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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

[WoT] Current Status of 8.0

Release of 8.0 initially scheduled for RU region for this week was postponed, which naturally affects  release dates for other regions as well. Some of the major issues to be fixed:
  • FPS drops in bushes and sniper mode. Unfortunately the fix to this problem didn't make it to test 3 due to technical reasons. Thus one more iteration is required
  • Crashes to desktop when painting or changing logos/texts
  • Disappearing dispersion circle for SPGs

What have already been fixed by now:
  • Disappearing engine sounds, and all sounds in general when switching between tanks and aiming modes
  • Final post-battle stat window expanded to 15 lines to display full teams without any scrolling
  • Malfunctioning vehicle controls when exiting to hangar after battle with chat window being active

Possibly there will also be other fixes related to firing sounds, but that's not for sure and can go to release version as of test 3.

Most likely there will be no other changes to the current build.

0.8 is coming slowly but surely. :)

PS. Latest poll results (votes / %):
Did you vote for World of Tanks at Golden Joystick Awards 2012?

Sure thing I did!  - 1158 (60%) - well done, guys!
Not yet (going to) - 277 (14%) - just don't forget to do it :)  
For god sake, no  - 477 (24%) - ...
 
The new poll is up.

59 comments:

  1. When does 8.0 release for NA region?

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    1. Well mate, since they don't have an RU release date yet, I doubt they'd have an NA release date ready. Just hang tight, I'm pretty sure they're working their asses off over there :).

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    2. I was just thinking that if they planned for RU release this week, they'd know if it would be another week, or another month before US :P heh Just curious.

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    3. Another month? For god sake, no! We are now trying to minimize the gaps, reducing them to a few days top.

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    4. Few days?
      Is it safe to assume that it will be released in the EU before october?

      Lh.

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    5. The later 8.0 comes the earlyer 8.1 comes? Ovi? huh??

      :D

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    6. Lefthand,

      depends on RU release date again.

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    7. Vipez,

      still we need to maintain some gap betweem the two, you know. :)

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    8. Ah yeh they need to give time so we can spend money on RU TDs before we spend money on the britts :D

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    9. Aye Shongi, tis why WoT has been shelved for me until i get to play silly buggers in a Brit tank for a nice change, even though i do pop on to play my Churchill...

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    10. Make the tanks spin in mid-air not just lean towards one side!

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  2. Hi!

    I wanted to let you know that I have FPS issues on Highway map, all other maps 40-50FPS, but highway is 13-19fps, my GFX is ATI 7970.

    It is difficult to play on it (Reducing settings does not help).

    Thanks

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    1. try submitting a ticket to support

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    2. I will when this problem persist in final 8.0.

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    3. How do you get that low FPS on a 7970? are you running max settings on 3 monitors?

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    4. Hi!

      No, one 1900x1200.

      It seems a bug with map optimization. Maybe trees? I do not know.

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    5. Your CPU makes the Problems not your GPU.
      The biggest Problem is the Smoke and the animation of the tracks.
      You can turn them of with the WoT Tweaker.
      Another option is to overclock your cpu because wot uses one core.
      My system is i5 750 and GTX 680

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    6. I'm pretty sure if has something to do with ATI cards, my CPU is i7 3,6 GHz.

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  3. How about while you are at it lets change at least 1 outta 4 things. (1.)Stretch out (not so-> "Wide Park" to at least "Fisherman's Bay" length? As it is, it's an insta-lightup game as soon as the timer reaches 0 secs. I mean it's bad when a art player can get "scout award" in the 1st 12 secs of the game right?

    (2.)Please get rid of all those weak encounter/assault modes. We gave it a shot, and it didn't work..

    (3.)Bring back "Swamp" map.. (what was wrong with that one again?)

    (4.) For just 1 patch, can we try to end "Draws" in Clan Wars? I mean really now.. Lets make some of these clans who never have to earn that gold, and never get attacked, actually have to defend that precious land that (their pals) never attack.

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    1. Dear lord please don't bring back swamps :(

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    2. Sounds like a confirmed Heavy driver who doesn't like how Swamps slows him down and makes him vulnerable. ;)

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    3. Swamp was taken away because the statistics team discovered that one side had an unfair advantage. I think they said that side 1 (the north one) was winning something between 60-75% of the time.

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    4. @Mark - Actually I'm a dedicated medium driver, and if anything the swamps hurt us medium and light drivers just as much, slower mediums = easier to hit

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  4. Overlord,
    has the bug with "display grass in sniper mode" (which doesn't do anything and grass is still visible, thus killing FPS) has been addressed/fixed?(i reported it for test1, it remained in test2 haven't been able to test since)

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  5. the third 8 test client for me had worst performance vs. test 2.
    frame rates went down and weirdly enough during game a freeze of my tank
    while ping showed 150 and others were moving...

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    1. If I got 150 ping I would praise the gods and be so happy, it is a good day if I can get under 200 ping. I average about 240 ping but everything works perfectly fine.

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  6. Where is the info about hard nerfs for Soviet T10 heavies?
    Angles on the IS4 and IS7 got reduced so much that their armor simply doesn't get any stronger and in some parts gets weaker. Could someone explain this please?

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  7. Dear Overlord
    The suspension needs to be more suspensiony :D

    Also The Shadows KILL Performance if it would be possible to Fix this it would make people enjoy the eye candy more :)

    Please respond

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  8. Dear Overlord
    I know 8.0 hasn't been released, but what is WG's current timeline for 8.1 and its content?

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    1. i'm not WG but i can answer you that based on Q&A by Vallter on US forums:
      Since they need at least 3-weeks to gather statistics on new vehicles/patches and the physics update changes everything, that means the 8.1(which will include the changes based on those observations) won't come out for at least 4-weeks after 8.0 release (and that's if it's a balance-only patch -which they never are-, if they introduce some new vehicles then you need to take into account that)
      Also add at least one or two weeks of public testing after the 3-4 week period, that means 4+2=6 weeks at the least..., no sooner than mid-late november

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    2. Many patches were released 4 weeks after previous one, so 6 weeks is in no way any minimum time. Tanks released and changed in 0.8.0 can be also fine tuned in 0.8.2. It has already happened many times, that WG fine tuned new tanks in second or even third patch after those tanks release.

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  9. "Most likely there will be no other changes to the current build."

    - So no fix for Pz4 overnerf?

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    1. @ABalazs "- So no fix for Pz4 overnerf?"

      Overnerf? I love PzIV from test, with nice ROF and mobility it's a pure medium, now it's better tank than that "thing" with oversized turret. No it's not a nerf it's a salvation for PzIV.

      We need nerf but in other areas - both top russian mediums and TDs overwhelms tanks of different nation with damage per minute - 600 dmg difference is far too more. Also Object 263 needs some weakspots in front of superstructure (these visors in armorplate consumes bullets) cause now it's invunerable from front (even t95 t110e3 got huge weakspot on the superstructure).

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    2. Strange taste you have. Pz4 from test is just redundant near Pz3/4. Its a flanker too, but weaker in every aspect. Unable to snipe effectively because low pen and acc, unable to brawl because lack of armor and DPM. It is easily the worst T5 med now.

      Nobody wants Schmallturm back, just some more (80 mm) turret front, and some more DPM or some more pen (120 mm or so).

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    3. @ABalazs "It is easily the worst T5 med now."

      Well I remeber few T5 meds and for me this one is better than Pz3/4 and slightly better than M4 with A1. Agree that some additional rounds would be warm welcomed (and also skirts should be little more effective) but now Pz4 fits better my playstyle than previous sniper.

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    4. From what I have seen in test 1 and 2 the new Pz IV is just a full hitpoint stock Pz IV.

      If you want a fast flanker take the III/IV, it's much better in any stat but view range and it has 100dpm less.

      No one needs another but slightly weaker version of the III/IV (which is already one of the weaker T5 meds).

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    5. @jefferytheozelot

      I see I'm alone with my point of view. I have great fun with new PzIV, far more greater than with M4, Amx 12t, PzIII/IV and "old" PzIV (at least not combined :P). It was good, balanced (neither rusher nor brawler) med like M4.

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  10. can we get any form of official response for these issues discovered in 0.8.0 by Snib?
    being AFK is better than doing "something": http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/152554-proof-that-being-afk-earns-more-than-being-terrible/
    or, drowning - the free way out: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/154411-secrets-of-the-wot-reward-system-part-3-drowning-the-free-way-out/page__p__2802178#entry2802178

    or, getting punished for being in the losing team: http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/152554-proof-that-being-afk-earns-more-than-being-terrible/page__st__80#entry2771159

    these are serious issues

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    1. ...which is why being AFK is a TOS violation punishable by temporary or permanent bans. I'm not sure what else you want them to do?

      Beyond that there is issues in both those threads with variations in tiers and anecdotal evidence. Not to mention that this is nothing new - everyone on the winning team *should* be getting more than everyone on the losing team because of the XP boost. Its been that way since the game started - why would this be news?

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    2. what I want them to do? ACT ON THEM!
      the situation is that, at least on EU server, there are a lot of AFKers in matches that are not dealth with and still linger around
      unless someone actually reports them, the automatic system does not deal with them
      from those that are caught, the ones that have spent $ on the game are not banned and allowed to continue


      I did not post this as "news" but as bugs/issues within 0.8.0 and introduction of the after battle detailed report

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    3. They should simply give afk players 0 credits and 0 XP, maybe even add full repair cost.
      This would instantly kill off 99% of the clickers/bots.

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  11. Why did you reduce the armour angle on IS-7 and IS-4? you said: armour means nothing, so we will reduce the current normalization, ok, sounds nice, but instead have a better armoured tank, we get the same armour effectiveness in 0.7.5 with a much weaker lower plate... where is the compensation nerf? at least give us more mobility or acceleration, but now you have killed the IS-7 and finally destroyed the IS-4, the aemrican tanks will be much more OP... sorry wg but you have failed again, nerf the armour angles of e75 too, the uper plate have much more effectiveness than the upper hull of IS-7 and the lower plate angled is totally bouncer. excuse my english, please at least give me answers, all now know about this slient nerf, wot armory discover you

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  12. I have posted this a couple of times on the NA feedback threads of the NA forum, but never gotten a reply from Wargaming.

    EVERY game I try to launch (on the very rare occasion I can log in) results on a crash to desktop. The crash always takes place on the loading screen a fraction of a second after the player lists screen loads, but before any players are listed. I have had zero successful attempts at running a game on the test server. In the threads there have been others reporting the same problem.

    My system is probably not very standard, but it runs all previous versions very well (30-50 fps at medium):
    MacBook Pro 13 in (Mid-2012)
    2.9 GHz 2.9 Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    This runs a VM in Parallels 8 with 3 GB of RAM assigned.

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    1. World of Tanks dont support MAC's its a different OS...
      Look here
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Tanks

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    2. Its a Windows 7 virtual machine running on Parallels 8. I've been running it since the beta days on a Mac.

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    3. why don't U run W7 on BootCamp?

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  13. So u r not asking for why 24% of the ppl didn'T vote for WoT? Maybe could help u to increase the understanding of this part of the community and maybe improove some points... just saying:P
    If I was a developer I'd seek to face critics... not leave them aside like a butthurt kid would do.

    For me: 0.8.0 will be a good update. But at all: WoT isn't as great as I thought in the beginning yet. It's a great game with good potental. But for the ones who follow the happenings in the game and wish to get better info and know more about the current state of the game it can be rly disappointing(community work).

    Increasing the work with the community(listen to some players about this point) and working on the engine ect(I know this is happening already) could change some minds on this one I bet.

    But as for now I am sorry to say I have voted for another game.

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    1. You know that these polls, actions on site and in game and lots of tweaking are precisely that work with community you talk about? The changes in maps, in tanks balance, in many other things that get tweaked EVERY. GODDAMN. MONTH.

      The fact that there are lots of "butthurt" players, because they nerfed "their" tank means nothing. Some tank will always be the weakest. Just deal with it - there will always be some players whose wishes will get unheard, mainly because the game would be worse that way and they simply don't realize it.

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    2. It's not about the idiots... it's about serious and accurate work. Polls are no dialouge either. Especially when their result is obvious or they are rly bad worked out.

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    3. @Nya-chan Production

      Pointless polls are not a work with community, it's only mambo-jumbo taken from a handbook of fresh PRman, same with that bullshit on facebook fanpage - those "which tank you like?" instead "we got new test". We expect hard work, sharing opinions, ideas, photos, plans, figuering out what is bad and what is good, trust me, beside some scumbags all players needs this game well balanced, working perfectly on descent machines and giving fun.

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  14. hows about the Status of sth important like:

    E100, Maus & JPzE100

    are you satisfied?

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  15. Test 4 is quite amazingly better! The sniper mode is fixed, normal graphic mode now can change some parameters (wish we could get shadows still) and the sounds are almost perfect. Only engines still sound way too weak compared to real world tanks.

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    1. indeed, i managed to get in and it's perfect with the new render, things i've noticed -with new render- are:
      1) they finally fixed the no grass in sniper mode bug!, now i get superb fps without annoying grass.
      2) no more 10fps when zooming bahind a bush!
      all in all i see every improvement in performance that was in the changes and that's awesome.

      yeah, the engines should roar, but it would be very distracting...

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  16. Overlord give us some more details on the upcoming british patch! like what branches will it contain at launch and what are their strengths and weaknesses.

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  17. Wargaming: the biggest joke in gamedeveloping history.

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  18. i got some problem to get into the game. after 8.0 updates, when I click 'Play', i got a white windows before it just disappeared. could this be because of mods installed?

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  19. Is there any tought yet on when the new german meds and tds will come?

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