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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
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Monday, October 10, 2011

New Tanks in 2011

There is an update regarding the introduction of new tanks in 2011, see here. So the details:
  • German and Soviet TDs won't make it this year, both lines are rescheduled for 2012
  • Initial package of French tanks will come in Q4 2011 (18 vehicles)
  • M103 and the revision of T34 is to be performed this year
  • A few premium tanks will also arrive later this year (the exact vehicles to be specified)

That's it for 2011 in terms of new tanks.

111 comments:

  1. Nice I can't wait to get T34 changed for some other Tier IX tank.

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  2. It is well known that your time sceduling is not reliable, so please next time be sure about the correct dates before you release something like that again.

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  3. So not much really, I expect that in 2-3 weeks you'll postpone the French tanks as well. Of course, you didn't postpone your cash cow so you all have a merry effing Xmas

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  4. German and Soviet TDs: Could you give at least a rough estimation: Q1 2012 or later? Thanks.

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  5. Idk why people have to bitch & moan about their times not being DEAD ON. Give them a break ffs, running a high end MMO isn't exactly what you'd call a walk in the park, and wargaming.net is doing a great job. Keep up the good work guys, this post was much appreciated.

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  6. Just M103 only?
    so T29->T32->M103->T30?

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  7. Isn't the KV to KV-1/KV-2 split coming as well?

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  8. Q: German and Soviet TDs: Could you give at least a rough estimation: Q1 2012 or later? Thanks.

    A: It will be specified a bit later.

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  9. Q: Isn't the KV to KV-1/KV-2 split coming as well?

    A: It wasn't scheduled for this year in the first place.

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  10. Q: Just M103 only?
    so T29->T32->M103->T30?

    A: Yes, T110 will come later, since we need to introduce secondary path of US TDs to complete the revision.

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  11. Overlord, could you kindly please provide a more exact estimate for T34 split? E.g., which month will it be? October? November? December?

    Also, what about the KV/KV-3/IS-4 splits/moves?

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  12. oh crap..i don't think i have enough time to get T34 if M103 going to replace it this year

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  13. bashotokoro you will manage... I guess m103 will arrive only after 2 months, so planty of time :)

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  14. Dear Overlord,
    So T110 still need to wait for the 2nd US TD line come out?
    Can T110 and T25-2/T28-P(whatever) come separately?

    Thanks

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  15. See this thread; http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/49260-release-dates/ and this spreadsheet; https://sites.google.com/site/wottimeline/

    Had these expected changes days/weeks ago.

    J. - T34 change probably November with French.

    FrankyK - (using the new WG release window) - Q1-Q2 2012 - probably Q1 2012.

    BTW - think a lost of the other stuff will be slipping too... (US maps anyone?).

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  16. How many patches will come after 7.0 this year?

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  17. ignore the haters, progress is being made.
    Roll on British Tanks in 2012!

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  18. Q: Overlord, could you kindly please provide a more exact estimate for T34 split? E.g., which month will it be? October? November? December?

    A: November-December (personally I think the latter)

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  19. Q: Also, what about the KV/KV-3/IS-4 splits/moves?

    A: Q1 2012.

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  20. Q: So T110 still need to wait for the 2nd US TD line come out?

    A: Yes.

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  21. "ignore the haters, progress is being made.
    Roll on British Tanks in 2012! "

    ^ This ^

    still not entirely sure why people want the french tanks >.>

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  22. "still not entirely sure why people want the french tanks"

    Cos everyone always plays the new trick and it'll be fun smashing holes in them for a few days while people grind like lemmings ;)

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  23. if on T34 in time of replace a have researched only tracks a have 10k XP, what i will get on M103?

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  24. PLEASE OVERLORD, don't take away my T34. It's great fun. :( The only (huge) problem is the 100.000XP grind with the 105mm Tier7 Weapon. Most likeley the grind fucks up your statistics. I was on 39% winrate before I got the new cannon and now I'm up to 52%.

    Give me a free goldpanzer for the horrible 100.000XP grind (or give me my time back), but leave me my T34. :( ;)


    So... the T34 gets changed afterall and I will not have to go through M103 but pls: Don't make the same mistake and put the players in front of a huge and frustrating grind.

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  25. Q : A few premium tanks will also arrive later this year (the exact vehicles to be specified) Sturmtiger please?

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  26. German and USSR will probably be released in 2013...but lets give them some french light tanks, everybody needs more of those.

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  27. Thanks for the update and keep up the hard work!

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  28. Nice to know Overlord, guess its time to stop focusing on IS-3 grinding and get that T29 elited as well as T32!

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  29. Thanks for the headsup Overlord :).

    Please ignore the haters around here. From the other posts I have read on this blog I can conclude that a lot of players are looking forward to the M103. You are doing those players a large favour. Even though I am not looking forward to the french tanks I still see a lot of potential for the game in those. Sadly I will have to keep my KV3 and KV quite a while longer, but that's okay, being that I get free garage slots and 2 additional tanks I can sell (always lack credits since I don't use premium).

    One question: Are there any information on the Sturmtiger yet (tier? price? armor? weapon? damage?)? Out of all the scheduled premium tanks it, as far as my research on it goes ;), is the only premium tank I consider to buy eventually. I would be grateful for some data on this tank.

    Regards, Ad

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  30. Will there be light tanks higher than tier5? If, when?

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  31. "times might not be spot on" Are you retarded? I've had 6 mil worth of russian tanks sat in my garage for 4 months waiting for them to be changed over it's taking the piss now!

    Do you people realise how much they are making out of a game still in BETA!!

    I expect better!!

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  32. @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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  33. Would like to ask, Will we get the premium T34 on the time of the swap? If yes, will we get a fully upgraded T34? What about the M103, will it come stock and just 100% crew? And will there be an accumulated experience swap too?

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  34. Shl,

    there will be tier 6 and 7 French lights. Rather soon.

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  35. Ruecianus,

    T34 will get a particular unanimous setup that is to be specified. It will be given to all its current owners with 100 % crew.

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  36. Oh so the old crew of the old T34 will go to the M103...correct?

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  37. So I take it then that any XP still on the T34 will transfer to the M103?

    In addition, what module/nerf setup will we expect for the T34 going Tier IX? Keeps the 120, but RoF gets nerfed some and hp goes down?

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  38. There will be any new premium tank coming with 7.0?

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  39. Any chance to get back trough some limited time promo, tanks like M6A2E1?

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  40. Overlord, the way you talk about the T110, you make it seem as if it's fully modeled, and the only reason it's not coming with the M103 is because the devs find being unable to research the T30 afterwards an unsatisfactory solution.

    If true, can we please, pretty please, get some screenshots of the T110? Virtually everyone is dying to know what it's going to look like.

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  41. The T34 is supposed to become a Tier8 premium

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  42. Yeah, typo. Question still stands.

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  43. Q: If true, can we please, pretty please, get some screenshots of the T110? Virtually everyone is dying to know what it's going to look like.

    A: Yes, it's true. T110's model is ready. Will reveal it soon.

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  44. 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 if we 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 answear this

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  45. Excellent! I just got the t34 last night!

    Q: Will we retain modules researched, such has suspension and turrets on the m103?

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  46. First, thanks for the update. We have obviously been anxiously awaiting the US revision. I am glad to hear the T34 is getting some changes, too.

    Maybe I don't understand. How does lack of a proper TD tree, stop the release of the T110? Move the T30 into it's own separate area, even leave it off the tree for now. (Like a premium tank) Release the T110, then add the T30 onto a TD tree in a later revision.

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  47. So just to clarify, the T34 will become Tier VIII Premium and the M103 will be the Tier IX. If the T34 is going to be Tier VIII Premium, can we expect the credit income of the Lowe or what?

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  48. >>T34 will get a particular unanimous setup that is to be specified. It will be given to all its current owners with 100% crew.

    Overlord, it was told earlier that a crew of T34 will stay on T34 as a premium heavy-8 and M103 will get 100% crew without perks.

    Could you answer what is supposed to be done with crew now?

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  49. Q: What tier is the T34 premium supposed to become ?

    Q: If it gets downgraded to Tier 8, what will be the main changes to expect ?

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  50. why the people attacks wg in the first place the posted this!!!
    Notice! Release plans stated above are subject to change. Only the most important features are listed.

    on their release plan

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  52. MAO.
    The community gets all pissed off because the M103 isn't coming out until next year.
    Wargaming listens to the community, pushes it for this year at the expense of the US and German TD lines.
    Suddenly people are pissed off again.
    You just can't win...

    Anyway I'm very eager to learn about the new premiums too. Any chance for the captured Japanese tanks in the US tree?

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  53. Previous post was supposed to be "LMAO" instead of "MAO". Curse my terribad editing.

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  54. what will happen with experience on T34 ? will it be transfered to M103 ?

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  55. @ Tupinambis: and I thought you were just making a play for more chinese tanks!

    But I agree - the internet is whiny and insatiable!
    WG is doing a great job!

    theghostcat
    us server

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  56. scorpen that or maybe will be free xp

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  57. This is indeed good news IF they actually stick to the promise this time. I am going to try and not get my hopes up too much given how many times the M103 has been pushed back so far.

    Also, does anyone know if the T34 will retain it's 120mm at tier 8? I don't think I can handle another american heavy/medium with the same friggin gun.

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  58. Corben
    It has been confirmed that the T34 will keep its 120mm gun as a tier 8. How the tank will be changed to compensate for its tier change is currently unknown; probably an RoF and HP reduction.

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  59. I hope they don't drop it to something insane like 4.5, RoF is the ONLY thing the tank has going for it.

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  60. I'm not sure it NEEDS to be tweeked downward.

    The lowe has a better gun already, and the KV-5 has better armour.

    Crap the t32 has better armour...
    Remember most premium tier 8 tanks CAN be comparable to tier 9 tanks. I don't think there will be much tweeking for the t34 prem.

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  61. The "T34" is just a T29. Remember that. The only reason it has a new classification is because it has the 120mm gun. That's it. If you remove the 120mm, it stops being a T34.

    So yes, it HAS to keep the 120mm. Not that the 120 was all that good to begin with. Frankly, on the T29, it belongs in tier 8.

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  62. @ Corben

    The RoF will have to come down otherwise it will be way to powerful for a tier 8.

    The T34 will most likely receive a RoF and health nerf before becoming a tier 8.

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  63. The T34 should NOT receive any nerf as it is already a bad tank of it's current tier. If you nerf it, there is not point of still putting it around when a T29 can do similarly.

    If they do nerf it because the 120mm is described as "too much" for a Tier8, it should be nerfed only very little on the RoF department, the rest should be the same to make up for it being an easy kill.

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  64. Hmmm premium tanks... Guess getting people to buy more gold is your number 1 priority. /dissapoint

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  65. Really more of these Premium tanks are screwing the game up more. The intention was that you would have to run your Tier 5/6 for your money makers to afford to play your Tier 8-10.

    Now with a Type59 I don't have to run anything below a Tier 7 unless I really want to. The middle tiers are becoming more and more vacant.

    Unfortunate, but the game can't run without cash flow coming into the coffers either.

    I am glad that Wargaming listened to their player base and pushed hard to get the T34 in this year, that says a lot to me a a premium subscriber.

    Well done and keep up the good work.

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  66. Just going to comment on the e-75 armor vs the e-100, shooting them with 10 rounds each from my patton at 30 m's

    E-100 9 pen, 1 bounce.

    E-75 2 pen, 8 bounce.

    That's a training room, and I just finished a game when I got corner'd by one in my patton. Couldn't get away other then direct fire him, 3 rounds into his lower plate and all 3 bounced.

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  67. Overlord, if we have a T34 elited, when it comes the revision would we get a M103 Elite too ?

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  68. @Desert Punk

    Yes that is how previous replacements such as this went and has been stated how any future ones would go (See the US T23 --> Pershing)

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  69. Way to drag us in for working for all these new tanks and then saying cheers for your hard work and time put in heres something for all you americans cause we all know americans use american tanks first :/ such a BS game sometimes

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  70. Just out of curiousity, if the only reason the T110 isn't arrive is due to the alternative American TD line, shouldn't it just be removed entirely and given over to the T110 like you've done with other transfers, but keep track of those whom had it and end up giveing them the research/TD T30 once that gets around?

    It'd save a lot of butthurt.

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  71. "Just out of curiousity, if the only reason the T110 isn't arrive is due to the alternative American TD line, shouldn't it just be removed entirely and given over to the T110 like you've done with other transfers, but keep track of those whom had it and end up giveing them the research/TD T30 once that gets around?

    It'd save a lot of butthurt."

    So people who have the T30 can sell them after they get the T110 and still get the new/TD T30 when they plan to put it back again? It's like earning money by selling it while still keeping the tank

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  72. @Dagnon
    While it will remain elite, it will not have any new modules researched. Since Overlord said M103 will have some new gun, you better grind up some more exp, just in case.

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  73. I'm just curious when the 0 damage bug gets fixed. This is *the* most important and annoying thing in the current build that needs to be addressed. Can I have an ETA on that please?

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  74. Will T34 stay on IX tier with the same 120 mm gun and HP? If not what will be changed?

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  75. If you want to make lots and lots of people happy push russian heavies changes.
    Anyway who want to play french tanks, crew will runaway from vehicle when they spot enemy ;)

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  76. Q: Will T34 stay on IX tier with the same 120 mm gun and HP? If not what will be changed?

    A: Most likely we will push it to tier 8.

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  77. Q: The "T34" is just a T29. Remember that. The only reason it has a new classification is because it has the 120mm gun. That's it. If you remove the 120mm, it stops being a T34.

    So yes, it HAS to keep the 120mm. Not that the 120 was all that good to begin with. Frankly, on the T29, it belongs in tier 8.

    A: Yup, T34 will keep 120mm gun.

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  78. Will the T34 also be available for purchase for players who don't have it at the time of the change, or will it be exclusive to "early adopters"?

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  79. Will dmg on this 120 mm gun stay the same?

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  80. Kind of odd not seeing anyone say this, but thank you for finally deciding to release the M103. Of course we would like to see it in 7.0, but if you roll 7.1 out quick enough, I think we'll forgive you.

    That still doesn't mean that the T34 doesn't require a buff to stay competitive before this happens. It's one of the worst performing tanks in the game for its tier, and continuing to ignore it is alienating and generating contempt from part of your consumer base.

    All you need to do is throw some hitpoints on it, or give it a larger view range (420m at tier 9? Seriously?), or perhaps even buffing the 120mm damage by 10-20 damage. Just give us SOMETHING, and we'll shut up about the T34.

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  81. Q: What is the percentage of T34 play vs other equivalent Heavy Tank? ie... IS-4, VK4502 B, or E-75?


    For example: if 100 tanks are in queue for a match,
    0.083 are IS-4
    0.059 are E-75
    0.009 are VK4502 Ausf B
    0.00000003 are T34 ;-)

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  82. imho i would rather have T110 without having to wait for T30 as second line TD, i could rly live without having it

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  83. more bad news by Overlord :///////

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  84. I have heard that that you will only get the T34 prem if you have the 120mm researched. Is this true?. I got T34 researced but not the 120. I also have it in garage

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  85. Since the T34 will be a "premium" tank, how much gold will it cost to buy in the future?

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  86. give us the M103 and T110 sooner by doing the following. Assuming the T25-2 and T28 prototypes are cheap knock-offs with only a few cosmetic differences and that no one wants the M8A1 and T49, stop their development. Now instead of making the T34 premium, slide it over as the new Tier VIII US TD instead of the T28 prototype. And instead of the T25-2 replace it with the M36 buffed to have tier 7 stats. drop the M18 to tier 6.

    Split the US TD line at the now tier 6 M18 with the tier 7 T36 and tier 7 T25 researchable from the m18. Make the T34 now researchable from the T29 and the T25.

    Might save you enough time to give me the Brit centurion MBT before 2013!

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  87. OVERLORD why do you not implement an option where the player can say "i do NOT want to play with arty in my round" ?
    the stupid argument "arty belongs to the game" from a developer can't be the truth because it's subjective..

    HUNDREDS of players who pay for this game and even for YOUR JOB and existance too hate to play with arty and just want to make good and clear tank fights

    maybe it's an idea to say "if you decide not to play with arty you can not use your own arty for 24 hours"?

    this game is still called "world of TANKS" and not "hide for arty"

    at least you can implement a simple restriction who says "not more than 2 artys per side"
    not a big thing but quite efficence

    if there is no improvement in sight the onliest thing you would get any more gold from me is a f...ing umbrella made of steel..

    arty simply ruins the game..
    think of it please

    greetings and respect for YOUR work and patience with all the user from a guy who spend a few hundred bugs to wargaming since the first hour

    (dont believe last sentence? contact me and i prove it that people like me are making sure that your company can exist and even the oppinion from people like me is important to get more money..)
    ps: you can even find me with my nickname if you want

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  89. Developer: "M103 coming out these year!"
    Resonse: "WAHH WAHH I HATE ARTY!"

    You know what? Arty DOES belong in the game. You have to learn how to deal with it. I learned how to deal with it in my slow-ass Tiger and Ferdinand, there's no reason anyone else should seriously be having problems.

    I don't mean to sound like a caustic jackass, but holy crap why can't anyone ever just be happy or grateful about anything?

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  90. well said AlCapone. Arty is about to make me stop paying for this game. I spend a good amount on this game. It would be shame to leave because of no arty limit. I don't mind arty but there's far to many allowed in a match.

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  91. Just so you guys know, arty hardcaps are expected to be part of the matchmaker overhaul later this year/next year.

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  93. @ Overload
    I don't have a T34 yet,but still want to ask this in case i manage to get one before the new patch comes out...

    will i get crews for my M103 if i don't put any in T34(maybe i put them in other tank at the time of change)?

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  94. @ Overlord
    What will happen with undistributed experience on my T34 ? will it be transfered to M103 or stay on T34 ?
    I am asking because nothing is mentioned in case T34 but in other tanks like KV, IS-4, E-75 is written clearly that undistributed experience will be transfered.

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  95. Tumpinambis is right. Arty is okay the way it is, just limit it down to 3 (yes three!) per side so an all arty platoon can be sure to be the only arty on a team.

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  96. KV-2 is currently tier 6,5.It should be nerfed "rather soon"...

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  97. Overlord please answer my relevant and important question.
    do you need the 120mm researched or will a stock t34 in garage be enough to get both tanks??

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  98. adit999
    It has previously been confirmed that you don't need to mount the 120mm gun on the T34 in order to get the free premium.

    At least that's what I remember.

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  99. What a shame, I wanted new Soviet TDs...

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  101. @ adit999

    You don't have to say your question is relevant and important its just that he has already answered that question... like Tupinambis said all you will need is a stock T34 in order for you to receive the premium in its premium state with the 120mm. The M103 will also be placed in your garage with a free tank slot.

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  102. Yeah its just many people have been whyening about arty here and last i read somebody mentioned that you DO need to research the 120 so I just wanted to be sure. Thanks guys :)

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  103. So...

    What will happen to the modules researched on T34?

    Let's say I've the turret & tracks researched. Will they be researched on the M103 as well?

    In other words, except for the T30, will other researches be kept on the M103 from the T34?

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  104. Can u please tell us:

    Will IS-4 keep S-70 after move in Tier X?
    If not is any posibillty to get BL-10 on it?

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  105. If you max the Artys in a match to a full platoon, it wouldent do us any good at all, because the platoons are being exstended to 5 players!

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  106. Q: if i have stock T34 in garage, i will get a T34 premium version?

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