Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Gaijin shuts down Youtuber's channel

Hello warriors,

funny how today I was thinking to myself that had been a couple weeks since Gaijin hasn't fracked up something, not sure if this is my odds or I just have a pretty good sixth sense:

The Gaijin company (creator of War Thunder) had the most  popular Youtube WT fan Russian channel ("alconafter" with over 900 videos and 140k subscribers) blocked after it allegedly misled its subscribers that a stream with one of the Gaijin employees would take place. The account's owner, Kirill Fedorov has shown that Gaijin achieved this by spamming IP complaints against his videos. According to him, the conflict between him and Gaijin started a long time ago after one of his colleagues organized a "flashmob" type protest against Gaijin pay to win practices in 2013. This resulted in the removal of the youtuber's press-account and cease of communication.

This protest has caused the community staff to ban any mention of the channel on the forums. The Youtuber speculates about the real reasons:

"No game developer company has ever paid me anything. But last year I started making videos from World of Tanks and Armored Warfare. At that moment I was the top Armored Warfare blogger (50-150k views per video). They of course gave me press accounts, discussed with me and helped. Recently I got to know (the War Thunder) historical consultant who told me he was outsourced by War Thunder. I decided to stream WT with him because the viewers would be interested in hearing what he had to say."

The Youtuber hopes to have the access to his channel back soon.

Typical Gaijin behavior...


22.07.2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

Work for the blog is pretty much complete so its time for the scheduled stream:

Today I will be tanking with some funk music, 192 Tanks and EU/NA/RU!

Lets groove! :P

22.07.2015 Q&A

Not much for today:

- Storm confirms: tomorrow a micropatch fixing some of the crashes in 9.9 will come - but not all;
- There is apparently an issue in 9.9 that makes parts of (American) models appear black as well as some artifacts appear near terrain objects, Storm will investigate;
- Developers are working on fixing the ghost shells. The situation turned out to be "complicated";
- There are some collision model issues on some maps like here:

- For now it's not sure how the things are looking with official Win10 support for WoT.

World of Tanks Bonus Code Keys

Hello Warriors,

Alienware is giving a new set of World of Tanks Bonus Code Keys for existing players:

This package includes:
  •     1 Day of Premium
  •     Case of Cola (Premium Consumable)

And there are more invites codes too:

The invite code includes:
  •     350 Gold
  •     7 Days Premium
  •     Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (F)
  •     Free Garage Slot
Enjoy! :)

Armored Warfare: Retrofit system

Hello Warriors,

Armored Warfare will bring a "Retrofit System" to their game. We will be able to install things like Improved Spall Liners, Internal Hull Reinforcements, Reinforced Ammorack and Reinforced Engine housing.

One of the things that I find interesting is that they will be giving 5 types of Retrofit Slots for each type of system (Firepower, Armor, Mobility, Technology and Universal) and they made a pop-up panel that shoes how each Retrofit System will affect the vehicle statistically.

I'm aware that WoT also has a type of pop-up % info on their Equipments but would love AW to add more detailed info. For example...if there are tanks that are more prone to being ammoracked, imagine if they could show the data of the vehicle so that, once the player passes the mouse over a Retrofit System a +X or -Y number would be given to show how the vehicle becomes affected.

More info:

Military Zone, Poland 2015 - MGT-20

Hello Warriors,

WG EU uploaded a video from the Military Zone, Poland 2015 - MGT-20 event:

Pity that for some reason they didn't added subtitles for the Polish parts but at least that girl at 0:14 makes it all good...

9.9 Micropatch

Hello Warriors,

small update, tomorrow on 23.7.2015, the Russian server will have a micropatch that solves some of the crashes and freezes introduced in 9.9.

More Japanese Heavy screeshots

Hello Warriors,

seems like you are in luck, there are more Japanese Heavy screenshots! :)

Feast your eyes:

Japanese Heavy Screenshots

Thank you Eun Ae Sun!

Hello Warriors,

noticed that many of you been asking for more Japanese Heavies content so here you have, for your pleasure:

Type 95 (tier 4)
Stats and model.

O-I Experimental, previously known as the Mi-To 100 (tier 5)

 Stats and model.

World of Flying Conchitas

Hello Warriors,

just got sent this video, World of Warplanes girls have very deep voices apparently, reminds me of the female crews in WoT: