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World of Tanks update 8.5 is ready to go
Posted: 24.04.2013 09:42 by Nick Akerman Comments: 12
Wargaming.net has announced update 8.5 for its popular free-to-play World of Tanks title.

The MMO's expansion will add extra tanks to Germany and the USSR. It will also introduce new premium features for non-paying players and allow users to purchase all premium content with credits.



World of Tanks' update 8.5 will be available today in Europe, April 25th in Southeast Asia and United States, plus May 7th in South Korea.
Related games: World of Tanks (PC)

Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
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Can't wait to get my hands on Leopard 1 :) It's also nice that now I can get those premium consumables for silver.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
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Haters gonna hate.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
djole381
Well, if you don't like it, don't play it. I play it from the beginning and still enjoy it. The only premium tanks I have are Type 59 and T-25 and I only bought premium account twice. Now I simply enjoy the game and play it for my own amusement.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
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I'd probably still be playing it if it wasn't for that silly randomness in hit detection.
We got them! -> 0 damage.

When that happens 3-4 times in a single match and you end up loosing a duel and in the end also the entire match it becomes incredibly frustrating. It makes you feel like the game decides the outcome of the fight and not you.

The game never really felt p2w to me though, outside of a few occasions of noobs using gold ammo to penetrate your strongest armor and Type 59 being pretty op when it was first introduced.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Apr 24, 2013
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^ I've noticed some problems myself in the hit detection as well. Kinda irks me, but I still enjoy it enough to keep on playing. Now, I can't wait until War Thunder's tank and ship segments come out! That will be fun (Plus with the world war mode coming in, but that's another story :P)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
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War Thunder's tank and ship segments?
For real?

They are doing both of those too?
I'd love to see another tank game that's slightly less grindy.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Apr 24, 2013
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War Thunder is just so much fun :D

@Nocutius: Yep, they are doing both. Unlike Wargaming, the tank and navy sections will be selectable via a tab on the War Thunder main screen, meaning it's actually 3 games in 1! According to the latest dev Q&A, what is currently in War Thunder is only 20% of the game. Eventually they'll implement a mode where tanks, ships and aircraft all play on the same map. It'll be amazing :D
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2013
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Holy...

I've been playing it for a bit but I had no idea about the scale they'll be going for.

LOVE this piece of info :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 24, 2013
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Cool, however I'm far keener to get my hands on "Wargame: Airland Battle" when it is released. Tossing up whether to pre-order and play the beta, but then I'm not much into the MP aspect.