Tired of Q&As yet? Too bad, because there’s yet another one, translated by Carnotzet again on the EU forums, timely as always. This time it’s not technically a regular Q&A like the ones done by Sub_Octavian on the RU forums, but is instead part of a Russian Developer Hour. Remember that because this is a Russian Q&A, some of the answers (like premium shop stuff, for example) might only apply to their server, not NA/EU/ASIA.
Q. What are your plans for 2016?
A. During this year, we will release 5 or 6 major updates focused on the reworking of some aspects of the game, without introducing much content since they will contain a lot of technical changes (like the reworking done in 0.5.3.)
Q. When will you put Tirpitz and Warspite on sale once again as you promised? And where’s the premium CV?
A. We didn’t promise anything. Both ships were on sale temporarily. During the last sales, almost none were sold, that’s why they won’t be put on sale in the near future. Warspite may be available at the end of May with Jutland. Regarding Tirpitz, maybe with the release of German BB’s (August).
Q. And what about a premium CV?
A. Last week, we did a survey of 40k people regarding what they think about introducing a premium CV in the game. We have already modeled Saipan. We have different options: sell it to everybody, sell it only to CV players or not introduce a premium CV at all. Currently, 11% of players play CV’s. 80% don’t know how to play CV’s at all. Other reasons were already given on the forum (due to CV mirror matchmaking, it’s very difficult to release a premium CV, which could become overpowered if researchable CV’s were nerfed). According to the survey we did on the forum, European and Russian servers don’t want a premium CV whereas Asian and US servers do.
Q. Will you introduce new CV lines?
A. Not this year. We have modeled all of the IJN CV’s : Kaga, Akagi, Shinano. All of them are refitted BB’s. There’s still the cruiser-carrier Tone, we may create a CV subclass starting out of the BB line.
Q. When are clans coming?
A. During the first semester of 2016.