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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Balancing Changes in 7.0

The following balancing adjustment will be applied in the upcoming 7.0 update.

Reworked hitobxes of German tanks:
- Pz B2 740 (f): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Pz 38H735 (f): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Pz S35 739 (f): 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Added side spaced armour.
- Leichttraktor: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Panther II: slightly changed gun mantlets.
- Pz 38 (t): 16 armour groups + spaced armor
- Pz 38 nA: 16 armour groups + spaced armor
- Pz III/IV: 16 armour groups + spaced armor
- Pz II Luchs: 16 armour groups + spaced armor
- Pz VI Tiger: 16 armour groups + spaced armor
- Pz V-IV: slightly changed turret armour.
- StuG III: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Hull front armour set to 80mm.
- JagdPz IV: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- VK 1602 Leopard: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- VK 3001 (H): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- VK 3001 (P): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- VK 3002 (DB): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- VK 3601 (H): 16 armour groups + spaced armor.

Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
- 8.8cm L/71 damage: 220->240.
- Minimum combat tier for VK1602 и T-50 increased by 1.
- Imprved ventilation removed from Gw-Tiger и Gw-Panther.

VK 3601 (H):
- Reload time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 3.5->4.5 sec.
- Aiming time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 1.1->2 sec.
- Dispersion during movement and turret traverse of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 increased by 10%.

PzKpfw V Panther:
- Ammo Rack Hit points -20%.
- View range of top turret: 420->430.

Panther II:
- Ammo Rack Hit points -10%.
- View range of stock turret: 460->430 m.
- View range of top turret: 460->450 m.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.

E-50:
- Ammo Rack Hit points -5%.
- View range of stock turret: 460->450 m.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 6->6.6 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 5.8->6.4 sec.

PzKpfw VI Tiger:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

PzKpfw VI Tiger (P):
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 7.3->8.0 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

PzKpfw VI Tiger:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5.

PzKpfw VIB Tiger II:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 6.5->7.2 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: с 6.1 до 6.7 sec.

VK 4502 (P) Ausf. A:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 6.5->7.2 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.

VK 4502 (P) Ausf. B:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 5.8->6.4 sec.

Е-75:
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.
- Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 5.8->6.4 sec.

GW Tiger:
- Reload time of 170mm K72 Sf: 27.3->25.5 sec.
- Dispersion of 170mm K72 Sf: 0.41->0.4.
- Dispersion of 170mm K72 Sf during gun traverse: -5%.

Reworked hitobxes of Soviet tanks:
- А-20: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- А-32: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- АТ-1: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- BT-7: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- SU-85B: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- IS-3: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Added side spaced armour.
- IS-4: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- IS-7: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Improved front turret armour, improved weld of upper and lower frint plates, added side spaced armour.
- KV-13: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- KV-3: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- KV: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Matilda: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- МS-1: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Object 704: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Added side spaced armour.
- SU-14 : 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- SU-152: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- SU-18 : 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- SU-76 : 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T-34: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Т-44: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Т-54: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Valentine: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.

Rebalanced Soviet tanks and guns:
- Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3.
- Shell price for 180mm F-600D: 1890->1980 credits.
- Shell price for 180mm UBR-600: 1890->1980 credits.
- Shell price for 203mm F-625D: 1442->1568 credits.
- Shell price for 203mm G-620: 1092->1200 credits.

Т-44:
- Added LB-1 for top turret.
- Added В-54-6 engine of 680 hp.
- Ammo rack hit points: +15%.
- traverse speed for stock suspension: 2 deg/sec; for top suspension - +1 deg/sec.
- View range of stock turret: 430->420 m.
- View range of top turret: 430->440 m.

Т-54:
- Ammo rack hit points: +5%.

Reworked hitobxes of American tanks:
- M12: fixed gun shields.
- M2 Light Tank: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- M2 Medium Tank: 16 armour groups + spaced armor..
- M4A2E4: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- M4A3E8 Sherman: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- M4 Sherman: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- M5 Stuart: fixed the value of side hull armor.
- M7: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- Ram II: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T-14: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Added side spaced armour.
- T1 Cunningham: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T29: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T2 Light Tank: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T30: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T32: 16 armour groups + spaced armor..
- T34: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
- T40: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.

Rebalanced American tanks and guns:
- M4A3E8 Sherman: added 105mm SPH M4 L/23 gun for both turrets.
- Repair cost of T40 TD: -60%.
- Shell price for 105mm APCR T29E3M2: 12->10 gold.

T20:
- Ammo rack hit points: +10%.
- View range of stock turret: 400->420 m.
- View range of top turret: 420->440 m.

M26 Pershing:
- dispersion during movement: -10%.
- View range of stock turret: 430->440 m.
- View range of top turret: 450->460 m.

M46 Patton:
- Ammo rack hit points: +20%.
- View range of stock turret: 450->460 m.

254 comments:

  1. "Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    - Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3."

    I think, something is wrong here ;)

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  2. IS-7: 16 armour groups + spaced armor. Improved front turret armour, improved welb of upper and lower frint plates, added side spaced armour.


    Could you please explain this description further? like the actual value's..Kinda hoping it's a tank worth playing now. Coming from the IS4 and jumping into this tank it was really not what I was expecting.

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  3. Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    - Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3.
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    Did you mean Rebalanced Rusian tanks and guns??

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  4. Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    - Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3.
    - Shell price for 180mm F-600D: 1890->1980 credits.
    - Shell price for 180mm UBR-600: 1890->1980 credits.
    - Shell price for 203mm F-625D: 1442->1568 credits.
    - Shell price for 203mm G-620: 1092->1200 credits.

    Т-44:
    - Added LB-1 for top turret.
    - Added В-54-6 engine of 680 hp.
    - Ammo rack hit points: +15%.
    - traverse speed for stock suspension: 2 deg/sec; for top suspension - +1 deg/sec.
    - View range of stock turret: 430->420 m.
    - View range of top turret: 430->440 m.

    Т-54:
    - Ammo rack hit points: +5%.


    dont even know your own tanks sad

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  5. And when will it come out?
    Puplic Test #4 lasts until 9 december...

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  6. Q: "Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    - Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3."

    I think, something is wrong here ;)

    A: Fixed. Thanks!

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  7. What exactly "16 hitbox+ spaced armor" means???

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  8. Overlord, pls enlighten me on this part:


    - T30: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
    - T32: 16 armour groups + spaced armor..
    - T34: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
    - T40: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.

    cuz that's my favorite line :3

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  9. test server4 for US ,EU only
    why would WG release the patch to RU server if the testing is not finished?

    OR

    why wouldn't release the patch for US,EU if the patch is ready?

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  10. Q: Could you please explain this description further? like the actual value's..Kinda hoping it's a tank worth playing now. Coming from the IS4 and jumping into this tank it was really not what I was expecting.

    A: The armour is getting better. No worries. The weld between upper and lower front plates set to 270mm, plus turret saw some buffing.

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  11. Sweet, nerf all the german guns. Any particular reason that almost all of the reload times needed to be increased? One tank or a couple ok, but half the german guns? wtf?

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  12. There are some typo mistakes but everyone should figure out what is what...

    I'm glad that some of the American tanks got upgrades, especially T20 but I must disagree with increasing ammo cost for SPGs because money income will be reduced as well! This is a bad way of limiting number of SPGs per battle!

    Also, for all Ex-Yu players, please check WoT BiH fan page at: http://www.gdhardver.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=14&Itemid=76

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  13. Q: Overlord, pls enlighten me on this part:


    - T30: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
    - T32: 16 armour groups + spaced armor..
    - T34: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
    - T40: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.

    cuz that's my favorite line :3

    A: Armour layout changed from 8 to 16 armour groups, this ensures better accuracy/realism. Spaced armour? You can find that on wikipedia as well.

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  14. Overlord, is patch 7.1 gonna make it this year?

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  15. not sure why you would nerf view range on Panther II and E-50, but otherwise it seems good

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  16. Q: Sweet, nerf all the german guns. Any particular reason that almost all of the reload times needed to be increased? One tank or a couple ok, but half the german guns? wtf?

    A: All? I thought only one. And actually it's not a nerf. :)

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  17. Will the new stock IS-3 turret be able to equip BL-9?

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  18. "16 armour groups + spaced armor."
    What does this actually mean?

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  19. M26 Pershing main gun penetration 180 increased 200.

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  20. @1112 pershings gun is fine. its very good

    here is link about speced armor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_armour I guess some parts will be much more HE resistant and perhaps be better where not sloped?

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  22. Q: "16 armour groups + spaced armor."
    What does this actually mean?

    A: The stated vehicles had their armour reworked, which is aimed at providing higher level of detail (more armour groups). Some tanks got spaced armour (side skirts and mantlets mostly) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_armour

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  23. @ Fenix

    Damage on long 88 was increased so rof was lowered to keep the same DPM

    @ Overlord

    What will happen with vents in my GW Panther after loading 7.0?

    Is there no change in long 88 used by german TD's?

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  24. Q: What will happen with vents in my GW Panther after loading 7.0?

    A: It will be refunded. At 100% price.

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  25. M26 Pershing:
    - dispersion during movement: -10%.
    - View range of stock turret: 430->440 m.
    - View range of top turret: 450->460 m.

    M46 Patton:
    - Ammo rack hit points: +20%.
    - View range of stock turret: 450->460 m.

    I like this very much. More accuracy on the move in my pershing and I won't get racked as much in my patton.

    Also, I assume the increase in reload times on the German tanks is only for the 8.8 cm guns and that the 10.5 cm gun reload times are the same.

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  26. well this part look better than the arty credit nerf

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  27. If you (Dev & WG) trie to pot soo many thing in next patch then release date will be on infinite loop date error = delay & delay ;)
    Why try so many things in one Packet and basically do not want to go on small steps for secure succes ?
    sory but 1 wek agow was anounce something for 7.0 now there are other changes i start to ask my self if is not a metod to avoid to a real release
    p.s. that not mean's i not, we not apreciate u'r work
    salute

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  28. 1. Why aren't German tanks (i.e. E-75, maus...) getting this spaced armor thingie? Or do they have it already? If not this is again looking like trying to overpower Russian line...
    2. Is spaced armor only going to affect HE and HEAT or is it going to affect AP also?

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  29. Regarding the L/71 increased damage but increased reload time, how will the DPM be affected? And if it wasn't, what was the point of the adjustment? Thanks.

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  30. Q: Also, I assume the increase in reload times on the German tanks is only for the 8.8 cm guns and that the 10.5 cm gun reload times are the same.

    A: Yes, 10.5 won't be affected.

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  31. Q: Regarding the L/71 increased damage but increased reload time, how will the DPM be affected? And if it wasn't, what was the point of the adjustment? Thanks.

    A: The DPM will be roughly the same. The aim was to increase alpha-strike.

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  32. Q: 1. Why aren't German tanks (i.e. E-75, maus...) getting this spaced armor thingie? Or do they have it already? If not this is again looking like trying to overpower Russian line...
    2. Is spaced armor only going to affect HE and HEAT or is it going to affect AP also?

    A:
    1: They already have it.

    2: Mostly HE and HEAT.

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  33. VK 3601 (H):
    - Reload time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 3.5->4.5 sec.
    - Aiming time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 1.1->2 sec.
    - Dispersion during movement and turret traverse of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 increased by 10%.

    So the 7.5mm becomes even more worthless since the 3601 routinely gets placed in over-matched matches.

    And..

    PzKpfw VI Tiger:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

    PzKpfw VI Tiger (P):
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 7.3->8.0 sec.
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

    The tiger/p becomes more of a target since now the thing will take longer to shoot back with the much more over-xp priced long 88?

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  34. yeah great 203mm and 180mm price raised and other article said S-51/su-14 income decreased by 15% and object212 income decreased by 25% bravo u really making the difference so we don't use artillery or force us to buy gold greedy company not happy with what you getting right now.

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  35. Q: Also, I assume the increase in reload times on the German tanks is only for the 8.8 cm guns and that the 10.5 cm gun reload times are the same.

    A: Yes, 10.5 won't be affected.

    That works for me. Don't even use the 8.8 on my Tiger 2, 10.5 cm all the way.

    As for the Pershing gun, its fine the way it is. Actually, the decrease in dispersion while moving will make it even more accurate on the move especially with the vertical stabilizer. Its going to make me love that tank even more.

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  36. @BattleBacon, The 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 was nerfed because it's absolutely ridiculous. It's a gold-round-only gun with high RoF, unreal penetration and surgical accuracy, giving it the ability to go toe-to-toe with tanks two tiers above it and have a decent chance in a slugfest. This will only force 3601 players to use one of its three other perfectly viable weapons.

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  37. Ok. One question here - WHEN WE GET THIS MIGHTY 7.0, MR. Overlord?

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  38. Overlord, Is it safe to assume that 7.1 will not be coming out in Q4 2011 as promised?

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  39. I'm assuming the changes to HE are different from the whole "spaced armor" thing, of course. I kind of take this also to mean that HE will become much less effective, especially against certain tanks?

    For certain tanks that have no other option but HE, is buffing their damage being looked into, or has it already been looked into, or will it just be a "we might look into it later if we need to" thing? I'm thinking of things like the M4 Sherman or the SU-152 - those sorts of guys.

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  40. Q: Ok. One question here - WHEN WE GET THIS MIGHTY 7.0, MR. Overlord?

    A: Most likely - next week.

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  41. The German guns already reload too slowly. This just makes it worse.

    BTW, "и" is "and".

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  42. Q: Overlord, Is it safe to assume that 7.1 will not be coming out in Q4 2011 as promised?

    A: Will depend on how the release of 7.0 goes.

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  43. Wait, the 7.5 Conical? I thought the 7.5 KwK was the 2nd 7.5 you can get on the 3601 - the pz.III/IV top 7.5mm (which bounces more off of everything) and the 7.5mm long. The 3601 has like 5 guns - the 2 7.5mm, the Conical, the 7.6mm sniper, and the 8.8mm short money eater. I can't get to wot wiki here, to verify and it has been 3 weeks since I've been on...

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  44. What does the "Ammo Rack Hit points -5%." mean exactly?

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  45. "Changes in Economy" means "nerfing income for everything that is still a bit profitable without premium account"? + increase of arty ammo price?

    What do you think, we are blind or something? With every change like this u are loosing customers, WG. You should increase income about 20% for EVERY tank, to make this game fun again. Now you just make more and more people angry and frustrated.

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  46. Q.1> what about those 'no damage' shots with artillery (HE Shell) against those E-100 n T95? is that going to be fixed? pretty much tired the game LIE to ME that way...

    Q.2> so now patton will have more view range with stock turret than E-50 with upgraded one... was that nerf really necessary? E-50s arent even being used in clan wars, and with this u could just forget to see one on those battles..

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  47. should we treat these spaced armor add-ins as statistical only or will eventually make into tank visual design also?
    the only tank with distinctive spaced armor depicted in game is the PZ4 Hydro's turret

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  48. Overlord how came in post "changes in game economy" was only a single comment and this ... I'm impressed
    Could it be trying to divert attention from previous post?
    enyway part with "Rebalanced German tanks and guns" it make me to say to u thx for more nerf.
    Hit harder plx :) joking

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  49. @ Eli M.

    I was testing Sherman Jumbo with 105 mm HE on test server. Still able to kill 8 and 9 tiers heavy :). It looked like there were bigger differences in damage made by your shell. Sometimes no damage, sometimes just a little, and sometimes quite a lot. It looked for me more realistic. I think it will be now more important to aim with HE in weaker parts of armor too make more damage.

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  50. Hmm I see that noone has noticed that armor of e-75 need to be fixed to its frontal armor is better that e-100, for example lets take 105mm of Patton it penetrates 218mm and it can penetrate it sometimes from front, and now lets take BL-9 gun that have 2mm more of it and it cant penetrate eaven the lower part of armor. Same as Patton rear armor shots usually leaves no signs of shoot or eaven i see projectiles flying above my tank but still it gets shoted.
    and btw frontal armor of IS-3 was 160mm , and top speed of IS-4 was above 40km/h, really guys youre discriminateing eaven own tanks.

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  51. @Ehrgeiz

    e-100 and t95 have protection against arty, just aim better and hit them, stop complaining about splash

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  52. Overlord:
    a question about:
    - IS-4: 16 armour groups + spaced armor.
    ¿does the spaced armor cover only the intersection between mantlet and turret?
    Also, what about the mudguard flaps and the top track guard that's a single metal sheet and protrudes, shouldn't those be reworked as skirt armor?(applies to is7 mudguards as well)

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  53. - Shell price for 180mm F-600D: 1890->1980 credits.
    - Shell price for 180mm UBR-600: 1890->1980 credits.
    - Shell price for 203mm F-625D: 1442->1568 credits.
    - Shell price for 203mm G-620: 1092->1200 credits.

    Sorry for double post but now I saw this. By riseing a prices of ammo youre killing a pleasure of gamepaly , it hurts when I see sometimes a price of ammo that I need to spend compareing to earned credits, atleast riseing a credits income a little would please everyone.
    And the most above all do some about this main guns its stupid when my cannon is is noclip mode , or eaven when im pointing it to left and bullet flews on right side or in the heavens

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  54. how about T-50-2 repair cost fix (sold it because of that)
    i can kill 5 tanks and live with 1/3 HP and still repair costs are higher than the reward

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  55. OVERLORD,

    Do you still feel that the M103 will make it to us this year? If not what is your estimate? It's been a tough grind to get both the T-34 and T-30. Any information would be extremely helpful.

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  56. @BattleBacon - The gun was OP with gold ammo used in it..
    Some dude has more than 1100 avg xp in that thing.. I know he pays for it, but it's still unbalanced..

    Also -

    Е-75:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 5.8->6.4 sec.

    I can guess it's for the stock turret, instead of top turret :)

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  57. Nerf arty income and increase shell price... brilliant, just brilliant.

    I guess someone in WG really doesn't want to see anything but Hummels on the battlefield.

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  58. Overlord said...

    Q: Ok. One question here - WHEN WE GET THIS MIGHTY 7.0, MR. Overlord?

    A: Most likely - next week.

    still dont undestand the logic with the test patch4
    why is that?

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  59. looks like a host of itneresting changes. hope it goes well! ;]

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  60. Decent changes overall, I like absolute majority of them.

    However a lot haven't been addressed:
    * No tier 10 mediums and TDs available
    * Arty damage is too big and random
    * Too many arties per game
    * Matchmaking very unfair, either one side gets all meds vs TDs or one side gets all scouts in an arty match
    * Spotting is broken, firing the gun does not reveal the tank who is firing often enough

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  61. Overlord, sorry for more questions on the armor groups and just what they mean (I have read your other answers), but is this why you can get a near miss (as in directly next to the tank) on an E-100, E-75, Maus, etc with an arty strike and splash them for zero damage sometimes? Just trying to understand better what these changes really mean.

    Also, what are the current 8 groups? Front, left, right, rear hull and front, left, right, rear turret I assume? And what are the upcoming 16? Will the actual stats be updated from the current Front/Sides/Rear format to something that reflects the new 16 groups?

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  62. Are you trying to force people to buy premium tanks for credits instead of playing SPGs? Even if it is for reducing SPG stack matchmaking, it is your fault in the first place. You made matchmaking even worse from before.

    It is a bad way to force people play less SPGs because that would make people close their accounts especially the ones who only play SPGs.

    I think your marketing department needs a new vision of not acting like gypsies...

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  63. @ Gun3s

    There are dozens of non-premium tanks with which you can make credits quite easy. You don't need arty to do this. So buy a tank and play like man ;)

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  64. Overlord, do you think the VK4502(P)A will ever get the Tiger II's 10,5 cm KwK 46 L/68 gun? After these changes to the IS-3, the 45A hardly measures up.

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  65. Q1: space armour -> new models of tanks, or old models and affects only stats?

    Q2: will be someday solved repair both track in one moment (if arty shot down both?)

    Thx for answer Overlord.

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  66. Slower load\aim times and increased armor only mean less damage done and less credits earned. Just another phase of the 7.0 "cash grab" update.

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  67. All I can read in this is rebalancing of the economy in the game, and forcing the players to buy premium.

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  68. Q: should we treat these spaced armor add-ins as statistical only or will eventually make into tank visual design also?

    A: It will be visual in future.

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  69. Q: ¿does the spaced armor cover only the intersection between mantlet and turret?

    A: Including this spot, but not only this one.

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  70. Q: how about T-50-2 repair cost fix

    A: It's repair costs are on a par with Chaffee and VK2801.

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  71. Q: Do you still feel that the M103 will make it to us this year?

    A: Regardless of what the post is about, this question is always the same. ))))

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  72. Ehrgeiz said...

    Q.2> so now patton will have more view range with stock turret than E-50 with upgraded one... was that nerf really necessary? E-50s arent even being used in clan wars, and with this u could just forget to see one on those battles..

    E-50 has a more armor than the patton in addition to its 10.5 cm gun which does the same damage as the patton 10.5 but also has a higher RoF (7 vs 7.5), higher penetration (220 vs 218), and much better accuracy (0.28 vs 0.37).

    So do complain about the viewing range nerf on the E-50 and the buff the patton gets since the E-50 is still better stat wise than the patton in nearly every department except in turret transverse and tank transverse speed.

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  73. Q: Е-75:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.1->6.7 sec.
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 5.8->6.4 sec.

    A: Corrected. Thx.

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  74. @ Nemanja

    If you can't earn enough credits with tanks (not arty) on standard account, you are bad player or you want to play only with X and IX tier tanks.

    @ DKan
    "Slower load\aim times and increased armor only mean less damage done and less credits earned. Just another phase of the 7.0 "cash grab" update."

    You haven't noticed gun damage increase? Long 88 has damage increased by 10 prc. and rof decreased by 10 prc. So damage caused during battles will be the same (DPM is the same), or maybe even slightly higher because players hit many tanks only once. So now this one hit gives on average 20 dmg more, so mor credits.

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  75. Q: still dont undestand the logic with the test patch4
    why is that?

    A: Final testing for Russian release.

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  76. Q: but is this why you can get a near miss (as in directly next to the tank) on an E-100, E-75, Maus, etc with an arty strike and splash them for zero damage sometimes? Just trying to understand better what these changes really mean.

    A: Yup. Spaced armour effectively absorbs HE damage. It's rather noticeable on E-100, Maus, Gw-E.

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  77. Overlord can u say when MachMaker (MM) will be fix realy, ok i undestend balance = nerfing (this is my opinion) ... economic redisign for game = forece ppls to buy more gold (agen my opinion) BUT when MM will be fix ????
    other proff for how bad fail MM
    http://i.imgur.com/QtOqW.jpg
    2 x Panther II on 1 team NONE on other
    2 x IS on one team NONE on other
    3 x JgPanther on one team NONE on other
    & for arty number is not need to make eny coment i gues ;)
    i ask this coz me neither i don't like game like that!
    thx

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  78. Overlord, I repeat question because maybe you omitted it not intentionally ;).

    Is there no change in long 88 used by German TD's?

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  79. Q: Also, what are the current 8 groups? Front, left, right, rear hull and front, left, right, rear turret I assume? And what are the upcoming 16? Will the actual stats be updated from the current Front/Sides/Rear format to something that reflects the new 16 groups?

    A: Exact position of a particular group varies from tank to tank to provide better detailization of vehicle's armour. New system is far more accurate, it allows us to reproduce both weak and strong points (eg welds). In-game specs won't be changed.

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  80. Overlord: A: Regardless of what the post is about, this question is always the same. ))))

    And no matter where the question is asked we never get an accurate answer. Patches keep getting pushed back as well.

    On another forum you "Overlord" specifically stated 7.0 would be release on Dec 10th. But on this forum you mention next week.

    If we repeatedly ask the same question it's because dates have been continuously changed and this is not our fault.

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  81. Q: On another forum you "Overlord" specifically stated 7.0 would be release on Dec 10th. But on this forum you mention next week.

    A: Link please, where I unconditionally stated that 7.0 would be released on December 10 on EU and/or US server. Or it never happened.

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  82. "Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    - Minimum combat tier for VK1602 и T-50 increased by 1."

    Come on man, seriously? With all the high tier battles where there isn't any arty is was nice to every once in a while get a battle where you were top tank.

    Thanks a lot, NOT.

    I don't play my Leo as much as I did in beta, but now it's on the short list for selling.

    And, remember, people in a nerd rage cannot read. Yes, reload time on the one 88 was increased, ya might have wanted to point out that the damage was increased as well.

    "Overlord said...
    Q: should we treat these spaced armor add-ins as statistical only or will eventually make into tank visual design also?

    A: It will be visual in future."

    Future is.... Q2 2012? Q3? Yes things can change, but an idea perhaps?

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  83. Q: If we repeatedly ask the same question it's because dates have been continuously changed and this is not our fault.

    A: Or because you don't read the earlier replies, since practically in every post, it's mentioned that the exact content of 7.1 update will be known only after the release of 7.0

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  84. Q: Is there no change in long 88 used by German TD's?

    A: Damage increased to 240. No RoF changes for now.

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  85. "Overlord said...
    Q: how about T-50-2 repair cost fix

    A: It's repair costs are on a par with Chaffee and VK2801.
    December 7, 2011 9:21 PM"

    IMO all 3 need to be significantly reduced.

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  86. Q: IMO all 3 need to be significantly reduced.

    A: IMO they don't. Similar to other top-class tanks these are on average unprofitable for standard account.

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  87. they are in par with each other but not with reality in playing them

    i can:
    1. stay behind all the time not to get hit and get no exp and credits
    2. play normally - be useful to the team - and loose credits
    3. sell the tank (which i did)

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  88. "Similar to other top-class tanks these are on average unprofitable for standard account"

    so why don't you make them gold/premium tanks

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  89. "Overlord said...
    Q: IMO all 3 need to be significantly reduced.

    A: IMO they don't. Similar to other top-class tanks these are on average unprofitable for standard account.
    December 7, 2011 9:39 PM"

    That explains why, thanks. Don't agree with the reasoning. The tier 4 lights when they were top didn't have significantly higher repair, to add it for the tier 5's was a rather rude shock. Tier 5 tanks should, IMO of course, be profitable, premium or not, unless you have a really really bad day.

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  90. @Jiri Starrider:

    Tier5 yes, Tier5 scouts are completely different matter - not meant to be profitable like other tier 5s.

    I had VK2801 - sold it, because it was not fitting my playstyle. Now driving Chaffee - it can be a lot of fun or a lot of smoke :)

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  91. Overlord, please could you give us some more detail on this "Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3."?

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  92. Thanks for the heads up, Overlord. Looking forward to it!

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  93. Except for the GW Tiger boost (Why did you boost arty -.-) I like the changes :)

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  94. Overlord said...

    Q: On another forum you "Overlord" specifically stated 7.0 would be release on Dec 10th. But on this forum you mention next week.

    A: Link please, where I unconditionally stated that 7.0 would be released on December 10 on EU and/or US server. Or it never happened.
    December 7, 2011 9:33 PM



    link

    post #1101056

    Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

    View Postloco_chico, on 29 November 2011 - 10:21 AM, said:
    i know that setting smth in stone is a really hard work, but maybe you can clarify better the ETA of 7.0 & 7.1?

    and 2nd question: dont u think that when playing in "company mode max tier 6", tier 5 of light tanks (t50-2, vk2801 and "dumbo") is a little bit OP?


    1. For 7.0 ~ December 10. For 7.1 - just December. If needed, we are going to withdraw some content from 7.1.

    2. Tier 5 LTs won't be allowed in tier 6 companies.

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  95. Soooo you really forget your own posts that easily OL?

    Nice work Kenshin.

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  96. LOL

    "1. For 7.0 ~ December 10."

    " ~ "

    Grammar, figure it out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/~#Common_use

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  97. " 1. For 7.0 ~ December 10."

    I will translate it for you people. "For 7.0 around December 10" "~" means "around"

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  99. I just linked to thread where it was mentioned something with 10th of december. But most ppl overlook the '~' sign :D

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  100. I admit, I did not know that the sign ~ meant around. Point I was trying to make is that I should not be criticized for asking a question that yes, has been asked before. But the answers/dates continuously change, dates get pushed back etc so of course I and others are going to ask for an update. All I did was ask for an idea of when the M103 would be released and got a stupid response. I am the first to always thank OVERLORD for his time, patience etc. Anyways, enough said. I will just wait until the damm thing gets released etc.

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  101. @ WP

    Don't worry i have IS-7, T30, E-50, T-54, Jagdtiger AND T92 in my garage. The only SPG i play. Be a man and admitt your gypsy lust for money...

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  102. Thanks for the update Overlord. One question: There was a rumor that the American T95 was getting changes to its side armor. I don't see it listed in your blog, can you provide information on that?

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  103. @Dippy - http://overlord-wot.blogspot.com/2011/11/upcoming-armor-buffs-of-t95.html

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  104. Weather ~ is in the text is not the point, the point, is the CONSTANT changes and difference in stories from dev to dev, mod to mod, AND SAME DEV TO SAME DEV. IF you are going to say ~ Dec. 10th there, then SAY THE SAME THING HERE. The communication from this team is horrific.

    IE

    In a Q&A Overlord was asked if the damage HE was doing was going to be changed in the next build of the patch.

    He responded a resounding no, nothing will be changed with HE, we like how the new systems is working.

    Not more then Thirty minutes later the official notes for build 2 get released, and what is on the 5th or 6th line? A change to the effectiveness of HE from build 1.

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  105. @Inphinity - Thanks. I just found it myself too and came back here to tell Overlord, "Never mind, info found."

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  106. Overlord - Does the addition of spaced armor and more refined armor groups have anything to do with the prevalence of HE usage?

    I ask this because many matches I have played at mid to high tier seam to have far more HE use then AP use. Seeing the tracers wiz by, I see allot more yellow then I do white. So it that the reasoning, to get people to use AP more?

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  107. Gun3s said...
    "Be a man and admitt your gypsy lust for money..."

    Hahahahahahahahaha, mega rotfl, I'm not WG employee or owner. I am just a player who has a lot of fun from such funny whiners as you. And your garage do not impress me, I have more tanks from X and IX tiers.

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  108. @ Corben,
    That was exactly my point Corben. I have seen him be more specific and give information on other sites than he does here. And like you said, it doesn't matter that he put a damm "~" or not, the information is more detailed. The releases of patches get changed all the time, the threads die down so of course we are going to ask non related questions in another blog because the old one is no longer monitored. But to try and diss me because I ask the same question 2 weeks later is BS. Here we are Dec 7 and more changes keep coming. Arty getting less credits, buffs and nerfs, horns no horns. THIS IS WHY WE ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS!!! because the information keeps changing.

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  109. If they ever release this patch, and when Star Wars: The Old Republic come out (Dec 20), this game will be in a worse state than it's already in, ie horrible. The NA population is approaching beta levels lol.

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  110. Now I'm thinking of getting another IS-7. Seems much better now.

    Too bad you did nothing to the 8.8 L/100. It deserved some more penetration and damage.

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  111. Q: IMO all 3 need to be significantly reduced.

    A: IMO they don't. Similar to other top-class tanks these are on average unprofitable for standard account.
    December 7, 2011 9:39 PM


    So the game has specifically been made so once you reach tier 8 and above, it's much harder to earn money to get even further (i.g. buy a tier 9 tank), leaving you the option of either buying a tier 5 tank to make money again or get a premium account for the increase in credits (and exp) earned?

    Seems like a subtle way to increase profits for the people who work for wargaming.net (No offense, I know you need to get paid as well.) ;)

    Just asking if they really set the credit gain rate with this in mind...

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  112. Latzko

    Yes, they probably did but there are more reasons then just to make money. First though, as you well know they are not a charitable organization, the companies goal is to make money. So be happy that we can play at all with out paying. That said tier 8-10 will either need a money maker at tier 5, or you will need to pay to get premium (ok choice) or for a premium tier 8 tank (far more gain over long term then premium).

    But the drop in credits at higher tiers is also a way to help regulate and prevent people from exclusively playing their tier 9/10 tanks. It was a way to get people into premiums for sure, but also a way to make sure tier 4-6 have experienced players in the ranks so that new players can get into semi fair games with out the risk of them being the only 5/6 in a tier 8 fight.

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  113. @ WP
    I may only have 2 tier IX's and 6 tier VIII's but I have a life and a big d***.
    Stop competing in a virtual world, go work out. Your body is something you have with you wherever you go and a worthy investment of your time.

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  114. Hi,
    what about CW tank freezing and CW fog of war ?

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  115. Will the e-50 see some improvements with the new patch, in terms of armor at least? Because as it is now - imho id take Jagdpanther to cw, but not e-50.

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  116. Damn!why u -10% ammo rack of Pan2?, pan2 will be sucked if u do that :(

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  117. There seems to be a typo, if you compare to Russian patch notes:

    PzKpfw V Panther:
    - Ammo Rack Hit points +20%.

    The Russian changelog states that it will get _minus_ 20% ammo rack hp, making it more receptive to criticals.
    So what's the correct one?

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  118. Changelog has errors.. It says Panther ammo is getting +20% durability, when it should be -20%

    Similarly T40 repair costs going down.. -250%!? You need some proofreaders.

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  119. Overlord, will you comment on whether parking closer to the center of enemy flag increases the speed of capture count, vs parking on outside edge? I see it typed in chat often when one tank is capturing the enemy's flag, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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  120. <<< - M4A3E8 Sherman: added 105mm SPH M4 L/23 gun for both turrets. >>>

    Why add a HE gun in 0.7.0 when at the same time HE is nerfed and guns below 150mm are near than worthless now ?

    Adding insult to injury ?

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  121. Q: Overlord said...

    Q: On another forum you "Overlord" specifically stated 7.0 would be release on Dec 10th. But on this forum you mention next week.

    A: Link please, where I unconditionally stated that 7.0 would be released on December 10 on EU and/or US server. Or it never happened.
    December 7, 2011 9:33 PM



    link

    post #1101056

    Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

    View Postloco_chico, on 29 November 2011 - 10:21 AM, said:
    i know that setting smth in stone is a really hard work, but maybe you can clarify better the ETA of 7.0 & 7.1?

    and 2nd question: dont u think that when playing in "company mode max tier 6", tier 5 of light tanks (t50-2, vk2801 and "dumbo") is a little bit OP?


    1. For 7.0 ~ December 10. For 7.1 - just December. If needed, we are going to withdraw some content from 7.1.
    _______________________________

    A: A tilde sign (~) is also used to indicate “approximately equal to”. Moreover one of the main servers get updated even prior to the date given. So there is no error there, since the server wasn't specified.

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  122. Q: Soooo you really forget your own posts that easily OL?

    Nice work Kenshin.

    A: See above, pls.

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  123. Q: Not more then Thirty minutes later the official notes for build 2 get released, and what is on the 5th or 6th line? A change to the effectiveness of HE from build 1.

    A: Corben, I'm pleased you are that eager to find my faults, however the changes to HE mechanics (namely absorption) were implemented in test_3. :)

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  124. Q: Overlord - Does the addition of spaced armor and more refined armor groups have anything to do with the prevalence of HE usage?

    A: Actually the logic is quite the opposite, the more detailed hitboxes require new HE mechanics. Since the new 16-group hitboxes usually feature new weakspots especially vulnerable to any HE-bugs of the old mechanics when excessive damage is inflicted.

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  125. Q: KAOS,

    WHY WE ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS!!! because the information keeps changing

    A: If you would like to be given the most precise and refined info please follow the news on the website, the pieces there are 99% correct. On the forums I provide the current trends, short-term plans, ideas, thoughts, which not always (and they don't have to at all) come true.

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  126. Q: Hi,
    what about CW tank freezing and CW fog of war ?

    A: Both will come straight after the 7.0 release. There will be the respective announcement on the web.

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  127. Q: There seems to be a typo, if you compare to Russian patch notes:

    PzKpfw V Panther:
    - Ammo Rack Hit points +20%.

    The Russian changelog states that it will get _minus_ 20% ammo rack hp, making it more receptive to criticals.
    So what's the correct one?

    A: My bad here. Thx.

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  128. Q: Overlord, will you comment on whether parking closer to the center of enemy flag increases the speed of capture count, vs parking on outside edge? I see it typed in chat often when one tank is capturing the enemy's flag, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

    A: There is no difference indeed.

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  129. Question: 7.0 will go live before 2017?

    Thanks

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  130. Most GW Tiger players don't use the 170mm canon.

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  131. @ AdiT999

    Hahahahahahahaha, yes, full grinding 6 lines of tanks demanded playing 24 hours a day from april, you are so funny, hahahahahahaha, rotfl.

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  132. Release early, release often thats the way it works. No bigheaded, bloated releases with stuff you do not know for sure people will want (horns anyone?). Anyway thats how I run my own software releases.

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  133. i have the same question again but then a bit different:

    will public testing of 7.1 start short after the release of 7.0? (the same week?)

    cause what i understand from all this is that 7.0 is critical for the release of the French, because u dont want the servers to overload when old players come back to play with them.
    So i think 7.1 probably ready for testing?

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  134. Kent "SyberSmoke" Campbell, thanks for the clarification.

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  135. Hello Overlord,

    As a Christmas present, can we maybe get you to take a little peek at the 85mm D-5T-85BM? Right now it is a bit lacking in stopping power, specifically psychological deterrant(which may not seem like a big deal, but it is when you're a support tank that's trying to delay a flank from collapsing) Maybe change the RoF from 13(with vents and rammer) to 12(with etc) and push the damage from 165 to 180?

    Thank you.

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  136. @Overlord

    Q: Will the small 88 be reworked in the future? The Dmg is ok, but the Penetration is a bad joke (132)and the major disadvantage of JagdPz IV, VK 3002DB etc.
    U get even higher Penetration with the 85 sovjet gun of the same tier (144). So an increase of _at least_ that niveau would be good.

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  137. @Overlord

    Good work sir, it cannot easy always being the bearer of news.

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  138. @ Ilaris nad Overlord

    I agree, short 88 has extremely low penetration. It was always a problem, but it is especially painful now, when tanks and TD using this gun meet Type so often.

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  139. The Tiger L/71 change is mentioned twice.

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  140. Q: With all this rebalancing going on, when will US 105mm T5E1 gun / AT gun be re-tiered to 8 (and its pricing credit and exp wise reduced accordingly), as its parameters are worse than those of the german 10.5cm KwK 45/L52?

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  141. *Rebalanced German tanks and guns:
    *- 8.8cm L/71 damage: 220->240.
    *- Minimum combat tier for VK1602 и T-50 increased by 1.


    T-50 is typo for E-50, since T50 is a russian tank, right?

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  142. mega nerf? :
    VK 3601 (H):
    - Reload time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 3.5->4.5 sec.
    - Aiming time of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58: 1.1->2 sec.
    - Dispersion during movement and turret traverse of 7.5cm KwK 41 L/58 increased by 10%

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  143. Overlord I haven't seen an answer addressing this yet so could we get some more detail on this change "Changed models and specifications of both turrets for IS-3." please?

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  144. PzKpfw VI Tiger:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

    220 damage old RoF -> 1941 dpm
    240 new RoF -> 1920 dpm

    While i know dpm is only effective when tanks shooting each other at the open without cover, still i think the dpm/Rof need fine tooning.

    Like with 7.4 sec reload it would be 1946 dpm.

    88 dont need further dpm nerf it needs buff! so 7.4 sec reload plz.

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  145. Hey Overlord,
    I see that u increased the thickness of the Stug III to the correct value. Im assuming this was overlooked by mistake. Is the model represented in the game a late F model/G model Stug? And if it is, shouldnt the ammo capacity be increased from 44 rounds to 54 rounds for the 7,5 cm StuK 40 L/43, to be historicaly correct?

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  146. Q: Is this final patch note or it will be fine tooned how i mentioned in my last post. (to stay true to "dpm will be roughly the same.)

    Just 7.4 RoF for Tiger would closer to original dpm compared to 7.5

    Anyway I like the changes overall. It just still needs a little fine tooning.

    (playing: MS-1, IS3, T44, Tiger, E50, E75, E100, Maus, GWPanther, Panther, Ferdinand) :)

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  148. @WP said...
    @ Ilaris nad Overlord

    I agree, short 88 has extremely low penetration. It was always a problem, but it is especially painful now, when tanks and TD using this gun meet Type so often.
    ---------------------------------------------
    It penetrates their tracks from the front very, very well. Then drive to the their side and shoot them, where you can also penetrate easily. Use better tactics instead of asking for a tank to be nerfed or your gun to be buffed.

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  149. Concerning the 8.8cm L71 change, are you refunding the shells already purchased? If so, what happens to gold rounds that were already purchsed, will they be refunded in gold as well?

    Thank you

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  150. @ Leisure_Shoot

    I have no tanks with short 88. Grinded through them long ago. But I remeber that playing with them was painful. And US and Russian tanks in this tiers has better penetration.

    But I see that you are Type player (one of two your most played tanks), so I understand your comment.

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  151. After all this modifications on spg and tanks we all we be play soon whith premium tanks and if you change more the game we will not play it at all. Pls stop change the game to make more money, dont spoil a good game just to make more money quicker,soom all your customers will be play other games

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  152. @WP said...
    @Leisure_Shoot
    But I see that you are Type player (one of two your most played tanks), so I understand your comment.
    -------------------------------------
    Yeah, and look at my other most played tank... M6A2E1. And guess what: I play them for the credit bonus we get.. it finances the other, more fun tanks like IS-4, IS-7, Tiger II, etc.... As a veteran T-59 player, I can tell you they have serious weaknesses. If I don't play it just right, I am dead as fast as can be. Sometimes I get impatient and rush in. 30 seconds later, I am getting up to get a drink while battle finishes without me.

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  153. Now Im confused... Is'nt it with this patch we get the replacement tanks for T34/T30??

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  154. So if I get it right the Objet 212 get a -25% credit income + a price shell rise of 10%...

    isn't it a little too much ?

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  155. Everyone here that is taking their misplaced childish anger on out Overlord needs to calm the f' down!

    It is not the fault of Overlord these changes are being put into place. We have seen where WG has put into place something and the community has complained enough to get it changed.

    I have a M12 and while it sucks that all arty are going to make less money it will help in balancing arty which I personally feel is for the best. Time and time again I have been put into matches with too many arty and that game is just not fun. I feel the game should be hard cap arty to a max of 3 per side.

    A lot of people feel that because they are doing this it will make it harder for people to earn money...well if you look through all of these posts you will see that if you don't want to pay for premium then just drive some of the tanks that earn credits.

    Some people may leave because of this change...yet some people also said they would leave if they didn't change the voices in the tank back. Truth is people will freak out for the sake of freaking out.

    I'm sorry but I love this game and while yes it is free to play I have no problem paying a little money here and there to have Premium so that I can enjoy the game as I like. If you don't or have never had Premium then suck it up because YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY, NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO GIVE THEM MONEY. There are plenty of other games out there that you can play for free and if this one rubs you the wrong way in which they are handling the balancing then leave.

    @Overlord, I think your doing a great job. I know that by being here and doing this blog you will get yelled at because people love to shoot the messanger and that will never be avoided. Just remember to ignore the personal attacks, all that is, is just misplaced nerd rage. :)

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  156. Found some typos:

    "PzKpfw VI Tiger:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

    PzKpfw VI Tiger (P):
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for stock turret: 7.3->8.0 sec.
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5 sec.

    PzKpfw VI Tiger:
    - Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71 for top turret: 6.8->7.5."

    "Reworked hitobxes of German tanks: "

    "Reworked hitobxes of Soviet tanks: "

    "Reworked hitobxes of American tanks: "

    :>

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  157. The modification of long 88mm not a nerf? What do you call the 96 drop in DPM then?

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  158. @carnie, i feel the same way about those freaks. Galad i am not alone!

    also to those who like to complain: no game free or paid will be exactly like you want since you havent made the game. WOT is only at version 0.67 right now and god this game got already a lot of content and yet the devs have promissed to bring us more so why cry?

    Keep up the good work overlord and WG!

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  159. @tursoke: as stated already, alfa damage has increased so actualy it is better.

    I dont know how about you but i dont stand there for one minute not moving while firing at the enemy. So what matters if you come out of cover and fire is the damage your tank does, not so much the time you have to wait in cover to come out again.

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  160. this looks promising. :) great job!
    just popped into my mind... could this spaced armor be researchable upgrade for tanks when it gets visual ? would be nice!

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  161. I have heard that the gun of E-100 will be changed a bit and it would have more accuracy in this patch. But I cannot see it in the changelist. What happened? Isn't the gun's accuracy going to proved a bit? Please answer... :)

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  162. Well done nerfing arty credit, I cannot thank you enough for this. Less reward for those cowardly sniper types.

    Now make them start the game tracked :)

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  163. @ Leisure_Shoot

    Oh, you poor man, OK, lets buff Type armor, HP and gun and increase credits income on it to 300k per battle, to make your life better.

    And now serious. I am earning credits to play with my X and IX tiers with V and VII tier tanks so I don't care about your problems with Type. And in my opinion Type is huge annoyance for people who grind their V-VII tier tanks and matchmaking of this tanks should be changed.

    I played with Type on test server. Mega easy to play, mega easy to get multpile kills. Best premium tank ever, so don't cry.

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  164. Question: What is the purpose of the second turret for Tier 6 Tank Destroyer Slugger? It get's no benefit for the player. No life, not needed for the next gun.?

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  165. "Reload time of 8.8cm KwK 43 L71"
    +
    8.8cm L/71 damage: 220->240

    AT ALL DAMAGE HAS +9.09%
    RELOAD TIME HAS (average) +9,5 %
    conclusion-a) L/71 lost 1 or more shot/min
    conclusion-b) it seems really nerfed...
    I lost reason for that

    ____________________________

    PzKpfw V Panther:
    - Ammo Rack Hit points -20%.
    Panther II:
    - Ammo Rack Hit points -10%.

    Ammo rack hit points: +10/15% for T-20 /PERSHING/T-44 and T-54

    Really what's reason? too much Panther? or what?

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  166. Q: How much price of the 88/L71's new shells ?

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  167. This is basically fuckgermany.txt

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  168. lol, glad i have plenty of other games, WG should write a book about how to run a game into the ground, it would be on the bestseller's list.

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  169. I really hope the camouflage will be improved A LOT!!
    As it is now it just plain sucks big time. Some say it's like realitity, well newsflash IT ISN'T.
    Tanks just disappearing in the open field, nothing in between.
    or even... 15-50m away just partially behind a rock or bush aren't visible until they do something. like oneshotting you when moving.
    Trully this is not like reality. Because, for example, when you walk towards a corner from a house, closeby or from a distant (10-500m+ away).
    You will allways see a part of a car or in this case tank.
    Anyway, when you have 500m visibility you should allways see a stationary tank in the open or even partially. if you hit/miss it when shooting, well that's a other story.

    and nerving bonus and income from artillery?
    wtf?
    Also better change the current worthless matchmaking system.


    I have a premium account, but if it keeps going this way...i'm seriously thinking about not expanding my account for this shit.
    So i probably will never get a high(er) end tank/arti/TD or somewhere end 2014 or later when i keep playing.

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  170. @vector 3
    I agree with you


    I forgot this.
    When will the Tankdestroyers be improved? (i'm not talking about the T9 ones.)

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  171. @Simi
    Q: What is the purpose of the second turret for Tier 6 Tank Destroyer Slugger? It get's no benefit for the player. No life, not needed for the next gun.?

    A: Only difference is the closed roof. better protection against artillery hits from above. That's all.
    Just skip it, like i do, when you want the next tier asap. Which hopefully will be better against tanks. (But probably not as it is now. KV kills slugger in 1-2 shots, slugger hits KV 6+ times in the side/weakspots almost no dmg, not to speak when you stay face to face with a T29/IS/IS3/IS4 or similar other tank. you are fckd. aka deadmeat.)

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  172. Why is the Panther I and II ammo rack nerfed and the similar tier Russian and US mediums buffed?

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  173. ha dont you just love the way the so called OVERLORD answer the least important if not = to zero im portance questions in the last two posts (this one and arty credit nerf one) typicall
    how am i gonna get money now if i cant get paid by driving arty...had premium account whitch finished 2 weeks ago now gettin money from m40/43 and ob212 battles is around 10k clean income...after buff no more fun with T30 no more buying premium account and no more "dineros" for WG team witch in my opinion changes from WarGaming to WantGold?(or something like that :P)

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  174. What was the reason for giving the T-44 a dead end engine over the T-54's second engine?

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  175. happysad

    "how am i gonna get money now if i cant get paid by driving arty"

    There are dozens tanks who are fun to play and give good profits, stop crying like child.

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  176. @happysad 100% true, he avoids any other answer.

    they want you to play lower level vehicles to get money or to buy a premium one... and/or a premium account.

    this game already changed a while ago to a wantgold game. playing a T9 or T10 vehicle (and now also a high tier arti, starting from tier 6) isn't playable without premium account and a premium tank.
    They want money money and even more money. /moneysign in eyes.

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  177. @wp
    i think he doesn't want to pay lowlevel vehicles anymore like most of us.

    lowlevel tanks are ok, but the matchmaking for them still sucks. 4 tiers? make it 3 tiers max. way better playability and more survivability or chance to do (at least) some damage (to a higher lvl tank or any tank before killed) for the lowest tiers in a match.

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  178. Overloard, how big will this patch be in MBs? less then 1Gb, more? More than 2Gb?

    thx for answer

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  179. Overlord, i have a bug: my crew's abilities (repair, hide) stopped and stay on 4% (one other 38%, other 56%) since 1 weak, but the main crew level is growing. i think this is a bug. will be fix this in 7.0?

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  180. @ konyak:

    It is only possible to improve your secondary crew skills (like repaird and camouflage) if your primary crew skill is at 100%. So nope, no bug.

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  181. Patch 7.1 will see the German Tanks superiority in view range in tier 7 and 8 just going down SHIT HOLE across the range.
    In tier 7: Both Tiger has 420m VR
    - Panther V 430m VR
    ...and T20 has 440m VR (*WTF a T20 shorty has more view range?).
    As well as in tier 8 - Both T44 and Pershing also getting VR buffs and matching the German counterpart. Now any tanks can snipe like a German tank.
    Not only that, the already fucking weak ammo racks in German tanks just got "Better". That's right, give me more Ammo rack Damage plz. And other Nations got buffed.

    This is seriously pissing me off.

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  182. Overlord on a completely unrelated topic, what is up with the NA forums? We have not been able to access them for at least 4 hours, with no information given at all. I mean you could at least put up and explanation or tell us that you are working to fix it on the main page.

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  184. https://support.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/News/NewsItem/View/13/maintenance-on-the-forum-and-wiki-page

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  185. Thanks for reworking and buffing the Jagdtiger..oh wait..

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  186. Overlord: I know it is a bit off topic, but wth. I am really happy the dev is working on Americans Heavy, but is there any plan for T32 upgrade/buff? I try all 7.0 test, and in those test, T32 is totally useless, the 105mm is not powerful enough to hurt same tier tanks.(same go for the VK4502) That 25-30 extra penetration make a huge different. Anyway, really hope dev will work on balancing out all the tanks.

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  187. Innermoon said... "..."
    Cannot agree on the T32 Innermoon, its ~on par with KT and IS3. Agree though that the 4502A needs a bit more love, but just better gun deppresion would do the job, otherwise is just fine. I wouldn't mind it to have the 88L100 though, but that is just fantasizing...

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  188. Overlord:
    >>A: Or because you don't read the earlier replies, since practically in every post, it's mentioned that the exact content of 7.1 update will be known only after the release of 7.0

    I'm sorry to say, but Storm has recently mentioned, that 0.7.1 will be released before the end of the year... but to do it, devs will include there only French line and some minor bugfixes. So M103 will not be delivered in 0.7.1.

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  189. no m103 this year great ... so maybe wg give t34 users free experience to make t34 playable

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  190. Stop cryin about five rangechanges. your panther 1-2 stll got better view range then usr tanks and usa tanks pay all their armor for 10-20m more sight...

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  191. what is reason for nerfing germany medium tanks?
    Panther is crapy without any nerfing, Panther2 was good, but now it will be blow up each second battle. viewing range was better because this tanks are bigger than other nations, now it's gone.
    you buff T44, new engine, new gun, more HP for ammo rack, better agility, why? for example Panther is unagile, slow, haven't akceleration. now you nerf him -20%HP for ammo rack, so it will be blow each time. I don't believe, that there was 40% difference between germany and russians tanks in ammo rack HP.
    buffing IS7? why? it is best agile and fastest T10 tank, now will be unpenetrable by most of tanks in WOT.
    follow this way and all people will play only russians, because they will OP again :(.

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  192. saplala said...

    Stop cryin about five rangechanges. your panther 1-2 stll got better view range then usr tanks and usa tanks pay all their armor for 10-20m more sight...

    did you play it? Panther is only sniper tank, on close combat is totaly useless. Panther 2 was good, but now it will have rebalanced cannon, what will have less DPM, viewing range was reduced, but it stay biggest tank, so you are still easy target. and if you have 100 or 120 front armor haven't any depend, because it is tier 8 and all tanks from tier 5 can penetrate you without any problem

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  193. @richmi
    First question, how you try all 4 test? If you did, you should notice the new armor groups, hitbox were changed. After the change, any gun with penetration lower than 225 have hard time penetrating KT and IS3(Both T32 and 4502A). you may think that 20-30 penetration may make little different, but it make a huge different. That is the difference between playable and non-playable. I am not even talking about fighting higher tier, just the same tier TII and IS3. You said 105 is on pair with TII and IS3 right? I want to ask in what area? 105 have lowest accuracy, Penetration and same level damage as TII and 4502A. How is that on pair?
    Someone over EU have same problem and he made a way more detail post. You can check out the detail.
    T32 post: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/67893-is3-front-buffed-time-to-finnaly-buff-the-t32/

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  194. Mr Overlord... just a question re Premium accounts.
    I believe lots of users would like to know this...

    Have you ever thought about a Pay&Tank premium account?
    Like most of people on earth I do have a life, and I cannot spend 23h a day to grind my tanks to higher tier when I pay for a premium account!

    Why can't you introduce a more expensive version (or keep the prices as they are for P&T account, and lower them for standard) where your premium account time only is used up when you actually PLAY!
    You'd be surprised how many people would easily buy this feature and not get frustrated when playing...
    So far, the current pricing strategy and the way they run has only put me off from spending a single penny on the premium account... (well, apart from the boxed version which worked out as the best price-to-gold ratio and made sense).
    A reply would be appreciated.

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  195. @Innermoon

    I've played T32, IS3, and 4502A. (though not the 7.0 versions) 25cm pen difference is huge, no doubt about that. Ihave said that T32 is on par, not the 105. Im trying to compare whole tanks not just the gun, which sure for hvy is most important. Actualy my best xp/kill game was in T32 and we did somehow fit each other. I like the tanks to be different for different playstyles/roles. And except for 4502A which is a bit behind, I think that T8 hvys are one of the better ballanced lines.

    @ forum post, agree that accuracy should be better.

    cheers, richmi

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  196. Johny:
    >>buffing IS7? why? it is best agile and fastest T10 tank, now will be unpenetrable by most of tanks in WOT

    Frontal hemisphere was buffed, but turret's roof and side armor nerfed. There some whine on RU about oneshoot IS-7 - by tanks from 11 or 10 o'clock and by SU-8(!).

    >>Panther 2 was good, but now it will have rebalanced cannon, what will have less DPM

    I think, you've noticed line concerning decreasing ROF, but overlooked line about increasing alpha-damage...

    >>... all tanks from tier 5 can penetrate you without any problem

    ...and overlooking things is somebody's typical mistake, isn't it?

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  197. Is spaced armor an artificial introduced explanation to 0 hp penetrations? Like "We hit them hard, but we just dinged them anyway..." or is this an issue you are adressing seperately?

    Also when HE gets more realistic how about a more realistic matchmaking preventing smaller tanks from getting tiered in battles mainly against tanks 3-4 tiers higher?

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