World of Tanks Preview
A boundless variety of MMOs are being released all over the world, trying to cater to different tastes, ranging from militant elves to spaceship. Portal Nowrpg decides to try another creative theme with the coming of brilliant action MMO World of Tanks, which is currently at the stage of public beta testing. How to control a war machine and what does it mean to be a tanker? Read our review of the game for answers.
Download a free client, make a brief registration, log into the game and click on “To battle!” These are basically all you need to do to start off tank battles in World of Tanks. How easy it is!
At the beginning, you should spend a few seconds looking around your neighborhood, trying to find allies from your friends and acquaintances and asking them where you are and which direction to go!
But there is no excuse for you to linger, because you have to make great efforts to catch up with your other players. And it is utterly unwise to remain alone among a constellation of enemy tanks. Though the vehicle in the game is a tank instead of a race car, you can also move fast like lightning. If you have served in army, then you’ll soon realize the resemblance of the virtual tank to the real one in terms of speed and appearance. But if not, you can also quickly figure out whether you have flair for driving a tank in real life. Though World of Tanks is not a simulator, it is fairly realistic for an action-packed tank MMO.
It is understandable why World of Tanks gives such a vivid portrait of tanks since the developer of the game has well-studied the structure of tanks and used thousands of different bolts, screws, valves and levers to present highly realistic images of virtual tanks. But of course, it still cannot be called a tank simulator.
In order to learn how to defeat your opponent most effectively, you must have at least some general ideas of the type of his tank. The type varies greatly from BT-7 to CV- 1, depending on which you can make your defensive or offensive strategies. By the way, from a historical point of view, the appearance of tank models in the game is totally correct, therefore, you can really learn a lot from the game.
If you feel pity for not being able to take part in World War II, you can brag about your extensive knowledge of tanks to your grandfathers who may have joined in many great patriotic wars.
After you enter into World of Tanks, you will probably wait for five minutes before you can begin a real battle. Well, during this short period, you can experiment a bit and try to create your own model of combat units. That’s right! Every second counts in World of Tanks！
When you really set foot on the battleground, you will find out that even through your new tank moves very quickly, it is extremely vulnerable in front of its more advanced counterparts. For example, it can not compete with the armored turret complete with more powerful guns and more advanced radio communication system. If your own tank fails to meet your expectation after tests in battles, you can spend some money to repair and upgrade it. It is certainly foolish to go to the battlefield with a shabby tank. If you temporarily have no money to afford a repair, you can simply replace the tank with another one.
A variety of Soviet and German tanks are available in World of Tanks. And the developer will continue to add more British and American models in the future. Your main goal in the game is to destroy the maximum number of opponents and capture the enemy base as soon as possible. But in the initial stage, you just focus on acquiring all essential skills at managing a tank. When you have accumulated enough experience, you can pay attention to employing military tactics to deal with your enemies.
I guarantee that you will enjoy the explosion sounds of the enemy tanks, which are extremely thrilling and fulfilling. And when your light tank swirls dexterously around a heavy one, it will be pretty swift to get caught. How cool! But the longer you play, the fiercer the battles will be. To gain a winning streak, you must resort to team work and intelligent tactics. Sooner or later, you will realize that you have to strategically combine a variety of tanks, ranging from the heaviest ones to the lightest types, effectively assign missions to different models according to their peculiarity and dauntlessly venture into the chaotic theatres of war if you want to procure the ultimate victory.
It should be noted that the battlefields in World of Tanks are not limitless as you have access to only four maps. But the developer will go on releasing a lot more in the future. Let’s wait and see! Do you think your tank is powerful enough to defeat all tough enemies? Then wander around the battleground, find your tank rivals and commerce furious combat to prove your ability! The average duration of a fight is about 5-10 minutes. So you will have lots of opportunity to taste the excitement of war.
Players do not need to wait long to start a fight. What’s more, the developer of the game promises that World of Tanks will be free and accessible to everyone. But if you do not want to waste time on the easy levels, you can buy a premium account with real money. Additionally, you can also decorate your own tank. For example, you can write something on your tank, paint a portrait of your favorite hero in super-exotic colors and so on. Just get creative!