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Ev1n #21 Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

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View Postmr3awsome, on 09 October 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

How accurate is this tree compared to the current one? If something is wrong please state what and where it should go please.
Everything is correct, except the fact that the P-Klasse Panzerschiff is currently slotted as premium, so not in the tree itself.

View Postlopa1780, on 09 October 2013 - 07:58 PM, said:

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau was able to have 283mm guns and 381mm guns. Will this be added to the game?
We'll see, but probably yes.

View Postedoardo01, on 10 October 2013 - 05:32 AM, said:

How much alpha testers will be selected from the EU server?
If you can't give me an accurate number, please you can give an indicative number?
If this question was already made and answered please don't kill me :hiding: and say me the answer. Thanks
As many as we need (and we can fit without crashing servers). :)

View Postsot159, on 10 October 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

One question of me. I'm sure that every ship will have crew. But I am interesting to know what type of crew.
We're planning to have a captain and some of his officers (like damage control, gunnery etc.), plus air crew for a carrier's air wing.

Edited by Ev1n, 15 October 2013 - 09:35 AM.

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View Postmr3awsome, on 14 October 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

Is the tier the same?
Are there any new ships and tiers you can tell us for this tree?
Tier is not yet fixed, but should be around that tier. As for the rest, obviously we don't want to reveal too much too fast, so don't expect me to give up everything we have, but I will tell you that the cruiser tree starts with a Königsberg class light cruiser at tier 2.

View PostGeneral_badger1, on 14 October 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

how will the aircraft carriers work? (do they send out planes to spot) also thanks :honoring:
MR_Barbarossa summed it up pretty well.

View PostSmederevac94, on 15 October 2013 - 12:08 AM, said:

Tnx for answers
1.How much would we earn with tier VIII premium ship if we win a good battle?

View Postlopa1780, on 14 October 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

Thank you so much :honoring: . Can we see some other tech trees please? (I know that some of them is not 100% right)
1.Will the XP and credits cost be roughly equal to that of World Of Tanks?
Too early to talk about the game economy. We're focusing on technical and gameplay at the moment.

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Ev1n #23 Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

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View Postgawaing, on 15 October 2013 - 04:11 PM, said:

I know that we have diferences between the ammo shells in the ships and nations. but we have the same in the torpedos? or we have the same topedo for everybody and ship? And if we have diferent kind of topedo, what kind diferences have we in? example, american less damage, but fast reload speed, and japan more damage but more slow of reload. Or we need expected more realism, and in this case the jap toredos are awesome?

Torpedo stats will depend on the type and model (adjusted for game balance).

View PostAxia, on 18 October 2013 - 09:48 AM, said:

Will it be possible to tilt over with an ship if the waves are high enough?Will you then take damage?

Not at the moment and probably not in the future. We really don't want you to die in battle unless someone makes an effort to kill you.

View Postolinek94r, on 18 October 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

Is the sky the birds would eat?
What ship has the most polygons? :teethhappy:

The first question I really don't understand.
The second: the biggest one.

View Postdaantje8, on 20 October 2013 - 10:04 AM, said:

Will there be battles when it's dark?

We want to.

View PostDeamon93, on 20 October 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Here are my questions:
1)We will see maps taken from World of Warplanes? For example Pacific or Bay could be cool to watch from a different angle
2)How is the game mode structured? I mean in every game you can win either destroying all the enemies or capping the base/gaining superiority. Here how does it work?
3)How does spotting work? Of course planes will have a very important role in this aspect but, i assume, that at the very low tiers we won't see many of them.

1. It's possible, but no promises.
2. Currently there are two game modes: Assault (standard, two bases) and Encounter (one base). In both you either sink all enemies or cap.
3. Carrier tree starts at tier 2 as well and most big ships have scout planes, so you will see aircraft at all tiers, low, mid and high.

View Postsagittarius_PL, on 21 October 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

So, the BattleShip or a Cruiser or a Carrier will have up to 10 crew? If yes, what about medkids. In WoT and in WoWP the crew are 2-6 (only in the biggest tanks), and we have possibility to use standard medkid (heal 1 crew) or a premium medkid (heal all injured crew). As far as I understood correctly in the WoWS there will be more crew than in WoT and in WOWS (up to 10). I guess: more crew = more risk to injure during the battle .So imo there should be possibility to use healing possibility more then once only (maybe 2 standard medkids)? Can You give some more info about it ?

We're currently working on both the crew mechanics and the consumables so it's hard to say anything about those. The only thing that can be said at this stage is that there will almost certainly be some sort of medkit.

View Postworldoftitantanks, on 21 October 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

will close beta get realesed on new year ?


View Postolinek94r, on 21 October 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:

Will he be more planes to choose from on the carrier.?
In early alpha testing as skills for seafarers will be available?
Will he be mist in the game?
Do it in Alpha testing, the game will use dual-core processors?

1. Yes.
2. No.
3. There are smoke screens, so there might be mist at some point.
4. We're working on that.

View PostAxia, on 21 October 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:

1. Will it be possible to do an hole in the front/or somewhere else in the enemys ship and make his ship "sink" because of the water flowing in? By losing little hp every second/ min if serious damaged?
2. How long will the reload time of the guns be? Will it be possible for an gun to lock itself or heat?
3. Will we have coal as fuel for most of our ship? or steam? Will it affect our ship if theres no coal left? Or the steam over heat?

1. Yes, already implemented. Fires cause you to lose Hit points over time, while flooding causes you to lose buoyancy over time. Either one can kill you.
2. Depends on the caliber, the gun model, the turret type and other stuff. In general: the bigger they are, the longer they reload.
3. No, we don't plan on having fuel.

View Postedoardo01, on 21 October 2013 - 03:46 PM, said:

Alpha will be out first or before the relase of World of Warplanes?

This is currently being decided.

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View PostCamiroq, on 21 October 2013 - 04:48 PM, said:

At this moment can you say some Russian Cruisers, Destroyers?


View Postedoardo01, on 22 October 2013 - 12:10 PM, said:

Another question: how many will be long the alpha testers recruiting?

As long as required.

View PostLukerill, on 22 October 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

1. Will Aiming Look The Same/Similar To World Of Tanks?
2. If A Battleship Crashes Into A Destroyer At High Speed Will The Destroyer Be Split In Half Then Sink?
3. Will Waves Affect Navigation?
4. Can You Reveal Screenshots Of GUI?
5. Will Planes Be Able To Crash Into A Ship And Cause Damage?
Thanks For Your Time!
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1. Depends which camera mode you use and what weapon type. In some respects it's like aiming with a platoon of Artillery at the same time. Torpedoes are totally different and planes are a different story altogether.
2. Not at the moment, but in the future that's roughly what's going to happen.
3. Most probably not.
4. Not at the moment.
5. We'll see.

View Postolinek94r, on 23 October 2013 - 08:18 AM, said:

1 How big will the map during Alpha testing?
2 Will there be more maps like the world of warplanes?
3 Ile map is for testing during the Alpha Test. Will there be a map. at night? :glasses:
4 Do you already know what a game needs.?
5 Is the aircraft can be damaged when landing on an aircraft carrier?

1. Which map? There are several, of different size.
2. See above
3. There won't be any night battles during Alpha.
4. A game needs 3d modelers. Go apply please.
5. No.

View PostSmederevac94, on 23 October 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:

1.Can you share with us some new premium ship and that we do not know about it?

Which ones do you know about? :)

View Postsagittarius_PL, on 24 October 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:

Do You consider to implement individual/single premium ships of the nations which do not have their tech trees in the game?

Yes, we're considering that, but not promising anything.

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View Postmr3awsome, on 25 October 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

When we last asked the Alaska class were tier 6 BBs in the third BB line (2nd Fast). Has this changed at all? If so, how?

Hasn't changed as far as I can tell atm.

View Postolinek94r, on 25 October 2013 - 12:21 PM, said:

1 What size is the smallest map?...
2 Is the game menu will be similar to World of Warplanes.?
3 Is the voice command will be like on the radio. Or maybe it will be a teacher?

1. I think the smallest map currently is 40x40km.
2. Yes, the game menu will be somewhat similar to WoT and WoWP.
3. Voice commands are currently styled to be intercom messages.

View Postlopa1780, on 25 October 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:

Thanks! :honoring:
1. When will you add Regia Marina?(Italian navy) After the Royal Navy?
2. When Alpha comes out, will you add more and more players? Or will you wait to add more players when the closed beta is relased?

1. Not for a long while, after the German Navy.
2. Depends on our requirements.

View PostCamiroq, on 25 October 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

Which tier?
Can you tell more warships + tiers? (SOVIET)

Project 71, tier 5.

View Postmmmbeer, on 25 October 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

Roughly how large is the staff currently working on wows compared to those of wot and wowp?

Smaller than for WoT and roughly the same as for WoWp I believe.

View Postmr3awsome, on 25 October 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

You mentioned that the tech trees had been modified recently, are there any changes that you can share?

I did? Really? >_>

View Postedoardo01, on 26 October 2013 - 05:42 AM, said:

1. The alpha tester recruitment will start in the upcoming week?
2. What is this??????
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P.S.: I can't access the post above. The alpha test is already started??

1. Can't comment yet. Please bear with us, guys.
2. That is a post that you were not meant to see, but I forgot that tags will cause it to be displayed anyway. -_-
Our in-house testing is and has been ongoing for a while now and that was just some patch notes for it. (which I will not share at this time)

View PostAxia, on 26 October 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Will there be frozen seas on ex. artic maps, where crossing the ice lower our ships speed?
Any new information about the "garage"?

Yes, there are arctic maps, but such environmental effects are not planned atm. It's difficult enough to maneuver sometimes, without something decreasing your speed (and, therefore, your ability to turn).

View Postlopa1780, on 26 October 2013 - 06:56 PM, said:

Would it be difficult to hit the enamy ships? Because projectiles can be in the air for a long time and you have to time it perfectly.

Yes, it is very difficult compared to WoT, which is why we're currently playing with a sort of lead-indicator.

View Postedoardo01, on 28 October 2013 - 05:33 AM, said:

The alpha test will begin at the same time or after the start of alpha testers recruitment?

Can't comment yet. Please bear with us, guys.

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View Postsagittarius_PL, on 28 October 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

How many and what game mode do You plan to introduced in alpha/beta tests ?

As mentioned: an enounter mode (one cap zone) and an assault mode (two cap zones).

View PostRailwayman360, on 28 October 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

1.Will Aircraft Carriers have a similar hit points to WoT Arty?
For Example, the British Tier 5 arty has 350hp Compared to the Brit. Heavy tank which has 700hp
So will the Aircraft Carriers have low health like with arty in WoT?

Aircraft Carriers have lower hp than Battleships, but significantly higher than Destroyers for instance.

View Postgrizzlyfish, on 29 October 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:

will there be ships mascots and if so will there be any perks with them?

We will see.

View Postolinek94r, on 29 October 2013 - 07:06 PM, said:

Will I be able to choose the look of seafarers.?
Is every sailor has a skill.?

Probably, although maybe not in the early stages.

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View Postmr3awsome, on 30 October 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

Its been said (on the NA Q&A) that the St Louis, Cleveland and Baltimore class cruisers have been rendered. Can you tell us their tier?
At the moment they're at tiers 4, 6 and 9 respectively.

View Postolinek94r, on 30 October 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

1 What requirements will have a game during Alpha testing.?
2 Is the game during Alpha testing will use the dual-core processors.?
3 Is the key will be able to play four.?
4 Will he test server as WT.?
1. Quite high, because we're not optimized yet, but most medium-shelf systems should manage a stable 30 FPS.
2. We're working on it.
3 & 4. I don't understand, sorry.

View PostDeamon93, on 30 October 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Next salvo of questions
1)How many types of modules there will be? I'm guessing something like this but i'm not so sure about it:Main battery cannons, secondary cannons, AA guns, engine(s), radio, radar and planes.
2)In case of an encounter between planes will they start at shooting each other?
3)Which is the maximum spotting range? In WoT the maximum should be 450 metres so beyond it you don't see the enemy. I guess there's some sort of limit also here(probably the horizon as it is in reality)
4)The ammo will consists only in the projectile itself or it will include also the bags needed to fire it?
6)Will the ammo fired by secondary armament/AA guns cost or it will be free like the gunners' ones in WoWP?
I guess is enough for now! And BTW thanks again for all the time you dedicate to the replies, i really appreciate that
1. As in: damage modules in-game? Currently there are: artillery, torpedoes, propulsion and planes.
2. If they're fighters and have no other orders, yes.
3. Honestly, I don't know what the limit is at this time. Max spot I was able to get from my planes was somewhere between 10 and 15km.
4. Powder Magazines have their own hitboxes, but as far as ammunition choice goes, you only see the shells.
6. Most likely free.

View Postarber, on 01 November 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

Will there be landbase spotters like on islands or merchant's?
Will there be merchant shipping like in w o warplanes, wich give the player extra point's?
Will there be gun's battery on islands or land?
Will there be land base airfield's for spoting?
Before the battell begin's will there be somekind of intell were the enemy is last sigted?
Not likely.
Not likely.
Not likely.
Well, there are two/four spawn areas, so you pretty much know where the enemy starts from anyway.

View PostMSDOS, on 02 November 2013 - 11:45 PM, said:

I think you guys are getting this question a lot. . .but still.
-Why did the team decide not to add submarines ?
- Can you turn and shoot every turret individually ? if so that might be too advance for some people. . .making it optinal would be great. . .though that would make quite some disadvantage for players that select the "simple" option.
1. For reasons already mentioned multiple times. They simply didn't fit the gameplay concept on many levels.
2. No, turrets all turn together, but can fire when ready, regardless of the status of the other turrets.

View PostSmederevac94, on 03 November 2013 - 12:24 AM, said:

1.What are your plans for USS Langley cv-1(the united states navy's first aircraft carrier) and can you tell us what tier will she be?
She will be tier 3 and 4.

View PostDeamon93, on 03 November 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

I have another salvo of questions:
1)Will CLs, CAs and BCs be on the same class or they will have their own class?
2)Could the environment conceal an approach? For example if there are clouds the ships won't be spotted by planes and so on.
3)Which is the maximum speed which can be achieved ingame?
4)It will be possible to have company fights? Personally i find more interesting to fight with other friends so you can coordinate better all the game and, why not, develop nice tactics which should be much more difficult to exploit in random games.I guess that it's enough for now, i don't want to spam too much of them
1. They are mostly one class, although there are BC's in some Battleship lines, AFAIR.
2. Yes, theoretically.
3. Around 36 kt, atm.
4. Eventually.

View Postgrizzlyfish, on 03 November 2013 - 02:42 PM, said:

1) can we have a break from the alpha questions please
2) will there be effects like oil on fire on the water or burning debris when a ship was sunk?
3)a) will you be able to block sea lanes with sunk ships?
3)b) can you scuttle you own ship?
1. Sure. :)
2. Yes.
3a. Nope.
3b. Why would you want a ragequit option?

Edited by Ev1n, 04 November 2013 - 11:16 AM.

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View PostDeamon93, on 04 November 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

Thank you for your replies!

I have another question: will the carriers need to sail against wind to launch planes? Theoretically it's the only way to launch planes safely but still if it's not there it's not a problem.

Nope, you don't need to do that.

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View PostDeamon93, on 04 November 2013 - 01:34 PM, said:

Good to know :).

What is your opinion on the game? Of course i don't ask details(damn NDA :trollface:), just to have a personal opinion. I know my curiosity is quite big :)

Obviously it's not perfect yet, but I love it. It has absolutely epic in-game music and graphics. And then there's the torpedo trolling with destroyers. Me gusta. :)

View Postlopa1780, on 04 November 2013 - 02:14 PM, said:

Thanks!! I love this :great: Here are some new questions:
1. Will the reaload time be about the same as it would be on the real ships?
2.Can torpedoes bounce of the hull if it hits at an angle?
3. If your ship gets hit a lot, can you run out of gunners for the AA guns?
4. If a shell hits the bridge, can it kill the captain, and how will this affect the ship?
5. When the Alpha has started, what will be our tasks? Send weekly reports?
That should be enough for now.

1. We are running at x3 realtime anyway, so nothing is the same as in reality. It would be too slow and painful otherwise.
2. Not currently.
3. Not run out of gunners as such, but these elements could be destroyed in a general sense.
4. Potentially, this will be possible in the future. We've not decided on the exact effects yet.
5. If you are granted access you will need to take part in the test sessions, follow the testing schedule and give feedback in various ways (questionnaires, bug reports etc).

View Postgrizzlyfish, on 04 November 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

3b. Why would you want a ragequit option?

because if the answer to 3a was yes then tactics in a team game

Remember that you will play with random people, like in WoT. It's hard to expect team play from everyone.

View PostDaimon_Frey_89, on 04 November 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

Does it mean as CV tier 3, as AV tier 4?
In hhich line - Long Island or Wright?

The other way around. Wright.

View Postmr3awsome, on 04 November 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

How many heavy and light cruiser lines will there be for the USN(the current number will suffice if it might increase in the future)?
Would the US CAs start at tier 5, going Pensacola, Northampton then Portland at tiers 5, 6 & 7 respectively?

Currently I can see 3.
Nope, not according to my tree. Guess again. :)

View Postdemonaii, on 04 November 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

What kind of maps will you add?

Will you make the ships have animations?

Different types and sizes, from arctic to carribbean.
Yes, some parts of ship models are obviously animated.

View PostRailwayman360, on 05 November 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

1. Will a 3rd nation (most likely Britain) be added during Alpha/Beta testing, if so what stage?
2. Would an enemy torpedo be marked, to make it easier to doge?
3. When will the "Unified Account" be implemented in WoWS?

1. No. Next nation after release.
2. Yes, your own torpedoes have markers. Enemy torpedoes just leave traces in the water, but are still visible when spotted (at a certain distance).

View PostValdrec, on 05 November 2013 - 08:57 AM, said:

In first, sorry for my limited english translation.
1- Do you know when the french navy will be add ?
2- Have you an idea of a tech tree for the French Navy ? We know about the Richelieu as a T8, but for the others like Courbet class, Dunkerque class, Danton class, Bretagne class, etc ?
3- Have you already planned some premuims ships (all nations) ? For instance : The Dunkerque as T8 premiums ?

Thanks for the answers !

Much too early to say anything on this topic.

View PostSivisoko, on 05 November 2013 - 04:08 PM, said:

How will you implement gold ammo in game and penetration of ammo ?

A general overview of penetration mechanics can be read here. As for gold ammo, that's not decided yet.

View Postdaantje8, on 05 November 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

Can a torpedo hit the rudder of the ship? If yes will it affect the steering of the ship?

Currently it is possible to damage propulsion systems which affects turning anyway. We don't know yet whether we want to have a hitbox for the rudder.

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View PostSmederevac94, on 05 November 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

1.What are your plans for IJN Aircraft Carrier Akitsu Maru and can you tell us what tier will she be?
Currently slotted at tier 3.

View PostDeamon93, on 05 November 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

Bismark doesn't like it though :trollface:
I hope so, could be a cool thing.
By the way i have few questions about look of the ships:
1)Will we able to have camo?
2)If yes in (1) will camo effect the concealment as in WoT and in WoWP?
3)There will be some kind of killmarks like in WoWP? There you have planes and targets, here you can have ships and planes(although the AA stuff is handed by AI but still you should get awarded)
4)Will you be able to name your ships? In WoT and WoWP you're not able to but tanks and planes are more mass produced. Could be a cool thing the possibility to name the ships in your dock.
1. Likely.
2. Undecided.
3. We'd like to, but don't know if that will be possible.
4. We don't really want to give people absolute freedom here, because it will instantly be abused, but we'll be looking into this question.

View Postdon_banan, on 05 November 2013 - 09:08 PM, said:

1. It is said that the game will run on Havok (not surely from beginning). Does it mean there will be no problems like in WoWp? (out of memory magic bug)
2. Can we hope for some kind of patrol boats of higher tiers (not in beginning just at all)
3. Any chances of having some Great Lakes based map? (Based. I know blue water ships would not sail through them)
1. We hope not and we will be working to prevent such errors.
2. Very unlikely. Definitely not on higher tiers.
3. Unlikely.

View Postedoardo01, on 06 November 2013 - 06:22 AM, said:

When will be answered the alpha tester applications?
When we have a certain amount of applications or reach a certain point in time.

View Postsagittarius_PL, on 06 November 2013 - 07:36 AM, said:

(i was looking for that info on forum, but did not find it - if it was answered - pls forget the post)
question about carriers, and more preciselly writing about carrier planes crews: is there different level of skill which thoses planes crews will have? I mean - if I will be playing a lot of battles in my carries will my planes cres will get experience and they will be more skilled ?
Yes, there will be crew, either for the whole air group or separately for each squadron.
PS. I am getting a lot of CAT-related PM's. Currently I just don't have the time to reply to them. One day I surely will.

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View PostDoberan, on 06 November 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

Will there be a kind of compass for better coordination of fire on a target.
Or at least provide a degree of numerical data ?
How many people do you plan to test in the alpha.
And the test will actually take place on only one cluster, or are there really test regional, Europe - EU server, Russia - Ru .... and NA ?

There isn't one at the moment, you have a map grids, like in our other games. Honestly, I don't think that compass bearings would do anything for a team of 15 random people.
As many people as we need to reach our goals (world domination and a few others).
Currently, there is one common test cluster.

View PostDaimon_Frey_89, on 06 November 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

Thank you for your answers Ev1n :)
Is Kaga tier 7 in Akagi line? If not where it suits?

No, both Kaga and Akagi are currently tier 8.

View Postmr3awsome, on 06 November 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

What is the ratio of Heavy to Light lines?
Is the Oregon City class a preset of the Baltimore class, or a separate ship?
What tier is the Brooklyn class cruiser currently?
Where does the Wichita class currently sit?
Is "Pensacola --> Northampton ---> Portland a line segment?
Once again thank you for taking time to answer our questions

That's too specific for me to answer at this time.
That may be - I don't see it in the tech tree at this time.
Tier 7.
Tier 9 in the same tree.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 06 November 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

Which is going to be the most "accurate" type of AA Weapon in the game?
How many Branches can you reveal that will be in the Alpha test for each nation?
Will ducks play a vital role in the game?
Will Aircraft ordnance, such as Bombs, Rockets and Torpedoes, be researched separately to the plane?
Will it be possible for a Tier 1 or 2 plane to be fitted to a Tier 9 or 10 Carrier?
How long does it take to make and render a map in World of Warships?

A bit early to say. Probably some marvel of German naval engineering. ;)
Hard to talk about branches at this time - there are ships from all classes and both nations available at this time. That's enough to test what we want to test.
Ducks will be absolutely critical to gameplay.
Not decided yet.
Not as long as a ship.

View PostDoberan, on 06 November 2013 - 05:38 PM, said:

I would like to know what differences have the nations, so in respect
accuracy on the AA and main guns, range of weapons, armor, and speed of the strength of ships, etc.
EV1N you can say what, if so thank you!
Oh I have another question since it is considered gold ammo limit in a battle for example, a ship can carry 100 rounds and can of 5 -10% gold loading. Were there or are there considerations there?

Difficult to say at this moment, because ship stats are pretty much fluid at this time and, OTOH, much depends on tier and type. For example, Des Moines currently has absolutely epic rate of fire for its main armament (so much so that you can fire again before the previous salvo reaches maximum range), even though at lower tiers IJN cruisers can reload quicker than their counterpart.
We are thinking about this, but a limit is unlikely.

View PostSmederevac94, on 06 November 2013 - 09:09 PM, said:

Thank you for your answers
1.Can you tell us how many recon planes will carry USS Montana and IJN Yamato and what are the planes?
2.Whether USS Montana will be in the alpha?
3.Can you tell us how much HP will have USS Montana?
4.You might know that the Silent Hunter 5 have museum in the game where you can see all the ship, do you plan to put museum in WOWS where we could watch the ships?

1. AFAIR Yamato currently has 7 and Montana will probably have 4. Don't know the exact type atm.
2. Maybe.
3. Very similar to Yamato.
4. Not so much a museum, but maybe you will be able to view them through the tech tree.

View PostDeamon93, on 07 November 2013 - 07:33 AM, said:

The only limit is how heavy your wallet is :trollface:

Here's the next salvo of questions:
1)The test will be organized like Super Test?
2)How detailed the stats are?
3)There's a limit in the number planes airborn or you can launch as many as you possibly can?
4)Which is the maximum range for a cannon?

1) Similar.
2) Depends which stats you mean.
3) You can launch all your available flights, with some replacements remaining on board.
4) Don't remember exactly. Around the 40 km mark for the biggest guns.

View Postsagittarius_PL, on 07 November 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:

Are You planing battles in different wheather condition (rain, fog, wind, waves) and night battles ?

We want that.

View PostGroshnak, on 07 November 2013 - 09:56 AM, said:

Hello everybody.
I come from Wot Forum where some members asked me about aircraft carriers, aircraft and AA fire.
i have been looking for info in this forum but i didn't find something really good to explain them.
They ask about aircraft missions.
I have a CV with 3 types or aircraft(Fighters, dive bombers and torp bombers) divided into 6 squadrons (i dont know if the squadrons feature are possible) .
How can i send the aircraft squadrons?
1.- Can i send bombers to attack a Battleship while fighters protects them in a single mission or i have to set up a mission for each squadron?
2.- Can i change the squadron's mission in flight? Example, i send a D3A1 Dive bombers to attack a Heavy cruiser but when they arrive to combat zone, a carrier is sighted, can i change mission to attack carrier instead of the heavy cruiser?
3.- If a carrier gets a torpedo hit and start listing, what will happen to the planes in the air?
4.- Average time for refuelling and reloading weapons of a squadron?
5.- I have read that AI will control the AA fire. What will happen with Dual Purpose armament, like 127mm mounts of USA Battleships? Are we going to have any kind of control in this feature?
6.- If i have a USS Atlanta class CL can i load AA ammo in main batteries to defend carriers? If i load AA ammo who will control AA fire of main guns?


1. ATM these are separate missions.
2. Yes, you can change aircraft orders at any time, until they run out of fuel.
3. Nothing. Torpedoes can't hurt planes. ;)
4. Depends on tier and type.
5. We haven't decided that yet.
6. As above.

View PostDoberan, on 07 November 2013 - 05:07 PM, said:

My questions are when will the Ise class appear before or after the beta?
It will also give BB CV For example Ise class BB and then normal. Than just rebuilt version in a BB-CV ?
And if so, there will be those ships to other nations?

Yes, there are some conversions, BB-CV Ise included.

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View PostRailwayman360, on 07 November 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:

What class of ships will tier 1 be?

Small roughly destroyer-size vessels.

View PostGroshnak, on 08 November 2013 - 07:16 AM, said:

Are we going to have any kind of active defense aganist torps?
Do we have to trust on our torpedo bulge to absorb the impact?
Torpedo hits that only affect bulge will cause damage in HP?

Not decided yet, but probably not. Atm being smart and looking around is enough to get you out of trouble.
Torpedo hits cause massive buoyancy damage and can cause some HP damage depending on hit location.

View PostAntroX298Uelz, on 08 November 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

will the Flags show the clan icons?

That's a cool idea, but too early to comment.

View PostCamiroq, on 08 November 2013 - 01:24 PM, said:

1.Will there premium aircraft for CV's?
2.Can you tell new Soviet warships?

1. Probably not, but who knows.
2. Not yet.

View Postgrizzlyfish, on 08 November 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:

1 will there be active AI civilian shipping and will it be destructible?
2 will it be dry dock or harbour?
3 please please please when we buy a new ship can we have a launch animation going down a ramp with crowds and a little band please :teethhappy:
4 if your in a Battleship and shoot a light cruiser will the shells pass through the cruiser and hit a ship behind her?
5 will there be collision alarms telling you to brace for impact?

1. Maybe.
2. Currently it's harbour.
3. Maybe.
4. Yes, this can theoretically happen.
5. Yes, there are.

View PostDoberan, on 08 November 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

I want to know whether it is now official that is the Germany, the third nation in the game?
9 are the maximum Offieziere to crew on a ship, or because you have already changed again what?
As far since you actually with the sounds and soundtracks?

It's not the third nation.
It's not decided yet that 9 will be the maximum number of crew. Unless it is and I'm not up to date anymore...
We're currently localizing sound, but we have very cool background music for the garage and maps.

View PostDoberan, on 08 November 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

Officers will only be male or female.
What is planned for the future.
Yes are not only men on sea and do their duty.
EV1N sorry for the double post, was not my intention! :hiding:

We'll see, but I think predominantly male.

View Postlopa1780, on 08 November 2013 - 07:06 PM, said:

Here is the the next barrage of questions :amazed:
1. Can you tell us something about our favourite map?
2. How will the maneuverability be on some of the ships?
3. About how many planes can the Essex-class carry?
4. If I get chosen to participate in the Alpha, will I get a email with the download link?

1. Which one is your favorite map?
2. Some are very maneuverable, some not. Also depends on the speed they're going.
3. Around 100.
4. Yes.

View Postmr3awsome, on 08 November 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

How many ships are currently in Alpha?
Can you tell us which ones they are?

Not at the moment.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 09 November 2013 - 07:47 PM, said:

When it comes to HP (Health/Hit Points) will it go like this?
Seaplane Trawler - Lowest
Heavy Cruiser
Battleship - Highest


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View PostGordonRamsay, on 10 November 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

And what about AI missions, which can be available for gold? So people can train on easier enemies or just to train at all.

There will be a tutorial - we're currently working on it.

View PostJJ2Gamer, on 10 November 2013 - 12:51 AM, said:

Will Aircraft Carriers have a similar role as artillery in World of Tanks(satellite view)?

Yes and no. A carrier's role is much more versatile than artillery in WoT.

View Postbourdonnais, on 10 November 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

Regarding detection, will the ships detected at long distance (maybe blurred?), will have the same appearance than ones detected at short distance?

They will look the same when you zoom in. Maybe in the future this will change.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 10 November 2013 - 12:56 PM, said:

Will it be possible for a Carrier to fend of a Wolfpack of Destroyers with just it's Multi-Purpose guns? Assume the Destroyers have no Torpedoes when answering this please
How many Phaser Banks Main and Secondary Guns (Individual Barrels) does the Montana Have in game?
Will it be possible to substitute Torpedo Launchers for Extra AA and/or Secondary Armament?

If the destroyers have no torpedoes then the Carrier don't care. They might not die if their skilled enough at maneuvering, but they won't kill it either. They might however be lucky and cause fire on the flight deck, which would make Carrier very angry.

View Postdemonaii, on 10 November 2013 - 05:20 PM, said:

How will the HUD look like?

Pretty cool. :)

View PostRedBear87, on 11 November 2013 - 01:31 AM, said:

Could you tell us something about the elusive top tier CV N°111? As far as I know that's the hull number of the 4th Yamato class BB, did you find plans about her conversion into an aircraft carrier? Or is it a "fantasy" ship?

I don't know atm, but I'll try to find out.

View PostDoberan, on 11 November 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

Is a game mode planned in which the team wins, which has fewer losses?
(Such a mode would I find exciting.)
Because the ships yes, the important thing is not the cap! (Sorry my opinion!)

Can you say a game mode that was crazy or is it maybe appropriate in the final game?

Not at the moment. In my opinion, such a mode wouldn’t work very well with a random audience and would promote camping, torpedo spamming and favor carriers :)
However, we’ll see. ;)

View PostJJ2Gamer, on 12 November 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

Will there be land targets you can destroy like in WoWp(well more like coastal targets)?.


View PostDeamon93, on 12 November 2013 - 06:39 AM, said:

Next salvo of questions:
1)Radar will be available? If yes
2)From which tier will be available?
3)How will it work?
4)How far can the radar spot both planes and ships?

1) Yes
2-4) Don't know yet, modules not finalized.

View PostDoberan, on 12 November 2013 - 11:01 AM, said:

How far, they leave the modding to the game?
Do you have to limit it before?
(Sound, graphics, Hud, ect ..)

I know you must not install, yes, but others do it!

(Special XVM is a mod which, in (wot) to abuse other Ascended is just because they are not pro gamer or are efficient and their winrate bad.
And then berate not want to understand that there are people who just enjoy the game.
XVM deteriorates the game more than it helps him.
I personally hate XVM. )
I think that it really does not belong here, but there are certainly some who think so!

We will try to leave some freedom for modding, but haven’t decided on specifics yet.
Personally, I don’t like XVM.

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View PostJPZPN_PL, on 12 November 2013 - 06:30 PM, said:

day and night in game ?
We want to. We're thinking about it.

View PostPhoenix98_pl, on 12 November 2013 - 07:27 PM, said:

When will start open alfa?
Open alpha? Never.

View PostDoberan, on 13 November 2013 - 08:41 AM, said:

What about the tech tree, there will be more to explore than wot?
How many subsystems can be roughly expand?
We're currently working on the modules, so it's hard to say.

View PostDoberan, on 13 November 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

Bilge pumps are to be expanded in the tech tree or be installed only as a commercially(Credits) available module?
And if you have water leaks, then the Floodbar can be completely reset by the bilge pump? If it is strong enough for that!
ps. Also you Deamon93, thanks for the answer!
Same as above.

View PostDoberan, on 13 November 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

Has some modes in the planning to the fire something changed.
(Single, volley, auto fire on a target, etc. ..)
I know that the question often came, but may change with time a lot!
Another issue is the possibility that you can see waves not only as optical delicacy, but also from the playful! (The ship is the heaviest waves in the sea up and down, shortened or extended by distances to a pull?)
Not in the alpha, beta and not immediately after the start of the game sometime.
It is only the question of whether you think it's possible to install such a thing (if it allows the FPS God :sceptic: , goes without saying) or the like.
There is volley and auto.
We're playing around with the idea of waves rocking the ship. Whether it will happen, we will see.

View PostPhobos86, on 14 November 2013 - 10:12 AM, said:

Are we able to do the Torpedo calculation manually (like in Silent Hunter) or is it to "Realistic" or time expensive?
Nope, there's a spread indicator, but the rest is automatic. Would be too difficult to use in battle otherwise.

View PostRizzlah, on 14 November 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

A quick question about Criticals:
Will the effects of critical hits be 'realistic', or tweaked like in WoT? As in, engine damaged/destroyed in WoT just stops you moving, it has no effect on turret rotation speed, autoloaders etc like it should. Will boiler/engine hits in WoWS similarly affect just movement, or will there be seconday effects?
For now they're simplified. Maybe in the future they'll be expanded.

View PostDaimon_Frey_89, on 14 November 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

How long statisticly standard shell will travel 20km distance? Or can you give us in-game shell travel times?
We have sped up the flow of time in the game, so the shell travel times are also shorter, a few seconds max. Can't tell specific numbers at the moment.

View PostDoberan, on 15 November 2013 - 11:02 AM, said:

Have you, to the questions already approximate notions?
With how many players on each side of the battle starts now?
The train (WoT), will be here in WoW's flotilla?
How many players do you plan then this?
15v15 at the moment.
As for the "platoon" option, it will probably be same size, but we've not finalized the name yet.
PS. Sorry for the short answers and for those I can't answer at this time. Alpha is consuming my time.

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View Postmr3awsome, on 15 November 2013 - 05:31 PM, said:

Well we know that these 14 are in Alpha
USS Erie,
DD Fletcher,
CA New Orleans,
BB New Mexico,
BB North Carolina,
BB Iowa,
CV Essex.
CL Katori,
DD Kagero,
CA Aoba,
BB Fuso,
BB Nagato,
BB Yamato,
CV Shokaku.
So what are the other 4?

Des Moines
New Mexico
North Carolina

These are technically in the client, but not all are currently available for players.

View Postlopa1780, on 15 November 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Sorry, I ment your favorite map :honoring:

View PostRedBear87, on 15 November 2013 - 09:39 PM, said:

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it; I have another question about Japanese carriers:
Is Hiryu still a planned preset of Soryu?

Hiryu is in the tree.

View PostDoberan, on 16 November 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

EV1N, thanks Any quick response is better than none!
Thank you for your comment to XVM!!!!
At least up to the neck stuck in work! (Joking)
I wish you and the other developers have fun and good luck at work!!!!
So next Question s
1) Is it on the maps, which are adjacent to the coasts, to recognize something to give,
for example: hey this is El Haluf or South Coast? So what in the direction?
2) And why do we necessarily see the HPbar of the opponents?
Would not it be exciting without, or you can see it only when the whole crew or just the commander would need a skill for it?
Because the HPbar not only disturbs me. :izmena:
Good, is more an idea or wishful thinking, as a question but I think there's an alpha where such things could be tested.
Or take the idea later than hardcore mode! :glasses: Approximately three years after the start. :teethhappy:
3) I have another question, it is contemplated to limit gold ammunition in a battle, for example, a ship can carry 100 rounds, and it can be 5 -10% gold loading. Was there or is there musings on this subject?

1. Not at the moment.
2. Otherwise you would see no progress in the battle and would never know whether you are doing things right or not. This is not meant to be a simulation.
3. Musings, yes.

View PostDoberan, on 16 November 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

EV1N what was the best so far in the development of WoW's?
(When I installed the game, then started and it still worked?)
What was a bug that caused you to explode or just to laugh.
Would be nice to know with what developers as in everyday life when you develop makes sour ^^!
Because what can you tell?

Best bug was when I couldn't see any ship or terrain models (all were invisible) and still managed to get 3 kills and win the battle. Hilarious random killing shots. Other than that I'm not really representative, since I'm not a developer - just a producer. ;)

View Postmaestronet77, on 16 November 2013 - 08:21 PM, said:

There will be Global Alpha like in WoWP?


View Postdemonaii, on 17 November 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

Will there be sea mines?
Will you lower the system requirements for slow PCs?
How will you choose a Alpha tester?
What are you going to do when a Alpha tester stops testing your game (WoWships)?
Will you replace a left Alpha tester with a other?

Not from the current minimum.
You can read about that in the relevant forum topic.
We will take a member of his family hostage. ;)
If this individual was somehow important, then yes.

View Postdaantje8, on 17 November 2013 - 04:35 PM, said:

Are we able to follow the shells in the air ?

Not yet, but we're working on it.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 17 November 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

What will the advantages of each ship be per nation? (Mainly the IJN and USN since they will appear on release and since other nations would be too early to say.)
Will there be any Skills/Perks that will affect the effectiveness of the ships AA?
Will some ships (mainly those with 3 or more guns) have less main guns in their stock configuration?
Will scout planes autonomously roam the map for enemy ships or will we have to tell them where to go?

Hard to identify a nation-wide characteristic. Depends on the tier and class more than the nation.
Don't know - skills not finalized yet.
Not likely. You have to tell them where to go - this keeps a balance between not getting them shot down randomly and not spotting without effort.

View PostRedRist, on 17 November 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

Will there be difrent sea effects? Like calm sea or storm with bigass waves(somes like assasins creed 3 ship battles)?

We want to have that. We'll see if the FPS god permits.

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View PostPichu_Trainer, on 17 November 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Will the British get the Centaur class Carrier at Tier IX or X?

Not in the tree atm.

View PostRedjevel, on 18 November 2013 - 02:36 PM, said:

Hope we will see some shore bombardments also, not just sea action.
Anyway i wonder how big fleets of battleships we will be able to see in game, 30 players per game?
Not mentioning ships are not like tanks they are really big and usually... have multiple "guns" they don't sink instantly when shot and can still work when "crippled" by bombs.
Whole ship wont just blow up like that....
i hope ai will be able to take over the anti-aircraft batteries, it would be hard to shoot ships and planes at the same time.

15v 15 atm.

View Postbourdonnais, on 18 November 2013 - 03:22 PM, said:

According to history, after fired will the sprays of water be colored by shells if target missed?
-I'm not sure all navies used this.- :unsure:
(This allowed to recognise if the settings of a unique ship is too long or too short while others ships are firing on at the same time)


View PostRedRist, on 18 November 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

I'v been thinking about the fire controll system, becouse controling all the guns at once would make no sence... will it look something like that: for an example, i see ship in a long distance, ill press the "A" nutton on keyboard, main gun batterys start to fallow to aiming circle. Snd start to fire. When thers another target. Closer ill press "B" button and the main gun go offline aimimg that direction and the 152mm goes to life. This way we could fire on many targets in the same time. What do u think about this kind of fire control?

That implies auto-fire or switching between batteries all the time. I don't like either of these option.

View PostDeamon93, on 19 November 2013 - 06:44 AM, said:

Next salvo!
1)With which criteria you decide to put a ship on a certain tier?
2)Will you modify some ships to let them fit on the tier you chose? For example adding AA guns wherever needed etc(the best example in this case is the 1920 South Dakota)
3)Will the tech trees try to follow a certain chronological order? Cuz as far as they are now doesn't seem totally like it.

1 We take historical stats and compare them against other ships from a gameplay perspective.
2 Most likely yes, but we will try not to alter them physically.
3 Depends. We need to think about gameplay aspects.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 19 November 2013 - 10:25 AM, said:

What tiers would these USN Ships be at:
  • Sangamon-class escort carrier
  • Bogue-class escort carrier (Attacker- and Ruler-class escort carriers in the Royal Navy)
  • Long Island-class escort carrier
  • Charger-class Escort Carrier (Avenger-class in the RN)
  • Casablanca-class Escort Carrier
  • Commencement Bay-class Escort Carrier
What tiers would the Attacker-, Ruler- and Avenger-class Escorts be at in the RN Tree?

Top to bottom: 4, 3, 2, not in tree, not in tree, 5.
Too early to talk about RN in that aspect.

View Postcloud2011, on 19 November 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

Can i say what the angle is of the torpedo.
And which kind of torpedos will be introduced?^^

There's a GUI aim indicator for that, but you can't input any numbers if that's what you mean.
There are different torpedo models.

View Postlopa1780, on 19 November 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

  • What kind of tactics do you recomend for USA and Japan?
  • Can you tell us about your favorite map?
  • If mines will be added to the game, can destroyers lay a minefield in a strategic straits?
  • If magnetic mines will be added to the game, will ships have a device that "hide" the ships magnetic field?
  • At the loading menu before a battle, will you add the "thing" so you can compare your ship with your enemy's ship, as in World of Warplanes? For example: Armor, Armament and Speed.

Tactics depend more on class and the idividual ship, rather than on nation.
My favourite maps are Fault Line and Solomon Islands. :)
No mines.
Maybe, but its difficult to compare ships in this manner. For example the "firepower" of a destroyer is not in its guns, but in the torpedoes. However, the torpedoes do most of their damage to buoyancy and not to HP. This makes it hard to put one comparable number on ship stats.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 19 November 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

USA - Full Steam ahead and if that doesn't work, f*** it
Japan - Full Steam ahead and if that doesn't work, f*** it
Sorry, just trolling a little
How many Aircraft will be in the game during Alpha? And will it be possible to equip a Tier X Carrier with Tier I planes? Or will there be a limit on what tier planes you can equip to a ship, so a Tier II carrier can equip fighters upto Tier 4 and a Tier 8 Carrier can equip planes above Tier 5 etc.

Most likely there will be a limit on what a carrier can carry.

View PostDaimon_Frey_89, on 19 November 2013 - 06:12 PM, said:

How your tech trees look like? I mean horizontal like WoT or Vertical like WoWp?
Largest number of branches in tech tree?

Probably top-down, but the interface is not there yet.

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View PostBelRiose, on 19 November 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

Don't know if anybody ask for it....
Why not Novorossiysk/Giulio Cesare in the USSR Tech Tree? I think it was the best battleship on duty in the Russian Navy of all time.
Maybe as a premium ship...
1- http://ru.wikipedia....ссийск_(линкор)
2- http://forum.worldof...ian-battleship/
3- http://forum.worldof...7542#entry37542


View PostRailwayman360, on 19 November 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

At the first stage of Closed Beta, how many branches will each nation have?

One per class, we hope.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 19 November 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

That'll probably depend on how many trees each nation has :trollface::trollface::trollface::trollface:
But this would be too early to answer, it's most likely though that each nation will have 2 complete branches by release.
Will it be possible to fit additional equipment onto the planes such as Reinforced Covering or Additional Armor Plates?

Not likely - at this scale, planes are the equipment.

View Postbourdonnais, on 20 November 2013 - 07:53 AM, said:

Will ocean current with an impact on ship's route be realised on maps?

Will there be storms and fog maps?

Yes, eventually.

View PostDoberan, on 20 November 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

1)When can we expect new pictures?

2)The cost to retrain the crew, are to be the same in the game as in WoT?
Or maybe because you will change anything?

3)How many Hp DD will have, as opposed to a mouse from WoT?
And how much HP will have BB to DD? Circa.

4)Since there is no block Shoots, the fight to distant is gambling?
Or are the heavy ordnance good enough for it to apply to distance?

5)Will there be influences on the proof which affect the accuracy?
For example, you stand even under fire, the ship is in a bank of fog, the ship was hit by a torpedo!
(Outer influences)

1.  When we have something cool to show off.
2.  Don't know yet, this is not finalized.
3. This is the best question I've had in a long time. The comparison is really funny. ;)

WoT Maus can one-shot any destroyer with one HE shell. One shell from Yamato's main artillery can destroy a Maus. Assuming it always hits, penetrates and deals average damage, Maus would have to use more than half of its shells to sink Yamato.

4. Didn't understand this one.
5. Yes, there might be factors that influence accuracy under some circumstances.

View Postoyodo, on 21 November 2013 - 01:08 PM, said:

In one of the already closed Q&A-threats i have read, that a (carrier based) plane will crash, wenn it runs out of fuel.
Tell me: On a map with 60 x 60 km and a battle time about 15 mins as usual, how can a plane run out of fuel at all?

We have accelerated time flow. Normally, your aircraft will never run out of fuel, because they will automatically come back to the carrier. The exception to this is when the carrier is sunk while it has squadrons in the air - those will eventually run out of fuel and crash.

View PostRedBear87, on 21 November 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

Somehow related to my previous question about Soryu/Hiryu: what are the current plans for the G8 design? Do you plan to implement her as one of Soryu presets or as a separate ship at lower tier?

Don't know that yet.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 21 November 2013 - 01:11 PM, said:

Battle Time will be 25 minutes.

Battle time can be anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes.

View Postbourdonnais, on 22 November 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:

Will convoys war be present in the game? :sad:


View PostBelRiose, on 22 November 2013 - 08:52 AM, said:

Why not Tashkent as high tier Destroyers in USSR tech-tree?
Thanks for your reply.

Looks viable. We'll see.

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View PostDeamon93, on 22 November 2013 - 12:12 PM, said:

Thanks for your replies Ev1n! :honoring:

Now next salvo:
1)Will the smoke screen work as bushes in WoT? So if you lay down a smoke screen you won't be spotted while firing if the distance between the smoke and the ship is big enough.
2)It will be possible to "crash" the ship into sand banks, rocks and similar?
3)Will the game be more focused on BBs at low tiers? Historicallyall the Navies believed that the battleships were the main ships(up until the raid over Taranto in 1940 which lead to Pearl Harbour in 1941).

1. Yes, similarly. Just remember that here you have aircraft that have a different POV.
2. Yes.
3. Depends what you mean by "focused". Every ship class starts at tier 2, so theoretically the quantity focus will only depend on player preference. However, we do want to avoid battles of 30 BBs fighting against each other, so we're working on MM mechanics to that end.

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View PostRC_8015, on 22 November 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:

Thanks for this Q&A again.
Just the question when we can expect new screen shots was answerd clever and politly, but didnt help at all ;) Just the curiosity was increased  :teethhappy:

That's the "dark side" of my job: to tell you very little and make you love the game very much. ;)

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View Postgrizzlyfish, on 22 November 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

if you ground a ship on a sand bank will you receive damage from being out of the water?
can we have tow ropes fitted as standard to all ships

Not for now.
Honestly, I think towing would be much too difficult a maneuver to execute.

View PostSchmul66, on 22 November 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:


You do it well, you should ask for salary increase :teethhappy:
Few questions
As torpedoes speed is less than shell speed, if a BB sink a DD wich have thrown its torpedoes at this BB, do the torpedoes are deleted immediately, or can they sink the BB some seconds after sink of DD?
If your CV is destroyed, but all your aircraft is already on fly (we already know they will be destroyed because they ran out of kerozene), but do you speed up kerozene consumption to make them disappear rapidly few time after your CV is destroyed or can you still fly for minutes and maybe sink one or two ships?
What kind of games modes are you thinking about?
Take flag?, Total anihilation (obvious)? Convoy guard/destroy? Assault mode (destroy ground targets), Other (please describe)?
And if this question is top secret at least how many different ones are planned so far?

Torpedoes (and planes and shells) do not disappear if you are sunk before they reach their target. Planes have their normal range and fuel consumption, even if their carrier is sunk.
Already answered about game modes.

View Postbourdonnais, on 22 November 2013 - 05:57 PM, said:

Can we ground a ship to avoid her sinking, and try to fight little more time?

Nope. The chances of that would be almost nonexistent, since there aren't that many shallow places on the maps.

View Postmr3awsome, on 22 November 2013 - 06:12 PM, said:

Could I have an Alpha tag on this forum as other NA testers do so I can stare at the opinions of the testers?

We have comparatively few destroyers mentioned in the tech trees, would you be able to tell us some more (with their tier please)?

Poke Sabiha about that.
The US and IJN DD trees start with Smith and Sakura/Tachibana respectively.

View PostPichu_Trainer, on 22 November 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Will it be possible to equip a B5N1 Kate as a High-Level Bomber?
When can we expect the Montana class?
Is there a chance that the A-150 will be implemented? (Only asking as it's said that it was unlikely for the ship to be ingame and not that it won't be)
What will the slowest and fastest Carrier planes be at games release?
So you've told us the US carrier line from Tier II-V, so what ships will also appear from Tier VI-X?
What Carriers (from tier II-X) will appear for the Japanese Tree?

I don't know the answer about the planes atm.
When it's finished and polished.
Not planned. Yamato is already very scary and comfortable at tier X. A150 would need a higher tier.
I don't know the answer about the planes atm.
Essex at tier 8.
Zuikaku at tier 8 and Shinano at tier 10.

View PostDoberan, on 23 November 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

4)Since there is no block Shoots, the fight to distant is gambling?
Or are the heavy ordnance good enough for it to apply to distance?
4. Didn't understand this one.

Sorry Ev1n, I was a bit tired and confused! :glasses:
1)I wanted to know how well the spreading of the main guns in normal distance is, and whether it will be worse with a large distance!

2)And it is to release or after this, like enter in WoT 7er company!
Are there plans to?

Which ship do you like best, of which we know so far?
I can not decide between the CA Takao and the Yamato, I find both beautiful!

1) There is a spread difference for range, but its not significant.
2) Not for now.

View PostLoneOne, on 23 November 2013 - 11:46 PM, said:

Hello Ev1n,
Is the full ballistics model applied to the smaller AAA (e.g. 20/40mm) as well, or could it be necessary to switch over to a more simplistic mode (e.g. hit scans) on those?
WoT usually does not have a lot of shells to track (the low-tier auto cannon/machine gun mayhem not considering) but when we think about 30 ships blasting away with main armament, torpedoes, plane ordnance and machine guns/cannons, secondaries and dozens of AAA on each of the larger ships I can imagine this quickly sums up and poses a serious challenge for the server to calculate and update the clients in time.
Thank you.

Since you don't control AA, there is no need for a full model.

View PostDoberan, on 24 November 2013 - 04:28 PM, said:

I have a few questions about the torpedoes.

How soon will you be? Max Speed
What they will have maximum reach?
how does the target system?
After reaching the max. reach, then it will turn off that was correctly

Torpedo speed and range depend on the specific torpedo model used (varies by tier/ship/nation).
You target them (using a lead indicator or your own epic perception) and they follow a straight line. You can also set spread width where applicable.
After reaching max range, the torpedo disappears/sinks/turns off without exploding.

View Posttintir, on 25 November 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Will the specs for the game be big? Bigger than WoT and WoWP (sry if this is already has been asked).
Are there gonna be maps from the Atlantic Ocean?

Yes, specs are going to be a bit higher, but not a lot.
Yes, there will be Atlantic maps.

View PostRedBear87, on 25 November 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

Will hybrid Ise have her planned complement of dive bombers and how are they going to be recovered (if they're recoverable at all)? And about seaplanes, will it be necessary to fully stop your ship to recover them or is this mechanic going to be simplified/changed/omitted? I've recently read on Hara's biography that it wasn't uncommon to simply abandon seaplanes during combat rather than recovering them.

Landing and take-off mechanics are simplified - you don't need to stop or take wind into account etc. So seaplanes simply magically land - at least for the moment.

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