Posts Tagged ‘warships’

Podcast with Wargaming.net’s Chris Cook on BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Thursday, October 11th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the interview desk

N4G.com just had Wargaming America’s Chris Cook come to their podcast to discuss the growth of Wargaming.net and their success with BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks.

“With the recent news of World of Tanks rolling over 40 million registered users, we talk with Wargaming America’s Chris Cook who talk about Wargaming.net’s humble beginnings, their transition into the free to play market, and finally to the top of the heap with only a single game: World of Tanks.”

Be sure to listen to the podcast here, and also check out our previous post on World of Tanks reaching 40 million registered users.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Update 8.1 Media Exclusives

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

Last week we had a post about the new British tanks being added in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks with the upcoming 8.1 update. Now, Wargaming.net has released some official new media to compliment the upcoming update.

What they released are new screenshots of the British tanks, as well as renders and even the British Tech Tree.

If you’re interested in all that the update will entail, there is also an official “In Development” page detailing what all is being developed for this update.

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Update 8.0 for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Released

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

MMORPG.com featured that the new 8.0 Update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks was released today for North American players, and will be out in Europe tomorrow.

“Update 8.0 adds a newly optimized user interface, enhanced rendering system for more lifelike and realistic visuals, as well as adaptive camouflage and new mini-map functions. Players can also now choose the combat mode type before entering the battle and transfer free experience into crew experience.”

A complete list of update notes for the patch can be seen on this nicely organized website, with the notes split into a multitude of topics and subjects.

Check out MMORPG.com’s take on the matter here, and the official World of Tanks release here.

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Gameplay Video for BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes Surfaced

Monday, September 24th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the warplane desk

A video recently surfaced on YouTube of some beta footage of BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes in action.

What’s interesting to look at is how Wargaming.net has been able to adapt the World of Tanks interface and formula to the Warplanes world.

Be sure to check out the video below, and if you’re German you might understand the commentary too.

BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship Results

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the steel desk

Results are in for the 2nd annual BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship. The Ural Steel tournament was an event for all of the best World of Tanks teams to compete for the top prize. Details on the tournament can be seen in our previous post on the matter.

The prize pools for the Ural Steel championship were as follows:

  • 1st place: $35,000 + additional prizes
  • 2nd place: $21,000 + additional prizes
  • 3rd place: $14,000 + additional prizes

First place ended up going to “The RED: Rush Unity”, second to “The RED -Z GRA”, and third “Virtus.Pro Aces”.

These teams are probably enjoying their prize money by now, but hopefully they don’t get too carried away and forget to start practicing for next year’s tournament.

A detailed account on the final games can be seen towards the bottom of Ural Steel’s official page, as well as video streams of the games and interviews with the players.

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Japanese Tech Tree in BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes

Monday, September 17th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the warplane desk

Wargaming.net just recently released a new plethora of content for the Japanese aircraft in the upcoming BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes.

Among this new content is the Japanese Tech Tree for the game, showing the aircraft tier progressions.

“The first tier plane of the Japanese World of Warplanes tree will be a light fighter, the Nakajima Type 91.  It’s followed by nine naval fighters from the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.  The legendary A6M2 Zero is represented, as well as an unusually designed fast interceptor, the Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden, and three types of Kyushu J7W fighters.”

Also added were new renders of Japanese planes, as well as some screenshots of them in action.

Wargaming’s official release on the matter can be seen here, and be sure to check out the Japanese aircraft teaser video while you’re at it.

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Ural Steel Weekend Bonuses in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Thursday, September 13th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the tanks desk

The World of Tanks Ural Steel 2012 Championships are being held this weekend, and even if you aren’t one of the four competing teams you can still get in on the action.

“We’re discounting and offering a credit boost to the tanks that appear immediately before their 8 successors, what we consider to be tournament tanks, in an effort to bring up the next generation of tankers to a competitive level!”

Lasting from September 14th to the 17th, the Ural Steel Weekend benefits are as follows:

  • 3x crew experience for all battles in all vehicles
  • 50% discount and 25% credit income bonus on the following vehicles: AMX M4(1945), T29, KV-3, and PzKpfw VI Tiger
  • Discount on Crew Barracks Enlargement: 50%
  • Discount on Garage Slots: 50%

Maybe this weekend will be a good time to start training for next year’s Ural Steel Championships?

For the release on the matter and official start/end time, check it out here.

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