About World of Tanks
|April 21st, 2011||#1|
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World of Tanks info
1. Its free to play. But you can spend $$$ to get premium tanks and accessories.
2. There are 150 vehicles from the USA, Germany and Russia. French, British, and Japanese tanks will be added soon. (Some French Tanks are already in the game but under the German tech tree.)
3. The Vehicles are divided between Light, Medium, Heavy, Tank Destroyer and Self propelled artillary. Each class has a different role.
Lights - Recon, Spotting and Fast attack against weaker targets like Artillary.
Medium - A balance between Speed, Armour and Firepower. Used to flank the enemy and support the heavies.
Heavy - Front Line Main battle Tank. Tough and Powerful, but slow and can be easily knocked out if they are caught on the sides or rear.
Tank Destroyers - Lack a Turret but they are very accurate at long range, and can hide in camouflage ("sniper" class). Other plus/minus depend on the actual vehicle, some pack a huge gun (IS-152) some have monstrous armor (Ferdinand) and others are speedy and have a low profile (Hetzer). US Tank Destroyers are not yet implemented (soon we are told).
Self Propelled Artillery - long range indirect fire support over an area. Can fire without LOS.
1. All Tanks can be equipped with different engines, armor, guns, radios, tracks, etc. which must researched (spending XP) and then purchased (spending credits). Some Tanks have special abilities/attributes. Like armored skirts. Tank Crews also gain experience and when they become experts can learn special abilities.
I have currently commanding a PZ.II Auf F and a Jadspanzer I while I am trying farm enough cash to buy a FuG VII Radio (increases spotting range) for my Pz.II and eventually a Marder.II Tank Destroyer.
Incidentally, one thing thats cool is that all tanks a viable. It is possible for a weaker vehicle to destroy a more powerful one, if the right tactics are used.
For example, in one Scenario my Tier II Jagdpanzer firing from a stationary camouflaged position upon a ridge destroyed a Hetzer (a Tier IV TD). My Jz.I was equipped with a 50mm gun (the biggest that can be mounted on a Jz.I) but it never would have never penetrated the frontal armor of the Hetzer, so I waited until I had her flank. My shot disabled her tracks rendering her immobile. Two more to her chassis brewed her up. It was a perfect ambush and although she never spotted me though I got knocked out a second later by a second Hetzer who did. He had managed to sneak up to me at close range while I was finishing off my target. My paper thin armor wasn't up to the task of resisting a single hit of a 75mm or 105mm the Hetzer carries.
Another 50,000 Credits get me a Pz.III AUF or a Marder.II (I am thinking the Marder, better suited to my style of play).
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch
I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.
|April 22nd, 2011||#2|
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Umm why are 2 German vehicles Jagdpanzer I and Hetzer) shooting at each other?
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
|April 22nd, 2011||#3|
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However, (the game has only been live 1 week) the devs have said that they will be recreating famous battles of WWII, and in these scenarios they will be a strict observation of military organizations.
Last edited by mmarsh; April 22nd, 2011 at 11:41..
|November 18th, 2011||#5|
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|November 18th, 2011||#6|
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I love the game but I wish they had made aspects of it a little clearer.
|November 25th, 2011||#8|
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|November 25th, 2011||#9|
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Very true however the game is a lot of fun especially when you get further into the tank trees, currently I am working my way down the German light tank line and aren't too far from the VK2801.