Developer Q&A - August 2015

Why do some vehicles look better than others? Vehicles aren’t divided into standard and HD models, are they?

There’s a difference right now due to the higher graphical standards implemented on newer vehicles. In the future, we plan on reworking older models and bringing their quality up to the current standard.

Will the next version of the game be optimized for Android?

Each new version is Android-optimized and we’re constantly working on improving performance. There are so many different GPUs, screens and chipsets for Android devices that it’s impossible to optimize everything all at once.

Why are the graphics settings for all Android devices low?

This isn’t actually the case. If you download the game from Google Play on a device that has good hardware, graphics will default to higher settings. For less powerful hardware, settings will be low to avoid the situations where FPS is sacrificed for graphics, making gameplay difficult.

Are you planning on introducing the tier VI Soviet light tank MT-25?

Yes, that’s in the works.

Many players are concerned about penetration rates for the future branch of top British tank destroyers. Should we expect their characteristics to be similar to those in World of Tanks, or will penetration rates will be lower for each shell type?

Don’t worry; British tank destroyers will preserve their ability to inflict massive single-shot damage.

Is there any progress on the Himmelsdorf city map?

Yes, there is. We’re working on it, but don’t expect it to be released this summer.

The PC game has marks of excellence for guns; is there any chance those will be introduced to Blitz?

Marks of excellence for guns will be introduced, but they’re going to be implemented in a completely different way. We think you’ll like what we’ve got planned.

Will the Waffentrager lose its 6th shell for the sake of game balance?

Yes, it’ll lose its 6th shell.

Will I be able to upgrade the Gun Carrier by transferring to the British tank destroyer branch?

We can't say for sure at the moment, but we’re planning on allowing you to perform that transfer in the future.

Will you add two branches of British tank destroyers at the same time (FV215b (183) and FV4005 Stage II), or just one?

Just one: the FV215b (183).

Are you planning to introduce the Object 227 or Object 279 in the near future?

We don’t have any plans to do this.

What feature will be added after Clans?

Additional Clan functionality is on the way and in the future we plan on developing Clans even further. We’ve got other features in the works, as well. You’ll hear about those soon!

Will you increase the number of players for any of the modes?

No, we’re not going increase the number of players per battle. We may increase the number of players for fun modes, but not in the near future.

Will you add the PT-76 and Object 907 in future?

We plan on adding them, but not in the near future.

Why won’t you introduce a penalty for AFK players with zero distance traveled?

AFK players earn no Credits and their accounts get blocked. The system is pretty simple: an AFK tank explodes at the end of the battle; earning them no Credits for the match. If AFK behavior continues, the player’s account will be banned. 

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