World of Tanks - How to Thrive and Survive in the Newbie Tier
Perhaps the finest part of World of
Tanks is that each
tier of tank battle is much different than the others. style=""> As a newbie,
youll come up against other
newbie tanks and the occasional Tier 2 light tank and Tier 2 medium
mistakes are accepted and expected as a
new player, with a few simple strategies youll have more fun, get more
experience, and get the most credits out of your time spent on the
without further ado,
lets break down the strategies and tactics of the sissy light tanks,
anything but sissy!
style="">Traits of the Tanks
The Light Tanks of this tier of
combat have very low hp and
armor values for the most part. Unless
youre landing shots from afar directly in the front of the vehicle,
are your shots will land true and penetrate the targets.
You wont come up against any Tank
Destroyers or Artillery
at this level of combat, so rest assured that youll have a fair shot
anything that shoots at you (mostly).
However, that isnt the case once you upgrade so dont
develop any bad
habits just because those threats arent on the field.
style="font-style: italic;">As a Light Tank, you can speed
ahead of your allies and get good scouting information. You
can also be the first to die, since your speed is not a significant advantage in this tier. Stick with the pack and fire on targets as
One of the big assholes of this tier
is the German PzKpWg
38H. This tank has
incredible armor for
the tier, even on the sides, and most shots will ping right off its
armor. If you see
these from afar, try
and flank them or hide until they pass.
They lack speed as well, so if youre piloting a speed
demon such as the
M2 Light Tank, you might be able to surprise them with speed and
them for an easy kill.
Speaking of the M2 Light Tank, this
bad boy is quick to
unlock and can haul serious ass. Youd
think that the more you upgrade your tank, the slower it gets, but that
definitely not true in World of Tanks.
The M2 has killer acceleration and top speed, and is an
and skirmish tank, especially against weaker players that cant predict
movement. If you
pilot this, you can
outrun your opponents turret turning speed and get in critical back
great penetration which is necessary though.
This tank has a weak (by comparison) heavy machine gun
instead of an
actual tank gun. Its
and unlike normal main guns, fires in a burst that requires you to aim
carefully to land the full payload.
also have to resist the urge to drive like a damn madman through
youre playing Halo or Borderlands.
WILL get hit.. and if your tracks get blown off as youre doing this,
exit the battle right there.
style="font-style: italic;">Light Tanks are the masters of
flanking, even when the enemy is a Light Tank as well. Drive
hard and fast from behind, and light them up! Chances are
they'll die before they can even rotate to get a shot on you.
style="">The Combat Flow
Since the super light tank tier is
filled with newbies,
youll run into a lot of silly tactics like driving along roads into
base. Dont be that guy. However,
can use these guys to your advantage.
Follow them, but stay in trees and behind terrain and wait
for them to
spot enemies for you. Take
using Shift and zoom in using Mouse Wheel Up (default settings) and go
direct hit. At
least by the time the
charging guy dies, hell have given you intelligence on the enemy
and chances are theyll have stopped to take aim on that brave
the perfect opportunity for a shot.
Camping is rare in this tier, but
possible in high traffic
areas, such as the main roads to your flag.
The problem with this strategy is that your shots arent
to instagib. If the
enemy survives your
shot, which is highly likely due to weak armor penetration and simple
youre going to take a shot back for certain.
Very few people hang back on defense
in this tier of
tanks. Circling the
outside of the map
and swooping in on the base area of your opponent is a tactic that will
a good flank, or the beginnings of a capture.
Even if you dont get the capture, youll cause a panic
that will make
remaining enemies turn and hunt you down, and often times open them up
from your allies already engaging them.
So if you die on the flag, chances are it wasnt for
If you have a speed demon and enemies
are remotely close,
use it to your advantage! Many
cant keep up with a 40 kph tank at close combat, and forget to drive
tank at the same time to help them aim their shot.
If you can get behind them, its certain
death in 2-3 shots. The
with this is possibly driving into the firing arc of enemies trailing
them, but that is less of a problem at this tier since armor
are so low and fall off considerably with distance.
Just resist the urge to charge
forward with guns blazing,
and youll do great at this tier.
brave die young, as the saying goes.
Just make sure you can use them to your advantage first!
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