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https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/public-test/bulletin-0712/

Our latest issue of the Developer Bulletin is here to give you an overview of what you can expect.

The forthcoming update kicks off our New Year celebrations, and is set to bring you plenty of cool stuff in the run up to 2019! With Update 0.7.12 you get "Snowflakes", an event called "In the Name of His Highness", a "Belle Époque" collection, two new campaigns, and much more!

IMPORTANT! Because the update is still being tested, the information in this Bulletin is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time it goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be accurate after the release of the update.

In the Name of His Highness!The "Belle Époque" CollectionThe "Mighty Prinz" CampaignThe "Steel Monsters" CampaignSnowflakes!Ranked SprintWarships Premium AccountBalanceOther Changes


In the Name of His Highness!

The incoming update welcomes you with an in-game event called "In the Name of His Highness!" Its focus is the glorious epoch when the armor-plated ships of the early 20th century ruled the seas. Expect the rules of this five-week event to be similar to the rules of the "Royal Navy" campaign.

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The event contains one Stage and four Directives scheduled to arrive once per week, each of which contains 10 to 11 Combat Missions. While the fifth week won’t offer a new Directive, you'll be able to continue with those already made available. Each completed Directive or Combat Mission brings rewards including: camouflage patterns, signals, New Year containers and Steel. The successful completion of the fourth Directive brings you the brand new German Premium Tier VI battleship—Prinz Eitel Friedrich!

Accomplish all Directives of the Stage and fight for a place of honor in the updated Hall of Fame.

Please note: During the Public Test, the conditions of the Event may differ from its final version. For example, by completing the first Directive of the "In the Name of His Highness!" event you get Japanese Tier VI destroyer Shinonome. The ship is a key to the subsequent missions of the Public Test.


The "Belle Époque" Collection

New Year containers issued for accomplishing Combat Missions and Directives bring you items from the "Belle Époque" collection. The collection will provide the rich background of the glory days of the armor-plated warships of the early 20th century. It comprises Coats of Arms, mail stamps, New Year cards, and elements of the exterior decor of ships. The new collection consists of 16 elements, thematically divided into 4 sections. Elements of the collection can be obtained from the relevant dedicated containers onl

The reward for completing the collection includes a commemorative flag, Secret Santa container and Pickelhelm patch.


The "Mighty Prinz" Campaign

By a good New Year's tradition, we'll continue partying by rolling out a new temporary campaign that will be available for owners of battleship Prinz Eitel Friedrich. As you progress through the campaign, you'll get containers from the New Year's "Belle Époque" collection. The final missions of the campaign will bring you researchable Tier VI ships with beautiful New Year-themed camouflages. Your ultimate reward for accomplishing the entire campaign will be a permanent camouflage for Prinz Eitel Friedrich.

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During the Public Test, the first mission can only be completed with Shinonome.


The "Steel Monsters" Campaign

The second campaign is dedicated to the construction of the heavily armored ships from the beginning of the 20th century. It will be available for purchase through the Premium Shop. This campaign is a great way to stock up on camo, signals, Secret Santa containers and Steel—a valuable resource for use in the Arsenal.

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Access to the campaign will open during the second round of the Public Test, once you have completed the "Mighty Prinz" campaign.

Please note that during the Public Test it will be noticeably easier to pass the new campaign when compared to the effort that will be required once it moves to the live servers. Also, please bear in mind that the conditions of various tasks and the attached rewards for completing them, may differ substantially.


Snowflakes!

New Year: a time of miracles! And what could be more perfect for the New Year's festivities than a gift that can make you smile? That's where “Snowflakes” comes into play!

It’s a new festive special event that’s set to last throughout Update 0.7.12. You are probably well aware by now that your first win of the day with each ship scores an XP bonus, right? “Snowflakes” is a bonus you can claim the same way, but only once per update.

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To knock a Snowflake off a ship, you need to win a battle of any type, except for Clan and Training Battles. The reward for knocking them off is resources for use in the Arsenal: Coal and Steel. During the Public Test, a victorious battle with Tier VI-VII ships brings you Coal while ships of Tier VIII-X will receive Steel.

We understand that Steel is a valuable resource that is "mined" in Clan and Ranked Battles in order to get rare ships. But since adding it to the game, we have received many requests to make it more accessible, as not all players have the opportunity to play in the competitive modes efficiently enough or on a regular basis. The events we mentioned above are designed to fire up the New Year celebrations and give you a chance to obtain valuable rewards—and Steel! However, it doesn't mean we are planning to offer such specials on a regular basis.

Please note that the attached rewards and conditions for "collected Snowflakes" during the Public Test may differ substantially compared to the live servers.


Ranked Sprint

Ranked Sprint is back! We are grateful to your for you participation in the first seasons, and we’re happy to announce that we have two more for you! This time, two teams will clash against each other in a 5x5 (7x7) format with Tier VI ships. As usual, a total of 10 ranks will be split across two leagues: the first spanning Rank 10 through Rank 6, and the second from Rank 5 through Rank 1. Divisions consisting of maximum two players will be allowed.

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Show 'em what you've got! Join efforts with friends—and rule the seas!


Warships Premium Account

We're happy to launch a brand new feature: Warships Premium Account. It gives you an extra 15% experience compared to the pre-existing Premium Account (PA), but it’s exclusively for World of Warships. Despite the increased XP yield, the cost of the Warships PA is equal to the cost of the general PA. At the end of a battle, the Premium Account with the highest modifier will be used to calculate your XP bonus.

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When the Warships PA is added, players with the active general PA will also get the Warships PA for the same duration. They will be able to try the new feature out at no extra charge.

This feature has been developed in mind for those players who mainly play World of Warships and prefer to receive an increased bonus in one game in exchange for the removal of bonuses in others.


Balance

In the upcoming version we will buff the characteristics of researchable US battleships from tier III to IX: they will receive decreased rudder shift time and increased efficiency of their Repair Party. The consumable will now restore 0,66% HP per second.

The tier IX German battleship Friedrich der Große will also get an increase to the effectiveness of her secondary and main battery guns: the 105-mm secondary guns will now penetrate 26-mm armor, while the reload time of 406-mm and 420-mm guns will be decreased down to 26 and 29 seconds respectively.

The gameplay of Japanese battleships Myogi (tier IV) and Izumo (tier IX) will become more comfortable in Update 0.7.12 due to an increase in armor penetration of their AP shells, while the main guns on Myogi will receive a buff to their reload time - it will be decreased down to 28 seconds.


Other Changes

We changed the height and location of islands of the Okinawa map, while keeping the overall landscape of the offshore area unchanged. This is designed to make the map more comfortable for ships of all types.

From Update 0.7.12, your progress in the Service Record will be based on the number of battles played rather than on the amount of XP earned. This will help to make Service Record progression easier to pick up for novice players.

In the Arsenal, you will now also be able to exchange doubloons for various in-game goodies.

During the Public Test, the "Ships" section will offer you all Tier X ships. Play several battles of any type, earn the required amount of resources, and exchange them for any top-tier ship you like!

Tier X's will be available in the Arsenal for the duration of the Public test only! On the live server, the choice of ships in the Arsenal will be different.

 

 TLDR regarding Steel and other hijinks (thanks mr Lovebote for pointing it out);

Please note that during the Public Test it will be noticeably easier to pass the new campaign when compared to the effort that will be required once it moves to the live servers. Also, please bear in mind that the conditions of various tasks and the attached rewards for completing them, may differ substantially.

To knock a Snowflake off a ship, you need to win a battle of any type, except for Clan and Training Battles. The reward for knocking them off is resources for use in the Arsenal: Coal and Steel. During the Public Test, a victorious battle with Tier VI-VII ships brings you Coal while ships of Tier VIII-X will receive Steel.

We understand that Steel is a valuable resource that is "mined" in Clan and Ranked Battles in order to get rare ships. But since adding it to the game, we have received many requests to make it more accessible, as not all players have the opportunity to play in the competitive modes efficiently enough or on a regular basis. The events we mentioned above are designed to fire up the New Year celebrations and give you a chance to obtain valuable rewards—and Steel! However, it doesn't mean we are planning to offer such specials on a regular basis.

Please note that the attached rewards and conditions for "collected Snowflakes" during the Public Test may differ substantially compared to the live servers.

In the Arsenal, you will now also be able to exchange doubloons for various in-game goodies.

I'm curious to see whether the "leak" will be confirmed by the amounts of Steel you will be able to earn on PTS, quite a few people were saying this.

 

 


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Will probably go unnoticed by many, but 2 things stand out from this (apart from Steel).

1) (some) Arsenal items will be sold directly for doublons

2) (some) Access to campaigns will be sold via the premium shop.

Basically, if your wallet is full enough, everything is for sale.

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1 minute ago, LoveBote said:

Will probably go unnoticed by many, but 2 things stand out from this (apart from Steel).

1) (some) Arsenal items will be sold directly for doublons

2) (some) Access to campaigns will be sold via the premium shop.

Basically, if your wallet is full enough, everything is for sale.

The campaign part was already known, it's scheduled to be Steel Monsters. As for the dubs in Arsenal, didn't notice, will amend tldr

 

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1 minute ago, LoveBote said:

Will probably go unnoticed by many, but 2 things stand out from this (apart from Steel).

1) (some) Arsenal items will be sold directly for doublons

2) (some) Access to campaigns will be sold via the premium shop.

Basically, if your wallet is full enough, everything is for sale.

It kind of makes sense for (1) that they'd make it so that you have less places to buy premium ships.

Right now you can buy premium ships:

  • In the store
  • Arsenal
  • Tech tree

Seems like a good way for WG to move the tech tree doubloon ships into the arsenal, so there's at least one fewer place to obtain them. My assumption is items you can buy with doubloons in game (signals, ships, camos, premium consumables, etc) would be part of the Arsenal and not the 100 places you can spend them now.

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5 minutes ago, LoveBote said:

Basically, if your wallet is full enough, everything is for sale.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE A WINNER

 

seriously though i came into this topic about to say these exact words lol

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1 minute ago, enderland07 said:

It kind of makes sense for (1) that they'd make it so that you have less places to buy premium ships.

Right now you can buy premium ships:

  • In the store
  • Arsenal
  • Tech tree

Seems like a good way for WG to move the tech tree doubloon ships into the arsenal, so there's at least one fewer place to obtain them. My assumption is items you can buy with doubloons in game (signals, ships, camos, premium consumables, etc) would be part of the Arsenal and not the 100 places you can spend them now.

Consolidation and concentration of premium items in one place for one currency would make sense for us,  easier for us to evaluate worth, but not automatically better for WeeGee. I presume the in game premium shop is not going away/ Arsenal items for doublons adds another layer.

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Now here I was thinking it was going to be Tier V and up that got Snowflake rewards. Can someone check me on this?

Fortunately, I rebought the Omaha and Nicholas when they were 50% off, and when I sell them at their non-discounted prices I should break even, n'est-ce pas?

 

2 minutes ago, enderland07 said:

Seems like a good way for WG to move the tech tree doubloon ships into the arsenal, so there's at least one fewer place to obtain them.

This is a bad way to word it; it suggests nefariousness which I don't think is intended. If what they're doing is consolidating all the tech tree premiums into the Arsenal so you can go straight to "doubloon premiums" without having to navigate the tech tree, I approve. If they decide they're also going to put premium flags in there, I sort of also approve.

What I hope they do NOT do is make previously coal-available stuff available for doubloons only. That would raise quite an outcry!!!

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1 minute ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

This is a bad way to word it; it suggests nefariousness which I don't think is intended. If what they're doing is consolidating all the tech tree premiums into the Arsenal so you can go straight to "doubloon premiums" without having to navigate the tech tree, I approve. If they decide they're also going to put premium flags in there, I sort of also approve.

What I hope they do NOT do is make previously coal-available stuff available for doubloons only. That would raise quite an outcry!!!

I mean I don't see anything nefarious about WG making the first action to cleanup their terrible UI and player experience trying to navigate the many places to view content/purchase content.

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Any confirmation on how much of this can be done in Co-op? 

I can't play THAT much in Randoms, I have a low tolerance for the poison.

 

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5 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

This is a bad way to word it; it suggests nefariousness which I don't think is intended. If what they're doing is consolidating all the tech tree premiums into the Arsenal so you can go straight to "doubloon premiums" without having to navigate the tech tree, I approve. If they decide they're also going to put premium flags in there, I sort of also approve.

Arsenal as it is implemented is bad. I don't mean the goods or the premise, I mean the UI. Same as the inventory, it is handled by external browsers, meaning it takes a while to load and often doesn't  open if you don't have the browser connection allowed on your exceptions as well. I would rather have the premiums in the tech tree, where I can buy or check something the moment I have access to the tech tree can read up on their stats and armor model as well.

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I just wish that they would release the actual Steel income figures for these events, so I can decide if I’ll be investing any time into them.

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2 minutes ago, KilljoyCutter said:

Any confirmation on how much of this can be done in Co-op? 

I can't play THAT much in Randoms, I have a low tolerance for the poison.

 

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To knock a Snowflake off a ship, you need to win a battle of any type, except for Clan and Training Battles. The reward for knocking them off is resources for use in the Arsenal: Coal and Steel. During the Public Test, a victorious battle with Tier VI-VII ships brings you Coal while ships of Tier VIII-X will receive Steel.

Did you even read the post?

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34 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

The event contains one Stage and four Directives scheduled to arrive once per week, each of which contains 10 to 11 Combat Missions. While the fifth week won’t offer a new Directive, you'll be able to continue with those already made available. Each completed Directive or Combat Mission brings rewards including: camouflage patterns, signals, New Year containers and Steel. The successful completion of the fourth Directive brings you the brand new German Premium Tier VI battleship—Prinz Eitel Friedrich!

Check me on my logic here:

1) The PEF campaign is four weeks long.

2) The patch is FIVE weeks long.

3) Anyone completing the campaign in four weeks will have an entire week with the PEF in which to attempt the Mighty Prinz campaign... or at least as much of it as you can.

4) The stage rewards look pretty juicy.

It's a campaign for a Tier VI premium - with only one directive a week instead of four, and eleven tasks per week instead of up to 20, how bad can it be? 

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6 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

Arsenal as it is implemented is bad. I don't mean the goods or the premise, I mean the UI. Same as the inventory, it is handled by external browsers, meaning it takes a while to load and often doesn't  open if you don't have the browser connection allowed on your exceptions as well. I would rather have the premiums in the tech tree, where I can buy or check something the moment I have access to the tech tree can read up on their stats and armor model as well.

It's like everything in WOWS is in some random screen or window that  might or might not take several clicks to get to. 

And yeah, everything should be visible in-game, and have the same view available as the tech-tree ships.  We shouldn't have to go to an outside Wiki to get the stats on half the for-sale ships. 

But perhaps the most aggravating thing about looking at ships in-game is the "please buy the ship to see what upgrades and consumables it has" garbage. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, enderland07 said:

Did you even read the post?

There's a lot more there than the Snowflake thing...  the campaigns, for starters. 

Or did you not read my question?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Check me on my logic here:

1) The PEF campaign is four weeks long.

2) The patch is FIVE weeks long.

3) Anyone completing the campaign in four weeks will have an entire week with the PEF in which to attempt the Mighty Prinz campaign... or at least as much of it as you can.

4) The stage rewards look pretty juicy.

It's a campaign for a Tier VI premium - with only one directive a week instead of four, and eleven tasks per week instead of up to 20, how bad can it be? 

At least two tasks will be done with P.E.F, I can say that with alot of certainty. Big rewards for big tasks possibly. Then quite a few of the tasks should be XP, base XP, all kinds of it. 

Until I see the finished product I won't jinx anything :Smile-_tongue:.

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1 minute ago, warheart1992 said:

Until I see the finished product I won't jinx anything

Good point.

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A campaign for purchase!? Lol! If they thought people were complaining about lack of steel, wait until the masses find out the only way to earn steel in the new campaign is to pay for it.

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Pretty sure there is a major difference between the Arsenal and the regular tech tree.

You can't see the stats of Arsenal ships and you sure as heck can't look at the armor layout.

This particular move does not fly well with me as the majority of premium ships that I purchase are those that I can actually visually look at and inspect before I purchase them.

Now, you are going to be required to go looking through YouTube for any and all information on the ships as the few scant lines written about the things stats are all you get.

Armor, Citadel, gun angles, the actual numbers on concealment and all of those other details that are both written and visually apparent for Premiums in the tech tree but are not provided in arsenal ships.

Not a big thing for most, but sure doesn't sit well with me when I'm about to drop gold (or any sort of money) on something where I want as much hard facts as I can get. Not some shortened selling point like I'd get at a used car shop. But by all means, if they allow us to return the things for a full refund, why not?

... oh, yeah... you better spend a few more hours looking through reviews and youtube. Cuz you ain't getting the kinda information you NEED to know from the Arsenal.

 

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7 minutes ago, Kevs02Accord said:

A campaign for purchase!? Lol! If they thought people were complaining about lack of steel, wait until the masses find out the only way to earn steel in the new campaign is to pay for it.

There is absolutely no way I'm buying missions or campaigns, and I can only hope that this attempted cash-grab falls flat on its face.

 

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On this page: https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/public-test/public-test-0712/

I read:

Special features of the Update test

  • You can purchase Premium Account time from within the game client: both standard Premium Account time or Warships Premium Account time.
  • Tier X ships will be unavailable to research, but players will be able to get them in exchange for Coal and Steel in the Arsenal.
  • "Snowflakes" on Tier VI–VII ships will provide Coal, while "Snowflakes" on Tier VIII–X ships will provide Steel.
What does the sentence written in red color mean?

Will Tier X ships be no longer available with XP and credits when the update is released?

 

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1 minute ago, KilljoyCutter said:

There is absolutely no way I'm buying missions or campaigns, and I can only hope that this attempted cash-grab falls flat on its face.

 

I agree, its in very poor taste, imo, especially around the holidays. Only way I would buy it (depending on rewards) if I could use my bank of dubs.

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56 minutes ago, LoveBote said:

Will probably go unnoticed by many, but 2 things stand out from this (apart from Steel).

1) (some) Arsenal items will be sold directly for doublons

2) (some) Access to campaigns will be sold via the premium shop.

Basically, if your wallet is full enough, everything is for sale.

https://youtu.be/eBtn2NQ5k58

 

Let's see what the price is and if it's worth it. Be curious what the payout for the snowflake missions is going to be like.

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20 minutes ago, CMD_Flid said:

What does the sentence written in red color mean?

Will Tier X ships be no longer available with XP and credits when the update is released?

It means you cannot research Tier 10 ships IN THE PUBLIC TEST SERVER in this phase of testing.

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52 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Now here I was thinking it was going to be Tier V and up that got Snowflake rewards. Can someone check me on this?

Fortunately, I rebought the Omaha and Nicholas when they were 50% off, and when I sell them at their non-discounted prices I should break even, n'est-ce pas?

 

This is a bad way to word it; it suggests nefariousness which I don't think is intended. If what they're doing is consolidating all the tech tree premiums into the Arsenal so you can go straight to "doubloon premiums" without having to navigate the tech tree, I approve. If they decide they're also going to put premium flags in there, I sort of also approve.

What I hope they do NOT do is make previously coal-available stuff available for doubloons only. That would raise quite an outcry!!!

The Dev blog on FB said T5+ tech tree and T2+ premium ships, but things could change. Hopefully the PTS rules will change back to the Dev blog rules, but who knows.

 

48 minutes ago, KilljoyCutter said:

Any confirmation on how much of this can be done in Co-op? 

I can't play THAT much in Randoms, I have a low tolerance for the poison.

 

The Dev blog had Snowflakes and In the Name of His Highness (T6 PEF BB) campaigns as co-op and Random plus others. The Steel Monsters campaign (purchased) didn't say anything about mode in either the Dev blog or Dev Bulletin, so it *might* be PvP only. Prinz campaign has to be done with PEF, so probably co-op, random and others, but not sure.

 

20 minutes ago, CMD_Flid said:

On this page: https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/public-test/public-test-0712/

I read:

Special features of the Update test

  • You can purchase Premium Account time from within the game client: both standard Premium Account time or Warships Premium Account time.
  • Tier X ships will be unavailable to research, but players will be able to get them in exchange for Coal and Steel in the Arsenal.
  • "Snowflakes" on Tier VI–VII ships will provide Coal, while "Snowflakes" on Tier VIII–X ships will provide Steel.

What does the sentence written in red color mean?

Will Tier X ships be no longer available with XP and credits when the update is released?

 

 

6 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

It means you cannot research Tier 10 ships IN THE PUBLIC TEST SERVER in this phase of testing.

Ninja'd

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