You might have heard or not, that there was a nerf cloud looming around Super Pershing's frontal armor. People raged because they paid real hard cash for this tank and WG promised they won't nerf premium tanks.
But hey, let's forget Type59 nerf .. right!? and offer these people a possibility of refund (WG said):
The frontal armor of the T26E4 SuperPershing is not currently representative of its historical counterpart and its performance may see a dip once the 8.6 Update is released -- due to overall gameplay changes coming with this update. As a result, we'll be temporarily be removing this vehicle from the in-game store. Players who already own this tank will still have the ability to play it.Fucking assholes!
The changes for the T26E4 SuperPershing will not arrive in time for the 8.6 Update, but when we've finished tinkering it'll once again become available. Which update that will occur in has yet to be determined. Most of the changes will center around altering the armor angles of the frontal plates, and an exact list of the changes will be provided in a future article. Owners of the T26E4 SuperPershing, who purchased the vehicle prior to the changes, will have the opportunity to sell it for the full retail price in Gold (7,200).
This tank was tested on the exclusive SuperTest server and then again on the public test server prior to be released on the store. Didn't they knew back then it was inaccurate? Didn't they promised no more improper premium tanks after the hole "Type59 is overpowered" thing?
In other news,105 leFH18B2 and Sexton:
The French 105 lefH18B2 will be bumped up from tier IV to tier V; no changes will be made to its combat characteristics. The matchmaking for this vehicle will remain the same, but due to the overall changes made to artillery this vehicle definitely belongs at tier V. Similarly, this vehicle will be removed from the in-game store but will not be making a return. Instead, this vehicle will be used as a special reward for events.
The large rebalancing project launched for SPGs in the 8.6 Update, unfortunately, did not include the proposed British Sexton. We want to roll this vehicle off the assembly line very soon, and we want it to make a stellar appearance, so we're postponing its arrival to a future update.
[Update 10th of June]
I looks like the rumor that Super Pershing's gun might get a buff in penetration to compensate for the nerf is unfounded: http://valltergaming.blogspot.de/2013/06/qna-on-wot.html
I would like to state that there is no planned buff for Super Pershing penetration! Sorry for misquoting comments, this is my bad and I totally understand it. As for T26E4 changes, we are considering different variants, including some changes to the gun. But there are no firm decisions atm.