A few days ago the CIS Community Managers SoLiDoNbl4 and Roland_Diskein did a Q&A session while streaming. Massive thanks to Bolnoj for translating what he believed were the most relevant questions.
- Experience earnings in Ranked Battles will be changed differently for each class.
- The new MM is more than template changes, it will have a rewritten structure to make it dynamically adapt to the current queue, unlike the current MM that only works strictly set templates. It is also expected that these changes will increase the number of top-tier battles.
- Frontline is absolutely sure to be reintroduced at the start of the year. It’s pretty much ready. And Frontline economics haven’t been changed.
- No plans for an option to change the nationality or gender of the crew members.
When will the Historical Battles return?
There’s nothing sure about Historical battles and we can’t say if they’ll ever return or not.
Why not increase the TK penalty by three times instead of turning team damage off completely?
There’s such a thing as accidental teamkill, team damage when someone took your shell accidentally, and we don’t think it’s right to punish with catastrophic fines in such cases.
Wouldn’t it be easier to just limit the amount of premium ammo in the loadout?
Well, in any case during the first part of the battle a huge amount of premium shells would be fired at armoured targets, and that would be like if nothing was changed.
Are there plans to implement some mods in the main client?
There are always plans to do that.
Will there be an option to choose a different map during the map loading when you get a map you don’t like?
Perhaps this option will be implemented in one of the new versions of the premium account.
Note: Really weird question and a weird answer too, I’m not too sure I understood it correctly, and not sure they have understood it, either. Please take with more than a grain of salt.
When will there be a clearing of dead account usernames?
They are carried out periodically. We don’t always announce it.
Note: Possibly relevant to RU server only.
Why does a username change cost so much?
Possibly so that people don’t constantly jump from one username to another, and don’t kill our database with an insane amount of username change requests.
Will there be details on the new referral program this year?
Unlikely this year, probably in January.
Are there plans to give the IS-7 an autoloader, like with the IS-3A? It had one historically.
It’s cool that it was there historically, but in this case, if we give it an autoloader, we’ll have to make very, very serious changes to the characteristics of the tank. Considering that IS-7 is one of the most popular tanks in the RU region, I’m afraid we’ll get so much resentment from the players that the gains from this action will be extremely low.
Are there plans to increase the number of reports per day?
As for now – no.
Are you going to nerf the Japanese heavies? They are toxic.
Yes, we have plans to change these tanks.
Plans for an Italian TD line? Low tier Italian premiums? Aufkl Panther?
Italian TD line – none for now, low tier Italians – possible, Aufkl Panther – not sure yet.
Any changes to ELC AMX or are you going to leave it like that?
Nothing’s going to happen to it.
What about T67, will it be nerfed?
I think – yes. T67’s been a pain to a lot of players for a long time, so we’re probably going to change it. And generally we’ll be changing vehicles in most cases, both the undeniably great ones and those lagging behind.
Should we expect an STB-1 rebalance?
For now, we are mostly done with T10s for some time and are busy rebalancing the lower tiers. But STB-1 will probably see some changes next year.