Funny: World of Tanks
- Many people failed to pay attention to the date when the designers released a YouTube video showing what they claimed was playtest footage of a German Ratte, a tank so large that its turret was a modified version of those found on a Scharnhorst-class battleship.
- A developer's blog for the game's first physics overhaul features a back-flipping German tank.
- 8-Bit Tales, which are hilarious World of Tanks-based shorts in 8-bit. There's one about the TOG II, the KV-5 and Arty in general.
- A somewhat common sight is seeing one tank pushing another, much slower one up a hill, sparks shooting from their bumpers the whole way.
- The presence of a TOG II* guarantees this, despite the immense weight of the TOG making such assistance irrelevant.
- Also present - tank "conga lines" or "derp lines" consisting of an entire lineup of tanks pushing one another across the map.
- Really, anytime a TOG II* shows up, it's already comedy gold just by its appearance (in every meaning of the phrase). Doubly so for those one-in-a-million TOG cliffdives that ends with some poor unlucky sod having an 85-ton landship fall on them.
- Tanks accidentally falling of cliffs and drowning. Becomes even funnier if the tank that falls off the cliff or drowns is attempting to ram or push off another tank on the cliff edge, but lands up getting pushed off, or even better, misses and overshoots its target.
- Artillery players are notorious for drowning their vehicles on purpose to deny the enemy team a kill, but real hilarity ensues when one of the enemy team vehicles goes after the artillery and either crushes it from above or rams it to death while underwater.
- On the rare occasion that an artillery player goes into tank destroyer mode and tries to shoot an enemy tank at point blank range, the splash damage from the HE can blow up the artillery itself while leaving the enemy tank alive.
- At certain point there could be unlimited amount of SPG's in one battle and lower level players tend not to change their positions simply shooting everything they see from the spawning point. When a scout tanks appears near group of low skilled bunched up SPG's, friendly fire is more common than you would think. The best part- you get an award if an enemy is hit by friendly fire near you.
- On the other hand, when some light tank finds an arty and thinks they're getting an easy kill, only to be abruptly one-shot by their prey.
- Having the last surviving vehicle on a team capture the enemy base - and getting killed in the five-second window before the victory is called (turning it into instant defeat).
- Destroying an enemy vehicle by landing on them, especially if the tank doing the stunt would be completely unable to kill the enemy in any other situation. Special mention if the vehicle getting stomped is a Maus.
- Light Tank Wars. Sometimes balancer goes nuts (more than usual) and assigns 30 tier 4-5 light tanks in one game. The sight of dozens of ELC AMX note racing around each other at circles is pretty unique experience. Its like aerial dogfights, but with tanks.
- Witnessing a player's first encounter with an autoloader-equipped tank note . When the autoloader has fired 4-5 shots in the time it takes the victim to get off 1-2, and the victim quickly deciding to give up and try to escape.
- Bonus points if they then whine in chat and threaten to report the autoloader player for "hacking".
- Light tanks getting rammed, especially if A: they're the only ones moving or B: the victim is a Tank Destroyer that hits the brakes and has them run headlong into the often Heavy sized TD.
- A T95 tank destroyer driver did so much damage that he ran out of regular ammo and had to use his expensive premium (aka "gold") ammunition against a fragile but very dangerous M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. The M41 driver started taunting him for his use of premium ammo, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front of the T95, destroying his own vehicle while failing to scratch the foot-thick steel armor of his opponent's front. Watch the awesomeness and the hilarity right here.
- Outside the game proper, one of the team members, The Chieftain (Nicholas Moran), does videos of him talking about and exploring the real life examples of the tanks in the game. The fun comes not only from his rather dry Irish humor, but from the fact that he is nearly 6'6 and is trying to get into various crew positions in the tanks. There is a reason that the Soviets had a maximum height for tank crews, and other nations weren't much better. A classic example was him trying to get into and out of the driver's position on the IS-4, which had a sealed hatch so he had to maneuver in from the main cabin.
The Chieftain: Your Other Left!
- There's also a picture of him mimicking the Commissar◊ from the "Drive me Closer" meme on top of the Karl-Gerät self-propelled siege mortar.
- Of particular fun was when he decided to live stream a play session of the game, during which he planned to do simple Q&As about either himself, or the tanks in the game. Cue one of the viewers challenging him to play an American Tank, like he was the Tank Commandernote . To everyone's amazement, he actually did it, and to say that it was hilarious would be an understatement. Of particular note is when he tried to tell his 'driver' which way to go.
- In 9.0, detonating an ammo rack now causes the victim's turret to fly off the tank. Cue the hilarity when it lands on someone, either giving them a nice little souvenir or potentially even killing whatever it lands on as it can still inflict damage on impact.
- The end of Best Replays Weekly #13 contained a bonus clip with what many people have dubbed a DJ Maus.
- There's enough hilarity via RNG shenanigans, game physics, and player incompetence to spawn multiple series showcasing these, including "Great European Random" and "World of Tanks PAPOJ" for the EU servers, "Why So Serious? RNG" and "Why You Heff To Be Mad?" for all servers, Wargaming's own "RNG: No Comment" series (currently on hiatus).
- Big Name Fan The Mighty Jingles once held a contest to encourage his fans to drive the game's Joke Character, the horribly designed M3 Lee, and do their best to be a Lethal Joke Character. Several players played amazing games, carrying entire teams to victory in the much-maligned tank, but the winner by a combination of straight points and outright hilarity was a player who, when he completely ran out of ammunition, took out the final player of the other team by ramming into it, crippling the enemy's Fragile Speedster and proceeding to "kick this Panzer III to death."
"I can only presume he is fueled by pure rage at this point."
- Sometimes part of the game's comedy is just the sheer unbridled chutzpah of some players. The Mighty Jingles held another contest for best replay videos by weight class and tier. Several times he mentioned receiving numerous World of Tanks replays in varying classes from a player named "Bigdogg" who, in defiance of all good sense, is The Berserker in tank driver form. Jingles describes him as one of the most aggressive drivers he's ever seen. Oddly enough, the normally contentious World of Tanks fandom and audience loved this player, and many have clamored for him to upload his replays somewhere so everyone can partake of his sheer insanity.
"It didn't matter what he was driving. He's a fucking psycho." *laughs*
- The Fan Nicknames thrown around by the community can often get pretty funny. Check the Trivia page for a few.
- Many players like to think that the TOG II* is actually a ship...so Wargaming releases a video about it!
- The gift of the Tier 3 BT-7 Artillery-type premium tank as the game's 5th anniversary gift resulted in the sadly too-brief spectacle of the "Derp Bart" rush, where each team had a dozen of the things on the field catapulting towards each other and everyone missing by miles due to a combination of the tank's high speed, long aim time, and apocalyptically bad accuracy.
- Every so often, the physics engine glitches out, and the client and server desynchronize for a second before catching back up to each other. This results in tanks suddenly spinning violently in place, which is an amusing little visual glitch. Thing is, the game still remembers that they're multi-ton machines moving at unhealthy speeds, which this Marder II discovers much to its dismay when it gets roundhouse kicked by a Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t).
- A Japanese advertisement for World of Tanks features a bunch of girls drawing with a nude male model. The instructor looks over one girl's shoulder and sees her drawing the very long 88mm cannon of a Ferdinand, to which the teacher nods appreciatively.