Wargaming.net Community Manager James White has taken to the forums to answer excited fans' questions about World of Warplanes. The Q&A session has a ton of great information on the exciting aerial-combat based MMO; some of which, we have excerpted below although they have been slightly paraphrased for language purposes.
If World of Tanks has 15vs 15 battles, how many planes will be in a match of World of Warplanes?
For now battle 15vs15 works well. However for some maps or game modes the quantity of players will differ.
Can I ask about a damage concept? In particular, damage causing fuel loss?
Regarding fuel loss: we do not plan refueling at the battle as air missions are very short. So, If your fuel tank is damaged, prepare not for urgent returning to the base but to immediate fire or explosion.
Will certain planes have a great advantage over their enemys counterparts. Say, the Japanese Zero vs early American Pacific fighters?
Yes, certain warbirds will have advantage over their counterparts: we are not going to level all the aircraft equal, ignoring history . But battle efficiency will depend on player’s skill, not on the aircraft type. The most important thing in the dogfight is the ability to impose, dictate that type of battle which s the most effective for your plane.
Will you be able to set your convergence on your gun packages?
Probably convergence (parallax) point could be set via options menu, but it will be single, integrated point for all guns mounted. We selected interface setting to prevent too complicated interface in the dynamic dogfight.
Will there be a in-game radio to talk across the team?
Yes we are going to implement Voice chat for wingmen at least and inside the squadron. Voice chat is essential. Furious speed of dogfight leaves no time for typing letters in the text chat. We doubt very much the need of voice chat range restrictions. It will give ungrounted battle advantage to those players who use teamspeak, ventrillo etc.
Check out the full blog post on World of Warplanes forums over at http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/.