Patch 9.19.1 FAQ
Дата: 12.07.2017 20:33:33
Quemapueblos: Tankers!Here are some answers to questions you might have about the patch. See the full patch notes here Have feedback on Patch 9.19.1? We want to hear it!Head over to our feedback section and let us know what you think! General QuestionsQ: Will you add the WZ-111-5A to the branch? Yes, the tank (as well as the 113 heavy tank) will be available for research from the WZ-111-4. Q: Why is the WZ-111-5A better than the IS-7? A: The new Chinese heavy tank features a different gameplay: its hull is less armored, besides, it has vulnerable spots on its turret, which makes it difficult to fight in close-range encounters. On the other hand, it has more accurate gun compared with the IS-7, which allows it to fight at medium and long distances. Moreover, improvements to the IS-7 were announced at the Super Test. These improvements will determine the vehicle gameplay more precisely. Q: Why the 113 became a Premium vehicle at the Chinese region, while it was not changed in other regions? A: We do not implement Tier X Premium vehicles in NA: these are the specifics of the Chinese region that are not applied to other regions. Q: Will you remove the 113 from the game? A: Currently, we do not plan removing the tank, it will remain available for research. Q: What about the Chinese tank destroyers? Why are they available for China only?Currently, this branch introduced at the Chines region only. However, we know that players at the RU region would like this branch to be implemented here as well. Follow the news. Q: Will there be any rewards for completing Bootcamp objectives?A: Players who have never completed the Tutorial before will receive 500 gold, 3 days of Premium account, and crew with the Sixth Sense perk trained to 100% upon completing Bootcamp.Details on Bootcamp. Q: What have you improved in the matchmaker? A: We have improved the balance between vehicles of different types on both teams within one tier. It means that there will be fewer battles where on one team light tanks are at the top of the list, while on the other team light tanks are at the bottom of the list.SPGs can now play in Platoon, however, their number is limited to one SPG per Platoon. Apart from fixing the major issues, we have made some changes to the team panels, so that players can easier understand, which enemy vehicles are left in battle.New order of displaying vehicles by type: heavy tanks → medium tanks → tank destroyers → light tanks → SPGsBy name: names that start with a number → names in Latin → names in Cyrillic.Details on the matchmaker in Update 9.19.1 Q: Is damage to enemy vehicles stunned by you counted when calculating the progress of obtaining Marks of Excellence? A: Yes, damage caused to enemy vehicles stunned by you is counted when calculating the progress of obtaining Marks of Excellence. This damage is counted, as well as damage caused to vehicles immobilized by you, and damage caused to enemy vehicles. Q: When are you going to improve the technical characteristics of the U.S.S.R. vehicles? A: We have already started demonstrating the changes announced at the Grand Finals: Changes to some Tier VIII–X medium tanks, changes to the IS-7 and Tier VIII–X tank destroyers of the Object 268 branch. We will keep sharing new information as soon as we are ready. Q: Why did you restore the possibility for SPGs to play in Platoon? A: When testing Update 9.18, a Platoon of three SPGs was a significant problem: if three SPGs focused their fire on a particular vehicle, the target vehicle could hardly survive. There were two possible solutions: either tolerate this situation, or disable the possibility for SPGs to join Platoons. We have chosen the second option. However, after Update 9.18 was released, many SPG players complained that they could no longer play with their friends. Thus, in Update 9.19.1 we improved the matchmaker, so that an SPG player can play in a Platoon together with their mates driving non-SPG vehicles. Q: Are you going to make any changes to Premium vehicles with the preferential matchmaker? A: Over the recent updates we have been collecting data on Premium vehicles players purchased, including Premium vehicles with the preferential matchmaker. Currently, this data is being analyzed, as well as feedback players shared. The final decisions will be made according to the analysis results, in order to meet expectations and requirements of the game community. When ready, we will reveal all other details. Q: When are you going to add new maps? A: Currently we are reworking all the current maps into the HD quality. We are also working on a new map (with dimensions of nine square kilometers) for the Frontline new mode and several maps for a different mode. All efforts are focused on implementing them into the game as soon as possible, thus we are not going to implement new maps for Random Battles in the nearest feature. Q: Why do you rework low-tier/unpopular vehicles into the HD quality, while some top-tier vehicles remain unchanged? A: Vehicles are reworked into the HD quality regardless of their tiers. Do not worry, soon we will rework all remaining top-tier vehicles into HD (there are very few vehicles left). Q: Are you going to rework other Personal Missions? A: We are monitoring the difficulty of completing the Personal Mission and make changes in case it is necessary. If we change any Personal Missions, we will definitely inform you. Follow the news. Q: Are you going to introduce a new season of Personal Missions? When?A: Yes. The first season was very popular among players, and they would like another season to be introduced. It is currently in development. Q: What changes were made to profitability? A: Players will now earn 20% more credits and experience for damage caused to stunned enemy vehicles. Q: Why did you decide to increase profitability? A: When analyzing the new stun mechanics after releasing Update 9.18, we have decided that players should be rewarded for causing damage to stunned enemy vehicles, thus we have increased the amount of credits they earn for causing damage to stunned vehicles by 20%. At the same time, we keep monitoring the new mechanics and modes, in order to make required improvements. Q: What changes were made to the penetration chance indicator in the aim? A: We have reworked the penetration chance indicator. Now, it considers effective armor. In addition, all armor elements are included in the calculation (screens, tracks, etc.). The red indicator means that the penetration chance is below 20%, the orange indicator means that the penetration chance is within the range of 20–80%, while the red indicator means that the penetration chance is higher than 80%. This feature will allow new and inexperienced players to understand the situation on the battlefield and cause damage more efficiently. The indicator considers everything but burst radius of HE shells and ricochets.The indicator displays the chance of causing damage to a vehicle, thus all armor elements are included in the calculation (screens, tracks, etc.). Polish BranchQ: How can I get the Pudel? A: Follow the news on the game portal to get more information on the vehicle and find out how to get it. Q: Are you going to introduce the new branch of Polish vehicles available for research? A:Currently, we are working on a separate branch of Polish vehicles. At the moment, we are in the process of approving candidates for the branch and collecting historical information on them. Yet, we do not have the exact date of introducing the complete Polish branch into the game. Q: Why did you choose this particular vehicle? A: It was rather difficult to find a vehicle that would be appropriate for a tier higher than V and would not be introduced as a researchable vehicle subsequently. We were choosing between two different Panther tanks that fought during the Warsaw Uprising: the Pudel and WP. Both vehicles have are rather important in terms of the Polish history. The Pudel seemed to us more visually sophisticated, thus we chose this particular vehicle. Q: Will you introduce the Polish voiceovers for the first Polish vehicle? A: Yes, but at the moment of update release only male national voiceovers will be available. Q: Why there is no Polish branch in the Tech Tree? A: Since only one Polish vehicle has been introduced into the game, adding the empty Polish branch makes no sense. The branch will be added to the Tech Tree once it is ready. Q: Will the Rudy tank be transferred to the Polish branch? A: We are working out different options regarding this vehicle. We do not like to offend players who purchased this vehicle in order to train U.S.S.R. crew members. Q: What about selecting a nation for the Rudy? A: Currently, we believe that the best option is to let players decide on their own, whether to keep it in the U.S.S.R. branch or transfer into the Polish branch.However, the Polish branch itself will be introduced much earlier. Q: Will I be able to rename Polish crew members? A: Yes, you will be able to perform all standard actions to the Pudel crew: replace Personal Data, send the crew to the Barracks, accelerate crew training, etc.