THE LISTENING POST - SMARTPHONE SITE ACCESS


We have begun improving the mobile web version of the site. You may notice some issues over the next week caused by this. Hopefully the changes will improve the load times and make reading more enjoyable on handheld devices.

Listening Post Team.

WORLD OF TANKS - OFFICIAL MODIFICATION PORTAL


Wargaming yesterday launched the official site for the distribution of modifications for World of Tanks. This is the second attempt to do something similar from the company.

At the moment the project is in the open Alpha testing stage and will be further developed and improved over time. The portal is guaranteed to have working and pre-approved versions of your favourite modifications.

The site is currently only available in Russian here: WGMODS.NET

BLITZ - PREMIUM SHELLS IN UPDATE 3.9


While we don't cover World of Tanks Blitz here fulltime on the Listening Post, I think this is more than worth of a post considering the importance of such changes.

In Update 3.9, Premium shells will become cheaper, but will cause less damage. As a result, this type of ammunition will be more affordable for all players, and the value of personal skill will increase. See all the details below!

You can read more about this on the official World of Tanks Blitz website here.

THE CHEIFTAINS HATCH - SWEDISH STRV 103C PART 3


In the third part of the Inside the Chieftain's Hatch episode about the Strv. 103 tank, Nicholas Moran will show the driver's position and find out why the British tankers described the ride as "akin to that provided by a camel". Enjoy!

SUPERTEST - FRENCH AMX CANON DASSAUT DE 105


A new French Tank Destroyer has been added to the Supertest server, the Tier VIII AMX Canon D'assaut de 105. The tanks main strengths are its gun and camouflage, combined with good speed. As always these stats are not final, and could change at anytime.

FR Tank Destroyer Tier 8
  • HP: 1000
  • Max speed/Min speed: 55 / -18 km/h
  • Power-to-weight: 26.79 hp/t
  • Hull turning speed: 28 °/s
  • View range: 360m
  • Hull armour: 100 / 40 / 30 mm
  • Alpha Damage: 390 / 390 / 515
  • Damage-per-minuet: 1992.2
  • Reload time: 11.9 s
  • Rate of fire: 5.09
  • Penetration: 260 / 320 / 53 mm
  • Accuracy at 100 m: 0.28
  • Aiming time: 1.92 s


FRONTLINE MODE MAP - SUNNY VALLEY


Video demonstration of the Sunny Valley map for the new upcoming mode; Frontline. The map is 1.4 x 1.4 km in size, making it the biggest map to date. The map is still in testing and not complete, so changes will probably come in the future.

Before you start the video, I recommend you turn the volume down on any audio device.

FRONTLINE MODE MAP - GRAND CANYON


Video demonstration of the Grand Canyon map for the new upcoming mode; Frontline. The map is 1.2 x 1.2 km in size. The map is still in testing and not complete, so changes will probably come in the future.

Before you start the video, I recommend you turn the volume down on any audio device.

VALKYRIE CHRONICLES CREW PORTRAITS (ASIA)


Crew portraits for the upcoming Valkyrie Chronicles tanks have been revealed. Remember these are only available in the Asia region because of copyright and market conditions.

THE LISTENING POST - WELL THAT HAPPENED!


Update: Everything looks good now, packet loss is minimal, apart from the odd random disconnect.

So there was a vehicle collision near my home several days ago, pretty normal seeing some of the roads around here are misleading and common accident spots. Only this time the local exchange was taken out during the vehicle accident, that thing that controls the Internet to homes. British Telecomms has been working to get this issue fixed and it's mostly up and running now. There's still going to be service issues over the weekend, so not everything is back to normal quite yet.

As you can imagine this issue was out of my control, but hopefully now there is at least a connection we can get back to normal service. That said, looks like we missed some interesting news.

COMING SOON - AMERICAN CHRYSLER K (GF) HEAVY


The Chrysler K GF will be sold during the 2017 World of Tanks Grand Finals.

The Chrysler K also got the new name of Chrysler K GF (Chrysler GF). The Chrysler is a Tier VIII heavy tank, it comes with black camo and a Grand Finals logo on the front upper plate. Testing took place on the Super Test in October 2016. The price of the tank in gold will be 9200 (to be confirmed). According to Wargaming, the tank is being introduced to recoup the costs of the tournament.

Review of this tank will be here on the Listening Post when it is released. You can view the stats and armour layout here at tanks.gg - chrysler k.