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ST, ranked sprints, sound and visual improvements, new camouflages


Ranked Sprint:

There will be 2 ranked sprints in the 0.8.8 update. The 8th sprint will feature battles between tier VII ships in the 6 vs 6 format, and the 9th sprint will have teams of 7 ships at tier VIII.


Sound and Visual Improvements:

We continue to improve sound and graphics of the game:

  • The sound system was updated: the mechanism for sounds of guns and engines was improved;
  • Ocean, Big Race, North, Fault Line, Polar and Islands maps and the Philippines port were updated for the new lighting model. They also feature the changed sky due to improved technology;
  • Towns are added on the Crash Zone Alpha.

New Camouflages:

Bismarck, Cossack and Ark Royal had something in common: one of the most famous cats of WWII "served" on them - Unsinkable Sam. Each of these ships gets two camouflages: one shows how the ship looked like when Sam was on the ship, and the second is with an image of the legendary cat. Bonuses of the camouflages are the same:

  • -3% to detectability range;
  • +4% to maximum dispersion of shells fired by the enemy at your ship;
  • -10% ship's post-battle service;
  • +50% Experience per battle.

Details about obtaining these camouflages will be published on the game's website.

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WG_SPB_WoWs_SAM_cossack.jpg WG_SPB_WoWs_cossack_his.thumb.jpg.1cd60e7b54f05a1b6ce6583306d913e5.jpg

WG_SPB_WoWs_SAM_Arc_Royal.jpg WG_SPB_WoWs_royal_his.thumb.jpg.26d452c03598d7bf191a56928da6b0aa.jpg


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Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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...While I like the idea of a Sam skin, I feel slapping a face on the side is a bit too simple. It looks kinda silly.

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I’m looking forward to the sound rework! If it’s more mod friendly I’m all for it.

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2 hours ago, taberuco said:

The camos are permanent, right?

Yeh

 

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7 hours ago, Femennenly said:

Bismarck, Cossack and Ark Royal had something in common: one of the most famous cats of WWII "served" on them - Unsinkable Sam. Each of these ships gets two camouflages: one shows how the ship looked like when Sam was on the ship, and the second is with an image of the legendary cat.

How did he end up on Cossack, Ark Royal AND BISMARCK?

Also, what's happening with those nifty extra-bonus camos for the Warspite, Graf Spee and Shinonome I read about a while back?

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29 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

How did he end up on Cossack, Ark Royal AND BISMARCK?

WOW did a great cartoon strip explaining the cats journey...and where he ended up!

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1 hour ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

How did he end up on Cossack, Ark Royal AND BISMARCK?

He started out as Bismarck's cat, Oskar. When Bismarck was sunk, he survived. He was rescued by the Cossack, and became the ships' new mascot. Then Cossack got sunk by a U-boat. Again, Oskar survived. Again, the crew of Ark Royal fished him out of the water (if you see a pattern emerging and/or know the history of these ships then you can infer what happens next). in November (still 1941), Ark Royal kicks the bucket from a torp fired by another U-boat. Somehow, Oskar survived, and was fished from the water. This time though, sailors thought he was cursed as every ship he was on would be sunk, so he was marooned on Gibraltar to finish his days as the pet of a wealthy British family in a mansion.

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6 hours ago, tfcas119 said:

He started out as Bismarck's cat, Oskar. When Bismarck was sunk, he survived. He was rescued by the Cossack, and became the ships' new mascot. Then Cossack got sunk by a U-boat. Again, Oskar survived. Again, the crew of Ark Royal fished him out of the water (if you see a pattern emerging and/or know the history of these ships then you can infer what happens next). in November (still 1941), Ark Royal kicks the bucket from a torp fired by another U-boat. Somehow, Oskar survived, and was fished from the water. This time though, sailors thought he was cursed as every ship he was on would be sunk, so he was marooned on Gibraltar to finish his days as the pet of a wealthy British family in a mansion.

Thanks. The obvious series of events suggested itself to me not that long after I'd made the post, actually, but I didn't get an opportunity to come back and edit. 

I'm pretty sure even Oskar/Sam himself probably figured he was done being a warship's cat after the third sinking. Fortunately Gibraltar outlasted him, so I guess the bad luck only held when he was on water.:Smile_teethhappy:

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13 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

How did he end up on Cossack, Ark Royal AND BISMARCK?

By being unsinkable :) (unlike the ships he was on ;)

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Grantwhy said:

(unlike the ships he was on ;)

How do you say "Oh :etc_swear:, not again!" in Cat? 

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On 8/15/2019 at 1:00 PM, Femennenly said:

ST, ranked sprints, sound and visual improvements, new camouflages


Ranked Sprint:

There will be 2 ranked sprints in the 0.8.8 update. The 8th sprint will feature battles between tier VII ships in the 6 vs 6 format, and the 9th sprint will have teams of 7 ships at tier VIII.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

Carriers or No Carriers in the T8 Sprint?

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