World of Tanks PC

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  1. Sep 3, 2015
    0
    Отдал игре 6 лет, начинал с бета-теста.
    Вердикт: разрабы ебучие лентяи и вечные пиздаболы, плевавшие на игроков и их мнение. Любой вопрос - пошлют нахуй, любое предложение - ответят отказом, укажешь на баги - могут забанить и ясен хуй, не будут ничего исправлять.
    Все их обещания - наглая лицемерная ложь, все их действия - соль на рану игроку и кража денег с кошелька. НАХУЙ КАРТОШКУ!
    Отдал игре 6 лет, начинал с бета-теста.
    Вердикт: разрабы ебучие лентяи и вечные пиздаболы, плевавшие на игроков и их мнение. Любой вопрос - пошлют нахуй, любое предложение - ответят отказом, укажешь на баги - могут забанить и ясен хуй, не будут ничего исправлять.
    Все их обещания - наглая лицемерная ложь, все их действия - соль на рану игроку и кража денег с кошелька.
    НАХУЙ КАРТОШКУ!
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    0
    Эта игра гавно. Разработчики не могут решить проблемы, которым уже несколько лет, а новые обновления только больше портят игру. Хавок так и не запустили. Обещали премиум технику не трогать - ага, сейчас.
  3. Sep 3, 2015
    0
    Дибильный марафон на Е-25 меня добил. За 2 года сколько играю игра все хуже и хуже. Верните СерБа!
  4. Sep 3, 2015
    0
    За 2 года с игрой не произошло абсолютно ничего, только выросли цены в премиум магазине. А еще в это игре есть артиллерия, которая полностью убивает всю игру.
  5. Sep 2, 2015
    0
    Maybe my tank is to weak for his leveled battles? Maybe you can up it's armor/gun?
    - MAYBE YOU WANT TO PLAY ANOTHER GAME?
    Well, guys, why not. And also arty - its annhoying, out of gameplay. It makes people angry and no one cares.
  6. Sep 2, 2015
    0
    There are terrible issues with game design, that wargaming doesn't want to fix. I believe that WOT was the first game with this kind of gameplay, so there are still a lot of players playing in it, but at the moment there are few competitors like WarThunder and Armored Warfare that a lot better. Just don't waste your time. WOT will be dead soon. There are just no reasons to play it. NoThere are terrible issues with game design, that wargaming doesn't want to fix. I believe that WOT was the first game with this kind of gameplay, so there are still a lot of players playing in it, but at the moment there are few competitors like WarThunder and Armored Warfare that a lot better. Just don't waste your time. WOT will be dead soon. There are just no reasons to play it. No positive amotions since level 4-6. No rankings, that could force you to play better. No balance. No active gameplay. It's comletely worthless. Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2015
    0
    Хочу сказать спасибо за:
    - щедруйшую компенсацию за марафон E-25
    - увлекательный геймплей с артами.
    - отличный баланс и умнейшую ЦА в игре.
    - выполненные обещания
  8. Sep 1, 2015
    0
    1. Worst class balance. Self-propelled guns can one-shot even the most skilled player by only clicking one mouse button.
    2. Worst dispersion of the most vital in-battle parameters (damage and armor piercing): random +/- 25% (TWENTY FIVE!!!).
    3. NO skill-based matchmaking. 4. Worst gaming community communications: developers constantly lying, trolling and even insulting gamers. The most
    1. Worst class balance. Self-propelled guns can one-shot even the most skilled player by only clicking one mouse button.
    2. Worst dispersion of the most vital in-battle parameters (damage and armor piercing): random +/- 25% (TWENTY FIVE!!!).
    3. NO skill-based matchmaking.
    4. Worst gaming community communications: developers constantly lying, trolling and even insulting gamers. The most common reply from developers is “on the Greek calends”.
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  9. Sep 1, 2015
    0
    Wargaming.net do not respect European Comunnity. In Belarus and Russia communistic propaganda is still working. Wargaming.net has poor PR. Do not support them, buying premium accounts etc. cause you will be dissapointed. Tossing money to rubbish is better way of spending money then this. Belive me.
  10. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    РЕБАЛАНСЬТЕ БЛТЬ АРТУ! или сделайте ограничение по 2 артабляди МАКСИМУМ на бой!
    REBALANCE ARTY!
  11. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Чет хуета какая-то. Картошка нихуя не делает блять полезного, зато дохуя всякого ненужного кала ввела, тип работает блять. Пусть этот Живец в рот ебется, верните Серба!!!1
  12. Aug 30, 2015
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The developers of this game completely ignore the wishes of users. Believing that they know better what you need to play at the same time do not really even play in his own game. Ignoring not only the audience but also vododelov (bloggers) to competitive players. Actually people who ignored him in a sense bring money and popularity.
    The consequence of that is suspected of mental retardation department geymbalansa or their mental health.
    In past issues of game balance, there is another huge problem: the promise. WG Office in Minsk can not promise anything and do not do. But US office WG promised nothing. And he made for 1-1.5 years in the Xbox One that Minsk promises to 5 years for the PC.
    There is no doubt about the mental state of people in the US office WG. So they got rid of the client part of Big World. According to current realities World of Tanks they need to raise a saint.
    It is better than to jump on the rope to play this game.
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  13. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Игра была бы отличная без арты , ну или с грамотным ее балансом и балансом в общем , выходя в бой ты надеешься , что попадешь в нормальную команду нормально сбалансированную и без 5 артилерий в команде . Это не мир танков , а мир случайности . Разработчики не слушают свою аудиторию и проводят опросы среди своих "тестеров" которые не могут выразить мысли игроков . На вопрос "будут ли делатьИгра была бы отличная без арты , ну или с грамотным ее балансом и балансом в общем , выходя в бой ты надеешься , что попадешь в нормальную команду нормально сбалансированную и без 5 артилерий в команде . Это не мир танков , а мир случайности . Разработчики не слушают свою аудиторию и проводят опросы среди своих "тестеров" которые не могут выразить мысли игроков . На вопрос "будут ли делать какие то опросы по игре , для ее улучшения " отвечают : " Нам лучше знать ч то вам нужно". Игра скатилась . Играю в нее только с друзьями чисто чтоб упороться или раз в две недели когда хочется прокатится на любимом танке и отсосать по полной . Expand
  14. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Первое впечатление положительное. Но уже 3 год к ряду, ложь и обман ЦА. Минский филиал, как рассадник лени и вранья надо давно распустить. В боксовых танка сделали всё, что ПК обещают с самого начала игры. Привязка цены к иностранной валюте, в тех странах. Где поддержание серверов и комюнити идет в нац. валюте. Каждый год год идет отток до 50% от предыдущего года. 2 года назад до 900тПервое впечатление положительное. Но уже 3 год к ряду, ложь и обман ЦА. Минский филиал, как рассадник лени и вранья надо давно распустить. В боксовых танка сделали всё, что ПК обещают с самого начала игры. Привязка цены к иностранной валюте, в тех странах. Где поддержание серверов и комюнити идет в нац. валюте. Каждый год год идет отток до 50% от предыдущего года. 2 года назад до 900т игроков в этот период было, теперь же до 60т еле еле набирает. Expand
  15. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Эта игра просто гавно. Разработчики не могут решить проблемы, которым уже несколько лет, а новые обновления только больше портят игру.
  16. Aug 30, 2015
    1
    У игры есть потенциал - на старте проекта всё выглядело весьма и весьма перспективно. Однако прошли годы, а качественных доработок наблюдается какой-то абсолютно невменяемый мизер. Нововведения если и вводятся, то косметические, чисто для создания видимости работы, и, зачастую эти нововведения абсолютно не согласованы с текущим балансом, тем самым лишь ещё больше усугубляя общуюУ игры есть потенциал - на старте проекта всё выглядело весьма и весьма перспективно. Однако прошли годы, а качественных доработок наблюдается какой-то абсолютно невменяемый мизер. Нововведения если и вводятся, то косметические, чисто для создания видимости работы, и, зачастую эти нововведения абсолютно не согласованы с текущим балансом, тем самым лишь ещё больше усугубляя общую неадекватность игровой механики.
    Мой игровой стаж в данном проекте более двух лет. Не буду кривить душой, у игры есть свои плюсы - ведь тот изначальный потенциал так никуда и не делся - но минусов настолько больше, что продолжать играть нет никакого желания. В данном отзыве сосредоточусь на основных проблемах которые имеют место быть в игре, надеюсь они сберегут чьи-то нервы, а может и заставят, наконец, взяться разработчиков за головы.
    1. Отсутствие баланса.
    С балансом проблемы повсюду - начиная от применимости классов техники, заканчивая ттх машин, тактической диспозицией карт и подбором команд. В WoT вы спокойно можете обнаружить, что вкачанный вами танк внезапно уступает по боевой эффективности всем одноклассникам на уровне, просто без какой-либо вменяемой причины, вы можете попасть на карту, где у одной команды более выгодные позиции для игры чем у другой. Причём ждать правок баланса иногда приходится годами, ввиду того, что разработчики банально не отслеживают ситуацию в игре.
    2. Проблемы игровой механики.
    Основные проблемы наблюдаются с отсутствием возможности нормальной реализации техники в рамках своего класса. Лёгкие танки, например, которые должны передавать развед.данные с поля боя обладают ровно таким же обзором как и топовая техника других классов в бою, при этом у них нет мощного вооружения и достаточного запаса прочности при том, что лёгким танкам приходится работать на первой линии. Тяжёлые танки, зачастую, не способны держать урон, даже при наличии внушительного бронирования ибо их пробивают или премиум снарядами, либо выцеливают лючки. Так же в игре много рандомизации: пробитие и урон снаряда варьируется в пределах +/-25 от базового значения, от рандома зависит точность стрельбы, от рандома зависит выведение из строя модулей. Таким образом очень ограничивается влияние игрока на боевую обстановку, ввиду чего на данный момент большая часть боёв полностью лишена динамики.
    3. Нет матчмейкинга.
    В режиме случайных боёв команда набирается из случайного набора игроков и техники. Таким образом вы можете попасть в команду новичков, когда противниками играют опытные бойцы и в бою у вас банально не будет шансов на победу вообще. Если же вы сами сумели стать скилловым игроком - то вам придётся столкнуться с тем, что вас в бою могут фокусить. Одна из модификаций для WoT позволяет видеть статистику игроков в бою и ориентируясь с помощью этого мода вы, иной раз, половина команды сосредотачивает своё внимание на одном единственном противнике, что крайне сомнительно сказывается на увлекательности игрового процесса.
    4. Борьба с читерством.
    Поскольку большая часть информации обрабатывается на сервера в WoT крайне мало простора для создания запрещённых модификаций. Тем не менее они есть и дают реальное преимущество игроку. Так же наличествует проблема с ботоводством. Данные вопросы разработчиками игры решают крайне неохотно, а подчас и вовсе игнорируются.
    5. Проблемы освоения в игре.
    Даже при наличии рефферальной програмы (введена всего год назад) новичку очень сложно осваиваться в игре, зарабатывать игровую валюту и опыт. Фактически игрока принуждают покупать прем.аккаунт или прем.технику, без которых его развитие в игре будет примерно равно рабскому труду.
    6. Отсутствие контроля над игровым процессом и адекватной работы над развитием игры.
    Одна из проблем заключается в том, что сами разработчики не играют в своё детище. Для тестирования тех или иных нововведений используется команда супертестеров, но по неким причинам работает эта команда крайне неэффективно и пропускает в релиз откровенные недоработки. Если же потом в игре обнаруживается проблема с балансом - разработчики вместо оперативного вмешательства годами собирают статистику, выясняя есть ли проблема на самом деле... потом они её наугад правят и история со сбором статистики повторяется вновь.
    Разработчики бесконечно кормят игроков обещаниями и вместо того, чтобы сосредотачиваться на проблемах, которые реально нуждаются в решении, они с новыми обновлениями предпочитают вводить дополнительные, подчас не особо нужные ветки техники, лишь ещё больше усугубляя проблемы с балансировкой игровой механики.

    На данный момент, игроки уже два года ждут ввод поддержки многопоточности, реализацию разрушаемости и ребаланс техники и методики подбора боёв путём смены разброса уровней с -2/+2 до -1/+1. Вместо этого нам в обновлении 9.10 скармливают новую ветку абсолютно ненужных японских тяжёлых танко
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  17. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    The game has problems with balance, the developers are not listening to users ' opinions, many of which are not balanced, and artillery, as a class, not part of the game. Horrible game!
  18. Aug 29, 2015
    1
    За последние 3 года из игры сделали не понятно что.Побеждает тот кто больше переседит в кустах. бтр 0!Карты УЖАСНЫЕ.
  19. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    the worst game ever! tanks vanish in and out most of the tanks are make believe tanks the ones that had never seen the light of day from paper. play the game and don't do what some guy says and your a noob and get off the game. and EVERYTHING COST REAL MONEY if you join you never move up in exp and never get the good tanks till your ready to toss the pc out the window. so SAY no to thisthe worst game ever! tanks vanish in and out most of the tanks are make believe tanks the ones that had never seen the light of day from paper. play the game and don't do what some guy says and your a noob and get off the game. and EVERYTHING COST REAL MONEY if you join you never move up in exp and never get the good tanks till your ready to toss the pc out the window. so SAY no to this game and save your money and your time spent playing with 10 year olds and disturbed adults Expand
  20. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Разработчики ничего не хотят делать с игрой, только донат, только страдание. За 2 года с игрой не произошло абсолютно ничего, только выросли цены в премиум магазине. А еще в это игре есть артиллерия, которая полностью убивает всю игруРазработчики ничего не хотят делать с игрой, только донат, только страдание. За 2 года с игрой не произошло абсолютно ничего, только выросли цены в премиум магазине. А еще в это игре есть артиллерия, которая полностью убивает всю игру
  21. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Я просто напишу о проблемах в игре и по скольку разрабы говорят что не надо ныть просто так и ничего не предлагать, напишу и о решении данных проблем.

    1)Карты (На некоторых невозможно играть на определённой технике. Прим. Е100 на малиновке/прохоровке)
    Решение: Вывести карты из игры/дать игроку выбирать ~5 карт, на которые он никогда не хочет попадать, не исправляйте эти карты, это им мало поможет.

    2)Арта (Ограничение арты в бою не помогает.)
    Решение: сделать режим случайных боёв без арты/поставить ограничение на 1 арту в бою/понерфить арту в говно, так, чтобы на ней невозможно было играть, как это сделали со многими танками в игре.

    3)Новая точность, с которой можно вполне себе неплохо стрелять на КВ-2 ББшками через всю карту и попадать в 90% случаев по ЛТ, если взять правильное упреждение.
    Решение: понерфить точность, не до прежнего уровня конечно, но понерфить.

    4)Сербоголда (если игрок более-менее знает, куда стрелять, он пробьёт вас, как бы вы ни стояли и не ёрзали, а благодаря новой точности он конечно же попадёт туда, куда целился)
    Решение: понерфить пробитие голдой(можно и дамаг)

    5)ТТХ некоторых танков (разрабы никак не могут апнуть мауса и кв-5, которые просто неиграбельны опять на той же малиновке или прохоровке.
    Решение: апнуть эти танки, игра не умрёт от этого.

    6)Тестеры с 46% побед на основных аккаунтах -_-

    7)Основная аудитория - школьники, а это значит что вы не увидите тимплея в этой игре, можете не надеяться на союзников, они вам никогда не помогут.
    Решение: Невозможно

    8)Соснулые прем танки. Зачем вообще такие выпускать? Без какой-либо фишки, просто убогий по всем параметрам танк, который никому не нужен. Например суперпершинг, он не едет, не танкует и без голды на нем нет смысла играть. Ладно, есть соснулые премы, без разницы. Нет бы исправиться и выпустить что-то стоящее, но нет ребят, держите т-34-3, STA-2 и т-54 первый образец, которые абсолютно никому не нужны, когда есть FCM.

    Мне нравилась эта игра, в 2012 году, когда я только начинал. Разрабы многое обещали и я верил и ждал,с каждым годом становилось все хуже, но появлялись новые обещания, в видео разрабы говорили что нет, мы не запускаем игру, мы стараемся все сделать как лучше, просто у нас не хватает времени на всё сразу, но с каждым годом обещаний становилось всё больше, а выполнялись только 10% от всех.

    P.s. Хз зачем я это написал, разрабы это либо уже видели и им похер, либо никогда этого не прочитают, но я честно пытался написать без мата и адекватно объяснить мою точку зрения, хотя это бесполезно, потому что всем насрать.

    Ну и да, не советую сейчас начинать/продолжать играть в эту игру, потому что зря потратите деньги, а главное своё время.

    Ставлю 0, чтобы когда на этом сайте рейтинг танков опустится ниже, чем у игр от мейл ру, разработчики задумались и начали хоть что-нибудь делать, я всё ещё хочу верить, что они не совсем забросили игру, ведь всё ещё можно исправить, я не знаю почему они этого не понимают. Им же лучше, если они исправят игру, будет идти больше денег, а игроки будут играть в хорошую игру и все счастливы...

    P.p.s. Моя основа - 18к боёв, 55% 1300 кпд, твинк - 4к боёв, 63% 1800 кпд, 2400 wn8.
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  22. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Terrible game balance, developers give many promises and not providr them. We are waiting for HAVOC more than 2 years. There are also a lot of donate. It gives big adventage
  23. Aug 29, 2015
    0
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  24. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Игра стала абсолютно неиграбельной! Когда я начинал в нее, на была интересной и фановой! Сейчас же полный писец, разработчики просто пытаются чинить что уже полностью сломано...Good night, sweet prince....
  25. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Игра скатилась, разработчики забили на развитие проекта и кормят одними обещаниями.
  26. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Одна из худших игр во всём мире.. убивает отношение разработчиков к игре, а так же к своим игрокам.. Главное для Wargaming это деньги деньги и ещё раз деньги...
  27. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    For several years this game sucked me about $ 700, what I'm sorry! World cans turned into a pile of bugs unbalanced, disappointments and promises that do not perform for several years, explaining that KTTS. IDN Forums potato MAFIA
  28. Aug 29, 2015
    3
    ставлю 3 за роботу варгейминга в етой игре ничего не меняется хавок уже ждем 3-4 года разрабы ничего не делают в игре есть баги их не много но они есть ве дальше мне об етой игре писать лень...
  29. Aug 29, 2015
    1
    была неплохая игра года 3 назад но бабки портят людей!танки стали болотом !ХОТИМ ПЕРЕМЕН!
  30. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    It could have been awesome MMO, but it was ruined by in-existent balance, awful optimization and no improvements for a very long time what so ever. Beware: the more Wargaming promises, the bigger fail is the outcome. They promised HAVOC and optimization- nope. Still not here. They promised balance- nah, forget about such thing. Do not support this game in anyway possible.
  31. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Хавок, стабилизация, баланс, где вы??? Разработчикам насрать на игру, главное - денежек срубить, игра сырая, War Thunder ито лучше, когда начнут заниматься игрой - тогда будет положительная оценка, а так - 0. Expand
  32. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Более 2 лет игра стоит на месте и никакого прогресса, практически во всех направлениях застой. Разработчики никак не хотят наладить геймплей. Просто ужасно видеть такой потенциал в игре и понимать что он не будет никогда реализован, а если и будет то будет уже поздно.Более 2 лет игра стоит на месте и никакого прогресса, практически во всех направлениях застой. Разработчики никак не хотят наладить геймплей. Просто ужасно видеть такой потенциал в игре и понимать что он не будет никогда реализован, а если и будет то будет уже поздно.
  33. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    говнище полное,разрабы дауна,арта тварь,баланс дно,голда говно,графа говно,обещания говно,моус тащит,вафля сосо,уходите все в арморед варфейр
  34. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    This game has a ton of issues. The lack custowmer service. They rely on a automated system that continually tags people that do nothing wrong, adnd customer service dose nothing to fix the issues WHEN you have one. It is a fail game .
  35. Aug 29, 2015
    0
    Разработчики считают что они знают, чего хотят игроки, делают игру "лучше". Геймплей отвратителен, баланса нет, стабильный фпс даже на достаточно мощных компьютерах отсутствует. Игроки жалуются, разработчики говорят что знают лучше, "мы делаем игру для вас, как вы хотите, но нет, этого не будет, того нельзя, мы лучше знаем, хоть и не играем в нашу игру"Разработчики считают что они знают, чего хотят игроки, делают игру "лучше". Геймплей отвратителен, баланса нет, стабильный фпс даже на достаточно мощных компьютерах отсутствует. Игроки жалуются, разработчики говорят что знают лучше, "мы делаем игру для вас, как вы хотите, но нет, этого не будет, того нельзя, мы лучше знаем, хоть и не играем в нашу игру"
  36. Aug 26, 2015
    0
    you are going to regret big time. i've never seen a worse in game balance in any other game. everything, just everything built upon the idea to frustrate the gamer more. if anything goes well, it will be screwed in next update, i guarantee it.
  37. Aug 21, 2015
    0
    Game has deteriorated over the last several years. Player complaints and bugs are ignored while WG trots out more and more pay-to-win schemes. Game is nothing but a bad arcade shooter at this point. Hostile player base and community, horrible customer service, and a forum moderator team that sanitize the boards of all posts they don't care for. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of $ -Game has deteriorated over the last several years. Player complaints and bugs are ignored while WG trots out more and more pay-to-win schemes. Game is nothing but a bad arcade shooter at this point. Hostile player base and community, horrible customer service, and a forum moderator team that sanitize the boards of all posts they don't care for. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of $ - avoid this "game" Expand
  38. Aug 20, 2015
    0
    Very good game. The perfect balance. The most competent developers, ALWAYS listen to the views of the players! And the presence of guns in the game makes it VERY DYNAMIC.
  39. Aug 9, 2015
    0
    A big 0 from me as well. If you have never played the game before, do not start, or you start don't pay a single coin on it. The game is extremely frustrating to play. No matter how good you will be at the tame, you have 14 other people in your team that you depend on and because of the game's extremely poor matchmaking algorithm, you will end-up pretty often losing badly. With the longA big 0 from me as well. If you have never played the game before, do not start, or you start don't pay a single coin on it. The game is extremely frustrating to play. No matter how good you will be at the tame, you have 14 other people in your team that you depend on and because of the game's extremely poor matchmaking algorithm, you will end-up pretty often losing badly. With the long history the game already has I can say with a high degree of confidence that the matchmaking is intended by War Gaming to be so bad. Apart from time when your team is very bad, you can also get matched up with tanks 2 tiers higher than you against you will simply have no chance. There are so many statistics the game records for each player and they or not put to use.
    Personally I continue to play the game, only rarely because of the money that I already put in the game on premium tanks that nobody will give back. I hope that a good alternative like Armored Warfare will keep from ever playing WoT.
    For new players keep in mind that there are two resources you have to grind like crazy for that new tank. Coins (silver) and experience both of which are earned very hard, specially coins.
    Although the game's mechanics are well thought and interesting it is absolutely no fun and no worth playing.
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  40. Aug 9, 2015
    0
    I have to be brutally honest about this game without any form of biased opinions from diehard fanboys to this game influencing me. I have played world of tanks for a good year now and I can't take it anymore. I have found 4 major glaring flaws among countless lesser flaws that just kill this game for me.
    Flaw 1: The Grind
    You can easily get to a tier 5 tank of your choosing in a
    I have to be brutally honest about this game without any form of biased opinions from diehard fanboys to this game influencing me. I have played world of tanks for a good year now and I can't take it anymore. I have found 4 major glaring flaws among countless lesser flaws that just kill this game for me.
    Flaw 1: The Grind
    You can easily get to a tier 5 tank of your choosing in a relatively short time but after that it becomes a mind numbing slog to get to any tank that is higher. It took me 8 months of continuous play, waste of my life, to finally get a tier 8 tank and that's when I discovered how POINTLESS it is to have a high tier tank. You gain almost no silver or go negative in silver every game with high tier tanks just to restore ammo if you do well, or repair your tank if you die. I could make no silver to buy anything. So the only thing I could do to avoid spending a boatload of cash on this pittance is to grind for hundreds of battles on low tier tanks just to make up for the vast amounts of silver I'd loose on high tiers that I had to play hundreds of battles to finally buy. How is that fun???
    Flaw 2: Matchmaking
    For those fans who say this game has better matchmaking now than it did before, no, it is still broken. How can you defend this when you are a tier 6 medium tank placed into matches with tier 9 heavies constantly? Your low tier tank has no chance to pierce even the rear of most of these high tier tanks you are forced to fight and that's if you can survive the 20 seconds to get behind them. How can you possibly gain xp or silver if you die within a couple minutes without doing a single thing or you are forced to run and hide in a ditch just to wait for the game to either end or for the enemy to finally find you and take you out in a heartbeat? And don't say "do your best to support your team" or "scout the enemy at least". How can you support if you can do NOTHING and how can you scout if your tank is going 15 KPH? The matchmaking is broken. Players should not be forced to face tanks 3-4 tiers above them like I just got done doing for 50 games straight that made me finally end my WoT career.
    Flaw 3: Premium features
    Premium is ridiculously overpowered and is also way too out of control. I just looked at the current packs on premium. 150 dollars for 3 tanks, a month of premium, 500k silver, and some premium ammo!!! Are you insane???!!! I can buy The Witcher 3 collector's edition with that money. And speaking of premium ammo, you can literally buy special ammo that I've read the stats for and nearly double your penetration power and/or damage. Is this why I'm seeing tier 6 tanks doing over 500 damage on every shell fired? That is definitely pay to win. You can even buy different types of premium shells in those horribly overpriced packs that give even more insane power to you. That is not fair. I've seen what these shells do and I bet that is the real reason the matchmaking is still broken in order to force players to buy these shells just so they can fight the high tier tanks they keep getting matched against. Good marketing scheme right there. You also NEED to buy premium accounts if you want to get to tier 10 tanks without going through a massive grind just to accumulate enough silver since premium also gives a 50% increase to silver just for buying the stupid service. You can even buy upgrades to your tank with the premium gold that can give some really wild bonuses to your tank. Now imagine facing opponents with that stuff, fun right? And why do I have to pay just to reassign crew members to other tanks? You even have to pay just to customize your tank. Customizing! That is one thing gamers love to do and you charge for it!
    Flaw 4: Hacking
    WoT has no dedicated matchmaking service and hackers go wild on it. Wargaming.net has no support staff, no monitoring at all. I can't believe the crap I've seen. I was in one game once that lasted 5 seconds because right as the countdown ended and the match began, a tier 8 artillery on the opposing team somehow managed to summon a hail of shells onto our spawn at the start and kill us all, ending the game with 15 kills. :D FUN! The only people who could defend this behavior is the hackers themselves. How can this qualify as good gameplay? I can't count how many times I've died to random shots out of nowhere while my crew with the sixth sense upgrade were showing I was undetected.

    All in all this is a great concept for a game but poor design choices and outright lazy and greedy practices just ruin this experience for anyone who intends to play it long term. Do not invest your time into this game unless you have a lot of money to blow or you have a life you want to waste just like the year I wasted.
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  41. Aug 8, 2015
    0
    I don't know what critics thinks but this game is a total disaster.... not working mechanics cheap players its just a life burning game... don't even think about playing it... its fun for the first tiers but it quickly gets terrible. it gets worst when you read about mechanics because they never work and its stupid! its so hard to play without premium and almost impossible to play.
    i
    I don't know what critics thinks but this game is a total disaster.... not working mechanics cheap players its just a life burning game... don't even think about playing it... its fun for the first tiers but it quickly gets terrible. it gets worst when you read about mechanics because they never work and its stupid! its so hard to play without premium and almost impossible to play.
    i think the reason critics rated high is because its fun at first! and prices for premium tanks over tier VI is insane! considering its the only way!
    Those russian devs need to fix the mechanics
    Its a beautiful game ruined by stupid things, this game could be amazing. and i would give it 10/10 if it was slightly changed
    pros:
    amazing game if in hands of other team
    good looking environment and tanks!
    this game gives you a good feeling(hard to explain) after the cons ruin it for you
    cons:
    mechanics don't work
    bad maps
    gold
    cheap players
    Matchmaking and balancing stuff
    just look at the reviews and score...

    too bad i loved this game...(other than the gold)

    but anyway playing a tank game is fun! angling pens and hull down and other stuff are fun and different experience! its worth going to tier V
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  42. Aug 1, 2015
    0
    2 words, HEALTH BARS. If they added a decent damage model i would like the game. War gaming needs to up its game, gaijin is much better, even still in beta
  43. Jul 25, 2015
    3
    What could been the best free-to-play title in 2010 is ruined by micro-transaction the game fell such a chore to play if you are oing to free-to-play route in the begining you will always feel a unbalanced gameplay cause guess what devs got too greedy and wanted to balance the top tier tanks so pay2win guys can enjoy while low free-to-play guys are left in the dust now the game is ok butWhat could been the best free-to-play title in 2010 is ruined by micro-transaction the game fell such a chore to play if you are oing to free-to-play route in the begining you will always feel a unbalanced gameplay cause guess what devs got too greedy and wanted to balance the top tier tanks so pay2win guys can enjoy while low free-to-play guys are left in the dust now the game is ok but unfortunetly the game fall short there is no gamemods just capture the enemy base or total annahilation the game is bad in my opinion yes it fun in begibig for like an hour but there is so many premium vehicles that will milk you dry. It sad i liked this game but you know play warthunder its way more balanced you can bring multipale vehicles aircraft and ship that yet are to come go play warthunder its way more enjoyable expiriance and you dont have to download 3 games. Expand
  44. Jul 24, 2015
    0
    This game is rigged. Not really free. Beware of using your credit cards to buy gold. I'm lucky I was able to dispute it with PAYPAL. WOT billing system is SHADY when it comes to credit card charges. They will try to charge you hidden transactions where you won't noticed till it hits your credit card account. Remember they will BLOCK your account If there's some issues on CHARGEBACK. ItThis game is rigged. Not really free. Beware of using your credit cards to buy gold. I'm lucky I was able to dispute it with PAYPAL. WOT billing system is SHADY when it comes to credit card charges. They will try to charge you hidden transactions where you won't noticed till it hits your credit card account. Remember they will BLOCK your account If there's some issues on CHARGEBACK. It happened to me twice when I got the gold but not the CREDITS, Was that AWFUL. Billing support was unsupportive about the issues and they will always blame the players for something that their own system's fault. NO CUSTOMER SERVICE numbers to call. All will be answered through emails. WHAT A ******* SCAM!!!!! Expand
  45. Jul 18, 2015
    0
    Going to make this review as HONEST as I can.

    This game is NOT skill vs skill, it is WALLET vs WALLET! If you are a statistic makes you cool player, this is the game for you. If you are a run and gun, or believe in strategy, I would look at other games. While this game is technically free to play, they sell "premium" tanks, as well as armor piercing rounds, repair packs, health
    Going to make this review as HONEST as I can.

    This game is NOT skill vs skill, it is WALLET vs WALLET!

    If you are a statistic makes you cool player, this is the game for you.
    If you are a run and gun, or believe in strategy, I would look at other games.

    While this game is technically free to play, they sell "premium" tanks, as well as armor piercing rounds, repair packs, health kits, and the list goes on. So if you are not willing to shell out big dollars, you are at a disadvantage from the start. The "premium" tanks can only be bought with gold, which can only be purchased. The repair, and other kits, can be bought with silver won in battles, but often cause the "average" player to only break even in terms of silver once damage repairs, and ammunition costs are filled.

    This is yet another game plagued by user hacks.

    There are a great deal of children, 8-40 who will start calling names, throwing insults because they ran out and got killed, and want to blame it on the rest of the team.

    The game, in random battles, consists of 15 team members, but make no mistake, the word "team" is COMPLETELY misleading. Over the last 6 months, younger people have taken over the game, and 98% of them, will hide way back at the base in an attempt to collect the most damage, without ever getting shot at. OR, they will ALL go to one side of the map, in most cases leaving the middle and other side wide open.

    Clans:
    Most clans in this game, at least any that do battles, will require you to have a minimum 50% win rate, which with the way random battles are played, or you are willing to spend big dollars, is not easy to achieve as that statistic relies on the capabilities of the rest of your team.

    There are two types of gamers, those who play for the W, and those who play for the statistical bragging right. This game, is dominated by the latter.

    I cannot count the number of times I have;
    *Been the only tank to cover and entire side.
    *Set up behind a rock, pulled out to take a shot, and had another tank park right behind me so I could not back up to cover.
    *Had another tank pull in front of me to block my shots and "steal" damage ( you will get in trouble for causing team damage.
    *Had up to 4 tanks not even play the round, leaving the team very short handed. You can get in trouble for causing team damage, even if another tank pulls in front of you, but nothing happens to those who load into the round and do not even play.

    As with many "free or pay" games, if you are not willing to shell out big dollars (30 bucks for some tanks) you may find yourself completely frustrated. The first few tiers, there are ten, are not so bad to get through, but then you will find yourself bogged down. Example, a tier 2 tank, may cost you around 1,500 exp and 3,000 silver, but a tier 7 tank will cost around 150,000 exp and 225,000 to 275,000 silver. Not to mention, when you first acquire a tank, you will need ADDITIONAL silver and exp to outfit it with a better gun, engine, radio, etc. You can see how things start to really add up, forcing you to pay to be competitive.

    All one has to do, is look at the "user review" score, 5.0 out of 10
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  46. Jul 17, 2015
    7
    Lately I've gotten back to playing World of Tanks and I thought I'd share my thoughts about it.
    WoT is basically a very fun game to play. There are tons of ways to mod it more interesting (Arnold voice mod) and playing with friends makes it even better. The graphics are very good and the game physics work well. There are multiple different tank types to choose from and fun events
    Lately I've gotten back to playing World of Tanks and I thought I'd share my thoughts about it.
    WoT is basically a very fun game to play. There are tons of ways to mod it more interesting (Arnold voice mod) and playing with friends makes it even better. The graphics are very good and the game physics work well. There are multiple different tank types to choose from and fun events happening from time to time.

    WoT has some big flaws though. It's one of those games where you need to grind. A lot. Buying premium will give you a boost in earned XP and money and isn't too expensive to consider when compared to other monthly subscription games, but it will still take forever to earn that XP for the next tank. Most of the times you either die really fast or don't do enough damage to the enemies to get any XP and that can be frustrating.

    There are also a lot of small annoying things, like only being able to sell x amount of tanks per day, changing your cannon will leave you with no ammo and while selling a tank you need to write down the price.

    I'd recommend downloading WoT as that game that you might play an hour or two every week when bored. More when playing with friends.
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  47. Jul 16, 2015
    2
    Just too damn difficult to be fun without spending cold hard cash and even then still not enjoyable. Definitely not for the casual gamer but almost certainly makes a lot of money for War Gaming.
  48. Jul 14, 2015
    0
    I have 15,000 battles in this game and I will say there is definitely rigging in the match making formula among other rigged features. There is even claims now that WOT can/will alter your game by nerfing your accuracy and penetration through your IP address or player name. They say this game is free but when it comes down to it, the big investors are rewarded in game play. The better youI have 15,000 battles in this game and I will say there is definitely rigging in the match making formula among other rigged features. There is even claims now that WOT can/will alter your game by nerfing your accuracy and penetration through your IP address or player name. They say this game is free but when it comes down to it, the big investors are rewarded in game play. The better you are at the game the better the chances you have for favourable match making(as long as you spend money in the game). Most games are lop sided and the enjoyment is pretty much zero because of consistent losses and getting rolled almost every game. You will see in most match ups the weaker players playing against the stronger players. This game is all about taking your money, keep in mind moderate spenders with average stats will be usually on the dogs breakfast team too. Big spenders are rewarded. Bottom line, I am very disappointed with WOT on how they can rig a game so badly. Armoured Warfare is in Beta at this time and is doing extremely well. They have developed a Match Making formula that will make games more enjoyable. They are avoiding the 2 tier separation (games will only be +1/-1 tier difference) and also putting in player values into the formula. They have eliminated the favoritism card so everyone can have the same opportunity to develop. I give WOT a fat ZERO for the rigging! Expand
  49. Jul 8, 2015
    1
    A long time ago the game was good, but now its gone to pot, MM is pot luck and they it boils down to who has the least bots in their team.

    They dont do customer service.

    As they say if its free its often poor and that it is
  50. Jul 8, 2015
    3
    Ppl that dont say its pay2win proberbly still play att tier up to 4-5 then its starts to cost if u want to stay ahead.
    Tanks are very unbalanced and they have no feel for history or to balance.
    Played since beta and still its fun to spend som days but I always get tired of the bad balance and p2w so I stop and dont play for some time and then go for a couple of matches again and that
    Ppl that dont say its pay2win proberbly still play att tier up to 4-5 then its starts to cost if u want to stay ahead.
    Tanks are very unbalanced and they have no feel for history or to balance.
    Played since beta and still its fun to spend som days but I always get tired of the bad balance and p2w so I stop and dont play for some time and then go for a couple of matches again and that work for me.
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  51. Jul 7, 2015
    0
    As someone who played over 10 000 battles and has very good stats, I probably count as someone who "understands the game". I can confirm: it's rubbish in every aspect.

    The theme: this game is about tanks. To be more specific, it is about armored vehicles that were developed between the early 20s and the late 60s. This includes light, medium and heavy tanks, as well as self propelled
    As someone who played over 10 000 battles and has very good stats, I probably count as someone who "understands the game". I can confirm: it's rubbish in every aspect.

    The theme: this game is about tanks. To be more specific, it is about armored vehicles that were developed between the early 20s and the late 60s. This includes light, medium and heavy tanks, as well as self propelled artillery and tank destroyers. You won't find vehicles armed with rockets or smooth bore guns, however. Players will spend most of their time in so called random battles, where two teams of 15 players will compete. The nationality of the tanks absolutely does not matter you will see Soviet, German and American tanks in both teams, as well as many others.

    The graphics and game physics: this is probably one of the weakest points of the game. The game is based on the old bigworld engine (nicknamed bugworld for a reason). This means that even with the recent upgrades, the graphics of the game is beyond today's standards, but the game is a resource hog anyways, and you can't run it on max graphics unless you happen to be playing on the main supercomputer of NASA. Physics: the main problem are probably terrain dynamics, even the smallest bump can significantly slow down a tank, and even the most maneuverable ones have trouble climbing up on moderately steep slopes.

    Maps: in one word: **** First of, there are too few maps, and what's even worse, not more than 5 are in rotation at once (map is randomly chosen by the matchmaker from the rotation). Heavy tanks will spend most of the time climbing up hills at 10 km/h or less instead of fighting, and most maps are basically a bunch of narrow corridors that won't let light and medium tanks flank. on top of this, maps, especially newer ones are horribly balanced, and give huge advantages to one team (more cover on their side etc).

    Artillery: self propelled artillery is one of the 5 vehicle classes in the game. It deserves special attention because of the special way it works. Artillery drivers can enter a bird's eye view, and aim from that. They see a juicy target, aim, and click. And the unsuspecting target usually gets either one-shot-killed or "just" loses half to two thirds of their HP. Artillery can repeatedly do this without the fear of retaliation, making the class incredibly OP even in the hands of absolute noobs, and the developers refuse to do anything about it for years.

    The playerbase: retards. Seriously. There is no better definition for it, half of the playerbase is absolute potato-tier retards, and about 90% of the other half are just moderately stupid. I'm not talking about lack of skill, but the absolute lack of logical and analytical thinking. They can not tell the front of their tanks from the rear. The forum community is different, it is just full of trolls.

    Public relations and customer support: it is often said that the devs don't listen to the players, and it's absolutely true but IMHO most of the time it's a good thing (see previous part about the players). The problem is that they are openly and admittedly Stalin lovers and push commie agenda whenever they have an excuse for it. Customer support: write a ticket about your problem. get a smartass automated answer that has nothing to do with your problem. That is all. Ah and one more thing: all forum moderators (wg staff) must have at least one "sock puppet" account. What this means: infinite pro-WG shilling both on the forums and at places like this.

    Matchmaking and RNG: probably the worst thing. Players could cope with having to play against tanks that are ridiculously more powerful than their own at times. What players can't cope with is that the matchmaking is (supposedly) indifferent to the players' skill. Supposedly means that in fact it is rigged and will force good, but non-paying players to be the cannon fodder against higher tier tanks in about 80% of the battles. The random number generator, which influences gun accuracy, penetration and damage also appears to be rigged to favor noobs as much as possible, most likely to give them a chance to win and prevent them from ragequitting. Needless to say that WG denies rigging, even tough they have a copyrighted pattern for the MM system that I described earlier..

    That is about all, there are more game mechanics that can be confusing or even unfair, for example the spotting system, and all the pay to win features, but those can be circumvented with skill mostly, so I don't consider them to be bad things.
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  52. Jun 28, 2015
    8
    Counter Strike with tanks. The Russian bias is annoying. The spotting and damage mechanics are questionable. The performance and graphics are subpar. Yet, there is something funny in this that keeps you playing.

    I spent around 70 Euros on monthly subs to get to the tanks I wanted to play. Then I could game on without any additional investment. Never bought any $ tanks and I could still
    Counter Strike with tanks. The Russian bias is annoying. The spotting and damage mechanics are questionable. The performance and graphics are subpar. Yet, there is something funny in this that keeps you playing.

    I spent around 70 Euros on monthly subs to get to the tanks I wanted to play. Then I could game on without any additional investment. Never bought any $ tanks and I could still kick ***. The pay to win aspect is well balanced.

    Good bangs for the buck, and well worth it.
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  53. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    OMG 10/10 THIS GAME IS AWESOME, BEST GAME EXPERIENCE EVER, ONESHOT FROM ARTY AND CONSTANT NERFES OF PLAYABLE TANKS, TY WARGAMING FOR THIS GREATE GAME, 10/10 OMG 10/10
  54. Jun 19, 2015
    0
    I am happy to have escaped the grip of this game......................................................................................................
  55. Jun 11, 2015
    9
    Great game, free to play, but should spend a little to fully enjoy. Has many rewards to earn and top notch customer support. The tank play is realistic and easy to learn.

    Technically is first rate, smooth and very little lag if any on my 7MB DSL. Join clans, team play and special events. The downside is the first time you download your initial setup make take awhile, after that its a
    Great game, free to play, but should spend a little to fully enjoy. Has many rewards to earn and top notch customer support. The tank play is realistic and easy to learn.

    Technically is first rate, smooth and very little lag if any on my 7MB DSL. Join clans, team play and special events.

    The downside is the first time you download your initial setup make take awhile, after that its a breeze. To enjoy and play is less then 0.15 cents a day at full tilt. If that is too much to spend maybe you should get a paper route.
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  56. May 30, 2015
    0
    Great that there is a MMO tank game. However, it is unbalanced. 85% of the battles end up at 15 -4 or worse. This makes game play no fun. If you like either winning without working, or losing every battle this is a great game for you. As a former US Army tank crewman who has studied history for many years, these tanks are very much not representative of real life tanks. I could expect someGreat that there is a MMO tank game. However, it is unbalanced. 85% of the battles end up at 15 -4 or worse. This makes game play no fun. If you like either winning without working, or losing every battle this is a great game for you. As a former US Army tank crewman who has studied history for many years, these tanks are very much not representative of real life tanks. I could expect some differences, but not to the extent of these.

    Fighting by tier is unbalanced. First it should not place tanks of a 3 their spread in the same battle, and if playing a light tank it could be worse than that. Other issues id that the Match Maker gives advantage to one team or the other. Before they implemented this, I had a fun time playing with a 57% win rate. Then they changed to the new MM with it changing odds for one team or the other. My win rate dropped rapidly. I now reside at 46% wins over 12K games, and my recent battles actually are more like 85% losses with games going as stated above. I even saw one battle with 15 - 0. It lasted 2 minutes and no matter how many times we hit the other tanks, they took no damage. Meanwhile we were getting killed with one shot. The concept for this game is great and it started out pretty good, but then they changed it in order to make more money. They needed to force players to spend money to win battles or support higher tier tanks.

    In game chat is rampant with players complaining about MM and those who are putting the complainers down, calling them noobs. Telling players to uninstall the game and stop complaining. All-in-all it is a game that could be really good, but due to poor development and mismanagement is poor at best. The main goal of the game is to make money for the company with no regard for their subscribers. Recommend you not install it.
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  57. May 26, 2015
    2
    Generally World of Tanks has a good concept. but the better is, that there are other companies who offer this game play. for example Armored Warfare.

    the problem with World of Tanks ist the total rigged Matchmaker und RandomNumberGenerator("in my opinion" -that's the opinion everyone will have after some thousand games). and yes this game is not about skill or talent, it's about tanks
    Generally World of Tanks has a good concept. but the better is, that there are other companies who offer this game play. for example Armored Warfare.

    the problem with World of Tanks ist the total rigged Matchmaker und RandomNumberGenerator("in my opinion" -that's the opinion everyone will have after some thousand games). and yes this game is not about skill or talent, it's about tanks who have a reliability from -25% to +25% with every shot. would that be a problem? no - if it would be really randomized.
    and that's the point: sometimes the matchmaking wanted you to lose or to win and this will last the whole day/certain games. in these matches you can't "play" the game, you get screwed by a biased RNG. it's not fun.

    DON'T PLAY A GAME WHICH FRUSTRATES YOU THIS MUCH.

    you will spend money to get rid of the losses, on the other side you will think you are very skillful. but no - its corrupted. so think about how you waste your time.

    the second reason to avoid this game is the unfriendly staff and community-support. they build up a forum which has on of the most hateful atmosphere around (and yes internet is not a bunnyfarm). the moderation supports bullying by not observing their friends (the moderation team is recruited from the players)

    DON'T PLAY THIS GAME, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SUPPORT BULLYING

    the support even threatens you to delete your account, if you want to discuss the negative aspects of the game. another example is "automatic report system". if enough people report you, you will get a 24h ban. but there's a possibility to encroach the system, so you will get a ban for nothing. if you contact the support absolutely nothing will happened. and here's the aspect of corruption: a moderator (there was an example with "xOlsenx") can disban his own friends via minutes.

    in conclusion the concept has earned 5 points, but the fact this game produces so much (determined) frustration World of Tanks will get 3 points. the fact the Staff is ("in my opinion") corrupt, will leave it for 2 points. don't waste time on it - or a least try the alternatives like Armored Warfare or War Thunder
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  58. Mar 28, 2015
    0
    Short Answer: Pay to win.
    Long answer:
    The game is actually good overall. Looks, game play, controls are east enough to master. Leveling up, or grinding for experience to buy skills and tanks AND equipment are a real drag. Tanks rated TIER 1-10. You start at 1 and work your way up. It has a historical progression from the early 1900's up to the Korean war era. So don't expect any M1A2
    Short Answer: Pay to win.
    Long answer:
    The game is actually good overall. Looks, game play, controls are east enough to master. Leveling up, or grinding for experience to buy skills and tanks AND equipment are a real drag.

    Tanks rated TIER 1-10. You start at 1 and work your way up. It has a historical progression from the early 1900's up to the Korean war era. So don't expect any M1A2 to T-95's.
    Every tier requires exponentially experience (i.e. grinding) to get to the next tier. It will take 3 matches to go from Tier 1 to 2, but THOUSANDS of matches to go from Tier 8-9.

    If you want to be competitive above Tier 5 you have to pay REAL MONEY. Special equipment, faster XP accumulation, and better ammo comes with premium membership.

    Although no one will admit it, you also get better Match Making as a paying customer.
    This is even more obvious during the X3 and X5 weekends (where the your First Victory of the day gets x3 or x5 experience) where the free players get thrown in higher Tier games as cannon fodder. Skill no longer applies here, you are merely target practice since you will never cause damage to higher tier tanks. If you think Tier 5 is halfway to Tier 10, you're crazy. In reality, Tier 8 or 9 is really half way to Tier 10 in terms of matches played or time required.

    This would be an excellent game if the Pay to Win factor wasn't so ridiculous.

    So you want to have fun for free, play Tiers 1-4 and MAYBE 5. After that, it's nothing but a grind at a disadvantage.
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  59. Mar 21, 2015
    3
    Game runs on very old and outdatted engine - Big World Engine, which utilizes ONLY ONE core of your cpu.. Besides that it is Russian propaganda game - every soviet tank outperforms other nations vehicles.
    Examples: Why would you play with Churchill ! if you can play KV1, which is near unpenetrable and has better gun that has jacked up stats? Or why would you play AMX AC 1946 if you can
    Game runs on very old and outdatted engine - Big World Engine, which utilizes ONLY ONE core of your cpu.. Besides that it is Russian propaganda game - every soviet tank outperforms other nations vehicles.
    Examples: Why would you play with Churchill ! if you can play KV1, which is near unpenetrable and has better gun that has jacked up stats? Or why would you play AMX AC 1946 if you can play SU122-44, which is fast as medium tanks, cannot be penetrated by 75 and 90 mm guns and uses fast firing 122mm cannon?
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  60. Mar 13, 2015
    7
    This is a not a great game, nor a fair game. As others have said the matchmaking can make winning a match near impossible before the first shot is fired. However, I've been playing it for over a year and still get a kick out of it. I've never spent any money on this game, nor will I. And now that the E25 is not available neither should you, hate those things, satisfying to kill though.This is a not a great game, nor a fair game. As others have said the matchmaking can make winning a match near impossible before the first shot is fired. However, I've been playing it for over a year and still get a kick out of it. I've never spent any money on this game, nor will I. And now that the E25 is not available neither should you, hate those things, satisfying to kill though. Tier VI is the sweet spot, but fun can be had at any tier, just realize you'll have to deal with no win scenarios. Personally, based on the fun I've had with this game versus any other game in the last year it would get a 10. And I don't really play as Soviets or Axis, because who wants Hitler or Stalin as commanding officer, some great tanks though. But big picture, 7.5 is about right. Expand
  61. Mar 3, 2015
    10
    I don't know why everyone complains about this game look don't spend money on this don't spend money on that dude it's free and one of the best online games I've experienced yeah can be grinding but worth it you don't wanna get to tier 10 in that much of a hurry that makes it crap people are saying that these tanks arnt real life!!! Excuse me!! My pop useto be radio man in the tank thatI don't know why everyone complains about this game look don't spend money on this don't spend money on that dude it's free and one of the best online games I've experienced yeah can be grinding but worth it you don't wanna get to tier 10 in that much of a hurry that makes it crap people are saying that these tanks arnt real life!!! Excuse me!! My pop useto be radio man in the tank that I'm using now the history on every tank is dead accurate even made tanks that weren't out in service right down to the blue print penetrations accurate say no more will like to see slow mode as the Bullet hits the tank like sniper elite hell yeaaaaa pple winge and complain because they suck and can't run around like cod etc your in a ww2 tank things arnt quick when your 865 hph engines pulling over 30 tonnes of steal!!! Stop winging and you's your head on playing this game it's strategy and simulated Expand
  62. Feb 23, 2015
    3
    Lots of potential but it is hampered by a terrible matchmaking system. Scores are usually one sided and determined in the first 2 minutes of play. Sometimes you have to quit playing because the losses are so frequent .
    They just nerfed their tank destroyer portion of the game to further unbalance the game.
    Count on paying for premium time/items if you want to progress at more than a
    Lots of potential but it is hampered by a terrible matchmaking system. Scores are usually one sided and determined in the first 2 minutes of play. Sometimes you have to quit playing because the losses are so frequent .
    They just nerfed their tank destroyer portion of the game to further unbalance the game.
    Count on paying for premium time/items if you want to progress at more than a crawl at higher levels.
    For free it is an OK game .
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  63. Feb 18, 2015
    0
    Pay2Win as hell especially in higher levels!!! The match making also a trash. Often you find yours self againts 2(or sometimes more) level higher tanks than you are (there are 10 levels and u cant penetrate a 2+ leveled tank without a premium ammo, sometimes with them either.). Not recomended!
  64. Feb 17, 2015
    3
    Everything was good about this game - years ago. Since it's birth it almost did not evolved at all despite how much money it generates and they better invest those money in rocket development to kill more people in post USSR countries than put aside a little bit and improve anything. All improvements in the game are associated with nerfs, vehicle removals by replacing with crappyEverything was good about this game - years ago. Since it's birth it almost did not evolved at all despite how much money it generates and they better invest those money in rocket development to kill more people in post USSR countries than put aside a little bit and improve anything. All improvements in the game are associated with nerfs, vehicle removals by replacing with crappy counterparts, making sales by forcing down the throat useless overpriced vehicles (if you are willing to pay for it 20-80£ - for one, ONE vehicle with bunch of crap with it just to boost its price).

    Game itself is infinite grinding. You grind for a tank, then grind for each of its component because it is unplayable until you have all top components. Then you grind to gather credits to get next parts and tanks. This is basically even more terrible if you are not really good player and then you need premium account to boost your income or premium vehicle as well as then you have 50% bonus to income from both. But driving premium vehicle you waste your time as xp you gather is going not for a tank you want to grind but for that crew you put in it and premium tank. But no worries - you can transfer your xp from premium tank to free for all... for a ridiculous price.

    This game seriously has so much bad points that it is hard to scope. Every game sooner or later will be painful and frustrating. Thanks to widely used gold ammo that has a lot better penetration (still not doomsday weapon stuff), skilled players wolfpacking in medium platoons and wrecking all clueless players on the map. What is more terrifying - players. Players are so bad. o so bad and so frustrating to play this game and give your best efforts when half of team MOST of the time are throwing away the game. It is like cleaning beautiful painting on the wall from pigeon crap while pigeons are still crapping during process. Best way would be to shoot all those pigeons or block them from accessing but it is impossible for sole reason - those things give so much money to this game that company values sacrifices common sense over more £$.

    Do not play this game if you are looking for something fun in a long run. There are thousands, THOUSANDS of better games worthy your money and time. It is addictive game. Jut like any other shooter. This game is no strategy game. All strategy involves going to he same parts of the map doing the same and fighting against outdated mechanics.

    Game engine is outdated;
    Game mechanics are stupid (tank is invisible 100m away from you in open space if it has good camo skill);
    Players are like a zombies - kids, drunk people or just clueless;
    Game suffers from constant running bots;
    WarGaming does not care about improving;
    Same few maps for over 5 years;
    They balance game by making tanks unplayable or cutting off everything it was fun about it;
    It is addictive as hell even if it is frustrating as hell.

    Just... go for Armored Warfare game or something...
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  65. Feb 9, 2015
    2
    The game is very good and fun, But the fact that so many "pay to play-players" have used money to get all there high tier tanks. totally ruins the game. :(
  66. Feb 6, 2015
    0
    Okay, the game concept itself is very promising and in my opinion this game filled a gap and was developed at the right time. Many shooter like Counterstrike and so on rely on fast reaction times and have a very hectic gameplay. WoT is different in that way, that you do not need fast reaction times and the game could be more relaxing. In my opinion this is the basement of the success ofOkay, the game concept itself is very promising and in my opinion this game filled a gap and was developed at the right time. Many shooter like Counterstrike and so on rely on fast reaction times and have a very hectic gameplay. WoT is different in that way, that you do not need fast reaction times and the game could be more relaxing. In my opinion this is the basement of the success of this game.

    BUT: This game will annoy you very soon. It's a rage game. Just visit some streams on youtube or twitch and you will see how this game drives their players mad. You are not playing the game. The game is playing you.

    It starts with the matchmaking which isn't a real match making. It just randomly selects players and throws them on the same map. So skilled player and bloody beginners are thrown in the same game. This is not fun for the skilled player nor for the beginner. I would say out of 10 games 4 are balanced and interesteing. The other 6 games you are either dominating the enemy team or just being overrun by them.

    Additionally there are one kind of tanks (artillery), which behave completely different from the other tank classes. Just think of it, as a player in counterstrike which is able to select every 30 seconds an enemy player on the score board, who will be taken out of the match. In order to make this class not overpowered they have put some randomness on it. So the server decides, whether you take the enemey player out of the game or not. This is not fun and makes you sometimes mad, if you are playing a nice batlle with an enemey and someone just decides that you are "out".

    Additionally the game has actually 200??? or 300??? different tanks and you have to know each one of them in order to find the weak spot, where you can shoot through. This is not fun, becaues the learning curve is very very long.

    There are a lot of more points, where the developer intentionally decides to annoy you. I never ever played a game which is so luck based. There is definately some kind of learning curve and a skill based component in this game. But those "skill's" doesn't change anything at the outcome of most of the matches.
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  67. Jan 21, 2015
    1
    This game is absolutely awful!! Unless you are a masochist or get addicted for awhile (like I did) you won't play long and will eventually rage during almost every game. I am embarassed to admit that I have many thousands of games under my belt. The idea is sound and the gameplay is ok but the negatives far outweigh any positives. The developers are as brilliant as they are ruthless. IThis game is absolutely awful!! Unless you are a masochist or get addicted for awhile (like I did) you won't play long and will eventually rage during almost every game. I am embarassed to admit that I have many thousands of games under my belt. The idea is sound and the gameplay is ok but the negatives far outweigh any positives. The developers are as brilliant as they are ruthless. I have never played a more addictive game with the system of awards and new tanks tantalizingly just out of reach. But be prepared for the worst grinding of your life and you will quickly see that the gameplay mechanics are being manipulated steadily and cleverly to reduce win rates and encourage spending real money to improve your game performance. But don't dare to even raise this issue on WOT forums. You will be flamed by endless shills bashing you because you don't have enough games or enough statistics to properly "understand what is happening". Go to the forums and see for yourself. I am not normally a conspiracy buff but have casually researched this on the internet and found the kind of distribution of positive and negative reviews (outside of the WOT forums which are closely controlled) you see on metacritic... large numbers of glowing positives and large numbers of angry negatives with little in between. This peculiar distribution also argues for manipulation and suggest that the developers employ a very large number of shills to counter their critics wherever they pop up on the web. I am through playing this game and will never give another dime of my money to these Russian thugs. It's too bad because the concept is a good one and I have had a bit of fun in spite of the horrific flaws. Expand
  68. Jan 16, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. World of Tanks is great fun initially. You learn about the different tanks, crew skills, equipment, etc. as well as tactics and various map terrain. But as your skills improve and you reach higher tiers, the game consistency and match making get worse for random battles. This is really bad because by this time you have invested money and more importantly, time. Rather than matching for skill, the MM pits relatively new players with those having a huge competitive advantage. The games become grossly polarized, for example I now continuously get games where there is a 35% or less chance to win. This ruins your chance to gain valuable experience points and your overall rating. Worse, the game is preferential to certain players. Watch Quickybaby on YouTube and see how many 60% or higher chance to win games he gets. I now have over 15,000 battles and the game is just not fun anymore, which is too bad because I have spent a lot of time getting there. So, don't be like me, limit your play with this game and enjoy other MMOs that offer better matchmaking and are more enjoyable as you gain XP. Cheers!!! Expand
  69. Jan 16, 2015
    2
    This game is fun to play, if you can ever manage to learn how to play it. Wargaming.net provides absolutely no useful instruction on how to play the game effectively, they teach you how to drive the tanks and shoot a gun but nothing more. They don't teach players any kind of skills that are required to play the game such as situational awareness or tactical analysis skills. And if aThis game is fun to play, if you can ever manage to learn how to play it. Wargaming.net provides absolutely no useful instruction on how to play the game effectively, they teach you how to drive the tanks and shoot a gun but nothing more. They don't teach players any kind of skills that are required to play the game such as situational awareness or tactical analysis skills. And if a player asks for help they are either bombarded by overly specific information that can overwhelm them or completely unhelpful jerks who just skullbash the new player for not learning how to play the game properly. And Wargaming.net only continues to encourage this by running events and adding new things to draw people in which leads to these new people running around without a clue trying to complete the new missions or achieve the bonuses being offered. World of Tanks is becoming little more then a tanks flavored bland run and gun game rather then a unique and fun thoughtful tactical game. Expand
  70. Jan 1, 2015
    0
    its a fine game on the surface, but its mired with broken mechanics, its pay to win, and the community is probably the worst collective of terrible people you will ever meet.
  71. Jan 1, 2015
    6
    Well, last I reviewed this game, I gave it a 9. Unfortunately things have changed for me since then. The game has fun mechanics and the tanks really feel like they should much of the time. However, you reach the top tiers and it just grinds to a halt. It takes forever to get the next tank and several of the high tier models you need to play through are annoying. That may well mean that youWell, last I reviewed this game, I gave it a 9. Unfortunately things have changed for me since then. The game has fun mechanics and the tanks really feel like they should much of the time. However, you reach the top tiers and it just grinds to a halt. It takes forever to get the next tank and several of the high tier models you need to play through are annoying. That may well mean that you need to spend fifty hours of gameplay working a tank you hate just to get to the next one and that's not ok. You can pay your way out of it but on high tiers that easily means paying 50€ if not more to convert the XP you need. For one tank.

    When I drive my favourite tanks, I have fun, but getting on with the game from there isn't something I have the time or money to actually bother doing.
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  72. Dec 24, 2014
    1
    I've been playing this game for a long time. The game is the epitome of how to run a free to play game, and at the same time, why free to play games are killing video games in general.

    It preys on users by coaxing them into a game that's fun. You spend some hours playing and think, "well, if I pay a little bit of money, I can get more xp and credits!" So, you invest a little of your
    I've been playing this game for a long time. The game is the epitome of how to run a free to play game, and at the same time, why free to play games are killing video games in general.

    It preys on users by coaxing them into a game that's fun. You spend some hours playing and think, "well, if I pay a little bit of money, I can get more xp and credits!" So, you invest a little of your hard earned cash, without really even knowing how to play the game skillfully yet. Since you don't really know what you're doing yet, the game is still fun though; so spending your money is worth it. Over a couple months, you start realizing certain things about the game...terrible things...but since you already invested your money and a great deal of time, it would be a waste of that money if you just gave the game up entirely, right? So you keep playing, and even invest more money. This is where you realize you've been duped. You have already invested enough money where it feels stupid to just give it up, but at the same rate...the game sucks. But since they've already snagged you, you still put in another 8k matches before re-asking yourself the question, "wtf am I still doing with this PoS installed??", play another 8k matches and rinse and repeat.

    The biggest problem they have is balance. Granted, balancing in an MMO is not a trivial task, but Wargaming has shown they truly don't care. They have said on multiple occasions that matchmaking is not broken, and they will not do anything to fix it. But this isn't true. The problem is that you are either a tier 8 in a mostly tier 10 match, you have all the skilled players on one team, or worse yet: both. There is nothing more frustrating in the world to be in a mostly tier 10 match in a T28 (14 tier 10s, and your lonely T28), where the majority of your team sucks and thinks suicide is how you win, where your T28 is one of the slowest tanks in the game and can't relocate to help carry a bad team.

    Grinding is such a chore in this game, because lower tier games you are almost certainly going to be on a bad team (understandably because they are new players), and as you get higher in tier, some players refuse to play anything other than tier 10 tanks because they are such big panzys that they refuse to be anything other than top tier. The majority of your grind will be tier 8-9 (the last two grinding tiers), and you will end up in a lot of tier 10 matches, in which some of those matches seem largely unfair. Frankly, WoT has a large enough community where they can do one of two things: skill-based matchmaking, or tier-based matchmaking where its a single tier spread. Having a 3 tier spread at launch made sense because of the smaller community, and lowering to 2 tier spread (what it is now) made more sense as the community grew, but at this point the community is massive so one of those two things has to be done, and it may even be possible to have tier-based matchmaking and a single tier spread, but I would be understanding if they only did one. I can wait a minute to get into a match. Either way, they choose to do nothing...

    Their second biggest problem is the community. Like anywhere on the internet, people are generally jerk-offs and not only will not help you, but will go out of their way to troll you. They recently added a feature to disable in-game chat, which is hands down the only thing I've seen them implement that I was excited about. A lot of clans use the WN8 rating, which is understandable, to judge how good a player is in order to decide who gets into the clan. The problem with this is, if you don't have a 1800-2000 WN8 rating, you won't ever get into a good clan. My WN8 rating is considered between Good and Very Good, with normally my daily-weekly WN8 in the Unicum range. That being said, because I didn't have an overall WN8 that was Unicum, it means I could never get into any decent clans, and the only people I could play with were players that were far worse than me. Now, I'm no snob, but occasionally I would like to platoon up or do clan wars with players that I don't have to carry 9 matches out of 10. Because of how snobby the community is though, you can only get into a clan or platoon with good players if you are already a unicum.

    Other than those two things, there are some minor (I say minor compared to what I've already mentioned, but probably wouldn't be minor in any other game) issues. Despite that there are only two severe problems I'm mentioning here, I'm still giving this game a 1 out of 10; this should say something about how massive these problems are. I hesitate even to say that, I may even enjoy this game if those two problems didn't exist. What I will say, is that the community in WarThunder is far more quiet in game, far less 'trollish', and I don't see the matchmaking issues that exist in WoT (at least not as sever as WoT has it), and I have not paid any money towards WarThunder, and I still prefer WarThunder; take that for what it's worth.
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  73. Dec 21, 2014
    0
    Absolute GARBAGE of a game.Very obvious it has been rerolled and rerigged for profit ONLY.Used to be fun but now it's just blatant crap.The admins especially in general chat aka Bruxihee is childish and unprofessional considering who pays his bills,WE DO.They will ban you for anything.DO NOT SPEND A DIME ON THIS FRUAD OF A PAYING GAME!!! Surprised the FBI has not done their research andAbsolute GARBAGE of a game.Very obvious it has been rerolled and rerigged for profit ONLY.Used to be fun but now it's just blatant crap.The admins especially in general chat aka Bruxihee is childish and unprofessional considering who pays his bills,WE DO.They will ban you for anything.DO NOT SPEND A DIME ON THIS FRUAD OF A PAYING GAME!!! Surprised the FBI has not done their research and shut them down!!! Expand
  74. Dec 18, 2014
    0
    The Idea of the Game is good, and the Concept is well worked out but the Reality is a whole other Story. Poor to non existent MatchMaking, Nearly no Skill Required when you use P2W Ammo, some Premium-Tanks are way too powerful (looking at the E25) and the whole Tankgrinding makes it worse. (Especially when you don't pay 10€ per Month so we have P2W and P2P (Pay 2 Progress) )
    I'm playing
    The Idea of the Game is good, and the Concept is well worked out but the Reality is a whole other Story. Poor to non existent MatchMaking, Nearly no Skill Required when you use P2W Ammo, some Premium-Tanks are way too powerful (looking at the E25) and the whole Tankgrinding makes it worse. (Especially when you don't pay 10€ per Month so we have P2W and P2P (Pay 2 Progress) )
    I'm playing since the Closed Beta but now my Limits are reached...

    When you are masochistic grab a friend or two, get something strong to drink and get ready for the Butthurt of your Life
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  75. Dec 5, 2014
    0
    0/10 would not bang, this mage is **** as fug, noone should play this game. This don't want to install. When ima trying to do something this game start calling me dickheacd,
    Love Kamil
  76. Dec 1, 2014
    7
    You either love this game or hate it. This is a slower paced tactical, team oriented tank simulator. (This isn't call of duty with tanks)This game also has an emphasis on realism and grinding. Unlike Destiny (which forces you to grind through a **** randomly generated rigged loot system) this form of grinding is more "fair." In addition the actual tank battles are thrilling and the sheerYou either love this game or hate it. This is a slower paced tactical, team oriented tank simulator. (This isn't call of duty with tanks)This game also has an emphasis on realism and grinding. Unlike Destiny (which forces you to grind through a **** randomly generated rigged loot system) this form of grinding is more "fair." In addition the actual tank battles are thrilling and the sheer variety of tanks is astonishing (This goes beyond your typical WW2 game) allows for the lessening of the blow. Another thing to be aware of is the steep learning curve for some players as the game punishes you for taking a lone wolf approach, tackling an enemy head on without cover and missing shots. (This game HEAVILY EMPHASIZES ACCURACY.) In addition it is free to play so it won't hurt to try out the game.
    If none of what is mentioned appeals to you even a little bit you're probably not gonna like this game. (This game isn't meant for everyone and will take some patience to play.)
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  77. Nov 26, 2014
    9
    Excellent F2P game that I have spent more time on this year than any other game. It looks and plays like a top-tier game, and is perfectly viable as a free game. If you want a little more, then you can pay, but this does not detract from the free part of the game. Brilliant!
  78. Nov 22, 2014
    0
    The game itself is very good, but the trimmings that come with it absolutely spoil it. It's free and at first seems very good, but then you start to notice things. The game allows modifications to the client software package with limitations based on an honor code, but tens of thousands of players abuse this. The players who abuse this are snobbish, rude, and look down on other players.The game itself is very good, but the trimmings that come with it absolutely spoil it. It's free and at first seems very good, but then you start to notice things. The game allows modifications to the client software package with limitations based on an honor code, but tens of thousands of players abuse this. The players who abuse this are snobbish, rude, and look down on other players. The moderators have absolutely no clue about the game. The Match Maker (MM) system is dysfunctional and favors certain players. It's a good game poorly executed. If you're a serious gamer I recommend passing this one by. Expand
  79. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    This game is addicting. (To me, Sherlocks!) I'm not that good (I've only won 43.97% of my battles), but I've carried on. Don't say that I suck, I'm just average. I'm getting off track. Anyways, I like that you can customize your tanks, the game play is awesome (asides from the bots, team killers, & most low tier matches), I also like how you can go to team training, creating a server orThis game is addicting. (To me, Sherlocks!) I'm not that good (I've only won 43.97% of my battles), but I've carried on. Don't say that I suck, I'm just average. I'm getting off track. Anyways, I like that you can customize your tanks, the game play is awesome (asides from the bots, team killers, & most low tier matches), I also like how you can go to team training, creating a server or whatever it's called, & just having plain fun. I wish that you don't have to pay for repairments, ammo, & consumables.

    To the haters out there, ya'll just suck at this game. 'Nuff said.
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  80. Nov 3, 2014
    4
    The game had so much potential, unfortunately the developers' Eastern European mentality was it's doom, which is basically the unwillingness to improve your service (or in this case: your game) if it's making a profit. WoT is definitely making a profit, so the devs conviniently ignore every single piece of constructive criticism or suggestions.

    Grinding feels pointless after a certain
    The game had so much potential, unfortunately the developers' Eastern European mentality was it's doom, which is basically the unwillingness to improve your service (or in this case: your game) if it's making a profit. WoT is definitely making a profit, so the devs conviniently ignore every single piece of constructive criticism or suggestions.

    Grinding feels pointless after a certain tier, usually tier 6: from there, it just takes extremely long. Grinding is good when it's rewarding, when it's fun. But in WoT, grinding is not fun. You keep grinding and grinding until you finally unlock your next tank, but guess what, it's useless without upgrades. Slow, low firepower, low armor. Have fun grinding some more, until you have a slightly less useless tank, up until you max it out. THEN playing with that tank IS actually fun. But if that particular tank isn't your fetish, then chances are, you'll want the next one. And so the cycle of grinding continues.

    The premium content is out of control. You can buy tanks for 60$, that have insane fire rate and mobility (hello E25, see you in hell), absurd armor and firepower (Löwe, IS-6, etc), and so on. Imagine how much fun it is to be killed by an overpowered premium tank. It's like the devs pummeling your face to the dirt, and then taking a **** on you as you lie on the ground helpless. I'm not overexaggerating, this is how it feels like. You died, just because someone paid more than you. Thanks.

    The game itself is optimized very poorly. I play on my laptop, which has a decent GPU and a 3rd generation Inter i5 processor. Dead Space 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Portal 2, they all run smoothly with 60-80 FPS on high/ultra settings. But not this ungodly slavic abomination of a tank game, since it maxes out around 40 FPS while everything is set to MINIMUM. I am playing with graphics straight out of 2002, but the framerate still drops sometimes. Interrestingly enough, 'Low' settings produce 30 FPS, 'Medium' caps at 25, 'High' at 20 and 'Maximum' at 10-15. Keep in mind, this is on a relatively small map with a few vehicles driving around. What the ****

    The ingame economy it clearly geared towards spending real money. I am currently at Tier 7, with a few Tier 8 tanks researched, but I don't have enough money. Usually I earn 6-8K profit per battle if it's a good battle, and I currently have around 300K. I only need 2.100.000 more credits to buy a Tier 8, OR I can spend real money on gold or premium to get some money. So basically I need 300 good battles to get my Tier 8, but good battles are hard to come by, because of the matchmaking, which is horrible beyond reason. Another motivation from the devs for you, to spend money, so you won't be frustrated. I won't be spending money, because I don't like to be coerced into it, so **** off.

    Lastly, the UI. It's lifeless, dull, boring and confusing. People wrote hundreds of suggestions about it on the forums, but as usual, they were ignored.

    I don't recommend this game. If you really want to play with tanks, wait for Armored Warfare. At least it is being made by Obsidian, not a group of incompetent slavic chimps.
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  81. Oct 20, 2014
    1
    Ok, this will be my second review, after giving an extended second try at this game. To their credit, Wargaming has changed the awful matchmaking that threw tier 4 light tanks against tier 8 heavies. They have also nerfed some tanks heavily ( not any Russian ones though, surprise!). These nerfs are contentious at best, but not the worst thing about the game. To be fair, the worst thingOk, this will be my second review, after giving an extended second try at this game. To their credit, Wargaming has changed the awful matchmaking that threw tier 4 light tanks against tier 8 heavies. They have also nerfed some tanks heavily ( not any Russian ones though, surprise!). These nerfs are contentious at best, but not the worst thing about the game. To be fair, the worst thing about the game is not actually the devs fault - the players are the worst thing about this game. It's like the devs have crafted a mecca for morons, the cognitive abilities of the majority of players is such that you are surprised they manage to cross the road without getting killed.
    There is a lot of tunnel vision, with most players ploughing forward regardless of whether there is a friendly tank in front of them, desperately trying to backtrack to cover after getting hammered. They don't stop going forward, they just don't. Whole flanks are ignored, it's like the left (or right) doesn't exist - how they walk without going round in circles is a matter for science to investigate.
    Teamkilling is frequent, often at the end of the battle when there are no more enemies and you sit back with pride at how you played the round - BOOM!, dead by teammate.
    Others will push you out of your carefully chosen hiding place and into the firing line of the tank you have almost killed and need one more shot on - BOOM!, dead.
    The zombie apocalypse has arrived, and they are all playing World Of Tanks.
    Avoid.
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  82. Oct 15, 2014
    1
    Played since close beta and quitting the game, currently at ASIA server. i just list things wrong with WOT: still borked matchmaker, gold sink tanks (tanks that difficult to play to make you pay), accuracy buff and armor buff that favors russian tanks much, fantasy tanks, bots, racist players, cheating mods (modifications not moderators lol).
  83. Oct 15, 2014
    4
    WoT can be a fun game with friends... so what justifies this note of 4/10 ?

    1/ It comes with several design flaws. Some very basic game mechanics are dead wrong. How the artillery works, how the different "classes" of tanks are supposed to interact with each others, how the map stimulate tactics, how risks vs rewards is managed, all these are wrong. I would go as far as to say
    WoT can be a fun game with friends... so what justifies this note of 4/10 ?

    1/ It comes with several design flaws.

    Some very basic game mechanics are dead wrong. How the artillery works, how the different "classes" of tanks are supposed to interact with each others, how the map stimulate tactics, how risks vs rewards is managed, all these are wrong.

    I would go as far as to say that the very low level of actual thoughts, and care, devoted to such critical elements of gameplay, is a real testimony to the low level of education and interest of the designers.

    2/ Breach the most basic rule of gaming

    Every player meeting on a gaming field must abides by the same rules. Only him and how he evolves in-b
    etween a specific set of rules must determine victory.

    In World of tanks, a player is *punished* for doing good. Game is rigged to alter matchmaking and random number generator to actually lower your odds, the more you improve.

    This is the total, complete and utter dumbest system ever, as it actually favor playing badly. Really... Duh ?!

    3/ The developers are... special

    Yes, Wargaming is a bad company, not EA level of bad, but close.

    They are *extremely* greedy even by "F2P" standards
    They use tax haven in Cyprus
    One of their lead developper is the infamous SerB
    They may joke on that but they show a constant love for stalinism
    They have a complete disdain for european customers (and people from EU in general)

    You should think about these things before giving these people your money.

    So all in all, 4/10, and do not give gold (€€) to them.
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  84. Oct 14, 2014
    1
    I enjoyed the game and spent real money on premium items and time, then had a customer service issue that was handled incredibly poorly. I abandoned my premium content and will not support any company with such abysmal customer "service"
  85. Oct 14, 2014
    0
    The Worst mmo i have ever played.! Period. Non existing matchmaking or the worst, Premium ammo & Prem Tanks Op vehicles, terrible support " i mean terrible". Constantly nerf not op vehicles. WORST RNG EVER.!!! Its seriously nerve racking, if u value your time stay the hell away from it.! Seriously Wargamming couldnt have screw this game more.! i am amazed.!This game would be terrible evenThe Worst mmo i have ever played.! Period. Non existing matchmaking or the worst, Premium ammo & Prem Tanks Op vehicles, terrible support " i mean terrible". Constantly nerf not op vehicles. WORST RNG EVER.!!! Its seriously nerve racking, if u value your time stay the hell away from it.! Seriously Wargamming couldnt have screw this game more.! i am amazed.!This game would be terrible even if some1 payed y to play it! If u think i am wrong yr welcome to try it! Expand
  86. Oct 13, 2014
    8
    World of Tanks is a game that takes time, the player must expect to spend days and days on end to play this game. Long grinds encounter into endless hours of fun, from the smallest of tanks at tier 1 to the big derp guns on top.
    The graphics are always improving as the updates come, and the gameplay is good.
    This is an extremely fun and addictive game, but do be prepared to spend a lot
    World of Tanks is a game that takes time, the player must expect to spend days and days on end to play this game. Long grinds encounter into endless hours of fun, from the smallest of tanks at tier 1 to the big derp guns on top.
    The graphics are always improving as the updates come, and the gameplay is good.
    This is an extremely fun and addictive game, but do be prepared to spend a lot of money and time on this game
    8/10 - Ben Hazelden
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  87. Oct 6, 2014
    0
    This game has a ton of issues. The lack customer service. They rely on a automated system that continually tags people that do nothing wrong, and customer service dose nothing to fix the issues WHEN you have one. It is a fail game .
  88. Oct 3, 2014
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I like the game in general but it's ALOT of issues still example if you new don't count of being but whit newbies you will probably end up whit the best players in the game and lose.
    The only good I have to say about this is the look nothing more, the looks of the game and the canon fire but other then that this score should be at 0.
    This game is just about grinding.

    Ps. if you are like me willing to play for stats and win-rate and so on DON'T play this game.
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  89. Sep 29, 2014
    0
    realy boring and grindy game, take ages to get new tanks that then are junk and not much different from each other, i would recomend playing battlefield 3-4 instead those are much beter and good looking games and beter engine, wot uses only single core, and it is pay to win
  90. Sep 29, 2014
    10
    Its a brilliant game if you understand the mechanics of how it actually works. If however you understand nothing apart from the ins and outs of Hello Kitty Adventure world this game is not for you. Although people seem to think that its pay to win it isnt. Its a massive grind if you are a welfare warrior but this pays off with patience because you learn so much about the individual rolesIts a brilliant game if you understand the mechanics of how it actually works. If however you understand nothing apart from the ins and outs of Hello Kitty Adventure world this game is not for you. Although people seem to think that its pay to win it isnt. Its a massive grind if you are a welfare warrior but this pays off with patience because you learn so much about the individual roles of the game. I Beta tested this game. Sometimes its completely infuriating. Other times its amazing. For me it gets 10/10 Expand
  91. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    World of Tanks is an arcade armored warfare game. With main battle tanks fighting each other along with tank destroyers, light tanks, artillery, and medium tanks. Progression is reasonably fast and fun in the lower tiers. After tier 5 the excitement and progression slows. It is a FREE TO PLAY game and with this comes several game breaking features. Including the "premium tanks" or buyingWorld of Tanks is an arcade armored warfare game. With main battle tanks fighting each other along with tank destroyers, light tanks, artillery, and medium tanks. Progression is reasonably fast and fun in the lower tiers. After tier 5 the excitement and progression slows. It is a FREE TO PLAY game and with this comes several game breaking features. Including the "premium tanks" or buying into higher tiers with free experience along with the ability to buy premium time. The graphics and maps are decent and almost and PC can run this game. The tanks themselves are good with each tank having its own strengths and weaknesses. The main problem with World of Tanks is the community. As more and more people play this game the community has devolved into constant arguments in chat and rage. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves armored warfare or tanks in general. Just turn the chat off and don't look at the forums. Expand
  92. Aug 31, 2014
    0
    The game itself wouldn't be too bad, but the retarded automatic suspension system completely ruins it. It only takes into consideration the amount of reports you have. If enough butthurt noobs report you because you owned them, you're automatically banned for a day. No investigation, nothing, just instant ban.
  93. Aug 23, 2014
    2
    Review Vaild For World of Tanks version 9.3

    Reviewer time spent in game: 10200 battles. Background:- World of Tanks was the first tank based arcade style shooter game of it's type produced and developed by Belarusian Game developers War Gaming. World of tanks focuses on tank warfare from 1925 to early Cold War period. Review:- Let me first start with the positives about
    Review Vaild For World of Tanks version 9.3

    Reviewer time spent in game: 10200 battles.

    Background:-

    World of Tanks was the first tank based arcade style shooter game of it's type produced and developed by Belarusian Game developers War Gaming. World of tanks focuses on tank warfare from 1925 to early Cold War period.

    Review:-

    Let me first start with the positives about World of Tanks (WOT). The game has huge variety of historic and prototype light, medium & heavy tanks as well as SPG's, TD's. all these tanks are customizable to varying extents. further more extra equipment can be mounted to tip your tanks to the players preferred play style. The majority of tank mdeols can be obtained through grinding. there are also usually regular updates every 1.5 months.

    I'm afraid as i sit here scratching my head these are the only good points i can think of for this game...

    So onto the disappointing aspects of the game of which there are many so I shall bullet point but elaborate where I feel necessary.

    ~ Very old game engine. WoT uses the Big World game engine which was developed 1999. Yes that's right WoT is using a game engine that is nearly 15 years old (all be it heavily modified).

    This is WOT main problem and many of my point will come back to this. There is only so much you can flog an exhausted horse and teach it new tricks. Even a small amount of time spent in the game will make it apparent the cracks are really starting to appear as this old game engine struggles to manage everything it is being asked to do. Havok physics engine will be put into the game soon however this will be equivilent of giving a nackered car a paint job.

    ~ Poor optimization. This is strongly linked with the above point. WoT is only optimized to utilize one CPU. Also with the game engine being so old it doesn't produce graphics as efficiently as newer engines do.

    ~Premium/Gold/P2W Ammo. In WoT you have the option to buy ammo that gives the player a significant boost in armour penetration and can be obtained for Premium gold currency or a large amount of in-game credits.

    The only option a player has to consistently be able to use this ammo is to buy it with gold or buy a premium account so they get a credit boost to be able to afford it. A regular F2P player would never be able to use this for long without going broke. In my book this constitutes giving a player a large advantage over another and is only really a viable option for players willing to spend real money which adds the element of P2W to WoT

    ~Poor Matchmaking. The MM can and regularly will put players against much superior vehicles .This is linked to premium ammo as War Gaming know if player are matched these vehicles they can either 1. be cannon fodder and die or 2.buy premium ammo so the player at least has a small chance. This inevitable leads to a lot of player furstartion at being effecivly pointless in a match.

    ~Corridor maps and generally poor map design due to poor game mechanics as explained below. Maps have recently been scrubbed of most of their vegetation leading to very boring uninterrupted bare solid 3D free formed maps. Its a shame WG are so scared of opening up to the community as there are some incredible map designers out there, But from posts ive seen WG are worried they will in some way lose out financially by letting the community contribute to the game.

    ~Poor game mechanics and Random Number Generator. Again this is linked with an old out of date game engine that physically cannot achieve what players and developers want to do resulting in tanks being invisible in open fields, large calibre guns bouncing off paper thing armour, supposedly inaccurate guns having laser precisions and accurate guns being the opposite.

    ~ Lack of tutorial. WoT from some reason has the largest base of inept players I have ever seen in an MMO. I personally don't think is game is difficult to grasp, even the poor game mechanics which are all nicely explained in videos and on the WoT wiki. However it is clear a much more in-depth tutorial is needed inside the game.

    ~ Lacking graphics. Yet again this is due to old game engine and optimization. Although I don't think a game requires state of the art graphics to be good. For the amount of system power this game requires to run on maximum settings vs the outputted result it is very poor.

    ~Bots,AFK'ers and hackers/ cheaters. Yes WoT does have them although regardless of what WG says. WG refuse to do anything about Bot and AFK'er as WG maks a large amount of income from them while also keeping sever player count high. There are also a large amount of client side manipulation hacks ... sorry mods as they are called in WoT and its virtually impossible to tell if a player is hacking with the poor game mechanics as they are.

    Conclusion WoT WAS a great game, 4 years ago, but is now looking old and outdated with competitors finally appearing I wouldn't recommend investing your time or money grinding in this game.
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  94. Aug 20, 2014
    3
    The more I played, the worse it feels. Also with many of its newer versions, WOT becomes worse. After spending tons of time & money in it, I deleted the whole thing together with my account.

    It's getting worse, not because the developers are stupid, but they're too smart - they simply try to get more $ out of players' pocket, & don't care the rest. Some of the worst problems I can't
    The more I played, the worse it feels. Also with many of its newer versions, WOT becomes worse. After spending tons of time & money in it, I deleted the whole thing together with my account.

    It's getting worse, not because the developers are stupid, but they're too smart - they simply try to get more $ out of players' pocket, & don't care the rest. Some of the worst problems I can't stand: 1. It keeps on pushing out new s/w versions, which one has to upload or won't be able to play. In these new versions, many times some of the most fun tanks got nerfed, i.e. not playable any more. So you have to spend more $ & time to buy premium tanks & train crews. 2. Premium tanks get too much advantage over other players. Not fair. 3. Some of the players are just a_holes, AFK the whole game, or so stupid. But the game won't do anything about it. There are "reports" that one can file during the game. But it's totally useless. Also, the game gives one the ability to add another player on a personal black list. But that list is so short that it's a joke. Any way, now I have much better things to do than playing the stupid WOT.
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  95. Aug 20, 2014
    4
    Game is actually fun at the beginning, but

    1) It's DAMN expensive, you're going nowhere without a premium account and gold, and grinding is long and horrible 2) The real turnoff is the player base. If you pay attention to the chat, 95% of messages are insults coming from players frustrated by the horrible grinding (read above) and thinking everyone other than themselves are
    Game is actually fun at the beginning, but

    1) It's DAMN expensive, you're going nowhere without a premium account and gold, and grinding is long and horrible

    2) The real turnoff is the player base. If you pay attention to the chat, 95% of messages are insults coming from players frustrated by the horrible grinding (read above) and thinking everyone other than themselves are responsible for the current defeat. And not talking about trolls that kill some team mates just because they're bored. Then there are the bots, but at least they're polite and don't kill or insult anyone of the mates :)

    3) There is a "complain" button that is totally useless, as you can see the same bots and the same trolls always around.
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  96. Aug 19, 2014
    0
    This game is made of unrighteous randomness which is a point most awful to me. Random game means you enter the game by senseless match maker and there is a large chance you will be suffered by your own team. Like 5 games in a row you played the best in your team but congrats you loose all 5 games! Why should this ever happen in a game that you played best but mostly lose? well, this isThis game is made of unrighteous randomness which is a point most awful to me. Random game means you enter the game by senseless match maker and there is a large chance you will be suffered by your own team. Like 5 games in a row you played the best in your team but congrats you loose all 5 games! Why should this ever happen in a game that you played best but mostly lose? well, this is called RANDOM.

    There are even more randoms that can piss people off like tanks randomly disappear right in front of empty lands from your eyes and kills you just because this freaking mechanics of spotting range so in certain tanks you are blind in like 300 meters and the other tanks can be invisible to kill you.

    That was two points of insanity in the freaking game. Many mores like ghost shots you shoot and your shots disappear in 50 meters and can't see even a shell trace, others like over calculated angled armor that generally give bonus to Soviet weak armored but large angled tanks. Seriously angling bug. Like 17cm E100 shots 299mm AP penetration can't go through freaking is8 100 mm angled armor in many times. Wtf has the angle added to the armor? And many more like instant move, tanks jump at long range when at 50 ms ping.

    Its a completely senseless game of Randomness, and many Russian bias. Only if you don't mind getting killed and lose by all those stupid mechanics this game might be for you.
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  97. Aug 14, 2014
    6
    (WoT veteran wright this to us)! Score 6. Mixed.
    If you look reality of this game, is free to install and download from internet..,but then..
    The developers makes this game before it relased 2.years ago,and did it smart...against you. the game has 10 tier stage tanks in technology three-for all nations about 70 vehicles. first 5 stage tanks are for free basicly other 5 your game
    (WoT veteran wright this to us)! Score 6. Mixed.
    If you look reality of this game, is free to install and download from internet..,but then..
    The developers makes this game before it relased 2.years ago,and did it smart...against you.
    the game has 10 tier stage tanks in technology three-for all nations about 70 vehicles.
    first 5 stage tanks are for free basicly other 5 your game economy can't support you with silver
    the game has economy that does not support you with silver for rapair your destroyed tank in battle so current long story short,-you need to buy gold!the golden word., with real money.so you must constantly have premium account and atleast 1 premium tier VIII. tank..witch cost about 100$ to play this game against economy that is puts on russian way on you die or pay.
    in my personal opinion i dont like to play this game at all but a played a lot. for one reason that they going for, i like collect stuf special tanks we all natural like!we are human so they goes on that weak point.i like only their look of tanks and look of garage explosions and sound of real tanks you seek else where or you will be in circle of death.
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  98. Aug 9, 2014
    4
    World of Tanks have Issues. The concept and trailers of the game look like its an awesome tank-em up. However, its not. I got the game because I wanted to fight in a WW2 era tank as Russians against some real German tanks from WW2. But, that NEVER happened as I had to grind my way up Half the tiers just to get the iconic tanks such as T-34s and KV-1's, and then I was playing against otherWorld of Tanks have Issues. The concept and trailers of the game look like its an awesome tank-em up. However, its not. I got the game because I wanted to fight in a WW2 era tank as Russians against some real German tanks from WW2. But, that NEVER happened as I had to grind my way up Half the tiers just to get the iconic tanks such as T-34s and KV-1's, and then I was playing against other tanks from all the nations, and some tanks were never even developed from blue prints. Also, im constantly put up against higher tiers and its just not fun. The mechanics are awful, The tanks feel like there on wheels and none of them have any weight. The hit point system is off, and the worst feature about the game is line of sight. It took me 1 year of Solid game play (over 150 hours) to get to a tier 5. One time, on YouTube, I saw the closed beta for war thunder ground forces, and I was hyped for that. When it came open beta, world of tanks looked like a 'just a released early access' for a arcade tank game. I realized how bad world of tanks is. There are a few good points, however. You can play world of tanks on very poor PC, and the Penetration system is also quite accurate, although the 'lower glaciers' week spot on most tanks is un-realistic. The HD on tanks world of tanks look gorgeous, and the wheels moving on the HD tanks are perfect. However, I don't recommend this game, get war thunder instead. Expand
  99. Aug 4, 2014
    2
    fun to play for a bit until about tier 5 (out of 10/11/12 depending on the type of tank) after that unless you pay your going no where fast as the XP and money gain doesn't increase as you level up like every good game does I.e. it does what a pay to play is expected to do; it gets you hooked then makes it impossible to carry on and have fun without forking out.
  100. Jul 31, 2014
    3
    you cant advance in the game when people hack to go invisible and get free gold, and they get free experience by hacking too. the honest person is spending hard earned money only to have it dissolved by cheaters and hackers that don't spend a dime, how can you go into battle and fight someone that is invisible and can shoot through walls. you can be sitting in one spot and not see anythingyou cant advance in the game when people hack to go invisible and get free gold, and they get free experience by hacking too. the honest person is spending hard earned money only to have it dissolved by cheaters and hackers that don't spend a dime, how can you go into battle and fight someone that is invisible and can shoot through walls. you can be sitting in one spot and not see anything on the radar , then get blew up by an enemy tank that was sitting beside you and you couldn't see him. its not fair and its dishonest to the ones who pay only to have it taken away by hackers. the designers of this game should take affirmative action against these hackers, and ban them. people like myself that enjoy this game need to group together and try to fix these problems so we can play an honest game. when you go into a real war you cant go invisible. a war is based on strategy and knowledge not cheating. this game could be awesome if it weren't for cheaters. take this from a disabled vet , i should know I've been there. i was a commanding officer of an M1 Abrams. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Dec 18, 2012
    80
    Bucketloads of depth and surprisingly simple to jump into. It's free, too! [Jan 2013, p.84]
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    80
    World of Tanks is the ultimate tank battle game, and with a price tag of 0 whatever your currency is - there really isn't anything major to complain about.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    88
    It combines aspects of great RPG games and first person shooters, wraps them into a package that will appeal to the historian, and tosses in a dash of addiction to combine into one great final product.