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War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
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Golden Eagle Sunday on MetagamingTV

April 20th, 2014

It is Sunday! - Meaning MetagamingTV is hosting its Golden Eagle Sunday Event!

Are you also grinding for the LA-174? Have you got it already? Scream112 is spending his Sunday grinding towards the plane that is only available until Monday 6 AM GMT.

During this time we will host random giveaways to the viewers who are following the channel and other fun ways of winning Golden Eagles as he grinds his way to the LA-174! Polls, quizzes, betting and anything crazy and fun we can think of!

We will also continue with our popular "Tweet your paintjob competition" on twitter!

Here is how you enter the Twitter Paint Job competition:

Tweet your best War Thunder paintjob to @WarThunderEN & @MetagamingTV with the following hashtag: #WTPaintJob And we will pick our favorites on the stream which will win 500 Golden Eagles! (Has to be using in game decals, not photoshop or usermade skins)

We hope to see you there!

Where?
On the MetagamingTV channel over at twitch.
http://twitch.tv/metagamingtv

When?
For timezones click this link, and watch the table below!
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20140420T17&p1=37&p2=179&p3=137&p4=240

London, Sunday, 4 PM BST
Berlin, Sunday, 5 PM CET
New York, Sunday, 11 AM EDT
Los Angeles, Sunday, 8 AM PDT
Sydney, Monday, 1 AM AEST

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[DEVBLOG] Squadron Battles

April 19th, 2014

Squadron events - is a special mode, where only squadrons are permitted to fight. They take place in 8 vs 8 battle format in three different game modes. This article will introduce this mode to you, as well as give you an insight into its future development.

Undoubtedly, squadron battles will be a popular mode for those squadrons which have more interests than community and the ideological views of the players. Firstly this is an opportunity to show themselves to other powerful teams and communities, to demonstrate not only a high level of the professionalism of each player, but also of the whole squadron. Also, the best players will get fantastic rewards! Duel rating is a logical approach in the project evolution and we have no doubt that our players, for whom War Thunder is more like a competition and a cybersport, will increase their popularity and earn more respect from the community!


Read in Developers blog
http://devblog.warthunder.com/2014/04/19/squadron-battles/?hl=en

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Reviews

"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"
GameSpot

"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/623/view/reviews/loadReview/266/Gaijin-Strikes-Gold.html

About the Game

War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.

War Thunder offers a highly detailed and personalized aviation experience, giving players access to hundreds models of planes with detailed cockpits, dozens of upgradeable weapons, and flying skills that can be honed and improved with each mission. Thanks to the game’s painstaking attention to detail, you’ll truly feel like a World War II fighter pilot as you plunge into battle.

The genuine World War II experience isn’t limited to the skies. The massive historical battles featured in War Thunder cannot be fought by aviation alone, so the game will also expose players to combat on land and at sea. Currently the game is in open beta stage and full functionality is yet to come.

Features Include


  • Varied PvP-experiences set in full-scale combat missions
  • Multiple settings options allow advanced virtual pilots and beginners to enjoy playing the game together
  • Rich PvE content: dynamic campaigns, solo missions, mission editor, and much more for single-player and cooperative gameplay
  • Impressive diversity includes detailed models of planes and their cockpits, as well as tanks and ships
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects, and beautiful music

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2,2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7XXX series or higher; AMD Radeon 1XXX series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,
    • Processor: dual-core 2,4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 460 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1,167 of 1,553 people (75%) found this review helpful
48 products in account
3 reviews
307.9 hrs on record
Pre Patch 1.37 Rating - 8/10 Great
Post Patch 1.37 Rating - 1/10 Absolutely Horrible (Bad business ethics delevoper Gaijin)

I have to give this game two ratings.
One for pre-patch 1.37 and one for post-patch 1.37 which was introduced mid-Dec'13.

My opinion of this game (and the Russian developer Gaijin) basically went from a full positive thumbs up to an absolute full thumbs down rating since the release of the latest patch 1.37 mainly due to the way the developer has handled it by misleading, lying and cheating their existing customer base.

I have basically stopped playing what was one of my favorite games since they have released the last patch.

Part of this decision is based on the in-game changes they made to the game in the patch but even more reason was the horrible way that Gaijin handled this and treated their customers and player base.

To summarize, the most significant changes in latest patch 1.37 introduced some new aircraft, changed the tiering system, progression system and matchmaking for battles.

While there were some positives in 1.37 like new aircraft and flight models, the negatives far outweigh the positives.

They have condensed the previous aircraft tiering system from 20 levels into 5 tiers which is far less transparent in terms of leveling and has caused terrible matchmaking where you are now often flying against aircraft which are either far inferior or superior to you.

The worst and most underhanded change however has been the progression system whereby you advance to unlock new aircraft.

The developer Gaijin falsely advertised prior to releasing 1.37 that this new progression system would be quicker but it has been proven by many players thru posting of clear calculations and spreadsheets that it is in fact the exact opposite and much slower.

Previously you leveled each country from 1 to 20 and unlocked multiple aircraft per country each level.
Under the new 5 tier system, you are forced to unlock one aircraft at a time and funneled into having to use the previous aircraft in the research tree to unlock the next. As a result the new progression system has proven to be 4-5 x slower than it was previously to unlock the same amount of aircraft in the higher levels.

The result of all of this is that the developer has essentially covertly thru this patch increased the price and devalued their in-game currency (GE-Golden Eagles) by 4-5 times what it was pre-patch!!!
Since it is a F2P game, it essentially means that if you decide to buy a monthly subscription it will now take you probably 4-5 months longer you need to subscribe than previously to unlock the same amount of aircraft.
And I am not talking about a just a few hours here....it will now take you literaly hundreds of hours more to unlock the higher level aircraft.

For newcomers who are joining after patch 1.37 you will of course not notice any of this as you have nothing to compare the current pricing and progression but just be warned that this could happen again. I would not trust this developer again!

As a customer who bought a steam pack with a subscription and a lot of GE in-game currency before the new patch I feel totally ripped off!

Gaijin of course has the right to change their prices post-patch. It is their own risk or reward decision. When it comes however to devaluing the in-game GE currency for people who purchased prior to the patch at an advertised rate it is downright unethical what they have done.

I have stopped playing this game as a result and I guess will never use my GE left on my account unless Gaijin makes a total turnaround and admits thier very questionable business ethics and turning their backs on previous customer base.

I have lost total respect for this developer Gaijin for this and also after many people complained on their website forums about these changes and posting proof of that the new progression system was falsely advertised and the currency de-valued, they simply deleted and ignored posts.

The WT moderators here on Steam also delete any posts which are in any way critical of these very questionable business ethics of Gaijin. I've never seen such kind of crazy censorship towards their own customers as I've seen on both the Gaijin and Steam War Thunder forums in my life.

I really feel this developer should be blacklisted from selling any further products on Steam unless they offer some compensation to their customers who were caught up in this scam of suddenly overnight de-valuing their in-game currency that was bought previous to the patch.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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386 of 501 people (77%) found this review helpful
19 products in account
1 review
1,192.7 hrs on record
Hello my name is KingTyrone (look me up :)) and I have been playing this game for 1.5 years (was ranked #1 in kills all-time in RB) while this game was a hidden gem the changes recently cannot overshadow how much the developers have ruined the game and it is not helped by awful community managers who don't get paid and are usually 15 year old children who barely speak english and deal permanent bans left and right for minor offenses.

DO NOT PAY THEM ANY MONEY premiums are far more expensive then they were before (4-5x times more)
GRIND GOT HARDER (without premium you will need 2-3 years to get all airplanes)
NO COMPETETIVE GAMEPLAY (all your time will be spent in the grind)
SIMULATOR BATTLES ARE BROKEN (And usually locked into russia vs germany for months at a time)
HIT BOXES (completely broken at times otherwise known as SPARKS)
BROKEN PROMISES (events,world war mode)



Only play this game if you are bored as it is certanly better than it's competition but the question remains:"At what price?Litterally"
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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265 of 362 people (73%) found this review helpful
49 products in account
1 review
221.6 hrs on record
The latest patch 1.37 has effectively ruined the game overnight. Obviously the devs were seeing dollar signs and thought now was the perferct time to bend over the large and loyal player base that they have built up since release. The game now appears to be one gigantic grind fest, unless you are prepared to invest large sums of cash, and I do mean large sums.

On top of this the new teir system has removed any fun that you may have been expecting in arcade mode. Expect to fly your 1930's era biplane against fighters from the late 40's and 50's. Kinda like taking a knife to a gun fight.

It's absolutey astounding how they have managed to take what was an addictive, innovative, fun to play game and totally destroy it.

Glad I didn't spend in more money on this ♥♥♥♥♥tain in the steam sale.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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323 of 466 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 products in account
1 review
249.7 hrs on record
Used to be a really good game with good progression system before 1.37 update. Now it's not even worth it, you have to work at least 2000% (estimated) more if you want to unlock a plane you want, including all previous planes along with new restriction to unlock 3 planes from previous tier. Want to advance research on speicific plane? You can with free research points, there's a cost for it... required to use your own eagles to "convert" specific plane's research progress.

Thanks a lot Gaijin for this bad progression system... * uninstalled *

P.S. I would say it's fine for weapons' progression system, just don't do the plane's progression system.

EDIT: This is OLD review, I have heard the update in January (2014) fixed the new progression system problems.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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662 of 989 people (67%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
2 reviews
72.5 hrs on record
It is one of the best free2play games on the market. Historically correct airplanes and great action in arcade mode. Find a friend an join the battle :)
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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