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July 05, 2019

COLBERT and OHIO First Rewards in a New Direction for Naval Training Center (NTC) World of Warships Confirmed

COLBERT and OHIO First Rewards in a New Direction for Naval Training Center

Dear players,

After many discussions and much feedback analysis, we decided to change the direction of Naval Training Center development to meet your expectations and resolve your concerns.

The part of NTC connected with resetting and revisiting ship lines will stay, however, the rewards will be fully reworked. The design process for this is not an easy task, so we can not share a lot of details right now. But what we can share is the new general concept:

We will fully remove direct performance buffs for ships which were originally presented in this system. Your feedback on this was clear, and we don't believe that reducing these buffs further is any good (it will not resolve your concerns, and make the reward not interesting at the same time);
We will instead focus on unique, interesting, but non-mandatory content, like new ships. For a start, we confirm that French tier X cruiser Colbert and US tier X battleship Ohio will be the first rewards for NTC. They will be available in the Armory for a special resource earned by revisiting the ship lines during seasons.
The new resource earned will take the place between casually accessible coal and much more rare steel, which is mostly locked behind competitive.
We will invest our resources in exploring other types of rewards. For example, while we're heavily limited by the game lore itself, we will try to design some new cosmetics to make your ships look cool and show off your achievements. Another option for the future rewards are Legendary upgrades. Introduced in the game long time ago, they offer a trade-off, a change in playstyle of a specific ship instead of a direct buff. In any case, additional rewards will take more time, and we will be happy to hear your new ideas.

Once again, thank you for your input, and stay tuned.

Cheers!

OHIO
American Premium Battleship  Tier X OHIO
First introduced to players as a new ship on 17th June 2019.
COLBERT
French Premium Cruiser  Tier X Colbert
First introduced to players as a new ship on 20th April 2019.

IMPORTANT! Because the information in this Article is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after the finalised information is released.