We are continuing our consistent work on improving the crew system in World of Tanks. To make the entire system simpler, clearer, and more user-friendly, we’ve significantly redesigned most of the in-game crew interfaces. When Update 1.22.1 goes live, all operations with crews will require fewer clicks and become more intuitive. We believe these interface and navigation changes will improve your experience, making your interaction with crews more comfortable than ever. Let’s dive into the details.
The starting point for interacting with tankers is the crew widget, along with the tanker Profiles that follow it, which we have massively reworked. Now the images of crew members are larger. You can also quickly switch between tankers in the crew widget itself.
The list of perks is displayed in a more visual and easy-to-read matrix. If you hover over a specific perk, you will see how it affects the vehicle’s characteristics when trained to 100%.
Interactive image. Use buttons to navigate through tabs.
For some of you, it wasn't always obvious how the major qualification level amplifies the effect of the perks your tankers possess. When hovering over them, you will now be able to see how each major qualification affects your perks and improves your vehicles.
The Sixth Sense perk will now be displayed for all vehicle commanders in their Profiles.
Crew Member and Vehicle Change Screen
Moving and assigning your crew members to vehicles is now easier and more convenient. We've added a separate screen where you can see all tankers of different qualifications eligible for a particular position, and quickly assign the required crew. You can also filter your list of candidates by various criteria. On top of that, you can also recruit new crew members on this screen.
Selecting a vehicle for crew retraining now also takes place in a separate screen, with its own handy filters.
Many of you have dozens or even hundreds of Crew Books in stock. In the current system, you need to apply each specific Crew Book separately, which isn’t very convenient.
When Update 1.22.1 lands, you'll be able to use any number of Crew Books (including different types) at once. You can also use Crew Books together with Free XP, freely combining them in different ratios.
We’re also introducing 2 new types of Universal Crew Books—Training Booklet and Training Guide. They provide all crew members with 20,000 and 100,000 XP, respectively.
Additionally, you can go to the quick training screen directly from the tanker’s Profile or from the crew widget.
We’ve expanded the list of available filters and added the new “search by name” function. Searching for your crew members in the Barracks is quicker and simpler now.
We’ve also improved the vehicle comparison screen. Now you can see how all perks in the game affect the characteristics of a specific vehicle. Thanks to this feature, you can easily evaluate the combat effectiveness of one vehicle compared to another.
And the icing on the cake! To make the crew system as informative and helpful as possible, we’ve added pop-up tooltips and information screens in the Profile that highlight various crew aspects. They will be useful for both newcomers and veteran players who want to brush up on key mechanics.
Interactive image. Use the arrows and numbered buttons to navigate.
We are continuing our consistent work on improving the crew system to make it more versatile and comfortable, so stay tuned!