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RE: World of Tanks

I'm in the UK and I play on the US server with no problems. As long as your ping is <130ms you shouldnt have a problem.

 

You dont pick servers in WOT - you only pick your region (US/Europe)

 

To get someone back from barracks - you click on the empty slock on the vehicle and then you get a choice of who to stick in it.

 

 

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Any advice on which are the best tanks to go for?

I'm fairly new to the game, and I'm struggling with most of them! (Probably too impatient.)

I've had some grand games with my T57 SPG (it's only a tier 2), but I struggle with light tanks.

Perhaps I'm more suited to the heavy brigade. But which to go for?

All tips and hints gratefully received...

 

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RE: World of Tanks

AnotherJoe wrote:

I'm in the UK and I play on the US server with no problems. As long as your ping is <130ms you shouldnt have a problem.

 

 

Any reason you play on the US server rather than Europe?

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Blackdawn wrote:

Hi,

 

I just downloaded Wot the other day. So far I'm using Tier 1 tanks and playing from the UK.

 

Problems I'm having:

-lag seems high - maybe due to being on the wrong server for my area? The game didn't give me a choice it just loaded into a battle. Most games have a list of servers to join , I can't seem to find this in WOT's. I've seen a Find server tab, where you just type in the name. This doesn't help much as I don't know the names. I just want a list of the UK servers I can join and the ping, lag data.

-So far the game has only loaded me into two different maps - how do I get to play other maps?

-Once I've accidently sent one of my crew away to the Barracks, how do I get him back so that my team is full and can use the tank again?

-Can anyone reccommend a good low ping servers in the UK for inexperienced players?

Many thanks

 

You are on the EU server aren't you?

Maps are random.

Top left in the garage is the crew - click on the vacant slot and then add him.

As above, check you're on EU, not playing wirelessly (in case that increases your ping) and play random battle to get some action.

 

Great game. Smile

 

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I think I'm in the EU server. Is there a Uk server?

Every time I play recently my ping goes mad and increases way over 130. Sometimes up 999 of 450.  I'm too far from my Rooter not to be wireless however, I might buy a really long ethernet cable. Its really annoying this lag, it reminds me of using 56k modems and trying to game! However now I'm using high speed fibre optic broad- band. Thanks for your help.

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Found out by asking someone on the server that I had downloaded the North America version instead of from the EU one. So I lost my tanks and deleted the game, then re-installed from EU.  Started from scratch again. I wish it was more clear. It should automatically re-direct you to the correct download server. The only thing I had an option of picking was the language - english.

Anyhow, the ping is still high and 8/10 times I cannot play and server kicks me. When it works its great fun. 

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Hi there blackdawn, are you playing wired or wireless?

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I'm using  wireless and think it could now be the cause. Its going to be a bit of a hassle and involve some drilling to get a cable to where need it, anyway may give it a try soon. Would a CAT 6E cable be fine?

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Cat5 is fine. eBay is your friend for a few quid.....

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RE: World of Tanks

Tier 2 T18 for 1 shotting fun with good frontal armour and speed.

Most tier 3 tanks are fine. I like my T-127 and Cruiser IV a lot.

At tier 4 I've not found any tanks that I really like playing in this tier.

Tier 5. KV-1 is good and beginner friendly. M4 is wicked with derp gun and premium ammo. The tier 5 lights are for more advanced players and are great for fast paced fun.

Tier 6. KV1-s will 1 or 2 shot lots of tanks.  KV-2 is great for taking on tier 8's.

Tier 7. I like my KV-3 a lot. T29 is good and has a hard nut turret.

Tier 8. Lots of equally good but different tanks.

Tier 9. T54 is a lot of fun. AMX 50 120 has a wicked gun.

Tier 10. Bat Chat is the current darling of Clan wars, with T110E5's and IS7's.

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I'm enjoying the Tier IV British Matilda tank. I've not got any tanks yet above tier 4. With Tier 4 there seems to be a good mix of maps you get get to play on, where as the first tiers the maps get a bit boring after a while.

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I sold my Mac and brought a PC, last week i downloaded WOT and haven't touched my xbox since.

Its seriously good and hats off to the guys who made the game, the details of the game is great.

 

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Great game.

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Recently I wanted to get some gold for camo for my tank. I used Paypal to buy the Gold but for some reason never got a completed transaction. Anyone else had this problem buying Gold?

Playspan are the people who deal with the transaction I think. For a week on Paypal is just says Pending. How to you delete transactions from Paypal if they don't complete? So far I don't think the money has come out of my bank.

So far no luck getting Gold in World of Tanks.

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I use PayPal, by card or balance and I've never had a problem. If it's not been taken then it's not gone through.

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