World of Warships – Some Information from Russian Server #9

Hello everyone,

Thanks to Babykim for translating and sharing some information from the Russian Server. Transcript of a stream with WellDone dated January, 14th.

Source: Official EU Forum


  • The size of a clan will initially be limited to 30 members. We plan to expand to 100 members this Spring. The maximum size might reach 300 members eventually.
  • We are still working on the design of the PvP format for clans. A variation of team battles is an option.
  • We currently do not plan PvE content for clans, but cannot completely exclude it in the future.
  • Awards for clan activity would probably be of economic nature: discounts on regular ships, boosters on ship and commander experience, possibly also credits.
  • The Bastion game mode is unpopular. The fortifications take too long to suppress. Their firepower is excessive. Firepower will be nerfed in 0.6.1 (release in about one month). In the medium term (in about 1/2 year), this game mode will be available separately. The current implementation is a test designed to collect data and user feedback.
  • The developers are satisfied with the speed of grind in the game.
  • The developers are satisfied with rank battles. There will be small changes, but the main concept is sound. Ranking battles for unicum players (purple stats) is a dubious idea. Similar modes, like the Sea Wolves League, have not been very popular.
  • The currently low rewards for spotting will probably be increased, perhaps already in 0.6.1. But rewards for spotting for damage and tanking will remain an additional source of experience and credits, not the main source.
  • The clans are the main priority for 2017. World of Tanks clans began with a global map. The WoWs clans will begin with random (clan?) battles, in which each clan member will earn bonuses for participating. An overwhelming success would be if 50 percent of all players joined a clan. 30 percent would be a success. Less than that, a failure that would require an analysis and measures taken. These benchmarks are inspired by the success of ranked battled. There will be no international, cross-server, clans.
  • The possibility of renting a ship is being discussed. This is not difficult to implement.
  • The functionality for converting gold/doubloons between the three WG games is being developed. Conversion of large amounts is already possible by contacting the support.
  • We plan events for the Chinese New Year.

World of Warships – Some Information from Russian Server #8

Hello everyone,

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.

World of Tanks – Dates for Upcoming Patch 9.17.1 – Interim Patch

Hello everyone,

Next World of Tanks Patch will be 9.17.1 and not 9.18. It’s will be an small interim patch but important. These dates are estimated, so no guarantees they are correct.

Source: WOT Express

Estimated Dates

  • Wargaming News – 24th/25th of January
  • Conclusion of Supertest – 26th of January
  • Official Wargaming Announcement – 26th of January
  • Output of the first Test Server – 2nd February (with possible transfer to 3rd of February).
  • Output of the second Test Server – Second week of February.
  • Final Patch based on the test servers – Second half of February 2017.

World of Tanks – French Tier IX Light Tank AMX 13 90 – New Stats

Hello everyone,

As you all know the existing Tier VIII French AMX 13 90 Light Tank will be moved to Tier IX. Because of this change, the tank needed to be rebalanced and it was now released to Supertest for testing. Note that the tank will now only have 4 shells in the clip.

Please remember these stats are supertest stats with 100% crew and are subject to change before the final version.

Source: WOT-Leaks VK

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Stats

  • Tier IX Light Tank
  • Hit Points: 1100
  • Gun 90mm F3 – Tier VII

    • Shell Avg. Penetration: 170 / 248 / 45 mm
    • Shell Avg. Damage: 240 / 240 / 320
  • Gun 75mm SA50 – Tier VII

    • Shell Avg. Penetration: 144 / 202 / 38 mm
    • Shell Avg. Damage: 135 / 135 / 175
  • Clip Reload Time: 29.371s
  • Clip Size: 4
  • Reload Time between shell: 2.5s
  • Rate of Fire: 6.509 rounds/min
  • Aiming Time: 2.59s
  • Average Damage per Minute: 1562.2 HP/min
  • Accuracy0.364
  • Gun Depression/Elevation Angles: -6 / +? deg
  • Gun Traverse Speed: 48 deg/s
  • Traverse Speed: 40 deg/s
  • Terrain Resistance
    • Hard: 0.767
    • Medium: 0.863
    • Soft: 1.342
  • Hull Armour: 50 / 20 / ?
  • Turret Armour: 40 / 20 / ?
  • Weigh/Load Limit: 14.90t / 17.84 t
  • Engine Power: 350 hp
  • Specific Power: 23.5 hp/t
  • Top Speed / Reverse Speed: 64 / 23 km/h
  • Concealment of Stationary Vehicle: 31 (%)
  • Concealment of Moving Vehicle: 31 (%)
  • View Range: 400 m
  • Signal Range: 750 m
  • Crew: ?

World of Tanks – German Tier IX Light Tank RU 251 – New Stats

Hello everyone,

As you all know the existing Tier VIII German RU 251 Light Tank will be moved to Tier IX. Because of this change, the tank needed to be rebalanced and it was now released to Supertest for testing.

Please remember these stats are supertest stats with 100% crew and are subject to change before the final version.

Source: WOT-Leaks VK

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Stats

  • Tier IX Light Tank
  • Hit Points: 1350
  • Gun 90mm Rheinmetall DM1  – Tier VIII

    • Shell Avg. Penetration: 190 / 250 / 102 mm
    • Shell Avg. Damage: 240 / 240 / 320
  • Reload Time: 5.753s
  • Rate of Fire: 10.429 rounds/min
  • Aiming Time: 1.92s
  • Average Damage per Minute: 2,502.9 HP/min
  • Accuracy0.345
  • Gun Depression/Elevation Angles: -10 / +? deg
  • Gun Traverse Speed: 45.9 deg/s
  • Traverse Speed: 44 deg/s
  • Terrain Resistance
    • Hard: 0.767
    • Medium: 0.863
    • Soft: 1.534
  • Hull Armour: 25 / 20 / ?
  • Turret Armour: 20 / 20 / ?
  • Weigh/Load Limit: 25.63t / 28.0 t
  • Engine Power: 630 hp
  • Specific Power: 24.59 hp/t
  • Top Speed / Reverse Speed: 70 / 24 km/h
  • Concealment of Stationary Vehicle: 30.5 (%)
  • Concealment of Moving Vehicle: 30.5 (%)
  • View Range: 420 m
  • Signal Range: 745 m
  • Crew: ?

World of Tanks – Russian Tier IX Light Tank T-54 ltwt. – New Stats

Hello everyone,

As you all know the existing Tier VIII Russian T-54 ltwt. Light Tank will be moved to Tier IX. Because of this change, the tank needed to be rebalanced and it was now released to Supertest for testing.

Please remember these stats are supertest stats with 100% crew and are subject to change before the final version.

Source: WOT-Leaks VK

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Stats

  • Tier IX Light Tank
  • Hit Points: 1300
  • Gun 100mm  – Tier VII

    • Shell Avg. Penetration: 180 / 235 / 50 mm
    • Shell Avg. Damage: 250 / 250 / 330
  • Gun 100mm  – Tier VII

    • Shell Avg. Penetration: 175 / 235 / 50 mm
    • Shell Avg. Damage: 250 / 250 / 330
  • Reload Time: 6.521s
  • Rate of Fire: 9.202 rounds/min
  • Aiming Time: 2.11s
  • Average Damage per Minute: 2,300.4 HP/min
  • Accuracy0.403
  • Gun Depression/Elevation Angles: -5 / +? deg
  • Gun Traverse Speed: 50.1 deg/s
  • Traverse Speed: 50 deg/s
  • Terrain Resistance
    • Hard: 0.671
    • Medium: 0.767
    • Soft: 1.151
  • Hull Armour: 80 / 60 / ?
  • Turret Armour: 160 / 120 / ?
  • Weigh/Load Limit: 30.64t / 34.0 t
  • Engine Power: 700 hp
  • Specific Power: 22.85 hp/t
  • Top Speed / Reverse Speed: 69 / 20 km/h
  • Concealment of Stationary Vehicle: 28 (%)
  • Concealment of Moving Vehicle: 28 (%)
  • View Range: 410 m
  • Signal Range: 790 m
  • Crew: ?