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Laera #1 Posted Aug 21 2013 - 14:05

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Hi folks!
Update 8.8 will soon be introduced to the Public Test server. WGA and Michael Jivetc decided to shed some more light on it. It will contain many changes and improvements that have not been announced in ASAP.  Episodes of ASAP can be found here:http://worldoftanks....n/media/tag/34/
Changes in 8.8 Public Test will include:
  • Changing the rules of ramming abuse.  Now, the quicker moving tank at the time of impact will be assessed the team damage penalty.
  • Accepting a platoon or tank company invitation from one server cluster while on another will result in an automatic re-login to the appropriate cluster.  For example, accepting a platoon invitation while logged into NA East from a friend logged into NA West will result in re-login from NA East to NA West.
  • Implementing an option to move the crew members in and out of a damaged tank in the Garage without the need to repair it.
  • Implementing a new option to switch on the inversion of directions when moving in reverse; now, if you enable this option, when reversing and pressing a button to turn right or left, your tank will move in the direction of your key press, and not the opposite which is typical for moving in reverse.
  • For "Spall Liner" equipment, the chance of crew injury now will be reduced by the following percentages: light - 20%, medium - 25%, heavy - 30%, superheavy - 50%.
  • Adding automatic shooting when one press-and-holding the fire button.
  • Adding a warning about wrong layout or wrong characters when entering a password for the login window.
We are excited to bring you this new update! Stay tuned, follow the news and check the portal regularly.
News updates can be read here:http://worldoftanks.com/en/news/
We will be releasing more information gradually.

Vallter #2 Posted Aug 21 2013 - 15:46

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great!

bigd48127 #3 Posted Aug 21 2013 - 15:52

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How about some balance for germans

Takumi_Fujiwara #4 Posted Aug 21 2013 - 16:02

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Changed the rules of ram causer determination. Now the guilt is recognized for the one whose tank has the highest speed at the moment of the ramming encounter.
- For equipment "spall liner" was added the reduced chance of crew contusion: light - 20%, medium - 25%, heavy - 30%, superheavy - 50%.
- Added automatic shooting when one press-and-holding the fire button.
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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Changed the rules of ram causer determination. Now the guilt is recognized for the one whose tank has the highest speed at the moment of the ramming encounter.

Yeah, now maybe "helpful" allies in light/medium tanks will stop trying to push my T95 or TOG.   :sceptic:

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View PostDeathMutant, on Aug 21 2013 - 16:04, said:

Yeah, now maybe "helpful" allies in light/medium tanks will stop trying to push my T95 or TOG.   :sceptic:
agree. I have been getting tired of this rampant ram for credits thats been going on of late

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

It will contain lots of changes, which have not been announced in ASAP, which include:
- Implemented new option to switch on the inversion of the reverse moving: now when reversing and pressing the button of turn in certain direction your tank will move in this certain direction, and not the opposite as for disabled inversion.
- Added automatic shooting when one press-and-holding the fire button.
We are excited to bring you this new update. Stay tuned, follow the news and check portal regularly. We will be releasing more information gradually.

  First one.... Whaaaaaaaaa? I mean I get it but there has to be a simpler way to explain it...

  Second one..... So we're catering to the pom/autoloader crowd now to make their jobs easier? Single click firing is the only edge people have against super fast firing weapons, especially at low tiers where they fire like machine guns... Keep in mind I like my auto loader tanks etc, and still think this is a bad idea for balance.

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Changed the rules of ram causer determination. Now the guilt is recognized for the one whose tank has the highest speed at the moment of the ramming encounter.

I'm sure a lot of people will be excited to hear that, but I have concerns this opens the door to trolling (all someone has to do is pull in front of you and stop and now they're getting compensation without penalty).  Are there plans to monitor the system after the change for abuse?

View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Automatic re-login to other periphery (server) implemented – to the one invite to platoon or company was sent from.

That will definitely be a beneficial change.

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Changed the rules of ram causer determination. Now the guilt is recognized for the one whose tank has the highest speed at the moment of the ramming encounter.

Thank you. Few things are more fun than getting a larger bill because some idiot in a scout managed to ram my E-100 at max speed within the first 20 seconds of the game.

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View PostDEZLOK, on Aug 21 2013 - 16:07, said:

agree. I have been getting tired of this rampant ram for credits thats been going on of late
yeah... had a platoon of 3 hellcats suicide into my tog... then I was Tk'd for having -3 and kept getting "reported noob tog"

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Added automatic shooting when one press-and-holding the fire button.

https://www.youtube....h?v=eyqUj3PGHv4

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Added automatic shooting when one press-and-holding the fire button.

Great news!

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The change in ramming by "friendlies" will be welcomed by all of us who know how to drive our tanks; if being run into by inept drivers after spawn improved your WR I'd be in purple by now.

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View PostDEZLOK, on Aug 21 2013 - 16:07, said:

agree. I have been getting tired of this rampant ram for credits thats been going on of late
Yep.

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Did you guys run this through google translate?

Thanks for the information though. Especially excited about the spall liner buff, now maybe people will stop making fun of me for using them.

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View PostLaera, on Aug 21 2013 - 14:05, said:

- Changing the rules of ramming abuse.  Now, the quicker moving tank at the time of impact will be assessed the team damage penalty.

I wonder how many medals I missed-out on because I was disqualified when some idiot rammed/sideswiped me or damaged themselves while trying to push me?   :mellow:

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- For "Spall Liner" equipment, the chance of crew injury now will be reduced by the following percentages: light - 20%, medium - 25%, heavy - 30%, superheavy - 50%
Now that WoT is going to have two mechanisms for reducing the chance of crew injury -- spall liner; premium large first aid kit -- should we expect the majority of the artillery lines to be rebalanced in the near future (5 patches out)?  In the meantime, artillery which only have the opportunity to fire HE in essence are being nerfed....

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View PostVallter, on Aug 21 2013 - 15:46, said:

great!

I know you from somewhere....

I miss the blog :(

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glad they'll fix ramming abuse
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im really looking forward to this update now!  :smile:  :smile:

PresidentJ #20 Posted Aug 21 2013 - 18:13

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Got an entire text of planned 8.8 changes?




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