…..because we all know it’s the evil Europeans leaking stuff :)
A Russian supertester unveils some new facts over the supertest…
I heard you guys like any extra info you can get. First let me post some stats and excuse me if I make some mistakes in my English because I am Russian. Sorry if any of this was posted already.
Gun 122mm D-25TA acc 0.46 shoots 4.17 times a minute 3,4 aiming time average penetration 175/300/61 damage 390/390/465
Hull armor 90/50/50
Turret armor 190/120/60
Turret Traverse speed 46
Traverse speed of tank 46
View Range 380
Tiers it gets thrown to : 8, 9 and 10 too.
My opinion about tank-it is a poor mans type. I only played 8 games in it though. The gun depression SUCKS. It is a lot worse than on type and it is worse than it was on private test server too. The mobility of tank is good. Armor is kinda bouncy but you should not count on it. Gunner and driver die very often. Every 3-4 front hit on me kills one of them. Didn’t like it very much overall. By the way it was added to our accounts only today despite the news saying it was added a week ago.
About other new things: Cybersport mode. Currently being tested on Airport, Lasville, Ensk, Fiordes and some map the name of which I don’t know in english(Степи) (SS: Steppes)
New tanks and maps
New tank Type-64, most likely a level 6-7 light tank , I haven’t played on it yet. T-44-122, everyone knows about it already probably, level 7 prem medium. Some german level 4 premium heavy Durchbruchswagen 2. New iOS app 1.5 that will be released soon. Many new maps that are or were being tested. For example “Dead road”, “Foothold of Jupiter”, “84_WINTER_A(it just doesn’t have a proper name yet I think)”
Interesting facts about supertest: We get up to 34k gold a month for supertesting and the ability to buy tanks that nobody else can buy, ie type59 or KV-5. Also we have a special forum divided from the main one. While testing new premium tanks, if someone from your own team shoots you, he will most likely be banned if you report it in special forum.
And, Q&A for the supertester:
Q: How can one become a supertester? Do u get paid? How long do u have to work every week?
A: I made an application on main forum for fun and it took 6 months for them to check it and invite me. I only get “bonuses” like gold and special abilities like buying tanks that can’t be bought and testing tanks like E25 and 112 first on the main server. I have to get 7-8 points every week and every point is around 50 minutes of testing. You also get 2-3 points for every feedback.
Q: So wait, you can buy say a Type 59 on the main server? What other special tanks can you buy?
A: KV-220, tetrarch, M6A2E8 or whatever it was called. We buy them for “points” accumulated for testing, not gold by the way.
P.S. Also there is a system with which those that test regularly and good can get those tanks for absolutely no price at all. Just for free. For example if a tank costs 50 points and you work enough for 50 points for three months, you can get that tank for nothing.
(SS: this applied for RU supertesters only, even when there was a EU supertest actually)
Q: Do you have access to the new physics engine? Any news on multi core processor support? Do any tanks get any noticeable buffs/nerfs?
A: I don’t think there is any new physics engine. I don’t have access to it even if it exists. Nope, but I think SerB said the client already supports it. I am not sure about it though, sorry. Yes, 34-3 had gun depression almost like type59, now it is worse. And some tanks get noticeable buffs because WG is afraid to make OP tanks now and early iterations of them really suck. For example PZ4 Hydro lost 95% of all the test battles and they are now buffing it.
Q: What’s your favorite tank that hasn’t been released yet? Any buffs to old tanks (maus is7)?
A: 112 I guess. It is different from IS6 and is a good tank. A bit OP maybe, but definitely not in the armor department. Armor is a lot worse than on IS6. Pantera and Pantera II will get…rebalanced probably.
Q: PZ4 Hydro? Tell WG to make the sideskirts on the Schmalturm functional and solid steel (non-mesh). Tired of being 1 shotted in that tank
A: Hydro is a new prem too, but it is not going to be released any time soon imo. Schmaltum had them functional in the early tests I think but I might be mistaken. Anyway it was suggested to make them solid and declined already