Short information from Rykoszet: Reportedly, the common test for Update 1.2 should, if EVERYTHING goes well, arrive for players to try out on Thursday, 13. September in the afternoon. If not, the test will be postponed to Friday, 14. September. Here's what you can expect from this update thus far:
Wheeled vehicles make their debut on the Super Test! Read on for more info on how these vehicles will function in World of Tanks, as well as some special mechanics currently being tested for them.
Yesterday (9. Sept), both Russians and Belorussians celebrated Tankman Day, a holiday to honor the merits of mechanized and armored forces during the Great Patriotic War. An event to celebrate the occasion, organized by Wargaming, took place in Minsk, as well as a short Q&A with the Developers. WoT News and WoT Express have published transcriptions from this Q&A, which we have translated into English here.
UPDATE (16:39 PST): Reformatted the post to hopefully make it a bit easier to read (as before, it was just a massive wall of text, with no particular rhyme or reason to its' organization [other than chronology from the transcript]). Also, a few grammatical / technical errors have been fixed.
Today, Supertesting of a Soviet heavy that hasn't been in the spotlight for long - the IS-3A - has begun. The version tested has an interesting quirk: an autoreloader. The objective of the test is assessing how the mechanic works with a heavy tank.
However, please note: this is apparently serving as a testbed to check how the autoreloading mechanic works on a heavy tank -- not changes this particular vehicle just yet. Also, keep in mind that this is the first iteration: the mechanic may be adjusted and/or have its' stats changed later.
Anyway, without further ado, onto the details!
Since the new set of personal missions arrived with the release of Update 1.1 to the live servers, some changes have already been made to the Object 279(e) (a.k.a. Object 726), as determined by results from the Supertest.
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