World of Tanks Newsletter Volume #5
Welcome to the World of Tanks Newsletter! said:
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We plan to add some reporters/writers so submit your entries and how you might like to contribute!
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.....)
Main Discussions on the Forums said:
Hot Topic of the Week said:
Link to Discussion Thread
Updated with more parts of the coming patch changes (more to come as its on going)
Fake Tip of the Week said:
Post of the Week: (Post by Overlord) said:
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)
- 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.
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.
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
Pictures of the Week said:
T-54 Russian Tier 9 Medium
Pershing USA Tier 9 Medium
Panther II German Tier 9 Medium
Object "704" Russian Tier 9 Tank Destroyer
Object "212" Russian Tier 7 SPG
Geshutzwagen Tiger German Tier 7 SPG
Geshutzwagen Panther German Tier 6 SPG
US Tier 6 SPG M12
US Tier 7 SPG M40/M43
Preliminary French Tech Tree
Weekly Web Comics said:
This weeks Developer Poll said:
Tank Skin of the Week said:
Jagdpanzer Vi Jagdtiger, Sd.Kfz.186, Western Front 1944/1945
Tourist Guide to Maps of WoT said:
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".
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.
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.
Community Driven Content said:
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
Help Wanted said: