Thanks to Babykim for translating and sharing some information from the Russian Server. Transcript of a stream with JamesWhite, dated January, 9th. Biggest news in this Q&A is Team Battles will be discontinued.
Source: Official EU Forum
Q. Tell us more about the forthcoming ranked season
A. The new ranked season will take place in February and continue for six weeks. Except for a few exceptions, the next season will use the rules of the previous one.
Q When will you re-balance the USS Marblehead?
A. The USS Marblehead does not need any changes according to server statistics.
Q. Is the currently tested set of captain skills final?
A. We will continue developing and re-balancing captain skills in the future.
Q. Do you plan moving Kiev to tier 8?
A. We plan swapping some destroyers between tiers, but these are just plans and subject to change.
Q. Will I be able to change the equipment (signals, upgrades) while loading into a battle?
A. No, we do not plan such an option.
Q. Will Leningrad and HMS Belfast be sold for doubloons in the client?
A. February will see an increase in the number of premium ships available for doubloons, but those two ships will not necessarily be included.
Q. When will Training Room be added?
A. Our goal is to make the room user-friendly and functional. We add it when we accomplish this goal.
Q. Will you listen to player feedback, or do the contrary?
A. Of course we are interested in players’ opinions. We have people who spend hours analyzing player feedback. But different servers have different opinions on many issues. There is little consensus in the entire player base.
Q. Will there be amnesty for permanently banned players?
A. We do not have such plans.
Q. What about Team Battles, or has the focus shifted to developing the Bastion?
A. The focus has shifted to developing Clan Battles. The way it looks now, we will discontinue team battles and stop developing them.
Q. Are you taking measures against AFK players and bots?
A. We are analyzing the situation, and will, of course, punish the culprits.