Tanks, but no World of Tanks

I’ve been away for a bit, so missed the first few days of the official launch of World of Tanks. I’d been dithering over whether to go for one of the pre-order tank/gold packages, didn’t get around to it, and I’m slightly regretting it now as it was a pretty good deal. I’ll probably try playing for a while without buying any gold, see how it goes, though I fear it’ll be something of a grind; still, it’ll be fun to go back to the low tiers again.

While away, I wandered past a rather magnificent shop and was deeply tempted by one of the items they had in the window. Apparently, though, a stick of rock is a suitable souvenir to bring back from the seaside, an 88mm Tiger tank shell from this place isn’t…

7 thoughts on “Tanks, but no World of Tanks

  1. Jon Shute

    While you are there could you pick up a few things for me please?

    I need 50 swords, 25 sets of heavy horse armour and a single stick of Brighton Rock please.

    You’re probably better off not asking why.

  2. Zoso Post author

    @Jon Plenty of lovely swords, but I didn’t notice any horse armour I’m afraid. I was more tempted by an AK-47 I have to say…

    @Gankalicious Ah, the ol’ Panzer IV/V, what tier is that in? Got a bit sick of being obliterated in the mid-tiers by monstrous high tier stuff during beta, but I guess there’ll be a while before too many Jagdtigers show up now.

  3. Blaq

    I’m planning on getting into WoT (well it’s on my list) since it looks really good, but I don’t think I’ll want to pay for anything, which makes me a bit scared the game will turn into a grindfest, or that’ll I’ll simply get manhandled by people that did buy things.

    I guess I’m hoping that the WoT F2P model isn’t an aggresive one. Something like the LoL one. We’ll see.

  4. Zoso Post author

    The good news is that there’s not much you can get with real money that you can’t get with in-game credits (a few tanks, none of which are particularly good as far as I can see, and some better ammunition), so you won’t be outclassed purely by those with more money. The bad news is that it does get to be something of a grindfest, where spending real money gets you quicker advancement.

    Best thing is to have a crack, the first couple of tiers aren’t so bad, you can upgrade your tank pretty quickly and unless the matchmaking system is feeling really evil there’s not too much one-shot death, see how it goes before the grind of the latter tiers really kicks in.

  5. Mentat

    I spent the weekend playing this – managed about 50 battles ish. I’ve had enough experience to upgrade the three starter tanks to elite status and to buy two better light tanks plus various bits of equipment.
    Whilst I’m sure it’ll be a grind to get enough credits to buy the big behemoths, certainly at the starter levels it’s not too bad.

  6. Zoso Post author

    @Mentat Nice; the first couple of tiers do seem to be pretty rapid, I’ve just scrimped enough for an SU-76 Tier III tank destroyer, looks like it’s going to take a while to upgrade to the 76mm gun, though.

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