World of Tanks Newsletter Volume #10
[quote name='Welcome to the World of Tanks Newsletter!']Our goal is to weekly update with news events, new information on current issues, and interesting articles!
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Also this week a look behind the scenes of the nuts and bolts of the World of Tanks Newsletter!
Below is the edit display of a last weeks newsletter. Goes to show how easy it is to mess up a link
[quote name='Developers Corner ']
[quote name='Developers Message to the Community']
Through the course of the Closed beta test, there were both moments of joy and frustration, but it would of been impossible to achieve such high level of the game without this testing. During the open beta test, we will do our best to take into account all the issues that caused concern and frustration. Tons of changes concerning gameplay and the community are coming, and rest assured the WoT team will be reviewing more and more information provided by the community. The WoT team is immensely grateful to all of our closed beta testers, without you it would be impossible to achieve all that we have so far.
Prepare for Clanwars and coming changes, because its going to be an all out war!
WOT Development Team
Dev Question and Answer Compilation Round #2 (See last weeks Newsletter Last weeks QA summary)
[quote name='News Headlines']
WORLD OF TANKS OPEN BETA VIDEO My link
OFFICIAL OPEN BETA BEGINS! News Link Details
OFFICIAL OPEN BETA LAUNCH News Link Details
CRAVING FOR A PALADIN — GO FOR THE PRIEST! News Link Details
PREVIEW FROM ARMCHAIRGENERAL.COM News Link Details
BEST STAGED SCREENSHOT CONTEST WINNERS News Link Details
[quote name='Main Discussions on the Forums']
Have thoughts or concerns? The following Threads are the main threads for discussing changes or feedback.
Official Tracks - Tracked - Tracking Thread Link to Main Topic
Match Making Thread Link to Main Topic
Post Patch SPG Thread Link to Main Topic
Official Hard/Soft Wipe Discussion Thread Link to Main Topic
Official Tank View Range / Spotting Thread Link to Main Topic
Thread Covering Open Beta information What Open Beta Means to you!
[quote name='Hot Topic of the Week']
Clans and ClanWars From a players/mods perspective.
Link to Thread
[quote name='Fake Tip of the Week'] Fake Tip of the Week: If you find away to achieve 88kph you ripper a hole in fabric of time
and are able to rewind to a earlier point in a battle!
[quote name='Post of the Week']
You Can Help Stop The Spread Of P.U.T.T.S!
A comedic way of teaching good game ethics
Link to Thread
[quote name='Argo66' timestamp='1287590093' post='184782']
Yes P.U.T.T.S "Premature Upper Tank Tier Syndrome" is a disease that can strike any WoT player but usually hits the newcomers mostly, P.U.T.T.S is caused by the players mad rush through the tank tiers to get to a upper tier tank only to find that he/she cannot afford to run it or has learned the needed skills through the lower tanks to handle it. Yes it's sad to see when the stricken player becomes so upset because they did not take the time to learn the lower tiers and appreciate how the tanks work then they fly right up to a superheavy and get owned badly because they thought that upper tier means "invincible". P.U.T.T.S is the first stage of this which can eventually lead to greifing and then TKing. You can tell if someone has P.U.T.T.S because they have a bloated attitude and ego thinking that they are General Patton himself barking orders all over the battlefield and rushing repeatedly headlong into certain death then sit in their now burning hulks blaming all the other players for their loss. Luckly there is hope for these arm chair Generals.
How do you cure P.U.T.T.S?
Simple, Take time to learn about each tank on your path up the tree, Get knowledge from senior players and ask for help. Practice good sportsmanship and be helpful to your team mates. Communicate to your arty and other teams to see what the basic plan is. Never run away and leave your team mates to get mauled or sit there and watch. In short, Work smarter not harder.
Remember the 3 basic rules: We plan together, We fight together, We win or die together.
After all, No one likes to play with someone who acts like a putts......
[quote name='A Look to the Future']
Gold Assignment in Open Beta
[quote]During open beta stage all beta testers will be getting 250 gold a day.[/quote]
Game Maps in High Resolution
[quote]Check out the album HERE. Might be useful for clan leaders.[/quote]
Patch beta v.0.6.3.2 update
[quote name='Pictures of the Week']
Note: Many of these images are from projects in progress. They should be considered Alpha images and not final
US Tank Destroyer T95
New Map Preview "Westfield"
Last Weeks Pictures of the Week (Archive)
[quote name='Weekly Web Comics']
The Loltraktor Chronicles by: Wallachia (1st Armored Division) Link to the Authors site.
Maus (Comic Contest Submission) By: SourKraut
[quote name='Tank Skin of the Week']
This weeks featured Tank skin is by "ThePfeil" Thread Link
Panther II, Ardennes '44
[quote name='Tank Reviews'] Written By: Diastant
History: The IS-3 was first designed in 1944, but many sources claim that it didn't see any action in Europe, though some source sclaim that it fought against the Japanese in Manchuria. Nevertheless, it took part in the parade of Berlin and was modernized into the IS-3M in 1960. They were used up to 1973 by many other armed forces around the world. The Israel’s withdrew them because of engine problems and the slow reload times.
Armor: You now have 1350 h.p., and when upgraded to the T-10 turret, 1400 h.p. This is the first tank that you will find that will bounce enemy shells like crazy. The Soviets called it the Pike, because of its distinctive hull shape, which is angled and like a pike nose. When you are battling enemy tanks, try to angle your front armor so that it faces directly toward them. You will get ammo-racked a lot though, because a lot of your ammo is stored in your turret, and the armor is a little weak in the turret. When people auto-aim you, they aim for the turret, which has weaker armor. Nevertheless, it's still a good, reliable heavy tank, depending on how youhandle it. Watch out for your back though, you have 2 fuel tanks that aresitting ducks and it has relatively weaker armor compared to that of the frontal armor. The side armor has to be watched too.
Firepower: Correct me if I'm wrong, the IS-3 has the choice of mounting 5 guns, the 85mm, the 100mm, 2x 122mm's, and the otherone, the BL-9 122mm gun. This thing has spectacular penetration, and with this,you can finally penetrate Ferdinand's and Jagdtiger's in the front. It has more penetration than the other guns, and it has a very different muzzle brake. The BL-9 will still be used by your IS-4. It may seem the same as the previous guns,but it's worth the extra penetration. The BL-9 also is used by a Soviet Tank Destroyer. The BL-9 122mm gun, combined with the T-10 turret makes for a very lethal combination, the turret traverse is good for its tier and the 122mm gun make it good on the battlefield.
Mobility: As an IS-3, you are one of the fastest, lightest, most maneuverable heavy tanks in the game. Your top speed is 36 km/hwhich may not seem a lot but it's worth it. You have a 700 h.p. engine that cantake to to 36 km/h in a very short amount of time. To be honest, the IS-3 is like a heavy medium. Just slower than the Panther in turning and the speed is considerably slower. You can even perform the Circle of Death on slower tanks,which is circling the tank with your turret facing it. Do it on Jagdtigers/Ferdinand's and they will be very unhappy. Soviet heavies sort of tend to favor speed and power, but their bouncy armor makes for a good defense. The IS-3 can get to places on the map very quickly.
Fear Factor: Before the first soft wipe, I was in a IS, the enemy had an IS-3, and the rest were either light tanks or very lowtier mediums. I thought this was a free round but I ran into an IS-3, and my fear level rose up 5 times. If you are a lower tier tank, the IS-3 on the enemy team means trouble for you. It is agile, swift, bouncy, and has a mean turret and gun to go along with it. If you've seen an IS-3 in-game, you will know that the T-10 turret, the pancake one, has a faster turret traverse than the default turret. The BL-9 gun is also something you should watch out for, Ferdinand'sand Jagdtigers watch out because the BL-9 can penetrate your frontal armor,which is supposed to be the strongest on your tank.
Overall Value: The IS-3 is truly a great tank, if it had seen action in WW2, then it would have been very useful against the German Tigers and Panzers. You’re a tier 8 heavy in the game, you are the mainbattle force, alongside Tigers, King Tigers, IS-4's, IS's, and many other heavies. You are important to your team. Do not let them hit you. You 122mm gunis great because it can hit a lot of things. The tank is worth getting. In lowtier battles, it's very good. It has a distinctive shape that other tanks can't match, and combined with its fearsome looks and very low profile, beaten by that of the T-54, this truly deserves a #2 on my review list.
Comments/Suggestions are welcome.
[quote name='Community Driven Content']
Historical Battles, Link to Section
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
[quote name='Help Wanted']
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