Welcome to the World of Tanks!
For all the new players joining us this week we welcome you!
To get acquainted with the game please you may want to check out the Tutorial Videos, WIKI, Tankopedia and Newcomers Forum Section
If you are colorblind, check out this mod by SmVueno: Colorblind Mod
From the Reconnaissance Department
Tracers To Be Back
WOT development team has been working on solving the "tracer effects problem". And here go the first results: shell tracer effects with some modifications are available now. The tracer effects of allied vehicles and detected enemy tanks are displayed. The change have been applied during the scheduled server restart on May 31st.
Labour Booklet. Community and Content
The inner life of Community and Content Department is unveiled in the new blog article
Hug the Devs for Real!
Don't miss the unique chance to see World of Tanks developers in Los Angeles! Full article.
Update Lag Issues Post 6.4 Eliminated
Lags are gone, smooth gameplay is back! Full article.
From the Special Operations Department
Historical Battles Player-organized events on a regular basis organized by ZorinWarfield, BazookaDre and Alamode.
Ever wanted to re-create historical tank battles in a virtual environment? Ever wanted to change the outcome of WWII tank battles? Then this event, which is regularly organized by dedicated players, is just for you.
Find out more here
Don't Worry Be Happy Contest Open
Design your own forum smiley! The top 5 best smileys will earn their creators 500 gold and may earn a place in the official smiley list.
Find out more and place your submissions in the special forum section, the contest ends June 5th.
Tank Design Contest MkII Player-sponsored Contest Open
As the controversial winner of the previous design contest, I'd like to give back to the community by sponsoring the Tank Design Contest MkII. A prize of 1000 gold will be awarded to the winners of each of the following categories: "Best Artistic Design", "Best Technical Design" and "Best "Crazy Crackpot" Design". Find out more in the special forum topic.
Design Your Tank Skin Contest Winners
Design Your Tank Skin was a contest by World of Tanks, which required all warrior's imagination and creative skills involved. The participants were to make special covers for one of the following tanks: Soviet MS-1, German Leichtetracktor and American T-1 Cunningham, all rules observed. All the submitted works you can view here.
Leichtetracktor: Mugenjohncel (6000 gold), vix02 (5000 gold), Enderxenocid (4000 gold)
MS-1: mugenjohncel (6000 gold), TekEve (5000 gold), tarakan (4000 gold)
T1 Cunningham: cynabal (6000 gold), Horseless (5000 gold), weikath9 (4000 gold)
Clan Parade Contest Winners
World of Tanks clans were offered a great chance to frighten the enemy with a carefully honed coordination and discipline via Clan Parade Video Contest. Full Article
First Place: The DaDs Army (30,000 gold)
Second Place: Sturmgrenadier (20,000 gold)
Third Place: ZEE CLAW corps (10,000 gold)
Tank Poetry Contest Winners
Dozens of heart-piercing poems and vivid lines were submitted for the Tank Poetry Contest, making it difficult to choose the best work. Nevertheless, after a heated debate, World of Tanks team finally came to the decision. The details of the contest and the winning works you can read here.
First Place: Jedi Tanks (6,000 gold)
Second Place: HorridTanker (4,000 gold)
Third Place: Pekiti (2,000 gold)
Bonus reward for rhymes: Bobby9719, Furrymongo, Nocture, Sargent67, Rupidupe, Tempest_au (all to recieve 750 gold)
From the High Command
From the Front Lines
From the Propaganda Department
From the Diplomacy Department
Tactical Gamer reviews World of Tanks
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