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Posted: May 11th 2011 2:03PM (Unverified) said

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It also shows the new tanks/spg's that are going to be released. Supposedly coming to the U.S. server next week(The Russians got it today)

Posted: May 11th 2011 2:09PM (Unverified) said

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Great game ... yeah its a grind to get to the higher tanks ... but its tanks! The fast paced insta-queue PvP is awesome. If PvP is your thing, especially since its free, you should try it.

Posted: May 11th 2011 2:17PM Thrishmal said

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This is one of my favorite game out right now. Keeps me very entertained :-)

Posted: May 11th 2011 2:20PM Luk said

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Not to sound like a prejudiced jerk, but hasn't Allods Online teach us anything about Russian produced online games?

I am sure WoT is not a bad game and probably a dream come true for someone who is into warfare history and PvP, however, thinking that this game will not give advantage to Russians and will not be Pay to WIN is unrealistic. Anyone who thinks that SOE integrity cannot be trusted should think twice before trusting this kind of games.

Posted: May 11th 2011 2:25PM (Unverified) said

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@Luk

They do give the ability to pay cash for higher level tanks ... and you can pay to gain experience faster ... but ultimately you cannot buy better than what you can earn by grinding ... you just get there hella faster if you pay.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 3:57PM (Unverified) said

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@Luk

So you have not tried this game yet you make accusations of pay to win? Yeah there are components that allow you to progress faster, but there are always those who are more skilled or have more luck regardless of the tank you have.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 4:21PM Luk said

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This is not an accusation, more like an observation about where the game was made and what can be expected from that. You are welcome to prove me wrong, but there is a deep cultural history behind this game and I am sure that sooner or later the "play to win at any cost" mentality will rear up its ugly head. I am even sure that the devs are counting on that.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 5:32PM Unit 23 said

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I have played WoT a lot (from the begining of closed beta to live). While skill and tactics can take you far so can cash, You can buy "gold" ammo that give you a distinct advantage penetrating thicker armor, so yes it is pay to win.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 4:49PM Saker said

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The graphics in this game are nice, and the tanks I've played so far (just beginners) have the right "feel". I do wish it was a real MMO of some kind. And as far as community goes, there doesn't seem to be any... There's almost no strategy, I'm mean people basically don't even talk to each other! It could definitely use some kind of beginner tutorial system, it just basically throws you in there without a clue what to do, except for some videos on their site (if you happen to know their there to go watch them).

Posted: May 11th 2011 8:15PM tooright said

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It really isn't all that pay to win as you're hyping it up to be but there is a definite cap to your progression in free-mode.

I played some 3000 battles of this in beta and capped out the russian medium, and heavy tanks , and the german tank destroyers line up to ferdinand (cap at the time).

The way the game works is that you need to earn experience to upgrade your tank and progress to the next tier of tank and then have the "silver" to buy the upgrade. "silver" and xp are rewarded for your contribution to the battle and then doubled if you won.

The cash-shop angle is you can buy "gold" currency that you can spend on "premium account" durations of like 24 hrs, 7 days, 30 days. A premium account will double your cash and experience reward that you recieve at the end of a match.

The kicker is that at the high end of the game if you DON'T have a premium account you will LOSE money if you WIN and will be lucky to rarely break even in a tier 7 or tier 8 tank if you win . If you lose you will be set back.

Premium Ammo and the actual tanks you can buy from the item shop are horrible and a waste of "gold" the plus side is that those tanks are cheap to repair but gimped , so I have seen them get team-killed 2 seconds into the match , store bought tanks are hated by the player base and are very ineffective and draw more hate from your own team than the enemy. If you buy one learn what the screenshot key is and how to report teamkillers because you will be sending alot of emails to wargaming.net

There is a very low "skill-cap" to the game. You grind out the tank and everything ,I mean EVERYTHING even one tier below you, you will dominate. The map selection is pretty small and the maps themselves are pretty small as well so it doesn't take too long to feel like you are going through the motions. there isn't enough space and time and intricate enough mechanics to see much variation in tactics, strategy on a large scale is pretty much absent.

It's not totally "drop 50 bucks" and win that makes this game "tehsux" it's just a bad game.

anyone interested in the game will progress steadily until their ammo costs more silver than what they receive for a win on a free account and at that point be damn well informed if it is worth the 10 bucks for a month of double experience.

At that point if you are a tank nerd and love the game you will spend 10 bucks a month until you are bored. if you spent 200 you wouldn't have anything worthwhile to spend your money on.

Thats all they are really trying to do is get you to feel invested and that 10 bucks for 30 days of premium (double silver and xp) isn't alot to ask. and at that point if you have been playing hardcore for a week or two you know if it is for you or not.

I will say again I think it's a bad game , but it's not "crooked" or some kind of ponzy scheme.

Posted: May 12th 2011 10:36AM (Unverified) said

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@tooright They do have 2 more maps coming in the next patch ... and as long as they steadily add maps I personally dont see the game getting boring ... and, I am much more interested in the tactics and strategy of the game - I am not as interested in "gear grinding" to the top tiers of tanks ... I am perfectly happy with the mid-tier tanks where I know that I can still earn money and have some excellent competitive matches ...

Although, I will admit, at the end of the day this game is a space filler until GW2, SWTOR, Tera, Archeage and The Secret World come out (dont know which I will play yet, but I will definately be playing GW2 + one of the others)
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Posted: May 12th 2011 10:55AM Saker said

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They definitely need more maps badly, it doesn't take long at-all to get bored with the existing ones.

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