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MrVic #1 Posted Dec 17 2010 - 20:33

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World of Tanks Newsletter Volume #5

Welcome to the World of Tanks Newsletter! said:

Our goal is to weekly update with news events, new information on current issues, and interesting articles!
If you think you have a story or article that would fit in well submit the article to MrVic via PM on the WoT boards.
We plan to add some reporters/writers so submit your entries and how you might like to contribute!

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News Headlines said:


IS-7 Renders available! Link for Details

Comic Contest! Link to News

Tankopedia!!! News Link Details

Maus Renders available! Link for Details

The forward scouts have spotted what appears to be Panzer Santa, headed our direction!  (never mind horrid photography the scout that snapped the photo was going 55 kph and had a few to drink.....)
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Main Discussions on the Forums said:

Have thoughts or concerns? The following Threads are the main threads for discussing changes or feedback.

Match Making Thread Link to Main Topic

Post Patch SPG Thread Link to Main Topic

Spotting and Hiding Tanks Thread Link to Main Topic

v.0.6.2 preliminary discussion Link to Main Topic



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Hot Topic of the Week said:

Preliminary Discussion v.0.6.2+++++ More updated notes!!
Link to Discussion Thread

Updated with more parts of the coming patch changes (more to come as its on going)

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Fake Tip of the Week said:

Tip: When set on fire, Driving into rivers/lakes/ponds not only puts out the fire but also cleans the tank so it looks shiny and new!

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Post of the Week: (Post by Overlord) said:

Link to Thread
We are going to redesign track damage and detracking system.

It is going to work this way:

So as not to redo collision models of all tanks, the size of front and rear trucks/wheels for each particular vehicle will be specified in %.

I.e. suspenison/tracks will consist of 3 major parts:

- front (approx 15-20% of its length)
- middle
- rear (approx 15-20%)

Hits for each part are to be calculated separately:
Hitting the front and rear parts will detrack the vehicle the way it works currently, ie the damage done to leading wheel or idler.
The middle part will have more hit points and reduced chance to be damaged.

The above is supposed to reduce the effectiveness of plain firing at tracks. One will need to aim accurately to detrack the opponent (damage either front or rear wheel/truck)

The image below roughly represents new system.

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Green areas will be limited to the size of leading wheel and idler.

The above changes will take place in one of the upcoming updates in 2011.


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A Look to the Future said:

  
Some of the frequent questions and things to come. (Following List are changes in testing and Subject to Change)

Keep in mind these are changes for testing purposes


-Server Split is Delayed. Sadly it looks like we'll not see the server split until after the new year.  Official announcement of it will be posted soon.
Note: Coming patch and the Server Split are not a linked, once more info for the next patch coming up is available we'll have that posted asap. :)

Some love for the Mediums :)
- Increased reverse speed for medium tanks tiers 7, 8, 9.
- Rebalanced characteristics for guns and ammo for current SPGs tiers 3, 4, 5, 6.
- Increased health for medium tanks tiers 7, 8, 9.
- Increased visibility of heavy tanks tiers 8, 9, 10 by 25% while moving and at rest.

- 9 new vehicles, including 3 tier 9 mediums, 5 SPGs and Object 704 will be added in January.

- Then come US TDs along with some German and Soviet tanks from full tech trees (KV-13).

- Finally, French tanks (end of Q1 2011)

- Likely that US TDs will be added after the game goes live (Ferbuary-March 2011). Regarding E-series, even can't give you any rough date

-Server Split Up Procedure (Details for the Server Split)  Link to Notification


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Pictures of the Week said:

Note: Many of these images are from projects in progress. They should be considered Alpha images and not final

T-54 Russian Tier 9 Medium
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Pershing USA Tier 9 Medium
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Panther II German Tier 9 Medium
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Object "704" Russian Tier 9 Tank Destroyer
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Object "212" Russian Tier 7 SPG
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Geshutzwagen Tiger German Tier 7 SPG
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Geshutzwagen Panther German Tier 6 SPG
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US Tier 6 SPG M12
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US Tier 7 SPG M40/M43
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Preliminary French Tech Tree
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Weekly Web Comics said:

The Loltraktor Chronicles by: Wallachia (1st Armored Division) Link to the Authors site.
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By Shinkirou
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This weeks Developer Poll said:

So we all probably wish we could own a tank!  So this weeks Poll was what would the Developers do if they owned a Tiger I.
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Tank Skin of the Week said:

This weeks random featured Tank skin is by "Dr_Nooooo" Thread Link

Jagdpanzer Vi Jagdtiger, Sd.Kfz.186, Western Front 1944/1945
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Cropped Tank only photos of the finished skin are preferred for those hoping to see yours chosen for Tank Skin of the Week! :)

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Tourist Guide to Maps of WoT said:

Written By: Ripper753 "Division Acorazada 250"


Malinovka Tourist Guide

Malinovka, birth place of most famous campers, with a population of 30 is a beautiful place to enjoy the landscape and lake views. You can also visit the "let them come" church or contemplate the exceptional "Bermuda's potato field".

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1.- "The long and scary trench". Perfect place to stay for 15 min., with plenty of bushes and rocks providing shadow. If you are lucky you can join a duck hunt.

2.- "Malinovka mall" Also a good place to stay for a while, with many shops to visit and loose time. From here depart groups for the duck hunt too.

3.- "Bermuda's potato field". It's a strange singularity that makes tanks dissapear. Many tanks vanished there along last year. Experts say that it can be a terrenal wormhole linked to garage but the ones that dissapeared never returned. Only experienced tankers crossed it, but with the horror that they suffered in the travel they will never be the same.

4.- "The you first, no you first mill". It's a nice walk from where you can see the town of Malinovka at your right. After that you can try to visit the other's team base. Expect death.

5.- "The camping tank lake". It have this name because of it's similarity to a tank camping over a hill. You can see the drawing below. In this lake you can find salmons, trouts, and some unwary enemy tanks coming by the edge.

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6.- Finish points of the daily "Malinovka bloodlust race". A very hard race where many participants dont reach the finish.

7.- "Coward's manufacturing plant". With a distinctive mill, this plant makes wood fences with the design of Frank Coward.

8.- "Town of Malinovka". A very nice place to visit, with the typical ratty houses and dry gardens. Not so good place to go if you have some type to allergy to arty shots.

9.- "Let them come" road. It leads to the church but at this point most of people stop there and only enjoys the idea of visiting the church. Flood risk (strange in a so dry landscape).

10.- "Let them come" church. Lots of semi-brave tankers visit the church and pray for an easy day.




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Community Driven Content said:



Historical Battles!
Historical Battles, Organizer ZorinWarfield.  Link to current battle being setup. Historic Battle - Event No.9 - 1St. Battle Of Kurland27. December 8 PM GMT

Color Blind? Check this out!
Color Blind (Mod) by:SmVueno  Right now in game options are not complete, but the following thread created by SmVueno provides some help. Link to Thread



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Help Wanted said:

Currently were seeking members to right articles or submit entries for the "World of Tanks Newsletter" If you would like to submit an entry or article please send it Via PM to MrVic. Applying to help with the news letter will be done through submissions of articles ect. Benefits for Writers/Reporters may be involved in the future.


MrVic #2 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 02:04

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Volume 5 is up :)  Expect a few minor updates to it on monday and Thanks to all the writers.

Enjoy :)

Fixed the Dev poll...had some values swapped :)  All better now!

Callous #3 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 02:24

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Thanks MrVic appreciate the work you and the writers put into this.

Any word on what the Russian Tier 9 TD's armor will be like?  Just debating which route i should go German or Russian.

BCTiger #4 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 02:38

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object 212 looks like an Ltracktor on roids that switched sides,

MrVic #5 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 03:25

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View PostCallous, on Dec 18 2010 - 02:24, said:

Thanks MrVic appreciate the work you and the writers put into this.

Any word on what the Russian Tier 9 TD's armor will be like?  Just debating which route i should go German or Russian.

Armor values are not set just yet, once they are finalized and things are dialed in information on them will be available.
With its frontal armor being respectable and good slopes it should take a good beating :)   Once its final I'll get it plastered up :)

Wallachia #6 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 03:27

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View PostBCTiger, on Dec 18 2010 - 02:38, said:

object 212 looks like an Ltracktor on roids that switched sides,

It's the Mighty Loltraktor when he's angry =P


As usual, great work o/

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My god! The Kampinovka tourist tour made my cry! So damn funny!

boilerrat #8 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 04:36

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object 704 made me cream... I did even more when I realized that I have enough exp and cash if we did a soft wipe.

del1000014164 #9 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 06:51

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Maybe I should think of starting russian TDs and any nation's artillery...

P.S. Awesome. You are brillinat, I hope you know that ;-) Allready looking forward to the next Newsletter, even it will need 1 week or more^^

MrVic #10 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 06:53

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I am just thrilled no one has noticed the horrid panzer santa image I epically failed at lol

Cobra6 #11 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 11:01

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When you are working on a patch anyway: Please swap the VK3001P and VK3001H.

The VK3001H belongs in the Panther branch and the VK3001P in the Tiger branch, not the other way around :)

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exoriou #12 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 12:00

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Malinovka tourist guide rocks!

Baracouda #13 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 12:59

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vous faite chier avec le serveur européén qu'on attend avec impatience depuis 1 mois
bouger votre cul les responsables

No insults or swearing. 3 days RO "read only" ban.
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tinkerer #14 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 13:34

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#corrections

Geshutzwagen Panther German Tier 7 SPG

- So panther is Tier 7, Hummel is Tier 5, whats between it? I think you got it mixed up!

Panther is Tier 6, and Tiger is Tier 7

Edited by merig00, Dec 18 2010 - 18:32.
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del1000031623 #15 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 14:33

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No server split.

GREAT!!! I get to play with ******** and unbearable pings for another month or two. Thanx guys and merry christmas to you too!  :Smile_great:  :Smile_great:  :Smile_great:

KruczoCzarny #16 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 14:46

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What you think about sending newsletter by email? :P

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View PostWallachia, on Dec 18 2010 - 03:27, said:

It's the Mighty Loltraktor when he's angry =P


As usual, great work o/


Yes it's the Loltraktor : Hulk Edition  :Smile-izmena:

nabaco #18 Posted Dec 18 2010 - 15:58

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Sooo are we getting a soft wipe or arent we getting any at all? I had big plans....

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View PostMrVic, on Dec 18 2010 - 06:53, said:

I am just thrilled no one has noticed the horrid panzer santa image I epically failed at lol

Nope, I spotted it. Should of done him for speeding :D

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View Posttinkerer, on Dec 18 2010 - 13:34, said:

#corrections

Geshutzwagen Panther German Tier 7 SPG

- So panther is Tier 7, Hummel is Tier 5, whats between it? I think you got it mixed up!

Panther is Tier 6, and Tiger is Tier 7
Indeed was thinking the same.