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anonym_pYbXZ6Q3jCMw #301 Posted Jun 16 2012 - 18:38

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View PostGiganaut, on May 23 2012 - 16:24, said:

KV-6 is merely a KV-1 with a flame thrower...

if you were addressing to the mythical KV-VI "behemoth"... that one is going no where...

*drink*


also i'd rather have this one... a legit 1942 blueprint proposed by

Chief of Tank-Automotive troops Ural Military District, Colonel Evdokimov, this idea of a heavy tank cruiser came from the deputy Air Force commander, General District Major aviation comrade,

Sokolov.



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ow... there goes my liver...



Oh My Lord!!!
THAT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLY CRAZY!!!

And yet,...it would be a fascinatingly fun diversion to see this "Behemoth" go up against the fabled "Ratte".

OF course in such a world where beasts like this could live, air power would have to be non-existant,...otherwise you might as well paint a big target on top and wait for the rain!!

But still,...what a crazy concept!!
I've GOT to start building one....lol

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why is there no mines in the game
ww2 have the most mines for tanks

ket101 #303 Posted Jun 22 2012 - 06:27

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There's no mines because they wanted combat between tanks.  Having hidden mines suddenly blowing you up detracts somewhat from that goal.

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View PostGeneralDirection, on Oct 20 2011 - 03:18, said:


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Our latest round of “You Ask, We Reply” answers are now available! For this particular topic we asked you to submit questions regarding upcoming tanks, with an emphasis on French tanks where possible. We'll be posting this in a two-part series this week, due to a few answers being delayed, so let's get on with part one of the Q&A!

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Why was it decided to use the rear-mounted superstructure version of the still-to-be-added StuG E100 instead of the forward mounted superstructure version?

Since it was never produced in real life and existed only in blue-prints in both variants (rear- and forward-mounted), we selected the one, which corresponds more to physics and tank engineering.  The forward-mounted version is not able to support the gun which this vehicle was designed to use.


We know that most French tanks never entered the war. How will the French tanks be better than the legendary Tiger, KingTiger, Panther and Maus?

They will be neither worse nor better, they will be different. In addition – according to research done by The Chieftain – the French actually had some of the best designed tanks of the second war. Unfortunately they were not able to reach viable production levels with them.


Is it true that the French SPGs will only support a maximum of a 150mm gun?

Since the French SPG will be introduced in late January, we can’t give you any details with regards their characteristics at this time. The case is that in 7.1 we will add only the following tanks, which were balanced and are more or less ready to enter the SuperTest. SPGs were not and their current characteristics and modules are still in flux.

Here is the final list of French tanks which will enter the game in 7.1:

Light:
Renault FT
D1
Hotchkiss H35
AMX 38
AMX 40
AMX 12t
AMX-13/75
AMX-13/90

Medium:
D2
Bat.-Chatillon 25t
Lorraine 40t.

Heavy:
B1
BDR G1 B
ARL-44
AMX M4 (1945)
AMX 50 100 mm
AMX 50 120mm
AMX-50 68t.



When will the new TD line of Germany be introduced? 7.0, or 7.1?

They will enter neither in 7.0 nor in 7.1. But they are still planned for 7.x


Is it true in the future we will have a tree with tanks from Hungary, Romania, Poland, Finland and Italy called the tree of Europe?

Yes, there will be a European tree, but I can’t tell you the final set of countries for it. There will be Italian, Swedish and Polish tanks for sure, Romania and Hungary – probably. But this tree is not in development yet, just planned.


The change designated in first quarter of 2012 for Russian tanks (Heavies) shows there is a split between the tanks KV-1, and KV-2. My question is, after the separation of the two tanks, will the statistics that were present on [KV] tank be allocated to the KV-1 or KV-2 tank in the statistics overview? Or will the statistics stay on its original [KV] tank name.

Statistics will be preserved for KV tank; KV-2 tanks will start off with no battle statistics.


The Sturmtiger is confirmed to be equipped with 360mm naval mortar, and historically, the type4 HaTo (possibly the tier 8 Japanese SPG) fired a 300mm rocket projectile. The question is, will rockets be implemented into World of Tanks in the near or distant future? In addition, what other weapon types may we possibly be encountering in World of Tanks? (i.e mines, machine guns, secondary turrets… etc.)

The Sturmtiger will have a 380mm gun. Both mentioned vehicles do not fire rockets or missiles, but rocket-propelled projectiles. This is not a new weapon, but new ammunition. For now there are no plans to add new types of weapons.


Once the T30 becomes a tank destroyer – which it is expected to in the first quarter of 2012 – how will the characteristics change in relation to its drop in tier number? [10 -> 9]

Once the IS-4 becomes a tier 10 heavy what changes are to be made to the tank? To be honest, the IS-4 is a superior tier 9 currently; however by shifting it into a tier 10 cost slot, I would think, although I don't own one myself, it will be underpowered. What changes characteristic-wise are to be made to the tank?

T30 as a TD and IS-4 as a Tier 10 are under balancing now and there are no firm characteristics for now, so I cannot answer your question.

Regarding balancing the tanks: we don’t want to go far from the historical background for tanks, but we can tweak the parameters made for games specifically (for example, hit points)


How will we control tanks with two turrets? I've been wondering about that, will the cannons be assigned different buttons or will they both be fired with Mouse1? And how will the M3 with turret work, since surely a 20mm fires faster than the 75mm; just wondering.

We are testing different variants now, so I cannot give you any firm information. Do not worry; we will make it the most comfortable possible for players, for all of the present and future tanks, including M3.


Can we get updated Tech Trees posted to the Website?

They are posted on the website (check the full tank trees in the ART section of the Portal)


Will all the currently listed (in tech trees) "Retail" tanks be in the Collector’s Edition?

At this time we do not have any information to share regarding the Collector’s Edition of World of Tanks. We’ll be sure to announce once we have details on it.

That said, we’ve been looking closely at feedback players have had on the retail box version of World of Tanks, and will take that into consideration.




How is the T28 Prototype different from the T28?

Unfortunately, we cannot give any details regarding it now.


Can you tell the exact status of French tanks? Are they in SuperTest, or otherwise?

For now we have them in internal testing. A few weeks after the 7.0 release, you will be able to try them out on the Open test.


The Lorraine 40t has very low armor; how are you going to balance it against the other Tier 9s?

Please take in account that it has an auto-loading device and will be capable of firing multiple shots, before the need to reload. Also, low armor=less weight=>more speed.


Can we have a video please? I really want to see the autoloader gun in action...

We will probably release a promo-video once French tanks enter the Open test.


When will the M18 Hellcat be released? Do you have any screens on the M18 Hellcat yet?

We can’t provide you any screenshots for now. M18 is currently planned to be released in Q1 2012.


Any news on tier 10 Tank Destroyers and Medium tanks? Will the US get a second Heavy line?  Will the US get a second medium line? (up to tier 9?) Are there any plans to add more lines to the french tree other than the projected lines?

We have a lot of tanks announced and planned for development for now. We don’t want to add any more, till we finish the major part of our current plans.


The French High-tier "medium tanks" basically have no armor, so what kind of other characteristics can we expect from them?

Fast speed and auto-loading; their tactics will be something like “Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit… RUN!!!”


Are there any plans to release tier 6 and tier 7 premium vehicles?

There are many Premium vehicles announced with no certain Tier setting.


Why is there tier 6 and tier 7 light tanks in the French tech tree? Are they going to be well armored, faster and have better weapons than VK2801/T-50-2/Chaffee?  Are there any plans for further light tanks such as the M41 Walker Bulldog and the PT-76?

They will be balanced with existing Tier 5 LT. Moreover Tier 7 LT will be closer to Medium tanks than to Light tanks. Tier 6-7 LT will actually stand between LT and MT.


What other Chinese premium tanks are you planning on adding? I heard the Type 62; anything else?

Yes, we are planning to add Type 62 Light tank and some more vehicles to the Chinese tank branch. All of them will be Premium tanks.


Is there any difference between a captured tank and its normal version? For example: the difference between the PzKpfw KV-1 756 ® and the current KV-1?

There will be some differences, but I cannot give you any details now.


Are there any plans to release the KV-220 as a premium tank for the EU and NA servers?

We won’t add it for sale, but will probably distribute it as a unique tank for some special offers.


How do you decide on which tanks to include in World of Tanks’ tech trees? Can you give us all a little insight into the procedure of its design?

First, project managers decide that we need, for example, Tier 8 SPG. This task goes to the Military Consultants. They look through documentation and search a vehicle that can be used for this task. Once project managers and game designers decided, which of possible variants will be in the game, consultants start to search all archives for schemes, blueprints and sketches not only of the vehicle, but its modules: engines, turrets, guns etc.

Once all information is found, it goes to the 2D and 3D artists. They model the vehicle and pass it to game designers, who give the tank it historical characteristics. Then it starts bouncing from testers to Game Designers and vice versa, till the vehicle will be more or less balanced. Than we add it to the SuperTest, than Open test, and, finally, add it to the update.


Will the XP price for the VK2801 be lowered to around 35,000xp?

There are no plans to change the XP cost of VK2801


I see that the VK3601 will be switched from a medium to a heavy tank. Will anything on the tank be changed other than the designation? What will happen to the crew and any installed equipment?

We are now considering different variant, once we select a firm one, we will announce them.


When is the Sturmtiger going to be added?

Unfortunately, we cannot give you any ETA


The Nashorn, I heard, is essentially a TD version of the Hummel (although the existing Hummel can play as a TD in some cases). Will the Nashorn retain the historical armor values? 30mm frontal armor seems pretty weak for a Tank Destroyer.

We cannot provide you any certain characteristics, but even if it will receive such characteristics of armor, in some other parameters he will be better than his counterparts.


Will we be calling the British tree “The British tree” or “The Commonwealth” tree? I'm hoping for the latter, seeing as it makes my country a part of it.  Will the British Centurion really have the speed of 34km/h? If so, will it be a medium or a heavy? The Pre-Alpha British tree shows the Archer being included. If this tank makes it into final release, how will you design it gameplay wise, considering its gun is facing backwards?

Since it is still a long time before we announce the tree, we can’t tell you exactly. But we can say that the Tech Tree will consist mainly of British tanks, while premiums will be from other Commonwealth countries. Regarding the ‘Archer tank’ - well, we will find a way. Currently I can’t tell you any details on characteristics of the tanks.


What are the armor values for the T10 French heavy (include both raw and effective values)? What will said tank's power-to-weight ratio be?

You will receive this information once Open Test receives French Tanks.


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do you know when is the BT-SV ,PzKpfw II Ausf. J and the  MTLS-1G14 will come out ? :)

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View PostDrJoBob, on Jul 01 2012 - 22:27, said:

do you know when is the BT-SV ,PzKpfw II Ausf. J and the  MTLS-1G14 will come out ? :)

yeah, we want to know when will these tanks go live

SmilingAlbert #306 Posted Jul 03 2012 - 12:49

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http://ww2drawings.j...erman-Armor.htm i would love to see some of the tanks from this site in WOT such as the Grosstraktor PzNbFz V & VI Panzer IX Sturmpanzer Bar etc

Kerenth #307 Posted Jul 04 2012 - 08:33

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If i have the object 704 in 7.5 patch will i get the tier 10 ussr tank destroyer immediatly

KarlvonC #308 Posted Jul 05 2012 - 14:55

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when are we going to get multi turrets  and multi guns working?

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View Postket101, on Jun 22 2012 - 06:27, said:

There's no mines because they wanted combat between tanks.  Having hidden mines suddenly blowing you up detracts somewhat from that goal.

If they wanted combat between tanks they would remove the artillery

ket101 #310 Posted Jul 06 2012 - 07:12

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Well yes, that's somewhat the point against mines.  People get frustrated at artillery destroying their tank, which is guided by a player and subject to a few different factors.  Mines would cause untold rage as people are suddenly damaged or destroyed seemingly at random.

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I see that the VK3601 will be switched from a medium to a heavy tank. Will anything on the tank be changed other than the designation? What will happen to the crew and any installed equipment?

We are now considering different variant, once we select a firm one, we will announce them.


You're kidding right?  After the way you de-rated the Konisch, a tier 8 gun, and made its average damage 65 with a standard damage 49-81.  You have literally made that a gold round only gun otherwise its useless.  Thats the only gun I use on my 3601 and it wasnt like this til recentlly but nowhere is it listed in the 7.4 updates. So I tried going back thru the other update notes to see when this was changed and find there arent any beyond 7.3, they all go to the current update page.  And now you want to make it a "heavy"?  Go ahead because as soon as my premium accounts expire Im goin to mothball my accounts until there is an option for playing assault/encounter modes.  And for the players that say "that will cause a waiting line to get in a match" I say bull####.  And even if I did have to wait 2 whole minutes Id rather wait then be forced to play those matches.  Should WG decide not to provide that option thats okay with me as long as that "return to garage" button is there.

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will there ever be a tier higher than 10 or any tier 10 artillery?

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View Posttonystark_1, on Jul 06 2012 - 22:03, said:

will there ever be a tier higher than 10 or any tier 10 artillery?

You can have tier 10 artys when WOT gets rid of the god view.

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Is there any chance of having perhaps voiceovers for German tanks obviousley done in a german accent same goes with other countries ,USSR and France as the same american voice over for every tank is a bit disapointing.

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View Posttonystark_1, on Jul 06 2012 - 22:03, said:

will there ever be a tier higher than 10 or any tier 10 artillery?

Problem with T10 arty is that the largest guns ever mounted on tracks or planned to be so (with the exception of the Ratte or Monster) are already in the game. After World War II the largest guns fielded were typically 155mm for NATO countries and 152mm for Warsaw Pact countries, with 105mm being even more common in NATO and 122 for the Warsaw nations. So the only way you're likely to get T10 arty is if the current T8's are just bumped up to T10 and more smaller arty pieces are added. There is also the problem of game balance, it's really hard to put something in game that is more powerful than the current top tier artillery pieces and have them balanced in any sensible fashion.

Edited by KazukiFerret, Jul 08 2012 - 10:24.


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i've heard rumors about the addition of Japanese and British tanks in the near future..is this rumor true?

Warrin #317 Posted Jul 09 2012 - 03:12

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when is 7.5 public test due and it would be cool if u could earn gold in random platoon and tank companys plz do that for 7.5 public test and update

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View PostLordTiger45, on Jul 09 2012 - 03:00, said:

i've heard rumors about the addition of Japanese and British tanks in the near future..is this rumor true?

yes and the british will go first, then the japs. prolly around 3rd to early 4th quarter of this year to be implemented, tested, blance and released

Edited by Giganaut, Jul 09 2012 - 03:19.


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View PostWarrin, on Jul 09 2012 - 03:12, said:

when is 7.5 public test due and it would be cool if u could earn gold in random platoon and tank companys plz do that for 7.5 public test and update

had to re read the sentence. could be an ok idea for test servers

Edited by Giganaut, Jul 09 2012 - 03:40.


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View PostThe_Jager, on Jul 08 2012 - 10:08, said:

Is there any chance of having perhaps voiceovers for German tanks obviousley done in a german accent same goes with other countries ,USSR and France as the same american voice over for every tank is a bit disapointing.

yes i agree, it makes it more realistic and sounds better, having an american accent in a USSR tank doesn't suit it same with the german and french tanks

also i really want to know why the are putting a 17cm gun (170mm) on the new tier 10 german TD, it is slow but sniping with it will be surely increasing the chance if winning for the team it is in and i think work needs to be done on the BL-10, it bounced a tier 6 american medium, it also bounced a lowe and bounced the rear of an IS-7




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