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#1 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 0801 AM

Fun little arcade ww2 tank game with some "realism". Beta is free.
http://www.worldoftanks.com/

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#2 Harold Jones

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 1038 AM

Been playing since it went to beta, it's a lot of fun. It is by no means a simulator, but it is more than just a shooter with tank skins. About the only real problem I have with it is that all the games are basically random death matches with a capture the flag option, so your results depend a lot on how well or poorly the 14 strangers you are grouped with play the game. On the upside there is 0 down time, if you get knocked out early you can quit the battle and jump into another tank and another battle in seconds. I rotate through a Matilda (premium tank good money earner), T34/85, SU-100, and a PZ-III/IV (working my way up the Panther tech tree).
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 1632 PM

Hmmm, I may have to give this a try.

I've been playing a lot of Red Orchestra: Darkest Hour lately, and it has me in the mood for a good tank game.
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#4 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 0529 AM

Now I have played for two days.

The game has good balance between realism and arcade.
Excellent multilayer system. Down time in lobby is zero.

The interesting part in this game for WW2 tank buff is that you have to research, upgrade and buy new tanks and train your crew.

You can choose light, medium, heavy tank, SPG, or TD "career".

You start with "armored tractor" on German side. :)

Now Im driving with PZJ-1 with 50mm gun and crack crew and trying to get money for Marder II.

There are *many* vehicles in this game. Also many proto/blueprint tanks are included. And the tanks can be modified heavily meaning you can have interesting combination that never existed.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 1709 PM

I started yesterday. Up to a fully upgraded Pz II A so far. It's fun. The lack of wait times and quick battles mean that it doesn't have to suck up huge amount of your time playing.

Looking forward to having something other than Russian (+ lend-lease) and German tanks, though. ...I want my Comet.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 1843 PM

Is this game strictly multi-player online play or does it have its own AI?
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 2352 PM

Is this game strictly multi-player online play or does it have its own AI?


Strictly multi-player online play.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 0539 AM

Does it have much British armour, or is it just the Matilda?


I have spotted Churchill too. Seem to be all the land lease tanks that Soviets got.
I think the game ll include western designs later.

German side can have "Land lease" French tanks.

http://game.worldoftanks.com/faq

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 1254 PM

Thats fair enough, its more than I was expecting. I wouldnt be surprised if a Valentine crops up as well, since the Canadians gave them hundreds of the things.

Its a pity you cant recover wrecked vehicles and refit them, ala PanzerIII/SU76. I kind of liked doing that with the Mechwarrior game and Interstate 76, when you could recover knackered weapons and repair them.

Looks fun anyway, I shall give it a bash at some point.


The Valentine is in game, as are the Churchill, Matilda, and M3 Stuart on the Russian side.

And yes, the game's FAQ says that they'll be adding British, American and... Japanese (? O.o ...that should be interesting... or amusing) tanks later on.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 0336 AM

My TD-career bite the dust.

I "sold" my Marder II. Too heavy and fast opponents in the same maps. I was outgunned, out armored, out manovered...

Ill go for T34/85 now and for "Wespe".



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Posted 14 September 2010 - 0459 AM

Im disappointed they arent considering Italian. :D


What kind of masochist want to start a Japanese tank career? :)

Italian vs Japanese tanks would be a fair match. :D
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 0946 AM

Checked the list again, yes, they really do mention Japanese tanks (but no Italian). At least it will have a certain novelty factor? O.o I haven't played many tank-based games, but I can't really think of any others that have put any effort into including Japanese tanks. They also mention adding more French tanks, too.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 1133 AM

Fun game, played 3 times and managed my first kill, a guy ambushed me, hit me on the side then decided to make a run for it, and took a burst of 20mm in the back :lol:

How do you change between ammo though?
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 1300 PM

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How do you change between ammo though?


1 2 3
press once to load selected round as next, twice to load it imidiately.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 1338 PM

1 2 3
press once to load selected round as next, twice to load it imidiately.


Thanks!
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 1406 PM

And the tanks can be modified heavily meaning you can have interesting combination that never existed.


So a GAV!N is not out of the question?!
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 1655 PM

It's in the game http://members.multi...wotshot_021.jpg under the code name VK4502
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#18 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 0207 AM

Tank stats:
https://spreadsheets...=CJm4jYgN#gid=0


Who was calling my name yesterday in one map? :)
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 0840 AM

BY GOD it's hard to hit ANYTHING in this game, I just don't get it how people are killing me....

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 1138 AM

Crap. Having to do the whole near-two-hour download again. Corrupt file on install at about the 20% complete mark. GRRRRR.
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