Thursday, 16 July 2015

16.07.2015 Stream (Ended)

Hello Warriors,

I'm in the mood for a unscheduled stream, will be playing some Armored Warfare (mostly PVE) and will be giving out Early Access codes.

Feel like hanging around with my Challenger 1 or T-62, depending how many people will be queuing up, if you do, don't be a pussy and join on me on the Hard mode!

Colonial Marines needs YOU!
Steady as she goes:

Comparison of lighting between 9.8 and 9.9

Hello Warriors,

a nice video for you, lighting difference between 9.8 and 9.9 :

16.07.2015 Q&A

Here it is:

- There is a bug in 9.9 that apparently makes the graphic settings not save properly. Storm will investigate.
- Storm confirms: 9.9 brought a large number of crashes, WG considers this issue critical, it will be fixed soon;
- The crash issue was not identified when the patch was released due to the fact everyone focused on "zombie tanks" bug. Now the amount of reports has reached such a level that the bug can be marked as widely spread, a hotfix will be made soon;
- The game crashes are not generally related to XVM - it's true that after 9.9 XVM caused crashes but the crashes caused directly by XVM were fixed by XVM developers while the WG crashes were not fixed yet;
- M46 Patton model will be fixed in 0.9.10;
- There is no way how to specifically disable the chromatic aberration effect in WoT without switching the graphic details one step lower. It was implemented because "all the cool games have it";
- Putting the render distance setting to lower (to minimum) influences the display on enemy vehicles; - Setting it on minimum you will simply not see enemy vehicles rendered even at shorter distances.

Humm.. so sexy isn't it? Just wish those staged women would get out of the way!


Tier 6 Mi-To 150 screenshots

Hello Warriors,

more screenies, this time the Tier 6 Mi-To 150 in-garage:

Sherman Revalorisé

Hello Warriors,

there is new screenies for you, this time the Sherman Revalorisé in-game version:

Armored Warfare Interview

Hello Warriors,

while in Czech Republic with SilentStalker the Armored Warfare lads took the opportunity and I got interviewed:

IS-3, finally..
Only recently I realized how much my mom, a gamer, has influenced me to follow this path... and the most important, she learned to accept it and is now proud.

Schoolboy from Rostov programs WoWs competition


Hello warriors,

a 17 year old schoolboy from Rostov named Sergey Kachmar wrote a game that looks similar in gameplay to World of Warships. He calls it "World of SeaBattle" and unlike the WG studio with dozens of employees, he worked on it alone for last three years. The game was finished in June and by the end of the month he started the open beta test. The game currently looks like this:

The game apparently runs on Unreal engine and can be played online. It's free to play but has some paid elements such as ship design and is available here:

Japanese Tiger Overview

 Hello Warriors,

now that 9.9 is here, WG has shared the new Premium Tier 6 HT, the Japanese Tiger (or Tank No. VI. or Imperial Tiger...whatever floats your goat!) overview.

Its final (confirmed by NA and RU) characteristics are as such:

Hitpoints: 950
Crew: 5 (commander, driver, gunner, radio operator, loader)
Weight: 57 tons
Maximum speed: 40 km/h
Engine: 650hp
Power-to-weight: 11.4 hp/t
Hull traverse: 26 deg/s
Turret traverse: 20 deg/s
Viewrange: 370 meters
Radiorange: 620 meters

Hull armor: 100/80/80
Turret armor: 100/80/80

Gun: 8.8 CM KW.K. 36 L/56
ROF: 8.57 rounds per minute
Penetration: 132/171/44
Damage: 220/220/270
Accuracy: 0,38
Aimtime: 2,3s
Depression: -8/+15

Armor schematics: 

New World of Papoj

Hello Warriors,

a new World of Papoj just came out, this video is a very good example to why I avoid standing near other players, specially if their cammo values are worse than mine:


Yuri Pasholok's Q&A

- The T-34 with 122mm U-11 was a real project but the gun was supposed to be installed in a completely different turret;
- There were no project of self-propelled guns based on E-50 or E-75;
- There were several projects of installing 85mm guns into KV-1 turrets but none were ever built even in prototype for various reasons;
- Yuri Pasholok is not authorized yet to release info on Czechoslovak tanks;
- The ARL-44 stock turret from FCM F1 is a very old project (it's a wartime proposal) but there is no info available about the prototype turret to replace it;
- T-50-2 in the game was behaving completely different from the real life vehicle, that's why it was changed to MT-25;
- The fate of many T-34 tanks from Armenia is unknown (apparently there were many there during WW2): "Ask GABTU";
- There are no Chinese candidates for second medium tank branch;
- T-54 620 and 700hp engines are unhistorical ("Ask balance department :)");
- Porsche Tiger number 003 (converted to a commander tank) really participated in battles, it was destroyed between 20th and 22nd of June 1944 during the Lviv offensive;
- Waffenträger RhB (the one from the game) was never built, only the chassis was, partially;
- Yuri Pasholok has no knowledge of Chinese T-34-3, the only T-34-3 he knows about was a project of T-34 with three guns:

Arty- Buttons

Hello Warriors,

a birdy sent me this video about arty:

*giggles* WoT community is one of a kind... but hey! We all press buttons, arty players or not! :P