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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Look to the Future: First US-based Map

Glad to present you the screenshots featuring tiny US town surrounded by prairies.

The map has not been scheduled for any particular update yet. The release date will be specified later.






56 comments:

  1. Nice.
    Really nice, thanks for sharing Overlord of the clan WG.

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  2. ps: I hope every building will be destructible!

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  3. You need to sort out arty in this game, 7 arty per side just ruins it, especially when they so overpowered. They are ruining this game. Either that, or rename to World of Artillery.

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  4. I know we don't know starting points yet, but judging from the map layout, isn't city in the south a little bit too close to possible spawn of one of the teams ? (well, unless they spawn at top left and bottom right corners of the map that is).

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  5. Nice cypress trees, but they need knees: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_knee

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  6. Why are the pictures mirrored in relation to the minimap?

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  7. Looks like it would make a good Christmas for the players (hint hint).

    :-)

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  9. That's a good question, Mikk36. I can't place any of them. Only thing I can come up with is that the map shot is a different build than the one the ground shots were taken from. I spent five minutes trying to place the flag in that first shot by comparing buildings, as I'm curious where they'll place the start points. Very confusing.

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  10. I'm not sure where such a place would exist...

    Large, flat and desolate grassplains would imply the midwest. Cyprus trees and a large lake and rivers... but with two very large and sophisticated bridges reaching over rivers that could easily be circumnavigated by a road. Yet by a very tiny town...

    Must be Oklahoma.

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  11. The US news article (http://game.worldoftanks.com/news/general_news/lively-life-ox-map) says this is scheduled for Q1-Q2 2012, but the Release Plan for 2011-2012 has North American maps planned for Q4 2011.
    Which is it?

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  12. lol,
    FAIL communication Wargaming!

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  13. Cool upcoming US map;
    Even cooler: it comes with the new US Heavys :)

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  14. I've noticed a trend in the spawn locations of new maps where arty, mediums and lights spawn in the open field (Westfield and Siegfried Line). Will it continue with this and subsequent maps?

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  15. Overlord is it posible to allow to add the promo code from Computer Bild Spiel Gold that gives T2 300 Gold and 1 day premium just once on an account. I got this mag. for the code and now get this message:

    Unable to use promo codes in this event.

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  16. Please add a site like the one for PC GAMER to add the Computer Bild Spiele Key to and existing account

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  17. How did no one ask about the story of the map?

    So did NAZI invade USA after defeating UK and SSSR? :)

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  18. Story, huh? More like NAZI actually run away from USSR to USA, and while Americans are incapable to get rid of them because they are already almost destroyed by Japan, USSR have come to help them.

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  19. BlutRoyale,

    what is said there? can this code be used for existing account? or only for newly registered one?

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  20. If will be added new map on each patch, will be there some removing? For example, malinovka hate most of players, so should be, that will be removed from some next patch? Or some map filtering?

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  21. LOL...OK, I'm embarrassed to say so, but this just barely dawned on me:

    There were no WWII tank battles fought on American soil. In fact there have NEVER been tank battles on American soil.

    So why are there going to be maps based on American-style towns and terrain?

    This is supposed to be a tank game which uses historically correct tanks from "around" the time when WWII occurred. Up until this map, all the map locations/settings/styles were believable. Maps that depict US settings just don't belong in this game.

    It seems that one minute you developers are trying to create something that is historically and technically accurate and the next minute you are just letting your imaginations run wild. This all seems a bit random to me. I would rather see historically correct maps of locations in Europe and Russia than maps of the US. It just seems to add an element of fantasy into the game which compromises it's integrity. I mean, if you have fantasy locations to fight in, why not have fantasy tanks too? 250-ton space tanks sporting rail guns would be pretty kick-ass!!! They could use Loltraktors for ammunition. Come here little Maus!!! I'm going to launch this Loltraktor through you and the other 10 tanks lined up behind you!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!

    Now, that being said, I do think that the quality of the map looks fantastic. I like having a large variety of maps to play. I just feel like it would have been smarter to stick to historically correct locations for this game.

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  22. Can you please buff the T54? It is almost helpless in any aspect as a T9 medium as it is...

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  24. LOL I can't wait to see the other american maps.

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  25. For now we are glad to introduce the new map Life Ox, which is going to be implemented with one of the updates in Q1-Q2 2012

    i remember a story long ago... about 1 map each month... looks like some people forgot about it

    also why do we need to make a blog to ask here?

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  26. It has changed... First it was a map ever 2nd week, then it was every month...

    Now it is every patch.

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  27. Q: Will WG consider making Christmas textures for all the maps? (Snowy, fancy lights, more than a christmas tree)
    Will there be weather effects?

    Please answer :)

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  28. Eventually maps will come out only on months starting with M.

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  29. Do you have some strange rule that on every new map there has to be at least one bridge?

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  30. Overlord, please answear me this question: to get IS4 as tier X and the obj 252 and an extra garage slot we have to have is4 in garage, but ifwe sell the is4 and rebuy it do we still get the garage slot and the tier 9 tank? Or not? This also concerns the other tanks such as kv and kv3, please tell answear this

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  31. Looks a lot like a small town in Louisiana. Very nice open country but very swampy.

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  32. Overlord, any word about those weird 1% hits that are happening quiet often since the last patch? Is this a bug or is it a feature?

    i´m talking about situations when a tank should be destroyed but somehow survives the hit with 1 to 50 Hitpoints (around 1% of its full hp). this is extremely annoying.

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  33. Overlord, Concerning the M103, IRL it had 130/52/38 armor on the hull.
    Do you not think this prove to be a huge and unfair disadvantage against HE shells? And do you think the devs will keep the realistic stats or buff them to acceptable levels

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  34. A lot of the problem with the US heavies is that in real life, if a shell ever penned a tank, that target was destroyed. Imagine if you ever took damage from AP, that your tank exploded.

    Tanks are their guns, basically. If real life worked the way it does in WoT, main battle tanks would never have taken over. You can see why American designers didn't really care about side and rear armor when engagements usually happened kilometers apart to begin with. What mattered was your ability to withstand a frontal assault and the penetration value of your gun.

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  35. NuVioN said...

    Can you please buff the T54? It is almost helpless in any aspect as a T9 medium as it is...
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    T54 is most agile tank with brutal low profile, his last gun is nice too. What do you want to improve?! Try play with panther for example. Slow, big and don't know, what agility is. Panther2 has better speed, but still isn't agile at all, big like HT. Russian mediums are much more better for closing combat

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  36. Hey Overlord :) Some of us would like to know, what the advantage of the new Stug E-100 will be !
    T95 = slow !but! very strong
    obj. = weak front armor !but! very strong gun
    Stug E-100 = Bad rotation but strong gun????

    Would like to know :)

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  37. Wow, very nice.

    Keep up the good work WG, game is getting better and better.

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  38. @overlord

    you have confirmed that the T-44 will get the 100mm LB-1 but will it be in the 7.0 or later?

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  39. Overlord, there seems to be a new RU test-server for 0.6.7. Despite the announcement, it does not work. Could you please clarify this?


    http://game.worldoftanks.ru/news/notice/3_general_test_update_0_6_7

    Thanks.

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  41. When did America have tank battles ? I think a lot of us likes the idea of somewhat real tanks and real areas of battle.

    No americans are going to play the game just because you do maps that vaguely resemble american fields.

    Also enough with the map that forces people into 1-3 differnt choke-holes. Focus instead on larger open area maps please.

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  42. Choke points are for arty to rack up the kills. Having open area maps would negate the arty. ;)

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  43. How about you remove or redesign campinova - you know this map is hated so much ?

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  44. @ Krister

    These maps are being implemented for clan wars... not just for random battles... Overlord and the wargaming crew aren't sitting doing nothing all the time. They work and work hard. They have a large range of differences in maps so that there are maps that fit everyone's play style.

    @ Overlord

    I had a question regarding Clan Wars to an extent.

    When will the mercenaries feature come out? Also Do we have an ETA on 7.0 at this point?

    I am very anxious to see what a difference clan wars will take on during all these changes. Its actually rather exciting.

    Do you have any information regarding the transfer of gold as well? Like lets say One clan employs another clan to cause chaos from another end of their targets territory. This could even be done on a singular level!

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  45. Only problem i can see with these maps is they're all very very flat looking, if there's not enough cover then this could turn into campanovia 2.0, with everyone forced to go via the lake :/

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  46. @Cunning_B

    Malinovka is a great team map. This map is made for CW, so you get the idea...

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  47. I recommend airfield maps: a big sprawling WWII aerodrome complete with hangers large enough to hide inside, aircraft dispersal area with unserviceable kites strewn about, control towers, concrete pens etc to play hide-and-seek around and expansive runways to traverse under fire. That'd be the life!

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