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The Grand Finals: Exclusive AMX 13 57 tank
The Grand Finals: Exclusive AMX 13 57 tank
A new challenger appears! Get to know the new French AMX 13 57 that is going to be available exclusively during the Grand Finals! Read more Discuss on Forum
15.04.2015 18:00

Top of the Tree: Object 263
Top of the Tree: Object 263
Check out the newest edition of this special! This time, it’s the Soviet vehicles leading to the mysterious Object 263. Read more
15.04.2015 10:00

The Grand Finals – Interview With The APAC T
The Grand Finals – Interview With The APAC T
The teams going to The Grand Finals later this month spoke up to present themselves and answer a few pressing questions. Read more Discuss on Forum
14.04.2015 17:40

The Grand Finals Hall of Fame
The Grand Finals Hall of Fame
The home of the biggest eSports tank event of the year is available for your viewing pleasure! Read more Discuss on Forum
13.04.2015 13:00

Video: The Challenger Asia Edition - Kinmen
Video: The Challenger Asia Edition - Kinmen
Curious about what The_Challenger has been up to lately? Read now to learn all about his recent trip to the Far East! Read more Discuss on Forum
12.04.2015 11:36

World of Tanks 4th Anniversary: Refer a Friend Pro
World of Tanks 4th Anniversary: Refer a Friend Pro
Invite some friends over for the celebrations, enjoy the game together, profit from exclusive features and have a chance of winning a legendary tank for yourselves! Read more
11.04.2015 11:20

Premium Shop: Anniversary Party Packages
Premium Shop: Anniversary Party Packages
Celebrations have made it to the Premium Shop as well – check out our special anniversary deals! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.04.2015 19:32

Special: World of Tanks 4th Anniversary
Special: World of Tanks 4th Anniversary
World of Tanks has been rolling out into European battlefields for four years now. This calls for an epic celebration! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.04.2015 19:32

Alienware Presents: The WGL Grand Finals Scavenger
Alienware Presents: The WGL Grand Finals Scavenger
Hunt down answers and win prizes in this devilishly difficult eSports quiz! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.04.2015 18:29

Public Test of Version 9.7
Public Test of Version 9.7
Thanks for participating in the Public Test! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.04.2015 18:20

The Grand Finals Hall of Fame
The Grand Finals Hall of Fame
The home of the biggest eSports tank event of the year is available for your viewing pleasure! Read more Discuss on Forum
10.04.2015 15:07

Premium Shop: Anniversary Party Packages
Premium Shop: Anniversary Party Packages
Celebrations have made it to the Premium Shop as well – check out our special anniversary deals! Read more
10.04.2015 10:39

World of Tanks 4th Anniversary Community Celebrati
World of Tanks 4th Anniversary Community Celebrati
The anniversary parties are on! Join our community contributors in celebrations and have a chance of winning great prizes! Read more Discuss on Forum
09.04.2015 18:31

Special: World of Tanks 4th Anniversary
Special: World of Tanks 4th Anniversary
World of Tanks has been rolling out into European battlefields for four years now. This calls for an epic celebration! Read more Discuss on Forum
09.04.2015 17:33

UPDATE: The Grand Finals Check-in
UPDATE: The Grand Finals Check-in
Planning to show up at The Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland, 25-26 April for your adrenaline fix? Pre-register now and you could receive free gifts at check-in! Read more Discuss on Forum
09.04.2015 16:54

Premium Tanks: Removal from Sales
Premium Tanks: Removal from Sales
Four premium vehicles will soon be removed from sale – read now for more info. Read more Discuss on Forum
08.04.2015 19:24

Wallpaper for April 2015
Wallpaper for April 2015
This month’s wallpaper is a welcome gift for the new French vehicles coming soon with update 9.7. Tank up your desktop with the AMX 30 B! Read more Discuss on Forum
07.04.2015 13:27

The Grand Finals – CN Region Representatives
The Grand Finals – CN Region Representatives
Check out which teams from the Middle Kingdom are going to set the battlefields on fire! Read more Discuss on Forum
06.04.2015 17:00

Easy 8 7/54 Registration Open!
Easy 8 7/54 Registration Open!
A new Easy 8 tournament is about to start. Sign up now! Read more Discuss on Forum
06.04.2015 13:00

Test works on the portal!
Test works on the portal!
Currently test works are conducted on the portal. Read more
06.04.2015 12:09

The Grand Finals Check-in
The Grand Finals Check-in
Planning to show up at The Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland, 25-26 April for your adrenaline fix? Pre-register now and you could receive free gifts at check-in! Read more
03.04.2015 17:08

Special: Climb the Ladder
Special: Climb the Ladder
Making your way up to the very top can be a very challenging undertaking – use this weekend’s bonuses as a leverage to your progress! Read more Discuss on Forum
03.04.2015 17:03

Special Pre-Order Bundles for WoT Generals
Special Pre-Order Bundles for WoT Generals
Don’t miss out on this superb chance to bag a totally unique HQ! Read more Discuss on Forum
03.04.2015 16:40

Premium Shop: Keeping It Cool
Premium Shop: Keeping It Cool
Check out this week’s offers in the Premium Shop! Read more
03.04.2015 10:48

Easy 8 7/54 Registration Open!
Easy 8 7/54 Registration Open!
A new Easy 8 tournament is about to start. Sign up now! Read more
02.04.2015 18:00

The Grand Finals – The Wild Cards
The Grand Finals – The Wild Cards
The two teams everyone has been waiting to hear about – the Wild Cards! Read more Discuss on Forum
02.04.2015 17:26

Premium Shop: Offers for April 2015
Premium Shop: Offers for April 2015
Check out the special packages which will be available in April! Read more Discuss on Forum
02.04.2015 10:38

Premium Shop: Only Today – Panzer II J
Premium Shop: Only Today – Panzer II J
Suddenly, a wild package appears, and it’s quite the catch! Read more Discuss on Forum
01.04.2015 19:07

Introducing - World of Tanks: Operation Undead
Introducing - World of Tanks: Operation Undead
Check out this fun new mini-game from Wargaming. Read more
01.04.2015 18:20

Sky Traffic
Sky Traffic
Hot News: The rate of traffic in the skies breaks all records! Watch your heads, lots of fallout expected! Read more
01.04.2015 13:00

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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