Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Jagex is doing nothing. Being dicks about crappy marketing.
Got into World of Tanks. It's an MMORPG, natch. Combo of third-person shooter, team strategy and RPG. You advance up a tech tree of tanks from weak to strong by throwing experience points earned on battlefields into research to upgrade your vehicle(s). There's a lot of room for customisation and teamwork, but most people don't do the teamwork thing. It's not a Build-Your-Own-Tank game. The combat mechanics are very realistic for something as fun as this, and your equipment upgrades are limited to pre-selected things that can plausibly fit onto your tank.
A good game, but a bit grindy before you hit the nice stuff.