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_EXODUZ_ #1 Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:29 AM

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Q&A is from the Tankers Day in Minsk:

- PL players represent the largest segment (2.9 mil. players).

- German players are the biggest tank collectors, highest amount of rare tanks.

- They're planning to introduce customizable crews.

- eSports segment isn't profitable, it's needed for publicity/PR. They have plans to introduce a new league for older players (30-40) since it's the most important customer group.

- They feel like they need to fix interface.

- Sandbox for HD maps will come real real soon.

- There is a strong possibility for an Italian tech tree in the distant future.

- Balance team has been changed recently.

- It's really hard to re-balance old prems. People start screaming about OP factor, especially EU region.

- Customization features are coming soon (camo, shades, etc.) No, you won't be able to have your tanks in pink.

- They don't really like the current system of boosters. The fact that they have timers, maybe they'll change it to the amount of battles.

- New Years event will be really special.

- SMM tanks are a real pain in the [edited]. Serb was right that it was a bad idea to introduce em. They'll see what they can do, if they do not find any solution for some tanks - players will be able to sell them.

- They really feel the need for Hide Stats feature. In WoWS it was easier since the game is relatively new. In WoT all databases have been open for ages. They will probably close it down completely when they'll introduce new mod system.

 

0.9.20.1

ST - 14/09

First common test - 21/09

Second common test - 05/10

LIVE - mid October.

- Changes to XM551 Sheridan, Rheinmetall Panzerwagen, Т-100 ЛТ, AMX 13 105, Т71, Type 59, FV215b, Challenger, FV4004 Conway, FV4005 Stage II, Centurion Mk. I, Centurion Mk. 7/1, FV4202, Centurion Action X, Caernarvon, Conqueror.

- Some HD tanks.

- Fix to MM

- And more

 

 



Baldrickk #2 Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:33 AM

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*Sees the bold*

"Ooooh..."

_EXODUZ_ #3 Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:36 AM

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View PostBaldrickk, on 12 September 2017 - 02:33 AM, said:

*Sees the bold*

"Ooooh..."

 

Yea, we'll have more info soon, fingers crossed for now.:great:

xx984 #4 Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:03 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 01:29 AM, said:

- Customization features are coming soon (camo, shades, etc.) No, you won't be able to have your tanks in pink.

Shades as in shades of colour? Or can i put sunglasses on my tanks? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Search_Warrant #5 Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:41 AM

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I dont see T-34-3 on that list.. WG..plz....

Lentomies1 #6 Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:20 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 04:29 AM, said:

No, you won't be able to have your tanks in pink.

 

 

 

 

NOOOOO! I wanted a pink Chi-Nu...:arta:



Mike_Mckay #7 Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:10 AM

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View PostLentomies1, on 12 September 2017 - 04:20 AM, said:

 

NOOOOO! I wanted a pink Chi-Nu...:arta:

 

I wanted a pink foo foo, that IS a Chinese tank isn't it?
 

The balance team has been rebalanced? lol, well somebody had to say it :)


Have to be honest, with WGs track record I am suspicious about boosts being changed, for us totally crap players we are so "efficient" we can cram crap loads of games into two hours. So is that a subtle way of saying you plan to screw us over? Because I haven't seen anyone complain about the way boosts work on PC once since playing


Things like this should ideally be put to a public vote rather than being decided by people who it probably wont even affect or who might be in a very small minority of players. If it affects ALL players and isn't game code related then the players (CUSTOMERS) should be the ones who get to say what THEY prefer really


 

 

 

" It's really hard to re-balance old prems. People start screaming about OP factor"


Then


"Changes to .........type 59"


To be honest that sounds suspicious too, as long as they are ONLY balanced such as with the lowe not "balanced" to compete with OP premiums who actually complains?  Do the people not wanting them to be rebalanced so they are competitive again actually own them? Because if not who gives a flying **** what they think?


When you admit TT tanks (which are more competitive than older premiums) NEED to be rebalanced the idea that the old premiums which were deliberately crippled to be LESS competitive than TT tanks "cant" be rebalanced without becoming op that just stinks of BS tbh

If you "cant" figure out how to do it then heres a thought, get the T34 and just give it the EXACT same stats as the fully upgraded T29. Sorted, if you think the T29 is balanced the T34 would "as if by magic" also be balanced

That way you wouldn't need to rebalance two tanks when the next set of even more OP premiums are released, just change the T29 and have the T34 copy that. Half the work load (youre welcome btw)

Simples


 

At face value that just sounds like trying to claim the "players" don't want tanks that are suffering from powercreep to be fixed, you know, the same ones who have been ASKING for them to be fixed for eons.

And please please please oh purleeeeeeeese don't let the same people who "fixed" the mission system anywhere near "fixing" the MM system, if its a choice between them and a dyslexic janitor who cleans the toilets I choose the later


Will the date for the Italian tech tree keep retreating by any chance? :)

 


 

JocMeister #8 Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:37 AM

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I´m I the only one seeing this?

 

- They really feel the need for Hide Stats feature. In WoWS it was easier since the game is relatively new. In WoT all databases have been open for ages. They will probably close it down completely when they'll introduce new mod system.

 

That is huge! And about damn time too! 

 



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View PostJocMeister, on 12 September 2017 - 06:37 AM, said:

I´m I the only one seeing this?

 

- They really feel the need for Hide Stats feature. In WoWS it was easier since the game is relatively new. In WoT all databases have been open for ages. They will probably close it down completely when they'll introduce new mod system.

 

That is huge! And about damn time too! 

 

 meh. 



jack_timber #10 Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

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Like the mention of an older players league, wonder if they will have one for OAPs?

That's a lot of players from 1 country. If I was going to have a guess I would have said Russia.



thestaggy #11 Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

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How to fix SMM tanks;

 

Step 1 - Give them proper guns. 

Step 2 - Remove their SMM.

 

OR

 

Fix tier 8 MM so the SMM tanks with poor guns are not cannon fodder in 75% of their battles.

 

I mean really, it isn't rocket science. I'd play my IS-6 again if I didn't have to go full premium and still deal no damage. 


Edited by thestaggy, 12 September 2017 - 07:23 AM.


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Good to know a timeline of whats coming. But I am still holding out for that IS-4 rework :/

 

 

Getting boosters changed sounds really neat. I can just pop the biggest boosters I have even if I don´t feel like playing 2h in one go. And it would make the 4h boosters way more useful to me.



ZlatanArKung #13 Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:38 AM

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I liked the "Balance team has been changed recently"!!! It might mean we will get a balanced game, since the former one was largely incompetent.... introducing Defender and buffing Maus is enough to say they where incompetent

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 01:29 AM, said:

 People start screaming about OP factor, especially EU region.

 

 

 

 

That's interesting, seems the other regions are less bothered about OP premiums and tanks it seems.

 

Also where is T-34-3 and 59-Patton changes? 



NervosCuNervii #15 Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:23 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 03:29 AM, said:

Q&A is from the Tankers Day in Minsk:

[...]

- They're planning to introduce customizable crews.

[...]

- They feel like they need to fix interface.

[...]

- There is a strong possibility for an Italian tech tree in the distant future.

- Balance team has been changed recently.

- It's really hard to re-balance old prems. People start screaming about OP factor, especially EU region.

- Customization features are coming soon (camo, shades, etc.) No, you won't be able to have your tanks in pink.

- They don't really like the current system of boosters. The fact that they have timers, maybe they'll change it to the amount of battles.

- New Years event will be really special.

- SMM tanks are a real pain in the [edited]. Serb was right that it was a bad idea to introduce em. They'll see what they can do, if they do not find any solution for some tanks - players will be able to sell them.

- They really feel the need for Hide Stats feature. In WoWS it was easier since the game is relatively new. In WoT all databases have been open for ages. They will probably close it down completely when they'll introduce new mod system.

[...]

So from the above, we can definitely say that the skills rework is scrapped and instead the crews will be "customizable". Since they take the "Hide stats" from WoWS maybe the crew idea will come from there too ? Only one commander instead of 3, 4, 5, 6 individuals ?


The booster change wouldn't really make sense. At the moment the behavior is consistent with the Premium account: time based.

 

The interface change... here's hope it won't be changed to the mission interface style.

As for the balancing team, the last tanks that got out were the Primo Victoria and STG, no ? Also, the departure of Thayne might be related too, especially after the grand finals facebook video about taking care of Defenders with the TVP VTU. :trollface:


Edited by NervosCuNervii, 12 September 2017 - 08:24 AM.


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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 03:29 AM, said:

- Fix to MM

 



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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 01:29 AM, said:

0.9.20.1

ST - 14/09

First common test - 21/09

Second common test - 05/10

LIVE - mid October.

- Changes to XM551 Sheridan, Rheinmetall Panzerwagen, Т-100 ЛТ, AMX 13 105, Т71, Type 59, FV215b, Challenger, FV4004 Conway, FV4005 Stage II, Centurion Mk. I, Centurion Mk. 7/1, FV4202, Centurion Action X, Caernarvon, Conqueror.

- Some HD tanks.

- Fix to MM

- And more

Changes to XM551 Sheridan, Rheinmetall Panzerwagen, Т-100 ЛТ, AMX 13 105 = all the tier X light tanks except the Chinese one

Changes to FV215b, Challenger, FV4004 Conway, FV4005 Stage II, Centurion Mk. I, Centurion Mk. 7/1, FV4202, Centurion Action X, Caernarvon, Conqueror. = the Great British buff. Will need to see how this is to be done, to see how worth while it is. Of those tanks there is only one that is actually rather good for it's tier and does not really need a buff, and therefore one can suspect that it's about to be screwed.

Changes to Type 59 = now this is just funny. The amount of salt that will flow if this really is a buff will be huge. [sarcasm turned on] This tank clearly needs to be on par with the Object 907 [sarcasm turned off].

 

But I really wonder what they intend to do with the Type 59?

Are they thinking because it is a prize reward it has to be "special"? Due to it being mediocre at the moment that means some kind of buff?



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View PostNervosCuNervii, on 12 September 2017 - 08:23 AM, said:

Only one commander instead of 3, 4, 5, 6 individuals ?

 

I really hope not. I really do not like that part from wows. And there is no reason to make everything the same.

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 12 September 2017 - 02:29 AM, said:

 

- They're planning to introduce customizable crews.

 

- It's really hard to re-balance old prems. People start screaming about OP factor, especially EU region.

 

- They really feel the need for Hide Stats feature. In WoWS it was easier since the game is relatively new. In WoT all databases have been open for ages. They will probably close it down completely when they'll introduce new mod system.

 

- Changes to XM551 Sheridan, Rheinmetall Panzerwagen, Т-100 ЛТ, AMX 13 105, Т71, Type 59, FV215b, Challenger, FV4004 Conway, FV4005 Stage II, Centurion Mk. I, Centurion Mk. 7/1, FV4202, Centurion Action X, Caernarvon, Conqueror.

 

1) Any idea what this could mean?

2) OK, it is hard. But it needed to be done. I would sell this FCM crap if there wasnt that trade option before....
Now waiting for it or for some changes/buff.

3) How is the situation in WOWs? Hiden stats in game (XVM) or hiden stats in general.?
Hiding stats during game is great, but in-garage, you should be able to see stats of other players.

4) I am familiar with changes to Brits, but what are LT changes mentioned? Were there any announcements about that?

Thanks.



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why not 907 nerf ..... ;(




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