The upcoming update 7.2 will implement special qualification badges, which will be granted to a player in case he/she earns a certain amount of experience in battle.
Qualification badges resemble real qualification badges, which were given to tankees for professionalism and combat skills.
Historically, tank or SPG driver’s qualification badge was awarded to generals, officers, sergeants, or soldiers of armored troops; they were established by the USSR Defense Minister’s order on April 6, 1954. Four degrees of badges were introduced then: Master Driver and Class I, Class II, and Class III Driver. Along with badges, a person received a certificate, confirming specialist’s class. Officers purchased badges with real money, whereas military conscripts gained them for free.
In July 1954, qualification badges were established for non-commissioned and private corps of all branches of troops. Since then, classified driver badges were credited only to officers.
In 1961, due to the fact that qualification badges were established for officers of all branches of troops, qualification badges for SPG and tank drivers were discontinued.
In game, you will receive a qualification badge for earning a certain amount of experience. Thus, it’s a kind of a record, which can be reached in a random battle. A qualification badge will be granted after earning more experience than other players in battle. The reward will be granted right after the battle end. A vehicle’s 7-day battle statistics will be used for qualification tracking.
Please note that the name and features may be subject to change during the development process of the 7.2. release.
Experience will be counted without premium account or multiplied coefficient effect (x2, x3 or x5).
Qualification badges will not be taken back or decreased. If next time you play worse, the qualification badges will not be affected. If you receive Master Driver badge, then no other badges will be given to the specified vehicle. A vehicle only have the higher badge it obtained. Qualification badges will not be credited for experience received prior to 7.2 update release.
Example: Within the last 7 days, average experience received by 5% of top players riding BT-7 comprised 600 experience points. If you receive 610 exp. points on BT-7 in battle, you will be given Class I qualification badge. If you receive 750 experience points, having premium account which adds 50% experience more, then your actual amount of experience comprises 500 exp. points, and you will not achieve Class I badge.
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Source: WoT EU portal