But Also: World Of Tanks Closed Beta

The beta itself starts on the 8th of July, but you can sign up today. It’s seems certain that you should read our interview and then go, fly! to register yourself for the beta. And then rest. Rest, brave reader. For soon you will have much work to do.


  1. Heliocentric says:

    Eff yeah!

  2. Surgeon says:


  3. radomaj says:

    Registeredededed. See the devs ripping on EVE:

    • Mad Doc MacRae says:

      Haha, YES. I like the idea of EVE (and that it can create things like that whole GOON situation) but I can’t play it. I’ll certainly give WoT a (armor piercing) shot.

  4. Sunjumper says:

    Very tempting.
    Any locals here interested in banding together?

  5. JB says:

    Assuming I get accepted on the beta, I’d be very interested in joining Rock, Panzer, Shotgun.


    • Peter Radiator Full Pig says:

      Rock, Paper, Sherman

    • Bob Bobson says:

      I’m up for joining the Rock, Panzer, Shotgun clan (or possibly the Rock, Panzer, Sherman one). If I’m accepted that is.

  6. MWoody says:

    “Please list the games you have been playing for the past year”

    I think we’re gonna need a bigger form…

  7. Dominic White says:

    I have managed to resist the urge to sign up for this – I’ve already got one free-to-play action-MMO on my active playlist (Cosmic Break, which is nearing the end of its beta run), and can’t afford another. It’s a matter of time, rather than money.

  8. Romulus says:

    Why wait when you can score a key here: link to massively.com They might still have a few.

    • SF Legend says:

      They still seem to have plenty, I’m downloading the client now.

    • JB says:

      @ Romulus/SF Legend – Yep, I just got a key from there too, worth a try still.

      Also, only 12 comments before this one? I’m surprised there’s not more interest. The last thread about WoT was pretty busy if I remember correctly.

      Of course, I may not remember correctly, as I’m officially old as of today…

    • psyk says:

      Thanks for the beta key link, client downloaded and awaiting the 8th

    • Surgeon says:

      Cheers Romulus, I’ve got a key from that link too.

  9. Twheee says:

    Bless your soul.

  10. Jake says:

    I was trying to think of other tank vs tank games and I’ve half remembered one from the Amiga that was a top down view, arrow keys to move, space to fire, separate turret controls, 2-player split screen affair. There were different sizes of tanks and the smallest was a tiny mouse tank that I think was bright pink. Can anyone remember what that game was? It’s driving me mad.

    I remember it being almost as addictive as Biplanes.

    • Chappie says:

      That game was Fire Power. I mostly remember it for the extremely loud gun sound which was played when the game loaded.

    • Jake says:

      That looks similar, same sort of game, but not the one I am thinking of. The mouse/smallest tank was kinda circular and maybe… pink? I think the biggest tank had 2 guns. You could hide inside sheds or forests and it was literally just 1v1.

  11. Robomutt says:

    Huzzah! signed up for the beta. How on earth I’ll have time to play all the cheap great games I’ve got lately I’ll never know…

  12. Vanger says:

    It’s that great.

    Sorry, have to continue farming money for my ISU-152.

  13. GCU Speak Softly says:

    Thanks for the link – downloading the client and looking forward to the Rock Panzer Shotgun clan.

  14. Hobo says:

    Coming from the Russian closed beta I gotta say I’m looking forward to the new updates they are bringing out for this one. Like everything being English! Woo!

    To those hopefuls who are joining us on the 8th: Watch out for artillery.

  15. CWalker00 says:

    The beta is fun. I likey. Although I can’t aim at all.