Yet another batch of questions has arrived from the World of Tanks Subreddit! Parts 1 and 2 can be found here (1) and here (2), respectively. Now, onto the Q&A, including many answers by the Devs themselves!
Firstly, here are some answers from the developers themselves. There are 2 Devs that answered questions - Andrey Biletsky and Anton Bobrov.
What is the reason only console WoT (Console) gets special single player modes? Is there a plan for these modes to come to PC?
Can spectator mode be added for Strongholds and Clan Wars so that clan mates can watch and learn?
How exactly is it decided by WG that a tank is overperforming or underperforming? Why is it that it can seem to take a year or more to make this determination whenever the player base is calling for action sooner?
Would it be possible to bring all chat back with Alive/Dead players kept in separate channels?
With regards to the maps, will there be any effort put forward into making maps more 'fluid' for matches?
Would it be possible for us to get more detailed feedback from the validation team at WGMods, as well as an understanding of how exactly they test the mods we upload?
Are Devs looking at RNG and possible changes to it?
What about +1/-1? Wouldn't that be an easy solution to Matchmaker?
Why has there been a focus on map changes that seem to discourage ranged play?
Will there be updates or changes to how map rotation is handled, so that we do not see the same maps or similar style maps over and over in a row?
When will we get British Light Tanks to tier 10?
Do you know when we will be getting the Chieftain Tank?
Will we see a shift towards selling things like preset camo and other visual-only premium content, and as a follow up, would such sales possibly allow premium tank prices to go down?
Was the account roaming idea completely scrapped? And if so, are other options considered to facilitate playing with friends from other servers?
When it comes to in-game physics, are there any current plans to revisit physics to deal with some of the weird behavior regarding rocks, buildings, and how tanks flip?
Will an easier method of righting a flipped vehicle come to the game to replace simply pushing the allied tank?
Is it possible to change rocks back to the way they used to be pre 1.0?
Are there any more regular branches in the works for existing nations? It feels like we've been too spoiled lately with new nations and premiums.
What is the current status of armored cars, alternate hulls, multiple guns/turrets, and server roaming? I'm not looking for an ETA or anything, but I'm curious if these ideas are just shelved for time being or if they've been cancelled entirely.
What are the developers' opinions on recoilless rifles, high-tier autocannons, and low-caliber (50-75mm or so) smoothbore guns?
Is there any intent on doing a balance sweep back through old tanks that haven't been updated since patch 9, give or take? And, to help provide insight to the development balancing, what is the team's cadence on reviewing performance and balance on tanks? If you can speak to it, what is your +/- % performance gap (10%, 15%, etc.)?
Now, on to the NA Staff’s Answers!
What are the plans to help moderate in-game toxicity, and are there plans to help moderate it more heavily?
Why continue to revamp old maps over and over instead of make new maps? Why does it take so long to produce a new map? Why do new maps seem so low in priority for development?
Is there any indication from WG if they are leaning towards keeping arty or removing arty?
Is there any consideration to remove Stun Mechanics from SPG's?
Can we have more legionnaires in Tier 8 Strongholds similar to the EU server?
Would there be consideration for a 7/5/3 MM variant to allow you to be top tier more often than current 3/5/7?
Will MM be changed away from +2/-2?
Last year, gold was 'flowing freely'. This year, that has dried up and been replaced by bonds, boosters, and premium time. Why has this changed?
Are there any plans to merge Gold, Free XP, or both with World of Warships for a true 'Unified Account'?
Will we be able to purchase tanks for bonds in the future (outside of Clan Wars)?
Will the SU-85i or the SU76i ever be on sale again?
Why was information release day about weekend events/missions/etc. moved from Thursday to Friday? Is it possible to have it on Thursday again?
Are there any plans for more 'side' events like Soccer, Chaffee Races, etc.? When can we expect them?
Are there any plans to introduce tiers beyond Tier 10 (for more modern tanks)?
Is there any news on a potential ammo rework?
When will we get a crew retraining special again?
Additional Note: Sheriff accounts are still currently undergoing fixes and will hopefully be fixed with the 1.1 Update.
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