Friday, 27 November 2015

27/11/2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

Its time for a scheduled livestream. I will be playing World of Tanks for the first time in a week.
Some of you were asking if I had stopped playing the game but I just don't like to touch a multiplayer game when I'm stressed, in that way I don't have later regrets over typing something Klingon in chat and to be honest, doctor told me to relax and avoid things that could make me lose my Vulcan mind. *giggles*

Super Grille sweater.

Tonight I will be derusting and playing my favorites acompanied by my 80's playlist and lovely crazy  piranha chat: :P

Steady as the Tortoise goes.

Mission Rigging

Thanks to Greta Lovejoy-Fedora!

Hello Warriors,

its not a surprise that specially now with the T-22 sr. (an OP tank) as a Rampage reward and the lack of punishing action from WG support that personal missions have become widespread rigged, but this... this is just sad:

This situation have exploded in the EU forums (unfortunately WG keeps on erasing the topics) and so far nearly 20 people from the clans you can see got banned, at least 2 of them livestreamers and one is a WGL "PRO" Player.

What is outrageous about it, is that apparently they wont lose any progress on the missions and are allowed to keep the reward tank.

7 day bans are not enough to keep them from rigging, these people have shown no remorse on the forums and will keep on breaking the ToS.

I have so many questions...
First why does Wargaming keep on releasing these missions knowing that will generate this behaviour?
And knowing that they will generate this behaviour, why they don't toughen up their support teams?
Why are certain players allowed to remain/are kept on in the WGL after being caught in shady business or typing disgusting racist remarks in-game chat? (To note that WGL is not real WG and at this point and from what I've spoken with them... real WG staff is ashamed of WGL because of situations like this)

I receive emails of clans/platoons rigging these missions on a daily basis but its not in my interest to name and shame, IF (and I really wish) the support team would give me guarantees that these players would receive proper punishment I swear that I would take the extra work and compile everything you sent to me and go as far as creating an article on the blog asking for you to keep on the lookout but my hopes towards that department have been long dead.

Forum Topic about the subject (be quick before it gets erased too).
Clan #1 -- Screenshot
Clan #2 -- Screenshot

What you think about this situation?

Storm Q&A

There were talks that one of new city maps is going to be ‘Minsk’. Where is this map?
The Minsk map was removed from our plans.

The most important question, what is going to happen with arty?
We do not plan a nerf. What we are planning is a full rebalancing of this vehicle class. We want to carefully implement and test each point of the plan. We are also not excluding the possibility to limit the number of artys to 2-3 (with new achievements) or keep it the way it is.

What is going to happen with old Personal missions after new season release? Do you plan a new season?
We are indeed planning a new season of Personal missions (The old one is going to stay available, so you will be able to finish the current missions)

Any news about Japanese and Chinese TDs?
Asian TDs and SPGs will need some more time. They are not in our plans for 2016; we are still gathering information about these vehicles, but there is no special interest or special priority on them.

What is going to happen with European branch?
A common European branch won’t be implemented, there is an issue with crews for European vehicles. We are considering implementing branches with specific European nations like Sweden and Italy. Vehicles of other nations can be added as premium vehicles to existing trees or they can be added as incomplete branches with premium or action vehicles (like it was the case with the CN branch when we introduced the Type 59) without standard tanks.

Some bushes in the game are as big as Maus or Japanese tanks, what’s up with that?
Maus-sized bushes are a game play feature which is important in terms of game balance. The idea was proposed by one of our old contributors (so old that he is not working on our project anymore) in the early development phases. There should be bushes that can cover every vehicle in the game. 

M46 Patton KR & Pz 58 Mutz

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just woke up for some water and noticed pending work warning in my pc. Here are screenshots and in-game videos of the...

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