Well the other one fizzled out a little but now I’m completely addicted to this game. Who doesn’t like rumbling steel beasts firing shells at each other in matches to the death?
What is World of Tanks?
World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. Starting from 1930s era tankettes to late 1950s designs and many experimental tanks and vehicles.
What tanks and nations are available?
Currently the tanks are divided in five classes:
Light Tanks: The Speedy scouts of the team, dedicated to harassing artillery and spotting enemies for the team.
Medium Tanks: The most flexible of classes, can support any of the other classes in their duties.
Heavy Tanks: The battle line tanks. They hold the line and go toe to toe with the enemy heavies.
Tank Destroyers: Dedicated ambushers and snipers with thin Armour but fearsome guns.
Self Propelled Guns: The Mobile artillery of the team. They are the main damage dealers but in close quarters combat will be destroyed easily.
In terms of TF2 classes think of it like this: Light Tanks: Scout, Mediums :Demoman, Heavy: Heavy, Tank Destroyers: Sniper, SPGs…..uhh…nothing really, also kind of sniper?
The Nations currently available:
Germany:Well armored tanks with the most accurate and highest penetration guns in the game. This is “Finesse” tanker’s nation.
USA: American Tanks are generally lighter and less armoured then their rivals but their guns have no glaring weakness. The “Jack of All Trades” tanker nation. (They do have the best artillery though)
USSR: Russian tanks are a mixture of heavy and light armour, their guns are inaccurate and have low penetration but in return, they have the best raw explosive power. The have the most powerful tank gun in the game, the BL-10, available for several late tanks. The “Brute Force” tanker nation.
France: France starts off with the slowest tanks in the game that have poor guns as well. They make up for it by having the toughest armour in the game. Halfway up the tech tree tough, things flip around. French armour becomes laughably thin but their tanks come with hard hitting VERY fast firing guns and their tanks are fast as shit. At first they’re the “turtle” tanker nation but then become the “Gunslinger” tank nation.
Proposed nations to be added in the future:
*Combined Europe Tree (Italy, Romania, Czechoslovakia…etc)
This video covers all the aspects of the game quite well:
Also, my current tank line-up is as follows (right click->view image to see bigger):
So fellow tankers, tell me great tales of crushing capitalism with 57mm Zis gun of doom.