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Oct 29, 2016
84 - Finally Lube for your Wonking
Oct 25, 2016
83 - Vampire Burrito
  • Grinding Darkness and Light
  • Dracula vs. Van Helsing
  • Blow Back - The Tank Boom! Newsletter
  • Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/b8kiJP
  • Introducing Curt Burrito
  • Awesome Tanks day in Ottawa
  • The history of the German E series
  • M48 Patton rework
  • Variability and making it work for you in Blitz
  • What we are running this week
Oct 15, 2016
82 - Too Much Cheerwine
  • Interview with Blartch
  • The evolution of a tanker
  • Chasing Mastery
  • The Facts of Life
  • Blartch's favorites
  • Struggling with the Jagdtiger - even with it's buffed gun
  • Blartch has little love for the Deathstar
  • The 183 is called the Deathstar because it blows up one thing and then gets destroyed
  • Blartch struggled with American derp TDs at low tiers
  • Lower tier players often do not understand the camo system
  • Check the thread for info on what it takes to get a golden M
  • http://forum.wotblitz.com/index.php?/topic/14977-ace-mastery-data/
  • We both dislike the troll IS-3 Defender
  • Ru-251 for the win
  • Lokeen working on situational awareness and the mini map
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2NCcrlCTrZDT4yolOhtZeA
  • Twister NA finals complete
  • Old night Rockfield better than Hell Rockfield
  • Out takes
Oct 4, 2016
81 - Twisted
 
Release Notes 3.2
BALANCE

MT-25:

  • For the MT-25 suspension, traverse speed decreased from 44 to 37 deg/s.
  • HP in stock configuration increased to 820 (HP in top configuration is 870).
 System improvements for Tier VII - IX heavy tanks, selective changes to other vehicles (based on versions 3.0 - 3.1)

Tier IV
А-32firing became more comfortable

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.12 to 0.08.
  • Aiming time changed from 2.3 to 1.9 s.

Tier VII
Т29top gun improved, allowing players to use the turret to achieve an in-game advantage

For the 105 mm Gun T5E1 on the T123 turret:

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.26 to 0.18

For the 105 mm Gun T5E1 on the T136 turret:

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.24 to 0.16

Tiger Imobility improved, making this heavy tank more dynamic at the cost of protection.

Forward speed increased from 40 to 44 km/h.

For the Pz.Kpfw. VI H Ausf. H1 suspension:

  • Traverse speed increased from 25 to 28 deg/s.
  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.21 to 0.18.

For the Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E suspension:

  • Traverse speed increased from 27 to 32 deg/s.
  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.19 to 0.16.

For the 8,8 cm Kw.K. 43 L/71 gun on the Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. E turret:

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.16 to 0.12

Т23Е3firepower increased.

For the 76 mm Gun T91A:

  • Reload time decreased from 4.3 to 4.0 s.

Tier VIII
Tiger IIclose combat dynamics slightly improved.

For the Tiger II Turm Nr. 1-50 turret:

  • Turret traverse speed increased from 20 to 22 deg/s.

For the Tiger II Serienturm turret:

  • Turret traverse speed increased from 16 to 20 deg/s.

VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. Adynamics improved.

For the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A suspension:

  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.22 to 0.18.

For the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A verstärkteketten suspension:

  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.2 to 0.16.

For the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A turret:

  • Turret traverse speed increased from 20 to 22 deg/s.

For the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A Schwerer Turm turret:

  • Turret traverse speed increased from 20/18 to 22/24 deg/s.

Caernarvonfirepower increased.

For the OQF 20-pdr Gun Type A Barrel on the Centurion Mk. II turret:

  • Reload time decreased from 6.46 s to 6 s.

For the OQF 20-pdr Gun Type B Barrel on the Centurion Mk. II turret:

  • Reload time decreased from 6.3 s to 5.3 s.

Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträgeremphasis shifted towards 128 mm gun

For the 15 cm Pak L/29,5 gun:

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.1 to 0.16.
  • Aiming time increased from 2.7 s to 2.9 s.

Tier IX
E 75increased dynamics.

For the E 75 suspension:

  • Traverse speed increased from 19 to 21 deg/s.
  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.22 to 0.2.

For the E 75 verstärkteketten suspension:

  • Traverse speed increased from 22 to 24 deg/s.
  • Dispersion ratio on the move/upon traverse changed from 0.2 to 0.18.

For the 12,8 cm Kw.K. 44 L/55 gun on the E 75 Ausf. B turret:

  • Dispersion ratio upon turret traverse changed from 0.18 to 0.16

JagdTigerincreased firepower.

For the 12,8 cm Pak 44/2 L/61 gun:

  • Dispersion ratio upon gun traverse changed from 0.12 to 0.1.
  • Aiming time decreased from 2.3 s to 2.1 s.
  • Reload time decreased from 9.06 s to 8.2 s.

SU-122-54increased firepower.

For the 122 mm М62-С2 gun:

  • Dispersion ratio upon gun traverse changed from 0.12 to 0.08.
  • Reload time decreased from 9 to 8 s.

Tier X
Grille 15: reworked based on the branch release results.

  • Dispersion ratio changed from 0.27 to 0.3.
  • Aiming time changed from 1.5 to 1.7 s.

MAPS

  • The Copperfield map was reworked:
    • Elevation changes were slightly smoothed.
    • Additional cover positions in the mine and additional passages from the mine were added.
    • Tank destroyer positions were added.
    • Tactical diversity was ensured in the heavy tank area on the hill by adding more gameplay elements, passages and cover positions.
    • The map will be added to top-tier battles.
  • The following maps were improved:
    • On the Castilla map, issues with terrain and a semi-transparent building were fixed.
    • On the Yamato Harbor map, hanging objects were removed.
    • On the Himmelsdorf map, issues with vehicles getting stuck were fixed.
    • On the Falls Creek map, the place where vehicles got stuck and lost their speed was reworked.
    • On the Vineyards map, the issue with vehicles being able to drive through the fountain was fixed.
    • On the Lost Temple and Winter Malinovka maps, the graphical representation of rocks was improved: now they look identical from different points on the map.

VEHICLES

  • Premium vehicle tree reworked:
    • The Tetrarch (U.S.S.R., Light tank, Tier II) and T2 Light (U.S.A., Light tank, Tier II) were removed from the Tech Tree.
    • The T14 (U.S.A., Heavy tank, Tier V, cost = 2400 gold) and SU-122-44 (U.S.S.R., tank destroyer, Tier VII, cost = 5100 gold) were added to the Tech Tree.
  • The following models were improved:
    • The issue was fixed where the Т-26 looked black with extra-low draw distance enabled.
    • For the Pz.S35, the issue with the absence of camouflage on some manholes was fixed.

TOURNAMENTS

Technical stabilization.

GENERAL FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • Minimaps in training rooms were reworked.
  • “Flora Quality” and “Same control mode” settings were added. The Same control mode option is disabled by default, so players will get to the common queue with different control modes unless this option is enabled.
  • Spectators with desktops (Win/Mac) will be able to switch to Free camera mode by pressing ctrl+V. 

BUGS

  • The issue with the application crashing after a tap on the researched, but not purchased M48A1 Patton in the Tech Tree was fixed.
  • Issue with a seasonal milestone notification repeatedly (or continuously) received by players was fixed.
  • The functionality of the More/Less buttons in the numeric fields was fixed.
  • Asynchronous behavior of the gun and reticle when a vehicle is positioned at an angle was fixed.
  • The scroll behavior of the camouflage screen was fixed.
  • The display of the 100 Years of Service medal was fixed.
  • The issue with damaged modules not being highlighted when the reticle is positioned on the end of a gun was fixed.
  • Alignment of nicknames in battle was fixed.
  • Marker color in the team panel after the clanmate is destroyed was fixed.
  • An obsolete information window was mistakenly displayed for all skills trained to level VI.
  • Bug with the display of the hint on the Supremacy battle loading screen was fixed.
  • Bug where team panels didn’t fold upon tapping or clicking the screen was fixed.
  • Bug where a non-clan player was connected to a clan chat was fixed.
  • Bug with the display of a dialog about saving changes, when changes were not made, was fixed.
  • Notification and description texts were fixed in-game.
  • General bugs and client crashes were fixed.
 
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Oct 2, 2016
80 - American Iron
Episode 80 - American Iron
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