after numerous people wrote me about re-worked autoaim, I decided to investigate – and yes, this is a change that will make tomato, Red army, deer, crayfish and Alexei players very, very happy. Earlier, as is well known, autoaim aimed at the center of the tank, which often meant that when facing the tank forward, it aimed at the upper frontal plate. This has been changed. I am not sure, how exactly is the autoaim point defined now (center of the hull?), but the autoaim mechanism aims significantly lower.
On the picture above, I am standing on a small hill above the IS-3, you can however clearly see that with autoaim enabled, I am aiming at its hull. If I was on the same level, I would be aiming at the lower frontal plate. This is perhaps the biggest problem with the new autoaim, it will allow noobs to aim lower at the lower front plate, where usually a weakspot for most tanks is, allowing easier kills.