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Kayi4ek #1 Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

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Today marks an important day for us, since Update 9.20.1 is entering version Supertest. So here are the first sneak peeks into its contents: Personal missions were redesigned in the new patch. It doesn’t boil down to simply reviewing their conditions, adjusting difficulty or tuning them to changes in the Random Battle mode—we created an all-new, comfortable interface and revised the mechanics of completing mission sets.

 

A few words on the interface: the entry point to Personal missions will be changed, it’s now located in the Garage header where a new PM (working title) tab will emerge between Missions and Achievements.

 

  • The main menu for PM was also reworked. We made it clearer and more comfortable to navigate so nobody would wonder about the required order of mission completion.
  • The missions UI is styled on a tactical map and will display the progress of completion more vividly. 
 
A new mechanics of mission completion: commendations were removed. They were replaced by two new entities: Vehicle Components and Orders. These are received for completing the final mission in the set. Components are awarded for fulfilling the primary conditions while orders are awarded for completing with honors the 15th mission in a set.

 

Components are used to receive a reward vehicle—you get it upon completing all five sets of missions. An order is a whole another deal as it allows to skip the completion of any mission. That’s right—if you’re stuck on a mission, it can be skipped if you were able to complete with honors any last mission in the set and receive a reward for that earlier. Final missions can also be skipped, but a total of whole 4 orders will be required to do so. A bit more complicated but totally worth it. Besides that, you can redo the mission and retrieve the order since they are reusable. Orders can also be stored and transferred to next operations, i.e. upon collecting them over time you would be able to skip even several mission sets, that is, provided you have enough orders.

 

The progress of Personal mission completion will obviously be tracked upon update release—you will receive orders for any final mission completed with honors, provided you didn’t skip them. The reward for fulfilling the primary conditions of skipped final missions will also be received, e.g. if you completed the StuG IV and T28 HTC operations by skipping the SPG sets, you will receive the reward for fulfilling the primary conditions. And this amounts to two additional female crew members, by the way.



Kayi4ek #2 Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:19 PM

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Bonds and Awards

 

We continue the series of posts regarding Update 9.20.1.

 

Good news for all players: we introduce another way of earning Bonds. Now, Bonds can also be received when playing in Tier IV-IX vehicles!

 

After the release of the new update, players will be rewarded with Bonds for earning rare awards: now all Epic Medals and Battle Hero achievements received in Random Battles will earn Bonds. The exceptions are two accumulative medals: War Genius and Wolf Among Sheep.

 

The reward will depend on award complexity, as well as the vehicle tier. The higher the vehicle tier, the more Bonds can be received. Bonds will be received for earning the abovementioned awards when playing in Tier IV-IV vehicles.

Details about the amount of Bonds for particular awards will be provided later on the portal.

 

 

Other changes

 

But wait, there’s more. We added a lot of new stuff: new rewards, revision of recruitment mechanics of female crew members (now you don’t have to recruit them at once to start next operations), etc. Stay tuned for new details to be published on the portal and good luck on the battlefield!

 

New HD models

 

Another batch of vehicles is reworked to HD-quality in Update 9.20.1. Including the long-awaited Т-34-3 and STB-1, for example. In the current update, we have reworked 15 vehicles to HD-quality.

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hedi2222 #3 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:11 PM

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Good stuff , Especially the matchmaker update...

Hope there are no over-buffs this patch..

SWAT0013 #4 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

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Awesome - but T8 tanks MM will still be same garbage as it is now, right?...

This is the biggest problem right now, but I am really glad WG is taking care of some super important stuff like "fixing" personal mission's interface which is the only interface that is quite OK right now and HD models of French arties since everybody wanted them...



tefteryk #5 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:20 PM

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some time ago I heard about the obj 140 turret getting a buff with 9.20.... did I missed something?

RiflemanThick #6 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

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Very good changes especially bonds it also should be used to unequip normal equipments. I hope VK 45.02(P) Ausf.B, ST-1 and 110 are one of the new HD tanks. Fix the gold ammo idiotic staff.

Edited by RiflemanThick, 16 September 2017 - 08:54 PM.


Taistelubanaani #7 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

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View PostSWAT0013, on 14 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

Awesome - but T8 tanks MM will still be same garbage as it is now, right?...

This is the biggest problem right now, but I am really glad WG is taking care of some super important stuff like "fixing" personal mission's interface which is the only interface that is quite OK right now and HD models of French arties since everybody wanted them...

 

Yeah, tier 8 is pretty much unplayable right now, or been for a while...

Search_Warrant #8 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Buffs to the chinese Meds like T-34-3 still there? or they just gonna sweep it under a rug and hope we forget while looking at a shiny HD T-34-3? coz T-34-3 can look as good as it wants, without aiming buffs its still useless, no matter the armor.

Edited by Search_Warrant, 14 September 2017 - 12:30 PM.


Cobra6 #9 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

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STB-1 in HD finally, thank the lord! Now let's hope you buff the dispersion so it's no longer a potato launcher of a gun.

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 14 September 2017 - 12:58 PM.


Wysch #10 Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

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View PostKayi4ek, on 13 September 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

 

  • In the new update, another parameter has been added...

 

  • Another batch of vehicles is reworked to HD-quality in Update 9.20.1. Including the long-awaited Т-34-3 and STB-1, for example. 

 

  • Any chance Wargaming will try to implement another parameter: Increasing the weight of TDs in a way that in 3-5-7 MM TDs cant occupy all three top tier slots in any upcoming updates?

Also any chance Wargaming will limit the number of TDs per team in the future?

 

  • Any news regarding T-34-3 and for example IS-6 (and also T-34-2!) in terms of rebalancing them in regards to the (not so) recent MM changes? These vehicles are seriously outdated now and have no place on the battlefield anymore. HD model for T-34-3 is cool but I don't think I wanna watch it only my garage ^_^ 


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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 14 September 2017 - 11:30 AM, said:

Buffs to the chinese Meds like T-34-3 still there? or they just gonna sweep it under a rug and hope we forget while looking at a shiny HD T-34-3? coz T-34-3 can look as good as it wants, without aiming buffs its still useless, no matter the armor.

 

that's 9.21....

Geno1isme #12 Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

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Interesting stuff. Especially the mission system rework sounds promising if it works as advertised (btw, will missions skipped with orders count as completed / completed with honors regarding rewards?).

 

Matchmaking changes, well, just another bandaid for a disfunctional design, and one step closer to a full mirror MM. Would have been better to just abandon this template nonsense.

 

Bonds for Medals sound like a pretty smart thing, though excluding tier 10 here doesn't seem right to me. Also don't quite understand why you exclude War Genius and Wolf Among Sheep specifically if this only applies to Random Battles in the first place. Just to be crystal-clear, or is there another reason?



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View PostCobra6, on 14 September 2017 - 02:54 PM, said:

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STB-1 in HD finally, thank the lord! Now let's hope you buff the dispersion so it's no longer a potato launcher of a gun.

 

Cobra 6

 

Wow, STB-1's "HD" model looks fantastic.

 

I hope Type 61 will get it's "HD" model as well someday...



Gremlin182 #14 Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:42 PM

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Interesting I am a bit stuck on TD 15 and LT 15 for the T55a Ill get there but all takes a lot of time.

MT and HT still working on and SPG not started.

 

I may well go back over the Stug IV and T28HTC missions to make sure I have them all fully completed with honours.

Of course this is the supertest so the changes may not enter the game as described but its worth a little effort to gain a possible benefit.

 



cjh1122 #15 Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:50 PM

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View PostKayi4ek, on 13 September 2017 - 01:11 PM, said:

Besides that, you can redo the mission and retrieve the order since they are reusable. Orders can also be stored and transferred to next operations, i.e. upon collecting them over time you would be able to skip even several mission sets, that is, provided you have enough orders.

 

So correct me if I'm wrong, does this mean I could for example do HT-15 for the T-55a over and over again to farm orders?

GrleREB #16 Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

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So my question is if I complete 4 sets of missions under one operation but without any SPG mission done how many orders will I need to skip the entire SPG set and receive the reword tank:

 

4 orders - just skip the last SPG mission

​5 orders - 1 to skip the 14th SPG mission and activate the 15th and then 4 more to skip the last SPG mission or

​18 orders - 14 to skip the first 14 SPG missions and another 4 to skip the last one ???



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View Postcjh1122, on 14 September 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

 

So correct me if I'm wrong, does this mean I could for example do HT-15 for the T-55a over and over again to farm orders?

 

​No, you can retrieve your 4 orders placed on HT-15 for skipping this mission once you finish this mission ... that's it I suppose

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View Postcjh1122, on 14 September 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

 

So correct me if I'm wrong, does this mean I could for example do HT-15 for the T-55a over and over again to farm orders?

 

I think that means you can use orders for example from stug missions to skip missions on 260. Also if you manage to complete mission you skipped, you will get your orders back. And you cant farm them any 15 mission can give you only 1 order so thats possible 5 orders from each level.

ares354 #19 Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:13 PM

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You just cant do Type 61 with STB 1 wg ? Too hard ? Just to make hole. 

And why FV 215 dont get HD model ? Will you finish HD model to end of this year? T54 and Tiger 1 need HD rework as well. 

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View Postares354, on 14 September 2017 - 01:13 PM, said:

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And why FV 215 dont get HD model ? ... 

 

If the Super Conqueror turns up on the Supertest Server, then you have your answer; they are not going to release a HD model of a tank that is to be replaced - even more so if it becomes a Reward tank with a few adjustments much like they did with the Foch 155 when it was replaced by the Foch B. In fact, the only reason why I am reading this thread is for information on whether the Super Conqueror will indeed be a thing.




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