History VideoGame / WorldOfTanks

20th Nov '16 3:27:12 PM Knock29
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** The Asian [[note]]Previously known as the SEA server; serves the South East Asian region, as well as Australia and New Zealand[[/note]] server doesn't really have its own meta - It is sparsely populated and primarily features locals who either don't understand much of the game or transferred back from other servers (a couple of one-time events after the server was established) for the reduced ping, and international players who make a separate account for relatively easy battles.

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** The Asian [[note]]Previously known as the SEA server; serves the South East Asian region, as well as Australia and New Zealand[[/note]] server doesn't really have its own meta - It is sparsely decently populated most of the time and primarily features locals who either don't understand much of the game or transferred back from other servers (a couple of one-time events after the server was established) for the reduced ping, and international players who make a separate account for relatively easy battles. Although the battles tend to either go one of two ways, a two pronged flanking manoeuvre depending on luck or a chaotic free for all with all tanks used in some fashion.
13th Nov '16 5:15:58 PM nitrokitty
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** The otherwise hyper-armored on all sides KV-5 has a big weak housing for a radioman, routinely referred to as "R2-D2" by fans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOWg9sEJirE Said radioman's sad life]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_5Doh0xqQ is also a recurring theme.]] On the upside, that radioman has bought so many farms, he now owns several small countries outright.

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** The otherwise hyper-armored on all sides KV-5 has a big weak housing for a radioman, routinely referred to as "R2-D2" by fans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOWg9sEJirE Said radioman's sad life]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_5Doh0xqQ com/watch?v=SUtJFvQeLFQ is also a recurring theme.]] On the upside, that radioman has bought so many farms, he now owns several small countries outright.
12th Nov '16 6:10:12 PM nombretomado
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** The Russian [[JosefStalin Iosif Stalin]] and [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Kliment Voroshilov]] tanks.

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** The Russian [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Iosif Stalin]] and [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Kliment Voroshilov]] tanks.
31st Oct '16 2:04:21 AM Alceister
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** The French [=FCM=] 50t premium heavy tank has a top speed of 51 km/h, a 1000 h.p. engine that allows it to accelerate quickly and extremely good steering. It is armed with the potent 90mm [=DCA=] 45 and has a good armour layout, unlike most other late-tier French tanks.

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** The French [=FCM=] 50t premium heavy tank has a top speed of 51 km/h, a 1000 h.p. engine that allows it to accelerate quickly and extremely good steering. It is armed with the potent 90mm [=DCA=] 45 and has a good halfway decent armour layout, unlike most other late-tier French tanks.
28th Oct '16 6:38:21 PM BattleMaster
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*** Enhanced by the fact that all premium vehicles have [[BribingYourWayToVictory greatly increased chance]] to be top tier present in battle. Therefore, these tanks will often be the top vehicle in a match, which are often far more powerful than those on the bottom. Good playing from the top will often ensure victory, while poor playing usually guarantees a loss, so a high level battle can end up in the hands of a player short on experience, but long on disposable income.

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*** Enhanced by the fact that all many premium vehicles have [[BribingYourWayToVictory greatly increased chance]] to be top tier present in battle.battle (thanks to favored matchmaking: a tank with favored matchmaking will only face matches with opponents of up to one tier higher, rather than two tiers like most tanks or three tier in the case of most light tanks of tier 4 or higher- this makes up for the fact that premium tanks generally have inferior stats to a fully-upgraded standard tank of the same tier). Therefore, these tanks will often be the top vehicle in a match, which are often far more powerful than those on the bottom. Good playing from the top will often ensure victory, while poor playing usually guarantees a loss, so a high level battle can end up in the hands of a player short on experience, but long on disposable income.
25th Oct '16 1:26:32 AM matteste
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** The Swedish tech tree is almost completely dominated by this trope. Vast majority of it's vehicles can best be described as thin skinned artillery guns slapped onto race-cars. Big guns and high speed is their forte with armor almost slapped on as an afterthought.
24th Oct '16 5:03:47 AM moloch
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The ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' anime by Studio Actas [[SpiritualAdaptation is often considered to be]] TheAnimeOfTheGame. In a move that [[HilariousInHindsight surprised no one]], [[http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/423/42302.html the makers of the game and Studio Actas will cooperate in creating in-game exclusive content related to the anime]] in celebration of the creation of a Japanese server cluster for the game. The game is also getting an official ComicbookAdaptation, "Roll Out", written by Creator/GarthEnnis and drawn by [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd Carlos Ezquerra]] (both already veterans of tank warfare stories from ''Battle'' and Ennis's ''Battlefields'' stories), and starring Cromwells in the Battle of Normandy.

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The ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' anime by Studio Actas [[SpiritualAdaptation is often considered to be]] TheAnimeOfTheGame. In a move that [[HilariousInHindsight surprised no one]], [[http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/423/42302.html the makers of the game and Studio Actas will cooperate in creating in-game exclusive content related to the anime]] in celebration of the creation of a Japanese server cluster for the game. The game is also getting an official ComicbookAdaptation, "Roll Out", written by Creator/GarthEnnis and drawn by [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd Carlos Ezquerra]] (both already veterans of tank warfare stories from ''Battle'' ''Comicbook/{{Battle}}'' and Ennis's ''Battlefields'' stories), and starring Cromwells in the Battle of Normandy.
22nd Oct '16 4:46:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** Russians have the [[JosefStalin IS]] and KV series of heavy tanks.

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** Russians have the [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin IS]] and KV series of heavy tanks.
13th Oct '16 10:44:33 PM BattleMaster
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* Catch22Dilemma: Often when you get a new tank it has a weak gun, so you need to earn experience to research a better gun. However, you can't earn experience easily because you have a weak gun, you need a better gun to earn experience...
4th Oct '16 11:52:27 PM SSJMagus
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** Some tanks are sometimes inferior to their real life counterparts - the IS-7 is a notable example[[note]]it had a higher top speed, among other things[[/note]] - for the sake of balancing the game. Other times, they are far better: the KV-2 was quickly phased out of service as it became apparent that it was poorly suited for armoured warfare[[note]]it's turret was so big and heavy it couldn't even turn it unless on level ground, among other issues[[/note]], yet is an absolute terror in-game. Much of this comes from other real-life factors such as engine reliability not coming into effect in-game.

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** Some tanks are sometimes inferior to their real life counterparts - the IS-7 is a notable example[[note]]it had a higher top speed, among other things[[/note]] - for the sake of balancing the game. Other times, they are far better: the KV-2 was quickly phased out of service as it became apparent that it was poorly suited for armoured warfare[[note]]it's turret was so big and heavy it couldn't even turn it unless on level ground, among other issues[[/note]], yet is an absolute terror in-game. Much of this comes from other real-life factors such as engine reliability not coming into effect in-game.in-game, since RNG-based mechanical failures would be about as far from "fun" as possible.
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