World of Tanks

My World of Tanks – v2

Title: World of Tanks
Type: Video Game
Released: 12th April 2011
Produced by: Wargaming.net
Game modes: Multiplayer game

So I’ve been playing quite a bit of World of Tanks since May 9th when I posted my first post and I’ve learned quite a lot since then:

  1. Tank destroyers are fun, but in a straight up fight they have a hard time staying alive.
  2. Without knowing it I found out I have a craving to drive a Tiger tank in World of Tanks.
  3. I know how to use artillery now.

So that pretty much sums up everything my initial focus on unlocking Tank destroyers, until I started playing against or with Tiger tanks that I really really wanted to have one of those. So basically I started down the German tank tree, which required me going back to the very basic and low level tanks the German have (not the greatest). The result of this change has been that my JagdPzIv is my greatest tank destroyer at Tier VI.

JagdPzIV

JagdPzIV (Tier VI)

But where the tank destroyer developments have been pretty static, there has been significant progress towards the much desired Tiger tank. My lowest Tier proper tank is the Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A., which I’ve grown very fond of playing with, since what it lacks in size and punch, it more than makes up for in speed. It’s such a joy and a great freedom to be able to race across the battlefield at around 60 km/h. Check out the tank here:

Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.

Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. (Tier IV)

After this tank I unlocked the Pz.Kpfw. IV, which is pretty iconic, but I knew from my tank destroyer experience that I would be a weak and vulnerable target and I was not surprised in the first battles, but as I’ve been playing it and kept playing it, I’ve discovered some nifty things about having a tank that can punch through quite a bit of armor and turn it’s turret. And here it is, in it’s current state:

Pz.Kpfw. IV (Tier V)

Pz.Kpfw. IV (Tier V)

After a long period of experience grind I finally came to one of the slightly bigger tanks, and the last tank I need to get before I can rise to the ranks of The Tiger Tank! It’s the VK 36.01 (H), which according to it’s backstory never really amounted to much, since there were problems with it. I’m starting to like this tank more and more, and I can’t wait to get some proper upgrades on this thing, so that it packs a bigger punch than what I’m currently lobbing at enemies, but the sturdiness and the front armor is definitely to my liking so far:

VK 36.01 (H) (Tier VI)

VK 36.01 (H) (Tier VI)

The last point in my bullet list was about knowing how to use Artillery now, which was rather a mystery for me until very very recently, when I was at work and kinda vented about artillery being really hard to control and a coworker said: “You know that artillery is all about pressing shift, right?”. When I finally tried out the artillery and pressed shift, a whole new world dawned for me and I had to play some more. So right now I’m working with the Sturmpanzer I Bison for now, which you can see in all it’s glory below:

Sturmpanzer I Bison (Tier III)

Sturmpanzer I Bison (Tier III)

World of Tanks is still very much my main game addiction right now, though I try to squeeze other games in, the ability to just go in, play a couple of games and leave again has me hooked. There’s also the thing that I really really want my Tiger Tank, so that has me stuck in there for the time being.