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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another WoT Tank Sale starts Tomorrow

 If you ever wanted to advance a certain tree in World of Tanks then starting tomorrow you may be able to do it cheaper than before. Certain German and Russian medium tanks, as well as a pair of German Artillery will be discounted by 50 Percent.

Here is the article information below: 

It's time for another tank sale, and we've also thrown in a special offer to help speed you along the way in preparation for the new crew skills in version 7.2!
Between 11:30 UTC on February 24, 2012 and 11:00 UTC on February 27, 2012 the following discounts will be active on the North American cluster. Curious what time this is in your region? Use this handy Time Zone Converter to help you out!
  • 50% off the cost of training a crewman to 100% proficiency - 100 (normally 200)
  • 50% off the cost of retraining a crewman to 100% proficiency for a new tank - 100 (normally 200)
  • 50% off the cost of increasing the size of your Barracks - 150 (normally 300)
  • 50% off the credit cost of the following vehicles:
    • T-34 - 128,350 (normally 256,700)
    • T-34-85 - 354,400 (normally 708,800)
    • T-43 - 652,650 (normally 1,305,300)
    • Grille - 73,550 (normally 147,100)
    • Hummel - 256,350 (normally 512,700)
    • VK 3001 (H) - 311,550 (normally 623,100)
    • VK 3002 (DB) - 693,050 (normally 1,386,100)

Please note that selling the above-mentioned vehicles during this special will result in receiving credits equal to half of the sale price.

Be sure to take advantage of these discounts while they last! The above-mentioned features and vehicles will return to normal price on February 27, 2012.

Monday, February 20, 2012

WoT's KV-4 Information

World of Tanks has released information on the newest Russian tank they intend on implementing The KV-4. it looks to be slated to be a Tier 8 Heavy tank and although it looks to be a replacement tank, nothing has been confirmed yet for the Russian Tank tree. Here is the information that was released by the site.

Much like the American heavy tree update in version 7.2, the Soviet heavy tree will soon be undergoing changes, including the expansion of the KV branch. The KV-4 is one of the upcoming tanks, and we're happy to share more details on it with you.

Development History

In late 1938 a special engineering unit of the Soviet Armed forces, based in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), began the development of a heavy one turret tank. It was named KV (Kliment Voroshilov) after a famed Soviet general.   
In fact, KV was not thought out from the scratch: it was a shortened version of another Soviet tank, SMK, with one turret and a diesel engine. Nikolay Dukhov was a lead engineer of the project. In September 1939, a prototype was tested successfully in Kubinka (a town west of Moscow).

First ready-for-battle models were used during the Winter War with Finland in 1940. However, KV was not completely ready for war: it had a limited maneuverability and it was breaking down too often. Despite these facts, Soviet officers were happy with the tank: the vehicle’s armor was impenetrable by any tank-mounted weapon then in service except at point-blank range. It also had a good firepower and a good traction on soft ground.
Adjusted and re-tuned KV modifications did quite well in World War II battles. German soldiers nick-named it “Gespenst” (Ghost) thanks to its invincibility and massive fire power.

 Also included in the post was the tanks specifications.

Tactical and Technical Specifications

 Tier VIII Heavy Tank
Weight 82.5 t
Armament: 106.7 mm and 45mm 20K guns in one turret. A smaller gun will be inactive. A 130 mm howitzer will be its top gun.
Engine: 1200 hp (882 kW)
Max. speed: 50 km/h
Upper front hull armour plate: 120 mm + 30 mm (spaced armour)
Lower front hull armour plate: 100 mm +30 mm (spaced armour) (доп. Плита)
Hull side: 110 mm
Hull back: 90 mm
I turret: 120/110 mm
II turret: 150/150 mm
Crew: 6 - driver, commander, gunner, two loaders, radio operator

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Voice Chat and SWTOR

 Jedi Cop

Recently I formed the guild that I had planned on doing for some time now and with it I activated a Ventrilo Server for voice communication. It didn't take me long to discover one major problem with talking to others while playing a game based around conversation, there is to many people talking. With guild mates chatting away in the background they sometimes would drown out the conversation I was having with some NPC in the game.

Now I could turn down one or the other, but that would defeat the purpose of having guild chat or having conversations in game. Missing some key point in a game conversation or guild chat is not the end of the world, but one of the selling points of SWTOR is its story and missing a key part of dialogue ruins the immersion of the game. Hopefully I will find a solution to this dilemma, but for now it looks like I will be forced to deal with the background chatter.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unexpected Hiatus

Certain elements in my life has forced me to be away from this blog for a while now, but I am happy to report that I will soon be making new posts. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

World of Tanks 7.2 Trailer

World of Tanks has released their preview video for Patch 7.2 today and it looks like the American tank trees are getting quite a revamp. Also included will be two new maps "Campania" which is in Italy and "Live Oaks" which is the games first map of America.