September 12, 2019

DEVS, Italian Arc, Spectator Mode and Improved Mechanics World of Warships.

Devs: Italian Arc, Spectator Mode and Improved Mechanics.

Italian Arc:
Update 0.8.9 will start the Italian update cycle with early access to Italian cruisers.
Taranto port is added to the game.

There are 4 directives waiting for you, for the completion of which you will receive event containers and a new temporary resource "Italian Tokens".
From containers you can get combat missions for early access to Italian cruisers of tiers V — VIII.

You can exchange Italian tokens in the Armory for camouflages, signals, premium account, credits, event containers and random bundles.
The permanent “Grigio azzuro chiaro” camouflages with standard bonuses will be available for Italian tier V-VIII cruisers. Ships with this camouflage will be painted in light blue and gray — the standard palette of colors of ships of the Regia Marina in the early period of World War II.

New “Regia Marina” camouflage added, with the following bonuses:
  • -3% to detectability range;
  • +4% to maximum dispersion of shells fired by the enemy at your ship;
  • +100% XP per battle;
  • +50% Commander XP per battle;
  • +100% Free XP per battle.

Spectator Mode:
In the training room will be added an ability to go into battle without a ship as a spectator.
Spectators will be able to watch the battle in real time and switch between spectating one of the two teams or both of them.The color indication of the commands does not change when changing the observation side: one team will always be green and the other will always be red.

Spectators do not have access to battle chat, quick commands and cannot leave marks on the minimap, but they can be attached to ships, planes and shells like a camera after the destruction of a ship. On the post-battle statistics screen, spectators will have access to information about the composition of the teams and which team won the battle. Up to 20 spectators can be present in one battle.

Improved Mechanics:
Participants in the upcoming Super test session will be able to try out a number of technical improvements, as well as a new spectator mode:

Visibility System:

According to numerous requests of players, the penalty to the visibility of the ship after firing, is now lifted 2 seconds after leaving the visibility of the enemy. Now the visibility system will work the same way as for a few updates before version 0.8.0.
Added guaranteed detection time: if a ship was detected by the enemy, it will be visible to the enemy for at least 3 seconds. This change will help to prevent an enemy ship from flickering when it appears and disappears on the map at a high frequency at the edge of the enemy team’s detection range.

New group of Ships:

Unresearchable ships, which do not have increased earning of credits, will be merged into a new group. It will also include rentals, temporary ships and ships in early access. In this way, players can easily differentiate between premium ships with higher earnings and other types of unresearchable ships.

Displaying of Camouflages:

If the player has disabled the display of special camouflages, then in battle instead the permanent ship’s camouflage will be displayed, and in case of its absence the consumable camouflage “Type 5”. Previously, ships were displayed without camouflage, even if they were installed on them. Because of this, it was possible to conclude that the enemy or ally did not have a camouflage bonus.

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.