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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
David Lister aka Listy, Freelancer and Volunteer

Monday, May 16, 2011

In Development

Currently in development v.6.5 update. Preliminary patch notes:
  • New map Redshire (working title, subject to change)
  • New map Mannerheim Line (working title, subject to change)
  • US tank destroyers line:  Т18, Т82, Т40, M10, M36, T25, T28, T95
  • New tank M46 Patton, a substitution to M26 Pershing as tier 9 US medium tank. Changes to US medium tanks line according to the revised US tech tree
  • Multiple bug fixes and improvements to v.6.4.
ETAend of June - July 2011.

115 comments:

  1. great one overlord... you are making all happy.. i only hope the german E series will follow after this :)

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  2. Overlord, great job on the 0.6.4 patch. I can't wait for it tomorrow.

    On the other hand, is Redshire the map that you released screenshots in on your blog earlier? And is Mannerheim line Siegfried line by any chance?

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  3. Q: On the other hand, is Redshire the map that you released screenshots in on your blog earlier?

    A: Yes, I put the link.

    Q: And is Mannerheim line Siegfried line by any chance?

    A: Not sure here. Need to check.

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  4. hmm...end of june-july...what does it means? aprox.by dates? 25 june-10 july or what?

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  5. Mannerheim line is in Finland.
    Siegfried line is in Germany.

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  6. Sooooooooooo... Where is my Clan Wars at? For Serious.

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  7. Will the T8 Pershing be price-matched to the current T8 T23? Or putting it another way, is there any financial reasons to buy the T23 now and wait for it to be replaced with the Pershing?

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  8. Q: Sooooooooooo... Where is my Clan Wars at? For Serious.

    A: Will come much sooner than 6.5 update.

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  9. What will be stats of M46 (gun, hitpoints and power/weight ratio)?
    And if its possible i would love to know stats of E50 too (but its propably too soon for this). Because i am really scared of coming changes to T9 meds (especially german) because i love P2 since last big patch and i am scared E50 will be more like T54...and i dont like playing T54.

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  10. Glad to hear Clan Wars is incoming soon. I was beginning to think it was vaporware.

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  11. development Blog:

    "
    ETA - May 2011.


    May 2011

    The launch of international Clan Wars on global map with the following regions available: Europe, Russia up to Siberia, North Africa and Saudi Arabia.



    Vehicle Production

    Tanks planned to be added in Q2 2011:

    US tank destroyers line (8 vehicles), M46 Patton.
    German E-series, Pz. VI Tiger (P), VK 4502 (P) Ausf A, M103, Object 252.
    "

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  12. Q: What will be stats of M46 (gun, hitpoints and power/weight ratio)?

    A: The specs will be revealed when Patton is added to supertest server.

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  13. "Changes to US medium tanks line according to the revised US tech tree"

    Are there going to be changes to the heavy line also (as previously announced)?

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  14. when you introduce the us td´s will the t30 also moved or how much time left for us to grind for it? thanks

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  15. Q: What will happen to those who have researched the Pershing?

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  16. You will get the Patton in your garage i think.

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  17. And what about this American Tank Destroyer Line: M8A1 ,T49 , M18 , T25-2 , T-28 Prototype and T30
    When are they coming?

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  18. What about christie tanks?

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  19. On the Revised US Tech Tree, we have the M4A3E2. Will that be included in 6.5?

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  20. The development page said that the German E-Series will be added in Q2 of 2011. Will this be included in patch 6.5?

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  21. Where is E-series?
    I thought they was planed in patch around Q2

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  22. Any idea what the top gun for the Pershing will be when it's moved to tier 8? It's not getting the 105mm anymore?

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  23. I think so
    Pershing is historical a Heavy tank which size almost same as king tiger so currently in game it is much smaller than reality and super unreal

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  24. Where is E-series?
    Will E-series come in v.6.5 update?

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  25. Interesting times. Any news about the fate of T23?

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  26. yea I noticed that too, T23 disappeared totally from Tech tree with no info;p

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  27. Q: Are there going to be changes to the heavy line also (as previously announced)?

    A: Yes, but not in 6.5

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  28. Q: when you introduce the us td´s will the t30 also moved or how much time left for us to grind for it? thanks

    A: Also not in 6.5

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  29. Q: What will happen to those who have researched the Pershing?

    A: They will keep it researched.

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  30. Q: What about christie tanks?

    A: Not this year.

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  31. Q: The development page said that the German E-Series will be added in Q2 of 2011. Will this be included in patch 6.5?

    A: No, not in 6.5. We want to deploy smaller updates, and do it faster.

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  32. it was always going to drop, its now a collectors tank

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  33. Overlord two quick questions

    One. Will there be a Memorial Day Weekend Events since the Europeans had V-E Day

    Two. Which Row of American TD's will have the moving Turrets im guessing the t30 line?

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  34. Q: One. Will there be a Memorial Day Weekend Events since the Europeans had V-E Day

    A: I think our guys will devise smth

    Q: One. Will there be a Memorial Day Weekend Events since the Europeans had V-E Day

    A: The other path, that will be introduced later.

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  35. thanks for the quick reply your doing a great job as normal, ;) nice to see the copy paste fail to hehe

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  36. Will this also be the update where the KV line gets split up and moved, and the VK3001H switched to the Panther line or not?

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  37. @joep peters: i'm not overlord, but as this is not included in this limited patchnote, i think it wont :)

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  38. Will E-50 come in v.6.5 update?

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  39. I would like to know if you developers are working on an option for us who are color blind to change the red color which is very hard to see in an often green environment to for example blue.

    This is a big handicap for color blind people and I hope you can take some time and accommodate the game for our needs.

    There is a mod for this out but with the new patch I don't think it works anymore and it would be much better if it was implemented in the game itself. Just a check mark in the graphics options to change red to blue, that's it.

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  40. Hi Ovi, thx a lot for your early announcement. One thing I would like to clarify, clan wars will it be first still beta? Or it will be full release? On Russian server it's already full release? Actually I just heard on the forums you have a Chinese server. In Europe the player number is climbing, so you have at peak time problems with the server to keep up. That's good news. I'm looking forward to the new tanks keep your work up, thx to the team.

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  41. Q: Hi Ovi, thx a lot for your early announcement. One thing I would like to clarify, clan wars will it be first still beta?

    A: We won't be using the word "beta" anywhere. So kind of release.

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  42. Hi Overlord,
    when will be in-game transfer gold to another player?

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  43. Dear Overlord,

    Will the substitution T110 for T30 take place after .6.5?

    If so a rough timeline?

    Thanks :)

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  44. What about the M24 Chaffee?

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  45. will the M12 credit bug be fixed in this "smaller updates" or for the 6.5 or later?

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  46. Q: When can we expect a different type of match type? There are tons of wonderful suggestions on the forums. This game is a ton of fun for me and the only gripe I have is the single match type.

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  47. Q: Will the substitution T110 for T30 take place after .6.5?

    A: After 6.5. Can't give any more or less accurate date.

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  48. Q: will the M12 credit bug be fixed in this "smaller updates" or for the 6.5 or later?

    A: In 6.5.

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  49. Overlord do you know anything about the lag problem on the servers?(The game is barely playable for many of us)

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  50. And what about this American Tank Destroyer Line: M8A1 ,T49 , M18 , T25-2 , T-28 Prototype and T30
    When are they coming?

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  51. Overlord, Are they making any changes to the Logitech G19 App?

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  52. When option of transfering gold to another player will be available? 6.5?

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  53. Q: When option of transfering gold to another player will be available? 6.5?

    A: When we are sure it is totally secure. Can't be more certain.

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  54. Overlord

    need an aswer for this
    Team-kill autosystem

    what happend if an SPG shoot an enemy and hit him but the splash damage and allied

    i am asking related to the penalty that it takes part of your credits for him

    do team damage by splash also take your creds?

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  55. Hi Ovi, I played today the new patch. Thx a lot, I like it a lot. I start with the most important, thx for fixing the German mantlets. Now you have tons of little details changed! From minimap to added music, added sounds going through water, new gun models, the ranks of the crew makes more sence (commander the highest). I don't know where to end, even the visual system is improved. I'm assuming that it takes it toll on the server. At 11k players the N/A server started to lag. I played from 265 players online, almost from the start, till it reached 11k players. I stopped playing, all my losses I claim on the lag :) This patch is more than I expected. Thx from a critical German faction player.

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  56. Otto-matic ReiffelMay 18, 2011 at 6:08 AM

    Hi Overlord,

    Will the delayed 8.8 cm damage buff (and associated balancing) be in 0.6.5, maybe before?

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  57. Q: When can we expect a different type of match type? There are tons of wonderful suggestions on the forums. This game is a ton of fun for me and the only gripe I have is the single match type.

    Q: Can we expect there to be a way to help us tracker the master tanker achievement? A person could play for a long time trying to find that one tank they may have missed?

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  58. Q1: Could we have a list of all tank models killed per each tank? It would be nice to see what is the top tank I have killed with my Loltracktor and VK3601 (I think with latter I killed IS-3 with single shot from conical, burned to death, but I might have been dreaming...).

    Q2: Could we have combat and chat logs saved to WoT folder as text files? Would be nice to have them there if we want to check something from battle history.

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  59. why dont you add to german army hittlers last and the biggest and bestweapon LANDKREUZER

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  60. Q: what happend if an SPG shoot an enemy and hit him but the splash damage and allied i am asking related to the penalty that it takes part of your credits for him do team damage by splash also take your creds?

    A: TK factor for SPGs is lower.
    Yes it does, however the coefficient is lower than for regular damage.

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  61. Q: Will the delayed 8.8 cm damage buff (and associated balancing) be in 0.6.5, maybe before?

    A: POSSIBLY in 6.5. Not earlier.

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  62. Q: When can we expect a different type of match type? There are tons of wonderful suggestions on the forums. This game is a ton of fun for me and the only gripe I have is the single match type.

    A: Working on it. If everything goes smooth, 1-2 new game modes will be added in Q3.

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  63. Q: What are you going to do with US gun depression in .65?

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  64. will the t95 get its original design (4 tracks) or will it get modified (hopefully not)?

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  65. If you say that this is no longer Beta, why is than a zero infront of the version number? ;)
    By release a game usually turns from 0.XX to 1.XX.

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  66. You're doing a great job keeping up Overlord. This kind of support keeps the game fresh and the growing number of players involved.

    Q: Will the in-game economy, including player to player tank trades, be introduced prior to 2012?

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  67. Overlord.

    Will any of this happen in the 6.5 update?

    • M26 Pershing will be substituted for M46 Patton. T23 will be substituted for M26 Pershing.
    Players who have a M26 Pershing in their garage at the time of the revision will have it replaced with a M46 Patton, with the respective module setup (possibly with some renaming) keeping their progress and old crew.
    Players who have a T23 in their garage at the time of the revision will have it replaced with a M26 Pershing in its new status, with the respective module setup (possibly with some renaming) keeping their progress and old crew.
    No additional refunds are planned.

    • T34 will be substituted for M103.
    Players who have a T34 in their garage at the time of the revision will have it replaced with a M103 with the respective module setup and a 100% crew.
    Additionally they will also get a T34 as a premium tank with the old crew and an extra garage slot.
    No additional refunds are planned.

    • T30 will be substituted for T110 and T30 will be moved to the Tank Destroyers line of the tech tree.
    Players who have a T30 in their garage at the time of the revision will have it replaced with a T110 with a 100% crew, plus they will also get T30 in its new status with the top module setup, old crew, and an extra garage slot.
    No additional refunds are planned.

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  68. New tank M46 Patton, a substitution to M26 Pershing as tier 9 US medium tank. Changes to US medium tanks line according to the revised US tech tree

    This is the 4th bullet of what Overlord wrote at the top. It answers 1/2 of your first bullet.

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  69. So what your saying is that if I want a free M46 Patton I need to grind out an M26 Pershing before the end of July

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  70. The E series should come before everything ealse.
    People want it.
    I hope we wil not be disapointed once we get it!

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  71. Q: Will the in-game economy, including player to player tank trades, be introduced prior to 2012?

    A: We are still not sure whether to introduce it or not. Gold transfers will be added.

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  72. Q: Will 6.5 have the lag with it to? Is there going to be a fix for the lag we have now, seems like you ignored the question today overlord

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  73. I believe the lag is temporarily associated with a large amount of people downloading the patch. This puts additional stress on their system that should automatically resolve itself in a few days after the bulk of the people have downloaded it. This same exact thing happen in WOW every patch and I don't think can be avoided. Overlord can correct me on this but this is how I understand it.

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  74. Quick questions regarding the change to the US medium line: If i have an elite T23 when the changes are implemented will the pershing be an elite pershing?
    also, will there be any changes to the pershing specs?

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  75. Will the E series be as neutered as the current German series? My tiger got blown up by a kv frontal shot THOUGH A WALL at 300 meters I guess it is because Russian tanks are green thats why the fearsome 88 cann't damage a wet paper bag. I am not happy

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  76. Why was the Lowe made into a Premium tank and not part of the Tech tree. It seems to be a good German heavy

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  77. Q: Will 6.5 have the lag with it to? Is there going to be a fix for the lag we have now, seems like you ignored the question today overlord

    A: This is being worked on. There are some local issues, since no data loss from our side detected.

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  78. Q: Quick questions regarding the change to the US medium line: If i have an elite T23 when the changes are implemented will the pershing be an elite pershing?
    also, will there be any changes to the pershing specs?

    A: Yes, elite Pershing. There will be some rebalancing.

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  79. Q: Why was the Lowe made into a Premium tank and not part of the Tech tree. It seems to be a good German heavy

    A: So only regular tanks can be good? )) Nope.

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  80. Löwe is a money machine... 50k-100k win per game, even in a loss with a quiete experienced player can't be planned...

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  81. will the Pershing still get the 105mm canon?

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  82. Q: will the Pershing still get the 105mm canon?

    A: Most likely - no.

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  83. No 105mm? that's quite a nerf considering it'll still have to go up against tanks with 105mm like T32. thanks for the info though and keep up the great works

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  84. I'm glad to hear that the long awaited damage buff for the 8.8 will likely come back in 0.6.5. Thus, the last missing improvement to German tank line will be finally there, making the game better and offering more fun. Thanks!

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  85. hey wanted to ask a question that was asked above but not answered...will we see the M4A3E2 "Jumbo" in this patch?

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  86. Two questions that had been bugging me. They are kinda long, so bear with me.

    Q1:
    Since we are not getting an 105 on the Pershing for sure, is there any chance that we get the 90mm T15E2M2 instead? Panzer II is getting the 75L100 with no change in play style, while Pershing is noticeably heavier than T23,meaning less agility and speed. Also, as we all know, even with added armor,no one shoud have problem with damage an American medium. It wouldn't be balanced if we still get the same old 90mm M3, would it?

    Q2:
    I noticed on the full American tank tree that there is a horizontal path from Easy 8(Medium to M36(TD). Will this be included with path 6.5? And if avaible how much exp does it cost to do so?

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  87. Will there be compensation for players who had a paid Account while the lag was a lagging?

    Thanks

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  88. Well Overlord, you seem to be dancing around the issue of German Armor. Yes, sloped armor is effective, but it didn't make the armor of the Tiger any less effective against plenty of the Russian Guns.

    Of course, we know you much prefer Russian tanks anyway.

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  89. Q: "Since we are not getting an 105 on the Pershing for sure, is there any chance that we get the 90mm T15E2M2 instead?"

    A: Pershing seems to have that already

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  90. I has question:
    since the T34 will become the new T10, will it's final gun stay teh 120 mm Gun T53?

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  91. Question, I read above that your not doing the full US tech tree revision, but your are bringing the US tank destroyers in on the 6.5 patch. My question is how can you do that with out bringing over the T30, considering the T30 is going to be the teer 9 TD by the USA full tech tree?

    Also, why bring the US revisions over so slow, over so many patches. As of now there is really nothing in any arsenal that can defeat a Maus except another Maus in a one on one battle. Been hoping the new teer 10 US heavy will have more of a chance of doing damage, but after asking before the 6.4 patch when the US Heavy tanks are being switched and was said in the 6.5 patch, and now seeing it wont be till later patch, seems like everyone is on different pages there are wargaming.

    If you keep releasing patches like you are, at the speed you are, and if you do all the teers you guys have said you would do, it will take longer then a year like you guys been saying it would take to get out all the new content. 3 patches per teer, with 3 months between each patch then multiply that by 3 for the different nationality gives you 27 months. Even if you do 2 months between patches that would put it at 18 months, still well above the 1 year projection you guys have been saying.

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  92. Hello, any idea how much xp will be needed for Easy 8 to M36 cross-research?

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  93. so basically the 105 is removed from the Pershing that not fair is its gonna be the same tier as the t44 that as a 122mm, why the t22 does ot get is 122mm removed?

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  94. @zerhexlah

    Considering it takes 40K for T34-su85, my guess would be 55K-65K.


    @Gaetan.

    122mm on T44 is useless. Almost no one use it because it has terrible DPM (3.59RPM,390 per shot) ,accuracy, and aiming time.

    I agree 105 is too much for a tier 8 tank. my best hope is for the 2nd 90mm on the Pershing to stay.

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  95. Q: I has question:
    since the T34 will become the new T10, will it's final gun
    stay teh 120 mm Gun T53?

    A: Actually its not correct. T34 will become tier 8 premium.

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  96. Lafiel,

    2nd 90mm is likely to stay.

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  97. Q: Question, I read above that your not doing the full US tech
    tree revision, but your are bringing the US tank destroyers in
    on the 6.5 patch. My question is how can you do that with
    out bringing over the T30, considering the T30 is going to be
    the teer 9 TD by the USA full tech tree?

    A: T95 is another tier 9 US TD which will be added in 6.5.

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  98. I got few questions.
    Any chance there will be added some weather effects like rain,snow,fog,night on maps?
    Will mause ever get new gun?

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  99. @Lafiel

    i know but the point is the gun is present in the tree so they can leave the 105mm and just lower the rate of fire like maybe 4 or 3.60 or something

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  100. Q: I got few questions.
    Any chance there will be added some weather effects like
    rain,snow,fog,night on maps?
    Will mause ever get new gun?

    A1: Yes, quite possible, however not soon.

    A2: Instead of 12.8 cm? No.

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  101. So, what will the E-100 be armed with overlord? I know we generally have to wait to see it appear on Supertesting, but I'd love to know what you have planned.

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  102. Hoply with 17,3cm

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  103. Q: So, what will the E-100 be armed with overlord? I know we generally have to wait to see it appear on Supertesting, but I'd love to know what you have planned.

    A: Most likely - 12.8cm and 15.0cm.

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  104. Q, 1) When your Tank is "Elite Status" do you get any kind of Bonus or upgrades???

    2) Is there compensation planned for the Lag that stopped some of us from playing?

    Thnaks

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  105. Q: Do you know how much xp the M36 is going to cost if you get it with the M4A3E8?
    Answers like 40-50k or 50-60k are good enough ;)

    Greetings, xDarkMe

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  106. Ahoj! And thank you for those great work!
    Question: Is there ANY chance to convince the devs to keep this lovely T23 somehow in this game?

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  107. Q1: When your Tank is "Elite Status" do you get any kind of Bonus or upgrades???

    Q2: Is there compensation planned for the Lag that stopped some of us from playing?

    A1: Nope. You can transfer exp earned to free exp.

    A2: No compensation, the issues were mostly not on our end.

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  108. Q: Do you know how much xp the M36 is going to cost if you get it with the M4A3E8?
    Answers like 40-50k or 50-60k are good enough ;)

    A: ~60k exp.

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  109. Q: Will there be adjustments to the Tiers 5 & 6 i.e. making those two tiers more fun if not more even in terms of Matchmaking?

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  110. " A2: No compensation, the issues were mostly not on our end.
    June 1, 2011 7:17 PM"

    I have to say that this is a disturbing responses to say the least. As a player who started playing pre-beta. Someone who has shown WOT to many others, some of who are paying clients, I feel "mostly" let down.

    I had bought 7 day Premium account the very week after the patch, only to find out that most nights I couldn't play b/c of the lag. If you guys rectified this problem (by gold or 7 more play days for myself) a problem that was no fault of my own, If you gave me my 7 days back, "lag free"
    what would that cost you?
    what would you lose?

    I would just like to say I love this game, however there is much room for improvement. Perhaps you can recommend that you employ someone like-myself as a consultant to help with PR in the States.

    You guys are missing some great opportunity's to shine in your players eyes. Perhaps your making so much profit, that you cant see what your leaving behind?

    Feel free to contact me

    All the best.

    Jonbonwolf.

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  111. Cant wait to test these in supertest =)

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  112. Q: Will there be any reduction to the credits that Lowe and KV-5 earn later on and perhaps with the release of that patch?

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  113. why not the t23 be premium tank after patch, even its replaced, we still keep it as premium. like the t34..

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  114. Q1: End of June is here, only 5 days to go, if we count out the patch day that's 4 days left, am i wrong in assuming that we are going to get a definite patch implementation date in the next two days?

    Q2: It seems that development, expansion of the game is being intentionally delayed, there are major problems reported yet the patches constantly get cut in half and their content delayed. This seems like a good business plan to prolong average player's playtime and as a result you get increased payment, isn't it enough that you are already asking for up to 50% more money from EU/US players for gold compared to RU?

    Q2.1: You say you aren't able to reduce patches and implement them in their smaller format much more frequently, or hotfix minor (and especially major problems if able), yet you hotfixed tracers without a problem. Hypocritical approach, again, following the business plan or something else?

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