[Editor's note - 22 May 2013]
Since Frank Davis, a.k.a. Silent Stalker, decided to use the pictures I uploaded on his blog without the courtesy of linking the original source or asking me directly, I decided to remove the said pictures. I got a new set of pics without WoT logo on top left corner. I marked them, bottom right corner, with the link to this blog.
Work complete. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this incident might've caused.
Artillery Revamped For World of Tanks Update 0.8.6
New Game Balances And SPGs Coming Soon
May 21, 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced details for Update 0.8.6 for World of Tanks. The new update will bring further changes and balance to the in-game economy, as well add new SPGs to push that armor line to tier X.
Mike Zhivets, producer on World of Tanks:
Update 0.8.6 is a major step in game balance enhancement and is really going to make SPGs players happy
Artillery gameplay is going to feel a lot more balanced with a normal ten tier structure, making advancing through that class of armor more comfortable for players.
Current tier 8 SPGs will be promoted to tier X, while the newly introduced SPGs in Update 8.6 will take their place in the middle tiers.
The American tech tree will be bolstered with M44 and M53/55 artillery units, while the Soviet line will be filled out with SU-122A and SU-14-1.
The German tech line will be strengthened with three machines: 10.5 GW Mk.IV(e), Pz.Sfl.IVb, and G.W.Tiger (P).
Lastly, the French will receive AMX Obusier automoteur de 105 and Bat.Chatillon155 (55) artilleries.
Update 0.8.6 will introduce a new premium British medium tank, the A33 Excelsior, and will also introduce a new map based in Korea.
AMX Obusier Automoteur de 105
10.5 GW Mk.IV(e)
Geschutzwagen Elefant (210mm)