as you might know, on Russian server Wargaming has a very popular souvenir shop. Most of us probably think this can't make too much money, but is it really the truth? The WoT Ekspress VK page got sent some economy estimates of the souvenir sale on Russian market. In 2014, this revenue was around 5,5 million USD (!) and in 2014:
Developer hour interview, this time with mobile application (WoT Assistant) developer Dmitry Polykov
- 18 people are working on WoT Assistant; - Currently developers are working on a new, separate application that will have chat, contacts and other nice features in it; - The application will also have a magazine but other in-game functions will not be implemented in it; - WoT Assistant interface will be reworked; - Wargaming FM (WG radio) might be added to WoT Assistant; - 3D models will not be displayed in WoT Assistant; - Same goes for personal missions; - It's possible events and discounts will appear in WoT Assistant; - For CW 2.0 the CW part of WoT Assistant will be reworked; - There will be separate statistics for Stronghold in WoT Assistant as well as a big update for clans; - Clan commander will have the option to make a PUSH notification for clan members; - The user ratio is 1:4 in Android favor.
we all know nobody really cares about World of Warplanes anymore but the fact that Wargaming did let the domain expire shows how much they do not care. The domain worldofwarplanes.ru spent some time as unavailable due to the fact Wargaming forgot to renew it - it was only fixed some time later.
a couple more answers from Yuri Pasholok regarding some historical elements of World of Tanks
- Just like the Chinese TD's, the SPG's do resemble the Soviet solutions. The chassis used are of Soviet origins, as are the solutions - for example in 1944 the Soviets decided to put the 122mm M-30 howitzer on SU-76M chassis and the Chinese did the same thing with the 152mm D-1 howitzer. D-1 shared the mount with M-30 so it's not impossible.
- It's definitely not a rule that riveted Japanese tanks were all early and the late ones were welded - for example the quite late Type 92 Kei-Sensha was riveted as well;
- The heavies Japanese tank proposal weighed roughly 150 tons (although that's nothing compared to the French and their SEAM 1940 220 ton proposal);
- The Italians had some heavy tank of the truly heavy category, for example the T-39 - it will likely never appear in World of Tanks however due to the fact it has multiple turrets;
- Not all Swedish late vehicles will come at once (for example the artillery will likely come only after the heavy branch);
- The French had a M4 variant with 280mm thick frontal armor (this will likely never appear in the game).