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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

[WoWS] Battleship "D", Preliminary IJN Design.

Hi everyone!

Today is a good day to show you a very interesting IJN design. This design is definately from 1920s times, and it is a direct successor of such ships as Nagato, and, of course, Kaga and Akagi (in their original design).

Here it is:

As you can see, this is a very powerfull ship: it has six twin 410mm guns, what gives us twelve in summary.
While it is fast with the approximate speed of 30 knots, it is comparatively well armored with his 12" belt aswell.

Also, if you look closely to how the gun mounts are situated, you'll see that mounts are divided into three groups of two mounts each, thus making firecontrol easier to operate.

When taking into consideration the actual rate of fire of the Nagato class, which was 1.5 to 2.5 rounds per minute, we will get the 18 to 30 tonns weight of salvo per minute.
Iowa had "only" 22 tonns weight of salvo per minute, for example.

I think this ship will take a respected place in the post-release updates of World of Warships.

KGB out.

Friday, February 15, 2013

[WoT] German Top LT

New German tier 8 light tank via VK2801 (some might have already found that out) will be
RU 251 Prototype SpPz mit 90mm BK

Dimensions: 6.2 m x 3 m x 2.49 m
Crew: 4
Weight: 24 tons (loaded)
Speed: 78~80 km/h
Main Armament: 90 mm PzK
Engine: Daimler-Benz diesel, 500 hp
Ground pressure: 0.70 kg/sq.cm

Thursday, February 14, 2013

[ALL] WG Acquires GPG

MMO developer and publisher Wargaming picks up Seattle-based Dungeon Siege and Demigod developer for undisclosed sum.

Full text news or here.  World of ... what ? Discuss!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

[ALL] The Evolution of Free-To-Play: From Tanks And Beyond

World of Tanks creator Victor Kislyi (CEO and founder, Wargaming) gives his keynote speech at the 2013 D.I.C.E. SUMMIT. Titled "The Evolution of Free-To-Play: From Tanks And Beyond".

What do you think of F2P as distribution model? It's currently conquering not only PCs, but other platforms as well, starting with mobiles. Discuss!

Monday, February 11, 2013

[WoWP] On Major (0).4.0 Update

Ok, there has been quite a while since we talked about WoWP last time. It's time to fill the gap a bit.
We have been in hard and continuous process of reevaluation and reconsideration and now are happy to announce that our next major update for WoWP is going to bring some significant changes, namely: enhanced controls, new improved UI, and the last but not the least massive visual improvements (like 8.0 for WoT). And I'm going to focus on the last part, since controls are difficult to comprehend from screenshots and UI is now being finalized.

Reminder: this is not the final quality, no Photoshop is used, my laptop (with GeForce 680M) gives me 50-70 fps on maximum settings.
Here we go (before&after). All images are clickable.