- To enhance the level of protection we added CAPTCHA to the registration form
- Speed hack protection system was upgraded
- Anti-cheat system in general was upgraded too
- Bug-report form for SMS-payments was enhanced
- Hints for newbies now stay on the screen for several first battles — it makes knowing of Tanki Online much easier
- TDM and CTF modes were added to Fort Knox III
- Map «Old Silence» was added to the game
- Warning about long first loading in loader.
- Old winter props where upgraded.
- Problem with password recovery was solved.
- The principle of sport battles creation was enhanced. Now if somebody tries to launch no-supply battle without flag, kill or time limit, «Start» button is blocked.
- Anti-flood was connected with registration form and nick checking system.
- Link for password and e-mail changing now works only once — it allows to avoid errors.
- Problem with «grey screen» was solved partially.
- Meter of online activity was upgraded so now it shows amount of users in the chat more precisely.
- Stats for long battles (with fund not less than 200 crystals) now are uploaded to file. It allows to save information about fund of battle. Attention! Could be differences in figures as far as stats are saved every minute but not every second.
- Updates on the map «Garder» from Nobius
- Updates on the map «Camp» from Figishe
- Tank is no longer a barrier for Freeze or Firebird streams.
- If you were forcibly disconnected from server you can not connect to this server for 5 minutes. But you can connect to any other server immediately.
- «Phantom» problem is solved. Earlier, if user disconnected during loading he became so called «phantom». He was in the list of battle but he wasn’t in the game.
- Added alternate camera behaviour which slightly improves view under low ceilings by pitching camera up. To turn on the mode check «Alternate camera behaviour» option in the settings dialog.
- Now if player gets automatic ban for flood his chat history is cleared.
- Solved the problem which led to unfreezing starting simultaneously with freezing. Now unfreezing starts right after it.
- Freezes were taken away from your garages, crystals have been returned.
- Updates of map «Madness».
- Increase of freezing speed. Freezes will be returned within 3 days after the release.
- Updates on the map «Silence» from Figishe
- Setting of mip-mapping turn-on(off) function, which will bring down picture quality, but will raise performance and reduce the use of working memory. View the demo with mip-mapping function here (use Space to turn on/off).
- Eliminated vulnerabilities which led to the following problems: destroyed or invisible tank which could shoot and move.
- «Hall of Fame " was transported to a separate server. This improvement solved the problem with uneven achievement changes in hall of fame, raised game servers' performance and speeded servers' restarts greatly, but there will be a delay with rate upgrade (up to 15 minutes).
- Now the size of activated and gathered first-aid kits is summed up.
- Eliminated vulnerabilities which led to the following troubles: supplies' re-use; tanks' acceleration.
- We have made traffic encryption. Cheat users are detected. They will be fined to 25% of all achievements, crystals on the account and stuff in the garage.
- Client side of the game was optimized to solve some problems with game performance.
- New coats (Taiga, Cedar, Clay, Sandstone, Rock, Prodigi).
- Ricochet was rebalanced. All early bought Ricochets put out from the garages and crystals for them returned.
- Freeze was rebalanced. Now Freeze damages victim from the beginning and freezes it at the same time.
- Chat was split in Russian and English versions.
- New function in the chat: deleting chat history by player’s nickname.
- The problem with cutting off hanged up players is solved.
- The mass and dynamics of Hornet M3 was restored.
- The problem with tanks bounding during collisions was solved.
- Isida aiming priority was changed. If ally has full health Isida doesn't detect it as an aim.
- Time checking system for resource loading was added. If resources can not be loaded for certain time the loading will be started from the beginning.
- Bonus medkit value is changed. Now the medkit found during battle heals 50% of hull HP.
- Appearance of different Freeze modifications now differs.
- The problem of displaying previews which don’t correspond to maps was solved.
- Now the size of explosion depends on the size of tank.
- CTF mode for Ping-pong map was added
- New maps: Opposition from Hans_Rose, Madness from Flanagun
- Sound of explosion was changed
- New coats including coats with resists to different guns (another pack of coats will arrive soon)
- New principle of medkit functioning
- Flag indication is back but text now gradually become transparent and disappear
- New effect and sound of explosion
- Isida action is corrected (sometimes it didn’t heal or didn’t damage the target)
- Aiming algorithm is changed, enemy flag bearer has maximal priority
- Speed of unfreezing with Firebird depends on Firebird' modification
- Speed of Freezing enemy with Freeze depends on Freeze' modification
- Ricochet modifications now differ from each other visually
- Shot effects of different modifications of Freeze and Ricochet differ from each other visually
- Banned player now see not only the time of ban but also the reason for ban
- When you change password or e-mail through special form the link for password recovery (hash) is changed too
- Time of unfreezing reduced twofold.
- These problems were successfully solved:
- if game loading was interrupted player didn’t get a gift;
- anti-foul language system reacted to the links of battles with «eb» in the name;
- critical errors in the battles;
- clickable battle links containing «?rnd=…" didn’t work;
- search system cleared valid search results;
- click to the battle link from the Garage or Hall of Fame opened information about other battle.
- We have made server optimization to reduce the amount of lags.
- There are two new guns: Freeze and Ricochet.
- Each hull now has its own weight.
- Links for the battles in chat channel are clickable now. When you click the link you see the list of battles and information about them.
- There are new maps: Farm and Noise from Nobius; Massacre and Ping Pong from A_Creature; Atra (idea from JlEHb) and Station from Flanagun.
- We’ve changed flags indication in battles. Written messages from the center of the screen were taken away. Now all informative symbols are allocated in the bottom right corner.
- Different modifications of Hornet, Viking and Mammoth have different appearance now.
- In the Hall of Fame we’ve improved search system based on player’s nickname. Now a few letters from the nick in the search line disappear if there are not any similarities with search request.
- All links in the chat channel are clickable now but when you are trying to proceed the link which is not marked as trusted you get warning.
- We have made server optimization to reduce the amount of lags.
- We have changed terminology. The word «Kill» was replaced by «Destroy», «Died» by «Lost», «Suicided» by «Selfdestructed».
- The problem of e-mail changing when the e-mail wasn’t specified during registration was solved.
- Twins charges geometry was experimentally reduced. These charges don’t cling to objects now.
- E-mails in the chat channel now look like links. Click to the link automatically launches your default e-mail client.
- We’ve launched bad language checking system for names of battles.
- Evacuation system was improved. Battles migrate to other server gradually not overloading receiving server with great amount of players at a time.
- Hornet M1 hull price cut to 1350 crystals.
- New gift system. Now you can find one of three different presents in the daily bonus. It can be supplies (1 or 2), crystals or one day no-supplies battles pass. Players get the gifts starting from the third rank only.
- We took away buttons PayPal (temporarily), LiqPay (temporarily), EasyPay and RBK Money from payment section.
- We added Prepaid Cards subsection in the payment section. Payments through Wallie, Paysafecard, Rixty and CashU are now supported.
- Banned player now gets information about the period of his ban right in the chat. Nobody beside him can see this message.
- From now on the chat is open for players with the private and higher ranks.
- We have solved the problem with invisible tanks.
- There are drop points for golden crates in every map now.
- Different Dictator modifications have different appearances now.
- Each Isida modification got its own shooting effect color.
- The problem with e-mail confirmation has been successfully resolved.
- We launched the second part of the account protection system. If you specified an e-mail in your account you will see the button «Change e-mail and password» instead of standard form for e-mail and password changing. When you click this button you get the e-mail with the link forwarding you to the page with the form for e-mail and password changing. If you didn’t specify an e-mail you can make changes right in the Settings menu without confirmation.
- Now you can enter no-supplies battle for one-time payment in the amount of 50 crystals.
- One month no-supplies battles pass price cut. Now it costs 500 crystals only.
- There are new maps: 2042 by GT-Razer, Island by Figishe, Combe by Figishe, Desert by Figishe, Gravity by M0ONL1ght, Pass by Figishe, Deck-9 by M0ONL1ght, Canyon by M0ONL1ght, Polygon by Figishe and Plato by Figishe.
- Now a nick is checked against prohibited words during registration;
- Public command #feedback added — it is a switch to the system of ideas and suggestions feedback.tankionline.com;
- Hash is changed with password change now;
- Anti-foul language system doesn’t ban users anymore. It replaces forbidden words to symbols *** now;
- New system of evacuation implemented: now the battle will switch to another server with all the players in it during restart;
- Changed one of alternative buttons — (similar to Del), now Ctrl+ is the analog of Del;
- Candidate moderators can give 5-minute bans now.
- Fixed a bug in the 3D engine, which led to a critical error in the battle.
- Sound of shot of Thunder is 30% quieter now.
- Sound of shot of Twins is 20% quieter now.
- There is no ban for links to battles containing single letter many times (like fffffffffffff).
- Mammoth — a new armour available.
- A limit for players amount on Zone — 12 players.
- Hornet — a new armour is available.
- Different appearance for grades of Titan.
- Thunder — a new weapon is available.
- Viking — a new armour is available.
- Private battles link problem has been fixed
- Different appearance for grades of Smoky, Wasp and Isida
- Different effect of shots for grades of Smoky
- New priorities for Isida. The highest priority for healing damaged teammate, middle priority for enemy and the lowest priority for «healthy» teammate.
- Alternative keys for some actions: Del, PgUp ], PgDown [.
- New chat command available for all players #updates — link to «Patch Notes / Updates».
- New maps: Промзона/Industrial Zone by GT-Razer, Зона / Zone by M0ONL1ght, Тишина / Silence by Figishe
- All players will be moved to another server when restart is launched.
- Duration of banning generated by bot is reduced to day.
- Minor changes in armours specs (Wasp М2, Hunter М1, Hunter М2, Titan М3, Dictator М1).
- Minor changes in Smoky M2 specs.
- Titan М3 costs 900 crystals now.
- Second stage of server optimization has been finished. Lags were greatly reduced. Lags are network latencies during which tanks switch positions, bonuses and flags are taken with delay.
- Purchase or improvement requires confirmation now.
- Order #levels renamed into #ranks.
- Added public order #forum — switch to forum.
- Fixed bugs with password and E-mail change in settings.
- Now bonus crystals for invited friends can be viewed on «Invitation statistics» button.
- Fixed bug with crystals receiving for invited friends. They will be accounted today.
- First stage of server optimization has been finished. Lags should reduce. Lags are network latencies during which tanks switch positions, bonuses and flags are taken with delay.
- Now the distance between a flag carrier and the base is taken into account during crystal calculation for flag return in CTF.
- Now bug report can be sent by testers only. If you have a problem with payment, fill in the form and send a message from payment section. All other problems and questions are discussed at forum.
- Now Firebird and Hunter modifications look differently.
- Now Firebird modifications have different colour of the fire.
- Coats were rebalanced (Swamp + 2% from Twins (total 15%); Safari + 5% from Smoky; Dragon + 5% from Isida; Roger + 5% from Railgun; Jaguar — 10% from Firebird, но +5% from Railgun and +5% from Isida; Electra +5% from Railgun).
- Added new map with new props Novel.
- Maps which used to be available to low ranks are now available for higher ones also: Boombox II, Sandal II and Short Bridge II.
- New orders appeared (#levels — switch to forum topic «Ranks», #clans — switch to forum thread «Clans»).
- Experimentally reduced points for Isida cure. Coefficient was reduced from 2 to 1,5. Experiment will last for a week.
- Button «Improve» is placed next to «Set» in the Garage.
- Every modification of turrets and shells is described now in a special table which is placed in the Garage.
- Fixed bugs in Firebird and Isida: Firebird had greater damage effect than it had to, Isida had less damage effect than it had to. Now similar modifications of Firebird and Isida have equal damage effect in full charge.
- Fixed bug when Firebird effect during shoot while moving was displayed incorrectly. There used to be very long flame while moving backwards and very short one — while moving forward.
- Abolished passes — Double Score. All the players who purchased the pass during making changes on server will get their crystals back.
- A new pass was added — Score multiplier pass: multiplies all received points by 25%, lifetime — one month.
- A new pass was added — No-supplies battle: enables you to create and enter no-supplies battles, lifetime — one month.
- Modifications of Railgun and Twins look differently now.
- Now the Mine is included in everyday present.
- Added new consumable — mine. View details in FAQ.
- Done effects visualization. View details in FAQ.
- Changed visualization of consumable blocking time after usage (cooldown).
- Improved automatic anti-foul language system: now the chat knows 1 300 000 Russian words. If you do not misspell the words, false responses will be rare.
- Improved registration form — added check-up of nick availability (after you enter the needed nick and are inactive in entry field for two seconds or switching to password entry field, the nick is checked and next to it you see a tick or a red cross).
- Now you get twice as much points for curing the tanker who carries a flag.
- Summer is back! All the maps now have pleasant green landscape.
- Maps Fort Knox and Wolfenstein are back.
- Added new map Chernobyl from Duke 2.0
- Lessened lobby loading time due to reduction of loaded maps preview, now they load when needed.
- Now every modification of Smoky, Firebird, Twins and Railgun has own graphic effect.
- Now you can use alternative payment system for VISA/MasterCard in payment section.
- Solved bug when points were not accounted when you kill Isida owner or a patient during cure.
- Finally accepted modification of Twins: vertical angle of aiming increased greatly (two degrees up, one down), lowered speed of bullets, finally accepted damage
- Introduced paid battles with no consumables.
- Fixed bug when a consumable timer is stopped up after getting bonus.
- Karma was introduced in Chat: if you misbehaved, the chat remembers it and takes into account when giving automatic ban, but soon forgets about misbehaviour.
- All newcomers will appear in the battle at once without entering game menu.
- Now you can invite friends to the game through email.
- Payment systems Yandex. Dengi and Webmoney were moved to another payment aggregator (2Pay). But you still can pay through the former aggregator (OnlineDengi).
- Now if you, for some reason, lost connection with the game (being in the battle), you can return without loosing your achievements. Time to return into the battle — 2 minutes.
- Changed algorithm of anti-foul language system. Within some period of time there can be false responses, since we’re perfecting the system. If you have examples of false responses please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Changed algorithm of anti-flood system, now anti-flood follows typing of similar symbols in a row in one message.
- Flags finally have taken their stand.
- Fixed bug of mismatch between number of players in the battle list and battle info (9/11).
- Changed the sound of Twins shooting.
- Experimental changes in the Twins gun: the vertical angle for automatic targeting is now increased (3 degrees upwards, 3 downwards), speed of flight of the individual shells is lowered.
- Eliminated a vulnerability that allowed to increase the speed in battles (aka speed hack). Now if you somehow speed up the tank, you’ll be automatically kicked from the battle.
- Twins is experimentally strengthened for one week. You can discuss the current stats and post your impressions/suggestions here
- The referral banned display problem is now solved.