While I have been ill 8.3 has been released. The patch notes do not hold any surprises. This update is an entirely two-trick beast – the introduction of Chinese tanks and the SPG nerf. I do not really have anything much to say about either that I have not already said.
Overall I cannot feel very excited by 8.3. Partly that is the lingering effects of being ill, but partly when the update itself consists only a tech-tree that does not especially interest me and a game-wide nerf of one of the five tank classes, well, it just is not a very exciting update. Indeed, the scale of the SPG nerf makes the update feel somewhat negative (I realise arty-haters probably view it differently, but that is a different argument).