Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

World of Tanks Sees 230,000 Years of Play Time in 2012

And the year isn’t even done yet.

Wargaming.net sent out a press release about 2012 that included an info graphic with some statistics about World of Tanks.  And, since I like that sort of thing, I thought I would pass it along.

You really need to click on this to see it full size

You really need to click on this to see it full size

Those are some nice round numbers, which means they are probably reasonable estimates, at least if you subscribe to the theory that the more precise a huge number is, the more likely it is to be bullshit.  That particular theory arose from a study of United Nations statistics, where there appeared to a correlation between precision and simply making things up.

Interesting to see that the Soviet KV series of tanks is so popular in its various forms.  And then there is the Type 59 in China, which is still for sale on their server still and is, of course, a Chinese tank.  It is no longer an option in NA/EU.

Type 59 still available behind the Great Wall

Type 59 still available behind the Great Wall

As for next year, Wargaming.net has this to say:

Our key objectives for the year 2013 are many – deliver two new online free-to-play worlds, continued the expansion of World of Tanks with creative and passionate new content, and further reinforce our ties with our community,” said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. “We will also continue to explore new possibilities offered by the free-to-play MMO space to provide players with unique gaming experiences and unite as many people as possible in our free-to-play universe.

So World of Warplanes and World of Warships in 2013?

I suppose we shall see.

Four is All You Need to Finish Mathosia

Four just seems to be our number.  Again, last Saturday night we could only summon four out of our group of five.  Of course, the same thing happened the week before, only I was the missing person that time.  Still, we had four people and two more dungeons in the old, pre-expansion world of Telara, Mathosia.  So we got our group together for a shot at it.  We were:

  • Zahihawass level 50 cleric
  • Hillmar level 50 cleric
  • Earlthecat level 51 warrior
  • Gizalia level 52 mage

And as you can see, the new expansion is leaking into our group.  By this point Earl and Gizalia were fully outfitted in Storm Legion gear, which we thought might be enough for balance out the lack of a group member.  So we headed out to Charmer’s Caldera the last of the original dungeons in the game.

First step into Charmer's Caldera

First step into Charmer’s Caldera

More after the cut… the usual load of pictures and such.

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