore support in 2015? "No promises"(RG: Well... at least its not a no. :P );
- Storm confirms: SLI conflicts with new TXAA anti-aliasing;
- It's possible to completely disable explosions and smoke effects in the client;
- RU players are still complaining about the chat spam when players enter dynamic platoons. WG devs discussed adding an option to disable it but so far no conclusion yet;
- Storm sent a three page letter to the modellers and historical consultants regarding the issues with the tier 9 Patton model;
- Storm regarding why WG knowingly released a bugged model: "Let me say it like this: issues in communication between departments";
- Storm responds to an accusation that the 9.9 shadows look like shit by stating that the shadows this way are realistic;
- There is a bug in 9.9 where the shadows of some objects are simply disappearing under certain circumstances, Storm knows about it;
- Storm is asked whether as a developer he thinks the 9.9 patch should have been released at all, he says that yes but only after fixing the zombie tank bug;
- Today Storm is dealing with the matter of thick mantlets (T32 possible fix);
- Do you have extremely long loading times in 9.9? Storm's answer is to defragment your HDD;
- Many, many players report continuous crashes of 9.9 client, Storm is collecting feedback and investigating;
- Storm does not agree with a proposed artillery "solution" to cut its alpha to half and to hardcap it to 1-2 per team;
- +/-2 MM is "an essential part of the game", it won't be reduced;
- For now there are no planned changes to monitor frequency system in WoT;
- EU server will soon have the opportunity to get the A45 premium tank (RG: This brings me a smile!)
- Training rooms for one person will not be implemented, nor will client-only game modes (that would require a transfer of a part of the server code to the client and that won't happen);
- The RNG accuracy spread inside aim circle is identical for all vehicles;
- the current T110E3 armor is final, there will be no more changes;
- In 9.9, the M6A2E1 rim around the gun (where the gun meets the mantlet) became bigger and thinner. This makes the mantlet very easy to penetrate. It will be fixed;
- Storm is a real fan of the Fallout series.

15.07.2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors

Will be streaming World of Tanks in the next few hours, Q&A will be multi-tasked and delivered as usual.

Since I was gone one of my recruit lasses reached her first tier 10 and I received the T95E2 as a reward, will be playing with that one and probably the Japanese Tiger premium tank as well.

As always, 190 tanks (without counting with the Domination ones), EU/NA and now RU and nice music:

Make it so!

Armored Warfare Resume

Hello Warriors,

I'm catching up information I haven't posted in the last days from Armored Warfare.

- Some things have happened, the Early Access third testing phase got extended until 21st of July, they will be adding premium vehicles to be tested during the course of the extended time and also made some changes.

  •     Fixed multiple issues and bugs causing game crashes (especially in the garage)
  •     Fixed the audio issues causing various sounds to cut out in battle
  •     PvE reward system temporarily changed: PvE ammunition and repairs now don’t cost any credits
  •     Fixed the issue where various skills and equipment affecting the aim time made it worse instead of improving it
Check also for the vehicle re-balances:

- To celebrate the French Bastille they decided to unveil one of the tanks they have under current development, the ERC 90 “Sagaie”

More Codes. Invite Ones.

Hello Warriors,

more bonus codes available, this one for new players:

Love the image choices the Russians have... hehe
  This one gives:
  •     350 Gold
  •     7 Days Premium
  •     Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (F)
  •     Free Garage Slot
Note: Keys are only available to residents in North America and Europe and are only valid on NA and EU servers.

World of Tanks Bonus Code Key

Hello Warriors,

Alienware is giving bonus codes, there are 2k left, grab them while you can!


Bonus Code Package for existing players includes:
  •     1 Day of Premium
  •     Case of Cola (Premium Consumable)
 Note: Keys are only available to residents in the United States, Canada, and Europe and are only valid on NA and EU servers

Object 777 caught in random

Hello warriors,

players on RU server are now encountering the Object 777, Scorpion, new premium T-28 and the French Sherman in the test.

Swamp Map Overview

Hello Warriors,

catching up the loose threads, yesterday took most of the day to rest as I arrived exhausted from the trip to Czech Republic and caught a bit of a cold. But all back on tracks now.

WoT EU, together with made a nice overview of the 9.9 changes to the Swamp map:

Glad to see Wargaming making more of this. :)

Top of the Tree: AMX 50 B

Hello warriors,

from 15 July at 07:10 until 01 August at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2), the next Top of the Tree (tier 10 discount) on EU server will be the AMX 50 B.

Other vehicles of the branch on discount are:

50% discount on purchase:
  • D1
  • D2
  • B1
  • BDR G1 B

30% discount on purchase:
  • ARL 44
  • AMX M4 45
  • AMX 50 100
  • AMX 50 120
  • AMX 50 B

+ 50% Crew XP bonus for all vehicles included in the special.

They also included a AMX 50 B in-game overview if you feel interested: