How to get up and running on World of TanksDo you have problems getting the game installed? Or, maybe you have the game installed, but the launcher does nothing. Maybe you get the picture of gears turning without ever getting into your garage. Ping stays at 999? If so, try these things out first.
Update your drivers
If the game crashes in the garage, or in one guy's case, when you select email or password box at the title screen, then you might need to update your drivers. You might even get a small FPS boost even if you are playing just fine right now. Thankfully, merig00 has already done most of the work for me. Thanks merig00!
So, you are having trouble connecting. Maybe your ping jumps to 999. Maybe you get gears spinning and nothing else. This should help you out. Also, some of you other guys might get a lower ping and less lag by doing this. The community has helped a lot with what ports to open, but Vallter from tech support gave these ports and IP addresses. So thanks to you as well Vallter!
Okay. You have the game installed and its connecting fine, but its unplayable. You are getting 2 FPS!? Don't uninstall yet!! There are many things you can do. This game is fun for the gameplay, the graphics is just pretty stuff. Turn them down and enjoy a really fun, albeit less pretty now, game.
I know this should be first, but seems to be less likely than the rest. Plus with all the spoiler tags, you didn't have to read too far. Suck it up. If you have problems installing or running the game, here are a few suggestions.
So, you have done all of these things and you are still stuck. It could be a lot of things. You could have a computer that just can't play this game. Maybe your specs are too low. Maybe it is something you are going to facepalm over. Any way you look at it, you need to post for help on the forums. But before you do that, you need to get some information ready.
Again, thanks goes out to all the helpful people on the forums. I tried to mention names where credit is due. If you know of any more good tips or guides that fit in with this post, feel free to list them below and I will add it, credit them and the referrer. Mods, feel free to edit this post or move it as you see fit. I am online a lot, but never know when I will have to be gone for months at a time. I would hate to see good information not get included.