WoWp Newsletter #21
29 Jun 2012
Newsletter team: Hoover, ToshibaTheFriendlyZombie
Hi WoWp players and soon (or not soon enough) to be players,
This the final issue of World of Warplanes Newsletter from me.
I can come up with several reason why I quit but I don't want to.
Simple put, I had enough of it.
Enjoy the game and have tons of fun on the forums.
29 Jun 2012
Devs’ Diaries: Game Modes
Getting Closer to Release
The latest update has gone live since the start of Closed Beta. 59 warplanes of three different types of all three nations – USSR, Germany, and USA – are now battling for Supremacy on 4 maps, spraying bullets, dropping bombs, and firing rockets into a variety of ground targets.
The project development has picked up the pace: the sever part is being optimized and updated, new game and service functions are implemented, hangar and battle interfaces are amped up, new battle and training modes are tested. Work also continues on the game sound features: new dynamic music and visual effects are only a part of the rich sonic and graphic picture of the upcoming air combats. New warplanes and military locations are being manufactured non-stop.
World of Warplanes invites all of you to take part in the [ur=https://na.worldofwarplanes.com/cbt/new]Closed Beta Test[/url]. Follow our news updates, participate in our contests; this way you will get a step closer to becoming our test-pilots.
Wargaming.net and World of Warplanes nominated for European Games Awards
We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated for awards in the European Games Awards! Last year, World of Tanks won the award for ‘Best European Online Game’. This year Wargaming.net has been nominated for ‘Best European Publisher’ and World of Warplanes has a nomination for ‘Most Wanted Online Game’.
The European Games Awards are specifically tailored for games which have been developed in Europe. The Awards are public choice, which means that all the winners are chosen by the public through a voting system.
Other than the ‘Most Wanted’ category, all the games nominated must have been developed in major parts in a European county and they must have been released within the year before the Awards Ceremony.
The award ceremony will be held in Cologne, Germany on the 14th August and it is then that the winners will be announced. Votes are taken right up to the day before, so everything could always change!
The European Games Awards website shows the full list of categories along with who has been nominated for each one. It also shows the current percentage of votes that each game has received so you can see straight away who is winning!
If you want to vote, you will first need to register for the European Games Awards website and then you will be able to cast your vote! You could even win a pair of tickets to the Awards ceremony itself!
We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for these awards and wish to thank the organisers of the European Games Awards for selecting us again. Most of all though, we want to thank you – our players for making us so highly regarded in Europe and beyond!
Bigger budget than every flight sim ever-combined
It seems another potentially big MMO is following the “World of” naming scheme: World of Warplanes, the upcoming arcade flight sim from World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net. At E3 2012, we had the opportunity to chat with Victor Kislyi, Wargaming.net CEO, and Vladislav Belozerov, World of Warplanes Project Manager, about the company and its games as Vlad demoed Warplanes for us.
World of Warplanes
Alexandr Zezulin talks about the game.
29 Jun 2012
Would you be interested in entering our closed beta? This is your chance! We would like to see some of your creative ideas for our warplanes. For this contest, we would like you to draw some nose art that you would imagine your warplanes having. For a good explanation of what nose art is, please click here.
We will choose our top 20 favorite entries and give you access to the closed beta!
This contest starts now, and ends on July 6th, at 11:59 PM PDT (6:59 AM UTC July 7). Curious what time this is in your region? Use this handy Time Zone Converter to help you out.
All submissions need to be posted in this forum. All queries about the contest can be asked here.
Please submit only one drawing - we expect to see the plane (at least the nose part) with the art on it. You are also welcome to add in your post a story or a description of why you chose to do a certain image/drawing.
Upload only one image in the forum thread. Multiple postings will be unapproved.
Both hand drawn and rendered images are allowed.
29 Jun 2012
Official Questions & Answers
Russian Tech Tree
US Tech Tree
German Tech Tree
Topics in this forum:
Welcome to the World of Warplanes forum!
MGs or Cannons?
What is Beta testing like?
And lot of other topics
29 Jun 2012
This Weeks Top Ten Facts - By Toshibathefriendlyzombie
Heres how it works, i have made 10 categories, and i will give you a random fact each week! Simple!
Tomorrow: Many companies have experimented with “morphing wings”. The idea is to change the shape of the wing during different phases of flight, like how a bird changes the shape of its wing as it is about to land, flaying its feathers on the tip and changing the camber and angle of its whole wing together.
Today: London: The Queen has unveiled a memorial to RAF bomber command, and a large service was held to commemorate the sacrifices made by RAF bomber command to help the allies in the war. This was followed by a flypast of various aircraft, including a Lancaster Bomber which opened its bomb bay doors and dropped thousands of poppies over London (poppies are a symbol associated to remembering the fallen in the UK)
Post Cold War : The F-14 tomcat was only supplied to one other nation; Iran. Although the US has long since retired the Tomcat, and Iranian F-14s are unserviceable, they claimed to have reverse engineered their tomcats and develop their own spares.
Cold war era: The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the last pure dedicated interceptor designed by the USA, and set a world speed record in 1959 1525 mph.
WW1-WW2 era: There are only 2 Avro Lancaster bombers in airworthy condition today. One is in Canada, the other belongs to the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and usually displays with an escort of a Hawker Hurricane and a Spitfire
Space flight: Space Ship 2 of Virgin Galactic has returned to the air, conducting more glide tests. Also, a Delta IV rocket is due to launch today, carrying a classified military satellite.
Airliners: Airbus is getting closer to opening a manufacturing plant for A320 NEOs in the USA for the first time, hoping to gain more access to American orders.
Military: A Turkish F4 Phanton II was shot down by Syrian ground defence. Its location is disputed, as Turkey claims it was in international airspace, whilst Syria says it was inside their airspace. NATO is to meet on the situation and discuss possible actions.
Helicopters: The 3 controls in a helicopter are the rudders, cyclic and collective. The cyclic and collective controls change the angles of the blades to take a larger or smaller “bite” of the air
Random Fact: The most bombed country in the world is Cambodia during the Vietnam war. They had more bombs dropped on them (in tonnes) than all of the bombs dropped in WW2 combined!
How to bounce a target by CaptNicky
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A little joke by PorucznikPromil
While cruising at 36,000 feet, the airplane shuddered, and a passenger looked out the window.
"Oh no!" he screamed, "One of the engines just blew up!"
Other passengers left their seats and came running over; suddenly the aircraft was rocked by a second blast as yet another engine exploded on the other side.
The passengers were in a panic now, and even the stewardesses couldn't maintain order. Just then, standing tall and smiling confidently, the pilot strode from the cockpit and assured everyone that there was nothing to worry about. His words and his demeanor seemed made most of the passengers feel better, and they sat down as the pilot calmly walked to the door of the aircraft. There, he grabbed several packages from under the seats and began handing them to the flight attendants.
Each crew member attached the package to their backs.
"Say," spoke up an alert passenger, "Aren't those parachutes?"
The pilot confirmed that they were.
The passenger went on, "But I thought you said there was nothing to worry about?"
"There isn't," replied the pilot as a third engine exploded. "We're going to get help."