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Update 0.8.9 will start the Italian update cycle with early access to Italian cruisers.

Taranto port is added to the game.

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There are 4 directives waiting for you, for the completion of which you will receive event containers and a new temporary resource - Italian Tokens.

From containers you can get combat missions for early access to Italian cruisers of tiers V - VIII.

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You can exchange Italian tokens in the Armory for camouflages, signals, premium account, credits, event containers and random bundles.

The permanent "Grigio azzuro chiaro" camouflages with standard bonuses will be available for Italian tier V-VIII cruisers. Ships with this camouflage will be painted in light blue and gray - the standard palette of colors of ships of the Regia Marina in the early period of World War II.

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New "Regia Marina" camouflage added, with the following bonuses:

  • -3% to detectability range;
  • +4% to maximum dispersion of shells fired by the enemy at your ship;
  • +100% XP per battle;
  • +50% Commander XP per battle;
  • +100% Free XP per battle.

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Participants in the upcoming Super test session will be able to try out a number of technical improvements, as well as a new spectator mode:

Visibility system

According to numerous requests of players, the penalty to the visibility of the ship after firing, is now lifted 2 seconds after leaving the visibility of the enemy. Now the visibility system will work the same way as for a few updates before version 0.8.0.

Added guaranteed detection time: if a ship was detected by the enemy, it will be visible to the enemy for at least 3 seconds. This change will help to prevent an enemy ship from flickering when it appears and disappears on the map at a high frequency at the edge of the enemy team's detection range.

New group of ships

Unresearchable ships, which do not have increased earning of credits, will be merged into a new group. It will also include rentals, temporary ships and ships in early access. In this way, players can easily differentiate between premium ships with higher earnings and other types of unresearchable ships.

Displaying of camouflages

If the player has disabled the display of special camouflages, then in battle instead the permanent ship's camouflage will be displayed, and in case of its absence the consumable camouflage "Type 5". Previously, ships were displayed without camouflage, even if they were installed on them. Because of this, it was possible to conclude that the enemy or ally did not have a camouflage bonus.

Spectator mode

In the training room will be added an ability to go into battle without a ship as a spectator.

Spectators will be able to watch the battle in real time and switch between spectating one of the two teams or both of them.The color indication of the commands does not change when changing the observation side: one team will always be green and the other will always be red.

Spectators do not have access to battle chat, quick commands and cannot leave marks on the minimap, but they can be attached to ships, planes and shells like a camera after the destruction of a ship. On the post-battle statistics screen, spectators will have access to information about the composition of the teams and which team won the battle. Up to 20 spectators can be present in one battle.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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Taranto is fine and I will absolutely welcome the first Italian port available in-game. However I wonder would it be possible for us to have a Venice port in the future? Many warships, both Italian and from other countries, have their pictures taken when visiting the famed port city and mooring next to the famous waterfront.

The display of hidden special camouflage is welcomed also.

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After this horror road smash called the French directives I look forward to a line of ships that I enjoy.  

Nice to see the visibility “bug “ fixed and back in the game and other features as well.   This should be a good patch.

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10 hours ago, _Weikath_ said:

Update 0.8.9 will start the Italian update cycle with early access to Italian cruisers.

good to know when it start

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