So yay! 9.0 is out.
Shiny graphics! ...except there's a bit of FPS dip so I had to lower my settings and things look about the same as before (though I've heard good things about how the tanks with HD suspensions handle, yay)
Historical battles! ...except every single person in the queue is queuing in a Tiger or Tiger II, haven't managed to get in one yet because there aren't enough players to form my team (queuing in an IS for about 2 minutes, I was the only person queuing as a non-german-heavy...)
Map changes! ...this one's working totally fine! Yay. Played on the edited Malinovka and Severgosk, interesting changes.
I've also heard reports of people getting wild CTDs during battles. Didn't run into any yesterday, so fingers crossed. (though I suppose this accounts for the greater number of 'afk' players I noticed...)