Trivia: World of Tanks

  • Colbert Bump: The popularity of this and Girls und Panzer has resulted in increased sales of model tanks.
    • With poorly made copies inspired by each. Particularity noticeable when models are based on tanks that WG made up.
  • Dueling Games:
    • Subverted; an obscure game by Tank Ace would have tried to compete with the game, but was canned in development because it was decided that it wouldn't have survived in its current form. To some extent, WoT attempts to compete with traditional MMOs such as World of Warcraft - whether or not it is winning is entirely up to debate, but a lot more people play WoT than one would expect, and it has lasted far longer then most other foes.
    • Also contributed to the development of this game. Originally, the devs planned to make yet another "Orcs vs. Elves" fantasy game, but believed they wouldn't be able to handle the competition and so decided to take the completely vacant "tank MMO" spot instead.
    • This is likely the reason why (combined with Development Gag, see above) the first teaser trailer featured a lone Orcish warrior slaughtering purple-blooded elven archers on top of a fortress, only to be run over by a tank afterwards.
    • Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder is in the process of getting Tanks and Warships, making it an all-in-one rival to World of Tanks and its companion games World of Warplanes and World of Warships.
    • Obsidian Entertainment is now designing a new tank game using more modern tanks called Armored Warfare, which promises to fix a lot of the flaws with World of Tanks, mainly the high level of RNG and balance problems.
    • A Chinese game, Project Tank, was shut down by legal action due to allegations that it was copying World of Tanks wholesale, using textures and non-historical vehicles from the older game.
  • Fan Nickname: An entire page's worth.
  • Schedule Slip: Wargaming publicly released a "Two Year Plan" for the game, detailing features that it wanted to have implemented by at least 2012. Come 2013 (and patch 8.6) , and it has implemented barely a quarter of the promised features.
    • See the Japanese line of tanks? That was promised by the last quarter of 2012. It took a one year delay (December 2013) for Wargaming to finally put Japan in the game (patch 8.10).
    • The German secondary TD line (the "Glass Cannon" or Waffenträger line) added in patch 8.9 had been promised since before said Two Year Plan.
    • The French still lack their alternate tank lines, which are supposed to have the S35, S40, and R35 cavalry tanks, all the way up to the Cold War AMX 30. They're also missing several of their monster tanks, such as the Char 2C and the FCM F1.
      • The R35, S35, and AMX-30 finally see daylight in April 2015. An egregious delay of more than two years.
    • The English wiki was down from November 2013 to July 2014. What changed? The GUI, and not much else. Details of the debacle can be found here.