And a few screenies:
Well, I kinda want to play that game mode and I’m happy that finally the 1st of April jokes are no longer just on the websites, but in the game itself ;D
This might sound like a silly question but will it actually be in the game for the duration of April Fools?
I’m actually interested in this “Labyrinth” mode now.
Dang, they would get an itch in me in wanting to play this mode now. It looks very challenging. Very good Poisson d’avril WG.
I’m so gonna spend whole day playing that ^_^
So let me get this straight. This mode is only a joke, not playable at all?
Nope, it’s fully playable mode. Will be. This map together with Karl himself were added in current client with the latest micropatch. Even the exact parameters of this vehicle were published earlier: http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/03/26/karl-gerat-stats-from-tank-inspector/
Meh, for this we had to update the Client and Soundmods, definitely not worth it.
They’re finally nailed it!
meh i consider they made better april fools than this, i mean this one is very obvious, some old ones were believable, like the ratte story!
Seriously, this seems awesome and fun to play. Maybe only for a short time, but i dont care. I want to play this gamemode.
Just like the Zombie Mode they announced 2 or 3 years ago. That sounded awesome, too. :P
Remembers me of the WT MLP jets.
Definitely better than “just” some shenanigans in videos and on websites/forums.
(So will we get exp/credits from this mode? #Greedy)
They could have trolled it harder.
“We have delayed the upcoming historical battles to introdue this new mode…………..”
“Instead of HD models we decided to introduce VGA models”
There are any non-respectable Wargaming.net developers?
Will there be any respectable Wargaming.net developers?
There are respectable Wargaming.net developers… They lurk in the shadow world…
This looks FUN.
When will it be active and who do I kill to play this>?
If only it would last longer…
I still do not know if this is a joke only, or if there will be really some little update, which allows to play THAT vehicle on THAT map. :)
We’ll see. =3
The update has already happened. It was patched into the game last week. The question is not if there’ll be an update but if they will let us play it (which since they wasted their bandwidth doing it is awfully likely)
I can’t wait :)
>SNES TANK BATTLE
From the page that popped up on SEA and then dropped off:
It’s the first day of April, and millions of people are already planning to prank the socks off their friends and families. Are you the mastermind today, or the victim?
No matter which role you’re going to play today (or none at all, if you really don’t like that sort of thing), you can always count on us to be honest and true. So trust us when we say that this week will be exceptionally fun!
First up, we have a exclusive new vehicle available for players for just this week: Karl! Karl is so unique that he (She? It???) has a whole game mode created for this occasion. Scroll down to the section below to learn more about the tank and the special new map.
We’re also brushing the dust off our rarest of awards for this occasion: the Raseiniai Heroes’ Medal. If you manage to earn the medal during this period, we’ll shower you with 2,000,000 Credits!
Perhaps pulling off a prank in real life doesn’t seem that enticing anymore? See you in the field, Tank Commanders!
01 – 04 April: Karl!
New Kid on the Block
Meet Karl, our special guest for this event which will run from 1st to 4th April. Officially known as the SPG ‘Karl-Geraet’, Karl was plucked from another 8-bit universe to be of service to you!
Here’s some detailed information about Karl:
Classification: Tier I German SPG
Short range of fire
10 – 90 degrees sight angle
High reload speed (~2 seconds)
1-man Immortal Crew (he cannot be injured or killed!)
No Sniper mode – Arty mode available
Karl is destroyed once he receives 3 direct hits
Low shell velocity
1000 rounds ammunition (will be provided Free of Charge)
Karl can still be loaded with Consumables and Equipment
Platoons will not be available when using Karl
Karl does not provide Credits, EXP, Crew EXP or achievements (excluding the specially-prepared achievement for this event)
No exterior customisation available for Karl
Karl cannot be sold
Karl’s stay will not be permanent – the vehicle will be removed after the event
A New Arena
Unfortunately, Karl can only exist in certain atmospheres – dumping him into Mines or Himmelsdorf will likely cause him to disintegrate. That’s why you’ll do battle with him in a special new map!
To enter a battle with Karl, simply select the vehicle from your garage, then join a Random Battle. The new matchmaking has already been notified about Karl’s… disability, and will drop him into the special ‘Battlecity’ map without fail.
In this zone, things are somewhat different from usual. Walls can be destroyed, the terrain is blocky and everything sounds like an old 1980s program… or something out of the 8-bit tales video series. But what does it matter? Blast away with Karl!
Event Start: 01 April, 2014 (Tuesday) @ 13:30 – 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)
Event End: 04 April, 2014 (Friday) @ 13:30 – 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)
01 – 04 April: Karl!
Obtain Karl the Tank
Restrictions Once per account
Conditions Log in during the event
Prizes Karl the Tank
01 – 04 April: Karl in the Top-5
Earn 5,000 Credits by becoming one of the top 5 in damage dealt for your team
Restrictions Only available for Karl, Repeatable
Conditions Be in Top-5 for damage dealt
Prizes 5,000 Credits
01 – 04 April: Peaceful Karl
Obtain a special medal by winning a battle without killing a team member
Restrictions Use Karl the Tank only, Once per account
Conditions Win a battle, Do not destroy any allies
Prizes Special Medal: Battle Citizen
Great work! Thanks man for bringing it here! :D
Ths reminds me of the old Atari Tank Battles game lol
Is he a respectable Wargaming.net developer, or is he a respectable Wargaming .NET developer? :)
You blew my head sir.
You have won the interwebz.
Love it :D
I remember playing Battle City on NES when I was a kid, good times.
- ping 300+, problems with Telia in Europe continuing
- what the developers do? create videos…
Sure sounds like a Telia problem tho, don’t u think?
We need to start a petition to keep this in the game forever.
I agree, or at the very least to have it as an event every so often for the lols.