När vi för några veckor sedan fick höra att Friskyttarna skulle få möjlighet att intervjua Wargaming om deras senaste titel – World of Warships, fick våra medlemmar i vanlig ordning vara med och ställa frågorna.
Svaren från Wargaming landade i inboxen i morse och nedan kan ni läsa hela intervjun (som är på Engelska). Personen som besvarat våra frågor är Artur Plociennik – Global Publishing Producer för World of Warships.
Artur har arbetat för Wargaming lite mer än 3 år. Han har det övergripande ansvaret för leveransen av produkten World of Warships och allt som skall publiceras om spelet på global nivå.
Ett av hans mest minnesvärda tillfällen var när han förevisade World of Warships på Gamescom mässan 2014. Liksom övriga medarbetare på Wargaming spelar även Artur WoWS. Favoritskepp är HMS Warspite.
Wargaming have been very silent about clans for World of Warships. Is it on the horizon? Can we expect the clan UI this year?
We’re indeed working on clans and clan gameplay for World of Warships. Unfortunately, we’re not going to be ready with them by the end of the year. However, relatively soon we’ll be shipping out Team Battles and giving players the ability to form and be part of multiple competitive teams. In a sense, this will work similarly to miniature clans, yet focused in a slightly different direction and on a smaller scale.
As a USN CV player, the rewards for going fighter setup (XP wise) is a big letdown. Will we see some buffs in this area? Running 2/0/2 is really, really, really…really boring when you face an IJVN 3/2/2 setup.
We’re aware that carrier dynamics and mechanics are not yet where they should be. While we’re now closer to the mark with overall balance, some aspects of their gameplay still need to be tweaked. Fighter ops is one of those aspects and we’ll be looking into it.
Are you looking into the IJN VS USN CV balancing, any plans that you can speak of or are you “happy” about the current state?
We’re generally happy with the current carrier balance. The only black sheep in the group is Midway’s strike setup, so we’ll likely be tweaking that one further.
Chat system- When can we expect a better chat? The notification is really bad as it is, you miss it very often when someone is trying to communicate with you. More flashing/sounds perhaps?
Chat is something that always gets pushed out of scope by bigger, more important things. However, we’re improving the functionality piece by piece – the next patch will bring some long-awaited filtering options, for example. Bear with us on this one – we’re constantly working on improving the chat system.
How about be able to chat while in-battles?
You probably mean being able to chat with friends currently in a battle you yourself are not part of. We have that feature in our crosshairs as well, but for the longer run.
Team options, sometimes we are more than 3 people and want to play with each other… will we be able to do larger divisions in the future?
Larger divisions in Random Battles are not something we want to do. However, the upcoming Team Battle mode will let you play with up to 6 of your friends on the same side.
What is your stance on aim mods that is currently working in-game?
There are no aim mods that are working in the game. There are however some modifications that use information available publicly outside of the game. We generally don’t like gameplay modifications, because they create the risk of tipping the balance scale to one side, so we’re going to do our best to limit the existence and effect of such external tools.
Will it be a tech tree with some odd ships, i.e. countries that don’t fill a complete tree but might have some interesting ships? Poland will get a ship, but maybe the Sverige class coastal defense ship might be of interest, especially of historical interest when they considered as a major contributing factor that Nazi Germany did not try to invade Sweden. Maybe little difficult to fit into the game as they were small, slow, well armored and armed. But there are also some interesting destroyers and cruisers – Tre Kronor and Göta Lejon – to name a few.
Will there ever come a shared account between World of Tanks and World of Warships in the form of gold and xp? And in such case when?
We’re working on that aspect, but we can’t provide an exact time estimate right now. Sorry.
Finally, how about a horn on the ships?
We had a horn in early alpha. I’ll let you guys take a guess why we don’t have it in the game anymore
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