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August 15, 2019

PTS 0.8.7 Round 3: CV Squadron Buffs, Philippe Auboyneaus and AA Changes, Rewards World of Warships

Commanders, we thank you for participating in testing version 0.8.6! Your feedback helps us improve the version and correct any errors that occur. Check out 0.8.7 PTS, Lots of containers and an assortment of other rewards! Have Fun, and remember to leave feedback.

PUBLIC TEST SERVER 0.8.7 ROUND 3

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The summer season results:
The Summer Season brings a special offer for regular participants of our Public Tests, as well as those of you who want to make some waves by contributing to the development of the game. Want to know how many winners will receive the main reward for completing all three chains? Find out the details from our info-graphics.
AA Changes:

We have changed the AA defense settings so that the differences between ships with various AA efficiencies at the same tier will become more significant compared to the previous test iteration, but still less significant than on the main server. The updated progression of aircraft and AA defense characteristics as ship tier rises will be maintained and will be similar to the first and second sessions of the Public Test.

research bureau:
  • The number of research points obtained by resetting a branch is now equal to the settings for the main server;
  • The number of Tier X ships that are needed to access the Research Bureau has been increased from 2 to 5.
The Research Bureau is designed for experienced players in World of Warships. We think that players with only two Tier X ships should focus on new content by trying other ship types and exploring new branches.
BUGS FIXED:
  • Fixed a bug that caused the autopilot not to turn the rudder when the route was set before the start of the battle;
  • Now only a bonus for a victory that awards research points is displayed in the tech tree;
  • Some minor fixes to the Marseille port lighting;
  • Fixed an error that made it impossible to change key bindings in a battle;
  • Fixed other bugs from the first and second session of the Public Test.
Сhanges in the sizes of the squadrons:
  • HERMES: British Tier IV Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of bombers in the squadron has been increased from 3 to 4;
    • The number of torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 3 to 4;
    • The number of torpedo bombers and bombers on deck increased from 5 to 6.
  • FURIOUS: British Tier VI Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of stock bombers in the squadron increased from 4 to 6;
    • The number of researchable bombers in the squadron increased from 4 to 6;
    • The number of stock and researchable bombers on deck increased from 6 to 9.
  • HOSHO: Japanese Tier IV Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 3 to 6;
    • The size of the torpedo bombers' attacking flight increased from 1 to 2;
    • The number of torpedo bombers on deck increased from 5 to 9.
  • RYUJO: Japanese Tier VI Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of stock attack aircraft in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of researchable attack aircraft in the squadron was increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of researchable torpedo bombers on deck increased from 9 to 12;
    • The number of stock bombers on deck increased from 9 to 12.
  • SHOKAKU: Japanese Tier VIII Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of stock torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of researchable torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 8 to 10;
    • The number of stock bombers in the squadron increased from 6 to 9;
    • The size of the stock bombers' attacking flight increased from 2 to 3;
    • The number of researchable torpedo bombers on deck reduced from 16 to 15;
    • The number of stock bombers on deck increased from 9 to 14.
  • LANGLEY: American Tier IV Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 3 to 6;
    • The size of the torpedo bombers' attacking flight increased from 1 to 2;
    • The number of torpedo bombers on deck increased from 5 to 9.
  • RANGER: American Tier VI Aircraft Carrier:
    • The number of researchable torpedo bombers in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of stock bombers in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of stock attack aircraft in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The number of researchable attack aircraft in the squadron increased from 6 to 8;
    • The size of the stock attack aircraft's attacking flight reduced from 3 to 2.
    • The number of researchable torpedo bombers on deck increased from 9 to 12;
    • The number of stock bombers on deck increased from 9 to 12;
    • The number of stock and researchable attack aircraft on deck increased from 9 to 12.
Besides this, we fixed an error that lead to incorrect calculation of damage by the new AA defence system in the first session of the Public Test: the total AA defence damage will be reduced, and the interaction between AA defence and aircraft carriers will be more balanced.
Philippe Auboyneau's changes:
Philippe Auboyneau's talents can be activated multiple times and the activation criteria are quite simple. Therefore, these talents have turned out to be too effective compared to the talents of other unique commanders.
We made balance changes to Philippe Auboyneau's talents, based on players feedback and data from the first session of the Public Test:
  • Increase of ship's armament reload time with the "Fully Armed" talent reduced from 10% to 5%;
  • Amount of potential damage required to activate "Speed and Composure" talent increased from 1 000 000 to 2 000 000;
  • Speed boost from the "Speed and Composure" talent reduced from 10% to 8%.
Also, the portrait and pennant of the new commander were visually updated.
special features of the test
All Public Test participants will have a unique chance to be among the first to try out the mechanics of the incoming Italian cruisers.
Please note: these ships are going through an early testing phase and their characteristics are subject to further changes.
Italian Tier V–VII cruisers Montecuccoli, Trento, and Zara can be exchanged via the Research Bureau tab in the Armory. You'll be able to reset the researchable ship branches, obtain  Research Points, and play on the new Italian cruisers. For the latter, we've prepared special combat missions that will bring valuable rewards to your account on the live server.
For more details, read the Developer Bulletin 0.8.7.
For the purpose of testing the Research Bureau, the Public Test participants will NOT be provided with traditional 30,000 doubloons and Free XP.
Commander skills can be redistributed for free.
During the Public Test of Update 0.8.7, all participants who played at least one battle during the Public Tests of Updates 0.8.4 to 0.8.6 will be able to use many of their ships and account contents from the live server, except for Free XP and doubloons.
combat missions & rewards:
Round
1 2
Play a Random or Ranked battle.
Reward on the live server: three signals of each type, excluding special signals.
Play three Random or Ranked battles.
Reward on the live server: ten "Type 6" camouflage patterns.
Complete the "AA Defenses" combat mission in Random or Ranked battles.
Reward on the live server: three of each of the following special signals: Scylla, Basilisk, and Leviathan.
Achieve Rank 1 in Ranked Battles.
Reward on the live server: three of each of the following special signals: Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, and Hydra.
Complete the "Mission One" combat mission in Random or Ranked battles.
Reward on the live server: one Wargaming container (contains 1 day of Warships Premium Account).
Complete the "Mission Two" combat mission in Random or Ranked battles.
Reward on the live server: one Wargaming container (contains 1 day of Warships Premium Account).
Complete the "Main Mission" combat mission in Random or Ranked battles.
Reward on the live server: Legion of Honor Premium container.
Play one battle with Italian cruiser Montecuccolli.
Reward on the live server: one Wargaming container (contains 1 day of Warships Premium Account).
Play one battle with Italian cruiser Trento.
Reward on the live server: five of each of the following special signals: Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, and Hydra.
Play one battle with Italian cruiser Zara.
Reward on the live server: one Wargaming container (contains 1 day of Warships Premium Account).
STARTING BONUSES:
  • At the start of the Public Test, all participants will have Tier IV and VI ships helmed by   Commanders with 15 skill points credited to their PT accounts.
  • Research prices for ships and ship modules will be substantially💲discounted.
  •  500,000,000 Credits will be added to your PT account.
  •  14 days of Warships Premium Account Will be credited to all Public Test accounts.
  • A large set of  signals of all types (except for special signals) will also be added to your PT account to help you in testing.
important!
You must register your Public Test account with the same email address as your live account in order to collect your rewards. No exceptions. If your Public Test account is registered to an email address that differs from your live server account email address, make sure you register a new Public Test account using your live server account email address.
Enjoy 👍 and please leave feedback in your regional forum