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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

[WoWP] Questions and Answers. Session 2.

Questions and answers session for World of Warplanes. The user questions (italics)  were gathered on EU and NA official forums. The answers (bold) are brief and concise to save your time. If something needs clarification, ask in comments.

To your Qs: 

when is wop going to be ready for all of the public to play?

Open beta is planned for later this year. Closed beta starts on May 31, we will be inviting more players since then.
Do the Dev team ever plan on implementing Tessellation into their graphics models which would lmprove detail of models and effects 10x over what is currently in world of tanks and planes?

Tesselation is something WoT (with lots of small objects) can benefit from, as for WoWP, currently we are neither using nor planning to use this. 
hello i got some questions u might be able to answer (sorry for bad english )

1. do u guys have plans for adding heavy/med bombers (like b25, 17,29, pe 8 etc')?

maybe u can arrange a bomber tree which every bomber can be controlled by more then one person , one pilot and one control the turrets?

2. is there a way to change controls? ( if i use to ASDW keys and arrows keys to manuver i got no spare hand for firing with the mouse)

*somewhy i cant login right now and check if i realy cant change

3. will clouds be added? they can be usefull to hide, like trees in WOT

4. last one, there are any plans to make modules get damaged during battles from enemy fire? (flaps, guns, ammo, etc')

1. Probably some of them can be added as NPCs.

2. Yes, controls can be changed in menu.

3. Yes, clouds are currently one of the high prioroties. They are supposed to make the gameplay much deeper, brining more tactics.

4. Some things can be damaged (visually and gameplay-wise) even at this stage. 

how many players one battle can take in this game?

Battles are up to 15vs15. Just like in WoT.  

Will there be a tool included to create custom skins for aircraft? If not, will the files of the skins be editable in photoshop?(like DDS files)

It will be possible to edit skins however since they are supported server-side, all you changes will be visible to you only. 

Ok aside from joystick support will the flight dynamics for say, Mouse and keyboard, be arcadeish and like that of this game called Heroes In the Sky (HIS)?

The game is fairly arcadish and supports keyboard and mouse (apart from gamepad and joystick).  

what is the best way to play wowp? ie. joystick, keyboard, gamepad? and what brand or type is best suggested?

Depends on your preferences of course, most of the players use various KB+mouse combinations.  

Q1: Do you plan on adding commander planes / scout planes/ mother planes into the tech tree ? like the planes that command other planes, send coordinates, jamming radars, spot, etc. like the Bristol Blenheim or the Dornier Do 215? These planes were used as motherships, reconnoise airplanes, light bombers.

Q2: About Flak cannons and AA guns, I have seen in the overlord blogs that they are in the map and that can be destroyed, but do they fire upon enemy aircraft or they are just decoration ?

Q3:Can we turn our engines voluntary or just when they get shot?

1. Definitely not in the tech tree directly. Such planes can be added as NPCs for PVE modes or tutorial. Regular tech trees will be more conventional, with some exceptions of course. Just check out that F5U :)

2. They fire upon enemy aircraft. There are two types of AA guns at the moment, light and heavy ones.

3. You can voluntary turn off the engine to increase your maneuverability.

Will there be a cockpit view? Dogfighting games aren't dogfighting games without a cockpit view.

We are not planning to add a cockpit view to the game.  

Will there ever be any Canadian planes? premiums perhaps?(like in WoT) a Canadian Spitfire would be nice, we had alot of those, and some of the wars' greatest aces were Canadian : / 

Quite possibly. As premiums. :)  

Can we Upgrade T10 planes in WoWP? I would love to change those 4 20mm into Mk108 or even MK 214 

That's not 100% decided yet. Possibly they will be upgradeable.  

i have one question about RAM Memory.
How much RAM consumes WOWP ?
I have Win 7 - 32 bit (i want change to 64) and 4 GB RAM
What detail i can run with Graphic card GeForce HD 520 ?

4GB should be enough for medium settings at least, the graphic card is somewhat weak, borderline allowable to launch.  

Will there be british planes? like the spitfire and hurricane

Yes, British planes are in in plans. Spitfires and Hurricanes FTW!  

Calculations for 3D movement are way more complicated. I would be surprised if final requirement were not significantly higher than WoT

System requirements will be similar to the ones we have got in WoT, nothing extraordinary.  

I assume there are AP and HE shells for most of the Guns.
Is any Type of Gold Ammo Planed? And what will be then?Better AP/HE shells or even Incendiary Rounds? And can we set a Explosion timer for Rockets? Will there be any kind of ballistic drop or does the game handle that automaticly like in WoT?

Currently we have got only one type of ammo - regular AP rounds. Other types of ammo are also planned for future. In addition to that we are thinking of such feature as customization of cartridge belt, ie it will be possible to create your own ammo setups like 1 AP, 2 incendiary, 3 HE, etc
The game accounts for ballistics automatically.

Hi, do you develop native application for MAC OS? 

WoWP is being developed solely for PC at this stage.  

I was digging through a topic, but couldn't find my question - will alpha tersters get any profits in future stages of development of WoWP just for participating in the alpha stage? If yes, are there any conditions of receving such profit (i.e. certain number of battles played or something like that)? 

We appreciate the contribution of our alpha testers and won't forget their input.  

I have applied me for the Alpha.So my Question is ,do I have to apply again for the closed beta? 

No, you don't have to do that.  

I have a question too. If players participated in closed beta, will their stats be resetted when "normal" verision come, like in WoT? Or they will keep stats and planes which they had in beta?

In release version everyone will start with a clean sheet.  

I applied to Alpha on February, do i get a Notification on my Forum Profile when i get an Invite? and What happens if i accidently delete my invite, is there still a notification on my Forum Profile? 

You will get an email notification once you are accepted. Even if you delete the message, you will still be able to play. All you need is to DL the game.

If your question is not on the list, you can ask in comments to this post or in the respective Q&A thread - EU or NA

Questions and Answers. Session 1.


  1. Overlord, Can you please update your blog with news of new tanks such as the super persing and is-8 and all other new tanks? (We did see american tanks months before over here so your blog was Nr.1)

    I used to love reading your blog and would go on it on my mobile all the time to check any new articles and one of my favourite things was to read the comments as this place seemed to be much more poppular than the WoT forums with hundreds of comments on each page.

    It would be very nice to see more posts so keep up the good work.

    On the subject, will there be pre-orders on WOWP like in WoT to get a bonus premium plane? Thanks

    1. Pre-orders? It's a bit too early for them, but we will come up with something in due time.

    2. yeah I was just wonderring if there will be packages again, not what they will be.
      Thanks bud

  2. "Tesselation is something WoT (with lots of small objects) can benefit from"
    Do you have plans to add Tesselation to WoT?

    1. I'd define that as "more possible".

    2. All the tanks look kind of ugly in close up, when you can clearly see that the guns are only made of a 10 corner polygon. It would be pretty cool if they would look more "rounded"

      Can you share more details? Is this something you consider or something you are working on or something that is on the schedule for when you have enough time?
      If you started tommorrow, how long would the implementation take? 6 months? 12?

    3. Graphic quality is definitely not the strongest part of the BW engine (nmultiplayer and network features are).

      This is not solely an issue of getting new (post-)effects in place, but increasing overall LOD. In WoT, we are currently working on the new graphic render.

  3. Any news on world of battleships ? bit depressing seeing all these updates for the other games and still looking at the same screenshots and only vid from nearly 10 months ago for WoBS.

    1. Interested in more info on WoBS as well. Looking forward to that game more than WoWP.

    2. I had a feeling that I was the only one...

    3. Le sigh, ignored like on the facebook page for 10 months

  4. On this thread (http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/119200-master-tanker-cannot-be-archieved-at-the-moment/) someone claims that it is currently impossible to get Master Tanker on the EU server. If this is true, can something be done to remove this problem?

    Thanks in advance

  5. Dear Overlord,

    Will it be possible for a new player to pick up the game from say a shelf and then be a fairly good player if he Worked on other Flight simulators?

    1. I think it is possible :). WoWp has very forgiving (noob friendly) physics. Although it is complicated enough to be sufficient for almost anybody (except the die hard flight sim fans of course :)). And after a while you can turn off the "maneuver helping" option and you can pull off some serious maneuvers :).

    2. Weak1ings,

      yes, the game is quite forgiving.

  6. Dear Overlord!
    Can you tell something about test server 0.7.4?
    When? :)
    Thank you
    best regards

    1. We had techical works on RU servers today. I suspect database copying for a test... And Storm had said, the server could be launched this week...

    2. Yes, test server of 7.4 is to be launched soon. Very soon.

  7. "It's quite safe to say that the tree will get its own (oh yes, it was hard) tier 10 HT, tier 9 MT and TD, and top tier SPG. So the tree is going to be quite branchy, though getting tighter to the top tiers."

    Q: I've heard about the European tree and that you've found T10 HT, T9 MT and T8 arty. My question is: How the hell did you manage to do that? And what nationality will the T10 be?

    1. On EU forum is thread about it. It seems that top tank will be mainly Swedish constructions cause they had many blueprints and prototypes after WWII. There is also one Swiss tank which can be high tier med. Best choice for X tier heavy seems to be Swedish Strv KRV which is similar to French AMX 50B

    2. Click at "thread about it" in my post to go to this thread. Stu... Blogspot doesn't show that there is a link.

  8. Hi there. Will Polish aircraft? A lot of Polish people playing World of Tanks and it was very nice if he found the Polish plane, even as a premium.
    A and sorry for my English :)

    1. Polish aircraft will most likely added some time after the release. Poland had some really good planes that fit our timeline.

    2. You will try to make Polish tree (very difficult IMO due to lack of higher tiers) or make it as a part of some European tree like in WoT?

    3. That's questionable and still open. Separate Polish tree in WoWP doesn't look impossible. Unlike WoT.

  9. @up

    Hi there. Is the Polish plane? A lot of Poles playing World of Tanks and it was very nice if it was the Polish plane, even as a bonus.
    I apologize for my English :)

  10. No cockpit view? At all? Pass.

  11. are you going to do some change in 7.4 for the tanks we have now?
    For example i find change in vk4502B, can you give other examples?

  12. Hey Ovi :)

    Community question:
    Why is the 2nd german td line taking that long? It was announced a long while ago and we just got a (bad) video sofar? Whats so hard to make them?(serious question)

    Will Stug E-100 be T10?
    Will the 17cm gun be just a HE trolloler?

    Look at my username ^.^

    Pls Answer (Even if u just answer a few of them :) )

    1. We have got that many tanks to add, that it may really take long before a particular model or line is added. German TDs will be added later this year.

  13. Overlord, regarding WoWP one again, i made my request for the Alpha 3 months ago or so, i have been in WoT since the closed beta testing, but sadly wasn't accepted yet.

    Have invites for the closed beta of WoWP already been sent out?
    How many players do you plan to add on the closed beta? I remember the WoT one had a lot of players, i hope i will find a little space for myself too in there :P

    1. Not all, we will be inviting many more, so don't give up. The exact numbers will depend on how we fulfill the production schedule on the introduction of new features and content. CBT is going to be much more "massive" than alpha was.

    2. Alright, that sounds fair.

      Also thanks for the answer about the IS-8 and KV-4 last time, i appreciate the time you give us for WoT even if now you are working on WoWP.

    3. So how will the CBT invites sent out,
      will the February alpha applicants will get priority than march
      alpha applicants?
      I'm asking because alpha invites didn't sent out in that order
      in my clan some who applied in march got alpha invitation but not me and some others who applied in 1st few days