‘World of Tanks’ the name in itself reminds us of various dreams we had as a child, of driving tanks, firing shells, It has been almost two years now since I have been playing it. It feels like driving a beast, holding a death blow in its cannon. Brawling with other tanks, fills me with a surge of excitement.
I have played many other games, but World of Tanks seems to be the best of its own kind. Ramming enemy tanks, dodging shells, jumping and drifting all around the maps, the adrenalin rush in this game is very high. It gives you Goosebumps, every time you play it.
In my opinion every game loving person should play World of Tanks at least once in their life time. However, some people might find the game a bit slow at the start, once you catch the feel of it and upgrade your way up the level, you’ll be addicted to it for sure.
World of Tanks is the biggest multiplayer online game developed by Wargaming.The official launch of the game was on 24 April 2009. A free to play online multiplayer game that has features of 20th century era combat vehicles. A freemium business model based game that focuses on player vs. player gameplay where each player controls an armored tank.
In World of Tanks a player can choose an armored tank of their choice. The player has control over vehicle’s movement, firing and communication. Two teams of 15 players face each other in the regular format of the match, placed on the opposite side of the map.
There are two match conditions to win the match and each team has to qualify a condition to win the match. One condition is capturing the enemy base and the second condition is destroying all enemy tanks.
There are varieties of modes that change the rule of battle but gameplay mechanism always remains the same.
World of Tanks has the format of five types of battles:
Random battles, Team training battles, Stronghold battles, Team Battles and Special Battles.
Players can also gain rewards by completing the available missions. Players on the same team also have the option to platoon in a group of two or max three members.
The game has an official E-Sports tournament known as Wargaming.net League. The prize pool for the WGL (Wargaming League) grand finale is $300,000 USD.
World of Tanks have five different types of vehicles: Light tanks (LTs or Lights), Medium Tanks (MTs or Mediums), Heavy Tanks (HTs or Heavies), Tank destroyers (TDs or ATGs) and Self-propelled guns (SPGs or Artillery).
The game currently has over 400 armored vehicles from Britain, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, Sweden and United States. Each nation has a tech-tree line starting from tier I to X.
The design of the tanks vary from World War I to Cold War.
World of Tanks has received favorable reviews, and currently, holds a Metacritic score of 80 out of 100.
World of Tanks has a Guinness World Record in the category of Most Player Online Simultaneously on the MOG Server registered on 23 January 2011, when the number of players on the game server of Russia was totaled to be 91,311 ,this record was later beaten by European server on 13 April 2012 during the Anniversary special weekend having numbers of over 305,000 players during that period.
In 2012, Wargaming’s revenue was 217.9 million euros, with a net profit of 6.1 million euros.
The major part of the revenue gained, came from World of Tanks.