You said before you would give Atago her historical AA configuration(without giving a specific timeline). In the latest patch, nothing was done in that regard, and Atago is still equipped with non-historical 25mm Type 96 AA guns. Could you please explain why is it so difficult to give her the proper guns? You already modeled triple and double batteries a long time ago, so where lies the problem in swapping some single gun batteries with double and triple ones? It would take about 20 minutes. Moreover, it wouldn’t make Atago‘s AA defense much more powerful. In addition, when will we see Atago with her historical model (original camouflage, radar type 22, original floatplane, original bridge and superstructure)?
A. We’re planning to go over the AA configuration of several ships, including Atago. These changes should come in patch 0.5.6., but Atago will remain as it is for now. The problem doesn’t lie in the difficulty of the whole process since changing the AA configuration on one ship isn’t indeed a highly complex task. However, in the current meta, Atago is performing to the limits of being “overpowered”, and a new AA configuration would make her even more powerful. If we’d do that, we would have to make balancing changes, and you know very well how players would react to the rebalance of a tier 8 premium ship. In brief, Atago will remain as it is for now.
Regarding your other considerations, they were transmitted to the 3D department as soon as they were found out about. I haven’t heard about them since, but I’ll ask again at the next meeting.
What do you think about this? LINK [it’s a poll about the tier spread players would like to see. As of now (8 May), out of about 210 voting players, 55% prefer a +/-1 spread (instead of a +/-2).]
I see what 175 players on the official forum think. [At the time of his answer, only 175 players had voted, thus the discrepancy between the two numbers.]
I’ve been interested in questions regarding illegal mods, particularly aim assist. How many players have been punished for using this mod? Moreover, could you create a topic showing the name of all the players that have been found using illegal mods?
A. Currently, that mod is flagged as “undesirable”, which implies that:
we are still fighting it on a client level, which means that, every update, the game client is better protected. According to our plans, after some time, making such mod will become so complex that it will stop being profitable, thus the mod will lose its meaning (those mods are created first of all to make money);
we do not punish players on the sole fact they use it, and we do not organise “public repression” (by disclosing the name of those who were punished);
we do not support this mod and the discussions held on official resources (forums, webpages, etc.).
In the case our actions were not effective, we reserve the right to enforce harsher policies. However, we are happy with the current situation for now.