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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

[WoT] Test of 8.2 Is Coming

While 8.2 test 1 (public test) is inevitably coming soon, posting an exctract from the patch notes and waiting for your feedback on both notes themselves and the update (when servers go live). Full patch notes are avaialable on WoT web portals.


- Added Chinese tank tree (17 vehicles - heavies, lights, mediums)
Tier 1 Renalut NC-31 goes with a free slot.
- Added new US tank branch: light T21, light T71, medium T69, medium T54E1, heavy T57 (branch goes from medium M7)
- Premium tanks TOG-2 (British heavy), AT-15A (British TD), 1945 FCM 50t (French heavy) are available in Store
- Maps adjusted for new render: Redshire, Erlenberg, Ruinberg, Prokhorovka.
- Added Jordan flag to emeblems and logos

Improvements & Performance

- Added repair speed indicator for module icons in left bottom corner (same mechanics as reloading)
- Fallen trees now impact visibility system
- Rendering distance (setting / graphics / draw distance) increased for low settings from 400 to 600 meters, for high settings - from 1000 to 1400 meters (this applies to terrain, objects, buildings)
- Improved performance of rendering trees and bushes, especially in sniper mode
- Fixed low performance for some hardware configurations (mostly Radeon graphic cards) for the following maps: Steppes, South Coast, Highway, Mines, Widepark, Abbey
- Fixed sharp camera movement when iteracting with other objects (tanks) in some situations
- Substantially decreased and sometimes removed vehicle vibration on roughness of terrain (railway, ruins, etc)

Tech Tree UI

- Reduced space between tiers.
- Hyperlink "back to tech tree" will be changed to a button with nation logo (flag)
- Hint on the remaining experience/credits will be added
- Experience and free experience counters will be added to tank screen (each tank in tech tree)


- Fixed bug with shell shell disappearing after penetrating spaced armour, and gun making "saving throw" after being hit.
- Fixed bug with shell disappearing after penetrating spaced armour and then ricocheting (eg sloped spaced side armour of IS-tanks)
- Fixed bug with "flying" tanks when ping is high and/or packet loss is in place
- Fixed bug with reticle "shaking" aside while aiming in sniper mode
- Fixed excessive in come cases ramming damage
- Fixed CW freezing for drowned tanks 
- Fixed hitbox bugs for: Gw Panther, Е-100, Lowe, Grille, Lorraine39 L AM, Lorraine40t, T25-2, Panther M10, Object 212, Object 704, AMX 13F3AM, AMX 105AM, ARL 44, Matilda (British), AMX13-75.
- Fixed displayed armour value (no actual armour change) in UI for: SU-5, T-46, KV-13, SU-85B, SU-101, Object 268, KV-2, KV-3, IS-3, KV-4, IS-8, IS-7, ISU-152, VK 4502 A, PzV Panther, Centurion, Centurion Mk3, FV4202, Covenanter, Cruiser MkI, Valentine, Caernarvon, Centurion, M6.
- Changed in accordance with historical data armor for: Т-34 (2nd turret), Т-34-85, IS, Matilda (British), M5 Stuart, M26, M46, M48. I'm sure this will draw a lot of attention! The detailed info will be provided a bit later. Patience, please!
- Fixed names of some US tanks.
- Fixed rare bug with player getting into non-selected game modes
- Fixed the discrepancy between displayed and actual hit boxes for some objects and buildings
Achievements, etc

- Added Patton Valley medal for destruction of 100 units of the following tanks: M46 Patton and M48A1 Patton III (previously destroyed, ie before 8.2, vehicles will count)
- Added “commemoratives” – achievements without a grade, which can be granted to a number of players in each battle:
  • Lucky’ – Witness the destruction of an enemy vehicle by an enemy team player. You must be 10 meters or less from the enemy vehicle at the moment of its destruction.
  • ‘Cool-Headed’ – Survive at least 10 ricochets and non-penetrations in a row from enemy team players.
  • ‘Spartan’ - Survive a ricochet or non-penetration from an enemy team player. Your vehicle must have less than 10% of its hit points left.
  • ‘Ranger’ - Destroy all enemy light tanks (at least 3) in the course of one battle.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

[WoT] Tankville Crew Cartoons

Just recently have found those:

Soviet edition

German Edition

British Edition

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