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    World of Tanks

    Came across this last night on YouTube and decided to watch a few 'gameplay' videos. Looks rather good and a bit bit different from the other type of MMO games.

    Any Geekers play it or recommend it?

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    I beta'd it. It's a fine game. It's based on the freemium model. Because of the way they've done it (pay to win basically) there are a couple of things I don't like.

    * Some of the best items ingame are unattainable despite long term players having them (some of the tanks) due to limited time based promotions.
    * Some of the other best items ingame can only be bought with real money and not earned. (the gold ammo is the worst culprit here)

    If that kind of thing doesn't bother you then go for it.
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    Tanks but no tanks.



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    I played it in beta, was good fun but like Geoff said you will often loose out to people who are willing to pay real money for an "edge"

    While i played the game i found everyone went for the "bigger is better" approach and used heavy tanks, me and my mates had fun buzzing around them in light tanks and did quite well out of it.

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    I played late in the beta, and still play now, it's not a bad game in that you can pretty much pick it up and play in any mood, the free to play works to a certain extent but I have payed for premium account throughout, without progress is slow and tedious. Game play is pretty much the same all the way through and certain aspects of the game and drive you insane. Best thing to do is sign up and give it a go!

    As for gold ammo, I don't waste them in random battles only in clan wars or esl games. The "dice roll" for +/- 25% of the average penetration value makes much more of a difference. I still have gold ammo bounce of lower tier vehicles, there is a lot of random factors in the game. If your going for free to play don't go above tier 5 and you will still be able to make decent money and the game play is still fun.

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    I'll stick to Eve-Online...i like spaceships better anyhow

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I'll stick to Eve-Online...i like spaceships better anyhow
    I quit around revalations (2006ish). Used to fly a deimos. Lots of fun...

    On topic: Bit-tech reviewed world of tanks a while ago.

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    I really like playing this...but the lower levels were a bit (well very actually) frustrating so I did give in and buy a better tank (the cheapest available natch) and then I started to make some cash.

    I am going to stay at level 5 as @TronXP says and just have fun...I can't be @rsed to take it as seriously as a lot of the people on there.

    (Oh and BTW at least I can boast that I have driven real armoured vehicles, not that makes any difference at all )

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I really like playing this...but the lower levels were a bit (well very actually) frustrating so I did give in and buy a better tank (the cheapest available natch) and then I started to make some cash.

    I am going to stay at level 5 as @TronXP says and just have fun...I can't be @rsed to take it as seriously as a lot of the people on there.

    (Oh and BTW at least I can boast that I have driven real armoured vehicles, not that makes any difference at all )
    does a FV432 modified to shoot paintballs count? :P

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    I drove one those...but without the paintballs...so yes it counts

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    It wasnt bad on beta, made painful at times though by people shelling you from half a map away, bit annoying people can buy better tanks / gear as well as has already been said, takes time to get any sort of decent tanks too in the game, good fun though in a pure armour sense.

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    I got this installed and had a bash on the weekend. It's not too bad. A bit repetitive if anything - enter a battle, die, wait for tank to be made available again, repeat. Got 3 tanks now, one of them is a long range thing which is cool. No matter how tactfully I play though, I always seem to get pummled almost instantly with 2/3 shots.

    Also seriously annoying was when I joined a few battles only to have someone on my team just start shooting at me and everyone else. In the end, I shot him then got a load of abuse for team killing!

    Confused though, one of my starter level 1 tanks has all the upgrades and loads of experience. However I can't seem to use it on research as all addons for it have bee researched. So do I just continue to play with it and gain points I can't use, or sell it for a level 2 base tank?

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    I would recomend World of Tanks!
    World of Tanks

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