1. Out of curiosity, when a player buys a premium account and plays bothWoWs and WoT, how is the money split between the two projects, and what isthe reasoning behind?
A. Both projects are made by the same company, Wargaming.net. It’s likesubscribing to a theater, the shows are different but you pay at the same till.
2. Are citadels only possible through side armour penetrations or throughdeck armour as well? If deck armour is modeled, it should naturally be thinnerthan side armour and more prone to penetration at longer distances (sinceshells comes from the “top”). Is it thus possible to hit citadels through thedeck at longer distances? Such mechanics would encourage players to fight atshorter distances.
A. In game, armour is modeled with high fidelity, deck armour included. Ithappens that players hit citadels through the deck. However, you must rememberthat shells don’t always fall vertically since the firing range we set in gameis the effective range of the ship and not its “theoretical” maximum range. Thatis why for many ships the so-called “immunezone” falls on the furthest section of thefiring range and thus it’s harder to penetrate the deck.
3. Are you working on improving AA and dual purpose gunfire visuals, sinceshells seem not to come from gun barrels and the guns don’t rotate towardsplanes?
A. We’re working on it but, like with all the other visual improvements,we’re limited by the game performance since it must run on many differentsystem configurations. With time, all visual aspects of the game will beimproved but it’s a long and slow process. Regarding the time at which theywill be done, I suggest you follow the patch notes.
4. Do you plan to give CV players the ability to manually use theirsecondary armaments so they can better defend themselves against DD’s?
A. No since CV’s should fear such situations and DD’s, for their part,should have a well-deserved advantage after succeeding in coming close to a CV.
5a. Do you think Moskva isoverpowered? Firing range, rate of fire, turret rotation speed, caliber,penetration values, ability to tank 460mm shells from the bow, her onlydownsides are concealment and big silhouette.
A. I don’t think so.
5b. Have you considered giving US DD’s two different slots for their Engine Boost and Defensive Fire?Since half the time, one of them is useless. For example, three times in a rowI chose Defensive Fire but there’s no CV’s in the battles.So I decide to change and take Engine Boost andjoin a battle with 2 CV’s on each side.
A. We thought about it, but decided not to do it.
6a. How is the battle against bots going? Are you making any progress?