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Laera #1 Posted Mar 12 2014 - 22:47

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Tankers!

 

We all love World of Tanks. We also love seeing the unique things you create through the application of mods like original garage designs, vehicle skins, or new types of color filters. It's one of the many facets that help World of Tanks stand apart from other MMO's.

 

However, there are mods that give players a distinct advantage when used in matches, both public & competitive. Mods such as these are not allowed as they offer an unfair advantage to players using them.

 

Starting today we're taking steps to ensure that every time you hop on the battlefield in your favorite vehicle, you'll be given as fair a chance for victory as possible -- we're tightening restrictions on all mods that give players a statistical advantage over their opponent.

 

Players found to be using illegal mods (as detailed below) will be penalized based on the severity of the infraction. We're also actively looking into more effective ways in which to monitor the use of banned mods. 

 

Modifications to the World of Tanks client (and other products) that provide an unfair advantage against other players will warrant a restriction upon the players account.

 

The type of restriction depends on the severity of the modification infraction.

 

  • 3D-Skins with Display of Modules and Crew Positions
  • Removal of trees, leaves and bushes or change transparency
  • "Lens scope" modification that removes tree leaves and alters bush transparency around the aiming reticle.
  • Script automated use of manually activated equipment. I.E. Automatic use of Manual Fire Extinguisher
  • Modified Tracer Display (case-by-case basis)
  • Free camera
  • Laser Reticle (red line starting from the gun barrel)
  • Mini Map modifications that passively provide information to the individual player without the use of active teamwork.

 

Visual Examples:

  • 3D-Skins with Display of Modules and Crew Positions
    • Examples:
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  • Removal of trees, leaves and bushes or change transparency
    • Examples:

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  • Modified Tracer Display (case-by-case basis)

    • Example:

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  • Free camera

    • Example:

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  • Laser Reticle  (red line starting from the gun barrel)
    • Example:
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  • Mini Map modifications that passively provide information to the individual player without the use of active teamwork
    • Example:
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Laera #2 Posted Mar 13 2014 - 00:15

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Thanks for putting up  a a list.



Laera #4 Posted Mar 13 2014 - 00:19

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View Postcavscout_19D, on Mar 12 2014 - 16:18, said:

Thanks for putting up  a a list.

 

You are very welcome. :happy:



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Hmmmm, for the minimap mods, does that include the spotting distance circle and draw distance box?

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Ty makes this all a lot clearer

 

Though wouldn't it make more sense to have it under mods section instead of gp? And to have it pinned as well ignore that I noticed it was



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Does the minimap mod ban include last known position indicator?

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View PostScaevola, on Mar 12 2014 - 19:24, said:

Hmmmm, for the minimap mods, does that include the spotting distance circle and draw distance box?

I believe it refers to the enemy reloading indicator. Object destroyed notification and enemy turret direction



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So no more hit skins? 

Kramburglar #10 Posted Mar 13 2014 - 00:27

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View PostScaevola, on Mar 12 2014 - 19:24, said:

Hmmmm, for the minimap mods, does that include the spotting distance circle and draw distance box?

I would imagine it's just the mods that are pointed out specifically with text.  Those are the ones giving info on enemy tanks, whereas the view/draw distance is giving info on your own tank.



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Laera, you're going to need to clarify the mini map one.  I'm sure that's broad by intention, but your provided example does not take "last known spotted position" mods into account.  Can we get an official word on that mini map feature here and just nip that bit of ambiguity out right now?

 

-edit- also support has previously put the "ok" on free camera for use in replays/fan videos.  Obviously its never been allowed during live matches, but can we get a clarification here so that anybody making a fan video off a replay doesn't end up with a ban?


Edited by Xeroproject, Mar 13 2014 - 00:29.


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^ the example pics are helpful :smile:

Kramburglar #13 Posted Mar 13 2014 - 00:28

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View Postcanuck_rob, on Mar 12 2014 - 19:27, said:

So no more hit skins? 

So long as the skin paints the existing texture and doesn't actually let you see inside the tank it should be fine (that's how it's been in the past anyway)



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View Postdeathmachine16, on Mar 12 2014 - 16:25, said:

Ty makes this all a lot clearer

 

Though wouldn't it make more sense to have it under mods section instead of gp? And 5th have it pinned as well

 

Since it's a new policy I'd like it to be as visible as possible, but I will copy it over to the modifications section as well. 



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View PostXeroproject, on Mar 12 2014 - 19:27, said:

Laera, you're going to need to clarify the mini map one.  I'm sure that's broad by intention, but your provided example does not take "last known spotted position" mods into account.  Can we get an official word on that mini map feature here and just nip that bit of ambiguity out right now?

 

-edit- also support has previously put the "ok" on free camera for use in replays/fan videos.  Obviously its never been allowed during live matches, but can we get a clarification here so that anybody making a fan video off a replay doesn't end up with a ban?

^ I'd like clarification as well.  I would hazard to guess that since it's providing you with prior information rather than highlighting current info that would normally not be seen that it's ok, but it would be nice to hear for sure.



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View PostScaevola, on Mar 12 2014 - 13:24, said:

Hmmmm, for the minimap mods, does that include the spotting distance circle and draw distance box?

 

View Postzdude1858, on Mar 12 2014 - 13:26, said:

Does the minimap mod ban include last known position indicator?

 

Do need an answer for this one.



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View PostLaera, on Mar 12 2014 - 19:29, said:

 

Since it's a new policy I'd like it to be as visible as possible, but I will copy it over to the modifications section as well. 

 

 

Nice picture in the minimap section Laera. I should put a ©sela on there :P



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Very clear thank you!  Glad you showed examples.

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so how are text macros that trigger when your impacted by shells by unspotted enemys. (I.E: reload indicators -not minimap- when a shell hits your tank, and what tank it came from)

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View Postsela, on Mar 12 2014 - 16:33, said:

 

 

Nice picture in the minimap section Laera. I should put a ©sela on there :P

Sela are you back? If so good? :honoring:

 

And good job Wargaming!






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