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Special Missions: Faster, Harder, Stronger, Better
Special Missions: Faster, Harder, Stronger, Better
Interested in boosting your progress? Check out these missions and obtain some of the special Personal Reserves! Read more Discuss on Forum
06.06.2015 15:29

D-Day Anniversary - The Dieppe Raid and Hobart&rsq
D-Day Anniversary - The Dieppe Raid and Hobart&rsq
For this year’s D-Day historical article, we’re delving into the story behind the specialist tanks that were devised for the Normandy Landings. Read more Discuss on Forum
06.06.2015 12:00

Clan Wars: Armageddon – Rules and Regulation
Clan Wars: Armageddon – Rules and Regulation
Read now to learn all about the mechanics behind the latest Clan Wars event! Read more
05.06.2015 18:24

Special: Operation Overlord
Special: Operation Overlord
Commemorate one of the most momentous events of World War II with us and enjoy a vast variety of discounts and bonuses! Read more Discuss on Forum
05.06.2015 18:17

Refer a Friend – Updates and Opportunities
Refer a Friend – Updates and Opportunities
The Refer a Friend program is set to be refreshed with new updates and opportunities. Read more
05.06.2015 13:12

Premium Shop: Burning Down the House
Premium Shop: Burning Down the House
Check out this week’s offer in the Premium Shop! Read more Discuss on Forum
05.06.2015 10:32

World of Tanks Presents…Tankfest 2015!
World of Tanks Presents…Tankfest 2015!
This year World of Tanks is honoured to present the legendary Tankfest in Bovington, England. Read more Discuss on Forum
04.06.2015 17:15

IS-5: New Tyrant on the Battlefield
IS-5: New Tyrant on the Battlefield
Another powerful member of the IS family is about to make its debut in World of Tanks Read more
04.06.2015 16:25

Special Missions: Faster, Harder, Stronger, Better
Special Missions: Faster, Harder, Stronger, Better
Interested in boosting your progress? Check out these missions and obtain some of the special Personal Reserves! Read more
04.06.2015 15:29

Domination: Event Details
Domination: Event Details
Time to dominate the battlefield – check out the briefing and roll out for supremacy! Read more Discuss on Forum
04.06.2015 12:00

Wallpaper for June 2015
Wallpaper for June 2015
Check out the amazing artwork we have prepared to tank up your desktop this month Read more
02.06.2015 17:10

Domination: Event Details
Domination: Event Details
Time to dominate the battlefield – check out the briefing and roll out for supremacy! Read more Discuss on Forum
02.06.2015 12:00

Clan Wars: Armageddon
Clan Wars: Armageddon
The world as we know it is on the brink of destruction – enrol for this special event in Clan Wars and help in the fight against the forces of evil! Read more Discuss on Forum
01.06.2015 19:07

WGL EU Open Qualifier
WGL EU Open Qualifier
Wargaming.net League Europe has two open slots, find out how your team could be the next champions of Europe! Read more Discuss on Forum
01.06.2015 18:15

Clan Wars: Armageddon
Clan Wars: Armageddon
The world as we know it is on the brink of destruction – enrol for this special event in Clan Wars and help in the fight against the forces of evil! Read more Discuss on Forum
01.06.2015 17:15

Fan Cup IV: Fantastic Five
Fan Cup IV: Fantastic Five
The fourth Fan Cup is here – take your fives and roll! Read more Discuss on Forum
01.06.2015 16:15

Premium Shop: Offers for June 2015
Premium Shop: Offers for June 2015
Check out which special offers will be available for the whole month! Read more
01.06.2015 11:00

Top of the Tree: T110E5
Top of the Tree: T110E5
Check out the newest edition of this special! This time, it’s the sturdy American heavy tanks! Read more Discuss on Forum
31.05.2015 16:05

Missions for June 2015
Missions for June 2015
HQ has just issued special missions for this month – check them out and restock on some Premium Consumables! Read more Discuss on Forum
31.05.2015 16:01

Removal of Premium Tanks From Shop
Removal of Premium Tanks From Shop
Update 9.8 will see four Premium Tanks fall out of the parade for the last time. Read more Discuss on Forum
29.05.2015 17:05

Weekend Special
Weekend Special
Check out which discounts and bonuses will be available to you during the upcoming weekend! Read more Discuss on Forum
29.05.2015 16:50

World of Tanks and Italeri Strike Again!
World of Tanks and Italeri Strike Again!
Four new World of Tanks Italeri model kits fall in line - it’s time to get building! Read more Discuss on Forum
29.05.2015 16:00

Premium Shop: Vault Raid
Premium Shop: Vault Raid
Check out this week’s offers in the Premium Shop! Read more Discuss on Forum
29.05.2015 10:40

Version 9.8: Battles for Strongholds on Tier VIII
Version 9.8: Battles for Strongholds on Tier VIII
Significant changes are coming to battles for strongholds – read now to learn more! Read more Discuss on Forum
27.05.2015 15:30

Update 9.8: Released!
Update 9.8: Released!
Dynamic Platoons, a Domination event, Battle Performance Badges, HD/SD client split and further vehicles reworked for HD quality! Read more Discuss on Forum
27.05.2015 13:20

Pick Your Game Client – SD and HD (beta)
Pick Your Game Client – SD and HD (beta)
With Update 9.8, players will have the ability to download either an HD or SD Read more Discuss on Forum
27.05.2015 11:00

Version 9.8: Map Changes
Version 9.8: Map Changes
The new update will modify a couple of maps in the game – check out what will change. Read more Discuss on Forum
26.05.2015 13:00

Clan Portal: New Improvements
Clan Portal: New Improvements
The clan portal has been upgraded to feature new data and additional statistics. Read more Discuss on Forum
25.05.2015 17:05

Easy 8 Cup – 7/54 edition
Easy 8 Cup – 7/54 edition
Easy 8 is here once again but will it be as easy as pie? Only you can decide! Read more Discuss on Forum
25.05.2015 16:35

Introducing: The Master Cup Series
Introducing: The Master Cup Series
A new collaborative tournament with the ESL hits World of Tanks! Read more Discuss on Forum
25.05.2015 16:15

FTR News

Status report!
FTR is closed. As to “why” – see previous post. You can get your information (translations, leaks) from Ritagamer’s new blog: http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/
05.03.2015 12:15

All Good Things…
Dear readers and friends, now, that’s a change from the usual “hello everyone” and the Star Trek title – must mean something significant, yes? Well, unfortunately, it does. I am quitting working on For the Record, completely. The reasons for these are numerous, but the most obvious one is that I was hired by My.com, the producer of Armored Warfare, to become a content manager and a sort of historical advisor (minus the epic hat) with a hint of community management. My contract prevents me from doing anything, that would benefit My.com’s competition and unfortunately, running a Wargaming news blog is exactly the kind of thing that is prohibited. I wasn’t expecting this to come so suddenly (in fact, I was counting on running the blog for at least another month to take it all nice and slow), but the resolution of the situation came rather swiftly and I cannot wait – I’d be in breach of my contract. Don’t worry though, I won’t leave you without any info, there is a contingency plan (see below). There are other reasons as well though and I do feel like I owe you a longer explanation though, so here goes. This decision is not new. Some of you might remember that I was considering quitting completely as early as in the autumn of 2014. Wasn’t a good time for me really – along with some health issues, by that point FTR was practically a fulltime job (which didn’t change until today) and no matter how easy it might seem to an outsider, running the blog to any standard was completely exhausting. Another price, even more serious one, was the complete lack of any “life”, a price I was willing to pay, but I am no longer – I found someone very special in my life and suddenly found myself in a situation where I had to choose between my private life and working on FTR. Until today, I chose the latter, but I cannot do that anymore. But that’s not nearly everything. For a long time, I was doing FTR mostly out of sense of duty, as there was unfortunately no true goal to the entire endeavor. While the FTR numbers between 2013 and 2014 practically doubled, recently, the growth generally just stagnated. I believe that as it is now, FTR has reached its limits, there is nowhere to expand – in fact, I had to get rid of some topics to be able to manage the amount of incoming information. And add one more factor to that. There is nowhere to go for me even in World of Tanks itself. I am not really interested in becoming a unicum or anything. For me, the real fun with World of Tanks was participating (well, sort of) in the development. As you know, my goal was to have Czechoslovak tanks introduced into the game and by Wargaming actually agreeing to do that, there’s nothing left to achieve. Combine all these reasons and you have a very tiring mixture. Make no mistake: I liked working on For the Record and I was happier working on it more than I was with my real job. Unfortunately, even with the generosity of the contributors (some were VERY generous and I won’t forget that), FTR could never bring enough money to work as a fulltime job. Well, maybe it could, if I spam the entire site with ads, but the thing is, I hate ads. Plus, ad revenue is extremely vulnerable to reader whims as the Adblock is just one click away. Sure, you might think – why not contact Wargaming and maybe work something out? Well… for one, you know very well what I think of the entire WG EU. WG RU has some really cool guys and I never had a “beef” with them per se, but the thing is… I am also tired of this game and I don’t like where it is going. Sure, Czechoslovak tanks are cool, but what’s next? The development future and plans do seem a bit like stumbling in the dark from my perspective. I don’t feel like Wargaming has a clear vision, as there is little to achieve gameplay-wise left for them apart from making more and more money. Not that there’s something wrong with making money, it’s just that I have the feeling (especially lately) that it actually sometimes collides with the game development itself (cutting out content that is very expensive to produce, while introducing more and more premium tanks being the most obvious example). Perhaps I am wrong, but that’s how I see it. That’s why I turned to who I consider to have a bright future: Armored Warfare developers, Obsidian. Armored Warfare developers have a vision, that doesn’t consist entirely of selling you more and more stuff – and they listen to the players. An example: it took me two years to convince Wargaming to put Czechoslovak tanks into the game. It took me three minutes to do that with Obsidian. What I do believe is that with proper development, Armored Warfare can not only go toe to toe with World of Tanks, we can even beat it on their own turf.Therein lies the challenge and the goal. Can I personally help to make it better with my dedication? I’d like to think that yes, I can. I have faith, something I lacked for a very long time, a faith that was in Wargaming’s case replaced by cynicism, stemming from some degree of knowledge of Wargaming’s inner workings a long time ago. I am sure you noticed that yourselves from the leaks as well. I will not tell you that Wargaming is the Great Satan and Armored Warfare is our only savior. That would be stupid and it would be a lie. For all its flaws and the idiocy of some of WG staff, World of Tanks is a good game, even a great game (if you embrace arty that is :D). I just think there’s an opportunity here to build something even better – together with the players and developers actually listening to player feedback without having to spend years to convince them of a good idea. And so, it suddenly all “clicked” together – their offer, my desire to do something I actually really like for a living and reasons to actually have some private life back. And I said yes. So this is it. Now, before I depart, two things. AW beta keys If you are interested, I have beta keys for all the contributors, who ever donated to FTR. Just write me an email at fortherecordwot@gmail.com with your identification as a former FTR contributor and I’ll send you one. I wish I had beta keys for EVERYBODY but alas, I couldn’t get my hands on so many. But that’s okay… I am pretty sure that if you go to the Armored Warfare site and register for CBT, you’ll get there in no time, the beta has plenty of space for everybody. FTR replacement Second – as promised, you won’t be left without information. I was wondering for a long time how to do this – and I opted for one thing, one person who actually has no agenda and who I actually really trust – Ritagamer. Surprised? So was I, when she showed interest. Long story short: I did put her in touch with a native Russian speaker, let’s call him “Ivan”. Ivan will help her with translations for her and she will be posting them in the same style as I used on FTR. And yes, there will still be leaks. She will also cover Armored Warfare actually, so you’ll get everything in a nice, neat package. You can find her blog here: http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/ Make no mistake, it will be very difficult for her at first and the design of the blogger site is less than optimal, so please, support her as much as you did support me, she is taking a huge risk with this and it’s a lot of work. But, I am confident she’ll be up to the task – you know her from her streams, when she wants something, she gets it right :) So, that’s it really. I hope to see you drop by on AW forums. This is for the record… signing off.
05.03.2015 12:15

4.3.2015
An information was leaked on RU sites that 9.7 common test should start tomorrow. Tried to verify it – supertest was planned for tomorrow, but the Russian staff is saying that the test will start “soon”, so who knows? Will try to confirm that. - according to the Insider, the T-34/85 “Rudy” was never intended for the Polish branch in World of Tanks, but as a Soviet vehicle, “Fury” style. Its current estimated price is cca 24 USD - according to WG RU developers, T-34/85 “Rudy” and Cromwell Berlin are premiums “in a sense” (SS: what this means is that while Rudy will be sold almost certainly the way Fury was, the Berlin tanks will likely not) - Q: “Will T-34/85 Rudy come with a dog?” A: “Time will tell :)” (SS: yes, the Szaryk will be actually a crewmember apparently and no, he won’t get special perks) - more details on this batch of premiums will be published later - Krupp-Steyr WT is NOT the WT E-100 replacement (SS: duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) - AMX-30 will come in 9.7 - AMX-30 Prototype has 4 crewmembers - HD Super Pershing model will be reworked, it will most likely not appear in 9.7 And meanwhile in Strongholds… presenting the airstrike consumable. That looks balanced.
04.03.2015 20:00

A Different Take On Hall of Shame
04.03.2015 19:12

9.7 Vehicle Preview by EiKarrRamba
Hello everyone, here’s a couple of videos of 9.7 vehicles by EiKarrRamba, German community contributor. There’s no really new info in it and the A45 (“strange Centurion”) model is old, but still, it’s nice to see the vehicles actually moving around.  
04.03.2015 18:50

T-34/85 “Rudy”
Sorry Polish players, it’s actually a Soviet tree vehicle. Likely with unique crew. It’s not a pure clone – the turret is slightly different, it’s the same post-war production T-34 as was used in the TV series (Polish production).
04.03.2015 17:39

9.7 Content – Vehicles
Hello everyone, here’s a preview of more of the 9.7 content. New French tree (as stated before, AMX-30 will be unlockable from AMX-13/90): FCM 36 Renault R35 Somua S35 SARL 42 Renault G1 AMX 30 Prototype AMX 30 B Cromwell Berlin ISU-122S IS-2 Berlin Object 244 Waffenträger Krupp-Steyr
04.03.2015 17:25

Evilly Talks About New Motion Physics
Source: Rita’s Status Report From a Russian video interview with Anton “Evilly” Pankov – in new motion physics, the type of ground your tank is on will play a larger role, tanks will behave differently on various surfaces like sand, snow etc., the amount of surface types will increase, but the game will be made so that the tank doesn’t slide from side to side like in other games; - it’s certain that new motion physics, players will be able to get to places on maps they couldn’t before – this will be monitored carefully and “cheating” spots will be made inaccessible; - Some maps will be reworked to handle new motion physics if necessary; - based on the test, tipping the tanks on their roof doesn’t seem to be a serious gameplay element, it will be very difficult to tip a tank on the roof, it won’t be a problem; - It’s not yet sure whether mobility of some tanks will be changed (buffed/nerfed) based on motion physics; - It won’t take long to get used to new physics in your favorite tank; - There will be more rounds of the test with more vehicles and maps.
04.03.2015 15:51

HD Models from 9.7
Many thanks to Domn1n for this one! E-100 IS-4 Jagdpanzer E-100 ELC AMX Pz.IV Ausf. H
04.03.2015 15:47

Meanwhile in Czech Republic: Dietolog is famous!
Source: http://bonusweb.idnes.cz/wargaming-world-of-warplanes-kauza-zamestnanec-warthunder-pot-/ Hello everyone, this is interesting, it looks like the affair with Wargaming paying its employees to sabotage Gaijin forums (aka Dietolog affair) made it to Czech mainstream media. Bonusweb is a part of the Idnes portal, which is one of the most visited Czech news servers. And no, before you ask, wasn’t me who told them. I am currently ultrabusy with my own matters. Funnily enough though, they do mention FTR in connection with it, so I guess it was one of my Czech readers, who made the call. They got one thing wrong though – Ellendway (former Czech community manager) no longer works at Wargaming. The article ends with a statement that they actually asked Wargaming for their opinion, which will be added later on.
04.03.2015 15:31

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