Category Archives: MMO

World of Tanks celebrates the end of World War 2 (in Europe)

In case you did not know, on the 7th of May 1945 what was left of the Third Reich signed an unconditional surrender treaty with the Allies. This marked the end of the war in Europe and set the playground for the Cold War. Let’s not dwell on history that much and instead focus on what is World of Tanks doing because of this?

World War 2

American and Red Army soldiers meeting at the Elbe in April 1945

Twelve Sky 2 Launches New Server

Ever felt like becoming a Martial Artist, without the need to break your own legs and arms? Now is your chance. Twelve Sky 2 is about “you” in Ancient China, taking part in a massive MMO World with rich PvP content, and a Political system influenced by the players themselves. This game might not only give you a chance to try something new, but it is also follows a “light” Eastern style (expect ridiculous fashion choices).

TwelveSky 2

"Yeah... I think I will just go this way."

Virtonomics giveaways from AlterGamer!

Today we’ve got a Virtonomics giveaway! For those of you unfamiliar with that Free to Play MMO, it is a business simulator. If you’ve enjoyed Capitalism, Monopoly or games and books from Robert Kiosaki, or enjoy being a businessman, give it a try! You can even earn real money!

Our Virtonomics giveaway:

(also called contest for managers winning pack)
Virtonomics

Start your business now! Try and see, how succesful you would be as a businessman

In order to make things a bit easier and give you a bit of a competitive advantage, here is our giveaway. If you subscribe to our newsletter, like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter or StumbleUpon accounts, we will give you 50 000 000$ (and yes, the zeros are fine here). For comparison, in Virtonomics you initially get 5 000 000$ in assets. This should enable you to win the contest for managers – and winning it is a huge advantage later on!

To make it easier for you, here are the magic buttons:

  

World of Tanks Patch 7.4: More Juicy Details

We knew that French tanks would appear in Patch 7.4. What we did not know were all the other great things that are planned to be released together with Patch 7.4 for World of Tanks. The patch might be as explosive as that which introduced the US tank tree, or the French tanks. What else then should we expect?

French Tanks WW2

"How long do we have to wait for our turn?"

How to play the Tiger – Video

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade. When life gives you an 88mm cannon you turn perfectly functional tanks into wrecks. I recall how in the Beta the Tiger I would be called one of the weakest Heavy tanks in the game. When the Tiger P came out this thought was further reinforced. Why would you play a Tiger I when there are so many better tanks?

As you can see here, one does not simply encounter a Tiger and live to tell the tale.

World of Tanks Patch 7.3 Public Test #2

Suffering from terrible weather? I might know something to lift up your spirits. The 2nd Public Test for Patch 7.3 of World of Tanks is starting today (28th of April) and lasting till the 2nd of May. Follow the instructions on the announcement page in order to correctly install the Public Test version of the game. While you test the Patch your xp or credits gained will not go to your “actual” account. Of course, during the test you will have access to the tanks you bought and trained. You will earn ten times as many credits and experience while testing, and get 15,000 gold to expand your testing experience.

What has changed since Public Test #1 of Patch 7.3?

Check below for a full list of details of the new update on what has changed between Public Test #1 and Public Test #2.

Special World of Tanks T-34 Promotion.

This month World of Tanks focuses our attention on the T-34, the workhorse of the Soviet Union. Produced from 1940 onwards it was one of the best Medium Tank designs in the world. Not only did it introduce sloped plating but its simple design and ease of production allowed for it to dominate the field with numbers. Although the T-34/85 was modified to hold a crew of five (the first version held only a crew of four), gained a more sizeable gun and thicker plating it was no match for the Panther tank which was introduced by the Germans in 1942. However, the Panther suffered its own flaws and mechanical failures, while the T-34 was flawless.

T-34

The T-34. A good battle tank, but also useful for organising field trips to the city.

What does the future hold for the French? World of Tanks Patch 7.4

Patch 7.3 for World of Tanks was not yet released, yet there is word already of Patch 7.4. What we know for certain is that Patch 7.4 will include French Tank Destroyers and Self Propelled Guns. Although as of yet we have no details of what will be released we have access to the Full French Tank-Tree, and as such we can already tell what might be introduced into the game soon. Another small tit-bit that was mentioned was a possible change to the VK4502(P) Ausf.B, but as the developers states it is as yet unknown if this will occur in patch 7.4 or a later one.

Meeting of the Grouch and Tiger. German Premium SPG speculation.

The World of Tanks team adds more and more tanks with each upcoming Patch. I still remember the humble beginnings of the simple “linear” German and Soviet tank trees. Today, together with more nations being introduced, there is much more complexity and choice. But the choice is not only limited to tanks you can research, but also the Premiums. In this article I would wish to focus on two Premium SPGs which will be added to the Germans (check the German Tank Tree here), some time in the future. The Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär (it means Grouch, not Bear) and Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger.

Brummbär

Pimp my Brummbär!

World of Tanks Public Test of Patch 7.3

A Public Test of Patch 7.3 for World of Tanks has been announced, giving anybody the chance to participate, as long as you registered before April 17th, 2012. In order to take part in the testing you will have to download a Test Client, and install it in a separate folder (do not mix it up with your original files). Logging into the Test Server can be done with your normal account. There will be a “pop” limit of 26,000 players, so expect lines during peak hours.

Check out the trailer and details of patch 7.3 here, otherwise read below for details about the Public Test.